Author Archives: runswithpugs

celebrate global running day 2020

Global Running Day has come around again. Honestly, with everything going on in the world right now, I am grateful for these little reasons to celebrate. Brights spots lead to hope and hope leads to better days. The very point … Continue reading

week 22 (2020): the one with no title

Another week has gone by and things just seem to be spiraling into madness. Sunday – 3.40 miles, walking Sundays have been our chill days. Mr PugRunner had some recipes planned for the Big Green Egg, and I just wanted to … Continue reading

may runfessions: keep on running

It’s time for our May Runfessions, and my theme is just to “keep on running,” There is so much insanity in our world, and I feel like I have to keep pushing forward in order to see my way clear. … Continue reading

let’s run the bdr florida challenge (virtually)!

The BDR Florida Challenge is the virtual challenge I’ve decided to conquer as the weeks of social distancing continue. Best Damn Race always puts on stellar events, and this virtual challenge promises the same top-notch experience. The BDR Florida Challenge … Continue reading

week 21 (2020): school’s out for summer

School’s out for summer. It’s pandemic week 10. Twenty one weeks of 2020 gone. How many times can I say this is so surreal? The hours, days, and weeks are all blended together. There are days when I breathe easier, … Continue reading

reflections on couch to 5k: the halfway mark

As of today, I am about halfway through the nine-week Couch To 5K running program. This is my second time through the system, and it’s been a decidedly different experience than when I first tried it, over seven years ago. … Continue reading

week 20 (2020): wrapping up 6th grade + puppy love

It’s maybe the ninth week of pandemic times, and I have lost all track of everything. Our days are so turned around upside down and I feel like we are in some bizarro limbo world. I have lost all sense … Continue reading

rest and running: permission granted

Rest and running are two activities that go hand in hand. It’s funny to think of “rest” as an activity, even hard to classify it as such, but without participating in rest, runners deprive their bodies of much-needed recovery time. … Continue reading

week 19 (2020): sliding into may and mother’s day

Happy May and Happy Mother’s Day to all who celebrate! It’s another Sunday in semi-quarantine. In Florida, we are seeing things look very close to normal. Tomorrow, nail and hair salons and barbershops will open, which will be interesting. Again, … Continue reading

the perfect mother’s day for this runner

Well, friends. Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and it’s going to be a bit different. While restaurants and other locations are opening up, I am not feeling quite ready to venture out for brunch and activities. No judgment against those … Continue reading

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