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.
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How was your week in training?
Any suggestions on beating insomnia?
Summer is the time for excess and yeah, I’m feeling the exhaustion too! I head back to work tomorrow after a wonderful 10 days off–but I know that all it takes is one day to send me crashing back to reality. Sigh. I guess that’s why we work so hard at fun!
For insomnia, I take Chil Wellness Mellow Mint CBD drops. One dropperfull when I can’t settle my mind down. it really works with no side effects. It doesn’t always last all night, so sometimes I have to take a second dose.
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I have the CBD drops as well. My brain is a little to amped up right now, so I am going to work on bringing myself down and THEN taking the drops. See if that has more of an effect.
Sorry you had another tough week, but it sounds like it ended better than it started.
Studying at a coffee shop?! That sounds so grown up!
It was absolutely absurd and adorable all at once. But it was good for him to something so mature and that required independence.
Ugh, sounds like a hard time for you. I think you’ve actually been doing pretty well with self care- all that running and walking is good for your body, mind and soul. This is a hard time in general (hello again, Covid) and having personal issues on top of everything else makes it extra challenging. Hang in there… things will ease up, hopefully soon!
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I just don’t know what’s going to happen when we all reach our breaking point.
Deborah Brooks says
Sorry, you had another tough week. Looks like you fit in a ton of fun social activities! Being with friends always helps
Kim G says
So sorry that the week started off rough for you 🙁 You’re so right about just trying to stay grounded. Sometimes the only thing we can do is take is take things one day at a time.
And this is NOT where my strengths lie.
Kimberly Hatting says
Sorry for another tough week. It never rains, but pours huh. Hoping things level off & you’re feeling better.
The anxiety spiral is super real. This week has been ok, which I guess is an improvement?
As always, beautiful photos, delicious food…
I’m sorry to hear it was a tough week though. You’ve had a lot of sadness lately. I’m so sorry about your pup. Breaks my heart. I know how much we love our dogs, they are more than just pets.
it’s just devastating. Some days I still break down and cry 🙁
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
I’m sorry you had such a rough week. Here’s hoping this week is better.
I’m a little envious of your social life, though!
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I’m super lucky to be close with a few people in my neighborhood who have a similar mindset. It’s been so valuable to my own mental health.
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
Sorry it was a rough start to the week. Your hair looks amazing! What a nice treat. I did get together with friends for our kid’s back to school first day. I was hoping there would be mimosas. There were none! Maybe I should have brought some…
I 100% support bring-your-own mimosas. They make everything better.
Darlene S. Cardillo says
I see a lot good things happening in spite of the bad start. Running walking friends. All good.
Summer is the time to treat yourself.
It’s funny. Summer is over here because we are back to school, but then, it’s always summer here. It’s the cycle of Florida.
Zenaida Arroyo says
I am sorry to hear about your week. I am also so sorry I am responding so late. I hope this past week was better for you. Sending lots of hugs to you, my dear friend!