Weekly Run Down for 1.30.22-2.6.22: Getting Ready for the Next One…

No rest for the weary.

One week until the big half marathon in Florida!!

That meant getting my runs done no matter what the weather is.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – In spite of the frigid weather and icy/snowy roads, I managed to get my long run done.

sunshine always helps with negative wind chill temps

  • Monday – #mevermissamonday. No time to get it done until after work.  Besides I woke up to another sub-zero temps day. Grateful that it now stays light until 5 pm.

this was an interesting new neighborhood.

And January is now over – 96 miles and I completed the Ragnar Challenge (31 days of logging activities with my blogger friends).

  • Tuesday – Today I was able to squeeze my run in during lunch. Again I was in the office for a bit so I stopped off at UAlbany. 30 degrees and sunshine were heavenly.

if you look on the bottom left, you can see the machine that clears and salts the paths

Then I could go for an outdoor walk with friends right after work.

Today also started a one month challenge sponsored by our Fleet Feet store – My goal is 15 miles/week. At the end of the month, if I reach 60 miles, I’ll get a $15 gift card. Win. Win,

  • Wednesday – I thought about a rest day after 3 days in a row of running. But the forecast was for rain on Thursday and snow on Friday.  So I took my running shoes to the roads once again. The sun has left us and added some wind but the temps were in the 40s. No complaints here.

only had time to run in the neighborhood…that was an election sign but her name spoke to me. lol

Lunch runs enable me to walk after work with friends.  (Eventually this will end when I go back to the office. Sigh.)

  • Thursday – A busy work day and a rainy/snowy one. I was right to have run the day before.

I couldn’t get out of work early enough to join my friends on their Ice Castles visit (I got tix instead for Sunday) but planned make the long drive to have dinner with them. Due to the inclement weather, the ice castles got cancelled.  Instead I decided to join my hubby and his friend for dinner. Much to my surprise, we picked a restaurant where some of my friends were having a birthday dinner.  Sorry hubby, “I see you everyday.”

  • Friday – Rest day because of the miserable weather – rain, snow, sleet, freezing rain….even mah jongg was cancelled.. And because of a possible long run the next day.
  • Saturday – Finally the weather allowed us to run on a Saturday!! It was very cold and windy but sunny. IOW, it could have and has been worse. Another 8 miles this weekend and so happy to do it with a friend. The hay is in the barn as they say.

We had planned on 10 but it seemed to get colder and windier so we quit… (still below zero with the wind chill)

Then I did quite a few errands to get ready to go on vacation next week, including getting my nails done.

  • Sunday –  Rest day but a lot of walking around in Lake George at the Ice Castles.  So fun. Glad they built them (for the first time) here.

I wish we could have stayed until it got dark… they are lit up in different colors

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run  before work. walk with BFF
  • Tuesday – run after work, walk with friends
  • Wednesday – run at lunch, hair appt after work, PACK!
  • Thursday – rest day, 5:30 am flight to West Palm, pick up rental car, friend meet-up in Delray
  • Friday -sunrise run, various activities with friends
  • Saturday – rest day, another friend meet-up in Delray, garden visit in Vero Beach on the way to Palm Bay hotel, packet pick-up in Melbourne
  • Sunday – PUBLIX FLORIDA HALF MARATHON, friend meet-up in Jensen Beach after, then drive to former roomie’s place in Boca Raton.

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Six Favorites from 2021
  • Friday – Benefits of Coffee

Next Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – drive to Miami to see Monet exhibit among other things
  • Tuesday – sunrise run with fellow blogger in Boca, return car, flight home
  • Wednesday – run at lunch
  • Thursday – run after work. walk with friends
  • Friday -rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run (8 mi. taper)
  • Sunday – rest day

Next Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Winter Bucket List
  • Friday – What I’m Looking for in a Coach

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

I encourage you to do the same. Grab the graphic, drop your link on the host blogs and play along! Please be sure to always comment on the HOST’s blogs, as well as visit and comment on as many other blogs as you can.

Happy Running! How is your running going? Did run a lot of miles in January? Any in-person races planned?  How are you dealing with winter running so far? Have you ever visited ice Castles?  Any warm weather destination vacations planned? Please share.

37 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 1.30.22-2.6.22: Getting Ready for the Next One…

  1. I think you’ve hit on the perfect formula- sign up for some winter half marathons, and that will force you to get out and do your runs. I’m looking ahead- I think you’re going to get some pretty good weather. Fingers crossed!

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  2. Oh, those ice castles look so cool! (No pun intended!)

    Thought of you when i saw we might drive though Albany on our way to VT next week, but I guess you’ll be in Florida! I know you’re going to have an amazing time.

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  3. Your blog content planning is amazing.
    Enjoy the well deserved racecation. If your first runrise is Delray, I have a good route or six for you depending on where you’re staying
    Is Ice Castles new this year?

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    • Normally not so organized. Lol.

      Yes. I need a route. Last year I was at a hotel in north boca.

      Yes. This the first year in NY. Your niece and nephew would love it. There were two slides.

      It sold out quickly. I hope it gets built again next year.


  4. So my friend told me that your race is one of his favorites in the state. This is definitely good to know. I hope you have a wonderful time. And I hope the weather cooperates!

    Those ice castles are incredible. I would love to visit them someday.

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