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Spring Break came. And Spring Break went. It wasn’t really anything fabulous, and plans were pretty flexible, which isn’t my favorite thing. I think we are all ready to be back in our routine.
Sunday – rest
Mr PugRunner and my stepdad had spent the night in Tampa, so I decided to take little man to a fancy brunch. He loves buffets, and he’s a fairly adventurous eater, so it was a super fun time.
When Mr PugRunner got home, we decided to go see Captain Marvel. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. It was honestly one of my favorite MCU movies, and I was absolutely enamored with it. I need to go again. We are also so excited for Avengers; Endgame.
Monday – 6 miles, running
Monday started crazy early with a run of six miles.
And then I got packed up so we could spend the day at a Gainesville creek with Mudslinger Tours hunting for shark teeth.
Even though it was freezing, it was truly one of the most fun things we have done. Our guide brought us to a bend in the creek, and we spent hours digging and sifting. Little man found literally hundreds of teeth. No megalodons this time, but we will be back.
The weather was miserable on Tuesday and we stayed home most of the day. Little man played with his friends and I did some writing and caught up on blogging and work.
We had one last follow up at the pediatric ophthalmologist to make sure little man’s eye was ok and that went well. We’ve been at the doctor more in the past few months than in his entire life, and it’s been rough. We are grateful that things weren’t worse, but it was a tough go.
I brought dinner to a friend that night and little man had a basketball practice. I only caught a few minutes of it and I was freezing! Spring, come soon!
Wednesday – 6 miles, running + 60 minutes, pints + poses yoga
S was out of town, so I was on my own for six miles.
That evening, I had set up a girls night at the local brewery. They offer a donation based yoga session on a weekly basis, with the first beer for 50% off. Since little man has karate with Mr PugRunner on Wednesday nights, I decided it was time to give it a try.
My fellow St. Augustine Moms Blog Contributor, Kristi, joined me, and we are hoping to see more ladies out there in the future!
Thursday – rest
The boys all had tickets to the first round of the NCAA Championships, so off they went after breakfast.
I spent the day doing laundry, cleaning and catching up on work. I probably tossed in an errand or two. They didn’t get home until midnight or so, making it a super fun day for them and a quiet day for me.
Friday – 6 miles, running
I slept in a bit and ran later in the morning, again. It wasn’t terrible – the weather has been cool enough to allow it.
The guys all wanted to go to a sports bar to watch a little more of March Madness, so that was what we did. I took little man home on the earlier side to do some last minute errands in advance of the weekend, and then we attended little gathering in the culdesac.
Saturday – rest
We were pretty excited because little man had his very first basketball game! My parents came down to cheer him on, and we loved seeing him sport his Bulls jersey!
Unfortunately, things did not go so well. For whatever reason, our team (consisting of five because of Spring Break, four of whom had never played before), somehow got matched against the “A League” Championship Team for the past four years. It was devastating to watch. We have been assured that going forward, our kids will be paired appropriately, but it was a really hard go for them.
Little man was absolutely deflated, but his coach and we explained that this was not their fault – that they are learning and they never should have been put in this position. The takeaway is that they never gave up, even though they were exhausted and discouraged.
That was worth an oreo mint milkshake.
In the evening, we went to dinner with my brother-in-law and nephews and made plans for the next day. I was just about basketballed out, if such a thing exists.
Running has been great. I stuck with it, even though my buddy has been out of town, and I felt good (if not a little lonely.)
We tried a new meal: Poppyseed Chicken Casserole.
It doesn’t photograph well, but it was delicious served with dumplings and veggies.
I’m ready to get back to reading but I haven’t really found anything that’s moved me. I need to get better about that.
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How was your week in training?
Have you seen Captain Marvel?
Do you stick with your workout routine even if your training partner isn’t around?
I am always amazed on how busy you are and how active you are with your family yet you get in working out and running.
Yesterday I had to do a long run alone for the first time in a long time. It was not fun. At least I had a friend there at the beginning and end so that kept me accountable…otherwise who knows??
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Oh, lonely long runs stink! I find it so hard to stay motivated!
I do try to keep everyone busy and interested. Sometimes, that means letting the kids run around playing ball, catching minnows and washing cars, and sometimes, it means just picking up and going on a creek tour.
Kim G says
Looks like you had a very active and fun Spring Break!
