weekly wrap: 8.12.18 – 8.18.18

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 – 8 miles, running + arm challenge
Monday – arm challenge
Tuesday – 6 miles, running
Wednesday – arm challenge
Thursday – 7 miles, running  + arm challenge 
Friday – 6 miles, running
Saturday – rest

Still going strong with the arm challenge, even though the increased numbers are getting a bit daunting. Also, this was another solid mileage week. I’m looking forward to some kind of break in the temperatures, but we all know how that goes around here.

Sunday – 8 miles, running

I’ve been feeling like a bit of a slacker with my long runs, so we pushed for eight on Sunday.

When I was finished, and handled the grocery store, I went off to the movies with some girlfriends (take two of The Spy Who Dumped Me), while little man went to see The Meg with a friend and his dad. Shockingly, he loved it.

I got home from the flick to pouring rain and an impromptu, back to school BBQ set up in the driveway. It was a nice way to end the day.

Monday – arm challenge (18 pushups, 25 tricep dips, 50 curls, :35 punches)

I took a bit of a rest on Monday, sticking to the arm challenge and then handling PTA memberships before karate and a Scout leader’s meeting. Our first meeting for returning scouts is soon, so we are trying to make sure we have all our ducks in a row.

Tuesday – 6 miles, running + arm challenge (20 pushups, 30 tricep dips, 55 curls, :40 punches)

I was tired from being up late, but was able to get in six miles of running, along with the scheduled circuit of arm stuff.

Wednesday – arm challenge (22 pushups, 35 tricep dips, 60 curls, :45 punches)

Arms! Ugh. Upper body is not my favorite. I confess to being a little envious of those who have a little more natural strength up top. My power has always been in my legs, so it’s easy to neglect my weaker spots.

At school, we had our Boo Hoo or Yahoo Breakfast, welcoming parents of new Kindergarteners, followed by a PTA meeting.

There are lots of faces, both new and familiar, and everyone seems very excited about what we have planned for the year. Hopefully, that shows in the assistance we get at our events.

S and I had a few things to discuss regarding an upcoming fundraiser, so we opted to go to lunch. I have been wanting to try the Smoked. Southern BBQ joint at the Fountain of Youth, so off we went. My only regret is that I didn’t have enough room to eat one of everything on the menu.

Thursday – 7 miles, running + arm challenge (25 pushups, 40 tricep dips, 65 curls, :50 punches)

This run felt really good and I was glad to reach seven miles.

Friday – 6 miles, running

And finally, it was Friday. Yay, Friday! First, we ran.

I ran some errands to pick up things for the evening, because little man was having a sleepover with one of his buddies at the house. At this age, they can pretty much entertain thesmselves, so I didn’t make too many special plans. We grilled (the boys helped with that) and then Mr PugRunner took them to the park to play basketball and check out the playground. While they were out, we had a pretty lengthy power outage, but the lights (and air conditioning!) came back before they returned.

Saturday – rest

I had played with the idea of getting in a few more miles, but I had gone to bed and woke up way too early anyway, so decided to skip it.

After our guest had breakfast and got picked up, we went on with the rest of our day. Little man had a pool party and then Mr PugRunner asked if we could go to dinner and the beach. I had a ton of work to do, but figured I could put it off for a night out.

I’m still catching up, but it was worth it.


And so there it is. We are almost to the end of July and still going strong! I am hoping to   complete this arm challenge and start adding in yoga again. There’s just a bit of an adjustment to the new school year, and fitting things in, but it’s going fairly well. I’m always looking for that rhythm and groove, and I think I’m right about there.

How was your week in training?

How long does it take you to adjust to a new schedule?



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