I spoke too soon, last week. The strong start quickly devolved into absolute chaos. Things are NOT back to normal, although we are working in that direction. I’m tired, burned out, and super anxious, but I’m working on getting back to me. Why is it always work?
- Cardio: 3.39 miles, walking
Sunday fun day! All I remember is that it was cold AF.
- Cardio: 5.01 miles, running + 5 miles, hiking
No school in honor of MLK Jr Day. I ran in the morning.
And then we joined some other Scouts for a hike at Ravine Gardens. A is going to Philmont this summer and has to train.
- Cardio: 3.45 miles, walking
This was a super quicky, because…
I had jury duty!
Y’all. I was SO excited for jury duty. I got through all the first screenings and assigned to a pool, and I realized that due to the nature of the case, there was no way I could serve. I am not allowed to discuss details, but it touched VERY close to home and a current situation. At the lunch break, I asked to speak with the judge and explained my concerns. He was incredibly kind and even though I asked to be deferred to a later date, he relieved me from duty for the year. He said not every case is right for every juror, and that was ok. Regardless, I was pretty bummed.
- Cardio: 8.37 miles, running + .47 miles, walking
The rest of the day was dedicated to the installation of our new carpet. I have zero decent photos because neutrals are hard to photograph and the house is a disaster. But it makes a huge difference.
That evening, I had a Tijuana Flats dinner, trying the new Flautas menu. That’s always fun.
- Cardio: 3.44 miles, walking
I don’t know. It was a hard day. Starting right in the morning.
- Cardio: 6.56 miles, running + 1.66 miles, walking
The day that things fall apart. Of course, we started with a run. Because that’s how Fridays start.
Mr PugRunner got a call that his test results would require a trip to the ER. We packed up and headed out. Long story short, he was admitted to the hospital that night.
- Cardio: 2.45 miles, walking
Since I had A and the pugs, I couldn’t stay at the hospital, and visiting hours didn’t start until 9. So I took the time to walk before visiting. My parents came to spend some time with us, which was so supportive and kind.
- Cardio: 2.69 miles, walking
More walking before visiting. These were long days. A went home with friends who came to visit, while I spent most of the day with Mr PugRunner.
- Cardio: 2.58 miles, running + .69 miles, walking
It may come as a huge surprise but I couldn’t get up with my alarm and my run was super short. That’s ok.
I spent time with Mr PugRunner but had to leave to pick up A from work.
- Cardio: 3.06 miles, walking
Tuesday promised to be a long day. I started walking both the dogs and myself.
I made two visits to the hospital, once alone, and once with A, as well as spent a little time with my parents.
- Cardio: 5.71 miles, running + .73 miles, walking
Since I couldn’t be with Mr PugRunner for his morning battery of tests, I ran instead. My legs were heavy but that was no excuse.
And after a day of waiting, Mr PugRunner came home. It was a relief. He does have a serious chronic condition that is manageable, but it also means a lot of work. we are very lucky it was caught in time.
- Cardio: 4.48 miles, walking
I had a kind of restless night, and was really happy to get out for a walk.
- Cardio: 6.4 miles, running + .55 miles, walking
Things started to feel a little more normal. It was freezing out, but the run was great.
If you follow my on IG, you’ll know I was involved in a big dog rescue. As I headed home from the run, I heard a galloping sound behind me and turned around in time to be jumped on by a very large and very friendly doodle. I saw an older woman walking a few blocks behind and assumed he got away from her. Nope.
Together, we managed to get to his tag (he was VERY wiggly and strong), and called the number of the chip company, who took his ID number and gave us his address. The pupper was NOT interested in walking nicely with us holding his collar, so the woman hurried off to alert the owner and I held on for dear life. The dog twisted up in my legs and knocked me down at one point, but ice worked it out, and he was reunited with his very apologetic owner in no time. The mischievous thing had broken out of his fenced yard! It was hard to be mad about that (accidents happen), but I’m pretty sore.
I had a Yelp event this week, sos after I got cleaned up from my adventure, I headed to Aloha Waffle, a bubble tea and bubble waffle joint. We had our choice of breakfast, lunch, or dessert and I want with the BLT lunch waffle. So good.
- Cardio: 3.85 miles, walking
For the first time in a long time, I wasn’t super excited for a weekend. It was just another day. I got in my walk, mostly because it was sunny and cold, and it’s hard to pass up that kind of weather.
A had an all day band rehearsal. The winds ensemble is performing at a huge event in Orlando this year, and it’s a phenomenal honor. They are working so hard and I can’t wait to see them.
Mr PugRunner and I went to a nearby farm store to stock up on produce and poultry. The grocery store is fine, but the local markets are better and more economical. Especially now.
Goal-getting + Thoughts
This week, the goal is to breathe and make space for my feelings. I am incredibly overwhelmed and sensitive, and I’m trying to work through that. This will be a journey, and not one any oof us wanted to take. But here we are and there we will go. We have no choice but to roll with it.
How was your week in training? Anyone else love jury duty?