By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-11-28 7:59 AM
Is it really 11/28? I ran in shorts this morning. It was 51*.
6.1 miles for me.
8.2 miles with some hill repeats thrown in with my team at 6am. It's supposed to get up into the mid-60s today, but when we ran it was still in the low 30s. Bollocks!
With the low 30s the bollocks may be in danger of frostbite...
Hill repeats are a great training method.
2017-11-28 3:12 PM
My favorite workout!
2017-11-28 8:47 AM
55* here and blustery -
ran 2.55 with mrbarney and the dogs. saw 3 runners, 2 walkers and 2 dogs
almost took a face plant on the sidewalk after catching the seam just a bit wonky - but I got my legs under me at the last minute :phew: losing some teeth on the cement is not a good way to start a Tuesday!
Glad you managed to catch yourself rather than fall. Face planting on cement is not good! (broke my nose that way)
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-11-28 10:14 AM
"almost took a face plant on the sidewalk after catching the seam just a bit wonky"
I'm glad that you're okay but how's your mom? Is the old saying "Step on a crack, break your mother's back" true?
2017-11-28 10:51 AM
see, I was very concerned, but really, should I be? I think seams are not actually cracks - they are supposed to be there. cracks are not, so I avoid those. but seams are fair game!
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-11-28 10:54 AM
Nice job on keeping all of your teeth!
Whew! Glad you kept your teeth.
My friend I ran with told me a crazy story about her son's tooth. Last week, he went to pick up his dog and the dog flung his head back and broke his permanent front tooth basically right in half! Nuts!!! It was a clean break and he found the piece that fell off so they were able to bond it back on for now.
2017-11-28 10:58 AM
oh my goodness! that seems like it would hurt so much!
Face plants are the worst!
Ooh, good save! I view incidents like that as a way of testing one's core strength. Yours must be good.
Went to the usual trail this morning, but only did 3 of the usual 4. What with sickness and vacation, I haven't run in 10 days or so. I used that as a rationalization.
Had a decent trip over Thanksgiving, besides the nasty cold. Instead of just flying to Chicago and driving to Michiana as usual, we flew into Nashville and spent a couple of days driving up through Kentucky and Ohio. NOTE: Lexington is closed on Mondays. With a night in Cincinnati, I have now visited 48 states, though only 11 of them were for marathons.
Did you spend any time in Nashville (see any bands?)?.....after my recent trip to Nashville, that is my new favorite place....
We spent about 30 minutes. Saw the Parthenon
, drove around Vanderbilt campu
We stayed ina hotel right near the Parthenon and I ran around it one morning....we also toured Vanderbilt (no students were there as it was during a break)...... I really like that place and I am lobbying to retire near there....
That's a lot of states!
Did you stop at Mammoth Caves? I was down in that area once for work (Bowling Green KY) but did not have time to make a visit.
2017-11-28 1:31 PM
Yes, we did catch the last tour of the day at Mammoth Cave. It wasn't the one we wanted, but it was enough for me, the way I was feeling. It's no Carlsbad, but it was interesting.
Congratulations on having visited 48 of the 50 states. Which two are the ones you have yet to visit?
The Dakotas. Not really on the way to anything.
They can be on the way to a great many places!
However I am biased -- we live in southern California but DD attended university in SD, so we drove through the state a number of times and also took in ND on more than one occasion. There are some areas worth seeing, and not just Mt. Rushmore -- the Black Hills in general, Badlands NP, Sioux Falls, Teddy Roosevelt NP. Also a good way to get to Devils Tower which is in NE Wyoming.
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-11-28 2:06 PM
We were in Rapid City for a week last summer for the national Unicycle competition/convention. We spent most of our time in Rapid City, and much of that time on tracks and in gyms but even so, I thought that it was a nice little town to visit. The downtown area was pretty cool with a nice town square area and statues of presidents on each corner. We had a few good meals. We ventured out to the Badlands one day and enjoyed it. We visited the Minuteman missile silos but didn't take the tour. Even without the guided tour it was very cool. We spent another day going to Mt. Rushmore which was a lot more impressive than I expected it to be and then did a bit of hiking in the Black Hills and Teddy Roosevelt National Park. This area was gorgeous and we would have liked to spend a lot more time there. We drove by the Crazy Horse Monument but were pretty unimpressed, certainly wouldn't pay to see it.
We stopped at Wall Drug. Total tourist trap that I found to be kind of sad. We drove by the Corn Palace on the way home but didn't bother stopping.
You'll get 4 done next time.
10 days of missed running will make a difference. You have to do what you can.
