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Sunday – rest
After a quick breakfast at Starbucks, I said goodbye to my friends and sent them off on their long drive home.
The rest of the day was dedicated to absolutely nothing: we watched the Olympics, snacked, and lounged. The upcoming week was promising to be a whirlwind, and we just wanted to be prepared for it.
Monday – rest
Little man and I had the day together and he wanted to just chill. We went out to lunch and Publix, and I took him to buy a new pair of “fun” shoes. I almost cried when the salesperson sent us to the men’s section of the store for his size. Clearly he hit a growth spurt or two this summer.
Mr PugRunner took him to get his hair cut, too. All summer he has been trying to grow it out, but I guess he decided to go for the buzz for school. Totally in favor of it.
That evening, I babysat for a friend of mine so she could take her new Kindergartner to Meet the Teacher Night. It was a nice, quiet, uneventful night, the perfect quiet before the storm.
Tuesday – 5 miles
I popped up for five early sunrise miles.
On the agenda for the day: work (for me) and Meet the Teacher and a dentist appointment for little man.
I got mostly good reports: he loves his 3rd grade teacher and classroom, and while the dentist visit went well, there is a shark tooth that has been hanging on that has to be pulled. Little man isn’t too thrilled about it, but it has to go.
That night, we went out for Italian: little man’s back-to-school request. We had a calm evening, and everyone turned in early to get a good night’s sleep.
Wednesday – rest
The big day had arrived! Little man was off to third grade! He had a yummy, protein-packed breakfast and we made his lunch together.
He wanted us to walk him in to his classroom (I was good with that because I wanted to see where he was and say hello to his teacher), so we all hopped in the car, after obligatory first day pictures, and set off.
Of course, the first day is always chaotic, but we got a decent parking spot and made the drop off.
After we said goodbye, Mr PugRunner and I went out for bagels. It’s nice when we can get a little untraditional date in, and it was a nice way to ease into the rest of the day for me.
I baked chocolate chip cookies for his welcome home snack
and put together little man’s requested dinner: cereal bar.
He had a great first day and we are all excited to see where the year takes him!
Thursday – 5 miles
Another five miles, and it went pretty well. I’m focused more on feeling strong than anything else.
Friday – rest
This rest day was much needed. I’d been dragging a little and there was no body circuit scheduled, so I just took advantage of the time off to watch some movies and Olympics and hold down the couch. Sometimes, it just has to be done. I had no regrets.
Saturday – 8 mile long run, Stadium Challenge 5K and fun run
After a mostly sleepless night, I went out late for my long run. While I don’t love splitting miles, I didn’t really have a lot of other options, so I gutted out my eight in the sun. Boo.
After I got cleaned up, we packed up our race things and went to a birthday party for one of our friends’ kids. There was a waterslide, and pool, along with lots of pizza and cake and yummy things to eat and drink.
I did my best to only drink water and watch my food intake. It was brutally hot, and I wanted to make sure I was fueling smartly. A storm rolled through, but when it passed, we drove to Everbank Field for the Stadium Challenge 5K. More on that later this week, but it was a fun night, and I was really glad that little man decided he was up for the fun run.
It’s been some time since we raced together, and I’ve missed it. He said he loved it, too, so it’s a win in my book! At the end of the day, I completed 12 miles, and am feeling pretty ready for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia.
Oh, and that big news I mentioned last week? Well, it’s official. I’m all registered for my very first Ragnar Relay: the Ragnar Trail Alafia River!
For whatever reason, being part of a Ragnar team has sounded like such a wonderful experience. I’ve never camped, never done a relay and I don’t know half the people on my team, but it’s going to be epic! I cannot wait!
How was your week in training?
Have you ever done Ragnar?