weekly wrap: 1.21.18 – 1.27.18

Happy Monday, Happy New Year and Happy Back To The Grind!  It’s time for the Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and Taking The Long Way Home!

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!

Consistency continued through this week, both with miles run and time put in at the gym. I’m feeling really good, and glad to see that my efforts are being rewarded.

Sunday – 6.06 miles, running

As agreed, we made up the rest of our weekend’s run. We were able to leave a little later in the morning, and take advantage of some sunshine.

That afternoon, we went to a friend’s house for the kids to work their Pinewood Derby cars. This is always such a fun time of year for the kids, and their creativity is always so awesome. We ended up bringing appetizers and ordering pizza so we could watch the Jaguars game when we had wrapped up. It was a lovely day with friends.

Monday – Interval training

Gym time for a HIIT session. We had two rotations of five activities each, with a 1/4 mile run between each rotation. We did wall ball, kettlebell swings, walking lunges, jump rope, and all manner of not-so-fun things.

The good news is that I am less and less sore after these workouts, so something must be getting through to my body!

There was work and karate to end the day.

Tuesday – 7 miles, running

Rain, rain go away. In fairness, it wasn’t raining when M and I left my house, but by the time we got to the farthest point of our route, there was a bit of shower. Ugh. Every time we thought about calling it quits, the rain would ease up and we tried to stick with it. I’m glad we did it, but I don’t love running in the rain.

Tuesdays are our last free evening of the week, and I was grateful to not have much to do after work.

Wednesday – AMRAP

First, can we say Happy 14th Birthday to this sweet baby? She is sassy and feisty and just as fabulous as ever. Believe me when I tell you she got lots of extra snuggles.

Even that cute face couldn’t keep me out of the gym. C wanted to do an AMRAP, which we learned means “as many reps as possible.” She set up a fairly serious warm up with burpees and partner setups, and then we had 15 minutes to complete as many sets of 10 goblet squats, 10 shoulder presses and 10 step ups as we could. I don’t think I did terribly for my first time, although it was pretty intimidating. Obviously, we are all feeling very strong.

Little man was dragging a bit when he got home from school, and even asked to take a nap. He rarely admits to being tired, so I decided to let him stay home from karate and get some rest. With all the crud going around, I much preferred him not to get run down.

Thursday – 6.15 miles, running

Another run, this time a little shorter. The weather was fluctuating again, and I’m really tired of that.

In the evening, we had our first Cub Scouts Pack Meeting of the new year. The boys were awarded a few more of their achievements, and I was even presented with a ribbon for our den’s involvement in all the summer activities! I’m so proud of all these kids!

Little man also got his popcorn reward – an emergency kit stuffed with all kinds of neat crisis type tools: multitool, wire saw, whistle and flints and steel to name a few. He was over the moon!

Friday – rest

Due to being shorthanded because of a local race, I ended up working on Friday. Business was booming and when I got home, I was ready to crash. Mr PugRunner went for a bike ride and then asked me if I wanted to go to Home Depot to look at closet organizers. We’ve had the same single-level wire shleving since we moved into the house,and I’ve been jonesing for a huge purge and re-do of the closets.

We ended up getting supplies for 2/3 of our walk in closet. He’s not always the best with change, so sometimes I have to show him how something is going to look before he’s 100% on board.

I was excited to get started.

Saturday – Wolfson Children’s Challenge 55K Ultra Relay (5K + 4 miles)

On Saturday morning, I drove up to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for one of my favorite causes: the Wolfson Children’s Challenge 55K Ultra Relay, to run on the team Lillian’s Warriors. Our relay team of 11 women would be completing the 55K distance on behalf of brave Lillian, who will be having a kidney transplant in the upcoming months.

The course is just a 5K loop, that starts and ends on the baseball field. I was officially second runner, but also went out with another of our friends for her loop and went for my seventh mile on the roads surrounding the course.

I hated to admit it, but when I got home, I was tired. And hungry. So I went grocery shopping and while the boys worked more on their Pinewood Derby cars, I took a nap.

That evening, it was off to C’s house for a Girl Scout Cookie & Wine Pairing party! I have been wanting to do this for years, but it never really worked out, and I finally had my chance.

Even though I love red wine, my favorite pairings were the Riesling with S’mores cookies and the Rose with the Do-Si-Dos. We also bought plenty of boxes of cookies!

We had a great night in, and it ended up not being super late, which was even better!


This weekend, I have the Daytona Beach Half Marathon. I’m pretty excited for it, mostly because i get to hang with a sweet friend and I have an adorable outfit. Sometimes, that’s all you need.

I’m also slightly behind track for the 1000 in 2018 challenge. I’m hoping to make up for it in February, even though it’s a short month. I’m not going to worry too much about tit, only because I know there are so many miles left to go this year.

How was your week in training?

Have you ever paired Girl Scout Cookies and wine or beer?

