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Sunday – rest
Much as we hated to leave, it was time to pack up and head home from our Daytona campout. I had to be at work, and there was much to get tidied up for the week ahead.
We were all really happy to get real showers, and little man was excited to spend the night with my parents because he had the day off from school on Monday.
Monday – rest
After work, we had my parents over for BBQ chicken. I was a little bummed not to be able to take advantage of the holiday, but work was busy and went by quickly.
Tuesday – 7.1 miles running
I had to go it alone because my running buddy wasn’t feeling well. Boo. However, I slogged out a nice five miles, and then followed up with another two are run club with little man.
He doesn’t always hang with me while we’re running, but it’s nice to be out there with him.
Wednesday – rest
Just an average Wednesday. Little man had some sparring at karate, and that was that.
Thursday – 1 mile running
My running partner was still down so I vowed I would get up and hit the bridge. The weather had been iffy through the night, but looked to be clearing. I prepared myself to deal with a little wind and a little drizzle and set out.
When I got out of the car, the gusts of wind almost took the door right off the hinges. I told myself it would be good resistance training, and started my Garmin. By the time I hit the top of the bridge (literally 1/2 mile), the wind was blowing me into the median and the rain had started driving. Sideways. It was absolutely horizontal.
I quickly realized that it wasn’t stopping anytime soon, and that my being out wasn’t the safest choice, so I put my head down and returned to the car. Drenched. I had to wring out my socks before driving home. And after.
I was really defeated and disappointed, and it set a low tone for the day. Mr PugRunner told me he would leave a little later on Friday morning if I wanted to get out for another attempt, and I really appreciate his thoughtfulness.
That evening, the guys had cub scouts and I nursed a headache. I needed that couch time.
Friday – 5 miles running
Mr PugRunner left early for a weekend trip to visit with his dad and brother, so little man and I were on our own. I dropped him off at school and went to the beach for my redemption run.
This time, the weather cooperated beautifully. It was warm and sunny, but the cool breeze off the ocean helped keep it tolerable. I was really pleased to be able to get in five miles, with four bridge repeats, as well as another jaunt to the beach.
I also had a fun surprise in the mail: my Winter Runningland virtual medals from Run Rock ‘n’ Roll! They are gorgeous.
I had promised little man we would go to the outdoor mall after school so he could shop for a birthday present. Imagine my surprise when he put on a tie and suggested we go to Cooper’s Hawk for dinner. We had a lovely time, and it was really sweet for him to dress up for me.
Saturday – rest
Little man had a birthday party at a local trampoline venue. He’s at an age now where these parties are starting to be “drop off” but … I just wasn’t ready. I found a bench out of the way and chatted with a couple of his classmates’ moms (who also weren’t ready). He had a great time running around and getting generally worn out.
That night, we watched a movie at home and I introduced him to his first Shamrock Shake. I know it’s not the best thing, but I have one a year, and for some reason, he’s never had one at all.
He loved it.
Side note. This was the first ice cream I’ve had in two weeks. I know it sounds silly, but I am an ice cream addict. I would have some every night. And if we’re being really honest, I had way more than a suggested serving, and would add chocolate syrup, or nuts or sprinkles or anything else that sounded good. It was a pretty unhealthy, long-standing habit. About fourteen days ago, I finished the last carton, and didn’t replace it. Do I miss it? OMG yes. Will I buy it again? Sure will, but not for a little while.
Fourteen miles of running, but no cross training this week. That’s a little tough to swallow, but I’m hoping to get a grip on it in the upcoming days.
Congratulations to Melanie C for winning two entries to March To Get Screened 5K Run/Walk on Sunday! This is such a great cause, and it will be great to have you there! I will contact you to get your details!
If you are local and want to join in support of colon cancer awareness, there is still time to register.
How was your week in training?
What is your nutrition vice?