This week was full of all kinds of ups and downs. In so many ways, we are all ready for this never-ending break to conclude, and fo rum to get back to life as we knew it (in our case, school), but at the same time, everything is new and different. Every day seems to be full of deep breaths, ridiculous amounts of patiences, and counting to ten. I am very much faking it til I make it, and while I hate that as a way of life, I need to get things done.
Sunday – 3.79 miles, walking
As always, the week started with a nice bit of outdoor activity.
And then we just had a nice family day. We tried a new restaurant for brunch.
We also took little man to a nearby skate park to work on some of his skills. He’s still pretty cautious out there, but he is definitely getting out of his comfort zone.
Wellness Month Day 9: Set a serene scene for slumber. Our bedroom is actually fairly peaceful, but I tidied up some of the clutter on my nightstand and made sure the bed was made up.
Monday – 3.82 miles, walking
Another Monday, so I was down for a nice morning walk. I’m standing on one leg because I noticed that I have been rolling towards the outside of my injured foot again. That needs to tighten up.
Wellness Month Day 10: Mask Monday. This was pretty hilarious. I purchased a few of those sheet facial masks at Target and little man and I tested them out. His was a llama, and after he got it on, he was not happy. It made for a fun mother/son bonding activity.
Tuesday – 3.5 miles, running + 1.54 miles, walking + 30:00 HIIT workout
Since things are going so well, I decided it was time to move from 3 to 3.5 miles during my weekly runs (with 4 on the weekends).
I also did some of Mr. PugRunner’s HIIT workout. He has asked me if I want to start joining in with him, and I’m a bit nervous, but game to try.
Wellness Month Day 11: Book Yourself A Beauty Treatment. Ugggggghhhhh. Ok. So with everything going on, I desperately need my hair colored and cut. I just haven’t been comfortable going anywhere to do it. Full disclosure, I did book an appointment on Thursday for a few weeks from now. We will see if I am ok making it happen when the time comes.
That night, I had dinner with a friend at a restaurant that offered patio seating. Even though it poured the whole time, it was nice to be out doing something that felt kind of normal. And it was good to see an old friend.
Wednesday – 4.63 miles, walking
Wednesday’s walk was pretty hot and sunny. As you can see.
There was also a special visitor to our streets and Luna made a new friend.
Wellness Month Day 12: Share you favorite guilt-free, sweet healthy snack. Personally, I think all snacks are guilt-free, but apples dried with American Dream Nut Butter is pretty tasty.
Thursday – 3.53 miles, running + 1.65 miles, walking
Another glorious morning for a run. J and I felt really strong throughout and that’s just a great feeling to have.
School is getting closer. That afternoon, little man had his phone call with his new Homeroom teacher. She is super sweet, and talked us through some of the next steps before virtual school begins. It’s just so strange, but also exciting.
Just as I was starting to make dinner, our friends reached out to see if we wanted to join them. Yes, please. It ended up being such a great night and we needed that little bit of social interaction.
Wellness Month Day 13: Journal & Reflect On What You Loved Today. I usually use my blog as my journal, but I did take a few moments to write down things for which I was grateful. Journalling used to take up a huge part of my life, but as I’ve gotten older, I have less space for it.
Friday – 4.00 miles, walking
We made it to another Friday! I was dragging, but that’s ok. Walk? Done.
Little man had his virtual “Meet The Crew” for school. It was actually really great. The teachers are all so nice, engaging, and ready to help get this year underway.
Wellness Month Day 14: Share Your #1 Beauty Tip. I struggled with this one. I don’t have too many beauty tips, but I guess my tip is put on a a genuine smile. No matter what, smiles cost nothing, and make everything better.
Saturday – 4 miles, running + 1.02 miles, walking
Another successful four mile morning! Gosh, it feels good!
We hoped to go to the pool midday, but the storms are rolling in daily, and it never happened. Boo.
Wellness Month Day 15: Treat Yourself To A Spa Day. Obviously, spa days aren’t a thing right now, but I did treat myself to an under eye mask. I had grand plans to do my nails as well, but the rainy weather put an end to my motivation.
The weather has not been a positive influence on me, right now. My leg aches in the rain, and I think it makes us all a little sleepy. Knowing that school will start on Wednesday is just so weird. I hope that we get back into a routine quickly enough.
The Wellness Challenge for August is still on. Are you playing along?
There is no meal plan for this week. I am absolutely uninspired to cook just about anything. Mr PugRunner is putting together protein bowls for his lunches, and we will need to rely on proteins and green vegetables for dinner (le sigh) the rest of the week. I want pasta. And cheese.
How was your week in training?
How is your motivation holding up?