Another week. All the days are really blending at this point, and it’s getting hard to manage my time.
On Friday, our local counties opened up some of the beaches (for certain hours and with specific restrictions), and on Saturday, our governor made the announcement that our students would continue distance learning for the rest of the academic year. I think we all knew it was coming, but it was sad to hear, all the same.
Sunday – 1.7 mile walk + PT Exercises
Happy Easter! I confess, it was a weird holiday. Sure, the bunny came and brought a basket for little man, and we had a special breakfast and dinner…
But, like for everyone else, it just wasn’t right. We missed my parents terribly, and we wore pajamas almost all day, and it was just weird.
On a fun note, we did take Delilah for a walk in the wagon. The weather was super cool and breezy so she enjoyed her outing (she is not a fan of exercise, bless her).
Monday – 4 mile walk + PT Exercises
I decided to push things on Monday, and went for four miles. Whoo hoo!
And then it was back to the school week. The days are all blending together now. We have fallen into a bit of a routine, so that helps things.
Tuesday – 3.4 mile walk + PT Exercises
Terrible storms have been sweeping through the areas, so I decided I would take advantage of the clear morning to do my 5k for The Un-Canceled Project. I changed my “registration” from Saturday to that morning. Easy peasy.
Tuesday is also little man’s busiest day. He has school, clarinet, karate, AND Scouts. This is definitely a change from his “Before Time” schedule, but he’s been handling it fairly well.
Wednesday – 3.4 mile walk + PT Exercises
I try to get up a little earlier on Wednesday because little man has classes and I like to be able to monitor.
I also had plans to make a super yummy chocolate chip banana bread, and as luck would have it, it was National Banana Day.
Thursday – 3.5 mile walk + + PT Exercises
When Thursday came, I was raring to go. I started with a 3.5 mile walk.
Then I whipped up this delicious Dalgona coffee. I’ve been finding lots of fun ideas via TikTok, and this did not disappoint.
I had to help Mr PugRunner buzz cut his hair (he picked up clippers the night before and took care of little man’s out of control style), and little man decided to take his hedgehog to “school.” Why not?
Also, it was National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day. Done and done.
Friday – 3.6 mile walk + PT Exercises
We wanted to take a trip to get some produce on Saturday, so I decided to do my Team Sparkle Virtual Run (Theme: Your Lack of Sparkle Disturbs Me) on Friday morning instead.
Little man loaned me the light saber for the photos. The Force was with me, and I came away with another 5K PR!
We went to pick up some drive thru for lunch, just to get out of the house for a drive. I can’t remember the last time I was in a car for anything longer than five minutes, so it was very bizarre.
Later in the evening, I did a Zoom happy hour with some of the girls, and that was lovely, too.
Saturday – 2.2 mile walk + 2.4 mile bike ride + PT Exercises
Mr PugRunner joined me for my morning walk.
Little man has been slightly less than motivated when it comes to getting out and about. He used to ride his bike to and from school, but it’s a lot less fun when you can’t ride or hang out with anyone. I’m committing to ride with him every day – it’s not my favorite activity (I just don’t feel 100% secure on the bike right now), but I guess I have to suck it up.
We also made a small outing to pick up some fresh produce. Our local farms are struggling to sell their crops, and we were hoping to do our part to support them. Everything was outside, and the farm provided gloves and sanitizer for customers to use, while appropriately social distancing.
We got super nice haul and I have big plans for everything.
I had another fabulous Zoom call with some of my favorite blogger ladies, which was SO good for the soul.
We ended the weekend by renting Jumanji: The Next Level.
I normally hate to put out a goal if I’m nervous about it, but I am planning to start Couch to 5K tomorrow. What’s the worst that can happen? I am fully prepared to look and feel like a hot mess, but I think it’s time. Wish me luck.
A while back, I had mentioned joining a neighborhood book club. Well, the first meeting was pretty much the week all the COVID-19 restrictions started coming through. I wasn’t comfortable going to a stranger’s house in the midst of all of that, so book club wasn’t to be. However, one of my fellow St. Augustine Moms contributors is starting a virtual club and I just ordered my book! (The Alice Network). Here’s hoping this works out far better!
Little man’s birthday is in ten days. We have a plan in place, and this week, I have to work on some signs and his t-shirt. I hope he has a special day, regardless of what’s going on. He was super sad about not going back to school this year, and really, it’s just been disappointment after disappointment heaped on all these kids.
How was your week in training?
Do you like to keep your goals a secret if you’re not sure how they’re going to work out?