Running Update: 10.9.17-10.15.17

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Last Week: 

  • Monday – Columbus Day meant a day off from work.  The weather looked like a washout but I patiently waited and the rain stopped so I was able to get in a (humid) run.

  • Tuesday – Back to work and I was able to play tennis after work so I didn’t think I should run. But I had some extra time and there was rain in the forecast for the next day so I did.

At Colonie Town Park -ran in the opposite direction to last Saturday here

  • Wednesday – Today was my volunteer day with STEM. There were only a few runners and it was raining. Still glad I was able to meet and encourage them.

week 2, day 2 of Couch to 5k

  • Thursday – A long day at work but I was able to meet up with Alyssa for run which is always a good thing. She claims that I got her faster.  Now I hope it’s the other way around.

  • Friday – A needed rest day and an evening with my mah jong friends.
  • Saturday – Today I ran another one of my favorite fall races, the Great Pumpkin 10k. I saw lots of familiar faces, some running the 5k and some the 10k. I love the course and festive atmosphere. If only, I could figure out how to run a 10k and not a fast 5k followed by a slow 5k. (You can read my review here.)

58:02 (6th in my AG)

After the race, I needed to add more miles since I had another half in 4 weeks. I decided to stay in the park and run some leisurely miles while avoiding the HS cross-country racers.

Ended the day with dinner out with the hubby and friends.

  • Sunday – Woke up with a nasty cold which might have explained my lack of energy during the 10k the day before. But it was our last boating day of the season and my stepson’s birthday.  So we went out on the boat one last time. Relaxing in the sun actually was what the doctor ordered as was the birthday cake at my stepson’s party that we went to after.

24 miles done.

This Week: Slow week of running

  • Monday – off to Liverpool for work, 4 miles??
  • Tuesday – rest day, after work drive to Buffalo
  • Wednesday – 4 miles in Buffalo after work??
  • Thursday rest day, long drive home from Buffalo
  • Friday – 4 miles after workmah jongg
  • Saturday & Sunday – road trip with friends to hike and sightsee in Watkins Glen, NY

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Running Update: 10.2.17-10.8.17

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Last Week: Recovery & Work = #HoLottaRest

  • Monday – First day volunteering with the STEM runners.  It’s a Couch to 5k so we were only running for a minute. So after work I went to get my nails done (long over due!!) and then back to run with the STEM ladies.  I guess I meant to rest because none of the runners could come.
  • Tuesday – Long drive to Buffalo for work. I was worried that I would not get in a run before dark. But I rushed and got it done.

Warm temps returned

  • Wednesday -Long day of work and a long drive home from Buffalo. I thought I might squeeze in a run before I left but it was raining 😦
  • Thursday – Had a hair appointment after work so the only time I could run was before work. Well after standing for 8 hours and driving for 5, I felt like I had been hit by a mac truck when I got up so I skipped my run?? No I went to work late and drove to a nearby trail.  Just what the doctor ordered. I felt so much better after the run (even if it was very humid out.)

Nearby park where I haven’t run in years

  • Friday – Another needed rest day and an evening with my mah Jong friends.
  • Saturday – Today I ran one of my favorite fall races, the Apple Run 5k. Another almost PR and a fun time.

27:29 and first in my age group

After the race, I needed to add more miles since next week’s weather looked rainy and I had another half in 5 weeks. So I drove to Colonie Town Park to meet Judy and run 6 more miles.

Colonie Town Park is near Judy’s favorite ice cream spot.

  • Sunday – Back up to the lake.  Could be our last boating day of the season?? Glad that the weather cooperated. A rainy morning but record temps in the afternoon.

16 miles done.

This Week: Back to Normal

  • Monday – DAY OFF – 4 miles??
  • Tuesday – rest day, tennis
  • Wednesday – 3 miles, STEM group
  • Thursday – 4 miles with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 10K race + 4 more miles
  • Sunday – boating???

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Running Update: 9.25.17-10.1.17

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Last Week: Race Week

  • Monday – Still summer temps but since I am Not participating in the Turkey Trot training group,  I made plans with a former participant to meet for a run.

93 degrees!!

  • Tuesday – Tennis for the first time in a long time because I was working locally and not out of town. It was fun re-connecting with my Tuesday tennis buddies for tennis and dinner out.

This happened too. I was interviewed about flu shots during Monday’s run. Notice that I lost one of my earrings.

  • Wednesday – Today Alyssa and I met for the last time before our Sunday race and the last of our hot summer weather. We sweated and planned on an extra half mile for our ice cream post run treat.

Nope. Ice cream place closed for the season. No extra 1/2 mile!

  • Thursday – I couldn’t decide if I wanted 2 or 3 days rest. Since I had time before my dinner out with tennis friends, I thought of about running but went to the library instead.

