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!
Sunday – rest
Much as we hated to leave, it was time to pack up and head home from our Daytona campout. I had to be at work, and there was much to get tidied up for the week ahead.
We were all really happy to get real showers, and little man was excited to spend the night with my parents because he had the day off from school on Monday.
Monday – rest
After work, we had my parents over for BBQ chicken. I was a little bummed not to be able to take advantage of the holiday, but work was busy and went by quickly.
Tuesday – 7.1 miles running
I had to go it alone because my running buddy wasn’t feeling well. Boo. However, I slogged out a nice five miles, and then followed up with another two are run club with little man.
He doesn’t always hang with me while we’re running, but it’s nice to be out there with him.
Wednesday – rest
Just an average Wednesday. Little man had some sparring at karate, and that was that.
Thursday – 1 mile running
My running partner was still down so I vowed I would get up and hit the bridge. The weather had been iffy through the night, but looked to be clearing. I prepared myself to deal with a little wind and a little drizzle and set out.
When I got out of the car, the gusts of wind almost took the door right off the hinges. I told myself it would be good resistance training, and started my Garmin. By the time I hit the top of the bridge (literally 1/2 mile), the wind was blowing me into the median and the rain had started driving. Sideways. It was absolutely horizontal.
I quickly realized that it wasn’t stopping anytime soon, and that my being out wasn’t the safest choice, so I put my head down and returned to the car. Drenched. I had to wring out my socks before driving home. And after.
I was really defeated and disappointed, and it set a low tone for the day. Mr PugRunner told me he would leave a little later on Friday morning if I wanted to get out for another attempt, and I really appreciate his thoughtfulness.
That evening, the guys had cub scouts and I nursed a headache. I needed that couch time.
Friday – 5 miles running
Mr PugRunner left early for a weekend trip to visit with his dad and brother, so little man and I were on our own. I dropped him off at school and went to the beach for my redemption run.
This time, the weather cooperated beautifully. It was warm and sunny, but the cool breeze off the ocean helped keep it tolerable. I was really pleased to be able to get in five miles, with four bridge repeats, as well as another jaunt to the beach.
I also had a fun surprise in the mail: my Winter Runningland virtual medals from Run Rock ‘n’ Roll! They are gorgeous.
I had promised little man we would go to the outdoor mall after school so he could shop for a birthday present. Imagine my surprise when he put on a tie and suggested we go to Cooper’s Hawk for dinner. We had a lovely time, and it was really sweet for him to dress up for me.
Saturday – rest
Little man had a birthday party at a local trampoline venue. He’s at an age now where these parties are starting to be “drop off” but … I just wasn’t ready. I found a bench out of the way and chatted with a couple of his classmates’ moms (who also weren’t ready). He had a great time running around and getting generally worn out.
That night, we watched a movie at home and I introduced him to his first Shamrock Shake. I know it’s not the best thing, but I have one a year, and for some reason, he’s never had one at all.
He loved it.
Side note. This was the first ice cream I’ve had in two weeks. I know it sounds silly, but I am an ice cream addict. I would have some every night. And if we’re being really honest, I had way more than a suggested serving, and would add chocolate syrup, or nuts or sprinkles or anything else that sounded good. It was a pretty unhealthy, long-standing habit. About fourteen days ago, I finished the last carton, and didn’t replace it. Do I miss it? OMG yes. Will I buy it again? Sure will, but not for a little while.
Fourteen miles of running, but no cross training this week. That’s a little tough to swallow, but I’m hoping to get a grip on it in the upcoming days.
Congratulations to Melanie C for winning two entries to March To Get Screened 5K Run/Walk on Sunday! This is such a great cause, and it will be great to have you there! I will contact you to get your details!
If you are local and want to join in support of colon cancer awareness, there is still time to register.
How was your week in training?
What is your nutrition vice?
Mary Beth Jackson says
Dang that Florida rain! One minute you are fine and then as soon as you get 10 minutes from home it rains sideways! UGH! I am not a big ice cream eater but I do have a weakness for Tostitos chips- add salsa, guac, cheese – awww, heaven 🙂
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I could eat guacamole (homemade) for days.
I wish there was some way to video the conditions to really show what was going on! It was crazy!
I am an ice cream addict too. I have some every night but just a little.
I would not have run in those conditions either.
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I am sure I started out at just a little, but I let it get away from me. It’s so yummy, though. I prefer it to pretty much any sweet treat.
Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy says
Anything sweet, although oddly enough not so much ice cream. I mean I like it, but I’ll take a brownie over it any day.
I kind of find myself wanting some cookies at the moment but I know I don’t really need them.
Somehow I was a bit light on cross training last week too. At least I spent some time on the stationary bike today (in addition to other stuff) and started the day with some yoga/pilates/stretching. It’s gonna be a busy week; we’ll see how it goes!
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Brownies are delicious, too. But only fudgy ones.
I need to get back on my bike. I just don’t feel like I’ve been able too (too dark, too wet, too windy). I need to get a grip on the situation.
Good for you for not replacing the ice cream. I easily fall into those kinds of traps. I wouldn’t have run in that rain either.
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Evenings are a little more sad now, but I *think* maybe i’m not missing it anymore. I think.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
Going back and conquering the bridge-that feels amazing huh? Hope you have a great week
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Lisa @ Mile by Mile says
That beach run sounds so nice! Ive actually never had a Shamrock Shake. Its not something that has interested me, but who knows…maybe one year I’ll give it a try!
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I so love that you guys go to run club together! So sweet 🙂
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Shamrock shakes are the BOMB!! Wow! Crazy about the rainy run! Koodos to you for giving it a shot!
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Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says
Isn’t it so great to have a redemption run after a not-so-good one?
I am a huge ice cream addict. But I’m picky. My drug of choice is Ben and Jerry’s Karamel Sutra. If we don’t have it, I’m ok…
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Kimberly Hatting says
My craving is a hot chai latte’…..fortunately the ones I have (from K cups) aren’t that high in calories, but there is plenty of sugar in them. It’s been so cold this winter (with the exception of the past couple weeks), that some days I have drank three of them. March needs to be a rewind month for me…one chai a day. MAX.
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MCM Mama Runs says
My kids love Shamrock shakes. We don’t usually frequent McD’s, but during Shamrock season, we definitely hit there more often.
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Elaine @myRUNexperiment says
Wow it’s incredible that you tried to run through the heavy gusts of wind and rain.
My nutrition vice is cashew nuts – I can’t just can’t seem to eat the recommended portion.
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Katie Shepherd says
Great job on your mileage despite your running buddy being sick and oh the wind! It’s been windy here too. Hot then cold, then rain lol. I need to try that Shamrock shake!!
Kathryn @ Dancing to Running says
What a sweet little man to want to dress up and take his mama out to dinner. There’s no way that I could have turned down that sweet invitation!
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Hey it sounds like it wasn’t all bad you just had to run your make up run on the Beach! 🙂 🙂
How very special to get to go out with your little man!
I so love that yall are teaching him how to treat a lady so early on! Enjoy your week Jennifer!
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Right? The beach makes it all better.
I don’t think I can take the credit for his chivalry. He did that one all on his own.
HoHo Runs says
That Friday beach run sounds like a perfect way to end the week. I’ve never had a Shamrock Shake. I’m thinking I’m going to have to try one now… My favorite thing is frosted shortbread cookies. But, I won’t buy any. The harder I can make it to get one, the better. It’s so sweet your son dressed up for dinner! Thanks for linking, Jenn!