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- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 8:32 AM
Hope everyone had a great weekend! :hug:
What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-13 1:39 PM
A chilly damp misty drizzly 5 miles for me at lunchtime. I ran from home, and it ended up being a road/trail hybrid as I ran up and over the big hill to the local trail and back. Yesterday I did 6 miles on one of my more hardcore routes at French Creek State Park. I am not to adept at running rocky steep trails these days.

Favorite Thanksgiving dish is 2 x plate piled with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, followed by semi-comatose nap in chair.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:42 PM
Nice run!
The lazy nap after is the best part :hug::hug:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 2:43 PM
That's a big dish. :laugh:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:02 PM
Trail runs count double miles in my book.
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-13 5:40 PM
Great weekend here, thanks. :hug:

Today was 5 miles along the river at lunchtime under sunshine with little wind and temps about 42F, a very nice run.

We're T-giving traditionalists here and my fave dish is the holy homecooked trinity of roast turkey, stuffing and gravy. :cool: Every other traditional thing is incredible too, though. :wink::laugh: (mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes plain or in casserole, green beans steamed or in casserole, cranberry sauce, apple pie, pumpkin pie.)
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 6:02 PM
That sounds like a feast!! :grin:
Awesome conditions for a nice run!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:05 PM
Thanks for reminding me about cranberry sauce.:happy:
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-11-13 7:49 PM
3.6 miles

44¢ (11 coins)

68º & cloudy at 1500, light drizzle early turned into a steady rain by the end.

New Balance 890 Blue #1

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mashed potatoes
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:06 PM
Drizzle can fool you that way.
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:59 PM
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-14 7:14 AM
:laugh:
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-14 3:52 PM
2.25 easy miles on the treadmill and some stretching.

Favorite thanksgiving dish is crab stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer.  I also love dressing though I keep it simple.  buy Stovetop and then dress it up using chicken broth, sausage, veggies, and apple.
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 8:34 AM
4 miles for me. It was tough. I don't know if the volume was too much Saturday but my legs were on fire and just generally blah. It could also be the lack of sun here the last several days. :cry:

It's a tough pick for me but I'm going to have to go with my Grandma's dressing. She's no longer with us but my Mom does a great job with it. :hug::hug:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:50 AM
I miss the sun too. This time with limited daylight is rough. Hope your legs feel better. You did do a challenging workout Saturday.

Dressing is good too. Glad the tradition is being continued.:hug:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 9:01 AM
Yeah, I'll be fine, just one of those days! :blush:
Parent - - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:03 AM
The lack of sun is really depressing! :cry: Good job on getting the 4 miles done.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 9:17 AM
:grin: Thanks!!
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 9:14 AM
The seasonal darkness always bothers me.  The last several days KC has been under a perma-cloud so it has been gloomy during the day too. :meh:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 9:17 AM
Yes, same with Fort Worth. I'm ready for some sunshine!!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:29 AM
I just looked at your Saturday workout :shocker!: I am sure that is why your legs are on fire!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 9:30 AM
I should've walked yesterday! I'm sure that would've helped. :laugh:
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2017-11-13 10:43 AM
Not sure where you live, but I can relate to the lack of sun - I'm far enough north that the days get really short at this time of year and the dark bothers me way more than anything else about winter (I actually love winter, except for the dark).
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 12:52 PM
I'm lucky most of the time. I shouldn't complain.
Here in Texas, we get longer days but it's been so cloudy, I'm over it!
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:12 PM
I also miss the sun, and it's still about 5.5 weeks until the winter solstice.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 12:52 PM
:grin:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:37 PM
4 tough miles is better than no miles!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:42 PM
:hug:
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-13 5:44 PM
Lack of sun can do that. :meh:

