Author Archives: runswithpugs

riots# 37: building strength + time management

Building strength has been a bit of a theme for this week. I struggle all the time with my core and upper body, and I was really glad that my workouts spent a lot of time focused on those areas. … Continue reading

tuesday topics: 5 home workouts to keep you on track

Home workouts really are’t generally my thing. I don’t have a home gym, nor do I own a treadmill or any other large equipment that could fill in for running outside. However, there are times when home workouts are the … Continue reading

riots #35: smashing challenges

In a week of upheaval and uncertainly, the highlight was absolutely smashing challenges. Who would have thought that being housebound by a hurricane followed by some record-breaking heatwaves would lead to that kind of victory? Not me, I’ll tell you. … Continue reading

hurricane warning: september’s ultimate coffee date

We spent the first days of September in a state of hurricane warning from the catastrophic storm, Dorian. While Florida walked away virtually unscathed, the islands and people of the Bahamas were absolutely devastated by the slow-moving, Category 5 hurricane. … Continue reading

tuesday thoughts: my fall racing plans

My fall racing plans have not gotten a lot of consideration right now. My focus is all over the place and in Florida, fall really isn’t prime race season (January – March is our season). Let’s link up up on … Continue reading

riots 34: goodbye august. hello hurricane dorian

It’s Labor Day Weekend: we are saying farewell to August, but watching the progress of a most unwelcome Hurricane Dorian. At the writing of this post, the Bahamas is being pounded by this Category 5 monster. Our area is in … Continue reading

hurricanes and fitness: august runfessions

Hurricanes and fitness? What? We’re talking about that in our August Runfessions! It’s the last Friday of the month, so let’s join up with Marcia’s Healthy Slice and give it a go. For the past two days, I have been … Continue reading

race report: ioa/jaguars stadium challenge 5k {8.10.19}

The IOA/Jaguars Stadium Challenge 5K is, as its name indicates, a bit of a challenge. Set in the middle of scorching August, and including the concourse ramps of TIAA Bank Field, this 5K is not for the faint of heart. … Continue reading

riots #33: of road trips and tailgates and old friends

We had been planning for this week for a long time. Months, in fact. As a University Miami alumnus and NCAA football fan, getting to see the Hurricanes play is quite the treat, especially since I live in an area … Continue reading

dialing in that pre-race routine

As a runner with a certain level of anxiety, having a consistent pre race routine is key to me making it through an event of any distance. I very rarely waver from my established regimen. After all, it works, and … Continue reading

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