weekly recap: 3/20– 3/26

Just a few more days until I hop in the car and head north for Savannah! I am pretty giddy for the upcoming race and I am also thrilled to be able to introduce my mom to one of my favorite cities. It’s going to be such a great time.

The past week was pretty heavy on the cross-training, which is just what I needed.

Sunday – St. Paddy’s Day 5K, 3.1 miles

It took a bit of convincing to get myself out to this race. I made the decision to drop from the 5K to the 10K – it was just to get myself out there and settle my nerves.

I’ll have a recap up soon.

Hanging out post-race was probably more fun than the race itself. I finally got home and cleaned up and then Mr PugRunner and I went out for a late date lunch. It was nice to spend some time together.

Monday – body circuit; cycling, 5.3 miles

The weather took a turn for the cold on Monday – temperatures dropped into the 40s! Brrr. Body circuit class was super windy, but once we got moving, it seems to die down a bit.

When we wrapped up, I decided to hop on the cruiser for a ride. My plan was to go about eight miles, but riding into the freezing headwinds with no gears wore me right out. I was absolutely done after five.

That being said, the constant cycling made my hip feel fantastic, so I was thrilled with that.

Tuesday – running, 3 miles; cycling, 4 miles

I finally had the courage to rejoin my morning running group. Again, it was freezing cold, and I was so tight, so it was hard to keep my pace up. But I put myself out there and I was proud of myself for getting through it, even if it was nowhere near where I wanted to be.

I made sure that I kept on top of my stretching when I got home. I’ve been trying to keep up a pretty consistent stream of bridges, clamshells and donkey kicks. I also mix in some wall sits, and work with resistance bands. It’s been helping quite a bit.

After work, I went for another bike ride. My legs were tired after the run and the winds were still pretty bad, so I kept the mileage low.

Again, the constant movement felt fantastic and I really need to reprioritize a semi-decent road bike. The cruiser is fine but it’s heavy and a ton of work. I might enjoy it more if I had something lighter and easier to ride.

We met my parents for dinner and to get little man for the night for a little break from his mini-vacation.

Wednesday – yoga, 60 minutes

Since the oak pollen has been so high and irritating little man’s allergies, we had a mostly quiet day. It was nice to just hang out with him.

He had a hair appointment for later in the afternoon and then Mr PugRunner told me to go to yoga and he would get little man back to my parents’ house.

I mean. When someone tells you to go to yoga, you go, right?

It was a challenging practice. I haven’t been to a vinyasa class in, oh, I don’t know, a year maybe, and my body reflected that with its inflexibility. I modified when necessary and had a wonderful, peaceful hour.

Thursday – running, 3 miles

I had to bail on my running group. Molly had a really bad night and I only got about two hours of sleep. I have mentioned that she has a neurological condition that has led to loss of function in her hind end and we have been trying different medications and treatments to aid in her stability. This last round of medications upset her tummy horribly and we had to go ahead and get her on something else to ease the GI discomfort. She is not suffering, her front is still strong and she is spunky and sassy as ever, so our next step is going to be fitting her for wheels. Our vet has recommended a couple of companies, and so we will go from there.

Once I caught up on some Z’s, I did get my three miles before work. It felt better than Sunday and Tuesday, so I’m viewing it as progress.

Friday – body circuit, 60 minutes

My coaches almost canceled body circuit, but since they were still holding class, I decided to go. I had a bunch of errands to run, but I knew I wouldn’t regret getting out there and doing the work. We came very close to getting rained on, but managed to complete the whole class.

After Mr PugRunner got home from work, we got ready for a night out on the town. One of my best friends is celebrating her 40th birthday and we were meeting up for a delicious dinner, drinks and dancing.

It’s been quite a while since we’ve been out so late, but it was incredibly fun and we all had a blast!

Saturday – rest

I confess. I was lazy. I really had planned to go for a long run with my MRTT group, but when the alarm went off… well, I turned it right off. It happens, and I’m not going to beat myself up over it.

It was Easter Bunny day, so we met my parents at a local chocolate shop for their meet and greet. So adorable.

After lunch, we headed home and I worked on making rice pudding and German potato salad to go with our Easter ham on Sunday. The plan was to have as much done as possible  so we could just enjoy our holiday. It was a good plan.


I’m happy with the week. It wasn’t as run-heavy as I would normally like, but I also enjoyed changing things up and getting back to yoga. My instructor friend mentioned that it’s almost time for SUP yoga again, and I can’t wait for that! Spring is off to a great start!

How was your week in training?

If you celebrate the Easter holiday, how did you do it?

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