The week after a half marathon is always a good time to recover and bounce back. I wanted to take a full week to do pretty much nothing, just because I was tired from all the driving, Mr PugRunner was going to be out of town for work and then we had another road trip over the weekend. Rest can be just as important as training, and if I was going to do it, this was the time.
Sunday – 13.1 miles, Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon
I will post a detailed race recap this week, but this was a great event. Per Mr PugRunner’s request, I stayed with him the entire time. There were high points and low points, but it was really fun getting to actually race with him. I’m also glad I was there because he ended up getting hurt, and so he had someone there to help keep his mind off things.
After the race, we had a delicious lunch and then spent the rest of the day hanging out in the hotel room, meeting up with family, and packing for our drive home.
Monday – rest
After breakfast and saying goodbye to everyone, we spent the day in the car. Ironically, the weather was gorgeous, this day, so at least we had a pretty sunrise upon our departure.
We actually made great time, but we were all so ready to get off the road and into our own beds. We all showered and went straight to bed for a great night’s sleep.
Tuesday – body circuit, 60 minutes
I was flat out exhausted, but that was no reason not to work out. My instructors were pretty understanding that I was just off 13.1 miles and a road trip, so I phoned it in a little bit.
I also rescued a turtle in the parking lot when we were done – it’s my second one this summer.
Wednesday – rest
Mr PugRunner was off to New York for work, and so it was just me and little man. I scrambled to get the house clean and work on the endless loads of laundry (laundry day is the worst). Little man had his second soccer skills class and he was beaming when it was over. I’m so glad to see he’s enjoying it.
Thursday – rest
After little man got to school, it was a busy, busy, busy day of work. It’s great to be swamped because the time goes by so quickly. However, as soon as I was done for the day, it was home like lightning to pick up little man, take him to a playdate and meet my parents for dinner.
Unfortunately, Mr PugRunner’s flight got cancelled, so we had to work out some details of getting him back to Florida. It was a little stressful, and it turned out I would have to pick him up in Orlando on my way down south. Not my favorite airport or drive, but we didn’t have too many other options.
Friday – rest
I got up super early to finish packing and say goodbye to little man and the pugs. And then I was off to the Hurricanes game!
The drive was pretty long, but we made it to our friends’ house about an hour before we would have to leave for the game. Fortunately, the Hurricanes were playing at FAU, which was less than 10 minutes from their house.
We changed into our game day colors and headed out.
We got great parking and set up our tailgate. The weather was gorgeous and we had a blast. Finally, it was time to go in!
The game did not start out great. For some reason, the Canes just couldn’t get it together. And then, we had an almost 90 minute lightning delay! Ack! However, when we got back from halftime, our boys in orange and green rallied and after an early third quarter field goal from the Owls, they shut down FAU and went on to a definitive win!
Not going to lie – I was done. We didn’t get to bed til almost 2:00 AM, when all was said and done, and I am NOT equipped for those kind of late nights anymore. I’m fairly certain I was asleep before my head hit the pillow and I slept straight through the night.
Saturday – rest
It was a great day. We lounged around a bit and then went to visit other friends to meet their baby. I hadn’t been able to make it down for the baby shower or when she was born, so it was nice to finally get to say hi (and spoil her with a couple of outfits).
We also got wings at Bru’s, our favorite.
The rest of the night was spent watching football, grilling out, drinking wine and chatting.
It was perfect.
This week, it is time to get back to work. I have my sights set on the Space Coast Half Marathon, and I want to own that race.
I have a bit of a break from travel, so I will be able to focus on combining my running and my cross-training, and hopefully can stay on plan until race day.
How was your week in training?
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