Monday, April 30, 2018


30 easy as 1:1. I was awake way earlier than I wanted to be - having minor but acute life re-entry woes, first of all I think allergies are making me feel unwell and second of all the task of getting my apartment back into functional tidy state seems overwhelming! I have one time-sensitive writing task that I will probably dig in on instead, as if I can get it at least conceptually and logistically set up today it will clarify the week's priorities, but - ugh....

Sunday, April 29, 2018


End of day again - I was feeling a bit queasy earlier, with light sensitivity - few hours in bed solved it. 1hr with 20 as 1:1, 20 as 4:1, 20 as 1:1. Hip felt looser in socket than it did yesterday, that's good (had heat pad session yesterday evening that helped). Have IDd a doc to see, going to call tomorrow for an appointment...

Saturday, April 28, 2018


Friday was just 30 easy as 1:1 (I think?), and then a long busy day whose highlight was an excellent dissertation defense by one of my doctoral students! (Culmination of seven years of work - triumph!) Today I had lazy day in bed, only got out to run late afternoon - the weather is absolutely gorgeous. 1hr as 2:1.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Short run

Just 20 as 2:1 - I was a little late getting up and out (dozing), sun was already up. Leave for the airport shortly after 9. A short visit but a nice one, back soon I hope - one of the cyclists heading to work along West Bay Road greeted me warmly with "A long while!" as I was finishing, you make these little morning-routine friends when you are on a regular schedule and he is quite right, it is a longer while than I like since I was here last!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Run, yoga

1hr early as 2:1 (back slightly sore after, 60 vs. 30 makes a big difference - but that blister is finally mostly better!), 1hr hot yoga mid-morning. Heater wasn't working properly, I w as excited, teacher said it would be "warm" rather than "hot" yoga - but by that point it had cranked up fully and temperature continued to ascend to at least normal levels! Alas, hot yoga would be so much better for me if it were 5-10 degrees F cooler... (I am excited to see that they've added hot yoga classes at Chelsea Piers and that the temp for those is 90F! Woo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Hahaha, still hot, but not nearly as bad as yesterday. Ate breakfast really early, that is a necessity! And Brent picked me up afterwards so I wasn't staggering home in heat.


It is a good way of starting the day. 30 early and easy as 1:1. Blister still plaguing me but not as badly as yesterday - it is amazing how much discomfort a superficial wound can produce!

Monday, April 23, 2018


Ugh, that was fairly gruesome, though I suspect that if I stick it out and go again to the mid-morning hot class tomorrow and Wednesday, it will feel better by the third day. Today I was suffering from insufficient post-breakfast digestive interval, a scant two hours is not enough before hot, I felt distinctly queasy at regular junctures and hobbled home with heel blister pounding!

1hr hot


about 28 mins as 1:1, couple minutes short - very painful blister from weekend running made me unable to eke out the couple extra I needed! It will be better tomorrow I think...

Sunday, April 22, 2018


V happy to be back at it. 1hr flow yoga with Iliana, perfect.

Sunday run

45 early and easy as 2:1. Nice except for painful blister that started yesterday and blossomed today...

Looking at pretty steady routine for coming months. Have 2 projects I am not looking forward to but must be done - finding and properly pursuing PT to improve this annoying ongoing back-hip-hamstring situation and attempting to drop some pounds (2017 was not a good year for weight maintenance - it had less to do with back injury than with Gene's decline and death, which taxed me to the limit). Really I would like to start mega-exercise program but back must be better than it is now before that's a good idea. Various travels will challenge my ability to stay with the program but should be surmountable.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Catch-up (vortex edition)

I did run Sunday before I left for the airport (30 as 2:1), but Ottawa was a total vortex; residual fatigue from prior travel/jet lag didn't help, but it was also the ice storm that was showering stuff down from Sunday to Monday, and my completely hopeless idea that I might be able to jog outside rather than on treadmill in hot little box of a hotel fitness center. ANYWAY we made it to Cayman safely yesterday with all luggage intact, very early to bed (trying to eke out last bit of jetlag as long as I can), up early and out for 40 as 2:1. Good chance I will go to yoga later too...

