Weekly Run Down for 11.14.21-11.21.21: 5th Half Marathon of 2021

Race Week!  Half Marathon #53 and my last one (and 5th) for 2021.

It was local and one of the few half marathons that was a repeat performance. At least this time, the hills were no surprise.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

my Christmas Cacti have bloomed and I had my first red cup.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Today I ran the Stockade-athon 15k for the 8th time. Who doesn’t love a challenging race?

  • Monday – A rest day to recover from the previous day’s hills. A chilly cloudy one (with periods of rain) but I did have to go to the office so I got in a rainy lunch/Starbucks walk there.

After work, I did my first volunteer assignment with a 12 yr old girl from the Congo who only speaks French.

the classrooms are behind this building in an old church

  • Tuesday  – I was able to squeeze in a lunch run and the legs felt fine.

pretty in pink? chose to run on the water line trail for a change of pace…

After work, I met my friends for a walk and then met my BFF for another walk.

  • Wednesday – Too busy to run at lunch so I drove to UAlbany to run there after work. I was hoping to have Heidi as company.

dark, chilly, windy…glad to have company

  • Thursday – I had planned to squeeze in a run during lunchtime since I was busy after work.

Then at the last minute, I decided against running three days in a row and skipped it.

I did not qualify so I have to wait until Dec 8 to see if I got in. I had to work so didn’t get to apply until 3:30 pm (and it’s first come first serve)

My monthly tennis gathering tonight was a visit to a museum exhibit and then dinner after.

the exhibit was on women’s clothes from the 1920’s (Downton Abbey style)

Friday – Resting up for the big race. But I decided to take a quick run at lunch. It was windy, chilly and I even got rained on.  It was a profitable run. lol

After work, I picked up my bib for Sunday’s race and then played mah jongg in the evening,

  • Saturday – Long Run Day again this week was a walk in preparation for the next day’s race. We chose the Corning bike path followed by brunch, of course.

beautiful morning…hoping more of the same for the next day.

Afterward, I picked up my bib for Thursday’s Turkey Trot.

I spent the evening organizing my #flatme and carb loading on pizza.

  • Sunday – Race Day! Upstate Classic Half Marathon. The 2nd time for this race and the 3rd time running this hilly course in Altamont, NY.

boy, this was HARD!!!!

No rest for the weary. I plan to go out to dinner with a bunch of wonderful ladies to celebrate 13 years of playing mah jongg together.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – rest day, volunteering
  • Tuesday –  run, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – rest day, walk with friends
  • Thursday – Troy Turkey Trot 10K Race, dinner with the fam
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run (8 miles)
  • Sunday – rest day, hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Upstate Classic Half Marathon Race Recap
  • Friday – Runfessions

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27 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.14.21-11.21.21: 5th Half Marathon of 2021

  1. A great week of activity and hope the race went well! What are you doing with the girl who speaks only French? Do you have to speak French with her or are you working in English? This reminded me of when we had a lot of people coming from Francophone Africa to where I lived in SE London (an area popular with new immigrants, so always interesting) and I got to hear a lot of African French on the bus.

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  2. Ooh, I love your Trot shirt! We have never had shirts made for our local Trot…we’ve talked about it, though, since we’ve had such great support from the community. Another busy week for you! I hope your race went well today 😉

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    • For some reason they have bloomed twice already and not at Christmas.

      I admit that volunteering interferes with running but I know it’s worth it.


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