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I’m not going to dwell too much on the emotions of this week. It was hard. Very hard. Sometimes, I just don’t understand the world around me and it makes me so sad. Towards the end of the week, I struggled hard with being social, and was very content to hermit.
Sunday – 26.2 with DONNA Relay Leg 1 (6 miles) + part of Leg 6 (2 miles).
The 26.2 with DONNA Marathon event is something to see. Runners and spectators all join in with proceeds going to breast cancer awareness, research and aid, all on a local level. This year, things have been hitting just a bit closer to home in regards to this awful disease, and it was even more meaningful to be out there, offering support and solidarity.
That evening, I was just happy to chill with the boys and enjoy a yummy dinner.
Monday – rest
We had a run on the schedule but rain was predicted, and quite frankly, I was wiped out from two long and hot race days. I wasn’t at all sorry to get in some extra sleep. I met a friend for a quick, pre-work breakfast, and then just attempted to cruise with the rest of the day.
Mr PugRunner ended up working late and I ended up having to bring little man to my Scout leaders meeting. It was a productive and detailed few hours, and he was super cooperative through it all.
Tuesday – Sun Power Hour yoga
Yoga was much needed. I had been having some uncomfortable cramps in my right calf, and I loved stretching it all out.
The afternoon turned into a bit of a crazy rush, with car pooling, a visit from my parents and trying to finish up Valentine’s, class treats and get out to dinner with one of my friends.
Wednesday – 7.3 miles, running
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Our trusty team made up Monday’s run with varied distances. I got in 7.3 miles.
We have really made an effort to make non-candy Valentine’s surprises, and we were both quite happy with these space-themed, bouncy ball cards.
I took little man to school and then headed off to work.
Mr PugRunner handled dinner (with homemade pasta and vodka sauce!) and karate, so I got a bit of a welcome break.
Thursday – HIIT intervals, 45 minutes
I confess that our gym time was a little unfocused. C, who usually make up our workouts, wasn’t feeling well, so we had to come up with things on the fly. My legs were still tired, so I focused more on my arms with some curls, rows and presses. It wasn’t a fabulous workout, but it was something.
Our Cub Scouts meeting was pretty intense, as we prepped for our next big adventure: a three mile hike in a few weekends. The boys should be pretty well suited, so fingers crossed it goes well.
Friday – 6.7 miles, running
Another early run, with only two of us, this time. Running on Fridays is hard, especially when it’s on an originally scheduled rest day.
I really didn’t do much the rest of the day. I had a few errands, but I just didn’t really wasn’t feeling much else. We had intended to go to the movies, but when all was said and done, we were content to rent a movie and order pizza and just have a living room picnic.
Saturday – 7.5 miles, running
We picked up a new friend – A messaged me about possibly running with me for the upcoming Gate River Run 15K, and I was more than happy to say yes. She has hit a bit of a slump in her motivation, so I invited her to join us for our Saturday morning run. It worked out great and we are going to have a blast taking on the Green Monster in a few weeks.
We had little man do a bunch of his homework as our upcoming week is going to be absolutely insane with projects, and then I actually took a nap.
That afternoon, we dropped him off at my parents’ house before our big date night. Mr PugRunner had gotten us tickets to a Jacksonville Symphony experience – the orchestra would play along to Raiders of the Lost Ark.
I’ve never seen this kind of collaboration before, and it was incredible. I can’t wait to do it again.
Fitness wise, this week went well. I am still getting in plenty of miles and my cross training is remaining quite consistent. I have been tired, but I think that’s to be expected, especially with all our extracurriculars and travel.
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How was your training this week?
Have you ever seen a music and movie collaboration?