Author Archives: runswithpugs

new running shoes 101: when is it time?

New running shoes are one of the highlights of this sport. I love trying new styles and coming home with (or coming home to) a box full of shiny, new shoes, all fresh and ready for the road. On the … Continue reading

week 37: rain, rain, go away

I know there are plenty of places in the country that would really love to have some rain, but we are getting hammered. The rivers and canals ae flooding, our historic downtown is swimming, the yards and fields are soggy … Continue reading

5 strength moves i love to hate

As runners, we all know that our success is based in so much more than logging miles. We rely on our strength, our core, and our upper body to cover our distances. However, we also all know that there are … Continue reading

week 36: settling into that groove

I swear, the weeks keep getting longer and longer as the year goes on. I don’t know if having the holiday weekend helped or hurt that feeling, but things definitely dragged. Sunday – 3.22 miles, walking Mr PugRunner and I woke … Continue reading

my september running goals

It’s just insane to me that we are on the edge of fall, and it’s time to set some September running goals. Please forgive me that these are a week late – last week was hard with our loss, and … Continue reading

week 35: happy labor day

Happy Labor Day to you! Normally, I’d be lining up for a 5k, but, yeah. Things are different this year. Everything is different. Did school get better? Yes. Did other things fall apart? Yes. We are hanging in there (sometimes … Continue reading

september coffee date: running through tears

Friends, this has been a very difficult and emotional week for a variety of reasons. I had to take a few days off to get my head right and find my focus again. Join us for this month’s Ultimate Coffee … Continue reading

week 34: we’re doing this

Oh, friends. This was a week of ups and downs, of big feelings and feelings of isolation. I think everyone struggled in so many ways, and while things ended on a positive note, it was quite a mission to get … Continue reading

best damn race oregon trail virtual challenge

I am an Ambassador for the Best Damn Race series. In exchange for my promotion of the events and use of my BDR discount code, I will receive complimentary race entries as well as other amenities. All opinions are my own. BDR … Continue reading

week 33: first day of school + new normals

And after six months, little man is “back” to school. In some ways, it is a huge relief: we have some routine and some structure in our lives again, and he has another productive way to spend his time. However, … Continue reading

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