Weekly Wrap for 4.2.18-4.8.18: A New York State of Mind


Yes, Work took me back to NYC (Tues-Fri and then Sun)… so it’s pretty much routine these days – Trains, Work, Run, Sleep (with coffee, food and wine mixed in LOL)

Last week – 

  • Monday – I was actually working in my office today and was able to attend my FIRST Freihofer Training Challenge run. It was so much fun to see my old friends. The run was tough but needed. (Thanks Patrick for making me run fast…at least for a minute.)

  • Tuesday – Off to NYC again by train. I was tired from the previous day’s hard workout but with the upcoming forecast, I wanted to get out there and run. It was raining when I arrived but there promised to be a break in the rain so I headed to the High Line since it was the closest of my running routes to my hotel. Well, the run was miserable. I was cold and wet. But nothing that a nice dinner and a glass of wine couldn’t fix.

  • Wednesday – Another rainy day but the sun did come out after work so I hopped the subway to Central Park. It was super windy and my legs very tired but the park never disappoints.

  • Thursday – Finally a day without rain but it was time for rest (and besides it was windy and freezing). Instead I met fellow Skirt Sports ambassador for a dinner.

Elizabeth is injured but we chatted about races and planned to run together the next time I am in town.

I said “rest day” but I actually put almost 8 miles on my feet walking.

  • Friday – Another rest day since I had to get the train to head home and there was no time to run.
  • Saturday –No race planned for day so I participated in the FTC group run followed by extra miles and brunch with three of the Wine Glass ladies.

I ran 5 miles with the BOTPers of the Advanced group and then 3 miles solo. Yes, it had snowed and was cold and windy. But I was very glad to have the company for part of my long run.

  • SundayBelieve it or not, I had to take the train back to NYC for work. And the temps keep getting colder.  When is spring coming??? I hoped to run once I arrived. I hadn’t been to the East River is awhile because it takes a long time to run there so I hopped the bus this time to get there and back.  The sun was nice but running into the wind was brutal. Still loved the views and it was worth freezing my ears off.

This Coming Week

  • Monday rest day in NYC, train home
  • Tuesday drive to Buffalo, 3 miles?
  • Wednesday – rest day, drive home
  • Thursday DAY OFF, 4 miles?, hair appt
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg chez moi
  • Saturday – rest day
  • Sunday – Delmar Dash (5 mile race) + 4 more miles

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? Has spring arrived where you live? Please share.


39 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 4.2.18-4.8.18: A New York State of Mind

  1. It’s been okay here (no snow at least). It seems like the days it is warm, its pretty windy as well.

    I think running in central park is so beautiful in itself, no matter what the weather is like. You are lucky to be able to run there. I can’t wait to get back up there. Maybe this summer! -M

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    • This was my first time on the bus and it was obvious that I was clueless.

      Sometimes walking is faster than the trains and buses in NYC.


  2. Good for you for keeping up your training even with all that commuting and the cool weather. It’s a bonus that running gets you out into the special places in New York like the Highline and Central Park.

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  3. You are a beast!

    I really just love the experience of running in Central Park. You’re so lucky to be able to do it so often.

    I also love that striped top you’re wearing to dinner! How cute!

    Spring might be here, but it’s been raining too much to tell. Blah.

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  4. I’m so ready for spring! It was snowing here when I went for my run on Friday and while I don’t mind the winter, by now – I’m done with it, lol. I can’t wait for some hopefully warmer temps coming up later this week.

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  5. I think everybody is ready for spring and consistently warmer weather. Funny thing is we will probably all be wanting cooler weather come July. Glad you’re able to keep up your running with all that commuting!

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  6. Busy week Darlene!! Do you ever tire of that sort ot travel/ commute for your job? At least you have some great places to run while you are there! Even in the cold/wind/rain…

    Running is going ok. Our weather is changing all the time. It’s very typical for this time of year. we are now running in short sleeves which is kind of amazing!

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