Monday Running Update


Last Week:

  • Monday – I arrived in NYC this afternoon for work.  As soon as I checked into my hotel, I took off for a run.  I headed toward the Hudson River.  I planned on 3 miles but with all the stopping for lights and photo ops, it was 5 slow ones.

After dinner, since it was a warm evening, I went for a walk to Bryant Park and hung out there for awhile.

  • Tuesday – It was pouring during my long walk to work.  But it stopped so I could take a stroll during lunch.

This cup brightened my wet morning walk

That evening, I went out to dinner with some other trainers.

view from my hotel room. Different color every night.

  • Wednesday – I had left my work clothes at work the day before so that I could get up early and run along the East River before work.  And it was amazing.  I could have run forever but I had to return to work by 8 am 😦 )

After dinner (NYC pizza – yummy!), I walked to Times Square.  I wanted to get cheap tix to The Big Comet, but when I found out that Josh Groban called in sick, I went next door and got tix for Dear Evan Hansen which was in previews.  Great decision! The show as awesome (and tix were more than 50% off.)


adding to my red cup collection when killing time before the show

  • Thursday –  Today I decided to bring running clothes to work so I could run during lunch.  I ran the same place as Wednesday morning but a shorter route since I didn’t need to run as far to get to the river and I ran in the opposite direction.


I had still hopes of seeing Josh Groban but he was still sick. So I walked around Times Square, Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park… Taking in this warm weather and walking ops. (Returning to normal life soon! 😦 )

  • Friday –  Last day of work in NYC.  No running today but a walk to/from work and a long one during lunch.

Then that evening, I took the train back home.

  • Saturday – Today I went to a 5k that I would not be racing. Instead I would be helping a STEM runner complete her first 5k.  Much more rewarding than any PR I’ve ever had.

When I was done, though I didn’t feel like it, I ran some more miles so this could count as a long run. Thanks Judy for the company on 7 of those miles.

  • Sunday – Rest day and catching up after being away for 5 days. Good thing since it seems like winter arrived. That afternoon, I played mah jongg and int he evening, we all went out to dinner (Chinese of course) to celebrate out 8th anniversary of playing mah jongg together.

the whole gang minus 2

 25.5 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days.

This Week:

  • Monday – last Troy Training Challenge Group Run (3-4 miles)
  • Tuesday – 3 miles, tennis
  • Wednesday – rest, mall walk with bff
  • Thursday – 10K race followed by a 5K race
  • Friday – rest, mah jongg
  • Saturday – last long run (8-10 miles), hair appt
  • Sunday –  rest
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?


10 thoughts on “Monday Running Update

  1. You managed to squeeze in an awful lot! I still don’t know how you do it (or why you ran 3 miles instead of 2 after I finished).

    The weather this week is going to make life challenging! I will be on the treadmill today. It’s too cold to even take the dogs for a walk (although unfortunately I have to go grocery shopping).


    • I wasn’t tired since I ran at a relaxed pace so I did 3 instead of 2 and it was slow & interrupted too.

      Yeah I don’t know if I will get my runs in this week. I hope at least the weekend will be ok for one more decent run.

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  2. You did great while staying in the city! It is nice the weather cooperated.
    That is great you have been getting your long runs done…I am worried I may not get much running done before PCB!


    • they are not much in terms of long since they are so broken up but it is what it is. You just ran 26 miles. 13 will feel like a walk in the park.


  3. You’ve been in NYC quite a bit lately. I’ve enjoyed your pictures too. Do you have any more work trips scheduled there? I bet is it very rewarding to help someone with their first 5k. I wish I could be more involved but gosh — I feel so time crunched as it is. I hope we can all kick back and relax next weekend. See you soon. Thanks for linking, Darlene!


    • Nope. no more NYC work trips. I will be driving to places in upstate NY. Yes, it is great to see someone succeed at something they thought they could never do.

      Yes I feel crunched but the STEM group fits into my schedule.

      Looking forward to a post run margarita with you!


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