weekly report: 4/12 – 4/18

It’s Marathon Monday! Today, tens of thousands of athletes from all over the world, will toe the line at Hopkinton to run 26.2 miles to the finish line on Boylston.

nyg4ftI have my fingers crossed for Shalane Flanagan – she wants this win badly, and it would be amazing for her to win the title.

In other news, it was a rather slow week. I feel like that’s becoming a bit of a regular statement. However, I had a mid-week, night race, and the weather has been awful – heavy rains and lightning. I will run in a light rain, but not in thunderstorms.

Sunday – rest

We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at our friends’ house, enjoying good company and delicious food. When we got home, I was quick to get the house in order, because I wanted to sit down and watch my two favorite shows.

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Both shows have been on hiatus, and I have missed them desperately. The season’s new episodes absolutely did not disappoint, even if it means that I will be getting to bed much later on Sunday nights.

Monday – arms

On Monday, I spent some time with my kettle bell and dumbbells. It’s been a while since I did any upper body work, so it was good to start up again.

Tuesday – 3.1 miles

I skipped my morning wakeup call, so when I got home from work, I forced myself out there. It was brutally hot and sunny, so I had to take a few little breaks to hydrate, but it was worth it.

I refueled at the Spirit Night for little man’s school – it worked out great because I was ravenous after all that work!

Wednesday – rest

Little man’s birthday is at the end of the month, and my parents wanted to get him a new mattress as his gift. We spent the morning checking out options before settling on one and we celebrated with a nice lunch out.

Thursday – 3.1 miles

After work, I got home in time to see little man get his brand new bed, and then it was off to the Beson4 Media Group Corporate Run 5K. I had never heard much about this race, but I was excited to run with my team and it ended up being an awesome event.

I didn’t PR, but that was my own fault. I definitely want another crack at this one.

Friday – rest

I got home super late on Thursday night due to some traffic and road closures, but I did some extra hours on Friday anyway. It ended up being a fun and busy day and

Saturday – rest

Mr PugRunner took his new shoes out for a second spin, while little man and I made pancakes for breakfast.

Afterwards, we suited up for his baseball game, and his team scored another win! They are doing great!

I had a photo shoot scheduled for the evening, so we decided to stop for a late lunch at a new BBQ joint near our house. It’s very small and local, with everything smoked on premises and all side made from scratch. I was a little skeptical at first because there wasn’t a huge variety, but my mind was changed pretty quickly.

I cannot wait to go back.

Two races in a week was difficult, so it was nice to decompress with a little break. It’s about time to start looking at building my miles, which is a little discouraging now that summer is almost here, but I did it before and I will do it again.

Who are you excited to watch in the Boston Marathon?

How was your week in training?

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