Can you believe that it’s been one year of lockdowns? Seriously. This time last year, A came home from Spring Break. And never went back to school. A lot has happened between then and now – it feels like a completely different lifetime, if we are being honest. Maybe it’s time for things to start making that pivot and looking up.
Sunday – 3.06 miles walking
Sunday morning, I was so excited to get moving. I took a quick walk, and then got ready to pick up A.
We are so proud of him, because he conquered his Ordeal, and is now an Arrowman! Whoo hoo! He was so incredibly happy when we picked him up. And we are so proud of him.
Monday – 4.07 miles, speedwork/walking
Happy International Women’s Day!
The wind and cold temperatures made going to the beach and bridge a bit on the undesirable side, so I found a different neighborhood for some sprint intervals.
It made for a nice, quiet morning, before getting back tot the house for A’s last week of classes before break.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .6 miles, walking
Tuesday was a crazy day! I started with a brisk five mile run.
And then it was time to get to work. I took over the St. Augustine Moms Instagram account for the day, which was super fun.
We did a lot of cooking. I made the TikTok Ramen Noodles for lunch, which were amazing.
And he made Butter Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Naan for dinner, courtesy of the FLVS Virtual Cooking Club. Also excellent, I might add. I also love the different flavor profiles the club embraces.
Wednesday – 4.2 miles, walking
Off I went for my walk, but my hips and glutes were really aching. Ugh.
But the important part of this day, was our baby girl! Happy first birthday, Luna! She loved her presents and her cake, which she happily shared with her big sissy and some friends.
Thursday – 5 miles, running + 1.25 miles, walking
Another great run, even if I was by myself. It wasn’t super humid, but it is getting warmer, for sure.
A had one class to complete, and then we loaded up in the car to take a little field trip. For one of his merit badges, he needed to visit a National Monument and gather some information. Well, what better place than the oldest city ini the country? We headed to Castillo de San Marcos, the historic fort on the Matanzas Bay.
We took advantage of the gorgeous day to do some touring, and then grabbed lunch. It was really lovely, and we haven’t been able to visit our historic downtown is so long.
Friday – 3.2 miles, hiking
I skipped my morning walk in favor of some hiking at the Ravine Gardens State Park. Friends, I visited this park once this year, but as I’ve mentioned, it’s azalea season. Ravine Gardens is known for its blooms, and I have never seen them in full color. Today was my day.
And lest we forget about balance in the universe, check out my new friend.
What? You can’t see?
Yup. Every body of water in Florida can be home to things like alligators. And while this guy was fairly small, momma gator was surely around. We always have to keep our eyes open. He was probably three feet away from me and took me completely by surprise as my attention was on the water. Good times. I know this looks super scary, but he was honestly just sunning, so we gave each other respectful space and no harm done.
Saturday – 10 miles, running + 1.13 miles, walking
Even though we are kid-free this weekend, Saturday promised to be BUSY. I had a bit of an anxiety spiral the night before, so I was raring to run the minute my eyes opened that morning. Ten miles? Boom.
I made it home just in time to welcome Ollie! He will be our guest for the week while his family is on Spring Break, and I know that is going to help our non-traveling days fly by.
We enjoyed a late lunch on the waterfront with some whiskey drinks and seafood, and then came home to chill. I wanted to watch Radium Girls, so we did that, and then headed to bed, since we would lose an hour with the end of Daylight Savings Time. Yay for another week.
Another B+ for me
While I totally dropped the ball on any kind of strength training, I did get out for two days in the sun for some hiking and touring, and that was incredible and much needed.
I’m very excited to have March To Get Screened at the end of the month. This is a great event for colon cancer awareness and I’m happy to be there. I’m also looking forward to running a virtual 5k in honor of the birthday of Girls on the Run on Thursday. Interested in supporting us? You can donate or register here.
This week, I have a dentist appointment and a hair appointment. We will celebrate St Patrick’s Day, and start making plans for A’s birthday. We will also have a super fun beach day, and I may get another local hike. You never know?
