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.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Fri: 40 as 2:1. Sat: 90 alternating 8 as 3:1 and 8 as 1:1. Not very fun but it is done! Gotta find some way to fix this cluster of pesky injuries.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thursday run/yoga

Morning: 1hr (a few mins short) as 20 1:1, 20 4:1, 20 1:1.
Evening: FINALLY back at yoga! 90 min hot yin yang. Gosh it is hot and gosh I am not flexible! But happy to be back at it. That was 2 weeks since my last class (I would normally have been back on Tuesday this week but it was P's birthday party in the evening) - noticeable fact is that once it's not a habit, a mild aversion/phobia starts to develop, it takes more and more effort to overcome - this is the reason it is good I run every day....

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Just did 30 as 2:1. Will do longer one tomorrow on non-teaching day.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Ugh, out of sorts today - was tired yesterday and then couldn't sleep till FOREVER, did finally get to sleep but felt awful when I got up and basically went back to bed in a big way. Feeling immature and annoyed with myself for not doing a better job staying on top of pretty basic life stuff! Anyway, 40 as 2:1, MUST prioritize getting some improvement on this hamstring/hip/back stuff when I am back in NYC (also MUST lose weight, ugh, my least favorite and most impossible task)...