weekly recap: 5.1 – 5.7

It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin!


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Yesterday was Mother’s Day, and today is my birthday! With everything going on, it’s been challenging to squeeze in my workouts, but I’ve done my best. Here’s how everything shook out last week.

Sunday – laps

I was really hoping to get in some stand up paddle boarding at the resort, but it was windy and the waves were huge, which put a damper on that plan. However, there was still the pool, and we spent several hours just swimming to our hearts’ content. I even convinced little man to do some laps with me, which is great considering he has his second triathlon coming up.

Too soon, it was time to say goodbye, and we headed home to the pugs and reality. It was a great birthday weekend for little man, and we had so much fun celebrating.

Monday – 60 minutes beach yoga, 45 minutes cycling

My body circuit coaches were out of town for a marathon, so I was on my own for Monday’s fitness. Fortunately, a friend of mine has started yoga classes on the beach, so I decided to head out and give it a try. I am so glad I did. It was absolutely revitalizing, and I am looking forward to fitting in more classes this summer.

When I got home, I hopped on the bike and knocked out my 45 minutes. It was a little later in the day than I would have liked, so it was hot, but that was ok. I got through it.

Tuesday – Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 1

I’ve really missed the mornings sunrises on my runs, and so it is good to be back to them.

On this day, after my warm up, I was scheduled to run for five minutes, walk for three, run for eight minutes, walk for three, run for five again and then cool down. It went pretty well, and I felt pretty accomplished when I headed off to work for the day.

Wednesday – rest

I was supposed to do two hours and thirty minutes on the bike and then some laps in the pool. Unfortunately, the weather had taken a bit of a turn, and we got some nasty rain and thunderstorms.

I ended up making it a rest day, just because it was one of those lazy days where the only useful thing to do is nap, read books and watch movies. Sometimes, you just have to go with it.

Thursday – Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 2

The one benefit to the storms was that it cooled everything down dramatically. The runner in me really can’t complain too much about that.

I had to run for two ten minute blocks with a three minute walk break in between. It wasn’t horribly difficult either, but I was worried about Saturday’s “long” run. However, there was no point in dwelling on what was to come: it was happening one way or another and no amount of anxiety would change that.

Friday – 30 minutes bike ride

I was scheduled to work, so after little man got off to school, there wasn’t a ton of time for a serious workout session. I figured I could get in a quick ride, and managed 30 minutes on the bike.I was glad to have done it.

And I was also feeling brave, and decided to see if I could do a solid tree pose. I struggle with getting my foot above my knee joint. Bingo.

Mr PugRunner texted me to see if I wanted to go to the movies when little man got home from school, and of course, I was all for it!

We got tickets to see Captain America: Civil War, and it was phenomenal! Probably one of my favorites of the Marvel extended universe flicks so far.


It was pretty long, so little man wasn’t as enamored with it as we were, but he still enjoyed seeing all of his favorite characters on the big screen.

It ended up being a bit of a later night than I would have liked, but we had fun and it was a great way to end the week.

Saturday – Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 3

I was finally feeling strong enough to join in with my Moms Run This Town group for their Saturday group run. I knew that my 22 minute continuous run probably wasn’t going to mesh in with anyone else’s plan, but it was really nice just to have other people around. They tend to run a little later in the morning than I prefer, so I won’t be on hand for all the runs, but it’s a nice option from time to time.

When I got home, Mr PugRunner and little man had picked up sandwiches and packed the car. We were going for a hike and a picnic lunch at one of the nearby state parks. It was incredibly thoughtful of them and I was so thrilled for some time exploring with them. The trails were actually really “woodsy” with hills and roots, rather than wide flat paths. I can’t wait to go back, maybe even to try some running.

After a nap, we dropped little man with his grandparents so that we could go out to dinner with friends for my birthday. We had a great time, even if we were up way past my bedtime.


And so ended the week.

I still have to make up Wednesday’s long ride, and I am also waiting for the weather to warm up again so I can get back in the pool. I was thinking about it today, but the water is still cold from the lower temps last week, so it will have to wait.