But on a happier note, what kind of dressing? And do you cook it in the bird or separately? (Dressing/stuffing would make a good standalone topic.:wink:)
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 6:04 PM
Agree. They aren't the same. :laugh:
This is separate and it's a cornbread based dressing with celery, onions and sage. I honestly don't know what else. I will find out! It gets that crispy top though and it's just delicious!
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-13 6:19 PM
Oh man, that sounds great with the cornbread base with it's crispy top. :cool: We do a traditional bread-cube stuffing, with the extra baked outside the bird which I guess would make it a dressing. It also has celery, onions and sage like your family's. Plus egg, milk, parsley, giblet broth and a few more seasonings...only mrs. flamus knows the whole package but it's as good as I've had of that type. I've had stuffings and dressings based on oysters, mushrooms, and other stuff and it's all good. :grin: Never had a cornbread-based one, although my tongue can picture it and I'm slobbering at the moment. :laugh:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-14 8:52 AM
I would like some right now! : pbbt:
- - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:48 AM Edited 2017-11-13 8:58 AM
i like sweet potatoes with brown sugar and those obnoxious little marshmallows. I also like whiskey sours. : pbbt:

I raced the Gobbler Grind 1/2 yesterday. My time was 1:57:07 which is not sub 1:55 but was a new PR for the course (my previous PR being 11 years ago) and my 2nd fast 1/2. I also got first in AG and finished in the top 18% of women. I am ecstatic with those results because I know I had to work hard to get them. I haven't ruled out the sub 1:55 but I think I'm ready for an off season.

My splits were good except for a crowded fist mile and a 2 1/2 mile hill in the middle. Used gel to fuel as planned but had  a hard time running and fueling so only managed to consume 1/2 of one at mile 6. Still it helped.

A little sore, but I did not have any nausea post race which for me is a moral victory. Thankfully the weather was race perfect so that helped.
Parent - - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:00 AM
Wow - awesome race!! :cool: I think if you had done a race without a 2.5 mile hill in the middle you probably would have gone sub 1:55! Congratulations on a great performance! :cool:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:26 AM
I think I'll start a petition, but interestingly enough it's hard to find a course without a hill around here in spite of Kansas' flat reputation.
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:10 PM
Kansas may have a rep for being flat, but that's not usually the case when you're close to a major river. How about halfs a bit further from the border?

A 2.5 mile hill sounds brutal, though.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:27 PM
I really should look into that.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 9:00 AM
Congratulations!!! Sounds like everything was great! :cool:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:28 AM
Thanks!
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 9:12 AM
Good job!  It was nice to meet you. :hug:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:27 AM
Thanks and likewise!
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:40 PM
In April, Rob told me there was really only one hill in the Garmin Marathon. There are about 25 hills and mile 19 to 25 is ALL uphill.  I think Rob is characteristic of Kansas RDs!
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 2:43 PM
:roll:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:10 PM
I think Rob is characteristic of Kansas RDs!

Remove the word "Kansas" and you're correct. I think it's in the RD handbook that there must, at all costs, be a hill between miles 23 and 25 of the course.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:09 PM
I did not know there were 25 hills in Kansas.:shocker!:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:21 AM
Congratulations on a great race! :grin: A course record and an age group win is a really successful day!

Who puts a 2.5-mill hill in the middle of a race? :shocker!:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:28 AM
Race directors do, but I wish they'd stop.: pbbt:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-11-13 10:41 AM
:laugh:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:03 PM
: pbbt::laugh:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:11 PM
With a big enough bulldozer anything is possible...
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-11-13 10:41 AM
Yay, so glad to hear this!  You have been working hard for a long time and it's great to see it pay off.  :cool::cool::cool:  I think that the age group placement is probably a better yardstick of your success than whether or not you met the 1:55 mark, if that makes sense - you obviously crushed the course and your competition.  :cool:
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:56 AM
Congrats on a great race!! 1st AG is pretty cool.

