By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-11-08 6:05 AM
5.2 miles for me.
I'm up snuggling with my dogs. Going to hit the TM for 4 miles and then take Winston to the groomer. He is, as I told my boss, a "safety hazard" to himself. That dog needs a trim.
I'm off work today, trying to use up noncarry overable vacation time. I will still probably work a little since I am swamped right now, but the benefit to WFH is that no one will be able to hijack my plans calling or emailing with anything I can't ignore.
What sort of dog is Winston? The Lady is a gsp... she can stretch out and take up half the bed, but thankfully does not need groomed. Our springer spaniel has hair that grows like crazy.
2017-11-08 9:41 AM
My old dog was a springer/cocker mix, and oy do I remember the hair! It was especially fun when he'd go tromping through the woods and find a patch of burrs. There was more than one emergency haircut
One of my current two dogs is also a springer mix (we think maybe springer/beagle). Thankfully while he has the coloring pattern of a springer, he has the short fur of a beagle. Since he also smaller than an adult springer, he looks like a perpetual springer puppy
Neither of my two dogs are good running partners, though. Owner fail with training
Winston is a Cairn Terrier mix. I'm pretty sure the "mix" is Westie, but his fur is black.
2017-11-08 1:26 PM
Cairn Terriers are cute!
Mine are of course!
I had to lookup Cairn Terriers. Our old springer, SirB loves that breed of dog. Our neighbor has one, or at least a mix one, and SirB always barks at him.
Wasn't Dorothy's Toto a Cairn Terrier?
Yes. My husband picked out the breed for our first family pet and I've stuck with them because I'm a Terrier person I guess.
Nice to have a day off; enjoy!
2017-11-08 9:42 AM
Have a nice day off!
Don't get too sucked into any work stuff. When I was at home on vacation time I'd read email just to try & keep up. I was a manager & always had one of my direct report managers appointed to be in charge while I was out so they could
handle anything that couldn't wait.
I was pretty good about not lingering after I finished what I wanted to accomplish. I've got enough stuff todo around the house that work feels like avoidance.
Good luck not working when you are not working!
I will reply to your daily as that's how I roll. No workout yet, so not much to reply about.
(100 Mile Stud)
2017-11-08 10:03 AM
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Let's hear it for those that reply!
2017-11-08 9:35 AM
I took the morning off because it was raining and 46* - I'll go tomorrow when it will just be cold, but not drizzly
and all of my cold weather gear is packed away at the new house, so this evening I'm going to be purchasing a head band and some gloves to tide me over just in case it dips much lower before we get moved (which of course it will)
2017-11-08 9:43 AM
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I agree, cold is doable. Cold and wet ... notsomuch
2017-11-08 10:23 AM
I didn't even get out of bed - just looked at the phone and threw out a big fat NOPE
Cold & rain sucks. Even cold & snow is better.
2017-11-08 10:22 AM
it's a rare treat for us to get some snow that sticks around long enough to run in, but I always make sure to take advantage of it and go for a run when we do.
Cold and raining is the worst running weather!
2017-11-08 10:23 AM
so true. I love a run in a good warm rain - as long as it's not pouring so hard that I can't see. but cold rain sucks!
38-48 and rainy is THE WORST! While I hate sub-20 and snowy, I will take that over cold and rainy any day.
Cold and wet is not a good combination.
I'll be the voice of dissension. I am looking forward to that first cold & wet run of the year!
You should have been here yesterday afternoon. About 38 with steady rain and some wind. I took a nap.
2017-11-08 10:53 PM
It wasn't cold but I did at least get some rain during my run tonight.
(The Vampire Lestat)
2017-11-08 10:29 AM
3.1 miles for me.
I like to think of that as5kilometers. Not because I'm into metric, but because it sounds farther.
2017-11-08 12:57 PM
Thanks. The most annoying thing is having to clean up the office bathroom for the 3rd time today
Hope you feel better soon!
Thanks! I don't feel that bad though, it's just annoying
4 mile trail jog with the Lady at the local Sprogels Run trail today at lunchtime. We took the trail to the end today, meaning we did the half mile loop across the road the goes up/down on a section of real single track trail. Most other sections of this trail are wide, dirt/cinder paths. Still I am happy to have it nearby. Sort of brisk and cold, but sunny, and not quite glove weather yet. I did start off wearing a ski cap for the ears (Iron Masters 50k swag) but did not wear it for very long. There are some houses nearby and we heard an alarm echoing through the hills and the woods halfway through our run.
