Another beautiful week. Each day was warm and bright except for Friday, which was ok, cuz then I didn’t have water the garden by hand. I have been doing that each night, and my cucumbers have been going crazy!
I had tried wearing my brace less the previous week, using it only for exercise but not while I went through the rest of my day. I hadn’t tried this since March, but unfortunately I had the same result. Which was pain in my knee for most of this week. Nothing that Tylenol couldn’t cure, but it was much more steady than it has been for a long time.
So I am listening to my leg and will be wearing a brace from now on. At least til I try it again several months from now!
Monday: off. I had a long day at work, 6:30 to 5, so it was definitely planned not to work out.
Tuesday: a quick 2 miles on the road. It felt good, and the hill was no problem. My first mile was 11:39, which is one of my better ones with that hill in the first mile. The second mile was 10:19, which just goes to show that the faster pace on the treadmill last week helped!
Wednesday: an easy day, I did my Crunch yoga again from memory. It took a bit longer this week, so I believe I held the poses just a bit longer. Which, of course, is the goal. Well, that and breathing. I did that too.
Thursday: another run down the road…or, I should say, up the road. I ran up to enjoy the early morning view from the top of Blinn Hill. It is the highest spot in Kennebec county and we can see to Mt Washington in New Hampshire on a clear day. Which is quite a feat considering just how far we are from New Hampshire. It took a little longer than the other route, 24 minutes vs Tuesday’s 22, as I was traveling up hill most of the way. Downhill is still no cakewalk, so I didn’t make up any time going back down either.
Friday: My weekly weights. I really should do them more than once a week, but it is so hard to fit in all the work outs I want to do. And, running is definitely the priority!
Saturday: I had to work ( 😦 ) at 7am, so at 5 I was on the treadmill. Morning is dawning later, and it was gray and foggy. I wasn’t going out there! So I did 2 miles on the treadmill, followed by an 8 minute cool down at a walk. Then I was off to work. I was so focused: run, bathe, dress, feed the horses and get to work that I totally forgot to stretch. Fortunately, the walk relaxed my muscles enough that no damage was done.
Sunday: a lovely early walk with Daisy. We walked out just over a mile, down the big mountain called Blinn hill. We went up another small hill, then turned and tackled the way back up the hill. Eventually I intend to run it (oh, my is it steep!); so we ran every other telephone on the way up. I ran better, but she recovered better! We came after 2.7 miles, and she headed right for the couch.