Resting is truly an art, and it’s one that certainly does not come easily to me. With one week to go before 26.2 with DONNA, I had to take resting as seriously as possible, to make sure I was ready.
Sunday – 3.35 miles, walking
I started the morning with a walk to stretch my legs.
I had the pleasure of joining a virtual book club with some truly welcoming and lovely women. Our book was Hour Of The Witch by Chris Bohjalian, which I devoured. I was also thrilled when the author himself joined our Zoom call to offer deeper insight into his work. It was such a treat.
A spent the afternoon with his buddy which was nice – they got lots of fresh air, while I tried to watch a little football with Mr PugRunner.
Monday – 3.56 miles, walking
Happy Monday and happy walking. I had a busy morning planned, and had no time to spare.
Nothing fun to report for the rest of the day, except A was invited to take part in the Musical Assessment Performance Band. He will have four after-school practices, culminating in an adjudicated performance with a stage concert and sight-reading test in about a month. Not only that, but his teachers asked if he would switch from clarinet to bass clarinet for the event. I’m so proud and blown away.
Tuesday – 5.00 miles, running + .5 miles, walking
J and I went out for an easy, chilly run.
Mr PugRunner and I had a breakfast date.
In the evening, A’s Scout Troop had its Court of Honor. I don’t have any photos, but we were able to recognize some scouts and adults, as well as appoint a new Scoutmaster (our former Scoutmaster will continue in another role). A earned his Life rank (officially – he got it a few weeks back), seven (!) merit badges, and a Messengers of Peace award. Mr PugRunner also earned the same award. It was a big night for our household.
Wednesday – 3.33 miles, walking
Temperatures began to increase, and I was glad to be out in shorts again.
That evening, we checked out Tijuana Flats at the preview dinner for their new shrimp menu. Tijuana Flats always takes great pride in their new food options and we are always so glad to get a first taste.
Thursday – 4.5 miles, running
Last run before DONNA, and dang it was hot. Some days it’s impossible to keep track of the weather swings.
I was lucky enough to have a full morning of self-care: hair and nails back to back.
I also got to try out my new outfit from MomSquadClothing. I love the faux leather leggings, and the knotted dress is so cute and versatile.
Friday – 3.13 miles, walking
Yes, it was straight up hot. Ugh.
I spent the day working on trying to pack for the weekend, as well as get ready for a day of fundraising for Scouts.
We had dinner with my parents for dad’s birthday, and enjoyed a nice evening together.
Saturday – 2.67 miles, walking
Another quick stretching of the legs.
I got the car packed and took A to a local storefront for a show and sell for his camp cards. It was straight up freezing, and I was glad I only had to stay for a few hours. After all I had to get home and pack.
J and her oldest daughter picked me up and we headed to the expo at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. It twas J’s first ever expo, and we found so many cute things.
Then it was off to the Jax Beach Margaritaville Hotel for the night. We thought it would be easier to stay 1/2 mile from the start/finish line rather than deal with a super early morning and parking.
The weather deteriorated as we settled in and we ended up going to Target for some more layers. Originally, I planned to run in shorts with a tank and a rain jacket but ended up switching to leggings, with the jacket, tank and a long sleeve shirt. I never run in that much, but it was freezing, raining, and so windy. Ugh.
We shopped, ate dinner, had a glass of wine, and then called it a night.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
By this time, I am home with my feet up, having completed my first half marathon since I broke my leg. I will share the full report on Wednesday, but it went well, considering. No, I didn’t PR, but I did kick the negative voices in my head, and I finally feel like I am back in the game.
How was your week in training? Did you race this weekend?