Weekly Run Down for 2.1.21-.2.7.21: Hello February!


New Month. And lots to be grateful for.

I get my 2nd COVID vaccine this coming week.

I have a vacation in a warmer climate planned for this month.

I will be running an in-person race.

My family and friends are all healthy.

The days are getting longer.

Spring starts next month.

Goodbye January Hello February Quote For Facebook

Last Week –

  • Monday – The snowstorm was predicted to start in the afternoon. So boy was I surprised to wait up to snow on the ground already and it was snowing.  #nevermissamonday! What to do?  I knew things would be getting worse before they got better so I waited for the snow plow/salt truck to go by and then went for a run. The worst part was going down my driveway and no shoulder on the side of the main road.

it was one of my more enjoyable runs…Lady Gaga…snowflakes on my nose & eyelashes.. and no pressure to run fast or not walk

By lunchtime, there seemed to be a lull in the snow so I drove to the local park hoping the hit the trails.  Well, I was too lazy to put on my yaks and grab my poles and getting to the trails was too icy so I just took a walk around the park.

not tempted in the least bit to work out on that equipment

After work, I was better prepared and go in a decent hike. Nope…snowing too hard. Hunkered down at home and read a book (The Vanishing Half = good one!).

  • Tuesday – Ok, I woke up to too much snow for a morning anything outdoors.

Glad I didn’t have to shovel

 It continued to snow all morning so my only option was the bike at lunch. (George to the rescue.) I set up a TV so I could use it for the Peleton app instead of my ipad or iphone.

30 minutes of pedaling to Prince

Then I shoveled out my hot tub (priorities) and checked out the roads in the ‘hood.

I had boots on or I would have run…the roads were pretty clear

After work, I was determined to get outside again. Not to run but for a long walk with friends.

  • Wednesday – No more snow but still a cold day with a lot more wind. I drove into town for a run at lunch. On my way, I ate three homemade cookies. I’m telling you this because I had more energy than normal…

New York State of mind today (hat & Jacket). Matty & I seem to have the same music tastes. So much energy that I actually did FIVE hill repeats (I never do drills!!)

I also met my BFF for a long walk before dinner.

  • Thursday – A beautiful morning. There was even sun but not much time to do much out there before work.

just outside my front door

I did go for another lunch run in town (but on different streets) and again with Matty (on Peleton).

nicest weather we’ve had in a long time. Just needed a windbreaker! Woo Hoo!

And then back to the outside mall after work for a long walk with friends.

  • Friday – Rest day.  A Bike ride at lunch. An easy decision since the weather was supposed to be nasty (but of course then it wasn’t).

a fun 45 minute break from the computer

And a trail walk at Fiver Rivers after work.

I found a path where a lot of skiers and snowshoers had packed up the snow so I was able to walk it wit just hiking boots

  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday. Finally temps near 30. (For us it is a winter heat wave). I met Sherry for 10 miles at The Crossings. I ran 3 solo and then 7 with her and my friend Stan (who showed up by surprise.) It was cold but sunny and so much less windy and cold than the previous Saturday. Last long run before my race!!

Stan is a much faster runner and he definitely pushed us. After 7 with them, I walked and left them to run another mile (at his pace.)

  • Sunday – Started the day on George. Substituted Peleton for Netflix
Image result for firefly lane

binge watched this and had to watch episode 10 of Season 1. Anyone watch this or have read the book?

Lots of snow on the trails but difficult to decide where to hike without snowshoes or X-country skis. Sherry lent me her micro-spikes and I was excited to try them out. I was afraid that the snow would not stop and I would have to postpone my hike. But around 2:30 pm, it did and I decided to explore Plotterkill Preserve.

The snow was packed so I didn’t need my spikes until I got to the bridge (the stairs were pure ice).. It was such a nice hike and it started snowing near the end. Perfect. Next time, I’ll have to go earlier so I could do all the trails. (and there was a waterfall (top right)

This Coming Week – 

  • Monday –  run, walk, ZOOM book club (The Vanishing Half)
  • Tuesday – run, COVID vaccine #2, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – rest day, bike, walk, pack
  • Thursday – flt to Fort Lauderdale, drive to N. Boca, dinner in Deerfield Beach with friends
  • Fridayrun (at sunrise), gardens and bird sanctuaries with a friend
  • Saturday –  rest day, sunrise walk, brunch with a friend, drive to FL, boat tour to lighthouse, race expo
  • Sunday – Race Day – Publix A1A Fort Lauderdale Half Marathon, explore Fort Lauderdale, boat ride on the New River

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Doing any virtual races? Are you venturing outdoors in the sub zero temps?  Any knitters out there? How about succulents? Please share.

43 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 2.1.21-.2.7.21: Hello February!

  1. You need to get down here asap. The weather is FINE! Glad to see you attended to your priority of getting that hot tub shoveled out! I want to watch FIrefly Lane but it looks like I’ll be on my own for that one. Caveman gave it a veto.

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  2. So what you’re telling me is that cookies work for good pre-run fuel? I once had a slice of apple pie before a run and the run went well so I think we might be on to something, lol.

    Hope all goes well with the second vaccine shot this week!

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    • I agree. The wind is the worst. It makes a cold run unbearable. Feel bad ass. If I could run last Sat (-10 wind chill) I can do anything. It will be a shock when I run in the Fla humidity. I will not complain!

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    • I love hiking in the snow. Not a fan of running in yak trax or falling.

      I got lucky today. The trails were awesome after the snow and then it started again near the end.

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  3. I did read the book Firefly Lane but for the life of me, I don’t remember what it was about, lol. I’ll check out the movie.

    Have so much fun in Florida! I’m so jealous. It’s just miserable here.

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    • The first season is not the whole book anyway. I read it too and didn’t remember.

      Florida will be here next year and with fewer restrictions. You are lucky to have some real races and beautiful trails.

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  4. I’m loving your snowy photos — from a distance! LOL on opting out of the intervals. I usually play along with those, but skip any drills in the warm-up. 😉 I have not seen that Netflix show – is it good?

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    • I can’t wait for that distance from the snow as well.

      It is a total check flick but I read the book and did enjoy it. Hopefully there will be Season 2. It leaves you up in the air.

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  5. Yes, I’m excited to hear how your half goes! So bummed I’m not running it this year, but excited for the runners who are (including my husband.) Sounds like you have an awesome week coming up!

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    • Are you coming to cheer on your husband? Running in Fla humidity will be a shock to my system. But I will try to just enjoy the race. Can’t wait to leave.

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  6. Elizabeth is watching firefly too.
    Enjoy Lauderdale. Wish I felt comfortable enough to do it with you.
    Is the local park from Monday the one where I met you for that quick hi? Need to find that 80s run. Did a good walk today

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    • It’s ok. I definitely will miss you. You’re the reason I signed up. At least we had Bermuda. (I sound like Bogart.)

      I plan to enjoy my get away. Just need a break form work and running in snow/ice.

      Yes, the same park.

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  7. You have a wonderful list of amazing things. I love it.

    I read The Vanishing Half in about two days. It was soooo good. I’m not really interested in Firefly Lane. That’s not my genre at all.

    So glad you were able to get out in spite of all the snow. Florida is going to be positively hot compared to what you’ve got going on up there!

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