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- - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2017-11-19 4:19 PM
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!  Looking forward to a few days off.

All teams have crossed the 10,000 mile barrier for the year.  Congratulations on all of the hard work.

Current team ranking by total miles:
Team 1, Team 4, Team 2, Team 3

Current team ranking by projected miles:
Team 1, Team 2, Team 3, Team 4

What did you do this past week?

Team 1
Mickeyd
mutiger
PoopedColt
gottarungirl
cowboyjunkie
Noel
Nomad
Schantzie
Elcontador
Mookiethedog

YTD mileage: 13461.67  YTD Factor: 0.946  Weekly Mileage: 197.5  Weekly Factor: 0.624

Team 2
Arimathea
foggydoggy
blazer85
Tommeke
george
ironjen
gophergirl
OldTurtle
IB
runnertype
Tim

YTD mileage: 11061.08  YTD Factor: 0.801 Weekly Mileage: 150.8  Weekly Factor: 0.492

Team 3
Greg
Bunny
OldAndInTheWay
HayBurner
runnergeel
tahoeblue
brneydrnnr
spiritbear
swandive
Burlgirl

YTD mileage: 10166.98 YTD Factor: 0.767  Weekly Mileage: 199.42 Weekly Factor: 0.677

Team 4
mkh
stickywicket
XtremeTaper
The Beard
RunningBee
sideshowbob
LDR
Laris
noquitter
jaszflamus
Bertorama

YTD mileage: 11774.92  YTD Factor: 0.756  Weekly Mileage: 224.7 Weekly Factor: 0.649
Parent - - By swandive Date 2017-11-19 6:58 PM
Team One
Parent - - By Schantzie [us] Date 2017-11-19 8:14 PM
20.25   I had planned on taking it easy for a couple of weeks, but a stomach bug helped me to really take it easy this week :meh:  It wasn't bad enough to make me raging sick (like my DH :roll:) but it sapped my energy and appetite for the first half of the week.
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-11-19 11:06 PM
:hug:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 3:57 AM
Everyone wants to be like MickeyD - but not in that way! I hope it's all done and over with now.
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-11-19 11:07 PM
nada, zilch, duck egg, donut  ....0
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 3:56 AM
my 0 buddy... It'll get better :happy:
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2017-11-21 12:00 PM
Misery loves company!   I'm now 9 weeks + although did run 3 times thinking I was all good again.

Good luck to you!!:hug:
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-20 7:29 AM
Big 0 for me.  Met with surgeon Friday.  It’s scheduled for Wednesday at 7am.  Was elated with that.  I think he took pity on me when he heard how much I had to pay for my MRI ($2700) and am also going to Mexico at Xmas.  Now I’m stressing over insurance crap (I have weird insurance now) and praying I don’t get sick.  But I went from the high of highs to the low of lows a few hours later.  Jacob and some friends went to 4H camp for the weekend.  On the way, they learned one of their soccer teammates killed himself that afternoon.  He was only 15 years old.  The funeral is also Wednesday.  I wish I could go and not send Jacob with friends, but it’s an hour away.  The surgery is an 1:35 away in a different direction.  :sad:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-20 10:46 AM
Oh geez. That is awful at any time but especially this time of year. Wishing you the best with the procedure this week.
Parent - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-20 1:50 PM
Oh my. I am so sorry to hear about Jacob's teammate.
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-11-20 5:21 PM
Oh no, so much awfulness. I'm so sorry for you all. :sad:
Parent - By gottarungirl Date 2017-11-20 6:15 PM
:sad:  praying for peace
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-20 6:26 PM
Also nosed back. Meniscus tear? The surgery isn't bad and there's a good chance you will be OK for Mexico. My recommendation: spinal, if you can, rather than general. Much less chance of postsurgical barfing. Bring big Ziploc bags and stop at the closest c-store to fill them with ice and start icing your knee on the way home. Keep icing it constantly for the next few days. Start back with walking. Start PT as soon as they clear you to do so (mine was a week later when the stitches came out). Start back with walk a bit, run a bit, repeat. Lamp posts are good markers.

Oh, and don't go for a trail run the morning of a follow up appointment and fall down the mountain...:blush:
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-20 6:35 PM
I take it you’ve had it? The kind where they sew it back or remove a piece? I have the removal kind... supposedly puts me more at risk of arthritis, but as of now I have zero signs of it. That was encouraging.

