Free at last!: 11/22 – 28 WRD

I managed to escape completely unscathed from jury duty! For the last 30 years, I’ve been called regularly and usually picked. Very grateful to break that cycle. No Turkey Trot for me since we were on the road by the time any race would have started.

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I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and ramping things up just a bit before cutting back next week.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, 1.25 recovery mile, Yoga (40 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (45  min),  Dogwalk
  • Wednesday: Yoga (60 min), 3.5 mile with fartlek, Dogwalk, 1 mile recovery, PB ST (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga, (45 minutes), Multiple short dogwalks on the way to & at moms for Thanksgiving
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min),  Yoga Booty Ballet (a blast from the past!, 30 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (45 min), 6.41 miles, Yoga (20 min)
  • Sunday:  Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, 1 mile recovery run, ST & Yoga later

Running Mileage: 12.16  (+2) 


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

Running Update

Who has to be up late to catch the moon?

Monday Intention: recover & endurance
I often miss a Monday — but not always. Just depends how running works into my week. Added a quarter mile to my recovery run — no walk breaks — just working on endurance. A little. Because running has been on the back burner a long time. I actually don’t see that changing anytime soon, but we do what we can when we can.

This tree always made me smile. It was a showstopper when the sun hit it just right.

Wednesday Intention: a splash of speed + adding distance
I wanted to go somewhere new to run, but I also had things to do, so I settled on a route near my neighborhood I hadn’t run in a long time. I threw in a fartlek by the row of trees midway, and just decided to go a little bit further, too. It was a surprisingly good run with negative splits, too.

When your boat is bigger than your house

Saturday Intention: increase time on long-er run
I met my intention and increased this run by 5 minutes — but I gave myself the grace to quit earlier if I wanted to. Because this was a very cold, very windy, very tiring run — even though it was just shy of 7 miles! One tiny bit of black ice (even though I waited til the afternoon to run) threatened, but I managed to get through it unscathed. Pace was all over the place.

This glove was on the street, then someone put it on this bush — and there it stays

Sunday Intention: recover
I got in my four runs this week, knowing getting in three next week won’t happen — which is okay. This was a slow one but that’s okay. It’s all about recovering and working on endurance (no walk breaks).

Help!

Favorites of the week
We decided to give Bandit a bath before going to my mom for Thanksgiving. It was much needed — I really didn’t want do it; it’ has been a busy day but it needed to be done. Normally we bathe him outside, but it’s too cold for that now. I actually think it might be easier doing it inside, although getting him dry took forever.

Another week, another stop at Olana, still playing with new zoom.
It warmed up later in the day, but the morning was chillier than expected! I had to borrow some gloves from Mr. Judy
The only photo I took. My mom wasn’t feeling great & I was busy doing things for her.

I’m not sure it was really a favorite, but I’m glad that we were there for my mom for Thanksgiving. Just me, Mr. Judy, my mom’s aide, and Bandit. Despite not having to cook, between cleaning up and doing my mom’s meds, it was a busy day. My brother came the next day, and my sister and her family also came up to visit the next day. The weather was decent on Thanksgiving, but I don’t think we would have wanted to drive down the day after, which was a mix of rain, sleet, and snow.

She enjoys having Bandit around, not sure he feels the same way, although he always cozied up to my Dad

I am glad we could be there when the rest of my family couldn’t be. I am also very grateful that there was little traffic — both going and coming.

ICYMI: I am sharing exactly how I stretch in bed & get energized in the morning this week. It’s a really short practice. Bandit totally got into the act, which he actually doesn’t do in the morning! I have a couple of videos dropping on Thanksgiving Day, too.

Morning Energizing practice  click here

Live now:

Guided Gratitude Meditation (filmed by a waterfall!) click here * Flow for when you’ve overeaten click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday it’s time to wrap up November — and I have begun contemplating a word for 2022. I haven’t picked one yet, but I have considered a lot of words starting with C. Stay tuned on that. Friday I’ll be joining up with my hot chocolate in hand and sharing the other odds and ends that went on in November.

