Well, after a week of frosty temperatures, I think summer is really here. I can’t say I’m thrilled. The humidity and heat returned quite suddenly, and we’ve been going back and forth from that to awful squalls and storms. There’s just so winning.
Sunday – 2 miles, walking
Happy Easter! We started the day by taking Luna for a super long walks. She’s a high-energy puppy and loves long walk days.
The bunny came!
We had zero formal plans for Easter. It was nice. We made and enjoyed brunch with more Peeps cocktails.
And then we picked at leftovers while we watched Godzilla vs. Kong on the couch. Maybe it’s not the most Easter-y of Easter movies, but we liked it.
Monday – 4.16 miles, walking
Since the winds had died down, I went back tot the bridge, hoping for some speedwork. I got halfway through my warmup when I realized that my ankle was really not in the mood. Bummed, I gave myself a break and decided to walk instead. I did get in a few strides on the pier. Better luck next time.
Monday was a whirlwind from that point on. So much to do, so few hours in a day. Sigh.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .61 miles, walking
My ankle was feeling a little better, and I was pleased that this run was decent.
Wednesday – 3.74 miles, walking
Happy Wednesday! We didn’t have much going on, and that was fine. I tried to get some work done, but that was the extent of it.
My walk was one of the highlights of the day. After all, it was National Walking Day.
Thursday – 5.35 miles, running, .51 miles, walking + 2.26 miles, hiking
I messed up my intervals so ended up running a little long. That’s ok. It was worth it.
Can we get three cheers for hiking day? We have been wanting to go back to Sally’s Ice Cream in Flagler Beach, so I found the Betty Steflik Memorial Preserve, nearby. The main “trail” is a boardwalk over the marsh, and it was just lovely.
We did the trek, and then walked a few more blocks to get our ice cream.
Then back we went. We wanted to call it an early night, since A had to get up at 6:15. The fresh air helped us all get to sleep.
Friday – 4.48 miles, walking
I sort of, kind of slept in a little, and then went for a nice walk. A had state testing, so Mr PugRunner took him, his friend, and her dad to get donuts, and then dropped them at the exam. I have nothing nice to say about that.
When I picked them up, it was time to kick things into high gear. We had lunch as a family and then we dropped A off for another camping trip. I am so very grateful for camping in these times. For some reason, I was just straight up exhausted, so we picked up dinner from Food Truck Friday and watched Irresistable (amazing political satire), before calling it a night.
Saturday – 10 miles, running + 1.4 miles, walking
In some ways, I felt like this run was a bit oof a failure. I wanted to go for 11 miles, but once I got out there, I wasn’t feeling it. Womp womp. I ran three miles on my own, then picked up J for the duration, and we even mixed up our route.
Even with that, by mile nine, I was just about done. We agreed that we would stop running at 10, but would walk a mile for 11. It was a fair compromise, but I was still a little bummed. My consolation is that I don’t have a half on the horizon, so 10 miles is just fine.
We took advantage of some child-free time to do some shopping for A’s upcoming 13th birthday, and went to a new-to-us brewery for the most incredible lunch.
Have you ever seen such a gorgeous salad?
When we came home, Mr
Not a bad week. I do need to get back to reading, and I’ve let the house kind of go stagnant, so I need to work on those things.
We are going to mix up the run schedule a bit this week, due to weekend commitments. While it’s not ideal, we will make it work.
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How was your week in training?
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
At what point do you bail on a workout?
That is a beautiful salad! Fun to have a little kid-free time I’m sure!
I can’t believe its so hot already…that’s tough! Even though I’m still envious of all the sunshine!
Very much so. We are together so much since he’s not in regular school, so even though we love him to pieces, it’s really hard to get couple time.
The sun is great, when it isn’t trying to melt us LOL!
Kimberly Hatting says
That boardwalk over the marsh looks like a beautiful setting for a walk/hike. Consistent week of activity…great job!
It was really nice and just slightly different.
That salad is a beauty! Glad to see A still enjoys his Easter basket. My kids no longer want one but they insist on an egg hunt. Will they ever be too old? I hope not!
WHAT??? Who doesn’t want an Easter basket? My mom still makes one for me! We do a small egg hunt, but it’s hard with all the yard critters outside and the pugs inside.
Deborah Brooks says
I do love a beautiful salad too! Looks like another successful week of running and walking for you. It’s sweet that your son still loves his Easter basket. have a great week ahead!