It wasn’t the best Spring Break ever, but I’ll make up for it 🙂
Chris Tiley says
You got some good miles in there! Great work!
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I’ve been trying! It’s getting easier to get out there and get it done. Guess it’s all part of the habit, now!
Sandra D Laflamme says
Yoga and beer how fun! I would definitely do that for a ladies night. Also, the digging for shark teeth looked like such fun. My son would love that too! Good job with your workouts this week.
It was super fun! We have some great craft breweries around here, and even though I prefer less fancy beer, I tried a local coffee blonde which was yummy.
The shark teeth dig was amazing! Such a great activity.
Michelle @ Running with Attitude says
Nice mileage this week. That yoga & beer event sounds like fun 🙂
Sorry about the mismatch in your son’s b-ball game – that must have been hard on the kids. Hopefully they’ll be better matched next time.
We saw Captain Marvel this week too and loved it!
The kids were so upset. They never gave up though, but their coach knew they were handed an unfair situation and acted accordingly. I was very proud of his behavior (and less so of the other coach’s who knew his players were at a terribly huge advantage and still sent his rested kids at ours relentlessly and laughing about it the whole time).
I want to see Captain marvel again. And again. And maybe again.
Jenny Albertson says
I haven’t started my next training cycle yet. It’s coming, though. When my running buddy is gone I still run.
I’ve gotten so used to running with someone, that it’s hard to do it alone. I still try to get it done!
Stacie Seidman says
Ugh, that is really discouraging for those kids! How did that even happen?! Hopefully it doesn’t again.
Sounds like the rest of the week went well though! Nice work getting all the miles in without your buddy.
I ordered a new pair of sneakers (just a new pair of what I had since I can’t get to a real store for a good fitting) but hopefully that motivates me to get out there!
Lastly, yoga at the beer place sounds awesome!
We got an email that reassured us “if your child’s team was blown out, it will not happen again.” I think they will have an open revolt on their hands. On the plus side, A has never been super competitive and usually doesn’t care if he wins or losses, so it was “nice” to see him bothered by what happened and excited for his next practice so they can work hard to improve.
the weather should be clearing up for you, too, to help get you out there!
Deborah Brooks says
We have a monthly yoga class at a brewery here as well. Super fun and I need to get back to one soon. You all had a busy and active spring break!
I love that ours is weekly! It’s a great way to get some of us together!
I’d be all over that beer/yoga night! There’s a local brewery here that does that…I”m thinking about it!
I’m sorry but that basketball game sounds rough. I used to hate those lopsided matches when my boys were young. I know that they need to learn these tough lessons, but it still doesn’t make it easy!
No, it doesn’t make it easy at all, especially when the league owner is all “we’re not going to stack teams, all the studs won’t be on the same team, etc etc…” At least they recognized the issue and have rectified it, at least according to the schedule. Otherwise, I would have some words to share. Not so nice ones, at that.
Definitely give the beer yoga a try! It’s such a nice way to get in some stretching, some social time, and to try new beers.
Kimberly Hatting says
Well, since we were on Spring Break the latter part of last week, I was all about NCAA basketball 😉 I just lounged around (at our friends’ house) and watched off/on most of Thursday and quite a bit of Friday LOL I hear ya on those lop-sided match-ups….years ago, our son’s Little League had four teams, and one team was totally stacked, with two high coaches as that team’s coach. It was SOOOO annoying and frustrating.
I know you were following Iowa – I confess I have no idea how they are doing (I didn’t fill out a bracket this year), but I hope it’s ben a fun ride for them.
Youth sports and I are not on good terms. I just don’t enjoy the pressure and the lack of sportsmanship and stuff like what happened on Saturday. Oh well, as long as he’s having fun and having great experiences, I guess that’s what matters.
Those mismatched youth games are so painful. Hopefully the next game will go better. I haven’t tried a beer + yoga event, but the brewery near my house hosts one.
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We finally got the schedule and this particular team is definitively not on it. Hooray.
You should give the brewery yoga a try! I bet you would love it.
Zenaida Arroyo says
Wow, such a busy week for you!
I had no idea hunting for shark teeth was a thing.
Sounds like a week full of basketball and running!
That is a bummer about your son’s game!
The shark tooth hunt looks really fun!
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Oh, we got a lot done for sure, but yes, it was a total bummer. We love hunting for shark teeth. There are some beaches that are really known for them, and now we know we can find them in creeks, too.