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40 Responses to weekly wrap: 1.21.18 – 1.27.18

  1. Darlene says:

    I’m behind in my mileage this month too.

    Nope but wine & cookies – what could be better?

    Congrats on another busy, active week.

    Daytona is on my list. I have friends who live Flagler Beach.
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  2. TOni says:

    WOw! Looks like an awesome week! I am a little jealous of your wine/girl scout cookie tasting..is that a thing??!!!
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  3. Kim G says:

    Happy birthday to your precious pup!

    What an awesome week of workouts! It looks like you also had a ton of fun with friends and family as well 🙂
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  4. Kim G says:

    Happy Birthday to your precious pup!

    Great job on your workouts this week! It also looks like you had a lot of fun with friends and family as well 🙂
    Kim G recently posted…Yuengling Shamrock Marathon Training Recap – Week 5My Profile

  5. Wendy says:

    I”m tired just reading your recap! Looks like a really busy week. I need to reorganize my closets but I also need motivation.

    Good luck at Daytona this weekend!
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  6. Looks like a great training week for you! You all sure do keep busy around there. Good luck this weekend
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  7. I have not heard of pairing Girl Scout cookies with wine (sounds like an oxymoron kind of thing LOL). Oh, how I remember the days of pinewood derby cars!
    Kimberly Hatting recently posted…Now That’s More Like ItMy Profile

  8. Coco says:

    LOL on the wine pairing — is there a badge for that? I am wokring on purging and organizing our closets. I need to tackle our linen closet next. :-O
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  9. What fun wine pairing! Good luck with your race!
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  10. Andrea says:

    This time of year is so dangerous with all of those Girl Scouts targeting me at every turn. Lol. Sounds like you had a great week! Good luck with your race!

  11. Elaine D says:

    What a great idea to have a girl scout cookie/wine party! I’ve been seeing a lot of girl scouts around enticing me to buy a few boxes. My daughter actually wants to spend some of her money to buy a box – it will be good for her to support the Girl Scouts.
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  12. You guys (USA) have WAY more awesome girl guide cookies then we (CAN) do. We only have two kinds…I kinda feel ripped off, ha ha! Looks like a fun pairing party!
    As I opened your blog post today, I thought that I always enjoy coming to read what you/your family have been up to. It’s been fun to follow along!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Two kinds??? What kind of nonsense is that? Which two?

      I have literally six varieties in my pantry right now. Six!

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Sometimes, it seems like really average, boring stuff, but we are having fun and I try to keep it interesting <3
      runswithpugs recently posted…weekly wrap: 1.21.18 – 1.27.18My Profile

  13. I admire how you usually have a group to run and workout with. I am usually by myself unless I meet up with friends at a race. I love the idea of a Girl Scout cookie and wine pairing party!! Yum!!

  14. Shathiso says:

    What an action packed week and what a phenomenal cause to run for! I love your bright and happy smile after all your workouts!

  15. Happy Happy birthday to that adorable pugger!
    What a busy week, but you were rewarded handsomely with cookies and wine. Can’t be that! I actually stopped reading there to go order more cookies from my coworker’s daughter, I had forgotten about the s’mores! So thanks! Haha!
    Funny about your closet remodel. I’m not changing my actual closet, but I’m doing a major purge. It’s taking forever, but the results so far are making me feel much calmer about my clothes hoarding tendencies.
    Stacie Seidman recently posted…Truthful Tuesday: Pia editionMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      The s’mores were so good! A little sweet, but I bought a box anyway. The only ones I didn’t love were the Savannah Smiles (although little man adores those) and the ToffeeTastic.

      I just had to rip everything out of the closet and do it that way. I sometimes go through phases where I just need to clean like that. Can’t wait for it to be done.
      runswithpugs recently posted…weekly wrap: 1.21.18 – 1.27.18My Profile

  16. Angela Cardamone @marathonsandmotivation.com says:

    Wow! Sounds like a great week of training! One of my goals is to organize my closet too, but I just can’t seem to get there!!

  17. Jessica says:

    Your Monday interval workout is my kind of workout!! I used to go to a class called “Recess” that was a lot like that. Kicked my butt every time!
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  18. Sherry says:

    Sounds like a great week! Can’t go wrong with Girl Scout cookies and wine! Good luck on your half this weekend!

  19. HoHo Runs says:

    Happy Birthday to your adorable pug! I have not paired Girl Scout cookies with wine, but I think the idea of a having a party to do so is fabulous. Good luck at your half marathon this weekend! Thanks for linking.

  20. Happy 14th Birthday to your first baby. How can you possibly resist cuddling with an adorable little one who is as cute as that?!? So sweet!

  21. Your pug <3 <3
    Wine + girl scout cookie sounds perfect !

  22. Renée says:

    great week! how fun is the GS cookie and wine tasting party???
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