Weekly Run Down for 9.13.21-9.19.21: Reno and Half Marathon Training Continue


The house was still a disaster zone.  Not just the kitchen but now the family room, as well.

Finally, I had a Saturday without a race scheduled so I was able to do my long run in preparation for my next half marathon.

Last Week:

  • Monday – They started installing kitchen floor. After emptying the family room, it was decided not to put in a new floor…UGH!  Instead we may either clean the existing carpeting or buy new carpeting (Either way, I’m NOT putting that clutter back!)

After work, I ran with the ladies in the FTC group. Always a good workout when running with others.

  • Tuesday – Normally a walk day but I had a hair appt. after work and then had to rush home for a college reunion ZOOM.

progress on the new floor

  • Wednesday – In the office today meant a walk at lunch.  There were rain and thunderstorms in the forecast. Fingers crossed that they would start late.

There was also a SOAR group run scheduled but I decided instead to run at UAlbany and follow it with a walk with my BFF (We hadn’t caught up in a while.)

The rain did come earlier than I hoped but I was able to squeeze in a few miles near work.

had to sprint to my car to avoid getting soaked.

  • Thursday – I ran before work today since I thought that we would be walking the trails after work.

the weather was glorious…why don’t I do this more often??

This week we had planned on the Water Tower trail (part of the Pinebush trail system) but many couldn’t make it so we postponed until next Thursday. Instead I met Heidi to run on the Corning bike path along the Hudson R.. The second run of the day made up for my rained shortened run the day before.

so nice to have company for a run

The kitchen reno is done for now:

still no sink, dishwasher or countertops … sigh

  • Friday – On the reno front, the kitchen was supposed to be measured for the granite countertops. I waited and skipped my lunch walk and they cancelled for the second time!!! Grrr

Not much other activity today.  After work, my tennis friends and I had tickets to hear Aztec Two Step perform Simon and Garfunkel songs.

Aztec Two-Step 2.0 SHOW REEL - The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook (Old Friends)

This was so fun but would have been even better to sing along without masks lol

Of course, we met for a delicious dinner beforehand.

  • Saturday – Back to half marathon training. Today I ran 12 miles with Sherry, Heidi and Deirdre. After, we met the others for brunch.

the humidity was a killer but as always, it’s easier with a friend.

Then I rushed home hoping the countertop guy would show up.  He did!!! Hopefully they will be installed in a week or two.

But I think going up and down the stairs to put stuff back in the cabinets (and de-cluttering at the same time) may have been more  tiring than the 12 miles.

  • Sunday – Relaxing in the sun on our boat…

picture perfect day on Lake George

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  FTC run
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run, trail group walk
  • Friday – rest day, volunteer at packet pick-up
  • Saturday – Freihofer Run for Women 5k (+5 miles)
  • Sunday  – rest day, boating/hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Malta 5k Race Recap
  • Friday – Runfessions

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33 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 9.13.21-9.19.21: Reno and Half Marathon Training Continue

  1. another solid week of training for you Darlene! I am sure it’s frustrating to have all the work stall in your kitchen but it will be fabulous when it’s done. Happy running this week enjoy your cooler temps

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  2. I guess I’m glad when we redid our kitchen it was basically adding to it, not redoing the (very) old cabinets — aside from going into our front hall closet to take space to expand our (still teeny) pantry. So at least I almost always had a functioning kitchen. Good luck!

    Very glad I ran today. Much nicer!

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  3. Great job on your long run, and having brunch with friends afterward – sounds fun!

    Ugh on the delayed kitchen remodel. Here’s hoping the granite gets installed on the early end of your expected timeframe. I’m sure the end result will be worth the wait.

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  4. Great week of activity Darlene! Sorry the kitchen reno seemed to have stalled exactly where ours did. It’s such a bummer the counter person was a no-show. Hopefully this week will bring some progress for both of us!

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  5. I think your new kitchen looks great (what is done, that is). I love the floor! Another busy and active week for you…I know that’s just the way you love it 😉

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  6. I’m glad that the countertop guy finally showed up later on in the week – I know that must have been stressful/annoying! From what I can see so far the kitchen looks awesome so far so I’m sure the end result will be great!

    The Zoom college reunion sounds pretty cool! I was supposed to have a high school reunion this year but no one from my graduating class wanted to plan it lol.

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    • I hate hate ALL the carpet….but it’s so expensive to do those floors everywhere. For now, it’s just the kitchen. Fingers crossed that the countertops will in next week.

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    • Carpeting is also impossible to keep clean. I’d get rid of it all if I had the $$$.

      Unfortunately I need one good long run before my next half. I would have run if I hadn’t already signed up for a 5k last week and one next week. We’ll have to do it next year.

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