Can you believe that it’s been one year of lockdowns? Seriously. This time last year, A came home from Spring Break. And never went back to school. A lot has happened between then and now – it feels like a completely different lifetime, if we are being honest. Maybe it’s time for things to start making that pivot and looking up.
Sunday – 3.06 miles walking
Sunday morning, I was so excited to get moving. I took a quick walk, and then got ready to pick up A.
We are so proud of him, because he conquered his Ordeal, and is now an Arrowman! Whoo hoo! He was so incredibly happy when we picked him up. And we are so proud of him.
Monday – 4.07 miles, speedwork/walking
Happy International Women’s Day!
The wind and cold temperatures made going to the beach and bridge a bit on the undesirable side, so I found a different neighborhood for some sprint intervals.
It made for a nice, quiet morning, before getting back tot the house for A’s last week of classes before break.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .6 miles, walking
Tuesday was a crazy day! I started with a brisk five mile run.
And then it was time to get to work. I took over the St. Augustine Moms Instagram account for the day, which was super fun.
We did a lot of cooking. I made the TikTok Ramen Noodles for lunch, which were amazing.
And he made Butter Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Naan for dinner, courtesy of the FLVS Virtual Cooking Club. Also excellent, I might add. I also love the different flavor profiles the club embraces.
Wednesday – 4.2 miles, walking
Off I went for my walk, but my hips and glutes were really aching. Ugh.
But the important part of this day, was our baby girl! Happy first birthday, Luna! She loved her presents and her cake, which she happily shared with her big sissy and some friends.
Thursday – 5 miles, running + 1.25 miles, walking
Another great run, even if I was by myself. It wasn’t super humid, but it is getting warmer, for sure.
A had one class to complete, and then we loaded up in the car to take a little field trip. For one of his merit badges, he needed to visit a National Monument and gather some information. Well, what better place than the oldest city ini the country? We headed to Castillo de San Marcos, the historic fort on the Matanzas Bay.
We took advantage of the gorgeous day to do some touring, and then grabbed lunch. It was really lovely, and we haven’t been able to visit our historic downtown is so long.
Friday – 3.2 miles, hiking
I skipped my morning walk in favor of some hiking at the Ravine Gardens State Park. Friends, I visited this park once this year, but as I’ve mentioned, it’s azalea season. Ravine Gardens is known for its blooms, and I have never seen them in full color. Today was my day.
And lest we forget about balance in the universe, check out my new friend.
What? You can’t see?
Yup. Every body of water in Florida can be home to things like alligators. And while this guy was fairly small, momma gator was surely around. We always have to keep our eyes open. He was probably three feet away from me and took me completely by surprise as my attention was on the water. Good times. I know this looks super scary, but he was honestly just sunning, so we gave each other respectful space and no harm done.
Saturday – 10 miles, running + 1.13 miles, walking
Even though we are kid-free this weekend, Saturday promised to be BUSY. I had a bit of an anxiety spiral the night before, so I was raring to run the minute my eyes opened that morning. Ten miles? Boom.
I made it home just in time to welcome Ollie! He will be our guest for the week while his family is on Spring Break, and I know that is going to help our non-traveling days fly by.
We enjoyed a late lunch on the waterfront with some whiskey drinks and seafood, and then came home to chill. I wanted to watch Radium Girls, so we did that, and then headed to bed, since we would lose an hour with the end of Daylight Savings Time. Yay for another week.
Another B+ for me
While I totally dropped the ball on any kind of strength training, I did get out for two days in the sun for some hiking and touring, and that was incredible and much needed.
I’m very excited to have March To Get Screened at the end of the month. This is a great event for colon cancer awareness and I’m happy to be there. I’m also looking forward to running a virtual 5k in honor of the birthday of Girls on the Run on Thursday. Interested in supporting us? You can donate or register here.
This week, I have a dentist appointment and a hair appointment. We will celebrate St Patrick’s Day, and start making plans for A’s birthday. We will also have a super fun beach day, and I may get another local hike. You never know?
How was your week in training?
Do you have local street art in your area? Do you ever bite off more than you can chew in the fitness realm?