And with that, July has come to an end and we are already a few days into August. Half the year is gone, and I have to say, things have been going very well so far.
It’s very satisfying to see my mileage creep back up there. In fact, I was only a few miles shy of my total January mileage, making July my second runningest month in 2015.
Sunday – rest
We left the hotel after a quick breakfast and started our drive to Winter Haven. Little man had absolutely no idea where we were headed and we managed to keep a surprise until we pulled up to this.
That’s right! We were finally going to Legoland!
We had decided to go all out, booking a pirate-themed room in the brand-new Legoland Hotel and planning to spend two days, immersed in bricks (obviously, lots of details to come!)
Monday – rest
After a wonderful night’s sleep, we took advantage of early admission to the park, but the weather wasn’t being incredibly cooperative. It seemed like the rain was going to come at noon, and you could see the dark clouds advancing, so Mr PugRunner suggested we just do a couple of the rides that were open and then head up to Universal Studios (since we have passes) and spend the rest of the day there.
It was a long, but fun day. I’ll be honest, we were really happy to get home.
Tuesday – 3 miles
I managed to get some decent sleep the night before and was ready for our sunrise group run. We did some serious pushing and definitely made up for the previous Thursday’s run.
Little man went off to my mom’s and after work, I ran a few errands. We had a big day trip planned for the next day, and I had to get water shoes, some snorkel gear, and a few other things. I was really excited.
Wednesday – rest
I was up and on the road with coolers, beach chairs and swim gear by 6:15. I grabbed my parents and little man, picked up breakfast and sandwiches for lunch, and then embarked on the very, very, VERy scenic, two hour drive to High Springs.
Our plan for the day? To visit Blue Springs Park.
There are many natural springs in this state, and they are all remarkably beautiful. I have been wanting to go, but Mr PugRunner has been a bit reticent, so I just figured to seize the day and was thrilled that Nana and Papa Bear were willing to join in the fun.
Again, I will dedicate a separate post to our trip, but for now, I will leave you with this:
Thursday – rest
Little man had an early morning dentist appointment – I was planning to get in my run on my own before we left, but I ended up sleeping in a little and had to skip it.
Three cheers for no cavities!
Friday – 3.1 miles
Mr PugRunner and I were able to get in a couple’s run this morning. It’s so nice when we are able to make it happen.
He had a pretty busy work day scheduled, but he was able to take off at lunchtime so we could pick up little man and share a meal with Nana and Papa Bear. Afterwards, they did a boys’ date to the movies while I chilled at home.
Saturday – rest
It was a lazy-ish day. While Mr PugRunner was working, little man and I headed to the running store and Target, and then we all met up for lunch.
Mr PugRunner had plans for a guys’ night out, so I joined my friend and her daughter for dinner at a waterfront restaurant, where a Polynesian Revue was scheduled. I didn’t want to be out too late because I had a long run on Sunday, but I didn’t expect little man to be so enamored with the show.
It was fantastic, but we couldn’t stay out for the whole thing, and I finally was able to convince him to leave after about an hour. I promised him that we would catch another performance at a later date.
I’m giving July two thumbs up. I had some solid miles in there, and I am feeling pretty strong in anticipation of our half marathon in a few weeks.
Speaking of which, I think I finally settled on an outfit!
I want to be bright and fun. Now I just have to decide if I need to wear knee-high compression socks or if I’m doing ok without them.
How was your week in fitness?
Do you have any local sites that you want to visit but just haven’t yet?