Weekly Wrap – Regaining My Footing

There’s no sugar coating it..this was a tough week!

We lost our beloved family dog early Wednesday morning – it was sudden and unexpected, and hit our family hard. I’m grateful that by Thursday afternoon the boys were re-telling funny stories about him, and asking if we would be getting another dog at some point – we will! But for now we adjust to a much quieter house.

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So needless to say I’ve been a little off this week, but running has provided a much needed retreat.

Monday:  Strength work – core and glutes!

Tuesday: 3 miles

Wednesday:  No way I could focus – Trainer Stacy and I agreed to move our session to next week

Thursday:  Opted for yoga instead of intervals

Friday:  3 miles

Saturday: 6.5 miles

Sunday:  Rest day

All of my runs felt really good this week. I was especially pleased with Saturday’s run – it was a hilly loop and I attacked the hills well and felt stronger than I have in a while. I’m feeling good about where my training is right now and am looking forward to adding in some speedwork and spending some time at the track – my happy place 🙂

I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for the Weekly Wrap. Join in and let us know how you’re week went!




  1. Happy to hear that good memories and miles are helping the family and you. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts.
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  2. I was so sorry to hear about your dog. They are family members and it is so hard when they leave us. (((hugs)))
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  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. They bring such joy into the family. I know he will be missed. It sounds like your training is going well. You know, I have never run on a track. I should try it! Maybe it would be a happy place for me too. Thanks for linking with us Michelle!
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  4. I’m sorry about the loss of your family dog. Good to hear that your kids are faring pretty well with all things considered. It’s great when you have runs where you feel good!
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  5. Oh so sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. That’s is never easy especially since it was sudden. Hugs xoxo
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  6. I am so sorry Michelle about the loss of your dog. They are a part of the family I know first hand. Happy thoughts will get you and your family over this place your in right now. Hugs to you friend.
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  7. I am so sorry about the loss of your pup. We lost our baby Cleo in January–suddenly as well– and it was really really tough. It took a while to get used to not having her around. Sending you hugs and love. <3
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  8. Big hugs to you and yours Michelle. Losing a cherished pet is so hard. Looks like you had a strong week workout wise. How great that things are falling into place on that front.
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  9. Running gets us through so much, doesn’t it? So sorry to hear about your pup. Hugs!!

  10. So sorry to hear about your dog and glad that running is your retreat right now. It always helps me. Take care!
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  11. I actually clicked on your site from MissSippiPiddlin link-up because of the adorable dog picture. It brought a tear to my eye to read he recently passed away. Remember that all dogs go to heaven. Take care!

  12. I’m sorry I missed this when it happened. Big hugs — it IS hard, and I can only assume even harder when it’s sudden — mine tend to be long & drawn out, unfortunately.

    Kids are so resilient. I spent a lot of that first week crying . . . well, not all the time, but then, I’m not a big cryer. It’s a good thing, though, to be able to tell those healing stories.

    When the time is right, you’ll know it, or the right dog will find you.

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