weekly wrap: saying goodbye to 2018

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.

And here we are at New Year’s Eve.

Sunday – rest

Obviously, the Sunday after a raced calls for a rest day, and I took full advantage, even sleeping in a bit. Yay for extra sleep.

We had a really nice afternoon with a large group of friends. There was delicious food, and a white elephant gift exchange and the kids even got to spend some time in the pool (because kids never seem to feel the cold). It was a great way to start the holiday celebrations.

Monday – 6 miles, running

The temperatures had dropped again, so my Christmas Eve run was a bit chillier than I would have liked, but I got six miles done with S, anyway.

Christmas Eve is always a busy day. My parents came over for our traditional Chinese food buffet and helped with some last minute holiday details.

When they went home, we worked on wrapping presents, watching movies and getting little man off to bed. Tomorrow would be a busy day.

Tuesday – rest

Of course, everyone was up bright and early on Christmas morning. How can you hold back the excitement?

Little man opened his stocking, while I worked on finishing up breakfast: sausage balls and a croissant breakfast ring.

And then we just chilled with the gifts under the trees. There were some truly incredible surprises and I think everyone was so thrilled. The last gift little man received was all the supplies for his soon-to-be-born hedgehog! He had to unwrap all the bits and put the figurative pieces together. He cannot wait for the critter to arrive (we are on the waitlist for one of the next litters!)

My parents came back over and we spent the rest of the day visiting and nomming on yummy things. Everyone wanted snacks, so we ordered nuggets from Chick-Fil-A, a charcuterie platter from Chop Shop St. Augustine and then we had ham and swiss sliders, chips and dips.

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday – 4 miles, running 

I was definitely too tired for the early morning alarm, but I did manage to get in four miles mid-morning.

I was getting closer and closer to my goal.

Wednesday was Christmas recovery day. It was lovely to just hang at home and enjoy the lights on the tree and each other.

Thursday – 6 miles, running

These six miles put me at 996 for the year! So very close to my 1000 mile goal! Eek!

I also got to try out the new Bombas running socks the boys had given me for Christmas.

They were very thin and very light – perhaps not as tight as I am used to with other brands, but overall a great feel.

I worked a bit on tidying the house, because we had a big family date to the Jacksonville Icemen that night. We all love hockey and had great tickets to the Thursday night game.

We started the evening with dinner at the Intuition Aleworks, where we shared a burger and split all the appetizers.

And then it was off to the area. We had incredible seats. Little man was able to go down to the ice during the pre-game practice and one of the players flipped him a puck!

The Icemen lost but it was fun to be out.

Friday – rest

Friday was a pretty gross day. The weather was foggy and rainy and everything was just blah. Little man had his own plans and we were supposed to go out to dinner to celebrate Mr PugRunner’s upcoming birthday.

I had made reservations at the Cowford Chophouse, and it absolutely lived up to expectation. We enjoyed seared tuna, a wagyu filet, salmon, beautiful asparagus, and dessert.

Saturday – 5.5 miles, running

It was absolutely terrible dragging myself out of bed Saturday morning. I was sluggish from a late dinner and a couple of glasses of wine, but there was no way I was missing out on hitting my 1,000 mile goal!

S met me and we just hit the road. At the four mile mark, we stopped for a quick photo, but we continued for another 1.5 miles. Just for good measure.

It felt amazing to reach (and exceed) this goal! S wants to go for 1,019 in 2019 and I’m all for it!

When I got home and Mr PugRunner found out I had hit the goal, he presented me with this beautiful custom necklace from The Run Home.

And then we celebrated with Mini Bar Donuts and mimosas. I really wanted this special edition with the champagne buttercream and prosecco gummy bear.

Mischief managed!

 

And now, here we are at New Year’s Eve. I can’t believe it’s here again and I feel utterly unprepared, due to some unexpected things that cropped up over the rest of the weekend. That being said, we are just going to power through and enjoy each other.

I’m going to post my 2019 goals tomorrow – I plan to hit the New Year running, literally. Also, keep an eye out for a new Accountability piece I’m working on in collaboration with some other fabulous bloggers. It’s always great when others have your back so you can reach your goals.

How was your week in review?

Have you hit all your goals for 2018?

 

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22 Responses to weekly wrap: saying goodbye to 2018

  1. Renée says:

    I’m so jealous that you are running in tank tops! Not fair! And kids in the pool? That’s nuts! Looks like you had quite a week with loads of extremely yummy food! And little man is getting a hedgehog!!!!! Love!

    I did pretty well on my goals this year but there is room for improvement – I’m plannng new goals in my head already for weeks and just about ready to reveal them!

    It’s been great following along this year Jenn; looking forward to seeing how the new year turns out for you xx
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It was ridiculous! I hated the bitter cold but could totally use some chillier days!

      There’s always room for improvement, and I’m excited to see how I can get better in 2019!

  2. Elle says:

    Charcuterie is my favorite way to eat lately. Easy and casual. Love your pics. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2019.

  3. Looks like a fun week of holiday fun and good eats! Happy new year

  4. I hit several of my goals and I’m planning more and hoping for better in 2019!

  5. Wendy says:

    Congrats on hitting 1000 miles! I guess I should have been paying attention–I was so close. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year, Jen!

  6. It sounds like you are ending the year strongly! Congrats on getting all those miles in. I don’t think I have half that amount. A hedgehog? That sounds so fun! I’m sure your son is elated!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I think we are all elated and we’re having a hard time waiting! However, I want him to be extra prepared and ready for the little hoglet when it arrives, so patience is becoming the word du jour.

  7. Coco says:

    Congrats on hitting 1000 miles! All that food looks delicious. Happy New Year – we are having a quiet evening at home, which is how I like it.

  8. Sandy says:

    Congrats on 1000 miles, love the necklace! Happy new year to you and your family!

  9. Congrats on the 1,000! Happy New Year!

  10. Woohoo!!! Congrats on killing that goal! Sounds like a lovely holiday week! Can’t wait for hedgehog pictures!

  11. Yes please to the donut with the champagne gummy bear!! Also, love your custom mileage goal necklace. What a sweet gift!

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