Monday Running Update a Day Late & Giveaway Winner

spring 2015 monday
Last Week: 

  • Monday– Taper week has begun. Ran 3 miles at UAlbany and then met my BFF at Starbucks (instead of our usual mall walk).

  • Tuesday – Played 1 1/2 hours of tennis after work followed by dinner out.
  • Wednesday Planned to run before work but it was raining so ran 3 miles after work instead…on the treadmill. UGH!!


  • Thursday – Did my last run before my race – 3 miler after work through the lights in the park.


  •  Friday – Got up at the crack of dawn for a 5:30 am flight.  No travel delays and arrived in West Palm at 11:30 am.  My friend F picked me up at the airport and we went straight to the expo to pick up my bib.

champagne & lots of freebies at the outdoor expo

  • Rain was predicted for the whole weekend and had rained before I arrived, we drove straight to the beach and then we went out to lunch. I spent the evening reminiscing with beer & pizza with my good friend M.


  • Saturday – Got in a walk before the rain.  Since it was raining, we went to a flea market and then out to lunch.  When the rain stopped, we visited 2 wildlife sanctuaries. Then my friend F drove me to West Palm to my hotel.
  • Sunday – A miracle! None of the predicted rain arrived.  Instead, gusty winds, heat & humidity.  Nothing hurt yet it was still one of my slowest half marathons ever.  But I finished upright and happy inspite of having a difficult race.


  • Met my friend G after the race and we drove to her place in Jupiter. Then we decided (my idea) to visit a lighthouse and climb to the top.  Afterwards we had lunch and then returned to her house in Jupiter. Spent the evening hanging out with one of her friends.


  • Monday –  Got up early and went to a short run/walk around the neighborhood.  Then G & I walked along the beach (windy, cloudy but no rain), visited a turtle refuge and a thrift shop.  After a late lunch, G drove me to the airport in West Palm.


23 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:  (8 weeks until Half Marathon #18)

  • Tuesday – tennis
  • Wednesday – 2 miles after work, yoga
  • Thursday –  4 miles after work
  • Friday – rest, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 5k race + 4-5 miles
  • Sunday – trip to NYC
I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.   See rules here.
And I am linking up with Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for:

This week’s topic is: Expos.

As you read, I went to one over the weekend. (I didn’t buy anything.  I was going to buy myself a hat after the race if I ran well, but I didn’t. 😦 )

And most importantly, the winner is…

Sharon Mooney


Happy Running! How is your running going?  Any races ?


25 thoughts on “Monday Running Update a Day Late & Giveaway Winner

  1. I am glad it did not rain on you during the race! It sounds like you did lots of other fun things under the cloudy skies. I always love going to see animals 🙂
    You finished upright and nothing hurt – that is great!! I am hoping I can get back to some regualr running soon, I am tired of missing days!


    • happy for the weather and that I didn’t die but disappointed in my time. Oh well, there’ll other races and I should probably adjust my expectations. Sometimes I walk a lot of the race so I am slow…


  2. I seriously love all your adventures when getting to and from a race! You are like me no down time and want to see and do everything you can while on a trip! We would do well together in that aspect! Even though it wasn’t your best time you finished upright that’s always a plus right, and you climbed a lighthouse afterwards! 😉 Your not late at all just in time to catch the link up party, so glad you joined in. Made it a PR on linkers for us! THANK YOU!!!


  3. It sounds like a great trip spent with good friends. What a pretty lighthouse! I bet the view from the top was wonderful! Even in December and January, the weather at FL races can be very unpredictable. You finished, and that is always a win! We can no longer dig holes on “our” beach because of the turtles (something my kids have always loved to do). They say the turtles get trapped. I appreciate you linking up with us as always, Darlene. Enjoy your week.


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