Weekly Run Down for 7.13.20-7.19.20: Week 20!

Can you believe that I’ve worked from home for 20 weeks!!

And there’s no end in sight.

Not complaining because I have been able to run and walk in many different places and even with my friends.

But…NO RACES!! NO TRAVEL! Sad face.


I have until Aug 31 to run/walk 1000k.  Getting there…I think I will make it.

BTW: My August Half Marathon just got cancelled, I think. I’ve already run it virtually in April. Hoping for a refund or deferral.

Last Week –

  • Monday – Yes, I finally decided to run before work.  Still rather warm but it takes the pressure off the rest of the day because there’s always a threat of rain.  I also have more energy. Yeah, why not every run?  Mostly work stuff and not wanting to run in the dark.

ran outside the ‘hood and past my favorite house on the main road…love their gardens..there’s an Eiffel Tower through the arch on the bottom.

It threatened rain so I took my umbrella but the sun came out and it was pretty steamy during lunch (still cooler than previous days).

just more pix of other people’s flowers

After work, I headed out in search of shade.  I decided on Hollyhock Hollow Preserve and walked the outside loop. It was perfect and then I took a quick trip around the creek before I stopped off for an outside chat with a mah jongg friend (whom I hadn’t seen in ages.)

  • Tuesday – With all my foot pain, I decided to postpone the shot as long as possible by cutting back. So I skipped my morning walk. But at lunch, it was less than 80 degrees for the first time in days so I decided that I must get in a few miles.

the waterline so no flowers..still felt warm with all that sunshine

I only had time for a quick walk at the Pine Hollow Arboretum after work.

I got home just in time for the ZOOM Bastille Day celebration with my college friends (the ones I spent a year in France with)

we are connecting more now than before the pandemic

  • Wednesday – A beautiful morning for  a run, cloudy, coolish but I am trying to baby my foot so I just went for a walk.

just love these flowers – would be an interesting jigsaw puzzle

I even skipped my lunch walk but I was getting antsy by dinnertime so I headed for the trails. I decided on a new one – Holt Preserve.  It was so nice!! I’ll be going back.

the views will be amazing come Fall.

  • Thursday – Another cool breezy morning… shoulda but I didn’t.  I waited for lunch time (when it was warmer) and went for a short run. I chose to venture to a new neighborhood.  How did it go?  I came home immediately and made an appt. with my podiatrist.  (Foot pain sucks!)

After work, I went on our weekly trail walk with my running friends.  This week it was to Papscanee Island nature preserve (South entrance).

along the Hudson R, through the woods and the fields – a fun way to get in your steps

  • Friday – Started the day with a podiatrist appt. Friday is my rest day from running and it was a rainy one anyway. I got my B12 shot and the pain disappeared so I celebrated with Starbucks and a walk in the woods.

yes, cool and wet in the early morning hours (that changed by lunch time)

The verdict on my left foot (neuroma) is that the shot helps but the pain comes back. My Dr does not recommend to keep getting shots.  Instead, she wants me not to wait until the pain is bad but come back in 2 weeks (if I feel some pain) and start 12 sessions of laser therapy.  The problem is that it not covered by insurance….

The sun came out but it was still breezy not too as warm as it will be this weekend so I took another short walk at lunch. I drove to the rail trail in town and cut over to the water line. And got home before the rain!

always time for a flower pic

The rain was brief and so after work, I decided to hit the preserves before dinner.  I chose three with short trails.

Though it was the day before, they had already hidden gnomes at each of the 19 preserves. If you email a photo of yourself with the gnome, you can win an ice cream gift card courtesy of the Summer Hike-a-thon sponsor Stewart’s Shops (my favorite ice cream!!) Score!!

  • SaturdayLONG RUN DAY. Back by popular demand was brunch at Leah’s so that meant our group run or walk was at the Zim Smith Trail.  Some other running running friends were heading there as well.

