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.


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.


  • 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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


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


  • 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.


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


Then headed back to Saratoga for  mini golf birthday party.


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.

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



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!


  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!


  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 !


  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!


    • 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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