Weekly Wrap for 7.16.18-7.22.18 – Here comes the rain again….


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Sweating at home this week until the rain ended the week.
  • Monday – It was a scorcher and my goal was to find a shady route and get in some miles while sweating. And I did.

at the Crossings

Afterwards, my cool down was a walk around the mall with some retail therapy. I said “Yes’ to the dress – my MOTG dress for next March.  A long ways away but the bridemaids, bride and MIL all have their dresses. It was just me left.

then found it online in a smaller size (so no alternations) and cheaper

  • Tuesday – A rainy day and a rest day. Hoped that the rain would end and the courts would be dry so I could play tennis. The rain did stop but the courts were too wet. I went home and decided not to waste the cooled down temps and went for a run. The humidity was as high as ever but I took a new route and bumped into a very old friend and some wildlife.

  • Wednesday – I had originally planned a run before meeting a friend at the neighborhood free gym (yes you heard that right – just a few minutes on the arm machines) but decided not to run 3 days in a row. Probably should have since we went out for dinner and I overindulged. I did convince her to also go for a walk before dinner.
  • Thursday – Another local run (actually calling it a run is a stretch – just wasn’t feeling it) and a mall walk to catch up with my BFF.

around the UAlbany campus

  • Friday – A scheduled rest day because my tennis friends and I signed up for a Garden Tour.

8 different historic homes and their gardens/art work

Afterwards we went out to dinner at a restaurant along the Mohawk R..  Always a fun time with these ladies.

  • Saturday – Silks and Satins 5k Race. Hated getting up so early but it is one of my favorite races and many running friends run it. It was not easy but again lots of fun.  Had a slight course PR and won my age group

The original plan was to add 6 more miles after the race but looking ahead to the forecast, I decided to go on our boat instead (and yes, it was a hard decision but life is not all about running.) And no it never gets old on this “Queen” of American Lakes.

  • SundayBoating Sunday was canceled due to rain in the forecast. But then it stopped raining so I decided to try and squeeze in a long run. By myself. In the humidity.  It didn’t go that well. It started to rain and then it stopped and was stifling. There was a lot of walking but I enjoyed the scenery and got to the end of the newly paved rail trail (even saw a train go by.)

This Coming Week – (if it doesn’t rain all week)

  • Monday –  rest day, get ready to work at the bar exam
  • Tuesday   4 miles
  • Wednesday – rest day, hair appt
  • Thursday4 miles
  • Friday – rest day, drive to CT.
  • Saturday4 miles, tennis in CT
  • Sunday – rest day, tennis, drive home

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

Happy Running! How is your running going? Did you race this weekend? What’s new with you?  Please share.

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36 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 7.16.18-7.22.18 – Here comes the rain again….

    • Thanks. A decent race always feels good. Of course a PR would feel better. Congrats on yours. Hope you didn’t get altitude sickness and experience any DOMS. Looking forward to hearing about the race & vacay.

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    • Unfortunately the rain felt good and then when it stopped I was wishing for it. Rain today too and maybe all week. Who knows. Hope your injureis are healing.

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      • Same here with the rain. We need it, but we may also soon need an ark. Thanks re: injuries, me too. May get caught up on treadmill/bike if I’m indoors all week

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  1. You definitely said “Yes” to a beautiful dress! YOU said it well…”life is not all about running.” It’s refreshing to see when runners acknowledge that it’s okay to have a life outside of running, it’s called BaLaNcE 😉

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  2. What a gorgeous dress! You are going to look stunning!

    We have been lucky with clear mornings, and then the rain comes later in the day. I could do without it, but I’m sure it has its purpose, and it’s been great for watering our new tree, so I’ll deal with it.

    Congratulations on your AG win! So much sweeter thant it was at one of your favorite races!

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  3. A boat ride sounds amazing right about now! Running this week was OK for me, trying to get back into the swing of things lately during a busy season of life, haha. I have an easier time fitting the bike trainer in b/c I can do that while i’m home with my 3 year old, whereas getting outside solo for a run is proving to be more challenging.

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  4. Rain? what is that? we haven’t had any for ages. you’d think we were in Southern Europe! Even our beloved Hoge Veluwe National Park (about 10km from us) was on fire today, it’s so dry! Unheard of really. But you had rain (and humidity) and still did something with it. Well done 🙂 and well done on the race!! And I LOVE the dress. And, yes, boating would win for me too in that situation, I think (you ran the next day, no big, right?)

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  5. I love the deep color of your dress! I have NO problem picking boating over running right now. Stifling is the right word. We’ve had a very rainy summer. In fact, we have a leak in our irrigation system. No worries, we don’t need to even turn it on! Congrats on the 5k AG win! Thanks for linking.

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  6. Seems like there is a lot of rain going on in many places except here! Haha
    I love all the nature pics! And that dress is really beautiful! Yay for finding it in the correct size and for cheaper 🙂
    Congrats on your race!
    Have a great week!

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