Weekly Run Down for 2.20.22-2.27.22: Another Half Marathon. What else is new?

Yes. Half Marathon #56 or #3 of 2002 is in the books.

Workwise, it was a different kind of week because for two days, I was not at my regular job (so not working from home) and instead providing tech support to those students taking the NYS Bar Exam at a downtown location.

And since I think my calf sleeves may have kept me injury-free, I’m back for year 2:

Isn’t this a cute gift?  (Remember I am succulent-obsessed and our running group is called “Sole Sisters”):

It was a thank you for helping my running friend move

Last Week:

  • Sunday – With my long run done (in the frigid wind) on Saturday, I had time to hit the trails.

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)

  • Monday – It was President’s Day so I had the day off from work. That meant, I could run ANYTIME.  Is that what it is like for those of you that don’t work? lol

So I waited until it warmed up and drove to a familiar bike path hoping that it was clear enough to run.

such awesome weather.. if only everyday were like this…

The path was absolutely clear… too bad a snowstorm was predicted for Friday. I continued on for a long walk as it got sunnier and warmer as the morning wore on.

  • Tuesday  – Today was very strange. I had to get up very early, put on work clothes (and make up) for the first time since March 16, 2020.  A long day at the Bar Exam (7am-5pm). It was rainy anyway so it worked perfectly as a rest day.

getting out early means a sunrise drive

  • Wednesday – Today I was back at home (working my normal job). As a result, I was able to run at lunch….

jumping for sunshine, no layers and clear rail trail!!

and walk with friends after work.

  • Thursday – Again my normal work day and I had hoped to squeeze in a run before work. Single digits!? WTH?  I waited until lunch but it was still cold:

ran in the opposite direction on the rail trail and ran into some ice.

After work, I met some tennis friends for dinner.

  • Friday – Day Two at the bar exam. And a snowy one. Another long day so not much activity except for mah jongg in the evening (cancelled due to the storm.)

so much for those cleared paths…

  • Saturday – Today I took an early morning train to NYC, had lunch and then met Cari at the ferry so we could go to Governor’s Island to see the Ice sculptures. (I had planned to see a Broadway show but this sounded like more fun.)

  • Sunday –  The reason I came to NYC again was to run the Central Park Half Marathon. I was very excited because Cari had also signed up for the race.

I know it’s hilly. I know I will hate it struggle until I’m done.  I’m sure that we will both finish and commiserate over brunch.

Update:  We both finished smiling. Mission accomplished.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – rest day, walk
  • Tuesday – run
  • Wednesday – run, walk with friends
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday -rest day, walk, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run
  • Sunday – rest day, hiking

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Spring Bucket List
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

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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? Anyone have a hard time adjusting to normalcy? Please share.

26 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 2.20.22-2.27.22: Another Half Marathon. What else is new?

  1. Yay on the Central Park Half — and the fun with Cari! Maybe I can train for it next year. Is it 2 loops? I can face those hills once, but twice would be tough!

    I hope your trails are clear this week.

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  2. Congrats on your half!! So fun that Cari was there too. Looks like you had great weather for it!

    As a fellow succulent obsessed friend, I wanted to tell you that Target has little ceramic succulent pots in their dollar section for yes, $1. And they are really cute!!!

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  3. Congratulations! I’m looking forward to the race recap. Your running location on Monday looks so beautiful- it must have been an awesome day.
    I hope you’re back to working from home this whole week!

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    • I am back to working from home. It will end at some point… who knows when. Definitely by May 25.

      Unfortunately we have lots of snow and everything is covered again… won’t thaw out for a while. sigh.


  4. I think we’re back out of normal again! I was like a caged animal when we went to the movies on our day off, but I’ll get back to myself. Maybe. Who knows?

    I’m supposed to race a 15K on Saturday, but it’s looking like less and less of a great idea. So we will see.

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    • Still haven’t gone to the movies. But have done most things. But always safely.

      Racing is fun and for me a great motivator but it’s not worth getting injured.

      Just take it easy. Walk run if you really want to do it.


  5. Congrats on the half! I have adopted many succulents now that my daughter is away at college. I am doing a good job keeping some of them alive, but I’m struggling with her aloe plant. It’s very fickle! I’m used to plants that I can just let dry up and then I dump a bunch of water on them when I remember them 😂


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