I am talking about another Half Marathon that I signed up for.
Otherwise things are the same. Still working at home (now at least until May 15!!!!) … all social activities still cancelled.
Missing my friends!! Taking advantage of Zoom. I used it on Tues, Thurs, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!! But I just want to HUG someone…
Trying to get outdoors twice a day so I do not go stir crazy in my Office (aka a room in my house).
Always looking for new and interesting places to run or walk and practice social distancing. I can’t believe how many places I have yet to explore.
Last Week –
- Monday – A rainy windy rest day. I was too busy at work to walk at lunch and it was raining even harder after work – The first day since the lock down that I did not venture outside AT ALL.
- Tuesday – The sun was out during lunch and I took advantage and went for a walk.
Not as warm or sunny after work but I had already decided that I would go to the Crossings for a run.
Every month, my tennis friends and I go out to dinner. Instead we had a ZOOM chat tonight (15 of us!!)…Hope it’s our last and we can see each face to face next month.
- Wednesday – I guess you can say that I’ve settled into a routine…WORK, walk, Work, run or walk, dinner, knit/read/TV.
I decided that today would be a good day to complete my virtual 5k. I drove to the Corning Bike Path since the distance is marked there. I can’t say that I “raced” especially since I was too warm and had to stop to take off my extra shirt, tie my shoes, rest my weary legs and of course, take pics (=my usual easy run). Still an enjoyable 3.5 miles outdoors (with hardly a soul on the path)..
- Thursday – Ok, I woke up to snow on the ground but it did melt by lunch so I could take a chilly walk.
I was debating on whether to or not to run after work but I just decided to go for an easy one and rest tomorrow. Per my plan to run in different places, I drove to Albany end of the rail (where I have never started my run).
In the evening, there was our weekly Sole Sister Zoom chat. Not the same as running together but still enjoy seeing their smiling faces. Miss my running friends!!
- Friday – Officially a rest day. That meant NO running but two walks.
- Saturday -Today was supposed to be the Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon – the one I was supposed to be running with all my friends. The race has been postponed until Aug 29 but they added a free virtual option.
Though the race would have had you running point to point on the rail trail, I would have to run it as an out and back (But at least the back would be downhill).
You were allowed to run the race either Saturday or Sunday. When I got up on Saturday…it was cold and snowy so I decide to postpone my virtual half until Sunday.
Just spent the day doing errands, stuff around the house and going for a long walk (once the snow stopped). I decided to check out another NEW place. What a treasure!! Wish I had more time to spend there.
Later in the afternoon, we had our 2nd ZOOM Blogger Ultimate Coffee Date.
- Sunday – So today I set out to complete the H2H Half Marathon…solo.
I was originally supposed to run this yesterday, right? And I had a college reunion (we spent out junior year of college in France together) scheduled in NYC for today. Oops. I forgot that we had replaced it with a ZOOM chat.
Good thing about virtual races is that you can run them whenever. So this one happened in the afternoon. The weather was a lot warmer than I had hoped for but not complaining (as I was planning to wear a skirt no matter what.)
As with all my virtual races, I didn’t really “race” it but just put in the miles and tried to enjoy the scenery and being outdoors. But no lie, this one was tough. I struggled from mile 4 on. Right now, I am trying to put it out of mind.
Onward and upward. Next one is May 17 or so (it’s virtual,of course.)
This Coming Week –
- Monday – rest day, walk
- Tuesday – run
- Wednesday – Virtual Earth Day 5k
- Thursday – run
- Friday – rest day,
- Saturday – Virtual Un-Canceled Project 15K
- Sunday – rest day, walk
I encourage you to do the same. Grab the graphic, drop your link on the host blogs and play along! Please be sure to always comment on the HOST’s blogs, as well as visit and comment on as many other blogs as you can.
Happy Running! How is your running going? How is this virus affecting you and your family? Are you having hard time finding safe places to run? Are you running in new places or are in a running route rut? Have you been running any virtual races? Please share.
If you haven’t done so yet, enter my giveaway for a free entry to the Freihofer Run for Women Virtual 5k.
Click here to enter.