Slow & Steady Does It: 3/25-31 WRD

Some days I felt pretty good, some days I felt a bit eh, so I am still taking it easy. No reason not too.

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Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner along with lots of other healthy-minded bloggers. Check them out for some inspiration!

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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, Yoga IT Stretch 12 minutes), 1.5 miles easy + FTC Mentoring
  • Tuesday:  Yoga Detox (45 minutes), Dogwalk, Raking, Pilates Abs (150 minutes)
  • Wednesday: PIlates Arms & Back (15 minutes), Dogwalk, Raking, Yoga for Recovery (30 minutes)
  • Thursday: Dogwalk, Pilates Legs (15 Minutes)
  • Friday: 2 easy TM miles, Pilates Stretch (15 minutes), Yoga Lymphatic Massage (20 minutes)
  • Saturday: 2 miles easy + FTC Mentoring, Dogwalk, Pilates Posture & Balance (10 minutes), Yin Yoga Hips (20 minutes)
  • Sunday: Dogwalk, Yoga (30 minutes)

Mileage: 4.5 (+3.5)

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

I wore trail shoes assuming there’s still be icy patches — there weren’t

Monday
Last week was the start of the Freihofers Training Challenge (yes, you have one more day to sign up hereif you’re local!), but I wasn’t up to attending. Today I got out there early and ran .75 miles, took a break for some photos, then ran back .75 miles — no walk breaks. Don’t ask me why.

Then another 1.34 with the group, very easy, mostly walking, although I did run between people to make sure everyone was okay.

Lola getting in on the photoshoot

Friday
A really nasty, rainy, raw day. Feeling kind of eh (still kind of back & forth with it), but did 2 easy miles on the mill. Again with no walk breaks. Again don’t ask me why.

Through the covered bridge and up the hill every week

Saturday
Feeling better this morning, and especially happy that the forecast rain was taken out of the forecast — and it did stay dry. Back mentoring and many of my friends were there this week. Did roughly a mile of mostly walking (they’re on 20 minutes of 90 seconds run, 2 minutes walk, so not a whole lot of running yet).

Ran with one friend afterwards for a couple of miles (no walk breaks) and called it good.

Falling apart Chuck Roast courtesy of my InstantPot and Butcher Box

Favorites of the week
Did you see my post on Instagram about our first try from Butcherbox? (You’re following me here, right?). Mr. Judy was salivating over all that meat when it arrived — we don’t eat a lot of beef, generally (they also have chicken and pork). I did the chuck roast in my InstantPot and it came out great.

I’ll write a review of Butcherbox when we’ve tried a few more things (read: in a couple of months, probably!). Right now all you need to know that it’s humanely raised, grass fed, and comes in a cardboard box — no Styrofoam at all (but obviously dry ice).

If you use my link here, I might get something (we’re not exactly sure what). The roast was great — that’s all we’ve tried so far (there were also some filets, sirloin tips, ground beef, and a couple of hanger steaks).

Got in three runs this week! I think the 5 mile race I was considering is probably not gonna happen next week. I don’t think any of my friends are doing it, and while I’d worked back up to 5 miles, that was before I got sick. There will be other races.

Saw the first bulbs coming up this week while walking the dogs — Spring will come up here — eventually.

Talk to me:

Are you big meat eaters?

What sort of subscription boxes do you get?

If you’re in training-mode, how’s it going?

Easy does it: 3/18-24 WRD

Not a whole lot to report this week. Feeling better, but almost no running. No need to push myself. Since I’m mentoring for the Freihofers Training Challenge, it’s a pretty perfect opportunity to ease back into running, as the challenge follows the C25K app.

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Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and all the other bloggers, whom you should visit, to share how we stay active and fit.

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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, Tai Chi (exploring new options, this was very brief)
  • Tuesday:  Dogwalk, Yoga (20 minutes)
  • Wednesday: Yoga for Abs & Posture (45 minutes), Dogwalk
  • Thursday: Dogwalk, Yoga (20 Minutes)
  • Friday: Yoga for IT & Hamstrings (30 minutes), Dogwalk
  • Saturday: Run/walk, mostly walking & mentoring (20 minutes)
  • Sunday: Yoga for Neck & Shoulders (20 minutes), Dogwalk

Mileage: 1, maybe? LOL — nowhere to go but up! (-5)

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

Yeah, it was pretty cold and a little slick

Saturday
My return to “running” coincided with mentoring for Freihofers Womens Run again — I’d already missed the kickoff on Monday. It also coincided with a thin covering of snow and ice. Insane winds giving the real temperature of 30 a feels like 15. I won’t lie: I really didn’t want to go.

I didn’t do a whole lot of running. I walked quite a bit with one lovely woman towards the end who is battling PF (and I know a lot of you can relate to that!).

