Just like that, it’s time for a fresh start, and a new year. On the one hand, I’m excited. On the other, we have to start the year without Betty White, which is a tragic loss.
Sunday – 5.31 miles, running
The day after Christmas was a bit off. Mr PugRunner still suffered from his allergies and sinus issues, so I headed out for a run to let him sleep in. Selfishly, I wanted to give my new running shoes a try.
When I got home, Mr PugRunner and I made the final decision to postpone our trip. It just made sense, in light of how he was feeling. However, there was no time for rest.
A was off to a week long leadership camp, and we had our annual white elephant party to attend. We divided and conquered, with Mr PugRunner going to camp, and me going to the soirée. A wasn’t going to have his phone for the week, so it would be a nice distraction. Plus, I got to see these lovely ladies.
Monday – 4.48 miles, bridge repeats
Mr PugRunner came to the beach with me, to take advantage of the salt air. We walked some of the miles together, and then he went to do some work on the pier while I finished my miles.
We had breakfast together and then we just had a quiet, chill day until dinner time. We had a nice couples’ dinner with the same friends from the party the day before. It was a great night.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .75 miles, walking
Since J was off enjoying adventures with her own family, I went out to run by myself. Honestly, it’s just not as fun, but I did it anyway.
I was super excited for the rest of the day because we has reservations to take a tuk tuk tour of the city, followed by dinner and drinks. We’ve been wanting to do this for a while, but the stars finally aligned. Our tour was two hours long and covered the business architecture and memorials of Jacksonville. It was so fun, and incredibly informative.
When we wrapped up, we headed over to a new-to-us rooftop bar for cocktails and a meal. It was so lovely.
Wednesday – 4.01 miles, walking
I had a few things I needed to do, =but ooo course, the day had to start with some fitness.
Thursday – 6.17 miles, running + .58 miles, walking
Still alone, I tried to stretch things out a little more, and ended up with over six miles. It was humid and hot again, and I can’t wait for the cold front too make things a little more pleasant.
Friday – 5.23 miles, walking
Happy New Year’s Eve! I started the day with a nice long walk.
Mr PugRunner stayed home to finish up some work, while I ran out to get gas and some last minute things for his upcoming birthday. Then we made the trek to A’s camp for graduation.
The ceremony was so nice, and we were so proud of all our Scouts (we had a total of five in training from our Troops). A had a great experience, and even applied to volunteer at next winter’s program. We loaded his gear in the car and took him immediately to pick up lunch. Poor kid was starving.
I am not a big New Year’s Eve lover. I tried to get in the spirit with a shirt I made, and some decor, but the truth is, I was ready for bed by 10:30. And I had no problem leaving the culdesac party for bed. I was sound asleep long before midnight.
Saturday – 4.08 miles, walking
Happy Saturday! Happy New Year’s Day! And Happy Birthday, Mr PugRunner. While the boys slept in, I went out in the fog for a brisk walk.
When I got back, we went out for breakfast, and later, we had lunch with friends at a local brewery. It was a very special day of celebration, and I think it’s safe to say that the year started on the right foot.
Well, it’s a new year, with new goals.
For starters, I chose my “word” of the year, which is CHALLENGE.
I feel I have been coasting by in a lot of places in my life, so now, I want to challenge myself to do new things and push harder. Along with the theme, I am doing a 31 day Virtual Ragnar Challenge and a 31 Day Productivity Challenge.
How was your week in training? What is your word for 2022?