You know you’re getting older when that road to recovery is longer and takes more time. I am on the struggle bus this week, and would pay actual money for a nap. In fact, I might even be open to a massage, that’s how rundown I am. Sigh.
- Cardio: 1 mile, walking (plus)
Sunday dawned absolutely bright and beautiful in New Orleans, and we were so happy to be done with the awful rain. Our plan was to eat breakfast, hit up the Carousel Bar, go to the Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade, and then maybe head to City Park.
We managed the first three things, and then we just partied the rest of the day. That’s the thing about Mardi Gras, I have found. No matter what the plans, it all spirals out of control very quickly.
- Cardio: 1 mile, walking (plus)
We woke up to another cold and windy day, with a light mist. Yuck. We had planned to go to a jazz brunch at 10AM before going to the airport, but I was hungry at 6AM when we woke up, and I was nervous about getting to the airport on time. I am about the worst flier on the planet. Seriously.
So we had beignets and eggs at a cafe, walked around for some fresh air, and then ubered to the airport, in preparation of a looong day. Our flight to Atlanta was at 2PM, but then our next flight to Jacksonville didn’t board until almost 9PM. We just wandered the airport, had dinner, and read.
We were very, very happy to be home.
- Cardio: 3.71 miles, walking
- Strength: Arms + Abs, 50 minutes
Despite our late arrival, I was happy to meet J for our walk.
And I was also happy to get back in the gym for an upper body workout.
In the afternoon, we went to the Alligator Farm for a little project. In return, we got to spend some time with the Galapagos Tortoises, and the sloths. I’m not saying it was the best day ever, but it was close.
- Cardio: 6.03 miles, running + 2.55 miles, walking
I was really excited to run again, but it was a hard one. I managed, and I’m grateful for the colder weather, but I was a little achy when I was done.
For once, I listened to my body, and took a pass on the gym. I just didn’t want to do more legs.
Today was a wonderful day: it was finally time for Hadestown! We had a double date with A and his girlfriend, and it was the best night. Honestly, it was one of the best performances I’ve seen to date, especially at our local theater. And the cast was amazing, almost better than the original cast recording. Our seats were great and we all loved every second of it. Oh, and even cooler? A patron had extra tickets in the first ten rows, and offered them to the kids! They were over the moon!
- Cardio: 3.57 miles, running + walking
- Strength: Legs + Abs, 50 minutes
J and I met up again – we are starting Couch to 5K with her again, and that felt pretty good. I also forced myself to do my leg workout, and it went fine. My legs just feel heavy, and while it’s annoying, I’ll be ok.
- Cardio: 5.8 miles, running + 2.87 miles, walking
I did a little running on my own, and then a little Couch to 5K with J.
And then I took a pass on the gym., just so my workouts will line up next week (arms on running days, and legs on off days).
In the meantime, I’ve been unsettled in the house. Despite massive amounts of work to do, I promptly busied myself with important tasks like washing the curtains, hanging lights on the patio, and cleaning windows. I am also planning to purge things, one drawer/cabinet at a time, and I think that will be exciting.
Did this girl sleep in? You know it. I have been so freaking tired, and I just needed a day off.
I spent the day cleaning and organizing, along with some cooking for our Super Bowl festivities. I really don’t care either way, but since Mr PugRunner wanted to do something, I agreed to have something Taylor Swift themed. Am I a Swiftie? Not really. But I thought it would be funny all the same.
Thoughts + Goals
So we have two races done in two months, and moving on to what should be #3: The Gate River Run in early March. I’m a little nervous, but mostly excited, and it’s going to be a great event.
We are also hoping to have a fun Galentine’s AND Valentine’s Day this week. I love little themed days, so this should be good.
Do you celebrate Galentine’s/Valentine’s Day? Are you watching the Super Bowl? Ever been to Mardi Gras?