I have been away on a pretty fabulous running adventure, so I apologize for the delay in this post.
First of all, a bit of housekeeping. We have two winners for our March To Get Screened Giveaway. Congratulations, Kelly and Melanie! Please email me at runswithpugs AT gmail DOT com to claim your entries.
There is still time to register for this great event, to raise awareness of colon cancer prevention through early screening. Visit the March To Get Screened website here for more information.
Now, let’s talk about the rest of the week.
Sunday – 6 miles
Steph asked if we could do a longer run together. I was planning for six miles and was really happy to have a buddy for the distance. It turned into a seriously scenic run.
Peacocks in trees,
and a horse in the middle of the road.
It absolutely made our day.
By the time I got home, my hip flexor was really complaining. I hated to admit it, but I was going to need to take some time off. I knew some ice and rest was in order, although I hated the idea of being sidelined.
On the bright side, it was Valentine’s Day. We celebrated with a family day, and enjoyed a delicious lunch at a newish German restaurant.
We ended the day with wine and cheese and a movie. It was perfect.
Monday – rest
I had an unexpected day of work, so little man hung out with Mr PugRunner on his day off. It was an incredibly busy day, so I was glad to get home to them.
Tuesday – rest
Since little man had another day off, I had promised to take him and one his friends to the zoo. There was a change of plans, and we ended up taking his friend’s mom and sister along with us. It was the absolute best day. The weather was perfect and the kids were so much fun. We spent the entire day there, and saw pretty much every exhibit.
I mean, I wasn’t thrilled when I was set upon by hungry lorikeets, but other than that…
Little man’s friend came back to our house for a big spaghetti dinner, and the kids played for a while before everyone had to get to bed to get ready for school the next day.
Wednesday – rest
I spent my free day packing and finishing my costumes for the Glass Slipper Challenge.
This would be the first time I would run in actual costumes, so I was pretty excited.
Thursday – rest
By Thursday, I was feeling pretty anxious and edgy. I really wanted to run to work out the nerves, but I knew that resting was the right decision. I wanted to be ok for the races to come. I tried to keep my mind off of everything with work and spending some extra time with little man when he got home after school.
Friday – rest
It was time to head out. After our kids headed off to their classes, Steph came and picked me up for our drive to Orlando. The plan was to head to the Expo, check in to our hotel, grab dinner in Epcot and then get to bed.
And the plan went pretty smoothly, which was just how we liked it.
Saturday – Disney Enchanted 10K, 6.3 miles
We had an obscenely early wakeup call of 2:30 AM. Due to the sheer number of people participating, runDisney races seem to start before dawn. It’s not the worst thing, but it’s quite a shock to the system.
We managed to smile through it!
Stay tuned for the full race report to come!
Spoiler alert: even with my hip, I completed 19.3 miles in about 24 hours, and it was pretty ridiculously awesome. I can’t wait to share all about the experience!
I’m taking another week off to recover. It’s the smart and safe move, and I am hoping to be back at it on Saturday in time for a trail run with a new group. Fingers crossed.
How was your week in training?
How do you keep your mind off not running when you are recovering from an injury?