Monday Running Update

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Last Week: 

  • Monday –  Rest day recovering from my 10 mile race on Sunday. Tennis after work.
  • Tuesday –  4 mile run after work

  • Wednesday – A short run after work on the treadmill since it was raining and then I rushed home to pack and tried to get to bed early.
  • Thursday – 5:30 am flight to Ft. Myers, FL. – Ugh!!  I flew with 3 friends – one coming with me on this vacation and the other two going to Naples.  Fran & I rented a car and drove to Placida where we would be staying with a friend.

dinner with a view of the Gulf

  • Friday – I got up early to go for a short run, my last one before the race.  I ran near where my friend lives, in the neighborhood and a park.  It was cool & windy but compared to the NE, it was enjoyable temps.

Spent a great day with friends. We met for a nice lunch in Punta Gorda, then drove to Boca Grande for a (windy) walk on the beach and a visit to a lighthouse.

  • Saturday – Took a nice morning walk in Placida.

I drove up to Sarasota in the afternoon and picked up my race packet. I spent the the rest of the day with a friend who winters here. We visited a few art galleries, a garden and had pizza for dinner. Unfortunately it rained the whole time.

  • Sunday – Marathon #17 in the books!!

cold and very windy but beautiful course

We spent the rest of the day on Anna Maria Island. It was beautiful. We walked on the beach, visited the pier, ate dinner on the water and watched the sun set on the Gulf.  (Unfortunately it was cool & windy but at least it was sunny!)

23 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:  (6 weeks until Half Marathon #18 ) 

  • Monday – recovery day in Sarasota and then back to Placida
  • Tuesday – last day in Florida, 3 mile run, and then flying home in the evening
  • Wednesday –  rest, webinar for work
  • Thursday – 4 mile run
  • Friday –  3 mile run, mah jongg
  • Saturday -rest, coloring book party
  • Sunday – 5K race + 7 or 10 mile run
I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.   See rules here.

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


11 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

    • I haven’t signed up for the Delmar Dash but I’ll be doing it. I have a half the weekend of the TOTG. Yes, I am re-thinking my comments about being so cold in Florida. But for some reason, maybe because of the wind off the water, it feels colder the temperature indicates.

      I need to run 10 this weekend. Haven’t decided on whether it will be Sat or Sun.


      • I’m not saying it wasn’t cold, by any means, but I’m pretty sure my VT half was colder. Windy and no sun! My legs were numb at the end!

        I can’t quite make up my mind what to do. I was going to try to get my long run in Friday. Sat is supposed to be a high of 10 & windy.

        Sunday I have plans in the morning, and we have a dinner reservation at 5:30 I think . . . it’s still supposed to be pretty cold sunday, too.


        • Me too. I think Sunday is supposed to be sunny so I’m leaning to that. But I want to run Monday since I have the day off so Saturday would be better but it’s supposed to be cloudy and I have plans at 11 am so I would have to run early when it is colder.

          I think I will run Sunday afternoon so if you want to run some with me, we could make it work and you would be done way before your birthday dinner.

          I’m not sure where a path would be the clearest. What do you think?


  1. It sounds like a wonderful trip with friends! And that is a very pretty lighthouse. Congratulations on half #17! I hope you will recap the race. I need to live vicariously through you right now. I have a half scheduled on the same weekend as your next one. Finally! Thanks for linking with us Darlene.


    • I hope your half goes well. Mine is hilly so it will be just for fun. I live vicariously through for speed.

      It was a nice trip…just not nice weather. You can’t have it all, I guess.


  2. Looks like you had a great time and with friends is always a treat! I’ve enjoyed all of your pictures from this weekend too! I always enjoy dinner with a great view! Love the sunset picture! Congratulations on your half! I love the new skirt pattern don’t you? Tell me about this coloring book party? Sounds neat! I love to color and bought several books but have failed to find the time to actually sit down and color. I’m so glad you got in this week, your on quite a streak ya know!! We appreciate you so much Darlene! Safe travels !


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