Weekly Run Down for 11.21.21-11.28.21: Turkey Trotting

Recovering from the half marathon with a Thanksgiving 10k, followed by a huge dinner with the family.

No Black Friday shopping as I had to work.

Winter arrived here on the weekend. 😦

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Upstate Classic Half Marathon. The 2nd time for this race and the 3rd time running this hilly course in Altamont, NY. As usual, 13.1 miles of hills were a challenge but a fun event.

age group award Woo Hoo!!

  • Monday – #nevremissamonday again was a recovery day.  Happy to report that the legs felt fine. I took a walk at lunch and then volunteered after work.

I have had a string of good luck lately: found $20 during a run, won 4x at Mah jongg, and….

I WON!!!! And I chose Amazon… Thanks so much Zenaida ❤

  • Tuesday  – I was able to squeeze in a chilly lunch run so I could meet friends for an after work walk.

although it was sunny, the wind made it seem colder than the temps and my legs reminded me that I had just run 13 miles of hills

  • Wednesday – Another rest day in preparation for the 10k the next day.

try to be as festive as possible…

  • Thursday – Race Day! Troy Turkey Trot 10k (and only one race today this year!). Always feels great to run on Thanksgiving Day and then eat back all the calories you burned off and more.

tired legs = a course PW (yet I won an age group award

Obviously I was not the only blogger to be trotting:

great minds…

  • Friday – Back to work.  No shopping for me! A nasty cold rainy weather day so just mah jongg in the evening.
  • SaturdayLong Run Day! Glad to return to Saturday runs with the gang. But the weather decided not to cooperate.

woke up to snow on the ground, 15 degree wind chill temps and an IG post alerting us that the trail where we planned to run was a sheet of ice.

Most of my friends decided either to wait until tomorrow or run on the treadmill.  I decided to go out on my own and run on the rail trail.

Nope! Way too icy. Plan C: run a few loops of the UAlbany campus.

I was able to run around most of the icy spots but the wind was unbearable.  Luckily my friend Heidi came to the rescue and got me through he 2nd loop (and the pond loop) before we headed to Starbucks so I could thaw out my face and hands!!

I hate winter already!! Not the LONG run I had planned. 6.5 miles will have to suffice.

  • Sunday – Hiking Sunday lately has become Racing Sunday. I was excited to not have a race or run to do and to head out for a hike.

I got a late start as it was snowing and I was tracking my friend who was running her first marathon (in Florida.)

I had been here before but not in a while… a little muddy and the leaves were slippery but still happy to be out in nature.

to all those who celebrate!!

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  run at lunch, volunteering after work, walk with BFF
  • Tuesday – run after work with a friend
  • Wednesday – rest day, hair appt.
  • Thursday – run at lunch, walk after work with  friends
  • Friday -rest day, dinner with a friend
  • Saturday Long Run
  • Sunday – rest day, hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Troy Turkey Trot 10k Race Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned?  Did you run a Turkey Trot?  Any Black Friday purchases? Please share.

30 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.21.21-11.28.21: Turkey Trotting

  1. I think you should buy a lottery ticket and see if your lucky streak continues.
    Congratulations on your AG awards! And just hearing your description of your long run made me cold- glad you ended at Starbucks for a hot beverage. Looking forward to the race recap!

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    • I almost did buy a lottery ticket.

      I can hack the cold but the wind yesterday was almost unbearable. Today it is snowing… I’m moving south LOL


  2. Wow, snow! We’ve only had a couple dustings and they’ve all melted by mid-morning. Knock wood, no ice yet (but it’s definitely been cold enough). I agree, the wind is such a deal-breaker. Happy Hanukkah!


  3. No snow here but it was very cold and windy for my run this morning. I went to the trails–the wind wasn’t as bad there thanks to the trees. The sun came out and that helped. I’m so not ready for winter!

    Congrats on the AG award! You’re still crushing it!

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  4. Congrats on your AG award! Oh, I need to get one of those Starbucks cookies. I learned last year how yummy they are. 😉

    I did some on-line shopping on Friday, but one thing I got a deal on I need to return because it’s not the right model. Argh!

    Happy Hanukah!

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  5. It was cold this week and we had our first snow flurries this morning. Thankfully it was very light snow and didn’t stick to the ground.

    I don’t go to the stores for Black Friday but I usually look for deals online. This year the only thing I purchased was my collagen powder since it was on sale. I just wasn’t impressed with any of the deals to be honest!

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  6. Happy Hanukkah, Darlene! Since I spent the day decorating our house for Christmas, I didn’t have a chance to do any shopping; however, I snagged a few gifts online on Saturday.

    Congrats on placing second in your age group at your turkey trot. I placed second as well because a 60-year-old moved up to my age group and ran a 7:14 pace!

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  7. Happy Happy Hanukkah! I hope you are having a wonderful one. I am so excited to have a half marathon on my calendar, coming up, even if it’s the same day as your Florida one 😦 Soon. We will figure it all out.

    Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, too!

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