weekly recap: 2/14 – 2/20

I have been away on a pretty fabulous running adventure, so I apologize for the delay in this post.

First of all, a bit of housekeeping. We have two winners for our March To Get Screened Giveaway. Congratulations, Kelly and Melanie! Please email me at runswithpugs AT gmail DOT com to claim your entries.

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There is still time to register for this great event, to raise awareness of colon cancer prevention through early screening. Visit the March To Get Screened website here for more information.

Now, let’s talk about the rest of the week.

Sunday – 6 miles

Steph asked if we could do a longer run together. I was planning for six miles and was really happy to have a buddy for the distance. It turned into a seriously scenic run.

Peacocks in trees,

and a horse in the middle of the road.

It absolutely made our day.

By the time I got home, my hip flexor was really complaining. I hated to admit it, but I was going to need to take some time off. I knew some ice and rest was in order, although I hated the idea of being sidelined.

On the bright side, it was Valentine’s Day. We celebrated with a family day, and enjoyed a delicious lunch at a newish German restaurant.

We ended the day with wine and cheese and a movie. It was perfect.

Monday – rest

I had an unexpected day of work, so little man hung out with Mr PugRunner on his day off. It was an incredibly busy day, so I was glad to get home to them.

Tuesday – rest

Since little man had another day off, I had promised to take him and one his friends to the zoo. There was a change of plans, and we ended up taking his friend’s mom and sister along with us. It was the absolute best day. The weather was perfect and the kids were so much fun. We spent the entire day there, and saw pretty much every exhibit.

I mean, I wasn’t thrilled when I was set upon by hungry lorikeets, but other than that…

Little man’s friend came back to our house for a big spaghetti dinner, and the kids played for a while before everyone had to get to bed to get ready for school the next day.

Wednesday – rest

I spent my free day packing and finishing my costumes for the Glass Slipper Challenge.

This would be the first time I would run in actual costumes, so I was pretty excited.

Thursday – rest

By Thursday, I was feeling pretty anxious and edgy. I really wanted to run to work out the nerves, but I knew that resting was the right decision. I wanted to be ok for the races to come. I tried to keep my mind off of everything with work and spending some extra time with little man when he got home after school.

Friday – rest

It was time to head out. After our kids headed off to their classes, Steph came and picked me up for our drive to Orlando. The plan was to head to the Expo, check in to our hotel, grab dinner in Epcot and then get to bed.

And the plan went pretty smoothly, which was just how we liked it.

Saturday – Disney Enchanted 10K, 6.3 miles

We had an obscenely early wakeup call of 2:30 AM. Due to the sheer number of people participating, runDisney races seem to start before dawn. It’s not the worst thing, but it’s quite a shock to the system.

We managed to smile through it!

Stay tuned for the full race report to come!


Spoiler alert: even with my hip, I completed 19.3 miles in about 24 hours, and it was pretty ridiculously awesome. I can’t wait to share all about the experience!

I’m taking another week off to recover. It’s the smart and safe move, and I am hoping to be back at it on Saturday in time for a trail run with a new group. Fingers crossed.


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26 Responses to weekly recap: 2/14 – 2/20

  1. Cassandra Smith says:

    Congrats to Melanie and Kelly for winning the free entries! I’ve loved doing this race in the past and I hope you will enjoy it as well. Rest is always best, especially after running all those miles. I hope you recover quickly!

  2. Elle says:

    Looks like a great week. I love your costumes! I would love to do a Disney race. I ran there several time when staying on vacation, but never an event.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      It’s definitely quite an experience. Very different from smaller, more traditional races. I enjoy them but they are huge and consuming, so I try to limit them to once a year.

  3. Yay!!!!!! I can’t wait to read all about Disney. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
    Love the costumes, especially the feather. Did it stay put the whole way?
    Hope your hip stops being all whiney soon. Nobody has time for that nonsense!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Next week! All shall be revealed!

      So the feather never moved! I didn’t test it once, and i figured I would rip it out by mile two, but I never even felt it there! Winning!

      The hip will survive. I’m just being conservative.

  4. Love the costumes! I’ve only ran in costume once and I loved it. can’t wait to hear about your experience.
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  5. Ohhhh i can’t wait to hear about your race! Congrats on finishing all of those miles. I hope you heal well!

    What is the German restaurant?!? My family is German and I know they will be allll about it!

    • runswithpugs says:

      It’s called Hoptinger’s! It’s really good – bier and brats. They have all kinds of yummy stuff, and I absolutely loved my meal!

      I’m doing alright now. It was a LOT of running, but it was fun.

  6. Marcia says:

    Your costumes were so fun! Glad to hear your hip cooperated and I’m also glad you’re taking time to rest up.
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  7. Love the costumes so cute! I can’t believe the 2:30 am wakeup time crazy! Hope you had a fabulous time
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  8. Glad to hear that your hip cooperated for both races. There’s nothing quite like running at Disney!
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  9. Carmy says:

    That horse is practically a unicorn.
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  10. A peacock and a horse on a run?! Do you live in the enchanted forest? haha. I can’t wait to hear about the Glass Slipper Challenge!

  11. Your race outfits are so cute!! Can’t wait to hear how the races went!

  12. Ugh that early wake up time! I did the WDW half about 5 years ago, and that wake up call did me in! I was fine for the race but got a migraine later in the day. It was tough. Ah, the magic of Disney! We did have a fun trip, tho.

    Looking forward to the recap.
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  13. I look forward to the recap! Gosh, I don’t know how I could handle getting up so early to run a race! I’m glad you had a nice Valentine’s Day and I would have been so geeked out to see a horse on my run – I love them!
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  14. RFC says:

    Where on earth were you running that you saw peacocks and horses? SO COOL! Congrats on you princess races!
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