week 48: hello to the last month of 2020

And how wonderful does it feel to know that we can put 2020 behind us. For all that I try to stay upbeat, I think I am not alone in hoping this year comes to an end, and fast. With that said, I also hope we can enjoy the holidays as best we can – this is really my favorite time of year and I missed so much in 2019. It’s time for a do-over, even in the midst of all the insanity.

Sunday – rest

It’s safe to say that this was the laziest, most do-nothing Sunday in the history of Sundays. I didn’t even pretend to be active. Seriously. We hung out with Delilah, and just existed in our pajamas. Nothing wrong with that.

Monday – 4 miles, walking

Back at it. A was out of school for the week, so we didn’t set any alarms or rush around in the morning. I walked.

Delilah had her follow up at the vet. The good news is that she is going to be ok. With medications and lots of soothing, her breathing is much less labored, and we should be able to reschedule her dental in a few weeks. This is the best news. She sure did give us a scare.

Tuesday – 4.75 miles running + 1.47 miles, walking

The cold weather was back, so I took care to bundle up a little bit more this time.

I wish Florida would get a hold of itself in the weather department. It’s getting ridiculous.

Wednesday – 3.9 miles, walking

And it was hot again. Blah.

I had to run a couple of quick errands, which led to me replacing all the prep bowls and mixing bowls in the house. Oops. It was good to purge another cabinet, though. And A tested out the news goods while making pumpkin pie.

Later that afternoon, we went to a waterfront restaurant for dinner on the patio. We agreed it would be fun to have a nice dinner, and then bring home yummy desserts, and eat them with a movie. Mission accomplished.

Thursday – 5 miles, running + 1.05 miles, walking

Happy Thanksgiving!

I believe in starting holidays with a race, but there were no suitable races this time around. Ugh. However, all was not lost! J and I went out for five miles on our own, and it was wonderful just the same.

Look at all the other bloggers who joined in Turkey trotting rom afar! Thanks to Kim for putting this together!

We enjoyed a small, quiet and very distanced Thanksgiving. It was nice to not have a lot of stress, but the food was great. Mr PugRunner handled the turkey, and little man and my mom took care of most of the other food. I kind of missed cooking, but it’s nice to pass the torch.

Friday – 1.58 miles, hiking

Happy Black Friday!

We really didn’t want anything to do with crowds or shopping, so we opted outside for a hike and picnic lunch. It was an incredibly nice way to spend a morning, even if it was a little dicey at times (there was a lot of damage to the trails from past hurricanes, and I had a few white-knuckle moments with my weaker ankle).

While the other members of the family claim to not enjoy these outdoorsy days as much as me, I think I want to drag them out a bit more often. Nature does a body good.

Also, someone got a bath. She despises water, so these are always trying times.

Saturday – 7 miles, running + 1 mile, walking

I was on my own for this long run, and that made things hard. To try to motivate myself, I kept up bargaining with myself: if I could make it to six miles, I could walk two and it would be fine, for example. Everything was against me, and I had to ask Mr PugRunner to open the bathroom at the gym for me (I pass it along the way). From there, I started chafing, and my ankle just kept tweaking more and more. Ugh. Seven running and one walking, and I was so happy to be done.

From there, it was time to work on the countdown calendar! We weren’t entirely sure how Luna would react to the Christmas tree this year, so we agreed to go with shatterproof ornaments instead of our usual heirlooms and collectibles.

Of course, she seems terrified and uninterested, so go figure. But I do want to share our 2020 ornament. I found it on Zulilly – I never purchase anything from there, but this was just too perfect.


Although I have one more day in the month, I will finish November with over 140 miles. That’s so crazy! Obviously, I won’t be anywhere near my 2019 or 2018 miles, but since July, I’ve managed to secure more than 600 miles! I will call that a success, I think.

A has one or two more assignments for classes, and then it’s on to exams. From there? Winter vacation! Whoo-hoo! While he misses regular school, he loves that he gets such a long break. I hope we are able to fill our days with fun and creativity. We need that so badly.

I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!

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How was your week in training?

How was your Thanksgiving? Have you started decorating for the winter holidays, yet?

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