Weekly Run Down for 3.15.21-3.21.21: Welcoming Spring and My One Year Anniversary!


March 17, in addition to being St. Patrick’s Day was my ONE year anniversary of working from home.

my office and co-worker have not changed.

Spring also officially began.  Still waiting to see those blooms… And for those temperatures to rise!!!

But I am loving the extra hour of daylight.  Let the after work hikes begin….

And so I completed another milestone in my 52 Hike Challenge:

9 new ones and 15 from last year

Last Week:

  • Monday – Winter had returned with 0 degrees wind chill so I waited until after work to do my run. Still chilly and windy.

looks pretty with that blue sky but I was cooold!!!

  • Tuesday – Busy work day so only two walks. One at lunch and a longer one after work with a friend.
  • Wednesday – Still busy at work but I did have time to squeeze a run in at lunch.  A little warmer and less windy but pretty dreary out.

I made sure to wear my green for St. Patrick’s Day. Did you?

The best part of my day was my after work hike to Five Rivers… no snow, flowing water, deer, etc… so relaxing.

  • Thursday – I should have run before work but I was hoping that the rain would hold off. Nope. it was pouring at lunchtime so NO run for me. That also meant we were back at the outdoor mall for our after work walk.
  • Friday – Rest Day! It was sunny and since I skipped my run on Thursday, I was tempted to run but I never run the day before my long run so I walked instead.

I was hoping for some sign of spring at Pinehollow Arboretum…none seen but still beautiful

  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday returned.  With the snow all melted, we were able to choose one of the bike paths. Six of us met at the rail trail.  Some running, some walking and various distances and paces.  I seem to be dragging the caboose these days so still glad to have company for most of the miles.  It was even warm enough to have brunch outdoors.

the sun made it feel so much warmer than the temps…overdressed lol

Though my legs were a little tired, we were getting a new roof put on our house.  Too noisy to stay home so I set out on another hike, a nearby one.

sooo sooo muddy. Will not repeat this one for a while. (Normans Kill West)

  • Sunday – It was even nicer today…that meant it was a hiking day!!! I have a new challenge too. Columbia County Hike 5 (or 10) Challenge. I had two new ones on the plan for today.  I LOVED them both.

Ooms Conservation Areagreat views of the mountains and the lake and more… could have stayed all day

I got a recommendation about this trail while I was at Ooms.

Hand Hollow Conservation Area – wooded trail with creek views and a lake

Six miles for the day and I didn’t finish all the trails.

This Coming Week – 

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

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Doing any virtual races? Any in-person races planned? How’s your weather and its impact on your running? Any signs of spring? Please share.

34 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.15.21-3.21.21: Welcoming Spring and My One Year Anniversary!

    • Hiking appears to my jam these days. Esp since my running is dragging. I think this week we will see an improvement in temps…unfortunately it never lasts. So I plan to enjoy it!!

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  1. I was whining about our 32F temps yesterday morning, but really it was perfect running weather. Now a wind chill of zero would have me on my treadmill! My last day at the office was March 20th (although most people stopped coming in on the 13th), so now I’ve been a year working from home, but more than that away from my fitness classes, which I seemed to have quite by the beginning of March. Maybe I’ll be back by June.

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  2. Wow, one year! Will you ever go back to the office?

    It’s going to be fun to watch spring emerge on the trails, isn’t it? The Ice Age Trail segment where I do most of my hiking has a segment challenge that I think I’m going to do over the summer. It’s a total of 50 miles, obviously, not all at once, lol

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    • Unfortunately we will. Not sure when.

      Yes. Love my trails. It’s fun seeing how they change through the seasons.

      50 miles. Wow.

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  3. It’s amazing how much “better” everything has gotten in just a few weeks. Being outdoors without freezing…having daylight…getting to see other people…all the running…vaccines. Life is good.

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  4. Seems like it was cold & blustery everywhere last week, especially early on. Another busy week for you, though. Great job staying so active!

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  5. I am impressed with your 10 mile runs on the weekends. Great job! One year of working from home. Hard to believe but at the same time that is reality. Last week it was windy and with the time change I struggled a lot. Here’s to hoping that this coming week is better.

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  6. I marked one year of working from home last Monday and I honestly still can’t wrap my head around it! What a crazy time. The weather last week was so weird between the sunshine, freezing cold temps and rain, but I think this week will be much better.

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    • I was so naïve. I thought we’d be back in a few weeks…now I have no idea when ..fall?
      I agree the forecast for this week looks great…at least until Friday.

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  7. Spring is most definitely here in central NC. All of the cherry trees, Forsythias, Bradford Pear trees, and all of the little flower bulbs are coming up. It’s beautiful! Now if only the wind would calm down a bit.

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  8. A whole year..who would have thought! At least you have cute company with the cat!

    The weather was all over the place; hopefully this week will be true spring weather across the board 🙂

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    • Yes. But I have to lock them out because they walk in the keyboard. Lol

      It’s warming up here too but today it’s rainy and then a cool down for next week. Typical spring.

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    • I am loving working from work…. I have so much more freedom re: walking and running and clothes. But I do miss my hotel pts and my visits to NYC.

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