weekly wrap: 10.30.2016 – 11.5.2016 + rock ‘n’ roll savannah half marathon

With that said, it’s time for the Weekly Wrap 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!

Sunday – Evergreen Pumpkin Run, 10 miles

The Evergreen Pumpkin Run has quickly become one of my favorites. It’s a great distance for a training run and the ambiance of the historical cemetery is unique and beautiful. Recap to come, of course, but this was how I spent Sunday morning.

For the afternoon, Mr PugRunner had planned a culdesac party to hang out with some of our neighbors. We had a great turn out and all the kids spent hours playing an having fun. I was exhausted, but I was so glad it happened. The trick is going to be remembering to do it more.

Monday – 2 miles running

Happy Halloween! Technically, I was supposed to run 12 miles on Sunday, so I hustled to make up the two that I missed.

The fog made it super creepy, so I guess it was a perfect Halloween run.

I also made little man spiderweb pancakes before school. He was absolutely tickled.

The rest of the day was dedicated to getting everything ready for trick-or-treating. We were planning to have friends over for a themed dinner, and then let the kids go get their candy.

It was a blast. Mr PugRunner and I took turns escorting “Star Lord” and my favorite part was probably the family who was handing out Jell-o shots from a cooler in the wagon they pulled with them.

Tuesday – body circuit

Since Monday night was pretty late, I decided to skip my run in favor of body circuit. It was the right call.

Wednesday – 5 miles speedwork

But on Wednesday, I was right back at it. Four 1600m repeats with a warm up and cool down. Blergh. I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t feel great and it was hot. But I talked myself into a short run. Then since I was out there, I figured I could at least do five miles. But if I was doing five miles, then I could maybe manage to do the repeats. And so it happened.

Thursday – 4 miles running

K and I hit the road early for an easy four. I am having a blast running with her, and I’m kind of thinking I may join her for her first big race in February. We shall see.

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After that, it was off to work, and then home again to finish packing for Savannah.

Friday – rest

Whirlwind day? Yes!

Mr PugRunner and I celebrated our 10th anniversary with breakfast. We are going away together in a few weeks, so we kept the celebration very low-key.

I made sure my bags were ready, before we headed over to little man’s school for his honor roll assembly. We are so proud of all the hard work he has been doing.

When we got home, Meghan was waiting for me. She had driven up from her house and we were going to carpool the rest of the way to Savannah for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon Weekend!


Thanks to some traffic, we arrived at our destination around 5:00 PM. Kind of annoying, but the expo wasn’t too crowded and we were able to pick up our packets for all three races we would he running that weekend.

Full recap of the whole weekend is coming up, but we got our things, did a little shopping, said hello to some friends, got dinner and checked into our hotel. All we wanted to do was get some sleep.

Saturday – Rock’ n’ Roll Savannah 1/2 Marathon, 13.1 miles

Morning came far too early, but we were ready for it. I promise, I will share all about the big day: the weather, the VIP Experience, the friends, the course… It’s coming!

But in the meantime, know that I had the best time and hope to be back next year.

While we were running our hearts out, little man and Mr PugRunner were off on a different adventure: an overnight campout at Kennedy Space Center.

Seriously. Is that not the coolest?

They got a tour of the facilities

met a real-live astronaut, visited Mission Control, and slept under a rocket ship.

I was a little jealous I missed out!


After the past seven days, I am quite ready for a nap. There are still two more races on the books for this year, so I can’t take a break yet, but I’m looking forward to a breather.

How was your week in training?

Are you coming to the end of your race season? What’s next for you?

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17 Responses to weekly wrap: 10.30.2016 – 11.5.2016 + rock ‘n’ roll savannah half marathon

  1. Coco says:

    Glad to hear Sunday went so well! I love your spooky Halloween fog. Great pic!
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  2. Elle says:

    I am always so darned amazed at how much you and your family manage to pack into a single week. You must have a terrific set of organizing skills!

    Love love the spiderweb pancakes… and my husband would love that campout!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I seem to function better the more I have to do. It helps that I don’t work full time (although I will be for the next few weeks), and that we only have one kid, but I enjoy doing lots of fun things with family and friends. It makes everything better.

  3. I am headed over to check out your fueling tips! Congrats on your 10 miler!
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  4. Annette says:

    I did both of those races & had a blast at both. Look forward to your RnR recap!!

  5. those spiderweb pancakes are killer cute! It’s been a few years since I’ve done anything like that for the kids 😉
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  6. It’s hard to miss out on our kids’ adventures! I know I’ve been out of town a few times and missed some of Matthew’s rugby and football games. Why couldn’t I miss out on my oldest’s misadventures? :p

    I’d love to do RnR Savannah. I need to put that one on my to-do list.
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  7. I don’t even know what to comment on, this week was SO FULL of awesomeness! I can’t wait for the recaps! Sleep over at Kennedy Space Center?! Yes please!
    Also, neighbors handing out jello shots are my kind of people.
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  8. I used to have a neighbor that gave out jello shots on Halloween- I miss him! LOL! You had a great week! and funny we share an anniversary 🙂 Can’t wait to hear more about Savannah!

  9. Another crazy busy week!! But it sounds like it was AWESOME!! Congrats to you and Mr. Pugrunner on 10 years, to little man on honor roll, and on running all the races!
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  10. Happy anniversary!! And congrats on your races!!!

  11. Darlene says:

    I’d love to do a race in Savannah. It’s on my bucket list. What a busy week, as usual. Looking forward to reading your race recaps.
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  12. HoHo Runs says:

    What a fun and busy week! Happy Anniversary! That foggy run looks perfect for Halloween. As you know, in the south our racing season is just getting started with Jan-Mar being the most hectic. I’ll need to take some mini breaks if I’m going to power through. Savannah is such a beautiful city. I can’t wait to hear about the race. Thanks for linking, Jenn!

  13. Jello shots for Halloween, oh man! How very cool is that??
    Ok well pretty dang cool but I do think even a night at the Kennedy Space Center trumps it! I know your guys had a ball!!!
    I have about made up my mind, I’d doing the 6k in Jacksonville and I will surely get in touch with you!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Little man can’t stop talking about his night at the space center.

      I will go ahead and email you my number. That way, we can meet up on race morning! It would be so great to see you! And it’s a great race.

  14. Brad Davis says:

    You and your family have had an amazing happy time together. So jealous with you. Ha ha. A busy week, busy schedule actually makes family members closer and helps us more understanding, more sympathizing. You had a great week and happy anniversary! Congrats!

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