Weekly Run Down for 7.20.20-7.26.20: Lazy Hazy Days of Summer…

Still warm, humid, lots of thunderstorm threats… a haircut is probably the only new event.


I have until Aug 31 to run/walk 1000k.  Getting there…

Of course this is getting old but another of my favorite summer races has gone virtual.

nostalgic look back to 2019

I also finally got in the mail my swag from the Steel Rail Half Marathon that I chose to run virtually in May:

what? no metal? lol

Last Week –

  • Monday – Another scorcher.  I wanted to get in a pre-work run to avoid the heat and test my new shoes.

still pretty steamy…no verdict yet since the the run was very easy as to break in my shoes

Even warmer at lunch but luckily I did not have much time to sweat on my walk.

more pretty pink flowers (Rose of Sharon?)

After work as usual, I went out in search of exercise and shade. I picked two very nearby preserves that were wooded and went along the creek at some point. It was wonderful!!

Then I met my BFF for an outdoor mall walk and talk. She broke her toe so this week it was a sit and chat.

  • Tuesday – I decided to squeeze in an early morning walk in the ‘hood

hosta time

and then a run at lunch since I had plans every day after work.

I actually drove to the rail trail because I am sick of my neighborhood.. so hot when you run at NOON!!

After work, I had my 2nd pandemic haircut (makes me feel kinda normal). Next week I hope to have my 2nd manicure!!

And I then I explored a preserve that wasn’t too far away followed by a walk on the bike path.

I had visited this trail before but not since the pandemic began

  • Wednesday – I wouldn’t normally run again but rain was predicted for later in the day and for tomorrow.

I woke up to rain but it stopped by the time I was ready to run.

70s for temp but 85% for humidity did not make this feel good (nor is my foot 😦 )

I decided for a change to drive to the park at lunch and walk on the trails there.

and met up with my “deer” friend

Fingers crossed that the storms would hold off so we could get in our weekly trail walk. Unfortunately I was the only one able to do the trails.  And the rain did hold off (though it was so humid, the rain would have felt nice.)

I did the green, blue and part of the yellow trail – would have done more if I knew the rain would hold off so long…

  • Thursday – It was supposed to rain on and off today. It rained during the night but had stopped by morning. So I started the day with my usual neighborhood walk in search of new flowers to photograph.

I don’t think I posted these before?

and then one more during lunch.  Hooray for rest days and no pressure to run between the raindrops.

got caught taking this pic and explained that I was admiring her petunias since they were nicer than mine.

In the evening, my monthly tennis dinner was scheduled.  This was the first time, we were not doing take out and sitting 6 feet apart in a park.  The threat of thunderstorms postponed this until next Thursday.

Of course, the storm never really arrived so after dinner, I decided to go on another trail walk at Normanskill Farm.

It was lovely walking along the creek but I didn’t have time to complete the whole loop since it was getting dark.

You can see from the photo above that I stopped for dessert before heading home.  As I was enjoying my ice cream cone, I realized that across the street, there was an awesome sunset.

I can’t remember the last time I watched the sun set…it’s usually when I travel to NYC or Fla. I need to remember to do more of my walks later in the evening.

  • Friday – Another rest day as always due to my long run being the next day.   I didn’t have much time today for walks but I did squeeze in two short ones in the neighborhood.

One in the morning

dahlia I think

and then one at lunch time

and a hibiscus

I did a repeat walk from Thursday but explored farther on the path.  However, no ice cream or perfect sunset tonight.

back along the Normanskill creek

  • SaturdayLONG RUN DAY. Today we were back on the rail trail so that we could meet for brunch after at Emma Cleary’s (It’s all about food lol).

Like previous weeks, it was HOT and HUMID so I arrived earlier to get in a few solo miles. Then everyone else arrived at various times.  I again took advantage of Deidre’s offer to run 10 miles with me.  She runs intervals which is fine with me. It’s all about distance in the summer time. I ran 2 miles before she and Jen arrived and then she wasn’t feeling well so we only ran 9.  11 miles was enough to deserve Emma’s strawberry stuffed French toast with  potatoes and bacon (and chocolate mile  of course).

We twinned with our Skirt Sports tanks

  • Sunday – Boating. For the first time this summer we had company (my hubby’s friend, his girlfriend, his daughter & daughter’s friend) on our boat.

that’s my hubby diving off a cliff.. me? I just floated around in a tube.

The weather was perfect and it was fun hanging out with other people for a change.

Another first was that I slept overnight on our boat.  I haven’t done it in awhile but I had Monday off from work. My hiking plans got cancelled so I decided why not run and hike here for a change of scenery.

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – run, hike
  • Tuesday –  rest day
  • 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.

26 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 7.20.20-7.26.20: Lazy Hazy Days of Summer…

  1. Looks like you made the best of the heat! We’re very hot here too but relatively dry vs the storms you’ve been getting. Seems like there was a new round of fall race cancellations this week. Wonder when this will all end finally. Pretty sunset!


  2. I love chocolate milk after a run! French toast is one of my favorite pre-long run breakfasts as well. I was looking at photos of our local marathon’s finish line from last year and dang, we were all kind of on top of one another so reluctantly it’s probably for the best that there is no racing right now.


  3. So very humid here and not missing running at the moment. You all must be in full flower bloom-everything looks gorgeous. Getting a hair cut and nails done does make me feel somewhat normal too. Nice job on the 10 miler in this heat. Thanks for linking

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    • Yes. Nice swag. Would rather have had a real race. But not much we can do about that.

      Very hot weather here. May end tomorrow and just be warm.


  4. I have not had chocolate mile post-run in forever (probably at a race LOL). I also had another race switch to virtual status last week, but didn’t feel like posting about it.This one had been indefinitely postponed from April, but they decided to “virtualize” it. It is what it is, but it is getting annoying.

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  5. Sounds like a great week! Unfortunately here in NC we’re stuck in phase 2 through Aug. 7. Ugh! It’s been tough on everyone. In May and June when it wasn’t so blazing hot and humid it wasn’t so bad because we could at least spend time outside, but now that it’s hitting upper 90’s regularly, that’s losing its appeal.

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  6. Nice job getting your runs done in the heat! I keep thinking the storms will cool things off but it seems like they just make things worse. That sunset is gorgeous! I rarely see the sun set.

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  7. Oh, your sleepover on the boat sounds fun!

    You had some gorgeous flowers this week, as well as some great nature pictures! I wish it wasn’t so buggy and humid here we could enjoy some local trails more. Your running pics also looked so strong!

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    • I do love my nature trails. I might not be doing so well during these times without them.

      My solo day off on the lake was super fun.


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