Author Archives: runswithpugs

runfessions: black friday edition

It’s Black Friday, and we are here again to runfess and lay it all out there. Let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice for a shop-til-you-drop edition of Runfessions! I runfess… That I’ve never been into Black Friday. I usually … Continue reading


reasons i’m grateful for running

Thanksgiving ii tomorrow, and even though I didn’t really feel in the celebrating mood, the holiday will come whether I want it to or not. Of course, I can salvage my less-than-stellar attitude by remembering all the reasons I’m grateful … Continue reading

week 47: when it’s hard to be grateful

If you know anything about me, it’s that I try to be positive at all costs. I look for silver linings and bright spots. Glasses are half full, rainstorms bring rainbows, and there is always something for which to be … Continue reading

the best black friday deals for every runner

Black Friday is almost here, although things will most certainly be different this years for stores and shoppers alike. To be honest, Black Friday was never really my thing. I don’t love shopping on a good day, and Black Friday … Continue reading

week 45: the storms before the calm

Since it’s 2020, obviously everything is backwards, upside down, and screwed up. We spent the earlier part of the week prepping for a Tropical Storm (weeks after hurricane season ended), and I turned my mind to planning for Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

(virtual) race report: team nuun half marathon [11.7.20]

When I broke my leg in November of last year, the main thing on my mind was getting back to running longer distances. I was aware that I might be way slower and have a harder time recovering in the … Continue reading

week 44: time for the holiday season?

Now that Halloween is in our rearview mirror, the rest of the holiday season is upon us. I do usually love these last few months of the year, but there is so much uncertainty that it’s just one more thing … Continue reading

an election ultimate coffee date

So the 2020 US General Election is on Day 73,412, and here were are in November. Join us for this month’s Ultimate Coffee Date. After reading here, head on over to visit Coco and Deborah, our awesome link-up hosts. Over … Continue reading

race report: cottonmouth quarter marathon + 5k (10.31.20)

Almost 11 months after I slipped on the stairs and snapped two bones in my leg, I found myself at the start line of the Cottonmouth Quarter Marathon & 5k! Yes, it was a live, in-person race, one of the … Continue reading

week 43: trick or treat + into november

Happy November! Or at least, that’s what I’m telling myself. I think we have all struggled with keeping a positive mindset this past year, but I keep trying to talk myself into it. Sunday¬†– 2.62 miles, walking After eight miles … Continue reading

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