riots #30: fall training plan + the end of summer

Fall training plan? Already? Well, in one week, little man will be back to school and for us, it will be fall. Will the weather be cooler? Most likely not. Such is life in Florida.

Sunday – rest

Meghan’s birthday festivities were still going strong, and we fueled up for a great day!

fall training plan

She had booked a cabana at the hotel pool, and we literally spent the entire day relaxing, chatting, eating and drinking.

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We managed to get ourselves out the door for dinner at a nearby brewery, and made it back just as the heavens opened for an awful storm. Ugh. We did have a lovely view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks from our window, once the rain cleared.

Monday – 4 miles, running

Monday was going to be more low-key, so I dragged myself out of bed for a four mile run around the jogging trails at the Hyatt. I really wanted six but it was so steamy and humid that I called it quits.

fall training plan

The views were quite beautiful, though.

The rest of the day was perfectly chill: more time by the pool with lunch and beautiful frozen drinks.

That night, we ordered pizza to the suite and played round after round of Exploding Kittens (which is amazing), and I think it was easy to call the weekend a complete success.

Tuesday – rest

All good things must come to an end and it was time to say goodbye. We packed it up and I got on the road to get home to see my favorite guys!

Of course, we has some drama when I got in: when I let the dogs out to the bathroom, Bentley got bitten by something in the yard. He yelped, and couldn’t put weight on his foot. With all the snakes being spotted around, we freaked out quite a bit, but the vet cleared it as a bug bite and sent him home after shots of Benadryl and steroids. Ugh.

I also got asked to attend little man’s BSA meeting to help with a Board of Review for some of the Scouts who would be advancing. It was such a privilege to help interview and approve their move to the next ranks.

Wednesday – 6.25 miles, running + 9Round

Back at it! I mangled 6.25 miles in the nasty humidity. It felt great to move.

I hadn’t been to 9Round in what felt like a week, so I doubled up on workouts. There was a new trainer in the studio and she was really great at encouraging and pushing. I loved it.

Today was also Harry Potter’s birthday, so I surprised little man with a trip to The Mini Bar for HP donuts. They are offering Butterbeer, Chocolate Frog and Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean varieties, and they were adorable and delicious.

Thursday – 4.63 miles,

M and I took on a nice walk, followed by coffee. Little man and I had plans at the last Explore Tour of the summer. Unfortunately, the weather was flat out awful and put a huge damper on our numbers 🙁

We hung out inside the rest of the day to stay away from the stormy skies.

Friday – 9Round

I slept a little and caught a session of 9Round.

Our plan for the day was Back To School Shopping, so I quickly squeezed in a manicure and when I got home, recruited little man to help me spread mulch.

He absolutely earned his new Harry Potter Vans.

Saturday – 6 miles, running + 9Round

I got up and running a little later than hoped, but still completed six miles.

And then dragged myself back into 9Round.

I started with super low energy but by the time my nine rounds were over, I felt like a million bucks!

And now for some proud mom time: little man had his first Court of Honor on Saturday afternoon. He and members of his Troop were recognized for advancements and merit badges earned over the last few months. The Scouts planned the meeting, organized the food, put together the ceremony and carried it out. They set up and cleaned up, too.

We are both so proud of what he has accomplished so far, and my next duty is to teach him how to sew so he can affix his own merit badges to his sash.


July ended just shy of 90 miles, which was right near my goal. I’m good with it. I’m also just eight classes away from my 50 class milestone at 9Round. Yay! That’s going to be a fabulous day!

This week, I made some homemade ramen. It wasn’t fancy and I didn’t follow any instructions, although I was inspired by Deborah’s recipe here.

Reading is going. I slacked a little while I was away (too much chatting, not enough book time), but I will finish up with the third installment of Game of Thrones soon.

Despite all the shenanigans, my hydration was at a high. Alcohol, sun and heat so not mix so I made sure to drink plenty of water this week, whether I liked it or not.

On the agenda? Getting little man back to school and settled into his new routine, and picking that half marathon I need so badly. We already have two family races planned for August and September, plus a charity run for a very important cause in October. I know that I can get my mileage up, but I am looking for a race that excites me, so I can get all in. I don’t know if I can swing another trip away, but I would really love to get another state out of the way. Decisions, decisions.

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How was your week in training?

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14 Responses to riots #30: fall training plan + the end of summer

  1. Laurie says:

    Congratulations to your little guy on his scouting award. What an accomplishment! You had a great week of workouts in Florida. I can’t even imagine the humidity. You deserved that frozen drink afterward! 🙂
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  2. Sounds like such a fun girls weekend. So nice to recharge every once in awhile, especially with friends!
    I can’t believe it’s school time already. Where does the time go?

  3. Sounds like an ideal girls weekend!

    And congrats to your son on the Court of Honor!

  4. Darlene says:

    I’d say that the weekend was a success. I love the pic with the hats.

    Still lots of running. Don’t know how you do it.

    I am still lower than normal mileage. But I guess it is what it is.

    • runswithpugs says:

      It was opportune that a few of us found them with different sayings so it did make for a great photo! We couldn’t turn it down!

      You’ll get it back! You always seem to get back on top of your miles, no matter what is going on.

  5. Kim G says:

    Sounds like you had such a fun girls weekend! Sometimes those are the best getaways!

    Funny you mention Fall training because I still can’t believe that kids go back to school so soon! Before we know it, September (and Fall) will be here.

  6. Looks like such a fun girls weekend! I need on of those stat! Thanks for linking up and have a great week
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  7. What a fabulous week, despite the weather! Congratulations to your boy on his merit badge work. Such a great time for learning new skills and forging friendships that will last a lifetime!

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