As I mentioned last week, we are now expected to work in the office at least three days a week. I am not a happy camper….
But due to a day off, I only worked in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday.
It was very strange and really impacted my running and other stuff but it is what is is.
- Monday – I had taken the day off so I could participate in the Lake George Hike-a-thon. Since my hubby does not enjoy hiking and had to work, my friend subbed in.
I registered early and chose one of my favorite trails – The Pinnacle.
There were 22 sites and over 700 participants. Our hike started at 10 am and it was just a mile to the top. Then we had to wait until 11:19 for a helicopter to fly over and take our photo.
There was a reception afterward and then we into town, got lunch and my hubby took us out on the boat.
We got so lucky – it was the most perfect weather of the summer.
- Tuesday – My first day back at the office. It was hard to remember how to dress and what to do in the morning to get ready.
Again this week, weather was an issue. With the threat of rain/thunderstorms, I was hoping that I could motivate myself to get up very early and run…NOPE!!
I did go for a HOT HUMID BUGGY walk at lunch (since my mid-day runs could no longer occur) and then it rained most of the afternoon.
I planned to meet my friends for our usual Tuesday after work walk on the rail trail but they decided to bail due to the threat of thunderstorms.
I decided to risk it and go on my own. It never rained and the sun even came out. Unfortunately, the earlier rain did nothing to lower the humidity. But I actually felt too energetic to walk and so I ran.
Today’s Nugget (from Ali on the Run podcast interview with Sarah Lesko from Oiselle): “I have my own running goals but the most important goal is to support other people.” Some days I have felt that way with my friends.
Wednesday – SOAR run or Ice Cream run??? Tough decision. With thunderstorms in the forecast, I DID get up for a short run.
Yesterday I felt so lethargic at work and after I went for a run in the evening, I felt so much better. So I decided to run before work to see if it gave me more energy at work.
Today’s Nugget (from Ali on the Run podcast interview with Sarah Lesko from Oiselle cont.): “The moment the negative stuff is taking up too much head space, it’s time to make a change.” Yup with running and life.
Again I walked at lunch. I avoided the buggy nature path and just walked around the outdoor mall.
And after work, I decided on the Ice Cream run. Not for the ice cream but for the location. The SOAR run was going to be at the Crossings where I will be running on Mondays so I’d rather go someplace different. In this case – Five Rivers Environmental Center.
As happened on Tuesday, there were afternoon rain/thunderstorms. They stopped but there still was a threat of rain. As a result, only 4 of us braved the weather for this run…actually a trail run. Although the skies were dark and there was thunder in the distance, we managed to stay dry. The downside was that the other runners run trails fast. As I attempted to keep up, I wound up falling. Nothing serious other than some bruises, a cut on the ankle and mud on me everywhere. The scariest part was that when I fell, my phone fell out of my pocket. I had to go back and I did find it!!! Phew. Remind me never to enter a trail race…
We did get ice cream after and the skies opened up as we were eating it. Perfect timing!!
- Thursday – Back working from home today …so happy. Unfortunately the weather Gods were mad at me. It rained all morning on and off. I wanted to run during an early lunch….if it weren’t for the RAIN.
Finally I decided to get in my car and go for it (since there was a possibility that the evening run would be canceled.) It was only drizzling when I started but then it started to pour.
Yes, I got wet but I didn’t melt.
Today’s Nugget (from Ali on the Run podcast interview with Sarah Lesko from Oiselle cont.): “A third of my weekly running miles are walking. And my running is getting better and faster. I count them both the same. The only downside is that walking takes longer.” Hmmm. I do not count my walking miles. Maybe I should?
And my favorite run of the week was tonight’s evening group trail run. The location was Peebles Island.
I went last week and got rained on. So I had no excuse not to go tonight. So off I went hoping that some of my friends would be there to share the
misery fun. Well, it rained before and after but not a drop during. Got lucky again!
- Friday – Finally scheduled rest day. The forecast AGAIN was for rain. Still at lunchtime, it hadn’t started yet. So I headed to a nearby trail for a walk.
- Saturday – Back to a long run with my peeps. It was great to have company for part of my 8 miles on the Nisky Bike Path. The temps were not really warm but boy was it humid.
Afterward we all gathered for brunch. I am so lucky to be part of this group.
Recovery was getting my nails done, doing grocery shopping, laundry and weeding. I think my recovery activities were more tiring than the run lol
- Sunday – Boating or hiking or both or neither? All weather dependent but most likely since my hubby has an AM tennis match, I will go hiking early and see if the rain stays away for the afternoon.
And I was correct, I did decide on hiking and spent a lovely day on the trails and beyond before the rain came.
First I hiked to the gazebo at Pilot Knob (on the opposite side of Lake George from Mondays hike). Then I continued to the waterfall (which I had visited last fall but at that time, there was no water.) I was glad to have gone early because it was very crowded when I was done.
Since I had driven over an hour, I decided to stay for awhile. I did a short walk around Edgecomb Pond and then headed to Bolton Landing (where we keep our boat.) No boating today but I walked around town admiring all the flowers
especially the waterlilies at the Sagamore Hotel.
Eventually it did rain but not until I was almost home.
This Coming Week on the Run–
- Monday – DAY OFF – hiking, FTC run
- Tuesday – rest day, walk with friends
- Wednesday – Ice Cream run
- Thursday – ARE Trail Run
- Friday – rest day, mah jongg
- Saturday – LONG Run
- Sunday – rest day, boating/hiking
This Coming Week on the Blog –
- Tuesday – Firecracker 4 Race Recap
- Friday – Why Watch the Olympic Trials
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