The Best of 2022

Best of 2022: TV, movies, music, books, theater and art - Los Angeles Times

I decided that since I did race so much to give out race-related awards this year.

  • Best Picture from a Race: (CARI) FRED LEBOW HALF MARATHON

(ELISA) STOCKADE-ATHON

  • Best Weather during a Race: HELDERBERG 2 HUSDSON HALF MARATHON

chilly at the start but perfect for running

  • Best Race Swag: TROPICOOL 5K

towel!! used it a lot!

  • Best Age Group Award: MALTA 5k

both useful… (they could skip the medal, though)

  • Best Race Refreshments: BARN 2 BRIDGE FALL FEST 5K

free drinks and a food truck coupon (yes, I got a WHOLE pizza)

  • Best Scenic Race Course: MAINE HALF MARATHON

water views… can I say more?

  • Best Race Finish: FREIHOFER RUN FOR WOMEN

Downhill, baby!!

  • Best Race Finish Time: BARN 2 BRIDGE FALL FEST 5K

best 5k finish (out of 10)

HELDERBERG 2 HUSDSON HALF MARATHON

best Half finish (out of 8)

  • Best Organized Race: MILES ALONG THE MOHAWK (and ALL A.R.E.-sponsored races)

participant manual, easy packet pick-up, shuttle to the start, real bathrooms, well marked course, enthusiastic volunteers. box lunch, beer coupon and more

  • Best Volunteer Stint: HAIRY GORILLA/SQUIRELY SIX TRAIL RACE

scenic area, fun to see everyone’s costumes…

  • Best Race Medal:  CENTRAL PARK HALF MARATHON

I love the map on the medal

  • Best Virtual Race: NYC HALF MARATHON

it automatically got me into the 2023 race

  • Best New (to me) Race: SASHA’S SUPER HERO 5K

channeled my inner “super hero” and the money went to support Ukraine

  • Best Race Outfit: PUBLIX FLORIDA HALF MARATHON

too bad it was raining… even my sunglasses were purple

  • Best Vacation Race: MAINE HALF MARATHON

Just the fact that we were all together and rented a fantastic house made the race special

I did enjoy all of my 34 races in 2022. Each one was special in a different way.

Happy Running! What are some of the highlights of 2022 in racing? Please share.

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Since today is Tuesday, I’m  linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner) and you should too.

and on Wednesday:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

Weekly Run Down for 1.1.23-1.8.23: A New Year and Training Begins

A new running year and time to start training.

For me that means, long runs on the weekend to prepare for all those Half Marathons that I signed up for…

Crazy me!

Anyway, the first one is Feb. 19.

This one will be the hardest since my last one was in November so there was a restful break in training.  And of course, there’s the cold, snowy, icy weather which can always derail my running.

After that, although I have half marathons in March, April and May… hopefully, I will stay heathy and just maintain the miles and the weather will warm up and the bike paths clear….

Last Week:

  • Sunday -Winter Series #2 Race.

The choice was a half marathon or 5.5K 3.75m. The shorter distance for me! And since I ran 7 miles the day before, this was just a “fun” run with friends. But it was very windy and chillier than I was dressed for.  I started run/walking intervals with my friends but I was too cold to continue and so I just ran ahead by myself.

the BEST way to start a new year

Then I had to go to the Apple Store to pick up my new watch.  I’ve been procrastinating but my old one dates back to 2016!! ❤ it for everyday use… still a Garmin diehard for races.

  • Monday – #Nevermissamonday…. It was a slow work day (because last week was so crazy) and I was able to run during lunch.

so exciting to see no snow or ice on the rail trail… Over dressed today, under-dressed yesterday. Will I ever get it right?

Then after work, I met my BFF for a long walk.

  • Tuesday – Rest Day and a hair appt after work. Rainy day, anyway.
  • Wednesday – I had plans to meet a running friend after work (as long as it wasn’t raining.)

