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Sunday – 6 miles
I was supposed to run eight miles, but I had limited day and needed to do my run on the treadmill. Honestly, I probably could have managed eight, but I got horribly bored and really didn’t want to.
On top of that, as soon as I was finished and showered, we were getting breakfast and going HOME! I think we were all pretty dang excited about that.
The pugs did great on the drive home, and we pulled into our driveway a little after noon. I was very anxious to get inside to make sure we didn’t have any leaks or internal damage, and after confirming that we were in the clear, we were all finally able to breathe.
We agreed to meet my parents for lunch at a nearby restaurant that was open (which was great because all our food had spoiled in the few days power had been out), and it was wonderful to see them.
Since the county had canceled school for Monday, they offered to take little man for the night so we could do the work around the house, and he was packed and ready to leave before we could even agree. Poor kid was ready for a break after a pretty stressful weekend away.
Monday – rest
We were up an about pretty early. Mr PugRunner wanted to check on his office, and I wanted to join some of the moms from the St. Augustine Moms Blog with the clean up efforts. The Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County was in need of assistance, clearing debris, hauling destroyed furniture and moving items out of one of the homes that was crushed by a falling tree.
I was thrilled that Mr PugRunner came after her caught up with work and joined us.
It was a dirty, sweaty morning, but we got so much accomplished.
That afternoon, we took down our felled tree and brought little man to the fire house so he could deliver the cookies he baked for the firemen as appreciation for all they had done over the past week. The guys were really sweet and shared some of the stories of what they had been doing to help.
Tuesday – 5 miles, speed work
I had some nice (by which I mean not nice at all) mile repeats on tap for the morning. I got through them as best I could, although my body was not a fan.
I did some shopping for donation supplies, and when little man got home, he assembled toiletry care packages for donation to a few of the shelters in town that were in need. We also had enough to send in to school for his class to put together as requested by his teacher.
Wednesday – rest
This was a quiet day. I made some dropoffs of food and cleaning supplies to a local animal preserve that had lost everything in their deep freeze with the power outages, and to a nearby high school who wanted to help their students with toiletries and supplies.
On a lighter note, my first Stitch Fix had arrived in the mail earlier that week. I finally had the chance to open it up and check it out. I was really impressed with the selection, and stunned that things fit so well and also matched my style (or at least, what I wish my style was like).
Thursday – 4 miles, tempo run
I’m not really used to doing tempo runs, and I struggled with this one. I’m sure it had a lot to do with not getting enough sleep, being stressed and being worn out from all the travel, so I just did what I could do.
The boys decided they wanted Chinese food for dinner, so I was able to head out to work without figuring out the crockpot. When I got home, they were out at little man’s cub scouts meeting, so I was able to take a shower and get some down time before they returned.
Friday – body circuit, 60 minutes
I was really glad to get a workout in, and boy, was it tough on my arms and abs. Worth all of it, of course, but tough.
I was looking forward to a chill night at home. I had one quick errand to run in the late afternoon, but after that, it was PJs and TV. Little man and his friends went out to play and got ice cream from the ice cream truck. We ordered pizza, and watched a movie together. It was so nice and much needed.
Saturday – rest
I had planned to wake up early for my 10 mile long run, but at some point on Friday, I had hit my wall and just couldn’t do it. Ugh. Instead, we decided to drop off some more donations, and then have lunch at one of the local restaurants to help support the reopening businesses.
We hadn’t been over to the beach yet, and it was so sad to see all the damage. Dunes ruined, debris still littered all around. This was a palm tree that had been knocked down by the wind or storm surge and dragged back out out with the tide.
Our city and community has done so much to pull together during this time, but it was sobering to see how much more work is still to be done. We will be back, better and stronger than ever, though.
I am starting to feel like I’m getting back on track. I was able to get some good sleep over the weekend and that helped a lot. I realize that all my big races are right around the corner, and while I am trusting in my training, I am kind of surprised that it’s all less than a month away!
How was your week in training?
Is your race season ramping up or winding down?