What a week. We are very fortunate to have walked away from Hurricane Ian with nothing more than inconvenience, but I am broken hearted for everyone who faced horrific loss from the storms. It was a nightmare.
- Cardio: 4.33 miles
Happy Sunday! I had my hustle on for sure!
The day was gorgeous and we had tickets to the Taco & Tequila Festival. It was the most perfect event, full of tacos, margaritas, music, public art, and good times. I am so glad we went.
- Cardio: 5.61 miles, running + walking
We started Monday knowing that we needed to get things prepped and ready for Ian. This involves getting water, food, cash, and gas, making sure the generator works, and moving outdoor things inside.
A ended up with a late band practice, so it was a long night.
- Cardio: 4.75 miles
I got up a little late, and got myself worked into a bit of a state. A had some eye issues over the weekend. We thought it was cleared up, but on Tuesday, it was back. Mr PugRunner took him to urgent care just in case we needed to get meds before the storm hit.
A ended up staying home from school entirely, but we got word that our district’s schools were closing for the week and all activities were canceled. Uh oh.
- Cardio: 5.3 miles, running + walking
One last, quiet day. The storms were supposed to start later in the morning, so we hustled out for a run.
And then it was back home to finish prep.
Leonidas also had his appointment to have his stitches out. The vet gave the seal of approval for both surgeries, and he is clear of all restrictions. Not that he cared about those.
The winds and rain started up and we hunkered down to weather Ian.
- Cardio: 2.03 miles, walking
Surprisingly, I slept through the whole night. Usually, I drift in and out, worrying about tornadoes. I must have been tired.
We got hit with lots of misting rain and lots of strong sustained wind. It was a long day, but we kept our power and internet, and the canal didn’t rise much.
I even got out for a walk before dinner! The pugs desperately needed some exercise and so did I. It was COLD, and you can see that it was still windy from my hair and hood.
- Cardio: 7.27 miles, running + walking
By Friday morning, Ian was gone. Our coastal areas and low lying areas were flooded, but hopefully that will recede quickly.
J and I got out for a run and long walk.
And then we just chilled at home. We got take out from a local restaurant that opened back up, and that’s a great way to help the businesses who shut down for and/or sustained damage from the storm. We also don’t want to get in the way of any clean up or recovery efforts.
- Cardio: 4.35 miles, walking
Here’s to October.
We were supposed to spend the day hosting and volunteering at a marching band competition, but that was postponed for obvious reasons.
Mr PugRunner worked on cleaning up our outside, A went to help an elderly neighbor get her yard cleaned up, and I ran errands.
In the evening, we had a spooky Halloween get together with friends. I’ve missed hanging out with them.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
There really aren’t words for what has happened to our state. Hurricanes are a part of Florida life, but the devastation and loss is truly staggering. Every storm is different and brings its own threat, but Ian was definitely a monster. We will not soon forget him.
How was your week in training?