week in review: 8.30 – 8.5

I realize that it is halfway through the week, already, but I am all about consistency, and want to outline my week’s training.

Sunday – rest

We were planning to go to my parents’ neighborhood so little man could practice for his upcoming tri, but we were thundered and lightninged right out. Boo. Instead, we hung out at home, tidying up, running errands, and starting to plan for our drive to Virginia Beach later in the week. It wasn’t quite the day we were hoping for, but my parents came over and we had a nice late lunch together, so it worked out.

Monday – body circuit, 1 hour

I am loving this body circuit class. It’s challenging without being overwhelming and so far, it has been providing just the right cross-training punch. The time is perfect, too – it’s on my days off and after little man goes to school, so there are no excuses. Plus it’s really close to home. I am enjoying the variety, and spending time with friends while working out.

We got a little laugh after school when little man got home. I guess he had earned enough points in class to select something from Treasure Box.

He’s a character.

Tuesday – 3 miles

The ladies and I pushed out a nice three miles as the sun rose. It would be my last run with them for a few weeks, so I really wanted to enjoy it. I was a little dehydrated and was very happy to be stopping at the three-mile mark.

And then after work, I took the time to just chill out. The weather had been awful and stormy at night, and it was good to just kick back with some TV.

Wednesday – rest

I stocked up on snacks, drinks and little activities for the car. I washed off all the sand toys and beach chairs so they would have time to dry before we packed them. So excited.

Thursday – rest

We started out after little man got home from school. It was a pretty long, but uneventful drive. We took a few breaks here and there to stretch our legs and get dinner. It would have been great to go the whole distance, but we were all pretty tired, so we stopped just shy of the Virginia border.

Road trips are hard.

Friday – rest

After a brief drive, we made it to Virginia Beach, just in time for pancakes with the family! Yay!

It was gorgeous, and we were able to check into our hotel and head out to the beach. We spent the day boogie boarding, chatting, and walking along the boardwalk. Fabulous.

We also went to the Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Expo, to get our race packets before the crowds came in.

Saturday – rest

The weather took a rather unpleasant turn – even though we got up to see the sunrise, the dark clouds prevented it.

All was not lost, though. I went with my brother- and sister-in-law to Duck Donuts to pick up breakfast. Yum!

Little man really slept in, so the rest of the day was kind of blah. There was some wandering around, some football, and a family dinner, but mostly, we just wanted to relax and rest our legs for the big day on Sunday.

I laid out my outfit and we got to bed early because the alarm was set for 4:15 AM.


Obviously, it was a low miles week, leading up to the race on Sunday. We did plenty of walking in Virginia Beach, which was good to keep things loose, but I was hopeful that fresh legs would be great for the half.

How was your week in training?

How did you spend Labor Day Weekend?


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32 Responses to week in review: 8.30 – 8.5

  1. Kelli says:

    I love Duck Donuts!! Sounds like you had a good week. I had a few days of recovery after my cycling streak in August for the Mariposa Challenge. Then I participated in a track clinic Saturday and raced a local duathlon on Sunday. It was a good week/weekend.
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  2. Sounds like a decent week, overall! Little Man is such a ham! Love his hat haha!
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  3. What a great week! Little Man’s hat is amazing. He’s adorable. And makes good choices. Clearly.
    I can’t wait to read all about Virginia Beach! I’m impressed you drove!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It was right on the cusp between flying and driving. It was pretty expensive, due to the holiday weekend,and then when you added in the cost of a rental car and all the stress that flying induces in me… Well, driving made more sense. Little man HATED it, though, and so we might have to rethink our strategy going forward.

  4. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend. I know I walk a ton when I’m sight seeing so while you’re resting, you’re not really resting.
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  5. I like circuit classes too great workouts. People are very into those Duck Donuts all of the sudden. I am kind of glad that I am not a donut person doesn’t do it for me. I am a chocolate girl
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  6. little man is so adorable. Love that hat! VA Beach is so lovely. I normally do RNRVB but decided to spend labor Day with the family! looking forward to your race recap!
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  7. I’ve read so many recaps this week with absolutely gorgeous sunrise pics. Not going to lie, I’m a bit jealous of the gorgeous scenes that everybody has been capturing!
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  8. I’m looking forward to reading your recap of the race! I hope you enjoyed Virginia Beach!
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  9. Ariana says:

    That body circuit class sounds fun!

    My last week of training has gone really well. I’ve struggled juggling everything on my to-do list lately, and while I’ve managed to get in 4-5 workouts per week, I’ve been missing my 6-day weeks! I finally got one and I felt good and sore by the time Sunday rolled around 🙂
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  10. Ivanna says:

    Circuit training is probably one of my favorite ways to exercise. Very effective. We all need some rest days and time to unwind.
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  11. Becki S says:

    Looks like a good training week and love all the photos of you and your son. Duck doughnuts looks tasty!
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  12. Seems like a good week with lots of rest which is warranted! I had the same this labour day weekend, went to calgary to spend time with the family and didn’t work out much at all. It was lovely 🙂 You and your son are too cute for words!
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  13. Briana says:

    Sounds like a good week, but wow, a LONG drive! I’m excited to read your race recap. Hope you’re having a great week 🙂
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  14. Can’t wait for that recap. And loved the hat! lol
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  15. sounds like a great week leading up to the race! I am so looking forward to my taper time before chicago…I will gladly rest and run much less 🙂

  16. So awesome that you had family in VB so you got to vacation, visit, and race.
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