Weekly Run Down for 9.20-9.26.21: WFH and Race Week


Good News! I applied to work from home until at least Dec. 31. And it got accepted!! And I have my COVID booster shot scheduled (very happy about this!!!)

Bad News! We were still eating on paper plates! And our washing machine broke! And my car headlight quit! (That’s three, right?)

On the running front: This week included a half marathon taper and my favorite 5k race!

Last Week:

  • Monday – The kitchen was status quo but we decided instead of replacing the carpet in adjoining family room, to just have it cleaned (as ell as the other rooms upstairs). How does this impact my running? Having to stay home and wait for workers to arrive.

But it was still #nevermissamonday with our last Freihofer Training Group run.

Just an easy 3 miles which never feels easy lol Blurry? That what happens when you snap a pic while running.

  • Tuesday – A scheduled rest day so just a walk after work with friends,
  • Wednesday – I decided to drive to the end of the rail trail since I hadn’t run that way in a while. And a running friend was able to meet me to run and for dinner after. Win. Win.

  • Thursday – Working from home makes it easier to squeeze in a run before work…but it was raining.

When our after work trail walk got cancelled, I was able to do my run then

glad that the sunflowers ae still around… but got a little wet toward the end but at least got it done before the storms

and head to the expo to pick up my race packet (and volunteer swag.)

  • Friday – I volunteered after work at packet pick-up for tomorrow’s race. It was fun and I met some new people, chatted with runners that I already knew and even met a few elite runners.

Then I got my #flatme ready for the next day.

  • SaturdayFreihofer Run for Women 5k Race -. This race is always special since it’s the only race I’ve run every year (except 2020.)  #13 completed with perfect weather and lots of friend meet-ups.

still remains my favorite race

Some extra miles added before and after = half marathon taper completed as well.

ran to the race in the fog, ran back after and then around the beautiful park

  • Sunday – I was hoping to go on our boat but the hubby had a tennis match so Hiking Sunday started early this Fall.

a beautiful day at Huyck preserve

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  run
  • Tuesday – Turkey Trot Challenge (TTC) group run
  • Wednesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Thursday – run, trail group walk
  • Friday – rest day, drive to NH
  • Saturday – rest day, NH activities including packet pick-up and course preview
  • Sunday  – Smuttynose Half Marathon

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Freihofer Run for Women Race Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

Next Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – rest day in NH
  • Tuesday – Turkey Trot Challenge (TTC) group run
  • Wednesday – run, walk with friends
  • Thursday – run, trail group walk
  • Friday – rest day, COVID booster, mah jongg
  • Saturday – Long Run?
  • Sunday  – rest day, boating or hiking

Next Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Blogger Interview
  • Friday – Big Hairy Goal (Pt 1)

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned? Is the weather interfering with your runs? Please share.

35 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 9.20-9.26.21: WFH and Race Week

  1. Great to get that many times in at one race – well done! I had a funny week as I strained my “bad” foot moving appliances around in the kitchen so have run so very little, but all OK and I feel rested. In-person race in three weeks though, eeps!

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  2. Definitely some good things this week, especially that you have the option to WFH until the end of the year, that’s great!

    The Freihofer’s Race always looks like such a fun time and this year was no different! The cookies definitely make it worthwhile lol.

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  3. Wait- your washing machine broke??? That’s the one thing that would send me into a panic. I hope everything gets fixed ASAP.
    Sounds like your race was super fun- can’t wait to read the recap. Glad to hear Hiking Sunday is back! The photos are beautiful.

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    • My hubby fixed it after it flooded our basement and our new floor.

      The race was great.

      Hope to have at least one more weekend on the boat before the marina closes for the season.

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  4. Mmmm I’m liking that race swag! Congrats on #13. That’s amazing. I don’t think I’ve run any one race more than 6x. Sorry about the kitchen chaos. You know I share your pain. This too shall pass……eventually.

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  5. Yay for getting approved for an extension for working from home! What a relief and just think of the extra time you’ll have without having to commute!

    Congrats on completing number 13 of the the Freihofer Run for Women 5K! Can’t wait to read your recap!

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  6. Fantastic!

    I love all the training groups you run with, and I think that has to be so great for motivation and dedication!

    I am racing a 5K on Saturday for a local breast cancer foundation. It’s a great cause and a great community event. My group of friends is so excited!

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