Running Update – 2.13.17-2.19.17


Last Week:

  • Monday – still feeling meh but dragged myself out for an after work run. It was very windy and cold. Plus the campus path that is usually cleared was icy and snow covered.

snow blew back on the path and froze

  • Tuesday –  still trying to get back into my routine.  Got in a short walk at lunch and went to play tennis after work. Wouldn’t you know it, one of the four ladies didn’t show so we just hit for awhile and then chatted over popcorn and wine.
  • Wednesday – Had to rush my run to get home in time for a Bar Exam webinar but at least I got some exercise. My legs still weren’t feeling it and I walked a lot.

just ran/walked around work instead of driving to campus

  • Thursday– still spent most of my day in a brain fog and counting the hours until I could go to sleep. So I decided to take a rest day and not drag myself in a run.
  • Friday – I decided today that no matter how bad I felt, I was going for a run.  The campus path was clear again.  Believe it or not, I listened to a podcast for the first time.  It was awesome.  I’ve always loved Ali from Ali on the Run and she was interviewing Emily from Sweat Once a Day, another favorite (and the daughter of my VT friend, AJH.) I actually ran (with a lot of walking) 6 miles! I’m hooked and will be looking for more podcasts to listen to.


  • Saturday – A beautiful sunny day.  Of course, it was my rest day and although tempted, I didn’t cheat. I actually went to gym and then walked a bit. I was so exhausted that I came home and took a nap (which I never do).

  • Sunday I was pretty doubtful about my stamina to complete my long run. The weather was perfect – sunny and it even warmed up to 55 degrees. But my body had other ideas. I struggled with breathing and coughing and could only muster running for a few minutes at a time and then walking.  I considered quitting after 2.5 miles. Again after 5 miles. But just decided to walk more and more. I got 10 miles done rather than the 12 normally on the plan. All was not lost. I enjoyed listening to more podcasts and had a great post run treat. I’m glad that I ran alone and didn’t push myself. Two weeks to get it together for half marathon #24.

went to one of my favorite routes – Corning Bike Path which was clear for at least 3 miles. Got to wear a skirt for the first time in months 🙂

22 miles done with 4 runs (and that’s a loose term) and 3 rest days

Best part of being sick:

Finished knitting these socks. I started them in July LOL

This Week:

  • Monday –  day off from work – visit to the new casino with a friend, 4 miles??
  • Tuesday – rest day (working at the bar exam) 
  • Wednesday6 miles??
  • Thursday – rest day (working at the bar exam)
  • Friday –  (working at the bar exam)3 milesmah jongg
  • Saturday – rest
  • Sunday Winter Series 10 mile race?
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? How is your running weather? Do you walk when you are too sick to run?  Do they still count as miles?


19 thoughts on “Running Update – 2.13.17-2.19.17

  1. That’s a whole lot of activity for someone who’s sick. Here’s hoping you’re over the hump of it.

    I didn’t think Corning would be very clear. Or bike path. At least with the Crossings they clear it — there are icy patches, but I knew with the warmer temps most would be melted & it was.


  2. I’m sorry you’ve been so sick and tired – I know that has to be frustrating for you. Great job getting out there for your running/walking – no need to push it too hard right now.

    LOVE YOUR SOCKS!!!!! I think that colorway is my favorite of all that I’ve knitted so far – I reach for mine quite often. What’s next on your needles?


  3. Every word about your week of running flew out the window when I read that you’d knitted those gorgeous socks! I’m a very good seamstress, and even made smocked outfits and Christening gowns for my sons when they were babies. I used to cross-stitch and embroider, too, but I never learned to knit. I’m very impressed!


  4. I’m totally impressed with the socks! Popcorn and wine …glad to know I’m not the only person who combines those two! I always sneak in one of those tiny little bottles of wine to sip with my popcorn whenever I go to the movies 🙂

    PS.. look at you going to the gym!! Proud of you Darlene!


  5. You are a very talented knitter. I love those socks! Even after being sick last week and still not feeling 100%, you ran 22 miles? WOW. You are like the energizer bunny. I enjoyed listening to podcasts last year while riding on the bike trainer. They do help pass the time! Thanks for linking, Darlene.


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