weekly wrap: 2.5.2017 – 2.11.2017 + publix savannah women’s half training week 1

Happy Monday!  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!

Guys, this week was SO much better. Of course, having hot water makes things so much more manageable, so my outlook was considerably improved.

Sunday – Daytona Half Marathon Lap The Track, 3.1 miles (+ 2 miles)

Of course, I will post a full race recap at a later date, but this was absolutely amazing. I did NOT love the 10:30 AM start, but the weather was decent, so that helped.

After a delicious and well-deserved lunch, we went home for a quick nap before hitting the road again to attend a Superbowl party. I was a little worried that little man would be too worn out to enjoy himself but we all ended up having a blast and I’m glad we went.

Monday – rest

Monday, Monday.

It was a  pretty uneventful day, which was fine by me.

Tuesday – 7.2 miles, running

Five early morning miles

and then another two at Run Club with little man. Mr PugRunner showed up and surprised us, too, which was really nice. While it is definitely hot and sunny, the kids don’t complain much, so it’s easier to manage.

We went home, hoping for a chill evening.

As we were finally heading to bed, a nasty storm whipped up. The sound of it all hitting the house was pretty alarming, and Mr PugRunner decided to pull things under cover on the patio just in case. The power went out and somehow, I ended up falling sound asleep (probably just exhausted). The storm brought with it an EF1 tornado that touched down in a neighborhood about five miles from ours, causing major damage to several dozen homes.

Wednesday – rest

It wasn’t a great day. Just one of those days where I thought I left one of the pugs out of his crate (he doesn’t respond well to that), forgot my lunch, was behind on errands and all that. Mr PugRunner helped me out by getting little man from the bus so I could take care of everything else.

I was glad to be done that night.

Thursday – yoga, 90 minutes; 4 miles, running

K bailed on our morning run and asked if we could do it later in the afternoon. I had been thinking about four miles this day and two miles on Friday just to shake things out, but figured four miles at night would have to suffice.

Instead, I went to yoga,

grabbed coffee with a friend and had lunch with Mr PugRunner.

After dinner, the boys went to cub scouts and I laced up. It was a really, really tough run. I just don’t enjoy nights, and my feet were hurting. Even with the wonderful company, the miles dragged.

Friday –  rest

First up? Little man’s Honor Roll Ceremony. He works hard in school, and he is always so proud of his accomplishments.

I gave him a kiss goodbye and drove to Jacksonville for the 26.2 with DONNA expo. I needed to collect the team packets and get them distributed to our runner. L met me there, so that was one down.

This is such a great expo, but I get so overwhelmed by all the vendors and booths. I ended up not buying anything, but I did sign one of the big posters on behalf of our team.

Saturday – rest

Saturday was a day of absolutely nothing. I did deal with a nasty fire ant infestation (victory was mine), while the boys went to get some supplies for an upcoming camping trip. We had a nice takeout dinner and watched a movie, and that was about that. I had to get a good night’s sleep for DONNA Day!


There are eight weeks until the Publix Savannah Women’s Half on April 8. I am confident in my base, and this week, I got in just over 16 miles, with an hour of cross-training. In the upcoming weeks, I’m going to be hitting it harder, and with more purpose. It’s going to mean some more early mornings, but I’m not afraid!

Will you be joining me there? Now, code PUGS will save you $15 on your registration to the half or 5K!



How was your week in training?

Do you ever have those days where nothing seems to go your way?

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23 Responses to weekly wrap: 2.5.2017 – 2.11.2017 + publix savannah women’s half training week 1

  1. Jenny says:

    Do you have tips for running in the dark? I am going to have to start doing this both with increasing mileage and pretty soon I have to be back in an office at 8 i stead of working from home. I’m scared of being in the dark!

    As for Savannah, do you know of any reasonable hotels? I looked the other day and they are all really expensive! I haven’t signed up for that one but was considering it.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Make sure you have lights (knuckle lights are great, as is a head lamp), are wearing reflective clothes, and stay on well lit streets. Also make sure someone knows where you are and when you will be back.

      As far as Savannah, if you will have a car, there are a few options outside of downtown that might be more reasonable.

  2. Rachel says:

    Sounds like a great week. I’ve never been to Savannah but I would love to go one of these days!
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  3. gina says:

    Yeah for HOT WATER! I’m like you…. it’s like pulling teeth to get me to work out at night. It’s so dang hard. I like to do it first thing! Happy your week was back to normal.
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  4. Fire ants are nasty! I’m glad you kicked their butts!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…How Puppies Are Just Like Runners: A Guide To Puppy TrainingMy Profile

  5. Glad you got your hot water back! Those storms sound scary. We had really high winds last night and it always freaks us out a bit hearing it hit the windows and house.
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…The Weekly Rundown Without Any RunningMy Profile

  6. I had one of those days today–I couldn’t get anything done and I finally left work an hour after I was supposed to–with 9 notes still to write. Now I’m trying to catch up on blogging. I need to feel like I accomplished something!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Trusting the Process: On and Off the RoadMy Profile

  7. Congrats to the little guy on making honor roll! I know that you’re one proud mama!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon Training Log – Week 6My Profile

  8. Oh honor roll you should be so proud! I saw your photos all weekend can’t wait to hear about the event. Yes we all have days where everything seems to go exactly opposite of what you need
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Polenta Eggplant Parm PieMy Profile

  9. For the first time (in a very long time), I’m actually completely injury-free 😉 My base feels like it’s back, so I’m eager to get (officially) training for all of my spring (and summer) stuff.
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  10. Coco says:

    What a great week! Congrats again to your son.
    P.S. Which Mizunos are those? I need to get new shoes this weekend with a gift certificate that’s expiring ….
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  11. The Savannah race is so tempting. I still need Georgia for my 50 states quest.
    MCM Mama Runs recently posted…A love letter to my BFF, RunningMy Profile

  12. Sorry to hear part of your week didn’t go well. Hope it’s better this week. Congrats to your son making the honor roll!

  13. I’ve heard of that half marathon in Savannah! Congrats to your sweet boy too! My week was really good. My knee is starting to talk to me again but it’s an old injury that comes and goes. Hope you have another great week!

  14. I had the opportunity to run/walk in Savannah a few years ago when I went to FitBloggin and I just loved it!

  15. That looks like a great week of running /workouts. Last week was all over the place for me but managed some good workouts.
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  16. Busy week! 10:30 race start sounds difficult for sure- that would not be my favorite. Training runs at night or after work are not my fav either- way to get it done!
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  17. That’s so scary that a tornado touched down so close to you! Glad you were all safe!
    I can’t wait to read all of your recaps!! So many exciting runs!
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  18. HoHo Runs says:

    I thought I was the only one who felt overwhelmed at large expos! It’s like I can’t see. Or hear. Or think. LOL. I’m glad the tornado didn’t come any close to your home! That’s frightening. It looks like I’m going to be in FL on Publix weekend. I really want to run in Savannah one day soon. Thanks for linking, Jenn!

  19. tricia says:

    Ummm yes do you see me raising my hand about nothing right?
    It’s been a doozie of a week for me too!
    A 10:30 race start? Heck that’s middle of the afternoon for runners right? I wouldn’t like this either!
    Solid week for you too. I still get emails with races in your area and I have so much FOMO going on!
    May have to sneak in a trip to Jacksonville soon!

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