weekly wrap: 8.27.17 – 9.2.17

Happy Monday!  It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin, with guest host Pretty Lil Mudder!

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!

The week leading up to a holiday weekend is always fun. There’s plenty of anticipation, and excitement to get everything done so we can kick back and relax. Of course, that means squeezing in a lot, but as always, we work hard to get it done.

Sunday – rest

My parents invited us over for a delicious Italian lunch. We hadn’t been able to visit in quite a while, so we were glad to have the chance.

Monday – rest

Little man had school pictures so we got him dressed nicely and off to school.

It was a bit of a rushing around day – after little man got off the bus, I had to take him directly to karate, and then leave to help set up for our Cub Scout Round Up. This is an event where current scouts invite their friends who might have an interest in scouts, and introduce them to some of the fun activities we do. There were several stations set up with different activities, some of the leaders grilled burgers and hot dogs, and there was even in-ground cobbler so everyone could get a taste of campground cooking. We had a great turnout, and as a result, lots of new scouts signed up for this year.

Tuesday – 5 miles, running

Even though I was up late, there were miles to be run. I couldn’t get my watch to cooperate so I had a few false starts, but I got in five all the same.

Mr PugRunner was home late from work, but we had a chill evening, regardless.

Wednesday – rest

Little man took a pretty nasty tumble off his skateboard: his goal has been to skate down our driveway, but there is a significant bump. He finally worked up the courage to try, and down he went. Nothing was broken, but he did scrape up his knee, and came down hard on his arm and helmet (one day, he will thank me for being such a stickler about him wearing it).

We skipped karate in lieu of cuddling on the couch. No regrets.

Thursday – 5 miles, running

Somehow, I totally lost track of my miles, even with my watch, and almost ran six. Thank goodness for S who set me straight! The humidity was just unreal, but it felt good to get it done.

Props to me for getting little man back on his skateboard for our trip to the bus stop. He was still a little sore, but I am a big believer in getting right back up on the proverbial horse and he fell right back into the swing of things.

I did some work at the school in preparation for that evening, where I was scheduled to help for the Open House for grades Kindergarten through two. Everything went great, but for a huge lightning storm that rolled through. We lost power in the school, the lights were flickering and we had to wait out the torrential downpour. Ugh.

Fortunately, by the time we were ready to leave, everything had cleared up. Three of us went out for a late dinner to discuss the next few months of upcoming events.

Friday – rest

Fridays can be pretty uneventful. Usually I reserve them for cleaning the house, complete with changing sheets, mopping and washing the pugs’ bedding. So very exciting, right? But  I do  really welcome some downtime, too, so it ended up being a nice day.

That evening, we went out to dinner and to the local college’s women’s volleyball game. One of our friends is the coach and county residents get free admission, so we took full advantage. I have never gone to any kind of volleyball game, and I admit, it was kind of fun. Those women are powerful and it was exciting to see them in action.

Saturday – 8 miles, running

Much as I hated to drag myself out of bed, these miles had to be run. S agreed to go with me, but I squeezed in a few before I met up with her. It worked out perfectly and I felt fairly good when it was all over.

Since it was a long weekend, little man was going to spend the next few days with his grandparents, and they took both him and me out to breakfast before they left for their adventures.

And then, it was into comfy clothes to watch the Miami Hurricanes defeat Bethune-Cookman is their first game of the college football season. I napped, and we snacked throughout the rest of the day. All in all, it was a great day.


I was very pleased to have reached 70 miles for the month of August. While my focus has not been on getting faster (because in summer that’s fairly impossible), I am happy to be getting through each distance milestone towards my November half marathon goals.

This week, I will take on a Labor Day 5K, a few more meetings, including my first Cub Scouts Den Meeting as a leader, and we will keep an eye on Hurricane Irma to see what she will do over the next week. I am hopeful that her track will take her back out to sea, but it never hurts to be cautious and prepared.

How was your week in training?

Did you catch up on college football this week?

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15 Responses to weekly wrap: 8.27.17 – 9.2.17

  1. Rachel says:

    Sounds like a good week! Great job!
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  2. I love college football! (that’s really all we have in Iowa LOL) My Iowa Hawks were victorious (but, in all fairness, most of their pre-season games are easy victories). About volleyball…I played it in high school, so I really enjoy seeing it on the collegiate level. Those gals are so fierce! It’s way more fast-paced than what I played 😉
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  3. Kimberly G says:

    Looks like a great week. You were able to get in some great workouts even though you were so busy last week!

    I am happy that college football is back. I always route for my alma mater, Penn State!
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  4. That first week of school schedules is always rough going! Hope your 5K was fun today
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Asian Slaw with Crunchy Noodles and OrangesMy Profile

  5. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home says:

    Glad your little guy was ok after his tumble and good on your for making him wear the helmet! I hope this week goes well for you.
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  6. Aww sorry your little man took a tumble – glad you were able to get him back on the skateboard. Hope your 5K was fun!
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  7. What a nice week and good for you for the end-of-the-week longer run!

  8. Coco says:

    Yay on the successful scouting event, but boo to the power failure at school! You are right to encourage your son to get back to his skateboard – otherwise you do build up an out-sized fear. Hope you settle in to your busy school schedule this week!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It was so freaky. All the fire doors closed, the lights were flickering (they are motion sensor so they were going nuts), and the lightning was just out of control. Fortunately, it subsided, but we were left with a huge leak/flooding situation.

  9. Great week! And great job getting your boy back on the skateboard. Hope your 5k race this past weekend went well.
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  10. I agree, if you fall or face a challenge its better to get right back up and at it instead of waiting. I wish more parents would have that mindset and instill it in their children.
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  11. You guys are so busy! But you always seem to have a ton of fun along the way. Awesome job with all the miles this month! I’m still working on getting out there regularly, but it’s getting better!
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  12. Toni says:

    Sounds like a great week. I love that little man got back in his skateboard quickly, we all fall it’s the getting back up that’s a challenge.
    Toni recently posted…2017 Cocoa Beach Half Marathon Training Recap Week 7My Profile

  13. Seems like you had an awesome week, Jenn! Keep up the great work and keep inspiring!

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