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Happy Spring Break to us! We are currently out of school, and although I have work and other things going on, it’s nice to have a bit of a break.
Last week? Not so fabulous in training. I was over scheduled and my focus was entirely on my 12 mile long run. I was able to check that off the list, and other than that, I coasted the rest of the time.
Here’s the week in numbers:
- Sunday – rest day
- Monday – Total Body Challenge
- Tuesday – 7 miles running + Total Body Challenge
- Wednesday – Deck of Cards circuit + Total Body Challenge
- Thursday – 12 miles, running
- Friday – rest day
- Saturday – rest day
Sunday – rest
It was our last day in Orlando. Little man wanted to play another round of miniature golf and then we went for a late brunch at Raglan Road in Disney Springs. I had the most amazing salad with goat cheese terrine, fig puree and roasted beets.
Our ride home was fairly awful. Too many late nights and some car sicknesses led to an emergency pit stop at a random gas station to clean up a situation in the back seat (thank God we had some plastic bags so we were able to contain the mess). Yuck. I don’t think I’ve been happier to get home before.
Little man settled down with a nice bath and a pug snuggle. Just what the doctor ordered. A good night’s sleep set him back to rights.
Monday – Total Body Challenge
I couldn’t rally to go to the gym, so I compensated with a series of Supermans, planks and pushups.
Not much else to report. We were all kind of draggy and ended up skipping karate so little man could get some additional rest. It was a total slacker thing to do, but sometimes, it happens.
Tuesday – 7 miles, running, Total Body Challenge
This was a comedy of errors. It was supposed to rain so we agreed to meet at the gym and run seven miles on the treadmill. Morning came, and it wasn’t raining, but we were committed to our plan.
Two of the girls went straight for the ellipticals, M managed about 1.5 miles on the mill and S and I hung on f0r 2.5. After that, we threw caution to the wind and squeezed in two more outside before we had to head home. And since I needed a total of seven, I packed little man’s lunch and ran two more in my own neighborhood. Misery!
There were some really bad storms coming through the area, and the school cancelled little man’s music practice, so we had some extra afternoon to ourselves. The rain never came, but he and Mr PugRunner took advantage of the wind.
Wednesday – Deck of Cards workouts + Total Body Challenge
I still needed to fit in 40 burpees, so I took care of those between sets of a modified Deck of Cards activity, involving squats, tricep extensions, crunches and dumbbell snatches. Done.
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Thursday – 12 miles, running
I had to do some wrangling, but was able to clear my schedule to fit in my 12 miles. All in all, it went surprisingly well. The weather was decent, and even though I had to take a quick break to make breakfast and lunch, I got it all done.
That evening, our Den had to host the monthly Pack meeting. It involved bringing snacks, setting up a display of all the things we’ve done throughout the year, presenting the colors and leading in the Pledge of Allegiance and Scout Oath and Law. We even had the boys perform a skit.
They did a great job leading and we were so proud of them!
Friday – rest
Friday was our school’s first Spring Carnival. The day was a bit of a whirlwind, with set up, last minute shopping and putting out small crises, and getting ready to go.
When I picked up little man from school, he shared that he had made Honor Roll again (whoo hoo!) and he was awesome at helping us finish up with some last minute details.
I spent the night with the PTA volunteers, welcoming people to the event. For a first time effort, it went great, and I was really proud that we pulled it all together.
Little man had a blast with his friends, playing games and winning prizes,
and the evening was just gorgeous, although slightly cold.
Mr PugRunner and little man left right before the carnival ended to have dinner with another family and I stayed behind to help pack it all up. It was a job well done.
Saturday – rest
The short version of Saturday was I didn’t want to move. However, that wasn’t in the cards for me. I had to work an event at the Grand Opening of a local gym. It was a fairly fun and productive time, and it went quickly.
Afterwards, I did some quick food shopping and then went home to prep for a friend to come over. We had planned to watch I, Tonya together. I threw together a quick charcuterie
and she supplied some cake pops.
The movie was fabulous and we enjoyed some time hanging out.
And so there it is. My miles were way down from what I planned and I totally fell behind on the Total Body Challenge. I spent the rest of the week sore and achy after my 12 miler and I just couldn’t get myself jazzed to work out. I’m not really happy about it, but my body was probably trying to tell me something, and it was probably in my best interest to listen.
Next week will be better.
How was your week in training?
How do you get your mojo back?