I think my title says it all: I’m hungry to see some improvement. Yes, I’m running again after my procedure, but the soreness in my jaw hasn’t gone away, meaning I am having a hard time eating and chewing. I’ve actually started doing some jaw exercises and massages to relieve the situation. Seriously, enough is enough.
Sunday – 4 miles, walking
I was feeling better so took on four miles. I even jumped for joy.
A taught himself how to hydrodip and that took up some time, but I also went for a big nap, as well. I’ve been tired.
Monday – 4.51 miles, hill repeats
I didn’t skip the bridge this week, although I gave myself permission to slack off on my last run uphill. I didn’t want to push to hard and disrupt any work that I had done, and I felt myself clenching my jaw pretty hard. No need for that.
We had a quiet Memorial Day, and spent the evening with some dear friends.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .61 miles, walking + dancer arms workout
It was a good run, even if I was very worn out afterwards.
I haven’t been able to do some of my more strenuous strength sessions, but I did find a workout on TikTok from creator @briannajoye_fitness. It’s a combination of lateral extensions, open-closes, push downs, and prayer pulses, with very light weights. It’s harder than it looks but it’s also a little easier to manage right now.
Wednesday – 4.23 miles, walking
Happy Global Running Day! I went out on my own, physically,
but I was with all these incredible women, virtually.
I think most runners are excited to get out and celebrate this one. I ran a little bit of my walk, and was proud to be starting my very first run streak. Since it includes running, jogging, and walking, I feel better about joining in. Day two, done.
That evening, Mr. PugRunner and his friend went to their first concert in forever. The show was at the amphitheater, and tickets were sold in “pods” so they were distanced from others. They loved it and had a great experience.
Thursday – 5 miles, running + .97 miles, walking
Good morning, runners! We went for our normal five miles. Summer is very much here.
Here’s to Day 3 oof the run streak!
After I cleaned up, I joined J and her daughters for a shopping spree. I am not a shopper, and my household doesn’t usually partake in shopping days, so it was a special treat. Though I didn’t go too crazy, I did get some shorts and gear for camp, so it was a productive trip.
That night, the boys went to dinner with Mr PugRunner’s cousin’s husband. I was worn out from the shopping and not-so-great eating, and opted out. I dozed off and actually completely missed a meeting I was supposed to attend. Whoops.
Friday – 3.16 miles, walking + 1.75 miles, hiking + dancer arms workout
I was tired from a long day, but got up early in the morning for a quick walk. Yes, I was in a rush.
We were going hiking! It’s been a minute since we got out to the trails, and even though it was hot and buggy, our group had fun looping through the woods. From here on out, we are probably going to have to start hitting the beaches, instead.
Saturday – 7 miles, running + .76 miles, walking
Long run Saturday! So I wanted to do a long run, but there was just no way I could handle ten miles like last week. It was discouraging, but such is life.
Of course, it was grossly hot and humid, so that wasn’t fun. We did what we could.
In the meantime, A did a service day at his local camp. With Scouts summer camps starting, the Order of the Arrow takes it upon itself to clean up, make repairs, and do maintenance before the campers arrive.
We had one big errand, which was picking up a ring light I won from the new Selfie Museum in Jacksonville. We will be going back in a few weeks to actually take photos and enjoy the experience. I can’t wait.
I’m giving myself an A for the week. I worked freaking hard, even without feeling great, and I’m super proud of that.
So far, my runs streak is going great, and I am pleased with the little strength workout I’ve been able to incorporate. These are the small victories that make me feel better as I continue recovering and we move into the swampy weather that will be with us for the next few months.
In other news, we have our Hamilton tickets rescheduled for October, and I am so thrilled for theater to be back. I’m also hoping to get tickets for Dear Evan Hansen when those go on sale.
How was your week in training?
Have you ventured out to a public event yet?