weekly wrap: 9.16.18 – 9.22.18

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 – 1.6 mile hill workout + strength training
Tuesday – 5.5 miles, running, 1 mile treadmill running + strength training
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – rest
Friday – rest
Saturday – 6 miles, running + High Fitness aerobics class, 60 minutes

The theme of this week is “derailed.” There just no other way to say it, unfortunately. Ugh.

Sunday – rest

I was able to take a break on Sunday. We did the usual shopping and errands, and then little man had a birthday party. It was a drop off situation, and the mom actually let him stay another 90 minutes or so to play. We spent the evening watching the Jaguars beat the Patriots with our neighbors, and I felt like the week was off to an incredible start.

Monday – 1.6 mile hill workout + strength training

This was the week of our big school fundraiser run, so I was prepared for all kinds of insanity. I did some time in the gym, running hill intervals and working on my legs and glutes.

Otherwise, it was a perfectly quiet and ordinary Monday.

Tuesday – 5.5 miles, running + 1 mile treadmill +strength training

Had a fairly nice run, although it was a little shorter than I would have liked.

However, we had little man’s conference so Mr PugRunner and I both had to be at school bright and early. We had a great report and he is doing very well in 5th grade. His teachers agreed that he is an incredibly pleasant and helpful young man, which made us so happy to hear.

Afterwards, we were off on our separate ways: I went back to the gym to finish another mile of running and do some strength training. Mr PugRunner went to work.

Little man had his first day of after-school chorus, and I am very excited to see his holiday performance.

Wednesday – rest

I woke up at 2:30 AM feeling MISERABLE. My head, neck and lower back ached and I was alternately burning up then freezing. I was fairly convinced I had the flu. I tossed and turned four hours, just trying to get comfortable, and when the alarm finally went off, I told Mr PugRunner that I just couldn’t get myself together. He was quick to to take over.

And I spent most of the day in bed or on the couch. The feverish feeling left, but I was still pretty foggy. I think it was just exhaustion and a day of doing pretty much nothing was hugely helpful. I planned to get up early and get right back on track, but my running buddy and Mr PugRunner both told me I was making a bad choice and to just give myself a break.

Thursday – rest

We had a bit of an upset when Delilah woke up in the middle of the night with breathing issues. Bad breathing issues. Mr PugRunner had gotten her calmed down but she started up again and we agreed she needed immediate treatment, so off to the emergency vet they went.

It was a rough morning – as our youngest pug, we were absolutely not expecting issues with her, as we deal with Molly’s old age and Bentley’s ear and “seizure” episodes. After and IV, X-rays, bloodwork and some time spent in an oxygen crate, she was diagnosed with a collapsing trachea (common to the breed), but would need to be seen by our regular vet. Mr PugRunner made the transfer, and the two professionals worked as a team to find answers.

The X-rays turned up a slight chance of heart enlargement. She was scheduled for an ultrasound on Friday.

Mr PugRunner stayed home with her while I went off to handle my first den meeting of the year. We have several new scouts this year, so it will take a little bit to get in a groove again, but I’m excited.

Friday – rest

It was the day of our annual fundraising run! This is our school’s biggest money-maker and we had been working quite tirelessly to get it together. S and I arrived at 7:00 AM to  get the setup finalized, and by 8:50, we were ready to run.

Besides the heat, it was a wonderful day. Everything ran perfectly smoothly, and the kids had a blast. Mr PugRunner was among the volunteers helping, which was nice, and little man did an awesome job with his laps!

At some point, the bullhorn got handed over to me – I despise public speaking but an MC was needed, so I took over the job for several hours and tried to make the most of it.

I was so happy to get home, get a shower and get some food. We will still need to collect the remainder of our pledges, but so far it seems like it was a very successful fundraiser, so mission accomplished.

On a sidenote: Delilah’s ultrasound came back clear, but she did have to get an EKG. We are still waiting on those results. We are currently treating for a bladder infection and have moved her to a special diet to lose weight. The trachea is what it is. Hopefully that will be the end of it. She’s over it.

Saturday – 6 miles, running + high fitness aerobics class

I wasn’t planning on running, but when I woke up, I really felt the need to stretch my legs, so I went out for six miles. And made a new friend.

Afterwards, I met my friend L at her community fitness center. She had invited me to take part in a High Fitness aerobics class. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but whew. What fun! It was great music, high energy, and felt great. The calorie burn was absolutely insane, and it didn’t even feel like an hour went by. I loved the instructor and would love to take more classes.

The rest of the day was spent just chilling out and watching NCAA football. I didn’t have the energy for much else and it was good to have a break.


I did hate that I was knocked on my butt this week. It’s so hard to mentally come back from sickness and exhaustion, and I struggled with telling myself it was ok. I felt like I had been working so hard to be so consistent and then it all went out the window. That being said, I desperately needed a few days of nothing (and quite frankly, with all the running around I did on Friday, it was probably just as effective as an actual workout, so I didn’t miss all that much). Onward and upward is going to be my motto to get me through the rest of this month!

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28 Responses to weekly wrap: 9.16.18 – 9.22.18

  1. I’m sorry you had a tough week! Hopefully whatever you were dealing with is completely passed you now. Hope your pup is feeling better soon too!

  2. Kim G says:

    Oh man, what a crazy week for you. I’m so sorry you had to deal with not feeling well and doggie issues 🙁

  3. you may have gotten temporarily derailed but you sure bounced back well. Hope you are feeling better this week. Did you get the flu shot?

    • runswithpugs says:

      Fortunately, it wasn’t the flu at all, but no, I haven’t gotten the shot. Our flu season tends to come a little later so I kind of like to see how effective the current batch seems before we subject ourselves.

  4. Wendy says:

    Sounds like a tough week! You do so much that maybe you just needed some downtime. Glad that Delilah is ok.

  5. As active as you are, a few days “on your butt” (your words LOL) are not gonna set you back at all. You may have been due for some rest… 😉

  6. Coco says:

    I’m glad your illness was short-lived. So sorry about your pup! Hopefully she’ll be ok too. It’s great that the run went so well—doesn’t seem fair to call that a rest day.
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  7. Glad you got back to feeling better quickly! It’s definitely frustrating, but sometimes our bodies let us know when we’re overdoing things.
    Hope everything will be ok with Delilah, poor girl!

  8. I hope you and your sweet pup are doing much better and having a better week this week!

  9. I hope you and your pup are doing better. It’s always so stressful when one of our fur babies are sick!! Good job getting in so much running despite the busy week!!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Thank you. Between all three of them, it’s been a tough time. I think we are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel – they are thinking maybe a thyroid issue for Delilah, so we will see how the bloodwork goes.

  10. Sorry to hear about your rough week. Despite our best efforts, there’s sometimes no way to avoid weeks like yours last week. Hopefully this week is a better week for you and your family!
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  11. Courtney says:

    So how did the EKG turn out? I hope everything is ok!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      They determined that she is borderline on hypothyroidism, however, they don’t want to medicate her at this time. They are concerned about the effect it might have on her heart rate, so we are going to see what her diet does. So far, she is responding well, other than the fact that she thinks she is starving.

  12. Farrah says:

    Sounds like a really rough week! I really hope you and your dog feel better soon! :[

  13. HoHo Runs says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your youngest pug. I hope she is doing OK. You always have so much on your weekly calendar! It’s OK to take some time for yourself — you deserve it! I’m glad the fundraiser run went well. Did you have a good turnout for a Friday morning? Thanks for linking!

  14. So sorry it was such a rough week for you, especially since you started off on such a high note. Hopefully those forced rest days will help you have a better week this coming week. Glad your little pug is doing okay!

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