As you may imagine, I struggled through this week. As if my weekend wasn’t hard enough, the start of the week was full of all sorts of not so great news, that just left me reeling. I think I just hit my limit. It happens, but staying grounded became my focus.
Sunday – 3.75 miles, walking
After the weekend, I was looking forward to a more relaxed day. I went for my walk and did some stretching.
A’s friends took him to a local coffee shop to study and so Mr PugRunner and I went to lunch and ran some errands. It was a quiet day, which was probably just what we needed.
Monday – 5.01 miles, bridge repeats
The second week of school started and I found it very easy to fall into my routine. As soon as the kids headed out, I took myself to the beach and bridge. It was a particularly beautiful morning, so I took a little longer hanging on the sand and admiring the view.
If we are being super honest, I’m really not sure how I spent the rest of the day. I know I tried to catch up on some things, but it was all a bit of a blur.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .82 miles, walking
Yay for Tuesday running. We woke up to lightning, so I volunteered to drive the kids to school for safety reasons. As a result, we got a late, drizzly start.
Tuesday was a difficult day. I got pummeled with some sad and awful news. While it’s not my news to share, it was enough to put me in a mood for the rest of the day.
Wednesday – 3.47 miles, walking
Middle of the week, so at least we were making progress through the days. I really wanted to start my new project, but my motivation had taken a huge tumble. I walked. I worked. Mission accomplished.
On a bright note, I did have a brunch scheduled with some awesome mom friends. We have had mimosas to kick off every year of middle school (our kids are all in the same grade), so it seemed appropriate to enjoy an outdoor cafe. These are hibiscus mimosas, and they were perfect with our avocado toast.
We vowed to create our own “Breakfast Club” and will be repeating this event more regularly.
Thursday – 5.00 miles, running + 1.38 miles, walking
Another drizzly run. We’ve had a lot of storms coming through, probably in advance of everything happening in the Atlantic.
After school, A had a dentist appointment. It all went well and we actually got to reschedule his braces for this upcoming week. He’s nervous but excited.
Friday – 3.28 miles, walking
And finally, it was Friday. First up, my walk. Yay.
Then it was off to get my hair colored and cut.
I had a ton of errands to run, and then Mr PugRunner told me that Delilah was ready to come home, if I could pick her up. Of course, I did.
That night, we had dinner plans to celebrate J’s birthday. It was a stormy night, but we had a great time.
Saturday – 5.67 miles, running + 4.16 miles, walking
This was a terrible run, but it was worth it. We were both tired from a late night, with heavy food and drinks. I was willing to give myself grace for this one.
Mr PugRunner needed new clothes, and so we went out after breakfast to get them shorts, shirts and some new shoes. I snagged a few things for myself, too. And then, in the evening, we had dinner with some friends, which ended up being really nice, too. Anything for the distraction.
I will get myself back in the right space this week. I know I haven’t been taking the very best care of myself, and that needs to stop. It’s been too many late, sleepless nights, coupled with unproductive time and wearing myself down. We can’t have that, especially now.
How was your week in training?
Any suggestions on beating insomnia?