Early carb loading

  • Friday – I rode to Corning, NY (our race-cation location) with Judy and Jan. It was a long drive so we stopped to take a walk in Glimmerglass Lake State Park and then in Cooperstown for lunch.

After we checked into our hotel in Painted Post, we had dinner and then I relaxed in the hotel for the rest of the evening.

  • Saturday – Rest day and a day to carb load. After the expo and lunch, Alyssa and I went to the Glass Museum and then walked around town. Then in the evening we went the race sponsored dinner where we stuffed ourselves with pasta and listened to the inspiring speaker – Dave McGillivray.

  • Sunday – Today I ran my 28th half marathon – the Wineglass Half Marathon.  I loved the course and enjoyed sharing the experience with new and old running friends.

Not a PR but pretty damn close and survived the frigid temps (93 degrees to 35 in one week That’s crazy!!).

After the race, I rode home with Christina, Kerri and Judy where we chatted about running and a possible repeat experience next fall.

20.1 miles done.

This Week: Recovery  & Work = #HoLottaRest

  • Monday – rest day, STEM group?
  • Tuesday rest day, work travel to Buffalo, run in Buffalo???
  • Wednesday work in Buffalo, drive home, rest day
  • Thursday rest day (or morning run?) and hair appt
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 5K race + 6 more miles
  • Sunday – rest day, boating

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Running Update: 9.18.17-9.24.16

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Last Week: Taper Time

  • Monday – Recovering from yesterday’s half marathon.  Actually, everything felt great but better safe than sorry.
  • Tuesday – Another work travel day. This week, I was back in Rochester, NY.  It’s a long drive but there are two choices of places to run – along Lake Ontario or along the Erie Canal. I was ready to run at 2 pm but my co-worker asked me to help him set up and we couldn’t start until 4:30. Grrrrrr! So I chose Lake Ontario and found some cool trails across the street. But I had to cut it short to get back to check into my hotel.

  • Wednesday -I got in one more run along the canal before the drive home.

Along the Erie Canal starting at Bushnell’s Basin

  • Thursday – Today I reunited with Alyssa for a run. We decided to run on the Corning Bike Path.

Summer temps continue

  • Friday – Rest day and evening out with the mah jongg ladies.
  • Saturday – Today I ran the Helper’s Fund 10k in Chestertown, NY. It was warm but not as humid as last weekend. I ran the whole race with another runner who forced me to take it slow. It was a nice small race and I had a course PR and even won my age group.

58:17. A happy surprise.

After the race, I took two hikes on nearby mountains and visited a friend who lived nearby.

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday.  And a beautiful day it was and the hottest day of the summer so far and it’s fall LOL. I spent most of the day floating on the water.

18.2 miles done.

This Week: Race Week

  • Monday – 3-4 mile run with Laurie
  • Tuesday –  rest day, tennis
  • Wednesday 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Thursday rest day or 3 mile run before dinner out with the tennis ladies
  • Friday – day off (early morning 3 mile run if not done the day before) and drive to Corning, NY
  • Saturday – rest dayCorning, NY for the expo & carb- loading with running friends
  • Sunday – Wineglass Half Marathon

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Running Update: 9.11.17-9.17.16

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Last Week:

  • Monday – Alyssa & I had to switch our weekly run from Thursday to today.  We were both dragging but it was fun to catch up.

A beautiful day to run in the park. Wearing my Florida shirt for those who in the path of Irma.

  • Tuesday – Another work travel day. The weather was quite summer-like and I was able to get a run in along Onondaga Lake.

After dinner, I went back to the lake to catch the sunset (and an ice cream cone).

  • Wednesday -I got in one more run along the lake before the drive home. Boy was it a hot one!! Has summer returned?

some days 3 miles feel like 13…

  • Thursday – It was a rest day and I needed it!!! I also needed to do some errands after work.
  • Friday – Just a short run at Ualbany before mah jongg. Yes, the summer humidity is here!!

I planted the rock in memory of my friend who died from ovarian cancer.

  • Saturday – We decided to switch it up and go boating today rather than Sunday. The weather was gorgeous.

Afterwards, we went out to an Italian restaurant for dinner.

  • Sunday – So many choices. A 5k, 10k, 15k, 2.9, 5.8, half marathon or long run. Which one did I choose?

It was not planned and it didn’t go as planned. The humidity killed me the last 3 miles but at least Alyssa got her PR.

Unfortunately I got rear-ended on the way home.  I stopped at a red light, the young girl behind did not.  I am fine.  The car can be repaired.

27 miles done.

