Weekly Run Down for 3.30.20-4.5.20: Continuing to be Socially Distant

Still working at home (at least until April 15) … all social activities still cancelled.

Missing my friends!!

Trying to get outdoors often so I do not go stir crazy in my Office (aka a room in my house).

I am grateful for having a full time job, paycheck and being healthy.

That being said, I have be sensitive to the fact that even if the above is true, many of you are struggling with:

  • homeschooling your children
  • not seeing your family and friends
  • working from home
  • not going out to restaurants, movies, shows, sporting events…
  • running alone
  • cancelled races
  • closed gyms
  • unhealthy snacking

Your friends may say they are ok but make sure that they are and give them support (even if nothing has changed much for YOU!!)

We are in this together!

everyone participating? of course I have lost track of what day we are on…

Last Week –

  • Monday – A dreary day with rain forecast. I decided to mix things up and run during lunch and hopefully walk after work.  It’s easier now when you can dress for work in your running clothes and stay that way for the rest of the day (I’m alone, right?) But that meant I had to run in my neighborhood which I never do (boring!!) In between raindrops (almost made it back dry), I ran looking for signs of spring (and positivity).

not my daffodils, yet

The right call since it poured the rest of the day. So I got out my raincoat and umbrella and went for my post work (breakout) walk. The rain stopped almost immediately as I drove in search of a new place to walk.

  • Tuesday – .Another dreary day although the sun did come out for a minute during my lunch walk.

back on the trail behind my house (for lack of time to drive anywhere)…if only the mud would dry up…

This was supposed to be a rest day but work was stressful so I decided to drive to UAlbany (where when I was NOT working from home, I used to run most of time)

and I bumped into a running friend.  We chatted for awhile (from a distance).

  • Wednesday – Hard to figure out when to rest and when to run…

Modeling mittens that I got in the mail from a friend who knit them. The sun actually appeared at the end of my lunch walk on the (muddy) park trails.

Working from home has me sitting all day.  I always feel antsy at the end of the day. So I drove to Washington Park and went for an easy run.

warmed up quite a bit from my lunch walk…made a new cat friend

  • Thursday – Decided on a rest day after 3 days in a row of easy runs. Of course that meant 2 walks.

One during lunch:

clouds and wind but grateful for a trail behind my house that seems to go on forever…

And one after work:

drove to Five Rivers and explored some new trails… unfortunately chillier than at lunch…where is spring?

And although we don’t currently run together, we are chatting virtually once a week:

Can you believe we talked for TWO hours!!

  • Friday – Since I was planning on a long run the next day, I took a second rest day in a row. Perfect planning since it was rainy and chilly (Spring…I am waiting…).

I still went for my lunch walk with an umbrella…not on the trail but in a new neighborhood. Trail was too muddy!

oops my cat sign is backwards. My first daffodil hates the weather too

Fortunately, the rain had mostly stopped by the end of my work day so I drove into town for another walk.  Nasty, raw and it even started to rain again. Ugh!

bunnies chasing each other was the highlight of this weather-shortened walk

  • Saturday – Long Run Saturday…alone but with perfect weather. I decided to run an unofficial virtual Cherry Blossom 10 miler. I debated on where to run (and where to get take out after).  I decided on the Corning Bike Path so at least I would have a water view. For many reasons, this was hard (tired, hot, hungry, lonely, etc.) But I got it done and rewarded myself afterwards.

the only cherry blossoms to be seen were on my shirt (so over dressed – could have worn a skirt & tank). Not pictured was the French toast that I took out for lunch later)

Thanks to Zoom, I participated in a live Coffee Date with other bloggers later in the day.

so fun…recognize everyone?

  • Sunday – Rest Day and catch up day.

Started the day with a ZOOM chat with my tennis friends. Sadly, we had to cancel our 16th annual trip to Naples, Fla.



After errands and laundry we done, the hubby and I decided to go for a long ride up to Lake George.  Just needed new surroundings.

unfortunately too rainy and damp to do much

Of course when we came home, the weather cleared and even the sun came out.

got some ice cream and walked it off on some trails.

This Coming Week – 

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

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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Happy Running! How is your running going?  How is this virus affecting you and your family? Please share.

34 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.30.20-4.5.20: Continuing to be Socially Distant

  1. “I am grateful for having a full time job, paycheck and being healthy” –> This is exactly what I’ve been reminding myself of every day, especially when I find myself getting sad or anxious. My morning workouts and afternoon walks have been keeping me sane as well.

