Weekly Run Down for 6.15.20-6.21.20: Being Flexible

As things are opening up (We entered Phase 3) and the temps are heating up, it was often hard to fit the running and walking into my schedule.

There was work, of course, but also a haircut, get-togethers with friends, runs with friends, boating, etc.

Almost like old times…not quite. But trying to focus on the positives.

Some days the run was before work, other days during lunch, others after work and some days not at all. Gotta be flexible.

Un-canceled Project - Run The Edge Store

the LAST week for these virtual races and the theme was LIFE Un-Canceled


I have until Aug 31 to run/walk 1000k.  Still chugging along.

Last Week –

  • Monday – A beautiful day all around.  A walk before work in the ‘hood …

yes, today was purple day

and then a walk at lunch on the waterline trail.

no flowers …just a cute little bunny

After work, I drove to Albany and ran around the Washington Park area for change in scenery.

the flowers were in the nearby neighborhoods…none in the park. the rainbow was where I worked at one time.

the last un-canceled virtual.. I was hoping to do a longer one but didn’t have it in me today and that’s LIFE!

  • Tuesday – A busy day.

I had to squeeze a short walk in before work

white and yellow were the colors of the morning..lots of sunshine

And then a run at lunch (around the neighborhood.)

a little warmer than I would have liked but it was noon…I guess I felt RED hot.

After work, I had a hair appt.  It felt so good to look decent again.  I wish I had somewhere to go to celebrate.

Instead, I went on a walk at a nearby preserve.

my 2nd visit to Lishakill Preserve

  • Wednesday – Another busy work day and a hot one.  I declared this a rest day. With the temps heating up, it seemed to be a great idea.

I did get in two short walks in my neighborhood (before work and at lunchtime).

I liked the mixture of colors here

I figured you may want to see my HAIR – colored and several inches chopped off – however it looked better before wearing a cap yesterday and this morning. My shirt reminded me of my LAST race (got it when I was an ambassador several years ago)

After work, I got together with my tennis friends for dinner in the park.

Once they all left, since I was in a park where there were trails, I took a short walk on them.

this deer just would not get out of my way!!

  • Thursday – Another hot day so I started the day with my run.  Best idea ever!! And it was cloudy!!

Ever try to see how fast you run with a speed zone device? I got it to 10 mph WTH?

Then I took a short walk at lunch.  The sun came out and it sure warmed up.

always searching for new wildflowers on the waterline

And then after work, I drove to meet my running friends to explore some trails.  We walked at Schodack Island State Park where I had always wanted to go.  We had planned to do the 4.7 mile loop but missed the turn…we ended up walking 8.5 miles…. Oh, my aching feet!!

we laughed as it was still fun.

  • Friday – Fridays are my rest days due to a long run scheduled the next day.

I still try to get in 2 walks (before work and during lunch break)

legs did not feel as sore as I thought they would but it was warm out even very early in the day

took a different route at lunch …boring as you can see

 and then explore a preserve or trail after work. After Thursday night’s experience, I want to find a short, flat trail. I decided to go back to Five Rivers (as I hadn’t been there in months.)

I was so nice there that I did TWO trails.

so relaxing being by the creek and flowing water

enjoyed this one as well

  • SaturdayLONG RUN DAY.  Again with the heat and everyone doing different things, the easiest part is to plan where and when to meet for brunch.  This time it was BYO at Chris’ house.

I drove to Corning Bike Path and ran 4 miles solo and then met up with some others for the rest of miles (6 for a total of 10 for the day.) It was steamy (and not a cloud in the sky) but I ran the last 4 miles with a friend using 30:30 intervals which made it almost painless.

After some gardening and laundry, I was rested enough to hit the trails.

This was a repeat and it is very pretty but sooo buggy!

  • Sunday – Father’s Day! And finally a day on our boat.  The weather was perfect and my stepson and his wife came along too. We all had a great time. We ate, swam and while they napped, I read a book in the shade.

can’t beat that view

And then I went out to a restaurant for dinner (an outdoor one, of course) for the FIRST time in forever.

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – run
  • Tuesday –  run or rest day
  • Wednesday – run 
  • Thursday – rest day, trail walk
  • Friday – rest day
  • Saturday – LONG RUN 
  • Sunday – rest day, boating

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Happy Running! How is your running going?  Are things opening up where you live?  Have you gotten a haircut yet?  If so, didn’t it feel amazing? How did you celebrate Father’s Day? Please share.

29 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.15.20-6.21.20: Being Flexible

  1. I got in for a hair appointment almost a month ago…and it had been a 4-month sabbatical for me. YUCK…I don’t remember when I’d ever gone that long between appointments LOL Glad to see how active you’re staying, and enjoying all those walk 😉 Doesn’t it feel good to have the UN-Canceled Project done?

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  2. Yay on almost painless.
    Phase II here tomorrow, but I’m not getting a haircut until I go back to the office. I don’t need to be a part of the rush and I have more interesting things to spend on. Like new shoes. LOL.
    I want to do 5 Rivers when it’s not mind fuckingly cold.

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  3. Whenever I do get a haircut I’m sure it will feel amazing! I am so ready to just chop it all off. I’ll probably keep waiting to get one until I need to start seeing people in real life again.

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  4. Hooray for a boating day AND a hairdo! Mine is a disaster. The place I go to is a tiny hole in the wall and in a town with very high COVID numbers so I hesitate for now.
    I love how you are noticing the nature all around you. Isn’t it crazy how deer don’t seem to be afraid of people anymore?
    Love the vintage Zooma shirt! I’ve got a few from 2012 in the basement and I know I’ve donated some too. They’re fun to look back on.

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  5. Lucky you that things are opening up again! I hope it continues to go well…not the case here, unfortunately. Your hair looks soooooo good! I am finally getting mine done this coming Sunday and I cannot WAIT.

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  6. you had to good miles on your feet this week Darlene! and loving the photos as per usual!

    glad you got to get your hair done – I went a few weeks ago and felt like a new person coming out of my friend’s salon!

    Boating day sounds like it was divine!!

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  7. We had a deer on our lawn for the first time every yesterday. Not to mention the 5 rabbits I saw on my neighbor’s lawn this morning . . .

    My hairdresser is actually opening a new salon. It’s not quite ready yet, and I can wait. The upside of natural hair.


    • Thanks. A haircut just feels good. Can’t wait for a manicure.

      The trails are keeping me sane. And it’s cooler too. Too bad I never run on them. Do not wait to break something.


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