Sometimes, you have those weeks. They are full of meetings, appointments, and dull catching up related things. Is it the most fun? No. But I do love checking things off my list.
Sunday – 4 miles, walking
Let’s get this week started!
I took my walk and even managed to enjoy the heat. Sometimes, you just have to embrace it.
I’ve been working on our guest room for the last week or so, and it’s just about ready. Ideally, I’d like some smaller, lighter furniture for the size of the room, but I think this brightens things up. I wish I had some before photos, but I was in such a hurry to get it done that I dug in before snapping any. Whoops.
Monday – 5.16 miles, bridge repeats
I got into a bit of a bad habit of sleeping in a bit on Mondays, but no more! I was up and out and ready to hit the hill. It was great.
Mr PugRunner and I had a lunch date, and I made it home just before the storms came through. Done with the rain. Seriously.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + 1.3 miles, walking
Tuesdays are for five milers, and Julia and I did just that. The weather wasn’t even too awful, so that was good.
My big project for the day was painting our mailbox. We have had it since we moved in, and it was just getting chipped and weathered. New ones are super pricey (we have an HOA so there is a specific one that is required), so I sanded off the old parts, taped up the numbers, and spray painted to my heart’s content. It looks good as new now!
Wednesday – 3.29 miles, walking
Wednesday was full of appointments and meetings. I got up super early to squeeze in my walk.
After I showered and cleaned up, I took A to his orthodontic consult. He’s not thrilled, but it looks like braces are in his future. There’s not a ton of work to be done, but he could use some alignment, so that’s what we will do.
We tag teamed the rest of the day for various commitments: Mr PugRunner had his HOA board meeting, so I handled karate, and he took care of dinner so I could deal with a PTSO thing. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Thursday – 9 miles, running + 1.66 miles, walking
Could it be any hotter??? Ugh! Every other day seems manageable but for the day we choose for our long runs. WHY???? I really need to make the jump to ten miles but I am dragging my feet. Literally.
I was really looking forward to the evening. Through Yelp, I had the chance to take a virtual Grazing Board 101 class, with Luxe Picnics by Les, and I was so excited. I bought all the items on the shopping list, poured some wine and was ready to go at 6:30. Les was amazing, and I am so happy with all the knowledge I gained! Can I now make salami roses? Yes, I can!
He didn’t help make it, but he sure did help pick out the supplies and eat it!
In even better news, I won the event raffle, and Les is going to make a grazing box just for me! I won’t get it for a few weeks, but that’s ok!
Friday – 3.32 miles, walking
Another early morning because I had to get in my walk before going to my parents’ for breakfast. They planned to keep A for a sleepover, too.
We had a nice visit, and then Mr PugRunner joined me too check out The Funnel Cake Queen (another Yelp Elite opportunity). Afternoon desserts aren’t a bad thing!
We dealt with the traffic and the rain, and had a quiet night at home. Sometimes those are best.
Saturday – 5 miles, running + 1.12 miles, walking
I was on my own for this run, and the only solace was the sunrise was gorgeous: the sun was raging red and I was so glad to enjoy it.
From there, we went to brunch at a new-to-us restaurant. Sometimes, we get stuck at the same places, but today, it was time to try new things. It was the right thing to do. We had a date night, too, and that was a lot of fun, also at a new place. The night ended at our local wine bar, and then it was off to bed.
Solid week again. I didn’t focus too much on my weights or strength, but I did push to finish another book and get things done at home.
This upcoming week will be a bit of a hodge-podge of workouts and activity, but that’s ok. I’m looking forward to the challenge!
I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!
How was your week in training?
How is July treating you? Anyone else like to make (or eat) grazing boards?
Deborah Brooks says
your cooking class sounds fun I love to make cheese boards too. Yes you do have to just embrace the heat for sure. That has been my motto is summer
Kim G says
You had such a busy week but it’s always great when you can check off things on your to-do list.
I love the colors that you selected for your guest room – so light and airy!
The grazing board you put together is so pretty! I think I’m going to try to make one before the summer is over. Probably just a small one for myself 🙂
I love to eat cheese boards but never made one.
Another good week.
Hot weather is tough.
Congrats on 9 miles. You’ll do 10 when you’re ready.
Liz Dexter says
Ooh funnel cake, something I learned about on my work trip to Alabama! Not much running for me last week, one run in the week then 15.5 miles over Sat/Sun when the temperatures dropped down again.
Wow, I should get on Yelp! That “grazing box” looks delicious. I’m sure I’d over-indulge with all those tasty items.
Way to go on the 9 miler!
Ah, that Grazing Board 101 sounds so fun- and I can imagine your family’s delight when you were done!
We have a lot of appointments and little things to take care of around here too- my daughter got her braces put on this week! Ugh.
Sounds like you had a great week of running in spite of the heat. Enjoy your hodge-podge week- we have to embrace what’s left of summer because school will be starting again soon!
Love the grazing board class and final results. Gorgeous!
Send some of that rain our way, please! We are still in a drought.
Your guest room looks very bright and inviting!
Sounds like a really fun week!
Excuse me . . . yum, funnel cake!
Sounds like you did a great job getting in movement. And lots of fun things in addition to the necessary things!
hodge podges are the best.
I still love that tray even though I’ve said that eleventy times.
Yay books, what did you read?
Kimberly Hatting says
I’m all about embracing the heat because our winters are too long and far too cold. The grazing board looks nice!
Your grazing board is amazing! I also like what you did with the guest bedroom. I am waiting for our new carpet to be installed in the bedrooms (things move slooooowly at my house) so I can do some redecorating as well.
Not a fan of the heat, but a runner’s gotta do, right?
Michelle D. says
A busy week for you! Great job getting all of your runs and walks in!
That grazing board looks so good. I had no idea that there were classes available on Yelp.
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
Your grazing board looks gorgeous and delicious, and your salami roses turned out great! I love the idea of taking a virtual class. I’ve been make antipasti trays like that for years, but never thought of adding pretzels, sprigs of rosemary, etc. I definitely need to up my game!
sounds like an amazing week! but dare I say it’s not a bad habit to sleep in a bit especially if you had been feeling like you needed it previously?
What I can see of your guest room looks great – I’d gladly kick my feet up there !
Your grazing board looks amazing and congrats on winning the event raffle!
I’m dying to try some new places but we are still playing it cautiously here. Waiting til end of August to go somewhere for a few days and then we’ll be enjoying dining outdoors (I hope!).
The grazing board looks so amazing. Yum! Love how the guest room is coming along. We have a house guest staying with us this weekend and I’m excited! It’s been a long time coming!
Zenaida Arroyo says
Another fun and busy week for you! I love your guest room. It looks comfortable and inviting. Can I make a reservation?