I’m back for a weekly review/wrap – but first, a random question prompted by this morning’s experience in (not) waking up. Do you ever get stuck in dream loops? This happened to me semi-frequently when I lived alone, but I hadn’t had one in years until this morning. I woke up when my husband’s alarm started going off, but dozed off again after listening for a few minutes. I got tired of listening to the alarm (it’s set to NPR; I think listening to the news starts your day off on the wrong foot), so I rolled over to ask him to turn it off…except 1) I couldn’t roll over 2) there was no sound when I tried to talk, and then I realized I was asleep and woke myself up. Except not – because repeat that dream a couple times, with some variation on the details, before I manage to wake up for real.
Oh yeah – the weirdest part of that was that I could hear the radio the entire time. It really was on, but I seemed to be hearing the same news snippet in each loop, so I don’t know if it was repeating IRL or my brain was replaying the part I heard while awake. So, dream loops. They’re an irritating way to wake up. Ever had one?
Got back to running. I hadn’t run (or worked out) for about 2 weeks before this. I was exhausted and achy – and still am, but significantly better. I’ve also realized I’m probably not going to run any trail races this summer. Short and fast is where it’s at for now. More about that Wednesday…for now, here’s what I managed this week:
Wednesday: 3 miles with some strides. I’ve learned that the first run after a break either feels amazing or awful…no inbetween. This one landed on the amazing side.
Thursday: Hip opening yoga video.
Friday: 3 miles with 1 at tempo effort. Pretty happy with the tempo pace – not as fast as it used to be, but faster than I expected.
Saturday: Planned to do yoga, did yard work instead. It’s not a good substitute, in case you were wondering.
Sunday: 3.2 miles on a trail. I still like run/hiking trails when not training for a trail race. Run/hiking = riking?
Actually meal planned. For the first time in I don’t remember how long. Weird how you feel better when you feed yourself reasonably well, right?
I only killed one plant. Soooo I forgot to harden off my tomato and pepper starts. One of the tomatoes didn’t survive the transition to outside. The other ones are still alive, so I think they’re out of danger by now. I do feel like a plant murderer though.
I left my house after 6 pm….to socialize with people other than my husband…yeah, that’s a thing that happens rarely enough that it needs to be documented. I went to an REI class on backpacking with your dog. Major party animal here.
First run after a break – amazing or awful?