Running Update: 8.14.17-8.20.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – Hey, a sunny day.  You have to run even if you are exhausted. And that’s what I did but decided to run at UAlbany because it was close by.

all in pink 🙂

  • Tuesday. Had to drive to Liverpool for work. It started to rain when I headed out the door to run. I was patient and waited out the rain and was able to run along the lake before dinner.

After dinner, I went back to watch the sunset.

  • Wednesday –  Nothing exciting happened today except for work and a long drive back afterwards.  Before I left for home, I set out for a short 2 mile ice cream run.

if you’re ever in Liverpool, NY, you have to have ice cream at Vicky’s.

  • Thursday – I ran with Alyssa for our weekly run date. For a change, we chose the Crossings.

Guess where we ended our run?

  • Friday – A scheduled rest day.  Rest was definitely needed!!

On a sad note.  My cat, Billy has been missing a week.  He is 12 and an outdoor cat.  I fear, at our neighbor’s garage sale, he got into some stranger’s car.  Although, he’s not one of our favorites and he is pretty aloof, I still miss him.

Billy is the gray one. Now we ONLY have 3 cats. LOL I’m still a “cat lady.”

  • Saturday –  Another rest day without much rest. Sue and I took a very early morning train to NYC. We had an awesome day touring the city including walking over the Brooklyn bridge and taking a boat to Governors Island. We walked 13.1 miles the day before our race.

  • Sunday – Today I ran the France 8K Run in Central Park, NYC. Any race in Central Park is a challenge but I had a blast.


After the race, we walked the High Line and around Chelsea Market and Bryant Park before taking the bus home. 15.2 miles. Phew!

18.5 miles running done. (23.3 miles walking in one weekend!!)

This Week:

  • Monday – 3 mile run, mall walk with bff
  • Tuesday – 3 mile run with Judyfuneral (instead of travel for work), tennis
  • Wednesday 4 mile run after work
  • Thursday rest, dinner out with tennis buds
  • Friday – rest, mah Jong
  • Saturday –  long run, watch the hubby in tennis championship matches, dinner with Wineglass ladies
  • Sunday – watch the hubby in tennis championship match, boating after

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Running Update: 8.7.17-8.13.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – Sometimes you have to miss a run for some fun.  Today was a tradition.  The 32nd time having breakfast at the Saratoga Race Track with a former coworker.  In recent years, we have added on staying for the races. RaIn was forecast but lucky for us, not a drop fell until we were on our way home.

Won some races and lost some. Came out a little ahead for the day and had a lot of fun.

  • Tuesday. Had to drive to Rochester for work. Took advantage of the nice weather to get a run in on the Canal.

Even got to meet a fellow Skirt Sports ambassador who worked at Schoen Place. and then ran 4.5 miles (and had gelato post run)

  • Wednesday –  Nothing exciting happened today except for work and a long drive back afterwards.  Before I left for home, I was told that there was a nearby trail.  So I set out for a short 2 mile run.

not much of a trail or a view but some flat grass.

  • Thursday – I ran with Alyssa for our weekly run date. The Thursday night concerts had ended so we were able to run at the Corning bike path on the Hudson River.

It was hot and I was TIRED but she dragged me through it.

  • Friday – A scheduled rest day.  Unfortunately I couldn’t enjoy it since I had to go to a wake.

I’ve known Carol since college. She died after a 5 yr battle with ovarian cancer.

  • Saturday – Today I proctored the MPREs as a favor for a friend and then went for a run before the predicted rain (which didn’t arrive until evening.) I’d liked to say that the run was uneventful but it was far from that. I’ll just list a few things go that went wrong: forgot my socks, started at noon, sunshine, humidity, hunger, new route, unsavory neighborhood, missed the entrance to the trail, tired, no watch, phone died.

The good news was that there were bridges, dogs and a downhill mile.

still haven’t found all 20.

Oops. I meant 9 miles

  • Sunday – A weekend would not be complete without a trip to the lake. Perfect weather. Perfect place for a rest day.


20 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – 4 mile run
  • Tuesday – 4 mile run along the lake in Liverpool
  • Wednesday restdrive home from Liverpool
  • Thursday – 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest, mah Jong
  • Saturday –  rest, train to NYC
  • Sunday – France 8k run in NYC

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Running Update: 7.31.17-8.6.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – A sunny day so I had to run. The warm weather returned.

On the rail trail

  • Tuesday – Finally got to play tennis. It was great catching up after at dinner as well.

at UAlbany courts

  • Wednesday – Since I was working near the Crossings, I decided to squeeze in a run there. Another warm one but I’m not complaining.

