It’s a Miracle: 9/16 -22 WRD

I was listening to a talk this morning and they shared this quote from Albert Einstein:

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

I realized that even though I’m a pretty positive person, I have gotten a bit into that rut of woe-is-me lately. So take note of all the miracles in your day today: you got up, the sun is shining (even if it’s cloudy), you had food to eat and water to drink, shelter when you need it, nature just waiting for you to be out in it.

Find your miracles today, my friends.

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Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and just sharing juggling activity — still — in a stressful, busy week.

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And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)

Workouts update

  • Monday: Dogwalk x 2, 3 TM miles easy, YIN Yoga for Hips (47 min; didn’t get to it yesterday!)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (10 min), Soul Strolling
  • Wednesday: 3 hilly miles “easy”
  • Thursday: Dogwalk x 2, Yin Yoga (45 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (15 min), 8 mile LSD, Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Dogwalk, Bodyweight (12 min), PM Yoga (20 min)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, working on a yoga flow for a “client”

Mileage: 14 (NC)

JY = Jasyoga
PB = Killer B
TM = Treadmill
YFR = Yoga for Runners*
WU = warmup
CD = cooldown
SB = Stationary Bike
YFPR = Yoga for Pain Relief
YTU = Yoga Tune Up Lower Body*

*Disclaimer: Amazon affiliate links; I will make a small amount of money if you buy through these links

Running Updates

Monday
My RHR said today would make a good rest day (especially after a restless night), and I went back & forth, but decided to take it to the mill for a short, easy run (it’s just faster that way for me). I was happy that this time, unlike last week, I actually felt better post run.

It’s really pretty and really hilly

Wednesday
At my mom’s again, wasn’t sure if I wanted to run when I got up after lots of driving the day before to take her to see my dad, but as the morning went on I felt better so decided take on the hills again. It went pretty well til the last mile, which has some really steep uphills I was forced to walk up at times in order to keep my heart rate in check.

Stinging insects making hay while the sun shines

Friday
It was a beautiful morning. I got out late, but not too bad.  Yet another slog while trying to keep my heart rate low. I feel like I’m getting slower and slower, although I know it’s mostly the result of too much stress and not enough rest. Better slow than sick, I figure.

It’s as good as it looks

Favorites of the week
Mr. Judy was away until essentially Friday, which was his birthday. He wanted lobster for dinner, but asked for deli for lunch. I suggested the brownie sundae we shared — I generally only get one once a year!

We had a late lunch due to my run, and we were both full a long time afterwards. He didn’t get that lobster — although he had that last night. Brought me home some sushi/sashimi, too, as I’d spent the day driving my mom to CT to see my Dad. I was extremely tired when I got home.

My sister & brother were there in CT, too — my brother lives on the west coast, so hadn’t seen my parents since almost February. He happened to be in town for his daughter’s college graduation so went the extra mile, literally, to make the visit to my parents. Always good to see him, but of course the circumstances are difficult.

I initially had planned to run today, but my RHR told me I was better off with a rest day today. I was excited to be able to run four times in one week, but again, better to stay healthy.

I am teaching yoga this week with one of the chiropractors at the practice I go to. I’m very excited and really hope she enjoys it!

What miracles did you notice today? 

Is it feeling like Fall today? Here it feels like summer today! Except for the nice, cool mornings.

What’s one of your favorite food indulgences?