Weekly Run Down for 6.22.20-6.28.20: Things are heating up.

As things have opened up (We are in Phase 3), the temps have heated up.

That means getting up earlier to run before work so I don’t die and looking for shadier trails for after work.

But mostly everything is the same.


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

Last Week –

  • Monday – As I mentioned, it was hot and humid.  What I hate about running early is that it is boring to run in my neighborhood.  Looking forward to cloudy cooler temps just so I can drive somewhere to run after work.

running slow enough to admire the landscapes in my NYC outfit…

I went for a walk again at lunch…and almost had heat stroke lol

I need a shadier route but the trails are so buggy…

After work, I waited until the temps went down from 95 to 86 and headed for a shady trail.  I re-visited Hanncroix Creek Preserve. When I arrived, people were leaving in bathing suits. I guess it is a popular swimming hole as well as a trail.

you can jump of the cliff into the creek or climb down the rocks to cool off..there are a few different trails so I still have more to explore on my next visit

  • Tuesday – Today I went for my walk before work instead of a run and then again during lunch.

another hot one…wish I had done my run early this morning

I had planned to meet my BFF for a walk and talk so I squeezed in my run before that at UAlbany.

a steamy run around campus…met two old tennis friends on the way and well. you can see my post run treat

  • Wednesday – It rained all night so the temps were a lot cooler in the morning so I should have run but instead I went for a walk since I was still debating about the evening Ice Cream group run.

had to model my new shirt from the FRW virtual 5k… much cooler out but still humid

I walked again at lunch. This time I drove to the nearby preserve (and put on a lot of bug spray).

two loops of Van Dyke Preserve were a refreshing reprieve from the ‘hood

WTH?…I drove to the Crossings to meet some others to run followed by ice cream.

the run was good since I was motivated to run faster than when I run alone, I met some new people and well, the ice cream was eaten too fast to take a pic.

  • Thursday – Finally a rest day with a few short walks and an evening adventure trail walk with my running friends on tap.

Too much work drama to get my walk in before work and the temps were cool and perfect for a run (figures).  I did get a short walk in at lunch.

Then after work, I drove to Peebles Island State Park. I walked a bit until everyone arrived …

and then we strolled around the island. We didn’t get lost.  It was an island (but that fact didn’t stop us last time.) Lots of fun, as usual (and ice cream after.)

  • Friday – Another rest day. A walk before work and then a walk at the Arboretum since I signed up to volunteer there after work.

no one showed up so I went home did 2 hours of weeding there

Dinner out at an outdoor restaurant (for the 2nd time.) This time locally with a friend. Just a little bit of normalcy.

  • SaturdayLONG RUN DAY.  This week we picked the Zim Smith Bike Path. Our reason was that we thought that Leah’s Cakery had re-opened and we wanted to buy our brunch items there (then we found out that you had to order your items 2 days in advance so we switched to Lakeside Farms just a few minutes away).

As with every long run, I am running longer than the others so I get there early and run and then hook up with the others.

I ran 4 miles solo and then 6 more with Sherry & Alyssa…as you can tell almost everyone in the group showed up to either run, walk or brunch…Love my running friends!!

Well, we discovered that Leah’s indeed had opened, so we hung out in the park, ate and chatted until the rain came.

  • Sunday – Boating was on my schedule but the weather did not cooperate. Instead I planned an early morning hike with a friend.  But she texted to tell me it was already raining.  I decided to go solo and bring an umbrella and avoid the mud by walking on the rail trail (where I often run.)  I headed to the end and it was no longer raining.  And much to my surprise there was an exhibit of artwork dedicated to the pandemic.  What a treat.

the pictures don’t do it justice since there are words on many of the art.

I walked and discovered some side trails (you see so much more when you are not running) and only truned back when I heard thunder.

Only a few drops of rain so I decided to continue my explorations until the real rain came.  I headed into the city to visit the ground of Ten Broeck Mansion.

another hidden treasure that is located in the worst section of the city

Rain kept threatening so I headed toward home and got in one more walk.  This time at the opposite end of the trail trail.  I walked until I hit the bubbling creek and then rushed back to the sound of thunder.

don’t you love the family huddled under that umbrella (on Pride Day)

Last stop before I got home was to get my NAILS done!!! They took my temp, the salon was empty.  Hair colored and cut and now a manicure. OMG.  My life is complete…only kidding.  (I could have waited since I work from home but self care is important, you guys!!)

While I was getting my nails done, the sky opened up.

It rained several more times but I was able to get in one more walk.  Forecast for Mon, Tues and Wed is showers and thunderstorms!! Oh my…

after dinner on the middle of the rail trail

This Coming Week – 

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

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27 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.22.20-6.28.20: Things are heating up.

  1. Weird. It started raining while I was doing Yoga around 7:30. And then there was thunder on & off for hours here — and plenty of rain. It’s not raining now though.I was very glad I got the dogs walked before it rained & got to do Yoga were I (and my Ipad) was mostly protected from the rain.


  2. We had really humid weather all week as well. It rained her for about 20 minutes yesterday and it’s supposed to rain again shortly. I’m hoping that the run might cut the humidity for next week? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    Totally agree about self care being important. I got hair cut last weekend and it was the best feeling lol.


  3. I am glad to see you back running with your friends too! I am going to have a find out how to institute an ice cream cone run into our schedule too! Looks like a very busy week and lots of great photos. Every summer I saw I am going to get up earlier and go out but it is yet to happen


  4. I wore my FRN tank on Wednesday, too, but you couldn’t really see the logo in my pic. I think we had more rain on tap for the week…we do NOT need anymore of that stuff LOL

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  5. Wow on the salon appointment! I don’t think my hair stylist is open yet. I love all your flower photos. That’s one advantage for me running from home — I do enjoy the flowers in my neighbor’s yards.


  6. Wow on the salon appointment! I don’t think my hair stylist is open yet. I love all your flower photos. That’s one advantage for me running from home — I do enjoy the flowers in my neighbor’s yards.

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  7. The exhibit of artwork dedicated to the pandemic is amazing! Someone had a brilliant idea.
    I love that you incorporate so much walking in your schedule. It’s true, you do see a lot more when you walk instead of running!

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  8. All that artwork is gorgeous!

    I’m so glad you are in Phase 3. We are shutting down, again, so ugh.

    And yay for all the yummy ice cream. I want to make a trip to an ice cream shop on the beach that needs a little extra love. Hoping we can make that happen this week.

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  9. I would have LOVED the artwork! I can imagine it’s even better in person.

    isn’t getting your hair done after so long just divine??? I want to get my hails in shape again but I am not sure I’m ready for that yet. Well I do have a mask so, maybe…


  10. I got a haircut last week and it felt so good. I was going to wait till September but then decided at the last time to get it done.

    We’re in Phase 4. I still only go out when it is necessary.

    So far my running is going well. I am excited to see how July goes.

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