This was a pretty big week. Not only were we starting to get back in the groove of school but it was time for my very first race of 2016. No rest for the weary!
Sunday – rest
I must say that our Sunday wasn’t the most exciting. It involved hanging ceiling fans and cleaning up all the holiday cheer. Normally, I wait a little longer to take down the tree, but I didn’t want to waste a lazy day where we didn’t have much going on. I was glad when the last lights were rolled up and the last pine needles were swept away.
Monday – rest
Little man had a canceled playdate and we honestly ended up spending the dreary cold day inside in our PJs. Not the way I usually do things, but you know what? Sometimes it’s good for the soul to snuggle on the couch with movies, or color or build Legos. We had a wonderful, peaceful, lovely day.
Tuesday – 3.1 miles
The threat of rain caused us to cancel our group run. I was a little sad, but I got an extra hour of sleep before I had to go out on my own. Can’t argue with that.
Seemingly overnight, the temperatures had dropped into the 40s! It was really the first real peek at winter we have seen. I bundled up with an ear warmer (cold wind does a number on my ears) and went out for a solo session.
Three point one miles later, and feeling great.
While I was at work, Mr PugRunner and little man made the most of the last day of winter break with another trip to The Force Awakens, this time in IMAX.
After dinner, we packed the backpack, picked out an outfit and set the alarm for 7:00 AM. We all needed a good night’s sleep.
Wednesday – rest
It was back to school for little man. While we had a wonderful winter break, it was kind of nice to be back to the routine of getting up and making lunches. Little man was excited to get back to his classroom and teacher and friends, and the morning went quite smoothly.
He even rode his skateboard to the bus stop! Like a boss!
Even after his nasty scrapes, he’s worked up his confidence again and is doing a great job. He really wanted a penny board, but friends advised that a longer board would be easier for him to get started, and I promised him that once he mastered this one, we could upgrade him to what he really wants. I think he took that very much to heart, so we shall see.
Mr PugRunner and I had a lunch date while doing some research for his work. It was nice to get some alone time with him.
Thursday – 3 miles
Our group run resumed, and we braved the cold yet again. The wind was pretty rough on our way out, but it was behind us after the turnaround and I couldn’t believe how warm I was getting.
It was a solid run.
Friday – rest
I had volunteered to chaperone little man’s field trip on Friday, and we were all pretty excited about that. They were learning about estuaries, so we made the drive out to a nature preserve/park to see the river in action. The kids learned all about the different animals that make their home in the brackish waters, and even got to try out binoculars get a better look at some of the birds (including two bald eagles and their nest!).
After lunch, I took little man and his friend home for a playdate for the rest of the afternoon. They had a blast.
Saturday – Princess Place 5K
This was a pretty exciting day: my first ever trail race!
I can’t wait to share the experience – it was very different but very cool.
After the race, I met up with the boys for breakfast and then it was home for a much-needed shower. It gets dirty out there in the woods!
I’m feeling great about this year. I know it’s early to say that, but I love the feeling of taking on new challenges and I am excited about so many new experiences.
How was your week in training?
What’s something new you’re excited to take on this year?