week in review: 7.19 – 7.25

I had to delay this post a bit due to some travel over the weekend. However, running was done, quite a bit of it, actually, and therefore, it must be logged.

Sunday – 9 miles

I figured that Sunday would be my best chance for a long run, so I took the opportunity. Unfortunately, I left the house a bit later than I had planned, which meant I had to contend with a bit more heat and humidity than I would have preferred.

My bad.

I wasn’t going to let excuses get me down, so I filled up my handheld bottle, stashed my Gu, and headed out.

It wasn’t the worst rune even, but man, those are a lot of miles.

I was beyond thrilled to take a nice hot shower, and then chill out for a bit. Mr PugRunner took little man to the movies and I honestly just plopped myself down on the couch and did exactly nothing.

Monday – rest

We have been having some nasty afternoon storms, but prior to that, little man and I were able to go to a playdate at the beach. Little man has gotten rather brave with the water, but the water was pretty rough so he played with his buddies on the sand instead.

Afterwards, I drove him up to my mom’s house for a few days. They wanted to take him to see the Minions in 3D, so we didn’t visit long. Which I got home, I was hoping to see Jurassic World with Mr PugRunner, but he wasn’t really up for it, so we stayed home and watched The Maze Runner, instead.

Tuesday – 4 miles

My new running group is falling into place, and we had a beautiful sunrise outing for three miles.

After work, I headed home to change back into running clothes. We had another group run for work. Oh, yeah. Two runs in a day!

Let’s just say I was sleeping before my head hit the pillow when I got home.

Wednesday – 1 mile

I pretty much had a free day, so I treated myself to Jurassic World on my own. It was incredibly cheesy, but I really enjoyed it, and it was a great way to unwind before another work run.

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Another mile, another late night. I was wearing right out. No stats because I loaned my Garmin 220 to Mr PugRunner. Who decided he loved it and needed it. We made a deal where I gave him my red and black one and would purchase a purple and white one for myself. Everyone wins!

Thursday – 3 miles

I wanted nothing more than to stay in bed, but I had people waiting for me. It’s amazing what motivation that can be.

My legs were absolutely fatigued, and in spite of the awesome company and beautiful views, it was the worst run I’ve had in a while.

Rather than getting some down time, I had to pack. We were taking a trip to the west coast of Florida to spend some time with Pop and Grandma, for their birthdays (one day apart), as well as one of my brothers-in-law, my sister-in-law and our niece. I’m usually great about organizing in advance, but I put this one off to the last minute.

Friday – rest

Mr PugRunner had his long run scheduled so I finished packing and tidying while he was out so we could be ready for the drive after his shower. The rainy, three hour drive was pretty draining and we were thrilled to finally reach our destination.

The awful weather ensured that I had no pictures, especially none of our delicious, celebratory oceanfront dinner. Boo.

Saturday – rest

We woke to even more rain. It’s so rare to get full days of precipitation in Florida and it was just so yucky.

Fortunately, we had plans to spend the day with loved ones, enjoying each other and a home-cooked birthday meal. I’m so glad we were able to have that time together. We stayed late into the night, just chatting and sharing memories, before heading back to our hotel to get some sleep.

 

My July is going rather well. Just one more month, give or take, until the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. Eek! I got a chance to chat with my brother-in-law about the course and the experience this weekend (he’s run it several times and it’s his favorite race), so it’s getting even more excited.

How was your last week in review?

How often do you road trip?

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28 Responses to week in review: 7.19 – 7.25

  1. So much running! I’m impressed! Especially given the weather. Such a bummer that it was so rainy while you were away. At least you were able to enjoy some quality family time!
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  2. Peer pressure definitely gets me out of bed (or to the gym) when I’m really not feeling it 🙂
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  3. I actually kind of liked Jurassic World. It had the spirit of the very first one.

    It sounds like you had a pretty good training week in spite of the heat. Nice job.
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  4. That’s fun that you will be doing the race with your brother in law. RnR races are so much fun! It’s been really hard for me to run with this heat the past few weeks. Hope it cools off before your race
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I’ve never done a RNR race! I have heard many great things, so I am excited. My brother in law is an awesome guy and it will be lots of fun!

      I think it will be a while before it cools down, but we just have to make the best of it.

  5. Gosh those sunset pix are spectacular!

    We do road trip a lot…we go north to Wisconsin. This summer not so much, because my sons don’t want to go…teenagers…
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  6. Kerri Olkjer says:

    Wow, it takes a bit of shuffling with two runners in the family! Hubby keeps saying he is going to start, I’d never thought of scheduling, lol.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Oh, it can be tough! We do our best and sometimes we overlap. I will get up an hour before him to squeeze in a run on those days we might double up, and he will return the favor from time to time. We do what we can.

  7. Cassi says:

    We need to start road tripping again, even if it’s only an hour away.
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  8. Wow, you got to enjoy some gorgeous sunrises last week. Thanks for sharing the pictures of them with us!
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  9. Marcia says:

    Solid week especially with a road trip! I am loving your cute skirt!
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  10. Becki S says:

    Sounds like a great week. Glad you liked Jurrasic Park. Totally loved the tradsie you made for a new purple and white watch 😉
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  11. Way to get in that long run! I have 7 on tap this weekend, and while that’s not usually a lot, I haven’t run that far in a while, so I’m anticipating a tough run, especially with the heat!
    I also just watched the Maze Runner. What’d you think of it?
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I understand. I have 11 on Sunday and I haven’t run double digits since… January? Eek.

      The Maze Runner… Yeah. I read the series and I felt very unfulfilled by it. The movie was more of the same. So much they could have done and so much that was left out. Maybe the next one will be better?

  12. Angie says:

    I am glad you are enjoying the group runs! This rain is killing my training schedule as well.
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  13. jan says:

    Did you like the Maze Runner? I read the book last year and while I didn’t love that, I’m intrigued by the movie. So funny that your hubby decided to keep your Garmin. Oh well now you get a nice new one! 🙂
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I didn’t love it. I was very underwhelmed by the book and the movie was not much better. There was a lot that was left out and it was missing a lot of the drama of the maze. In my opinion.

      I can’t complain about a nice new watch! It’s funny – he usually doesn’t care about tech and swore up and down that he was happy with his 10, but I guess he finally saw the light.

  14. priya says:

    Solid run. Very interesting read.
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