Weekly Run Down for 6.21.21-6.27.21: Summer has officially arrived…

We’ve already had some 90 degree days but the longest day came and went this past week. It is now officially Summertime!

Of course that can also mean crazy weather. 90 degrees one day, 60 the next….

I plan to enjoy those extra hours of daylight each evening (with lots of walks, runs, hikes) as the days will be getting shorter. Sigh.

Last Week:

  • Monday – Well, I finally decided to run before work since it was going to be very hot and humid and I was still working from home. It was already hot but glad that I did it. Someone recommended listening to Tina Muir’s Running for Real podcast. It was a nice diversion to be listening to someone who was also running at the same time.  I think prefer my other podcasters because I like to take my mind off my run (if that makes sense).

My new tanks says: ew, running but I really felt ew, humidity.

Today’s Nugget (from Running for Real podcast: We say “We don’t have time.” Not true. The real reason for not doing something (running, working out, seeing friends, etc.) is that our priorities are not there.

I am definitely guilty of giving that excuse. We all can make time for exercise and our friends if we feel that it is important. But we all have different priorities. If going to the gym is a priority that you re-arrange things and make time for it. If running with a friend is a priority then you again, you make it happen.

After dinner, I went for a walk with my BFF. We had planned to walk outside but with the intense heat and thunderstorm threat, we chose the mall. Unfortunately, COVID hours are in place so it closes at 7 pm. You can still walk (even though stores are closed) but it got hot and stuffy so we did finally go outside.

  • Tuesday – I woke up to needed rain (and it continued to rain all day) but it didn’t bother me since it was a rest day. I was happy that it did stop by 5 pm so I could walk with friends after work.  What a difference between today (in the 60s) and yesterday (90 and humid).

perfect temps for a long walk on the rail trail.

  • Wednesday – Wednesday evenings I have two choices for group runs – SOAR (womens only run) and an Ice Cream run.

The ice cream run met at Six Mile Waterworks (part road and part trail around a lake) followed by a visit to Coldstone creamery.

Surprisingly I decided to attend the SOAR group run.  I prefer local ice cream shops (not chains) and SOAR is every other Wednesday so I can do the ice cream run next week (and Six Mile Waterworks is the group trail run location for next week, as well).

We met at the Corning bike path and I ran 3 miles with a variety of women. Running with others is so much more enjoyable than running alone. I met new runners and my pace was faster than usual. Win. Win.

and I made it my own ice cream run lol

  • Thursday – My favorite night of the week: Summer Trail Run Series (STRS).  I met up with new and old friends and explored a new location. We ran around Indian Ladder Farms (famous for its cider donuts in the fall) … so fun!  Indian Ladder Farms also has a brewery so we all stayed after the run for a drink and snack.

another beautiful trail…that is strawberry rhubarb hard cider

  • Friday – Rest Day.  I decided today that I would at least be active. I walked before work. I had hoped to bike at lunch and then hike after work but neither of those things happened.

just admiring flowers in my ‘hood

I ended the day with my weekly mah jongg game.

  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday. I had new appliances being delivered so I had to stay local.  We all met at the Rail Trail at various times for various distances. I wanted to run a few miles before my friends arrived but Sherry was already there when i arrived at 7:15 so  I ran 4 miles with her and then Jan and Deirdre joined us for 4 more HUMID miles. Afterward, as usual, everyone gathered for brunch.

  • Sunday – Hiking Boating Sunday. Another scorcher of a day.  too hot for a hike. The only solution was to spend the day on the lake. It was very breezy so quite comfortable.

aaah! we docked at 3 different islands and stayed cool

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run, walk with friends
  • Tuesday – rest day, hair appt
  • Wednesday – Ice Cream run (with friends)
  • Thursday – ARE Trail Run (with friends)
  • Fridayrun, walk with friends, mah jongg
  • Saturday – LONG Run, rest day, walk with friends, boating?
  • Sunday – rest day, Firecracker 4 race, boating?

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Mid-Year Review
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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34 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.21.21-6.27.21: Summer has officially arrived…

  1. I can’t believe the days will be getting shorter now. It’s always disappointing when that happens but at least there is alot of summer left! No plans for the 4th at this point. I’m sure there will be plenty of running though!

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  2. It’s nice to have more daylight hours in the summer. I’m always still surprised when it’s not dark outside at 8pm.

    That’s so true about making time for the things you really want to do and making them a priority. I always look at my work schedule ahead of time to plan my workouts since sometimes I have evening or early morning calls/meetings. But like the podcast mentioned, it’s a priority for me so I find the time.

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  3. Of all the people I know, you’re the best at making running look super fun! All those group runs, the ice cream, the cider, and gorgeous photos! Next time someone tells me running is boring, I’m going to direct them to your blog.
    Yes, love that quote- we definitely have time for the things we really want to do.

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  4. What a nice week of running/activities you had. I agree with jenny, above, that you make running look super fun. I too love the spring and summer months with all the daylight hours. It’s hard when it’s dark at 6 pm.

    I agree with the quote most of the time. There are days when there just aren’t enough hours to get everything done and all the other things are a higher priority. Not often, but they do happen. I guess that’s a case of “there’s always an exception to every rule.”

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  5. I’ve said this before, but the summer solstice is such a buzzkill because it means the days will be getting shorter. IS it any wonder I actually look forward to the winter solstice LOL? That said, I am grateful for every minute of daylight and warmth…so I keep the complaining to the minimum. That David tank!!

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    • Love that tank. Makes me smile.

      I agree. We need to take advantage of those extra hours now. You can stay in the house in the evening during the winter.


  6. A very good week end of sport, congrats!
    Before my retirement I used to run before going to work so I was sure to follow my scheduled plan. When I made my workouts in late afternoon sometimes, for some reasons, I skipped the runs so I changed my mind.
    I like the shorter days but only why here the weather is mainly good in winter too.


    • It’s hard for me to get my runs in when it is dark after work.

      I run better in the morning but struggle to get out there early enough.

      That being said, if I plan a run or walk with someone else after work, then I do it!


  7. You continue to amaze me with how busy you are! I would agree with that quote about making time for the things that are important. I always make time to run. Even today, I had some workmen coming to my house, so I got up and out the door very early. It was also a good way to beat the heat.

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    • Summer is more busy because the more ight there is, the more things that can get done.

      Yes, we make time when things are important like running. But sometimes, other things become more important.


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