weekly wrap: 6.3.18 – 6.9.18

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 –6.25 miles, running
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – 6 miles, running
Thursday – rest
Friday – 6.5 miles, running
Saturday – rest

Sunday – rest

The only thing on the docket was spending the afternoon at the beach. We really hadn’t seen very much of Mr PugRunner with his recent work and travel, so I was glad that he wanted to join us for a beach day with some of our Scout leaders and their families.

We got a light dinner and ice cream to end our perfect day.

Monday – 6.25 miles, running

My watch only shows 6 miles, but I forgot to restart it after pausing to take some pictures for an MRTT scavenger hunt. Whoops.

Then it was back to the beach for a day with my friend and her daughter. We have really been on a beach roll, but the car was pretty much all packed, so it was easy enough to just replenish the cooler and go.

The kids had a blast in the tide pools and surf, and we had al lovely lunch together at a nearby waterfront restaurant before running some quick errands and going home.

Even though he was tired, little man was a trooper for karate: he is about ready for his next belt test and is tightening up a few moves.

Tuesday – rest

We had a last minute change of plans for the morning, but we just went with it. In the afternoon, one of little man’s buddies came over for a sleepover. I wanted to wear them out a bit, so, you guessed it, back to the beach!

This time, there was boogie boarding and sandcastle building, and I confess that it was tough getting them to wrap it up, they were having so much fun.

Wednesday – 6 miles, running

I snuck out for a quick run while the boys were still sleeping (and boy did they sleep!).

We dropped his friend back home right before lunch, and chilled the rest of the day because of the storms that came through. While it’s fun to be on the go, it’s also awesome to catch up on some movies and do nothing.

Thursday – rest

To change things up, we drove to a blueberry farm about an hour away from us. I don’t think we have ever picked blueberries before, and it was a blast. It was more of a quiet hobby farm, and due to the rains, there were still plenty of berries. The owner gave us pails and advised to go further back where fewer people had checked. As a result, in under an hour, we had four pounds of delicious fruit.

We celebrated with lunch and then a trip to Snogenix, a new place that features Taiwanese shaved “snow” (basically flavored ice that is shaved by machine from a cylindrical block) It’s light like ice, but melts creamy like ice cream – it’s so unique, with awesome creative flavor combinations.

And then little man made blueberry crumb muffins.

He did a fantastic job.

Friday – 6.5 miles, running

I had to head out on this run a little earlier than I would have liked on a summer Friday, but got in the miles I wanted to run.

The plan for the day was to celebrate World Oceans Day with a beach cleanup, hosted by Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. We were to meet at the parking lot outside of Marineland and all bags, gloves and water were provided. We had 90 minutes to haul as much trash as we could.

There ended up being about 200 volunteers, who collectively pulled in over 800 pounds of trash and debris! We accounted for 46.5 pounds of it, which is pretty epic. We also met up with some other friends from the St. Augustine Moms Blog, who hauled their share as well.

It was a fabulous way to give back and to also see the importance of cleaning up litter so it doesn’t go back into our oceans.

With the dirty work behind us, we enjoyed the waves and the beach a little longer (and for the first time, I saw these amazing balance rocks!)

And then we grabbed lunch at a new-to-us BBQ joint nearby. I was famished and pretty easily demolished this plate.

Saturday – rest

I had hoped to run, but I had gotten bitten by a yellow fly on the side of my knee at the beach. It was painful and itchy, swollen and hot to the touch. As a result, I slept terribly and had a hard time putting weight on my leg. It was doable, but not pleasant.

I spent the rest of the day applying rubbing alcohol and taking Benadryl, hoping to get some relief. We finally left the house in the mid-afternoon, for another trip to Snogenix. Mr PugRunner hadn’t been yet, and so we tried some new flavors.

And then, since it was kind of dinnertime anyway, we snagged a meal at 4 Rivers. It was still early and they weren’t busy, but they were preparing to celebrate five years at this location. The GM started chatting with us and when he heard that we had been patronizing the establishment for as along as they have been in town, he offered us a tour of the kitchen! It was so cool (and so very clean), and we very much appreciated the kindness.


Not too bad on the miles, and we are still keeping our Summer Bucket List active. You can check out some of the things we are working on, here.

I am hoping to get back in the saddle this week (literally), and that the rain is all done. We will have a bit of a break from daytime beach and pool sessions because little man has some camp, and then the upcoming weekend promises to be a combination of crazy and fun with a 5K and Father’s Day and all kinds of cool stuff.

