New blog, who dis? You may have noticed that Runs With Pugs has enjoyed a bit of a facelift. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for the past few months, and finally moved forward. I hope you love it as much as I do (photos to come so keep reading)!
Sunday – 3 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day 24
Sundays call for gentle walks, so off I went.
I certainly wasn’t sad to come home to these yummy pancakes, either.
We also said goodbye to our puppy houseguest. We loved having him and we can’t wait for him to return. Luan tis super sad to be without her buddy, but she also took some serious naps after he left.
Monday – 4.62 miles, speedwork/walking + Plank Challenge Day 25
I stuck with the whole five 1/4 mile repeats, with 1/4 mile recovery in between. For my next trick, I may try to head out of the neighborhood and hit the bridge for some hill work.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .57 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day 26
J’s schedule means our Tuesday run time is on a tighter schedule, but that’s ok. We make it work, and if I need to get up earlier for extra distance, then so be it.
Cooking club! On today’s schedule was a one-pot lasagna meal and rosemary parmesan focaccia. This was another keeper of a recipe.
Wednesday – 3.76 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day 27
Sure, the morning walk was fabulous.
But can we talk about National Chocolate Cake Day? Yes, I had to throw a cake together in honor of the occasion, and it was quite tasty.
Thursday – 5.01 miles, running + 2.00 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day 28
Guys, I can’t explain it, but this run dragged forever. The company was great, and the weather was fine, but it felt like we were out there for days. I had to wind down with a good stretch afterwards.
We spent all of the rest of the day on school. A had procrastinated on a lot of his work, so he needed to complete it all. He got it done, but I hope he learned a big lesson about staying on track.
Friday – 3.4 miles, walking + 2.12 miles, hiking + Plank Challenge Day 29
I went for a quick, quick walk.
And then I took the day to myself. The boys had a father/son day planned, so I had a “me” day. I went to Washington Oaks State Park for some hiking and sight-seeing.
Next up? Tacos for lunch.
I ran some errands, and finally made my way home. Our neighborhood hosted a Food Truck Friday, so we walked to get dinner, too. I was straight up worn out by bedtime.
Saturday – 9 miles, running + 1.36 miles, walking + Plank Challenge Day 30
Would you believe that there was a 20 degree temperature jump from the start of my run to the end??? I was so uncomfortable the whole time because I couldn’t sort out what to wear.
I confess that I took a nap after lunch. I just wanted to stretch out, and get some rest. Then we rallied for an incredible movie night.
Here we go.
I confess that even though I planked daily, I had to leave off the actual challenge moves. They just proved to be more than I could handle, which was upsetting, but also, planking is planking.
So about that new blog makeover? Here it is! It’s just what I needed (thank you to HelloYayDesign for all your hard work and expertise!).
On tap for February are a few new things. For example, I am leaving planks behind and trying a Balance Challenge.
And I am also establing a 14-day Kindness Challenge in honor of Valentine’s Day. It’s going to be great to do with A and his friend, so I’m looking forward to it.
How was your week in training?
Who’s ready for February? Any special plans or challenges on your horizon?