weekly wrap: 5.8 – 5.14

It’s Weekly Wrap time with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin!


If you do a weekly recap post, this is a great way to check in with other active bloggers for extra support, sharing and accountability!

First up? The BIG news.

I got my birthday present!!!!!!!!!

Isn’t she lovely? I have named her Francine.

I cannot wait for our first real test ride.

Coincidentally, I’m writing about National Bike Month on the St. Augustine Moms Blog. Check it out here!

But enough of that… Time to review the week!

Sunday – rest

After all, it was Mother’s Day, so we got to sleep a little and then it was off to brunch with my parents. It was very quiet and low-key, and they surprised me with an ice cream cake and some incredibly generous gifts for my birthday.

I adore my gorgeous mom and I was so glad to be able to celebrate together.

After brunch, the boys went swimming and I hung out chatting with a friend who happened to be there. It was a really nice way to spend an afternoon.

Monday – 45 minutes cycling, 60 minutes body circuit

Happy birthday to me! I turned 39 and I was ready for the day!

I kicked it off with a bike ride,

and followed that with body circuit. I was going to get in the pool but then decided against it. Mr PugRunner wanted to go out to lunch and I still had to go the grocery store for some things I had forgotten on our last food shopping.

When little man got home from school, we headed to downtown for a BBQ dinner and a birthday sundae. I don’t really like cake: ice cream is my jam.

Tuesday – 3 miles running

It was well past time for me to get back to my morning running group. I confess that I have been nervous and embarrassed of my current condition to feel comfortable being back out with them.

I did deviate from the Couch to 5K plan so I could hang with them. And for the first time in a long time, I was able to complete three whole miles! It wasn’t fast or pretty, but it was done and I was quite pleased.

To celebrate, I showed Danielle how to do the crow, and we practiced a little twinning on the sea wall.

After work and helping little man with his homework, I had to get dressed and ready for a night out on the town! Some good friends had organized a May Birthday outing to Hamburger Mary’s, and I was ready for dirty bingo and the subsequent revue.

It was a total blast! We had a delicious dinner, and laughed ourselves almost sick. We closed the place down, and I loved every second of it. Granted, I was up way past my bedtime, but it was totally worth it.

Wednesday – 60 minutes cycling, 280 yard swim

I was tired in the morning, but otherwise fine, so I was more than happy to ride with my friend, who had gotten a new bike and wanted to break it in. She did great and we got in about 10 miles.

And then I grabbed my goggles and jumped in the pool for some laps. I struggled this time. For whatever reason, I felt like I was taking in water every time I turned my head to breathe. It was annoying and I was really glad when the workout was over.

Little man didn’t have much in the line of homework, so I thought we could have a little spontaneous fun. While I was waiting for his karate class to be over, I texted Mr PugRunner and asked him to meet us at the pool with a pizza. Little man was thrilled that he got to swim on a school night and have a picnic, too! And we all got in some extra swimming as a family, which was even nicer. Sometimes, you just need to forget about bedtimes and schedules and have some fun!

Thursday – 3 miles running

This run was even more fun, because I had new shoes, courtesy of my parents! (Brooks Adrenaline 16, Kaleidoscope print, in case you were wondering).

They may have made me faster, too!

I do very much love these ladies, and am so grateful for their support and encouragement.

Friday – 45 minutes cycling, 60 minutes body circuit, 160 yard swim

I was all set for a busy day, and I went at it pretty hard.

After the bus stop, it was 45 minutes on the bike.

Then it was time for the hottest, sweatiest body circuit to date! We were all soggy messes by the time the last ab circuit ended.

Which meant it was a great time to hop in the pool. I was a little bummed after how my swim went earlier in the week, so I took my time and focused on my form. I also happened to meet a new friend, and we kind of got distracted and started chatting more than swimming. Oops.

I felt great, but a little tired and grouchy through the rest of the day. We had an event at little man’s school where the parents get to see their childrens’ artwork and projects displayed in the halls, followed by a basket raffle (or tricky tray) and some musical performances by students and teachers. To be honest, I wasn’t in the mood to go. It was rainy and I just wanted to snuggle up at home.

However, my parents were going (my mom loves her some tricky tray) and so I sucked it up.

I’m kind of glad we did. Between us, we won a huge art supply basket (mom said we could have the art supplies if she could keep the actual basket), a tailgate basket (with folding chairs, tailgate tent, collapsible wagon, snacks and different sports balls), and an all-about-town basket (with hotel nights, zoo passes, local water park passes, dinner for two, movie tickets and a few other goodies).

I never win anything, so to get two of the bigger packages was a serious coup!

In all fairness, it was a really wonderful event, and I love supporting our schools. The teachers did a fun lip sync battle and I’m glad I ended up going.

Saturday – rest (ish)

So I’m not sure if I can call this a rest day, since I spent the day at Universal Studios, with my fellow Best Damn Race Ambassadors. Obviously there are miles of walking (and skipping) when in a theme park, so we’ll say this was an active day.

I left the house at 5:30 to be able to meet everyone at the gates when the park opened. It was a hot, but beautiful day and we had the best time.

More on that later.

In the meantime, don’t miss out on low prices for Cape Coral and Jacksonville Best Damn Races! And code RUNPUGS saves you $5 on any distance in these two cities!


Bam. Another week. For those playing along at home, here are the stats

  • Cycling – 31.9 miles
  • Running – 6 miles
  • Swimming – 440 yards
  • Body Circuit – 2 hours

And a partridge in a pear tree!

Not too shabby!

How was your week in review?

Do you get lucky with winning things at raffles and similar?

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