2017-11-08 4:27 PM
Hopefully just a false alarm.
(I like wool!)
2017-11-08 6:56 PM
Loving your rehab and comeback and you'll be totally back before you know it.
Unless it was you who set off the alarm.
Is the Sprogels trail all connected now and easy to figure out? Also how long is the trail or do you have to do loops? That would be a really great option since it's one entrance is right over the hill of cross.
(I like wool!)
2017-11-08 6:54 PM
Actually my hump was last night since we have Friday off for Veterans Day. errr maybe I should rephrase that....
Anyhow, today was a very chilly 5 miles along the river at lunchtime.
2017-11-08 8:57 PM
6.2 miles on the treadmill reading Harry Potter. Wore my new NB FF Zante 3s, which aren't nearly as nice as the v2s, which were literally perfect.
36¢ (10 coins)
Probably low 60s @ 1840 - had a couple of periods of rain, including what lasted two blocks of coming down good rain.
I forgot to mention (and this is mostly for Arimathea) that I found another Janet Evanovich book from the Stepahnie Plum series during my run. Since I carried it for three miles on the way home last night I guess I'm going to have to read it.
Somebody in your neighborhood is leaving the books scattered around, or perhaps the person is tossing them out of the car window?
Sounds like the classic review of "Peyton Place", which is by no means a great literary achievement:
This is not a book to be lightly set aside.
It should be thrown with great force.
5 miles; 3 with Bogey and 2 by myself. It was 26 when I ran; the coldest morning of the fall so far.
Headed to the Lake of the Ozarks for meetings the rest of the week. It will be too dang cold to do anything on the water.
I take it Bogey is a running partner of the canine persuasion?
Yes an Airedale Terrorist
2017-11-08 9:55 AM
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Being by the lake or ocean when it's too cold to partake in water events is a special kind of cruel!
2017-11-08 10:02 AM
It was 26 when I ran BRRRRR!!!
Brrrr! Does Bogey wear a jacket outside when it's that cold?
No but if is is in the teens or colder I shorten his run.
2017-11-08 2:30 PM
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Our younger dog, whom I call SheltieBoy on the forum, is a finicky running partner. Too hot, and he overheats and wants to lie in the grass by the side of the trail rather than run. Too cold, and he gets ice balls in his paws and wants to lie by the side of the trail and chew his feet. Really, past +25C (80F) and below -18C (-6F) he's useless as a running partner. Fortunately our older dog will happily run no matter what the temperature* - she's 10 now and still going strong.
* My winter running cut-off is -32C (-34F) so I shouldn't say the dog will go out in *any* temperature as she hasn't been road-tested below that point.
Have you ever tried Musher's Balm for his feet? It's a wax-based coating you put on dogs feet to protect against snow & ice.
We usually run 2 to 4 miles. I know he could run farther but I think he gets bored so after a rew miles, he wants to stop and smell everything, so it turns into tug a war.
2017-11-08 10:24 AM
that is definitely tights weather!
And that is why I don't live in One OF The States In The Middle......you get cold there in November.
And that is why I don't live in One OF The States In The Middle any longer ...
Michigan is not One Of The States In The Middle. Those are the rectangle ones which no one really knows which is which until you need to visit one of the rectangle states. Michigan, like Texas, is a state everyone recognizes!
Even I know what Michigan looks like! Although, I was stunned to learn at a conference lately that there is more to Michigan than the mitten.
To be fair, though, the UP really *should* be part of Wisconsin.
By whose perspective?
NERD ALERT: From my 5th Michigan history lesson which, for whatever reason, I found fascinating....In the 1830's, when Michigan was about to become a state, Ohio & Michigan almost went to war over who could claim Toledo as their property. Ohio was already been a state and therefore said it was their's. The area was valuable because the Maumee River is in Toledo. After a bunch of blah-blah, the federal government gave Michigan the UP and Ohio kept Toledo. Since Wisconsin was even close to becoming a state at that particular point in time, the feds didn't care about Wisconsin.
2017-11-08 2:55 PM
What about Colorado? That's a rectangular state in the middle.
Dogs are so good about getting out there in any weather.
I worked 9:00-7:00 yesterday and headed to the gym afterwards looking forward to my usual Tuesday routine of cardio intervals and weights. I was out of town for a couple of weeks for work travel so missed the last two Tuesdays. Got there, changed, and then discovered I'd left my running shoes at home.