I see that you also got to meet Rob who is a cool guy.
Parent - - By SRoo Date 2017-11-13 11:19 AM
Wait.  Whiskey sours?  I think I have been doing Thanksgiving wrong!  :sad:

Oh, was there something in that post about running?  :blush:
Parent - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:20 PM
:laugh:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:29 PM
It's actually a tradition at Thanksgiving and Christmas and has been in our family ever since I can remember. We have gone out for Thanksgiving the last 2 years and haven't had the whiskey sours. Fortunately that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make not to have to cook and clean.
Parent - - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:06 PM
Congrats on the race!

Rob 26.2 may know :wink: a race director who could be persuaded to design a flat half marathon course.
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 1:03 PM
Yes! Hey Noquitter, you should consider the Garmin/Oz half marathon!
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:11 PM
It's on my list of races to do although I've not heard it called flat.:wtf:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-14 7:02 AM
The 1/2 is flat as a pancake! Well, sort of...

If you decide to run it, let me know and I can get you a free entry.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-14 6:32 PM
Thanks! I may take you up on that if I can keep training through these next couple months.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 12:56 PM
Way to go!
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-13 1:42 PM
Congratulations on your race, and not getting sick too!
- - By Buggy [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:22 AM
7 miles planned for tonight. The forecast is for 45 degrees, so it should be nice!

My favorite dish hands down is the mashed potatoes. The more butter & cream, the better! :grin:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 9:31 AM
Sounds like good running weather :)
Mashed potatoes are delicious!!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:40 AM
Nice weather :cool:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:29 AM
45 is nice for running.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2017-11-13 10:40 AM
Enjoy the 7 miles!
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 11:28 AM
I too like mashed potatoes with my butter... :wink:
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:06 PM
Perfect running temp!
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:09 PM
45 degrees sounds perfect!

Mashed potatoes with a 1:1 ratio of potatoes to butter?
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 12:56 PM
mmmmm. taters.
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:10 PM
perfect running weather.  Enjoy!

mashed potatoes, oh yes please.
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:41 PM
I add butter and sour cream to my mashed potatoes....so yummy!
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 9:40 AM
Workout TBD for today. I didn't run this weekend because I was too busy painting for 10 hours on Sat and 10 hours on Sun. :shocker!: The walls and ceiling of the landing are painted, now I just have to do a shit ton of trim. :cry: I didn't get up early either day to get in my long run because I was stressing out over the painting and just wanted to get started on it early each day. I have decided not to stress about my running for now since I have 1000 other things to stress out about with my wedding in 13 days!!! I think I'll PR in my half on 12/1 on my banked training from the year and skipping 1 long run won't kill me.

My entire body is sore from all of the painting. Hands, shoulders, back, abs, and legs are all sore and tired. I opted for a half hour more of sleep this morning instead of a run. I might run after work or I might just relax tonight and get back on schedule tomorrow.

I love my Mom's pumpkin pie. It's the best!
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:34 AM
It sounds like you need rest more than running. Hang in there!:hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:53 PM
Thanks! :hug:
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2017-11-13 10:40 AM
Wow, that's a busy weekend!  Impressive amount of painting - I bet it looks great.  :cool:  I agree skipping one long run will not matter all that much as it sounds like the rest of your training has been good.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:54 PM
It looks good, but of course I am super critical and notice where the lines aren't straight. : pbbt:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 11:30 AM
I think the Karate Kid  also used painting as cross-training.  :cool:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:54 PM
:laugh::cool:

If it's good enough for the Karate Kid, it's good enough for me!
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:08 PM
Painting? Sooner you than me. So you need to do the trim but the walls and ceiling are done? Did you have to scrape off popcorn or wallpaper?
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:57 PM
Thankfully in this part of the house all I had to do was fill some holes with spackle and wipe down the walls before painting. I have to trim out 4 doors and two windows plus all the baseboard moulding plus the baseboards of a stairwell. Plus paint the 4 doors. :cry:
Parent - - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:09 PM
Painting sucks and uses muscles differently than running so they are going to be sore for sure when you spend that much time on it!

