weekly review: 6.14 – 6.20

I can’t believe I only blogged one time last week! Sheesh! I guess summer vacation is having that kind of effect on me!

Now, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working my rear off! A lot has been going on and motivation has been at an all-time low, mostly because of the heat. Ugh. During the day, I have zero desire to be outside at all. It is close to 100 degrees here, and it’s so important to stay cool and hydrated.

Sunday – rest

We did absolutely nothing on Sunday. I am pretty sure I stayed in PJs all day. We watched movies and lounged and it was perfection. Sometimes, you just need a day to recharge.

The highlight of the day was probably watching the Season Finale of Game of Thrones. This is, by far, one of my favorite shows, and probably my favorite book series. It’s going to be a looooong wait for Season 6. And for the final book to be completed.

Monday – 4 miles

There is really no better way to start the week than with a good, hard run.

Afterwards, little man and I took it easy. He had karate that evening and a big week of swimming lessons and more classes, so a little down time was good. When class was over, we made the drive out to my mom’s house so he would be ready to hit the pool in the morning.

Tuesday – rest

I had a great day at work. We had another night of karate and I decided that I would keep little man home and I would bring him to the pool the next day to see what kind of progress he was making.

Wednesday – 4 miles, 200m swimming

Little man was good enough to sleep in until I was finished with my run.

It was the perfect morning for it.

We had breakfast and made it to his lesson a few minutes early. He played in the pool a little bit before his teacher arrived, and was raring to go.

He had made awesome progress in just one day. I can’t believe how far he’s come from last year. He swam an entire lap in the pool, flipping on his back when he needed a break, and keeping his feet up and his head down. Fantastic!

We swam a little more and I actually ventured into the lap lane.

I did 200 meters of freestyle and breast stroke and it felt pretty good. I didn’t have goggles with me, but figured I would bring them next time.

We had lunch at the cafe on the golf course and spent a bit of the afternoon together before we hit one last karate class for the week. Little man had some final practicing to do for Saturday, and we wanted to make sure he was ready for his big day.

Thursday – rest

I was pretty exhausted from all the driving around I’ve been doing, and work was crazy busy!

Mr PugRunner had to take our nephew to the airport, so he graciously offered to get little man after his lesson and they could all ride together and get dinner before he caught his flight home. We said our goodbyes that morning and I spent the afternoon and evening cleaning up a bit and getting a little quiet time. I was in bed pretty early, as I’m sure you can imagine.

Friday – rest

As a member of the Junior Jags, little man was invited to participate in the 2015 Jaguars “Got Skills” Rookie Day. This was his second year joining in the fun and he had a blast.

The kids reported to the Jaguars practice field at 9AM for check in. They got wristbands and a “Got Skills” t-shirt. We were introduced to the 2015 rookies, who would be on hand to lead the kids through six drill stations. The kids rotated through each of the skill stations, and at the end of each, the rookies signed autographs on the field.

Little man did great – even though it was obscenely hot, he was careful to hydrate and ended up having a blast.

They did a huge group shot at the end, which was adorable!

And little man posed next to the Jaguar statue. It’s crazy to see how much he’s growing!

Thanks to the Jaguars, for another awesome event!

Saturday – 3.2 miles

Longest. Saturday. Ever. Despite that, it was incredibly fabulous.

Of course, I was up super early to run.

I didn’t get in as many miles as I wanted because we needed to be out of the house for breakfast and little man’s belt test. When he turned seven, the goal became to test for his yellow belt and move out of the “little” room to the “main floor” of the studio. His instructors have been keeping an eye on him and invited him to test for the next level.

He rocked it, demonstrating his rolls, falls, combinations, blocks and stances just as he’d been practicing. His final test was to break a board with his fist.

Got it on his first try!

We are excited to see what his new class will bring.

After that excitement, we had to be going. There was a pug rescue event in town that we wanted to attend. We have been talking quite a bit about adopting another pug into our home and we wanted to support the event, meet some of their foster pugs and get in our application. We shall see what happens.

And then, it was off to a birthday party for one of little man’s friends! It was a fantastic afternoon – the kids played wonderfully and we had a blast catching up with friends. Time definitely got away from us while we were having fun, and it was later than expected when we made it home.

Well worth it.


Another solid week. My plantar fasciitis is feeling pretty good, and I’m grateful for that. Rolling has definitely been a big help. I’m seeing a lot of consistency in my pace out there. I’m going slower than I was when I was in 5K mode, but that’s ok. I am still seeing huge improvements overall, and that’s what counts.

I also really enjoyed the swimming. I can use my parents’ pool regularly, since our neighborhood pool doesn’t have lanes, and I may have to take them up on that, just because it was a great low-impact exercise for me.

How was your week in review?

Do you swim as part of your cross-training?