With rain predicted for late in the day, I squeezed in a run during lunch…

and then another after work at Ualbany (because it didn’t start raining until 7pm).

Both runs were slow with walk intervals so I didn’t overdo things.

  • Thursday – Busy work day so I could only get my run done after work. Besides again, it was rainy off and on most of the day.

I didn’t want to drive back to UAlbany (since I was WFH) so I took a chance and ran in town. I got it done before it got too dark.

  • Friday – A Rainy Rest Day!!

A stop at the office and the evening with the mah jongg ladies.

  • Saturday – Long Run Day. 8 miles on my plan.  So happy with the thaw that the bike paths were clear and my friends were available.

nice weather, friends and run/walk intervals definitely made the miles enjoyable and brunch after (8 of this week)

  • Sunday – It is time to hit the trails. I haven’t been in weeks.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF – run, hike with a friend
  • Tuesday – run at lunch, dentist appt
  • Wednesday – rest day (train to NYC???)
  • Thursday – run after work (NYC?)
  • Friday –  rest day, mah jongg (or train home??)
  • Saturday Long Run (9 miles)
  • Sunday –   Winter Series #3 race (5.5k)

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – Best of 2022 (Race Awards)
  • Friday – 5 Things That Motivate Me

Happy Running! How is your running year beginning? Any new goals? Training for any races? Have an Apple Watch? Please share.

 

 

 

 

 


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FFF: First Ultimate Coffee Date of 2023

It’s that time of the month…

Hello 2023 Happy New Year 2023 31st December 2023 Loading Gift Coffee Mug

time to join up with Coco & Deborah for their ultimate coffee date.

New year and as always, there are things to update you on:

1. Over coffee… 

I’d tell you that I added another Half Marathon to my 2023 schedule (#5).

It was NOT planned.

But I got an email that said I had a guaranteed entry to

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is back with sweltering heat

May 20, 2023

According to the standards, I DID NOT qualify because my qualifying race was when I was 69 not 70 (so my time was not fast enough) …. but hey CARPE DIEM!

I’m in!

my rainy Brooklyn Half of 2018

2.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I almost registered for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler in DC.

Cuz?

FOMO!! (Damn you bloggers!)

I did not…. (but I know they always have many bibs available since they allow deferrals if I change my mind and someone needs a roommate)

3.Over coffee

I’d tell you that when I registered for the above race, I forgot that I had added on a 10 miler to my April Half for the following weekend.

May 28, 2023

It was cheaper to register for both races and you get a third medal if you race the challenge…

4.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that I met my annual mileage challenge for the third year in a row! (It wasn’t my best year. That was 2016 with 1046 miles.)

Jan – 102 miles
Feb – 80 miles
Mar – 89 miles
Apr – 89 miles
May – 80 miles
Jun – 73 miles
Jul – 80 miles
Aug – 90 miles
Sept – 90 miles
Oct –  94 miles
Nov – 81 miles
Dec – 80 miles

It’s about 84 miles a month so only 20 miles or so week…

If I do not get sick or injured, it perfectly doable.

It has kept me racing yet injury-free.  So I see no need for change. My 2023 goal is again 1000 miles!!

5.Over coffee…

I’d tell you that there were NO PRs in 2022 nor were there any PR goals. There may have been a few PWs but since I don’t remember, obviously I don’t care.

My main goal for 2023 is to race as often as possible and to meet up with as many friends as able (through running, racing, blogging, etc.)

Happy Running! What’s new with you?  Please share.    

 

 

 

 

 

 


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2022 Recap and Look Ahead to 2023

As you may remember, I had 22 goals for 2022!!

You can read about them HERE.

I did meet most (14) of them and the remaining goals just didn’t seem applicable any longer (so I let them go).  You can read my update HERE.

