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What a whirlwind! I threw myself back into regular life with a vengeance and had such a fabulous week to show for it!
Sunday – 4.2 miles, running
I didn’t care that it was freezing out. I needed to run. I was pleasantly thrilled that my ladies wanted to join me. It felt amazing.
My parents came over to watch some football that afternoon. It was nice to see them after so long away.
Monday – Deck of Cards workout
We met in the gym and hit up another deck of cards workout. At the end of our session, we had completed 105 of each of these activities and I spent a few minutes on the elliptical.
I had a full day of work, and didn’t get home until dinnertime. After all our travels, it was not the most fun thing, but such is life.
Tuesday – 7 miles, running
I was still pretty sore, but seven miles felt amazing.
We also had a rather chill evening. I made a yummy baked potato soup for dinner, because it was so cold and yucky out. It’s one of my favorites.
Wednesday – 10-2 workout
We started with seven minutes on the bike to warm up, and then did a session that started with 10 crunches and 10 dumbbell snatches, with two burpees, and then decreased to nine and nine with two burpees, all the way down to one. At the end, I spent 15 minutes walking on the treadmill. I am getting into this gym stuff.
Mr PugRunner took little man to karate so I could work on some things around the house. We still had some Christmas decorations up that needed to be handled. Oops.
Thursday – 6.5 miles, running
Another great session. I thought about going a little longer, but with two races coming up on the weekend, 6.5 miles felt like enough.
After school, little man went to an extra karate class to make sure he was ready for his next belt test. He ended up staying to train with one of the black belt students, and Mr PugRunner said he was really into it. I’m looking forward to his test day.
When that was finished, I took him to cub scouts. We worked on a music advancement, and the kids wrote songs and made their own instruments out of some craft materials. I love seeing their creativity at work.
Friday – rest
Blessedly, it was a rest day, although I still had to set my alarm.
For four hours, I helped with packet pickup for Best Damn Race Jacksonville. I’m always happy to give back to the running community when I can, especially when it’s for an event I love so much.
She arrived at about 5:30 and after catching up, we went out to dinner for more chit chat and to fuel for the next day’s race. I love that even though we don’t see each other often, we can pick up right where we left off.
Saturday – Best Damn Race Jacksonville 10K
After a slightly warmer end of week, the weekend was, quite literally, FREEZING. Ugh. Meghan and I had no idea how to dress, so we layered up the best we could. Gloves, lots of extra tops and the works. Brrr.
The new course for the race was pretty nice, but we were glad to get out of the wind and weather.
After we collected our medals and took our pictures, we went to get a delicious breakfast at Maple Street
and hit the road for Jekyll Island. We would be running in the inaugural Jekyll Island Marathon & 10K (the 10K for us) and couldn’t wait!
We checked into the Westin Jekyll Island early in the afternoon and were so excited to start exploring.
After a lovely day and a delicious dinner, we were ready to turn in.
We both fell fast asleep and had a great night’s rest.
I am really proud of myself for keeping up with the cross training so far, and now that the initial soreness has worn off, I’m feeling great. I know that non-running activities will help my running overall, and I am thrilled to be able to fit something into my schedule again. I hope to keep it all going!
How was your week in training and workouts?
Is the weather crazy by you or is it typical for the season?