I’m getting ready to go swimming, or pulling with the running store’s weekly master’s program. 2nd swim in 10 years. I was semi pleased last week. I’ll never be as fast as I used to be, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. 2500 yards and my 100 yd pulls were in 1:20-1:25... I still will not join the Y however. Still too many bad memories of management...
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-20 11:02 PM
Yes. Removal. The orthopedist's description of the cartilage was "looked like crabmeat". That was in 2006.  I think tears near the edge have a chance of healing, repairing doesn't work for tears in the middle because there's not enough blood supply for the tear to heal.

Glad you got a swim in, and yes I would second your decision not to join the Y. You used to swim competitively, didn't you?
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 3:54 AM
yay.  That makes me feel better.  It obviously hasn't impacted you too much.

Yep - almost 30 years ago! :shocker!: That thought sort of freaked me out last night.  Where does time go? I did do that stint 10-12 years ago where I'd swim a couple of times/year on my lunch hour.  But that's been it. It's nice to see that it's sort of like riding a bike. The body remembers :happy:  Too bad I hate the water. :blush:
Parent - By SRoo Date 2017-11-20 6:56 PM
I'm sorry about the teenager.  That is awful.  One of my college buddies lost a daughter to suicide.  :sad:
Parent - By Mickeyd Date 2017-11-20 8:16 PM
How sad about Jacob’s teammate.

I’m glad you are getting in quickly and hope it goes as smoothly as possible. :hug:
Parent - - By Schantzie [us] Date 2017-11-21 6:11 AM
:cry::cry:  your son and all his friends.  Devastating :sad:

DH had similar surgery several years ago and was functional fairly soon afterward, although very cautious.  It seems like he had one meniscus removed and the other sewn up (on the same knee)  For a few weeks we both felt very old -- I had to do stuff like put on his socks, etc, but now, I hardly ever think of him as having a compromised knee.  

In my book, insurance is very little less than organized crime, so I'm sorry you're having to deal with that in addition to the stress of the procedure and concerns for your family :hug:

Also, just keep in mind while you're visiting Mexico, you can purchase medicines without a prescription there.  As retirees who live less than 10 miles from the border, we and a lot of community members get their antibiotics, statins and antacids there regularly and cheaply.  Those are not controlled substances and can be brought back to the US "for personal use" without any problem.  If you do that, consider getting Voltaran, which is NSAID in gel form.  Awesome stuff.  You're an adult.  Read up on it, talk to your doctor, see if it would be a good stocking stuffer.

Again, hugs to you :hug:
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 10:53 AM
Oh thanks for this! I didn’t know that about medicine. I might be doing some shopping. Do you just go to a drugstore?
Parent - - By Schantzie [us] Date 2017-11-21 11:16 AM
Just look for the Farmacia.  They should have a good selection of the older, standard drugs like zithromax, penicillin, diclofenac, prednisone, albuterol, etc.  for very reasonable prices.  If you bring your prescription bottle, they should be able to look up the comparable drug for you.  As long as your purchase is for personal use, it's a good reason to stock up.  Oh, and often there are folks outside hawking the sale of xanax, cialis, viagra, etc. :roll:  Just go to one that's clean and tidy.  They should be very helpful, courteous and professional.  Many will be able to speak English, too. 

One of my friends, a respiratory therapist, was visiting a couple of years ago when I bought some medicine in Mexico.  Later she was in Peru with family and one them had breathing troubles.  Linda remembered our experience at the mexican farmacia, found one in Peru and was able to get what she needed without any problem.
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 11:31 AM
Oh wow. Awesome! Thanks! We don’t take antibiotics very often, but I hate spending 2-3 hours waiting to see a doctor for 5 min and spending $150 just to get a prescription.  And DH hurt his shoulder back in sept. He hurt it at work doing exercises with the kids. Worker’s compensation denied it. 26 years of never filing a claim or hardly ever using sick time to the point he has well over 200 days built up.. and yet, they think he’s faking. :mutmad:  fortunately, it is improving slowly, but it’s definitely not back to normal.
Parent - By swandive Date 2017-11-21 9:54 PM
I hope your surgery goes smoothly and that you recover quickly. :hug:
Parent - - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-11-20 5:21 PM
Noel 20 :meh:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 3:55 AM
no :meh:  That's 20 more than me!
Parent - - By gottarungirl Date 2017-11-20 6:17 PM
grg-  16.1
Xtreme Tapering is tough.  But I finished my 1/2 without injury and it was as a great day. :grin:
Parent - By Mickeyd Date 2017-11-20 8:17 PM
Yay!  :grin:
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-11-20 8:56 PM
Yay!
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 3:55 AM
:grin::grin::grin:
Parent - - By Mickeyd Date 2017-11-20 8:20 PM
Mickeyd - 58.2

