This week, my mileage was on the lower side, but I think I made up for it with taking on some other things, as well. It’s all about balance.
Sunday – rest
On Sunday, we decided to do things a little differently and have a “yes day.” It’s something I had heard about from other mom friends, and thought it would be fun to try. The concept is that we say “no” so much – it basically becomes our default. And sometimes, it’s just not necessary. So on Sunday, we pretty much said “yes” to everything!
It made for a pretty fun and light-hearted day, doing things like grabbing early afternoon ice cream and playing video games.
Little man also asked if we could paint his bathroom. For some reason, I just never did it, and after nine years, the original, builder’s grade paint was in need of some touching up. We happened to be at Home Depot getting paint for our powder room (because we had to cut a hole in the wall to fix some pipes), and he asked if I could do something Star Wars-y in his.
What the heck?
I let him pick his own paint and everything.
I was able to reuse the shower curtain, and then I brightened things up with white towels and vanity accessories, and green bins and rug and white frames for the adorable Star Wars printables I found through The Meek Boutique.
It’s maybe just a touch darker than I would have selected but he’s in love with it, and so there you have it.
Monday – 3.1 miles, 90 minutes of SUP yoga
I was feeling incredibly ambitious on Monday. I busted out an early 5K before the sun came up.
And then I dropped little man at camp and headed over to the boat ramp for…
Are you ready?
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga.
I guess it’s safe to say that I have NEVER paddle boarded in my life, but I have been wanting to try this and my yoga instructor friend had had quite enough of me saying “Ok, I’ll catch you next time.” When I asked her about potential dates, she told me that she was doing a class at 9:30 on Monday morning and that she had reserved a board for me.
I will blog about the entire experience, but for now…
Me on an SUP. Sitting down, for the moment, but there were moments of standing.
I spent the rest of the day running errands. I needed some more painting supplies and frames, and a new mirror for the powder room. Always fun.
Tuesday – 3 miles
I don’t usually run back-to-back days, but I had promised a customer I would join her for her intervals, so I grabbed another interval-running friend and out we went. It was a beautiful morning, and even better, we got to enjoy a new route. Sometimes, that makes all the difference in the world.
I switched my intervals down to :60/:30 rather than :90/:30 (one hadn’t run in a while and the other had been running :30/:30 and wanted to make a switch), which was fine because that’s the interval sequence I will be running for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon in a few weeks.
It worked out great and everyone was really happy with the morning.
And then, just for laughs, I registered for my first ever runDisney challenge event.
In February, I will be participating in the Glass Slipper Challenge!
Ack! The challenge means I will be running a 10K on Saturday and a half marathon on Sunday. Most likely in costume. Definitely with lots of pictures.
I’m so excited I can’t stand it!
Wednesday – rest
After little man went to camp, I got back to work painting the powder room. For some reason, the paint wasn’t covering as well as normal, so I still have a bit of touch up to do, but I’m thrilled with the brighter color, and the fact that I replaced the old, ugly, oval, beveled mirror with a slightly smaller, white-framed glass. It makes a huge difference.
Thursday – rest
Another pretty busy day of work. Not every day can be action-packed!
Friday – 3 miles
I really had zero desire to run. I dragged getting up and spent a lot of time talking to myself about how ridiculous running is and how silly I was for signing up for so many half-marathons. For some reason, I was feeling burned out and over it. After a while, I talked myself into going out, and I’m certainly glad I did.
To reward myself for a job well done, I took myself to see Ant-Man.
I absolutely loved it. It was campy and funny and mocked itself mercilessly. Ant-Man isn’t my favorite of the Marvel Universe characters but I really enjoyed what they did with it.
We grilled out and invited my parents for dinner. They had just gotten home from a road trip up north and it was so nice to hang out with them after a full week away.
Saturday – rest
Mr PugRunner had registered for the Bridge of Lions 5K. It would be his third year running it and he asked if little man and I would come out to watch. We had to be there early, but of course, we were happy to be there and support him.
He did a great job, in spite of the beastly humidity and the tough course.
We followed up with a celebratory diner breakfast and then home to chill out and rest. My stomach wasn’t feeling great and I was more than happy to lounge around.
I felt incredibly productive this week. I wish I had been able to book more miles, but with a long run planned for the next week, I will make it all back.
How was your fitness week in review?
Have you ever been on stand up paddle board?