Weekly Run Down for 3.29.21-4.4.21: What Happened to Spring?

We got lucky with spring temps last week but this week, it seemed like winter again. Typical spring in the NE.

Fingers crossed that spring will return next week again.

Last Week:

  • Monday – Nasty weather in the morning – cloudy, cold with very high winds.  I decided to postpone my run until after work. At least the sun came out and it warmed up a bit but it still was very windy.

started out in the neighborhood but ended up on the rail trail – new sighting: a dog grave

Then I had to rush home for a mah jongg group book ZOOM. We discussed The Book of Lost Names. So fun to see everyone again (at least virtually.)

  • Tuesday – A busy work day so I decided not to run and instead do a quick walk in the park at lunch

oops I forgot my phone so no pics. Did you walk in the park today??

and then a long walk with friends after work (followed by dinner with them).  Unfortunately the evening ended badly with either a stomach flu or food poisoning (haven’t been that sick since I was kid.)

  • Wednesday – Still a windy day and rain/snow predicted for later and tomorrow. Still not feeling 100% but decided to try an easy run at lunch. I drove to a nearby neighborhood.

warm but very windy, saw my first daffodils and didn’t puke…win win.

After work, I always have that cooped up feeling and decided that I needed some fresh air.  And it hadn’t started raining…yet.

a long walk at Normanskill Farms = just what the doctor ordered

  • Thursday – Ugly rainy day.  Bike time at lunch and a walk with friends after work (back at the outside mall to stay dry). On my drive home, it started to sleet then snow.

still no blooms…poor cold daffodils

  • Friday – Winter temps returned.  Managed to squeeze in a cold walk at lunch. April (snow) showers bring May flowers, right?

maybe that’s why my Christmas Cactus is confused…

After work, I resorted to a mall walk and was treated to this on my way home. Glad I didn’t skip the walk.

  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday.  12 miles on my schedule and I picked Zim Smith for our group run.  We hadn’t been there in ages and we all love brunch after at Leah’s Cakery. Of course, that was the plan before our unexpected snowfall. Fortunately the path was clear, the sun was shining, no wind and the chilly temps actually were perfect for a long run. I ran the first 7 miles with Stan and Sherry. Luckily Stan left since his pace is way faster than mine.  I ran the next 4 with Sherry and dragged myself through the last mile solo.

the best part was the chocolate milk, quiche and brownie recovery (and yes it was chilly after when you are sweaty).

  • Sunday –  Hiking Sunday continued but an early one since it was Easter and I had to go to dinner at my MIL’s. I was not expecting how much I loved this one (Beebe Hill Trails). A decent climb, pond and creek view, lean-to, old cemetery and a Fire Tower!! (more pics on FB & IG)

I need to go back when I have more time to explore the other trails here.

After a huge meal and this:

Ever heard of Duck Donuts? My first experience. Yum.

I decided on a second hike.  This time it was a trail I had found out about but had forgotten about.  It lets you view the Cohoes Falls from the opposite side.  Th eonly problem was the MUD. I was covered to my knees lol

but I did make it to the end

This Coming Week on the Run – 

  • Monday –  run, walk with BFF
  • Tuesday – rest day, bike, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – DAY OFF, run, hike
  • Thursday – run, walk with friends
  • Friday – rest day, bike, walk
  • Saturday – Long Run (Taper 10)
  • Sunday – rest day, bike, walk/hike

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Five Year Predictions: Past and Future
  • Friday – Advice for Recovering from the COVID Vaccine

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Doing any virtual races? Any in-person races planned? Any goals for April? Is it warming up where you live? Any April showers? Please share.

31 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.29.21-4.4.21: What Happened to Spring?

  1. Ugh on the stomach bug. Glad it didn’t last long. Your dedication to getting outside is inspiring. I need a new after work routine. We have a Duck Donuts very close by. They are my favorite type (cake donuts) but luckily I’m not a huge donut fan.

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    • I’m not a big donut fan either. Other desserts I prefer.

      I don’t have a treadmill so there’s that. But I did skip a run due to weather.


  2. Wow, you did have some crazy weather. Wind… sleet… snow… good job on getting outside so much in spite of it all. Are you training for a race? You did a twelve-miler and mentioned a “taper” coming up.
    Love the sunset picture!

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  3. Winter most definitely resurged here this past week as well. With temps in the teens and high winds, it was miserable! Sorry to hear about the stomach bug. Those are the worst. Those donuts look delish. I’ve heard of Duck Donuts but I’ve no clue where to get them,

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  4. It sounds like you had a great week of workouts! I think it must have snowed all the way up the east coast on Thursday. We even had snow flurries on our drive home from the farm.

    We have a Duck Donuts near the beach house. In fact, they originated not too far south of Corolla (where our beach house is located) in Duck, NC. Everyone seems to love them, but I’m not a fan of their donuts…

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    • Happy Easter to you too. It’s not strange to have snow here in the spring. In fact it snowed on my birthday last year!!

      Looking forward to see what hiking place you find for this week. I am trying to find one for Wed and then Sunday. We have so many to choose from.


  5. Welp We’ve got your weather here Darlene!!!

    I know what you mean about being feeling cooped up after work. Honestly I’m soooooooo sick of working from home now.

    UGH on the food poisoning!! awful!

    glad you did get some good hikes in as well as your other activity.


    • Working from home has its benefits – freedom of dress and travel but I miss getting dressed and seeing people face to face.


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