weekly wrap: 9.2.18 – 9.8.18

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 –7 miles, running
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 6.2 miles, running 
Wednesday – 1.6 miles, running (hill intervals) + ultimate arm workout
Thursday – 6.17 miles, running + tone, torch & tighten workout
Friday – 3 miles,  running
Saturday – core workout

I struggled this week. Not in workouts – I seemed to have those dialed in. However, the rest of the week was a terrible scramble. There were many awesome highlights, but we had some tough times as well.

Sunday – 7 miles, running

It was a bit of a lie start to my morning miles, but I managed to stick it out for seven. Yay!

I tried to have a chill rest of the morning, because the day was going to be hectic. First up, a baby shower for a dear friend. Her (for now) youngest son and little man met in pre-school and have been buddies ever since. It was a lovely afternoon, celebrating the newest member of their family.

And then it was home for the Miami Hurricanes season opener. We had a few people over and though the game didn’t end quite as we would have hoped, we did have a great time with our fellow fans.

Monday – rest

Normally, I run a Labor Day 5K, but I skipped it this year. We had a late night with the game, and little man had a friend sleep over.

It felt weird not being part of a holiday race (you know how I love those), but it was also good to spend time with the family.

Tuesday – 6.17 miles, running

It was nice to get back on the road after Labor Day.

When I got home, I started to get the pugs fed and things moving for school, but there was a bit of a problem. Bentley ate his breakfast and then started falling. He couldn’t seem to get his feet under him, couldn’t hold his head upright and his eyes were twitching back and forth so badly. It was terrible and we felt so helpless.

Mr PugRunner was able to get him a morning appointment at the vet, where we were told that he most likely has vestibular disease, a glitch with the nerves in his inner ear. The vet was fairly certain it was a one-off, triggered by his ear infection, but we needed to keep an eye on it – continuation of the symptoms would mean something far more dire 🙁

Wednesday – 1.6 miles, hill intervals + ultimate arm workout

I have found some really great workout cards on Pinterest, and am finding they fit in beautifully with what the neighborhood gym has to offer. This time, I did a nice hill workout on the treadmill as my warm up, and then finished up with a circuit of raises, presses, curls and rows.

Thursday – 6.2 miles, running + tone, torch & tighten workout

We had a sluggish 6.2 miler. My upper body was on fire and I was tired.

Later, I took on a workout that focused a bit more on the lower body with some squats and deadlifts, but still gave a nod to raises and curls. Ouch.

I had to help out at the school in the afternoon, and could not wait to get home to get my hands on my brand new Brooks Bedlams.

These are a stability shoe – very lightweight, very flexible, with a new cushioning system that is both soft with lots of pop and energy return. While I love my Adrenalines, the Bedlams have a lower drop (8mm vs 12mm) and seem to be a bit more in line with some other shoes I love. I was excited to give them a go.

That night, we had our Sign Up Night for Scouts. We had lots of interest and plenty of new families joined us to register their kiddos and see what we are all about.

Friday – 3 miles, running

This was just a quickie run to try out the Bedlams. It wasn’t an entirely fair test. My muscles were all burning from my gym time this week, and it was hard to get moving, but from what I could tell, I loved them. I am excited to put them through their paces on a longer distance this upcoming week.

Afterwards, we had a PTA meeting, followed by a Teacher Tailgate. I was able to stay through most of the luncheon, but Bentley was having more episodes and after his vet visit, we wanted someone to be home with him.

We still don’t have super clear answers. It could be old age (he’s going to be 13 soon). It could be a tumor (this is the last possibility, so we’re trying not to think about it). It could be side effects of his ear infections, or drainage or a reaction to something. We are ruling out things, keeping him well-loved and under close observation and hopefully, we can get a handle on it without it being too serious.

Saturday – core workout

I was in no mood to do much of anything on Saturday, except sit back and relax.

Mr PugRunner took little man to his friend’s house (which ended up turning into a sleepover) and I caught up on streaming some movies on Amazon Prime. They have a fantastic selection.

I did manage to get in a rigorous core workout, full of crunches, bird dogs, side crunches and one legged kettlebell deadlifts. I was glad that I felt motivated to get it done.


And so ended the first full week of September. The Atlantic is currently brewing with tropical depressions and hurricane potential. We have several huge fundraisers going on at school and in Scouts.

I’m crazy worried about our sweet pug and I’m starting to get a little anxious about some of my deadlines coming up. I know it will all get done (it always does), but I go through these swings of needing to work it all out in my head (including all possible scenarios, positive and negative) first.


How was your week in training?