Here’s a summary of my 2022 running year:

  • Miles: 1028
  • Races: 34
  • Half Marathons: 9 (one was virtual)
  • 10 Milers: 1
  • 15Ks: 3
  • 10Ks: 1
  • 5 Milers: 3
  • 5Ks: 10
  • Other Distances: 6
  • Out of Town Races: 5
  • New Races: 7
  • Age Group Awards: 17
  • Volunteering: 3
  • Bloggers Met: 4
  • DNS: 1
  • DNF: 0
  • PRs: 0
  • PWs: 0
  • Shoes: Topos (only)
  • Apparel: Skirts (only) from Skirt Sports
  • Blog Posts: 154

No, there will NOT be 23 goals for 2023… LOL.

Here are the ones I have so far:

  1. Run at least 1000 miles
  2. Run at least 3x a week (with one being a Long Run)
  3. Run with others (as often as possible)
  4. Run at least 25 races
  5. Volunteer (at several races)
  6. Participate in at least one Blogger Meet-Up
  7. Try something new
  8. Listen to more podcasts
  9. Update my music playlist
  10. No Injuries
  11. No PWs
  12. No DNS or DNF races
  13. Blog 3x each week

As you can see, there is no big hairy goal for 2023 (at least not yet.)

I almost added Run the NYC Marathon but I haven’t committed to it yet.  I may even add run a trail race or join a gym….

Time will tell….

Happy Running! How did your running go in 2022?  Did you meet your goals? Do you have new goals for 2023?  Please share.

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Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).


I’m also linking up here:

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

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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FFF: The Last Runfessions of 2022

It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice

And the last one for this year!!

1.  I runfess…

I flunked Planksgiving.

I had good intentions and I started out strong. In fact, I planked for the first 12 days.

On November 13, there was the Stockadeathon 15k race…

And you what happens once you stop, it’s hard to start again.

And so I didn’t.

2.  I runfess…

Last month I admitted that I had a weakness for cute running shirts.

Actually I have a bigger obsession for calf sleeves.

I like to wear ones that match my outfit, and for each season or holiday…

St. Patrick’s Day and Thanksgiving covered.

Now I have three new pair:

3.  I runfess… 

I signed up for ALL FIVE races offered in Dec-Feb through a local racing club.

They are FREE, have age group awards and delicious food after… so why not??

Well, the races are on Sunday.  My running friends run on Saturday… the course is quite boring but there are usually three distances to choose from (the longer the distance, you more you loop).

First world problems…

I may walk on Saturday and then race on Sunday or run long on Saturday and fun run on Sunday… TBD

Winter Series #1 = “fun” run

4.  I runfess…

So with no half marathons scheduled for December and January, I’m losing my weekend long run mojo.

It’s hard to want to run double digits in the freezing cold, right?

brrrrr

I even considered signing up for the Fred LeBow Half Marathon again in NYC..

No, I didn’t sign up!!

At least I have one in February and March to train for.

2021 Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A VIRTUAL Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, & Kids Race

2023 United Airlines NYC Half

5. I runfess…

Instead I signed up for half marathons in April, May (this one should be a Runfession but I’ll explain next Friday) and September:

Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon

April 15, 2023

2023 RBC Brooklyn Half Apply

May 20, 2023

September 23, 2023

Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month?  Please share.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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TT: 2022 in Photos

Last week’s topic was: Your Year in Photos 

Definitely one of my favorites topics because I LOVE to take pictures. The challenge was limiting each month to ONE or TWO pictures.

Here you go:

January

My first half marathon of the year and it took place in Central Park, NYC.

February

I took my annual vacation to Florida’s east coast to visit friends

and ran a half marathon (in the rain)

At the of of the month, I returned to NYC to run another half marathon.

March

I ran a 5 mile race in the worst weather conditions ever.

April

Couldn’t resist signing up for a new race in Central Park at peak cherry blossom time

My favorite local half marathon returned to its original course and I had my best half marathon finish time of the year.

May (my favorite month).

