First, Happy Easter! We are celebrating a quiet weekend, and enjoying it.
One would think that the start of April might bring a bit of consistency from the weather gods, but no. That is not to be. Instead, we swung from high 80s with 100% humidity to 40s with FROST!!!! What? I mean, I’m not surprised that something as simple as weather would be so screwed up in 2021, but still.
However, the training must go on, so here we go!
Sunday – March To Get Screened 5K
We had March To Get Screened on Sunday. Race report is here. It was a fabulous morning!
We spent most of Sunday afternoon at A’s volunteer event. It ended up being such a successful event all around. I think we were all more than ready to collapse into bed after a super fulfilling weekend.
Monday – 5.11 miles, walking
I was really sore and tired from being on my feet all weekend, so I decided to take a pass on my usual Monday speedwork. Originally, I had still planned on the bridge and beach for a walk, but when I finally rolled out of bed, it was cold, windy, and overcast. Time for Plan B. I drove about 15 minutes to another neat neighborhood, where I put down about five miles.
In the meantime, A completed a virtual 5K for his virtual school on the treadmill. Well done, buddy!
And then came our appointment. Our vaccine appointment, that is. We preregistered last week, and had a confirmed appointment within 24 hours. I addressed this a little in our Fit Five Friday Coffee Date, but it was a very smooth and very easy process. We have our second dose scheduled for three weeks from now.
We took it easy the rest of the day, even ordering in sushi for dinner. Neither one of us experienced side effects other than fatigue and a bit of soreness, so that was a relief.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.02 miles, walking
I slept well, and got up for our planned run. Everything felt perfectly fine, except for a little soreness still, but that was fine.
I confess to feeling a little bit of mild nausea that afternoon. It didn’t last, and it wasn’t too bad, which was good, because A had a Court of Honor that evening and I wanted to go. He and another Scout emcee’d the whole event, which was so incredible. Public speaking is such a vital skill, and I’m so glad he is becoming comfortable with it at a young age.
Wednesday – 4.16 miles, walking
Thing were really starting to warm up by midweek. It felt like summer was back in Florida for real. It didn’t stop me from walking, but it was a slog for sure.
We had the house power washed and called it a day.
Thursday – 5.01 miles, running, 1.86 miles, walking + 1.23 miles, hiking
Another sweltering run. I don’t miss the humidity in winter. I really don’t.
Interestingly, as the run went on, the temperatures cooled. This was great because we had a hike planned for the afternoon and it’s so much more pleasant when it’s chilly.
We saw the blooming rose gardens, and even dolphins in the river.
That night, our BSA District held its awards dinner. Our Troop was fortunate to take home several honors, which I loved tot see. I was also so humbled to receive an award as well.
Friday – 4.2 miles, walking
I slept in. Two nights out, plus tons of fresh air, plus lots of work and school supervision leads to a very tired Jenn. Plus, it was cold out. Again. So no need to beat the sun for a walk.
Mr PugRunner was home for the day, so we sort of just ran our errands, and prepped for Easter. Nothing fancy or exciting, but it was nice to spend the time together, getting stuff done.
Saturday – 11 miles, running + .84 miles, walking
Moment of truth, everyone! Ten miles was getting comfortable, so I decided to go for 11. Could I do it? YES! For some reason, it was a tougher run (complete with bathroom breaks and an extra walk break), but J ran her longest distance at 8.3 miles and I got my 11. Half marathon, here I come!
There was no time to celebrate! My parents came over to celebrate Easter, and we had the the loveliest time with them. Good food, good drinks, and time together is where it’s at.
I’m a bit happier with my week. Strength training should be making a comeback shortly, as I have a new plan coming down the pike. I’m also struggling for an April race, but we will see what I can make happen.
Now that we have reached Easter, I have to turn my sights to A’s birthday. He is going to be 13!!! What? How did that happen? In normal times, we totally would have rocked out with a big trip, but I think we will do some Top Golf and have some of his friends camp in the yard. Maybe we can go somewhere a little later in the year. We will see.
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How was your week in training?
Did you have a nice Easter, if you celebrate? Any big celebrations coming up?
Any half marathons I should keep my eye on? I want to come back with a fun one!