weekly wrap: 3.11.18 – 3.17.18

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.

Lots of traveling and things on the calendar over the past week. It’s a busy time of year for Mr PugRunner, which means that I hold down the fort a lot. We have a pretty good system worked out, but I’m definitely feeling it today.

Here’s the week in numbers:

  • Sunday- rest day
  • Monday – 7 miles, running + Total Body Challenge
  • Tuesday – Sunrise Power Hour, 5 miles running + Total Body Challenge
  • Wednesday – 6.2 miles running + Total Body Challenge
  • Thursday –  Total Body Challenge
  • Friday – 3 miles, running
  • Saturday – rest day

Sunday – rest

After a great night’s sleep, I was ready for brunch with some girlfriends. One of them was in town for the weekend, and I was so excited to get to see her. Plus, she had some truly amazing news to share, which made the day extra festive! Plus also, I got to indulge in this yummy Iced Nutella Coffee (that had some kind of delicious booze, a piece of candied bacon and a beignet in it).

We tidied and did work around the house, and then it was time to pick up the babysitter. Mr PugRunner had tickets to the Impractical Jokers and he was so excited for our night out. We had dinner plans with another couple, and while I wasn’t particularly thrilled about the show, I knew he was beyond stoked.

Dinner was great with good company, but he was a little disappointed in the show. I think it’s hard to translate a hidden camera prank show to a live-action comedy routine, but I was sorry he didn’t love it as much as he hoped.

Monday – 7 miles, running + 50 superman/:45 plank/50 pushups

After getting to bed around midnight, I did NOT want to go out for this run. Nope, nope, nope. Two of our group completely bailed and so M and I gutted it out. We pretty much tricked ourselves into the full seven miles. Hey. Whatever works.

Afterwards, I did my supermans and plank and pushups. It was incredibly invigorating.

That evening, I had a Cub Scouts leaders meeting that ended up lasting several hours. We covered a lot of ground for the upcoming promotions and crossovers and settled some things for summer. The next few months should be great.

Tuesday – Sunrise Power Hour Yoga + 10 burpees + 5 miles, running

I didn’t particularly love this particular yoga practice. We spent a lot of time in downward dog (I hate being upside down), and the vinyasas were almost too quick for me to comfortably settle into my positions. Some days are better than others, so I know the next class will be incredible.

My work shift flip flopped so I took advantage of the extra morning hours to get in some more miles. It was lonely but that was ok.

After work, I was pretty much grateful to get dinner and fall into bed. It was a long day that didn’t go especially well, and I was over it.

Wednesday – 6.2 miles, running + 10 superman/;45 plank/10 pushups

More running, even though the weather was just brutally humid and my legs were heavy. We did 6.2 miles and I completed more of my Total Body Workout.

Little man had a field day at school and Mr PugRunner was leaving for a conference, so it was going to be a busy day. Mr PugRunner went over to the school to spectate for a bit and then headed out. I collected little man from the bus stop, had him do his homework, and then took him to karate.

Mr PugRunner surprised us by ordering pizza to the house so I didn’t have to cook dinner, which was very appreciated.

Thursday – 20 burpees

Since I was on my own, I missed out on the gym, but still got in my 20 burpees.

I had lunch with my parents and then it was home to start packing and getting the pugs ready for their sitter.

When little man got home from school, he got his homework out of the way and finished up his whittling project before Scouts.

Our meeting was a successful one, as well. All the boys are on track to promote to Arrow of Light!

Friday – 3 miles, running + 20 superman/:45 plank/20 pushups

I was able to squeeze in a quick three miles before we had to get on the road.

The drive was fairly uneventful and we checked into Mr PugRunner’s room at the Marriott World Center fairly quickly. He took a break from the conference to come up and say hi, and then little man and I caught an Uber to Disney Springs.

We met up with Meghan and spent the evening at the AMC Dine-In Theater. We selected Black Panther – it was 3D, and I confess, 3D has changed a LOT since the last time I opted to watch a movie in that medium.

Oh, we also got to enjoy a full meal during the flick.

Saturday – rest

Since I hadn’t been sure about running facilities at the hotel, I had nothing on the schedule. We had breakfast with Mr PugRunner before he went into the conference hall, and then little man and I went out to explore.

We played mini golf at Fantasia Gardens near the Disney Boardwalk.

And then we had lunch at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ (his request) in Disney Springs.  He had promised to share chicken and donuts with me, but changed his mind last minute and so I ended up with a salad. Not quite as delicious, but good all the same.

