Running Update: 8.7.17-8.13.17


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Last Week:

  • Monday – Sometimes you have to miss a run for some fun.  Today was a tradition.  The 32nd time having breakfast at the Saratoga Race Track with a former coworker.  In recent years, we have added on staying for the races. RaIn was forecast but lucky for us, not a drop fell until we were on our way home.

Won some races and lost some. Came out a little ahead for the day and had a lot of fun.

  • Tuesday. Had to drive to Rochester for work. Took advantage of the nice weather to get a run in on the Canal.

Even got to meet a fellow Skirt Sports ambassador who worked at Schoen Place. and then ran 4.5 miles (and had gelato post run)

  • Wednesday –  Nothing exciting happened today except for work and a long drive back afterwards.  Before I left for home, I was told that there was a nearby trail.  So I set out for a short 2 mile run.

not much of a trail or a view but some flat grass.

  • Thursday – I ran with Alyssa for our weekly run date. The Thursday night concerts had ended so we were able to run at the Corning bike path on the Hudson River.

It was hot and I was TIRED but she dragged me through it.

  • Friday – A scheduled rest day.  Unfortunately I couldn’t enjoy it since I had to go to a wake.

I’ve known Carol since college. She died after a 5 yr battle with ovarian cancer.

  • Saturday – Today I proctored the MPREs as a favor for a friend and then went for a run before the predicted rain (which didn’t arrive until evening.) I’d liked to say that the run was uneventful but it was far from that. I’ll just list a few things go that went wrong: forgot my socks, started at noon, sunshine, humidity, hunger, new route, unsavory neighborhood, missed the entrance to the trail, tired, no watch, phone died.

The good news was that there were bridges, dogs and a downhill mile.

still haven’t found all 20.

Oops. I meant 9 miles

  • Sunday – A weekend would not be complete without a trip to the lake. Perfect weather. Perfect place for a rest day.


20 miles done with 4 runs and 3 rest days

This Week:

  • Monday – 4 mile run
  • Tuesday – 4 mile run along the lake in Liverpool
  • Wednesday restdrive home from Liverpool
  • Thursday – 4 mile run with Alyssa
  • Friday – rest, mah Jong
  • Saturday –  rest, train to NYC
  • Sunday – France 8k run in NYC

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20 thoughts on “Running Update: 8.7.17-8.13.17

  1. Very solid week! I must admit I’m envious of your runs along the canal!

    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

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  2. That lake/relaxation day was well deserved! I’m very sorry to hear about your friend.

    I love the idea of finding all of the painted dogs. What is the inspiration behind them? Do they have a purpose? To bring awareness to something, for example? It seems like Tulsa (where my sister lives) did something with pandas years ago. But, I may not be remembering that correctly! LOL.

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    • Nipper is a big dog statue on top of an old building in Albany, NY. These small ones will be auctioned off next year, I believe, to raise money.

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  3. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend Carol.

    Your runs along the canal look lovely – and I’ve totally had those runs where it feels like nothing is going right, I’ve forgotten something, I’m dehydrated,etc. I know how much that stinks! But you got the work done! Great job!

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