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We had an interesting week in the PugRunner home.
Sunday – 26.2 with DONNA Relay, 7 miles running
I took on Leg 1 of a five-person relay team for the 26.2 with DONNA event. You guessed it: full recap to come. This was my first time running on DONNA Sunday, and it was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to share my experience.
When I got home and cleaned up, we took little man to see the Lego Batman movie. I was absolutely exhausted, but I had promised him and as actually pretty excited to see it, myself. It did not disappoint.
Monday – rest
On Monday, we woke up to the horrible sounds of Bentley hacking. Coughing in dogs is never a good thing, so we whisked him off to the vet. X-rays showed he was clear of tumors and the vet couldn’t detect any heart disease, for which we were so grateful. That being said, it seems he may just have nasty allergies, too. Poor buddy was incredibly uncomfortable.
Tuesday – 5.8 miles, running
Valentine’s Day morning, I got myself together for a solo run of four miles. I missed my running buddy, but she was taking some well-earned rest.
I came home to some heart-shaped pancakes made by Mr PugRunner.
I sent little man off to school with his class Valentines (click here for link to free printable from GluedToMyCrafts.com)
and still had enough time to meet Sharon from Mommy Runs It before work. ZOOMA Florida brought us together several years ago, and we just haven’t been able to catch up. I think we have figured out a way to change that. We talked about blogging and life, and it was really nice to have some writing conversations.
In the afternoon, I laid out another 1.8 miles at run club (we started a little later), and then I brought little man and his friend home for a playdate. We had heart-shaped pizza and gourmet cupcakes for our Valentine’s celebration. February 14 is always pretty low-key for us, but that’s just how we like it.
Wednesday – rest
Wednesdays are somehow the dullest day of my week. Work. Karate. The end.
Thursday – 4.5 miles, hill repeats
I decided it was time to get my butt back to the bridge. It’s been almost a year since I even thought about hill repeats, and I really didn’t have any excuses. I ran that bridge four times, with a small detour to the beach, just because I could. It was the best, most productive run I’ve had in AGES.
Afterwards, I had to take little man to the dentist (no cavities!) and then it was off to lunch with my parents and some last minute shopping. We were leaving on a two-night camping trip to the Daytona International Speedway and needed the rest of our supplies.
Friday – stair climbing (20 flights singles, 20 flights doubles)
I thought about getting up to run, but I just couldn’t get myself going. Instead, I resorted to climbing stairs: 20 flights of singles and 20 flights of doubles. I got the idea from Kim and it definitely got my heart rate pumping.
After lunch, we finished loading the car and drove to the rendezvous point set up by our scout den leader.
Four or five vehicles caravanned into the Daytona Infield together and we set up camp in a field with a great view of Turn 4 of the track.
We dedicated our first night to getting settled. Mr PugRunner had us in charge of food for three families, so I prepped taco meat and we had all the fixings. Our den leader set up a fire ring and had s’mores.
I was pretty impressed with our campsite, even if it was a little noisy from all the people and practice laps on the track.
Saturday – rest
We had a decent night’s sleep in the camp, and even managed to “sleep in” until about 7AM.
Our cub scouts package entitled us to the campsite, the “Fun Zone”, and seats in the stands for the afternoon and evening race. It was a pretty sweet deal. After breakfast and surviving the public shower, our group headed over and spent the morning checking out the sights.
It was quite a day. I never imagined I would enjoy two nights camping on the infield of a major racetrack and watching an actual race. The night event was rained out, much to little man’s disappointment – he has determined that NASCAR may well be “his thing.” We ended up having a nice evening away – we grilled steaks and the kids played until late.
No real cross-training this week (although I think I can count setting up a campsite as some cardio and lifting), but I did get in 17 miles for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half, including some hills. All in all, it ended up being a strong week, and I’m ok with where I finished up.
How was your week in training?
Have you ever gone to a NASCAR event?