Weekly Run Down for 1.18.21-1.24.18: A Week of Celebration

The week started off with a day off to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

❤ this! I remember him saying it but it didn’t mean as much to me then as it does now.

and then in the the middle of the week, we celebrated a new US President being inaugurated.

What Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Wore to the Biden-Harris Presidential Inauguration

this was even more exciting!

Hope this means good things for all of us.

A four-day work week is always a good thing.

And I also got my first dose of the COVID vaccine. Another reason to celebrate.

Last Week –

  • Monday – Woo Hoo, a day off from work.  I started it with my longest and best Peleton ride.

45 minutes of Billy!!! No callouts, just some stories but mostly music!!

In the afternoon, I was able to take a long hike on this rest day from running.  I continued my quest for easy trails in the winter but ones with waterfalls. I have to say that I am still rather nervous about hiking where there is ice and snow.  But there’s no way around it sometimes (unless I just stay home). So I wore my Yaks, used my poles and walked very slowly.  And I didn’t fall!! Woot! Woot!

it was very icy but going by myself, I could set my own pace and I enjoyed the beautiful views.

  • Tuesday – Back to work and back to running. The temps dropped and it was still cloudy. Not happy about that but I did squeeze in a run before my appointment to get my first COVID vaccine.

and it takes me a lot longer than 30 minutes to run 3 miles these days

The vaccine took no time at all. It was so well organized. I was in and out.  I got the Pfizer vaccine so my second dose was scheduled for 21 days from today.

I felt fine so I went for a walk with a friend that evening (The arm was just a little sore.)

  • Wednesday – A rest day so on the bike before work. I got a late start so instead of a Peleton ride, I did work while on the bike. Then I took a short walk during a late lunch (after watching the Inauguration <3). And believe it or not, it was the first day that there was any sun in eons!!! Then all of a sudden, there was a snow squall and I looked like a snowman.  Just as quickly as it started, it ended and it was sunny again.

lots of flags for Inauguration Day and a mobile Pet Spa at a neighbor’s?

and I met my BFF for a longer walk after work.

In the evening, we had a running group ZOOM.  We have some snowbirds in the group and some not being able to do the weekend long runs.  It was great seeing everyone all together.

Judy was also here for a little while earlier

  • Thursday – A busy work day so I had to run after work at Ualbany and then meet my friends for a walk. Both were cold ones.  Brrr!

But first, all the bloggers celebrated Liz’s birthday.

thanks to Cari for the collage

It snowed during the morning and I was worried about the paths at UAlbany being slippery. Happy to report that they were all clear and salted.

loving the extra minutes of daylight

Afterward, I went to meet a friend for a walk.  She told me I looked like Bernie.

she may have been right lol

  • Friday – Rest Day #3 was scheduled. Appropriately since I woke up feeling like crap. Headache, achy, tired.  Not sure if it was a delayed reaction from the COVID vaccine (my friend had a bad one on day 8) or from lack of sleep and stress at work.  A normal person would just rest. Instead I did a Peleton ride (live) during my late lunch. (You know my philosophy – You rest when you die.)

OMG. I forgot how much I loved this musical and it ended with my favorite song.

I was not cured but mentally I felt better and physically no worse.

And then after work, I finally dragged myself outside for a walk with friends. Continuing on my goal to go for a walk outdoors everyday.  Someday, there may even be sunshine. Believe it or not, my headache went away. I felt energized and like a new woman.  The first step out the door is the hardest.  Glad I didn’t just give into my lethargy/sickness.

  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday. The coldest temps yet and it was sooo windy. All my friends decided to skip the run. Boy, was I tempted to as well and join the other bloggers for a indoor bike ride ZOOM.  But I drove to The Crossings and got it done. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t pretty.

there was sunshine but the wind overshadowed it.  Listened to some Peleton Rock but the cold was draining my iPhone battery.

After a soak in the hot tub and a hot shower, we headed up north for a Belated Anniversary dinner!  We walked around our marina and then had a cozy dinner in a heated igloo.

  • Sunday – Still cold but not as windy. Started my rest day with a 45 minute Peleton ride.

out of nowhere a ladybug landed on me!! So strange. A sign??

Then I set out for a longish hike hoping to explore a new place, a waterfall and not to fall on the ice!!  Well there was NO ice and several beautiful waterfalls on this crisp sunny day.  Loved this 3.5 mile out and back hike!! So many hidden gems in my area to explore.  What took me so long to find them?

Burden Pond Preserve

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday –  run, walk
  • Tuesday – rest day, bike, walk, hair appt
  • Wednesday –  run, walk
  • Thursday – Day Off, run, hike, walk with friends
  • Friday – rest day, bike, walk
  • Saturday –  LONG RUN, walk
  • Sunday – rest day, bike, walk/hike

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

I encourage you to do the same. Grab the graphic, drop your link on the host blogs and play along! Please be sure to always comment on the HOST’s blogs, as well as visit and comment on as many other blogs as you can.

Happy Running! How is your running going? Have the winter temps or snow hit? Have you signed up for any races? Virtual or In-Person? Please share.

22 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 1.18.21-1.24.18: A Week of Celebration

  1. Eee! There’s my birthday collage! I was so blown away by Cari coordinating that and you all taking part, it brought a tear to my eye! I am scared of running in the snow and ice esp as I’m self-employed and most of my work at the moment is very fast transcription, so I can’t risk breaking a wrist. Well done getting out for your walk and not falling!

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  2. You did have a lot to celebrate this week! Happy Anniversary (belated, I know, but still!) You took a lot of fun Peloton Rides I haven’t done yet. I do like Leanne.


  3. The Lake looks so pretty in winter. Glad whatever creeping crud didn’t last. Wicked or Billy JOel tomorrow morning. Depends on how long I run aka how cold it is.
    I took approximately my 3rd WFH lunch to watch the inauguration. Given how few emails I got, I think many did the same

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  4. I almost ran this morning, but walking/hiking (instead) was a smart move. There were several slick spots hidden under the snow, so had I been running I probably would also have been face-planting. Wow, great job getting that 10-miler done yesterday! As much as I miss my long runs, I’m kind of glad they’re not happening in the cold of winter. I’m trying to get outside everyday as well…the fresh air is much needed this time of year.

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  5. Hooray for getting the Covid vaccine! Sorry that you didn’t feel that great later on in the week 😦 I’ve heard that some people just have a sore arm after the first dose while some have some of the symptoms you listen.

    The Wicked ride is getting lots of great reviews – I’ll have to try it out!

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  6. You had a busy week! Congrats on getting the vaccine. My FIL is 86 and it’ll be at least another month before he and my MIL can get it. Illinois is always a mess with everything. We’ve got a Winter Storm scheduled to hit here later this afternoon. Hopefully I can get Thing 2 home from school before it starts.

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  7. Nice job on mixing up your workouts and still getting your hikes in despite the weather! Major congrats on getting in your 10-mile run when the rest of your friends bailed. Yay for getting your first Covid vaccination! Those heated igloos are adorable. What a wonderful place to enjoy your anniversary dinner!


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