weekly wrap: 5.28.17 – 6.3.17

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!

May ended with a bit of a whimper. I was fairly consistent with my cycling and swimming, but all the traveling and over scheduling meant that I wasn’t getting in runs too regularly. Also, it was little man’s first full week of summer, and we had plenty of fun things on our schedule.

Sunday – rest

Mr PugRunner was still out of town, so we lounged around in the morning and then went to a friend’s pool party. It was a nice, easy afternoon with lots of laughing.

Monday – Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K

Can you believe it? This race marks the fifth anniversary of racing. It seems like only yesterday I was following along the Couch to 5K plan. But here we were, toeing another start line.

It wasn’t quite the race I hoped for. Little man wanted to run with me – I was thrilled about that, but he couldn’t get his head in the game and struggled early. We didn’t quit, however, and crossed the finish all the same.

Afterwards, we showered and changed at my parents’ house and enjoyed a nice BBQ lunch with them. Little man was going to spend the next few days at their place – he loves Camp Nana and Papa.

Tuesday – 5 miles running, 7 miles cycling

I wanted to get caught back up with my running buddy, so I got up to hammer out five miles on the bridge and beach with S. There is just something about a run while the sun rises, and we took full advantage.

After work, Mr PugRunner and I squeezed in seven miles of cycling before the rain.

Wednesday – rest

I was grateful for a rest day, and excited to see little man after work. Mr PugRunner made us a delicious chicken parmigiana for dinner with everyone and we figured out plans for the rest of the week.

Thursday – 5 miles running

I had talked to little man about running a mile every day to help make racing easier for him, and he seemed to be in agreement. After four miles on my own, I swung by the house to pick him up for one mile together.

Afterwards, we packed up the car and spent the morning at one of our beautiful beaches.

We were hoping to get Mr PugRunner to join us for lunch, but he got caught up in work, so we went to one of the local lunch spots and finished off with some frozen custard.

In the evening, I went to a local bar with some friends for Naughty Bingo. It was a fundraiser for a local dad who was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer, and it was really nice to support the cause.

Friday – 1 mile running

Due to a small issue with my car’s headlights, I had to change our plans with friends. We were all disappointed, but we got the car taken care of, squeezed in our mile and worked on some painted rocks that we plan to hide around town (many cities are now participating in scavenger hunts for these “kindness rocks” and it seemed like it might be a fun idea).

Mr PugRunner and Papa Bear went to lunch and the movies, while little man and I hung around home. We made burrito bowls and mint chocolate chip ice cream pie for dinner, and

Saturday – 5 miles running

I was hoping to go for six miles, but I got up late and it was hot. I probably would have called the whole thing, but Best Damn Race was hosting the Leftovers 5K in Safety Harbor, and I wanted to play along at home.

Remember, Best Damn Race registration is now open in all four cities, and while prices are still low, you can save an additional $5 with code RUNPUGS***!

After my shower, little man worked on his Raingutter Regatta boat with Mr PugRunner, while I went to see Wonder Woman.

It was phenomenal, and I am absolutely desperate for Justice League in a few months.

Then it off to Jacksonville University for packet pickup and bike drop for little man’s second triathlon! Eek! We hung around for a while to listen to the course review and take the tour.

Everything seemed really well organized. The kids would be on their own a lot for the event – parents were not allowed in transition, and while there were tons of volunteers on hand to help with anything from setting up transition to re-racking bikes, it was still a little nerve-wracking for me. Little man is generally cool as ice about these situations, so I tried to follow his lead.

He wanted pasta for dinner, so he got macaroni and cheese at Noodles & Co and then it was home to pack the car for our 5:00AM wake up call.


So far, we have had a rather full and exciting summer, and I’m loving it. We are all completing lists of summer bucket lists, to try and keep us busy and get us out on adventures. We will see how it all shakes out.

How was your week in training?

How do you recover from a less than stellar month?


***I am an ambassador for Best Damn Race. In exchange for my promotion of the event, I am compensated with discounts and complimentary entries. All opinions are my own.

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34 Responses to weekly wrap: 5.28.17 – 6.3.17

  1. Love the rock painting!!
    And love kids triathlons. So exciting to watch them!
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  2. Elle says:

    Morning beach runs are the best… love any beach time really. Those rocks are lovely!

  3. Coco says:

    Great idea to have him run a mile a day. Can’t wait to hear about his tri!
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  4. What a great week! I love that you son is running with you! I love running with my girls, it’s fun to see their progress!
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  5. Rachel says:

    You have the best pictures! I just love how darn happy you are in all of them!! Sounds like a great week. 🙂
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  6. You are all keeping so active and busy! You even get your hubs to bike with you. I love it! Can you get my husband to bike?
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…Sicilian Summer Pasta Salad Meatless MondayMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      I wish I could say it was easy. He’s feeling motivated because he lost a lot of progress in his health, and wants to get that back. But, as we all know, it’s tough to get moving again. I encourage him the best I know how, and hope for the best.
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  7. Kimberly G says:

    You always have such busy weeks! You do a great job at getting everything in! Great job!
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  8. What is naughty bingo?

    Love the rock scavenger hunt!

    How did your son’s tri go?
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    • runswithpugs says:

      The tri was fabulous! I am working on the recap.

      Naughty bingo… it’s something they do here at both a local bar and a place called Hamburger Mary’s, which is a drag revue. It’s hosted by a drag queen/comedian, and the prizes are all adult novelties. It’s definitely x-rated, but it can also be a lot of fun.
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  9. Marcia says:

    I love that your summer has been full and exciting so far. It slips away all too quickly.
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  10. Clarinda says:

    What’s naughty bingo? It’s so great that your son is doing tri’s and running with you.
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Naughty bingo is bingo with a twist. They offer it on occasion at Hamburger Mary’s and a local bar – it’s hosted by a drag queen/comedian, and it is definitely x-rated. Prizes are adult novelties. It’s fun for a once-in-a-while adults-only night.
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  11. Those artsy rocks are cool! I might have to make some and hide them around town or on friends’ front porches 😉
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  12. Stacie says:

    Sounds like another great week! Congrats to little man on the tri and completing that tough 5K with you!
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  13. Congrats on your 5th anniversary of racing! What an incredible milestone to celebrate! Here’s to the next 5 years of racing!
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  14. Jamie says:

    I remember seeing posts about your little man’s triathalon and thought it was so cool to see that they had one for kids. I’m glad to see it!! You had a fantastic week I see. 🙂

  15. TOni says:

    Looks like a great week. I love that your little man runs!!!! I am running the best damn race safety harbor in February.
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  16. Congrats on a great race! It’s wonderful that he wants to do it with you. No one in my family will…lol! The painted rock is beautiful. They are doing that in my town but I haven’t found one yet. Maybe I should set one out, too!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Since we started painting, it’s been raining, so we are hoping to go out tomorrow to hide our masterpieces. We shall see if we find any on the way.

      They don’t always like to race. My husband has a family 5K on his summer bucket list, so I am looking forward to that one.
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  17. Congrats on the runiversary!!
    I love bingo – great that it was for a good cause too.

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