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This week was “eh” in terms of training. I just don’t feel like I did anything consistently or enough. Which is technically fine. Every week isn’t going to be crazy intense, nor should it be.
Sunday – rest
I took the day off to celebrate Father’s Day with the family. Mr PugRunner and Papa Bear are both such wonderful influences in our lives, and I am so grateful to have them both, and to be able to celebrate this special day with them.
We went to a lovely brunch in historic downtown, and then it was off to our community pool for some swimming.
Finally, we all went back to our house for some appetizers and drinks. It was such a nice, low-key holiday and we all had a nic
Monday – 40 minutes body circuit, 60 minutes beach yoga, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs
This day was a bit of a rush. If I planned properly, I would be able to get in most of my body circuit class and still make it to the beach in time for yoga. I flew through most of the class circuits and zipped off to the beach.
It was so windy but so glorious. I wish there were more classes to attend, because there is something so peaceful and moving about beach yoga.
Tuesday – 3 miles running, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs
I really appreciate the morning group runs with the ladies. Even on days when I’m really not feeling it, they motivate me to get up and go. Especially nice was that we had a break in the weather: the temps were in the low 60s when I left the house. Perfect.
We also decided to give up our three milers, and start pushing for more. Of course, this means that we will need to start a little earlier in the morning, but it will be worth it for the feeling of accomplishment.
Since it was International Yoga Day, I practiced my Warrior III. It’s looking (and feeling) pretty good).
Wednesday – 4 miles running, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs
While I don’t love the back-to-back runs, I had to run on Wednesday instead of Thursday. As promised, the group did four beautiful sunrise miles.
We also chatted a little bit about the 30 Day Challenges I have been doing, and we even planked together.
I spent the rest of the day at work, which was a little out of the ordinary. It ended up being a really productive day.
It was also my mom’s birthday. Mr PugRunner was out of town, but after camp, little man and I met up with my parents for dinner and cake. It was a nice evening and we were glad for more celebrating.
Thursday – rest, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs
Since Mr PugRunner was gone, I couldn’t get out for any running or cycling, but I did keep up with my squats, planks and other challenges.
After work, I picked up little man and his friend from camp and we went to the pool while we waited for Mr PugRunner to return from his trip. The boys had fun, and I think we tired them out pretty well.
Friday – 9.75 miles cycling, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs
I was on camp car pool duty, so no body circuit for me again. I wanted to go cycling on a certain trail I had heard of, but I couldn’t find the parking lot for it, and had to go home. However, Mr PugRunner was able to come home for the weekend after lunch, and we were able to go out for a nice, long ride.
We never get to work out together anymore and it was really nice to have that time.
After camp, little man had his first class as an orange belt. I had the privilege of watching and was so impressed by how quickly he has picked up his new routines and moves. I am excited to see how he develops, and he’s excited to get his sparring gear and add another layer to his training.
Saturday – 6 miles running, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs
It’s been nice taking my time getting back, but I am also at a point where long runs are becoming necessary. I woke up a bit later than planned for my six miles – the first 3.1 miles were dedicated to the Orlando United 5K (since I wasn’t able to be in Orlando for the actual race, I registered for the virtual).
I am getting back to a point where I need to manage fuel on a run, and that was a bit of a challenge for me. However, practice makes perfect, and I will get back to a good place again.
The rest of the day was a whirlwind. We had a bunch of events and parties going on, and it was just craziness.
The night ended at my friend’s birthday party, with margaritas and Cards Against Humanity. I have never played and need to order a set for myself immediately.
I’ve been staying strong with my challenges, and the pugs are offering support where they can.
The positives from this week is that I am definitely feeling stronger, especially in my core and my arms. I took some “before” photos last week, but I’m not entirely comfortable sharing them, quite yet. Maybe if there is some huge improvement at the end of 30 Days of Plank/Squat/Arm/Thigh Challenges, I will, but no promises.
Here’s hoping this week is more productive in miles!
How was your week in training?
Do you use before/after photos to chart your progress?