I am just about ready to sign up for my comeback 5K. I’m a little nervous about it, but those feelings are going to be there until I cross the finish line, so I just have to deal with it. I am also thrilled that I am signed up for my first SUP yoga class of the summer. I was able to order a really cute SUP outfit, too, which I can’t wait to try out.

School is getting ready to come to a close, too and I am looking forward to the adventures the summer will hold. We are trying to fill in all the gaps in our calendar, and it’s going to be fun!


How was your week in training?

What’s the next big fitness thing you are looking forward to?


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27 Responses to weekly recap: 5.1 – 5.7

  1. Elle says:

    Happy Birthday to you! looks like a great week… and here’s to another coming up! Always love your pictures!
    Elle recently posted…How to Overcome Emotional Eating… What are You Really Hungry For?My Profile

  2. Looks like a great birthday week. You packed a lot into one week for sure. You have great pics too!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…3 Bean Southwestern Quinoa Skillet DinnerMy Profile

  3. Carmy says:

    Happy birthday! 😀 I love the colour of your toe nails!
    Carmy recently posted…Monday on the Run: @AliciaRunsFastMy Profile

  4. Happy birthday!
    Sounds like you had a great week 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday! I have a birthday coming up too! Looks like you had a fun week! Those storms did bring a little cooler weather so I am not complaining down here! Party so more and enjoy the birthday week!
    Mary Beth Jackson recently posted…Marvelous May Week One!My Profile

  6. Happy Birthday!!!
    You’re doing so great, I really think that break did you some good.
    Stacie Seidman recently posted…Braids, Braids, Braids, and more Braids.My Profile

  7. Oh, you are going to love SUP! I didn’t know there were SUP outfits, but clearly it makes sense..

    So nice to see you back running again!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Recovering From the DistanceMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      I do love SUP! It’s more of a high coverage bikini top, swim shorts and a long sleeve (with thumbholes) hoodie made out of really light, SPF material. Great for SUP, yoga on the beach, and really any kind of outdoor type stuff. I sweat through sunscreen, so at least my shoulders, arms and chest will be covered.

      It’s good to be running again. It’s slow-going, and frustrating, but I’m trying to stay positive.

  8. My workouts last week were few and far between (ugh…under the weather). I’m excited to hear how the comeback 5K goes….how soon?
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Crazy, but Staying Strong!My Profile

  9. A birthday at the beach sounds like my kind of birthday celebration! Happy belated birthday!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon Training Log – Week 14My Profile

  10. Coco says:

    Happy Birthday! It’s been so rainy I haven’t noticed how early it is getting light now, but this weekend my 6 am run was in broad day light – which means I need to get out earlier to catch the sunrise.
    Coco recently posted…Wrapping Up A Week Of Business TravelMy Profile

  11. Happy birthday! I love the pic of you and your son doing laps in the pool. So very cute! I am happy to hear that you are getting back to running!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…I’m running the New York City Marathon with TEAM CLARKE!My Profile

  12. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It sounds like you had a good week leading up to it. I’ll have to check out that movie.
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Healthy Mocha Frappuccino {vegan, gluten free, soy free}My Profile

  13. Happy Birthday!
    Looks like you had a wonderful week.
    My kids want to go see that movie, we maybe going very soon.
    They are all a little obsessed with superhero’s.
    hope this week is just as nice.
    Ruth Christensen recently posted…Weekly Wrap # 17 , TWO Very Busy WeeksMy Profile

  14. Happy belated Birthday by now. I hope you had a great one! Looks like leading up to it you had a great time.
    Good job on your workouts this week. We are headed to Gatlinburg, TN this weekend so I”m looking forward to that. 🙂
    Tricia @MissSippiPiddlin recently posted…Race 13.1 Memphis RecapMy Profile

  15. HoHo Runs says:

    Happy Birthday! You have been doing do well with your coach to 5k program! You’ll definitely be ready for a 5k very soon. A picnic with a hike sounds like a delightful surprise for and wonderful way to celebrate Mother’s Day. I can’t remember the last time I went on a picnic! Since you asked, I’ve got one more half (and maybe an 8k) and then I’ll step back a bit before marathon training begins. Thanks for linking with us Jenn!
    HoHo Runs recently posted…WW # 40My Profile

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