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This was a tough week, all the way around. From the crazy weather, to not feeling my best, to some sad losses and events, I wasn’t operating at 100%. It’s ok. Life happens sometimes, and I believe in honoring those curveballs and setbacks.
Before I get started, let’s give a nod to January. It was a strong month. I came in at about 81 running miles, and after we got back from our Banner Elk vacation, I put in consistent non-running workouts, twice a week. This is huge: not only am I on track for 1000 miles this year, but I forgot how great strength training makes me feel.
Sunday – rest
I was so very happy to rest on Sunday. The boys went to finish work on their Pinewood Derby cars, and after they got home, Mr PugRunner and I went on a date to a local Brazilian steakhouse. It was a wonderful meal, and we got some needed quality time.
Monday – HIIT session
Rain drove us away from our run and into the gym. I hate having to be flexible like that, but there was no way I was dealing with thunder and lightning.
We did two sets of five workouts, including wall ball, burpees and weights. In between sets, we had to burn 25 calories on the treadmill (which I accomplished quickly by boosting the incline and sprinting as fast as I could).
There was no school, so little man spent the day with some friends, while I was at work. They did lots of running around, but also made a volcano.
Tuesday – sunrise power hour
Yoga has found its way back into the training calendar. I have mixed feelings – I know it’s great for me and I do enjoy it, but I also don’t want it to interfere with strength training, and I would love at least one day where I don’t have to set the alarm for crazy early.
We will make it work.
Tuesdays are usually pretty chill in the evening, and we just worked on homework and my closet. It took a few days to get everything purged and sorted, but this is part of the end result.
I’m still working, but I’m really happy with where it’s at.
Wednesday – 7.3 miles, running
Since I hadn’t run since Saturday, it was pretty tough to get going, but we had miles to run, so we got it done.
Thursday – rest
Having a rest day on a Thursday was a little unique. I wasn’t so sure I liked it, even if it was nice to get a little midweek break.
I had intended to go to the movies, but got caught up with some stuff around the house, and finally just resigned myself to staying home.
At our Cub Scouts meeting, we worked on wrapping up some of our final badges and answering last minute questions about the upcoming Pinewood Derby.
Friday – 6.3 miles, running
I didn’t want to run on a Friday, but we got out and got it done. These ladies are always so great for motivation.
First up, a PTA meeting. Afterwards, I had to pick up some gift cards so I treated myself to a nice lunch out. Our evening had gotten a little complicated: I was on call to help set up for Pinewood Derby setup, and Mr PugRunner needed to attend a wake, so S offered to bring little man to the movies with her kids and some other friends. I was so grateful for the help and really can’t get over how lucky we are to have such a fabulous village.
Saturday – rest
Pinewood Derby Day! This is such a huge deal for our scouts, and I was feeling the pressure. I wasn’t in the role of den leader last year, and I really wanted it to be a great experience for my boys. Everyone participated in the race, and some of our den parents were absolutely vital in helping with last minute weigh-ins and adjustments.
Our den, as the second oldest den, was responsible for posting the colors, leading the pledge and assisting with car catching and return. They were absolutely on task and on point, and when it was their turn to race, their sportsmanship was incredible. I was so proud of them, and I know all their parents were, too.
At the end of the action, little man snagged third place in our den! He was thrilled!
This is his second trophy in as many years, and he is already making notes for next year.
After all that, my parents came back to the house and then we went out for Papa Bear’s birthday. I went for the full-on carbload, because I had a half marathon on Sunday morning.
I realize it looks like a light running week, but I was gearing up for the Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, so don’t worry. I got my miles, and will be getting plenty more this week, with another back-to-back race weekend.
After this week, I am definitely going to carve out some time for either a solo movie or a hair appointment. I need just a little bit of individual time to decompress.
How was your week in training? Your January?
What do you do when you need some time to yourself?