Weekly Run Down for 7.31.22-8.7.22: The Heat is Back On…


After a brief reprieve from the heat and humidity, summer weather returned in full force this week.

Not much could be done but as they say “Just do it!” And that’s what I did.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday!

Again I was treated to a gorgeous day for relaxing on the lake.

different dock at Red Rock Bay (Lake George)… same experience

Since my hubby had driven up the day before, we had two cars today.  That meant, I could stay later and do my own thing…

After he left, I walked around town admiring all the beautiful gardens.

Then I went for a few nature walks/hikes before heading home.

trails at the Sagamore followed by Up Yonda.

Of course, there was stop on the way at Martha’s for ice cream.

  • Monday – I really didn’t want to get up this morning to run but it was #nevermissamonday. As always, I was glad I did.

but holy humidity!!! Just chrysalis and bees today.

Having my run done before work allowed me to go for a leisurely walk on the rail trail with friends after work.

  • Tuesday – After a sleepless night, I was tired but I knew I HAD to run.

this run was dedicated to my sweet cat, Honey, who died the night before.

I do love all kinds of flowers but I really love sunflowers.  And I really needed a pick me up today!!

Two of the nearby fields did not plant this summer so I had to search out a new location.

And I found one!!  They are only open in the evenings which was perfect…Unfortunately my GPS did not take to the right location but a kind soul on the side of road directed me.  It was not free (however you got to cut your own flowers to bring home) and most of the fields had not bloomed yet.  (I plan a return visit in a few weeks.)

The flowers made me happy and it was definitely worth the trip!!

  • Wednesday – Yes, the third day in a row of getting up early to run. But again it freed up my evening for other things.

the bright sunshine was a killer today… those sunflowers are TALL…like my runfie?

My evening plans included dinner out with my former co-workers and walking pals.

  • Thursday – 100 degrees predicted for today!!! No running for me (since I don’t have access to a treadmill.)

Since I had to go into the office today, I did take a walk to the nearby Starbucks.

There were a few evening plans brewing – a group trail run for me and tennis for the hubby OR a Jimmy Buffet concert together.

It wasn’t the heat hat bothered me. It was the threat of thunderstorms (which may or may not materialize).

Well, we decided on the concert.  And it was the right decision.  While we were gone, there was a HUGE storm.  The power and internet went down. I wouldn’t have been able to go to the hike. My hubby’s tennis match was canceled.

The concert was awesome and NO RAIN!

The concert was held in Bethel, NY – the home of the famous Woodstock concert in 1969!!!

It was a very long drive (longer than I thought) and we got home at 1:30 am!!

  • Friday – Rest Day!! And a scheduled day off from work.

August 2021

I had planned (as I did last year) to visit a friend who was at a retreat on Lake George to hike and hang out on the lake.

As you can expect, I was very tired but my friend needed to get home and the weather was less than ideal so we decided to cancel.

I hate to waste a vacation day so I worked instead. (I’ll take another day off later in the month).

  • Saturday Long Run Saturday!

We decided to start early (to beat the heat) and then meet for brunch.  Thanks to my friends, I got 12 miles done on the rail trail.

it was humid and warm but running intervals (and with friends) made me feel like I could run forever

  • Sunday –  Boating Sunday!!

So far so good. We’ve been lucky to have dry Sundays to use our boat for the day.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  DAY OFF – run, hike
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – rest day, ARE trail walk
  • Fridayrun, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day, boating
  • Sunday –  Run for the Roses 5k (+ miles)

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Places I’ve Run (S-Z)
  • Friday – Who’s an Athena?

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any in-person races run or planned? Has the weather been warm where you live? Please share.

28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 7.31.22-8.7.22: The Heat is Back On…

  1. The heat was insane here this week as well. Look at you running early! You kind of have to in these temps. Enjoy the boating! It’s raining here and I’m not sad about it. Hope the heat breaks.

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  2. Wow, you guys made the right decision on going to the Jimmy Buffet concert! Had you been to one before? I’d love to see him live, just never got around to going when he’s in town.

    Such great pictures, especially from the lake and of the sunflowers.

    Have a great rest of your weekend, Darlene!

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  3. All your flower photos are lovely, but I really like the sunflowers! I think there is a place an hour or so from here with sunflower fields, but I’ve never been.

    Glad the weather has cooperated for the boat! That sounds like a great way to refresh for the week ahead.

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  4. Your trails are just so beautiful and there seem to be a lot of options for you. Looks like you had a great week in spite of the heat. Too bad about the storms tho! We’re home today–it’s raining and I’m actually ok with it.

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  5. Sounds like you had a great week- other than being sad about Honey : (
    Your photos are beautiful- the lake, those hikes and those flowers! And congrats on the 12 mile long run- that’s your longest in a while, right? I hope you have nice weather for your boating Sunday!

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  6. Oh, I can only imagine how great the concert was! I’m craving a concert so bad…hoping to make that happen at the Iowa State Fair in the next couple weeks (stay tuned). Thanks for sharing all the beautiful flower pics…they totally brighten my day 😉

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