Weekly Run Down for 5.24.21-5.30.21: Back to Normal?

By back to normal, I mean that for the second weekend in a row, I had a RACE on my schedule.

I also got my hair cut and my nails done 🙂

And I played mah jongg with my friends for the first time since March 2020.

In addition, NYS removed the mask mandate for indoors and outdoors (as long as you are vaccinated.)

Last Week:

  • Monday – After a steamy few days, a front came through and cooled things down. I waited until lunch time to run so it was sunny and warm but at least there was a breeze.

lilacs are gone but now it’s iris time!

  • Tuesday – It was a busy work day with a hair appt scheduled for after work. Just a rest day! I have taken up weeding my garden as cross training.
  • Wednesday – After work, we had our second SOAR run scheduled at UAlbany. A fun run with new and old running friends.

But with the threat of thunderstorms, in case it was canceled, I decided to run at lunch (in the heat of the day!!)

And I was right, it did rain. The run was not cancelled but I decided to skip it.

  • Thursday – Today I squeezed in a quick run during lunch. I ran to a fairly new trail and then back to my car.

After work, I picked up my race packet for Sunday’s race

nice 1/2 zip

and then went for a walk with two friends on the rail trail.

haven’t found one in a long time so this was nice

  • Friday – Rest Day. It was supposed to rain all day so I didn’t plan much outside activity. I played mah jongg for the first time since last March!! Happy to be re-united with these wonderful women. And I remembered how to play!!

National Mah Jongg League 2021 Standard Size Scorecard - Mah Jongg Card: Toys & Games - Amazon.com

  • Saturday – Rest Day #2. I know I should rest but the trails were calling. Unfortunately the rain postponed my walk until later in the day. I tried to decide what to wear for my race which I thought since it was on Memorial Day weekend, I could wear a skirt and a tank… Forecast was for 40 degrees and rain!!!

went back n forth but eventually settled on the skirt with compression calf sleeves and a LONG sleeve shirt.

  • Sunday – Race Day! Miles on the Mohawk 10 miler. As I mentioned, summer had seemed to have come and gone. And it was freezing (in the 40s) and it poured for 8 of the 10 miles.  Still had fun and glad to have done another in-person race.

I think I spent the rest of the day warming up in front of the fireplace (Is it really May 30??)

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  HOLIDAY – DAY OFF – hiking
  • Tuesday – run, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run, walk with friends, Scrabble night for charity
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – Long Run or 5K
  • Sunday – rest day, boating/hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Miles on the Mohawk 10 Mile Race Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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36 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 5.24.21-5.30.21: Back to Normal?

    • Your trails looks so pretty. I wish mine were close enough to squeeze in a run.

      Today was freezing and rain, No fun for race day.


  1. I think it’s supposed to warm up here as the week goes on. I did sign up for a 10k trail race in July. There are longer distances but it’s really technical AND it’s July… lol

    Congrats on your race! Isn’t it great having live races again?

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  2. Sounds like you had a really nice week. Getting to see friends again is a big plus to getting the vaccine. Nice bling for the race. Sorry the conditions weren’t better, but glad you had fun. It’s supposed to be down to 40°F here in the morning. Was 50 this morning, but felt a lot colder.

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  3. Great week! I have a hard time warming up after a cold run. I need a hot shower and a lot of hot coffee! I’m still wearing a mask in most public places. I have to at PT and church, and want to at the grocery store and getting take-out. I’d take it off with friends, though.

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  4. yay for getting your hair and nails done! I am totally feeling like things are getting back to normal. Having a blast in Chicago where things are very much back to normal. No races for a while still! I will live through your racing adventures


  5. So glad you got another race in the books for this year so far but too bad it rained for most of it. I guess that just makes for a new memory!
    Our weather here has been all over the place lately, 90 one day and 57 the next! We leave for Florida in a few days and I can’t wait!
    Happy Memorial day! -M

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  6. Sounds like we all had non-seasonal weather this week, especially over the weekend. It was a major guessing game for our bike ride yesterday…temps were low-60F’s, which is borderline “cold” for bike riding, but we were on a sheltered trail (plenty of trees for wind cover). I LOVE that jacket from your race!

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  7. Wow, crazy how cold it was! We ended up with a pretty nice memorial day weekend, and its going to be so steamy this week (high of 98 next Saturday!)

    Glad you are reunited with your friends for mah jonng! Sounds like a great group.

    Congrats on the 10 mile race!

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  8. It’s crazy how it’s gotten so cold again! What is going on? I assure you, it’s not the same down here.

    How great that you got to play mah jong with your friends again. I’m sure that felt so wonderful. It’s so nice to have things returning to normalish.


    • Yes, things are getting back to normal…slowly. I can’t be happier.

      Very cold this past weekend and then next weekend summer is predicted. What happened to spring?


  9. Congrats on your race and I love the picture of you in front of the green RUN sign!

    The weather truly was crazy here this past weekend and I’m glad I missed most of it. We just got home from sunny Florida and it’s 75° and threatening to rain here at home.

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  10. Sounds like things are indeed back to normal for you! Bummer that it was so cold and rainy during your race though. You can imagine that that’s how the previous 3 weeks were for us every damn day!! hopefully the weather is already perking up for you.

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