week #43: 100 workouts + overcoming

Well, I’m sure my title gives it away, but I hit those 100 workout in 9Round! Whoo-hoo!

Not saying that was the absolute highlight of the week, but there were some major hiccups, including some more seizure-like activity from our oldest pug, the loss of about two months worth of blog posts, and a pretty hectic event at the school.

But, if you know anything about me, it’s all about rising to the challenge and getting it done.

Sunday – rest

Crappy Sundays seem to be our new trend. Once again, the restful family day for which I was hoping turned into a bit of a stressful, cranky, awful day.

The brightest note was that little man found the most amazing macaroni and cheese recipe, and cooked us a delicious dinner.

He even garnished it with black pepper and green onions. These meals are part of his Cooking Merit Badge for Scouts, and he’s really doing a great job of taking ownership of these tasks.

Monday – 5.5 miles, running + 9Round #96

Monday started with a run. The weather has been much cooler, although still humid. It makes the miles just a little easier.

Up next was 9Round. I was pretty excited, because a new week means a new CHOW. This week was double crunches, and I managed 97 in three minutes. I’m never strong when it comes to abs, so I was pretty stoked.

The rest of my day was consumed with selling tickets for the upcoming all-school dance. It’s always fairly slow on the first day of sales, which made for a long few hours.

Tuesday – 9Round #97

Florida served up another gorgeous morning and I was happy to spend another morning at the school helping at the NFL Play60 event. The Jaguars Play60 squad came out with six training stations for 150 6th graders and parents helped lead the kids through the moves.

I was in charge of the relay activity and the kids through all manner of (hopefully) fun speed drills.

Only then did I head to 9Round for #97.

Around noon, I had a board meeting for an incredible charity with which I am involved this year: the Souperbowl V. It’s a soup-tasting event put on by the local high school hospitality program (and incredible chefs) with the mission of feeding food insecure students in our county. I was a guest for the first time last year and am honored to be a part of it for 2020.

Wednesday – 5.5 miles, running + 9Round #98

Things were a little quieter on Wednesday. We still got up to run.

And 9Round still happened. I confess that this week’s workouts seemed extra daunting. All the ab work involved twisting and medicine balls, which was brutal on my already sore core, and there were still plenty of burpees and planks. I think I was so excited to be done with my 100 that everything seemed that much more difficult. I even messed up my end of workout photo.

Thursday – 4.5 miles, walking + 9Round #99

M and I took a gorgeous 4.5 mile walk after the kids got off to school. It was so nice, and again, the cool breeze made everything so much nicer.

And then, it was time for my 99th 9Round! This one was almost impossible, with pike crunches, gorilla jumps, equalizers and mule kicks. It felt like I had to face a combination of everything I hate. But I got it done.

Then it was time for some fun. I had a hosted appointment at the Blo Blow Dry Bar to try out some of their hair and makeup services. The last time I had anything like this done was for my wedding and I loved having such a skilled “Style Boss” work her magic.



Friday – 9Round #100

OMG I DID IT!!!! 100 workouts at 9Round!!!! It was a freaking hard session, too, jumps and one-armed burpees (which, I’ll have you know, are terrifying).

Earning that tank meant the world to me.

Mr PugRunner joined me for the fun, but then he had to head out to Orlando for his big annual conference.

For the rest of the weekend, little man and I were on our own. Friday was his big (first) middle school dance, so I had my day cleared to help out. We had a few big hiccups during setup, but the team rallied and we pulled off a super fun Wild West dance for the kids.

After karate, we watched some Halloween TV with leftover pizza, and got a good night’s sleep.

Saturday – rest

I had planned to run, but I woke up to rain, so skipped it. The rest of the day was just miserably drizzly, so we spent it with lots of errands. Little man even tried some new costume ideas.

That evening, I had a few friends over for chili and apple cider mimosas. We ate, drank, and laughed. It was a nice night and it was a great way to kick off the holiday party season.


Well, my miles were low, but I got my 100 workouts! Next up? 200!

In fact, my biggest setback was with this blog. I’m not super technical, but it looks like an update didn’t work properly and I ended up losing some recent posts. I’m going to see if I have the motivation to recreate some of them, but maybe I just need to move forward. Ugh.

In addition to little man’s mac and cheese, we made this Buffalo Chicken Soup. Mr PugRunner didn’t love it, but little man was into it. I don’t know that it will make it into the regular rotation, though.

I m also linking up with the new Weekly Rundown, with Confessions of A Mother Runner and Running on the Fly! Check them out!

Will you be joining me at any of the Best Damn Race Ambassador Crew! Don’t forget to register with my BDR discount code RUNSWITHPUGS to save on any distance at any BDR location!

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How was your week in training?

Are you ready for the holiday entertaining season?

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22 Responses to week #43: 100 workouts + overcoming

  1. That’s great that you got your son to start cooking for the family! congrats on your 100. I felt exactly the same excitement with my Peloton 100. It’s a fun milestone

  2. Farrah says:

    Great week of workouts, and that’s awesome that you got to your 100 workouts! :] I’m finally gonna be done traveling after today so I’m going to be easing myself back into working out regularly again!

  3. Congrats on getting that 100th 9Round workout done! Huge milestone 😉

  4. Congrats on 100! I love it when my stepsons cook. As they’ve gotten older they have less free time for cooking, but every once in a while I’ll get one of them in the kitchen.

    Your hair is so cute with the blowout!
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  5. Kim G says:

    Congratulations on hitting 100 9Round workouts!

    I love that your little guy enjoys cooking so much! That’s such a great passion/skill to have at a young age.

  6. Elaine D says:

    Congrats! Love that your kid cooks for you!

  7. That costume. It’s awesome…Did he like it?
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  8. Renée says:

    CONGRATS on your 100th workout at 9Round! Really amazing considering you were just going to try it out for a bit in the beginning!

    Do you have backup’s of your blog database?

    loving the hot dog costume 🙂

    • runswithpugs says:

      I do, but I a terrified to mess with anything else. Ugh! Maybe this is the impetus I need to restructure my blog.

      Thanks! I am really proud of how far I’ve come. Even though it’s like starting over to get to 200.

      The hot dog was Hilarious!

  9. How fun to get styled and made up! You look awesome! I have never done that. Looks like fun! I am sorry to hear your pug is having some health issues 🙁

    That mac and cheese looked scrumptious. Congrats on your 100th workout!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I am really very low-maintenance – I’ll toss on some tinted moisturizer and mascara if I’m going out in the world – so getting a full styling was a new experience/treat for me.

      We spent some time at the vet yesterday. Basically, the diagnosis is wait and see and choose our battles. He’s about 13. The vet says he’s never seen a dog have more than one “vestibular episode” in a lifetime, so we are trying to control it with prednisone. We love this guy so much and I hate that we can’t do more. That being said, he’s not in pain and we will help him live his best life until it’s time.

  10. Congrats on crushing that 100 class goal!
    I need the recipe for apple cider mimosas please!
    Lastly, hope the pugger is ok. Thinking of you guys!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Thank you.

      Apple cider mimosa is literally: champagne and apple cider. Proportion accordingly. I garnished with apple chips. 🙂

      Pugger is hanging in. There’s not much we can do so we just have to love on him <3

  11. Chaitali says:

    Congrats on that 100th class! That mac and cheese your son made looks amazing. I hope your pug is ok.
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