weekly recap: 1/24 – 1/30

I logged some serious miles this week – the only problem was that I felt like I ran every day. It was a little harder on my legs than I would have liked, but it was also good practice for the upcoming Glass Slipper Challenge.

Sunday – rest

This was our last morning in Savannah, and we enjoyed it so much (read the full details here).

We made one last stop at Leopold’s for ice cream, and then we got in the car for the ride home.

It was great to get back to little man and the pugs!

Monday – body circuit, 60 minutes

It was also great to get back to work! It was freezing, but we warmed up quickly at body circuit. Even though we did a lot of walking in Savannah, it was nice to lift some weights and have some focus to the exercise.

Tuesday – 1.2 miles

I missed my regular group run – I am usually really good about getting up and out in the morning, but the freezing temperatures are making it tough. I just couldn’t do it. I figured I could make it up on Wednesday.

That’s not to say I didn’t run on Tuesday at all. Little man has decided that he is really ready to start training for another 5K, so I downloaded the Couch to 5 app and we dug in. He did great for his first time out and was pretty excited for our next session.

Wednesday – 4.2 miles

Rain, rain, go away. When I woke up to run, it was pouring, and I was pretty annoyed with myself for not going out the day before. However, it cleared up just in time and I was able to get in a nice midmorning run.

After I got cleaned up, I went with Mr PugRunner to pick out carpet and paint for his new office. It was pretty exciting and I can’t wait to see how everything looks put together.

Thursday – rest

It was another dreary, rainy, miserable day. Yuck. The gray skies really do me in. After work, we were pretty happy to put on PJs, have dinner and watch  movies. It’s really all you can do on a rainy night.

Friday – body circuit, 60 minutes & 3.2 miles

I was out of sorts and needed to make up for some lost time over the past week. I got to body circuit early to run a couple of easy miles before class.

We worked hard with kettle bells and did a lot of serious arm work. I loved every second of it.

The rest of the day flew by. Little man and I did our second day of training.

And then I was off to take formal photos at our school’s Daddy Daughter Dance. It was pretty intense with lots of time on my feet, but I had fun and the event was a raging success.

Saturday – Wolfson Children’s Challenge, 9.25 miles

I didn’t mind the alarm clock because the Wolfson Children’s Challenge is one of my favorite events of the year. It is so inspiring and for such a great cause. And of course, I love supporting the hospital where little man spent the first ten days of his life.

This year, our team ran for Jack and Luke. I will share more of their inspiring story in my race report.

Although I was scheduled for one 5K leg of the relay, I ended up pacing a few other friends, bringing my mileage to 9.25 miles for the day.

In the afternoon, we went to my parents’ house to celebrate Papa Bear’s 70th birthday! Happy birthday to one heck of a special guy!


January provided a solid start to the year. I have logged about 68 miles and about seven hours of cross-training. My foot is doing pretty well and while I’m not focusing on any time goals right now, my training is pretty consistent. The calendar is looking full, but I confess that I prefer it that way.

A few “housekeeping details:”

The Publix Savannah Half Marathon has released its 2016 Participant Gift:


I love the idea of getting a quality bag instead of a shirt (shirts are great, but I end up with more than I know what to do with!). This bag will be a perfect tote for the beach or yoga or even as a travel carry-0n. Want one of your own? Register here and use the below code to save $10 on your entry.

And last, but not least, we have a winner for the $25 Publix gift card giveaway!

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Congratulations, Jessica! Give me an email so we can get you your prize!

How was your week and month in training?

How is your calendar shaping up for the year?

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24 Responses to weekly recap: 1/24 – 1/30

  1. Sounds like another great week! I’m drooling over that ice cream!
    January was a pretty good month for me as well. After the Dopey Challenge, I really focused on building strength at CrossFit. Now I’m back to race training 🙂
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  2. Cristina says:

    Sounds like a solid week. I’ve been having trouble keeping consistent, but I feel like I am finally starting to come around. Great work though. helps to see people getting out there and getting it done!
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  3. Elle says:

    What kind of ice cream is that? It looks delicious! Have another great week!
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  4. Sounds like another great week of training! And way to push through on tired legs. That’s exactly what you’ll have to do later this month for GSC so its good practice for you now.
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…Let the Training for Half #7 Begin!My Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      I’m definitely hoping that the back-to-backs and two-a-days will get me through Glass Slipper. It’s kind of intimidating to have two big mileage days on each other’s heels like that, but it’s all in good fun, right?

  5. how great is it that your son wants to run a 5k and train for it. I love it!
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  6. great week! I had trouble getting my miles in around the rain here too, it was yucky! The sun came out for a perfect race this past weekend and I logged in my first half for the year!
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  7. Just when I promised myself no ice cream tonight, you post that picture…LOL! After all your running, you deserve it!
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  8. Becki S says:

    That bag is adorable! I have that run on my bucket list for long term. Boo for all the rain, it’s hard to stay motivated with the cool temps.
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  9. Matilda says:

    I felt like I didn’t do a lot of running in Jan, but I still clocked over 100km / 60mi, so that’s got to be something right.
    Also it’s summer so I feel like my pace has slowed right down. I’m hoping for a 10km pb next weekend at my first race for the year. so we’ll see.
    ps, that icecream looks delish.
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  10. Jessica says:

    Whew great workouts! You’re making me feel lazy 😉 And that bug is super cute

  11. Toni says:

    Looks like you had a great week. Nice job on your challenge and pacing your fellow runners!
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  12. I want that ice cream cone right now haha. Good week of training! I’m slowly getting back into running. What app is that?
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