weekly wrap: 11.6 – 11.12 + space coast half marathon training week 6

With that said, it’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin!


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So, I am semi pleased to announce that this week has been somewhat slow. I didn’t run nearly as much as I was supposed to and I’m feeling a wee bit guilty about it. However, with the hours I was working and the fact that I felt awful most of the week, I’m just going to have to let it go.

Sunday – Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 5K + Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 1 Miler

We were going for the Remix Challenge, so after breakfast, we donned our running clothes, checked out of our hotel and headed out of the city for our 5K and 1 Miler. I was not really thrilled about the 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM start times respectively (I just don’t know what to do with myself), but we had fun.

After all was said and done, we claimed our medals, our pies (more on that to come), wiped down and changed in the public restroom and hit the road. I was DONE when I pulled into the driveway, but felt awful that Meghan still had another 90 minutes to go.

It was all I could do to stay awake for hugs and kisses and a shower. And then bed, blessed bed.

Monday – rest

I had to hit this week at a run, quite literally. Mr PugRunner and I tag teamed to get everything done, including work for both of us, karate, homework and grocery shopping. If you weren’t aware, I despise grocery shopping.

Tuesday – rest

I had a three mile optional run on the calendar, and I really had every intention of going, but I had the start of a migraine, and little man wanted to go with me to vote, so I skipped.

Speaking of little man, he was awesome. He got up early with no complaints, got ready and was an extremely interested voting buddy. I wanted to be at the polls when they opened at 7:00 AM, to hopefully avoid a wait, and we timed it beautifully.

He followed me through the process and was thrilled to get his own “future voter” sticker.

Since we still had plenty of time before he had to be at school, we went to Starbucks for a coffee for me and a cake pop for him.

That night, he has asked to stay awake to watch the results come in, but once he realized it was just a newsroom with people talking about numbers and pointing at states, he kind of lost interest. I’m not sure what he was expecting, but we both went to bed on the early side (him because he’s an early to bed kind of kid, me because my headache was really starting to give me trouble).

Wednesday – rest

Ugh. I felt awful most of the day. By the time I took little man to karate, it was all I could do to keep from crying because of the throbbing behind my eye. My migraines are usually very much under control, but when they do break through… it’s brutal. I loaded up on Tylenol, drank lots of water and caffeine, and was in bed before 9:00. Again. I’m truly a party animal.

Thursday – rest

I bailed on my running buddy because even though my head was feeling better, I could still feel something lingering and I didn’t want to bring it back.

I kept myself extra busy at work. I have been wanting to clean and organize, and since the trainer was in with some new hires, I had the time to do it. It was the most accomplished I’ve felt all week.

Little man had a pretest for his next karate belt – he has a few things he needs to work on, but it looks like he will be testing before the end of the year.

Friday – 5 miles 

It was a day off for all of us, so I decided to start the morning right with a run. I was scheduled for a tempo run, but I never really hit the assigned paces. Boo. On the other hand, I was just glad to be out there so I choose to accept the positive.

Next up? Family breakfast at Maple Street. I usually get a fried egg with a biscuit and sausage gravy, but today I changed it up for a piece of fried chicken breast, with goat cheese and pepper jelly. It was the right call.

We met my parents at the movie theater to see Trolls. I confess, from the trailers, I thought it looked awful, but I ended up loving it. The soundtrack was fantastic, and the story was really sweet. I think we were all pleasantly surprised.

After a visit, we left little man to spend the weekend with his grandparents, and headed home. I had to meet the majority of my Ragnar Team for an organizational meeting.

We got a lot accomplished, and I am starting to really look forward to the big day.

Saturday – rest 

I made a run to the craft store for Ragnar camp supplies, and Mr PugRunner hit up Publix to get ingredients for some bacon wrapped meatloaf he wanted to make on the BGE on Sunday. We met at a sushi restaurant for lunch, and then went home to watch the Hurricanes game while I crafted.

Check out the runner order sign we will use at our campsite!

And then it was takeout on the couch with a movie (that we had to record because we dozed off before it ended).


I guess this is the official start of my Space Coast Half Marathon taper. I’m feeling ok. I wish I wasn’t so tired right now, but it is what it is and I’ll be able to rest a little bit next week. I do know that I am kind of enjoying the increased weekly mileage this cycle, and hope to continue that through my training going forward.


How was your week in training?

Any tips for our upcoming Ragnar race?

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20 Responses to weekly wrap: 11.6 – 11.12 + space coast half marathon training week 6

  1. Your migraine sounds bad! I’m sure that’s why you are so tired. After Space Coast, do you get to take it easy for a while?
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  2. Sorry to hear your migraines are so bad. My running buddy suffers from them as well – it’s horrible. That chicken breast/goats cheese meal looks so good!
    I’m half training for a Hypothermic Half marathon in January. I’ve decided to put in the training so I can have something to focus on and the weather will depend if I run it or not. It’s been ice surface before and I’m just not into running on ice…and for 21.1km.

    • runswithpugs says:

      They used to be a lot more frequent and a lot worse. This was just the perfect storm of badness, but it’s not the norm, thank goodness.

      The Hypothermic Half sounds pretty damn intimidating! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!

  3. Darlene says:

    Space is a race on my bucket list for sure.

    I am amazed that you ran 2 more races the day after the half. (Who am I kidding. I would do the same LOL)

    I used to get migraines but now I rarely do. But when I do (Oct 2010), they are really bad. I wound up in the ER with high BP that day.
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  4. Kerri Olkjer says:

    Sounds like a great week! Minus the migraines, boo. I was wondering if Trolls was any good.
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  5. I’ve never been to savannah! Hope you are feeling better this week migraines are no fun
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  6. knock on wood, I don’t think I’ve ever had a migraine (people have told me that I’d KNOW if it was a migraine). It sounds like yours was horrific!
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  7. I hope your migraines go away. That’s no fun at all. That breakfast sandwich looks amazing, though!
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  8. I too suffer from migraines. I don’t wish them upon anybody. 🙁 Hope you’re feeling better soon!
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  9. Migraines are THE WORST. I’m fortunate that mine usually don’t last more than a few hours, but before I get them I get crazy vision which is really inconvenient. I’m glad you were able to rest and get past that!
    I’ve heard great things about Trolls. I may have to go see it.
    Love the ragnar chart! I haven’t done the Ragnar trail races with the camping, just the regular one where you’re in the car getting lost a lot. But SO MUCH FUN! I can’t wait to read all about it!
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  10. I hope you are feeling better! Space Coast sounds like fun I am super interested to hear how Ragnar goes. I have never done one but trails in the middle of the night scared me! Looks like you all are all getting organized! Hope you are having a great week!
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