riots #20: goodbye may, hello june


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It was the first official week of summer, and we met it head on. There’s really no other way to do it, am I right?

Sunday – rest

After our morning errands, it was time for an event I have been working on with the St. Augustine Moms Blog: our Summer Explore Tour. The goal is to have some great parent/child meetups at different parks and playgrounds throughout the summer where people can connect and enjoy some outdoor time.

Our first one was a huge success!

Afterwards, little man had a friend over and they had a fun night hanging out.

Monday – Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K + 90 minutes SUP yoga

First thing Monday morning, I was out the door for my very favorite 5K: the Florida Striders Memorial 5K. You can read the recap here.


When I got home, I had just enough time to shower and toss together a few quick dishes for a get together with friends. It was a lovely afternoon together, and the kids had some more playtime.

My day wasn’t over yet! I had been invited by K to go to a SUP yoga class with The Salty Paddle. I love this local company and it’s been quite some time since I’ve practiced on a board, so I was all for it.

The water was rough that night so I struggled a little, but being out on the water in the setting sun was really all I needed.

Tuesday – 9 Round + 2 miles, walking

I started Tuesday with a 9Round workout (my 20th, if anyone is counting),

and I even got to enjoy a manicure and pedicure since my neighbor invited little man to join their family for a few hours at an arcade.

That night, while little man was in Scouts, one of the other moms and I went for Pokemon Go walk. We chatted and bolstered out Pokeball stashes. When I picked up little man from his meeting, he gave me some awesome news: he had earned his Scout rank and his Totin’ Chip! We were so proud!

Wednesday – 6 miles, running + 9Round

Much as I didn’t feel like it, I went out for those six miles. Sometimes, getting out the door is half the battle.

Guys, it’s hot out there.

I also took on a session of 9Round. This one was not so great: burpees, push ups, frog jumps, box jumps…. All of them are my nemeses. I couldn’t wait for that green light to turn red.

Thursday – 2 miles, running + 9Round

I convinced Mr PugRunner to go for a run with me first thing in the morning. It was late so we didn’t get more than two miles.


Since he was so motivated, I also talked him into a 9Round workout. It was a great one and I’m so glad we got it done together!

Afterwards, little man and I had a bunch of errands to run together: a trip to the Scout Store for uniform shorts, the pet store for aspen shavings for Hufflepuff, Target for odds and ends, and the music store.

For a clarinet. Someone is starting private lessons next week.

That evening, I had a wine tasting girls’ night out. The class was focused on the wines of Northwest Pacific and we got to sample eight different vintages.

Afterwards, we grabbed dessert at the Cheesecake Factory.

It was a beautiful night with such beautiful friends. I consider myself lucky to know them.

Friday – rest

After a late night, I had literally zero desire to do any kind of workout. I did some work, ran a few errands and helped Mr PugRunner get set up for a culdesac party we were helping to host.

It was another super late night, but we had a lot of fun chatting with neighbors and friends. The kids played super hard and little man had one of his buddies spend the night. I really love how the kids just swarm together

Saturday – Flat Abs Challenge Day 1

My MRTT group does a monthly challenge, and June is dedicated to Strong Abs. The goal is to do an assigned core workout for each day of the month, and so we will see what happens. You know that I’m not always great with these kinds of challenges, but I’m giving it a go.

Little man had a coin collecting merit badge clinic that afternoon. It was a free event and a really nice way for him to earn his first real merit badge. He did all the advance prep and completed the advancement at the clinic.

We dropped him off at another friend’s on our way home and then we crashed. Sometimes, it’s just good to chill on the couch with leftovers and a movie.

While I managed to complete about 82 miles for the month of May, I only ran 11 this past week. I made up for it with lots of 9Round, walks and yoga, but I still prefer the feeling of running.

Reading has been great! I’ve moved on from Game of Thrones to Clash of Kings (book 2 of the Game of Thrones series), and I am looking forward to some solid reading time next week.

I had to get back into the sparkling water groove again. It’s just too hot to not be drinking water constantly, so I’m getting my fluids with bubbles and flavor. It’s working.

To be honest, we haven’t cooked anything earth-shattering gin quite some time. We have been out and about, visiting with friends and not home enough to make big meals. It’s ok, but we do need to get back into the home-cooking habit.

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16 Responses to riots #20: goodbye may, hello june

  1. I love SUPclasses and hope to get in a few this summer too. Love that you are doing so much more boxing it’s a great workout isn’t it?

  2. Darlene says:

    Looks like to are part of a wonderful group of women. So important.

    I am jealous of your SUPing. I want to do it again!!

    Of course, we need warm weather. 40s tonight…UGH!

  3. Not gonna lie, I wish I had summers off. Sounds like you guys are keeping busy with lots of fun events!
    I was in Florida for a couple of days last week, and I was thinking of you when it was 85 degrees at 8 am. Mainly, that I didn’t know how you ran in that heat!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      HAHAHAHA! right? I don’t know how I do it either. I ran on a treadmill today, and I wished it wasn’t so boring and didn’t hurt my hip so much because I could totally see the appeal.

  4. SUP Yoga?! Why have I never heard of this?! This looks AWESOME. I did SUP for the first time in April while I was in the Bahamas, but I had no idea there was yoga too! So cool!

    Totally agree that getting out the door is sometimes the hardest part. That’s why I think it’s so important to have variety in your workouts so that you aren’t getting bored with it. Love the variety in your routine!

  5. I’d love to try a SUP class, but I have not see anything like them in my area. Not sure how steady my balance would be LOL

    • runswithpugs says:

      With all your planking, you would be solid as a rock on the SUP! Do you have a lot of lakes and bodies of water? I’m really surprised someone hasn’t started up something by you. It’s so popular here. My yogi just hosted a bunch of SUP yogis from the midwest for a little retreat in our Springs systems, and they just loved it!

  6. Kim G says:

    I need to try a SUP class! I have no doubt that I would fall into the water but it would be fun, lol.

  7. You are just crushing those 9Round classes! SUP yoga sounds like fun though I seriously doubt I’d be coordinated enough to keep my balance on the board 😉

    Nice mileage for May!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Loving 9Round! I hate when I have to skip days!

      I never though I would be able to stand on the SUP, but it’s so much easier than I thought. Certain things are tough, and obviously, the size and shape of the board matter (especially for me, because I’m tall and big-framed), but it’s fun to try anyway!

  8. Renee says:

    I’m wondering if you have extra hours in your day that others do not have? Because with the amount of things you do from the time you wake up until the time you crash is kind of cray! haha!

    the views you had with SUP – amazing <3

    • runswithpugs says:

      Nope! It definitely helps that I don’t have set hours, and that Mr PugRunner can work from anywhere.

      I balance these with the days where I do absolutely nothing LOL. Promise.

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