Weekly Run Down for 12.26.21 – 1.2.22: Welcome 2022!

Did you have fun ringing in the new year? I did and even stayed up until midnight!!!!

I’m re-posting Kim G‘s meme:

unfortunately, this is so true

Thanks to Jenn, I’ll be moving everyday in January:

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Icy but sunny and I was fortunate to have company on most of the miles and for brunch after.

I skipped my planned Sunday hike in favor of a nail appt and errands.

In the evening, I had the last of my holiday dinners out at a new Japanese restaurant with a friend.  Very yummy!

  • Monday – #nevermissamonday so I had to do a short one at lunch

a little chilly at first but no wind helped… so far I have not had to wear a jacket this winter (2 shirts, vest, arm sleeves = perfect running attire)

and then a walk after work.

  • Tuesday  – A slow week at work so I was able to run at lunch again

thumbs up for warmer temps and sunshine… and a couple of spins around the track

followed by a walk with my BFF after work.

  • Wednesday – A rest day from running cause I know I should. And a snowy one.  Love looking at the snow and walking  in it so that’s all I did at lunch:

unfortunately, the snow had turned to freezing rain and the trail was mostly mud…

The good and sometimes bad thing about FB are the memories. Today FB reminded that it was the TEN year anniversary of breaking my ankle in 2 places and having surgery.

Grateful to my surgeon, my PT and that they were wrong when they said “I may not be able to run again and definitely not long races.”

  • Thursday – I decided to end the year on a high note. A sunrise run… without the sunrise

cloudy, foggy but holiday lights were still glowing and it felt GREAT to start the day this way.

and a late lunch run.

I drove to the rail trail for this one

There was a method to my madness: rain was predicted for both Saturday and Sunday (who knows when and if I will run) and I wanted to finish the year with 1,018 miles (because in 2020, I ran 1,017 miles.)

There was also Mah jongg on Thursday night so everyone could celebrate on Friday night.

  • Friday – Another rest day and a work day. Besides it rained on and off.

I was very excited to go hear the comedian Sebastian Maniscalco with some friends.  Due to COVID, the show got canceled. Plan B was a small dinner party with some (vaccinated, boosted) friends.

so nice not to be stuck at home and be able to be with some friends (that I used to work with)

  • Saturday – Race Day- first race of 2022. Luckily it did not start until  noon. Cloudy but 50 degrees on Jan 1! I’ll take it.

free+ food + friends = fun race!

Since I needed a long run of 11 miles, I planned to run around campus for more painful boring miles.

to be honest… this run was HARD!! what slogfest…

  • Sunday –  Today’s activity is weather dependent.  Hope to get out and explore some trails (I may have to get out those micro spikes). If it rains, I got plenty to do around the house.

Update: Too rainy.  Cleaned, took down ALL the holiday decorations, did some errands and

I hold off on a review until I taste one. I got the recipe off Shalane’s blog (I don’t have the book)

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run
  • Tuesday – run, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – rest day, walk. hair appt.
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run (12m)
  • Sunday – WS Series #3 (3m)

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – My Word
  • 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?  How did you celebrate New Year’ Eve? Did you run or race on New Year’s Day? Please share.

30 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 12.26.21 – 1.2.22: Welcome 2022!

  1. Wow, you really did prove those doctors wrong. I’m so glad!

    As a diehard Grey’s fan, I’m not sure how I feel about the meme! Ugh.

    I do love that Grinch inflatable though.

    I know you’re in for a great year!

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  2. What a great way to start the year, with a race/long run!
    i’m surprised Facebook reminded you of the broken leg- I thought they had some sort of algorithm that filtered out unpleasant events, like pictures in hospitals or cemeteries. Maybe a cast isn’t considered unpleasant enough to filter. i can’t believe these doctors- why do they even say things like that when they DON’T KNOW? Glad you proved them wrong.

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    • I never thought of that… but yes it was unpleasant and I can’t believe that it was 10 years ago. When I run past that spot where I fell, it seems like yesterday. And my ankle reminds me all the time of the hardware still inside.

      Yes I proved them wrong. I knew I would. it took a lot of hard work and I now appreciate running more than before.


  3. I had a place I was going to go to on the way to mom (actually far past my moms) that I was looking forward to — just not meant to be.

    Wish I’d felt up to hiking yesterday but I didn’t — I’ve been busy all weekend long doing some much needed organizing & other things.

    Looks like most of next week will be good for running! Fingers crossed.

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  4. The same happened to me 3 times for 3 different terrible injures: ” You will not able to run again, only walking” they said but I was the best doctor of myself!!!!
    A great way to celebrate the new year: race + extra miles: congrats!

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  5. 10 years! I’m coming up on 4 years since my similar break. I did specifically look for a surgeon who worked with runners; he claimed he put in the hardware in such a way that my recovery would be longer, but i would be able to run long distances still after I built back. So far, he has been right!

    Nice to squeeze in all the lunch runs on a quieter week! I will miss the chill of the past two weeks at work. Back to the grind tomorrow!

    Happy New Year Darlene!

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    • My surgery was done immediately and I have 6 screws & plate on one side and 2 long screws on the other. They said the recovery would be longer (5 months) but I would have a better chance at a compete recovery. They were right.

      Yes everything goes back to normal tomorrow.


  6. What kind of doctor or PT would tell someone they will never run again? Can they see the future? I hate that and I am so glad you proved them wrong. DID YOU EVER!!!!

    Nice miles and race for you. Sebastian Maniscalo is from Chicago and he’s super popular here. I’ve never seen him but I heard he’s hilarious! Too bad Covid was the party pooper again.

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    • Yeah I’ve heard that he is very funny… but a small dinner was the better thing to do considering everything.

      My surgeon was great (obviously) but had zero bedside manner. I remember asking him if I would walk without a limp and he replied “No promises!” I cried!


  7. Happy 2022, Darlene! Wow…50-degrees on January 1st is pretty sweet! Our NYE was pretty lame (in comparison to other years). We’d just gotten situated (somewhat, LOL) in our place and our son had flown in (and he’d been up since 4:30 or so)…so a nice dinner out, and we all in bed by well before midnight. Great job on getting in those 1018 miles!

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    • Yup. 2012-2013 were tough years as a runner. But I actually feel stronger today.

      I walked a lot of miles in 2020. Not as much in 2021. Biked less too. Things change.

      Happy New Year to you too. Wishing you many healthy miles in 2022.


  8. Happy New Year! It looks like you had a lot of fun last week to help ring in the new year.

    Wow, I didn’t realize it has been 10 years since your ankle injury. You definitely proved the doctors wrong and have done so many races since then – that’s awesome!

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    • Yes I had only just done a few half marathons before then. And I am certainly grateful that I can complete them now (even if I am slower).


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