Yes, it’s only April, but we are gearing up for summer ALREADY. If A plays his cards right, he will be finished with 7th grade before Mother’s Day, and that puts us officially on summer break. WHAT? It’s happening.
Sunday – rest
I think we all know that I don’t usually take full rest days, but on Sunday I did. We had to be up and out of the house early for the two-hour drive to pick up A from camp. Storms chased us all the way there, but we finally got our hands on our guy and got him home. He slept the whole drive back – a weekend of late light-outs and early wake-up-calls got the best of them for sure.
Monday – 6.06 miles, bridge repeats + SSOD Stretch: A 10 Minute Treat
So I normally don’t go quite so long for my bridge repeats, but this Monday, I met up with a friend, and I just decided to go with the flow. When the flow said six miles, I said “let’s do this.”
I had to spend some additional time at the beach, doing some work and photographs. I wasn’t mad about it at all.
After all that work, I decided to do something good for myself, with the Studio Sweat on Demand Stretch: A 10-Minute Treat. It was just what I needed to work out any tightness.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + 1.41 miles, walking
I was (pleasantly) shocked that my ankle felt fine after the hard workout yesterday. The miles passed quickly and all was well.
Dinner was another huge win from Cooking Club. A made us Adobo Chicken with rice and roasted broccoli and it was perfection. You can see that he wasn’t enamored with the green vegetables, but we do what we can around here.
Wednesday – 4.13 miles, walking + SSOD Tank Top Toner I
Time was not on my side on Wednesday. I popped up to get in my walk.
Then I had to bring Luna to the vet. She had been coughing or gagging in the mornings, and we weren’t sure if she had allergies or something worse. Boo. That puggy hates the car and she cried the whole way there. Break my mama heart. The vet put her straight on antibiotics and so we will see how that goes. To make up for it, I took her to Starbucks for a pup cup.
Once everyone was settled back at home, I logged back into Studio Sweat On Demand for a short Tank Top Toner. Whew! After about 12 minutes of heavy weight moves, my arms were shaking. Keep an eye on my Instagram page this week for more info about this fantastic program!
Thursday – 8 miles, running, .67 miles, walking
We had plans on Saturday morning, so J and I did our long run on Thursday. We also cut down to eight miles (which, by the way, was ridiculously difficult for some reason).
I had a call and the weather was kind of awful anyway, so no Thursday hike. I confess to being a bit worn out so I wasn’t devastated.
Friday – 4.21 miles, walking + SSOD Tank Top Toner II, 15 minutes
Luna was feeling much better, so I decided to take her on part of my walk. She did 1.5 miles with me and and then I brought her home before continuing. She had a blast. Isn’t she the cutest!
Afterwards, I tried the second version of the Tank Top Toner. This workout relied on body weight instead of dumbbells but it was just as effective. Strength training is back in the Runs With Pugs house!
I ran some errands, met the boys at the local food trucks for lunch, and that evening, I went to dinner (outside) with some girlfriends who I haven’t seen in months. It was a lovely evening, and I’m so glad I went.
Saturday – 4.35 miles, running + .37 miles, walking
While I didn’t have time for a long run, I did have time for a few short miles before we loaded up the car to volunteer at an Eagle Scout project.
I am on the leadership team for a boys’ and girls’ scout troop. The Eagle Scout in question is a young lady, who has decided to team up with our local marine biology lab to help rejuvenate our oyster reefs. Oyster reefs prevent erosion, provide natural filtration for our waters, and serve as homes for local marine life. Additionally, they are quite delicious. But I digress.
The job? To create blocks of cement, sand, burlap (which serves as rebar), and oyster shells, which will then be planted at the waterline, and allow baby oysters to grow. We worked for about 3 1/2 hours, and assembled 281 blocks (a record in one day at Whitney Labs!). Combined with blocks created at the last assembly session, our Eagle Scout hopeful has a total of 469 oyster blocks! We will place them next week!
We got A cleaned up and into his karate uniform for professional photos, grabbed some lunch, and then headed home to chill. The boys were supposed to go camping, but the weather just wasn’t cooperating, so they camped in the backyard instead.
While I missed not having a traditional long run on Saturday, I was pleased with my overall performance. Strength training is back, and I hope I can keep up with it, especially now that I am not making up my own workouts.
So what’s up this week? Well, first and foremost, we are getting the second dose of our vaccine. I also have the consult for my wisdom teeth extraction, and I’m not at all excited about that. A is almost finished with all his classes and will be studying for final exams. Good times all the way around.
How was your week in training?
Anyone else feel like summer is right around the corner?