October hit on Friday, and so far, it’s a beautiful month! I have lots to do and lots to share, so let’s get into it!
Sunday – 4.56 miles, walking
Good morning and hello to a brand new week! I got in a great walk – there was no rush and it felt wonderful to enjoy the morning.
In the afternoon, we had a family fun day with some of our Scouts. I was a little nervous going in – for some reason, I’ve been edgy, and I didn’t know if I was up to the socializing, but it turned out being an incredible day. And A got in tons of fishing, which is his jam.
Monday – 5.15 miles, bridge repeats
You know that Monday take me back to the water. I don’t even know how I manage to get through the week without the respite of the beach. And this sunrise was something incredible.
Mondays are always great for getting as much done as possible, so I banged out some work and then got ready for an afternoon of chauffeuring to extracurriculars.
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .43 miles, walking
Tuesdays are always a bit of a rush, but J and I completed our run.
And then I ran home to change shirts and meet up with Taco. He was pretty clean this week, so he only needed a good grooming. I learned a few techniques for handling him as well (I used to ride, but didn’t do any showmanship so its was a good lesson).
Such a handsome guy.
Wednesday – 4.39 miles, walking
Happy Hump Day! I got out with the sunrise for the morning walk. From there, I had a few errands to run, but nothing major.
Since I was out, I celebrated National Coffee Day, with a delicious Aussie Iced from The Kookaburra, one of my favorite local shops.
In the afternoon, we went back to school to catch the football game. Our team fought a hard fight and came out with the win! Whoo hoo!
A had a quick dinner and headed off to karate. Wednesdays are a late night for him, and I’m looking forward to the next schedule rotation where he can be home earlier.
Thursday – 12.44 miles, running +.51 miles, walking
Long Run Thursday!
Sometimes the schedule just doesn’t allow for the weekend run, so we got flexible. J and I ran 10 and 12.44 respectively, with a quick break in the middle to say goodbye to our 8th graders on their way to school. This was J’s first double digit run ever and I am so proud of her effort!
Friday – 4.05 miles, walking
I started the day with a lovely walk, obviously.
Mr. PugRunner wanted to have lunch, so we did that. I also had to go to the Pink Up The Pace expo to pick up our bibs and shirts, and also check out the vendors and raffles. This is the first expo I’ve been to in… two years? It was small, but I tried to support some of the local businesses that were there. The pandemic has been so hard on everyone.
I also picked up sushi and A and I had dinner with J and one of her daughters. It was a nice pre race meal, but we didn’t hang out long: we were both super tired. Probably still dragging from the long run on Thursday!
Flat runner went out and I went to bed!
Saturday – Pink Up The Pace 5K, 3.1 miles, running
Hooray for race day! J, C and I arrived at the venue and snagged free parking in the garage before the 7AM charge time. We were already winning!
You know the deal: race report to come. But it was a gorgeous morning and we had a great race.
We followed the race with breakfast and hibiscus mimosas.
I spent the day kind of laying around the house – for some reason, I was exhausted! In the evening, we bought Free Guy through streaming and had a family movie night.
At 12.44 miles, I’m ready for BDR Safety Harbor. It’s going to be hard, and probably ugly, but it feels so good to say I can do it.
This week I am having my first nail appointment in at least 18 months. I’m so excited to finally get a little pampering.
I’ll be back to hiking this week, too, and I’m excited to get in some exploring with a sweet friend I haven’t seen in a while!
How was your week in training?
Are you running a race for Breast Cancer Awareness? Have you seen Free Guy?