That’s right: next week we go back to school, which means summer is ending. For many reasons, this is not the way I hoped summer would end, but again, we are rolling with it and trying to make the best of all the things. As we do.
- Cardio: 1.09 treadmill miles
We had a super late night, getting back to the hotel close to midnight. I went to the hotel gym in the morning, and rushed through a quick mile, expecting the boys to be up and ready to leave when I returned.
That was not the case: we were a slow-moving bunch. Eventually, we packed up, checked out, headed to breakfast, and started for home.
And for the first time, the drive felt not quite so eternal. Yay!
We reunited with the pugs, and then got busy prepping for the week ahead. It was a whirlwind weekend, but so worth it.
- Cardio: 4 miles, running + 2.75 miles, walking
And right back to it.
The heat made it hard to feel strong, but I pushed as hard as felt safe.
A had a day off, which was quite a relief for him, as well. He’s been working hard and hasn’t had much in the line of a break.
- Cardio: 5.24 miles, walking
Happy August! Let’s do this! We started the month with a walk.
Then it was a day of meetings. Boo. I also brought A and his friend to the school for their orientation day. They can get their schedules, lockers, PE uniforms, set up lunch accounts, etc. No pictures because they wanted to go alone. A opted for no locker (he will just use his band locker), and was thrilled with his final schedule, which include jazz band, wind ensemble and American sign language.
- Cardio: 5 miles, running + 2.52 miles, walking
Alone again for another run. This one actually felt much better.
So much work to do during the day, and I finally had just enough of a break to have dinner and attend the first Arts Boosters Board Meeting of the year. It was almost three hours long, but we have so many good ideas, so I am hopeful it will all amount to great things.
- Cardio: 5.08 miles, walking
First a walk.
And then new hair! I was ready for a change, so this smoky dark was just the thing.
- Cardio: 4.3 miles, running + 2.84 miles, walking
TGIF! Hopefully, this will be my last lonely run, but we will see!
I hurried home, showered and changed, and then drove A and my parents to Daytona, so they could treat him to a little back to school shopping at his favorite store: Bass Pro Shops. We also had a yummy lunch.
Back home again, and then we collected everyone to meet up with my college roommate and her family at the beach! We haven’t seen them since last summer so it was wonderful to catch up!
- Cardio: 2.36 miles, walking
Another quick walk to round out the week.
I was in a bit of a hustle. I am dog sitting, but also helping at a volunteer car wash. And then another evening with my friend and her family. So grateful for these moments.
Thoughts + Goals
This was sort of a weird week. I was hopeful that we would get in a few last fun things, but with meetings, orthodontist appointments, work, and more, it just didn’t happen. We pivoted, of course, because that’s what we do best.
So what now?
I have a daunting week ahead. Getting settled into batching new content, meet the teacher, and the first day of sophomore year. Yikes! It’s a new carpool schedule, and a new work schedule. And on top of that, want to add gym time to my runs. Baby steps. We will see how it goes.
How was your week?