October hit on Friday, and so far, it’s a beautiful month! I have lots to do and lots to share, so let’s get into it!
Sunday – 4.56 miles, walking
Good morning and hello to a brand new week! I got in a great walk – there was no rush and it felt wonderful to enjoy the morning.
In the afternoon, we had a family fun day with some of our Scouts. I was a little nervous going in – for some reason, I’ve been edgy, and I didn’t know if I was up to the socializing, but it turned out being an incredible day. And A got in tons of fishing, which is his jam.
Monday – 5.15 miles, bridge repeats
You know that Monday take me back to the water. I don’t even know how I manage to get through the week without the respite of the beach. And this sunrise was something incredible.
Mondays are always great for getting as much done as possible, so I banged out some work and then got ready for an afternoon of chauffeuring to extracurriculars.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .43 miles, walking
Tuesdays are always a bit of a rush, but J and I completed our run.
And then I ran home to change shirts and meet up with Taco. He was pretty clean this week, so he only needed a good grooming. I learned a few techniques for handling him as well (I used to ride, but didn’t do any showmanship so its was a good lesson).
Such a handsome guy.
Wednesday – 4.39 miles, walking
Happy Hump Day! I got out with the sunrise for the morning walk. From there, I had a few errands to run, but nothing major.
Since I was out, I celebrated National Coffee Day, with a delicious Aussie Iced from The Kookaburra, one of my favorite local shops.
In the afternoon, we went back to school to catch the football game. Our team fought a hard fight and came out with the win! Whoo hoo!
A had a quick dinner and headed off to karate. Wednesdays are a late night for him, and I’m looking forward to the next schedule rotation where he can be home earlier.
Thursday – 12.44 miles, running +.51 miles, walking
Long Run Thursday!
Sometimes the schedule just doesn’t allow for the weekend run, so we got flexible. J and I ran 10 and 12.44 respectively, with a quick break in the middle to say goodbye to our 8th graders on their way to school. This was J’s first double digit run ever and I am so proud of her effort!
Friday – 4.05 miles, walking
I started the day with a lovely walk, obviously.
Mr. PugRunner wanted to have lunch, so we did that. I also had to go to the Pink Up The Pace expo to pick up our bibs and shirts, and also check out the vendors and raffles. This is the first expo I’ve been to in… two years? It was small, but I tried to support some of the local businesses that were there. The pandemic has been so hard on everyone.
I also picked up sushi and A and I had dinner with J and one of her daughters. It was a nice pre race meal, but we didn’t hang out long: we were both super tired. Probably still dragging from the long run on Thursday!
Flat runner went out and I went to bed!
Saturday – Pink Up The Pace 5K, 3.1 miles, running
Hooray for race day! J, C and I arrived at the venue and snagged free parking in the garage before the 7AM charge time. We were already winning!
You know the deal: race report to come. But it was a gorgeous morning and we had a great race.
We followed the race with breakfast and hibiscus mimosas.
I spent the day kind of laying around the house – for some reason, I was exhausted! In the evening, we bought Free Guy through streaming and had a family movie night.
At 12.44 miles, I’m ready for BDR Safety Harbor. It’s going to be hard, and probably ugly, but it feels so good to say I can do it.
This week I am having my first nail appointment in at least 18 months. I’m so excited to finally get a little pampering.
I’ll be back to hiking this week, too, and I’m excited to get in some exploring with a sweet friend I haven’t seen in a while!
I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!
How was your week in training?
Are you running a race for Breast Cancer Awareness? Have you seen Free Guy?
Kim G says
Another busy week for you but it looks like you were able to pack in a lot of workouts and activities.
I love the tank that you wore for the Pink Up The Pace 5K – such an awesome message!
I made that tank – I felt we needed to bring a little extra pink to the day!
Liz Dexter says
I love Taco! What’s the deal there, are you looking after him, riding him … what did I miss? I love horses but I get to ride very infrequently.
Great sea photos – I miss the sea so much so they’re so lovely to spot!
And well done on your race. I have to decide whether I’m going to do the half marathon I am signed up for on the 17th – I need to run 10 miles during the week and see how that feels. Ulp.
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LOL! I love Taco, too. He’s a mini, so I am absolutely not riding him (I’m 5’10” – can you imagine???). He is my friend’s therapy horse, and I am bathing/grooming him once a week before he goes to the local children’s hospital to spread joy to the kids. It’s the best gig. She has a regular horse I can ride, but I’m so nervous that my leg isn’t strong enough and I’m scared to try.
Good luck with your race choice!
Sounds like you’re feeling good again! You had an awesome week. Nice job on the long run, and I can’t wait to read the race recap. I love your photos- the sunrise one with the teal tones is so Florida!
I’m kind of thinking of framing that photo. I love how the color came out!
Congrats on your race! It sure does feel good to do normal things again. You’re going to do great at Safety Harbor, I have no doubt!
I love your beach photos. So beautiful.
It was a lovely day at the beach. I don’t think I can go tomorrow and that bites the big one!
Aww, Taco! Are you taking care of him? What a beauty.
How nice to be part of a friend’s longest run ever : ) That’s so fun.
Glad you had a good day at the 5k! Jealous of those beach miles and sunrises, beautiful!
I’m just doing his baths/grooming before he goes to the children’s hospital once a week. I love him.
It was so great seeing her reach that goal! She’ll be doing her first half in February and I am so proud!
Gorgeous beach shots Jenn!
Congrats on the race and to J for double digits. That’s a huge milestone for sure!
Thank you! She has been doing so great!
Kimberly Hatting says
Your flat runner pic is awesome! Great colors with your outfit 😉 I need to find a funky breast cancer awareness running top. The few I’ve gotten from events are cotton, so they’re a no-go.
The tank itself is the All In Motion brand from Target. I bought the graphic and used my cricut to make an iron on. It actually held up great, so I may do that again for other races.
Deborah Brooks says
nice beach photos this week! You are definitely ready for your half. Nice job on the 5K this week. I had forgotten about breast cancer awareness starting this week thanks for the reminder Have a good one!
Yes, we are definitely all pinked out over here. Such an important cause and we have two great local organizations to help with screening, prevention, and care.
Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder says
I love that your horses’ name is Taco. That’s a fabulous name haha.
Yay for race day! I miss races haven’t had one since June.
How did you like Free Guy? I thought it was entertaining and funny. I love Ryan Reynolds.
Aw. He’s not my personal horse, but it is a great name!
We LOVED Free Guy. I mean, if Ryan Reynolds is in it, I generally adore it (not you, Green Lantern!), and it was even fine for A. He’s heard all the curses before, so we let him watch it.
Stacie E Seidman says
I’m so glad you’re getting some horsey time in! I read your reply above about being nervous your leg isn’t strong enough, but you should consider giving it a shot! Riding is less impact than running, and you can always start off super easy just at the walk for awhile. But even if you don’t, just being around horses is so good for the soul. Yay for Taco Tuesdays!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
Wow, you had a busy week and it sounds like it was a fun one, too!
I started getting my nails done again in May. I don’t like the process (I hate sitting still that long), but love the results!
Glad you had a great race. You are more than ready for your half.
I have to have my nails done. ANC French.
Believe it or not I’ve never ridden a horse but I do love them.
Michelle D. says
I love that beach shot – so nice that you start your Mondays there!
Glad you had a great race! And nice job with the mid-week long run!!
It sounds like a busy but fun week! Congrats on your 5k. And congrats to J on her first double digit run!
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