Weekly Run Down for 6.7.21-6.13.21: Hiking Adventures


I had taken a day off from work this week to go hiking with a friend and it turned out to be the warmest day of the year.

The temps did cool down a little and I managed a few runs, hikes and even a race this week.

Last Week:

  • Monday – As I mentioned, months ago I had chosen this day to go hiking. The weather decided to heat up to over 90 degrees. Not my preferred temps for hiking but at least there was no rain or mud. My friend chose a hike in the Catskills. She is a very experienced hiker so hikes that I’ve taken with her have always taken me out of my comfort zone. This one was no different but still enjoyable. We couldn’t find the parking lot for Kaaterskill Falls so instead we parked at a new Rail Trail and walked 1.5 miles to the Falls trail.  It turned out to be a nice diversion as it was flat and shady.  The falls were awesome and in hindsight I wished that I had gotten wet.  There were a zillion stairs going down to each level.  Not bad and we had lunch at the middle level but going back up…Oy!! We decided to continue on the Escarpment Trail next since someone said it was flat and easy. NOT!! Rocky, lots of climbing.  I think we made it half way to the first viewing overlook and then turned back. Almost 7 miles for the day but so needed mentally!!

we both want to go back again when it is a little cooler.

When I got home, I remembered that I had a ZOOM book club and a walk planned with my BFF.  I didn’t really like the book so I opted for the walk and chat (We even had to walk in the air-conditioned mall due to the heat.)

  • Tuesday – Still so hot and humid.  Crazy me again chose to run at noon, the hottest part of the day. My legs were also tired the previous day’s climbing. As luck would have it, it started to rain before my run which did cool things down a little, but not much. Not a pretty run but it got done.

when I was done, it was feels Like 92…ugh!!

Today’s nugget (from Fit Strong Women over 50 Podcast): Refine your best so doing your best doesn’t seem like failure.

Thunderstorms almost took out our after work walk on the rail trail. Luckily there was a break in the rain and we squeezed it in.

also saw lots of bunnies but they were too quick to photograph,

  • Wednesday – Today was our first scheduled Ice Cream run. You know how I feel about ice cream so joining this group was a no brainer. The timing worked out since I was too busy to run at lunch anyway. We met at Tawasentha Park at 6 pm (after a thunderstorm), ran/walked and then had ice cream at a nearby shop.

even though it had rained, it was so so humid and muddy so this was more a walk than a run. Made a new friend (the niece of my good tennis friend’s husband) and the ice cream was delish!

  • Thursday – As I said last week, I hate to run three days in a row but I did not run Sunday or Monday so run day 3 it was. Slow and short. It was followed immediately by a very long walk with a friend on the rail trail.

I planned on 3 but my friend arrived early… but we walked 7 miles so there’s that.

these thunderstorms keep the creek flowing

  • Friday – Rest Day finally. Not much activity beside my weekly mah jongg game and getting ready for my race the next day.

fingers crossed that the rain forecast was wrong

  • Saturday – Race Day. Rabbit Ramble 4 Miler.  Actually it didn’t feel like a race. I didn’t train for it and it was small and just something different to do with our running group. I think our goal was to finish quickly and get to brunch. And that’s what we did. Four of us ran the race and five cheered.

don’t have the official results but I think I had a PR and won my age group!!

  • Sunday – I thought we might take the boat out my my hubby decided to play tennis and then watch the finals of the French Open on TV.  I took advantage of the free time for laundry, a run, a hike and then some errands.

I decided to run on the Corning Bike Path because I hadn’t in a while.

got out too late and there was no shade so I think this run took more than twice as long as my race the day before.

Todays nugget: (from She Runs It podcast): The moment the negative stuff is taking up too much head space, it’s time to make a change.

Afterward on my way to shopping, I stopped by a trail.

An oasis in the middle of the city

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – Ice Cream run
  • Thursday – ARE Trail Run (with friends)
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – LONG Run
  • Sunday – rest day, boating or hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Rabbit Ramble 4 Mile Race Recap
  • Friday – Social Networking for Runners

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned? Have you been experiencing summer temps where you live? Any vacations planned? Please share.

34 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.7.21-6.13.21: Hiking Adventures

  1. Trader Joes has these mini cones that have a fudge coating on them. They are just perfect, in case you wanted to know this.

    This heat is just sucking the life out of me. We’re supposed to have a few cooler days in the middle of the week. I can’t wait!

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  2. OK, an ice cream run might get me to run in the afternoon. Sounds like a great routing. That hike does sound challenging. I can hike in the shade forever, but the sun beats me down.

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  3. Ice Cream Run!!! Love it!!

    I like running a race as quickly as possible to do brunch as well. Of course it hardly happens here because Brunch hasn’t fully caught on yet, but, one can hope!

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  4. I like 4 mile races! There aren’t that many here. I do the one on July 4th but this year it will be on the 3rd. Tempting to sign up. Great job on your run in the middle of the day! I know it was not easy but you got it done.

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