Welcome to Runs With Pugs, the story of a how a husband and wife embarked on a journey that began with Couch 2 5K and extended far beyond the nine week program.

Mr. PugRunner and I were married in 2006. Shortly after, we pulled up roots (and our three pugs) in order to relocate and start a family. A two-legged family. We welcomed our son in 2008, and we could not have been happier.

In 2013, Mr PugRunner and I began running as a way to keep active and share a mutual interest. Our first goal was to enter in a local 5K and from there, I planned to go on to a 10K. Mr PugRunner didn’t think he was interested in longer distances.

We completed our first 5K on Memorial Day, 2013, and we were hooked.

All of us.

Little did I know but the siren song of sparkly medals turned out to be more temptation than I could resist, and I found myself registering for a half marathon before I was halfway through with C25K.


In 2014, Mr PugRunner joined me for his first half

and has registered for another this summer.

And I made a huge commitment and took on 26.2 miles at the WDW Marathon to kick off 2015.

In the past few years, I’ve complete 20 half marathons, and a Ragnar Trail Relay. My next goal? 50 Races in 50 States!

In the meantime, as we work on our distance and endurance, we enjoy our lives as partners, parents, and semi frequent travelers. I work on hobby photography and cake decorating, two of my favorite creative outlets. I’ll blog about all of those things, as well as keep you up to date on our training and the road to future races.

I hope you’ll join us for our continuing adventures!


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