Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hot yoga!

It was great - 90 minutes hot hatha, hot but not too hot. I took the stuff with me to the office and went to 5pm yoga en route home, I think that's the way it has to be - once I'm at home, it is almost impossible to get myself to go back out again....


Monday: PT and walking, didn't make it back out to yoga (partly a fueling issue)
Tuesday: 70 as 1:1 jog-walk, 40F and rainy (i.e. what it will be almost every day from now to April!). R leg rather stiff, too much airport sitting, and hip increasingly achy as the hour progressed....

Sunday, October 28, 2018


1hr as 1:1, cold and rainy and not that fun, but remedied by hot shower, hotel breakfast and PT. Writing from home in Paris again this evening - long day of travel....

Saturday, October 27, 2018


1hr as 1:1, nice route (hilly! have used muscles I don't usually - I think my back might be ready for me to start doing hills again, at least on a 1:1 regimen), breakfast and shower and then PT at hotel room. Pleasant day - English-language bookstore is extremely nice and even with well-chosen history section, but nothing on Spanish history, so I was disappointed; took a nap in the afternoon as it was very rainy and I'd already got kinda wet walking around to bookstore etc.; then did venture back out to the archeology museum, which was highly worthwhile (I decided that if I am only going to do one proper museum, that should be the one). Slightly disappointing tapas en route home, now planning on having quiet early night in hotel room. Have slightly misplanned, my flight isn't till almost 3 (I wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to run in the morning here before checking out) but it's also clocks-back night, so really I will have TOO much time in the day - that's OK - will prob just head to airport in any case after checking out at 11. Eager to be home and dig in on book work (and request 20 books on Spanish history from the library!)....

Friday, October 26, 2018


Thursday: just PT and then my nice day of guest lectures at the university - students were great, very good occasion for having a Barcelona trip!

Friday: set out in exploratory mode, decided partway through I might as well do my long one, it was pretty great - had not realized how close I am to main touristical area in the Park Montjuic. More elevation change than I usually have these days, my back and leg are a bit sore. 100 minutes as 1:1, essential PT done too, will hope to get in a second stretch station later. Now I just need 1hr on each of the 2 remaining days, not bad to get the longer one done with....

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


Up in the night for a while, slept late as a consequence, late doing run = you get the idea. Now waiting for interminable wash in European-style machine (I shouldn't complain, it's a good machine, but there is no way around a 2hr wash cycle!) so that I am not packing an already sweaty set of running clothes for my trip. Still undecided as to whether I will walk over to the office to pick up library books, though I suppose it's actually kinda a good use of the wait time - maybe pack everything else and then see how the time looks....

75 mins as 1:1 jog-walk, very nice, then full PT (skimped last couple days because of yoga).

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Perfect hot yoga!

It is the same hot hatha 90 as yesterday, only a different teacher (and different conditions for my body too - yesterday was 11am on an empty stomach, today was 5pm after sensible breakfast and lunch) who does not take such a punitive attitude towards heat! It was perfect! Very glad I went back today, it's usually a mistake not to go back soon after a horrible class (it's the get back on the horse principle). I will run 75 mins in the morning tomorrow, stop by the office just for an hour or two and then need to leave for the airport (undecided as to whether from home or office, various factors intrude including the very very slow wash cycle in European machines! intend to run 3 times in Barcelona and need at least 2 full clean sets of run clothes I think, even if it means packing them when they are still quite damp!). Don't see how I can really fit in yoga without overdoing it and also creating laundry problems...

1.5hr hot hatha at exactly the right warm temperature!


1hr as 1:1, really nice, weather is perfect here at this time of year. Forgot to do PT, that's bad! Thinking I am going to have another go at today's hot hatha 90 class, which Delphine teaches at 5 - hopefully it will not be as overwhelming as yesterday's....

Monday, October 22, 2018

Hot hot yoga

Ugh, that was too much - I see I haven't done a hot class since Oct. 9, I obviously lost all my heat acclimation! Felt queasy almost right away, pretty intensely so, and had to keep on lying down, I'd get back up to make an attempt and just immediately feel so queasy I had to lie down again. Whoa! I also note that it is now cool enough outside that I can't just walk home in sweat-soaked clothes, need to revert to winter mode where I strip off down to sports bra and put a dry layer (sweatpants, sweatshirt) over it to walk home, then shower at home. No point showering at the studio as I need to wait at least 20 minutes to stop the sweat pouring off me!

