Reclaiming my strength is kind of the theme of this week. I decided that March would be my month to make things happen.
Sunday – 3 miles walking + Balance Challenge Day 28
Sundays are really just the laziest days for us. It’s ridiculous. We all slept in a little, and Mr PugRunner joined me for my morning walk. It was nice.
And then the rest of the day was just grocery shopping, lounging, and tv. It’s completely uninspiring, but it’s how our days go.
Monday – 4.69 miles, speedwork/walking + strength training
It was a beautiful morning and I took it back to the bridge for some hill repeats. Getting some Vitamin Sea also helps improve one’s outlook for the day. Living so close to the beach is not a bad thing. Not one bit.
A had a crazy busy school week, and Mr PugRunner is hard at work launching a new website and business venture, so we really had to put our heads down and dig in. I started March with some hardcore strength training.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .45 miles, walking + strength training
Tuesday is a running day, and this time, I had A and J join me for the miles. It was absolutely wonderful, and I was thrilled. Now, it did rain on us, which was wretched, but we laughed about it and got through the run.
I completed my second day of strength training, and I was exhausted. Like couldn’t keep my eyes open. I chalked it up to the weather.
Wednesday – 4.07 miles, walking + strength training
Off I went for my walk, but my hips and glutes were really aching. Ugh.
Day 3 of my new strength training and I realized that I had made a huge mistake. I hadn’t adjusted my food to allow for the increased activity. Whoops. What a rookie mistake. Sheesh.
The week was surely dragging. A really struggled completing his work, which led to high frustrations all the way around. His mind was surely on other things, but it effects all of us. Ugh.
Thursday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.52 miles, walking
Another morning, another run. The weather has been up, down, and all around.
We finally, blessedly go through the rest of school, and then A had some time for skateboarding. He had to take a little break due to the weather, but is right back at it and doing great. Yay!
And then I had the opportunity to attend a training to learn how to properly use an epi-pen. Fortunately, we don’t need one on in our home, but there may come a time when I am on an outing with someone who does. I feel fairly well prepared, although I have my fingers crossed that I’m never in the situation.
Friday – 2.13 miles, walking + strength training
Even though the boys have been sharing their Fridays, Mr PugRunner wanted a family day before A went off to his “ordeal” for Order of the Arrow. They left the plans up to me, and I asked for a walking tour of street murals and pie.
They accommodated me.
Mixed Fillings was everything I dreamed of and more. We pre-ordered our slices on line, found the building, went through the secret alley, and rang the bell.
The pie was magical. MAGICAL. I went with the Beach, Don’t Kill My Vibe, which was pretty much coconut cream with a layer of chocolate. Delicious.
And then we went home to eat dinner and pack up the car. A had to report to his camp at 6:30, and then head off for 24 hours of silence, a night under the stars, sleeping on just a tarp or groundcloth, a day of arduous labor/cheerful service, and scant rations. We got him situated and made the drive home.
Saturday – 10.01 miles, running + .49 miles, walking
The morning was bleh. There was just enough drizzle to make everything miserable, and my ankle ached from the cold and wet. I gave myself permission to quit after seven miles, but made it to ten.
I handled some errands, and then we went to lunch and took Luna to a local dog boutique to pick out her cake and a gift. No photos because it was so rainy and she is a mess in water.
Then it was home to warm up, and chill out with the series finale of WandaVision. Which was epic.
The month started really well. I was a little discouraged that I couldn’t keep up with my strength plans, but that’s just me being unreasonable.
This week, I think I have to try something new for speedwork, because near-freezing temps and wind will make the bridge a non-starter. It’s aggravating, but sometimes, we just have to pivot and be flexible.
I love our mural “tour.” There is so much incredible street art in town, and it makes for such an enriching day out.
Monday is International Women’s Day. I plan to celebrate by sending love to some of my favorite ladies, reading some from my book by a female author, and doing mom-things. Kind of like every day, but with a hashtag.
Oh, and on Tuesday, I’m taking over the St. Augustine Moms Instagram account! Be sure to come on over and follow my day there!
How was your week in training?
Do you have local street art in your area? Do you ever bite off more than you can chew in the fitness realm?