The spookiest month of the year is flying by, like a witch on her broomstick, and while I’m enjoying the spooky chaos, I am going to miss it when it’s over. How are things? I’d love to tell you!
- Cardio: 3.26 miles, walking
Happy Sunday. We are all about the rest days right now, and after a walk, I was ready for time on the couch.
Mr. PugRunner was still out of town, so I planned a fun night with J. Have you seen the thrift store ghost painting trend? Well, we whipped up a charcuterie board and fall sangria, put on Practical Magic, and painted our hearts out. It was so fun. I highly recommend as a low key activity.
- Cardio: 7.86 miles, running + walking
- Strength: arms + abs, 50 minutes
Monday, Monday. The kids didn’t have school, so that was pretty nice. I appreciated a day off, but I still needed to get in my workout.
The cooler weather meant the run felt great, and the pugs got to go for walk, too.
I wanted to go to a pumpkin patch for some product photos, and asked A to join me. He was a good sport, and has been an awesome buddy all weekend. As promised, he helped me with photos, and then his friend came over for the evening.
- Cardio: 3.37 miles, walking
- Strength: legs + abs, 50 minutes
The reality is I love the idea of leg day, but not actual leg day. It just doesn’t feel incredibly challenging and I end up continuously bumping up weight and trying not to get hurt. Sigh. I’m trusting this process as much as I can. I followed it all with a nice walk.
Mr PugRunner was home, so I moved into the next phase of my week: dog/house-sitting. I have a great client with a sweet pup who needs some extra attention, so I stay at their place for the duration of their plans. In this case, three days.
- Cardio: 6.37 miles, running + walking
- Strength: upper body + abs, 50 minutes
Even though I’m not home, I still got out for my run and workout. The run felt solid.
And it was a good day for my arms. I even got to use the vertical chair for the first time, which was so empowering.
Lots of running around and in and out between our house and my client’s. It’s just like that sometimes.
- Cardio: 4.84
- Strength: legs + abs, 50 minutes
Last day of sitting! I started with a nice walk and a workout session. Today, there were some new leg moves, and I appreciated the change up. I’m still trying to find the sweet spot for the actual weights, but it’s a work in progress, right?
In the evening, I moved back home and that was just lovely.
- Cardio: 7.06 miles, running + walking
I was happy to be done with this run, even though it felt good. On the weekends, I take a break from the gym, so this was the end of fitness for Friday. Yay.
From there, I had a morning meeting and I had to check out a coffee shop, courtesy of Yelp.
Then my real work began. We had another Orlando comp on Saturday, so I spent time organizing the house and everything we would need to bring. Late afternoon, we got word that we could watch the band’s practice run on the field, so I headed over.
And then we all made it into bed for an early start.
- Cardio: 1 mile, walking
I did my one mile walk around the stadium to preserve my streak, but don’t have any photos of it. That’s ok.
I dropped off A and his friend at 5:30 and then got on the road to follow the equipment trucks to Orlando. Since the band as been in need, I’ve helped with unloading props and equipment. Good times.
Mr PugRunner and my parents met us a little later in the day, right in time for A’s performance. It was a tough field but they had their best run yet! Forgive the photo dump.
They didn’t make it out of preliminaries, but they were up against some national champions. On the plus side, they improved their overall place, their division place, and their scores from last year, so it was an incredible feeling. They stayed to watch the finals and we went home to get some rest.
Thoughts + Goals
To be honest, I’ve been edgy this week. A lot has been going on and there a few things I’ve found unsettling. It is what it is but it’s been hard to swallow.
On Monday, I start week 5 of Couch to 5K(again), and I’m excited for the challenge. I’m also excited to get back to the gym. Feeling stronger is so great, but I’m really trying to honor my rest days.
This is a big week for Halloween fun – we have a costume party and a farm festival ladies’ night, as we lead up to October 31.
How has your training been this week? Any travel? Anything going on for Halloween?