On top of all the fireworks, we did have some peripheral effects of Elsa this week. Our area was spared the worst of it, and we came away with nothing more than a gray week, with oversaturated yards, and the sighting of a nasty water spout not too far away. Did it mess with my training too much? Nope. I’ve gotten pretty good at running in the rain, so another storm wasn’t going to get me down.
Sunday – 2.76 miles, walking
Happy 4th of July! I had gone back and forth about heading up to our local Independence Day race, but I just didn’t feel like waking up early. Instead, I ventured out on my own, hoping to do four miles, but Mr PugRunner had to come save me just shy of three miles because of lightning. Whoops.
Our big plans for the day were to go to a friend’s house for dinner, drinks, and fireworks. It was a really nice afternoon and evening, and we enjoyed the beautiful view of the fireworks. We did end up leaving before all the shows were over just to get home to the doggos.
Monday – 5.04 miles, bridge repeats
I don’t know what I was thinking, but I got my booty up on Monday morning, and went to the bridge for repeats. At first, I regretted everything, and then it got better. I also did some running on the actual beach, which was a nice way to change things up.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + 1.17 miles, walking
This was a hot and swampy one, for sure. The ongoing rain and wind leads to a lot of humidity, which makes for a miserable run, but we get through us as best we can.
Wednesday – 4.57 miles, walking
Oof. This was a rough one. No lightning, but I was in for quite the drizzle. However, as the walk went on, the wind picked up, and towards the end, I was really getting blown around. Eeesh. This continued throughout the day, but we never lost power or had anything more than some heavy rain and gusts. We were super lucky.
I ended up not feeling great the rest of the day. For some reason, my appetite has been off, and it’s making me sort of sluggish. My guess is that it’s so hot that I just can’t get excited about food.
Thursday – 9 miles, running + .79 miles, walking
Our long run got moved to Thursday again, since I had a race on Saturday. I wasn’t super excited about it, but it had to be done. This time, we left at 5:30 and that made such a huge difference in the temperature and our moods. We got it done.
Friday – 3.76 miles, walking
Got stuck in a little more rain on today’s walk. I was able to hide under a tree to snap a photo.
Mr PugRunner took the day off, and the boys went out to breakfast. Then we picked up our race packets, did some shopping at Target and grabbed lunch at the marina. It was a nice afternoon, and I picked up a few things to start working on our guest room and closet. It’s been a bit of a catch-all room and I’m ready to handle that situation.
Saturday – Bridge of Lions 5K + 1.15 miles, walking
And it was race day! Obviously, I will share the full race report this week, but this was a hard effort. Obviously, a July 5K is going to be tough, and the Bridge of Lions 5K does not disappoint. On the plus side, I ran a strong race (for me) and was really pleased.
Afterwards, we got breakfast at the cutest little place near downtown. My avocado toast was divine.
That evening, A’s friend came over and we had Chinese food, and then made popcorn to watch Black Widow at home. I miss the movies, but I’m just not ready to go back, and it’s great to have the option to stream new releases from the couch. That being said, the movie was brilliant and we all loved it so much.
Despite the weather, I still got in some solid miles that makes me very happy. I’m feeling fairly confident about pushing into the double digits and hanging out at that level more consistently.
July seems like a really long month. For some reason, it feels like there is an extra week in there, but I’m not mad about it. We have some fun things planned, and if this rain ever clears up, we are actually going to get to the beach! Can you believe we haven’t been yet?
I’m spending some time purging and organizing again. I still haven’t put up all the wall decor in our bedroom since we had everything painted, and I need to get on that. I also need to purge my closets again – I haven’t been as ruthless as I need to be, and it’s time.
How was your week in training?
Does the heat mess with your appetite? Any house projects on the horizon? Did you see Black Widow?