Monday Running Update

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Last Week: 

  • Monday –  For the past 33 years, my friend (former co-worker) & I had gone to breakfast at the race track.


Sometimes after breakfast and watching the horse warm up, we stay for the races.  We did this year and had a lot of fun betting – mostly successfully but I don’t bet a lot of money so I don’t win a lot of money.

Afterward we decided to stop off at the casino cuz I had never been. Beginners luck had me winning $77.  We celebrated with ice cream.

  • Tuesday – After another day of car shopping, I ran at the Colonie Town Park and then played tennis.

unfortunately I waited until 4 pm when it was 90 degrees! At least there was shade.

  • Wednesday –  We finally got the rain that we needed but the result was oppressive humidity. I was running with a friend which made it more bearable.

at the Corning Bike Path

  • Thursday – I played tennis in the am and I couldn’t believe how humid it was!!! (I don’t know how you Southerners do it.)  Since they predicted a heat index of 100 degrees, I reluctantly ran (3 slow miles) on the treadmill at the gym. Then worked out with a friend, went out for dinner and a walk on the rail trail.
  • Friday – AM tennis was cancelled so I did stuff around the house. Then I went with my hubby to pick up his new truck. We had two parties to go to – one at our marina and one for the hubby’s tennis team.  Yup, we managed to go to both.  (carb loading for my race the next day, right?)
  • Saturday – Ran a HOT, HUMID, HILLY 10k.

a course PR and won my age group

After the race, I headed up to spend the rest of the day at my friend’s house on the Schroon River.  This was a “knitting” weekend. Rained on and off all day so only managed a walk. Perfect knitting weather.

  • Sunday – I got in a run before everyone got up. After breakfast, I talked them into 2 hikes.

Then there was lunch, more knitting and some swimming. 
20 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:  

  • Monday 4 mile run, hiking 
  • Tuesday – AM tennis, tennis pizza party, PM tennis
  • Wednesday4 mile run with a friend, mall walk with bff, mini  golf /dinner
  • Thursday –  AM tennis, pool party, 4 miles with a friend
  • Friday –  AM tennis, rest, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 5k race + 7  more miles
  • Sunday – boating
Once again, I am linking up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and Tricia @ MissSippiPiddlin.   See rules here.

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


15 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

  1. I just started knitting a sock with yarn that looks like what your upper left picture is – Opal sock yarn – what a fun coincidence! Sounds like the knitting weekend was perfect with the weather being iffy.


  2. Hey you don’t have to spend a lot of money at the track or a casino to have fun! Believe me, we never do! Course sometimes our fun is cut short because of it. It is what it is.
    Ahhh, yall are finally getting what us Southerners have been crying about. Meet Mr. Humidity! Honestly I wish none of us had to meet him, but great job on staying active during it!


  3. The heat on vacation was awful for running. However, it was 60 degrees and cool this morning in Paris. PERFECT conditions. Fall will be upon you before you know it !
    I have only been to the race track and a casino once in my entire life.


  4. Congrats on the course PR and AG award in the hot and humid 5k! The tree trunk medal is super cute too. It looks like we might start getting a little weather relief next week. I won’t believe it until I see it though. Also congrats on the track and casino winnings! I think I’ve been to a horse track one time. Thanks for linking, Darlene.


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