After this week, I think (with fingers crossed), that thing will settle down. And now that the temperatures are finally, blessedly tolerable so that we don’t all have to spend more of the daylight hours inside in the air conditioning, the pressure is off to schedule smaller runs in the wee hours of the morning.
I’m not thinking there will be time to breathe, but there will definitely be time to slow down a bit.
Sunday – rest
Sunday was a family day. We all slept much later than normal, and lounged around in the morning. It’s certainly not typical for us, but it was lovely. We took a drive to the brand new Trader Joe’s in our area.
This was the first time I have ever set foot inside a TJ’s, and it was everything I dreamed and more. We ended up purchasing an insulated freezer bag so that we could load it up with cold items, and then went to town. We ended up with cookie butter, raviolis, tortellini, enchiladas, frozen pizzas, two bottle of wine, marinated chicken breasts, chocolate covered espresso beans, dunkers, body butter, and so much more. We won’t need to go back for a while, but I can’t wait until we do!
Monday – rest
I spent most of the day at school and running errands. Mondays are always so fun.
Tuesday – 3.1 miles
It felt amazing out this morning. And I felt like I was flying!
Wednesday – rest
I was hoping to get to yoga, but I had obligations with the PTA and helping out in little man’s classroom, so I pushed it off again. I think I will be able to make it back to practice in the next week. My hips are begging me to do so and I need to start paying attention.
Thursday – 3.1 miles
I woke up and it was cold! Legit cold!
Ok. Maybe I overdressed. A little. But not really.
It was so nice to see this kind of pace again. And I felt great.
After school, we loaded up the car and headed off to dinner and little man’s baseball game. His team is now 3-1 for the season, which is absolutely amazing! Yay for them!
Friday – rest
I say “rest” but it wasn’t really.
Little man’s class had invited parents to come listen to some of the stories they have written thus far this year. It was super cute and we thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s writing. It also make me so happy that this little boy seems to love the written word almost as much as I do.
Afterwards, I helped set up homework folders, and then I changed out of my nice clothes and headed outside to help set up for the school carnival, taking place that evening.
I worked the event in the role of photographer, which was nice because I also got to enjoy with my family and parents. Little man hung out with his friends, played games, checked out the helicopter,
chowed down on a sno-cone and… won a carnival fish. “Fish” (formerly known as “Fin” formerly known as “Tiny”) has taken up residence on our kitchen counter in an allegedly self-cleaning fish tank. We shall see how that goes.
We didn’t get home until close to 9:00 and we were all exhausted. I had a long day planned for Saturday, so I did my best to tidy up the house and crash.
Saturday – event day
Saturday was booked solid. I was on the road at 7:30 AM and didn’t make it back to my bed until after 11:00 at night. Not complaining because it was tons of fun, but I was worn out.
First up? The KickOff Event for ZOOMA Florida 2015 at First Place Sports in San Marco. It was a gorgeous morning, and I was so excited to meet some of my fellow Ambassadors.
Thank you to everyone who attended! We are looking forward to seeing you on race morning!
After that, I made the trek out to Amelia Island, where I was invited to check out the Grand Opening of the all new Biggest Loser Resort.
I’ll report more on both of these during the week (I will also explain why I don’t have any miles logged, either)! Needless to say it was a great and informative day, all the way around.
On the way home, I met Mr PugRunner and little man at a friend’s house, took some photos for her and enjoyed a delicious dinner and lots of good conversation. We kept the kids up super late watching Halloween specials on TV, and all in all had a blast.
We are entering into the full swing of holiday season. For us, it kicks off with Halloween, and will continue with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s. We will also celebrate our anniversary, and Mr PugRunner’s birthday. This is in addition to even more football, some travel, and of course, some more races. I’m feeling pretty overwhelmed and over scheduled, and even though I know it will all get done, I still have to remind myself to take the time to breathe and not get overwhelmed.
How was your week of workouts?
What holiday are you most looking forward to this holiday season?
If you are a Trader Joe’s regular, what are your must-have buys? I don’t want to miss anything!