weekly wrap: 2.18.18 – 2.24.18

Happy Monday!  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.

I’ve been slacking on my blogging this week. With Mr PugRunner out of town, tons of events on the calendar, and all the emotional upheaval of lockdown drills and answering questions about them, I just haven’t had the time or energy. Things will get better. I know they will.

Sunday – rest

Mr PugRunner had business out of town, so he was off to the airport fairly early in the morning. My parents took little man up to Jekyll Island for the day, and as for me? I went to the grocery store, visited a friend who had undergone emergency surgery, picked up a new crate for Molly (who has been invading her sister’s crate), and then I just sat. I really needed to decompress, and while I felt horribly lazy, I was also very grateful to be able to take a breather.

Monday – 4.3 miles, running, bridge repeats

I loathed giving up miles (we were supposed to run seven), but with Gate River Run coming up, S wanted to run some bridges. And it was great, even though the fog was absurd.

We did four repeats, and I felt great! We even managed negative splits, which is awesome with that kind of elevation!

I headed off to work, and when I got home, little man was waiting for me with my parents! We had dinner together and then I got him all set for the week of school. It was going to be a busy one!

Tuesday – HIIT intervals

I was planning to work out on my own, since I couldn’t really go far from home at that early hour of the morning, but my ladies came to the rescue. C offered to bring the workout to my driveway, and so I was able to get in a great group workout with friends. Does it get better than that? Nope.

I was fairly grateful that little man only had music practice after school and we could spend the day on dinner and homework. He had a lot this week, and I tried to have him do it as soon as possible because the end of the week was chock-full of fun things.

Wednesday – rest

Since I couldn’t really leave to run, I took a rest day. I finished off work and when we got home, little man made his first batch of cupcakes all on his own (he even cracked the eggs!) for the dessert competition for his upcoming Blue and Gold Celebration for Scouts. The boys were tasked with making a gross, trendy or creative dessert. Little man wanted to go gross, and decided on Pimple Popping cupcakes that could actually be squeezed.

Mr PugRunner came home that night, bearing pizza! We enjoyed a family dinner, and then the boys went to karate. I was very happy to have a break, and the report was that class went very well.

Thursday – 7 miles, running

The weather was steamy for our seven miles, but we knocked it out anyway. I love how our little group is growing and evolving.

When little man came home from school, he brought two of his buddies. He had to finish off his cupcakes

and then a third buddy came over (we would be taking him to Scouts as well). We threw together a quick dinner of pasta, Caesar salad and garlic bread, and then it was off to the Blue and Gold Celebration!

This event honors the birthday of Scouting, and along with our regular awards, the boys would get to enjoy desserts created by their Packmates. There was a competition among those desserts, and it was really fun to see what their peers and judges selected.

Friday – HIIT intervals

Usually, Friday is a rest day, but we had to catch up, and so we hit the gym for some grueling weighted moves, and then a series of squats and burpees. Whew.

We had a PTA meeting that morning, and then I had to fill in the rest of the afternoon with errands and cleaning.

That night, we met some friends and their son for dinner and drove together to the Jacksonville Icemen hockey game. Mr PugRunner loves hockey so he is thrilled that we now have a minor league team to watch.

Little man and his buddy had a great time, too, and cheered themselves hoarse. It was good for all of us to get out and do this.

Saturday – 8 miles, running

After not getting home until almost midnight, getting up with the alarm was a huge struggle. However, it felt great to pound out those eight miles and know that the rest of the weekend was free of running.

In the afternoon, we went to a birthday party, where little man played and bounced his heart out, and when we came home, he and his neighborhood buddies got themselves soaking wet with water balloons. The weather is finally nice enough for it, and I was thrilled that he had such a great time.


Coming up? I’ve got two 15K races. On March 3, I’ll be traveling to Orlando for the Best Damn Race Orlando 10K + 5K Challenge. The following Saturday will be the Gate River Run 15K. I’m fairly excited about both events and can’t wait to share them with you.

I’m hoping this week is a little more calm and settled. I could use a brain break.

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25 Responses to weekly wrap: 2.18.18 – 2.24.18

  1. Darlene says:

    You have an amazing amount of energy and such a busy schedule.

    I do think that if you run or work out with others you are more motivated to get out there.

    You are going to rock those 2 races.
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  2. Wendy says:

    Pimple popping cupcakes, huh? LOL! How did they go over?

    Your week was pretty impressive, as usual. I think you’re going to do great at your race this weekend!
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  3. Those cupcakes look so tasty. I haven’t been to a hockey game in forever. I think they are always fun to watch.

  4. Kim G says:

    I know I’ve said it before but I’m always amazed at how you are able to fit in your workouts with everything else that you have going on – you’re a rockstar!

  5. Who comes up with these things? Pimple popping cupcakes! Ha! Can we get a video?
    Sounds like a busy, busy week, but plenty of fun thrown in too. Hope things calm down for you!
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  6. Great job being so active! I know what you mean about taking time to just sit still once in awhile and clear the brain. It’s much needed!
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  7. Chelsea says:

    Good luck with your upcoming races!! I can’t wait to hear how they go!! Way to go on your workouts last week!!

  8. Gina says:

    OMG – those cupcakes _ I’ve seen those on pinterest, but never knew anyone to make them. I bet your son was a hit. Yes – I don’t think I’ve ever seen fog that thick! You had a great week of training for sure!

    • runswithpugs says:

      THey’re so gross, right? They were pretty much gone by the end of the night, so I would call them a hit.

      The fog was nuts. I thought it was clearing, and when we got to the top of the bridge it had rolled right back in.

  9. I had trouble getting up for my run on Sunday as well but I am always glad I do. That is some crazy fog you had!
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  10. Andrea says:

    OMG. I need those cupcakes in my life. Is it weird that I don’t find the videos of people cutting open cysts and squeezing out pus not at all gross? I think I missed my calling as a dermatologist. Ha!

  11. HoHo Runs says:

    That is crazy fog for your bridge repeats. Congrats on those negative splits. You have great workout friends to move the workout to you. I love your son’s real squeeze cupcake idea. Gross is where it is at! Thanks for linking.

  12. Pimple popping cupcakes – where did you even find that recipe??!!?!? Love the cupcakes!
    You and your runner friends sure are happy runners!
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  13. Jessica says:

    I saw the pimple pictures on Instagram! He did such a great job and that’s so creative. Way to go, little man!
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