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Consistency continued through this week, both with miles run and time put in at the gym. I’m feeling really good, and glad to see that my efforts are being rewarded.
Sunday – 6.06 miles, running
As agreed, we made up the rest of our weekend’s run. We were able to leave a little later in the morning, and take advantage of some sunshine.
That afternoon, we went to a friend’s house for the kids to work their Pinewood Derby cars. This is always such a fun time of year for the kids, and their creativity is always so awesome. We ended up bringing appetizers and ordering pizza so we could watch the Jaguars game when we had wrapped up. It was a lovely day with friends.
Monday – Interval training
Gym time for a HIIT session. We had two rotations of five activities each, with a 1/4 mile run between each rotation. We did wall ball, kettlebell swings, walking lunges, jump rope, and all manner of not-so-fun things.
The good news is that I am less and less sore after these workouts, so something must be getting through to my body!
There was work and karate to end the day.
Tuesday – 7 miles, running
Rain, rain go away. In fairness, it wasn’t raining when M and I left my house, but by the time we got to the farthest point of our route, there was a bit of shower. Ugh. Every time we thought about calling it quits, the rain would ease up and we tried to stick with it. I’m glad we did it, but I don’t love running in the rain.
Tuesdays are our last free evening of the week, and I was grateful to not have much to do after work.
Wednesday – AMRAP
First, can we say Happy 14th Birthday to this sweet baby? She is sassy and feisty and just as fabulous as ever. Believe me when I tell you she got lots of extra snuggles.
Even that cute face couldn’t keep me out of the gym. C wanted to do an AMRAP, which we learned means “as many reps as possible.” She set up a fairly serious warm up with burpees and partner setups, and then we had 15 minutes to complete as many sets of 10 goblet squats, 10 shoulder presses and 10 step ups as we could. I don’t think I did terribly for my first time, although it was pretty intimidating. Obviously, we are all feeling very strong.
Little man was dragging a bit when he got home from school, and even asked to take a nap. He rarely admits to being tired, so I decided to let him stay home from karate and get some rest. With all the crud going around, I much preferred him not to get run down.
Thursday – 6.15 miles, running
Another run, this time a little shorter. The weather was fluctuating again, and I’m really tired of that.
In the evening, we had our first Cub Scouts Pack Meeting of the new year. The boys were awarded a few more of their achievements, and I was even presented with a ribbon for our den’s involvement in all the summer activities! I’m so proud of all these kids!
Little man also got his popcorn reward – an emergency kit stuffed with all kinds of neat crisis type tools: multitool, wire saw, whistle and flints and steel to name a few. He was over the moon!
Friday – rest
Due to being shorthanded because of a local race, I ended up working on Friday. Business was booming and when I got home, I was ready to crash. Mr PugRunner went for a bike ride and then asked me if I wanted to go to Home Depot to look at closet organizers. We’ve had the same single-level wire shleving since we moved into the house,and I’ve been jonesing for a huge purge and re-do of the closets.
We ended up getting supplies for 2/3 of our walk in closet. He’s not always the best with change, so sometimes I have to show him how something is going to look before he’s 100% on board.
I was excited to get started.
Saturday – Wolfson Children’s Challenge 55K Ultra Relay (5K + 4 miles)
On Saturday morning, I drove up to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for one of my favorite causes: the Wolfson Children’s Challenge 55K Ultra Relay, to run on the team Lillian’s Warriors. Our relay team of 11 women would be completing the 55K distance on behalf of brave Lillian, who will be having a kidney transplant in the upcoming months.
The course is just a 5K loop, that starts and ends on the baseball field. I was officially second runner, but also went out with another of our friends for her loop and went for my seventh mile on the roads surrounding the course.
I hated to admit it, but when I got home, I was tired. And hungry. So I went grocery shopping and while the boys worked more on their Pinewood Derby cars, I took a nap.
That evening, it was off to C’s house for a Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing party! I have been wanting to do this for years, but it never really worked out, and I finally had my chance.
Even though I love red wine, my favorite pairings were the Riesling with S’mores cookies and the Rose with the Do-Si-Dos. We also bought plenty of boxes of cookies!
We had a great night in, and it ended up not being super late, which was even better!
This weekend, I have the Daytona Beach Half Marathon. I’m pretty excited for it, mostly because i get to hang with a sweet friend and I have an adorable outfit. Sometimes, that’s all you need.
I’m also slightly behind track for the 1000 in 2018 challenge. I’m hoping to make up for it in February, even though it’s a short month. I’m not going to worry too much about tit, only because I know there are so many miles left to go this year.
How was your week in training?
Have you ever paired Girl Scout Cookies and wine or beer?