Running Update: 7.17.17-7.23.17

So excited to be this week’s host of the Weekly Wrap!!

As usual, last week was busy. Take a read below:


Last Week:

  • Monday –  If you read my previous week’s update, you know that I spent the weekend with my tennis friends at a house on the Schroon River.  Well, I convinced one of my friends to stay over Sunday night so we could go hiking the next day. The forecast was for thunderstorms but we got lucky and it didn’t rain until we were done.

While my friend was sleeping, I snuck out for coffee and an early morning run.

It was wonderful. Love the sights and sounds of the Adirondacks.

Then we decided to hike Pinnacle Point and Cat and Thomas Mountains in Bolton Landing. I had hiked them before but it was much more fun with company. It started to rain on our way down Thomas so we did not climb Cat Mountain as planned.

top = view from lunch bottom left = top of Pinnacle Pt, bottom right = top of Thomas Mt.

Afterwards, we drove into town (the rain had stopped) and had lunch overlooking Lake George before heading home.  What a fun way to spend a day off from work.

  • Tuesday –  I also took today off from work. Some of my friends and I decided to go to the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx to see the Chihuly sculptures. It was fantastic.

the sculptures were amazing and mixed throughout the gardens

a busy day that ended with an Italian dinner and pastries in Little Italy of the Bronx

  • Wednesday – Back to work on a very hot, humid day.  Alyssa and I sweated out 3.5 miles. To do something different, we decided to run through downtown Albany looking for the Nipper miniature dog statues.

we found 5 out of 20 and ended our run back on the bike path

  • Thursday – Another work day.  It was warm and humid with a threat of rain but I stayed dry during my post-work run. From the rain not the sweat!!

Not easy in this heat. Lots of walking during this one.

  • Friday – A busy work day and a scheduled rest day.  I did stop off at the gym on my way home to use the machines before I had to rush off to s farewell party for a coworker.

view from the bar

  • Saturday – Today I ran the Silks and Satins 5k (for the 6th time). It was warm and humid but still a fun time.  I met up with a lot of runners that I knew and even came in 3rd in my age group.

27:37 (gun time) = course PR

Afterwards, I stopped off at the Zim Smith Trail and ran in the opposite direction from last weekend to get in some more miles before heading home.

It was cloudier than during the race but warmer. I struggled to get these miles in but rewarded myself nicely afterwards.

In the evening, one of the ladies who is running the Wineglass Half on Oct 1 organized a get-together for the runners participating. It was a fun evening.

  • Sunday – Mah jongg weekend at the Schroon River house got postponed.  (I wasn’t disappointed because I went there last weekend.) My hubby talked me into coming up to the lake.  (It didn’t take much arm twisting.)

19 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Tuesday – 3 mile run
  • Wednesday rest, hair appt
  • Thursday 4 mile run
  • Friday – rest, gym, mah jongg
  • Saturday – 9 mile run, boating
  • Sunday – rest, boating

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64 thoughts on “Running Update: 7.17.17-7.23.17

  1. I love all of your photos from the Botanical Gardens! I don’t live too far from there so I should really make the drive down to check it out. Congrats on your AG award in yesterday’s 5K! 🙂

    Thanks so much for guest hosting the weekly wrap this week!


  2. I’ve been to Lake George and loved it there! You have so many nice places to hike and run. Congrats on your AG award!


  3. I wondered if you got up to the Lake today. This was probably the first relatively restful day I took in a long, long time.

    You did lots of fun stuff this week — I’m sure the AG award was the cherry on the top. And I wore the SS dress out tonight. 🙂


  4. Those dog statues remind me of the town I just moved from. Meridian has carousel horses all over town like that.

    I really thought about doing that Wineglass half but the timing just isn’t good for this year as Major Hubs will be deploying around that time. Maybe next year!

    Congratulations on yet another age group award! You seriously do not look 60-64!!!! You truly are a perrenial!! 🙂

    Thanks for hosting!


  5. We had the same mileage 🙂 It is a nice sweet spot for summer.
    Your lake is soooo pretty!
    I feel very boring when I see all your posts LOL You stay busy and active in so many ways, it really is awesome.


  6. Thank you for hosting this week, Darlene! You certainly have been busy!!! The Chihuly sculptures look absolutely AMAZING and that iced coffee in one of your pictures… YUM. I could use one of those right now. Keep up the running!


  7. I have seen some of Chihuly’s stuff before (at a botanical center)…it’s absolutely so beautiful! Are those painted dog statues part of a fundraiser, by chance? I’ve seen where places have similar statues that local artists are contracted to paint..and then they are auctioned off and displayed. The art geek in me approves!!


  8. I’m popping in from the weekly wrap linkup! Congratulations on the AG award, record, and a great week of training! Honestly, you look really young and unless I saw your age group listed on that medal, would not have thought you were in that age group… just sayin’ ;). I hope you have a good recovery from that race and extended long run, and I bet that coffee helped with the recovery… it does look good. Great reward! Have an awesome week!


  9. Thank you Darlene for being our host this week! Your energy is truly amazing. I’m tired just reading your post! The Chihuly sculptures look very interesting. Congrats on yet another award. Where on earth do you put them all? I can’t wait to see you again in Vegas!


    • They are. There are many of sculptures around the country – in Sarasota Fla, Las Vegas, Seattle and probably other places too. Hope you get to see them.


  10. Sounds like a great week! Congrats on getting 3rd in your AG! Way to get out hiking even with planned rain. Love to hear that you play tennis! I also love tennis and need to play more often!


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