I ran a 5k in a costume (a first for me)

I ran to the top of Prospect Mountain again

I had a blast with my tennis peeps in Naples, Florida 

and celebrated my birthday while I was there with a dinner at sunset

The tulips were in full bloom in Washington Park, Albany

June

I ran the Freihofer Run for Women for the 15th time…

and won a baseball bat at a 5k.

and viewed the Interactive Van Gogh exhibit (for the 3rd time)

July

Celebrating the Fourth in (running) style…

For the first time since the Pandemic I worked in NYC (and ran a 5k in Brooklyn one evening.)

Sundays in the summer were reserved for boat time on Lake George

August

A new furry addition to the family

and on my Mondays off, I did some scenic hikes in MA.

September

I talked my friends in joining me for a Labor Day weekend half marathon

I also discovered a new place to view and pick sunflowers

October

Another successful race-cation.. this year’s took place in Maine.

In addition to a race and other shenanigans, it included multiple beach sunrises

I got into the holiday spirit for a 5K

Reunited with some college friends in NYC and enjoyed peak fall foliage during a run in Central Park

November

A busy month with three races: 15k, half marathon and a 10k

December

Back to NYC to race and spectate the holiday displays.

Happy Running! What was your favorite photo or event from 2022? Please share.

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Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

Weekly Run Down for 12.18.22-12.25.22: Holidays and 1000 miles!!

Chanukah or Christmas….Hope it was a good one!!

my house

And on Monday, I reached my yearly mileage goal. Woo Hoo!

Not everyone cares but to me, it’s important because it means that I had a healthy year (zero injuries). It also means that I didn’t use excuses (like too hot, too cold, too busy, too tired, etc.) to skip runs.

Last Week:

  • Sunday – Work has been crazy busy so although I did run 6 miles on Saturday, I felt the need to add in another short run today.

My plan was to run early and then join my running friends for brunch (postponed from Saturday).  Yes, we brunch even if we don’t run. LOL.

Well, I procrastinated and so I had to run AFTER brunch.

ran through town (on the cleared roads)

  • Monday – #Nevermissamonday…. I had plans after work so I squeezed in a run at lunch.

And guess what?

2022 mileage goal met!!

Then I took my BFF out to dinner to celebrate her birthday.

sorry this is last year’s pic but the special dessert was Cannolis.

  • Tuesday – Rest day!  No time to run during the work day and had errands to run after work.
  • Wednesday – Back at it for a lunch run in the neighborhood.

sunny but COLD!!!

  • Thursday -Definitely difficult with work and the weather to get my run in… So I had to skip it.

In the evening I attended our annual tennis holiday party… Food, drink, music, gifts… always a fun evening.

  • Friday – This is my usual rest day since I don’t like to run before a long run day… but with crazy weather predicted (rain, wind, freezing temps) I decided to squeeze in a run before work.

it felt like spring – notice no beanie, gloves or jacket and I SWEAT!

But as predicted, the wind got insane as the day progressed and the temps dropped. I made the right decision.

Even mah jongg got cancelled. But I did get together with a friend for a holiday drink (it was COLD and WINDY but the roads were ok.)

  • Saturday – Long Run Day.

Again a challenge to choose a location where there was no ice or snow. And with the wind and cold temps (neg degrees with the wind chill), I had no takers on a run companion.

I went solo and then joined them for brunch. Unfortunately I procrastinated too long and only had time for a short one… Long run is postponed until Monday!

It was frigid but not really as bad as I expected (only my face was cold). Brunch was yummy with great conversation and got a surprise gift (a small bag) from my friend Denise.

  • Sunday – Normally we’d be celebrating with the family but my stepson went to his in-laws and my MIL was not feeling well so the celebration got postponed until New Year’s Day.

I am planning another short run and then the hubby and I want to go out for Chinese.

This Coming Week on the Run– 

  • Monday – DAY OFF, Long Run
  • Tuesday – rest day, dinner with stepson
  • Wednesday – run after work
  • Thursday – run during lunch
  • Friday –  rest day, mah jongg chez moi
  • Saturday Long Run (7 miles)
  • Sunday –   Winter Series #2 race (5.5K)

This Coming Week on the Blog – 

  • Tuesday – 2022 in Photos
  • Friday – Runfessions

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 a yearly mileage goal? If so, how are you doing? Please share.

