Weekly Run Down for 6.12.22-6.19.22: NYC Bound

This week was rather hectic and it included a quick trip NYC for work.

I am always excited when I get to visit NYC but I wish it were for pleasure.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday! And grateful that the rain in the forecast never materialized.

my favorite place to read and relax!!

  • Monday – I had the day off from work.  The original plan was to meet a college friend in NYC. She had to cancel.

Plan B – meet a tennis friend to go hiking in the Adirondacks.  She had to cancel.

Plan C – meet a running friend to go hiking in Lenox, MA.  She did not cancel and we had a lovely time.

First we hiked in Pleasant Valley Nature Sanctuary.

Then after lunch, we went to Kennedy Park.

When I got home, I met two friends for a walk on the rail trail (with wine and snacks after).

Got my steps in today!!!

  • Tuesday – After two days off from running, I knew I needed to get out there (in order to get my 4 days in) so I squeezed in a short one before work.

another Broadway run 🙂

After work, again I walked on the rail trail (but a different section) with friends.

  • Wednesday – A busy work day and a dentist appt.

But Wednesday evenings there are several scheduled group runs.  Tonight there was an ice cream run.  You know I couldn’t resist that.

Not wanting to run late and drive far, I met up with a friend to run closer to home … and have ice cream.

and we twinned in SS skirts

  • Thursday – First day traveling to NYC for work since January 2020.  I was subbing for another trainer. After taking Amtrak to Manhattan, I checked into my hotel, had lunch and then took the subway to Queens.  Eventually I returned to Manhattan.

I couldn’t let a day in NYC go by without a run in Central Park.

loved every minute there!!

Unfortunately it is hard to coordinate a meet-up with my NYC buds. I didn’t see Elizabeth but Cari and I did have a late dinner together.

  • Friday – Another trip from Manhattan to Queens to work and back and then Amtrak home that night.  LONG DAY!! And a hot one… 90 degrees!!! (Glad I was minimally outside.)

time to kill before my evening train… so why not?

  • SaturdayRace Day – Valley Cats Father’s Day Home Run 5k – I was NOT planning to run a race today but a running friend asked me to… that’s what friends are for…

It was fun!! And talk about weather whiplash… it was windy and in the 50s!!

I felt like I was sleep walking and was surprised to come in 2nd in my age group

and afterward, I talked her into accompanying me on 5 more miles (followed my brunch) and then errands.

Brrrr…. but we warmed up as we re-traced the race route

  • Sunday –  Supposed to be sunny and warmer so the plans are to spend Father’s Day on the boat.

pic from last FD

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF (Juneteenth) – run
  • Tuesday – run
  • Wednesday – rest day
  • Thursday – ARE trail run
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Adirondack Race to the Lakes 15k
  • Sunday –  rest day, boating

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Valley Cats Father’s Day Home Run 5k Race Recap
  • Friday – Runfessions

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24 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 6.12.22-6.19.22: NYC Bound

    • Some fun of course but mostly work and LONG hours.

      Heat is tough but wind is no picnic. I would liked more sunshine and warmth… but for me, the people make the race and I saw quite a few friends.

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  1. Yes, that’s what friends are for (running races, that is). That’s how our brewery run happened last weekend…Barb had won a trivia contest and got a free registration, so she said she’d split the cost of mine if I joined her. How could I refuse? 😉

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  2. Your trip to NYC sounds fun in spite of the work- you got to run in Central Park and meet up with Cari!
    I guess 50s and windy is better than 100 degrees for a race- it must have felt pretty good to you since you ran fast enough to take second! I’ll be looking forward to the race recap as always.

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    • NYC was rushed but it is what it is.

      For a 5k, it would have been ok to be sunny and warm but NOT for a longer race (which has happened in both my half and 10 miler). Not lucky, I guess.
      Recap on Tuesday… and not a big race field. Awards are always welcome, though.


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