Another week has gone by and things just seem to be spiraling into madness.
Sunday – 3.40 miles, walking
Sundays have been our chill days. Mr PugRunner had some recipes planned for the Big Green Egg, and I just wanted to hang out at home after a nice, easy walk. The humidity is back with a vengeance and I am not here for it. Not one bit.
Monday – 3.69 miles, walking
For the first time in almost seven years, I missed out on the Memorial Day 5K where it all began. There was a virtual version of the event offered, but I knew I wasn’t 5K ready, so I took a pass.
I did go for a long walk and reflect on those who gave their lives for our country.
By the time I got back, the rain had really kicked in, and it continued to rain all day long. We were planning to have a culdesac gathering that evening with neighbors, but it was a rather soggy affair.
On the plus side, I made this delicious drink with UV raspberry vodka, raspberry sherbet and Sprite. It was a hit.
Tuesday – Couch To 5K Week 6 Day 1 (total of 3.65 miles)
Week 6 of Couch to 5K promised some varied workouts. The first day was the typical five minute warm up and cool down, and included three running segments (five minutes, eight minutes, and five minutes) with walk breaks in between.
The run was a mess. I got caught in the rain, my app kept skipping because I had my phone in a holder, and I ended up having to wing most of it.
Needless tot say, I was soaking wet and quite miserable by the time I made it home.
When the weather cleared, we worked on Luna with her leash skills.
Wednesday – 3.85 miles, walking
Another walk on Wednesday. I was thrilled to be able to wear my new Road ID, from the limited edition Cobalt Collection. Safety first! My whole family wears their Road IDs everywhere now, and I’m going to be purchasing a dog ID for Luna shortly (Once she grows into a regular sized leash and harness. She’s so bitty.)
The boys took a drive down to Daytona, hoping to snag a spot on the beach to watch the shuttle launch. The launch was scrubbed but they had a nice afternoon together, anyway.
Thursday – Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 2 (total miles 4.1)
I got up earlier than normal so I could scoot out for Week 6 Day 2. This time it was two ten minute runs, and it actually went really nicely. I was super happy.
Luna had her appointment for vaccinations, so little man and I took her to the vet. Again, it was curbside drop off, which worked out – I hate seeing animals and kids get injections. As a reward, we went to the Starbucks drive-thru for coffee and her first pup cup.
She shared with her brother and sister, too.
Friday – 3.73 miles, walking
Another morning walk.
And then we spent some time teaching Luna to ride a skateboard.
That evening, even though I wanted to do nothing more than lay on the couch, we found a Mr. Softee and got some of the yummiest soft serve.
Saturday – Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 3 (total of 4.23 miles)
Moment of truth: 22 minutes of straight running. Followed by this (super awkward) jump of joy.
Fairly iffy weather made Mr PugRunner not want to venture down for another go at the launch, but that was ok. We had a nice rest of day together, which is always needed.
This week, I will just keep on keeping on. I’m not really sure what else we can do right now. My heart is broken for George Floyd. And for Ahmaud Arbury. And for so many countless others who have been killed before them. Something has already given, and the floodgates are open. We must do better and be better. We have to listen, hear, see, and stand up. There’s just no other way.
How was your week in training?