Weekly Run Down for 11.20.22-11.27.22: Turkey and Trotting

Two races in One Week!

Well, not odd for me…

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Upstate Classic Half Marathon. Snow.Ice.Hills.FrigidTemps.InsaneWinds.

What else can I say?

It was the first race where I really wanted to DNF…

But I propelled myself forward into the wind and crossed the finish line (and then waited for 50 minutes in the cold without a coat for my friend!!

my friend & I each won our age group (sine we were the only crazy ones to do this race)

14 years ago today, we formed a group to play mah jongg every Friday night.  We still play weekly but we’ve become more than mah jongg players but great friends. Tonight we celebrated.

  • Monday – Still cold and windy but warmer (30s). I took it slow but ventured out for a short easy recovery run at lunch.

drove to the rail trail hoping that it would be less windy… nope!

Met my BFF for a walk after work (but we did it inside at the mall.)

  • Tuesday – I had planned to run but work took up my whole day and I had a hair appt after work. All I could manage was another short easy run.  This time in the neighborhood/waterline.

so nice to run without wind… warmer temps too (40s)

  • Wednesday –  .Another rest day only because I don’t like to run the day before a race.


  • Thursday – Troy Turkey Trot. I only ran the 10k.  

I said “only” because for many years, I ran both the 10k and 5k.  I choose the 10k because it’s earlier and much less crowded (and my friends were not running the 5k.)

It was not one of my better turkey trots but the weather was perfect and I came in 3rd in my age group.

upset stomach and tired legs probably held me back but still was glad I did it.

For Thanksgiving dinner, we went to my SIL’s and ate back all the calories (and more) that I burned during the race.

And I need to thank my fellow bloggers who inspire me everyday…

  • Friday – One more rest day because I don’t run the day before a long run. No FOMO since it was a rainy/cloudy day.

But glad to get out of the house for an evening mah jongg game.

  • SaturdayLong run!! I met up with my friends because I had another 15k on the schedule so I needed to run 8 miles. Again, I was lucky to have company during the run and after at brunch.

  • Sunday – Weather dependent…

if it doesn’t rain, a hike and if it does some knitting and Netflix.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday –  DAY OFF – run, hike
  • Tuesday – rest day
  • Wednesday – run, book talk (Melissa Gilbert)
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday – rest day, train to NYC, bib pick-up, holiday sights
  • Saturday Ted Corbitt 15K Race (in NYC)
  • Sunday –  rest day, hiking?

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Upstate Classic Half Marathon Recap
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races run or planned? Did you turkey trot?  How was your Thanksgiving? Please share.






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24 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 11.20.22-11.27.22: Turkey and Trotting

  1. Two races in one week! I guess that’s probably not a record for you, but talk about inspiring! Way to push through the miserable one. In races like that I find myself visualizing Starbucks after I finish. 😉


    • Not a record… 3 maybe. lol.

      I was doing a lot of visualizing during that race …..

      During all my long runs, we chat about the brunch after…


    • Same for my MIL. She doesn’t have many Thanksgivings left.

      Glad I survived both races.. races motivate me to get out there and run and stay connected with my friends.

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  2. I’m laughing at your reply to Marcia- “she was the driver.” Well, that explains it! Nice job on both races. Not every race can feel good- I think it’s more impressive to push through when you really want to quit.
    Good luck on your upcoming race! It should be fun to be in NYC this time of year.

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  3. That half marathon sounds brutal in those conditions…and then you waited around for a “bonus” 50 minutes for your friend 😉 I hope she appreciates you! I have a lot of FOMO on all the available races you have…but, with my healing hammy, I’m much better off fighting the FOMO instead of further injury.

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    • I think the race organization and course are more important tome… but who doesn’t like a cute medal… and dressing up on holidays is a must. LOL


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