Weekly Wrap for 3.19.18-3.25.18 – Back to Reality


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Yes, I returned from Florida to cold temps and snow just like the weather was before I left.  And I headed to NYC for work.  Some things never change.

Last week – 

  • Monday – Today was my last day in Florida and I decided to make the most of it. I drove to the Hutchinson Island Bridge and ran over it and then to the beach and back over the bridge.  Then I met an old friend for brunch and a long chat before I had to head to the airport.  After a long delay in Philly, I arrived home…to winter.

  • Tuesday With more snow predicted, I decided that I best squeeze in another run.  And I did.

  • Wednesday – The storm was mild where I lived but not where I was headed.  I took the train to NYC for work. I had hoped to run but…not in a blizzard. Instead I grabbed cheap tix to a Broadway show.

  • Thursday – A long work day but I was determined despite the snow to run. So I hopped a subway to Central Park and ran my usual loop and then added a loop around the Jackie Onassis Reservoir.

  • Friday – Another work day with no time to run since I had to catch a train home.
  • Saturday – I had planned to join my Freihofer’s training group for their first Sat. run and then go the the March but changed my mind.  I decided to stay home (haven’t been there in quite awhile lol) to spend the day with the hubby, unpack, do laundry, etc. before heading out for dinner with my tennis buds.
  • Sunday – Race Day.  Shamrock Shuffle, a 5 mile race.  I was happy that the race began at 11 am since I had to drive an hour. And as usual I enjoyed racing and meeting up with friends. Winning my age group and having a course PR was just icing on the cake.

according to my Garmin, it was a ONE second PR!!

This Coming Week

  • Monday drive to Liverpool, NY for work, 4 miles 
  • Tuesday rest day, drive home
  • Wednesday – train to NYC, 4 miles
  • Thursday 4 miles in NYC
  • Friday – rest day, train home
  • Saturday Ice Breaker Challenge 5K race, 4-5 more miles, Passover seder with friends
  • Sunday – rest day, Easter dinner with the fam.

Please link up for the Weekly Wrap hosted by these wonderful bloggers Holly @ HoHoRuns and NEW host Wendy @ Taking the Long Way Home 

Happy Running! How is your running going? What’s new with you? How are you dealing with winter? Please share.

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31 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 3.19.18-3.25.18 – Back to Reality

          • It’s a good thing I didn’t. It would have been a disaster because I really don’t do well if I don’t train properly and I wasn’t able to.

            Not talking about finish time either — just the fact that I had trouble when I started to run again after a relatively short break is what I mean — if I’d been pushing myself it could have ended really badly.

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            • Have to adjust your race goals. When I didn’t train properly due to injury, I just walked half the race…but it wasn’t a race-cation, at least. I have a friend who walked the WHOLE RnR DC half because she had a sore knee. She still enjoyed the weekend and the race.

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              • I walked a whole half with an injured friend. She probably shouldn’t have done it, but she was injured for it the previous year, too. Sometimes it really is wiser to DNS.

                And if I’m in pain — I mean, lasting pain, not the normal aches, then no, it’s just not fun. For me, anyway.

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  1. I’m sure it was tough leaving the sunshine for the snow! It’s always hard to go back. I’m glad to hear you had a great time. i hope next time I am able to make the trip to see you!

    Great job on the races! Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats on the AG win and PR. In terms of the Olympics a 1 second record is huge! i may finally get to NYC in April, not sure if I’ll be able to swing an overnight/run yet.

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