weekly wrap: 4.9 – 4.15

Happy Marathon 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!

For those readers who celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful Easter! We had a very quiet day, which was really just what we needed, after a whirlwind week.

And of course, congratulations to everyone who ran Boston today! It was a hot one out there, but I know those 26.2 miles had to be amazing!

Sunday – Yoga on the Square, 6o minutes

Full details of my Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon weekend are coming this week (just waiting on some final pictures), but Sunday morning was designated for a really intense yoga practice. There was a great group of participants assembled in Ellis Square, and I think we all had a really incredible workout.

After lunch, Meghan and I hopped in the car for the drive home. I was sad to leave, but super glad to see the boys and the pugs!

Monday – rest

I was pretty sore after yoga, so I was grateful for a day off from workouts. Plus, it’s always good to recover after a half marathon. I took advantage.

Tuesday – 4.5 miles, running

I was able to meet up with an old friend for a really nice morning run date. We were able to change up the scenery a bit, and I was even able to catch the sunrise over the water when we were finished.

Even better? I earned my gramophone medal for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Tracks Virtual Series! Can’t wait to add these pieces of bling to my medal rack!

Little man worked on transition in his triathlon club, and at his next meeting, he will need to have his bike on hand to practice some cycling.

When Mr PugRunner got home from work, I was off to a dinner with some girlfriends. It was a lot of fun and I’m glad we are in a phase where this is happening more frequently.

Wednesday – rest

It was the second to last day of standardized testing for little man. Mr PugRunner took him out to breakfast to give him a good start to the day, and we wished him luck.

We skipped out on karate so he could get a good night’s sleep for his final day of testing.

Thursday – 5 miles, running

S bailed on me for our run, so I handled five on my own. The weather was actually nice enough that I was able to go after little man went to school. I am going to miss the cooler mornings and nice breeze.

(And I was able to earn my Boombox medal, too!)

That afternoon was a bit insane. I did some Easter shopping, and then when little man got home from school, it was off to the mall for Easter Bunny pictures, dinner and then another meeting regarding our community’s new school. I was exhausted by the time we got home, but we still needed to pack for a quick road trip. Ugh.

Friday – rest

We were able to leave pretty early in the morning, to go visit some family members. It wasn’t going to be a long trip, so we wanted to get in as many hours as we could.

It was nice to see everyone, and we even managed to squeeze in lunch on the Gulf.


Saturday – 4 miles, running

I was hoping to get on the treadmill in the hotel gym, but by the time I rolled downstairs, it was in use. I mapped out a route on the roads, which I shared with Mr PugRunner and made it outside to get in four miles. It wasn’t my favorite run, but it got done.

We had to leave after lunch so we could get home in time to dye eggs (thanks to my parents for hard boiling them in advance and dropping them off at our house), and prep dinner for Sunday.

I didn’t want to have to do much cooking on Easter Sunday, and I was able to throw together a macaroni and cheese, potato salad and pickled beets before I went to bed.

We stayed up late to take care of our Bunny duties, and finally fell into bed around 11:00 PM.


It was a fair recovery week. It was good (and smart) to have some downtime, and I’m glad I was able to get in some good runs, even if I missed out on some cross training. I was also reminded of how much I miss yoga and I hope to be back to it soon.

How was your week in training?

How do you recover after a big race?

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25 Responses to weekly wrap: 4.9 – 4.15

  1. Kimberly G says:

    Looks like a fun week! I love that the Savannah Half Marathon was more of a weekend experience and not just a race. I love when race organizations go the extra mile!

    You just reminded me that I need to do my second RnRVirtual run!
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  2. Rachel says:

    Looks like an awesome week! I recognize some of those ladies doing yoga. 🙂
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  3. Looks like you had a good week. The yoga in the square looked like it was so much fun!

  4. Coco says:

    Sounds like a great week! I miss coloring eggs but can’t bring myself to do it now that the kids are grown. Love the bright colors he’s doing!
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  5. Love the outdoor yoga class looks fun. Glad you had a nice Easter weekend
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Tex Mex Brown Rice Salad with Jalapeno VinaigretteMy Profile

  6. I’ve never done an outdoor yoga class…looks fun!
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Back on Track (literally)My Profile

  7. I love how you Floridians take everything outdoors. I loved my beach yoga class when I was down there last month. I could so get used to that!

    Sounds like a nice peaceful Easter!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Running on EggshellsMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      Wait until July, when we don’t leave our houses during daylight hours LOL! When my mom first moved here, she was blown away at how empty the pools and beaches were during the week in the summer. I tried to explain that there are days when it’s just too hot to go to either, and the very idea was absolutely inexplicable to her!

      Beach yoga is amazing. As is sunrise yoga outside. It can bring so much peace!

  8. That outdoor yoga class looked like a lot of fun! Congrats on your half marathon and look forward to reading your recap!

  9. Marcia says:

    Your little man is laser focused on his egg dying duties! So cute!
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  10. It is nice to take a little extra recovery time after a big run weekend like that! Looks like you had a beautiful Easter! 🙂
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  11. Looks like a great week! I definitely like to back off a bit the week after a race. The yoga class looks like fun!
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  12. Darlene says:

    You are always busy and enjoying life. I admire that about you.

    I don’t ever train super hard for my races. So after the race, it is status quo and start training for the next.
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  13. Ilka says:

    Outdoor Yoga is the best! Congrats on some great running despite recovering from your Half-Marathon.
    The Easter eggs turned out great!!!
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  14. Sounds like another great week! That yoga class looks like so much fun! My work started offering a beginner class on Monday nights, so I’ve been going for about 6 weeks now. Just once a week, but it really makes a difference! I feel so much looser and I think even a bit stronger already.
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  15. Sounds like a great week! I can’t wait to read your Savannah recap. I’ve heard nothing but great things about that race weekend. Yoga sounds like a great way to cap off a great race weekend!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…My Goals for Sunday’s Loudoun Half MarathonMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      It really is! I am so grateful for the opportunity to run this race. And yoga is a wonderful way to end it all – everyone outside, taking it all in. it’s just so perfect.

  16. Yoga outdoors is wonderful! Looks like you had a great week. Sometimes I find it hard staying up late enough to do the easter bunny thing…I almost forgot to put it out this year!!

  17. HoHo Runs says:

    I’ve heard about the yoga on the square in Savannah. It sounds fun. Can you believe I didn’t dye any Easter eggs this year? I did make devilled eggs though…surely that counts. You deserved an easy week and a quiet Easter! Oh, I didn’t cook anything on Easter and that was such a treat. Thanks for linking, Jenn!

  18. Oh wow yoga in the park after a half, man that sounds wonderful.
    Look at those vibrant egg colors! When I was little we’d go over to my grandparents, it was a secret competition between my dad and granddaddy on who could sneak in different colors in their mugs to make the ugliest egg. Boy did my mom and grandma get mad at them but I sure thought it was funny!
    I miss bunny duty too!

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