Friends, we really mixed things up this week in all the best ways! It was a long week, but we had so much fun! Was there lots of running? Yes! But there was so much more!
Sunday – rest
I had the best reason for taking a rest day! We booked a TIKI BOAT for the morning! You read that right! In my town, you can rent a floating tiki bar, and spend the morning being sailed around. We opted for a three hour tour (the irony was not lost), that included the sail, but also a stop at the sand bar, where we could get in the water, and swim around.
The tour is BYOB and bring your own food, so J made sangria, and I made little charcuterie boxes. We hopped on board, cranked up the music and off we went.
It was perfect, and the dolphins were out and playing. I’ve never seen a dolphin actually flip in the wild before this Sunday. Sorry, no pictures. We just sat back and enjoyed the show.
When we disembarked, we got some lunch and then said our goodbyes. Did I nap the rest of the day? You know it. I regret nothing.
Monday – 4.5 miles, running
I learned my lesson last week, and popped out of bed to head to the bridge and the beach. My body wanted no part of running, but I got over it quickly. It was warm, but not as awful as it could have been, and I was grateful for that.
A had his second to last standardized test that afternoon, so we hung at home so he could chill out before two hours of testing. Good times.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .45 miles, walking
Due to some scheduling, we actually switched things up to run in M’s neighborhood that morning. The fun part was that we got to mix up the terrain: some sidewalk and some trail. It was a welcome break, and aside from being chased by a few fairly terrifying flies, it was a great morning.
Around lunch time, J and I took the kids to a local health bar for Teal Tea. A portion of all sales were earmarked to support the family of a young teenager named Tristyn Bailey, who was brutally murdered by a classmate on Mother’s Day. It was a devastating blow to the community, and we wanted to help, even in this small way.
Wednesday – 3.29 miles, walking
I got all kinds of crazy on Wednesday. First, I had to take some photos for a campaign, so I decided to go walk in downtown St. Augustine and maximize the time. It was brilliant.
From there, A had a buddy come over to hang out, and I got a notification that I was participating in a Yelp Elite Virtual Cocktail Making Class with our local distillery. There was a quick scramble to get the ingredients, but from there, I was able to follow along and make three incredible cocktails using a local rum. They were as delicious as they were pretty.
Thursday – 5 miles, running + .92 miles, walking
Who doesn’t love running on rum cocktails? Just kidding. I didn’t really drink very much (I passed them off to Mr PugRunner), so I was in fine shape to snag five miles. Yay.
But more importantly, I was heading out on a road trip to see my Meghan!
Meghan is kind of a big deal. We run and racecation together, and we always have such a great time eating, drinking, exploring, and sharing laughs. it’s been too long since we’ve seen each other, and I was so excited to spend some time with her.
When I rolled in, we went for a quick snack at Kelly’s Ice Cream. It’s so delicious and can’t be missed.
We changed quickly and then headed over to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, for their Sunset In The Zoo event. For $7, guests 21 and over can visit the zoo after closing, and wander around the exhibits with beer or wine. It was such a low-key way to spend an evening and enjoy the zoo.
We brought pizza back to the house, and stayed up late with some wine. It did my soul good to catch up.
Friday – 2.65 miles, walking
Truth be told, I thought this would be a rest day, too, but Meghan told me to pack my running shoes. Her plan was to take me for donuts and coffee at The Salty Donut, and then go for a walk around the nearby lake. It was a stellar plan.
The walk was great, too, considering I had to be back in the car for two hours.
All in all, it was a lovely trip, and I was so happy to see the boys and the pets when I got home.
Saturday – 10.31 miles, running + .19 miles, walking
Oh, yeah! Double digits! It was a rough run, but I’ll take it!
We got through the rest of our day, and then it was time for our dinner experience in a yurt! There is a wine bar and restaurant in our area that offers private boho yurts for dining, and it was just the coolest thing. The evening started with a hiccup when our friends got into a fender bender en route, but the restaurant was so accommodating and we all had such a special evening when they arrived.
Meh on the goals this week. I am just really trying to pack in as much fun before my surgery on Wednesday (and yes, I’m low-key panicking about it). I plan to run through Tuesday, and then just play the rest of the week by ear. I have my fingers crossed that recovery will be quick, but you just never know.
How was your week in training?
Have you ever eaten in a yurt? Taken a tiki bar boat?