I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!
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?
mm those tiktok ramen look amazeballs. I might just have to buy some ramen, although I’ve been on an udon kick.
Ollie is cute! What do the girls think?
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Whenever I run in Florida I am always so nervous abut seeing an alligator. I never have though. They make me so nervous! Great job this week! Sounds like you sure are keeping busy!
Happy birthday Luna! What a cutie. I hadn’t seen the tiktok ramen yet, I need to try it!
All your pictures with the sunshine and the flowers…LOVE them. The colors are just so vibrant. I need to go to Florida!
Deborah Brooks says
Way to get outside every day this week. Your hiking spot looks just perfect! Have a great week ahead and thanks for linking
Darlene S Cardillo says
What a fun week. I recognize that monument in St Augustine.
10 miles!! Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
Your posts always make me hungry. My meals are never picture worthy lol
Kim G says
I can’t believe that we are embarking on a year of living in this new reality. Sometimes it seems so much longer and sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday.
Those TikTok Ramen Noodles look delicious! I still have to try the TikTok Feta Cheese Pasta. I love how we can now get cooking ideas from TikTok, lol.
Love all the flowers in your pictures! Azaleas are very popular in gardens around here, but it will be a while before they are in bloom. Huge congrats to A for getting through that challenge, and to you for knocking out another 10 miler!
Wow, you had some good runs and nice adventures! The historic part of St. Augustine is so pretty. And your hike, complete with azaleas and alligator sounds like an exciting. That little guy looks kind of cute, and alligators aren’t usually aggressive towards humans (right?). Still… respectful space is needed!
Congrats to A! Sounds like he’s having a great year.
Kimberly Hatting says
Oh, those azaleas! Totally beautiful! That gator would totally freak.me.out. Even is he (she?) is just a baby, YIKES!
Looks like such a great week for you! That park looks so beautiful. Love the azaleas. We always love visiting the forts and historic sites when we are in Florida. So cool.
Congrats to your son! I hope the pups enjoy the house guest!
It’s hard to do #allthethings but you seem to balance it well. Such lovely azealas!
That’s cool that your pups accept strangers into their pack.
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Stacie Seidman says
Hard nope on the Gator from me…. I often feel envious of your winter weather, but the presence of Gators probably balances that out…
A’s food looks amazing! So impressed with his chef skills!
Michelle D. says
Another awesome week for you! You are crushing your runs!
Ravine Gardens is so pretty – love all of the azaleas!
A huge congrats to A on becoming an Arrowman!
Zenaida Arroyo says
As always, busy week for you. Momma gator was watching you. Cute little thing but it would have freaked me out. I checked out the recipe for the ramen noodles and it looks so easy and yummy!
The azaleas are gorgeous! Um yeah, there were plenty of gators in the lake our house backed up to when we were there. Yowza. I’m yearning for a return to FL now that we have our snow back. Congrats to Arrowman A! Happy Birthday to Luna!
Renée @runlaugheatpie says
switching strength for sun sounds like a great decision! if that makes the week a B+, I don’t want to be an A *wink*
I didn’t know that Florida has the oldest city in the country!!
some amazing scenery this week!
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
I had to do some research on being an Arrowman. Congrats to your son! I’d never heard of that one, and the Ordeal sounded pretty intense! One of my daughter’s cross country teammates just because the first female Eagle Scouts in the nation.
That’s incredible! We just read an article about your daughter’s team mate and it’s such a great accomplishment. We have a sister troop and one of the young ladies is working on her Eagle project in the next few weeks. It’s so exciting!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
Whenever I see pictures you and Jenny post from your Florida runs all I can think of is, “Hope there are no gators nearby!”
Congrats to A on his amazing accomplishment. You must be so proud!
Okay those pups are just too cute as they’re looking up to you. I bet they’re having fun together. Happy belated birthday to LunaGirl!
Oh, they are everywhere. We have about four in my neighborhood. If there is water, there is a gator. It’s just how it is.
I am so proud! The pups had a blast.