And how wonderful does it feel to know that we can put 2020 behind us. For all that I try to stay upbeat, I think I am not alone in hoping this year comes to an end, and fast. With that said, I also hope we can enjoy the holidays as best we can – this is really my favorite time of year and I missed so much in 2019. It’s time for a do-over, even in the midst of all the insanity.
Sunday – rest
It’s safe to say that this was the laziest, most do-nothing Sunday in the history of Sundays. I didn’t even pretend to be active. Seriously. We hung out with Delilah, and just existed in our pajamas. Nothing wrong with that.
Monday – 4 miles, walking
Back at it. A was out of school for the week, so we didn’t set any alarms or rush around in the morning. I walked.
Delilah had her follow up at the vet. The good news is that she is going to be ok. With medications and lots of soothing, her breathing is much less labored, and we should be able to reschedule her dental in a few weeks. This is the best news. She sure did give us a scare.
Tuesday – 4.75 miles running + 1.47 miles, walking
The cold weather was back, so I took care to bundle up a little bit more this time.
I wish Florida would get a hold of itself in the weather department. It’s getting ridiculous.
Wednesday – 3.9 miles, walking
And it was hot again. Blah.
I had to run a couple of quick errands, which led to me replacing all the prep bowls and mixing bowls in the house. Oops. It was good to purge another cabinet, though. And A tested out the news goods while making pumpkin pie.
Later that afternoon, we went to a waterfront restaurant for dinner on the patio. We agreed it would be fun to have a nice dinner, and then bring home yummy desserts, and eat them with a movie. Mission accomplished.
Thursday – 5 miles, running + 1.05 miles, walking
I believe in starting holidays with a race, but there were no suitable races this time around. Ugh. However, all was not lost! J and I went out for five miles on our own, and it was wonderful just the same.
Look at all the other bloggers who joined in Turkey trotting rom afar! Thanks to Kim for putting this together!
We enjoyed a small, quiet and very distanced Thanksgiving. It was nice to not have a lot of stress, but the food was great. Mr PugRunner handled the turkey, and little man and my mom took care of most of the other food. I kind of missed cooking, but it’s nice to pass the torch.
Friday – 1.58 miles, hiking
Happy Black Friday!
We really didn’t want anything to do with crowds or shopping, so we opted outside for a hike and picnic lunch. It was an incredibly nice way to spend a morning, even if it was a little dicey at times (there was a lot of damage to the trails from past hurricanes, and I had a few white-knuckle moments with my weaker ankle).
While the other members of the family claim to not enjoy these outdoorsy days as much as me, I think I want to drag them out a bit more often. Nature does a body good.
Also, someone got a bath. She despises water, so these are always trying times.
Saturday – 7 miles, running + 1 mile, walking
I was on my own for this long run, and that made things hard. To try to motivate myself, I kept up bargaining with myself: if I could make it to six miles, I could walk two and it would be fine, for example. Everything was against me, and I had to ask Mr PugRunner to open the bathroom at the gym for me (I pass it along the way). From there, I started chafing, and my ankle just kept tweaking more and more. Ugh. Seven running and one walking, and I was so happy to be done.
From there, it was time to work on the countdown calendar! We weren’t entirely sure how Luna would react to the Christmas tree this year, so we agreed to go with shatterproof ornaments instead of our usual heirlooms and collectibles.
Of course, she seems terrified and uninterested, so go figure. But I do want to share our 2020 ornament. I found it on Zulilly – I never purchase anything from there, but this was just too perfect.
Although I have one more day in the month, I will finish November with over 140 miles. That’s so crazy! Obviously, I won’t be anywhere near my 2019 or 2018 miles, but since July, I’ve managed to secure more than 600 miles! I will call that a success, I think.
A has one or two more assignments for classes, and then it’s on to exams. From there? Winter vacation! Whoo-hoo! While he misses regular school, he loves that he gets such a long break. I hope we are able to fill our days with fun and creativity. We need that so badly.
