Back at it (a little): 5/15 – 21 WRD

Alternate title: Baby Steps

My Garmin tells me I got enough intensity minutes this week. You know how you’re supposed to get about 150 intensity minutes, and if you run, even low mileage, you are way beyond that. I found it hard to believe that I had enough even before today’s run, but I’ll take it!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and trying to lay down a base (again).

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, SB (15 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk, SB (15 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (30 min), 1.5 miles easy, Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Yoga (30 min), Walk @ Pine Hollow Arboretum
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk <== rest day
  • Sunday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, 1.5 miles miles easy, Yoga later

Running Mileage: 3 (+3

PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike

Running Update

Almost forgot to take a photo, definitely a turtling day

Wednesday intention: run easy
It was a beautiful morning to run — just cold. Like tights and long sleeve top cold! I set out with no expectations and no real distance in mind. Ran 1.5 miles very slowly, and wasn’t at all sore the next day.

Pretty spring colors on a chilly day

Sunday intention: easing back in
Warmer than Wednesday, but still a bit chilly out there. Also faster than Wednesday’s run — which is hardly to say fast, but I will take improvement. It didn’t feel faster. I am in no rush to get anywhere — pun intended.

The Arboretum & company were great; my photos not so great. I imagine in Summer it will be really buggy but I’m glad I finally got there!

Favorites of the week
I finally got myself to Pine Hollow Arboretum — I’ve been trying since last year. I met a friend there to catch up, but wouldn’t you know we picked a day when volunteers were doing work there? We enjoyed catching up and walking among the pretty flowers.

I was nicely surprised that my VO2 hadn’t taken a hit with this layoff from running like it did at the beginning of the year. And yes, I’m almost at the end of the antibiotics and feeling better.

Not such a favorite? The boil water warning we weren’t aware of until it had been going for almost a day. Oh well, I’m on antibiotics anyway. My travel tea kettle is working overtime boiling water!

ICYMI: In Spring we stretch/strengthen our hips. Join me and also release some anger/frustration here. If you’re short on time I’ve got a shorter Spring Yin Yoga practice here.

Coming up next Week: Runfessions. Wow, that snuck up on me. Can you runfess stuff when you’ve barely been running?

29 thoughts on “Back at it (a little): 5/15 – 21 WRD

  1. Glad to hear your return to running went well.

    Pine hollow is disappointing compared to past years. A lot was destroyed. Ie. cherry trees etc. still nice to get in a trail run on the back trails.

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  2. It’s great to hear you’re starting to feel better. Sounds like you had some good running weather too. My VO2max always takes a hit when it heats up. Good times.

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    1. It was mostly a cool week here. Looking forward to a bit more warmth next week, although we’ll see how that jives with potential rain. And yes it’s definitely nice to be getting back to normal!


  3. It’s funny (and hard to imagine) that you had such cool temps this week! It is full-on summer here, but that’s to be expected. Glad you’re feeling better and getting back to running. Yes, there’s no rush!

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  4. Yikes on missing a boil water notice — glad there were no repercussions from that!

    Glad you are feeling better. I wore long sleeves for a run one day last week, but for the most part it’s been t-shirt weather.

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    1. Well the boil warning was lifted yesterday. It really wasn’t so bad to boil my drinking water but trying to wash pots & utensils was a pain! A good reminder of the privilege we live in though.


  5. Sorry to hear about the boil water notice, that’s scary! I am gradually moving my Vo2 max thing on my watch up back to normal, and am finally getting my activity minutes according to it up, too. Did 1.3 miles yesterday myself!!

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  6. Eek! No one like a boil water notice!

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. I love arboretums – the closest one to me is about 40 minutes away, so I don’t go often.

    I would love some chilly weather!

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    1. Boiling the water to drink wasn’t so bad. Washing pots & frequently used utensils was a PITA. This Arboretum is 40 minutes away — it’s probably the closest one to me. There’s another that’s further away, I may have to drag Mr. Judy there soon. 🙂


  7. yay for feeling better and easing back into running! glad you were also able to get to the arboretum with a friend. what’s up with the boil water notice?? something bad in the drinking water??

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    1. I guess there was backflow. Wouldn’t even have known about it at all but a neighbor had posted something about getting bottled water & I was like what? They lifted it Sunday. We’re all fine.


  8. Glad you are feeling better and you are back into running. No matter the speed.
    This season is perfect to run (allergies apart) because we can enjoy the warm weather and the spring colors.
    Very soon I will miss chilly weather!
    Beautiful pics.

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