weekly wrap: 7.3 – 7.9

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and MissSippi Piddlin!


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Sunday – 90 minutes SUP yoga; challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs

Any day that starts with SUP yoga is a great day in my book. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and we were treated to not one, but two dolphins! Heaven.

Since little man was still on the mend, he and I skipped out on our friends’ 4th of July party while Mr PugRunner attended. We were really disappointed to miss out, but he was still spending a lot of time on the couch without a lot of energy.

Monday – Celebration 5K; challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs

I love our local holiday races, and the Celebration 5K is no exception. It’s always hot and always packed, but there is such a great patriotic flair to the event. I didn’t race my best, but I still enjoyed the course and the friends, so I didn’t mind.

After I got cleaned up, the boys and I headed off to my parents. Little man had been missing them and wanted to stay a few days.  His fever was finally gone, and the change of scenery was much needed. We brought a  patriotic cherry pie

and Delilah.

My mom thought it would be fun to see her in action with the cats. They kept their distance, but it was really cute (Chloe was brave and wanted to keep an eye on Big D, but Jack stayed hidden upstairs).

We had a really nice holiday lunch with them, and then moved on to a final 4th of July party at another friends’ house.

Tuesday – 40 minutes vinyasa flow; 7 miles cycling; challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs

We took a break from running on Tuesday, so I started the morning off with a yoga flow I found on YouTube.

After work, I followed up with a brutally hot seven mile bike ride. With humidity and heat index, we’ve been looking at temps in the high 90s and low hundreds, which makes motivation incredibly low.

On the plus side, Mr PugRunner and I enjoyed a date night at a new restaurant in town: Preserved. It was absolutely delicious.

I can’t wait to go back to try some of the other dishes.

Wednesday – 13 miles cycling, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs

I only had about an hour before picking up little man, so I threw myself into a 13 mile ride.

Once again, it was brutally hot, but I powered through. It was good to get a double digit ride after so long without.

Thursday – 4 miles speed work, challenges: squat, plank, toned arm, slim thighs

Our group wasn’t able to get together for the morning run, and I had to be close to home anyway, so I decided it was time to get back to speed work. I did a one mile warm up, 8x400s and one mile cool down. It was pretty rough, but I got through it. It’s just got to become part of my weekly drill.

After work, I tidied up the house and packed. Little man and I were going on a trip for the weekend and we had a long couple of days ahead of us.

Friday – rest

My friend and her daughter picked us up before 8AM and we got on the road to Legoland. We had been trying to coordinate a trip for a while, and we still had some days left on our annual pass, so it was nice to be able to get some more use out of them.

We arrived right before lunchtime and worked on coordinating plan: there were a few rides that little man hadn’t had a chance to do the last time we visited due to lightning, so we took those on, while my friend too her daughter to one of the Lego Friends shows. Then it was time for lunch and off to the water park!

There was not a cloud in the sky, so we got lucky with no rain. The kids splashed in the wave pool and play areas, and they even got me on a water slide (which, if you know anything about me, is very low on my list of things that I willingly do).

After we got cleaned up, we got dinner at the Legoland Resort so the kids could play while we ate. It was a great way to end the day.

Saturday – rest

Time to finish out the rest of the park!

We arrived right at opening and finished all the remaining rides by lunchtime. The temperatures were brutal and we decided to get out while the getting was good. We grabbed lunch on the road and made our way north.

Mr PugRunner was out with friends when we got home, so we showered, had a light bite, and watched movies until bedtime.


Not a bad week, overall. I did fall off my plank/squat/arms/thighs challenge a little, just because we were traveling, but I will get back on track. It was good to have a little break this weekend, and I was incredibly glad to have such a nice, low-key weekend away with friends. Per my July goals, I was able to start up my speed work – of course, it wasn’t anything noteworthy, but it’s a start, and something on which to build.

