weekly wrap: 5.20.18 – 5.27.18

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 – 6 miles, running
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 5.2 miles, running, bridge repeats + 2 hours riding lesson
Thursday – rest
Friday – rest
Saturday – 5 miles, running + 6 miles cycling

So maybe it was a quieter week, as far as fitness. With the last day of school and Mr PugRunner going out of town, I wasn’t able to squeeze in quite as much exercise as I would have liked. Then again, breaks are a good thing, too.

Sunday –  rest

Our running/workout group had been planning a brunch, and the date had finally arrived! We had a super yummy meal, with lots of laughs. It was much needed and much deserved.

The rest of the afternoon was spent chilling at home. The weather wasn’t particularly pleasant, so we didn’t plan to do anything major. The kids started playing outside despite the drizzle and the next thing I knew, they had teamed up to wash the cars! It cost me $1 per child and the promise of ice cream, but I got one and half fairly clean vehicles out of the deal.

I love when they put their heads together and do something productive!

Monday – 6 miles, running

Knowing that harder rains were coming, it was critical for us to get in as many workouts as we could. Six miles, done.

Tuesday – rest

Tuesday was a fairly quiet day: no gym, no plans. I worked on some errands and tidying the house, but that was about it.

Wednesday – 5.2 miles, bridge repeats + 2 hour riding lesson

We made our way to Vilano Bridge at an obscenely early hour and did five passes.

For some reason, bridge work feels pretty good – sometimes easier than regular flat running. I like to think it means my endurance and stamina is improved.

Afterwards, I reported to the nearby barn for my first adult riding lesson. My trainer’s other lesson had canceled so she told me she was just going to work the both of us as long as she could. And, oh, how she worked us. I was a terribly sweaty mess by the time I dismounted and hosed off King. I loved every second of it.

Since Mr PugRunner was leaving the next day, we went out to dinner for a family last day of school celebration. It was a nice night, even though it was sad that 4th grade was coming to an end.

Thursday – rest

And here it was. The last day of school. Ugh. Little man had the most amazing year, and I was so sorry to see it all come to an end. He wasn’t too happy about it either (the kid loves school). At the beginning of the year, we were all so nervous about a new school, and now, all these months later, it felt like home.

I picked him up in the afternoon and we had a little block party with hot dogs, ice cream and good friends. It was just a really nice evening.

Friday – rest

S and I had planned to run but she woke up with a headache and I was fairly cozy, so we agreed to postpone until Saturday. We were going to see each other in just a few hours anyway.

For the first day of summer, we had a action packed plan! First up? Solo: A Star Wars Story. We hit the 9:30 AM show, and we absolutely loved it!

Afterwards, little man and I headed to a brand new beach to hang out with some of our Cub Scouts pack. The kids rode boogie boards and played all kinds of games.

The grownups got to chat and make plans for the summer and for the upcoming Scout year.

Around dinner time, we packed it up, and since we were on our own, we treated ourselves to dinner, followed by ice cream at Mayday, a brand new shop. We ordered a flight (six small scoops), so we could enjoy more of their fabulous flavors. Completely worth it. We will be returning. Often.

Saturday – 5 miles, running + 6 miles, cycling

S and I managed a sluggish five miles. I think I was just dehydrated and worn out from the sun and salt on Friday. Doesn’t matter. We got it done.

I wasn’t too worried about the lower miles, either. When I got home, I loaded up the bikes and we met one of our Scouts friends for a 6 mile bike ride, through a nearby neighborhood. We took a few breaks so the kids could play in the various parks and on this giant hill (hills are a novelty here, so they loved it).

And at the end of the ride, she took them on an actual trail (my road bike wasn’t interested in the dirt path), and little man hit all the bridges and ramps along the way.

The boys made big plans while they were riding, and after lunch at a local BBQ joint, I took little man’s friend home with us to spend the afternoon in the pool. They had a blast, and by the time his mom was ready to get him, Mr PugRunner had arrived home!

