weekly wrap: 1.15.2017 – 1.21.2017

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


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Sunday – rest; plank

I was really, really looking forward to this day. After grocery shopping, I was on my own. Little man and Mr PugRunner went over to a friend’s house to get some help with their Pinewood Derby car and I was free to just veg. It was heavenly and so very needed.

Monday – 1.4 miles running; plank

It was a day off for little man, and I was really excited to see him when I got home. Even nicer was that he didn’t have any afternoon activities, so once I was home from work, we were able to hang out a bit.

The boys wanted to go for their training run so I asked to go with them. It was nice to get out of the house and get my legs moving.

Tuesday – 6 miles running; plank

Kait and I met for our morning run. The humidity was back in full force, but we slogged through it. There is really something to be said for the winter slump, even if it doesn’t technically feel like winter here.

But we still planked. Because friends who run together plank together. Or something like that.

Little man started running club at school. I was pretty shocked that he asked to do it, but he was very enthusiastic so I signed the permission form. Parents are allowed to join in the running, but I had a work call that afternoon, so was unable to attend the first session. I promised him that I would start attending – my Tuesday miles are going to increase exponentially. As is my ability to run any time other than first thing in the morning. Stay tuned for more on that.

Wednesday – rest; plank

Another quiet day. I wasn’t really feeling well, so I was glad that we didn’t have much on the agenda.

Thursday – 4.4 miles running; plank

Due to scheduling, we had agreed to do our long run on Friday, so we kept Thursday’s miles on the lower side. It was a good run.

The rest of the day was not quite as fun. I had to help Mr PugRunner get one of the cars into the dealership for some recall work, and then take him back when it was finished. In between I did a little shopping for some running fuel and new clothes. Ok, that part was a little more fun.

The boys had Cub Scouts and got more info on an upcoming camping trip and the Pinewood Derby. I’m really looking forward to both.

Friday – 8 miles running; plank

Sometimes, that first long run after a break is kind of like ripping off a bandaid. I have been dreading and dreading these miles, but with a friend along for the ride, it was much more manageable. I still wasn’t feeling entirely great, but I didn’t regret the run one bit.

I really wanted to go to the movies, but I had been promising little man I would come to school for lunch and it was a good day for it. He was really happy I came (and brought him takeout), and we had a nice chat through his lunch period.

Proud mommy moment? Report cards were posted and not only did he make the honor roll (again), but he was selected by his class for the “respect” award. So proud of that boy.

Saturday – Aerial Athletics, 90 minutes; plank

Saturday morning proved to be quite the adventure: some of the contributors of the St. Augustine Moms Blog got to meet up at Aerial Athlete for a session on the silks.


It was so intimidating and so amazing all at once. I had to push really hard through a lot of my limitations (not letting go, being comfortable upside down, etc), and I really want to go back and push a little harder.

We had a much anticipated date night. Mr PugRunner had gotten me tickets for Book of Mormon for my birthday last year and it was finally time to go!

The show was phenomenal – irreverant and sharp, but so witty and clever, too. I was so glad we were able to finally see it!


In other news, the winner of the lovely Nourish soy candle is…. Sarah G.!

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Congratulations, Sarah! We’ll connect to I can get that sent out to you!


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24 Responses to weekly wrap: 1.15.2017 – 1.21.2017

  1. Finding my way to the court was challenging. Thank God for smart phones! The have their uses.

    Awesome that you son wants to start a running club & the respect award, too!
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  2. Aw, I love what a great kid little man is. You and the mister are definitely doing something right!
    Aerial class sounds AWESOME! And also kinda scary. But mostly awesome.
    So I went to gym class last week. And there were so. many. squats in the first half of class. I couldn’t walk for days. But I am happy to report that I killed the planks and crunches and arm exercises! We planked only for 1 minute intervals, but we did two sets each of being on our elbows, being on our hands, and then I don’t know what you call it, but you alternate picking up your hands. So that’s like 6 minutes of planking. And I didn’t die! I also didn’t go back Thursday… but I will this week.
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  3. Rachel says:

    You week looks awesome. I’ve wanted to try aerial yoga (or athletics looks cool, too!) and I’ve been waiting to see Book of Mormon! Also, your plank game was on point! Nice job.
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  4. Margo says:

    The aerial workout looks like total fun!

  5. Oh my gosh that aerial yoga looks like a challenge and a lot of fun!
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  6. I had the opportunity to do an aerial class last year it’s so much fun isn’t it?!
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  7. Darlene says:

    So cool that the running bug has rubbed off on your son.

    Aerial yoga – sounds scary.

    Got all my miles in but the weather up north does make it challenging.
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  8. Gina says:

    I think it’s awesome your little guy wants to do the running club. And the aerial gymnastics looks so fun! I would be so uncoordinated!

  9. I saw that aerial yoga post on IG and I am intrigued!!!!

    Congrats on little man making the honor roll. That’s always a good feeling.
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  10. Marcia says:

    Congrats to your little man on the honor roll and I hope his running club initiative is a huge success!
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  11. Coco says:

    So cool that your son wants to do running club – you really have inspired him. Long runs always are easier with friends. The miles just tic by as you’re chatting!

  12. Fun, fun! Loved that aerial yoga shot- those classes are way to cool! #jealous
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  13. Carmy says:

    I soooooo want to play with silks! I’m so jealous!
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  14. Aerial yoga sounds so cool! And wasn’t Book of Mormon awesome? I won tickets a few months the back and loved it!

  15. I love that your son asked to do the running club – he sure has a lots of inspiration from you! My girls love to run as well and I can’t wait until they can both join the run club here!
    I think I would love to go to a place like Aerial Athlete – sounds like a fun yet challenging activity!

  16. I know you must be so proud of your son and spending lunch his lunch period with him is so sweet. He will always remember that. Great job on getting your long run done!! My week was okay, I needed 8 miles also for my long run but only had time for 6. Will try again this week!

  17. Awesome that you tried the aerial workout! That looks challenging but so fun!

  18. Elle says:

    Very intrigued by that aerial workout… would love to know more about it. I am not comfortable upside down either!
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  19. That aerial stuff looks fun…but tough. I’d love to try that sometime…
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  20. How brave you are to do aerial athletics! I am not sure I am coordinated enough! Awesome solid week of running and planking!
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  21. Karen says:

    I have tried anything that would stretch me as much as the aerial class. That is awesome.
    I am glad you enjoyed BOM…we are going to see a second time next month, my hubby loved it so much.
    Congrats to the little man on the award and running club!

  22. You know, since I cant exercise for the next few weeks, doing planks sounds like a good idea! Just an easy(ish) thing to do when I’m bored to build some core strength 🙂 Thanks for the idea!

  23. Sarah Gillespie says:

    Super super excited! Let me know what you need from me and thank you so much!

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