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Things were slightly emotionally more calm this week. Slightly. We are all still very sad and it hits at random and inconvenient times, but we are getting through as best we can.
Sunday – March To Get Screened 5K Run/Walk
Our Sunday started with an incredible 5K: the March To Get Screened 5K Run/Walk for colon cancer awareness. This was a wonderful race for such an important cause (in a brand new location!) and I can’t wait to share the recap with you.
The weather turned a bit after we got home from our great morning, and I was more than happy to stay in the house, getting some rest and doing a little bit of work for the rest of the week.
Monday – rest
And we were back to the regularly scheduled Monday grind.
In the afternoon, I joined some of the Ready. Set. Glow 5K Team to stuff packets for the upcoming race. There’s a lot of work behind the scenes that go into these kinds of events, and I was happy to be able to be a part of it.
Tuesday – 5 miles, cycling
I went in to school early to bring a breakfast category for the 4th and 5th grade teachers, who would be administering tests all day. I ended up staying long to help pop and bag popcorn for the testing students as well.
The afternoon was gorgeous, so I suggested we go for a family bike ride. I really want to get everyone in the habit of doing one active thing per day, and a family ride was just the ticket.
Tuesdays are one of our only calm nights, so this was just the ticket.
Wednesday – 7 miles, running + 60 minutes, Pints + Poses yoga
It was time to get back to running! The first few days of April had netted a big fat zero and I was ready to get back to it.
Little man has had a major schedule change for karate, so I am back in the rotation for taking him to classes. It was interesting to see the new format of the lessons, and they are getting a lot more intensive in their training periods.
After dinner, I went to another Pints + Poses Yoga session at the local brewery. It’s turning into a really nice wednesday night tradition, and I am doing my best trying (and even enjoying) more “mature” beers.
Thursday – 6 miles, running
I was a bit sore from yesterday’s run and yoga, but I was game for another six miles.
I spent a few hours helping with packet pickup for the Ready. Set. Glow 5K. It was great to see how many runners and walkers would be participating!
That evening, Mr PugRunner and I attended an Influencer Dinner at Harvest and Reel in the brand new Embassy Suites Resorts St. Augustine Beach.
It was a lovely evening, learning all about the property and the wonderful, elevated dining experience that night. We shared some tasty appetizers (my favorite was the fried calamari with pickled shrimp) and I loved my grilled mahi entree. Dessert may have been the highlight: a huge sampler of macarons, chocolates and the restaurant’s signature key lime mousse.
Friday – rest
Technically, Friday was a rest day, but I was like a lunatic running around. I had to pick up gallons of water, extra glow sticks and tables for the Cub Scouts pack water stop I was organizing, as well as the bagel donation from Joint Bagel for the runners post-race.
Once little man got home from school, it was game on: we headed over to the race site to help get things set up, direct the vendors to their spots, and make sure everything was good to go in time for the 7:45 PM start of the one mile fun run.
I didn’t get to see much, as I was handing out cups with some great scout families, but from what I did see, it was a great race. There was plenty of neon and glow sticks and loads of smiles and laughter!
Saturday – 5 miles, running
After a late night of plenty of physical labor, I had no interest in getting up for a run, but I did it anyway. As anticipated, it sucked. I gave up after five miles, and I felt slightly guilty about it, but I was also miserable, so…
Next up was little man’s basketball game (he played incredible defense!) and I was all set to join everyone at one of his friend’s soccer games, but I got struck down by a nasty migraine and ended up taking a ridiculously long nap.
It helped a little but I was off for the rest of the evening, even though little man had a buddy sleep over. I made it through dinner, but not through the movie they chose to watch – I went upstairs and snuggled with Hufflepuff a bit before bed, instead.
I totaled about 21 miles this week, which was pretty great, considering.
No new meals to report (unless you want to count the delicious one I devoured at Harvest and Reel)
Reading? I did that. Granted, we are re-reading the Harry Potter series together, but I’m reading and that’s what counts! These books are like old friends and I am thrilled to be spending time with them again.
Cross training was awesome! I got in some yoga and a bike ride, so I feel like I’ve made some serious progress. I loved being back on the bike again, and it’s even better because we have a new bike trail that’s opened up. I missed their grand opening this weekend, but am excited to ride it soon!
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