Despite the conditions I’m really glad I got out there. Left to my own devices I wouldn’t have, but I had a blast and I think all the women that showed up did, too.

Lola loves to snuggle in close

Favorites of the week
I did find a new Netflix show to watch (new to us, anyway, apparently the first season came out in 2016): The OA. Also very odd, but odd in a good way to me. I love Jason Isaacs — such a talented actor. I do hate that his character is rather evil.

With me, too, while i was resting

The Widow, btw, was on Amazon Prime. Really enjoyed that.

So my one very short run/walk yesterday still netted me lots more steps than I’ve been getting lately. It’s been a while since I’ve seen 10k steps — still slowly easing back into activity, trying hard to stay healthy this time.

With most of my family (missing my brother & one nephew
Including the nephew who lives in India!
The birthday boy (who turns 93 tomorrow) facetiming with his son

Talk to me:

When looking for a show to watch, what type catches your interest?

Do the little teases of Spring have you thinking about what  you’re going to do when the weather gets nice?

What’s blooming where you live (snow here, apparently, although it should melt by tomorrow, it wasn’t very much)?

Going sideways: 3/5-17 WRD

By sideways I’m not referring to walking sideways on my treadmill, although I’ve been doing that — and backwards — at the end of some of my runs. If you decide to give that a try, don’t forget to turn the pace way down!

My week was off to a nice start. I’ve been slowly increasing my mileage, and getting in lots of other activity too. Then it all went sideways on Thursday — I woke up feeling okay, but by the end of the day I definitely didn’t.

I’m on the mend, but activity is definitely still limited to gentle yoga and resting.

I know I felt run down when we got back from Savannah, and I took time off from running to give my body a break. I eased back into running nice and slow. This is one of those I feel fine one moment, and really don’t the next though. Probably something I caught from my niece, who was coughing, and teaches littlegermfactoriesyoung kids.

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Joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner and all the other bloggers, whom you should visit, to share how we stay active and fit.

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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:  Yoga (30 minutes), SB WU (5 minutes), 3 progressive TM, SB WU (5 minutes), PITT28 Cardio (25)
  • Tuesday:  Yoga (30 minutes), SB WU (5 minutes), 2 easy TM, Dogwalk, SB WU (5 minutes)PITT28 Legs (25 minutes)
  • Wednesday: Yoga (30 minutes), SB WU (8 minutes), PITT28 Cardio (25 minutes)
  • Thursday: Rest/sick day
  • Friday: Gentle Yoga (30 minutes)
  • Saturday: Gentle Yoga (30 minutes)
  • Sunday: Gentle Yoga (30 minutes)

Mileage: 5 (-6)

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
Apparently my treamill & I have dates on Mondays now. I added a mile, and the first couple of miles seem to go pretty fast. Another #icouldrunoutside #butidontwanttobecold day.

Tuesday
Just a steady couple of miles on the treadmill at a slightly faster pace than I’ve been running my easy runs.

Between just treadmill runs and being sick, I took no photos this week. So I give you Bandit. He sheds way worse than any of my long haired dogs ever did.

Favorites of the week
I’d heard chatter about the Umbrella Academy on Netflix so we checked it out. Sad to say this one wasn’t a favorite — it was too bizarre for both of us and we only watched the first episode.

The Widow, on the other hand, captured both of our attentions — and held them. We should be finished with that one today sometime.

Mr. Judy found the movie Kodachrome (we’re on a Netflix roll, apparently), and that was pretty good. Then we watched Triple Frontier last night, which was interesting but to my mind seemed to lack plot development. I’m not saying there wasn’t any, there was, but nothing terribly new — bad things happen when people get greedy.

Not a favorite: I’d been looking forward to the warmer weather forecast for the end of the week, hoping to be able to run in a skirt. Friday we broke the record, it was just a smidge over 70 (yesterday and today we’re having snow squalls). Nope, didn’t get to enjoy it at all. Bummer.

Finally I was a little surprised by people’s reactions to my post about getting in 5 miles in my home here. I did mention that it was done a little at a time, not all at once. A few minutes here, a few minutes there. Not to mention the last couple of days, when I truly have not been active at all and have spent most of my day laying on the couch, I’ve still gotten in a mile just from normal everyday movement.

On a normal day, without trying, I typically get in 2-3 miles around the house — that’s not counting the extra steps by trying to move each hour. Just going up and downstairs for the dogs, to exercise, to work on the desktop, etc.; moving around the house; taking out garbage, etc. We don’t have a McMansion, either!

Talk to me:

Any Netflix or Amazon Prime recommendations? (hopefully I won’t be watching that much tv going forward but always good to hear what other people find interesting).

How many steps do you think you get moving around your house?

Did you break any weather records this week where you live?