weekly wrap: 12.17.17 – 12.23.17

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


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It looks like this will be the last weekly wrap of the year. Today marks the last Monday of 2017, and we will be moving on to the next so very soon. Obviously, I’ll catch you up on all the holiday fun, but for now, let’s take a look at the last week.

Sunday – rest

We had one big plan for Sunday: our first family trip to see The Nutcracker. Growing up near NYC, going to the ballet was a more regular occurrence for me, and The Nutcracker was a holiday tradition, but it’s just not something we have done in Florida. We have a local company who works with the dancers in our local school, including one of little man’s friends. He had asked to go see her last year, and it didn’t work out, so we made it happen this year.

He enjoyed the show, Mr PugRunner appreciated the show, and little man’s friend was awesome in both her roles. Her mom invited us to join them for a late lunch/early dinner after the curtain fell, so it was just a bonus to an already wonderful day.

As an added bonus, since little man was so into the performance, I think it’s time to start taking him to more live theater.

Monday – rest

Nothing special on Monday. I had work, little man had karate and that was that.

Tuesday – 7 miles, running

Our run was pretty fabulous – in fact, I didn’t even realize we had gone seven miles. Those are really the best kind.

Mr PugRunner and I had talked about going into the historic downtown after little man got home from school for a Christmas caroling trolley ride, but we were both fairly tired and we had several late nights planned for the upcoming week. Instead, we opted for Christmas movies and pjs. Oh, and finishing the Christmas tree! Finally!

Wednesday – rest

Little man had winter centers at school and was super excited because his dad went in to volunteer while I was at work. They did lots of fun crafts and apparently had tons of great snacks.

He did great at his last karate class of the year, and I used that time to wrap gifts and start cookie dough.

Thursday – 6.6 miles, running

This was the worst run I had in a while. The company was great, but it was muggy and humid and in the 70s. Boo.

It was also the very last day of school! Wheeee! Little man had a pajama day and pizza party. They watched movies and all that jazz.

After school, we had some friends over for cookie decorating and a spaghetti dinner. I made some cookies in advance,

and then left the rest to the kiddos.

It was such a lovely night.

Friday – rest

I had a few last minute gifts to snag, so I took care of that while the boys braved the grocery store. I was also really craving BBQ, so we went to 4Rivers for lunch. Yum.

After a nap, I had to get cooking: we had been invited to an Iron Chef Christmas party, and we were responsible for a side dish made with heavy whipping cream and something green. Mr PugRunner wanted an alfredo dish, so I paired the sauce with zoodles and baked the whole thing with buttered crumbs.

We ate and drank our fill. There were literally tons of yummy dishes and I was stuffed.

We were just about to leave, when our host announced the winners of the contests for most creative dish and tastiest dish. I about fell off my chair when I won tastiest! I mean, zoodles are good, but I was stunned that they held up in the face of baked chèvre with honey and pistachios, shrimp with pepper chutney and beer cheese dip with bacon. There wasn’t a zoodle left in the pan, though, so it must have been a hit!

That trophy glass is supposed to hold an entire bottle of wine. Challenge accepted!

Saturday – rest

Normally, Saturday would be a run day, but a friend had planned a Christmas Eve Group Run for Sunday, so I took the day off.

The boys had some plans to go shopping, so I set to work on cleaning the house, wrapping the rest of the presents and starting the dough for homemade cinnamon rolls. We really didn’t leave the house other than that, and I was just fine with chilling out.


And that was that. Not huge mileage, but I’m not dropping down either. I will bounce into 2018 at over 800 miles, which is a huge feat for me and make me feel like I may even be able to reach the elusive 1000 next year.

How was your week in training?

How was your last Monday of 2017?

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4 Responses to weekly wrap: 12.17.17 – 12.23.17

  1. Darlene says:

    Happy Holidays to yo and your family. As usual, you had a busy week. Those cookies look amazing! We have lots of snow and cold temps are coming. Not promising for winter running. Jealous of the warm & humid temps.
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  2. Your friends sound awesome. I’ve never heard of an Iron Chef party, but that’s an awesome idea. Love the trophy too. You’ll have to report back if it actually holds a full bottle…
    Nice work still getting a lot of miles in! I’m heading down to FL tomorrow, and hoping to get back on the wagon. There’ve been a LOT of cookies in my recent past…
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  3. Wow, I hope you enjoyed a lot at that week. That cookies looks so tasty, fantastic job dear. The way you enjoyed your week was great with equal maintanance of your running rest and enjoying with family.
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  4. Rhev says:

    Loved The Nutcracker, too! Glad that your kids liked it, too. It’s good to share holiday traditions you grew up with especially to your own kids.

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