weekly recap: 1.17 – 1.23

Winter has hit with a vengeance. Although I wasn’t around to see it, rumor has it that there were flurries in the area. Wow. Florida never gets snow!

Things went well this week – I had some great training runs and I even got to fit in some travel.

Sunday – rest

Since we got home so late the night before, and little man wasn’t home, we did something crazy and unprecedented: we didn’t set alarms and slept in. Until 7:45! I almost didn’t know what to do with myself: it felt like the day was half over.

We spent the morning watching The Martian (the book was better, but it was very well done) and then we went to the sports bar to watch some football.

That night, we watched Everest. It’s something I’ve been wanting to see since it came out in theaters, and I was so moved by the story that I also ordered Jon Krakauer’s book on the tragedy, Into Thin Air. I can’t wait to start reading.

Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes

Monday was a holiday so we were able to take it easy. I did body circuit, and then we met my parents and little man for lunch. After we ate, I had to hit the craft stores for some items for Glass Slipper weekend: I have some costumes to make and it’s about time I started work on those.

Tuesday – rest

I was supposed to go out for my group run at the crack of dawn, but I couldn’t get myself out of bed. Molly had had a ROUGH night  (lots of pacing and an inability to get comfortable), and I barely slept at all.

While I was at work, Mr PugRunner took her in to the vet. Things are kind of what we expected: the problematic disk in her back has gotten smaller, and it’s affecting her hind legs. She’s not in pain and she is in great health otherwise. He put her on a course of prednisone to see if that would help her strength and coordination.

It didn’t take long to see some improvement: she was able to get some comfortable sleep while laying down, rather than propping herself up.

Wednesday – 5 miles

I felt a little guilty about missing my run the day before. I had intended to go out in the evening, but with everything else going on, it just didn’t happen. After sitting in on one of Mr PugRunner’s meetings, I decided to throw on my shoes and hit the bridge. The weather had warmed up and the sun was shining: it would be a shame to let such a gorgeous day go to waste.

This was an amazing run! I felt great, and probably should have kept on running, rather than stopping at five. I even took some time to run on the beach and take in the gorgeous views.


It doesn’t happen a lot, but it was very good for the soul.

Thursday – 3 miles

No more slacking! I got up and out in the cold with the ladies, and although our run was a little slower, we scored perfect negative splits. I’m incredibly proud of all of us for that.

Friday – rest

After little man was off to school, we packed our things and hopped in the car. We were off to Savannah* for a little sneak peak of the city before the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon in April! We have visited Savannah several times, and it has easily become one of our favorite cities due to the history, the architecture, the locals and the food.

The drive in was uneventful and we were quickly ensconced in the Hilton Savannah Desoto. It was a lot colder here than back home, but we braved the weather to check out some of the local sites.

Saturday – 4 miles

I let Mr PugRunner sleep in so that I could go for a run. I wanted to hit some of the squares and Forsyth Park and we agreed to meet for breakfast. I mapped out about four miles and headed into the freezing morning.

Full details to come on our day, but I will provide this one spoiler:

I ran in the snow!

I realize this is probably not so exciting to my northern friends, but I have lived in Florida for almost 20 years, and I can’t tell you the last time I saw actual, real live flurries falling from the sky. For me, it was everything.

Mind you, it wreaked havoc on my pace because the brick sidewalks were uneven and slippery, but I didn’t even care.

We ate a delicious breakfast and set about the rest of our day.

How was your week in review?

Did you get to run in snow this weekend?

 I would love for you to join me in Savannah on April 2, for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half! Use the code RUNSWITHPUGS10 at registration to save $10 on either the half or the 5K!


*Disclaimer: I am an ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon. As an ambassador, I was compensated with a hotel stay and admission to local attractions in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*

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18 Responses to weekly recap: 1.17 – 1.23

  1. Margo says:

    I can’t believe how nice it is by you. Its so cold and snowy by me.
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  2. Great week! I know how you feel about getting up late, I get so upset when I lose out on a few hours, even though I probably needed to sleep in. That’s cool that you got to run in the snow – I actually haven’t had a run while it’s snowing yet, I avoided the blizzard on Saturday, going for a run the day before and day after.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I’m not the biggest early bird in the world, but you do get used to having all those morning hours at your disposal.

      Glad you were able to avoid the blizzard and stay warm!

  3. wait sleeping in is 7:45?? I slept on during our blizzard until almost 10 it was amazing! That beach is looking amazing right now
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    • runswithpugs says:

      LOL, right???? I can’t remember the last time I slept til 10! Even on vacation – we stayed in bed til about 8, but we were awake and planning our day. Back in the day, I remember sleeping in til lunchtime!

  4. Becki S says:

    Glad the pup is feeling better! Looks like a great week.
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  5. This weather is crazy lately! I was stuck up north for the snow storm, but it wasn’t too terrible where I am. I heard that even south Florida dipped into the 30’s overnight. That’s crazy!
    Sounds like you had a great week, I can’t wait to read about your weekend away!
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  6. Maureen says:

    Great workouts last week! I love that snow photo!
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  7. I was sad I couldn’t run this weekend. The snow was just too much this year. If the streets are clear enough, I’ll hit the pavement tomorrow. Otherwise, I’ll hit up the treadmill 🙂
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  8. Marcia says:

    Wow you had a few flakes? That is cold for FL! No new snow here but we still have plenty for my taste. Great workout week!
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  9. Coco says:

    Yes! We got 2 ft of snow. I am jealous of the clear pavement in your pictures!
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  10. I’ve never been to Savannah but it’s on my list of places to visit!

    I’ve read Into Thin Air but I want to see Everest. I don’t know why, but I have some weird fascination with mountain climbing. I don’t want to do it. But I think I like watching people push their limits.
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  11. Running at the beach and in flurries all in one week?!? After the 30 inches of snow we got here over the weekend, I’d opt for the beach option.
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  12. Yeah, there’s kind of a little snow here right now LOL. I’d love to not run in it, but well, then I’d have to go to the gym…

    Sounds like you had some nice runs last week.
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  13. jill conyers says:

    If I lived near a beach I think I would run there every day. No snow here. Not a single flake from snowpocalypse!
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  14. I cannot believe that it snowed in Florida! If I were a Floridian, and I saw it snowing, I’d be running too — for the hills! (Kidding!) It’s so great that you have amazing views along your runs. Best of luck to you with your half!
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  15. Angie says:

    I loved running in the snow with my mom when I was little. It felt so peaceful.

    Savannah is on my list of places to visit. It looks like such a great city.
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