Sometimes, you have those weeks. They are full of meetings, appointments, and dull catching up related things. Is it the most fun? No. But I do love checking things off my list.
Sunday – 4 miles, walking
Let’s get this week started!
I took my walk and even managed to enjoy the heat. Sometimes, you just have to embrace it.
I’ve been working on our guest room for the last week or so, and it’s just about ready. Ideally, I’d like some smaller, lighter furniture for the size of the room, but I think this brightens things up. I wish I had some before photos, but I was in such a hurry to get it done that I dug in before snapping any. Whoops.
Monday – 5.16 miles, bridge repeats
I got into a bit of a bad habit of sleeping in a bit on Mondays, but no more! I was up and out and ready to hit the hill. It was great.
Mr PugRunner and I had a lunch date, and I made it home just before the storms came through. Done with the rain. Seriously.
Tuesday – 5 miles, running + 1.3 miles, walking
Tuesdays are for five milers, and Julia and I did just that. The weather wasn’t even too awful, so that was good.
My big project for the day was painting our mailbox. We have had it since we moved in, and it was just getting chipped and weathered. New ones are super pricey (we have an HOA so there is a specific one that is required), so I sanded off the old parts, taped up the numbers, and spray painted to my heart’s content. It looks good as new now!
Wednesday – 3.29 miles, walking
Wednesday was full of appointments and meetings. I got up super early to squeeze in my walk.
After I showered and cleaned up, I took A to his orthodontic consult. He’s not thrilled, but it looks like braces are in his future. There’s not a ton of work to be done, but he could use some alignment, so that’s what we will do.
We tag teamed the rest of the day for various commitments: Mr PugRunner had his HOA board meeting, so I handled karate, and he took care of dinner so I could deal with a PTSO thing. Teamwork makes the dream work!
Thursday – 9 miles, running + 1.66 miles, walking
Could it be any hotter??? Ugh! Every other day seems manageable but for the day we choose for our long runs. WHY???? I really need to make the jump to ten miles but I am dragging my feet. Literally.
I was really looking forward to the evening. Through Yelp, I had the chance to take a virtual Grazing Board 101 class, with Luxe Picnics by Les, and I was so excited. I bought all the items on the shopping list, poured some wine and was ready to go at 6:30. Les was amazing, and I am so happy with all the knowledge I gained! Can I now make salami roses? Yes, I can!
He didn’t help make it, but he sure did help pick out the supplies and eat it!
In even better news, I won the event raffle, and Les is going to make a grazing box just for me! I won’t get it for a few weeks, but that’s ok!
Friday – 3.32 miles, walking
Another early morning because I had to get in my walk before going to my parents’ for breakfast. They planned to keep A for a sleepover, too.
We had a nice visit, and then Mr PugRunner joined me too check out The Funnel Cake Queen (another Yelp Elite opportunity). Afternoon desserts aren’t a bad thing!
We dealt with the traffic and the rain, and had a quiet night at home. Sometimes those are best.
Saturday – 5 miles, running + 1.12 miles, walking
I was on my own for this run, and the only solace was the sunrise was gorgeous: the sun was raging red and I was so glad to enjoy it.
From there, we went to brunch at a new-to-us restaurant. Sometimes, we get stuck at the same places, but today, it was time to try new things. It was the right thing to do. We had a date night, too, and that was a lot of fun, also at a new place. The night ended at our local wine bar, and then it was off to bed.
Solid week again. I didn’t focus too much on my weights or strength, but I did push to finish another book and get things done at home.
This upcoming week will be a bit of a hodge-podge of workouts and activity, but that’s ok. I’m looking forward to the challenge!
How was your week in training?
How is July treating you? Anyone else like to make (or eat) grazing boards?