Weekly Run Down for 11.6.22-11.13.22: It’s Dark Out!!

Yes, with the clocks turned back, where can I run?

I don’t like to run in the dark.

Now the mornings are lighter but once it gets cold….

At least today I have a 15k race to look forward to.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Now that boating season is over, I try to hike every Sunday.

Macch & I were enjoying our extra hour this am.

I decided to head south because I thought the foliage would be prettier. The weather seemed perfect but then it started to rain as I drove and it rained harder and harder.

As soon as I arrived at Falling Waters Preserve, the rain seemed to let up. Yay!

But not for long. I did one trail and then retuned back to my car and found a rain poncho in my trunk (of course, all runners have one, right?)

at least it was warm out

It helped sort of until the wind picked up. It felt like walking in a Nor’easter. I bailed on the 3rd trail and headed to my next destination.

It was still raining but I didn’t drive an hour not to hike and this one (Saugerties Light House Preserve) was a shorter trail.

too wet to take more pics and the views of the Hudson R. were a blur.

Of course as soon as I was finished hiking, the rain stopped.  So I drove into town and walked around.

stopped in a knitting shop and bought wool to make this cowl (in different colors) and a dessert shop for coffee and a pastry.

  • Monday – #nvermisssamonday and since it was lighter in the morning, I decided to give a before work run a whirl. I woke up to rain but happily, it stopped but it was still very warm for this time of year.

I was melting… should have worn a tank and skirt… Is it summer or fall? Even the flowers are confused.

After work, I went for a walk at on a trail at a nearby park hoping to beat darkness.

sunset and then moonrise…

  • Tuesday – I thought about a before work run but the cold temps (40s) deterred me so it was a lunch run instead

much chillier and windier than the day before.. luckily the sun was out

and then I met my BFF for a walk after work. (I voted last week.)

did your Christmas cactus bloom for Halloween?

  • Wednesday –  Rest day and it was the day of my monthly dinner with my tennis friends.

even though we don’t play tennis together anymore, it is always fun to get together and chat

  • Thursday – Frost when I woke up… not ready for this!  Postponed my run until lunchtime. And it warmed up  (50s) and the sun came out.

sorry, the trees are bare.. no more pretty foliage pics

  • Friday – Rest Day!!

Facebook reminded that on this day two years I hiked at Olana. I figured it was a sign to go back. Although the trees were bare and the clouds threatened rain, it was an enjoyable way to spend the Holiday and a day off from work.

And played mah jongg in the evening (much more relaxing not having to do a long run the next morning.)

  • Saturday – Rest Day and just a walk with my running friends followed by brunch

and then packet pickup for Sunday’s race.

Some errands and household chores and of course, carb loading…

flatme… wearing a skirt hoping I won’t freeze my butt off

  • Sunday – Stockade-athon 15k Race!!

Heading to the finish line in 2021

I’ve done this race many times and it’s always fun because I will know many runners out there.  But actually I signed up because I have a half marathon next Sunday and the distance is perfect for a taper run.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  DAY OFF, hike, vet appt.
  • Tuesday – AM run, dinner out
  • Wednesday – PM run
  • Thursday – PM run
  • Friday – rest day, packet pick-up, mah jongg
  • Saturday – rest day, walk
  • Sunday –  Upstate Classic Half Marathon

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – The Thankful for Running Post
  • Friday – Why Turkey Trot?

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Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races run or planned? Has the weather been fall-like where you live

26 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.6.22-11.13.22: It’s Dark Out!!

  1. Wow, stunning photos- that purple plant. Amazing!

    Great job this week! The time change definitely makes things tough. It’s pitch black in London by 4:30! Not my favorite, but it should be short lived before it starts to switch back..

    Love that pic of Macch. So cute!

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  2. I’m still trying to adjust to the time change, lol! I keep waking up ridiculously early. Not a fan of the early darkness, but I don’t mind having light in the sky in the morning when I run!

    Good luck today with your race! I love that distance.

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  3. I hope the race went well- that’s a nice distance. Our weather has been hideous in just about every way possible (other than cold.) I can’t wait to cool down a little bit and get rid of this awful humidity.
    My husband and I just signed up for our usual Turkey Trot! I haven’t been doing any speed work and don’t feel ready to “race”, but I would be sad not to do a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.

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  4. I’ll be curious to see the cowl creation (that you bought the yarn for). I was just thinking, it’s been awhile since I got out my knitting needles and had some fun with yarn. I really had a lot of evening tiredness last week. I typically don’t have issues with the time change, but I think maybe this year it got me (?). I hope you race went well!

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  5. Oh, I need to stash a poncho in my trunk! I do have an umbrella.

    I’m not sure a 15K is exactly a taper distance for any race, but your legs are used to all those miles! I hope today went well!

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