weekly wrap: 10.28.18 – 11.3.18

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 – Evergreen Pumpkin Run, 10 miles, running
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 5.5 miles + back/arms
Wednesday – rest
Thursday –1.62 miles, treadmill running + squat session
Friday – 6 miles, running
Saturday – rest

Things calmed down this week. Not a ton, but enough to get a little breather.

Sunday – Evergreen Pumpkin Run, 10 miles running

S and I registered for the Evergreen Pumpkin Run, a 10 mile race that takes place in one of the oldest cemeteries in Jacksonville. It’s a really, really fabulous event, but for whatever reason, it does not agree with me. However, we needed the miles, so we went for it.


Afterwards, we visited the graves of some of her family members who were buried there.

The rest of the day was just nice and easy. I was definitely feeling the miles in my legs, so I appreciated not having much else to do at home.

Monday – rest

It felt right to take the day off completely. We had a few loose ends to tidy up at the school, so I did my part by getting the donations of canned goods off to the donation drop and then treating myself to a manicure.

Tuesday – 5.5 miles + backs/arms

Hard run in the morning – my legs were still pretty sore, but it also felt great to get out, especially since the weather has been so gorgeous.

I did a little gym time, too.

After homework, little man finished carving his pumpkin. He did it all on his own, off a design of his own creation. It was perfect.

Wednesday – rest


I really love this particular holiday, and I was excited about the day. First, it was Mad Scientist Day for the 5th graders. They are the only ones allowed to dress up in “costume” in school (it has to be Mad Scientist themed) and they get to spend the whole day doing cool experiments, followed by a pizza lunch.

I got to help mix Ooblek, and then watched the kids make elephant toothpaste and catapults, create explosion in a ziplock bag with vinegar and baking soda, and launch film canister rockets with alka seltzer tablets.

And then we made a huge taco dinner for our friends and went trick or treating.

Thursday – 1.62 miles hill workout, squat session

I was too tired to get up to do a real run, so I settled for a hill workout on the treadmill followed by a squat session with over 200 squats. Ugh.

That evening, we had a Scouts meeting, which went fairly well. We are starting to see some major progress from our Den, which always feels wonderful.

Friday – 6 miles, running

Temperatures heated up a bit, so the morning run was not quite as pleasant. There wasn’t much time to enjoy the feeling, since I had a big PTA meeting that ended up taking up half the day.

When little man got home from school, he had sleepover plans with one of his friends, and we had reservations for dinner. Sunday would be our 12th anniversary, and we were celebrating a little early with a yummy meal at an upscale BBQ joint.

Saturday – rest

The plan was to maybe get up a little earlier, get in some miles and then join the boys for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The reality was that I woke up at 2:00AM with a 101.4 degree fever, and found myself flat out grounded for the day.

Not only did I have to miss the walk, but I also couldn’t go to the girls’ night in to which I had been looking forward for WEEKS. Ugh.

The boys had a great day, though. They had a wonderful time at the walk,

and then they went to a sort of “bachelor party” for a dad friend and his son. Mr PugRunner will be a groomsman in the wedding, so they did a fun day of Dave & Buster’s, Top Golf and an autobahn racing course.


And that’s the wrap on the week. I’m a little frustrated that my body is taking matters into its own hands – I really don’t like it when I’m forced to slow up and take stock. I have too much to do to have time for that nonsense. But it is what it is and I just have to roll with it.

How was your week in training?

How was your Halloween?

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26 Responses to weekly wrap: 10.28.18 – 11.3.18

  1. Bummer about the untimely fever (like there’s ever a good time for one LOL). Hope you’re feeling better! And, I love Halloween…it’s a fun holiday and I usually dress in costume for it (still).

    • runswithpugs says:

      It was really weird, came out of nowhere and has settled into some kind of wacky sinus thing. I feel fine, just tired. Took this morning off to pretend to be a mature adult making mature adult decisions.

  2. Marcia says:

    Yikes! Sorry you were sick. Not fun at all, especially with all you have going on. The Halloween festivities at school sound like a blast.

    • runswithpugs says:

      The kids LOVED it. And I was so grateful that the teachers and volunteers went above and beyond to make it happen for them. It’s just so awesome to see children in love with learning.

  3. Kim G says:

    Oh no, so sorry that you were unwell this week 🙁 It seems like this is the time of year that people start to get sick. I guess maybe due to the temperature changes?

    I love that the school was so into Halloween! It’s great to let the kids have fun and dress up, etc.

  4. Darlene says:

    Being sick is no fun at all.

    I’m usually super healthy but this fall, I’ve had two colds and reaction to a flu & shingles shot.

  5. Farrah says:

    That taco dinner sounds delicious! I feel like I need a second breakfast right now, haha. Sorry to hear that you were sick! :[ That’s never fun!

  6. Wendy says:

    Sometimes our bodies tell us what we need to hear! I don’t like the slow down that my body is imposing on me but I do respect it. We all push ourselves so hard! It’s definitely a mom thing because my hubs doesn’t seem to have any issue resting on the couch. ;P

    Your son’s mad scientist day reminds me of when my oldest dressed as a mad scientist for Halloween. It was the best costume! I spray painted his hair gray and he wore an old lab coat of mine with all kinds of fun props. I sure miss those days!!!

    • runswithpugs says:

      It absolutely has to be a mom thing! Mine can fall asleep in about 2.3 seconds. How does that even happen?

      It was such a great day! There were maybe 110 kids between five classes, and honestly, they were all so into it. They were learning so much and having so much fun doing it.

  7. Congrats on your race! Sounds like a fun one. Great pumpkin. I could never do that!

  8. Allie says:

    What a fun week! I can’t believe how much your son looks like your husband – too cute!! Halloween is huge in my house too with my 9 year-old twins and tons of kids in the neighborhood! Glad its over for another year 🙂
    Congrats on the 10k!
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  9. Oh boo, I hope you’re feeling better asap! Glad you made it through Halloween though!

  10. Michelle says:

    A run event in a cemetery? That’s unique! Glad you enjoyed your Halloween – it’s a fun time of year!

    • runswithpugs says:

      It’s an incredibly popular race, and often sells out. The cemetery itself is absolutely stunning – it’s really a privilege to be able to run through the pathways that morning.

  11. Coco says:

    How interesting to have a race in a cemetery. I felt odd running through a big cemetery in Germany, but it was a beautiful park-like setting and the markers were so elaborate. Little Man did great on his pumpkin carving!

    • runswithpugs says:

      That’s very much the same for this one. Just beautiful headstones (and some are so old), and monuments and the landscaping is stunning. The runners stay on the paths, so it’s all very respectful, and they limit the amount of registrants to prevent crowding on the narrow paved sections.

  12. Sandy says:

    Sorry about getting sick and missing GNO! 🙁 Sounds like you got in some good miles and training and had a good Halloween.

  13. Sorry you were sick! My entire family was taken down last week…’tis the season! Love all your Halloween photos!! 🙂

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