riots #17: three weeks of school + counting


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This has not been the greatest week. As with all things, there were ups and downs, but the hardest part for me is always uncertainty and not knowing. I’m a bit of a control freak, so it’s always difficult for me to manage when things are up in the air.

Sunday – rest

After the usual Sunday morning errands and tidying, we actually went ahead to the mall, which we never do. However, we wanted to get some Mexican food for lunch (Cinco de Mayo and all) and little man and I both had gift cards to spend.

I was thrilled to finally get some enchiladas verde! They are my favorite and no one makes them!

We also got some really cute stuff at Old Navy. There was a big sale (as always) and I had a ton of SuperCash, so it was fabulous.

Monday – 9 Round

It was the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, but due to testing in the schools, neither PTA nor parents are really supposed to be in the building for “social” purposes. Therefore, we had to get everything handled and set up prior to the start of the day.

Our theme this year was “MVP” and we did things like a nacho bar, pretzels and cracker jacks and a “time out” day where teachers could get mini massages during their breaks.

We also put together little goodies for little man’s teacher throughout the week. Since the end of the year is literally in two weeks, it wasn’t anything huge as she will get a big gift at the end.

After setup of that morning’s breakfast, I headed into 9Round.

And then the rest of the day played out with homework and karate and the usual.

Tuesday – 6 miles running + 9Round

A double workout day and boy was I feeling it! The run was good

but by the time i got to the second to last station at 9Round, I was dragging. I’m sure it had nothing at all to do with the 1800 burpees (maybe a slight exaggeration) we had to do.

Little man went off to Scouts that evening and I used the time to catch up on work.

Wednesday – 9Round

Wednesday was a bit of a quiet day. I had a good workout and was glad I hadn’t skipped after Tuesday’s harder class.

Delilah had to go into the vet for her dental procedure. I always get nervous with anesthesia and I hate waiting – it took all day for them to do the blood work, pre-op, surgery and post-op, and I was so happy to get her home that night.

She ended up having 11 teeth pulled (not to worry, there are still plenty in there) and a growth removed from her ear (it was something she came to us with, but wasn’t of concern so there was no point in doing a standalone procedure for it).

She has made us pay adequately for our betrayal and is back to her sweet self.

Thursday – 6.1 miles + 9Round

Thursday was my birthday and I celebrated with a nice double workout. Yay!

Mr PugRunner took me out to lunch, where I splurged on this divine spinach, portabella and goat cheese bruschetta.

I crave it all the time.

It was a low key day – little man had basketball practice in the evening, so we went out for a quick bite when he was done and had some ice cream cake at home. I prefer ice cream to pretty much anything else so it was perfect.

Friday – rest

I really wanted another session at 9Round, but I was tired and I had a ton to do. We were able to set up a teacher luncheon in the one part of the school where testing was completed, and spent the day serving an Italian meal to the teachers as they came through on their breaks.

In the evening, little man had his first run at all his weapons classes, and learned how to use some pretty intimidating things. I think we were all just ready to chill when we got home that night.

Saturday – 7 miles, running

The humidity is back in Florida for real, and I could really feel it on Saturday’s run. Ugh.

We had little man’s basketball game and then I went for a very short nap. Hooray for naps!

In the evening, it was back to the mall for dinner and some more shopping. I had another gift card to use, plus some exchanges to make. I’m also still in the market for a new pair of running shoes for the rotation, but I’m unsure of what to get.

I felt really good about my training this week. 9Round is making me feel super strong and even on days I don’t want to go, I have yet to regret it.

On the new recipe front, Mr PugRunner made us some lettuce wraps this week. They were pretty delicious and definitely different in our regular meal rotation.

I have read every day this week. I started trying to watch A Discovery of Witches on TV as I had read the first book in the trilogy a while ago. The show is awful, but it inspired me to pick up the book again, and order the second in the series, so some good did come of it.

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