I think the title just about sums it up, right?
It’s August, and we are currently under a tropical storm warning for TS Isaisas. This storm keeps teetering between its current strength and a hurricane, so we moved some of the lighter outdoor items up against the house and are planning for a few days inside because of rain.
Honestly, this storm is the most normal thing to happen to Florida this year.
Sunday – 4.18 miles, walking
Sunday was a disappointing day. I walked with Mr PugRunner, but from there, everyone was just grouchy.
Of course, I got in meal prep.
We ended up going for a late lunch/early dinner to a rooftop patio, and that kind of got everyone back on track. I’ve learned that I’m happiest when other people cook for me.
Monday – 3.9 miles, walking
On Monday, I looked forward to some quiet time. Little man was still sore from his test and he wanted a few chill days. Fine by me.
For dinner, I made cauliflower nachos, which is exactly what it sounds like. It was not real nachos.
Tuesday – 3 miles, running + 1.87 miles, walking
Tuesday runs make me happy, especially with a nice cool down walk.
In the evening, little man had his Board of Review at Scouts and moved up to the rank of Second Class. He will receive his insignia and merit badges at a later date, but we are so proud of him and his commitment.
Wednesday – 3.84 miles, walking
Another Wednesday, another long walk. The humidity has been unbearable.
We had some leftovers for dinner and then little man had his friend and her mom come over for movie night. He has asked to start watching horror movies and we decided to let them see the original “Alien.” Of course, all the lights had to be out, but the kids didn’t seem too put out by the story. Meanwhile, I jumped every time the damn alien moved and had a hard time getting to sleep. Kids, these days.
Thursday – 3 miles, running + 2.57 miles, walking
Thursday’s run was even better!
Mr PugRunner, on the other hand, tripped and banged his head on his walk. He was fine but opted to work from home. We also opted to move our planned date night from evening to lunch because of the threat of rain.
Patio dining is a fortunate option here, and we were thrilled that all staff wore masks and tables were well spaced.
We both had smoked salmon BLTs and I had a few cocktails. Because it was a date.
That evening, Mr PugRunner took little man and some of his friends down the street to help an elderly neighbor clean up some weeds in her flower beds. This neighbor is going through a bit of a rough patch, so the kids will help out with yard work when they can. I’m so proud of them.
Friday – 3.71 miles, walking
After getting some work done, little man and I headed off to a pool date.
And then he had some time with some friends, which we all needed. I took the opportunity to run errands.
Saturday – 3.5 miles, running + 1.27 miles, walking
The boys left at the crack of dawn for a private fishing charter. Little man and his buddy have loved fishing in the neighborhood, but this was going to be the real thing. I did not get back to sleep after they left at 5:30AM, so got up and worked myself into a “long run”: 3.5 miles. It felt good.
I worked on making some shirts for the upcoming Shark Week. My Cricut is fast becoming my favorite toy.
Gratuitous Luna picture. Guys. Isn’t she the sweetest little monster ever?
The boys had a banner day on the water, and came away with a huge haul of flounder, redfish, and black drum!
The charter captain cleaned and filleted their catch, and that evening, little man and his friend cooked it all up for fish tacos. They made one platter of blackened fish and another with a butter garlic finish. Both were epic and we enjoyed outside in our driveways.
I felt a bit better this week. Closing out July with about 123 miles really helped improve my mood. It was great not having the stress of little man’s black belt test hanging over us, and it was also nice for him to take a break and not have to rush around anywhere.
I think I’ve just committed to a Wellness Challenge for August. Why not?
We’ve got a new menu up for the week. I tried to mix up some of the proteins a bit, so we will see if this works any better.
How was your week in training?
What’s on tap for August?