ups, downs, ins, outs

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.

This week had its share of ups and downs, ins and outs. Little man was getting over the flu, so we had to take everything nice and easy, except for the parts where we were cleaning like crazy to help keep the rest of us healthy.

Sunday – Daytona Beach Half Marathon Lap the Track 5K

For Christmas, the boys had registered the whole family for the Daytona Beach Half Marathon Lap the Track 5K. One or some of us have run both distances of this race in years past, and while I was hoping to take on a half marathon this particular weekend, a 5K with the family was a great idea.

Only problem was that with little man having the flu and Mr PugRunner not sure if he was down with it as well, I ended up taking the trip by myself and running alone. Womp womp.

I made it back in time for grocery shopping and morel laundry. It’s a glamorous life I lead.

Monday – rest 

It was a fairly long day. Little man was home and the bathroom contractors were here and so we just lounged around the house. He was feeling much better, but we wanted to keep him quiet and make sure he was fully recovered, just to be on the safe side.

Tuesday – 7 miles, running

I desperately needed this run and it felt fabulous to be out there. In fact, I ended up going seven miles. Wheee!

I had to spend some time at the school that morning and then I had to go out for a bunch of last minute bathroom things: extra grout, a new faucet for the bathtub (it’s nearly impossible to find one in stock in a store) and a few extra tiles. Mr PugRunner held down the fort since little man was spending one more day at home.

Wednesday – 50 minutes, abs + arms

I was so excited for Wednesday, for a variety of reasons. After all, February 13, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends. And I have some awesome lady friends.

First up, S and I started back to the gym, and I put together a fairly challenging Galentine’s Day workout for the occasion.

After I showered, I met up with T for a morning showing of “Isn’t it Romantic?”, complete with breakfast popcorn. I’m not a huge love of comedies, but Rebel Wilson does it for me, and this was a really cute flick.

That evening, one of the awesome St. Augustine Moms Blog contributors opened up her home for waffles and mimosas for the team. We all brought toppings and assorted sparkling and regular wines, and had an incredible night celebrating each other.

Thursday –  6 miles, running

S and I kicked off Valentine’s Day with a 6 mile run. The weather had turned pretty cold again, back down in the 40s, so it was tough after all the humidity and again.

For the rest of the day, I was at school, helping supervise stations for the Kids’ Heart Challenge. Our PE Coach did an amazing job coming up with fun jumping activities for the kids and they had a great time celebrating raising almost $9,500 for the cause!

I did manage to sneak away to pick up lunch for my favorite guy.

That night, we just took it easy. Little man had a four day weekend, and he was so happy to be feeling better and be able to get outside to play. He had picked the menu for our Valentine’s dinner, but since he was having so much fun, I went ahead and cooked it (blackened salmon, fettuccini alfredo and green beans).

Friday – rest

S and I were both so freaking sore from our Wednesday gym session that we called this a rest day. I was thrilled to be able to get a little sleep, too.

It wasn’t all play, though. I had a fairly long (but productive) meeting for a new company with which I am working, and then once I got home, I was ready to dig in.

Little man had a friend stay over, too and so it was just a chill night at home.

Saturday – 8 miles, running

The morning started with a solid eight mile long run.

We followed that with a yummy breakfast, and then little man had basketball evaluations. We celebrated by trying a new lunch place, Mack’s Tenders, and we all enjoyed!

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It was another great week of running! I felt great with all my miles.

I also got back in the gym! S really says she wants to go at least twice a week, and I am happy to tag along.

Water is eh. I confess to being a little more interested in wine this week. Oops.

And I cracked open a book! Yay! I only got through two chapters, but Pandora’s Box has quite literally been opened, so we are making progress!

In the comments, share about your successes and how you are keeping yourself accountable!

So how was your week in training?

Did you celebrate Galentine’s Day?

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26 Responses to ups, downs, ins, outs

  1. Coco says:

    Oh, that Galentine’s party sounds great! I love waffles … I hope you escaped the flu altogether. We think my husband had it early in the fall, so I got a flu shot early too.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I don’t love waffles, but somehow served at night, with mimosas and girlfriends, they were amazing.

      We were super lucky to not have any worse of a time with the flu. Knock on wood.

  2. Kim G says:

    I am glad that your little man is feeling better and I hope that you are able to avoid getting the flu!

    The food from the new place your tried for lunch looks delicious!

  3. Sounds like a lot going on for your week! I’m glad you got to celebrate and have a good time with good food.

  4. Sounds like a fun week! I’m so bummed because only the last two pictures would open even though I refreshed several times…

    Hope you’re loving how your bathroom is looking! Demolition starts on ours on Monday and I have so much work to do moving everything out!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      wordpress just changed and so I’m trying to figure it out. I’m going back through to see if maybe I just upload the photos directly in, it will work better. So sorry about that.

      The bathroom is ok. Like I said, since this wasn’t really a choice, I was less enthusiastic about it. I’m even more less enthusiastic because i’m going to have to sand and refinish the vanity, which is such a daunting task. It will all work out.

      Good luck with your reno! I hope it’s amazing!

  5. Darlene says:

    Is everyone getting a bathroom makeover? I love ours.

    A solid week of run amid the flu.

    I’m taking a break. Hope to get back at it soon.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I’m so glad you do! Our is ok. I didn’t really want the bathroom done so I’m not super in love right now, but I will get there.

      Hope your break is short-lived and you get some well deserved rest!

  6. In all honesty, I had never heard of Galentines Day until this year. Living under a big rock, huh! Knock wood, the flu has avoided all of us. Just this last week, I’ve had some sinus drainage, but I think it’s from being cooped up inside and not getting fresh air.

    • runswithpugs says:

      It’s from Parks and Recreation, which is honestly one of the funniest shows. Ever. I say that as someone who really doesn’t care much for TV.

      Fortunately, Mr PR and I walked away from the flu as well. And little man was barely touched. He had a few hours of fever and after that was just fine. We are so lucky.

  7. Wendy says:

    I’m seeing a lot of flu in the clinic! Fortunately, no one has been terribly ill. Whew!

    I did send some Galantines gifts…because I love my gal pals!

    PS. I couldn’t see all your photos.

  8. Glad to hear that everyone is finally feeling better! Way to go on that fundraising amount super impressive
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  9. Sounds like a lot of fun was had this week! (And plenty of miles too.) I love celebrating Galentine’s too. A friend of mine hosts a Galentine’s brunch each year and it’s such a fun time.
    Nice work getting so much accomplished, and I’m so happy little man is feeling better!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I’m happy, too – I was worried it was going to be a really rough ride, but he came through it like a champ!

      Galentine’s is like the new best thing. I am always in for waffles, from here on out.

  10. Shathiso says:

    So glad Little Man is feeling better! Nothing worse than when they are sick. You had some great runs though even with managing work and home stuff! Well done!

  11. RFC says:

    Looks like a great week! Those waffles look delicious! Mine was a peak training week for one of two big races in the next two months, so it was exhaaaaausting. But I got it done!
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  12. Cari says:

    Glad the little guy is on the mend.
    I hate the name Galentine’s, but did catch up with a friend who I hadn’t properly caught up with in months, so that was fun. We may or may not have ate out weight in guacamole

  13. Not the flu!!! By the later picture of your son, it looks like he’s feeling a bit more recovered now – love the smile! It’s crazy how a bout of the flu can knock the whole family out. I hope you and your hubs were able to avoid it! Great running this week – and those waffles… I run for waffles!

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