weekly wrap: 12.25 – 12.31

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


If you do a weekly recap post, this is a great way to check in with other active bloggers for extra support, sharing and accountability!

It’s 2017! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful day and are ready to dig in to the new year. Confession – I didn’t make it to midnight (although I was close), but that’s ok. I was well rested for the first day of the year.

Let’s go back and check out the last week of 2016!

Sunday –  rest

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I think this picture sums it up pretty well.

We had THE BEST day. Seriously. The best. Usually, I set my alarm super early so I can get up and get our big breakfast in the oven to be ready for when my parents show up (also early), but we changed things up this year. Don’t get me wrong, we were still up early, but all we had to do was crank up the holiday tunes, warm the cinnamon rolls and enjoy each other.

Little man was so grateful for everything. He is at an age where his gifts are a little more grown up and I was almost in tears over how appreciative he was. Parenting is hard, but it felt like we have been doing something right.

We went outside to play with one of his toys, and the kids in the culdesac ended up going to another house to decorate cookies and have hot chocolate. Normally, I wouldn’t have considered it because it just wasn’t part of “the plan”, but this year, I let him go and he had a blast.

My parents came over for a late lunch

and we had such a great rest of day. It was all just perfect.

Even Bentley thought so.

We went to bed with very full hearts.

Monday – 4.5 miles, running

I didn’t really want to go out for a run, but I did want to try out my new Garmin Forerunner 735XT.

Guys, this watch is everything. I don’t know how one little piece of equipment could make such a difference but it does. It was a fabulous run, and I am looking forward to many more.

I did have to go to work, so little man went to his friend’s house for the day. They had a blast entertaining each other, so it was a good day.

Tuesday – 3 miles, cycling

I had the day off and wanted to make the most of it. Little man wanted to use his Tropical Smoothie gift card, so I suggested we get out the bikes and take a ride. It was really foggy, so we made use of the Christmas lights on them to help with visibility.

Afterwards, we paid a visit to the in-progress St. Augustine Aquarium. There is definitely plenty of work to be done, when it is complete, it’s going to be wonderful. I’m excited to try the zipline course.

Next was lunch and then little man went home with his grandparents for the night.

Wednesday – 5 miles, running

Another fabulous run. I was really missing K and our morning chats, but it was nice to be able to run in the daylight, too.

I had a short day of work, and the hours flew by – because it was Game Day!

Our family, Papa Bear and our friend R were making the trip to Orlando to watch the Hurricanes take on the WV Mountaineers in the Russell Athletic Bowl! Kick off was 5:30 and we made it to our parking spot in plenty of time.

The first quarter was rough, as the Canes settled into their groove, but after that, it was smooth sailing to victory!

We stayed after the game for the trophy presentation, and then the players came around the field to high five and take selfies with the remaining fans. Magic.

Thursday –  rest

We didn’t have a restful sleep. Mr PugRunner ended up with food poisoning from some bad jerky and was up most of the night. I was really worried that it was the stomach bug, and spent the morning getting Papa Bear and little man out of the house and scrubbing everything down. Fortunately for the rest of us, it was an isolated thing, and Mr PugRunner was feeling much better after lots of fluid and rest.

For my part, once all the laundry was done, I parked my butt in front of a Game of Thrones marathon. I can’t say it was a bad way to spend the afternoon.

Also? Team Pretty in Pink is ready for the 26.2 with DONNA Marathon Relay! I am really looking forward to it. It’s the 10th anniversary of this race, and our team is made of some truly incredible women.


Friday – 5.3 miles, running

I was hoping to go for six miles, but it was freezing cold (literally) and 5.3 was just enough.

Mr PugRunner was feeling better so we decided to go to the outdoor mall. I had to do some shopping for his birthday on January 1, and he needed the fresh air. All in all, it was a very relaxing afternoon, and I was glad we were able to spend some time together.

He was still pretty tired, so after we got home, we just watched some movies and hung out on the couch.

Saturday – rest

It felt pretty good to not have to set an alarm. We were expected at my parents house around 12:30 for a New Year’s Eve celebration, so we took our time getting ready. We always have a great time there, and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

At home, Mr PugRunner and little man made it all the way to midnight. Molly and I certainly did not, but let the boys have their fun. I wasn’t too disappointed not to see the ball drop. I was ready for 2017 either way.

Don’t forget, we are giving away an Armpocket Flash to celebrate the New Year! You don’t want to miss out on this one!

How was your last week of 2016 in training?

How did you ring in the New Year?


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16 Responses to weekly wrap: 12.25 – 12.31

  1. My last week of “training” saw my highest mileage since my marathon LOL And, now my off season can officially begin 😉
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  2. Carmy says:

    I love that santa letter! Is it a blanket/dog toy?
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  3. Ugh, bad jerky? Was it the prepacked kind? Or homemade?

    Looks like besides that, you had an amazing holiday!!!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Prepacked. I guess it expires and he didn’t think to check the sell by date? I’ll spare details. Fortunately, it passed quickly and it wasn’t the stomach bug. That would have brought everything crashing down quickly.

  4. Darlene says:

    You always have such exciting weeks.

    Spent a quiet NYE just a movie and dinner out.

    But ran a 3.5 mile race the next day.

    It is cold and there’s not a lot of racing but I need to continue running since I have a half marathon in Stuart, FL on March 5.
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  5. I know I’ve said this a few times but he is just so cute and it’s obvious that you are doing lots right 🙂
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  6. We didn’t make it to midnight ether! It was after 11 which was pretty impressive for us 🙂
    Having children makes Christmas SO much more magical! Our girls were so excited with every present that was opened. It sure does make those hard days better.

  7. Coco says:

    Sounds like a great Christmas! I did not make it to midnight this year either. It was not a priority!
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  8. Jolene says:

    I’m coming to you via the weekly wrap! Sounds like a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s. I find staying up for New Year’s so hard! I get crabby after 9! So fun that you made it to the Cane’s game! I now see the short sleeves in the pics! I’m a Florida girl too and the weather has not had much mercy on us this winter! Happy New Year!

  9. HoHo Runs says:

    Bad jerky sounds really, really bad! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. It’s different now that my kids are older but we still had a great time together. We also changed our normal routine and everything worked out perfectly. I stayed up until midnight — if eastern time counts. I think you are really going to enjoy that watch! What a beautiful sunrise you captured this week! Thanks for linking, Jenn!

  10. Yay for a great Christmas! I love hearing that your son was so appreciative of all that he received. You’re definitely doing something right. 🙂
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  11. Sounds like you had a great Christmas (and a great week, except for that little food poisoning incident!). Kids definitely breathe new life into the holidays.

  12. Sounds like a great Christmas week (minus the food poisoning!) It is fun how Christmas changes as the kids get older- it does make you feel like you are doing something right! Happy New Year Jenn!
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  13. Sounds like a great week other than the food poisoning. Poor Mr Pugrunner!
    We had a quiet New Year’s at the house in Florida. Lots of delicious food, and hanging around. Perfect!
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