Exercising The Demons is the name of the new Goodr sunglasses I just got, and honestly, it’s kind of the truth. When we exercise, we absolutely purge all kinds of feelings and toxicity, and it feels darn good. So that’s the theme of this stormy week. Let’s get into it.
- Cardio: 2.90 miles, walking
Another week. We were all absolutely wrecked after the late competition, and we all took the opportunity to sleep in and just rest.
I love this time of year, but it is so hard on the body.
Our nephew came to visit and spend the night, which was a nice treat. We spent some time at the local sports bar, so he and Mr PugRunner could watch football, and then I took A home so they could have some guy time. Did I sneak in a nap? Probably.
- Cardio: 6.02 miles, running + walking
- Strength: Arms + Abs, 50 minutes
The morning was wild with a lot of moving parts. Somehow, we got everything organize and everyone on their way.
I hustled through my run (which is feeling great, by the way), and got to the gym for arms and abs. My confidence is increasing with every session I go to the Y, and that is making me super happy.
But wait! There’s more! I had coffee in my new spooky cup, and got my nails done!
And then Mr PugRunner and I went to media preview night of the all new Pesca Vilano for a delightful night of dinner and drinks. I think this will be our new “occasion” restaurant, with its rooftop bar and gorgeous dining room.
Everything was gorgeous and delicious, and I even tried octopus for the first time!
- Cardio: 3.36 miles, walking
- Strength: Legs + Abs, 50 minutes
Please don’t ask how I made it out of bed in the morning. I have no idea. But I was up and in the gym before 6AM. I really pushed it on legs because the motivation is beyond real.
Tuesday was a day of meetings, which makes it not my favorite day. I could really do without meetings.
- Cardio: 8.2 miles, running + walking
I was sore and tired and didn’t want to go to the gym, so I added in some miles instead. We also said hello to this fun guy.
Another meeting in the evening, although this one was a lot more exciting.
- Cardio: 3.13 miles, walking
- Strength: Arms + Abs, 50 minutes
So Wednesday night was a little scary with bad storms and tornado watches. That’s never my jam. However, by morning, it wasn’t so bad, even if it was still drizzly and windy. I did my gym workout, then headed out for some miles.
- Cardio: 5.89 miles, running
- Strength: personal training session, 30 minutes
TGIF! For real! We finally had a bit of a chill day!
I ran on my own for a very foggy few miles (peep the new Goodr glasses!)
The trainer session was… good. I guess. It’s really my first time. I really enjoyed the form adjustments and new exercises. But I hate sweating in front of people and having them watch me. However, I was sore after the day wore on, so something was working.
And then we finally had a night off of football and band! Yay for chill nights at home!
I got up early to get in my walk, and then hustled A to practice.
Competition days are long days that involve early rehearsals, truck loading and unloading, several meals, and an actual performance. It’s not for the faint of heart!
I was so glad to spend the day with friends and this amazing band family. Love them all so much!
Thoughts + Goals
Things are good. Really good. I love working out. There are new books coming into the house and getting read. Bandtober is on fire. Halloween is coming.
We are very much looking to Monday off from all the things, as well as some more trips. We also just passed the end of the first quarter, which is absolutely insane to me. But here we are.
And so we just keep moving along! It’s all downhill to 2024!