week in review: 8.9 – 8.15

Miles were a bit low this week. For some reason, it seemed like I needed a little extra time to recover from Tour De Pain and my long run. It was discouraging, but at the same time, I guess I needed the break, too.

Sunday – rest

We had gotten a call from the Pug Rescue, letting us know that they had a possible pug for us to meet. Of course, we were happy to stay in for the occasion.

Mr PugRunner completed 11 miles prior to our appointment. He texted me at about the halfway point to see if we could meet him with a fresh shirt and towel, which we happily did.

The rest of the day was just hanging out at home and getting things ready for Monday. After all, it was a big day for little man.

Monday – rest

Back to school! I cooked a nice breakfast for the family.

Little man had his first day of second grade and it was pretty fabulous. He is thrilled with his new teacher and the kids in his class. I am thrilled that he is thrilled. Second grade seems like such a big deal.

Tuesday – 3 miles

I met up with the ladies bright and early for a nice three along the waterfront. It was one of those days where I wasn’t feeling at all motivated, but I was glad to be out there.

Work was fairly busy and I zipped out to get back to the bus stop for little man.

Getting back into a routine is so nice.

Wednesday- rest

I did a bit of cooking and prep for the rest of the week. Now that things have gotten so busy, I want to make sure I have everything pretty much ready to go – breakfast, lunches and even some dinner. I am decidedly not a “prepper” but having some scrambled egg cups and baked oatmeal in muffin cups certainly did make things run a little more smoothly.

Thursday – rest

One of the women in my running group had a small injury, so the rest of us decided to run independently that night. Of course, when morning rolled around, I could not drag myself out of bed. I felt hideously guilty about it, but it was promising to be a long day, with an after-hours event for work, so I just kind of rolled with it, promising to make it up on either Friday or Saturday.

Friday – rest

After seeing my parents multiple times per week, this week had left us without seeing them at all, so they proposed lunch together. It was nice to visit. I also got to give my mom her very first adult coloring book! We had been talking about them and I finally saw one in Target. I got one for each of us, with a set of colored pencils, and we are both hooked.

Mr PugRunner, little man and I ran some errands after school, followed by karate, and then Mr PugRunner went out to watch the preseason Jags game with his friend.

Obviously, I spent the night coloring.

Saturday – 5 miles

I finally, finally was able to get myself together enough for a long run. I settled on 5 miles – the weather was actually a little cooler and it felt nice being out there. I felt very strong.

Mr PugRunner and little man were supposed to get up early and check out a donut shop in a neighboring town, but they slept in. I was ravenous (and of course, on the hunt for a donut), so we all got ready and headed out together. Of course, as luck would have it, when we showed up, there was a sign in the door that said “Closed for emergency” and so there were no donuts for any of us. Boo. We were able to find another breakfast place, but it just wasn’t the same.

The rest of the day was a bit of a whirlwind: cleaning, a fun birthday party and a date night with wine and live music. It was late by the time I finally fell into bed, but having a great day made it utterly worth it.

Sunday was going to be a pretty big day for us!


Miles weren’t great this week, but I guess getting some rest was just a wee bit more important. I do feel so refreshed and ready to take on the world, which I guess is the whole point of resting.

How was your week in review?

How do you feel about rest days?

Do you color for relaxation?

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30 Responses to week in review: 8.9 – 8.15

  1. Wow! I can’t believe you little guy went back to school already. In our area they go end of the wk and I thought that was even early to go back. I never heard of adult coloring books. I always liked to color when I was a kid.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I know. they changed the schedule around this year, so we got a shorter summer. We will be out before Memorial Day in 2016, though.

      These coloring books have changed my world!

  2. I’m all about rest days… Seriously need to get the running shoes out soon!
    Sounds like you had a busy week even if your mileage was low. Nice job Mr Pugrunner on getting 11 done early! I love how you support each other on your long runs. I wish I had someone to bring me water and a towel half way through!
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  3. Anne says:

    Hhahahaha oh my gosh, so my mom mentioned to me the other day that she had seen a story on adult coloring books. She brought it to my attention because my sister and I are notorious for loving coloring books, except we prefer princess ones 🙂
    Yay for back to school! There are fewer things more exciting than the first day of class!

    Yay for the first day of school! There are fewer things in life
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  4. Hooray for 2nd grade! So exciting! We all have weeks where we just can’t get it together, but sometimes that’s good – we need breaks now and then. I used to color for relaxation all the time in college, but I don’t think I have since! I should get back to that 🙂
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  5. I love my rest days, in fact, I look forward to them. My body NEEDS them. It took a long time for me to learn to embrace them though. I have not gotten on the coloring bandwagon, but did you know they make adult dot to dot’s? I’m obsessed with that 🙂
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  6. Coloring books for adults??? Count me in!
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  7. I don’t have kids but it’s crazy to hear they are heading back to school already! I feel like summer just started. I love rest days – think they are important but you’ve done a lot in between!
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  8. Sometimes you just gotta take time off! I’ve never done “adult” coloring but I could see how that could be therapeutic.
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  9. Jessica says:

    A week of rest is so important. Glad you got a break!
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  10. Ariana says:

    Congrats on your little man entering the second grade! Very exciting 🙂

    I have never coloured with an adult’s colouring book, but I may or may not have a giant Disney princess colouring book in my closet….hehehe.
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  11. priya says:

    Coloring books for adults is a first for me too. Never heard of them before. Rest is very essential and my body sends me signs that time to slow down.

  12. jill conyers says:

    My daughter and I used to color all the time and lately we’ve been talking about buying the adult coloring books. I say if you need a rest day take it but don’t mistaken needing a rest day for no motivation or use it as an excuse to not workout. Balance 🙂
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    • runswithpugs says:

      You verbalized exactly how I feel. I sometimes can’t tell when I’m not motivated or when I’m genuinely tired, and I get down on myself for it. I tried to explain it to my husband, but he is very much on board with taking breaks. I think I’m ok because I do tend to make it up the next day or get back to it quickly, but still. Some mornings, I just can’t get it going.
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  13. it was a low mileage week for me too! sometimes it just happens. my school year doesn’t start for a few more weeks, but i’m getting eager to have that set routine again. although i’m sure i’ll be missing summer once it’s gone!
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  14. Carmy says:

    I LOVE seeing adult colouring books! I keep seeing them at the bookstore and I’m dying to pick one up – it seems very relaxing
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  15. Sounds like a great week! I have been seeing more and more adult coloring books in places but I don’t think I could get into it lol I had a friend who would color to relax but I am too impatient to be coloring inside the lines and making it all nice haha.
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