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September has been a good month. I completed 84 miles of running, including a 10 mile long run! Hooray for double digits! Overall, I feel pretty good – my right leg is still a little achy from time time, but I am counting on a massage in a couple of weeks to help set that straight (this will be my first massage in about 12 years).
Sunday – rest
This was the Sundayest Sunday that ever Sundayed. I don’t think we did much of anything. I had a ton of PTA work to do and so Mr PugRunner took little man on a pool play date with one of his Scouts friends. I was able to get a ton done, even though it wasn’t incredibly fun.
Monday – rest
I do love a good rest day. Having Mondays as my rest day as worked fairly well for me thus far, so I’m going to continue it.
Tuesday – 6 miles, running
I didn’t sleep incredibly well, which meant I got up too early and started on my run before I was supposed to. By the time I picked up my friend and we did our miles, I was already at six. I barely realized it.
I was also thrilled to sport my new Sunset Palms headband from Sweaty Bands. Proceeds
Tuesday night was our school McTeacher’s Night, where the staff and teachers sign up to help serve at our local McDonalds. It’s a really fun evening, and the kids love seeing their teachers in the drive-through window and passing out trays of food. That being said, I was there for about three hours, and was absolutely wiped out by the time I got home.
Wednesday – rest
I was thrilled to have another day off of running. I was just exhausted and ready to just veg on the couch.
Thursday – 6.2 miles, running
Since I ran six on Tuesday, it didn’t feel right going back to five. I figured I might as well do a flat 10K to really hearn by House Puggister medal. Done and dusted. Those 5:30AM runs are not the best for photographs.
I got dressed, and headed to school to help with some more shirt distributions, health screenings and assorted things in the front office. I ran a few errands and picked up lunch to bring to little man. I hadn’t yet had lunch with him and he had been asking.
It was a really nice experience. Things are smaller at this school, and therefore the cafe is just a little more quiet. I hope to do it again, soon.
Our evening was a bit more rushed. We had our first Pack Meeting for Scouts, which meant everyone had to be in their Class A uniforms and ready for all the awards and honors to come. I ended up bringing two of little man’s friends with us so that Mr PugRunner and their parents could go to Back to School Night. Little man brought home four awards earned over the summer, and was really excited to start his Webelos year off so well.
Friday – rest
My first order of business was breakfast with a friend, and then taking a bit of a breather for the week.
Saturday – 10 miles, running
I got through about four miles before I grabbed S. After I get her, we run a few more, swing by my house so I can grab a quick drink, and then continue on our way. This time, I also needed a bathroom break. Boo.
However, it felt amazing to get in the full 10 miles.
My parents came over for some burgers (we still had a ton in the freezer from the hurricane) and to hang out. We haven’t seen them in what seems like ages, so I’m glad we could make it work.
I am embarrassed to admit I was in bed before 9:00. I was exhausted from the early start, the on-again, off-again rain and the run.
This is going to be a cutback week for me. I have a local 5K on Saturday, and I haven’t decided if I am going to try to log some miles before the race starts. We shall see how I’m feeling – to be honest, my focus is elsewhere this week.
How was your week in training?