    It was so nice to see you on the Zoom chat yesterday!

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  2. I have been enjoying Zoom lately a bunch too. This week I had happy hour with a friend, a virtual family reunion and a cocktail party with friends. Thank goodness we still have some way to keep in touch.

    We have been having a lot of gloomy days here in PA too. I am ready for some bright spring sunshine. At least it is pretty warm here today.


  3. I am learning to be grateful for so many things that I used to take for granted. Having the ability to connect w friends on Zoom and FT is so fantastic. It was really great to see your smiling face yesterday. Stay well this week!

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  4. Backward or not, it’s so cool that the cat came to hang out with your welcome sign. I’ve gotten on a pretty fixed schedule of starting my day with a run (or walk if it’s a rest day), and then taking the dog for a walk at lunch and again after dinner. Your 10 mile race course is beautiful.

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  5. You’re doing a great job getting out there and exploring with walks and runs! Definitely helps…And all the zoom chats- impressive! Busy lady!

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  6. You’re such an energizer bunny that I can only imagine how hard this is for you! It was great to see you on the chat yesterday. Like you I am so grateful for my job and a paycheck; I’m really glad I have the option to work from home. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to see patients. It would be really risky!

    Keep on running!

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    • Yes. I was worried that you would have to go to work.

      But this is making me walk and get out more. We’ll see if that mojo lasts.


  7. I was very glad I did my long run yesterday too. Not at all hot — I thought it was chilly in the morning! But nice later in the day. Mostly I’m trying to stay in the neighborhood, so defintiely boring and #allthehills


  8. I, too, am grateful for everything you mentioned. IT’s a tough time, for certain, and it’s affecting everyone differently. I love that rainbow rock! Great to see you yesterday 😉

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  9. I’m hoping to figure out how to squeeze in a walk or short run during the day now that I’m back to work! I hope it gets warmer for you soon!

    Working from home is a brand new concept for me, and I’ve started a new job, so it’s all just very new and a little weird! But I’m glad that I still have my job and a paycheck every week – I really can’t complain!


  10. I know your Sunday shirt! I never wear it for running but we can walk twin in it.
    Will the testing site on campus impact your ability to run there?
    Physically I maybe could have run 10 yesterday. Mentally? 6.5 was a slog.

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    • 10 was a super slog.

      I park at Dutch quad not colonial. So no. But now that I work from home and run alone i don’t have to run there.

      I walk in that shirt too. My fave.


  11. Oh, wow, Lake George looks gorgeous! I am definitely grateful to have my job, my home office, and my health, and also concerned about other friends and family members whose situation is more precarious.

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  12. I agree it affects us all differently. I dont mind being home more but its really hard working from home with no childcare help. And we miss being able to see my parents. My mom watched my son 2 days a week and now she hasn’t been him in almost a month. So grateful to be able to get out for runs and walks these days!

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  13. Very true, we are all at different places and have different feelings about social distancing and what we are going through right now. I’ve had some people be super mean to me on social media lately and it was really uncalled for. I’m trying to be gracious and realize that not everyone has the same feelings as I do and we are all dealing with this as best we can.

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  14. I was so glad to get to chat with you on Saturday!

    We do have a lot for which to be grateful, but there are also so many awful things going on. I feel like I absorb a lot of anxiety from others, and my heart is just broken for so many right now (those dealing with illness and death, job loss, struggling to find care for their children so they can work, etc). These are not the best of times. ❤

    I love seeing your photos of your running locations. I can't wait to get out of my little bubble.

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    • I know. I’m trying to be positive. I also know that so many people have it worse.

      First work problems. No Seder with my friends.


  15. I LOVE this “I am grateful for having a full time job, paycheck and being healthy”. So true. I need to remember this next time I feel down and/or anxious. It could be way worse for me. There are days in which I stay in my pajamas all day. I don’t remember the last time I wore jeans since when I am not in pajamas, I am wearing jogging pants. Great job on all of your run and doing them in different places.

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  16. Your week looks a lot like mine this week, run, run, run, why not run more? The weather has been nice and I don’t want to pass up a chance. We’ve also been getting a lot of home projects done. I’m a bit jealous of my “stay at home” coworkers. We’re still dressing up for going in to the office! Granted, I’m not putting much effort into it though. Maybe I’ll just stick with easy effort ponytails at work too. haha!

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    • I wish I could go to work. Pretty claustrophobic in a small room at home all day.

      Until today the weather has been pretty nice. Today. Cold and rainy. Too wet and windy to even go for a walk.

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