Well, this week was a bit of an easier week. The weather is finally cooling, but we have had lots of smoke from a wildfire, and my foot is not feeling great. Ugh. It’s taken a terrible toll on my motivation, but we press onward.
- Cardio: 2.44 miles, walking
Meghan was still in town, so we started the morning with a walk. I was hurting after being on my feet at the festival the day before, so we didn’t go super far or fast.
It’s always hard to say goodbye. We have such a great time together. But after brunch, we had to do farewells. Fortunately, I had the rest of the day to chill out and recover from an action packed weekend.
- Cardio: 2 miles, running + 5.56 miles, walking
On Monday morning, I felt good, not great. The weather was nice and the smoke not as terrible, so I chanced a run. Zero regrets.
We had discussed going to see Oppenheimer, but it was so pretty out. I didn’t want to be cooped up inside all day. Instead, we went to play mini golf and to grab dinner at one of Mr. PugRunner’s favorite restaurants. It was not my best game: the man behind us kept encroaching on our playing space and being super rude to his partner. When she shocked him with a hole in one, I cheered for her.
- Cardio: 4.03 miles, walking
Back to the routine after a three day weekend. Boo.
After my walk, I dove right into work. There was a morning meeting with a client and then an evening board meeting. In between, I batched a lot of content and knocked things off my to do list.
- Cardio: 6.16 miles, running + walking
Ok. The smoke was awful. I couldn’t be outside without sneezing, so I ran for a bit and then J and I just put it on the back burner. You can see the smoke line in the background of this picture.
Here’s another photo to show what we are dealing with. The fire is contained, but without a good, soaking rain, we are stuck with that gross smoke. Fortunately, my house is a little farther away, and you can’t smell it from my street.
- Cardio: 4.15 miles, walking
Still gross out. And my foot was really bugging. Ugh. I finally just broke out my new pink Adrenalines. I couldn’t wait anymore.
In the afternoon, I had a content shoot with a client, so that kept me pretty busy for the rest of the day. I need to figure out a solid organization system for photos and videos – I’m wracking up more than a few these days.
- Cardio: 5.37 miles, walking
No company for me, today. J had an appointment, so I was on my own for the workout and for school dropoff. Look at me, trying to keep that smile on my face.
A had Friday Night Lights. I opted to volunteer with dinner, but skip the away game. Mr PugRunner and I had date plans instead. This view from the campus they visited wasn’t terrible, though.
The football team lost, but the band kicked butt. Obviously.
- Cardio: 5.41 miles, walking
I was feeling better today. And a light rain helped cut the smoke.
Even though it was the weekend, I wrapped up some work and writing. And then we had my parents over for burgers and football.
It was a lovely day and we were glad to get to see them.
Thoughts + Goals
So. What’s going on with the foot? Since my accident, I have some pretty sensitive spots on my foot. There is nerve damage in my toes, and I do get some swelling when I overwork things. Ultimately, I had been wearing a pair of slightly more restrictive shoes (lifestyle sneakers),which led to some bruising on top of my foot. As a result, I let my form collapse while doing squats and lunges and planks, which led to a flare up in my toes.
As you may have noticed, I dropped all of those things this week, to help. I’ve kept my walks slow and spent plenty of time elevating my foot. It’s annoying because if I cut out movement, things stiffen up terribly. But here we are. There is improvement and I think I’ll be running again in a week or so.
To that end, I registered for my Thanksgiving Day race, but not my September race. The jury is still out on how that will go.
Do you have an extra sensitive body part or muscle that gives you trouble? Anyone else deal with wildfires?