After ten days, the boys are back! Did I enjoy the alone time? Yes. Am I glad to have them back? Also, yes.
- Cardio: 4.39 miles, walking
Well, this was it. The last day on my own. The boys texted me super early to say they were en route.
And then I spent the day grocery shopping, doing laundry and tidying up. They arrived at the airport at around 8, had a huge delay as there was no gate ready for them, and then we had another huge delay coming home due to a bad accident on the highway. We didn’t get home until after 11 (long day for me, but even longer for them).
I’ll just leave you with this photo: isn’t he a natural at this mountain thing? A said he had the best time, and loved almost every second of it. Next up, he would like to go to Sea Base, another BSA High Adventure.
Cardio: 5 miles, running + .6 miles, walking
Somehow, I managed to drag myself out of bed to run. It was terrible, and even worse because J opted to sleep in.
From there, I treated myself to a bit of a spa day, where I finally got a pedicure along with my nails. I’ve been funny about anyone touching my feet a) because of my nerve damage, and b) because I hear so many horror stories about infections and other gross things. I trust my nail artist, however, and she did an awesome job.
- Cardio: 3.02 miles, walking
So now the thunderstorms are really in full swing. The lightning was so bad I had to hit up the gym treadmill. Yuck. As soon as I had a break in the weather, I bolted, just to get a mile out on the actual road.
In the evening, I went to play Bunco with some old PTSO friends. It was my first time and it was a fabulous night.
- Cardio: 2 miles, running + 3.8 miles, walking
I had to do this workout in two parts. I ran into a horrible storm, and had to duck under the awning of our community center until the lightning moved far enough away for me to get home safely. But I did go out after the rain cleared up to walk a bit. Meh.
- Cardio: 4.84 miles, walking
I got a little misted on, but that was ok.
Then Mr. PugRunner and I went to get an oil change and out for a lunch date. The oil change portion was awful. The date was lovely.
- Cardio: SUP Bridge the Gap 5K + 3.82 miles, walking
Friday was a big day. Once again, it was raining in the morning, so no J.
Mr PugRunner was taking me for part of my birthday gift: to see the King Tut Immersive Experience. I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, I was OBSESSED with archeology and King Tut. Indian Jones was my hero. Howard Carter was a legend. This experience did NOT disappoint. We went to see the Van Gogh iteration in the same space, and while that was beautiful, I found this so much more engaging and interactive. Loved it.
Afterwards, we grabbed pizza, and then headed to the Riverside Arts Market and Shared Use Path, because I had signed up for another night race! It was an inaugural event, and I was excited to try it. Of course, it stormed AGAIN. But I got some great photos and had a blast.
Another late night.
- Cardio: 3.04 miles, walking
Even though Friday was a higher mileage day, I had to walk out some of my kinks and aches.
I had to get cleaned up for a Yelp Event, held in an outdoor Biergarten. Florida had other plans: we had a monsoon. Our servers and chefs were absolutely incredible, even though they (and we) got soaked. It was quite an adventure.
Thoughts + Goals
Lately, I’m feeling a weird combo of exhausted and motivated. The heat makes everything hard, but I also feel like my running is in a decent place. I like running these littler races and having full experiences with them.
The house is a lot louder this week, but that’s ok. I’m super glad everyone had a great time. The pugs were a little confused about everything, but that’s ok, too. They will figure it all out.
I’ve wanted to try the track nights at the high school, but the weather has made that impossible, so I am just back to my own thing, trying to avoid the bad weather as best I can. Ah, summer.
What’s next? Some work. Another ParkRun. Maybe a 4th of July race? Stay tuned!
How was your week?