That’s right, friends! The end of March means 2021 is one-fourth done and hallelujah for that! This year has been something else. And we continue to roll with the punches, and the weird weather, and the seemingly endless weirdness, because what else are we going to do? This week was a bit off-kilter for a variety of reasons, but we got through it, so it’s time to go back and see how things went.
Sunday – 3.35 miles walking
Happy Sunday! I started the day with a chilly walk.
And then we said goodbye to sweet Ollie. He was so happy to see his mom and family, but we will miss him here, too.
We also said goodbye to Spring Break. Not that we had done much with our week off, but Monday meant back to the grind.
Monday – 5 miles, running + 1.35 miles, walking
We had to rearrange our running schedule to accommodate an event I was supposed to have early Tuesday morning, so five miles done and dusted. Yay!
Oh, also, let’s hear it for Medal Monday! When I logged Sunday’s miles, it gave my Best Damn Race Oregon Trail Virtual Challenge team (the Dysentary Divas) 2000 miles! After many long months, we had arrived in Oregon City! Yay!
Tuesday – 4 miles, walking
My event was postponed to Thursday due to cold weather and wind, so I got up and went for a walk anyway. I thought about doing speedwork, but I just wasn’t into it. It ended up being a fairly beautiful day, and I was glad for that.
Also, Happy National Puppy Day to my girls.
Wednesday – 5 miles, running + 1.56 miles, walking
I was so incredibly motivated to be up and out on Wednesday. We had a busy day.
First up, a five mile run followed by a lovely cool-down walk.
And then I took A and his friend to pick strawberries at a nearby farm. Strawberry season runs through the end of May, and I wanted to go when it was still pleasant. We collectively picked 18 pounds of berries, and have been enjoying the proverbial fruits of our labor ever since.
Thursday – 60 minutes, SUP + 3.24 miles, #RunForGirls Virtual 5K
And finally, it was Thursday, the date I would get pack on a stand up paddle board! Koastal SUP Yoga had invited us out for a private paddle and I was so excited for a private paddle. It was a foggy, eerie morning, but so peaceful and beautiful. It was incredibly nerve-wracking to get on the board from the dock, but owner Kelly patiently talked me through, and then, when no one was looking, I was able to get up on my own two feet. I stayed that way until my toes started cramping, but it was a victory, all the same.
But my day wasn’t over. When I got home, I got changed and headed right back out for the #RunForGirls Virtual 5K in honor of the 25th Birthday of Girls on The Run International. I really wanted to run, but my legs were straight-up jelly (my quads are still sore), so I swallowed my pride and clocked 3.1 walking miles.
I met Mr PugRunner for lunch and margaritas, and then I went to the running store for new shoes. I was really hoping to try on a few Adrenaline-adjacent styles to see if something else worked, but it was a no-go. One day, I hope to slide down to a shoe with a lower drop, but right now, it’s not in the cards. These beauties came home with me.
Friday – 6 miles, running + 2.44 miles, walking
TGIF! We went for a very humid and steamy six mile run. I have NOT missed the humidity, thanks. Not one bit.
I promised A that we would take some photos of him and Hufflepuff, and this morning was perfect for it. She was very cooperative and seemed to love the fresh breeze.
In the afternoon, A and Mr PugRunner went to the skate park to work on some skills. They had a great time, and we really need to make an effort to do it more. I wish we had a closer park, but it is what it is.
Saturday – 4 miles, walking
Since we have March To Get Screened tomorrow, I opted against a long run this week. Instead, a four mile walk was just what I needed. Again, it was humid and foggy. Sigh.
A had a busy day ahead of him, and it was all hands on deck. First, he took a virtual merit badge class to help with some requirements. From there, we put on our work clothes for a long afternoon of volunteering. The weather warmed up really quickly, so by the time we got home, we were all exhausted and ready for bed.
No hiking or speed work or even strength training this week. We were go go go all week, and there was zero time for extras. No regret of course. Sometimes it’s good to be busy.
This week will call for some more flexibility. A is just over a month out from finishing 7th grade, so we are really working to get that done. His birthday is also coming up at the end of April, and we are trying to formulate a safe plan for the big 13. Mr PugRunner and I will have some great news this week, too, that I am excited to share.
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How was your week in training?
Can you believe that we are 1/4 through the year? Does anyone else deal with insane fog?
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
It sounds like you have some exciting things in store! Can’t wait to hear your announcement.
I can’t wait to share! Big days ahead!
Darlene S Cardillo says
Yay on the SUP experience.
Oh no, I hate suspense.
I hate suspense too, but I also don’t like to jinx things!
Kimberly Hatting says
I have yet to try SUP’ing. I’m not much of a water gal, which is why the triathlon has been eluding me forever. Someday…
How did I not know this about you and water???
I’ve never tried SUP- sounds like it’s really hard!!!
Yes, the humidity is back, arg!!!!! Not that it ever really left- but now it’s back in full-force. Makes you really grateful for AC, doesn’t it?
Sounds like you had a fun and interesting week! I love the picture of your dogs- pugs are hilarious.
It’s really not bad. I never thought I would be able to do it, but once you’re on the board, it’s just great.
I love AC. So much.
And the pugs are truly ridiculous. So much personality and sass.
My week was kind of similar for very different reasons.
A will someday be really comforted by those photos of him & Hufflepuff.
I think you did a great job balancing (see what I did there?) everything this week. A+
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Renée @runlaugheatpie says
I didn’t even think about the year being 1/4th done! hooray!!!
EIGHTEEN POUNDS of berries!! that’s crazy!! Those strawberries look amazing!
So glad you were able to SUP again. And girl, you give yourself a B+ for the week but you were going like a machine!!
looking forward to hearing your news!
18 pounds, and they are gone. We need to go back for more.
I’m so glad the return to SUP was a great one! Can you believe how quickly the end of the school year is sneaking up? Thing 2 turns 16 over the summer and that means driving and maybe a job. I can’t even. That pic of A&H is precious!
I cannot! He will be done before Mother’s Day!
Zenaida Arroyo says
Really, 1/4 through the year? Wow!! Ha, I can only speculate on what news you will share with us. 🙂 Either you are moving, a new job, or a new baby. Whatever it is, I cannot wait to find out.
Isn’t it crazy???
No, it is never a new baby. Never. It was my vaccine, but I didn’t want t jinx it. I was so scared that they wouldn’t let us get the shot when we showed up. The restrictions were 40+ and at first they were saying front-facing medical and/or compromised health, but then they said just sign up as 40+. It was a little nerve-wracking, but we now have our first shots!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
Okay, like everyone else, I’m dying to know what big news you’re planning to share soon.
How cool that you went SUP’ing. It’s been a couple of years for me and you make me want to go again!
How is Little Man (now A) wrapping up 7th grade already? He’s growing up so fast!
I’ll spilL! It was the first dose of my vaccine! I was so nervous about jinxing it that I didn’t want to share, but we got it on Monday! Eeek!
A keeps talking about high school and how he’ll be driving in a few years and what kind of job he’s going to get. What is even happening???