It’s hard to imagine that I could be speechless every week on current events, but here we go again. I literally have nothing productive to say or add regarding anything outside my little bubble.
Sunday – rest day
Typically, I am not into rest days, but for whatever reason, it felt right to sleep in, put on daytime pajamas and be one with the couch. Emotionally and mentally, I was pretty wiped out and needed the day to recharge. This is how we do it.
We also had a bit of fun making a “breakfast board.” Boards are where it’s at these days, and I am looking forward to creating a few different variations.
Monday – 4.07 miles walking
Ok, Monday. Let’s do this!
We had a nor’easter last week that left the temperatures almost fall-like. This definitely boosted my spirits and my energy.
A was also in good spirits, and he had a decent day of school.
I took a break midday to have lunch with A’s good buddy’s mom. She and her family are embarking on a cross-country RV journey. We had margaritas to celebrate/mourn their departure.
Tuesday – 4.06 miles running + 1.81 miles, walking
There’s just something exhilarating about getting out in non-muggy, non-humid air. J and I had a fabulous run. Four miles is starting to feel “normal” and I am loving it.
That evening, while A was at Scouts, Mr PugRunner and I went to the new Ford’s Garage for a date night. Not only was it fabulous to have something new, but the food and drinks were really good. We loved the patio dining and the chance for a nice night.
Wednesday – 4.13 miles, walking
Wednesday was just a BEAST of a day. A could not or would not focus on class. He ended up working until almost 8PM, just to get himself caught up. None of it was particularly hard or time-consuming – he just got himself stuck and couldn’t see his way clear.
I was grateful for my morning walk, but I needed Luna to help brighten my photo.
Thursday – 4 miles, running + 3.01 miles, walking
Another fabulous run! We got word that a new bear had come to live at the nature preserve by our house, so J and I restructured our route to swing by the property. Along the way, we were treated to fun scenes like this.
We also saw lots of horses and a zebra. Good times. Lots of miles. Yay!
I had a meeting that night, but the boys went to say one last goodbye to A’s friend. While it’s super sad, the positive isi that we live ii a time of technology, where they are just a FaceTime call away from each other. It’s a small solace in a sad situation.
Friday – 3.43 miles, walking
For some reasons, I never feel incredibly motivated on Fridays. I don’t want to get up, and I don’t want to go walk. But I do it.
A and I had a really, really rough week, so I wanted to make Friday special. He was finished with all his assignments for the week, so I told him to grab his skateboard, and we went to a new (to us) skate park in Jax Beach. He loved it. I need to look into lessons for him – he’s doing great, but he needs a knowledgeable push to try some more skills.
When Mr PugRunner finished with acupuncture, we went on a family to Ford’s Garage. Yes, it was twice this week, but it was so good. I had the most delicious chopped salad.
That evening, we planned to watch a Halloween movie with popcorn, but A changed his mind halfway through, so we moved on to a less spooky flick. It was still fun.
Saturday – 6.2 miles, running + .84 miles, walking
Moment of truth. It was time to bump up to the 10K distance. I got a bit of a late start, but it was cool(ish) and overcast so that was ok. To help me out, I dropped my intervals down to 2:1, crossed my fingers and went for it.
And friends? It was great! My mindset was that there was no rush. I just needed to take my time and be present in each mile. To my delight, there wasn’t much pain in my ankle at all – the most discomfort was in my right toes (and they are fine now after a good stretch and some rest).
I don’t think I could be happier.
For the rest of the day, we ran errands, grabbed lunch, finished decorating the front of the house, and then watched Tremors. It’s fun catching up on some of those cheesy old horror flicks.
This was a huge week in miles for me. It feels so exhilarating to be able to increase my long runs and feel good afterwards. We are closing in on the one year anniversary of my tumble down the stairs, so the extra validation that things are ok is so helpful right now.
We have some fun things planned for this week. I need to somehow managed another 10K for the virtual Global Energy Run (I got my dates confused and thought I could use Saturday’s run, but not so much). Oops.
How was your week in training?
What milestones have you achieved recently?