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Sunday – rest
Mr PugRunner surprised me by telling me that we were going to look at bikes! We didn’t have a chance to go on my actual birthday weekend, so I was beyond thrilled.
I had already done a lot of my research, so it was more a matter of getting the correct size and learning some maintenance details. It was a great experience and I am so thrilled with the new addition to our garage.
Monday – 35 minutes cycling, 60 minutes body circuit
I couldn’t wait to take Francine the Bike for a spin. As son as little man was off to school, I slapped on a helmet and hit the road.
It was wonderful! I felt like I was expending about the same amount of energy as when I ride Mr PugRunner’s bike, but I was going so much faster. The ride was easier and more smooth, too. It’s amazing the difference the right tools can make.
Body circuit went well. The morning temperatures are starting to heat up, and I had to make a mental note to start applying sunscreen before each session.
I used the rest of the day to catch up on household things before I had to get little man and do all the after-school things. The week was off to a great start.
Tuesday – 3 miles running
I met up with my running group, intending on a really solid three miles. Unfortunately, about a mile in, I had a wee little bit of an accident. More of a random gravity check (not to worry; everything is working just as it should!). I took a misstep and completely wiped out.
Can we say embarrassing? I almost cried – not because it hurt (although it did), but because I was mortified.
The ladies helped me get up and cleaned off, and I decided I wanted to finish the run. I was muddy and bloodied, but nothing was broken or twisted, thank goodness. My next two miles included a couple chunks of walking, just because I was sore. It was more than a little disappointing.
However, it was also a great lesson in overcoming.
Wednesday – 60 minute cycling
This was the first time I was actually nervous on the bike. The scrape on my knee was tight and I was really scared of falling. I’m not entirely sure how falling while running correlated to falling while cycling in my head, but it did.
I took a new route, which I enjoyed, and really focused on trying to enjoy the ride.
Little man had a great karate class, and we found out he will be testing for his next belt (which will get him into the sparring class) next month. he has been working pretty hard, so I know he is excited.
Thursday – Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown, Corporate Run 5K
I woke up early to do a yoga workout at home. While I don’t generally love video workouts, I wanted to have some kind of stretching done before the Corporate 5K that night.
After work, I collected my running things and met up with Tammy for the drive to the race site. This would be my first official 5K since I had to start over almost two months ago, and I was pretty anxious about it. My scrapes were still pretty raw, it was a night run, and our area was being hit with some pretty wicked storms.
In fact, the heavens opened and it poured on us for the first mile. The thought of bailing did cross my mind, but I stuck it out. Because that’s what runners do.
I will provide the race report later this week. It wasn’t my best, but it did boost my confidence in that I know I can go out there and complete the distance without my hip jangling.
Friday – 320 yard swim, 60 minutes body circuit, 30 minute cycling
I was pretty tired on Friday morning, but I wanted to get in all my workouts. I decided to swim first, simply because I feel like my swims are always an afterthought and then I feel like I’m really struggling. This time, I got in the water first, and churned out some nice laps.
I dried off and changed in the pool bathroom and then joined up with my body circuit class. It was a strong workout, and I loved it.
I had to meet Mr PugRunner for lunch, so my bike workout was cut a few minutes short. Which was fine, because it was hot as blazes and I was rather exhausted at this point.
Mr PugRunner was planning on a night out with his buddy, so I invited my parents to come see Angry Birds and get dinner with me and little man.
We all had a great night, and the movie was really cute.
Saturday – 5 mile easy bike ride
We had been planning to spend the majority of the morning at little man’s triathlon, but due to the week’s inclement weather, the whole event was postponed. Yes, we were bummed, especially since we won’t be able to make the rescheduled date, but it did make for a much more relaxing weekend.
I decided to give myself a little break and skip a run on Saturday morning, but then we all rode our bikes about 2.5 miles each way for lunch, which was really special. I love being able to do that, and it was a great way to spend time together.
That evening, we all went to the Jacksonville Sharks game.
It was Military Appreciation Night and the arena was hopping!
The Sharks ended up crushing the Portland Steel, so it was a fantastic night, even if it meant we all did get to bed a little on the later side. Totally worth it.
And now we are almost through May. I hadn’t really set too many goals for this month, and I am reminding myself to try to be kind and patient with myself. I am keeping my eye on taking my time and rebuilding, and trying very hard not to worry about “being where I was.”
I am going to start setting some bigger goals for June. I think I’ve given myself enough room to get comfortable, confirm that my injury is 100% gone and start pushing the limits. Summer is going to be the perfect time for it and I will be interested to see where the next steps lead.
How was your week in review?
Are you as incredibly graceful as me when running?