I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I’m suddenly feeling fairly revitalized. It’s like with the end of the year, I’m getting a ginormous burst of energy, and I want to ride this wave all the way. Suddenly, I’m ready to just start decorating for Christmas, and cooking all the things, and purging my house, and all of it! Crazy!
Sunday – 3.21 miles, walking
After Saturday’s 7 mile victory, I was excited to have a recovery walk. The weather was gorgeous and everything felt right. It started raining towards the end of the walk, but there wasn’t much that could bring me down.
After morning errands and meal prep, we went, as a family, to help volunteer with meal packing for a local charity on behalf of the Scouts. The organization had released all their safety precautions in advance: they took temperatures, provided gloves, masks, and sanitizer in addition to hair nets, and kept everyone spaced nicely. These organizations can really use all the help they can get, especially now, and we were glad to be able to participate.
Monday – 4.18 miles, walking
Again, I woke up super energized and ready to go! I took on a fabulous walk and was ready for the day!
Then it was time for me to really get to work. The house was getting painted, and I had to move all the things! I had to pull out most of the furniture in our family room, living/dining room, loft and main bedroom (the stairwell would get painted, too), and take down all the wall hangings.
This meant it was an extra great time for purging and cleaning, and I threw myself into it with all my enthusiasm.
In the meantime, A kept Luna from getting underfoot.
Tuesday – 4.25 miles running + 1.48 miles, walking
I wanted to bump our run distance to 4.5, but friends, it was so soggy and humid, and I was so sore from moving things. It just didn’t happen.
When I got home from 4.25 miles, the painter was set up and ready to work. He is a former neighbor who has done awesome work for us in the past and we were so glad to have him back. Mr. PugRunner was twitchy from the chaos and disorganization, but I promised him all would be well.
Wednesday – 4 miles, walking
Day two of painting and another solid walk. Loving my new pink plate from RoadID.
Since the kitchen was a mess, I picked up coffee and also snagged a ghost pepper donut for A from Dunkin. We put his reaction on IG Reels, if you want to check it out.
Thursday – 4.50 miles, running + 1.3 miles, walking
The weather was just slightly better so today, we pushed for 4.5 miles. J and I also used the time to complete our virtual Run For Ruth – We Dissent 5k!
I made our RBG tank tops using my Cricut, and they were just perfect! And I also took my new Adrenalines out for a spin, and they were fabulous.
When Mr PugRunner got home from work, the fun really began! We took a family trip to order a new sectional and then snagged some new end tables and accessories from IKEA. It’s been a long time coming, and Mr PugRunner was a little stressed with the big purchases, so we went out for a yummy lunch of wings to help him get through.
I also made a deal with Mr PugRunner that he could take everything I wanted to replace and try to sell it at the community garage sale on Saturday morning. He is always up for that sort of thing, and agreed.
Friday – 3.57 miles, walking
I woke up with a crackling hormone migraine and really struggled through this walk. Sitting it out never makes me feel better, but ugh. These hurt.
It was the last day of painting, and I was so happy to see everything done, even if I was hurting.
I also wanted to go vote, but by the time Mr PugRunner got home, I couldn’t see straight to drive, so I had to take nap instead. I will go first thing next week. It was an early night for me – I was hoping extra sleep would make the headache go away so I would be good for my scheduled long run with J on Saturday.
Saturday – 8 miles, running + .92 miles, walking
Happy Saturday! I got up early, took care of the pugs, and then headed out. I ran two miles on my own, and picked up J for the remaining 6. She wanted to do a 10K, and I was so proud of her for crushing the distance! It was a big day for both of us!
The boys took on the garage sale and managed to sell some of the old furniture and other items. Yay! I’m just glad to have stuff out of the house. It’s such a freeing feeling.
That evening, we grilled out with some friends. Our buddy treated us to some delicious food from his smoker, and we throughly enjoyed the food and the company.
It was a huge week! Hitting those eight miles put me on top of the world! I just couldn’t believe it.
On Friday, I will pick up our packets for the Cotttonmouth Quarter & 5K on Saturday morning.
The house is painted, and the new couch comes on Thursday. From there, I can start sharing pictures, when things finally look somewhat put back together. I’m also excited to start bringing in things for the loft – we decided to make it more of a teenager hangout space. The remodel will make a nice holiday gift for A (since he needs exactly nothing and experience gifts really aren’t happening this year).
And that’s the week!
How was your week in training?
Any big mileage victories this week?