 

 

 

 

 


I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for

I encourage you to do the same. Grab the graphic, drop your link on the host blogs and play along! Please be sure to always comment on the HOST’s blogs, as well as visit and comment on as many other blogs as you can.

TT: Bling in 2022

Last week’s topic was: Show us your year in bling!

Believe it or not, I did run 34 races this year (and only one was virtual).

Many more than during the pandemic years and I am very proud of each medal/bling that I received/earned.

Half Marathons:

  1. Fred Lebow Half Marathon (in NYC)
  2. Publix Florida Half Marathon
  3. Central Park Half Marathon (in NYC)
  4.  Virtual NYC Half Marathon
  5. Helderberg to Hudson Half Marathon
  6.  Steel Rail Half Marathon 
  7.  Run 4 the River Half Marathon 
  8.  Maine Half Marathon
  9. Upstate Classic Half Marathon

Other distances: (5k, 3.5m, 3.75m, 4m. 5.7m, 5.8m,10k, 15K, 10M)

  1. Winter Series #2 (3.75m)
  2. Electric City 5 Miler
  3. Shamrock Shuffle (5m)
  4. Shape 5.8M Loop (NYC)
  5. Delmar Dash (5m)
  6. Sasha’s Super Hero 5k
  7. Prospect Mountain Road Race
  8. Tropicool 5k (Naples, FL)
  9. CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge (3.5m)
  10. Miles on the Mohawk 10 miler
  11. Freihofer Run for Women 5k
  12. Valley Cats Father’s Day 5k
  13. Race to the Lakes 15k
  14. Firecracker 4
  15. Al Goldstein 5k (Brooklyn)
  16. Run for the Roses 5k
  17. Run 4 the River Half Marathon 
  18. Malta 5k
  19. Barn to Bridge Fall Fest 5K
  20. Great Pumpkin Challenge 5k
  21.  Summer Smith Memorial 5k
  22. Stockade-athon 15K
  23. Troy Turkey Trot 10k
  24. Ted Corbitt 15k (NYC)
  25. Winter Series #1

Most races around here if they are not half marathons do not give out medals.

Age Group Awards:

  1. Electric City 5 miler – 2nd
  2. Delmar Dash – 1st
  3. Sasha’s Super Hero 5k – 1st
  4. Prospect Mountain Road Race – 2nd
  5. Tropicool 5k – 2nd
  6.  Valley Cats Father’s Day 5k – 2nd
  7. Race to the Lakes 15k – 2nd
  8. Firecracker 4 – 2nd
  9. Al Goldstein 5k – 1st
  10. Steel Rail Half Marathon – 1st
  11. Run for the Roses 5k – 1st
  12. Run 4 the River Half Marathon – 3rd
  13. Malta 5k – 3rd
  14. Great Pumpkin Challenge 5k – 2nd
  15.  Summer Smith Memorial 5k – 1st
  16. Upstate Classic Half Marathon – 1st
  17. Troy Turkey Trot 10k – 3rd

My favorite awards, however, were not medals but usable items such as glasses, hat, gloves.

And remember, the older you are, the better your chance of winning in your age group. You don’t have to be fast to win. Sometimes, you just have to show up!

Happy Running! Did you run many races this year? What is your favorite bling from 2022? Please share.

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Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with Zenaida and Kim (Kooky Runner).

with co-hosts Coach Debbie RunsConfessions of a Mother RunnerMile by MileRuns with Pugs, and Laura Norris Running.

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.

 

 

 

 

 


I am linking up with Kim and Deborah for I encourage you to do the same. Grab the graphic, drop your link on the host blogs and play along! Please be sure to always comment on the HOST’s blogs, as well as visit and comment on as many other blogs as you can.