Weekly Run Down: 5.14.23-5.20.23: Race Week!

Finally, a race in 2023!!

It was emotional due my injury that resulted in 3 missed half marathons (as well as a 10k and 5k)..

But I felt sorta ready for this race and I ran it in Brooklyn with two of my running friends, Stan and Sherry.

The race was held on Stan’s birthday so we had a double celebration.

I made him a a photo card and we also got him a cake and champagne…

Last Week —

  • Sunday – I was surprised how Saturday’s long run tired me out… but I was determined to make myself active.

So I got up early and went to the gym.

Then I went for a nice long hike..

not much elevation but beautiful scenery… just what the body needed.

Afterward my hubby and I went to my MIL’s for lunch

and then I came home to tackle the garden…

  • Monday – I only had to work in the morning…

First thing, I went to the gym and after lunch, I got my nails done and then drove to Washington Park to catch a one last glimpse of the tulips.

Unfortunately, most of the tulips were very past bloom (even though Tulip Fest was only the day before) but still a few left to view…

And then back to weeding the garden…

In the evening, I was supposed to run with FTC, the group of beginner runners whom I help mentor. But car issues forced me to cancel a walk with a friend and this group run (and a visit to TJ’s). 😦

Instead I ran in my ‘hood. (Sorry no pix).

  • Tuesday – I had a terrible night’s sleep so I skipped my visit to the gym and after a long work day, I felt tired but dragged myself out for a run and then I met two friends for a long walk on the rail trail.

a warm muggy evening…

  • Wednesday – Since I skipped the gym the previous morning, I made sure to go (and I would not be going Fri-Sun).

At lunch, I got my last run in before the race.

breezy and chilly!!

And then after work, I participated in an historical walk.

It was really interesting to learn about the buildings that date back to the 1800’s.

  • Thursday – Rest Day (I like to take 2 days before a big race).

I was able to squeeze in a trip to gym before dropping my car off at the dealer.

Instead of a run, I met my running friends for a walk at UAlbany and then dinner.

I spent the evening packing for all weather conditions.

looks just like 2018 😦

  • Friday – Stan, Sherry, Lisa (Stan’s friend) and I took the train to NYC, hopped the subway to our Brooklyn hotel (had to choose a new one since our original one had closed 9withoutnotice), had lunch and then went to Pier 2 to pick up our race packet.

We strolled around trying not to put too many miles on the legs, returned to our hotel to check-in and finally and carb loaded with pizza for dinner. (more pics on IG)

  • Saturday – RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon!!

It drizzled, rained, poured!!

I finished!! More details in a future post (pics on IG).

We spent the rest of the day recovering, getting wetter, refueling and celebrating Stan’s birthday!

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Sunday – More recovering and celebrating in NYC, train home
  • Monday – GYM, FTC run
  • Tuesday – GYM, rest day
  • Wednesday – run
  • Thursday – run
  • Friday – GYM, rest day
  • Saturday – rest day, walk
  • Sunday – Miles on the Mohawk 10 Mile Race???

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday –  RBC Brooklyn Half Marathon Race Recap
  • Friday –  Runfessions

Happy Running! How is your year of running so far? Training for any big or small races? Have you run any so far in 2023? Did you do anything exciting on Mother’s Day? Please share.






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28 thoughts on “Weekly Run Down: 5.14.23-5.20.23: Race Week!

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It must have felt amazing to be back racing again- I can’t wait to read the recap. Sounds like you had a great time- hope you’re having fun in NYC today.

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  2. Yay Darlene!!! So happy for you!! and what a great recap of the week. proud of you for getting to the gym as well. So the Ten Broeck Triangle, did they tell you it was Dutch? I actually know people here who’s last name is Ten Broek 🙂

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  3. Congrats again on your race! The weather was definitely less than ideal. Now that I think about it, it rained 2 out of 3 times I’ve done that race, lol.

    That post-race pizza looks absolutely amazing!

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