Monday Running Update


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Last Week: 

  • Monday –  I drove up to Bolton Landing (on Lake George) today.  I managed to squeeze in a short run before everyone wanted to head out on the lake.

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We spent the whole day on the lake – at a dock on an island and then in the bay before heading back to barbecue at the marina and watch the fireworks.

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  • Tuesday –  While everyone had to drive home to go to work, I again decided to take advantage of my free time and stayed up at the lake. My legs were tired but I dragged myself for 3 slow miles.

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I managed to get a sub for tennis so stayed up on the lake and spent a relaxing day by myself- got in lots of walks, beach time and reading.

  • Wednesday – This morning I went for a hike up to the top of Thomas Mountain.  I had planned to repeat the hike I took last week, but accidentally took the blue trail instead of the orange one – a lot more challenging and a different view.
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I didn’t fall and so it was worth it for the new view but I took the orange trail down… didn’t want to push my luck

I had planned to meet Alyssa and Barbara for an ice cream run sponsored by Fleet Feet and Saucony so I headed home.

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It was very very hot and my run very very slow but the ice cream was GOOD.

  • Thursday – I played tennis in the am with the Troy Tennis Group and went out for dinner with an old friend. No running today.
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sorry I didn’t get a pic of the crepes with hazelnut sauce & bananas

  • Friday – Again I played tennis in the am on the courts near my house. Still incredibly hot. I planned on running after dinner and before my weekly mah jongg game but I waited too long and it started to pour.  Another no running day.
  • Saturday – This morning I actually got my run in before the rain.

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And I stopped off at the gym before heading to the grocery store.

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  • Sunday – Started off the day with a 5k race (I ran the half there 2 years ago). It was just raining or pouring the whole race.  Got a medal, tech shirt and a pint glass for 1st in my age group so all is good.

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When I got home, the rain had stopped. I was tired but managed a few more miles.

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Then headed back to Saratoga for  mini golf birthday party.

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18.5 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:  

  • Monday -tennis AM, rest
  • Tuesday – tennis Am, tennis picnic, 4 mile run with a friend
  • Wednesday rest, work webinar
  • Thursday –  AM tennis, 3 mile run with a friend
  • Friday –  AM tennis, 4 mile run
  • Saturday, Sunday – tennis weekend at Schroon River house – lots of tennis and maybe a run
Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.   See rules here.
http://hohoruns.blogspot.com

Happy Running! How is your running going?  Any races? How are you celebrating July 4th?

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25 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

  1. Your hiking look spot looks so beautiful!! I love those kind of views 😉 and I love a good climb up challenge!
    I am impressed you went and ran on tired legs after your 5K- that had to consume some energy! Congrats again on the great finish.
    the gym?! I am impressed 🙂 Go get it Darlene!

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  2. I’m so jealous of all you “ME” time lately! I think I’d be that way too! There is no better relaxation than doing what you want when you want!
    You have been no slacker on your activity too! Dare I say you’ve gotten in even more? Thanks Darlene for linking up!

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  3. Congrats on your AG award. I hate running in the rain, especially the pouring rain. Good for you ! Looks like you are enjoying the lake, soak up every minute. I am jealous !

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  4. Your hiking pictures are stunning! Do many people stay on their boats at the lake? I’m calculating you ran a sub 9 pace at the 5k! In the rain, no less. Awesome! Congrats on the award too. Thanks for linking, Darlene. I see your ticker to PCB. It’s closing in on us!

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    • Yes if you can sleep on your boat, people do. The downside is that it has too much of a wake to waterski behind. It’s an “old person” boat LOL. Just sit and relax.

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