Running Update: 5.8.17-5.14.17


Last Week:

  • Monday – Another day in paradise.  3 mile run followed by a tennis lesson then doubles play.  Then off to the beach.  Ended the day with dinner out ❤

Lino is our cute instructor

  • Tuesday – It was my birthday but the day was not too much different than the previous day.  I did all my favorite things: running, tennis, reading & Scrabble on the beach, dinner, drinks, dessert with a sunset view.  Awesomeness!

oops – 6.4K not miles (not enough time)

at Vanderbilt Beach

dinner at the Turtle Club

  • Wednesday – Last day of vacation.  I packed, had a tennis lesson but instead of playing tennis, I went to a Wildlife Sanctuary.  We had a nice 2.5 mile walk but because of the drought, we only saw an alligator and no birds (no water in the lakes).  We had our last Florida meal out and headed for the airport.

Corkscrew Nature Sanctuary

  • Thursday – Back to reality – cooler temps and WORK! Ugh! The highlight on my day was getting to run with Alyssa and we chose to run in the park to view the tulips.  (Rain is predicted for the Tulip Fest this weekend.)

  • Friday – Rest day but did squeeze in a trip to the gym before mah jongg.

empty on a Friday after work??

  • Saturday – Rain was predicted so I wasn’t looking forward to this 5k race. But it is an important cause (memorial to a former STEM runner) so I was planning on going no matter what. And it poured!!!

27:26 – 1st in my AG

I had hoped to run 7 more miles after the race but I was too wet so I bailed on my long run. Instead I went to the movies (Boss Baby) and dinner (milkshakes and burgers at Johnny Rockets) with my mentee and her sons.

my favorite super heroes

  • Sunday – The forecast was for rain so I didn’t sign up for a race. But it never rained. So instead I celebrated Mother’s Day with a run on the unpaved rail trail followed by a big dinner at my MIL’s.

23 miles done with 5 runs and 2 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – FRW Challenge (3-4 miles)
  • Tuesday – rest, work travel (to Buffalo)
  • Wednesday – rest, out of town work and travel home
  • Thursday – Corporate Challenge race (3.5 miles)
  • Friday – rest, hair appt, mah Jong
  • Saturday – rest
  • Sunday – Steel Rail Half Marathon

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?


24 thoughts on “Running Update: 5.8.17-5.14.17

          • You don’t know for sure (and a half less than a month ago counts as a long run).

            Training doesn’t guarantee me a great finish time & no one ever knows what race day brings

            Training just gives me peace of mind & that makes it more fun for me.


            • And not training makes life more fun for me. If I didn’t play tennis or go out with my friends or skip all those weekend 5ks, I could definitely be a better and faster runner. Sometimes other things are more important than running.

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                • Makes sense to me. Running often gets me through the work day. Nobody’s life is perfect. I have plenty of unpleasant family stuff happening but I try not to dwell on it (esp on the blog.) I feel blessed to have the good stuff.

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                  • I spend a lot of time running in gratitude, too. I am thankful for my blessings often. But bottling up my emotions isn’t a good thing, either.

                    I don’t talk about a lot of stuff that’s going on on the blog, but I like to keep it real, too — nobody’s life is all sunshine & unicorns and I believe that presenting only the good stuff makes people feel they’re not enough (not that I’m saying you do that).

                    Just as it’s my race, my pace, it’s your blog to do with what you want.


                    • I agree. Everyone approaches their blog differently. I try to stick to running and the positive stuff in my life. Sometimes friends remark that it seems like (on FB) that I am always having fun. Not true but I tend to only post the good stuff. Some just whine and complain on FB and I hate that.

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  1. Happy belated birthday! How fun that you got to celebrate it in Florida with your friends. 🙂 It sure got HOT there toward the end of the week – at least in Orlando – but vacation hot weather is much more tolerable than everyday hot weather at home, LOL.


  2. Happy belated birthday! What a fun trip – I know it had to be hard to come back home! Great job with your runs this past week! I guess it’s best if you’re going to have a race in the rain that it’s only a 5K distance! And definitely for a great cause.


  3. Those tulips are gorgeous!
    Funny that you mention Mah Jongg,I met a friend at Panera last week and when we got there there were a group of ladies playing Mah Jongg. my friend and I both said it looked like fun. I play it on my iPad cuz I love the soothing music but I’ve never played in real Life!


  4. Paradise looked nice 🙂 It is always so hard to go back to work after a break!!
    Running at 5 p.m. would be harder than 5 a.m. for me LOL great job, great week 🙂


  5. Your trip looked like so much fun! I’m really wanting to pick up tennis after seeing how much fun you have playing it. I doubt there’s any leagues in my town, but it would still be fun to play on my own,or maybe with our daughter (who’s on the tennis team).


    • I bet you would be good at tennis. You are so athletic. Ask your daughter to teach you. I started in an adult ed after work class.


  6. Those tulips are gorgeous! I’m glad you had another fun trip to Florida with your friends and also in celebration of your birthday. Your 5k time this weekend spanked mine. I could barely move. Good luck this weekend. What number are you up to in half marathons? Thanks for linking, Darlene!


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