How was your week in training?

Do you have Taiwanese snow where you live?

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27 Responses to weekly wrap: 6.3.18 – 6.9.18

  1. Darlene says:

    Jealous of your beach time. My only equivalent is lake time.

    That bucket list is a great idea. Love to see you crossing things off the list.
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  2. Kim G says:

    It looks like you have the perfect combo o f staying active and also relaxing and enjoying the beach!
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  3. All of your beach days and snacks just scream summer! I love summertime and I wish I lived close to a beach so that I could be around that more often.

  4. We had a blueberry farm nearby when we lived in Michigan. The kids were young (7, 4, 2), and they had a blast! I think we maybe ate more berries than we actually brought home LOL

  5. I gotta ask… what is the Jumbo Shrimp Game?
    Sounds like a super fun week! So much beach time! I am waiting impatiently for it to get warm enough here for some beach (or at least pool) days.
    That shaved ice is so intriguing. I want some!
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  6. Marcia says:

    Hooray for all that vitamin Sea! It breaks my heart to hear about all the litter that ends up in the ocean. I’ve not had Thai snow but in laCrosse they had Thai fried ice cream, which really wasn’t fried at all, but flattened on a grill then rolled. It was good! Have fun checking off those bucket list items!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Right? At first, we looked around and the beach looked fairly clean. But then you start walking and poking around and there is just so much that needed to be picked up. In fairness, some was debris still washing up from storms and whatnot, but that’s not supposed to be on the beaches and some of that stuff was rusty or had sharp, old nails on it. It was really eye-opening and sad.

      I’ve seen the rolled ice cream, and haven’t tried it yet. It’s just so pretty.

  7. Wendy says:

    Those balance rocks are called “cairns” and they are the scourge of my happy place in Wisconsin! Most of the beaches up there are really rocky and people are stacking rocks like crazy. The purists don’t like it at all. I think if the beaches were more sandy like yours it wouldn’t be a problem. Funny about perspective, isn’t it!!!

    It’s so nice that you spent all that time cleaning up the beach. I follow a blog of a family of cruisers who have been sailing all over the world for 10 years– she’s posted pictures of garbage islands and it’s so gross and sad.

    • runswithpugs says:

      How interesting – thanks for the info! This beach was sandy but also had a lot of larger rocks and jetties. We are going to definitely check it out and explore again. The “cairns” were more towards one end and we didn’t make it back over there are we started dropping off trash at the deposit point. I’m interested to investigate a little more deeply.

  8. Andrea says:

    My 3 year old and I just made blueberry muffins last week and they were delicious! Love some good, ripe berries. I wish we had a blueberry farm nearby where we could pick them ourselves.

  9. Coco says:

    Wow, I am jealous of all the beach time and the blueberry picking! I don’t think I’ve done that since I was a kid. It looks like you have quite a budding baker there too – yum!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      We always seem to miss the picking season, but this summer, I have resolved to be better about that. Even when it’s uncomfortable, I have been forcing myself to get out and try things. I always have fun once I get myself out of the house, but my anxiety sometimes gets the better of me.

      He’s actually quite great in the kitchen. I need to let him cook a little more, but i don’t usually think about it. He can make awesome eggs, and he’s great at baking.

  10. Renée says:

    loving all the beach time you guys had!! I want to go to the beach so bad! I would love those fresh blueberries too. It’s so great that your son is interested in all of these different things – not just sports but also baking!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      We are very lucky to live so close to the beach so we can get away a bit. I would like a few more “city” type options, but we do what we can.

      He does have a varied range of interests. It’s very helpful in getting him involved and having him try new things.

  11. HoHo Runs says:

    I love your summer bucket list! I’d do all that, even without a kid at home. LOL. What a great idea to pick up trash from the beaches. I’m very impressed with how much was collected too! Snogenix sounds yummy. I haven’t heard of it. Thanks for linking!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I did have to add a few things for me in there. After all, I’m the chauffeur and general travel companion. I couldn’t believe how much was collected! The worst part was that the beach looked fairly clean when we started – I can’t even imagine a “dirty” day there.

  12. Yay for all of your family beach time last week. I’m very much looking forward to some of the same in a couple of weeks when we head up to NJ for the long 4th of July weekend. I cannot wait to sink my toes into the sand while I watch little man play. I’m so glad that he enjoys the beach just as much as his mama does. 🙂
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