Afterwards, we met Mr PugRunner back at the Boardwalk for a surrey bike ride. It was a lot harder than it looked, and we actually had to stop and push on the bigger bridge that crossed the lagoon. Oops.

After a quick nap, we headed out for our St. Patrick’s Day treat: dinner at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium.

I hadn’t been yet, and we were all very excited for the gourmet milkshakes.

I had no regrets.

It was a late night for all of us and I was excited to get some sleep.


I was able to get in the miles I wanted, even though it wasn’t quite the way I wanted it (my 11 mile long run got broken up into two runs earlier in the week). I also missed out on some gym time, which I wasn’t happy about.

We have two more weeks until the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and I am feeling in great shape for it. Remember, code PUGS18 saves you 15% on both distances.

Also, with summer coming, you can’t be too careful about your hydration. Check out the latest deal from Nuun and stock up your favorites!

How was your week in training?

Gourmet milkshakes, yay or nay?

Have you ever done a dine-in theater experience?


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29 Responses to weekly wrap: 3.11.18 – 3.17.18

  1. Rachel says:

    That Nutella drink sounds (and looks) AMAZING. Yum!!!
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  2. Kim G says:

    Awesome workouts this week!
    And that gourmet milkshake looks heavenly!

  3. Wendy says:

    Did you say milkshakes? That is the one thing I didn’t indulge in when I was down in Florida last week–I missed my ice cream! No regrets. Oh, ok, one I wish I was there longer!

    Have a great week!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Oh, I did. Ice cream is my favorite and I have been looking forward to one of these shakes since this particular restaurant opened.

      I’m sure it was tough to leave all the sunshine and go back north, but I know you’ll be back!

  4. Ummm, I need that Nutella coffee! 🙂 I’m struggling to run more than once a week lately with a 1 year old in the house – but I’m working on it.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Everyone needs that Nutella coffee.

      Honestly, I didn’t start running until little man was maybe 4 years old. He was a fairly easy kid who took naps and I imagine he would have been just fine and dandy in a jogging stroller, but it was definitely much easier as he got older. Now I can even leave him for short periods of time if I ened to get in a few miles, or even have him run or bike with me. Be gentle on yourself. It will all come together!

  5. Oh I say a big yay to gourmet milkshakes 😉 Another good week for you!
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  6. Chelsea says:

    That milkshake would totally go down with no guilt in my book! Looks delicious!!
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  7. You had a great week of running! I love how much family fun you always pack in
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    • runswithpugs says:

      We are very lucky to have some great opportunities and to live in a place where so much is available. Sometimes, I need to remember to dial it back just a tad but in the meantime, we are going to keep doing our best.

  8. Marcia says:

    That is one helluva blinged out coffee! You have kicked your running in to high gear. I predict a great race in Savannah!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Early confession time: I’m getting anxious about Savannah. I don’t know why. I missed last week’s 11 miler (although I made up the miles as best I could), and I am slightly freaked about this week’s 12 miler, especially because my allergies have me reeling. Not that I can’t do it. Those negative voices are just coming back to mess with me, and I have to get them to stop chattering at me. It’s the worst 🙁 Maybe I should get another blinged out coffee.

  9. We seldom ever go the the movies, so I have not taken part in the “dinner and movies” thing (actually IN the theater). It looks fun!

  10. Chrissy says:

    That iced nutella coffee and gourmet milkshake both look incredible! I can’t remember the last time I’ve had a coffee treat or milkshake treat so I’m pretty sure it’s time to have one this week! 😉

  11. I couldn’t really focus on much other than your beverages this week. You’ve certainly earned them with all of those workouts! I haven’t… and yet I really would like for them to get in my belly!
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  12. Esther says:

    That coffee!! Yum!
    Bummer the show wasn’t as great as y’all thought.
    Great job keeping up with the challenge. I am way behind lol
    I never regret a milkshake 🙂

  13. How fun that you all got to tag along during your hubby’s conference. Its always nice when the timing works out like that and you can make it into a little family getaway.
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  14. All I can focus on are that coffee and your milk shake!
    But seriously, it looks like you had a solid week of workouts!
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  15. HoHo Runs says:

    We’ve done the surrey ride at Boardwalk (and it definitely is not easy!) as well as played mini golf at Fantasia. It’s fun to do the “other” things at Disney. Your weeks sounds exhausting. I applaud you for getting in those workouts and runs! Thanks for linking.

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