Weekly Run Down for 4.4.22-4.10.22: Back in the “Big Apple”


I managed to avoid the rain and get all my runs in.

This getaway weekend almost did not happen due to work travel.

But happily, the work trip got postponed and I spent the weekend in NYC.

I ran a race, and I got to see  my NYC besties and the Cherry Blossoms at peak!!

photo credit – Cari

Last Week:

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

Instead, I went 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

stopped at Target on my way home and then caught up on Bridgerton…

enjoyed it even if it was not as steamy as season 1.

  • Monday – To make up for Sunday, I started the day at the gym

my shirt was appropriate as I realized that I need to do this not only when I run...

and then I went to my usually scheduled FTC run after work.

quite a workout as I ran with Stan and 2 other speedy women and no, it wasn’t warm enough for ice cream

  • Tuesday – With rain in the forecast for almost everyday this week, I decided to go for a run after work. After doing some errands, I drove to the opposite end of the rail (from last week.

the artwork set up during the Pandemic still displayed and the weather was awesome but it was late and I was hungry…

  • Wednesday –  A rainy day so I was glad to call it a sorta rest day.

I did go to the gym before work.

Today was my first volunteer session with STEM.  The group meets 3x a week at UAlbany at 6:30 pm and uses the Couch to 5k app to prepare these new runners (12 from the Addiction Care Center of Albany) for a 5k (scheduled for June 5.)

women of all abilities… one was super fast and I had to sprint to keep up with her lol

  • Thursday – Another rainy day so I decided on rest day (because yesterday was not exactly as restful as I had planned). But I slept in instead of going to the gym before work and then I had an errand to run during lunch.

But I did go for a walk in the mall after work.

  • Friday – No rest for the weary. I got up early and went to the gym

tempted o use the treadmill? NOPE!!

Rain on and off all day but I managed to get my run done during lunch.

that is not a lake on the bottom left… we had that much rain!!

Then I packed and played mah jongg in the evening.

  • Saturday – I took an early morning train to NYC, checked into my hotel and had my usual NYC lunch:

Then I walked to NYRR to get my race bib

 and spent the rest of the day exploring my favorite city…

even wandered a bit with Cari.

(check out IG for more photos)

I got rained on at the beginning and end of my day but the the cherry blossoms at peak made up for the weather!!

I picked up some pizza and spent the evening getting ready for the big day:

spoiler alert – too cold and changed to capris and long sleeved shirt and added gloves

  • Sunday –  This morning I ran the Shape 5.8M Loop race in Central Park. A great all women’s race (about 3000 runners ran the hall and 3200  the new shorter distance)

It was chilly (even rainy) before the race (and after) but the weather during was perfect and I was so happy to only run ONE loop of the park.

met up with a local friend and her daughter and made some new friends… The views made up for those hills!! My first 5.8 mile race=PR!

Cari met me at the race and after we had brunch and Elizabeth, then wandered around before I had to head back to my hotel to check out..

(check out IG for more photos)

Afterward, I did more exploring – Macy’s Flower Show and Bryant Park before taking the train home. (Came home to a grumpy hubby,- our sum pump had broken and flooded the basement… glad I was away lol).

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – gym, Freihofer Training Challenge Run (FTC), Athleta event
  • Tuesday – gym, rest day
  • Wednesday – run, STEM volunteering
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday – gym, rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon
  • Sunday –  rest day, hiking, Easter dinner

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – St? Who me?
  • Friday – Shape 5.8 Mile Race Recap

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20 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 4.4.22-4.10.22: Back in the “Big Apple”

  1. Ooh, I can’t wait to hear about your race and what you did in NYC. Sounds like a fun time.
    I’m impressed that you got to the gym three times! Running is one thing, but it takes extra dedication to go to the gym before work. I hope it pays off for you.

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    • It’s a real effort to get there but if I set my mind to something I usually follow through

      NYC was lots of fun. A little cool with some rain. But still nice to get away.

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  2. Well done!

    I’m halfway through Bridgerton Season 1 (and just started the second book). Love the dresses and jewels and horses. Not entirely sure how I feel about the show. Will continue to watch for…. research purposes.

    Those cherry blossoms are fantastic.

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