How’s that for a vague blog title? Friends, this week was full of rage and anger and “what the hell”s. l’ve spent what feels like the last year and a half stuffing down my feelings to deal with the world around me, and this week, I was done. I mean. What is going on?
Sunday – 4.11 miles, walking
It was a somber Sunday. I walked.
And then I watched a lot of the Hurricane Ida footage. These storms can be so devastating for everyone involved.
Monday – 5.11 miles, bridge repeats
The bridge and the beach are really saving me these days. There’s just something about that salt air. I also think the uneven sand is helpful to my ankle and foot, even though I am usually sore afterwards.
From there, I did some work. It’s been quiet without Delilah, and Luna is extra snuggly. A had a good day at school, and its really falling into the swing of things.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.58 miles, walking
We had a good run, and I scored a little bit of a longer walk. I just didn’t want to go home and start my day.
A had his chair test for clarinet. He has done really well with private lessons the last two years (his instructor is his elementary school music teacher and her husband is the high school band teacher/marching band coach), so it’s different being part of an actual band. I often struggle that he doesn’t seem incredibly passionate about too many things, but clarinet is something he truly loves and for which he gets excited.
The second thing he loves is Scouts. I don’t know if I mentioned, but last week, his Troop elected him Senior Patrol Leader. This is his second try at SPL (the first time was sort of a promotion because of someone’s else’s demotion and he didn’t have a ton of support or mentorship, so he is excited to try again with more positive forces around him). I am so proud of his commitment to leadership.
Wednesday – 4.5 miles, walking
My walk was slid and I got home just in time to beat the rain. Yay. It was also a good time to put my new handheld protection through its paces.
Mr PugRunner wanted to take me out to breakfast. He knew I was having a hard time and thought it would cheer me up. We had a nice time, even if it did start storming.
When A got home from school, we headed straight to the orthodontist. The appointment was supposed to take two hours but the doctor finished in about 90 minutes. He did great, and looked great, too. We celebrated with some soft serve ice cream.
Since he was a little too sore to attempt karate, we went to the home opener for his school’s football team. He has a few friends who play and some other friends who are cheerleaders. The games are played on an open field and not super crowded, so it was nice. And we won!
Oh, and A earned third chair clarinet! For his first attempt at a chair test, we are so proud.
Thursday – 5.00 miles, running + 1.38 miles, walking
I woke up to some alarming news, and I was glad that J and I could meet up and run it all out.
I hoped the day would improve, but I had a volunteer meeting that evening that led to even more aggravation. I don’t know what is going on with people, lately. They have really forgotten how to behave in polite company. Also, is it me, or is there just this certain subset of people in the world that just feels the need to talk AT everyone? Loudly? Ugh.
Friday – 3.28 miles, walking
First, I did the miles.
Then I made the lemon bars. After all, if I am going to be ragey, I might as well be productive about it.
Mr PugRunner worked a bit from home, and we just all sort of popped in and out throughout the day. The boys picked up dinner from a food truck and I went to bed early. Super exciting.
Saturday – 10.04 miles, running + 1.95 miles, walking
After last week’s disaster of a long run, I was thrilled for these ten miles. In fact, I intended to quit at nine, but found one more deep down. Yay!
From there, I delivered some lemon bars and assorted surprises to a few friends who needed their day brightened and to be celebrated, respectively. We also put together a few quick snacks to watch The Miami Hurricanes play. To be honest, I couldn’t make it past the first quarter, but it was fun to wear the colors and cheer for a minute. My afternoon nap was just a little more tempting.
I would like to point out that I am drinking (for me) A LOT of water. If you know me, you know I just struggle so hard and stick to Nuun or Buble. But I am making a huge effort to just hydrate more.
I have been bad about reading. I’ve watched a few movies, but that’s about the limit of my cultural enrichment. I need to do better.
Sleep is out the window. I am so upset about things like rising COVID numbers in our schools, all these bizarre and random shootings in our nearby areas, and the general bad behavior of the very people who should know better. I’m enraged because it’s all so unnecessary and we are all suffering for it. Ugh.
I did register for a Labor Day 5K on Monday. And I have a lot of crafting to do this week. I’ve been putting it off because I’m a procrastinator like that. 🙂
How was your week in training?
Are you running a Labor Day race? Are you a procrastinator?