Weekly Run Down for 8.17.20-8.23.20: Day Tripping, Biking and Butterflies


I went hiking on my day off at the beginning of the week and ended the week with another day trip (to a tennis party).  I started riding my bike and had a few butterfly sightings this week.

My SIXTH 2020 Half Marathon has been cancelled. TWO (including this one) had NO refunds and NO deferrals.

Ten of us reserved a house in NH that weekend… may still go if it is safe. Still bummed about NO race (and no finish line beer or lobster roll.)

Last Week –

  • Monday – A day off from work. I had my fingers crossed that the weather would cooperate and I could take a road trip and hike with a old friend and former co-worker, Molly.  We decided on Vroman’s Nose because of its scenic views.  Both the weather and views were perfect.  We also met up with my running friends who joined up on the hike.

It actually was less steep and a shorter, easier hike than I expected 

After the hike, we all went out to brunch.  Then I convinced Molly to hike some more (especially after those blueberry pancakes). We headed to Landis Arborteum.  There were lots of trails and interesting trees.  So worth it.

I hope to go back next spring when the lilacs are in bloom.

  • Tuesday – The day started with a follow-up podiatrist appointment followed by a run. I explained to doctor about my zero-drop theory and then we discussed my other foot (bunion pain)… exercises, tape and 2 months to follow-up. She was happy that my neuroma no longer hurt.

started on the rail trail and took a turn off to a hilly road…the temps made this one pretty pleasant (is fall on the way? hope not)

Just a quick walk at lunch (I was going to try out my bike but the front tire was flat 😦 )

another flower pic. what did you expect? lol

I headed for the trails after work – Hannacroix Ravine Preserve (which I had planned on re-visiting last week but never did).  I forgot to download the map and I had no cell service so I just followed the red signs up and down and over small creeks hoping that it was a loop. I eventually met a couple and asked them.  I was almost done at that point and all I had to do was turn right at the main road and walk down a ways to the parking lot. Phew!

 2.5 mile loop and really enjoyable…

When I got home, my hubby had put air in my bike tires and I actually rode my bike.  It needs some work but it’s rideable.

  • Wednesday – Too busy at work to walk or run before work or during lunch. Too bad because it was a nice coolish day.

But I did get in my run after work.  I drove to the Voorheesville end of the rail trail (because the art exhibit was finally finished) and ran from there and back.

the artwork was amazing!!! I also bumped in someone I taught with eons ago.

  • Thursday – Again I skipped my morning walk but I did squeeze a short one in during lunch.

amazingly this butterfly just sat there…

Our weekly Trail Walk got changed this week to today and a new location – Thacher Park. First we walked the Indian Ladder trail and then another looped trail.

lots of stairs, great views but not a big waterfall this time of year

followed by dinner on Warner’s Lake.

great food, company and view but actually a little chilly outside (fall-like temps)

  • Friday – Rest Day Friday. No time to run or walk before work so I took out the bike.

yes it was a little chilly this morning…and I need to get a helmet but just a 15 min ride in the neighborhood

And another ride during lunch on a beautiful sunny day (My rest days always have the best weather….)

haven’t figured out how to take pics and ride…don’t worry, I’ll walk and hike too so I can post those flower pics…

This has become a weekly thing…post work walk with two former co-workers.  Great way to end the week and chat. We met on the rail trail but at a different spot to vary the walk route.

met some ‘deer” friends too

  • SaturdayLONG RUN DAY. Today we chose the Corning bike path to run/walk.  I started earlier as usual and then met the others. I did heart rate intervals with Jan and ended up with 11 miles total.

it wasn’t hot or sunny but boy was it humid!!!

Then we all picked up our brunch items at Baking You Crazy and ate them outdoors at Chris’ house.

I saw this butterfly in my garden out back, then on the wall and finally IN my garage on my bike seat…weird!

  • Sunday – Normally I would be boating on Lake George with the hubby.  But today was an annual party at a house on the Schroon River with my tennis friends.

tennis, eating, swimming…glad to keep up our tradition

After the party, I planned to stay overnight on my boat so on Monday (a day off), I could get in an early run and then some hikes in the Adirondacks.

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – run, hike
  • Tuesday –  rest day, hair appt
  • Wednesday –  run, trail walk
  • Thursday – run 
  • Friday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Saturday – LONG RUN 
  • Sunday – rest day, Boating on Lake George

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24 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 8.17.20-8.23.20: Day Tripping, Biking and Butterflies

  1. Sorry about your race but I hope you make the trip out to NH. Just b/c the race folded is no reason why you can’t go for a run and get a beer and lobster roll afterwards! Oh 2020, the year when we have to make our own fun. I had registered for a bunch of 2020 races back in the “olden days” before the pandemic and so far not one has shafted me. They’ve either given refunds or deferred to the next year. I wish your races would take the hint and do the same.

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  2. That’s too bad about another race being cancelled. Hopefully you can still go on your trip and make the best of it. We had a little break from the heat last week but now its back already!

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  3. What a fun week! Yay on the bike! I just posted on Cari’s blog that I haven’t done a double digit run in months. I will definitely half to ramp up carefully whenever I decide to.

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  4. I’m envious of all the great trails and tree-lined paths you have to run/walk/hike. I live in north Florida and the majority of our trees were wiped out during hurricane Michael a couple years ago. As a result, there are no shady paths/trails anywhere nearby and it’s just too hot (and humid) without them. Not that we had much to choose from before that, as we’re basically a “sand bar” here on the Gulf Coast. Such a bummer that your cancelled races don’t even defer…doesn’t make any sense to me. Anyway, I enjoy living vicariously through you on your beautiful nature treks! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Hope the thunderstorms didn’t bother you last night. We had some pretty good rain & storm — no need to water the new bushes! Yesterday, anyway, they definitely need some today.

    Good luck with whatever hikes you choose to do today.

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  6. Wait…is that a bike I see? 😉 Good for you! Biking has wormed its way back into my life this summer, and will be my main fitness endeavor (at least for cardio) for awhile. It’s great on the hot days, but very chilly on the cool mornings.

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    • I enjoy the diversion and that I can go out for 15 min. I need to gt a bike rack to bike more interesting places. Just procrastinating on a trunk rack or a trailer hitch&rack.

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