Fall is great, but spooky season makes it all worthwhile. I love Halloween and everything that goes along with it, so you know I am in my element.
Sunday – 3.38 miles, walking
I planned to wake up, log my walk, and then go pick up the kids from camp, but Mr PugRunner beat me to the car. I dd accomplish the walk portion.
After that, I just didn’t feel well. Somehow, I managed a nasty hormone migraine, that left me pretty wrecked until about 1:30 in the morning. It finally went away, but ugh. They are never fun.
Monday – 5.1 miles, bridge work
After Sunday’s migraine, I “cheated” a little on my run. Instead of my mile on the beach, and then repeating the bridge twice (four lengths), I ran on the beach, walked up the bridge, ran down, and then walked to the main road, before turning and repeating the process. I got the same distance, but I also didn’t push too hard. Meh.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running
Morning five miles, and that’s all I had time for.
And it was straight to the barn for “Taco Tuesday.”
Wednesday – 4.55 miles, walking
Wednesday promised to be fun. First, I went for a walk.
From there, I met my mom at the most adorable local coffee shop. We got drinks and biscuit sandwiches, and shared breakfast at a picnic table with a view of the river.
That night, Mr PugRunner and I went to Tijuana Flats to sample their new wings menu. Tijuana Flats uses their Signature Sauces to create delicious, crispy, jumbo wings, and we are looking forward to ordering a platter for one of our football games. They’re that good.
Thursday – 5.00 miles, running +.75 miles, walking
Big and exciting Thursday for us! J had plans, so I ran on my own. The weather was gorgeous and I really leaned into it!
Then it was time for Breakfast Club! I made these “Don’t You Forget About Breakfast” shirts for the occasion. If you know, you know.
I went to Home Depot and some craft stores to pick up supplies: J was coming over and we planned to make these chicken wire ghosts I saw on Tik Tok. First, I put together these apple cider mimosas…
And then we got to work. We need a little better lighting, but the end result is so creepy and cool!
Friday – 4.47 miles, walking
It was actually pretty chilly this morning and I had a great walk. It’s nice to not be soggy with humidity.
I intended to be a bit productive, but I ended up doing next to nothing all day. Not enough sleep and too much adrenaline is a bad combination.
Our night was awful. Sometimes, being a mom to a teenager is heartbreakingly hard, and this was one of those nights. Mr PugRunner helped by picking up dinner (and ice cream) from the food trucks, and we tried to have a movie night. He decided to put on one of the newer Halloween movies, which was a HUGE mistake. I was done in 24 minutes, and they weren’t too far behind me. Blah.
Saturday – 11 miles, running + 1.49 miles, walking
Happy long run day! I was a little scared to go out in the dark morning by myself, and every noise made me jump. Sigh. J also missed her alarm, so I was out there by myself a little longer than I had planned. Zero stars, do not recommend.
However, she made it and we ran those miles: 11 for me and nine for her. We are rock stars!
I went out to pick up some more holiday goodies, including a costume for Miss Luna. Oh, yes. It’s going to be precious!
We regrouped for some wine and tapas on our date night. Our original plan was a wine pairing at the Publix Cooking School, but due to lack of enrollment, the class was canceled. Boo. We just made our own pairing, and that was wonderful, too.
It felt good to get those 11 miles, and I am looking forward to 12. It feels like I’m back, mostly, and that makes me happy.
I’m going to have a few holiday crafts coming up, as well as another installation of Travel Tuesday!
On Saturday morning, I’m also running the Pink Up The Pace 5K, in honor of breast cancer research and support. It’s a great event and an even better cause, and I’m so ready to run.
How was your week in training?
Do you love spooky season?