Grateful for Simple Things: 11/1 – 7 WRD

I apologize for last week. I had a bit of a meltdown. I literally felt like I was walking around with a dark cloud hanging over me. Things have been looking up this week. Mr. Judy fixed the dishwasher. The new phone got mailed arrived (today). I had two solo walk/hikes and didn’t get lost. I do not have to go for jury duty next week (three more weeks to go). Bandit’s heart murmur hasn’t progressed but we won’t get the results from his bloodwork back until next week and he has lost some weight.

Not to mention the abundant sunshine and mostly no wind this week!


I’m joining Kim @ Kimrunsonthefly and Deborah @ Confessionsofamotherrunner, and enjoying the sunshine this week. Literally walking on sunshine — yup, I went there. 🙂

Workouts update

  • Monday: Yoga (30 min), 1 mile recovery
  • Tuesday: Yoga (40  min),  AM Dogwalk, .5 mile Walk to Saugerties Light
  • Wednesday: Yoga (40 min), AM/PM Walks
  • Thursday: Yoga, (40 minutes), 2.5 mile hiking
  • Friday: Yoga (20 min), 3 miles easy, Dogwalk PM, Cardio Toning (25 min)
  • Saturday: Yoga (30 min), Dogwalk x 2 (second with a friend), Rest day
  • Sunday:  6.06 (or 15 minute) long-er run, Yoga & ST later maybe

Running Mileage: 10.06  (+1ish) 

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

Running Update

We’ve moved on from Halloween to Thanksgiving

Monday Intention: recover + endurance
Woke up to a beautiful, sunny, windy morning but had errands to run. Lost the sun but not the wind by the time I got out there. Another speedy recovery run due to lack of walk breaks. You can do anything for a mile.

This guy was staring me down as I warmed up for my run

Friday Intention: easy
Who wants to see a temp with a 2 in the start of November? Sunshine and little wind (plus gloves, leggings, a warm coat, and a beanie) meant not so bad after all. Normally I’d wait until it warmed up but Mr. Judy had somewhere to be and I had to take Bandit for his annual at 2. A somewhat sluggish run, but not surprising it’s always exhausting when I’m at my mom’s, sleeping there and taking her to the doctor. I considered strides but decided easy was the word for this run.

Noticed the reflection of the trees on my hood & thought that was cool!

Sunday Intention: go long-er and appreciate nature + fast finish
I wasn’t planning a fast finish when I started this run. The run was strong and relatively consistent. This is my kind of running weather! I decided on a whim to try to pickup the pace on the last mile — and yup, it was the fastest mile.

Quick walk to a Lighthouse/BnB on the Hudson River in Saugerties

Favorites of the week
I decided to skip Olana and explore a couple of new places this week. Even South we’re past peak, but there’s still some color here and there. First was a short walk to the Saugerties Lighthouse.

More Hudson River views while hiking on the way home (Poet’s Walk Park in Red Hook)

Then Poet’s Walk Park in Red Hook, NY on the way home. Both stops added a little more driving time — which is why I enjoy Olana so much, it’s a perfect halfway stop on the way to my mom. You can see lots more photos on my personal Facebook page here.

GWYWalking Meditation

ICYMI: Speaking of Olana, I filmed a short walking meditation when I was there a few weeks back.

Walking Meditation click here * 5 Physical Benefits of Pranayama Vlog click here

Coming up on Tuesday & Friday: Tuesday I’m sharing 3 things I learned from one of my best half marathons. Friday it’s five things I learned in my RRCA Coach course that surprised me.