weekly recap: 3/13– 3/19

This puts us about halfway through March, which is absolute lunacy. I can’t even believe it!

Sunday – cycling, 4 miles

I actually felt pretty good after Gate, which was encouraging. I was tired from the heat and dehydration, and sore because that was the first time I’d run in a while, but other than that, I was A-ok.

The weather was gorgeous, so I convinced little man to join me on a bike ride. He wasn’t digging it, until I promised him we would see zebras, and then he was totally on board. We had a blast.

The rest of the day was kind of lazy, which was fine by me.

Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes

I felt even stronger in body circuit. I have to admit that these moments are encouraging and I hope that I can get them to continue.

Tuesday – rest

It was a quiet Tuesday. After work and school, little man did his homework and we cooked dinner together. He’s really taking a great deal of ownership in the kitchen, and it’s absolutely fantastic.

Wednesday – rest

Little man was presenting his diorama project school, and his teacher has asked for a few volunteers to help out. I wasn’t working so I was able to go in to assist. I also got to watch his presentation, which was awesome. He did a great job putting everything together, and I was so happy I got to be there.

Thursday – rest

After work, it was time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. We had dinner in a little Irish bar and then we met up with our friend, who was going to take little man to an acrobatics show with her boys. We got drinks at a restaurant not too far away to wait for them to be finished. It sounded like they all had a wonderful time and little man was especially impressed by the acrobat who balanced with one hand on a tower of eight chairs. Hopefully, he won’t try to duplicate the act at home.

Friday – 2.5 miles

Little man was scheduled for all day play date with his bestie, so I did some cleaning, and ran errands and I also decided to try a training run.

It took a while for me to convince myself that I could get out there and do it. I knew it would be ugly and miserable, simply because I’ve lost a lot of strength in my left leg, but sitting around and doing nothing isn’t going to make it stronger, either. I took my time, and stopped a couple of times to stretch.

I’m not going to lie. It was awful and miserable and I was so angry that my body just won’t work the way I want it to, right now. I know that it will pass and that I just have to be patient with myself, but in the moment, it’s hard to be at peace with that.

But at least Mr PugRunner and I had a date to see Deadpool, (FINALLY) which would help take my mind off things.

It was absolutely amazing. Horribly inappropriate, but I loved every second of it. WE had all had a long couple of days, and we were so glad to pick up little man and get to bed.

Saturday – cycling, 6.5 miles

A long bike ride sounded like a great way to recover from Friday’s run. The weather was decent and I was hopeful that I could loosen things up enough to be able to toe the start line in my planned St. Patrick’s Day race on Sunday.

After a shower, little man and I headed to my parents’. They were planning on having him visit for a bit over Spring Break, so we got his vacation started.

 

So things are going. And that’s all I can ask. Obviously, I am an impatient creature and wish that things would progress more rapidly, but that’s not how it works, and I just have to get a grip. Mr PugRunner and I had a big chat about my plans after Savannah, and we talked about me swimming and getting back to yoga, in addition to cycling and maybe spin, to help improve my range of motion and leg turnover. In some ways, recovery and rehab is going to be more work than actually training to run. I’m trying to be excited about trying some new things, and switching gears a little, even though I don’t love the reasons for the change.

How was your week in training?

If you and/or your kids have a Spring Break this year, how are you spending it?

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