Well, I’m sure my title gives it away, but I hit those 100 workout in 9Round! Whoo-hoo!
Not saying that was the absolute highlight of the week, but there were some major hiccups, including some more seizure-like activity from our oldest pug, the loss of about two months worth of blog posts, and a pretty hectic event at the school.
But, if you know anything about me, it’s all about rising to the challenge and getting it done.
Sunday – rest
Crappy Sundays seem to be our new trend. Once again, the restful family day for which I was hoping turned into a bit of a stressful, cranky, awful day.
The brightest note was that little man found the most amazing macaroni and cheese recipe, and cooked us a delicious dinner.
He even garnished it with black pepper and green onions. These meals are part of his Cooking Merit Badge for Scouts, and he’s really doing a great job of taking ownership of these tasks.
Monday – 5.5 miles, running + 9Round #96
Monday started with a run. The weather has been much cooler, although still humid. It makes the miles just a little easier.
Up next was 9Round. I was pretty excited, because a new week means a new CHOW. This week was double crunches, and I managed 97 in three minutes. I’m never strong when it comes to abs, so I was pretty stoked.
The rest of my day was consumed with selling tickets for the upcoming all-school dance. It’s always fairly slow on the first day of sales, which made for a long few hours.
Tuesday – 9Round #97
Florida served up another gorgeous morning and I was happy to spend another morning at the school helping at the NFL Play60 event. The Jaguars Play60 squad came out with six training stations for 150 6th graders and parents helped lead the kids through the moves.
I was in charge of the relay activity and the kids through all manner of (hopefully) fun speed drills.
Only then did I head to 9Round for #97.
Around noon, I had a board meeting for an incredible charity with which I am involved this year: the Souperbowl V. It’s a soup-tasting event put on by the local high school hospitality program (and incredible chefs) with the mission of feeding food insecure students in our county. I was a guest for the first time last year and am honored to be a part of it for 2020.
Wednesday – 5.5 miles, running + 9Round #98
Things were a little quieter on Wednesday. We still got up to run.
And 9Round still happened. I confess that this week’s workouts seemed extra daunting. All the ab work involved twisting and medicine balls, which was brutal on my already sore core, and there were still plenty of burpees and planks. I think I was so excited to be done with my 100 that everything seemed that much more difficult. I even messed up my end of workout photo.
Thursday – 4.5 miles, walking + 9Round #99
M and I took a gorgeous 4.5 mile walk after the kids got off to school. It was so nice, and again, the cool breeze made everything so much nicer.
And then, it was time for my 99th 9Round! This one was almost impossible, with pike crunches, gorilla jumps, equalizers and mule kicks. It felt like I had to face a combination of everything I hate. But I got it done.
Then it was time for some fun. I had a hosted appointment at the Blo Blow Dry Bar to try out some of their hair and makeup services. The last time I had anything like this done was for my wedding and I loved having such a skilled “Style Boss” work her magic.
Friday – 9Round #100
OMG I DID IT!!!! 100 workouts at 9Round!!!! It was a freaking hard session, too, jumps and one-armed burpees (which, I’ll have you know, are terrifying).
Earning that tank meant the world to me.
Mr PugRunner joined me for the fun, but then he had to head out to Orlando for his big annual conference.
For the rest of the weekend, little man and I were on our own. Friday was his big (first) middle school dance, so I had my day cleared to help out. We had a few big hiccups during setup, but the team rallied and we pulled off a super fun Wild West dance for the kids.
After karate, we watched some Halloween TV with leftover pizza, and got a good night’s sleep.
Saturday – rest
I had planned to run, but I woke up to rain, so skipped it. The rest of the day was just miserably drizzly, so we spent it with lots of errands. Little man even tried some new costume ideas.
That evening, I had a few friends over for chili and apple cider mimosas. We ate, drank, and laughed. It was a nice night and it was a great way to kick off the holiday party season.
Well, my miles were low, but I got my 100 workouts! Next up? 200!
In fact, my biggest setback was with this blog. I’m not super technical, but it looks like an update didn’t work properly and I ended up losing some recent posts. I’m going to see if I have the motivation to recreate some of them, but maybe I just need to move forward. Ugh.
In addition to little man’s mac and cheese, we made this Buffalo Chicken Soup. Mr PugRunner didn’t love it, but little man was into it. I don’t know that it will make it into the regular rotation, though.
Will you be joining me at any of the Best Damn Race Ambassador Crew! Don’t forget to register with my BDR discount code RUNSWITHPUGS to save on any distance at any BDR location!
How was your week in training?
Are you ready for the holiday entertaining season?