A new month means new November goals. Gosh, it feels like yesterday when 2019 began and here we are, getting ready for the home stretch. How did that happen?
Sunday – rest
There are days when you just need a break, and so Sunday became a rest day. No run. No 9Round.
I attended a lovely baby shower for a friend who is expecting her first child. It was a little different – more sharing stories and experiences and less games.
From there, we had my friend’s birthday dinner. It was at a fabulous Italian restaurant with all made-from scratch foods. Yum. We loved celebrating her.
Monday – 9Round #106
No run, but I did get in a 9Round session. Coach C pushes pretty hard, and it was tough with box jumps and surrenders, but I got it done and felt fabulous.
The rest of the day followed the usual Monday routine, except I did sign up for a bunch of holiday races. Yay!
Tuesday – 5.8 miles, running + 9Round #107
The weather had dipped a little in temperature, so our run was manageable. I was happy to get in almost six miles.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9Round opens at 8:00 AM, so I had a little time before working out. Again with lots and lots of burpees. This week was shaping up to be all about arms and shoulders.
After clarinet, little man had Scouts. We are now making Tuesday nights into date night since one of our local restaurants offers a fabulous happy hour special while he is in there. It’s been working out beautifully.
Wednesday – 9Round #108
Mr PugRunner joined me for Wednesday’s trip to 9Round. It’s been a while since we’ve gone. His back has been bothering him and then he was giving himself a chance to rest after his trip to urgent care. The good news is he’s ready to get back into it and did an awesome job.
In between work, I finished getting the house ready for Halloween. We always have a few friends over for dinner before trick or treating and I wanted everything up to par. Since we were having pizza on Thursday, I made a special “Toxic Waste” Macaroni and Cheese for dinner. It was just my normal mac and cheese recipe, loaded up with fresh spinach, minced cauliflower and white cheddar cheese (so the green food dye would take). Next time, I would add some broccoli, too, but it was pretty yummy.
Thursday – 9Round #109
Happy Halloween! 9Round was awesome: all the exercises had super cute names like “Monster Mountain Climbers” and “Zombie Punches.” I wore a sugar skull tank to be more in the spirit.
And then it was the countdown to the fun!
I had my deviled egg costume all ready to go but the weather was not cooperating. I could NOT wear leather leggings (or jeans) in the high 80s with all the humidity, so I pulled an audible and threw together this “CopyCat” outfit (you can’t really see the ears).
And little man just had to deal with his tracksuit, since he was planning to be Naruto (an anime character).
After dinner (and a totally surprise rainshower), the kids headed out for trick or treat. It was really too hot for them to want to stay out too long, so when they came back, we drove them to the front of the neighborhood for a haunted house experience. We really have some incredibly talented people in our community.
Friday – 5.2 miles,running
Friday morning was a tough one. I only got three hours of sleep due to a bout of insomnia and just couldn’t drag myself out of bed. Mr PugRunner let me get a few more hours and I felt like a new person when I got up at 8.
Temperatures had dropped significantly, and I just couldn’t let it go to waste. Running felt almost like flying!
I didn’t have time to really savor it. The rest of the day was dedicated to meetings and calls. Mr PugRunner decided to go to a concert that night, so little man and I opted to chill on the ouch with Christmas movies and just take a breather.
Saturday – 9Round #110
Even though I wasn’t going to run, I still had to get up to get little man to his troop car wash.
I’ve said it before, but I am so proud of him and his Troop for all the work they do.
While he was washing cars, Mr PugRunner and I went to 9Round for the second time this week. It was a really good workout – I liked almost all the moves and felt great afterwards.
We had time for a quick break, and then little man had a birthday party at a local arcade/mini golf/go kart center. He had a blast with all his friends and when the party ended, we dropped in at a nearby sports bar to see the Miami Hurricanes smash FSU! Our team has not been playing well so rivalry wins are always nice.
Blergh on my lack of miles. I had high hopes and big plans, but they didn’t pan out. That being said, the miles I DID get were faster and stronger miles, so that has to count for something.
On the other hand, 9Round was fabulous. There have been a lot more people working out when I go, which is a huge motivator for me to really step things up.
For November, I want to hit at least 20 9Round sessions and 90 miles. I also want to start incorporating some more yoga. My hips and lower back are aching a little, and I know it’s because I’m not stretching enough. I’m annoyed to have to add yet one more thing into my daily regimen, but it’s a necessary evil.
We did enjoy a newish recipe, in the form of the aforementioned macaroni and cheese. Not being home much led to lack of inspiration for cooking. Meh.
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How was your week in training?
What are your November goals?