I think it’s time for some brighter days, don’t you? There’s been so much sadness, and heaviness, and we are all ready for a change. I think we managed that this week.
Sunday – 3.95 miles, walking
Even though it was a holiday weekend, we really weren’t down for many plans. Sometimes, it’s good to just chill out. A good walk was the extent of my major efforts for the day.
Monday – RunJax Labor Day 5K
It would not be a happy Labor Day. J and I kicked it off with that 5K, which ended up being a really wonderful run. l loved being back on a familiar course, and though I was anxious at the start, we settled into our pace after that first mile.
The minute I pulled into the driveway, Mr PugRunner called me with the news that sweet Hufflepuff had passed. A was devastated, and we spent about two hours just sitting with her and mourning.
I was glad we had no plans for the rest of the day. We all needed time to work through the sadness.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .76 miles, walking
Morning run. Done.
I didn’t have much going on. I finished up making shirts for our trip this upcoming weekend.
Wednesday – 4.29 miles, walking
So Wednesday was a bit of a victory. It marked 100 days of #StreakingWithTheCoolKids. That’s right: I ran, walked, or jogged one “purposeful” mile every day since June 1. Hurray for me.
Thursday – 7.00 miles, running +.46 miles, walking
The plan was to complete our long run on Thursday morning, but a nasty storm kept me from getting out first thing. We did that best we could, and I managed seven miles, instead of ten. Nothing wrong with that.
After my shower, I met up with friends for our second “Breakfast Club.” It’s been a wonderful way to get together and have a bit of down time and good conversation with some truly remarkable women. I am glad this tradition is taking off.
Friday – 4.07 miles, walking
After this week I was desperate for the weekend. We had plans to meet J’s family in Hernando Beach on the Gulf Coast, to celebrate their oldest daughter’s birthday. This was just the adventure we needed.
First, I needed to walk.
Then I attended our first annual PTSO meeting.
And from there, we loaded up the car, grabbed A from school, and got on the road. We arrived just in time for dinner and an incredible sunset.
Saturday – 3.2 miles, walking
The original plan was to run the Tunnel to Towers 5K with Mr PugRunner, in honor of 9/11. However, we ended up leaving town to celebrate our friend’s daughter’s birthday, so we rallied together to log the miles virtually instead. Our hotel manager directed us to the most gorgeous trail, where we saw owls, deer, and beautiful springs.
We cleaned up and spent the day on the water with a pontoon boat rental. With a cooler full of lunch and drinks, we made our way out to the sand bar to listen to music and chill out.
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How was your week in training?
Have you ever rented a pontoon?
Stacie Seidman says
So very sorry about Hufflepuff. I remember you mentioning she was ill awhile back, so I’m glad her illness is over for her. But it’s still hard to say goodbye.
Great work getting all those miles in though!
Kimberly Hatting says
So sorry for the loss of another cherished fur baby. I’m glad you were able to get away for some family time.
Michelle D. says
Oh Jenn I’m so sorry about Hufflepuff. It’s wonderful that you all were able to get away for some fun – you all needed it!
You’ve had such a tough time lately! Glad you were able to get away for some fun. We rented a pontoon once while staying on Anna Maria Island. The boys were probably preteens then. The stupid boat wouldn’t go very fast–there must have been a regulator on it–and then we got pulled over by the water police because Tom’s feet were hanging over the deck. The cop was a real a**hole too. Must have been having a bad day or something, lol. Making memories!!! That’s what it’s all about and it makes us laugh to this day.
Deborah Brooks says
Glad you were able to get away. Looks like it was a fun few days with friends. Have a great week ahead
Kim G says
So glad that you had a nice weekend as I know the past few weeks have been difficult. So sorry to hear about Hufflepuff 🙁
Liz Dexter says
Sorry about little Hufflepuff, always so devastating when an animal friend leaves us. Lovely photos from good cheering times with friends. I’m struggling at the moment and it does lift me to see photos from around the world, blue skies and waters.
Sorry you lost another pet. Hugs.
But your weekend looked lovely.
Oh no- i’m sorry about Hufflepuff!!! You really have had a lot of sadness lately. I hope your weekend away helped- it looks amazing. Heading over to read your race recap now!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
I’m so sorry that you lost Hufflepuff. You’ve had such a rough summer… sending hugs your way!
Your trip away, though, sounded like exactly what you needed! I’m so glad you had fun!
It’s been so rough. I’m just drained. But yes, the trip was such a restorative getaway. I am so grateful.