week 36: settling into that groove

I swear, the weeks keep getting longer and longer as the year goes on. I don’t know if having the holiday weekend helped or hurt that feeling, but things definitely dragged.

Sunday – 3.22 miles, walking

Mr PugRunner and I woke up super early so we could try taking Luna to the beach for sunrise. She loved the sand and the other pups she met, but she barked at and attacked the ocean. We will try again.

I went for my walk after giving her a bath (which she also hated).

In the afternoon, we got lunch and went to the Alligator Farm for the last day of our annual passes. It was lovely to just wander around and enjoy the outdoors and the animals.

Monday – 4 miles walking

Happy Labor Day! I walked, and was super happy to find this beautiful heart-shaped leaf on my path.

The weather was off and on, so we went to the waterfront for lunch before the storms really hit.

Tuesday – 3.5 miles running + 2.59 miles, walking

Run day, fun day. I was glad to get moving after the long weekend. I was even more excited to find these shorts, which I thought I had lost.

A was back to school – it’ s a little weird with the virtual schedule. Technically, he was off on Labor Day, but he did his usual work anyway, so he wouldn’t have to catch up on it later in the week. It wasn’t a big deal, but it’s different.

In the evening, he had his Scouts meeting, and was able to collect his advancements and awards he had earned. He missed Court of Honor, due to our loss of Bentley, but he was so proud to receive these badges.

While he was at his meeting, Mr PugRunner and I went for a small date night. It was much-needed.

Wednesday – 3.66 miles, walking

This ended up being a rough day. From lack of sleep to an almost-missed clarinet lesson to a skateboard injury (he’s fine), to nasty storms again, it was a tough one.

I did get in a decent walk, but that was my only respite for the day.

Thursday – rest

I had to make up the dentist appointment I missed last week, and was not looking forward to it. Of course, my anxiety was way worse than the reality. The cleaning was fine, and my track record of zero cavities held strong. However, the dentist did give me a referral to an oral surgeon to have my wisdom teeth removed. I only have the two bottom ones, but they are now becoming problematic and need to go.


Since it was such an early appointment, I dragged through the rest of the day, and went to bed extra early.

Friday –  3.5 miles, running + 2.91 miles walking

While the running itself was horrible, I had great company and we saw so many beautiful rainbows. It warmed my heart on the anniversary of 9/11.

A had some schoolwork to finish, and he spent the morning working hard. I told him that when he was done, I would take him to the skateboard shop to buy his new board with his earnings. Obviously, that motivated him to hustle, and we were able to get takeout lunch for a car picnic on our way.

And he is now the proud owner of a new Bob Ross skateboard!

That evening, we had dinner and dessert at Food Truck Friday,

and Mr. PugRunner picked up Bentley and brought him home for good. It was an emotional and difficult evening.

Saturday – rest

Two rest days in one week? What?

A had the opportunity to take Mask Lanyards 4 U to a Children’s Entrepreneur Market. The St. A City Market offers a kids’ addition to their regular local market once a month, and this was the first one since COVID began. We were comfortable because it was outside, and all vendors and visitors were asked to wears masks.

He worked hard to get his inventory stocked, and it ended up being a great experience. He didn’t sell out, but he did end the morning on a high note, and as of Sunday morning, has broken 60 sales! So proud of him!

We grabbed good trucks for lunch, and n the evening, went to our friends’ house for some pizza, wine and conversation. These are among my favorite nights.


Two rest days in one week are pretty unheard of in my world. Ii didn’t want to take the time off, but I wasn’t feeling great after my dentist appointment, and Saturday was just too busy to get it in. Meh.

A is about 25% through his first semester of FLVS and doing very well. I’m very impressed with how he is rising to meet the expectations. If we are reading his schedule correctly, he will have a bit of a quiet week – he is finished with most of his first unit tests and conferences, so he gets to wait for everyone else to catch up.

I started to decorate for fall, too. We ain’t sue how Halloween is going to look this year, but I am all in for it!

I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!

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How was your week in training?

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