Weekly Run Down for 12.11.22-12.18.22: Let the work travel begin…

I must say that it was way easier to schedule runs when you work from home.

But my job is now starting to require us to travel.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Upset stomach (from too much partying the night before) and snow falling did not stop me from running my last race of the year.

I did decide to run most of it slowly with a running friend who was recovering from an injury.

We both stayed upright, had fun so I’m glad I didn’t wimp out and stay home.

  • Monday – #Nevermissamonday….

With a busy week ahead, I wanted to make sure I ran today especially since it was my day off.

Coincidentally, two of my running friends were available to run with me… the challenge was to find a path that was not snow-covered.

6″ of snow on the paths so we ran in the roads

We decided it was too cold, windy and icy to hike so instead I went to TJs.

  • Tuesday –  With travelling for work, you never know if you will be able to run at all…

I hate to skip runs but I was just too pooped to get up early.

So I rented a car, drove to LI (3.5 hrs), checked into my hotel, and set up for the next day.

It was still light enough to squeeze in a run..

a short one cuz I was hungry and running out of daylight.

  • Wednesday – Long work day and my only running option would be the hotel treadmill….

or so I thought…

amazing holiday displays in the park where I ran the day before… of course I did run a little (until it got too crowded).

I did grow up in this neighborhood but unfortunately my high school friends were both on vacation (in warmer climates) so I had eat dinner solo.

  • Thursday – After work, I had to drive back home so no running today.

A rainy, snowy grueling 5.5 hour drive…..UGH!!!

  • Friday – Another rest day because I never like to run a day before a long run.

But I had to go into the office in the morning for a holiday breakfast/meeting.

Mah jongg cancelled due to an impending snowstorm so I met a friend for wine instead.

  • Saturday – Long Run!  But where? And with whom?

No one was available so I had to run alone.  I decided to drive to UAlbany hoping the paths would be cleared.

Nope.  Still snow-covered so I ran 2 loops in the road (I could have stayed home and run in my neighborhood.)

sunny but oh so windy!!

Instead of exchanging gifts, we had a really nice dinner out with my stepson and his wife.

  • Sunday – A few miles planned in the neighborhood and then meeting my running friends for our postponed brunch.

Pet Hanukkah Greeting Cards:Cat Kitten - Picture 1 of 1

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run, BFF b-day dinner
  • Tuesday – rest day
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run, tennis holiday party
  • Friday –  rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run
  • Sunday –   hike? family dinner postponed until New Year’s.

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Bling 2022
  • Friday – Compression Socks – Yay or Nay?

Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races run or planned for the end of the year? Getting ready for the holidays?  Any parties planned or attended? Do you have to travel for work? If so, how do you fit in your runs? Please share.






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27 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 12.11.22-12.18.22: Let the work travel begin…

  1. I’m glad to see that you are getting outside and not letting the cold bother you. We have to do what we have to do, am I right? I can’t believe they are making you travel, but my son will be working out of town through Christmas, so I guess the year end crunch is a real thing.

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  2. What a bummer to drive all of the way to the U of Albany campus only to find the trails closed, but at least you ran! Did you have to worry about more or less traffic than you would have in your own neighborhood?

    We missed a party last night because we were visiting my mom, but that usually happens where we miss at least one holiday party due to travel.


    • I think we brunched for 3 hours… you’d think we’d have nothing to talk about since we see each other every week… LOL What do 90 year olds talk about??

      The traffic on LI is bad on a good day… can’t believe I used to live there.

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  3. Wow, you really have a lot of snow! Knock wood (LOUDLY), we are snow-covered, but just barely. I know that’s gonna change (probably later this week), but it is nice to not have to worry about snow-covered streets or ice. Great job getting the running done, as you’re able, around your work schedule.

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  4. Good for you for not letting travel or crazy weather stop you from getting your runs in- and a race too. It’s finally the time of year where I’m going to stop complaining about our weather and just appreciate that I don’t have to deal with snow and ice.

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  5. Ugh on the 5.5 hour drive home in the storm. That sounds exhausting!

    Love the holiday lights displays. They do brighten the dark evenings.

    I hope your work travel is over for the rest of the year?


  6. I don’t usually travel for work (haven’t in many years), although I would like to go to a meeting sometime next year. It’s tough to fit in runs on work trips. Usually I have to go in the morning before meetings begin, as long as they don’t start too early.
    Love the holiday lights and decorations!

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  7. Happy Hanukkah! We celebrated at my parents’ last night. I did my work travel before I started running so it was never an issue, but I can see how it might be tough to get everything in.

    Beautiful lights! I am hoping to see some more tonight and Thursday.

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