Friday, February 15, 2019


1hr as 1:1, beautiful day. Will do PT later, tempted by thought of evening hot yoga but will see how drowned the lungs are feeling, may be better to wait another day. Need to figure out current work priorities and a plan for the next few weeks - I'm juggling a few different things, though I did clear one important task yesterday.

Thursday, February 14, 2019


Very happy to get to 7pm hot ying yang class! I was snuffling too much and there's still WAY too much junk sliding around in lungs, I was coughing and hoped everyone else wasn't hating me, but the nice teacher said afterwards that coughing is good for recovering lungs and that the heat and humidity in the room are beneficial and should be taken advantage of.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mon.-Wed. update

OK, this is better now. I took Monday totally off (the drugs were working already on the serious stuff but a sinus infection descended on me and made my face explode as it disseminated germs throughout my immediate environment). Tuesday did 1hr as 1:1 as I usually do, still feeling pretty sick; David then very sensibly changed all the rest of the week's runs to the same, so that was what I did this morning. Still not quite well enough for yoga, but I am counting on it for tomorrow evening - I do feel today as though I am no longer incredibly infections, and coughing more manageable too....

Tues.: 1hr as 1:1 and PT/ball release
Wed.: 1hr as 1:1

Sunday, February 10, 2019


1hr as 1:1 in the am. Faced the fact that I really need to see a doctor, saw the doctor, got prescriptions. Tomorrow is a rest day in any case - really it will probably take more days before I am actually feeling better....

Saturday, February 9, 2019


Friday: non-run day, did 1pm hot hatha class.

Saturday: good run in the morning, 1:20 with 20 as 1:1 and then 60 as 4:1, happy about that. Didn't eat in time for the 3pm hot class to seem wise (it really needs a three-hour digestive interval) so instead stopped by the office for a couple hours and then went to 5:15 90-minute yin on the way home.

Thursday, February 7, 2019


Tuesday was travel back from London, overwhelming. Wednesday: 1:05 with work set as 6 x 4 as (1min faster, 3min easy) and 20 as 1:1 bookending. Didn't get to yoga but did do ball release and basic stretch in the evening at home. Thursday: 1hr as 1:1, beautiful day and things feeling better (except not lungs), and 90 minutes hot yin-yang, very happy to be back at it.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sunday, Monday

Sun.: 90 bookended with 30 as 1:1 and work set as 6 x (1:30 fast legs, :30 walking recovery, 3:00 easy). Very nice (but back sore!). Did PT in pm before going out. Spent most of afternoon huddled in bed, that was a much needed break!

Mon.: 1hr as 1:1. Will have to leave PT for later as I have many Things To Do and it is making me anxious...

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Friday, Saturday

Friday was nonstop frazzle from dawn till midnight, not kidding - nothing really was a disaster but everything was exhausting and a couple library things were snarled up (last straw was a problem with my locker that meant I had to hang around till after the reading rooms closed). Back did not benefit from having to carry heavy things in a plastic bag all day, including through Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibit (which was horribly crowded and I was too grumpy and sore to properly enjoy); did emergency 15 mins of PT and ball release in early evening before going back out to the play which I DID get day tickets for - v uncomfortable sitting with sore back but glad I could get in!

Saturday: switched out the 2 weekend runs, just did 1hr as 1:1 today and will do the longer one tomorrow, still feeling pretty overwhelmed. Will do my 15 mins PT/ball release before heading back out to the BL for my first manuscript session (won't get the memoirs till Monday, but hoping to clear the other stuff this afternoon, and I THINK it includes the lock of hair....)

Thursday, January 31, 2019


Just 1hr as 1:1, very nice (chilly!) - leaving for London in an hour, need to eat, shower and pack in that span, better not linger online! This is tomorrow's run done today, so that tomorrow is simplified in terms of getting on with research things....

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Funny and good exercise day. Morning was 1:10 with work set written as 6 x (1min mod-hard hill, 3min easy), but I didn't have immediate hill access so really it was a bit of a hodgepodge. Managed to extricate myself in the evening from the Institute for 9pm 1hr Bikram with Coco, I can't do that regularly but I just felt I was going to DIE if I went home without some hot yoga, and it was amazing - she is super-quick, she utters the whole script at top speed in French! I really liked it.

Now must wash clothes - the only wash cycle is two hours and ten minutes, and there's no dryer, so I really do have to get it hanging tonight so that it's dry(ish) enough to pack tomorrow morning....

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Had a fairly arbitrary fit of stress yesterday that is almost certainly the cause for wheezy lungs this morning. Anyway, all good:

Mon.: 15 mins PT/ball release in am, then at long last back at Delphine's excellent 1.5hr yoga therapy class in the evening
Tues.: 1hr as 1:1 (pretty nice), will go to Robin's 5pm hot hatha. Should then go to a fellow fellow's event at the American Library but it may be too much for me, I will wait and see....

[ED. Had another explosion of stress at the office - a glitch re: BL access requests required some crazy scrambling - and I can really feel the wheeze - no yoga for me tonight I think. Need to calm down!]

Sunday, January 27, 2019


Nice end to the week: 40 as 1:1, 90 mins hot yin-yang. That's five runs and four yoga for the week - really I want it to be five yoga, and I think I need to reconsider whether it's realistic for me to go to a 7pm class, if I can figure out a way to do it earlier it will go better I suspect....

Saturday, January 26, 2019

2 x 75

75 mins jog as 10 @ 1:1, 50 @ 4:1, 15 @ 1:1
75 mins hot hatha yoga

Kind of a perfect day of exercise!

Friday, January 25, 2019


Wednesday: nice longer one, 75 with 40 as 3:1
Thursday: 1hr as 1:1

No yoga either of these days because of Institute stuff - I kept on working just a little too late for Thursday evening yoga but really I was too tired and underfueled. Need to consider if I can go to a 5pm class instead even if I don't like it as much....

Friday: non-run day (did today's yesterday), 1hr hot hatha - the 1pm class. Will try to get to this one more often, though not next week since I'll be in London....

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


Monday: non-run day, did quality PT at home, meant to go to back therapy yoga but forgot that it starts at 6:45 rather than 7 - was working away in my office noting that it was 6:20 and then head back down, suddenly saw it was 6:40 and that really I was no longer going to make it! ARGHHHH, but today was better....

Tuesday: weirdly snowy and cold morning in Paris! Did 1hr as 1:1 more slowly than usual due to concerns about slipping (it mostly wasn't an issue, but I get nervous), didn't quite leave time to get ready and ended up taking an Uber to my noon haircut appointment in the Marais, bus back to the office, had some chat with fellows (hospitality drama!) and a brief but effective work session, then 5pm hot hatha 90. Still a little bit sick, postnasal drip was bugging me on run and in yoga, but mostly better, and very happy to be back at it properly. No yoga tomorrow, but I'll do Dominique's hot yin-yang on Thursday evening at 7....