In spite of everything, we had a busy week. We made our revised school decision and Mr. PugRunner embarked on his new wellness regimen. Adjustments have been made to our routine, and we will continue to modify until we find out what works and what doesn’t. Progress isn’t always a straight line, and we are twisting and turning every day, it seems.
Sunday – rest
Much as I would have loved to squeeze in a walk or run, we had a fishing date. Little man is in the process of earning his Fishing Merit Badge, and his last requirements included catching a fish, cleaning it, and then preparing it to eat.
Since we have zero fishing experience, we asked for some help from friends, and he was able to catch a catfish. Not glamorous, but edible.
We worked up a huge appetite after our morning to outside and enjoyed a socially distant lunch at an oceanfront restaurant with a well-spaced open-air upstairs and ice cream.
By the time we got home, I was exhausted, but we had a whole afternoon of meal prep ahead of us. We are working so hard to support Mr PugRunner, so we did a hefty grocery shop and we went to work making breakfasts and lunches for the week.
He had egg white cups with mushroom and spinach with either sweet potato hash or Ezekial English muffins for breakfast and teriyaki chicken with rice and steamed broccoli.
Monday – 3.85 miles, walking
First up, a nice walk to start the day.
From there, I had a PTSO meeting. Regardless of our schooling decision for next year, I want to support our neighborhood school and am so grateful i will be able to maintain a small leadership role.
Little man completed his requirements, thanks to our very patient and helpful friend. She assisted with the cleaning, and little man blackened and pan fried his catfish, as needed.
Our first “meal plan’ dinner was a one pan dish of ground turkey and cauliflower, sautéed with garlic, butter, hot sauce and some seasoning. It was actually pretty flavorful.
Tuesday – 3 miles, running + 2.47 miles, walking
I am super grateful for these runs, no matter how hot and humid it is. Sure, I miss cooler days, but what can you do?
Little man had his last day of algebra prep for the summer. He has dragged his feet a bit about completing his online sessions, but ended up finishing an average in the low 90s. He does NOT get it from me, that’s for sure.
Our school district also had a five hour board meeting about back to school plans. I went ahead and put in little man’s application to a virtual option. While we all want to return to school, the probable lack of consistency is a huge detriment for us and we have to make use of other options.
On tap for dinner: Taco Salads.
Wednesday – 3.88 miles, walking
Guys. It’s hot out there. Ugh.
Our dinner on Wednesday was Egg Roll In A Bowl: all the yumminess of an egg roll without the fried wrapper (although little man and I did have some crunchy noodles).
Thursday – rest
Today was my last day of equine therapy filming. It was a lovely morning, even if the main camera overheated. It’s hot out there, friends.
I hurried home, got a quick shower, and then took Luna to the vet for her rabies shot. This is her last vaccine for about six months, and I think she’s happy to be done.
We celebrated with nuggets!
The rest of the day was super chill. The boys went to the pool for a bit and I made Buffalo Chicken and Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing for dinner.
Friday – 3 miles running
After a quick run
we met my parents at the beach. We haven’t seen them in ages, and are are all comfortable with outdoor activities, so the beach was perfect.
Since we were there early, we had plenty of space for social distancing, but by lunchtime, we had to call it quits. There was still plenty of space, but people weren’t respectful of it.
For lunch, we went to Osprey Tacos. We are super impressed with their food, but also their cleanliness and sanitation. Outdoor dining is a huge plus.
Saturday – 4.21 miles. walking
Saturday ended up being a very, very quiet day.
And then I kind of lounged around for most of the day, reading and relaxing. That evening, we walked to the ice cream truck at our community center for some soft serve, and I called it an early night.
Week One of meal prep is going well. Mr PugRunner is doing great with his workouts and staying on track with his nutrition. It’s not super convenient, but we will get into a groove, especially on weekends. I’m keeping all our recipes on a Pinterest board, so please feel free to check it out.
Miles are solid. The humidity makes motivation difficult, but I’m sticking with things as best I can. I really want to make the jump to a four miler, but I’m not 100% ready yet. Maybe by the end of the month.
The humidity is also causing me to drink a lot more (sparkling) water. It’s a good thing hydration-wise, but I have had some caffeine headaches as well. Those will pass.
How was your week in training?
What’s your favorite weeknight dinner recipe?