weekly wrap: 7.10 – 7.16

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


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Sunday – 4 miles

I was scheduled to run eight miles, but I also needed a bit of a cutback week, so on Sunday, I went ahead and did four instead. After two days at Legoland, I was tired, dehydrated and just not feeling it.

As expected, the run was pretty ugly, so I got over it pretty quickly.

We were thinking about going to the movies, but the boys wanted a lazy day, so we got burgers for lunch and then I made popcorn at home and rented Kung Fu Panda 3. It was nice to spend a chill afternoon together, and little man needed a break after Legoland, so he would be all ready for camp on Monday.

Monday – 12 miles cycling

Mr PugRunner and I did camp drop off with one of little man’s friends. We would be carpooling all week, but we wanted to be there for his first day.

Afterwards, Mr PugRunner headed into the office and I loaded up Francine the Bike to hunt down the rail trail for the second time. I had gotten some better directions, and this time, I was successful!

I was scheduled to pick up Mr PugRunner at noon, so I didn’t have tons of time. There was enough time for me to knock out 12 glorious miles on a beautiful, shaded trail. I loved every second of it – this will definitely become a regular route for me.

Tuesday –  4 miles

The new camp schedule means being up and out extra early, so I hustled through my four mile run as best I could.

It was rough, and even worse was that poor Molly had to go back to the vet. She had completely lost the toenail! Poor girl is going to be in this bandage for five to six weeks, and she is PISSED about it. It’s not going to be an easy time for her, but we are doing our best to keep her comfortable.

Wednesday – 14 miles cycling

Even though Mr PugRunner and I planned a lunch date, I had more than enough time to ride. On this day, I pushed through 14 miles and was actually disappointed that I didn’t have time for more.

We had a really nice lunch date, even though it was to have some heavy conversations. He has been busy at work, but it’s been nice that he’s been able to step back a little bit this summer and spend more time at home. Our family is grateful for that.

Thursday – 4 miles speed work

After a very stressful night, I forced myself awake for speed work: one mile warm up, 8x400s and one mile cool down.

I ran out of time for my cool down, so I completed it after I dropped off little man.

I had a late day at work (busy days make the time pass more quickly!) and I had to get on the road almost immediately to pick up the kids.

I was more than ready to call it a night.

Friday – 60 minutes body circuit

I was very glad to get back to body circuit. It just hasn’t been fitting into my schedule, unfortunately. This particular workout was pretty rough – but I just kept pushing and got through it.

I had thought about going for another bike ride, but we ended up needing to go shopping for a new area rug and a few gifts for some friends we were celebrating on the weekend, so I skipped it. Mr PugRunner and I got lunch together again.

Mr PugRunner cooked us a yummy Italian dinner and we enjoyed a nice glass of wine together. It had been a pretty long week and we were getting ready for a crazy fun weekend.

Saturday –  8 miles running

It was time to suck it up for the long run I had put off last week. I was pleased to find that I felt pretty strong through the first four or five miles, before the humidity started to get to me.

I also really needed this sunrise.

I was glad to have a nice shower and a nap, before we hit the town to celebrate our friend’s 40th birthday and another friends’ 10th anniversary. There was lots of food, plenty of drinks and tons of dancing. We had a very late, very great night, and it was fun to just kick back and enjoy our friends.


I would consider it a rather productive week, and I’m pleased with the direction of everything. This morning, I broached the topic of Space Coast with my running coaches this morning, and it looks like we are going to get back to training in late August. I am not sure if we are going to be looking at a goal adjustment due to the way things are going right now, but we will see what Stacey and Jen have to say about it.

I’m also looking for another race soon. I missed out on a few over the last couple of weekends due to overscheduling (and maybe even a bit of lack of motivation) but I think it’s time for something small again. I’ll keep you posted on that!


How was your week in training?

What do you do when over scheduling gets you down?

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27 Responses to weekly wrap: 7.10 – 7.16

  1. Ivanna says:

    Great job on your training week. Poor baby with the foot! I sure hope it’s getting better.

  2. Sounds like you are keeping up well with everything!

    Poor Molly. 🙁 Don’t you wish you could explain things to them?
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  3. Sounds like you crushed it!
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  4. I love it when I have bike rides like that! Looks like a good week for you
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  5. Coco says:

    Oh my gosh, look at that pitiful expression over the bandaged paw! How nice to be able to have some lunch dates! Great week of training too.
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  6. Marcia says:

    Nice training week! Oh poor Molly. But her bandage is ever so cute. When I get overbooked I start bagging races and I hate it. Did way too much of that last year.

  7. Carmy says:

    Oh no! Your poor pug! Definitely not looking impressed with the bandage!
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  8. Ugh. I have not been on my bike much lately. I did an hour-long ride last week, but that’s it. I”m in official “recovery mode,” so I”ll be saddling up a little more in the weeks to come. Great job on all your workouts!!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I think it’s ok to have ebbs and flows like that. There’s no physical way to be go-go-go all the time. You’ve been doing a lot of running and other things, and it sound like after your ultra, you might be ready to switch it up.
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  9. Great job on getting all the workouts in! That bike path looks beautiful! I love all the dog pics- you sure can tell that Molly is not a happy camper! Stay cool!
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  10. That face on the pug! LOL! Meanwhile, I’ve got to figure out what to do with this little baby of mine. She’s becoming a bit unfriendly with people she doesn’t know. I’m going to try puppy class…
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Poor Cocoa. 🙁 Definitely try a class. Not all dogs are going to be social butterflies (neither Molly nor Bentley really care for outsiders – Molly will tolerate them after a moment, but bentley needs to be kept apart) but you have the opportunity to help make some strides with her. Hope it helps!

  11. Karen says:

    Oh my, Molly is so cute! So sad about her little foot, losing a toe nail sounds painful 🙁
    Don’t you love the breeze biking makes?! and so much easier to carry fuel 🙂 It does have some great perks, and you are quite speedy!
    Oh and speed work in the heat?! A win for sure.
    I try to keep my time off as open as I can and my son is grown, so it makes it easier. It is hard to feel like “I have to….” all the time! even if it is for fun stuff LOL

    • runswithpugs says:

      She is our little doll baby. We love her to pieces.

      I don’t know how speedy I am – I am working on getting faster on the bike, but I’m a little scared of wiping out. I’ll get there eventually.

      It’s good to be able to keep that time open. I love being busy, but sometimes, I just want a day off.

  12. I too find having an upcoming race to be a great motivator. Can’t wait to hear what race(s) you decide on.
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  13. HoHo Runs says:

    Molly’s expression is priceless! I’m so jealous of your new cycling trail. We have nothing like that around here. Nothing! You did have a productive week. I’ve heard good things about Space Coast. I hope to get there one day, at least for the half. Thanks for linking, Jenn!

    • runswithpugs says:

      She is quite an expressive little girl!

      Space Coast is amazing. It’s small and has great spectator support. It was my very first half marathon, and I am committed to the 5 year series (which ends in 2017). It’s cool to have been with it for so long.

      We have two rail trails – one is about an hour away and 18 miles in length (so 36 miles out and back). This one is about 20 minutes away and 8.5 miles long. Shorter, but so much closer and easier to reach. They are building more at some point, but 8.5 is good for now. I can always double and triple up.

  14. What a way to just chalk it up to needing more rest and cutting your run short. It happens!
    Oh no poor Molly I hope she gets better! You’ll figure it all out on your schedule. 🙂
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