weekly wrap: 12.11 – 12.17

Happy Monday!  It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin!


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Sunday – rest

As you can imagine, I had no desire to do anything on Sunday. Getting out of bed in itself was a chore. I felt fine after Ragnar, but I admit to being bone-tired. We brunched with my parents, and then we all worked on decorating the tree and baking Christmas cookies. I was very grateful for the help that day.

Monday – rest

My biggest plan of the day was to sit on the couch in my PJs and watch The Crown on Netflix, but Mr PugRunner asked me to join him from lunch and a trip to pick up little man’s Christmas gift. It was a nice outing and it was great to hang out with him after a few days away.

Tuesday – rest

I was scheduled to return to work and spent the hours catching up on everything I had missed and getting organized. It was a fairly busy day, which made the time pass quickly.

Wednesday – rest

After work, we all went to karate and then out to dinner. I was looking forward to having the rest of the week to work on holiday things, but also realized that I was starting to feel a little sloth like. A new yoga studio had recently opened near my house and I decided to schedule my free trial class for the morning.

Thursday – hatha flow, 60 minutes

My body was absolutely thrilled with the slow, deep stretches of this class. I know it’s been a few months since I’ve been to a yoga practice, but I didn’t feel like I was very far behind. In fact, I was so pleased, I signed up for their introductory special, and am looking forward to more time there.

Refreshed and energized, I finally put the finishing touches on the tree. There are still some holiday things that are missing around here, but I think we are going to have a lovely Christmas.

Friday – vinyasa flow, 75 minutes

Since the hatha flow was such a success, I decided to go back for the vinyasa class.

It was pretty intense, with a lot more downward dogs than I was hoping for, but I kept up and felt fabulous after.

Mr PugRunner had planned to make pulled pork on the BGE, and so we invited my parents over to share it with them. I had to help my mom order my Christmas gift: a registration to the 10K + 5K Challenge at Best Damn Race Orlando. Want to join me and earn some flocked flamingo bling? Just use code RUNPUGS to save $5 on any Best Damn Race distance in any of the remaining cities!


Saturday – 4 miles, running

Much as I was dreading it, it was time to start running again. I was hoping to put it off for a few more days, but a friend was going out for her (really) long run, and invited me along for a portion of it. I committed to four miles, and was really surprised to feel decent.

The company and the view made it so much more tolerable.

We had a White Elephant Christmas Party with friends that afternoon, and we had a great time with a gift exchange. There was even a parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus that came through the neighborhood.


And there it is. The quietest week I’ve had all year! I tried to be good about resting and recovery, and even embraced it a little. That being said, I was also really glad to get back in the saddle. I’m excited to have yoga a little closer to home, and I’m hoping I can work some more classes into my schedule.

How was your week in training?

What are your fitness plans for the rest of the year?

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23 Responses to weekly wrap: 12.11 – 12.17

  1. Isn’t it great having a yoga studio so close by? For years, there were none in my town. Now there are 5!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…But Can I Still Run?My Profile

  2. Rest and recovery is so important! That yoga class sounds amazing. Have a great week
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Pumpkin and Cranberry Holiday Oatmeal BakeMy Profile

  3. For a quiet week, you did a lot! I’d like to try karate, too. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. Angela says:

    Resting and letting the body recovery is so key in a healthy training cycle. Good for you for listening to your body and giving it what it needed this past week!

  5. I keep saying I’m gonna get back to being consistent with yoga…UGH. I just need to do it.There are only a couple options where I live (for classes), and none of them fit my schedule very easily…so, it’s a matter of doing it on my own.
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Holy Brrrrr, Batman!My Profile

  6. Your Christmas tree looks great! I’ve been getting more into yoga over the past few weeks. It’s been a nice change of pace.
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Sandwiches (gluten free)My Profile

  7. Kateria says:

    I need to go to that Yoga class. It’s definitely my style. Your tree is beautiful! I’m from the Orlando area so I was happy when I saw the race you registered for. I wish you the best in your continued training. You managed to have a very good relaxing week. Good stuff! 🙂
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  8. I’m just taking it easy – finishing up my mileage for the year and doing a run streak, but not really pushing hard at anything. Sometimes downtime is a good thing.
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  9. I think you needed a quiet week! Doesn’t a great yoga class just turn things around? I missed last week and I can’t wait to go tonight! Christmas is coming, enjoy!
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  10. Coco says:

    I’m trying to figure out how to fit yoga in my hectic schedule this week. Decorating is hard work, I’m not sure I’d have had to energy to do that after all that running – you needed help for sure and you tree looks lovely!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It is hard to get it all in, but it is so worthwhile when you do.

      I didn’t fully decorate this year – I didn’t have it in me, and I would rather just focus on the family right now. We will have a nice holiday, just enjoying time to gather.

  11. Toni says:

    Looks like a great race and I want tonrun a best damn race someday!
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  12. I don’t blame you for taking all of those rest days early in the week. Heck, I wouldn’t have blamed you for taking the entire week off!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend – Day 4 – Wine and Dine Half MarathonMy Profile

  13. Sounds like a fairly relaxing week after all of you traveling. So awesome of you to join your friend for part of her run. I miss having running buddies nearby!
    Stacie Seidman recently posted…What’s Up WednesdayMy Profile

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