Time is a funny thing, isn’t it? 2020 and 2021 have felt so interminably long, and yet they have also flown by. I’m kind of relieved to know this one is grinding to a halt. At this point, 2022 will be where it’s at! I like to keep it as positive as I can!
Sunday – 3.94 miles, walking
We woke up to an absolutely beautiful day in Savannah. Of course, it would be, on the day we had to leave. I got up early and went out for a lovely foot tour of the city.
We had breakfast.
And we managed to go back down to the waterfront, to check out some of the new buildings and spaces that were put up since our last visit.
Then we hopped in the car and came home to see A and Luna!
Monday – 4.95 miles, beach + bridge + chest workout
The storms absolutely destroyed the beach. I would say the water was 15 feet away from the dunes, and there was debris from wooden boardwalks and pedestrian walkways littered everywhere. It’s heartbreaking when this happens, but the sea does what the sea wants.
I was still a little sore from the car ride and bad weather (yes, I feel it in my ankle), so I just went easy and listened to my body.
PS. I saw manatees.
And then it was time to get back in the regular swing of things. Vacation was definitely over.
Tuesday – 5.00 miles, running + .35 miles, walking
When the weather is cooler, the miles come easier. I am always so grateful for that.
We finally had an appointment to get Luna spayed. It was heartbreaking, but the right call. Even if she wasn’t on board.
Yay for Taco Tuesday. The cutie in question was a total gem, but look at his big “brother.” This horse has no business being so sweet, and gave me the sweetest cuddle.
I had to cut out early for a media brunch at Uptown Swinery in downtown St. Augustine. It was a nice distraction from worrying about my puppy. They had delicious food, mimosas, champagne jello shots, boozy Capri Suns, and Bloody Marys. Yum.
By the way. She did just fine. She wasn’t even groggy when we picked her up that afternoon. In fact, if not for the stitches, you would never know she had surgery. She’s a tough cookie.
Wednesday – 4.46 miles, walking + back workout
I slept a little bit later today, just because I was up late listening for Luna. She slept just fine by the way. I went for my walk, dud a few balance poses, and then came home to do my weights.
The rest of the day was spent quietly. If I sat still, Luna slept. If I was up and around, she was being insane. So obviously, I needed her to rest.
Thursday – 5 miles, running + .29 miles, walking
Happy Veteran’s Day! A had the day off from school, but we had to be up and out super early. So I ran.
A is working on his merit badges for BSA, and in addition to his regular volunteerism, he has to do some special work for a community-based organization. He chose my friend’s Strong Like Steve Foundation, which is a non-profit organization driven by the need to support adults with special needs and their caregivers. Thursday marked their second annual Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser, so we spent the morning making donut deliveries to the people who ordered.
It was a great experience.
Friday – 4.64 miles, walking + core/balance workout
A was back in school on Friday, but we had a busy day planned. I got in my walk and a core and balance session. That was rough but productive.
And then I met up with my ladies at the new Cuban cafe for breakfast club.
My parents came over that afternoon for a late lunch/early dinner. It’s been a while since we’ve seen them, so I was happy we got to spend the time together.
Saturday – 8.23 miles running + 1.02 miles, walking
Another dreary day with the threat of rain. Blah.
J and I did get up early to run, but we were distracted by a stray dog. We tried to get him, but he was old and confused and completely opposed to being secured. A neighbor was able to lure him into their driveway, and will be getting him scanned for a chip. Fingers crossed that he gets home.
And then the rest of the day was kind of a wash. Rain, cold, football, you know how it goes.
Everything feels very much on track. I’m back to reading, and just completed “There, There” by Tommy Orange, and “Black Birds In The Sky” by Brandy Colbert. Next up is “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn.
In addition, i have found some great workouts and am enjoying mixing things up with my cardio. Well, maybe not enjoying but it’s working, so I will continue.
I am hoping to get in a hike this week, but we will see if it happens. A has his first ever band concert, and that will be pretty exciting. I also have get togethers planned with two beautiful, long-distance friends, and I cannot wait!
How was your week in training? What books are you reading?