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Ah, that was so nice. A beautiful day today (unlike yesterday, which went up to the 80s with a humid overcast feel): low 70s, very sunny but breezy and clear. 1hr as 2:1.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Riverside Park run!

I did run Wednesday in Paris but must not have logged it: very nice final Parc Montsouris run, 1hr as 20 1:1, 20 4:1, 20 1:1. Yesterday was travel day, taxi pickup just before 7am - I was home by mid-afternoon (it is the nature of the time difference) but it was surplus to requirements to try and run, I had a lot of other bits and bobs to pick back up!

This morning, a very nice easy 30 as 1:1 in Riverside Park. Jet lag works favorably for me in this direction, it is no longer what anybody would call EARLY but I like it when I can run during the off-leash dog hours!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Monday, Tuesday

Mon.: 30 as 1:1
Tues: 30 as 2:1; 1pm hot hatha 60 (this is pretty much ideal routine IMO)

Sunday, April 8, 2018


Just a short one, 30 as 2:1. Back was very sore later on yesterday - I need to get to doc and physio and get this stuff sorted out...

Saturday, April 7, 2018


I am woefully imbalanced - however it was nice otherwise. 60 as 3:1 only I walked the long hill the second time round, just couldn't motivated to shuffle at higher effort and more right-side discomfort when I could walk it!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Good day!

Sunny, warming up - had a flurry of activity yesterday and got various Ottawa arrangements made, and I am feeling very cheery at the thought of seeing Brent a week from Sunday (albeit under initially trying conditions before we beat our retreat to Cayman!).

Morning: beautiful park jog, 40 as 2:1
1pm: my favorite hot hatha 60 with Dominique

Not sure how many (if any) classes I'll now get to before I leave next Thursday, but I did get a chance today to tell him how much I have liked his classes & that a return is probable (arghhh, this news is still embargoed, I have been sitting on it for a month now, let them announce it soon!)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Yoga, run!

Hahahaha, 1pm yoga was a DISASTER - it was the same teacher who had laryngitis earlier in the term and spoke in an incomprehensible whisper - voice back to normal levels, but still fast and breathy in a way that makes it impossible for me to understand! Add that to the fact that there are a couple things I genuinely can't do (right now/ever - standing splits for instance...), and it was not fun, though the heat and the stretch are no doubt worthwhile regardless. (I hasten to add that she is very nice, I just can't understand most of what she's saying!)

End of day: 30 as 1:1.

I think tomorrow I'm back on "run soon after I get up, eat smallish breakfast, digestive interval, 1pm yoga" though it depends partly on when I get to sleep tonight.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


Moving incredibly slowly at a gait that can only be called "hobble," but it is such a beautiful day to be outside! I thoroughly enjoyed that. 1hr (20 as 1:1, 15 as 6:1.5, 25 as 1:1).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Yoga, run

That worked pretty well. My sleep-wake schedule is sliding later and later, ugh, but I'm so close to done here (and it works with my commitments in any case) that it seems silly to try and correct it. Got up just before 10, had breakfast and did a couple hours of very focused work, went to 1pm hot hatha 60-minute class with my fave teacher. This was really good - 60 > 90 from POV of heat stress/dehydration but also of back issues. Came home, ate lunch, huddled and was sleepy and unproductive, had to drag myself out of bed and into running clothes for late-afternoon 30 as 1:1 - but in fact it w as glorious, it started POURING just as I was getting started and the rain made me exuberant and awake...

1hr hot hatha
30 jog as 1:1

Monday, April 2, 2018


30 easy as 1:1. Now slightly frenzied as seminar is meeting at my apartment today - tidying is in order, but I also need to go and get food for lunch for all (6 students + me), complicated by the fact that most things are closed for the Easter holiday (same reason we're meeting at Impasse du Rouet - Reid Hall is closed).

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday run

Very pleasant, Easter is a big deal here, lots of smiles on lots of faces! 1hr as mostly 2:1 but 1:1 on the 2 long park uphills.