week 27: sliding down the backside of july

Here we are, sliding down the backside of July. What a year. I almost don’t know what to say anymore. Days come, days go. Some are longer than others. We continue to conduct our business simply and close to home. The curveballs keep coming, however, and I am fairly tired of rolling with the punches.

Sunday – 3.41 miles, walking

Everyone slept in a bit on Sunday after the holiday, which was nice. I, on the other hand, struggled to stay in bed, so I got out the door for a walk.

I’m making fabulous progress in my Hadrian’s Challenge mission, and am currently 75% of the way there!

Monday – 4.23 miles, walking

Mr PugRunner was in for a walk, and so we headed out to start Monday on a strong footing.

No matter what, walking is a great boost to start the day.

Tuesday – 3 miles, running + 2.3 miles, walking

And back to running on Tuesday. My running buddy and I used the time to take a deep dive into our school choices again. Yes, I know I said we were all decided, but then politics happened and it really threw a wrench in the plans. Boo.

Wednesday – 4.79 miles, walking

This ended up being a super long walk, although it was totally worth it.

In the evening, we had some friends over for pizza and a screening of Hamilton on the side of our house with our outside projector. It ended up being a crazy late night, but it was so worth it.

Thursday – rest

Morning came way too early. My first order of business: get to the farm for another few hours of equine therapy filming. I really enjoy my involvement in this project and feel so lucky to be a part of it.

It was a day of animals: Luna had her vet appointment. Once again, she checked out as “perfect”, and weighs in at a whopping nine pounds! She has to go back one more time next week for her rabies shot: since she is still under ten pounds, the vet wanted to split up her vaccines.

Once those things were done, however, I had the rest of the day for work and getting things done around the house.

Friday –  3 miles running, 2.75 miles, walking

I treated myself to a little something something: these Goodr x Dunkin collab sunglasses. Aren’t they adorable?

The rest of the day was a bit of a mess. Mr PugRunner ended up at the doctor for his ear infection (which turned out to just be a big clog), but the doctor had concerns about his blood pressure and some other things. This means changes for the Runs With Pugs household. Stay tuned.

Saturday – 4.21 miles. walking

Another “date” walk.

Our neighborhood had a food truck and outdoor movie planned, so the boys went over to help set up (everything was outside and socially distanced), and I followed later to join them for dinner. We had already seen the movie, so we went home to get some sleep for an early Sunday.


Running is going well. It’s not as fast as before, but guys, it is SO hot and humid. I just can’t drag myself any faster, nor do I want to try. I’m also working hard on my hydration and plowing through all my Nuun and sparkling water. This is my constant struggle, so I have to give myself credit where I can.

Are you starting to turn your head towards racing again? I’m back as an ambassador for Best Damn Race, and would love to see you in Safety Harbor, Orlando, and New Orleans (Savannah details are still in process). Remember, my Best Damn Race discount code is good for 10% off any distance in any of those cities.

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

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