Happy 4th of July, friends. I don’t know what it was about this past week, but I have been in a bit of a funk. Can blame it on the weather? Most likely. It has been raining forever, and now we are watching Hurricane Elsa churn her way towards Florida. I’m not expecting anything too serious, but it will be more rain and wet. Ew.
Sunday – 4.53 miles, walking
Slept in. Got in a nice walk. Yay.
That afternoon, I had some kind of allergy attack. There must have been something blooming, because my eyes were running and I couldn’t stop sneezing. It was awful because we were meeting up with my in-laws for dinner before they headed home, and I was just so miserable. It was good to see them, even if I was in the middle of a flare-up.
Monday – 5.02 miles, hill repeats
I woke up feeling much better on Monday, and so headed out for my usual bridge run. Everything was going fine until the heavens opened. It was truly a bizarre storm: blinding sun, hot rain, and then a rainbow. I had to take a little break and hide out under the trees in one of the parking areas, because the path gets super slippery, and I was nervous about footing. A man, who had finished his run, offered me a poncho, which was super kind, but I got out there to finish.
I’m glad I took my pictures first.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + 1.51 miles, walking
Tuesday was a normal run with J. It was pretty hot and humid, but so be it.
Again, we had a quiet day. The rain just isn’t much of a motivator to do anything. So we didn’t.
Wednesday – 4.40 miles, walking
June 30 was an incredibly special day! It was the day I finished my 30 day streak! Yay!
This is the first time I’ve ever done something like this, so I was pretty darn proud of myself.
A got to spend the afternoon with a friend, and then we had takeout for dinner. All good things.
Thursday – 8 miles running + 1 mile, walking
Due to some scheduling conflicts for the holiday weekend, J and I decided to do our long run on Thursday instead. It was just awful out. Hot, even at 5:45AM. Swampy. We were miserable. MISERABLE. But we did it. Normally, I would be down for a great runfie after a long run, but not this time. Instead, check out my gorgeous new Pride Goodrs, from a sweet friend.
And then I had to be on my way. I had a morning hair appointment, and was so happy to be there. My stylist is fabulous and does such a great job. I always feel so much better after being there.
Friday – 4.18 miles, walking
Friday’s walk was decent. We had a few hours of sun before the storms. Again. I had to do some serious stretching since I had a nasty cramp in my calf that was still sore.
Mr PugRunner and I had a day date, where we got to sample some of the limited time Street Corn menu offering at Tijuana Flats. I love street corn, so this was perfect.
Saturday – 5 miles, running + 1.4 miles, walking
I was on my own for this run, and I just didn’t hit the goals I wanted. Six was in my sights, but it was just too soggy. I ran my five, and then moved on to walk the rest. Blah.
I hustled to get coffee, and then S dropped off Ollie for the weekend. I love puppy sitting.
And then we spent the rest of the day kind of chilling out. We did experiment with the air fryer to make some of those pasta chips everyone is raving about. They were fabulous.
It was a solid week. And it was really nice to kind of decompress and not do much of anything. Sometimes, I need that, even if it does make me feel like a bit of a slug. Oh, well.
Today, we will attend a small get together with some friends. I’m feeling a little bit brighter about everything, and my anxiety is starting to clear up a tad. That means next week will be easier for me, and I can focus on having a little more fun and making some more plans with A so he can have a great summer, too. All I need is for Elsa to “let it go” and move out to sea.
How was your week in training?
Do you ever just have weeks where you can’t get yourself in a productive mindset? How do you cope?