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How was your week in training?
How was your Thanksgiving? Have you started decorating for the winter holidays, yet?
Kim G says
That’s great new about Delilah. I am glad that she will be okay – I know that she gave you quite a scare!
I love the 2020 ornament – it’s a perfect representation of everything that has happened this year.
It’s horrible when they can’t breathe. I haven’t dealt with that, but Chester went into respiratory distress with his heart failure a few times. Always on weekends, right?
Poor Luna! Someone here needs a bath, too, especially after our muddy hike today.
I usually have to drag AMR. Judy out for hikes. You know who I don’t have to drag!
Deborah Brooks says
So glad to hear that your pup is going to be okay. Looks like some nice family time this week. Way to go on your long run- solo runs are so much harder for me in general. I need the distraction of talking to someone
Oh, I love the bathing beauty! That made my day! So glad Delilah is on the mend and on her way to a full recovery. Your tree looks so pretty. I don’t have that motivation yet.
Darlene S. Cardillo says
Just the two of us, we’ve gone small.
Same with Thanksgiving. D it don’t even have Turkey.
Glad 2020 is over. But 2021 so far looks worse.
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
We should have gotten some shatterproof ornaments for our tree, lol! Instead we put a gate around it. Great job with your runs! Hopefully the year will end well and 2021 has to be better, right?!
Your November miles are amazing! You’ve made a great recovery this year.
That photo of Luna in the tub tho..how the heck did you get that? LOL
Kimberly Hatting says
Our little Max is probably due for a bath, too…and we currently have Lola here. Not sure if she’d be up for that kind of fun or not LOL He does good in the tub, but I have no idea about her. Great job on your miles! Isn’t it surreal to look back at this time last year? You should be proud for all you were able to accomplish, in the weirdest of years none the less 😉
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
That’s great news about Delilah! I know you’re so relieved. And Luna in the tub, that’s a great picture of her, even if she’s quite unhappy with you.
Congrats on making such a great comeback with your ankle. You’ve gotta feel good about that!
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
So glad things are looking up for Delilah. We had to create a “squirrel baffle” for our tree. We put cardboard between the bottom branches to stop our cat from climbing up inside the tree. She has already broken on ornament (luckily just a plain red ball). Great job on the annual miles! We have 3 virtual weeks of school left, which the kids are less than thrilled about. Who knows what 2021 will bring for school when January hits. I hope we can go back to hybrid!
Liz Dexter says
So glad Delilah is OK, what a relief! And love all the pics in shorts and a vest as I prepare to layer up with fuzzy-inside long leggings and two tops for my run here today!
Funny about the tree. We’re not having anything up this year with two active young cats, though I am going to try to decorate the front window as I have for other occasions this year.
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Zenaida Arroyo says
That is great news about Delilah!!!
I love your tree. I have a small tree that I put out but even then the cats manage to knock it down. No way am I putting up the big one.
You did great in November. You’ve been doing so well in your recovery.
That tub shot is just too cute! Great news on Delilah as well. Your tree is beautiful. I finally packed up fall and go all of holiday out except for the tree. Maybe today.
Stacie Seidman says
So happy to hear Delilah is doing better! And glad you had a nice holiday too. So nice to share all the work!
It’s very nice.
Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder says
I’m glad puppers is gonna be ok! It’s always scary when our pets aren’t feeling well. My cat is like my child.
This weather sure has been crazy! Cool then hot then cool then hot and now today I woke up to frost on my window. Seriously FL go home you’re drunk haha.
I miss holiday races too. I’m hoping they come back soon cause I’m getting really unmotivated to run not having races. I tried really hard to keep the motivation up but I don’t know how much longer it’ll last. I registered for some virtuals for the reason you specified but I can’t keep doing it…I really don’t like virtual races.
It’s such an awful feeling when your pets are struggling 🙁
I just got another email from a race director, pleading for registrations for a real event that went virtual. I want to help. I do. But I just can’t.