weekly wrap: 9.30.18 – 10.6.18

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
Monday – 1.1 mile hill workout + thighs/booty workout
Tuesday – 7 miles, running 
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 5.5 miles, running + bicep workout
Friday – rest
Saturday – 9 miles, running + High Fitness, 60 minutes

October started strong, and that’s the way I like it. Not saying the week wasn’t challenging: I’ve had a crick in my neck since last weekend. But that’s ok. I’m feeling more positive, more upbeat and ready to take on the world.

Let’s take a look back over my last week.

Sunday – 8 miles, running

Since we bailed on Saturday’s run, we were up for Sunday. The eight miles were ugly and sticky and humid, and I hated every second of it (aside from the company). Ugh.

Mr. PugRunner took little man to get fitted for a suit for an upcoming wedding, and I’m not going to lie. It was the cutest thing pretty much ever.

My parents came over to watch football, little man went to hang out with some friends and that was Sunday. It was just a very nice day.

Monday – 1.1 miles, hill intervals + thigh/booty workout

I had a few things to do around the school, and then I took myself to the gym. We are currently battling a tank top mandate (apparently, wearing tank tops is unsanitary and can lead to the spread of MRSA and ringworm???? To which point, I say don’t come to the gym with ringworm!!! Also, leotards are approved. We are working on fighting this), so I struggled a bit with sleeves. Who knew a neighborhood gym could be such a hotbed of difficulty?

It was a great workout though. I was definitely feeling it in my thighs when I left.

The rest of the day proceeded as usual with school pickup, karate and dinner.

Tuesday – 7 miles, running

I had the time so I ran most of this with S, and then finished up on my own. Tuesdays are a late pick up day, so it was nice to have some time to run errands and get some things done.

I also got to have a lovely coffee date with a dear friend.

Wednesday – rest

Ah, rest day! I thought about going to the gym, but I had to be at the school early to help Safety Patrol sell Spirit Sticks (these really cute little tags that hang from keychains on the kids’ backpacks. They are all the rage and it’s a great fundraiser for our Patrols), followed by a planning meeting for our fall carnival. By the time I got finished with that, I didn’t feel like doing much else.

Thursday – 5.5 miles running + arm workout

I had originally planned to go running Thursday, Friday and Saturday, so I didn’t push the distance this day.

I was at school early to take care of a few things, and then got stuck there due to a big car accident on the only road in. There was a bit of drama: S called to make sure it had not been me in the accident. I had left my phone in the office because I was helping to paint, so didn’t answer. Long story short, poor Mr PugRunner was convinced that little man and I were wrapped up in the mess. Ugh.

I got him calmed down and made my way home as soon as the roads were clear. It was fairly emotionally exhausting so I did my arm workout at the house after he finally left for work.

That night, we had a really cool Scouts meeting. I helped the kids make a battery out of lemons.

I had no idea if it was going to be a success, but the Scouts all worked together and we got the small LED to light up! I think everyone was fairly impressed. Score!

Friday – rest

Friday was a day and a half!

First up, a PTA Board meeting. I left there and zipped off for smoothies with a friend I haven’t seen in months! When that was finished, I picked up Mr PugRunner and we went to lunch with S and her husband.

By that time, I had to get little man from school, and I wasn’t at all sorry to get home and park it on the couch. Yay.

Saturday – 9 miles, running + High Fitness class

I didn’t want to do both these things but I also can’t say no to L when she asks me to go to High Fitness. It’s just so fun.

S and I headed out on our nine mile long run and we were both thrilled that it wasn’t quite as hot as it’s been. In fact, it was a pleasant run and I was thrilled to see it reflected in the pace.

I absolutely also loved the High Fitness class. I confess to dragging a little toward the end, but I didn’t take any of the modifications, so that was a total win.

From there, I had to pick up supplies for little man’s project on the Innuit and then I rushed back home so we could make it to the kick off of the Miami/FSU game with the local chapter of the Hurricanes Club.

Man, it was a rough one, but we pulled off the win, finally. We had a great time with my parents, some friends, and other Canes fans.


Not a bad way to start October, right? A lot of great things are coming up, and I can’t wait to share them all here! Halloween is almost here, and I need to get moving on the decorating for all the festivities to come!

How was your week in training?

Do you prefer watching games at home or out at sports bars if you can’t be at the game?


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8 Responses to weekly wrap: 9.30.18 – 10.6.18

  1. Another great week! OMG, I could NOT workout in anything other than a tank top indoors. That’s crazy. Maybe if I just did weights? But definitely not any cardio.

  2. Great week for you! I love NCAA football…in person, at home or in a sports bar. LOVE it! (I love the basketball, too!)

  3. It is so cute when the little boys get all suited up.Gives me a little tear in my eye still to see my son in his suit. Have a great week

  4. Kim G says:

    As usual, great job on getting so much so much done during a busy week!

    I saw your post on IG about the no tank top rule and I still can’t believe it. When I think about it, that’s pretty much the only kind of top I wear to the gym so I’d be in trouble lol

  5. Congrats on a great week of training! My Oct. has been a bit lighter with a bad cold the past week. It’s that time of year!

    Have a great rest of the week! 🙂

  6. Coco says:

    I prefer watching at home, but this weekend we watched at a college bar with my son and that was fun.

    Little Man is so handsome!

  7. Sandy says:

    Sounds like a great week of running! I prefer to watch games in the comfort of my home. I caught some of your game last weekend & cheered you guys on (I’m a Gator so FSU is one of our rivals).
    Sandy recently posted…Life lately: yoga, running, and my body!My Profile

  8. Wendy says:

    So you can’t get ringworm below the sleeves? What a strange rule. That would probably be a deal breaker for me.

    We love football at our house. NCAA or NFL, we watch it all!

    Did you link this post with us?

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