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March came pretty quickly, as all months seem to do right now. It feels like just a minute ago we were welcoming in 2019! Funny how that works.
Sunday – rest
I didn’t have to wake up too early, but I had places to go, namely a lovely engagement brunch for a friend. Her boyfriend proposed while they were on vacation and two of her other friends organized the most beautiful gathering. i was so happy to be a part of it.
When I got home, I was able to chill out since the boys were at a birthday party. I didn’t mind taking a little nap.
Monday – 6.5 miles, running
Another never miss Monday! Rawr!
In the evening, we had our final Scouts Troop visit. We have now been to three different troops and my Scouts are working on making their final decisions. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be – each Troop has some really great points and it’s interesting to see the choices each child is making.
My parents came over in the morning to check out the bathroom status so far (we are just waiting on the shower glass to come in and be installed). We had breakfast. It was a chill day.
Wednesday –6 miles, running
Wednesdays have been quiet. I am ok with that. Very ok.
I helped out some friends by babysitting their youngest son, who was an absolute joy. I don’t get to hang with little ones so often, so it was fun.
In the evening, it was off to a PTA work session so we could assembling bingo packages for Friday night’s Family Bingo event. We played a few rounds, too, just to test the software.
Friday – 5.5 miles, running
Friday was a whirlwind in a half. First, S and I got in a quick run.
Then we had a PTA Board meeting, followed by a Ready. Set. Glow 5K meeting. From there, I had lunch with Mr PugRunner, packed my bags and drove to Orlando for the Best Damn Race Orlando weekend!
Per usual, Meghan was my gracious hostess, and we had fabulous dinner and drinks as carb-loading and catch up time.
And in the meantime, the boys went to that Family Bingo Night at the school, and had a blast with games, raffles and pizza!
Saturday – Best Damn Race Orlando 10K + 5K Challenge
Since we are the epitome of the “run for bling” crowd, we always register for the 10K + 5K Challenge. Sure, we could just take on the half marathon, but three medals vs one medal is too great a temptation. So, just as the name says, we run our 10K, collect some bling, grab a drink (usually beer because we like to be extra challenged) and then head back out for a 5K.
It was a hard race. The 10K course had changed and seemed to involve a lot more brick, and the humidity was just unreal.
We recovered with some yummy brunch and ice cream. I will recap the whole thing later this week!
I got home Saturday evening, just in time to start packing for a big Scout hike on Sunday.
February finished with just upwards of 87 miles. Not too bad!
Cross training was another fail this week. Short of yesterday’s hike, I just wasn’t into it. However, this week, it happens. I have a bunch of stuff on the calendar today, but tomorrow, whether I am at the gym or at home, alone or with a buddy, I’m doing it.
We barely ate at home last week, too. Mr PugRunner still isn’t feeling well, so it was a lot of leftovers and whatnot. Little man did make a macaroni and cheese, but I can’t consider it a “new” recipe. It was just my classic recipe for homemade, and then he added some bleu cheese and buffalo sauce to his. The kid loves him some spicy.
And just a reminder, Hufflepuff comes home today! We are beyond ecstatic to meet her!
This week, is the Gate River Run 15K. I am a little nervous, because my hips are aching. I also finally put the last miles on my Saucony Guide ISOs and need to get new shoes. Not sure if I should snag another pair of the Guides or grab a second pair of Brooks Adrenalines (it would be my first time in the 19s). Decisions.
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