halfway through january and holding strong

It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with  HoHo Runs and Taking The Long Way Home

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Things are moving along beautifully this year.

Sunday – 4 mile hike + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 13

We took the Cub Scouts out for a lovely hike at a nearby nature preserve. It’s sometimes hard to organize things on weekends, but it was great to be able to get outside, even if we did get drizzled on. The kids opted for the four mile loop and it was great to stretch our legs. We are going to schedule another one soon.

Afterwards, little man went home with one of two of his buddies, so Mr PugRunner and I had an unexpected day date!

Monday – 5 miles, running  + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 14 

Five mile run, done!

Little man had a great day of school and an awesome karate class. We are getting used to his new schedule, and I’m not yet sure if I like it or not.

Tuesday – 6.5 miles, running  + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 15

Another back to back run! I am getting more used to them, even if they aren’t my favorite. Since we are running four days a week, it’s bound to happen, so I might as well embrace it.

Wednesday – Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 16

Little man will be starting basketball in a few weeks, but the organization with which we registered offers clinics and camps leading up to the season. Since he has never played on a team, Mr PR took him to this weeknight clinic to see him in action. He did great and said that he loves it!

Thursday – 7 miles, running + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 17 

I ended up getting a little bit of an earlier start so managed to finish my run at seven miles instead of six. Yay!

When little man got home from school, he surprised us with his Honor Roll certificate! Reports cards were scheduled to come home Friday, but certificates went out ahead of time! He had struggled a bit this quarter, and we were so proud of him for staying on top of his grade and working hard to achieve his goals!

That evening, we did a Pinewood Derby car cutting session at a friend’s house. We had some difficulties with the saw so didn’t get the entire group’s cars cut, but we made a fairly significant dent.

Also, I got to visit my friend’s horse!

Friday –  Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 18

Friday morning started bright and early, picking up 60 dozen donuts for a Donuts with Dad event at our school. The turnout ended up being HUGE (over 500 people!), so we were absolutely beat by the time the last parents cleared out. Mr PR brought little man and one of his buddies whose dad was out of town.

Afterwards, we went to order trophies for our upcoming Pinewood Derby, as well as to get more supplies for the scroll saws for more derby car cutting later that night.

Saturday – 8.5 miles, running + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 19

I was really dreading the idea of this long run. It’s been a while since I’ve managed this distance, so it was in my head. However, once we got up and out, things went pretty well. I’m so grateful for a regular running buddy who helps keep my mind off the hard parts.

I had to rush home because little man and Mr PR were heading off to a night of camping. At this point of Cub Scouts, the kids are being invited to join different Boy Scouts troops for meetings, camping and other activities, to kind of check things out and see what troop that might like to belong to when they cross over.

It was a pretty big deal.

After they got on the road it was time for me to get things done. That evening, I was attending a 4oth birthday party with a 1970s theme. Time for all the blue eye shadow, middle parts and beaded jewelry! It was a blast!


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Running is awesome. I have logged 67.9/90 miles for the month of January and it looks like I will finish the month with over 100 miles. Whoo!

Blogilates challenges are going strong. I’m having a bit of a struggle with the up up down downs – they are causing a bit of a strain under my one shoulder blade, but I adjusted my form and seem to be going better.

Hydration is going. Since it’s been so cold, I haven’t really been drinking a lot anyway. However, I’m having some form of water daily, which is a huge improvement from the past.

This week’s new recipe was Tamale Pie. I was signed up to deliver dinner to a friend, so I made a double batch of this. Even a single batch made a ton for leftovers to freeze, so it was great. This was a hit in my family and hers and we will add into the rotation for sure.

Almost done with White Fang on the reading front. Little man hoards his books, so I have to go searching for them and read when he’s not watching. I have a book sitting on my nightstand that I need to crack open as well.

Score for the week is A-/B+.

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