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.
How was your week in training?
Can you believe that we are 1/4 through the year? Does anyone else deal with insane fog?