Weekly Run Down for 10.11.21-10.17.21: Celebrating Fall


Leaves are falling and the colors are changing…but at times, the temps still feel like summer (70’s).  That’s ok with me. I like to wear my tanks and skirts as long as possible.

Things seem to happen in spurts… But this week was packed with celebrations (Healthy eating starts next week lol).

Last Week:

  • Monday – I had the day off from work.  I wanted to go hiking but it was the last day of boating season so my hubby took the day off from work too.  We got to the marina early so I could go for a run.

I used to run here all the time when I slept on the boat…but it’s been awhile and yes, I dressed for the season.

Rather than bringing lunch to eat on the lake (as we usually do), we decided to eat at a restaurant on the lake.

We got very lucky. The weather was picture perfect. Though this summer, we did not spend spend as much time on the boat as usual, it is always sad to put it away for the season.

  • Tuesday  – Back to work. A lunch walk in the park…

I forgot how much I enjoyed these walks esp. in the Fall

and the 2nd in-person session of the TTTC group run. Again I ran with the advanced group which included different runners than last week.

2 loops of the campus and 2 loops of the track… with 2 minute speed intervals in the mix

  • Wednesday – Rest day and a quick walk during lunch at a nearby nature preserve…

a little muddy but worth it…

And then after work, we went to my stepson’s for dinner.

  • Thursday – Squeezed in a lunch run on the rail trail so I could again walk after work with friends.

  • Friday – Another rest day. A college friend (who lives in NJ) was passing through on her way home from a biking trip.  I was able to get together with her and a local college friend. I thought we’d hike in the afternoon (I got out of work early) but they arrived later than planned so I did a short one on my own …

this was a brand new trail and it overlooked the rail trail that I run on often.

then a longer one

I’ve been coming here since the 70s and still enjoy the view

before we eventually met for a walk in a park.

It was also my stepson’s birthday so we went out to dinner with the fam.

  • SaturdayLong Run time. This week we chose the rail trail.  I started early and then ran 8 miles with others (followed by brunch, of course.)

that’s an ugly turkey vulture

In the evening, it was dress up time as I went out to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

  • Sunday – Hiking has returned. I had plans to hike with a running friend.  And we visited three different trails between the rain showers.

Vroman’s Nose

We met two running friends for lunch after the first trail.

Christman Nature Sanctuary and the bottom right is from Winn Nature Preserve

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –   run. walk with BFF
  • Tuesday – TTTC group run
  • Wednesday – rest day, museum/dinner with tennis friends
  • Thursday – run, walk with friends
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Summer Smith Memorial 5k (+ 7 more miles)
  • Sunday – long run (if miles not added on Sat) or hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – National Savings Day
  • Friday – Running Without Training

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned? Please share.

25 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 10.11.21-10.17.21: Celebrating Fall

  1. Love all the fall colors in your photos, and your coordinated fall running outfit! Looks like a great week of running and hiking- you’re definitely taking advantage of the beautiful weather.

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  2. Amazing how quickly the leaves have changed there. In our flyby Sunday I think one tree in Jordan’s hard had. Here it’s barely anything but there’s fall in the air
    Nice flower matching Monday!

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