This was supposed to be a great week. I had 45 miles in by the end of Wednesday. Which is when my stomach started feeling decidedly off. I spent the next 2 full days sick as can be and it’s taking longer than I’d like to get back to normal.
Parent - By noel (Kilotons of Honky Tonk Badonkadonk) Date 2017-11-20 8:56 PM
:cry: feel better :hug:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2017-11-21 3:56 AM
oh no!!!!! I hope it's still trending upward
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2017-11-26 7:07 PM
49.6
Parent - - By swandive Date 2017-11-19 6:59 PM
Team Two
Parent - By IB [us] Date 2017-11-19 11:32 PM
31.4
Parent - By george [us] Date 2017-11-20 6:54 AM
george - 28.2
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-20 11:49 AM
Foggy doggy 21
Parent - - By Arimathea [us] Date 2017-11-20 1:49 PM
Arimathea, 59.39, including 33 miles on Saturday (I got lost...)
Parent - By foggydoggy [us] Date 2017-11-20 6:55 PM
Well done, glad ya found your way back!!!!!
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2017-11-26 10:46 AM
I've got nothing :meh:
Parent - - By swandive Date 2017-11-19 6:59 PM
Team Three
Parent - - By swandive Date 2017-11-19 7:00 PM
If I don't post my mileage on Sunday, I'm likely to forget to do it. :laugh:

swandive = 32.8 miles
Parent - - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2017-11-19 7:02 PM
Thanks Swanny - I got called out for beer in the middle of things.
Parent - By swandive Date 2017-11-19 8:07 PM
Hey, priorities. :laugh:
Parent - By Greg [us] Date 2017-11-19 9:13 PM
Greg 67.0
Parent - By OldAndInTheWay Date 2017-11-20 7:18 AM
54.37
Parent - By gophergirl [us] Date 2017-11-20 7:36 AM
42.4
Parent - By spiritbear [us] Date 2017-11-23 5:46 PM
Sorry for the delay. Just 3.1 last week.
Parent - - By swandive Date 2017-11-19 6:59 PM
Team Four
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-20 6:14 AM
23 every one of those miles was wedged in with a shoe horn during a very busy week.
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-11-20 6:43 AM
33.0
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-20 10:43 AM
Congrats to the Badgers this week. They did my team a favor. See you in Indy!
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2017-11-20 12:25 PM
:shocker!::cool:
Parent - By Bertorama [us] Date 2017-11-20 7:14 AM
Berto - 44.2
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-20 10:42 AM
Xtreme Taper, 17

Look for lower, almost zero numbers this week. Had my knee aspirated again and am going to rest it 5-7 days.
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2017-11-20 4:18 PM
Hey thanks for pinch hitting for tahoe, swandive! :laugh:

jasz - 19.5
Parent - By sideshowbob Date 2017-11-20 10:01 PM
18.5 :happy:
Parent - - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-22 4:19 AM
LDR - 386.5 miles
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2017-11-22 5:31 AM
So glad you are on team 4!
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2017-11-22 9:00 AM
:cool:

That is some mileage. I was tracking a few times once I found the link. Well done sir!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-22 5:53 PM
I'm truly flattered.  Thank you!
Parent - - By IB [us] Date 2017-11-22 2:26 PM
That's it, I'm not playing next year unless I can be on the same team as LDR.  : pbbt:
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-22 5:53 PM
:laugh:
Parent - - By Mickeyd Date 2017-11-27 5:48 AM
And in 1 week you run more miles than I do in a good month. :shocker!:  Congratulations on an incredible week/event.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2017-11-28 5:43 AM
That high praise coming from you.  Your consistently high mileage never fails to impress!  :hug:
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) [ca] Date 2017-11-26 2:48 PM
mkh: 48.10 miles

Sure I missed a week some time back.
Parent - - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2017-12-03 5:46 PM
I don't have anything for you for week 38, 42 (26 OCT- 22 OCT),43, or 44
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) Date 2017-12-04 10:01 AM
38: 42.5
42: 51
43: 50.8
44: 55.2
Parent - By tahoeblue (spamkiller) Date 2017-12-10 1:52 PM
thanks - got them
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