weekly recap: 8/31 – 9/6

Week 11!  This week was supposed to be a bit of a break for my training, which is great, because my heart and my legs just weren’t in the game.  I did one race, one yoga class, and one other run. Not to say that I wasn’t busy, of course, but I just couldn’t get going with my running.

Sunday – rest

Sunday was kind of a lazy-ish day. We all stayed in bed kind of late, and then hung out in pajamas for a bit. We ended up running to the sporting goods store because little man needed new cleats for the start of baseball season (the child’s feet grew two sizes over the summer!!!!). Then, we went out to dinner with my mom and stepdad. It was lovely and much needed. Bedtime was early, because we had a race in the morning.


Monday – 5K race

This was just a lovely 5K. For the first time ever, I spent the entire 3.1 miles running with someone, and I have to admit, I kind of liked it. It wasn’t a PR, but I felt pretty good. More on that with my race recap later this week. We registered little man for the mile fun run, too, and he had a blast.


Tuesday – rest

I met a friend for coffee and then helped with some envelope stuffing for a school fundraiser.


Wednesday – sunrise yoga

Oh, this was so needed. We went through so many flows that were heavenly for my hips lower back. By heavenly, I mean hurt like heck and left me feeling all wrung out. In a good way. You know how that is. The little alligator was back to swimming in the lake, and the sunrise was lovely.

After the practice, the instructor sliced up a dragon fruit she had brought for everyone to try. It was quite good – a bit like kiwi with the texture of a pear.


Thursday – rest

I had to get up and out early for a bunch of meetings at little man’s school. I am really enjoying the extra volunteer work I have going on there. I love being involved and I also love the things I am getting to do. It’s already such a great school year for both of us.

After all that, we had another meeting after dinner with little man’s baseball coach to discuss the new season and practice schedule. It was a late night, and I about fell into bed when we got home.


Friday – 3.1 miles

First, this happened (Could it BE any hotter out? I think not.)

And then this happened.

After school, Mr PugRunner took little man to his hitting lesson, karate class and out to dinner, while I watched The Other Woman with some friends. It was cute. I also just recorded About Time. I caught the last hour of it while I was cleaning the house and ugly cried my way though that, so now I need to see the whole thing. I’ll be sure to hydrate before hand.


Saturday – rest

I did intend to get up and run 3.1 miles, but I went to be super late on Friday night and it was kind of nice to not rush out of bed. We were thinking about taking little man to see Guardians of the Galaxy since the weather was so nasty, but decided to skip it and just meet up with the Hurricanes Club to watch the UM vs FAMU game. We even had some special people show up to help us cheer on the Canes!

Little man ended up with a new friend, too.

Even better? The Hurricanes won! Yay!


And that was it. I think my legs appreciated the bit of a break. It was good to have that race in there and it was also good to just get some extra morning sleep.

This week will involve some 3 milers and a long run of 15 miles. Officially, that will be my longest run, which is pretty terrifying. It will also put me over the halfway mark towards my marathon goal. (OMG!)

Of course, now my priorities are shifting, and I am starting to think of marathon race day outfits. You know, because that’s important.

Are you glad that football season is back? What games did you watch this weekend?

Costume or no costume for marathon day?

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14 Responses to weekly recap: 8/31 – 9/6

  1. You’re a busy girl. I haven’t really been able to enjoy Football season yet. We still have so much going on with unpacking and preparing for baby. I did have the tv on while we were installing some racks and shelving, but my team sucks, so it wasn’t anything special.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I am so impressed that you took on a move with baby on the way! We moved when I was early in the pregnancy, but I would have been useless at the end!

      Yeah, football season is pretty exciting here. So many different teams and rivalries. Whoo hoo!

  2. Angie says:

    I am so glad football season is back! I am from the Midwest though so I cheer for Kansas State and KU.
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  3. Anne says:

    I’m glad to see you have your priorities in line 🙂
    I’m even more excited to see that you may have is covered the joy of group running, yippee!

    I’ve never tried a dragon fruit before but it looks incredible!

    That’s so wknderful how much you are enjoying volunteering, it sounds really exciting!
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  4. Matilda says:

    It’s nice running with a friend, it lessons the pressure and you actually enjoy yourself.
    I’m not into football so don’t ask me anything about that.
    I’ve never had a dragon fruit but would love to try one, cause I love kiwi and pear.
    Have you run a half mara in a costume? I think if you can run a half in one, then you’d be able to do a full.
    just test it out on a training run, if you hate it then you know not to do it on race day.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I always worry that my friends will be annoyed by me slogging along. Of course, it’s all in my head. My head is responsible for a lot of silly things.

      I haven’t run anything in costume, besides a tutu. I was thinking more along the lines of a decorated tank and skirt. No tutus, headpieces or anything that would get in my way. That would drive me batty and I’d be shedding pieces along the course.

  5. Dragon Fruit is wonderful — as is sunrise yoga 🙂

    I ran on Monday — was hoping for 16-22, just to ensure that I had my “marathon legs” about me. My original plan was to run a flat course, but then decided to throw in hills, which meant running close to home. Heat & humidity meant that I had to sneak back home for water around 10 miles . . . and then I just couldn’t make myself go any further. Oh well.

    I did a *fast* 5k yesterday, though, so my legs are feeling ok . . . big races on the horizon . . . but I think I’ll be ok.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      And the combination of the two was lovely.

      That humidity can absolutely drain your will and ability to do anything. It stinks! And it needs to go away soon! Now my allergies are at a high and between the two of them, I’m close to useless in my training. Not good.

      You’re going to be great! I can’t wait to read what you have in store!

  6. That dragon fruit looked yummy! I for sure vote costume!!!
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  7. About Time made me ugly cry too.
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