weekly wrap: the first week of the new year {12.30.18 – 1.5.19}

As always, we are still linking up 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.

Let’s start with a hearty Happy New Year! Our entrance to 2019 was not quite as calm and peaceful as one might have hoped, but things have balanced out a little bit as the days wore on.

Sunday – rest

And I mean that most literally. I don’t think any of us left the house all day. I had been hoping to go to a Jacksonville Icemen family fun day, but the effort to move from the couch proved to be too great for any of us.

Monday – 4 miles, running

I wanted one more run in 2018, just to finish the year right. I went out late in the morning and by myself. Not my favorite but it got done and put me at 1005 for the year.

Lunch was at my parents. We went early because we hate being out on the road on New Year’s Eve, but it was a lovely few hours with them.

That evening, we just went out front to ring in 2019 with our neighbors. I can’t remember the last time I actually stayed up until midnight, but it was fun to toast with everyone and say hello to 2019.

Tuesday – rest

Obviously, staying up until midnight left me absolutely unwilling to do much else in the fitness or running vein. We slept in.

Later that afternoon, we went to our friends’ house for an oyster roast to celebrate some birthdays, including Mr PugRunner’s. Yes, he’s our New Year’s Day baby (born at 12:02 am!). We all brought chili and sides and a cake and it was cut an incredibly chill and laid back day.

Wednesday – 7 miles, running + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Days 1 & 2 + 3 mile hike

My first run of 2019 felt unbelievable and I ended up staying out for seven miles. It was a great and encouraging way to start the fitness year and my Run The Year Challenge.

The weather was gorgeous and after all the rain and some weekend drama, I wanted to get out. We invited some friends to meet for lunch and go for hike at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. There was a 1.8 mile hike through the park and gorgeous formal gardens (little man wanted to use his hiking stick and new water bladder).

And then the fun continued across the street at the beach, where the kids navigated a route  along the gorgeous coquina sea wall.

I also started on these fun Blogilates Challenges. Each one goes for 30 days and focuses on a different region. Feel free to join me for these or any others that strike your fancy (there are several on the Blogilates website under “Challenges”).

Thursday – Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 3 

Little man ended up sleeping over his buddy’s house and when I picked him up in the morning, he showed off a new skill!

In the evening, Mr PR and little man watched a movie and hung out upstairs so I could host a girlfriend for wine and cheese and chit chat. It was great catching up.

Friday – 6.5 miles running + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 4

I paid for the two glasses of rosè the night before during this run. Ugh. It was foggy and the  air was so thick you could almost chew it.

We spent the rest of the day as a family, and part of that meant getting back on track with eating. Through the last few weeks, we’ve had a lot of junk and meals out, and I was thrilled with this yummy salad, full of beautiful veggies.

Saturday – Resolution Run 5K + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 5 + axe throwing

First race of 2019! S and I opted for the Resolution Run 5K – it was a new race for both of us and it was an awesome time. The course was gorgeous, even if the wind was raw and the road a little hilly.

I’ll recap soon!

Afterwards was a roller skating party for one of little man’s oldest friends, and then off he went on another sleepover (huge thanks to K & A for offering to take him last minute) so that we could both attend a date night/team building axe-throwing event.

I plan to write a post about this, but guys. If you haven’t been axe throwing yet, run, do not walk, to your nearest axe cages. This was honestly one of the best date night we have had in forever. It was so fun and so unique, and would you believe? I’m not terrible at throwing an axe at a target?

Mr PR was able to stick two at once!


2019 is off to a rollicking start, and I have thrown myself headlong into my goals. Want to keep up to date with my progress? Make sure you are checking in with our #RIOTS Accountability Sisters link up, too!



Is your New Year off to a great start?

What new things do you want to accomplish in 2019?

Oysters. Yay or nay?

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