weekly recap: 10/5 – 10/11

Happy Monday! It’s a great day and I am sure it will be a beautiful week!

According to my schedule, this past week was supposed to be an easy week.  Despite that, I am tired. I blame all the fresh air. It really has been beautiful, and we have been taking advantage of it. It’s such a relief after so many long weeks of oppressive heat and humidity. I can’t believe that some parts of the country have already seen snow!


Sunday – rest, rest, all the rest

I was SORE after the Marine Corps Half. I wanted to do nothing but sleep in and lounge around in yoga pants and compression socks. And eat. Oh, I wanted to eat. It’s good to have days where you lounge and eat.


Monday – rest

Errands and grocery shopping. Some days, my life can be so exciting.


Tuesday – 3 miles

I wanted nothing to do with this run. Nothing at all. In fact, I was in such denial that I slept right through it. But then I got to feeling guilty, so when Mr PugRunner took little man to baseball practice that evening, I laced up and forced myself out the door. I really don’t love late afternoon/night running, but it had to be done. At least I had a pug who wanted to hang with me.


Wednesday – rest

Busy, busy, busy! Yikes! It was quite a day! I spent most of the morning in meetings. It was productive time, but made for a long day.


Thursday – 3.1 miles

Up early for my run.

There was work to be done at little man’s school, but I got done quickly and hustled to pick up Mr PugRunner – he and I had plans for a day date at the movies. I had been wanting to see Gone Girl, and he asked to go with me. Yes. I do a lot of movies on my own. I had read the book several times (really loved it and all of Gillian Flynn’s other books to date) and he had neither read it nor knew much about it. We both enjoyed it, although I’m sure he benefited from the element of surprise that I already knew was coming. The people I knew who read Gone Girl either loved it or hated it, and the audience in the theater was no different: the audible reaction at the closing credits was interesting and amusing.

Afterwards, we went home, took little man out to dinner and then headed to the baseball fields for his game. It was a beautiful night.


Friday – rest

It had been a loooong week. We wanted to take it easy and relax, so we went out to dinner then came home and hung out with the neighbors for a while. There was a campfire and a gorgeous moon, lots of good conversation and laughter.

We also go the official mark of the start of Halloween season: we were “boo’d.” We found this adorable pumpkin basket on our doorstep, full of cute Halloween goodies. I love it when people get into the spirit of the holidays, and we were so excited to put together Boo gifts of our own.


Saturday – 3.1 miles

Even though we went to bed entirely too late, I popped up for my run. We had team pictures and another baseball game to get to, and there was no time to dawdle.

It was definitely hot out, but the game was great (w e won!) and the kids had a blast.

Afterwards, we had my parents back to the house for sausages on the grill. We even made s’mores, with the most gigantic marshmallows (they didn’t have any regular sized!). Bentley put on his best begging face but I didn’t give in.

And with that, the week was over. I logged an easy 9.2 miles and I am feeling pretty good. There is a little bit of lingering something in my left (bad) foot, but it goes away with stretching. It’s something I’m going to keep an eye on, for sure.

On the schedule for this week? A few more easy runs, and of course, the ZOOMA Florida KickOff Event! I’m so excited to meet my fellow ambassadors and some of the great folks who will be running this gorgeous race in Amelia Island on January 17! If you’re in town, and looking for a great group run, this is the one for you! And don’t forget, if you plan on running ZOOMA Florida, use code JENN15 to save 10% of the registration fee on any distance!


How was your week in training?

Did you read Gone Girl? See the movie? Love it or hate it?

Do you Boo in your neighborhood?


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4 Responses to weekly recap: 10/5 – 10/11

  1. jan says:

    First I must comment on those s’mores…mmmmm they look so good! I love the jumbo marshmallows. I toast them, eat the outside off, toast them again, repeat, repeat, repeat!

    And Gone Girl–I am definitely in the “hate” club for that book. The ending made me so mad! I still might see the movie. LOL
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Toasting and retoasting sounds amazing! I personally could just eat the marshmallow without the chocolate and graham cracker, but I try to play along.

      See, I love endings that don’t tie up nicely. Happy endings are nice, but I like “satisfying endings.” I think Flynn was bold in that she wrote a story about not-so-appealing characters, sucked the reader in and then slapped that reader in the face with the idea that people do bizarre things. I’m super annoying to have in book clubs and movie discussions. 🙂

  2. Haha I think fresh air is the best reason in the whole wide world to be tired! In fact, I think that’s something we should all strive for a little more 🙂

    I agree that it is incredibly important to have days full of lounging, eating and more eating. That is exactly what I did Sunday as well… only I didn’t run a half marathon the day before haha
    I hope your foot clears right up!
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