Next up on my summer calendar? A trip to Atlanta, Georgia. Yes, I know we just got home from our vacation, but I was also lucky enough to be running the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4th, so off I went. This has been a bucket list race of mine, and I was so happy to be selected in the lottery.
Sunday – 5 miles, running
It was tough dragging myself out of bed into the humidity, after the gorgeous New England weather, but I completed five miles.
In the afternoon, little man attended a birthday party at Dave & Buster’s. He had a wonderful time with some friends he hasn’t seen in a while, and scored four stuffed sloths with points he’s hoarded.
The child loves sloths.
Monday – 4 miles (run/walk) + 9Round
A neighborhood friend asked for some help getting back into running, so I ran to her house, and we ran and walked together for a few miles.
I wrapped up the morning with a trip to 9Round before little man’s clarinet lesson. He’s making great progress.
We were supposed to have plans in the afternoon, but a sick friend led to a cancellation. I wasn’t sorry to sit back and do absolutely nothing.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + 9Round
Another day of running and 9Round.
Friends, it’s hot out there.
Little man had Scouts in the evening so Mr PugRunner and I had a little dinner date while he was occupied. It was a nice way to spend the evening.
Wednesday – rest
The boys drove me to the airport super early and I had a smooth flight to Atlanta.
Not going to lie, the Atlanta airport is a bit intimidating – it’s huge! I finally found my way out and Ubered to the AJC Peachtree Road Race expo to get my bib and meet up with Amy!
It was great to see her and meet her family! The expo was bustling with lots of fun things, but I didn’t need to make any purchases so it was off to The Varsity for lunch. The Varsity is definitely an Atlanta institution and we all enjoyed our burgers and hot dogs.
After getting settled, Amy took me to a little town square in Marietta. There were tons of shops, restaurants and bars, and I adored every second of it.
We enjoyed some craft beer and a yummy dinner and decided to call it an early night.
I laid out my flat runner for the race and attempted to get some sleep.
Thursday – AJC Peachtree Road Race
Of course, I will write an AJC Peachtree Road Race report soon – there is no way I can do it justice. Needless to say, this was the largest race I’ve ever run, with so much hometown support and enthusiasm. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever experienced.
If you can run this race in your lifetime, do it. It’s definitely one of a kind and absolutely worth it. I’m so grateful to Amy for guiding me through my first time (yes, I am pretty sure there will be more).
After showers, we enjoyed a lovely BBQ and time chilling on the couch watching some of the race footage from the day. It was pretty fantastic.
Friday – rest
In the morning, Amy took me back to the airport and I flew home. The boys picked me up, on their way home from Tampa (the Runs With Pugs family was all over the place over the holiday!)
There’s no place like home!
Saturday – 9Round
I thought about getting up to run but I was still tired and Mr PugRunner had planned a 9Round visit, so I joined him. It was a tough workout, but I enjoy going with him when we can make it work.
And then it was time for fun. Our friends had invited us for a post 4th of July party and we had a blast.
The night ended on a sour note when I got a staple stuck in my finger. No photo, but Mr PugRunner was an absolute trooper in getting it out. Pro tip: stay away from dry cleaning hangers.
Running and cross training are both going well. I’ve been able to
After all the delicious blueberries in Maine, I’ve craved blueberry pancakes. I hope those count as a “new recipe” since I NEVER make blueberry pancakes.
Due to high temperatures in Atlanta, I made certain to drink more than my normal amount of water.
Flying allowed me to get in more reading time and I am on to Storm of Swords in the Game of Thrones series. I also promised I would finish reading the Harry Potter books with little man, so I will be working on those at the same time.
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How was your week in training?
Do you stay home or travel for 4th of July?