That’s right, beautiful people! Spring 2022 is here and it’s time to really rock and roll! Our days are longer! The sun is brighter! Let’s make fitness happen!
- Cardio: Raptor Run 3k + 1.52 miles, walking
- Lean Legs Challenge: :55 Bridge on toes, :55 wall sit on toes, 16 fire hydrants (each side), 45 crunches
- Back Circuit: 3×12 rows, 3×12 single arm rows (each side), 3×12 reverse rows, 3×12 reverse flys
I already recapped the Raptor Run 3k this past week, but that’s how Sunday went.
When I got home, A went out fishing, and I worked on making the fridge extra beautiful.
We went out to lunch to commemorate the end of his last Spring Break of middle school, and then we just hung out the rest of the day. I wanted to go to the beach, but he wanted to chill with his buddies, so that was fine.
- Cardio: 4.54 miles, walking
- Lean Legs Challenge: :60 Bridge on toes, :60 wall sit on toes, 16 fire hydrants (each side), 45 crunches
After my walk, I had a nail appointment, which really brightened my day.
Mr PugRunner made it home from South Carolina that evening, but we didn’t get much chance to chat: I had to get A to clarinet, dinner and karate, and by then it was late.
- Cardio: 5.48 miles, running
- Lean Legs Challenge: :65 bridge on toes, :65 wall sit on toes, 17 fire hydrants, 50 crunches
- Biceps Circuit: 3×12 alternate bicep curls, 3x 12 one dumbbell curls, 3×12 wide curls, 3×12 cross body curls
I got in my morning run, and a solid workout.
Mr PugRunner was finally home, and it was nice to not be on morning puppy duty. However, I did have a very productive conversation with a new connection, and I am excited to share about that soon!
For dinner, I made this beautiful vegan, ribbon noodle salad with peanut sauce. You can find the recipe here on Danielle Brown’s instagram. It was delicious and we will be enjoying it multiple times in the summer.
- Cardio: 3.17 miles, walking
- Lean Legs Challenge: :70 bridge on toes, :70 wall sit on toes, 17 straight leg donkey kicks, 55 crunches
Happy National Puppy Day!
I celebrated with some nice miles.
And Leonidas celebrated with a visit to the vet. He was less than impressed, but he handled his shot and nail trim like a champ.
He was even feeling up to wrestling with his sister later after they shared a Starbucks pup cup.
- Cardio: 5.09 miles, running
- Lean Legs Challenge: :50 bridge (lower lifts), :50 weighted wall sit, 16 cross over donkey kicks, 30 crunches
- Standing Core Circuit: 3×15 around the worlds, 3×10 crossbody wood chops (each side), 3×10 lunge trunk rotation (each side)
- Armpit/Braline Circuit: 3×15 Front to Side Rows, 3×15 Reverse Flys, 3×15 Reverse Rows, 3×15 Around The Worlds
I had a lot of fitness to squeeze in for one morning, but I got it done.
The plan was to drive to Orlando to go to the Seven Seas Food Festival with Meghan. We were unceremoniously rained out. Instead, we got a yummy sushi bowl lunch, watched Dog, and then had happy hour at one of her favorite restaurants. I guess we made our own food festival.
Most importantly, we got to catch up with each other.
- Cardio: 1.52 miles, walking
The day started walking with Meghan and Thea.
We got breakfast, and then I made the drive home.
The minute I walked in the door, I was on the move. First, there was laundry, tidying up around the house and getting things packed. When A came home, we needed to load up the car, and get him to his campsite.
While the Scouts set up their camp, the leaders enjoyed a delicious, home-cooked meal, and great conversation. And then it was back home to get ready for the volunteer weekend ahead.
- Cardio: 6.16 miles, running
- Lean Legs Challenge: :50 bridge (with lowers), :50 wall sit (with weights), 15 crossover donkey kicks (each side), 35 crunches
Running felt fantastic. True, I didn’t get enough sleep, and true, my sinuses are a mess, but that doesn’t change the fact that pain free running is back!
After I wrapped up with J, I made some salads, and got myself over to the local flower and plant expo where our Scouts were volunteering for the day. They truly had the most beautiful day with fantastic weather, and it was a joy working with them.
