So it’s time to come clean: I have been home alone since Thursday of last week. The boys have been out west, and I have been left to my own devices: A was on a 7 day trek at Philmont Scout Ranch, while Mr. PugRunner visited with family a few hours away. Much as I would have loved to be there, I had a super big job being home with the pugs. How did I fill my time? Let’s get into it.
- Cardio: 1.83 miles, walking
After a super late night, Meghan and I were good to sleep in a little, and chill out. I walked the dogs, and then just went a little longer while she caught up on rest. It worked out fine.
Meghan had requested brunch and so brunch we got. Yum. Our server said that the chicken and waffles was THE BEST thing on the menu, so we both ordered the same. No regrets.
Meghan is a HUGE flamingo lover, and I wanted to share the Flamboyance exhibit at the Cummer with her. I was so happy to see her happy.
And then we went to the new, fancy ice cream place in town.
And then we picked up a veggie tray, chips and hummus at the store, changed into our comfy clothes, and spent the night drinking wine, snacking and watching movies.
- Cardio: 3.99 miles, walking
- Strength: Arms + Core, 20 minutes
Meghan headed out early, so I went for a walk and then did some weights.
I was pretty tuckered from the weekend, so I laid low, and spent most of the day working and doing household things like laundry and cleaning.
- Cardio: 4.36 miles, walking
So we are back on track! I got up and out and did my morning thing. The days have been super crazy with really ugly storms rolling through at really random times, so I’ve done my best to work around it all.
In the evening, I attended the Yelp Pickle Party at 1937 Spirits. I love pickles so much, and this was a super fun night with complimentary pickle martinis, and so many pickle forward foods. The vibe of the restaurant was perfect, too, so we will surely be back for an actual meal.
The best part of the day was getting a phone call from A. They summitted a big mountain and he called me from the top. I have never answered the phone so fast in my life. He sounded fantastic, which made my mama heart so happy.
- Cardio: 5 miles, running + 3.2 miles, walking
It felt great to get out for a solid run. I loved it, even if I was tired from a night out.
It was a day for new experiences: I attended a grant request meeting for one of my clients, who is brining a new event to the area. While I’m the one who put together the visuals I didn’t have to actually present, and I am so proud to say the full amount was granted! Yay!
I spent the rest of my waking hours meeting a few deadlines and trying to get ahead on some things.
Cardio: 3.63 miles, walking
Another huge day. I started with a walk.
Originally, I was planning to be out of town on Thursday, but the event I planned to attend fell through. Instead, I attended a small going away dinner for an old friend. It was a really lovely evening, and I’m glad I got to be a part of it.
- Cardio: 3.69 miles, running + 3.58 miles, walking
We were all late on Friday, and i wasn’t feeling the run, especially after little sleep and more rain. It makes my ankle hurt and I hate it.
I didn’t have too much going on today – I needed the downtime. I also spent some time talking with Mr PugRunner and a little with A, too. They were off the trail and got to see each other for a few hours, which was awesome. I miss them.
- Cardio: ParkRun 5K
Since I had nothin else on the schedule, I opted to go to our new (ish) ParkRun. This is a weekly, free, timed, volunteer-organized 5K that takes places in locations around the world. Ours is about 50 minutes away, but what the heck.
Even though it was a little nerve-wracking to head to a new event in a new place with new people, I’m so glad I did. Everyone was so sweet and supportive and made me feel welcome. The course was fun (as it always is when something is new), and it was all great. Until then thunder started. But I got done and safe in the car.
That afternoon, I had late lunch with my parents.
And then I got to FaceTime with the boys, which was awesome. I can’t wait for them to get home!
Thoughts + Goals
Summer is kicking my butt. Even though I’m getting out every day, I’m hot and tired and it’s making me cranky. I need to get over it. I think I need to adjust my schedule again to ensure I’m making the most of my runs.
Next week will be great: I’m going to spend tons of time with the guys, and we have some fun events planned, as well. I’m looking forward to it!
How was your week?