Rob's advice does not apply since you were not painting "the fence"  : pbbt:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:58 PM
:laugh: I did go up-down and side-side alternating hands so I think I learned the same lessons : pbbt:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:11 PM
yipes!  That is A LOT of painting.

13 days! :hug::hug::hug:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:42 PM
Since both my kids have had to paint homes on the various mission trips they have gone on, I will never paint a wall again!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:43 PM
That is busy! Painting does wear you out!
Wow, 13 day! So exciting! :hug::hug:
- - By skigirl Date 2017-11-13 10:38 AM
Good morning everyone!  Day off here  in lieu of Remembrance Day which fell on a Saturday this year, so it's a five-day weekend for me as I took Thursday and Friday off.  We left home on Thursday to go to the mountains for cross-country skiing: my daughter had an on-snow training camp and DH and I tagged along.

Friday was great - 10-ish km in the morning and then an hour and a bit of strength/balance drills in the afternoon.  Then Saturday I had food poisoning or gastroenteritis or something, but let's just say my body was violently rejecting food :cry: so I was horizontal all day while my husband and daughter skied.  By Sunday I was feeling a bit better, and also thoroughly sick of being inside, but also not up to anything too demanding, so while my daughter was off training with her group, DH and I skied a pretty little side trail, out and back, and then drove to the Chateau Lake Louise for hot beverages and delicious baked goods.  :hug:  Then after lunch we drove home (about five hours).

Normally Monday would be a SDO but I woke up craving a run, so went out for about twenty minutes.  I'm doing a slow and steady comeback after being off for months and months with PF.  Bumped up my run/walk intervals to 5 minutes/1 minute, *and* (this is so exciting I can hardly stand it) I managed to run all the way up a hill that I haven't been able to run up without a walk break since I got back to running!  I am very impressed with myself.  :laugh:  About -7C/+16F; snowy trails but fortunately no major ice issues.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 11:33 AM
Excellent running! :cool:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:08 PM
5 day weekend? Nice!

Sorry about the GI issues on Saturday. I envy you the skiing. And Chateau Lake Louise, DD and I stopped there on that drive across Canada two years ago.
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:12 PM
Sorry about the gastro issues but congrats on ascending the hill!  Before my stupid hip knocked running out completely for me, a bad bout of PF had sidelined me for the longest stretch of my running life.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 12:57 PM
:cool:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:11 PM
well wow, except for the miserable tummy bug, that sounds like a wonderful one weekend. :hug:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:16 PM
Nice job on the hill! :grin:

Hope you are feeling better today.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:43 PM
Rock on!! :cool:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:44 PM
Sorry you were side-tracked with sickness, but happy you are were able to recover and get back out!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:17 PM
Good job on the hill. I didn't know you were sidelined with PF for so long, but good luck with the comeback.
- - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 10:52 AM
9 miles on the trails this morning.

We were supposed to run 10 miles downtown but one of the guys backed out due to a migraine. The other guy & I are planning to run the group trail run this weekend and figured it would be good practice to get in one loop before we take on two loops Saturday. We had to wait a bit before we had enough light to see and the trails were pretty wet from some rain overnight. Rich (the other guy) took a nasty spill about halfway through the loop and gashed up his knees and one hand. He had to take a selfie afterwards so he could show off his battle wounds. It took us longer to run the 9 miles on trails than our normal 10 mile loop on the roads.

My half marathon was a bust on Saturday. I just never could find a faster gear and was stuck about 30 seconds slower than my goal pace. It was cold and windy and my back tightened up but I'm not sure if it was the cold that caused the back issues, or trying to push the pace that caused it.

My favorite Thanksgiving dish is turkey - especially the crispy skin.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 11:34 AM
Bummer about the race. When I have back issues I chalk it up to old man syndrome. :meh:
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:06 PM
Sorry about the not so great half. And your running buddy's fall. Ouch.
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:13 PM
Sorry about the race & hope your back feels better.
Parent - - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:12 PM
I'm sorry about the back.  That stinks.

