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Things calmed down a little bit this week. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t a welcome relief in a lot of ways.
Sunday – Jekyll Island Marathon & 10K, 6.2 miles running
I had a truly incredible night’s sleep in the “Heavenly” bed at the Westin Jekyll Island. Of course, it was hard to leave, knowing that race morning temperatuers were going to be in the 20s, but … you do what you have to do.
I will share my race report later, but the Jekyll Island Marathon & 10K was fabulous, especially for an inaugural event. Just check out that view!
After the run, Meghan and I warmed up and headed for a delicious recovery lunch at a local pub. Yum.
Then it was time for the drive home. It was incredibly hard to say goodbye, but we will be back, for sure!
My night wasn’t over. Our Brooks rep was coming in to share with all the latest updates and new happenings with their running shoes and apparel. It was a fun night with some coworkers, and I am excited for some of these new products to launch in the upcoming months.
Monday – name workout
Since it was a school holiday, we decided to take the day off from group fitness. However, I was pretty energized from the weekend, and went ahead with a name workout. It was fairly challenging (hello, 110 jumping jacks in a row, two times!), but it was a good way to start the week. And Bentley helped to make sure I was handling those wall sits properly.
Little man enjoyed the rest of his long weekend at my parents’, and then they came over for a home-cooked meal. Things were basically back to normal.
Tuesday – 7 miles, running
Colder and colder! We were feeling pretty proud of ourselves for getting out there in the hard freeze.
After work, I was very much looking forward to some downtime. Tuesday is the one day we don’t have much planned, so little man could do his homework and I could work on making a yummy dinner (homemade pasta fagioli for a chilly night).
Wednesday – deck of cards workout
I was glad to be back in the gym, and even more glad that this particular workout didn’t leave me suffering from soreness for days afterwards.
I’m really loving the variety of these deck of cards workouts, even if we are digging deep at the end.
After school, little man had his last karate class before his big test on Saturday. He was focused and strong and I knew he was going to do a great job.
Thursday – 6.25 miles, running
This was quite the adventure. The “feels like” temperature was 17 and it was brutal! We hit a huge patch of black ice from where someone left their sprinkler running overnight and I dropped my phone, which shattered. Ugh. I meant to run a little further, but I think we were all too cold.
It was off to the phone store to deal with that nonsense (ugh) and then I had to pick up some things while I was out.
In the evening, it was Cub Scouts, and we worked out music. The boys had written songs and made their own instruments, and it was time for them to perform their tunes. They all did a great job and I was very proud of them and their efforts.
After little man went to bed, I had a video call with some of my fellow contributors from the St. Augustine Moms Blog. There are lots of new faces writing with us, now, and I love reading the posts from all the different perspectives.
Friday – rest
I was incredibly grateful for a rest day. I even got to “sleep in” a little. Yay!
That’s not to say it was a quiet day. Our school’s Daddy Daughter Dance was that evening and even though I don’t have a daughter, I was volunteering for the evening and with some of the decor and behind the scenes work.
I left around 3:30 to help for the duration of the event, while the boys had a night at home. Mr PugRunner had a contractor over to look at doing some floor and kitchen renovations, and I had left him with instructions for things to ask for in the quote. I’m nervous and excited to see what we’re looking at and what we might be able to do.
Saturday – 4.10 miles, running
I didn’t have time for a long, long run, but two of my friends joined me for a quick four miles. I’m so grateful that they are always up for joining in.
Then it was time for little man to test. We were in the dojo for almost three hours, as he and about six of the intermediate students showed off all their skills and forms. He did really well, won his sparring match against a more advanced student, and finally broke a board with a spinning hook kick.
When he tests again, that’s when his instructor will put in the order for his black belt. All the students with red/black stripe belts get to see their black belts, embroidered with their names, hanging on the rack at the front of the gym. It’s a great incentive, and he is so close to achieving that goal! We are incredibly proud of him.
I was ready to call it a day.
Over 20 miles of running this week, and I’ve kept up with the gym and my cross-training. Sure it’s early in the year, but I’m on track, and that feels great. I didn’t race this weekend, but I will be back at it next Saturday at the Wolfson Children’s Challenge Relay. This one is close to my heart, and I’m excited to be there for another year.
How was your week in training?
Deck of cards or name workout? Which would you prefer?