weekly wrap: 5.28.18 – 6.2.18

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.

Here’s the week in numbers:

Sunday – rest
Monday –Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 5 miles, running
Thursday – rest
Friday – boot camp, 60 minutes
Saturday – 7 miles, running

The story of this week is rain, rain go away. It has been disgusting here. In Florida, grey skies and all-day rain just isn’t typical. We will get quick flash storms, or an hour or two here and there, but that’s it. This current trend of dreariness was definitely starting to wear very thin.

For all that, it was our first full week of summer, and we weren’t going to let the rain get us down if we could help it.

Sunday – rest

Our big plans for Sunday involved hanging out with friends and enjoying a yummy lunch. The kids were playing so beautifully (even taking on soccer in the light rain and puddles), that we ended up letting little man just spend the night.

Monday – Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K, 3.1 miles running

S and I left bright and early for my 6th running of the Florida Striders Memorial Day 5K. I love this race so much. It’s always hot and humid, but the course is so pretty and it’s just my most favorite 5K for sentimental reasons.

While the race weather was fine, the rain was starting up by the time we got home. Due to the forecast, we had made absolutely no plans for anything. Mr PugRunner said it National Burger Day, so we decided to try a new burger place at the outdoor mall, that was ranked on Yelp as the Best Burger in Jacksonville. I don’t know if that was entirely true, but it was damn fine burger.

And the milkshakes we shared afterwards were delicious, too.

Tuesday – rest

Little man ended up sleeping until 10:15 AM! He is typically an extremely early riser, so this was very against his norm. Obviously, he needed the sleep, so I let him do his thing. We had a huge bucket list of items for the summer and wanted to get started, so we decided to have lunch and visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse.

Little man had never climbed to the top, but he was definitely tall enough, so we braved the 219 stair ascent. Twice.

The view was gorgeous and we visited all the lovely buildings and exhibits on the property.

We made it home just before the rains came.

Wednesday – 7 miles, running

Fortunately, my legs weren’t bothering me after all the stairs, so seven miles with A ended up going just fine.

Afterwards, I took little man to his buddy’s house to practice for the triathlon. His mom had mapped out a little course so they could practice the swim, bike, run and transition portions, and we got some girl time. The kids did great!

Since we hadn’t seen my parents in a while and Mr PugRunner had a colleague in town, we made the drive to Nana and Papa’s for dinner and a little man sleepover.

Thursday – rest

Again, little man slept in a bit, and the weather was iffy, so my parents and I hemmed and hawed over what to do with our day. I was just about to give up and suggest we go out to lunch and call it an afternoon, when a friend posted about the Marineland 80th Anniversary and Grand Reopening. There would be free admission all day with the dolphin area open to visitors and a lunch provided by Rype and Readi, a local farm.

I’m not the most spontaneous of people, but free admission is free admission, so we agreed to head down. We arrived in time for the ribbon cutting ceremony, and had a very enjoyable (mostly) first visit (little man had been before on a field trip).

We saw everything they had to offer, had the most fabulous meal, and little man was even gifted a plush dolphin from the table centerpieces by one of the workers!

Obviously, a day so great calls for an ice cream celebration, and we went for scoops at Cold Cow.

The day could not have been better had we planned it. There might be something to this spontaneity thing.

Friday – boot camp, 60 minutes

S convinced me to join her for a boot camp session at a gym I attend from time to time. It’s always a great workout, full of exercises I would NEVER volunteer to do on my own, but they are quality exercises and judging by the DOMS that started later that day, they were also very needed exercises.

We did another triathlon session, just for practice.

And Mr PugRunner kindly ran to Swillerbee’s to pick up donuts for National Donut Day. Yummy.

The rest of the day was kind of a wash. I just wasn’t feeling well (thanks, migraines) and another storm came through. Blah.

Saturday – 7 miles, running

The plan was to spend the day wrangling bikes into transition and prepping for the 1st Coast Kids Triathlon, but on Thursday, we received an email postponing the event due to… you guessed it… a questionable weather forecast. The race has been rescheduled, and there are (plentiful and reasonable) options for those who will be unable to participate on the new day. To be honest, I was pleased with the decision. While the weekend will probably be gorgeous, I love the event’s dedication to safety. Also, due to the awful weather over the last few weeks, training chances have been slim, so the kids have a little more time to prepare.

So we ran another seven miles.

And in the afternoon, little man had a playdate with a buddy, so we brought some homemade mac and cheese and enjoyed dinner with their family. Perfect.


June is off to a wonderful start, even if the weather has been less than cooperative. I think we will be back to sunny skies soon, and that will make things so much easier and more fun. We have more big plans for the week, lots of miles to run and some cool races coming up on the calendar.

How was your week in training?

Do you tend to be more scheduled or more spontaneous?

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