I got there early so ran a mile and then ran intervals with Deirdre for 10 more miles.  The heat really wasn’t as bad as I feared. But my feet HURT!!!

my shirt says it all!

We gathered with everyone for brunch and ate and chatted in the park…there were 13 of us!!  So great to stay connected with running friends!!

Guess what was waiting for me when I got home?

Topos. Will try anything once.

It was HOT, HUMID and I was pooped (and my feet sore) so I only tested them at an outdoor restaurant date with a friend.

  • Sunday – Boating. Our hottest day so far this summer so the only place to be ws on the water.

lots of floating in the water and reading on the island – heavenly

Sorry I ate my ice cream too fast for a picture. I had to celebrate… didn’t you?

NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY – Third Sunday in July

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – run, outdoor mall walk with BFF
  • Tuesday –  rest day, hair appt
  • Wednesday –  run, trail walk
  • Thursday – run, dinner with tennis friends
  • Friday – rest day
  • Saturday – LONG RUN 
  • Sunday – rest day, boating

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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Happy Running! How is your running going?  Are things opening up where you live? Are things getting more normal for you?  Please share.

20 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 7.13.20-7.19.20: Week 20!

  1. Love all the flower photos, but that one is striking! I think there are places that will turn your photo into a puzzle – that would be a hard one! Sorry to hear about the foot pain. I’m skeptical of the laser treatment, because …. I’m skeptical. Does insurance not cover it because it’s not a proven therapy? I know they don’t always cover legit treatments, but ….

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  2. Your poor foot. I hope you find some relief that’s covered by insurance.
    That’s why I’m a morning run/walker. All too often after owrk all I have the brain cells for are reading by the river. Somehow I always feel better if I’ve gotten out

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  3. Things are pretty open here although masks and distancing are mandatory. That said I’m not comfortable with anything more than patio dining or curbside pickup at this point. Who ever imagined this would go on so long??
    Sorry your foot is hurting again and that the treatment is not covered by insurance. That is a total bummer. I hope you like the Topos.

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    • My long run hurt so I pretty sure I’m going to try the lasers. The things we do for running. I’ve saved a lot of $$ not racing so there’s that and I don’t belong to gym or pay for any other services like Peleton, etc.

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  4. My kids also celebrated Bastille Day this year as part of their French Class. They had to bring French themed lunch boxes to school and for the first time, they finished what I had packed for them, LOL!

    PS: I pray the laser therapy works and is not too expensive given its not covered by insurance. Good luck.

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    • That’s so cool about Bastille Day.

      I hope it works. I’m still hoping that I don’t need it but I may not be realistic.


  5. Yay for ice cream!

    I am so sorry about your foot! That is so frustrating!

    I can’t believe it’s been 20 weeks. It’s really unfathomable. I am jonesing for some travel. We are looking at cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains once we get settled back into some semblance of school routine. I need a few days away.

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  6. Too bad the foot is being problematic again. UGH. Do you notice any difference in your muscle tone from all the walking? I usually notice my thighs feeling more toned and firm. Keep the beautiful flower pics coming 😉

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  7. OMG 20 weeks?! I had actually stopped counting but I think you and I started working from home around the same time. It’s crazy that it’s been 5 months – and you’re right, no end in sight.

    Ugh – so sorry to hear about your foot giving you issues again 😦 I hope that it will be a short-lived issue this time.

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  8. We actually did go out for ice cream! I was a bit bummed because I really wanted the most delicious Dole Whip flavor – coconut milk – but they just changed the flavor the day before (the flavor rotates). I didn’t want raspberry Dole Whip, so I got a twist cone. That’s interesting that your foot pain goes away so fast with the shot. Bummer the other treatment isn’t covered by insurance. Is the success rate for that treatment really good? Maybe it’s worth it?

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  9. Has it been 20 weeks already? Wow!

    I am sorry you are still dealing with foot pain. I can imagine how frustrating that must be for you.

    The picture of those flowers is gorgeous! Yes, it would be a good one as a puzzle.

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