Weekly Run Down for 3.13.22-3.20.22 – Doing it Virtually


A snowy start to the week but at least things warmed up a bit.

It was week of selfcare (haircut and nails) and catching up with friends (two ZOOMs).

Many of my friends ran the NYC Half Marathon on March 20.

I entered the lottery but did not get in so instead I decided to make sure I got in next year… hence, my virtual race.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Since I had only run 5 miles the day before (in a snowstorm)

I drove to the Crossings and ran 5 more windy chilly miles.  5+5= 10 miles, right?  Weekend Long Run complete!

so frustrating that the roads were full of slush, puddles and black ice

Afterward, I did all the errands that could not be done the day before.

  • Monday – #nevermissamonday I ran after work and hoped that the streets in Delmar (where I live) would be clearer than the ones in Colonie (near the Crossings).

a beautiful sunny day and clear roads – so blessed & over-dressed

In the evening I had a ZOOM with a few of the college friends that I had went to France with. We hadn’t talked since we met in August.

  • Tuesday  – Another after work run. I drove to the rail trail and was pleasantly surprised that most of ice/snow had melted.

no layers!  60s – Yay!

Must be a ZOOM week. Had another one tonight. This time with running friends since several are wintering in Florida and others have not been running due to the cold weather or injury.

  • Wednesday –  Rest day! I had an hair appointment after work. And besides I had run four days in a row. But I actually took a lunch time walk for a change… 60s again!!

looking for signs of spring… no ice and running water, daffodils starting

  • Thursday –  Sunrise run… yes me!! It was awesome to start the day that way and then I could relax after work.

a little too cloudy for a great sunrise but at the bottom left, if you look closely you can see the full moon

After work, it was raining (good decision on that run) so I went and got my nails done.

  • Friday – With mild temps and the possibility of rain on Saturday, I was tempted to squeeze in a run before mah jongg.  But instead I went for a walk with friends (70 degree temps – how crazy?)
  • Saturday – Long Run Saturday.

Actually my plan for today was to run a Virtual NYC Half Marathon.  13.1 miles in the rain did not appeal to me…. But the forecast was wrong… it did not rain. In fact, it was warm and humid. I walked 3 miles and then ran/walked 10.14 with Sherry.

sweating… can’t get this dressing right.

  • Sunday –  Glad that I got that long run/virtual race over with. This morning I was busy tracking my friends who were in NYC running the race LIVE.

In the afternoon,  I was scheduled to volunteer for the Freihofer 5k at the Adirondack Sports Expo in Saratoga.

I got there early and had some delicious donut holes & spicy mocha while I strolled around Congress Park and downtown.

Then I got to hang out with some and old new friends while promoting this race (you can run it live or virtually for only $22 – that includes a shirt and a medal – AMBDC is the discount code)

I gave out free shirts and free cookies

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – Freihofer Training Challenge Run (FTC)
  • Tuesday – lunch run
  • Wednesday – run after work
  • Thursday – rest day, dinner out with tennis friends
  • Friday -lunch run, dinner with family (celebrate S & A’s anniversary)
  • Saturday – rest day, walk
  • Sunday – Shamrock Shuffle (5 mile race) + 6 miles

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday –Virtual NYC Half Marathon Race Recap
  • Friday – Runfessions

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30 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.13.22-3.20.22 – Doing it Virtually

  1. I was thinking about your running your virtual while I was running yesterday. It will be so much fun to run together next year. seems like so far away but it will be here quickly I am sure. Glad to see your weather is warming up a bit

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    • it did warm up this week but in the NE, it always takes a while and then goes back n forth. I’m glad you suggested the virtual half.

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    • I do hate virtual races. The mojo is so hard. At least I had some company for 10 of those slow miles.

      I am looking forward to the expo. Hope to snag some freebies and discounts.

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  2. I’m glad the weather forecast was wrong for your virtual Half! Honestly, I don’t think I have the discipline to run a half on my own. I need some self-care, but keep forgetting to make an appointment during business hours.

    Have fun volunteering today!

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    • I have zero discipline… It helped that my friend agreed to run/walk 10 with me… otherwise who knows if I could have done it. I prefer LIVE races.

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  3. Virtuals are tough, but virtual 13.1’s are the pinnacle, LOL You probably remember, I did the Key West virtually while in Florida. At least I had a somewhat “new” route to entertain me, and a few palm trees along the way. It was worth it for the mental (and physical) challenge, and the event shirt was totally on-point. Priorities, LOL.

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  4. i’m looking forward to your virtual half recap! Glad you had some great weather- it’s funny to see everyone sweating in too many layers now. It’s also funny to compare the pictures from the beginning of your week to the end- spring is definitely coming!

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  5. That’s part of why I love the morning runs – the afternoon time to just be/walk/read is the best.
    Congratulations on Virtual, next year will be fun. Weather was way off here too
    Was fun to cheer my friends – awesome weather.

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  6. Nice job on the virtual race, Darlene. I am with you, I loathe virtual races, but yours was a means to an end. Exciting that you’ll get to run the live half next year!! I thought you were running Freihofers this year?

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  7. All that snow and well done on the virtual! I keep getting encouraged by the company running the London marathon to do the virtual – um, no thank you (it’s not linked to getting a place next time or anything).

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  8. I want free shirts and cookies! What a good time!

    I am getting my nails done today and cannot wait!

    Once Mr PugRunner gets home from SC, we definitely need to start looking at vacations (and racecations). It’s time.

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