weekly wrap: 5.14 – 5.20

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!

All good things must come to an end, and so does our jetsetting adventure, at least for a little while.

Sunday – rest

Mother’s Day! Because we had been doing so much and I had been so spoiled, I felt bad asking for anything or scheduling anything specific, so I left it up to the rest of the family. We opted for a pretty low-key day.

After a nice breakfast of donuts and bagels, with some beautiful cards and flowers, we went to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

It was amazing, although perhaps a little too intense for little man.

After that, we met my parents for dinner at a local seafood place, and then went back to our place for ice cream cake.

Monday – rest

Time to get back to real life. Womp womp. It was really hard to walk back into work that Monday and not into the nearest city bagel shop, but the good times can’t last forever.

That night, Mr PugRunner handled karate duties so I could attend some administrative and PTA meetings for little man’s new school. It’s a really bittersweet adventure – I don’t tend to get too emotional about change, but this one is hitting us all hard. Due to zoning, we don’t have much choice in the matter, so it is what it is and we are just going to make the best of it and do everything we can to make it awesome.

Tuesday – 4.5 miles running

I met S for some bridge repeats.

The morning was humid and we were both hating it. I’m glad we did it, but I had a hard time getting my body temperature under control all day. It’s just a reminder to hydrate well and watch my salt intake.

We had our last triathlon club practice that afternoon. We worked on transition and doing a mock run through of the whole thing. It was so cute seeing how far the kids have come over the last few weeks, and I can’t wait to see them in action on the big day.

Wednesday – rest

Wednesdays are turning out to be my quietest day of the week. I’m ok with that.

Thursday –  3.5 miles running, 100 yards swimming, 3 miles cycling

I was feeling a little unmotivated, so I went for a quick, 3.5 mile run. Halfway through, Mr PugRunner texted me to let me know that we had to bring Bentley in to the vet. He’s had some funk going on his ears (but he’s very sensitive to people touching him so it’s been difficult to really assess).

It seems that he had a bit of an ear infection, so he got treatment and medication, and I think we are in good shape. As a reward for behaving so nicely, he got some chicken nuggets.

After school, I brought little man to the pool, were we practiced swimming laps and biking. It was a lovely afternoon together, and I was happy to see him take to the water pretty well after a whole winter out of the pool.

Friday – 275 yards swimming

Yay for lazy-ish Fridays. My big goal for the day was to purchase a bike rack for the car. I’d like to be able to go for couple or family rides in other locations, and there’s just no way for us to transport our bikes at this point. I was successful.

I also purchased a QALO ring. I had been looking at them for a while, but they had a display in the sporting goods store and I decided to go for it. My fingers swell so badly when I run, so the idea of having a silicon ring to wear for races or when I travel on runcations was very appealing. It’s a great solution.

Oh, and there was more time in the pool. Little man did 100 yards, while I went a bit farther. My goggles have been leaking, so it slowed me down just a bit.

Saturday – 4 miles running, 400 yards swimming

Since Mr PugRunner was sleeping, I convinced little man to run a mile with me before continuing on for another three. It was fun to spend that time together, and we had a nice chat while we ran.

After breakfast, we headed over to the pool, and got in some more laps between rain storms.

The rest of the day was spent hanging with friends and just enjoying the beautiful, breezy weather. All the fresh air really did me in, though. I was ready for bed at around 8:30.


Well, that seems much less exciting than the last few weeks. The heat, humidity and drought conditions have made it hard to get outside, but at least the pool is there, and we can get a little breeze on the bikes.

This is the last week of school for the year, so we will be caught up with all the festivities and fun that go along with that. It’s been a wonderful year of 3rd grade, and we will be sorry to say goodbye.

How was your week in training?

How is the weather treating you?

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18 Responses to weekly wrap: 5.14 – 5.20

  1. I cant believe the school year is ending already in so many places! Schools here go until mid-June. It’s always tough getting back into the swing of things after being away. You did great with getting in your workouts!

  2. Kimberly G says:

    It’s so hard to get back on schedule after time away, but you did a great job!
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  3. The weather in Iowa has been nasty the past 5-6 days, but it appears to be turning around now. WHEW! I want my spring back LOL
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  4. It sure is hard going back to work after a great weekend. Today is Victoria day in Canada (holifay) so going back to work tomorrow isn’t something I am looking forward to. I have a few Qalo rings and love them!
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  5. Coco says:

    Sounds like a great week! We saw Guardians this weekend and we all were tearing up at the end.

  6. Glad you had a great week! Keep up the hard work

  7. I’ve seen a few people post about those rings. I cannot even get my real wedding rings off of my finger lol
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  8. Marcia says:

    Happy end of school year! My high schooler has 3 finals and Thursday is her last day. My 5th grader goes until June 6. Bentley is adorable! Hope he’s ok! Go you in the pool!
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  9. Love my Qalo ring and my husband wears one every day because of his work! Bentley is too cute. That’s the same name as my sister’s Bulldog! Hope his ears are better! Great week of training even after a couple of rest days!

    • runswithpugs says:

      With his lip curl, he would have made a better “Elvis”, but that’s the name he came with and we didn’t want to change it. He’s doing much better.

      The Qalo rings are great!

  10. All I can say is it is just hot! I hope the dog is better and your son is enjoying the last bit of school! Enjoy your new routine of no vacation, it’s a tough one! 🙂
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Soon hot.

      Bentley is doing MUCH better. Hopefully his ears show clear when he has his follow up.

      I only work PT and we have summer vacation now, but it’s not the same as enjoying NYC!

  11. Darlene says:

    I am always amazed on how busy you are. Congrats on fitting it all in and getting back to a routine after your NYC extravaganza.
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  12. Clarinda says:

    Bentley is such a cutie! Hope his ears are doing better. I’m impressed with all the swimming you got in with Little Man. 🙂
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  13. Stacie says:

    You sure fit a lot of exercise in this week! So nice to have Little Man joining you for much of it.
    Hope your pup is feeling better!
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  14. Congrats on a great week of training! It’s starting to warm up here in North Carolina, too. I love summer but I don’t do well with exercise in the heat, so I like my sunrise workouts this time of year especially.

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