riots #19: school’s out for summer


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Well, we did it. We made it through elementary school. I can’t believe it’s over, but it is and a new adventure awaits.

Sunday – 3 miles, walking

When I woke up, Mr PugRunner asked me if I wanted to go for a walk. I thought he just meant for a short one, but we ended up doing three miles and snagging breakfast on the way.

In the afternoon, we joined with some friends for our local Pokemon Go Community Day. I had stopped playing Pokemon go a while ago, but with the opening of Detective Pikachu, I realized there had been quite a resurgence.

The kids spent a few hours wandering the venue and snagging Pokemon. Who knew?

Afterwards, the kids came back to the house for a bit to play and we enjoyed a fun night of grilling. The weather has been warm but perfect for the task.

Monday – 2 miles, walking

I ended up not doing a serious workout on Monday, but a family walk in the evening was just the thing.

That being said, the administration hosted a lovely and delicious breakfast for the volunteers at the school, which I followed with a meeting with the new President of the middle school PTSO. We have some work to do to get everything rolling over the summer.

Tuesday – 6.2 miles, running + 9 Round

A double workout was in the cards. First, a run.

Followed by an incredible session at 9Round.

This was my last free week and both Mr PugRunner and myself made the decision to continue our membership. I really never intended to enjoy it as much as I do and I am excited to keep going.

That evening was little man’s official Promotion Ceremony. It was truly a lovely affair. Little man was recognized for his service in the Safety Patrol, as well as for achievements in music and he received the Presidential Award for Academic Achievement (he maintained Honor Roll all year). We were so proud, even though we are going to miss his school and (incredible) teachers so much.

PS. He dressed himself. Tie and all.

Wednesday – 2 miles, walking

It was a late night and I had a bit of a headache (probably from all the swirling emotions) so I was happy to call it a rest morning.

My running buddy S and I were tasked with picking up chicken sandwiches for the 5th Grade Fun Day and we joined the classes in time for lunch, some photo booth fun and the Clap Out, where all the students in the school line the halls, and cheer and high five as the 5th graders parade through. It’s absolutely adorable and so supportive and motivating for those rising 6th graders.

I took an evening walk to make up for my lack of activity earlier.

Thursday – 6.2 miles, running + 9Round

I took on another double workout, leaving for my run a bit later since S bailed. It was nice in that i got to change up my route a little.

Friday – 9Round

And we had arrived at the very last day of elementary school. It was a bit hard to get through the day. I was so excited but also so anxious about the end of this era. Little man wanted to take the bus home to say goodbye to his bus driver, and so I had to make my last pass of the halls in the morning. It was tough saying goodbye.

I had a great call with the City Moms Network in the early afternoon and then I made the final trek to the bus stop to collect the kiddo.

We went out for lunch and churros at 904 Churros and came home for a quiet evening.

Unfortunately, the best intentions aren’t always how it works out. we got the terrible news that little man’s buddy had been bitten by a pygmy rattler and was rushed to the hospital. He was stabilized quickly, but it was terrifying for everyone.

Saturday – 7 miles, running

S and I took on seven miles.

And then we headed up to the children’s hospital to visit our friend. He was in great spirits and would be able to come home on Sunday at the latest. It was a huge relief, and we were glad to be able to brighten his day a bit.

Little man also had his basketball playoff game that afternoon. His team played their hearts out but couldn’t pull out a win. I was proud of all they accomplished this season and how much they learned and grew.

I’m going to go ahead and say it was a fabulous training week.

On the reading front, I am almost finished with the first book of Game of Thrones. The next one is already set up on my nightstand.

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20 Responses to riots #19: school’s out for summer

  1. Great week for you! Those transitions from one era to the next are tough, and so bitter sweet. Thanks for linking with us!

  2. Congrats to your son on his promotion day! I love how active you are as a parent volunteer at the school. My school goes up to 6th grade so on the last day of school we also have all of the kids line up, high five and cheer for the 6th graders as they walk the hallways one last time. I get to see so many of my former students, some acknowledge and some don’t. Haha. 🙂
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  3. The last day of elementary school must have been so bittersweet. My son is entering 4th in the fall so I’ll be feeling those same feels in a couple years!

    Also, I went to add my link but it says your link party has closed. Just FYI in case that wasn’t on purpose. 🙂

  4. Kim G says:

    Super congrats to your son! It’s so exciting when kids graduate to the next level.

    I’ve never played Pokemon Go but I love that it’s a way for kids to use technology to get outdoors!

  5. I did not know people still played Pokemon go! Gets kids moving for sure. Great that you decided to keep up the boxing classes they are lots of fun. Thanks for linking up
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  6. haha love that you included Pokemon go! I am also jealous you guys are out of school (we still have 6 days)

  7. Chris Tiley says:

    Looks like it was a busy, active week. Great work!
    I hadn’t realised that people were still playing Pokemon.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I hadn’t either! Apparently, it’s still a really huge thing, but I love that it gets kids outside and active. Heck, it even drags me off the couch when I don’t feel like getting myself outside. A walk hunting for Pokemon is still a walk.

  8. What a great week! Huge congrats to your son!

  9. Oh wow, it’s hard to believe that Little Man has graduated from elementary school. Time flies, doesn’t it? I hope his friend has a quick and complete recovery from his snake bite. How scary!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Hard for me to believe it, too!

      His friend is definitely on the road to recovery. He’s much more mobile and he’s going to be fine. We are so grateful.

  10. Congratulations to little man for finishing elementary school! Bitter sweet for sure, but he’s going to do great things in middle school.
    How terrifying for his buddy though! Rattle snake bite?! How? So glad he’ll be ok.

    • runswithpugs says:

      Oh gosh, it was terrifying. He was such a trooper and strange as it sounds, it was a lot of best case scenarios that all worked out. He’s up and around, still taking it easy but definitely going to make a full recovery.

  11. Congrats to your son on all of his achievements! You must be so proud! I never got in to the Pokemon thing but sounds like it could be fun!
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  12. Oh wow, bit by a rattler? I’m not afraid of snakes, but I don’t think we have any poisonous ones where I live. Congrats to your son – my son received that award this year too!! My son will be heading to the high school next year. Then I will have two high schoolers. Not sure how that is even possible… time flies.
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