  • Thursday – No rain this week so far.  Amazing.  I ran with Alyssa for our weekly after work run.

it was warm but we celebrated our fast run with ice cream after

  • Friday – Another scheduled rest day. After work, I planned to drive up to Chestertown to stay at my friend’s house on Schroon River (to make my race day drive shorter) but I was pooped so stayed home and played mah jongg instead.
  • Saturday – Today I ran the Race the Train 8.4 mile race. I expected rain but just got humidity. And it was much hilliest than I remember.

Course PR and 3rd in my age group

Afterward I stopped at my friend’s and we decided to go hiking.

So much fun. We didn’t get as far as the reservoir but saw pretty mushrooms and waterfalls and hiked 4.2 miles

  • Sunday – A weekend would not be complete without a trip to the lake.

Hung out with friends, grilled a great meal and finished a book 😊

20.4 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – day off at Saratoga race track
  • Tuesday – 3 mile run in Rochester??
  • Wednesday – rest, drive home from Rochester
  • Thursday 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest
  • Saturday –  proctor MPREs, 9 mile run
  • Sunday – rest, boating

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Running Update: 7.24.17-7.30.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – The day started out with rain but ended by the time I got out of work so I able to get in my run with Alyssa. It was almost fall-like with temps in the 60s.

  • Tuesday – This week I worked as technical support at the Bar Exam.  Today was the first day and I worked at the law school where I used to work so it was very nostalgic.  I decided to take advantage of the nearby track.  I hadn’t run on a track in over a year.  It rained most of the day (what else is new?) but stopped after I started running. I’ll admit that it was not fun but it was nice change and easy on the feet.

  • Wednesday – Back at my current job and a scheduled rest day ( Of course, it was sunny.) because I had a hair appointment after work
  • Thursday – I worked for the Bar Exam for the next two days.  Today, it was running AGAIN! I planned to run after work but instead accepted a dinner invite from a former coworker. Wouldn’t you know it.  It stopped raining so I changed my clothes and got in a short run near the restaurant.

Had dinner in my sweaty running clothes.

  • Friday – Another scheduled rest day.  And the second time this week, it was sunny (on my rest day). I just had to take a short run in my old work neighborhood before mah jongg.

  • Saturday – Nothing scheduled for the weekend.  Strange, I know.  And it wasn’t rainy or humid. So I started the day with a run.  I had not been to the Nisky Bike path in a while so I ran there.

 Afterwards, I did some errands and stuff.

  • Sunday – A weekend would not be complete without a trip to the lake.  And the weather was PERFECT.

someone at the dock had 3 un-used kayaks for us to play with 🙂

20 miles done.

This Week:

  • Monday – 4 mile run 
  • Tuesday – 3 mile run, tennis
  • Wednesday – rest, gym
  • Thursday 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest
  • Saturday – Race the Train (8.4 m), hiking, boating
  • Sunday – rest, boating

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Running Update: 7.17.17-7.23.17

So excited to be this week’s host of the Weekly Wrap!!

As usual, last week was busy. Take a read below:

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Last Week:

  • Monday –  If you read my previous week’s update, you know that I spent the weekend with my tennis friends at a house on the Schroon River.  Well, I convinced one of my friends to stay over Sunday night so we could go hiking the next day. The forecast was for thunderstorms but we got lucky and it didn’t rain until we were done.

While my friend was sleeping, I snuck out for coffee and an early morning run.

It was wonderful. Love the sights and sounds of the Adirondacks.

Then we decided to hike Pinnacle Point and Cat and Thomas Mountains in Bolton Landing. I had hiked them before but it was much more fun with company. It started to rain on our way down Thomas so we did not climb Cat Mountain as planned.

top = view from lunch bottom left = top of Pinnacle Pt, bottom right = top of Thomas Mt.

Afterwards, we drove into town (the rain had stopped) and had lunch overlooking Lake George before heading home.  What a fun way to spend a day off from work.

  • Tuesday –  I also took today off from work. Some of my friends and I decided to go to the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx to see the Chihuly sculptures. It was fantastic.

the sculptures were amazing and mixed throughout the gardens

a busy day that ended with an Italian dinner and pastries in Little Italy of the Bronx

  • Wednesday – Back to work on a very hot, humid day.  Alyssa and I sweated out 3.5 miles. To do something different, we decided to run through downtown Albany looking for the Nipper miniature dog statues.

we found 5 out of 20 and ended our run back on the bike path

  • Thursday – Another work day.  It was warm and humid with a threat of rain but I stayed dry during my post-work run. From the rain not the sweat!!

Not easy in this heat. Lots of walking during this one.

  • Friday – A busy work day and a scheduled rest day.  I did stop off at the gym on my way home to use the machines before I had to rush off to s farewell party for a coworker.

view from the bar

  • Saturday – Today I ran the Silks and Satins 5k (for the 6th time). It was warm and humid but still a fun time.  I met up with a lot of runners that I knew and even came in 3rd in my age group.