9 trail miles in the dark? You are tough!
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 2:42 PM
It was only dark for the first mile or so. Some of the guys in our trail group will do the whole 9 mile loop in the dark, and that is hardcore as some don't even use headlamps. :shocker!:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 1:41 PM
poop.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:44 PM
Stinks about the race but glad you had a good run this morning!

Do you fry your turkey?
Parent - - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 2:40 PM
I had a turkey fryer for a number of years but upgraded to a oil-free fryer a few years ago:

https://www.charbroil.com/products/smokers-and-fryers/oil-less-fryers/the-big-easy-oil-less-fryer

You get about the same result as using a fryer but without having to spend $30 or so on the oil. I also use it for other things - at Easter I cook up a leg of lamb that is really good.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-14 8:52 AM
Cool!!
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:45 PM
Eh, you just saved some energy for the next big race.  It is all good.
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 2:45 PM
It was a reminder of why I haven't had any goals for races lately - you can't be disappointed when you miss your non-existent goal. :laugh:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:21 PM
These types of posts do not make me want to go trail running.:meh:

Good job though on the trail run and sorry about the race.
- - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 11:26 AM
I had a marathon yesterday so I ran a 3 mile hobble-jog with the dog this morning.  Actually my legs loosened up fairly well after the first mile.  I do better with post race soreness if the force myself to run the day after a race. Now will take 2 or 3 days off.

Mini Race Report: I pushed the pace but paid for it at the end. I "gave back" about 2 minutes in the last 1.5 miles; I was on 3:12 pace through mile 24. :mutmad: The results show 3:15:19 and I won my AG. :happy:  But the clock said 3:14:30 when I crossed. :wtf: I started the race about 15' from the start line and it probably took maybe 10 seconds (probably less) from the gun until I crossed the line.  Of course, I hit the wrong button on my watch at the finish so I don't have my watch time.  But my watch has 3:12:42 at mile 26 and I would guess that last .2 was probably 2 minutes at the slowest.  Normally I don't question timing stuff but this race has a "tradition" of screwing things up. :roll: The RD said they have manual/watch backup so I emailed him to see if there was a mix-up.  All that said, I am thrilled with my race but aggravated enough to try to run a faster one in the next few couple months. :laugh: I will probably write a race report sometime this week.

QOTD: Stuffing! I think stuffing is vastly under-utilized. It seems to only make an appearance on holidays when it should be on the menu on a monthly basis.  It would be great if one of you wants to help me out and mention that to Mrs. Rob. :grin:
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:06 PM
Good for you with the postrace run! I'm sure the dog appreciated it too.

Congratulations on the AG win!

You can have my stuffing, I don't like it. Actually you can have SIL's, she makes much better stuffing than I do.

If you want it on the menu on a monthly basis, what dish do you want it to be stuffing?
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 12:11 PM
If you want it on the menu on a monthly basis, what dish do you want it to be stuffing?

steak, fish, burgers, pork chops, cereal, bratwurst, etc.  "Stuffing! It's not just with turkey anymore!"
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:15 PM
Congrats on the marathon!  Sorry about the F'ed up timing issue :mutmad:

You're on your own re: stuffing and Mrs. Rob!
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:37 PM
Nice job!! That will improve your Boston corral placement.

Mrs. Nooner knows that one of my favorite guilty pleasure meals is Shake and Bake Chicken with Stove Top stuffing.
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:13 PM
well fantastic running yesterday!  I'm sorry you had a rough finish but still, a great time and awesome on the AG win.  I hope the RDs sort out the time issue.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:17 PM
Congrats on the AG win! :grin:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 1:42 PM
You're so consistent! Good job.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:45 PM
Whoo hoo! Age group win! :cool::cool:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:46 PM
You only won your AG and not the race?  Slacker!!
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 2:46 PM
I did pass some Whippersnappers the last few miles; that's always nice. :wink:
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2017-11-13 2:48 PM
congrats!

