riots #15: crossing + assembling

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This was quite a week, and it’s just continuing. Good things, emotional things. Lots of things.

Sunday – rest

On Easter Sunday, I rested. I wanted to get out for a few miles, but after staying up late on Saturday to handle our Easter Bunny duties, I just didn’t have it in me.

We had breakfast and baskets at home, and then went to my parents’ for Easter dinner with extended family.

It was a nice day, and we were home in plenty of time for the second episode of Game of Thrones.

Monday – 6 miles, running

This ended up being a solo run as S’ alarm didn’t go off. It wasn’t a fabulous run.

The focus of the week was going to be our Cub Scouts promotion and crossover ceremony on Friday night. I had to finish the Arrow of Light plaques, make some extra centerpieces, write thank you cards and confirm all our reservations and rentals.

Tuesday – rest

More work on the event. I pretty much ducked out of all other things this week in order to get things handled.

Wednesday – 7 miles, running + 9Round

Nice solid run, for which I was happy.

I had a lot of last minute errands that morning and then I made some time to check out 9Round. We won that gift card at our elementary school’s fundraiser auction, and Mr PugRunner and I both decided to attend (he purchased a month membership to try things out).

If you haven’t tried 9Round, it’s a pretty interesting concept. Each day, clients face nine different workout stations, and cycle through them at three minutes each. One is always core work and one always involves jump ropes. It’s a kickboxing based workout, so participants use wraps and gloves and many of the workouts involve different bags for punching and kicking. There are no start times or classes: you literally show up during the posted hours, and then hop in to an open station when the buzzer signals the start of the next three minutes. Thirty minutes later? Done.

I’m not one for boutique fitness, but it is really close to home, goes very quickly, and the workouts change every day.

Thursday – 9Round

I went to this 9Round class with Mr PugRunner. We won’t always be able to coordinate our workouts, but it’s nice when we can. It’s rare that we get to work out together, so I was happy.

Little man had basketball practice, so I had a little time to work on writing thank yous to all our Scout leaders – we had a really wonderful team and


After a terrible night’s sleep, I was both hoping for and dreading our run. However, as soon as I got laced up and outside, the heavens opened for a torrential downpour. Ugh. I went back to bed and managed two more hours of sleep, bringing my total to just under four for the night. Ugh.

I made up for it with a session of 9Round. My muscles have been super sore, but it feels better to keep pushing, especially since it’s just muscles I don’t often use. It’s a lot of hard work, but I am feeling very committed.

When the rain finally let up, I scooted over to the school to paint the celebration rock in advance of the big birthday. It came out really nice, but I don’t have any good pictures yet, but will post those soon.

On a more emotional note, I stopped to grab the mail and found this:

Our vet is truly so amazing nd I am so grateful for the all the time and care he and his staff have given us. That being said, I was taken off guard and spent a few minutes sobbing.

After I got myself together and took a quick shower, I loaded up the car and headed to the crossover venue. It was up to us to set up, decorate and get everything in place for the ceremony. We had a yummy dinner, cake and then we promoted all the younger scouts and crossed my Arrow of Light den over to their new troops. All 11 of the Scouts in my den achieved rank and ten of the 11 will be continuing to Boy Scouts. I am so proud of them all.

I got some beautiful gifts from some of the parents, and I am so grateful for the chance to have led their kids.

When clean up was done, I absolutely collapsed in bed.

Saturday – 7 miles, running

I had no desire to drag myself out of bed after working all night, but I had to get it done.

Little man had his basketball game, and we hustled home so he could get to a birthday party in the neighborhood.

After that, we did a little bit of a pre birthday celebration. All little man wanted was to see Avengers: Endgame with a couple of friends and so we made it happen. I will say nothing further on the matter.

The week really was a bit of a blur. We threw together meals, made the best of leftovers and tag teamed all over the place. Sometimes, we do the best we can.

Tomorrow, little man turns 11. We are hoping to make it a wonderful day for him and celebrate with our family on the weekend. I just can’t believe it’s been over a decade that he’s been mine <3

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