Hard to work around that, so I changed back into my street clothes and headed for the exit - and then discovered that I'd left my mitts in my office.
So, walked home with my hands in my coat pockets.
Quick run this morning with the pups - 4 mins run/1 min walk. It took me so long to get ready, as this was our first snowy run of the year and I had to sort out mitts/gloves, woolly hat, headlamp, which fleece jacket to wear for this temperature, etc., etc., that I only had time for 18 minutes door-to-door, but it was great to get out and the running felt pretty comfortable, so I'll take it.
Pilates at lunch.
Oooooo - first snowy run!
Although I can't say I really like the cold (a problem when one lives in a northern climate
), it is nice when it finally makes the flip from cold rain to snow.
Yeah, at least you can run on snow - sheet ice, notsomuch.
I hate when I forget stuff for a workout. The 2nd time I forgot socks when I was running from the gym at work (when I worked) I made sure to stuff an extra pair in my bag. The sockless blisters only took a few days to heal
No cardio circuit in work shoes?
Briefly crossed my mind - I wore my hiking shoes to work yesterday so it wasn't totally out of the question - but I am so skeered of the plantar fasciitis coming back that I immediately ruled it out.
18 minutes is better than nothing.
Both mutts - the older dog is mostly border collie, the younger one is mostly Sheltie.
2017-11-08 9:06 PM
Do they try to herd you?
2017-11-08 11:25 PM
The border collie is too lazy; the Sheltie's herding instinct is mostly expressed in an incredible talent for putting himself exactly where you were planning to put your foot, and then getting stepped on.
2017-11-09 6:36 AM
A lazy Border Collie? I didn't know that was a thing.
What is she mixed with, a Saint Bernard?
10 miles before work.
There was rain in the forecast and I thought I was hearing some when I woke up but it must have been the wind. Checked the radar and it looked ok with just a small green blob headed our way. I figured we'd be ok for most of the run before it hit so I threw on a hat. We did the route that goes by the small airport and was happy for the extra light so we could see our way down the trail we take to get to a water fountain. Pushed the pace today and it felt fine while running but I definitely felt it when we were done so will do some extra stretching at lunch to work it out. The green blob must have gone somewhere else as we never got any rain.
Nice run! Yo are so consistent with the long morning runs!
Thanks! The two double digit weekday runs have been the foundation of my training for over 12 years.
I started doing my T/TH 10's maybe four years ago and it makes all the difference in the world.
Yes! When novice marathoners ask me about training I usually tell them to start with one double-digit run in addition to the long run every week.
2017-11-08 10:05 AM
Good for missing the rain!
You apparently scared it off. Good job!
Nothing yet for me today. The plan is 6 miles this afternoon. It's supposed to be near 40 today, but the forecast for tomorrow is a high of 24.
2017-11-08 10:05 AM
Enjoy your afternoon miles!
That's quite the change in temperature!
Afternoon miles sound so attractive.
This winter thing is getting serious.
I work from home so when winter comes I move a lot of my runs to mid-day.
Nice! Running in the sunshine is so much nicer than the dark.
4 miles for me this morning. I wore warmer gloves today so my hands weren't frozen when I finished. I also wore a more breathable running jacket that had been stuffed in the back of my closet, so I wasn't dripping sweat but also freezing because of all the sweat when I finished. It made the post-run dog walk much more comfortable!
Fiance and I applied for our marriage license this morning.
There is a 72-hour waiting period before we can pick it up. Discuss.
2017-11-08 10:08 AM
Yesterday morning when I walked in the 'hood I had but didn't wind up using the cane. I kept switching the hand I was carrying it in so I could put the other in my pocket to keep it warm
72 hour waiting period - well, NJ isn't Vegas!
We had to wait to pick our up in Michigan 21 years ago....but that could have been the result that county was (and probably still is) horribly inefficient. As my office was across the street from the county building, I picked the license up. It was not until that day, when I reviewed it, that I realized blazerman was 36 years old and not 35. Suddenly, I was marrying an old man!
(I was 30.)
Cool news on the license! Nice to get proper running gear sorted out - it's hard when the temperature keeps fluctuating.
1 mile walk & 1 set hip exercises so far. "Mr. Cane" did not accompany me on this walk! Hope to wean myself from him completely soon.
Mid 40s with bright sunshine & hardly any wind here today!
