wrapping up the month

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.

Things were solid this week. Not great. But solid. They can’t all be winners, right?

Sunday – Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 20

Even though it was a rest day, we were still slammed. Mr PugRunner left Scouts camp with little man after lunch, delivering him straight to my parents, and then coming home to get ready for dinner and fun with friends.

We had planned to go to an Escape Room and I was pretty excited. It would be our first time and I had absolutely no idea what to expect.

The experience was fabulous! It was just the six of us, and we ended up breaking out in the allotted hour with just three hints! I would love to try another one.

Monday – Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 21

Little man had the day off from school for Martin Luther King Jr Day, so we chilled around the house until my parents dropped him off. We ended up having a grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch because the weather was so yucky and it was fun picking different breads and cheeses for our meal.

Tuesday – 6.5 miles, running + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 22

This was going to be a heck of a long day. First, a 6.5 mile run.

Then I had to help deliver a portable gaga ball pit to our school for a PE lesson. It was fairly quick and I was able to head off on some errands.

That evening, we had tickets to see Les Miserables at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. For our anniversary, we got the package of tickets for the FSCJ Artist Series, which includes Les Mis, Waitress and School of Rock. To be honest, I’m not super interested in the latter two shows, and I’ve seen Les Mis multiple times, but having the subscription this year means first crack at Hamilton tickets next year.

That being said, the show was wonderful and I’m glad to have some different kinds of date nights.

Wednesday – 6 miles, running + Blogilates Flat Abs/Sleek Arms/Butt Lift 30 Challenges Day 23

It was brutal dragging myself out of bed for this run, but I did it anyway.


Thursday –  rest

Thursday was… a day.

First, it was this girl’s 14th birthday. Can you believe? I raised this girl from eight weeks old. I knew her mommy and daddy and got to snuggle all her litter mates. She’s my baby for sure. Furthermore, she is still in great health, short of her degenerative disk condition and this new dry eye she has. Every day with her is a blessing.

News turned a bit bleak, however. Last week, I found a loose tile in the master bathroom on the second floor, and when the contractor came out to investigate, he discovered that a leak in the shower pan and created quite a bit of damage. There is now a hole in the bathroom floor and I need to spend next week picking and purchasing tile so he can go in, demo the shower and surrounding area and renovate.

I am completely uninterested in spending money on a bathroom, but it needs to be handled. The contractor provided us measurements, so I get to go tile shopping this week. We decided to just go ahead and retile the floor as well, since he will be ripping up a chunk of them, but I will update the paint, vanity, mirrors and lighting on my own after he is done.


Friday – 4 miles, running

It was freezing so I went for this run after little man went to school. I hated every second of it.

And then it was time to pack (and break in my new luggage!)

Our Scouts pack had made plans to do an overnight sleepover in Sea World and Friday was the big day! I snagged him a little early from school and we made the drive, rolling up to the park just in time for the festivities!

I will do a post on the whole event, but when I tell you, this was the most amazing experience. We had dinner, did some crafts and got to tour the park at night, with stops at some of the animal habitats.

Our group got to sleep INSIDE the dolphin observation area, and believe me when I tell you, there is nothing more incredible than waking up in the middle of the night to see a dolphin swimming on by.

Saturday – 10 miles walking, Sea World

We had an early morning wake up call, and after we packed up our things and had breakfast, we were treated to a surprise: private interaction time with the dolphins! The trainer came and let the kids feed them ice cubes (who knew that dolphin love ice cubes!)

It was so special and such an incredible opportunity.

When the sleepover portion came to an end and we got our bags stowed in our cars, our sleepover hosts escorted us to the front of the park, they turned us loose to enjoy our day in Sea World. Since we were there right at rope drop, we got on every roller coaster and ride with pretty much no waits. It was epic.

Mr PugRunner joined us mid morning and while I had intended to leave after lunch, little man was having so much fun with his buddies, we pretty much closed down the park.

Now onto accountability! Are you joining us for the Running Is Our Therapy Link Up?

#RIOTSRunning is good. Even though I bailed on Sunday’s long run, I have still logged 84.4 miles for the month. I’ll stay on track.

As you my have noticed, I slacked on the Blogilates Challenge. Boooooo! With going away and not feeling great, I just couldn’t get myself there for it. I vow to continue tomorrow, even if it hurts.

How about new recipes? Check out this Honey Apricot Chicken and Asparagus Sheet Pan meal!

I have never made a sheet pan meal before, and this was so easy to throw together. I did use fairly large chicken breasts so the baking time was about double what the recipe states, but that was the only adjustment.

Water and reading are on the meh side. I’m working on it.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter


So how was your week in training?

Have you ever tried an escape room? What did you think?

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