Author Archives: runswithpugs

hope + the cupcake run

Who would have guessed that hope might come in the form of cupcakes? The Sweet by Holly Cupcake Run 5K and 1 mile Kids Cake Walk Fun Run benefiting Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida has been rescheduled for … Continue reading

it’s a bling thing

The truth is, I run for bling. You might say it’s a bling thing. There are times I choose (or reject) a race event completely based on the medal, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Why the Bling Thing … Continue reading

week 14 (20): loss of joy

I think you all know I’m a pretty positive person, but this week, I just felt this awful loss of joy. It was heavy and consuming, and I just didn’t know what to do. Sunday – 3 mile walk + Day … Continue reading

a socially distant ultimate coffee date

What a difference a month makes. The socially distant coffee date has become our reality, and the world is pretty much shut down. I am hard at work making lemonade out of the most sour lemons known to man, so … Continue reading

how to succeed at distance learning

Distance learning is the new way of life in our world. It’s not quite homeschooling, but it’s not quite virtual schooling either. The thing to remember is that no one was really prepared for a crisis situation where such a … Continue reading

persist until you succeed

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the Runner’s Roundup! So glad you are joining us today. When the COVID-19 Crisis began to interrupt everyone’s comings and goings, the thing I had to let go was physical therapy. It was a difficult … Continue reading

my running origin story

Origin stories are fun, but the running origin story is even more exciting, in my opinion. I love to see how people either continued a lifelong love of the sport, or stumbled upon it at an older age. So, this … Continue reading

week 13 (20): cancel culture

Cancel culture is really the only way I can think of to define what is happening in our world right now. Pretty much everything is cancelled. That which isn’t cancelled is limited to essential operations, which translates to “no fun.” … Continue reading

runfessions: march is the longest year ever

Is it just me or has the month of March felt as long as a year? I can’t believe we still have about a week to go! We need to move on already! Of course, what better time to open … Continue reading

great tips for socially distant running

With the current situation, socially distant running is the new name of the game. Fresh air and exercise are both considered great ways to help stay healthy and keep up the immune system, but it can be discouraging to train … Continue reading

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