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39 Responses to weekly review: 6.14 – 6.20

  1. Jr. Jags sounds like the coolest thing ever! I bet it was hot, but my brother still talks about going to UNC basketball camp when he was little!
    My running week was pretty good, honestly this time of year for me is just about getting miles in (nothing too long) and trying to do some quicker runs on the treadmill.
    Congrats to the little one on his belt testing!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      They do a lot of great events for kids. Every season, I am so impressed with how much they reach out to the community and try to make it a great family event. We had a really bad experience in the stands last year, so I’m not sure if we will be attending a game this season, but I guess we will see how it goes.

      Sometimes, getting in miles is all you can do.

      Thanks so much on his behalf. He was so proud!

  2. Mrs.BarBelle says:

    I love love love swimming! Running really beat up my knees but swimming makes them feel great. Congrats to your kiddo on all his accomplishments this week as well.
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  3. I really want to start swimming more. It’s such good exercise. Sounds like you had a really fun week!

  4. Ivanna says:

    being out to live is way more important than blogging! Looks you all had a great week! Thanks for sharing mine was pretty ok, I plan to make this week awesome!

    • runswithpugs says:

      That’s definitely the truth! I’m usually very good at staying on top of everything, but things have fallen by the wayside.

      I hope your week is as awesome as planned!

  5. Sounds like a great week! Little man is growing up so fast. Congrats to him on the yellow belt and the Jaguar event. What fun!
    Great job with getting your runs in despite the hectic schedule and the heat! I took a week and a half off to focus on horse showing. But I’ll be back this week!
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  6. Elle says:

    I do swim occasionally. There is an outdoor pool here at our apartment and no one ever uses it! I am not a great swimmer but I do work at it for a while each time we go.. then I splash around and have fun!
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  7. I find I naturally blog less in the summer because there’s just so much to do!
    I haven’t been in a pool in forever. I swam in my youth, and then stopped when I discovered running.
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  8. sounds like you e been getting a lot of quality family time in which is way more important than blogging right? Starting the week off with a run and a swim always does it for me

  9. Carmy says:

    Our Sunday’s were similar. I stayed in bed/PJs almost the whole day! Oops! Haha
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  10. Looks like a busy week! When my son was younger, he did a GB Packers football camp. It was a great experience, both for him and for us.
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  11. Marcia says:

    Aw congrats to the little man on his new belt! I took Tae Kwon Do back in the day and the belt tests were such a big deal. Since I’m now a triathlete(hahahaha!) I’m trying to keep swimming in the marathon training mix. So far so good.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Huge deal! Our school is very small and there is a lot of emphasis on being accountable for your own training to earn your way to the next level. I love that he is understanding that how his hard work is paying off.

      Love that you are a triathlete. I am realizing that I don’t think I am physically ever going to be able to do a tri (breathing issues on top of bike anxiety), but I’m proud of myself for getting these swims in.

  12. Wow, you guys are always so busy, but you have the little man in so many amazing activities!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I know! I am grateful that my parents are close and are so generous with their time, otherwise, we would probably have a much harder time getting to fit everything in.

  13. sounds like a great week for you and the little man! I have a swimming pool but I don’t really get out and swim in it-shame on me! Have a great week!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Isn’t it funny? When we have the things at our disposal, we ignore them. I don’t think I would ever use a pool if it was in my backyard. Instead, I have to drive 25 minutes to my mother’s to do it. Sigh.

  14. I only swim for leisure. I would love to incorporate it into my cross training, but I’m so terrified that my contacts will fall out, even with goggles on.
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  15. I haven’t blogged in over a week, so I totally feel ya! And I don’t even have exciting summer activities or GoT as an excuse lol
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  16. jan says:

    The heat. !!! How do you deal with that? I truly cannot fathom running in 90+ temps more than once or twice a year.

    Now let’s talk GAME OF THRONES. What do you think about Jon Snow? Is he REALLY dead?
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I guess you just have to do what you have to do. In the great throw down between hellish heat and a treadmill, I will pick the heat every time. I try to get out in the early morning so I don’t notice it quite as much, but it’s draining. Then again, I don’t know how others run in the bitter cold.

      OMG I DON’T KNOW!!!! I am rereading what there is of the book series (Dear George R R Martin, FINISH THE BOOKS!!!!) and trying to figure out where everything could possibly be going. Freaking out.

  17. jill conyers says:

    Now that’s an active living week! I can swim but I doubt what I do would ever be considered training ha!
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  18. Super busy week, but I love how you get it in no matter what. Cute sneaks!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Thanks! I love them, too!

      Yup, no matter what is going on, I make it a point to get in some kind of activity. It’s too difficult for me, mentally, to lose fitness when I take a break.

  19. I want to start swimming more this summer to use it to compliment my running. I am an awful swimmer though and also don’t own a one piece so I usually wear really tight spandex shorts and a tanktop…that’s ok right?? lol
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I’m sure that’s fine! I wear a tankini and a pair of swim shorts over my bottoms. I am fairly sure that no one cares what I look like, but am still a little funny about exposing my upper legs to the world.

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