I love homemade and then the boxed stuffing too. when we had my father in law staying with us once a month, we did boxed stuffing a few times. it was something he loved and his wife would never prepare. :laugh::roll:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:29 PM
I always describe this race as "quirky" so I get what you are saying.

Sounds like a great tace time to me, but I understand the questioning when things don't add up. The great thing about running is there is always a race going on somewhere when you want a do over.
- - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:04 PM
3.4 this morning, it's getting colder (definitely long sleeve weather, for the runny nose if nothing else! :blush:) but not cold yet. Sliver of last-quarter moon in the sky. Basic morning "which way today? I think turn right" run.

RN was swimming, I think, so did the run solo.

On the fence about the San Joaquin River 50K on Saturday. It sounds like a nice course, however it is a 3.5 hour drive to get there for a 6:30 start which means leaving home at 2 or 2:30. And it's $115. But it is close enough to drive, the RD is the same one who took over Shadow and I want to know what's happening with that race after the fire last summer, and I would like to do one more 50K this year and maybe actually finish it rather than DNF which happened with my last two. 12 hour cutoff so plenty of time -- there's a 100K also so the 50K has a generous cutoff.

I have until Wednesday evening to decide.

Favourite Thanksgiving dish: either the roasties (roasted potatoes), broccoli casserole, or cranberry-walnut pie.
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:17 PM
Good luck if you decide to run the 50K!
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:13 PM
glad you're finally getting some cooler weather.

Hmmm... I think the leaving at 2 am would make it an automatic no for me, but you're made of sterner stuff than I am.
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:24 PM
What temperature is long-sleeve weather for you?

Good luck on your decision on the 50k!
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:13 PM
Probably below 55 or so. Depends also on humidity, wind, and how long I'm going to be running. I can shiver for the first couple of miles if I know it's going to be sunny and warmer later.

There is no such thing as too cold for shorts weather in this area, so that's not a decision I have to make.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:45 PM
Oh the runny nose kills me! Mine was worse than normal today. :laugh::cry:
Glad you have some time to decide !
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:48 PM
Good luck deciding on the race.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:35 PM
I hope you decide yes so we can read about it.:wink:
- - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 12:26 PM
Today's walk(s) are on hold pending the rain stopping...soon I hope based on my weather app!  Rain and 40 degrees never stopped me from running but at my recovery walking pace it's not gonna happen. 

One set of updated hip exercises so far today.  So, I got an automated text and an email from the system my surgeon uses/has me use to prescribe/adjust/log post-surgery exercises telling me I've "progressed to a new phase of my recovery" (3 weeks post today) and to log in to view new materials.  The previous six exercise/3 set/2 session routine was changed to four exercises (2 of the old ones, 2 new ones) 1 set/2 sessions.  I'm all :wtf::wtf:  I thought they would be adding more stuff rather than taking some away!  I have my 1st follow-up visit this Thursday and will discuss then.  Oh yeah, the system doesn't provide for logging any walking but the "walking guidelines" were increased to "minimum 1000' 3 X per day :laugh::laugh::laugh: 

The turkey since we don't often roast a turkey aside from the holidays.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:46 PM
Hope the rain stops for you. :happy:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:49 PM
You can probably still do the old exercises if you want.  Maybe their instructions are for "people", not an athlete like yourself.:wtf:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:42 PM
I don't think you want to overdo the PT. Not because you aren't up for it, but because sometimes the exercises are calculated to correct muscle imbalances. I only say this because I made that mistake one time paid for it. Your walking progress is great!

You are doing phenomenal so I'm sure you can get some more enlightened answers on Thursday.

