Weekly Run Down for 3.16.20-3.22.20: Wondering When I’ll Race Again


I LOVE to race.

And everyday, another race that I planned on running is cancelled or postponed…  NINE so far. The gyms are also closed…

A little hard to keep the motivation going.

My work trip to NYC was cancelled as well. And on Tuesday, I was ordered to work from home.

Last Week –

  • Monday – Cold temps have returned but at least it was sunny. My first run in my new Hokas. Unfortunately it was solo (and not because of social distancing.)

ran on the rail trail searching for signs of spring…the Hokas = meh

  • Tuesday – A rest day due to a scheduled hair appt (not necessary since the Sat wedding was cancelled…oh well.) But I woke up to finding out that I am now working form home. SURPRISE!! So I had to drive to work to get my files, laptop, etc. Definitely not a fan of being at home. At least I could now walk during lunch…

a short drive away

  • Wednesday – Day two of work from home and another lunch walk.

in my neighborhood

Back out there after work. Not in NYC’s Central Park with Cari and Elizabeth as planned but instead I drove to run in Albany’s Washington park. Solo!

unfortunately I lost the sunshine but found my first sighting of spring

  • Thursday – A rainy rest day but eventually it stopped so I could go for a walk during lunch

you can see my house in the top photo

and then again after work.

on the rail trail after stopping off to pick up my new glasses and a new chain for a necklace – both places will be closing after Friday.

  • Friday – Working at home. Getting into a routine. Lunch time walk.

muddy from all the rain

Online work meetings- thanks to ZOOM.

69 degrees…had to go for a run.  Tired of staying home so I drove to the Crossings followed by a trip to Trader Joes.

could have worn a tank!

No mah jongg. We are taking a break (social distancing….) but I had a second ZOOM video call of day catching up with my mah jongg friends. Gotta love technology.

  • Saturday – Normally our Sole Sister Long run day but it got postponed until tomorrow and I was wondering if anyone would want to run with me (even 6 feet away.)

My Yoga for Runners class got cancelled too. Instead, Samara offered it through ZOOM. My first online class and I enjoyed it (and so did my hamstrings). I’m not seeing this as a trend because I’m picky about my yoga instructors but I am comfortable with how she teaches. Next one is in April.

Afterward, I engaged in my usual Saturday activities of cleaning, laundry, etc. Although home, I still work from 8-4 on weekdays.

In the afternoon, I decided to go for a walk since although it was chilly, it was sunny.  I decided on Five Rivers (and so dd so many others. I even ran into a running friend.)

I so enjoyed the sunshine and being out in the fresh air.

  • Sunday – Long Run day.  It was supposed to be our H2H preview run but that got cancelled (as did the half marathon). I tried to convince my friends to run with me from 6 feet away but no takers. Sigh!

But the advantage of running alone is that I could run wherever and whenever. I decided I needed a different place and a scenic one.  So I drove to Waterford.  I ran toward Green Island for 3 miles  and then back.  Then I ran on the river trail in Waterford for 2 miles and back and the last mile was on an old trail.

perfect weather for running and the problem with scenic is that I had to make too many photo stops.

It was too nice out to go home so I stayed and walked the perimeter of Peebles Island. There were lots of people taking advantage of the weather. I saw an eagle’s nest and two eagles.

As you can see from the top collage, I stopped for ice cream on the way home (a soft-serve kiddie cone:)= my fave )

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – rest day
  • Tuesday –  run
  • Wednesday – rest day, walk
  • Thursday – run 
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg walk
  • Saturday – 5k race. LONG  RUN
  • Sunday – rest day, walk

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32 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.16.20-3.22.20: Wondering When I’ll Race Again

  1. I am wondering when I will get to race again too, Darlene!

    We were supposed to be in Asheville this weekend, running the half marathon there. We did it virtually this morning but it was really more like a training run than a race. I didn’t push the pace at all.

    At least the temperatures are spring-like, which makes it easy to get outside for a run. Hang in there and stay safe! We may just have to start planning our fall race schedules now! 🙂

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    • I ran NYC as a virtual race but more like a run. I plan to do the same for the April half. I have another in May. Maybe.

      No idea when it will end. At least we can run.

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  2. I’m all about that ice cream, for sure.

    Working from home is hard. My husband has moved his office back home and while he’s ok with it, it gets tough on the rest of the family (he has a hard time shutting it down at the end of the day).

    I’m also glad you’re getting in so many walks and runs. That fresh air has to feel great. I am walking every day, napping every day and just trying to take it one day at a time. It’s all we can do.

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  3. I bet your life is greatly changed right now! You have some quirky sights in your neighborhood – love the black bear! You’re lucky you got your hair cut when you did. Mine will be a disaster by the time social distancing is no longer essential!

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  4. Love that bear hug
    My hair is going to be a fright when we all go back to normal — I haven’t had a cut & color since before Bermuda.
    I haven’t gotten into a lunch walk habit yet, but all about the before (coffee) and after ones. Maybe sunset this week

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  5. I have a hair appointment scheduled for Thursday, and so far the salons haven’t been required to close. I usually get a reminder message from my gal’s place a few days prior…so fingers crossed 😉 It’s a bummer to have so many races cancelled (or even postponed), but looks like you’re making the best of it.

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    • Another cancelled today for May. I’m not sure if my salon has closed. We’ll see in 5 weeks. Fingers crossed that this ends sooner than later. NY is hit really hard.

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  6. I’ve always walked most days, even before we had dogs. We were lucky to get out before the snow (and breakfast!) this morning but it was cold. As it was yesterday — it was really cold! I was quite happy to let Mr. Judy walk the dogs without me later (but then again, I’d showered so I had wet hair).

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  7. So hold up…you got your hair done? All the salons here closed last week. I’m kinda jealous–I’ve been touching up my roots but in a few weeks, I’m going to be desperate.

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  8. I’m so glad I just got my hair colored, and cut (which is not the norm). I’ll be set for a few months. I’m still going to the office, but people are slowing disappearing as we get their technology set up to work at home. Do people set up crazy backgrounds for the zoom meetings?

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  9. How is the foot? I can’t believe 9 of your races were cancelled?!?!?!? I don’t want to sign up for anymore until we have a better idea of when it will be OK to start racing again. So many of my friends have mentioned Zoom so I am late to the party here. I set up an account today but don’t know how to use it. 🙂 I don’t have a treadmill a home either so I am running outside. At least now it is warming up.

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