We spent the rest of the night enjoying family time.


I am excited for this summer. This is the first time we haven’t been incredibly scheduled and I’m looking to see what we can accomplish and how much fun we can have. There are a few races on the calendar (summer racing is no fun), and we have some cool experiences we want to pencil in.

I do have to remember to squeeze in cross training when I can, and that will be my big challenge in the months ahead, but I’ll get there.

How was your week in training?

Do you have any plans for the upcoming summer?

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25 Responses to weekly wrap: 5.20.18 – 5.27.18

  1. Jenny says:

    We are so exited for summer!

    That ice cream sounds amazing too.

  2. Bridge repeats sound tough! That ice cream looks delish 🙂
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  3. Coco says:

    LOL on the 1 1/2 clean-ish cars. 🙂 Congrats to your son on finishing a good school year. I assume riding is horse back riding? How fun!!!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      They couldn’t get the hose around to the other side of the second car, so… good enough, right? It was worth it.

      Yep! No pics of the horses, because I couldn’t selfie and focus, but I hope to get some clips soon!

  4. Angela says:

    What a fun week! That I e cream looks ohmazing! I saw the Solo movie as well – it was better than I expected! Happy Summer!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I really enjoyed it. It was such a bit of nostalgia for me. And I think the actors did a wonderful job recreating the icons of Han and Lando. I’m excited to see how this storyline continues.

  5. Wendy says:

    You had me at ice cream flight! What a great idea.

    Looks like a great kick-off to summer! We’re right behind you.

  6. Darlene says:

    That ice cream looks amazing.

    I’m looking forward to sunshine. Lots of running and boating on the weekend.

  7. Lucie Palka says:

    I love the idea of those bridge repeats! Our beaches in Ontario are still too cold for swimming, but I can’t wait!
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  8. I may be in the minority… but I need more riding details! What did you end up getting for boots?
    What a great week! So much fun, and I love that they kids decided to wash the cars! $1 a kid is a pretty good deal!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      LOL! I ended up with a pair of low pasture boots and half chaps. It was just more economical for my leg length and calf circumference. I wish I had darker breeches, but they said to get lighter ones. The lesson was great, even if I couldn’t walk for a few days afterwards. I imagine I will get used to it. To add insult to injury, the trainer told me I’m going to need some kind of ridiculous special saddle because of my ridiculous long legs. Oh, well. It wouldn’t be fun if it was easy.

  9. Gosh, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ice cream flight! Great concept! It’s really hard to believe summer is here and I will have no one to register for the next school year. Totally surreal….

  10. It sounds like you had a really nice week. I’m glad you had fun at your brunch! Your little guy is so darned cute!!!
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  11. HoHo Runs says:

    I’m glad it was a good school year! The summer will fly by before you know it. I think it’s a wonderful idea not to schedule too many things and just have a relaxed summer. The ice cream flight is a fantastic idea. Great job on the bridge repeats too! Thanks for linking.

  12. Renée says:

    Yay for brunch with your running/ workout group! Fun times! Also I think it’s great you have people to run with early in the morning, and bridges to boot! No way could I get anyone to run with me super early!

    Incredible that the school year is over. Does your son have lots of plans in store for the summer? Or is that what you meant about not being overly planned?

    Your beach day sounds really fun. I wish I lived so close to a beach! I used to and I moved inland to be with my love so I guess it was worth giving up *wink*.

    I’m not really training at the moment, so just trying to keep active really. Last week was good; didn’t do a whole lot but enough to make me feel good and fit! I do start my marathon training on the 11th of June so I’m prepping for that. I have a few races here and there and I’m sure I’ll get out on the bike a few times!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Most of us have such crazy days with work/volunteering and then after school activities and partners who have weird hours that early morning is really the only time we can make it work. It’s small group of us, but we are fairly dedicated.

      I have never not lived within an hour of the coast. I don’t know if I could handle inland. And lakes don’t count.

      Staying active is a good thing! I need to get on my bike some more.

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