After my fall at the end of the previous week, I was keen to get right back out there again and was pleased to find there were no ill effects – I had been concerned that some bruising or stiffness might set in overnight, but aside from the grazes, everything was fine. Phew! That meant my run streak could continue:
Monday – 3.5 miles + Hatha yoga via Zoom
Tuesday – 5.5 miles + home yoga
Wednesday – 6 miles + home yoga
Thursday – 5.5 miles + home yoga
Friday – 4 miles + home yoga
Saturday – 6.5 miles
Sunday – 10 miles
Although I was still running and keeping up with my yoga, you’ll notice there are no workouts in there. That was to allow my wounds to heal – I didn’t want to be putting my weight through my hand or knee for anything on the floor, gripping any equipment risked irritating the wound on my hand and it was the same story for my knee with things like squats and lunges. Instead, I took things a bit easier to let my body do its job and heal.
And so I began my week with a tidying mission after finally getting hold of some plastic boxes. I had some things stored in cardboard boxes under my spare bed, but the kitties seemed intent on ripping those boxes to shreds, for who knows what purpose, so they all came out and I tidied everything up under the bed. Obviously I was unable to do this without close supervision!
In the afternoon I watched Cinderella (again, with my entourage).
Then had a go at drawing Joy from Inside Out before my yoga class on Zoom.
Tuesday, by contrast, was a pretty quiet day involving The Princess and the Frog and a drawing of Ray inspired but my movie choice. I forgot that part of this movie was quite sad!
Steve was a bit busier, however, as he expanded our little garden to a second pallet with raspberries and blackcurrants. We’re kind of at the end of the berry season now so it will be next year before we really benefit from this one, but still an exciting development.
Although the mornings were quite nice, in this week the weather just wasn’t good enough to spend any real time outside, so my movie/drawing/yoga routine continued on Wednesday. This time Moana, Baymax (deceptively tricky to draw!) and a “supervised” yoga session.
But we did have homemade blackcurrant crumble for dinner, with some of the blackcurrants Steve brought back when he collected the berry bushes.
After all those dull days, the sun finally came out on Thursday afternoon so I got to spend some time reading in the garden and having an ice cream.
I also took delivery of a little present to myself, but in my determination to enjoy the short-lived nice weather, I had to wait until later in the day when I headed back indoors to set it up.
A little indulgent, perhaps, but I got a good deal and would certainly have spent much more on “stuff” in Florida had my summer holiday actually gone ahead! I’ve been wanting to change my daily smartwatch since my other one was getting pretty old and showing signs it might give up the ghost, so I decided to take the plunge. From what I’ve read, it’s not great as a running watch, but I still prefer to use my Garmin for that anyway so that wasn’t a deal breaker, and having something that works so well with my other tech is great.
Having a new “toy” meant that the main focus of Friday (other than playing about with it to see what it could do – hello walkie-talkie function!) was to close my activity rings, which I did:
But sadly the sun had disappeared again, so I was back indoors watching Lilo and Stitch and having a go at drawing Tinkerbell.
Saturday was also quiet. In keeping with our lockdown routine, that meant a (not)parkrun sandwich for me, followed by the parkrun quiz whilst enjoying a bacon roll (9/15 – really not budging from that kind of score!). I also did a little housework whilst listening to some podcasts, watched a couple of vlogs and a bit of Schitt’s Creek before having a leisurely bath and spending the evening watching tv with Steve (we were watching The Missing this week). Perhaps we’re becoming boring, but I’m really enjoying days like this right now.
To finish the week, I headed out on a mission: to complete a scavenger hunt on my run. One of the Facebook groups I’m in has been setting a weekly scavenger hunt for a few weeks now, but this was my first time taking part as I felt like I needed some kind of challenge. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still really enjoying my daily runs and am quite happy running about, doing my own thing and listening to podcasts, but at the same time I remember really enjoying setting myself little challenges at the start of lockdown e.g. wearing particular tops, mileage goals, and that time I had a go at postbox bingo, so I thought this might be quite good fun. I had been thinking about the list throughout the week and scoping out where I might find some of the items, and my aim was to “collect” them all on this one run.
I’m pleased to say I got them all (with a little help from Steve, who didn’t want to take part himself, but quite enjoyed looking out for things on the list while he was out).
My parents visited again in the afternoon, so the rest of the day was pretty quiet, culminating in my Sunday night bath. Lovely!
Do you enjoy scavenger hunts?
What part(s) of your lockdown routine have you been enjoying?