In case you missed the news, Florida has moved into Phase 3. That means pretty much everything is allowed to open and function as “normal.” So, I guess that’s that? I don’t even know what to think anymore. one more bit of crazy in the insanity that is 2020? Who even knows?
Sunday – 3.39 miles, walking
Sundays should be rest days, but I felt like getting out for a walk.
With the ugly weather, we didn’t do much else but lounge around the house. A got to a paintball course with a few friends. Birthday parties have definitely changed, but we figured it was outdoors and spread out, and the kids all had to wear face coverings, so…
I am looking forward to some of the upcoming fall activities. Silly as it sounds, something like an outdoor pumpkin patch would do wonders to lift spirits around here. I need to get on that.
Monday – 4.02 miles walking
I was determined to start Monday on a high note. I got in a great walk, and A did awesome with school.
When he was done with his work, I treated him to lunch and we made a lanyard delivery. He loved the freedom and flexibility of sneaking out during the day for something fun.
Tuesday – 4 miles running + 1.45 miles, walking
On Tuesday, J and I had a fabulous run: four miles, our new weekday goal! Whoo hoo!
A completed the Cupcake Run 5K at the gym with his dad.
I thought things were going to be great, but it was a day of big feelings. Tuesdays are usually math days, which are normally fairly easy for A, but he got bogged down by emotions and we spent the whole day weeding through that. That’s just not my favorite. I felt like a huge failure as a mother and it’s just not a good feeling.
Wednesday – 4.07 miles, walking
With everything that happened the day before, I didn’t have the highest hopes for this day. I walked (and jogged) out a lot of negative self-talk, which I needed.
I made the big field trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up a bunch of things for a charcuterie board the next day, and then we settled in for another afternoon of rain. Blah.
Thursday – 4 miles, running + 1.6 miles, walking
With the lower humidity, this run was just flat out lovely. Again, J and I talked out a lot of vents and concerns and I love that a good run can solve so much!
That evening, we went to J’s family’s house for the TEDxFSCJ event (J is on the board and actually had a hand in designing the artwork for the event). It was a streamed, virtual panel, instead of a “real-life” event, but the message (Not The Enemy) was no less powerful.
I put together a huge charcuterie board (I ran out of room, so the crackers and breads and dips are on another board LOL) and they supplied cocktails and wine.
We then dug into a few hours of listening to several members of the arts and learning community discussing their experiences with racism and how they use their platforms and activisms to combat those injustices. It was eye-opening and heart-wrenching, and we all learned so much.
Friday – 3.86 miles, walking
Ooooh. It was hard getting out for a walk. None of us woke up with the alarm because we stayed out late, and A didn’t have any schoolwork to do. Kid loves those three day weekends.
We had a low key day around the house, and I didn’t mind it one bit.
Saturday – 5 miles, running + .81 miles, walking
Saturday. The moment of truth. The day I planned to run five miles.
Fortune was very much on my side. At around two miles, I bumped into my running buddy who was walking her dog. That sweet pupper wanted to stretch his legs so they joined me for a few miles, which made everything so much more pleasant. And I did it!
When I got home, I showered and leashed up the pugs. My neighbor had invited us to the World’s Largest Pet Walk (virtually), and so we gathered a total of five dogs and and a mini horse for a little stroll.
Delilah regretted her excitement to go out on the leash pretty quickly, so only Luna got her photo with Taco.
We settled in to watch the Hurricanes take on FSU (and dominate!). It’s been a really long time since I’ve enjoyed a football game.
And there you have it. This week, I ran a total of 13 miles over three runs, which is just so huge. I’m not quite ready to add in a fourth day of running, but maybe soon. Jumping to five miles was scary. I can wait.
That being said, I have a virtual 10K on Saturday, so the doubt is creeping back in. I just have to take it one step at a time, rely on my intervals and not let my brain get the better of me. Easier said than done, but I think I’ve got this.
I have a few posts I need to revisit. My office tour got set to the side when school started and things were so much crazier than anticipated. I’m also looking at a post on planning the perfect mountain vacation. You can tell where my heart is right now, huh?
Oh, and Halloween is happening. We are playing it low-key of course, but there will be candy and a spooky movie and it will be the best we can make it.
How was your week in training?
Who’s ready for Halloween?