1.5hr grotesquely too hot (really it was super-humid today I think, not really hotter than usual) hatha

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Weekend update

Saturday: 1hr as 1:1, PT; didn't have the vim to make it back out to evening yoga (psychologically difficult I think - I need to fuel and organize my day so that I can do a weekend 3pm or 5pm, 7pm wasn't realistic given that I hadn't eaten enough food earlier either)
Sunday: 1hr as 1:1. PT will have to wait as landlord is stopping by shortly to pick up a piece of furniture from the apartment, I don't want to be on the mat when he gets here! In fact, may head to office shortly, undecided (he has a key, I don't need to be here) - got my eye on a 3pm yoga as well...

Friday, October 19, 2018


Thursday, just PT; Friday, 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk + PT.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wednesday update

Monday: rest day, missed PT (Disney return + letters of rec used up every ounce of vim). MUST DO PT EVERY DAY!
Tuesday: 40 min as 1:1, PT. Recovery week.
Wednesday: 60 as 1:1, PT. Really nice - feeling a lot looser and smoother than I have for a while. This evening is talk, tomorrow afternoon is workshop, Brent's here till Saturday - things don't quite get simple again after that (I am annoyed at my past self) as I am going to Barcelona next week to do some class visits and tourism, but once that's done I am back in routine!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday closes out the week

60 as 1:1 park loops - beautiful weather again, and it's a pretty nice little path. I did see ONE ginormous koi in the canal - people were feeding it bits of bread.

Biggest run week since May and back pain fiasco/intensive summer rehab - Mon. and Thurs. are rest days, but otherwise it was 60, 70, 100, 75, 60. PT every day. Very happy about this - things are feeling good, back and sciatic stuff very much better and jogging itself is feeling smoother and more relaxed. All good!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday catch-up

Thursday: day off, did PT and walking expedition to the Jardin des Plantes with B.
Friday: long run first thing in the am, 100 mins. as 1:1 jog-walk. Very humid, and sore feet later on in the day, but not bad otherwise. PT done.
Saturday: 75 mins. 1:1 at Disney + PT post-breakfast and shower. Beautiful morning!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Brent is here! That is the big news. Did my run midday (rather warm, and park v crowded), 70 as 1:1, PT not long thereafter. R hip a little sore from overly deep twisting at yoga yesterday, will be more cautious going forward.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hot yoga!

OK, it was a near thing, but I did get to 5pm hot hatha 90 class. Felt very hot and a bit queasy, but I am glad I did it. Doing some book work this afternoon helped me calm down a little - I am still feeling overly scattered though (need to start assembling the images for my talk, I don't usually have those, and also REALLY need to organize the information re: letters of rec....).


Sunday: 1hr as 1:1, PT. Monday: day off (Louvre walking!), just PT. Tuesday: 1hr as 1:1, slightly curtailed PT. Anxiety running very high, gotta go and do some work STAT (and figure out logistics on these chaotic letters of rec)....

Saturday, October 6, 2018


95 as 1:1 jog-walk. Had modest breakfast, must shower and do PT and then get more food...

Friday, October 5, 2018


Thursday: rest day, just PT and walking (many work evening commitments this week, no space for yoga)
Friday: 1hr as 1:1 jog-walk, very nice, PT will have to wait for later as I am now running slightly late (it's 11:25, I'm in sweaty run clothes, and I need to be at a fancy lunch at 12:15, i.e. probably with blow-dried hair - had intended to take bus but I think it will have to be an Uber...)

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Monday-Wednesday catch-up

Monday: 1.5hr hot hatha (Dominique's class, harder than Robin's on Saturday I think!)
Tuesday: 1hr as 1:1, plus 1pm hot hatha (Coco)
Wednesday: 1hr as 1:1.

Did PT all three days, I think I'm back in the routine on it now.