On my Friday on my long run, this guy passed me, calling out passing on the left. No biggie, right? Only he also said older, slower runner passing. Well, you’re passing me, so obviously you’re not running slower than me.
I get it, he said he was 69 (no idea why he felt he needed to share that info), so I’m sure for him he’s slower. He also felt the need to say “you’re out here doing it!”. Oh really? I didn’t notice that (insert snarky inner voice). Hrumph. Just call me Scrooge.
- Monday: Gaia YFR Conditioning (20 minutes), Dogwalk
- Tuesday: 5 TM miles, Gaia YFR Post Run (20 minutes)
- Wednesday: YFRHQ Hamstrings (20 min), Balanced Life Pilates (30 minutes), Dogwalk
- Thursday: YFPR Align & Alleviate, Dogwalk,
- Friday: YFRHQ Glutes & Hamstrings & Stretch (45 minutes), 7 mile LSD
- Saturday: YFPR Rebuild & Restore (30min), 6 miles easy
- Sunday: Yogaworks AM (10 minutes), Dogwalk, Balanced Life Pilates (30 minutes)
Mileage: 18 (+1)
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I knew Tuesday was supposed to be messy, but when I had the opportunity to finally see “A Star is Born” on Monday, I took it (I thought it was good, but not quite the rave everyone seems to think it is).
So treadmill Tuesday it was. I have a feeling I’ll be spending a lot of time on my treadmill this winter. I ran a mile, stopped, did some prehab stuff, ran another mile, and so on. I wanted to get 6 but frankly 5 seemed to take forever!
That’s more like it. My runs have been slooooow lately. I’ve just been running easy, by feel, and until today, apparently that meant super slow. Today was a normal pace, without trying, for 7 miles, which I haven’t done in a few weeks.
Of course when I heard gunshots about halfway through I sped up and saw some paces I definitely hadn’t seen in a while . . . realizing the only orange on me was my shoes. When I got home Mr. Judy said with that many gunshots (there were a lot) it wouldn’t be hunters, and found there was a gun club not far from where I was running. I’ve run there many, many times and this was a first.
I met up with the group again this week and even got to share my run with someone again.
Skipped a local 5k because my legs are not up to racing (or maybe they are?) and I’ve heard it was hilly, too. I also taped my hamstrings — talk about awkward! — both Friday & Sat. And my legs feel a whole lot better. I’ve been doing a lot of things for those hamstrings, but why didn’t I think about taping sooner? It seemed to help tremendously.
Favorites of the week
I found the elusive Wonder Wool Skirt today (read about my problems finding it here)! I store off season running clothes in boxes in the closet in my spare bedroom, and turns out it had somehow fallen behind those boxes. Of course I had to drag out every box and completely go through them before I found it.
I’m happy the big blizzard totally missed us. We got rain, but you don’t have to shovel rain and what snow we had left has washed away — which means more places to run. It’s going to remain cold, but let’s hope that the snow stays away a bit longer.
Let’s get the conversation started:
What sort of “encouragements” rub you the wrong way?
Finish your Thanksgiving leftovers (we freeze our leftover turkey, or most of it, I’ve been enjoying some turkey sandwiches after my runs)?
Do you enjoy snowstorms?