weekly wrap: 4.29.18 – 5.5.18

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.

Here’s the week in numbers:

Sunday – rest
Monday – 5 miles, bridge work
Tuesday –rest
Wednesday – 5 miles, running
Thursday – HIIT session
Friday – 6 miles, running
Saturday – rest

Birthdays and camping and craziness, oh my!

Sunday – rest

Little man turned 10, officially! He and his buddy had a great sleepover. We took them out to breakfast and after dropping off his friend, I dug in to the final touches of the bedroom renovation. We went from a space theme to this!

The room and party were his big gifts, but he has been really interested in hockey lately, thanks to a really engaged PE teacher, so we got him a street hockey set.

After some playtime, we met my parents for a late lunch/early dinner at a hibachi restaurant, and then went back to their house for ice cream cake. He said it was the best birthday ever.

Monday – 5 miles, bridge work

S and I made it out to the big bridge and proceeded to score five miles (equal to about five passes of the bridge).

All I had the rest of the day was our final Cub Scouts Leader meeting for the year and before the campout.

Tuesday – rest

No one felt like getting up for yoga, so we stayed in bed. I was fine with that. It was a fairly easy day all the way around.

Wednesday –  5 miles, running

We rallied for a solid run.

Mr PugRunner and I sorted through the camping gear, and then I hit the stores for last minute things we would need for our weekend Scouting trip.

Thursday – HIIT Circuit, 45 minutes

This time, we made it to the gym, and did a nice arm circuit, which included pushups, oblique squats, chest flys, tricep kick backs and deadlifts.

I took Papa Bear to a morning screening of Avengers: Infinity War. He was desperate to see it and my mom isn’t into that kind of movie. Yay for breakfast popcorn.

Papa Bear graciously let me swing by Target to exchange a few things and pick up a pair of inline skates and pads for little man with his birthday money. He loves the hockey, but now he wants to skate.

Little man had Battle of the Books practice after school, and then he gave the new skates a whirl. We have some practicing to do.

Friday – 6 miles, running

I knew I wasn’t going to be able to run over the weekend, so off I went with A. It was a good run and I felt so much better having done it.

I met S at the school after breakfast so we could work on the Teacher Appreciation set up for next week. We stuffed bags, decorated the door and worked on next week’s to do list.

By noon, I was able to scoot out to have lunch and finish packing for our camping trip.

Little man got off the bus right on time, and we said goodbye to his bus driver of the last two years. Since he will be starting Safety Patrol training, there will be no more bus. We have loved Mr J and will miss him.

We grabbed snacks, loaded up the last minute things and hit the road.

The campsite was about an hour away, and after a little GPS related detour, we arrived. I was able to get the tent up fairly quickly (although two of the guys had to help me with the rain fly because I wasn’t tall enough to get it over).

It was a nice evening, with a spaghetti dinner, the kids all riding their bikes around and a campfire with s’mores.

Saturday – rest

We were up before the sun to help get the kitchen set up for breakfast. I took on filling the bucket at the dish washing station and helping with coffee.

The day was pretty booked with activities. First up, we went canoeing on the lake. Lucky me got to be monkey in the middle. I am much better with a kayak or SUP, and wanted to melt into the bottom of that canoe.

We got back to camp, and changed into long pants for horse back riding! My favorite!

Next up, lunch time!

Mr PugRunner arrived shortly afterwards. He had to cancel his flight to our niece’s graduation because of a bad sinus condition, but he was feeling ok to visit us for a few hours. And bring iced coffee.

Little man went kayaking, which he loves,

And then we returned to the campsite for the Raingutter Regatta. He won second place in his den!

The rest of the afternoon was spent hanging around the campsite, and helping get foil packets ready for dinner.

In the evening, two astronomy clubs came out with their telescopes for some sun and stargazing. Unfortunately, the clouds did not cooperate, so there wasn’t much to see, but we got the dates of the next Star Parties and will try again.

I was thrilled to call it a day after some more campfire time and a Cinco De Mayo piñata. This was a “primitive” campsite, which meant no electricity hookup and only an outdoor, cold water shower. Not my favorite thing, but the kids all had a blast and it was a great way to segue into my term as Assistant CubMaster!


So even though there wasn’t  lot of scheduled exercise, I was pretty busy with physical activity. Which totally counts. This weekend, I’m taking on a Mother’s Day 10K, and I’ll get in a little more horse riding, which is awesome. We will be quite busy with meetings and teacher appreciation stuff, but if I can do one thing, it’s fit in my workouts, so I’m not too worried.

How was your week in training?

Canoe or kayak?

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14 Responses to weekly wrap: 4.29.18 – 5.5.18

  1. Jenny says:

    I have only been canoeing once and it was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Looks like you’ve had a really fun week though!!

  2. Kim G says:

    Happy birthday to your little man! I love his new bedroom – you totally nailed it!
    Love your weekend adventures. Looks like the weather was gorgeous and a good time was had by all!
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  3. Happy birthday to your son! You all really do keep quite busy over there!
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  4. Such a fun weekend! Especially the ponies. I’m fully supportive of you retiring and riding ponies all day!

  5. Busy busy busy!! The new bedroom looks great 😉 Happy Birthday to the little dude!

  6. Happy birthday to your son! You did a great job with his room! The camping weekend looks like it was a lot of fun.
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  7. Angela says:

    I’m amazed at all you fit in! Looks like a great camping trip! And fitting in all that exercise!
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  8. Wendy says:

    Sounds like a fun week for all of you! I am with your son–kayaking is the way to go!

  9. Renée says:

    Your little guy looks truly happy! Glad he had such a memorable birthday! It’s also great that he is interested in so many different activities.

    Do you use bridges like hill work? I often run our bridges too but one time over is enough for me! But I can easily do 3 bridges combined in one mid-long run.

    What an amazing camping weekend! CHOCKFULL of activities!

    Canoe or Kayak? I’ve never been in either one. But I have a slight fear of open water. I did a dragon boat race once in very shallow water and was slightly petrified during practice! The day of the race we capsized within one minute, hahaha! End of my boating career methinks!

  10. Marcia says:

    Happy Birthday to your son! His room redo looks great! Looks like you celebrated with plenty of fun.
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  11. Andrea says:

    Wow what a great week for you guys! And packed full of fun for your son. Happy Birthday to S!

  12. Canoeing fo sure!
    What a busy and active week you all had!!!
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  13. HoHo Runs says:

    Our middle son always picks a hibachi restaurant for his birthday dinner! I love what you did with his room. He is growing up so quickly! The camping trip looks like a blast! But I can only imagine how much hard work is involved to pull off all of those activities. Kudos to you! Thanks for linking.

    • runswithpugs says:

      They do love hibachi!

      He loves his room, too. I can’t believe how grown up he is.

      You are definitely right – a lot of work does go into these events. We are lucky to have such a great leadership team to organize it all.

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