weekly wrap: 2.4.17 – 2.10.17

Happy Monday!  It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and Taking The Long Way Home!

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!

I was really dragging this week. I don’t know if it was the bizarre weather fluctuations, the humidity, the return of the pollen or what. There were a lot of earlier than usual bedtimes, and a lot more convincing myself to get out of bed in the morning. I also bumped up my vitamins and I’m trying to be good about my water intake. We all know it’s not my favorite.


  • Saturday – Daytona Beach Half Marathon, 13.1 miles running
  • Monday – Post Super Bowl HIIT workout
  • Tuesday – 6.2 miles
  • Wednesday – HIIT workout
  • Thursday – 7 miles
  • Friday – rest
  • Saturday – 26.2 with DONNA 10K

Sunday – Daytona Beach Half Marathon, 13.1 miles running

I was really excited to head out to the Daytona Beach Half Marathon, and I can’t wait to recap the whole thing for you. Last year, the boys and I had run the Lap the Track 5K on the actual Daytona International Speedway Racetrack, but this time, my friend J and I went for the entire distance.

The spoiler is that it was one of the best events in which I’ve ever participated and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Mr PugRunner and little man drove down to see us finish, and it was nice to see them as we made our way to the finish line.

Afterwards, it was lunch and then home. I was so ready for a shower and a nap and Mr PugRunner went to the grocery store for the Super Bowl festivities.

We were invited to a neighbor’s house, and I was glad for that. I asked our hosts for a list of things I could pick up – I just was not cooking anything after 13.1 miles – and was thrilled to grab all the chips and dips and juice boxes and beer.

Monday – 60 minutes, HIIT session

I did end up watching until the end of the game, and I paid for it dearly, when the alarm went off. Blah. We did a fun, Super Bowl based workout with different moves for each letter of EAGLES, repeated four times, with some bike in between.

Monday’s routine never really wavers. Work, school and karate. Mr PugRunner was having serious computer issues at work, so he didn’t get home until late. I hate that for him, but these things happen and we just have to push through it.

Tuesday – 6.2 miles running

Three of our four showed up for our morning run. I don’t really blame everyone – it was cold again. I am really frustrated with the weather swings, and I imagine it didn’t help my general feeling of exhaustion this week. Regardless, we got in our scheduled miles.

Wednesday – 60 minutes, HIIT session

I do love the middle of our weeks. It means that I’ve got some time off coming, and lots of fun with the family. We got through our morning workout

and I was really looking forward to a night out with some friends, but it was a tough night on the parenting front and my plans quickly took a backseat to navigating the situation.

Thursday – 7 miles, running

My run on Thursday morning was hugely cathartic, even if it was humid and hot. Gross. We’ve gone from tanks and shorts to half zips and capris back to tanks and shorts in four days. No, thank you.

We had a PTA meeting for an upcoming school carnival, so that took up the bulk of my morning.

In the evening, we met our Scouts Den at the local firehouse. We had scheduled a tour and Q&A with first responders for another Webelos adventure, and it was a really informative and fun night.

Friday – rest

Finally! A day of rest! I could have stayed in bed all morning, but my day was packed. First up, it was off to the 26.2 with DONNA Expo to pick up my packets for the 10K and relay races this weekend. I met up with our relay captain L while I was there.

And then I had to hightail it to little man’s school for his Honor Roll ceremony! Fourth grade has been tough, but he’s worked hard and made honor roll both quarters so far. We are doing our best to keep him on track and we are all proud of the job he is doing.

Mr PugRunner grilled us steaks for dinner and then bedtime for me!

Saturday – DONNA 10K, 6.2 miles running

I started the weekend with the DONNA 10K. While it wasn’t a PR, it was the hardest I’ve run since my hip injury and my overall time reflected that. I was really proud of myself for pushing the limits.

Afterwards, I met up with my fellow St. Augustine Moms Blog contributor, who was running the 5K. I was so glad to see her out and sorry I couldn’t stay to cheer her on! She did great, though!

The rest of the day was pretty chill. We all hung out (I blogged, Mr PugRunner napped and little man played with his buddies), and then the boys went out to watch our new minor league hockey team, while I chilled at home and rested my legs.

Me? My alarm was set for 3:55, so I had to turn in.


I am planning on an early rest day, just because I need the break. I love the hustle and bustle, but I also need a little bit of time to recharge in peace and quiet, and that’s where I’m currently at.

That being said, I am very grateful to have an outlet like running. There are a few things weighing heavily on me right now, and those workout sessions are giving me time to decompress, think and refocus.

How was your week in training?

Do you need time and space to recharge or are you always raring to go?


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18 Responses to weekly wrap: 2.4.17 – 2.10.17

  1. Your son is too cute, congrats on his honour roll! I definitely need time to recharge

  2. Our weather has been nuts this past week…snow, snow, oh…and more snow! Now I hear it’s supposed to be in the 30’3-40 from Wednesday on, which means there is a lot of muck and mud in our foreseeable future…
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  3. Wow you did 2 big races in a week! Congrats look forward to reading all about them.
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  4. You had a busy week!! I’ve been eyeing your shorts and tank weather with envy

  5. Kim G says:

    OMG your photo from the Daytona Half Marathon – awesome!! That’s a race I would like to do.

    You definitely had a busy week – great job getting in your workouts!
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  6. Wendy says:

    I’d love to do that Daytona race! Holly told me that there used to be one at Talladega too!

    Looks like a great week for you!
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  7. This weather has been all over the place! I was feeling very low energy this past week/weekend too and couldn’t get myself on the treadmill. I DID get to sit on my horse Saturday though, so that was something!
    Hope you’re feeling recharged and ready to go this week!
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  8. Marcia says:

    What a busy week! The Daytona Half sounds a lot like the Indy one. So much fun to run on the track! Congrats to your little man.
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  9. Coco says:

    Congrats to your son. I’m sure it’s rewarding for all of you to see his hard work pay off. I’m jealous of all your runs. I’m getting FOMO!
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  10. Running on the speedway sounds like it was an incredible experience. I can’t wait to read the full recap!

  11. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Wow! That is quite a week!! Congratulations on the 2 big races, look forward to reading about them!!

  12. Elaine says:

    What a busy week for you! I definitely need down time to rejuvenate otherwise my body rebels.

  13. Karen Bayne says:

    What a big week!! Congrats on the races 🙂 I would love to do Daytona…I have put this on my list 🙂 I want to hear about it.

  14. Jessica says:

    A 3:55 alarm? And I thought I got up early!
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  15. Congratulations on your half marathon and the Donna 10k! I just heard about that race and need to put it on my list! I’m thankful for running too. It sure helps me clear my mind when I am feeling stressed! So glad I have that as an outlet.

  16. HoHo Runs says:

    I know running at Daytona was so cool! I’ve run a half on the Talledega race track and I loved it. They stopped having it though. 🙁 Great job with the 10k too. I hope you can find clarity this week with the things that are weighing on you mind. Thanks for linking!

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