Weekly Run Down for 7.3.22-7.10.22: Back to the Big Apple

There was a race and a hike at the beginning of the week and then I traveled to NYC and spent three days there.  This may have been my last time working in NYC (but who knows??) so I tried to make the most of it.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday! 

The weather was absolutely perfect and we invited my stepson, his wife and their two friends out on the lake.

we drove around more than usual to show off our favorite spots…

Unfortunately, the outing got cut short as something was malfunctioning in the boat.  Hopefully it will be a quick fix and we’ll be back out there next weekend.

  • Monday – Race Day – Firecracker 4.  It was 2nd time running this holiday race. And I again had a blast.

I had convinced more of my friends to do the race with me. The weather was great. I also came in 2nd in my age group and we celebrated with brunch and mimosas after.

  • Tuesday – Lake George Hike-a-thon 2022.  I signed up last year with my friend Meg and we had such a good time that I decided to take the day of and do it again.

I signed us up for a longer and more challenging hike (Thomas Mountain).

Unfortunately it rained… well, it poured.

not much of a view and we got very wet… still had fun!

After our 3 mile hike in the rain, we had lunch at our marina and then decided to head home rather than hiking more.

  • Wednesday – Early morning train to NYC, hotel check-in and then off by subway to Queens.  It was still early enough when I returned to Manhattan to venture somewhere for a run.  The question was where to?  So many options in NYC…

You know me. It’s hard to resist a race and there was a 5k in Brooklyn at 7:10 pm.

90 degrees (and 450 runners finished) so lots of walking but when you are the only one in your AG, you win!

  • Thursday – A long day of work but the reward at the end of the day was running with friends.

and ice cream!!

  • Friday – Another long work day and train home!! Rest Day! And no race scheduled for the next day!!

After work, it was raining but I took a leisurely stroll anyway

always something interesting to see in Manhattan

And then took the train home!

the perks of the late train home

  • Saturday Long Run Saturday!

Six miles was on my plan but Sherry wanted to run 9 so I ran intervals with her and then met all my other running friends for brunch.

some friends ran longer, some shorter and some even walked…

  • Sunday –  Boating Sunday!!

Fingers crossed that the boat is fixed…

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – hike, run
  • Tuesday – rest day
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run, ARE trail walk
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run
  • Sunday –  rest day, boating

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Firecracker 4 Race Recap
  • Friday – Five Ways to Get Faster

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races run or planned? Do anything fun for July 4th? Please share.

31 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 7.3.22-7.10.22: Back to the Big Apple

  1. Every single thing you did this week sounds fun ( even you hike in the rain..lol) And how lucky to catch a race on a Wednesday night!
    I hope your boat is fixed for good. Because of low water around here, we haven’t been able to get our boat out yet this summer.
    Have a great new week Darlene!

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  2. Hope your boat is fixed because the weather today is fantastic!

    You’ve been so lucky with your weather for Firecracker. Haven’t really had the full experience yet — I think I was lucky once with cool weather when I could run it.


    • It was not cool. And I’ve run many a hot race. So I’m good.

      Yesterday was great for a long run. Even if we don’t go out in the boat today it is relaxing at the beach at the marina too. Gotta look at the positives.


  3. Those sculptures are really cool and funky…are they giraffes? Great job on your 4th of July race, and cute medal 😉 I’m jealous of your NYC time (and seeing Cari).

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  4. It sounds like a great week! So you spontaneously jumped into a race in Brooklyn and won your AG? Being the only one counts (not your fault if the others were to wimpy to show up!) Looks like a fun time with Cari. I’m looking forward as always to the race recap!

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  5. I love that you did a second race just because it was there. Great week and I love that train picture. Exactly why I love my early morning runs.

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