Have running club monthly meeting tonight. Even though I had to give up running 4-1/2 years ago I'm still active in the club & am club sec'y. Will be nice to see some of them tonight! I'm still on a couple of meds that recommend not to be mixed with alcohol so it will be pizza & soda at the meeting instead of pizza & beer for me tonight
2017-11-08 10:26 AM
I am guessing you (or the insurance company) will not get your money's worth out of Mr. Cane!
2017-11-08 2:16 PM
He's been pretty useful over the first two weeks!
So, I was on my insurer's web portal and while I haven't received the snail mail copy of the EOB for the hospital charges it was online. It had 11 line items, 3 pairs with the same nomenclature, e.g. "Medical Equip/Supply". I figure the cost of the cane was included in one of those but one had 4 digits and the other 5 (I think the new parts in my femur & hip are included here) so it's well hidden and definitely not broken out so I can see it. My copay is 15% of the "agreed upon plan allowance" except for hospital admission which is $350.00. The hospital bill to my insurer is just under $40K, the "agreed upon plan allowance" they paid ~$38.5K and my copay = $350.00. I think that was the final bill, excluding the post surgery follow-up with the surgeon next week ($35 copay). Starting with original surgeon consult visit, X Rays at that time and thru surgery it almost hits $50K billed, with my cost about $1,100. TG for health insurance on a shared cost basis thru my employer that continued into retirement!
2017-11-08 10:20 AM
This morning I stacked wood then ran 5 miles or so on the trails and Jeep roads. It’s nice not having to watch for downed lines. We have to run into town quickly and then I’ll finish up some homework.
2017-11-08 10:26 AM
When did you get power back?
2017-11-08 11:46 AM
Late Sunday afternoon. It was a week without it. We managed pretty well. No food poisoning
No food poisoning
2017-11-08 2:17 PM
That's always a win!
Excellent double workout.
2017-11-08 11:46 AM
That’s what I’m calling it!
I had to make the long, rainy drive to downtown Dallas this morning, so I only had time for 60 minutes on the elliptical rather than 90 minutes. As I had finished watching Stranger Things yesterday while ellipticalling, I needed a new Netflix show. For the past few years, blazergirl told me I HAD TO watch Scandal, so I started that this morning. OMG!!! That is exactly the type of crazy, overly dramatic, ridiculous show I love! While I hope to be off the elliptical in a week or so, I will now have to watch the 6 or 7 seasons which are on Netflix. Will go to boxing class tonight. Last night, I was finally able to do burpees without any pain or discomfort, so I see running on the road in my future.....hopefully in the next week.
2017-11-08 11:38 AM
fingers crossed for you.
2017-11-08 11:48 AM
I LOVE SCANDAL! Hope you get to run soon.
so I see running on the road in my future.....hopefully in the next week.
2017-11-08 2:18 PM
Hope you get to run next week!
Love the verb "ellipticalling." I'm not sure if I see being able to do burpees as a win or not - I hate those!
Another visit to the indoor track. Got to watch a girl in her late 30's practice hurdles. Her warmup routine was pretty fascinating, and besides, what else am I going to watch while I run endless loops.
She was practicing with foam hurdles for part of her workout. I've never seen such a thing. Need to get to the track more.....
2017-11-08 11:49 AM
Indoor track already
We are half cold. I’m in the denial/acclimation stage
If she is in her late 30s, is she still a girl?
I debated typing girl or lady; I thought hurdle girl sounded better than hurdle lady.
Yes, Hurdle Girl sounds more fun.
Thank you for asking this question......demonstrates you are one of the good guys. And, the father of young lady.
Who knew the track would be so fun!
2017-11-08 2:25 PM
I assume the foam lets them avoid bruises when their legs clip the hurdles.
There's a young woman who grew up in the town next to mine who made the USA team in the 2008 Olympics for 1500 meters. I know her causally since her dad is just a couple of years younger than me and has been a member of our running club for many years. One time I ran to the HS track there (~2 mi from my house) to do a workout and she was warming up on the grass infield. Her warmup lasted longer than my track workout
(100 Mile Stud)
2017-11-08 3:31 PM
7 miles. Saw a guy that used to go to my church. Nice of him to stop his truck in the road and chat for a while. A former student notified me on Facebook that he was the guy in the overhead door truck waving at me
Beautiful day: sunny, not too cold, not too breezy.
oh...i'm taking seven, maybe eight, pairs of shoes with me for my next six-day.
we'll see how many I actually wear
2017-11-08 9:10 PM
Squats, Bench Presses, Rows. Dog ate one spider and chewed on the steel clamp thing that is supposed to keep the plates on the bar.
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