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 – 4.22 miles, walking
And so began the week.
We had a great morning where we went to try a new donut shop in Jacksonville. It was fun to be a little spontaneous and the donuts were great.
I ended up not going to the Hunger Fight event (Mr PugRunner took A, and it was a huge success). They were on the way out the door, and our garage door broke! I couldn’t even believe it! The cable came off the drum and it jammed open on an angle. Ugh. The repair man was slammed and wasn’t able to come until Monday, too. What a way to start the week.
Monday – 5.73 miles, 6x200m + recovery
Since we didn’t know what time the repair man would come, I opted to stay closer to home. It was a shame because I really could have used some beach time.
I also had my first nail appointment in about 18 months with an actual nail artist! It was the most amazing experience, and we booked appointment or the next four months!
The garage door did end up getting fixed, and it actually worked out because the main belt was shredded and needed replacing, too. Not a very fun expense but what can you do?
Tuesday – 5.01 miles, running + .71 miles, walking
I was in a huge rush on Tuesday. We got in our run.
And then it was off to handle Taco. He had a farrier visit that day, and at first, we were just planning to groom him, but then his mom thought he should really have a bath. He hated every second of it, but tolerated his hoof work. While he was busy with the farrier, I finished grooming his big brother, and then loaded Taco up for his visit to the children’s hospital. I don’t think I’ve ever been so dirty! That shower felt amazing!
Wednesday – 4.33 miles, walking
Yay for Wednesday. I started the day with a nice walk.
After A got out of school, we went to the Alligator Farm to help with a super fun holiday campaign. When the work portion was finished, we got to enjoy some family time, and that was fabulous!
Thursday – 5miles, running +.45 miles, walking + 7.37 miles, hiking
Thursday was a day!
We ran, and it was a good run.
I got changed and went to meet a friend for a hike. Her schedule has changed to allow for some fun like this, and I was super excited. Our hike ended up being over seven miles, and it was amazing, but for the fact we weren’t planning on that distance. Next time, I’ll be sure to have water and a snack to get me through!
I had a huge lunch, and went to bed early that night.
Friday – 4.4 miles, walking
First, a walk.
I met J for coffee. We were supposed to have Breakfast Club, but our third was sick, so owe just grabbed something quickly to keep the spirit alive.
My parents came over in the afternoon and brought a delicious donut snack. It’s been hard to organize visits with them lately, so I was thrilled to see them.
In the evening, we drove our friends to the local corn maze and pumpkin patch. It was beautifully uncrowded, but a torrential downpour had clobbered the maze. The adults went in as a group, and we started out great, but we quickly got lost with all the cornstalks flattened into the path. I’ not saying it was scary, exactly, but we did have to forge our own path, and ended up in almost knee-deep furrows in a sunflower field, before we finally found our way back to civilization.
Thank goodness for friends who love adventures, am I right?
Saturday – 5.57 miles, running + 2.11 miles, walking
Kind of fell apart on Saturday. I wanted to run a strong eight miles, but I was dragging. My legs wee so heavy and, quiet frankly, I just didn’t feel like doing anything active. The weather was kind of terrible, too: it was cloudy with a breeze, but so terribly humid. Ugh.
I even made a new friend. Oh, joy.
As soon as I was one (or gave up, as its were), I grabbed something to eat, changed my clothes, and headed to West Augustine to join the boys in a cemetery preservation clean up project. We spent four hours clearing brush, cutting limbs, and cleaning tombstones.
Needless to say, when I got home, I hit the shower, and the the couch. Stick a fork in me. I was done.
We spent the night watching movies (Antebellum and Friday the 13th), and that was just fine.
This week is going to be BUSY. In addition to the regular, we are finally going to get to use our tickets to see Hamilton, my friend has her faculty art show, I’m getting my hair done, and I’m getting away on a little racecation. All great things!
I can’t wait to share our adventures in Safety Harbor next week! I don’t know how three races in two days is going to go, but I’m planning to have fun trying!
How was your week in training?
Any trips coming up? Do you get your nails professionally done? Have you ever been to an art show?