And just like that, it’s Halloween week! Can you believe it? I’m so excited – Halloween really kicks off the holiday season, and this is the time where I really feel energized. I love it.
Sunday – 2.11 miles, walking
As you already know, Meghan and I dipped out of the Best Damn Race half marathon, duet to a slew of reasons. I didn’t mind at all, but I did need to walk before another four hour car ride. She and her pupper joined in the fun, and we stopped for Starbucks and wall mural photos along the way.
We loaded up the car, ate breakfast, and drove back to her place (and my vehicle). Before I left, we splurged on some Kelly’s ice cream. It’s a must-have when visiting.
Friends, I have never been so ready to roll into my own driveway. My allergies were painful and out of control, and I just wanted to sleep.
Monday – 3.5 miles, walking + shoulder workout
Usually, it’s my custom to visit the beach on Mondays, but I was exhausted, so I “slept in” and stayed in tech neighborhood.
A had the day off from school (a teacher workday), and gloriously spent most the day outside fishing. While I miss seeing him, I love that he spends so much time communing with nature.
Tuesday – 5.00 miles, running
I felt pretty good about this run. The water has been decentt,t and I appreciate the cooler temperatures.
An hour at the farm led to anther flareup of allergies. Ugh. I came home and allowed myself to be quite useless. we also had a major internet outage, so blogging ground to a halt.
While A was at Scouts, I had a virtual cupcake decorating class through Yelp and a local company called Breakable Hearts. It was a great class, but my frosting was a little soft (yay for Florida humidity), so I don’t have any photos of the finished product.
Wednesday – 3.88 miles, walking + back workout
Happy Wednesday. A week ago, we were prepping to see Hamilton. This week, was just regular life.
Then I did a back workout.
Mr PugRunner had a board meeting that night, and I just didn’t have the energy to take A to his (late) karate class. I think we were all grateful for a night off.
Thursday – 45 miles, running + .33 miles, walking
We were blessed with a beautiful sunrise. It made the run so much better, but I also wasn’t feeling well (let’s call it lady issues). I kind of thought I was done with everything, but it looks like that was a cruel joke, so it’s back to a regular (miserable) cycle.
The two J’s and I enjoyed a delayed breakfast club, and then I spent the rest of the day picking up things from stores. I got new running shoes, and this precious costume for Miss Luna. She…. doesn’t love it, but she will wear it.
Mr PugRunner surprised us with lots and lots of tacos. If you haven’t seen the Elise Myers video about her worst date, check it out here. I showed it to my husband the night before, and it made an impression. He showed up at dinner time, bearing boxes and boxes of Taco Bell, and declaring “WE’RE GONNA FEAST!” I was crying laughing. And yes. We chowed down on those delicious tacos!
Friday – 4.65 miles, walking
I took a nice walk in the morning sun.
And then I just sort of puttered for the rest of the day. A had a camping trip this weekend, so we got him packed up and out the door, and then we watched Dear Evan Hansen as a rental on TV. I loved it and am so excited to be seeing the show in January.
Saturday – 7 miles, running + .36 miles, walking
This was a lonely, not so great run. I was tired and on a bit of a time crunch, so I just had to get it done.
We had lunch plans at the Riverside Arts Market. It’s a beautiful open air market under one of the major overpasses, overlooking the river. They have such great stuff, and we bough produce, crafts, and some other foods.
When we gt home, I took a nap. That evening, we had the Light Up The Night Gala to benefit houseless and at-risk youth through our local St. Francis House. Mr PugRunner was a sponsor for the event, which made it even more special. We were so excited, except I just tarted hating everything I had too wear, and ended up needing to change outfits last minute.
An even bigger surprise? Mr PugRunner scored this ride for us! We were able to go and have a good time and not worry about designated drivers pro anything like that!
It was a fabulous night, even with the COVID precautions in place and limited attendance.
We threw axes, took a hot air balloon ride, and generally enjoyed the heck out of ourselves.
Other than the allergies and cycle “problems”, it was a good week. I didn’t push things too hard, and treated myself kindly, where I could.
I had two days of strength training this week, and I am starting to enjoy this new regimen. I think it will pay off.
This week, I have to finish my Halloween costume, and start working on stock for the upcoming vendor fair. I don’t know how i decided that was a good idea. A has another campout (he has three in a row, actually!), so we will have another adults weekend. I get more time with Taco, and we will also be attending a social media expo later in the week. Exciting stuff!
How was your week in training?
Have you ever attended a social media expo?
Are you ready for Halloween and the holiday season?