Sure, Florida is always hot, but we have moved into the “surface of the sun” portion of our summer. I’m talking temps in the 90s with 100% humidity. It’s almost too hot to move some days. Ugh.
- Cardio: 7.74 miles, running + walking
Back in town and back to work. That’s how it goes. Since walked on Saturday, I needed to make up for it with a long run on Sunday. It wasn’t fabulous, but it got done.
Obviously, the rest of the day was just laundry and getting ready for the week. Blah.
- Cardio: 5.32 miles, running + walking (beach)
This was a truly beautiful morning. the weather was just right and there were so many dolphins at play. I loved it.
We started packing for our trip. Was I starting to get nervous? YES! Mr PugRunner picked up anxiety and anti-nausea meds for the pugs, and I kept my fingers crossed that they would be in good moods.
After I dropped A at karate, I did some returns and exchanges. My body has been super weird lately, so things aren’t fitting as expected. It’s annoying and sometimes a little depressing. I guess that’s what happens with time and age and gravity.
- Cardio: 8.01 miles, running + walking
It’s been so hard trying to get up in the morning and get out in the heat. I have to set my alarm clock for 4:45 in the summer to make it happen. it’s not my favorite.
- Cardio: 4.86 miles, walking
Oh Wednesday. Let’s do this.
I had the opportunity to take A out for lunch at Kiko Sushi Ramen, courtesy of Yelp Elite. He’s a ramen lover and we don’t have anywhere really close. It was a delicious meal, and we even shared our first milk bubble tea. Yum.
Our culinary adventures weren’t over! Mr PugRunner joined me for a Tijuana Flats influencer dinner, to try the new carnitas. I appreciate our date nights so much, and this was a great one.
- Cardio: 7.72 miles, running + walking
Confession time: sometimes, it’s dangerous to push too hard. Thursday was one of those times. J and I really made a valiant effort, but at a certain point, her breathing was difficult and I found myself getting lightheaded. We gave ourselves permission to walk after a bit.
- Cardio: 4.41 miles, walking
Friends, I’m trying to keep smiling, but inside, I was just melting. It was my fault for going out a little later than planned, but we need a break.
The boys went out for haircuts and lunch, and I took myself out to the local Selfie Museum. I needed some new headshots and other photos, so figured that might be a great place to go. We have gorgeous outdoors scenery, but heat isn’t conducive to hair or makeup, so…
- Cardio: 8.47 miles. running + walking
Finally! A solid run. I broke a wall and hit six miles of running which was a huge victory for me. This run happened on little sleep, but it was overcast despite the heat, and ended up being so much better than planned.
When I got home, I had to hustle to get to the dojo. A was testing for his second Dan! When he earned his black belt, he told me he wasn’t sure he was going to go further, and look at him now! The test lasted four hours, and eight students worked their tails off to earn either second or third Dan. We are so incredibly proud of him.
But our day wasn’t done! After all that, we joined our friends for a Havana Nights dance event. I used to love salsa dancing, and this event offered lessons, and music, and we danced the entire three hours. My ankle is really hurting today, but it was worth it.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
I didn’t have the energy to do much strength training but I have been working on “defunking” my hips. Flexibility and rotation is so important and there has been neglect. I have been a rockstar with hydration, and I took a break from reading. My last book was super heavy and I needed to decompress.
This week, A will be working as a camp assistant, which is just unreal. it’s like we aren’t going to see him at al for that rest of summer, but I’m happy he’s busy and enjoying his activities.
How’s the heat by you? Do you salsa dance? At what point do you cut off your run for safety reasons?