This week, y’all. This. Week. Between the holiday and the travel and the days off and the weather? She’s. It was a lot. Let’s dig in.
- Cardio: 4.42 miles, running
Happy Easter! I went out for a run before everyone was up. I didn’t love the threat of rain.
And then the chaos began. Baskets were fairly low-key. The bunny brought some fishing poles and gear to a certain teenager. And mimosas (with grapefruit juice) for me.
From there things devolved. The turkey almost fell and while we saved the bird, it wasn’t before the drippings leaked over the counter, down (and INSIDE) the cabinets, and all over the floor. That was a miserable cleanup.
And after dinner I shattered a wine glass. Ugh.
It was nice to see my parents but I have been struggling with making things festive, and figuring out the entertaining aspect of Mr PugRunner’s health. I’m sure inspiration will find its way back to me one of these days.
I didn’t sleep well or enough, and when I woke up, it was thundering. We had the day off from school for the Easter holiday, so I just said to heck with it, and made it a rest day. I never do that. Ever.
A had a super early orthodontist and dentist appointment, so I still had to head out on the earlier side. That being said, we got phenomenal news: someone gets his braces off at his next appointment in early June! Yay!
We zipped home, and I checked in with clients for whom I am dogsitting. Then I promised A we could go Daytona to visit the big Bass Pro Shop. It was a long day, with lots of driving.
- Cardio: 4.91 miles, walking
A walk in the morning, and then a big dog walk midday. The pugs an only manage about .75 mile in the early morning so it’s nice to hang with a dog who can put in several miles.
Mr PugRunner went out with his buddy, while A and I headed to Scouts. Our meetings have shifted later, which makes them tough for me, but we do what we have to do.
- Cardio: 6.00 miles, running + 2.63 miles, walking
J wasn’t feeling well, so it was just me on my own. It was lonely, but I was also on a tight schedule so I made it work.
While I was doing that, Mr PugRunner dropped A at school so he could catch his charter to Orlando. The Wind Ensemble was playing at the Music For All Festival at the Dr. Phillips Center – in an actual concert hall. Gasp.
After I walked the dog, we hopped in the car and made our way south. We arrived in time to have a little lunch at the food trucks, and catch one other high school performance.
And then our band played, and they were absolutely amazing. Again. I am forever astounded that they can just sit on a bus for hours, show up in an unfamiliar setting, and go to work, completely unfazed.
After the show, we drove home and they continued with the rest of their trip. They had a hotel for the night, and were going to see the UCF band perform in the evening. In the morning, they were checking out and spending a day at Universal. Our Band Director really loves rewarding the hard work and I am so grateful for all he does for the kids.
- Cardio: 4.68 miles, walking
We were kid-free, so we slept in for real. Yay! And then it was time to walk.
I spent a bit of a longer visit with my doggo client, and started a new book.
Then I had to stay up so that I could pick up A from school. They rolled in around 9:30, exhausted and ready for showers, food and sleep. But look how happy they all are!
- Cardio: 3.5 miles, running + 3.13 miles, walking
J was back in action, but we did have to rush. I had a 9am meeting, and a busy day ahead!
The meeting went well, and I finished up some work. Then I headed off to my pup-client. I’m spending a few night over there to keep him company!
- Cardio: 5.51 miles, walking
This pup is an early riser, so we went for a nice walk of several miles together before I dropped him off and embarked on my own.
Today will be chill. I hope to do some more writing, and also to see a performance by the local percussion/guard group. A few of A’s friends perform in it and we want to support them!
Goal-getting + Thoughts
And so this week comes to an end. Next week will be easy, but it wraps up with a weekend of mulch spreading/delivery, which will be exhausting. However, the Scouts earn lots of money, and A will use it to pay for Philmont, so it’s worth it.
How was your week in training? What’s going on in your world?