Just when we thought hurricane season was over, it wasn’t. Nicole snuck up and smacked us hard. Things are ok, but it was a rough and bizarre couple of days. Let’s get into it.
- Cardio: 4.47 miles, walking
- Planksgiving Day 12: :90 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, squats (3×10)
Slept in a little with the time change. That was nice. Then a walk.
And then Mr PugRunner and I headed to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (say that three times fast) to take advantage of a guided tour and wine and cheeses pairing I had won.
It rained a little, which was annoying, but we finally got a break to see some of the beautiful trails, and enjoy wine and cheese.
- Cardio: 5.94 miles, running + walking
- Planksgiving Day 13: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, speedskaters (30)
And here we go. Another week.
Let’s start things on the right foot. Always.
- Planksgiving Day 14: :90 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, RDLs (3×10)
Election Day. Holy moly.
Our location saw almost 2500 voters (amazing turnout). I worked from 6AM until almost 9PM, with a 20 minute lunch and two or three quick restroom breaks. There was a line all day, and we barely got to chat with our poll worker friends.
- Cardio: 3 miles, walking + running
- Planksgiving Day 15: :90 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, trunk rotations (15 each side)
I slept in because I was just mentally and physically exhausted. That being said, I did want to stretch my legs so I did a small run.
And then all hell broke loose, because apparently, Hurricane Nicole was churning her way in our direction. Oops. We got word that schools would be closed on Thursday (already closed on Friday), so we started making our preparations.
- Cardio: 4.20 miles, walking
- Planksgiving Day 16: :90 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, weighted march (30)
Yikes. Nicole was not kind. Ian really didn’t give us much trouble, but Wednesday night and Thursday morning was full of wind and light rain. There were tornadoes nearby, and we lost two sections of our fence!
I was able to get out to walk before dinner – not my typical workout, of course, but it was good to get out and stretch after being cooped up all day. You can see a downed tree behind me. It’s not the only one.
- Cardio: 6.53 miles, running + walking
- Planksgiving Day 17: :60 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, runner’s lunges (3×10)
Another day at home due to Veterans Day. Thank you to all our veterans for their service.
The run was good.
We sort of lounged around. A neighbor came by to repair the fence, and we had a contractor come to measure the house for new flooring. Mr PugRunner has finally agreed that old carpet could possibly have a hand in his ongoing allergy saga. Wish me luck.
A had afternoon practice for band in advance of our home show on Saturday.
And I got to spend the evening at Titanium Yoga with some of the awesome crew from St. A Mom, and Jenny and Sarah from Naked With Socks.
It was a fabulous evening, with yoga, mimosas, and laughter. I miss yoga class, and I loved this space.
- Cardio: 4.32 mile, walking
- Planksgiving Day 18: :90 front plank, :60 side plank (each side), :60 bridge plank, squats (3×10)
A had to get to the school to start his day with another rehearsal, and I went for a walk and planked.
Later, we headed over for our FMBC Home Show. This was our school’s first time hosting and it was amazing. Due to a reschedule from Hurricane Ian, the day got turned around, and Mr PugRunner and I were asked to volunteer as announcer and tabulator respectively.
Of course, we agreed, and we spent the whole show in the press box, announcing and tabulating. It was really cool to get this behind the scenes look at marching band competitions, and I guess I can now offer my services as tabulator! Always good to have new skills.
Oh, and our band performed in the Exhibition spot, and they were amazing. As always. Love our band.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
So yeah. Nothing is calming down, am I right? We have one more band competition and then that season is over. And just a few more days until our break! We need a vacation!
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How was your week in training? Any ridiculous weather? Are you doing anything for the holiday break?
I’m so sorry about the damage from Nicole. That’s never fun.
Thanks for your work on the polling! Wow, that is a LONG day.
Yes, you DO need a vacation!
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I felt like I had been beaten by a 2×4 afterwards. I was just exhausted. And I want out of here immediately.
Hopefully, now the hurricane season is over!!! Just in time for us to start winter. We’re supposed to get snow tomorrow. Sigh.
I’m glad you volunteered at the polls. You’re very brave to do it in this day and age!
Seriously. Enough with the storms.
It’s little scary something, but I’m also not about to let anyone bully myself or my coworkers. I’m usually one of the youngest working, I’m physically large, and I’m fairly good at defusing situations. It’s one of the big reasons I started.
Lisa @TechChick Adventures says
Good luck on the flooring. We are long overdue for some new carpet but I’ve been putting it off (always more fun to spend the money on vacations!). How fun that you got to help at the band competition. I wish I had been more involved with the marching band a few years ago, but we were pretty busy with my daughter’s cross country stuff.
My husband about had a heart attack at the first quote, so we will see where to next. So frustrating.
I love volunteering, and since I have the flexibility to do it, I do.
Kimberly Hatting says
Sorry for your crazy weather. Thankfully, Nicole danced around our son’s place, so that was a bright spot. Our temps plummeted over the weekend, and have not returned…and the white stuff is on its way tonight. Yuck, just total yuck…it’s too early for that stuff, LOL.
I would take snow over a hurricane, but I know how you feel.
Kim G says
Such a crazy busy week for you! It really did seem like Hurricane Nicole came out of nowhere. Thank you so much for volunteering on Tuesday – I imagine it was a super hectic day!
It was really busy. I was glad to see the turnout. Even if things didn’t go the way I hoped, I love to see people exercising their rights.
Marcia Kadens says
Yikes! I’m so sorry Nicole took out her wrath on you and your fence. Not fun at all. I feel like everything is ramping up toward the holidays and while I NEED a Thanksgiving break, I’m pretty much not going to get one!
Great job at the polls – thanks for volunteering!
So sorry for the damage caused by Nicole! The weather has really been crazy this year – I hope that is the last of the hurricanes.
Yes- it was cruel to get a hurricane this late in the season! We have to be done now… right???
Good for you for keeping with Planksgiving- I know that program is challenging. And thank you for working ALL DAY on election day- that’s a hard job.
I’m glad you only had minimal damage from Nicole. Yay for only 1.5 more weeks of hurricane season! Hopefully, there will be no stragglers.