We are in the thick of it now! Homecoming and Halloween are upon us and we are riding the fall wave smack into winter and the holidays. Wheee! Here we go!
- Cardio: 3.8 miles, walking
Our morning started at 1:30AM, when Mr PugRunner picked up A from school after the competition. I was awake because I was nervous about missing the alarm, but once he was home safe and sound, we all passed out. These long days are no joke.
We mostly slept in, but I did get up and snag a quick walk. I needed to stretch my legs – my ankle does stiffen up after long periods in the car so these walks are PT.
Once everyone was up and moving, we had a late lunch, and then visited the local pumpkin patch for a few hours of fall fun.
- Cardio: 6.03 miles, running + walking
J wasn’t able to run so embarked on Week 5 Couch To 5K on my own. It involved two sets of eight minutes of running and that was quite a bit. That being said, my mind was roaming and the weather was nice, so it wasn’t so bad. Yay me!
Once I was home, I had to get ready to have my nails done. And then I had to run to the store to pick out some homecoming options for A: he needed a new shirt and tie, and he usually likes what I select.
- Cardio: 4.07 miles, walking
On Tuesdays, we walk. I’m definitely trying to get back to more miles on my walks – my schedule felt super limited which reduced my distance. Enough of that, thanks.
- Cardio: 5.03 miles, running + walking
- Planksgiving Day 1: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, trunk rotation (15 reps
Another double set of eight minute runs. It’s not terrible, but I’m not sure if I have more in me or would prefer to stick to my regular intervals.
Today was also the start of Planksgiving with RunSmart. Sixty seconds of front, side, and bridge planks, along with a rotational exercise. Ugh.
I had a Yelp event at Buff City Soap. We got to visit the shop, where the soaps are all handmade and plant based. We got to paint our own bath bombs and took home samples of shower oil, sugar scrubs, and laundry detergent. We also got a special Yelp soap slice and shower steamer.
- Cardio: 3.15 miles, walking
- Planksgiving Day 2: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, weighted march (30)
Thursday walk day.
Followed by more planks.
And then followed by coffee with my friend, A.
- Cardio: 5.68 miles, running + walking
- Planksgiving Day 3: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, squats (3×10)
So on Day 3 of Week 5 Couch to 5k, we move to a 20 minute straight run. Neither J nor I were feeling the, so we went back to Day 2 and the two sets of eight minutes. That was much better.
And then it was time to prep for Homecoming. First, we had the game. The band was playing after the game, so it was a super long night. I volunteered to help serve dinner again, which is always nice. Oh, and we won, 35-0.
- Cardio: 4.39 mile, walking
- Planksgiving Day 4: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, squats (3×10)
First, a walk.
And then it was time to party!
A had the homecoming dance, so we invited a few of his buddies over for a light dinner and photos. It was perfect.
Once we dropped them off, we had our Headless Bangers Ball! We danced and partied til midnight.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
Tomorrow is Halloween. I hate that it’s on a Monday, but we’ll make the most of it. I haven’t done too much decorating, but that’s ok. There is a haunted house in my neighborhood so we will go there and just have a nice night.
This week, I am working two days’ of early voting and we will be celebrating our 16th anniversary. It should be fun.
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How was your week in training?
Ah, well Planksgiving looks… fun? You’ll be happy you did it when it’s over! Other than (or in addition to?) Planksgiving, you sure know how to pack a lot of fun into the week. A pumpkin patch, soap making class, homecoming and a halloween party… Sounds like a great week. Hope you have a fun Halloween!
Deborah Brooks says
Looks like you are liking the planksgiving-I will check it out. Who doesn’t need more core! You packed a lot into your week
Your posts about high school make me miss the boys! Mine have really grown and flown at this point. i do miss the excitement of homecoming and other activities!
I’m not sure about planksgiving, lol! SJ gives me plenty of core work.
I just completed a Coretober challenge, so I’ll leave Planksgiving to you. 😉
Good for you for adjusting the C25K program to fit what you what/need. There’s no reason to make yourself miserable with it!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
It sounds like A had a fun weekend of homecoming activities. I remember those busy days with teenagers in the house.
Keep it up with planksgiving. You’ve got this!
Isn’t Homecoming week so much fun? Way to get your Planksgiving assignments done in a jam-packed week! Looks like we’ll have some great weather for Halloween this year. Yay!
Busy but fun week. You are rocking those planks. That soap event sounds great.
Have a fun Halloween. Can’t wait to see your costume. I was a witch yesterday at the race I volunteered at.
your nails are stunning!
What a fun week. The bath bomb event sounds interesting!
The makery was really cool!
Kimberly Hatting says
Looks like a solid week! I miss all the Homecoming fun…the entire town (and ALL the schools) got in on the action. We did have the UofI Homecoming football game this weekend, so that was fun (on the collegiate level, LOL).
I wish our town was like that, but we have like 8 high schools in our district. Homecomings started in mid September to accommodate everyone’s game schedules. It’s crazy.
Kim G says
Homecoming is always so much fun. A lot of work, but definitely worth the reward!
I really need to join Planksgiving!
Come on in! The planks are fine!
Looks like quite a busy homecoming!
Great job with Planksgiving! – I have fallen off my plank game, but you’ve got me thinking I need to get to it!
It was so busy! It wasn’t such a big deal when I was in high school, so this was good.