Easter baskets are fun! Mr PugRunner even got one: a soft-sided cooler full of jerky and grilling spices. 🙂
Beckett @ Birchwood Pie says
If it’s any comfort, I got my butt handed to me on Saturday’s long run. It was the first hot day of the year and “someone” (me) didn’t have the brains to get an early start or to take more water with me. What I would say is that when my body tells me to cut it short, I cut it short. When I first started running double digits my feet weren’t always on board so I had to cut plenty of workouts short by a few miles. Every once in a while I flame out on long runs. It’s fine.
I don’t know what I did wrong. Maybe hydration. Maybe lack of sleep. I’m not sleeping at all it seems. Ugh.
I love watermelon radishes – so pretty and refreshing. I will have to check out that movie. With my Mom staying with us we are looking for different things to watch together. Sorry the humidity has hit early. We were watching old Perry Mason episodes and one “clue” was that a postcard saying “the weather is so lovely here” could not have been sent from Florida in June. 😀 😀 😀
We also watched Thunder Force, which was ridiculous lol.
Oh, yeah. It is NOT lovely in June.
Darlene S. Cardillo says
Love a hike in order to get ice cream.
Soon I’ll be in Fl. Looking forward to heat. At least for beach time.
Congrats on double digit running.
You would love this ice cream place. It’s just divine.
I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Sounds like you had a great week with a lot of variety! I wouldn’t be too bummed about the long run- there’s not much difference between 10 and 11. For whatever reason your body was telling you to stop, so you did.
Love that Easter basket! my kids are 12 and 18 and they still get them too.
In my brain, that mile matters a lot, but it is what it is.
Heck, I still get Easter baskets! Nothing major, but my mom treats me well 🙂
I think you did great, considering that heat you have to contend with! We’re having some great spring weather and my runs are definitely a highlight, but I know once summer hits, I’ll be dialing it back again.
I didn’t do baskets or anything for Easter this year. Mom fail. But I don’t think my boys even care, lol. I was pretty keyed up about Cocoa’s impending surgery.
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Cocoa’s surgery definitely was high on your list! I’m so glad she’s doing better. she’s so cute.
I don’t mind the heat, but it does take a little time to get back in the swing of things.
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
Looks like A hit the jackpot with his Easter basket (just like Pablo )!
Your hike looks lovely and a hike with the promise of ice cream sounds like even more fun. Hands down, mint chocolate chip ice cream is my favorite and always will be!
I always have fun with baskets.
Mint Chocolate Chip is delicious. This time I got Maple Walnut, which is so good.
One more mile really won’t make a difference. Don’t be so hard on yourself! You’ll do it when it feels right.
I lure Mr. Judy hiking with ice cream sometimes.
I’ve got something going on all weekend & it’s a somewhat rainy week so getting in runs will be interesting.
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Ha! I’m the one that gets lured by ice cream! This place is almost an hour away and so worth the drive!
Michelle D. says
Great week! I can’t believe it’s so hot down there already!
The hike in the preserve followed by ice cream sounds ideal.
Easter for us felt so very un-Easter this year. I miss the days of egg hunts 🙁
I am putting some more effort into A’s birthday. Hopefully, we can surprise him with some fun things this year.
Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
Looks like a great week overall, even if your runs didn’t go 100% as planned! 10 is still a really great long run, especially if you don’t have a half coming up.
I need to let it go! Let it gooooo!
Zenaida Arroyo says
I love chocolate ice cream with nuts. Yum! State testing…yuck! I am so over these assessments. 10 miles is still great. I am proud of you!
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
My kids are having state testing this week. They are not so excited! Well, my senior is because she doesn’t have to do it 🙂 That salad looks very interesting!
Ugh! Good luck to them. They just passed an EO that now states the tests aren’t required, but that the districts will decide what to do with the results. That it won’t affect grades, but it WILL affect teacher bonuses. The whole thing makes me angry.
Renée @runlaugheatpie says
Sorry I’m so late to your WRD! It’s been bussssssyyyy!!
You know, sometimes you just don’t have a great workout. Sometimes you are tired. That’s all ok and normal. how else would we be able to differentiate and appreciate the good ones, the ones where you feel like your energy and mood is high? You are doing do great, I’m always in awe of your runs. Even the ones you (think you) bail on.
That ice cream makes the hike sound really, REALLY worth it! I’m really boring with ice cream and tend to stick to chocolate chip and pistachio. When I’m in Italy I’m quite adventures because… Italy!!
LOL! It’s ok! I’m so glad that you made it!
I love pistachio ice cream. It’s hard to find a good version of it, but when it’s right… it’s right.
I remember when I was in Italy we just went to town with the gelato. Yum.