For real, the heat is on, here. It’s relentless and miserable, and to be honest, I want to go nowhere once I get showered for the day. That being said, it was a busy week and I am glad to have a quiet day today.
Sunday – 3.57 miles, walking
I’m always ready for quiet Sundays. I didn’t rush my walk at all.
A had a friend over for breakfast, and then we just did our Sunday things. Shark Week started on Sunday, too, so we made a “Shark-cuterie” platter for the event. Yum.
Monday – 4.85 miles, bridge repeats
I may have slept late again on Monday. Whoops. We all did. I got to the bridge later than intended and got to work.
And yes, I put these new beauties through their paces.
Afterwards, Luna had a vet appointment. It was her official annual physical and she hated every second of it. She had two shots and one oral booster, and we decided to get her fixed when A goes back to school. Tears. It’s bizarre how she loves everything, but loathes the car and the vet. I even took her to get nuggets after, but she wouldn’t eat them until we were safely home. 🙁
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + 1.25 miles, walking
J and I took on our five miles, and it’s always a great time, but the heat and humidity makes it so hard. Even leaving super early doesn’t make it better. We do what we can.
A ended up going to the office with Mr PugRunner, so I took the day to run some errands on my own. I’m working on updating our guest rom, and that’s almost done and ready to share!
Wednesday – 4.07 miles, walking
Not going to lie, it’s hard to get the motivation to walk, especially outside. I want to sleep in and avoid it, but then I’m “punished” with unyielding, beating sun, and so much humidity. Ugh. After these miles, I decided to see if I could still manage a crow. It was slippery and I almost face planted, but yay!
Thursday – 9 miles, running + 1.39 miles, walking
This long run! Ugh! Neither one of us wanted to do it, but we committed to the time and made our plans. It was awful from the start. My stomach was absolutely out of control, and I had to actually excuse myself from the run for a few minutes to go home and use the bathroom. Also? My ankle started really hurting and I couldn’t figure it out. Turns out, I had some swelling, and the new shoes rubbed in just the right (wrong) spot. Of course, that’s better than something being wrong with my hardware, so I was relieved.
Mr PugRunner invited me to join him for lunch, as his original appointment had to cancel on him, and it was nice to get away to share that time with him. We really don’t get a lot of dedicated time together, so it was good to be able to hang out and chat.
That night, we went out with J’s family for a celebration for her husband. It was a really nice time, and we ended up joining in the Thursday night trivia. We didn’t win but it was a great time!
Friday – 3.69 miles, walking
The boys planned a day together, so I was on my own again. I walked a bit.
Then I filmed some content and worked on some things around the house. I planned to go hunt for a charcuterie board, but I ended up taking too long doing other tasks, and gave up the idea.
We met a large group of friends for pizza and had a great time catching up with everyone.
Saturday – 5 miles, running + 2 miles, walking
Blah, blah, blah. Our legs were so tired, but we pushed through. Sometimes, runs are like that.
We invited J’s family to come over to watch Black Widow with us. Mr PugRunner had plans for the grill, and I am obsessed with the movie, so it all made sense. It was a great night, and they loved the movie, too. I miss the theater, but I’m thrilled to get new viewing material.
Confession: I am not hydrating as I should be, so I bought a ton of Bubles (sparkling water) and am going to town on those. Too much liquid makes me feel sloshy, water or otherwise, so I’m just not into drinking.
I incorporated three strength sessions into my week. Already, I see definition in my upper arms, and I think it’s time to bring in some ab work to help out my core. All positive things.
I’m a little sad that our summer has seemed so devoid of fun outings. It’s like I’m mentally tapped out on trying to find exciting things to do, and it’s too hot to do things like go to the zoo or beach (yes, it can be too hot for the beach). Plus, we are still being cautious with everything going on. We have a few things A really wants to accomplish so we need to make them happen for him before school starts.
This week, A has a braces consultation, and he returns to Scouts after a summer hiatus. It will be good to have that normalcy. I also have a Zoom charcuterie board making class, for which I am super stoked. I can do decent boards, but I want some more education.
I’m being careful to alternate between shoes to give my ankle a chance to heal from the rubbing. It’s not hurting anymore, but it scared me half to death in the moment.
How was your week in training?
Are you ever relieved when a pain turns out to be something minor and inconsequential?