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This has been quite a week. I don’t always function well when schedules are constantly changing, but I didn’t have much choice. We had trips, events, and all kinds of things going on, so we did our best to rise to all the occasions and get it done.
Sunday – 10 miles running
I had to make up Saturday’s missed long run.
And in doing so, earned my Pugasus 10K medal.
When I got home and showered, Mr PugRunner wanted to go to the sporting goods store to find a new tent. The one we currently have is pretty huge and he is unable to put it up on his own. I was game for finding something with which they would be more comfortable, so off we went. Of course, I wanted all the food first, but after that, I was on board to help them.
We ended up with a great four-man tent. We all practiced putting it up (after all, I’m going to be using it for Ragnar), and it was compact, easy, and a decent size for a quick camping trip.
Monday – body circuit
I got done with my body circuit class and took a shopping list out and about to help Mr PugRunner pick up supplies for the weekend.
When little man got home from school, he did his homework outside with his friends and then we headed out to karate. Mondays are always long days, and I am glad to be done with them.
Tuesday – 5 miles, speedwork
My coaches were kind enough to bump me down to 800m repeats from 1600m. It’s been a bit of a relief, to be honest. I do much better that way.
I had one big plan for the day: to get my hair done. I haven’t had a cut or color touch up since some time in June (when, embarrassingly enough, Mr PugRunner made the appointment for me), and I had a really big day on Wednesday. I hate to call it a “hair emergency” but it was straggly with dead ends and lots of gray showing through.
I was able to squeeze in an appointment and had a wonderful experience!
Wednesday – rest
Wednesday. The day I was finally going to be able to breathe!
First, my running piece was published on the St. Augustine Moms Blog. It’s always fun to see that.
But, the big news is that I was invited in to Jacksonville BUZZ for a youtube interview about the blog!
Usually, in the mornings, I throw on my running clothes and put my hair in a pony tail. But not today!
I felt so official with my Salted Caramel Latte.
I had a great time on the set, even though I was WAY out of my comfort zone.
You can check out the spot here.
You’ll be hearing more about Jacksonville BUZZ going forward – I’m excited to be working with them more in the future!
Thursday – 5 miles running
Thursday morning was an easy run, and I was glad to have some cooler temperatures. It made things much easier.
I had work in the afternoon, while the boys did Cub Scouts. I drove home to the most stunning sunset.
Friday – rest
I spent the morning catching up on Halloween decorating and tidying up. My parents came over to bid the guys farewell and we ended up going out to dinner. I turned in early, because I’m a party animal like that.
The guys checked in later in the evening and everything was going great. Because s’mores.
Saturday – 10.1 miles running
I hit the ground running. Literally.
I was supposed to do 11 miles, but I called it at 10.1. I ran out of time and I had some pretty nasty blisters on the backs of both ankles from wearing “real” shoes on Wednesday. I just couldn’t handle it anymore.
I was a little mad and disappointed, but I was also bleeding, so I let it go. It happens.
Next up? A trip to the grocery store for ice and eggs for the guys, and then over an hour drive to the Boy Scouts campground. Wheee!
But we had such a lovely afternoon. Before I got there, little man had learned how to shoot both a BB gun and a bow and arrow (and he hit a bullseye!).
We had lunch and they showed me around their campsite.
Then we took a nice hike to the lake and enjoyed some of the trails (that’s how I made up for the .9 miles I missed earlier – 2.5 miles of navigating tree roots and branches).
It was time for me to say goodbye – I had to get back home for a going away dinner for two of my coworkers. We are going to miss them, but we are thrilled for the new opportunities they will have. Best of luck, guys!
And there it is! Another week complete!
Oh, and one more bit of exciting news? I’ll be back in Savannah as an Ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half and 5K on April 8, 2017! I am thrilled because I have a score to settle there. An injury forced me to fall back to the 5K and I want my redemption!
Save $10 off either distance with my code PUGS, and join me and my fellow Ambassadors for a great race in one of my favorite cities.
How was your week in training?
Are you good about getting your hair done, or do you forget, like me?
* I am an Ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K. I will receive a complimentary race registration, as well as other sponsor benefits for my promotion of the event. All opinions are my own.