Weekly Run Down for 8.14.22-8.21.22: Well, that went by fast..


It seemed like half marathon training just started and now, it’s only TWO weeks until my first fall half marathon on Labor weekend.

How did that happen? Where did the summer go??

Am I ready?

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Yes, that pretty much sums it up.  Maybe we will train seriously for the next one in Maine on October 2!

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Race Day and Boating Sunday.

I started the day with a 5k and the weather was perfect (I was not perfect but still won 1st in my age group.)

met up with friends that I don’t see often so I’ll call it a win

The rest of the day was again spent on the lake… relaxing.

in my orange chair with a book, a drink and a water view…

  • Monday – I had skipped my 11 Long mile run in favor of a 5k race with old friends. So before meeting running friends (on a day off) for a hike, I got there early and ran 8 miles.

I normally don’t enjoy running alone but it was nice to run in a different place – one where I used to run but hadn’t in awhile.

Our first 3 mile walk was at Peebles Island State Park.

lots of interesting sights (and conversation)

Then we had a lovely lunch followed by a 4 mile trail walk.

along the old Champlain canal

It turned out to be a very warm day so we had to end it with ice cream.

  • Tuesday – Rest Day!  But I did meet friend after work for a walk on the rail trail.

And then my BFF for walk #2 around an outdoor mall.

  • Wednesday – Back out there for a pre-work run in the neighborhood.

I woke up to rain and so I went back to bed. Then I woke up and it was NOT raining. I quickly got dressed and headed out the door.

the temps were nice but not the humidity! If you look closely you’d see that my shirt was on backwards. lol

I made the right decision since it was pouring by the time I finished work.

My plans to re-visit the sunflower fields got postponed. The colored ones were supposed have bloomed too.

hope to get there this weekend. 

  • Thursday – Another early morning run… in my foggy neighborhood.

a pink kind of morning and another humid one

After work, we met for an ARE-sponsored trail run at Thacher Park.

we got a little lost (which is par for us) but had fun. The views were great!!

  • Friday – Another Rest Day. Busy work day but mah jongg in the evening to unwind.
  • SaturdayLong Run Saturday. 12 miles!!  And I did it thanks for the help of my awesome friends!

I also took a long ride back to the sunflower field.

in love with these colored sunflowers!!

And then I went out to dinner with friends of a friend.  The guy is from France (the brother of the lady I stayed with in Sanguinet) and used to also be a marathon runner.

  • Sunday – Boating Sunday.

Another warm sunny day for relaxing and floating and reading…

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – hike
  • Tuesday – run, walk after work
  • Wednesday – run, walk after work
  • Thursday – OFF – rest day, day at the race track
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg chez moi
  • Saturday Long Run Saturday (Taper Time), running friends mimosa brunch
  • Sunday –  Boating Sunday

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – What Happened from Ages 60-64?
  • Friday – Runfessions

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31 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 8.14.22-8.21.22: Well, that went by fast..

  1. I can’t believe Labor Day is in 2 weeks! Eeek! Where has summer gone? Looks like a nice week for you. It has definitely cooled off a bit here, although now that I said that, it’ll probably warm up again. I’m loving the cooler nights! Those sunflowers are gorgeous!

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  2. I just loved that collage of all the pinks–one of my favorite colors. I haven’t gotten to see the sunflowers yet. I’ve probably missed them by now.

    Enjoy your time on the lake today!

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    • I plan to enoy the water today… it will be over before you knowit.

      Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. This place plants many fields that blooms at different times. (so I may go back one more time) This is the first time I’ve seen the colored one… pink is my favorite too.

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  3. The sunflowers are so pretty! I think you are training with all these long runs every weekend. I am excited for Maine but not as trained as I had hoped

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  4. Sunflowers. Ugh. One year I need to get up there for that.
    I forgot about your Labor Day race and was super confused by your hay is in the barn post yesterday thinking you were way early for Maine.
    Nice matching of the flowers as well as “my” shirt on Thursday.

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  5. I love all those sunflowers! So many varieties! Yeah, it just dawned on me (this week) that Labor Day is right around the corner…how did THAT happen?

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  6. I think you’ll be ready for your race. You may not set a PR (I’m sure that’s not your goal) but you’ll complete the distance and have fun. Maybe you haven’t been training “seriously” but you are very, very consistent and there’s a lot to be said for that.
    I love all the photos! Unlike most people, I’m looking forward to fall. It won’t look much different here, but I’m excited to see everyone’s fall photos with the leaves changing. Enjoy your day at the lake!

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  7. I still can’t believe that Labor Day is only 2 weeks away. I’m also starting to see school buses out on the road again so it’s definitely back to school time as well. The summer did go by quickly.

    Love the photos of the sunflowers – behind tulips, those are my favorite flowers.

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  8. Those races just sneak up on your sometimes. If you just ran a 12-miler, you are definitely ready for the distance at least. I love all the pictures. Looks beautiful.

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  9. Where in Maine is your half marathon? We’ll be in Bar Harbor, Maine starting on October 3rd. We’re bringing our gravel bikes and hope to do a lot of cycling and hiking.

    Those colored sunflowers are stunning! I think they’re prettier than traditional sunflowers.

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    • The race is in Portland. Deborah B. is running the race too on Sunday. We are staying in Old Orchard Beach until Tues. Maybe you can stop by on the way.. Bar Harbor is supposed to be beautiful.

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