Love and running is the theme of this week. I worked on laying down lots of miles on this Valentine’s Week. Are you feeling all the love this week? Let’s talk about all we accomplished.
Sunday – yoga + Balance Challenge Day 7
Wince it was Super Bowl Sunday, we planned to watch the game with some nachos and beer. To be honest, I was more into the nachos than anything else.
Monday – 5.0 miles, speedwork/walking + Balance Challenge Day 8
Another windy Monday meant another day not going to the bridge for hill repeats. This week, I’m doing it, wind or not. I headed back to 1.5 miles of .25 mile sprints with .25 mile recovery intervals.
A had a pretty packed week of school with several big writing assignments and exams, and Mr PugRunner is busy with the launch of a new website, so I was very much on duty for all the things. Oh, Monday.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.26 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 9
The fog has been just unreal. I had to really dig into all my brightest clothes for safety on my run.
Also, it was National Pizza Day. I was super happy to take part in that action.
Wednesday – 3.96 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 10
Any surprise that there was even more fog? Not here. It was almost unending this week.
Even more exciting than a fabulous walk was getting my incredible 2021 Impi Global Ambassador welcome package from Balega! I am having so much fun testing out some new types of socks, and spreading the Balega love.
Thursday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.45 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 11
I’m not going to lie – I’m missing the colder temperatures. It’s been straight-up steamy and humid this week, which is less conducive to a good run, but I guess summer is back in Florida.
We don’t usually go out for Valentine’s Day so we had our date night on Thursday. The restaurant on which we originally planned was terrifying packed, so we picked somewhere else on the fly. Either way, the views were gorgeous.
Friday – 3.64 miles, walking + Balance Challenge Day 12
Another great morning walk.
The boys had their planned day together and I just lounged at home and did things around the house. So fancy.
Mr PugRunner picked up the most amazing dinner from our community’s food truck nights, in spite of the pouring rain. These were probably the best Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had.
We ate, and watched WandaVision (is anyone else watching this? Holy moly, is it phenomenal!)
I laid out a flat runner for my race in the morning, and crossed my fingers that the rain would stay away.
Saturday – Superhero 8k (4.94 miles) + Balance Challenge Day 13
While I had planned to run the Superhero 8k with a friend, life happened, and I ended up on my own. It wasn’t ideal, but I ended up having a great race. I even claimed a PR, simply because I don’t think I’ve ever done an 8K before. Yay!
Race report to come on Wednesday.
While I was running, A attended a skateboard clinic. He hasn’t been able to spend much time on his board, and I was thrilled that Mr PugRunner registered him for some lessons and a month of free skate time. It will be good for him.
I’m not super big into flowers on holidays, but I fell in love with these red velvet beauties. The way to my heart is definitely food!
That night, we had a Galentine’s celebration at home. As the only (human) female, sometimes I need the boys to spoil me a little. This was a nice family date night.
I had a bit of a cutback week because of the 8K on Saturday, but that’s ok. Next week’s long run will be extra special. It’s also worth pointing out that I didn’t get in any hiking again, thanks to the awful rain and storms. This is making me quite unhappy and I hope I will catch a break this week.
Reading has been my guilty pleasure. I’ve been plowing through books, and I couldn’t put down The Huntress OR News of the World. Both were so well-written and interesting, and I have to make a concerted effort to slow myself down so I can stop accumulating books.
My balance is improving a bit. After a conversation with the local SUP yoga instructor, I realize that I just need to dig in and get my nerve back. I’m missing out on things I used to love doing (like studio yoga and SUP) and that’s not what I want. Sure, the pandemic has interrupted some of these things, but I can’t let excuses get in my head.
How was your week in training?
How do you overcome excuses?