If it makes you happy. . .: 11/15 – 21 WRD

You may notice there was a lot of Yoga video filming going on this week. Even very early in the morning. That’s because for the first time in almost 2 years, Mr. Judy went to see his mom and sister (who live outside of Seattle). We’ll get to the stuff that made me happy this week in the Favorites section!

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I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and enjoying the some extra time to get things done — at least for part of the week.

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, Filmed Yoga Videos (60 min)
  • Tuesday: Yoga (45  min),  Dogwalk AM & PM, 3 miles easy, Filmed Yoga Video (60 min)
  • Wednesday: Filmed Yoga Video (60 min), Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk, 1 mile recovery, Walking with Weights (25 min)
  • Thursday: Yoga, (45 minutes), Dogwalk
  • Friday: Yoga (40 min),  Cardio Toning (20 min), Short Dogwalks throughtout the day (going to mom)
  • Saturday: Yoga (45 min), Dogwalk
  • Sunday:  Yoga (45 min), 6.22 mile long-er run, ST & Yoga hopefully later

Running Mileage: 10.22  (+.5) 


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

Running Update

Hey, if it makes you happy—moving right past Thanksgiving to Christmas. Quite a few houses have Christmas lights up, too.

Tuesday Intention: easy
Gotta say I wasn’t feeling that great this morning, but even before I started to run things felt easy and this run just flowed. Not fast, but faster than I’d been dragging myself around lately. Go figure. Another bell curve run with the last mile the fastest.

Fall is hanging on . . . by a thread

Wednesday Intention: recover
This run was absolutely a surprise — again! Was it the almost 2 mile walk with a friend beforehand? Was it the Yin Yoga video I’d filmed early in the morning? Of course I’m not trying to run fast — and this didn’t feel easy like the day before, although not truly hard — but this was the fastest 1 mile I’ve run in a month. Now I’ll take a feels-easy-faster long-er run this weekend, thank you very much. Of course I’m gonna take whatever actually happens!

I couldn’t figure out what these were. They almost look like Christmas ornaments, but could they be black walnuts? They were quite high up in the tree & I know there are black walnut trees on this path.

Sunday Intention: go long-er for 80 minutes
This run did not have that flow state, sadly, but it wasn’t bad either. There was weird stuff up in those trees at the end of the run. Things that make you go hmmm.

Also wondering what’s locked up here?
Zoomed in photos definitely come out better on the new phone. A quick pit stop & walk at Olana on the way to mom’s

Favorites of the week
A happy occasion to visit mom: my SIL, nephew and his new bride (whom we hadn’t yet met) were visiting so we went down to meet & greet. Hadn’t seen any of them IRL in a long time.

Got together with a friend for a very chilly walk — it almost didn’t happen. I had contacted two different friends on getting together for a walk this week, but it seemed like nobody’s schedule was meshing with mine. Finally made it happen; luckily this friend doesn’t mind walking with Bandit.

Finally I am three for three on jury duty — that is not being selected. I actually did request to be excused while Mr. Judy was away. I’ve put in another request for the next doctor appointment I need to take my mom to. Maybe I’ve aged out, which would be a-ok by me!

I have a bonus inspirational saying from my tea this morning (see the others in this post here): Celebrate your successes and failures; both required great courage. Perfect for runners!

Bandit patiently waiting for my friend to arrive so we could walk. We started before she got here because I figured that would pacify him. Then he got balky in the beginning when my friend got here & we started the walk over.

ICYMI: I am sharing exactly how I stretch in bed & get energized in the morning this week. It’s a really short practice. Bandit totally got into the act, which he actually doesn’t do in the morning! I have a couple of videos dropping on Thanksgiving Day, too.

Morning Energizing practice  click here

Live on Thanksgiving Day:

Guided Gratitude Meditation (filmed by a waterfall!) click here * Flow for when you’ve overeaten click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday should you dress differently for short runs — like recovery run short? Friday it’s already time to runfess and come clean for November!