weekly wrap: christmas eve edition

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.

Well, it’s Christmas Eve. The year is winding down to its last days and we are getting ready to celebrate one of our favorite holidays. This was also the last week of school before winter break, and so there was lots of scrambling getting through those last few days.

Sunday – rest

To be honest, I think I sat on the couch most of Sunday. I really wasn’t in the mood to do anything.

Monday – 3 miles, running

This run was terrible. I was cold, lonely, and my body just wasn’t feeling it. Ugh.

I managed to get a little rest in the afternoon and then I went out to our PTA holiday party. The night included a delicious dinner and a ride on the Holly Jolly Trolley to sing carols and admire the Nights of Lights. Of course, we all had to wear our ugly sweaters and I was extra proud of mine.

Tuesday – rest

We wanted to go out on Tuesday night but little man ended up needing to study for a test, so we stayed in. I wasn’t terribly upset about that.

Wednesday – 6 miles, running

With the end of the year looming, these runs are fairly important, so I am chugging away like a crazy woman. These six miles put me just another chunk closer to goal.

That night, we had a choice: we had complimentary Holly Jolly Trolley passes to use, but we were also offered the opportunity to check out the Venardos Circus with the St. Augustine Moms Blog. We left it up to little man, and he chose circus.

You can read my review of the event here, but it was absolutely spectacular. Little man loved it, and it was a perfect family night. If you are local, definitely make time to check this out.

Thursday – rest

The weather started to turn a bit, so we took a pass on the run. Little man had a field trip and that evening, we had the scouts holiday party. I made my trips around town trying to get everything wrapped up for Christmas.

Friday – rest

I spent a little bit of the morning at school: little man’s musical group got to perform for the rest of the school, so I stuck around for moral support. And then the rest of the day he had movies and treats, before coming home for several glorious weeks. I made these little hot chocolate packets for his classmates.

Saturday – 6 miles, running + Starlight 5K

Yay for double run days. I started out with six morning miles, which felt ok.

Mr PugRunner and little man had some shopping to do so I handled some of the other things around the house. And then we had our holiday race: the Starlight 5K.

Obviously, I’ll recap the event later this week, but we loved it. All of us. Little man wanted to run alone and when he came through the finish line, he told me he wanted to do it again next year. He’s had a few rough runs, so it was nice to hear him say that.

I can’t wait to share more about it with you all!


And so that’s it. Today, we are getting together with my parents, and I am wrapping and baking and getting all the rest of the things done for Christmas. The plan is to have a chill, low-key day tomorrow, with lots of sangria and yummy food and pajamas. I’m hoping everyone is thrilled with their gifts, and getting to spend time together.

For those of you keeping track, as of today, I have completed 986 out of 1000 miles and I’m feeling so much better about it. There are days when you just have to keep your head down and get through the wall and get to the other side. Fourteen to go!

How was your week in training?

If you celebrate Christmas, what traditions are you most looking forward to?

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