I bought zero plants. Because I am not a gardener by any stretch of the imagination. I know my limits.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
With Mr PugRunner coming back, and also embarking on a different work schedule, we are all just trying to find our place. Schedule adjustments are challenging.
I got some great goodies these week, including these gorgeous Goodr shades from BDR (thank you, Meghan)
and some Balega socks!
I also had a great mail day on Friday, and can’t wait to share some new products that have come my way.
Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the the Men’s Miami Hurricanes are still on the move, making it to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history. Mr PugRunner is over the moon he got to watch them win twice. Go Canes!
I am linking up with the Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!
How do you handle adjusted schedules? Are you watching March Madness? Happy Spring is here?
I’m pretty good at rolling with things–it’s something I do frequently in my job. My hubs, tho…last week, I accused him of being an old man, lol. Things are starting to throw him off–eek
Spring is by no means settled in here. It’s 19 degrees as we speak and I am not looking forward to heading out to run in it. It’s almost April!
You have really upped your photo game. Your photos are just gorgeous! I’d love some pointers (hint hint)
Kudos on all that cardio.
I always adjust things. Work. Family etc. weather.
Spring hasn’t arrived yet. A brief appearance maybe. But winter is back.
Nope on basketball this year. I used to when I played the brackets with former co workers.
I missed out on the brackets entirely. I generally choose by team name or uniform. I don’t love basketball.
Deborah Brooks says
sounds iike a great week for you! Can you come clean out my fridge? It sure needs it
I’ll be right there!
Lisa @ TechChick Adventures says
Lots of good stuff here! I love a fresh supply of Balega socks and a new pair of Goodr is always great! I have been very happily organizing our new freezer. I put tubs in it, to work as drawers. Stuck some labels on the tubs. Even assembled some food to have “freezer meals” ready to go. I’m not even sad we lost two coolers of food anymore. The organized space is so nice!
Oh, nice! Doesn’t it feel so good? We were very lucky that we only lost a few things (half full bags of veggies, and things like that). I love the organization.
Things are always a little crazy when you’re got a busy kid- your schedule is constantly changing to revolve around their activities. i’m sure when he goes to high school next year, it will be another big adjustment!
Glad your knee is all better and you’re back to running- you got some great runs in this week. Oh, that peanut noodle bowl looks DELICIOUS! I want to make that this week!
It’s going to be so hard because high school starts almost two hours later than middle school. Ugh.
Make that peanut noodle bowl. It was too good.
A clean fridge is such a joy 🙂 You were so productive! I’m sure it’s great to share the puppy duty though, they are a lot of work!
That peanut noodle bowl looks really good!
So much work! I feel like I’m constantly taking him out to potty.
One of the best dinners we’ve had in a while.
Kim G says
That vegan noodle salad looks delicious! I’m definitely going to bookmark that recipe and make it.
I absolutely love a super clean fridge – it’s just so nice to see everything that you have to work with, and then also what you need to purchase.
You won’t be sorry. It was so good.
I love how our fridge is right now. Mr PugRunner just ordered groceries and cluttered it all up again.
That shot of the two pups is just priceless 🙂
So happy to hear that you’re running pain-free – there’s nothing better!
Love your new shades!
Aren’t they so cute????
Kimberly Hatting says
Great job on all the cross-training. Glad to hear the running is pain-free 😉
I am so happy and grateful!
Stacie Seidman says
Phew, busy week! Glad your knee is feeling better!
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Another win with those nails Jenn and they match those new sunglasses beautifully! My fridge is an absolute mess but you’ve inspired me to tackle it as my next mini-project. Also really love that pain-free running has returned for you!
Wait til you see my Easter nails! Just two more weeks til I change!
Definitely get on that fridge! It’s going to feel so good!
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
You got a lot accomplished last week! We’re leaving Florida today and yes, Thursday was kind of a washout with all of the rain, but boy did it usher in some fabulous weather!
Have a great rest of your week!
And now the rain is coming back. Sigh. I hope you had fun!
Your manicure and those Goodrs, are gorgeous! So pretty! How fun Miami made it to the elite 8. Thing 1 turned down a huge scholarship from the U and I’m sure she would’ve had a blast going there. Oh well, it all worked out in its own perfect way. Hooray for pain-free running!
The U was a fun school, but not a typical college experience (it was kind of a weird campus, but I loved it).
Mr PugRunner was PISSED when they lost. He takes sports way too seriously.