Now that summer camp is behind me, I finally had time to actually take a breath. Sort of. Mostly. You see, we had family in town, and planned a little staycation so we could spend time with them. It was the kind of break we needed.
I’ve been keeping up with #StreakingWithTheCoolKids, by doing a dedicated mile walk every day, and in that time, I took a week’s break from running. Let’s check it out.
Sunday – 4 miles, walking
Happy Father’s Day! Since A and I were newly home and “recuperating” from summer camp, we decided to just have a quiet, easy day. We will celebrate at a resort in Orlando later this month.
I got in a good, solid walk, despite the threat of rain. It felt fabulous to be back at it.
Monday – 5.12 miles, hill repeats
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + .51 miles, walking
And it felt even better to get in a real run again! Whoo hoo! I almost didn’t even care about the humidity. Almost.
Even better? I got my new Dunkin sunglasses from Goodr! Yay!
As soon as I was home, we started packing again: this time for a resort staycation. My in-laws were in town for a wedding, so we decided to do a few nights in a beach hotel to be closer to where they were staying.
It was raining when we arrived, but we settled in, and took advantage of the free Happy Hour. Yay!
When the rest of the family rolled in, we walked down to meet them for dinner at another beach restaurant, and spent the evening chatting and catching up. Look at that sunset.
Wednesday – 1.56 miles, walking
Since I wake up early, even on vacation, we all rolled out of bed and opted for a walk on the beach. Mr PugRunner wanted to spend some time with his brother, so I walked with A. He wasn’t into it, so I had to cut it short. Still, 1.56 miles counted for my streak. Also, A is fabulous at post-run photos. I’ve been wanting one under the pier for a while.
We showered, changed, enjoyed the hotel breakfast, and headed to the pool. The day was actually beautiful, with a rainstorm hitting right at noon, and lasting maybe 30 minutes.
There was a really awesome restaurant in our hotel, so we made reservations for dinner. Our city is suffering from a serious labor shortage, and our service industry is suffering, but everything was really wonderful.
Thursday – 2.92 mile, walking
Despite lots of wine and free Happy Hour, we popped up again for our morning miles. This time, A went with the boys, while I struck off on my own. I walked out halfway on the main road, and then returned on the sand. It was a good mix of terrains.
We checked out but were welcome to stay at the resort pool, so we did just that. After lunch, we packed it up, just in time for the afternoon showers, and for the rest of the family to get ready for their pre-wedding festivities. I missed the puppies.
Friday – 5 miles, running + 1.39 miles, walking
J was available for a Friday morning run, so I adjusted my schedule to accommodate. I realized it meant probably no long run on Saturday, but I was ok with that. It was soupy out there, but we got it done. Bad news: I got rained on heading home, but I didn’t melt. Yay.
The rest of the day was a lazy day. I did some cleaning and laundry, and tried to get things back in order.
That evening, we had the privilege of attending an Eagle Court of Honor for one of the young men in our Troop. He worked so hard to complete his Eagle before turning 18, and he did it! We are all so proud.
Saturday – 4.08 miles, walking
Truth be told, I couldn’t handle back to back runs, and so I just took a nice walk again.
Another lazy day, but that was alright – we hosted a small wine tasting that evening with a few friends. It was such a lovely evening, and we got to try all sort of wines.
Mr PugRunner put together a pairing based on suggestions from the Traveling Vineyard, and we had some really great appetizers, as well, like these sweet potato avocado bites (paired with a Moscat).
Again, miles were down this week, but I think I packed a ton of activity in, and it’s ok to take that down time. This week, we have 4th of July. We will be dog-sitting again (yay), and enjoying a quiet holiday. Our city is putting on some massive fireworks displays, but I’m not comfortable being out in all that.
The plan is to finish up strong on my 30 Day Run/Walk/Jog Streak and then hit July hard! I am feeling super confident and positive about things, and I’m looking forward to a few more smaller vacations before it’s time for back to school.
How was your week in training?
What are 4th of July celebrations looking like in your area?