Monday Running Update

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Last Week: 

  • Monday – I took my daily 15 min walk with a co-worker. (I can now say that since we have walked  everyday for ONE week).

on the track

After work, I went for a run on the rail trail. I was so excited that it was light enough to do so…getting sick of my work neighborhood.


must have been running fast – that’s why it is blurry LOL

  • Tuesday –  Just a work day followed by tennis in the evening (followed by dinner out)
  • Wednesday – Another normal work day. 80 degree temps meant 2 walks and a run in a skirt!!

new pre-run drink – Chocolate Banana Smoothie with protein powder & coconut milk – from Starbucks, where else?

  • Thursday – Rainy rainy day.  I could have run on the treadmill but decided against it. Instead, I got some steps and retail therapy in at the mall. (bought 2 caps & a tank in Burlington Coat Factory.)
  • Friday –  My first before work run in forever.  Last one before Sunday’s half.  It was a little chilly and windy but it is the best way to start the day. Why don’t I do it more often?

My normal walks at work and then an evening of mah jongg.


  • Saturday – My rest day!! Errands, housework, cooking… the usual stuff.
  • SundayCelebrate Life Half Marathon. Hilliest race ever.

I walked up ALL the hills so my time wasn’t great but I did it for the cause and the weather was pefect.

23 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:  (6 weeks until Half Marathon #19) 

  • Monday –  3 mile run
  • Tuesday – rest, tennis
  • Wednesday –  3 mile run, yoga?
  • Thursday -rest
  • Friday –  3 mile run, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest, proctor MPREs at work
  • Sunday – 5 mile race + 4 miles after
Once again, 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?


23 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

  1. It’s great that you have someone to walk with at work. Having a buddy makes everything easier when you are exercising. Our weather is finally turning nice, but this week we have alot of rain in the forecast. Guess that means I can clean the house.


  2. how much better is it to run outside now that the weather is improving in upstate NY?! i had two (hilly) runs up by my parents this weekend and although my legs were tired, i was just happy for the lovely days. good job sticking through such a hilly race, and that protein shake from Starbucks sounds YUM.


  3. You certainly stay active all week!! And about walking those hills….I have learned that I can actually walk some hills much faster than run them, and depending on how steep they are, walking is a lot less “jarring” on the body 😉


  4. Nice mileage this past week!
    Hills, sometimes it better to just walk them and save the aches. It is nice you ran for your friend and even better in perfect weather.


  5. I tried the Butterscotch last week. YUMMY. I’m always impressed you run after work. I’m “toast” by then, mentally and physically. I hear you on the hilly half. Blech. I’m amazed I keep going back again and again. You’ll soon be at 20 halves. You ARE as obsessed as me. LOL. Thanks for linking with us Darlene. We appreciate your weekly support.


    • This was the first time that I’ve done this race. I knew that it was hilly but not as hilly as it was. I’m not good wiht getting up early and running i the dark. I wil be better in the summer when it is too hot to run after work.


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