Turkey is good stuff.  Why not enjoy it year round?
- - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:00 PM
Huzzah, my treadmill has healed itself! A few months ago the belt kept sticking. I called for a service visit and the tech never showed :meh: I was really annoyed and just let it go, then we moved, etc etc. a couple of days ago I finally got around to plugging it in and tested it with a few minutes of fast walking.  Seemed fine, so I took it for a (literal) test run this morning.  3 miles and it performed like a dream!  I had to rush to a meeting so only had time for 3, but I may hop on again later for 2 more if the queasies stay away. No queasies on this run, which was nice.  Glad to have the TM option again, since the trail where I like to run is not well lit and the footing isn't great, and we don't have sidewalks on our street.  Plus it's nice to be close to a bathroom when preggers.

favorite thanksgiving thing: Pie! All pie! I'm thinking of making a vanilla/pear/brown butter pie that I saw in a magazine this month.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:47 PM
Oh that pie sounds great!

Good deal on the treadmill. I used to have certain areas I knew I could duck in to use the restroom and not be seen while preggo. :blush:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:50 PM
It is good to have to be close to a bathroom even when NOT preggers!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-13 8:44 PM
You will not catch me bashing the treadmill. I think they are super handy.
- - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 1:40 PM Edited 2017-11-13 2:01 PM
Weekend was pretty mellow running-wise. A couple of 9/10ish mile trail runs. Pretty frosty out there in the morning but sunny. Broke out a couple of winter running items. Hamstring issue has really faded, so that made me happy and I found myself looking forward to ramping things up at the beginning of the year. I think I will keep things really easy until then though I still plan to throw a 20 miler in there every three or four weeks.

5 or 6 after work today.

turnips!

eta-- I will be fostering four, 8 week old kittens probably starting tomorrow. I've fostered a little before and a group reached out to me last night and asked if I would take them until the first week in Dec. My kitty McDuff will likely be thrilled. He loved being nanny MdDuff with another group of kittens a few years ago.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 1:48 PM
Awww. Can't wait to see the pics :hug:
Good for you on your weekend runs!!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:51 PM
Turnips?  Oh my!
Parent - - By dnaff [us] Date 2017-11-13 1:59 PM
I had a cat named McDuff way back when.  Black and white long haired female sweetie.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 2:03 PM
:shocker!: My McDuff is a black and whitey too. He has a soul patch and a half milk mustache. He's a big kitty--long and tall. He's very goofy and sweet.
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2017-11-13 2:44 PM
ok, gotta ask, how do you like your turnips? :wtf:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-13 2:47 PM
Cook them until you can mash them up like mashed potatoes and add butter into the whole mashing deal. Add a little salt too.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:16 PM
Composted.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:16 PM
Good luck with the kittens! We had a batch of 5 for several weeks, they all did well and have been adopted. The last batch not so well, one died and tested positive for panleuk so the other three went back to the clinic for intensive nursing -- it's a nasty virus and has a high morbidity rate in kittens. But we have saved a good many. Thank you for doing that.
- - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-13 2:00 PM
7 weeks after my DNF, I was finally able to run outside with my skinny blondes this weekend!  A very easy 3.5 miles on Saturday and 3.6 miles on Sunday.  Before each run, I warmed up with 45 minutes of the elliptical which kept me from being too creaky.  I am SO HAPPY to be back outside!  And, to be back with my girls.....now I have 7 weeks of gossip to catch up on.  This morning, I did an hour on the elliptical, went to PT and then did 3.1 miles on the Altra-G.  I think I will only go for PT one more time, next week.  I can do all the exercises on my own...as long I remind myself to do them.  I will go to boxing class tonight.

I was supposed to check Georgia off my 50 state marathon list this weekend, so I was kinda bummed I didn't make it.  Not. A. Real. Problem.

