Obviously, another ho-hum week as far as training. My hip was feeling much better and stronger, so that was great news.
Sunday – rest
Mr PugRunner wasn’t going to back in town until later in the afternoon, so I invited my parents to join little man and me on a bit of an adventure. We packed up and hopped in the car, for the drive down to DeLand. Our first stop was in De Leon Springs to visit the Old Spanish Sugar Mill for pancakes. We were warned that this place gets busy fast, so we tried to be there at opening at 8:00. We arrived at 8:15, and there was already a bit of a wait!
It was worth it!
For $4.95 a person, we were able to make our own pancakes, right at the table. It was unique, and the different batters they served were both delicious.
With full bellies, we drove another 30 minutes to Blue Spring State Park. I wanted to see the manatees. During their mating season, the manatees crowd into the “warmer” natural springs in the state, and hang out there for a few months. I hadn’t been able to pay a visit yet, and I was hoping to catch a glimpse before they disbanded again for the summer.
We were not disappointed.
There were about eight manatees hanging out in the water, and they were so very beautiful.
We spent the rest of the morning at the park, enjoying the gorgeous weather.
The day ended with sundaes at Rodeo Whip. Because all good days end with sundaes.
Monday – body circuit
I took class very easy. I was still having a hard time maneuvering my leg, so I focused on arms, modifying exercises where necessary. I felt like I was able to do more, more comfortably, which put me in a fabulous mood.
Tuesday – rest
Not too much to report: I had the day at work and then it was home to help little man work on his diorama project. It came out great and he can’t wait to give his presentation on it later this week.
Wednesday – rest
I had the morning scheduled to get my hair cut and colored. It has been forever and I was really looking forward to the refresher.
Thursday – rest
Friday – rest
Normally, I would go back to body circuit, but I was scheduled to work at the Gate River Run Expo, so I skipped it in favor of bagels with co-worker, before heading in.
The day absolutely flew by, and since I was still feeling good, I decided that I would get my packet and prepare to complete the 15K distance as planned.
Mr PugRunner brought home Chinese food for dinner and I turned in early to try to get some rest.
Saturday – Gate River Run, 9.3 miles
I had a bit of a nasty surprise in the morning when the hot water in the shower wouldn’t come on. Swell. I did the best I could in the cold water, and headed out to the race.
My thought process was that the Publix Savannah Half Marathon is coming up in a few short weeks and I needed to get in some miles. I preferred to do those miles with a lot of people and spectators than struggle on my own. I also promised myself that I would be careful and listen to my body. If I had to walk all 9.3 miles, then I would do exactly that.
It was a long and exhausting day, but I accomplished my goal. I’ll share more in another post.
After lunch, another cold shower and a nap, I managed to pull it together to attend the after party with T.
We totally couldn’t hang: after a drink and some dinner, we called it a night and headed home to get some much-needed sleep before the big time change.
At present, I feel good. The injured leg is a little draggy, but again, it’s more from lack of proper use than anything else. I may even be able to get in a training run this week, and I’m debating doing my race on Sunday (although dropping from the 10K to the 5K). All in all, I’m feeling very positive about Savannah and think things have made a turn for the better.
How was your week in training?
How did the time change go for you?