Summer vacation continued through the first half of the week and then it was time to come home. I love being away and traveling with my family, but we missed the puggies and hedgehog, and, if truth be told, our own beds.
Sunday – B.A.A. 10K, 6.2 miles running
Race day had arrived and I was kind of a nervous wreck. The B.A.A. 10K promised 10,000 runners and I was so nervous about getting to the venue on time and getting settled. With Uber and my extremely supportive husband and son, I was probably one of the first runners on site. Oops. And yay!
I promise my race report this week, but it was just so incredible. It was warmer than I had hoped, but not so bad for this Florida runner, and I confess I got a little emotional at the end.
We celebrated the afternoon with a yummy lunch and trip to the New England Aquarium. It was a lovely aquarium, with penguins, seals, jellyfish, and the biggest octopus I have ever seen. We spent several hours just wandering around.
After dinner, we snagged my second unicorn of the day: a unicorn tayaki! Best! Day! Ever!
Monday – 4,689 steps
Early New England sunrises made it easy to get up and moving, which was great as we needed to make it out to Hyannis Port in time for our 9:30 whale watching tour.
For four hours, our boat cruised the ocean, yielding us incredible sights of finback whales, humpback whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. My only regret is that I didn’t bring my DSLR to capture better photos.
When we got back to the dock, we were freezing and starving, and dug into some delicious clam strips.
The rest of the afternoon was lovely, so we checked into our hotel (probably my least favorite of the entire trip), settled in a bit and then walked to another clam shack for dinner. We made it back to the hotel right before the rain came.
Tuesday – 10,178 steps
We woke to fairly dismal weather on Tuesday. It was a little disappointing, since it was our last day, but we slept in, and the boys picked up bagels to eat in the room.
Mr PugRunner wanted to check out the JFK Museum and the Kennedy Legacy Trail, so off we went. Luck was with us, because a very kind woman gave us free vouchers for the museum as we were walking in. Score!
The exhibits were mostly photographic in nature, and the tribute to JFK and his family (who still reside in the area) was quite touching.
Then it was off to the trail. We completed most of it before the rains came again and agreed to finish it off in the morning.
Since the weather didn’t clear, we took a little rest and then went to see Toy Story 4.
Wednesday – 4 miles, running
Finally, it was time to go home. Our flight was in the early evening, so I kicked off the day with a short run through the neighborhoods and along the water.
Then we packed up and drove back into Boston as soon as the bulk of rush hour was over.
Mr PugRunner had done some digging and found Castle Island, a fort, beach, park and walking path about 12 miles from Logan Airport. We were able to spend some hours enjoying a picnic lunch, watching the shipyards and planes and stretching our legs before it was time to fly out.
Our plane landed right on time and we were so happy to be home again!
Thursday – 9Round
It was a great feeling to be back at 9Round! I had missed the workouts so much and my body was really aching for some cross training!
The rest of the day was less than glamorous: cleaning, laundry, food shopping. I wanted to get us back on track with our eating, too, so I picked up lots of extra fruit and veggies and cooked up something fresh and healthy for dinner.
Friday – 6 miles, running + 9Round
Double workout day! I followed a six mile run in the neighborhood with another 9Round session!
I spent the rest of the day with little man doing some shopping and organizing. The pantry was the target of my purging and we got rid of all the expired stuff and got everything clean and tidy.
We ended up at the pool for Food Truck Friday with little man’s friend and his family, and I made plans with the mom for a walk/run the next morning. She wants to get back into it and was hoping for a buddy to help.
Saturday – 4 miles, running/walking
M and I had a great run/walk before the sun came up. She did great for her first time in a long time and it was even better when we got coffee after.
The rest of the day was quiet and I was feeling rather blah. My stomach was fairly upset for most of the day and I ended up staying home from a birthday party for little man’s friend. While I was sad to miss out, the boys got home close to midnight, and I’m glad I got to rest.
While I have not been incredibly consistent with my new recipes (boo on me), I did put together this Thai Peanut Pasta Salad and it was a huge hit.
I’m back to my Bubly sparkling waters and they are fabulous.
I got a ton of reading done while we were away and am happy to report that Clash of Kings is almost finished (for the third time). I will be switching it up with some books I’m borrowing, but then it’s right back to the Game of Thrones series.
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How was your week in training?
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