Oh, friends. This was a week of ups and downs, of big feelings and feelings of isolation. I think everyone struggled in so many ways, and while things ended on a positive note, it was quite a mission to get there. We had our first full week of virtual school.
Sunday – 3.58 miles, walking
This walk started a little later than I would have liked, but sometimes, you just have to sleep in.
Sundays have been fairly lazy around here, and this was no exception. We did got out for a family lunch date on the water, where we got the most delicious watermelon salad. It was great to have some fresh air and good food.
Wellness Month Day 23: Declutter one area of your home. This has been a work in progress. I did start going through my running clothes and purging things that are too big or that I no longer prefer to wear.
Monday – 3.5 miles running + 1.7 miles, walking
Due to a scheduling hiccup, we had to switch our run to Monday. Thank goodness for chalk rainbows.
Little man had his first day of actual classes. He has one 90 minute class per day, and after the technical issues got sorted, he was able to log in and get to work. It’s very different, but the first day went really well.
Wellness Month Day 24: Say 3 Things You Love About Yourself. Sharing self-love is difficult, but I did settle on my three years.
Tuesday – 3.8 miles walking
Day two was a little more challenging. There were some technical glitches (nothing crazy serious), and then A got frustrated with just about everything. Like I said. There were a lot of big feelings this week.
That evening, his Scouts Troop asked for some parents to help with Board of Review, for Scouts who are ready to rank up. I was privileged to sit and approve one patrol member to rank up, and then we learned that A was eligible for for his First Class Rank as well, just a month after earning Second Class. We are so proud! He is super motivated to earn Eagle and we are here for it!
Wellness Month Day 25: Log 10,000 Steps Today. This is a daily occurrence, but I was happy to be able to check it off the list.
Wednesday – 3.5 miles, running + 1.7 miles, walking
Time to run!
I was super grateful that our friend took the kids to the skate park before school. It makes for early mornings, but it’s a great release for them, too. It all works out.
Wellness Month Day 26: Share Your Favorite Stress-less Tip. Write. It. Down. That’s it. That’s the tip. When you write things down, they are harder to forget and easier to prioritize.
Thursday – 4.02 miles, walking
The humidity has been getting worse and worse, making even walks difficult.
In the afternoon, I finally ventured to get my hair done. It’s been months (as it has for everyone) and I just desperately needed color and a fresh cut. I went to a new stylist, who came highly recommended (both in talent and with following COVID protocols).
It’s been literally years since I’ve lightened my hair, but I was up for something new. What I wanted wasn’t a one-visit result, but so far, it’s coming along great.
Mr Pugrunner and I had a date night, which happened to coincide with little man getting to go hang out with a friend. I love when the timing works out. It was a nice night, but the patio where we dined was a little more crowded with far less considerate people than I would have preferred.
Wellness Month Day 27: Bring The Outdoors In. Friends, there is nothing outside in Florida that needs to come inside in the summer time. Promise. What I did manage to bring in this week is tons of sand when I cleaned out the beach bag. Follow me for more wellness tips!
Friday – 3.42 miles, walking
In the morning, I had volunteer duty at one of the local schools. We distributed some spirit wear and masks to parents who wanted to get a jump on those items. It was really good to do something semi-normal.
This also meant that my walk was in the middle of the day. Whew, that was hot.
A wrapped up his school assignments (pretty successfully, to be honest), and we took the rest of the day off. We had food trucks for dinner, and all was well.
Wellness Month Day 28: Lay On That Lip and Lash. Fail on my part. I very rarely wear makeup these days, and lipstick just gets on the inside of the masks we wear.
Saturday – 4 miles, running + 1 miles, walking
Wellness Month Day 29: Take Your Exercise Outdoors. When do I not? It seems that no matter what, my exercise is always outdoors, and that’s just how it is.
This run was super hard. It was insanely humid, and even taking my time, I struggled. I hated every second of it, but was so happy to be done.
As soon as I showered, I headed to the store. A is making mask lanyards to see at a local kids’ entrerperneurial farmer’s market in a few weeks and he needed supplies. He’s doing a great job with local sales and inventory and we are so happy to support him.
So the first week of school was a mix of emotions. A was sad to not be back at his brick and mortar, but also kind of liked the new block schedule and getting a four day weekend. He worked hard and we have to figure out the best way for him to prioritize his assignments, but we will get there.
Running went well. I was a bit emotionally exhausted, so I found it difficult to get up and moving in the mornings, but maybe things will be better this week.
The Wellness Challenge for August ends tomorrrow. It’s been a great month!
On a devastating note, Chadwick Boseman passed away of colorectal cancer at the age of 43. Usually, celebrity deaths don’t hit me too hard, but he was my age and such a badass. To think that he filmed such a high-intensity and high-profile action film without a word of complaint and with no one knowing. It’s amazing and inspiring and this is a loss that will be felt for a long time.
Additionally, Hurricane Laura hit parts of Louisiana and Texas with terrifying Category 4 fury. I am hopeful that their rebuilding goes smoothly.
How was your week in training?
How did school go, if you started? Who’s ready for September?