Weekly Wrap for 10.22.18-10.28.19: There’s No Place Like Home


Sleeping at home all week (until Saturday). What a novelty!!  I had to enjoy it because I will be traveling for work every week (except my jury duty week) until Christmas.

  • Monday – Finally I was home so I was able to go to a Turkey Trot Training group run. I hadn’t been in a month. But I had a cold and felt like crap. And when I went to change into my running clothes, I realized that I had packed only one running shoe. The training group run was not meant to be. So I went home and decided to get my other shoe and run locally. The awesome view of the moon was worth it. That and the wonton soup I stopped to get.

  • Tuesday – I was scheduled to sub in tennis but managed to squeeze in a short run before. The day before my cold seemed better while I was running. Not so today. I struggled. But at least the weather was perfect.

they say “Starve a fever. Feed a cold.” So I did (with ice cream)

  • Wednesday – Rest day trying to get rid of this damn cold and since I had planned a dinner out with my tennis friends.
  • Thursday –  Back with a COLD windy run at UAlbany with 2 Sole Sisters and meeting up with my BFF to walk around the mall and catch up on things.

  • Friday – Rest Day. Packing and Mah Jongg.
  • Saturday –  The plan was a 5 mile run with friends before I headed off by bus to NYC. But I bailed. The forecast was for cold rain so I slept in. After I arrived in the city (in the rain), checked into my hotel, I went to NYC Run Center to pick up my bib (in the RAIN) for the next day’s race, and then went to a movie (A Star is Born – go see it!!!!!!!!!)
  • Sunday – Race Day – Poland Spring Marathon Kick Off race. A 5 miler around Central Park. It was cold and hilly but fun.

Not close to a PR but 2nd in my age group. Happy about that.

After the race, I walked more than 30 blocks back to my hotel since I had some time. Afterward, I met my college friends for lunch and then my tennis friends to see Pretty Women on Broadway. Then we all took the train home. Yes I pack a lot stuff into one day.

This Coming Week –  

  • Monday 3 miles (Turkey Trot Training Group)?? or 5 miles local
  • Tuesday drive to Rochester for work, 3 miles
  • Wednesday – 3 miles in Rochester
  • Thursday – rest day, drive home
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday11 miles
  • Sunday – rest day, hiking with my mentee and her sons

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? What’s new with you?  Any big races on the horizon? Please share.


34 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap for 10.22.18-10.28.19: There’s No Place Like Home

  1. What a fun filled weekend! I would love to do the Poland Spring Marathon Kick Off one year. I normally do the Dash to the Finish Line 5K but I love that NYRR offers both of these races during NYC Marathon week.


    • I usually do Dash to the Finish as well. I highly recommend this one. The logistics were easier because it started and ended in Central Park.


  2. One shoe. LOL. Your shoes conspiring against you to give you a rest-ish day
    I want to run UAlbany with you one day.
    Glad the race was yesterday and not Saturday which was nasty! Safe travels.


  3. You always have so much fun! I once brought two left shoes to a training run, so I’ve been there lol!

    I’ve heard amazing things about that movie. I’m treating myself to a flick this week or next week, so maybe I will see it.


  4. Hmm. Feeding a cold with ice cream sounds questionable, although I’m sure it was good. 😉 You do pack a lot in. How do you see shows in NYC? I assumed it took lots of planning ahead.

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  5. I think “they” may mean feed a cold with something like chicken soup. or pizza. but I guess ice cream works! are you feeling better now??

    I’m going to see a Star is Born if I can actually find the time to do it! I wanted to go with a friend last week but then I had to work (job #2) that evening.

    I also did a race last weekend, 7.5KM (odd distance but it was that or the Half marathon and I just didn’t feel like running that far!). I’ve got RnR Las Vegas coming up and the “Bruggenloop” (Bridge Run) in Rotterdam. I am really not sure on anything else right now as I’m just trying to regroup and figure out what my goals are. And maybe just enjoy a run here and there without being “in training”.

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    • I had wonton soup the night before. The ice cream tasted better. Thanks. My cold luckily was short-lived.

      Go see that movie if you have time. I rarely have the time but I was in NYC alone in the rain with nothing to do.

      I’m looking forward to just running after Nov 24 without a big race to train for. And then I sign up for a Feb 10 half. Duh…


  6. That’s a lot of travel scheduled for the remainder of the year. But I know you… You’ll run in some very scenic places and keep busy with whatever fun things the city has to offer! I hope you are feeling better! Thanks for linking.

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