And on a fun note, I’m all registered in the brand-new virtual series from the good folks at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series: Making A Band!*

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Participants can register for any or all of three virtual races:

  • Guitar Solo: June 26 – July 20, $29.99
  • Drum Solo: July 21 – August 14, $29.99
  • Lead Singer: August 15 – September 5, $29.99
  • Making A Band – all three races and four medals!, $99

Run a 5K any time during the periods designated for your race. You can download a bib for each race of the series, and earn great bling along the way!


Connect with other virtual runners by uploading your very own guitar solo, drum solo or lead vocals to social media with #RNRVIRTUALRUN

As always, save on your (in-person) Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series registration:

How was your week in training?

How are you beating the heat? Treadmill? Indoor gyms? Or just going for it?


I am part of the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Blog team. In exchange for my promotion and honest review of Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series races and events, I have received a complimentary Global Tour Pass, in addition to other items from RnR and its affiliated sponsors. All opinions are my own.

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21 Responses to weekly wrap: 7.3 – 7.9

  1. You had a great week! I really want to try SUP yoga!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Healthy Mini Strawberry Shortcakes {vegan, gluten free, no bake}My Profile

  2. Heather says:

    I’d be the one falling off the SUP board while doing yoga, but it sounds like fun. Those cats sound like mine when my parent’s dog comes to visit. One hides, but the other wants to know what she is doing without getting too close.

    • runswithpugs says:

      The water can be pretty refreshing when you fall off! Most people actually roll right in to get cooled down!

      When Delilah walked in the house, all snorting and snotting, the two of them took off like lightning. Chloe let D get close enough to almost lick her nose, but then couldn’t go through with it. Cuties.

  3. You are so right–SUP is a great way to start the week. Actually, a great way to start the day!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Sole Food: A Week Off the RoadMy Profile

  4. I have to agree- a SUP class is a great way to start the week! #jealous! Glad you had fun at Legoland- it is just so hot! I ran on July 4th this year too- it is a fun start to the holiday!
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  5. Elle says:

    Would love to try SUP yoga. Fun! And your cherry pie looks really good….

  6. I love SUP but have not done it in a while. That pie is so pretty!
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  7. great job braving the heat! i’m definitely one to just go to the gym, even though i know it’s best to practice with the heat since you never know what race day will be like. i’m just too much of a baby!

    • runswithpugs says:

      We just don’t have a gym that’s close enough. I know that if I have to drive somewhere to get my workouts done, I’m far less likely to do them, so I just go for it. And melt LOL!

  8. I keep hearing so much about SUP…and I’m intrigued. I don’t think we have that here, or I haven’t hear if we do. My balance is much-improved since doing yoga…but I have major doubts if I could stay dry (and above water) at a SUP class…
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  9. Good for you for staying so motivated in the heat!
    Every time I see you post at about legoland, I totally want to go. Looks like a great time. So nice to see that Little Man is feeling better! Poor kid!
    I haven’t done any running (I know, I know…) but I’ve been riding a TON and even got some walks in with the puggers. We’re doing a step challenge at my work, and despite my not running, I’m still in second place on the leader board!
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  10. What a great week of workouts. And I love how your cherry pie turned out. So perfect for the 4th!
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  11. HoHo Runs says:

    Great job in this nasty heat! I’d much rather cycle in the heat than run. At least we get a little breeze. SUP Yoga is something I’d willingly do, and I’ve never done much yoga at all. If it involves water? I’m in. I’ve never been to Legoland. My boys would have adored that when they were little. Thanks for linking, Jenn!

  12. RFC says:

    Put me in the “just going for it” category! It’s 90 billion degrees here in South Carolina, but I’ve forced myself outside almost every day to run, and I’ve surprisingly adapted pretty well!
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  13. How very cool this SUP yoga and seeing dolphins too? I would be distracted wanting to stop and watch them!
    I guess the SUP are a lot more stable than I was thinking to allow you to do this or you have some kind of balance!
    I’ve been thinking about doing the RnR virtual runs as well!

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