27:37 (gun time) = course PR

Afterwards, I stopped off at the Zim Smith Trail and ran in the opposite direction from last weekend to get in some more miles before heading home.

It was cloudier than during the race but warmer. I struggled to get these miles in but rewarded myself nicely afterwards.

In the evening, one of the ladies who is running the Wineglass Half on Oct 1 organized a get-together for the runners participating. It was a fun evening.

  • Sunday – Mah jongg weekend at the Schroon River house got postponed.  (I wasn’t disappointed because I went there last weekend.) My hubby talked me into coming up to the lake.  (It didn’t take much arm twisting.)

19 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Tuesday – 3 mile run
  • Wednesday rest, hair appt
  • Thursday 4 mile run
  • Friday – rest, gym, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 9 mile run, boating
  • Sunday – rest, boating

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Running Update – 7.10.17-7.16.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – Though I ran on Sunday, I wasn’t sure if I would get any more runs in for the rest of the week so I ran from work, around UAlbany and back before meeting an old friend for dinner and drinks.

Humidity returned ugh!! The A must be for (u)Albany.

  • Tuesday Off to Rochester for work (4 hr drive). I didn’t think I’d have time to run. But when there’s a will, there’s a way. I asked around the hotel and found my way to the Erie Canal. Loved the run. Wish I had more time but had to meet someone for dinner.

3 miles along the Erie Canal

  • Wednesday – Worked all day and then drove home (in the rain). A tiring rest day.
  • Thursday – Another rainy day. I went to the gym after work. When I was finished, it had stopped raining so I went for a quick run before it started raining again.

  • Friday – Of course, the day started out raining but it was a scheduled rest day.  Played mah jongg in the evening.

Good bye party for one friend moving south.

  • Saturday – Decided to get in a run on my way up to (Chestertown) Schroon River to spend the weekend with my tennis friends.


It was warm and humid but dry. But it rained in Chestertown. So my friends hadn’t played yet and I arrived there in time to play tennis with them.

Had a great day of eating, hiking, sightseeing, etc.

  • Sunday – Some of the tennis ladies left and others arrived. We had another great day of tennis and hanging out by the river.

17.5 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – 3 mile run, hiking
  • Tuesday – rest, visit to Chihully exhibit at NYBG
  • Wednesday 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Thursday 4 mile run
  • Friday – rest, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 5k race + more miles, party
  • Sunday – rest, maj jongg party at Schroon River

Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin. See rules here.

This week’s guest host is Christine @ Into the Glimmer

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Running Update: 7.3.17-7.9.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – My hubby and friends were still at the lake but I was working.  I made the best of it by meeting Alyssa after work to run in the park and then my BFF to walk in the mall.

  • Tuesday 4th of July Holiday = day off from work.  Yay! Back up to the lake, of course.

Perfect weather for a BBQ with friends, a short hike and fireworks at the marina.

view from sitting on the back of our boat

  • Wednesday – Got home very late the night before due to watching the fireworks but had a short day at work before catching the train to NYC.  After I arrived, I rushed to my hotel, changed my clothes and took the subway to Brooklyn.  I had signed up for an evening 5k.

it was quite an interesting experience running with the Brooklyn “elites” but I managed to win my AG (27:52) & got my award from the 96 yr old race founder.

  • Thursday – Stuck indoors all day for work.  As soon as I was done, I changed into running clothes and ran a few miles along the river.

Then I ran back to the hotel to change and set out again in hopes of getting cheap seats to a show.

I had the best NYC pizza for dinner and the play was good too!!

  • Friday – Another work day in the Big Apple and a rainy one. At least I had a planned rest day.  I went for a walk at lunch (In the rain) but after work had to get my luggage at the hotel and then catch the train home.

it stopped raining by the end of my walk

  • Saturday – I had planned on a 5k on Sunday but hadn’t registered and decided to skip it and run for fun. But my mistake was believing the weather forecast which said rain early then clearing. Well it was clear early and then stormed on and off ALL day.  I did all my errands but at 5 pm I gave up trying to run.
  • Sunday – Instead I ran up at the lake before we went out on the lake.

I forgot how hilly this route was but at least it was not humid


just what the doctor ordered – a restful day with friends and a view followed by pizza & ice cream

16 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – 4 mile run, dinner with an old friend
  • Tuesday – rest, driving 4 hrs to Rochester, NY
  • Wednesday – work in Rochester, driving home
  • Thursday – 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest
  • Saturday – 7 mile run, tennis, fun with friends on the Schroon River
  • Sunday – tennis, fun with friends on the Schroon River

Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin. See rules here.

This week’s guest host is Christine @ Into the Glimmer

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