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Speaking of MissSippiPiddlin… just wait til you see what this week had in store.
Sunday – 9 miles, running
Our Saturday long run got pushed to Sunday. I was ok with that seeing as how I really needed a day to “sleep in.” I figured nine miles would be a good way to head into this two-race week.
Afterwards, we got the house tidied up for some friends to come over. Mr PugRunner made some delicious Boston Butt on the egg, and everyone pitched in with their favorite BBQ sides.
The kids played for a bit and then we worked on the Cub Scouts Space Derby kits. The instructions in these things are never great, so it was nice to have a team working on them.
Monday – rest
Mondays. We all know how those go.
Tuesday – 6.7 miles, running
Three of the four group members went for the early morning miles. It started to drizzle a bit as we were wrapping up and I had to spring for home. Boo, rain, boo.
I hustled over to the school in the morning to help little man’s teacher get set up for fall centers. Our class was hosting a station where they would make butter by shaking cream and salt in a ziplock bag. I also sent in a hand mixer in case the experiment failed. Shockingly, it worked just fine!
When I got home from work, I had a meeting scheduled with our new dogsitter, and my parents picked up little man from school. The pugs loved C to pieces, and she was so excited to add them to her client list.
We went out for a nice dinner and little man went home with my parents, to return on Thanksgiving. He had Wednesday off, but I didn’t, so he would have more fun with them.
Wednesday – rest
Mr PugRunner braved the store for a few last-minute items, while I finished my day at work. Afterwards, we treated ourselves to Justice League in the movie theater. I was so excited to see it – it wasn’t phenomenal, but I enjoyed it heartily.
Thursday – 3.1 miles, running
t was an early, early morning for me. Not only did the Community First Thanksgiving Distance Classic 5K start at 6:50AM, but I was picking up Tricia for the race! We arrived a little early to make sure we had close parking, but ugh. It was POURING.
You guys, I have never actually gone out in the rain, so I wasn’t really thrilled about racing in it, but we had brought trash bags and a sense of adventure. We waited until the absolute last minute and then rolled up to the start line.
Crazy! Stay tuned for pictures of us in our classy garbage bags!
After I dropped her back home, it was time for me to go home and start getting ready for our big day. Mr PugRunner had decided to cook the turkey on the Big Green Egg, so all I really had to do was make the stuffing and a few sides.
The rest of the family showed up and we had a lovely, relaxing day of good food, conversation and football.
The only bummer was that it rained all day so we couldn’t enjoy a nice walk around the neighborhood when we were finished.
Friday – rest
We skipped out on Black Friday in favor of Friendsgiving. It’s an annual event where a bunch of friends cook up a huge feast and enjoy it together. I probably ate more at Friendsgiving than I did at Thanksgiving! It was equally good and it was fun to try different interpretations of my favorite holiday sides.
Saturday – rest
There was no real rest on Saturday. First, we had a date to see Santa, so we hit the outdoor mall early to get a prime spot in line.
We got home, fed and settled the pugs, tossed our suitcases in the car and made the drive to Cocoa for my fifth running of the Space Coast Half Marathon. Way back in 2013, I made the decision to register for a half marathon, without ever having done a 5K. It was insanity, but I saw that the Space Coast event was offering an incredibly cool, five-year series of medals, and I just had to have them all.
I even got my name on the Intergalactic Challenge banner!
After a quick trip to the expo, we checked into our hotel, got our traditional pasta dinner and it was off to bed for this little runner. With a 4:15 AM shuttle for a 6:00 AM start time, I had to get some sleep!
Spoiler alert: I had a great race. It wasn’t a PR and I am a hurting unit today, but I think I ran strong and smart, which makes me happy. All in all it was a fabulous week, and I will be leaving November with over 100 miles. I don’t think I’ve ever totaled that much in my history of running, so I’m pretty excited to see where that leads.
How was your Thanksgiving?
How was your week in training?