Weekly Run Downs for 2.6.22-2.13.22 and 2.14.22 -2.20.22: Getting my Vitamin D

I fully recovered (?) from the hilly half marathon in NYC and then I headed off to warmer and sunnier Florida for a few days.

I had lots of ocean views, friend meet-ups and of course, I ran a half marathon.

I then returned to the frigid Northeast and continued training for another hilly NYC half marathon.

Two Weeks Ago:

  • Sunday – I recovered from my Saturday Long Run with a visit to the Ice Castles in Lake George.  They were amazing.

when I bought the tix, I forgot about the extra hour of daylight… next year, I want to go at night when they are lit up in different colors

  • Monday – #nevermissamonday.  No time other than to run in the freezing temps before work.  But that freed me up for walks after work.  One with friends outdoors and the other with my bff in the mall.

lots of ice ad snow in the roads but I remained upright… that’s Champ who was waiting for me when I finished.. he was cold too.

  • Tuesday  – Another busy work day but I ran after work in town followed by some errands to get ready for my vacay.

so nice not to have to rush to get my run done before dark

  • Wednesday – Last day home… I squeezed in a run during lunch in the neighborhood because I had a hair appt after work and I needed to PACK!!!

a gorgeous sunny day… but my driveway is still an icy mess

  • Thursday  – I took a 5:30 am flight to West Palm, Fla, rented a car and drove to my friend’s place in Delray Beach. After lunch and some relaxation at the pool, we did some bird watching at one of my favorite places.

followed by dinner with a view.

  • Friday -I got up early and had planned to drive to the beach to catch the sunrise but decided instead to stay in my friend’s community  for my last run before the race.

Afterward, we visited a turtle sanctuary, had lunch on the beach and soaked up some sun.  Then a quick dinner in town before attending an exhibition tennis tournament.

  • Saturday – Before leaving Delray, I met up with a friend for a bird-watching walk and brunch.

On the way to Palm Bay, I stopped to tour the McKee Gardens in Vero Beach (I had gotten tix ahead of time) followed by a stop at Abbott’s and then on to my hotel to check-in.

coincidently at the gardens, there was an dinosaur exhibit and European car show

Next I headed to Melbourne for race packet pick-up but had extra time after so I visited a nearby nature preserve.

Finally, back to the hotel, pizza for dinner and early to bed .

  • Sunday – The big day! I ran the Publix Florida Half Marathon. 13.1 miles of mostly ocean views that also included a bridge at mile 6.5 and another at 12.5. It was exhausting and fun at the same time.

the only rain of my trip was during the race…

After I checked out of my hotel, I drove back south. On the way, I stopped for lunch to visit with a friend who lives in Jensen Beach.

Last stop of the day was to my college roommate’s where I’d be staying for the next two nights.

she has a cute Yorkie

Last Week on the Blog – 

Last Week:

  • Monday – We got up early as we were driving down to Miami. Our first stop was the Art Deco District and lunch with a view of the ocean. And our last stop was Wynwood Walls and dinner in Little Havana.

The main reason for the trip, however, was to see the Beyond Monet Exhibit… and it was awesome.

  • Tuesday  – Last day in Florida. Sigh.  I was lucky enough to get to meet and run with fellow blogger Jenny.

she was super sweet and indulged me with a running route near the beach

I ended my vacay with a delicious brunch.

grits with chocolate banana French toast

Happy to report that there was no flight drama and I arrived home safe and sound.

  • Wednesday – A rude awakening… cold temps and WIND. Back on with the layers for a lunchtime run and then an after work walk with friends.

the ice may have melted on my driveway but not on the rail trail.. Boo

  • Thursday – A lot warmer today but still windy. I had hoped to run at lunch but it was raining.  Being a fair weather runner, I waited until after work and headed to UAlbany.

no layers or beanie or gloves but still this was torture…just feeling oh so sluggish

  • Friday – Rest Day (and still windy and colder than the day before… ugh!) but getting to catch up that evening with the mah jongg ladies
  • Saturday –  Long Run Saturday was back!  I guess you’d call it a recovery/taper – 10 miles because next weekend is another half marathon. So glad to have Stan and Sherry as my run companions.

so cold and windy with blowing snow… never could have gotten it done alone…

  • Sunday –  Rest Day… errands and some hiking.

It was a longish drive but definitely worth it.. the weather was perfect, the waterfalls breath-taking and I didn’t fall (thanks to nano spikes)

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF- run
  • Tuesday –rest day, (working at the NYS Bar exam), walk
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday -rest day, (working at the NYS Bar exam), walk, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day, train to NY, Ice Sculptures on Governor’s Island
  • Sunday – Central Park Half Marathon, brunch with friends, train home

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Publix Florida Half Marathon Race Recap
  • Friday – Runfessions

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races planned?  How are you dealing with winter running so far? Any warm weather vacations planned? Please share.

28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Downs for 2.6.22-2.13.22 and 2.14.22 -2.20.22: Getting my Vitamin D

  1. How fun that you got to meet Jenny! And also all that time in Florida. I sure miss our annual trips to Florida–we used to go every winter until the pandemic. Coming home is always jarring, tho.

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    • I’m a big planner and try to do it all esp if I am only away for a short time. And Life is Short, right?

      Jenny & I couldn’t stop chatting. I learned a lot more about her and vice versa.

      Hey, you rest when you’re dead! Only kidding. I get tired but if I do something (esp with friends) it energizes me. Believe me, I got very little sleep on that vacation.

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    • It is always fun to meet a virtual friend. So now I need to meet you lol

      And yes, the warm sunny weather was sandwiched between some ugly weather. Still grateful to get away even for a short time.


  2. Going back to the winter weather must have been hard! I have to laugh at the running pic of us- for some reason we both look like we’re marching (no, we really did run!) It was so fun to see you! i’m looking forward to the recap of your rainy race.

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  3. You packed a lot of action into the past two weeks! Oh, and you ran a rainy 13.1 as well 😉 That Monet exhibit looks fabulous! Glad you were able to meet up with so many of your friends, especially our Jenny!!

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  4. – tennis we really do have the same Delray time. Is that Wakodahatchee or Green Cay? Love that the race shirt was long sleeves
    Looking forward to seeing you next week! Well this week, technically

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    • First was wakodahatchee. Second green cay. Even did gumbo limbo. The white shirt in one of my runs this week was from this race in 2019.
      Yes. Can’t wait until Saturday.


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