If you live near the Atlantic Coast, are you ready for the upcoming storm season?

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19 Responses to weekly wrap: 9.2.18 – 9.8.18

  1. Kim G says:

    Awwe poor Bentley 🙁 I hope that it’s nothing serious but i can’t imagine how worried you must be.

    I am thinking of trying the Brooks Bedlam so glad to see that you liked them. I have been running in the Launch sneakers but I don’t think those would be good for me for distance running so the Bedlam would be a good sneaker to try out.

  2. Oh no! Poor Bentley! I hope he is ok! Great job with your training!

  3. Allie says:

    Just found your blog from the link up! I have 9 year old twin boys and they are obsessed with pugs!! I’m so sorry to hear one of yours is not doing well. That picture breaks my heart. I hope it truly was a one-off and he will be fine going forward.
    And good luck bracing for that storm! I’m in CT so we just get residual effects of rain. Glad to have found you here and will be back!
    PS – LOVE those Brooks. Makes me want to wear a stability shoe!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      Thanks for visiting.

      We are hopeful it isn’t anything serious. He was so panicky and scared and it broke our hearts, too. We really want to get a handle on it, and it’s at these moments I really wish they could speak.

      I am mostly worried for our friends and family in Virginia and the Carolinas right now. This storm seems to be coming right at them, and I am hopeful it weakens and turns course away from the coast.

  4. Ugh, I’m sorry about your pup. I hope it’s just from the ear infection and this will pass. P used to have seizures when she was young, and they were very scary. We never really figured out why either. Keeping your sweet boy in my thoughts!
    Those new sneaks sound interesting. I’m probably going to need a new pair pretty soon, and am not sure what to try, so I’ll put those on the list!
    These storms are crazy, one after the next after the next. I hope they all miss you guys! And preferably don’t come up here either!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Vet is fairly certain it’s not seizures. He had an episode-free day today, so that was good. We will see if this week goes better than last. I’m just worn out with worry, you know?

      I really do love these Bedlams.

  5. Coco says:

    I’m so sorry about Bentley. I hope it’s related to his ear infection. Those Brooks are gorgeous!

  6. Lauren says:

    Sending you good vibes about your pup. Also YAY for the Bedlams. I run in the Levitates and saw that the local running store I work at had the Bedlams so I’m happy people who need support can get some of that same energy responsiveness from the Levitates which I love.

  7. Wendy says:

    One of my cockers had vestibular disease–it’s really tough for them. We tried everything but she never could recover from it. Hugs.

  8. I’m just hoping all the tropical storms remain south of Philly…I’m headed there later this week, and am really looking forward to seeing the oldest daughter (in Hanover) and then the RnR 13.1 on Sunday. Hope your little furry guy is feeling better.

  9. you did have a busy week! Enjoy those new shoes. Yes looks like we are set up to get quite a bit of rain later this week in Virginia. Right when I am about to get home from my vacation-not good

  10. Aww I’m so sorry about Bentley – I hope he’s feeling better soon! Love the look of the Bedlams – hope they’re a great show for you!

  11. De Bolton says:

    Tis the season right kicking off. I really hope the storm takes a hard right out to sea. Nice kicks Chica got some sneaker envy. Hope you fair through the storm!

  12. Lindsey says:

    Sending good vibes to your sweet pup! <3 Stay safe during this crazy weather!

  13. I’m so sorry to hear about your baby. Dogs really are like children, and my heart is just breaking for you. Hopefully you get some answers sooner than later that you’re all able to find comfort in.

    • runswithpugs says:

      He had a really good day today, and even tolerated a bath, so that was awesome. It’s hard because he is 12 years old, so obviously, there will be some health issues that arise. But he is definitely one of my babies and I always struggle when my babies are unwell.

  14. HoHo Runs says:

    I hope Bentley is doing better. It is awful when a fur baby is sick. Wow, the tropics are very active so far this season. I hope everyone in Florence’s path stays safe and the rest of those suckers turn out to sea. I understand what you mean about working things out in your head. I’ve had some life changes ( last kid off to college and considering buying new house, etc.). It feels scary until I can sort it through! Hope you get some clarity soon. Thanks for linking

    • runswithpugs says:

      He had another good day. Yay.

      The Atlantic does get pretty busy this time of year, but getting hit back to back to back the way the coast has been really doesn’t leave a lot of time for recovery and it can get quite discouraging, if not scary. Things are turning a wee bit south – we will get dumped on with rain, which stinks, but hopefully Florence weakens and turns out to sea and everything else falls apart out there.

      Hope you can get a handle on your big decisions and life changes. It can be a lot to manage sometimes.

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