weekly wrap: 4.2 – 4.8 + publix savannah women’s half marathon race week

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!

This week came with its share of ups and downs. I tried really hard to focus on the good (a weekend in Savannah for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon) over the rest of it, and managed to get through that way.

Sunday – rest

We slacked on Sunday. Big time. Little man and I had planned to run a race in Jacksonville, but it was early, and we would have had to get up and out the door by around 5:15AM. After all Mr PugRunner’s traveling and dealing with some not so great news, we were just really tired. I decided that if we woke up on our own, we would go. If not? Well… it’s ok to have some rest.

Turns out, we did not wake up on time. I felt a little guilty, but also decently rested, so I got over it quickly. We went food shopping and then I took little man to see Power Rangers, which he had been begging to see. Honestly, I usually dig these kinds of things, but I didn’t  love this one. The language was awful for a young adult movie (and we aren’t particularly strict about that), and it was just a bit more intense than it needed to be.

However, Mr PugRunner finally made it home from his trip! We were really happy to see him and spend the evening hanging out at home. Things finally started to feel settled again.

Monday – rest

Monday was just getting everything back on track. We had school and karate and all the regular things. Normalcy is much appreciated.

What wasn’t appreciated? This guy. It was tough removing him from our garage but we got it done.

Tuesday – rest

I had planned to run, but when I woke up, we were in the midst of a crazy thunderstorm with tons of lightning. Obviously, I didn’t have much of a choice but to roll over and go back to sleep.

Little man had his first day of triathlon club, and it went really well. The coach will be working on something different each week and I am hoping to be able to pop into some practices.

We also attended a meeting for little man’s new school. We were able to meet his new principal and get some ideas as to when things will be ready. It’s bittersweet – we love his current school, but this one will be brand new, with a great administration and a smaller student body. Fingers crossed that it all goes well.

Wednesday – 3 miles running

I was able to slip in three miles before work. I cut it a little closer than I would have liked, but miles are miles.

It was a busy day and I was ready to turn my focus to my upcoming weekend in Savannah by the time the day was done.

Little man had a great karate session, despite some raging storms. When we got home, we hunkered down for the night, and hoped that everything would pass quickly.

Thursday – 2 miles running, 6 miles cycling, 2 miles running

Even though the storms left us, the winds were crazy all through the day.

I had planned on a two mile run – 10 mile ride – three mile run series, but when I got on the bike, I quickly found out that Mother Nature was not on my side. I ended up turning in six exhausting miles and cut my second run down to two miles. I wanted to do more, but I still had a half on Saturday and the wind was blowing my bike all over the place.

Little man had his final Honor Roll awards ceremony at school, and then we left there to have lunch with a friend.

While the boys went to Cub Scouts, I finished packing for my Savannah trip. I was in desperate need of this weekend.

Friday – rest

After sending the boys off to school and work, I packed the car and waited for Meghan. We were on the road by 10:00 AM, and made the drive to Savannah in record time.

I’ll recap the whole weekend in an upcoming post, so stay tuned for all the great details!

In the meantime, little man and Mr PugRunner put in some workouts for little man’s upcoming tri! One half mile run following 1.6 miles on the bike. Way to go, guys!

Meghan and I were pretty worn out from our drive, so we laid out our flat runners and got to bed early. It was almost go-time!

Saturday – Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon

Race day! Not to worry, full recap to come! I can’t wait to write it all out! I had the best time with some really awesome running friends, and celebrating the rest of the weekend in Savannah!


Workout wise, this was a great week! I still desperately need some swim time, and my friend has offered up her heated pool for some laps, so I’m going to try to take advantage of that. With the half behind me, it’s time to start focusing on the spring and summer 5Ks and shorter races, while building up my cross-training.

How was your week in training?

How do you supplement your running in the summer months?

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33 Responses to weekly wrap: 4.2 – 4.8 + publix savannah women’s half marathon race week

  1. Rachel says:

    Sometimes we just need those days to do nothing, right? I love those days.

    Looking forward to your recap!!
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  2. I would have FREAKED if that snake was in my place!! AHH! I hope you like Little Man’s new school!
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  3. gina says:

    First off. I would have literally S*#T my pants if that snake were in my garage!!! Ummmm.. I’ll live in MN where there aren’t any snakes besides the occasional garder snake. And, the Savannah medal looks beautiful!
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  4. ooh I would totally freak if that snake was in my garage!!
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  5. Marcia says:

    Legend has it we had 2 snakes in the garage last summer. I wouldn’t know because I moved the heck out until they were long gone. I’d have died if that red specimen was anywhere near me. Summer typically means marathon training for me so I seek shade by running lots of trails.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Apparently, it was a corn snake, which is perfectly non-venomous. It IS, however, a competent climber. Whatever that means.

      He’s been moved out, though, so we won’t be finding out.

  6. Awww…congrats to your little man! Looking forward to your recap of your half marathon race!

  7. That snake would have totally freaked me out!! Yuck!
    Glad you had a good time at your race!
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  8. Kimberly G says:

    OMG that snake would have scared the crap out of me!
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  9. Last week, after my 1-miler on Monday morning, I didn’t do much of anything until my 5-at-5 on Thursday morning. And it was just what I needed….both of my events went well this weekend.
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  10. That snake reminds me why I shouldn’t move to Florida. My dad was killing rats the whole time I was there…

    My husband loved the stories. I still want to move…
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  11. Ummm, that snake is massive! ! I would have freaked put and pay someone to remove it! Excited to hear more about your race!
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  12. Good grief that’s a big snake! I don’t want to even know how you got that thing out of your garage.

    Looking forward to reading your re-cap!
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  13. Coco says:

    Sounds like a great week! Every once in a while I think sleep needs to take priority. You must be so proud of your son!

  14. Looks like you had an awesome week! Congratulations on your half marathon and to your little man for Honor Roll! Hubby took my son to see Power Rangers and said it was just okay. Not too great. I usually just cut my runs down and run on the treadmill a lot in the summer. Can’t wait to read your race recap!

  15. Just a big fat NOPE on that little visitor you had………….

    Congrats on a great week though! I can’t wait to read all about the weekend!
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  16. Ilka says:

    What kind of snake is this Jennifer? It almost reminds me of the snake that sneaked through the lady’s car vent a few weeks ago in Venice…
    Congrats on your little guy’s honor roll! Well done and Way to Go!!
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  17. Last week’s weather was crazy! I drove right on up to Georgia in it like a crazy woman, oh well! 🙂 Sounds like you had a great week- kudos to the little man! Who got that snake out of the garage- I hate stuff like that! Looks like you had a fun time in Savannah, I will be watching for the recap!
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