Weekly Run Down for 8.7.22-8.14.22: A Brief Cool Down…


Yes.  Heat, humidity to start the week but then we got a break…

Running continued but with an added 5k thrown into the mix.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday.

An oppressively hot day. Luckily I had lake breezes and shade (and no rain.)

  • Monday – It was #nevermissamonday but I stayed in bed instead of running. No regrets.

I had the day off (as I do every other Monday) and a running friend suggested a day at Emerald Lake in VT.  So I grabbed my SUP and we had a wonderful time. A long drive but so worth it. (And again missed the rain.)

  • Tuesday –  Back to work and I did drag myself out of bed early to get my run done. But Holy Humidity!!!

It warmed up but I think the humidity decreased.  Anyway, it felt that way during my post-work walk with a friend.

  • Wednesday – Day 2 of the early morning runs. Whoa! About 10 degrees cooler than the previous morning! I’ll take it.

always taking different neighborhood routes and always looking for flowers…

I met my friend again for a post-work walk (but we went in the opposite direction.)

  • Thursday – Rest day because I had a trail run scheduled for the evening.  As usual, I met my running friends and we walked, chatted and had a blast.

love those cloud formations

  • Friday – Normally Friday is my rest day but since I had a race on Sunday, I would be taking Saturday off (which is ordinarily my long run day.)

I had more time so I drove for my early morning run.

why yes, I do match everything

  • Saturday – Long Run Saturday for everyone else but for me, it was just a walk and brunch.

long runs, short runs, walkers and bikers – all on the rail trail supporting each other… so fortunate to be part of this group. No one ever has to be alone!!

  • Sunday –  Race Day! I ran the Run for the Roses 5k for the 2nd time.  I met up with old friends and somewhat conquered the hills in Grafton Lake State Park.. (Recap on Tuesday…)

Sunday in the summer is for boating so I plan to join my hubby up at the lake for the rest of the day.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF! Long Run, hike
  • Tuesday – rest day, walk
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run, ARE trail walk
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run Saturday (12 mi.)
  • Sunday –  Boating Sunday

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Run for the Roses 5k Race Recap 
  • Friday – Quotes by Joe Henderson

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23 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 8.7.22-8.14.22: A Brief Cool Down…

  1. we also had your oppressive humidity and heat (as you know bc I have been complaining about it LOL) That cool off sure did feel good! Hope you had fun at your race today

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  2. I’ve only been on my SUP once this year! I’m not sure why–we have been spending a lot of time on the boat, so maybe that’s it. Crappy weather here this weekend. Cool and cloudy yesterday, drizzly today. Odd for August. I hope it turns around!

    Congrats on your race!

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  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun this week – from SUP-ing to racing.

    We all seem to be enjoying a break in the weather these past few days. Hopefully it won’t be too hot again later this week.

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  4. This is the time of year where I get envious of everyone else’s weather- people are talking about cooldowns but it’s SO HOT in Florida, with no hope in sight. Well, I’ll just enjoy your photos and live vicariously. i’m looking forward to the race recap!

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  5. Such beautiful pics of all the flowers! It’s alright to be matchy-matchy 😉 Sounds like it cooled off (briefly) for a lot of us towards the week’s end. I went to the Iowa State Fair this afternoon, and it wasn’t as hot (nor humid) as usual.

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