Weekly Run Down for 10.23.22-10.30.22: A Quiet Week


No travel.  No work trips. No races.

Sound boring?

Last Week:

  • Sunday – The leaves are falling quickly so I decided to do some leave peeping before they were all gone.

I also decided to stay local.  But there was a brand new trail nearby so off I drove.

it was very pretty and it connects to another bunch of trails.

I could have continued from there to additional trails but I decided to drive to the main parking lot.

no beaver sighting but it’s one of my favorite short trails there.

I moved my car to one more parking lot and had time for one more short trail

the Vlomankill was pretty shallow but I still got to enjoy the sound of running water

  • Monday – #nevermissamonday but I had to figure out when the weather would be better to run. It was raining in the morning but I had hoped it would either be dry during lunch or after work.

I got dressed to run at lunch and as soon as I got out there, it started to pour. Being mostly a fair weather runner, I decided to wait until after work.

So I drove to run at UAlbany since I was meeting my BFF for a long walk near there after.

the rain had mostly stopped… just a drizzle and still some pretty foliage to admire

  • Tuesday – Always checking the weather. I had thought of having a rest day but it looked like rain was predicted for Wednesday so I decided to run after work today.

I didn’t realize until I got to the rail trail that it must have rained recently…

70 degrees, 90% humidity and lots of wet leaves

  • Wednesday –  Finally taking a rest day. It was tempting to participate in a SOAR group run but I went for a walk (at Pine Hollow Arboretum) and did some errands instead.

75 degrees in October? I bet these leaves were confused (but beautiful even at dusk)

  • Thursday – Back out for a run today. Not as warm as the day before but sunny. I waited until after work and drove to the Albany end of the rail trail.

What a difference a day made… I was actually chilly!!

  • Friday – Rest Day!!

Not so restful as I had to work and clean the house so I could host mah jongg.

  • SaturdayLong Run!! Finally able to meet my running friends.  No race today!!

I got there early and ran 2 miles with Barbara and then met Sherry & Stan for 9 more.  Afterward, we went out to brunch with the others who were either walking or running fewer miles. (<3 my group!)

It was chilly and foggy when we started but it warmed up nicely

  • Sunday – Volunteering at a local trail race. Costumes, food, colorful foliage and lots of familiar faces… Should be loads of fun.

Hairy Gorilla Half Marathon & Squirrelly Six Mile

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  DAY OFF – run, hike?
  • Tuesday – run
  • Wednesday – rest day
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday – rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run (12 miles)
  • Sunday –   Hiking?

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Running with a Group
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

I encourage you to do the same. Grab the graphic, drop your link on the host blogs and play along! Please be sure to always comment on the HOST’s blogs, as well as visit and comment on as many other blogs as you can.

Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races run or planned? Have the fall foliage colors peaked where you live?  Please share.

22 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 10.23.22-10.30.22: A Quiet Week

  1. The leaves look so beautiful by you! Ours are disappearing very quickly. I’m finishing up my Mammoth Challenge in Wisco today–I’m hoping to see some leaves too!

    Have fun at the race! I can’t believe you’re not running it.

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  2. I love all the beautiful fall foliage pics! I’ve seen a lot of color here, recently, but have not captured much of it in pics. Have fun volunteering today! I just signed up to volunteer at packet pick-up for the DSM Turkey Trot (I’ll be helping on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving). It’s not a race I’ve ever run in person, but I ran it virtually a couple years ago (and snagged some fun gear).

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  3. Your pictures are SO BEAUTIFUL! This is the time of year I have serious FOMO- but once the leaves have fallen and there’s snow on the ground I’ll be reminded again of why I live in Florida.
    Nice 11 mile long run! And I hope you had a great time volunteering today- that does sound like a fun race.

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