This Week:

  • Monday –  rest day
  • Tuesday – 4 mile run in Rochester
  • Wednesday rest day
  • Thursday – 4 miles with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest day, mah Jong 
  • Saturday – 10k race – TAPER time
  • Sunday – rest day and boating

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Running Update: 9.4.17-9.10.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – Day off from work for Labor Day and the weather cooperated. The hubby invited some friends to go boating with us. I convinced him to wait so I could meet up with some new running friends and go for a run first. I ran with Judy again who pushed me through another no walking run.

easier to run without stopping when you are not alone

so great to get to know these ladies better before our Wineglass Half weekend together

Then we relaxed on the boat and BBQed on one of the islands. A perfect day!!

too cool to swim but still beautiful on Lake George

  • Tuesday – Back to Rochester for work. I rained my whole drive there but I got lucky and it stopped by the time I was ready to run. I drove to Lake Ontario and ran on the beach and then on a paved trail. It was awesome. Even collected some sea glass.

yes I met a guy dressed up as a wolf holding a pirate flag

  • Wednesday – After work, I had to drive to Buffalo and set up for work the next day so no time for a run.
  • Thursday – My goal today was after work to find a scenic place in Buffalo to get in a run. It rained on and off all day but stopped by evening and so I headed to Canalside. It was windy, cool and I even got rained on but thoroughly enjoyed it.

5 miles with views of naval skips, subs, lighthouse, General Mills plant, trams and more.

  • Friday – It was raining when I got out of work and I had a 5 hour drive home so I figured that there would be no running. But the rain stopped and I squeezed in a short one around the city before it started to rain again.

lots of interesting architecture in this city

  • Saturday – I had hoped to run one of favorite 5ks today but I knew I would be too tired and didn’t sign up. I also had the option of doing my long run with some friends. But I just couldn’t drag myself out of bed that early. So instead I ran later solo.

Tired hungry thirsty no music no running partner=a run with lots of walking. Not a good one!!!

  • Sunday – An earned rest day. And the weather was perfect for a day on the lake. We met up with friends on one of the islands.

28.25 miles done.

This Week:

  • Monday –  4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Tuesday – 4 mile run in Liverpool
  • Wednesday -2 run in Liverpool
  • Thursday rest
  • Friday – 3 mile run, mah Jong 
  • Saturday – rest day and boating
  • Sunday – race or long run

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Running Update: 8.28.17-9.3.17

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Last Week:

  • Monday – After my drive to Rochester for work, I headed to Schoen Place to run along the Erie Canal. I ran in the opposite direction from last time and loved it.

  • Tuesday – Still in Rochester for work and planned a repeat performance of yesterday’s run. But I stumbled upon a brochure for a lighthouse not too far away (I love lighthouses.) so changed direction.


The lighthouse was closed by the time I got there because I got caught in traffic due to an accident but I found a awesome running trail along Lake Ontario

there were motivational messages all along the trail. I wish I could have stayed longer.

and some hiking trails.

Views of Eastman Lake, Durant Lake and Lake Ontario

  • Wednesday – After work, I thought about a quick run before heading home but I was beat and had a 4 hour drive.  But I had heard that the best ice cream (custard) in Rochester was at Busnell Basin and when I passed a sign, it called out to me LOL.  So I had to run in order to justify the treat.  And it was definitely worth it.

ran under that bridge and over it to get to Abbott’s custard.

  • Thursday – Cloudy cool day and a needed rest day and hair appointment
  • Friday – Another rest day. A cool and fall-like one so I didn’t feel bad about missing a run. And I hosted mah jongg at my house.
  • Saturday – I did my long run today. After a late night, I met a running friend at 7:30 am for a mile (I know that’s late for you 5 am girls) and then several others arrived. Some ran 8, Judy ran 10 and I ran 10.25 more miles with this new running partner. She forced motivated me to run without walking!! My longest run ever without walking. It felt great. Afterward we all went out for breakfast to chat about our upcoming half.

Would you believe it was 40 degrees at the beginning of the run.

I spent the rest of the day doing all that stuff you don’t have time to do when you work. Since the hubby was out having fun on the lake, I went out in the evening with a friend.

  • Sunday – Today was the annual Christmas on the lake party.  It is always so much fun but the weather Gods were against us and it rained so they changed it to Saturday. Yes, I chose running over boating but I had Big FOMO.

pic from a previous year

So I spent most of day doing laundry and decluttering before we went out in the rain to a party. 

21.25 miles done.

This Week:

  • Monday – day off from work, 3-4 mile AM run, boating
  • Tuesday – 4 mile run in Rochester?
  • Wednesday rest day, work then drive to Buffalo
  • Thursday – 4 mile run after work in Buffalo?
  • Friday – rest day, work, long drive home
  • Saturday – long run or rest day and boating
  • Sunday – rest day or race and boating

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