Welcoming Fall in Shorts: 9/20 – 26 WRD

Having the RRCA test off my plate was a huge relief, and I also knocked out my First Aid/CPR course this weekend — so I should get a certificate as a running coach in the next couple of weeks. The online First Aid/CPR course was interesting — no Zoom, self paced, and you are sent on “missions” (helping a choking victim, a burn victim, etc.).


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and an unplanned for cut back week. I probably would have run tomorrow, as it’s supposed to be lovely, but I’ll be heading down to visit mom. Just a short visit, then a week at home, then another overnight visit to take her to another doctor’s appointment. Hoping she stabilizes soon and we can all get a little more rest.

Won’t be home til late afternoon/early evening so commenting will be delayed (again).

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), 2 recovery miles, Dogwalk, PB ST ( 25 min), Yoga (20 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (20 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (50 min), Dogwalk, AM/, PB Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga, (40 minutes), 4.48 miles, Yoga (20 min)
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min), Dogwalk AM, 1.5 TM miles, PB ST (25 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (15 min), Dogwalk AM
  • Sunday:  Yoga (50 min), some dogwalking probably, probably not much else

Running Mileage: 8  (-3.5) 

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

Running Update

Monday Intention: recover
It’s Wednesday as I write this, and I’m really trying to remember this run. It was cool, I remember that now, because I actually wore a heavier long sleeve top with a skirt, and was concerned I would overheat, but I was literally shivering at the beginning and fine by the end. Didn’t hurt it was only 2 slow miles, either.

This short photo stop meant yet another mosquito bite

Thursday Intention: easy long-er run
It’s Friday as I write this, and yes, today would have been a much better day for my longer run, since the pouring rain stopped early in the morning. We make the best choices we can. It was warm (70F)  plus plenty humid — some of that humid falling on me in the first few miles (aka rain, from drizzle to pretty steady and back again) on this run. The rain was fine, really.

Around mile 3 my Garmin apparently lost its mind. I was on a walk break, and at some point realized I’d been walking way longer than 30 seconds. Which is when I discovered that somehow the walk setting in my intervals got changed to 54 minutes and 34 seconds. No joke. Not only that, the data screens also got changed so I couldn’t see distance or time elapsed. Those settings are 5 setting deep, and somehow got changed while I was running.

So I finished up my run just running & walking when I felt, which means it was positive splits. The pace wasn’t horrible for a very humid morning.

I had considered going to 5 miles, but by the time I got back to where I was parked, I was so over this run. The good news? I actually didn’t feel as wiped out as I have by my long-er runs lately. Being home for a while and getting a couple of rest days in helped a lot, I think. Sorry for the long ramble!

Friday Intention: treadmill test
Again. Mr. Judy tried some new things. Nope, it didn’t work, and just added to the mounting frustration of this week. Mostly first world problems, but by the end of the week they were beginning to really get to me.

The photo really doesn’t do the full moon justice. Somehow looking at a full moon is very calming even if I don’t always sleep well during a full moon.

Favorites of the week
Did you catch this month’s Full Moon? Wasn’t it beautiful? I may not love our house, but I do feel lucky that we get to see both the sunrise and sunset & the moon.

Don’t they look cool?

Aren’t these Daikon radishes pretty? I didn’t know what to do with them, so I just had Mr. Judy cook them on the grill. I know they’re very healthy! I am also grateful that Mr. Judy has been going and getting our veggie box every week. Now that I’ve tried them, I have 3 sets of them in next week’s veggie box.

Now I also have some pie pumpkins to cook and I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them, either. I used to make pumpkin bread pudding with them years ago when we lived in VT. Maybe I need to search for InstantPot ideas! Except unfortunately they don’t fit in the InstantPot, although I’ve read you can cut them up (hello, Mr. Judy!) and still cook them in the InstantPot.

Someone wanted deli for his birthday (that’s my sandwich, his was different)
No, it wasn’t Bandit’s birthday but he did want some too. That blurry tail was really wagging!
Look, ma, a pocket for my phone!

It’s been quite some time since I shared anything new from Skirt Sports (you can buy them here). The top is the Free Me Tank, which has always been one of my favorites.

I probably won’t be wearing these shorts again this year, but it was warm enough for them on this particular day this week. I love all the pockets (5!) on them and that fact that my small phone fits into the back pocket.

Speaking of my phone, there was a software update due to the security issues even for my iphone 6, so I have some more time to consider phones. On the other hand, I think the treadmill research really needs to commence.

GWY Fall Equinox Yin Yoga

ICYMI: I’m still working on that transition into Fall! Today it’s a great Yin Yoga practice to work on that Posterior Chain again (physically), while also working on your Lung Meridian in your Subtle Body. Not sure what a Meridian is? Or what the Lung Meridian does? I have a very quick vlog that explains a little bit more about it.

Yin Yoga for Fall Equinox here * Lung Meridian Vlog click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: It’s time to wrap up September, and I’m ready for that, quite frankly. On Friday join me for some hot chocolate, tea, or coffee & let’s catch up.