Weekly Run Down for 3.27.22-4.3.22: Just Running… into April

Yes. Just Running.

That means that I had no race this past weekend.

(Spoiler Alert: I will most likely racing on 4/10, 4/16, 4/24, 5/1, 5/7, 5/14, 5/19, 5/22, 5/29, 6/4, 6/5, 6/11, 6/25, 6/26, 7/4, 7/15 … Pretty crazy, right?)

Last Week:

  • Sunday – A 5 mile St Patrick’s Day themed race followed by extra miles.

The race was fun though I was crazy slow due the wind and being tired.

it started with bag pipe entertainment and I hooked with many new and old friends

The miles after the race were torture.. It was even windier and I was even more tired.

even the trees questioned what I was doing out there… lol

But 11 miles got done and that’s all that matters with a half marathon in 3 weeks!!

  • Monday – I started the day at the gym..

After work, I had to skip the FTC run in favor of a night out. But it was worth it!

Dinner first..

 my hubby took the pic

Then lots of laughs… (tix from cancelled 12/31/21 show)

15,000 attended… who knew he was so popular?

  • Tuesday  – Winter has returned along with March winds. I was planning on a lunch run. But the winds were howling and the feels like temp was still in the teens so I waited and drove to UAlbany after work to run.

don’t let the blue skies and sunshine fool you.. it was plenty windy!!

Afterward, I met my BFF for a long walk in the mall.

  • Wednesday –  Believe it or not, I again dragged myself to the gym before work.

Then I went to the FTC run after work.  It wasn’t my normal group (but actually closer to my home) but I had my missed my group run on Monday evening.  I really didn’t feel like waiting until 6 pm to run but it is so much more fun running with others.  I am glad that I waited.

ran with two really nice ladies… faster and longer than I would have if I had run solo.

  • Thursday – With rain in the forecast and an appt after work, I squeezed in my run before work. And it was actually a nice day to run… if only I had more time (and energy).

no leaves on the trees yet but I found Easter decorations…

  • Friday – Morning 3 at the gym. And finally a rest day (after three days in a row of running.)

Instead of mah jongg, after work, I went out to dinner to celebrate two friends’ job promotions. Too much food and drink but we had a great time.

  • SaturdaySaturday Long Run returned!! 12 miles was on the plan.  Glad to have company on the Zim Smith bike path followed by a lovely brunch at Leah’s.

so grateful for the sunshine and Leah’s chocolate milk

Then I got my second booster shot!! Very happy to have this option (even if I get a reaction, I want to protect my loved ones.)  Feel ok so far…

  • Sunday – I would have liked to go to the gym, but it is CLOSED on Sundays… Boo!

Instead, my plan was to go hiking (after tracking my friends running the Cherry Blossom 10 miler)

found a new place to hike… it was lovely and I got it done before the rain

and then catch up on Bridgerton…

what do think of season 2?

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – gym, Freihofer Training Challenge Run (FTC)
  • Tuesday – gym, rest day
  • Wednesday – run, volunteering with STEM
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday – gym, rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day – train to NYC
  • Sunday –  Shape 5.8m Race (in NYC)

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Embracing Old Age
  • Friday – Reasons to Race 

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22 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 3.27.22-4.3.22: Just Running… into April

  1. How is the strength training feeling so far? I know I didn’t love it at first, but now it’s just part of my fitness. I’m really living upper-body workouts right now 🙂 Gosh, that’s a lot of racing in the schedule!

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  2. look at you at the gym 3x this week! be careful you might end up liking it!:) Wow you do have a ton of races coming up. I just have one more and then the summer off.Hope it starts to warm up for you a bit. i finished Bridgerton and really liked it. Maybe not as steamy as season 1 but good

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  3. Sebastian Maniscalo is from my town! He’s very popular when he does shows here. Glad you enjoyed him.

    I can not believe how many races you are running! And glad to see you at the gym.

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  4. So this week was like the calm before the storm for you! I’m glad you’re racing so much because I know you love it. And I’m very impressed by your gym workouts! Getting to the gym super early is not easy. Since you don’t usually do strength training, I would be interested in a future post where you talk about what you did and if you think it helped your running.

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  5. I’m impressed with the strength training when its clearly something you dislike! I really like it, though running is my first fitness love. I’ve just started season 2 of Bridgerton as a treadmill show when it was too icy this week for outdoor runs. It’s a great show for that for me.

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    • I didn’t jump on the Bridgerton band wagon right away. But it’s a fun escape.

      Spring is race season here. It drops off during the summer.


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