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May ended with a bit of a whimper. I was fairly consistent with my cycling and swimming, but all the traveling and over scheduling meant that I wasn’t getting in runs too regularly. Also, it was little man’s first full week of summer, and we had plenty of fun things on our schedule.
Sunday – rest
Mr PugRunner was still out of town, so we lounged around in the morning and then went to a friend’s pool party. It was a nice, easy afternoon with lots of laughing.
Monday – Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K
Can you believe it? This race marks the fifth anniversary of racing. It seems like only yesterday I was following along the Couch to 5K plan. But here we were, toeing another start line.
It wasn’t quite the race I hoped for. Little man wanted to run with me – I was thrilled about that, but he couldn’t get his head in the game and struggled early. We didn’t quit, however, and crossed the finish all the same.
Afterwards, we showered and changed at my parents’ house and enjoyed a nice BBQ lunch with them. Little man was going to spend the next few days at their place – he loves Camp Nana and Papa.
Tuesday – 5 miles running, 7 miles cycling
I wanted to get caught back up with my running buddy, so I got up to hammer out five miles on the bridge and beach with S. There is just something about a run while the sun rises, and we took full advantage.
After work, Mr PugRunner and I squeezed in seven miles of cycling before the rain.
Wednesday – rest
I was grateful for a rest day, and excited to see little man after work. Mr PugRunner made us a delicious chicken parmigiana for dinner with everyone and we figured out plans for the rest of the week.
Thursday – 5 miles running
I had talked to little man about running a mile every day to help make racing easier for him, and he seemed to be in agreement. After four miles on my own, I swung by the house to pick him up for one mile together.
Afterwards, we packed up the car and spent the morning at one of our beautiful beaches.
We were hoping to get Mr PugRunner to join us for lunch, but he got caught up in work, so we went to one of the local lunch spots and finished off with some frozen custard.
In the evening, I went to a local bar with some friends for Naughty Bingo. It was a fundraiser for a local dad who was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, and it was really nice to support the cause.
Friday – 1 mile running
Due to a small issue with my car’s headlights, I had to change our plans with friends. We were all disappointed, but we got the car taken care of, squeezed in our mile and worked on some painted rocks that we plan to hide around town (many cities are now participating in scavenger hunts for these “kindness rocks” and it seemed like it might be a fun idea).
Mr PugRunner and Papa Bear went to lunch and the movies, while little man and I hung around home. We made burrito bowls and mint chocolate chip ice cream pie for dinner, and
Saturday – 5 miles running
I was hoping to go for six miles, but I got up late and it was hot. I probably would have called the whole thing, but Best Damn Race was hosting the Leftovers 5K in Safety Harbor, and I wanted to play along at home.
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After my shower, little man worked on his Raingutter Regatta boat with Mr PugRunner, while I went to see Wonder Woman.
It was phenomenal, and I am absolutely desperate for Justice League in a few months.
Then it off to Jacksonville University for packet pickup and bike drop for little man’s second triathlon! Eek! We hung around for a while to listen to the course review and take the tour.
Everything seemed really well organized. The kids would be on their own a lot for the event – parents were not allowed in transition, and while there were tons of volunteers on hand to help with anything from setting up transition to re-racking bikes, it was still a little nerve-wracking for me. Little man is generally cool as ice about these situations, so I tried to follow his lead.
He wanted pasta for dinner, so he got macaroni and cheese at Noodles & Co and then it was home to pack the car for our 5:00AM wake up call.
So far, we have had a rather full and exciting summer, and I’m loving it. We are all completing lists of summer bucket lists, to try and keep us busy and get us out on adventures. We will see how it all shakes out.
How was your week in training?
How do you recover from a less than stellar month?
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