I love gravy!:hug:  I love it on turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls and stuffing.  Gravy is how I met the last guy I dated before I met blazerman.....I worked with that fella's sister and she once saw me eating bread and gravy for lunch.  (Back when I was in my 20's and could eat calories like that!:laugh:)  She said she thought only her brother did that, so she fixed us up and we dated over two years!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 2:03 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh: My husband has often said what would be so wrong with eating a bowl of gravy?
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2017-11-13 2:43 PM
congrats on the return to outside running with friends! :hug::grin:

i love gravy too and happily would eat it on everything.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 2:47 PM
Gravy Love!
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 4:37 PM
:cool: for being able to run again!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2017-11-13 4:38 PM
Gravy! :hug:

Running again! :cool::cool:
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-13 6:17 PM
Dammit, sorry. Were you signed up for Chickamauga? Good race!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2017-11-14 10:31 AM
Yes, I was registered for Chickamauga and was really look forward to it!  My sister is planning on running her first marathon in March at Snickers Albany, so I will run that as my GA race.
- - By PuddleThumper Date 2017-11-13 2:39 PM
we had crappy weather which at this time of year is expected and just fine because i have reached that point where i don't want to do any workout outside in the garden. :blush: And it was a planned recovery weekend for running. I just ran 5 miles marking a course for a group run. sunday, i did the roller trainer for 40 minutes and enjoyed listening to the rain outside. :hug::grin:

i am feeling recovered from vacation and time change and such. last week i kept oversleeping which is very unusual for me. this morning, i was awake as usual at 4;45 and met running partner for 5 chatty miles. That was perfect because it was super windy this morning and i was worried about branches down. We did see a light pole down and strangely, the light was still on.  :wtf::shocker!: It had not been hit by a car but looked like it had just been shredded at the bottom and then possibly the wind knocked it over? whatever the issue, it was a little alarming. i was worried only about tree branches and not light poles.  :shocker!:

>What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?


yes.
(i like them all... :laugh:)
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 2:50 PM
Hi P-thump!  Welcome back from the islands!

FYI - I just booked a trip to Seattle.  We will be there from June 20 to July 7 for the Special Olympics National Games. :cool: Our daughter is competing in Bocce. The games are at Univ. of Washington and we got an AirBNB a couple blocks north of campus.  Do you live near there?
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2017-11-13 3:16 PM
ooh! wow, that's a long time.  :grin:

i live in north seattle (that is where UW is) but a few miles more north but easily accessible to wherever you are staying. run meet up? :grin:can we host you and family for salmon grill at our house? :grin: i will warn you now that summer does not start here until after july 4th so it's still usually pretty cool here at that time.
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 3:26 PM
I don't have our exact address yet since our AirBNB confirmation has not come thru yet.  But the map show us between UW and Ravenna Park.
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2017-11-13 3:51 PM
oh yes, know the area well. it's also easy running from that area and a couple miles (downhill) from where we are.
Parent - By nooner [us] Date 2017-11-13 4:50 PM
Make Rob run up the hill to meet you when you go running. :evil:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 4:05 PM
Hope you had a good trip! :grin:
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2017-11-13 4:39 PM
Welcome back...to reality :wink:
- - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2017-11-13 2:52 PM
Hey well I didn't run today but I did a quick TRX gym workout and some mobility stuff. I'm still a tiny bit sick but feeling so much better after last week. Had a great weekend with the fam Benji found my old Tickle Me Elmo that;s sort of broken but he loves it anyway and he even says "Elmo"! It's so cute. Anyone who doesn't want to read about my son in the dailies can go ahead and hide me now because it's pretty much all I want to ever talk about. : pbbt:
Parent - - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-11-13 3:09 PM
I'd like you to tickle me elmo, luv.  Blimey!   :wtf::hug::roll:
Parent - - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2017-11-13 3:13 PM
Oh you saucy bloke you:mischief::wtf::meh:
Parent - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-11-13 3:29 PM
I've never been too good with my accents.  :sad:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2017-11-13 3:33 PM
So, you still have your Tickle Me Elmo?
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 4:04 PM
:hug::hug:
I know I tell you this all the time but he's so cute!
Parent - By BrookieCookie (Canadian Beaver) Date 2017-11-14 7:47 AM
Ha thanks he's the best:hug:
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2017-11-13 3:08 PM
3 miles for me today.

Stuffing, maybe.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2017-11-13 4:05 PM
:cool:
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