weekly recap: 1/4 – 1/10

At long last, Marathon Week was here. The last few days separating me from 26.2 miles.

Sunday – rest

I had but one task for the day. Finish up some Baymax cupcakes for a friend’s daughter.

Done and done.

After that, my parents were picking up little man for one last sleepover before school started back up and my only plans involved sitting on the couch. Mr PugRunner thought we could go to a local bar to watch one of the football games, and it was nice to get out for a bit.


Monday – 3.1 miles

The weather was lovely, so I thought it would be wise to go for a little run. Just to get things going.

This was also the first half of my Best Damn Race 10K virtual run. I would have liked to do it all at once, but things just didn’t work out that way.


Tuesday – rest

Little man started back to school, so it was time to start getting the house organized and semi back to normal from Christmas and the new year. So fun.


Wednesday – 3.1 miles

I had to get in one last run before the marathon and to complete my virtual 10K.

The weather was decent and wouldn’t be for the rest of the week, so it had to get done. I also wanted to test out my new Sparkle Athletic visor to make sure it would pass muster for Sunday.

Thursday – rest

It was good to volunteer at school and spend some time with friends. I had a lot on my mind and a distraction was nice. Our cold front had arrived and I was really hopeful that it would keep the weather reasonable on Sunday, instead of in the 80s as was being predicted.


Friday – rest

Mr PugRunner and I packed and cleaned up the house. When little man’s school day ended, we headed to his grandparents’ and enjoyed dinner at a hibachi restaurant. I was kind of craving the salt, and there’s really nothing better than shrimp, fried rice and veggies cooked on that flat top. Carb loading at its finest.


Saturday – rest

We left early in the morning so that we could get to the expo and settle in. I was hopeful that I could get my packet and settle in for a good night’s sleep before the challenge to come.


I am sorting through photos and thoughts and feelings, so my recaps will be coming shortly.  In the meantime…

It’s time for ZOOMA Florida! I’m so thrilled that it’s not going to be in the 30s at the start line and that I will be spending time with my mom and some really fabulous runners at the Ritz Carlton Amelia Island. It will be just the thing to get me going.



There’s still time to enter our Spartan Race giveaway! Check it out here.

I am also pretty excited for the opportunity to work with Project Repat for a blanket made of some of our race shirts. We have collected quite a few and don’t wear all of them, so the idea of having someone stitch some of our memories together into a usable household item is pretty exciting. Here’s some more information and I can’t wait to share the finished product with you!


And there we have it! Next week, we’ll be ready for a bit of a breather and a new training cycle! I can’t wait!

What do you do with your old race shirts?

Do you always “test-drive” new apparel before race day or do you wing it? 


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