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Sunday – SUP yoga, 90 minutes
This yoga class was so needed. So. Needed. I never really considered myself a huge water person, but I notice that I find myself craving these SUP times: just sitting on the board in the water is so restorative and brings me so much peace.
While I don’t have a photo of it, a huge manatee was nosing the boards while they were balanced on the pier (the tide was too low for us to do a beach entry). I was over the moon with glee, and was even happier when a trio of the majestic creatures poked their noses up to watch us. I wish they had come closer, but it was so cool seeing them nearby.
Mr PugRunner and little man were busy, too. They bundled up their clubs and went to the driving range to hit some golf balls. I know next to nothing about golf (unless it involves windmills), but his form seems pretty good.
In the afternoon, we did nothing but grocery shop, attempt to meal plan and get ready for the week. Now that school is back in session, that’s what Sundays are for.
Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes
Due to scheduling conflicts, body circuit has been on the back burner. However, I was back to it today, and thrilled, even though it was tough. I’m not going to be at all sorry when cooler weather comes.
Little man also went back to karate after a summer hiatus. He is an orange belt now, which means he will be learning how to spar. It’s exciting to see him put the techniques he’s been learning to practical use, but also a little nerve-wracking!
Tuesday – 5 miles running
I ran near home simply because it was going to be a rough day.
Little man has had a shark tooth situation (adult tooth growing in on top of baby tooth) and it was time for the baby tooth to be extracted. He was extremely anxious about the procedure and there really wasn’t much we could do to calm him. Fortunately, his dentist is a bit of a rock star, so the whole thing went very smoothly. Whew.
Wednesday – rest
I think the heat is really starting to get to me, because I really just wanted to flop down on the couch and do nothing. Not that there’s anything wrong with really taking a rest day – I made sure to get in some good reading.
Thursday – 3.72 miles walking
So Thursday was crazy. My friend had made me aware of a man by the name of Ernest Andrus. He is a (now) 93-year-old retired Navy vet, who has spent the last three years running across the country. He started at the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, and has been steadily progressing ever since (I’ll share more details this week, but you can learn more at at Coast 2 Coast Runs). The final portion of his run would take him through Georgia, and towards the end, he was going to be about 90 minutes away. We had talked about joining him for the final leg of his trip, but our schedules said otherwise.
Instead, we got up at 3:00 AM, loaded into Stacey’s car, and drove to St. Simon’s Island to meet Ernie. Along with about 40 other people, we walked alongside this amazing and inspiring veteran for the second to last piece of his journey.
It was one of those once in a lifetime experiences, and we were both just so overwhelmed by it.
Little man and I did get to have a nice evening in while Mr PugRunner went to the local Cub Scout’s information meeting. Little man has been asking to join, and it seems like this will be the year.
Friday – rest
I met up with a friend for coffee in the morning, and then Mr PugRunner and I had a day date when he was finished with his work of the day. We picked up new running shoes and had a delicious lunch together. It’s fun to have that time together.
Saturday – 10 miles running
Much as I didn’t want to run, it was long run day. And it was all kind of a mess. There was a controlled burn going on, which really ruins my breathing, and I just wasn’t feeling great about any of it. I finally had to just give in and do some serious walking in the last miles. I wanted to get the distance, but I didn’t have anything left. Boo.
I did come home to a plate of pancakes and chocolate milk. Unfortunately, I was too hot and worn out to really enjoy them. Boo again.
In the afternoon, we went to my parents’ house for a BBQ with some other family members – it was a great way to unwind.
Mr PugRunner and I tried to stay up late to watch a movie on TV, but we were both wiped out and had to take a rain check.
I’m not overly impressed with myself this week. I felt pretty lazy and unmotivated, which I don’t love. The summer is getting to me, though, and I’m just trying to tough it out. I am excited about my trip to Philly and all the running adventures to come, but at the moment, I’m struggling. It will be ok, I know, but I would love to feel a little more on top things.
How is your week in training?
Are you starting to see signs of fall where you live?