Weekly Run Down for 12.25.22-1.1.23: Welcome 2023!!

Many people in my office took this past week off. I did not. I save my time off for vacations.

IOW, work was busy but I tried to get my runs in.

Today I even am running the usual New Year’s Day (informal) race.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Started the day off with a Christmas run (even though we didn’t celebrate the holiday). It was chilly but at least no negative wind chill temps.

ran in town parallel to the icy rail trail.. in my holiday garb

For dinner, we hit our favorite Chinese restaurant and then visited my MIL.

  • Monday – #Nevermissamonday…. Long Run re-scheduled!

I had planned to run with a friend at the Crossings but he wasn’t feeling well so plan B was one loop solo at UAlbany and the 2nd loop with a running friend.

sunnier on my first loop but it was nice to have company on the 2nd.

  • Tuesday – Rest Day (after 4 days in a row of running). Back to work and then a mall walk after work.

after reading Lisa’s blog, I had to try the peppermint Frosty – it didn’t disappoint

  • Wednesday – Another busy work day so I could only run after work at UAlbany. I was thrilled again to have some company on this boring route.

gorgeous sunset and no wind… perfect evening for a run

  • Thursday – I had to squeeze in my run during lunch.  At least I had time to drive somewhere…..

parked at park n ride and ran around an apt complex for a change of scenery on this sunny day

and then after work, I took my younger stepson out to dinner as a Xmas gift. It was nice to catch up…

  • Friday – Rest Day and I hosted mah jongg at my home (so I had to work and then clean = not so restful.)
  • Saturday – Long Run Day.

It was balmy compared to last Saturday and I even had company on the run. Still our normal running paths were covered with residual ice and snow. So we ran at the Crossings and in the nearby roads… It was one of my faster long runs… Running with others can make you push the pace.

ran the first 2.5 miles with Stan and then joined Barbara, Sherry & Judy for the rest… We even got very sweaty!!! Then met Chris, Denise & Deb for brunch

  • Sunday – Winter Series #2 Race.

The choice was a half marathon or 5.5K.  The shorter distance for me! And since I ran 7 miles the day before, this will again just be a “fun” run.

And it doesn’t start until noon…

Perfect since although the hubby & I didn’t go out, we did stay up until midnight watching TV and drinking champagne.

last year!! I expect this year’s race to be MUCH SLOWER and maskless!

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – run 
  • Tuesday – rest day, hair appt
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday –  rest day, mah jongg
  • Saturday Long Run,
  • Sunday –   rest day, hike?

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday –2022 Recap and Look Ahead to 2023
  • Friday – Ultimate Coffee Date

Happy Running! How is your running going? Any races to start off the year? How did you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Please share.






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29 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down for 12.25.22-1.1.23: Welcome 2023!!

  1. I stayed up way too late last night- we didn’t go out, just hung at home and watched the ball drop. But then I was up past 1 cleaning up, sigh! It was a fun New Year’s Eve.
    Sounds like you had a great week of running as usual! Have fun at your race today. Happy New Year!

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  2. My running is painfully slowly progressing and during Christmas it hasn’t been great. Not sure what to blame. But I’ll get there… slow progress is also progress. I can totally relate to what you say about pushing yourself when you run with someone else. Just before my knee gave up, I went out for a run with my husband. Running with him made me push myself a lot more and as soon as I’m more comfortable with running, we’ll go out running together again.

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  3. Happy New Year! Glad you were able to start it with a race — sets the proper tone for 2023. 😉

    I usually work the week between Christmas and New Year’s and enjoy being able to get things DONE. This year was the same, although I was a bit more flexible with my start and finish times. 😉

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  4. Happy New Year!! No racing today, but I did a somewhat speedy 5K. The temps were 34F, but with no wind, it felt wonderful. I hope your race went well 😉

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  5. Happy New Year! I just started running again in December so I’m just happy to get out there a couple of miles at a time! I hope you had a great holiday and a strong race!

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