Pretty mild here as well, probably mid-40's for my lunchtime run. Not as warm as WI, but sunny, calm, and pleasant. Just 3 miles today with the Lady on the local Sprogels Run trail. Decent enough run for me these days. Pushed the last 1/4 mile just a bit. Road run yesterday was interesting. First time I had run roads in ages, and it felt like a speed workout even at my embarrassingly pedestrian pace. I need to schedule that sort of a run once/week at least.
I'm glad the road run was beneficial.
Both runs sound great! I think every runner thinks of themself (if that's a word) as being slow.
I'm going to run in shorts as long as I can. It's a form of denial that winter is coming.
That's all through the winter here!
8 miles at 4:30am. Dark and cold 25 degrees. It wasn't bad once I dragged my ass out of the warm and toasty bed.
(I like wool!)
2017-11-28 5:39 PM
It was about 51F at lunchtime here for 5 miles along the river in shorts and sunshine.
3 miles with the new husband
this morning. 26*, no wind, beautiful quiet morning.
I managed to host Thanksgiving without killing any of my relatives, and then had them in town through the weekend until the wedding Sunday. The wedding went off with no major issues. We had a great time and are now married, so I call that a success.
It was a pretty great day all around.
We will be subsisting for the next week off of Thanksgiving leftovers and leftover cupcakes from the wedding. I can let myself go now that I don't have to fit into another nice dress anytime soon.
Back to work and reality today. DH's ex's mom passed away late Sunday night, so we spent yesterday dealing with that (he and his ex have a good relationship, she actually spent Thanksgiving with us and my family). The funeral is Thursday, and then DH and I head down to Rehoboth, DE, for his last marathon and my last half marathon of the year on Saturday. My training has been minimal the past few weeks but I still feel good about being able to pull off a PR on my banked training.
Congrats on getting wifed up!
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-11-28 9:16 AM
A friend of ours has a similar relationship with his ex wife. She is at most family get togethers. It's nice to see.
So glad the weekend went well.
I'm sorry to hear about DH's ex's mom. How nice that you got to spend Thanksgiving with her before her passing.
good luck at the race this weekend!
(The Vampire Lestat)
2017-11-28 9:38 AM
Congrats on your wedding!
Congratulations on both not killing your relatives and on your marriage! (Wow. Hosting Thanksgiving 3 days before your wedding? You are a braver woman than I.)
Sorry for the family's loss.
Thanksgiving was more stressful than the wedding!
Congratulations! You looked beautiful!
Glad it was great!
Congratulations on your wedding and good luck on your PR quest!
Congrats on the big weekend and the marriage. Sorry about the bad news with your DH's ex mom. That's real bad timing. Similar issue happened with me... my grandpa had a stroke just before my wedding. He survived but had some issues after that with eyesight.
Good luck with cashing in your training deposit this weekend!
The timing could have been worse...DH's ex said at least her mom had the courtesy to wait until the wedding was over before passing.
Congratulations! Pics I saw of the festivities on FB were quite nice. Still getting used to seeing your posts there with a new last name
Thanks! Still getting used to seeing your posts there with a new last name
Congrats on the wedding! The pictures looked great!!
Congratulations! I loved the pics and everyone looked so pretty!
Your dress looked gorgeous! Congratulations!
Congrats on the wedding. Sorry about the bad news. Good luck to you and the hubby this weekend.
Any upcoming races for you? My next one after this weekend will be the First Day 5k in Fair Lawn on 1/1.
Nothing scheduled at the moment, just want to run 40 miles a week the rest of the year. I rushed trying to get my fitness back to take a run at Philly but just kept getting banged up in the process. Since next week starts hell month for me ( I work for Fedex ), I will be happy with the 40 a week for now.
best wishes for your Happily Ever After.
about to head out for 5. planning to do some pushups, squats, ab stuff after.
Easy on the ab stuff...though in a few months you won't be able to do much because your ab area will be occupied!
oh I know about preggo approved ab stuff from last time. I did planks with the knee-across-the-torso-to-opposite-armpit thing - there must be an official term for that.
Weren't you doing Crossfit practically up to your due date with P?
up to about 34/35 weeks? but I modified stuff A LOT.
it was great! Averaged just under 9 mpm. Perfect day to run too - sunny, no wind, 50.
Good luck with your workout.
6.2 comfortable miles this morning.
Day two of the Diet. Yesterday was uneventful, and I must say I felt so much better and could actually stay awake past 9pm after a day of no crap. Tonight I'm going dumpster diving, someone posted that they have to get rid of two beautiful wooden bookshelf/cabinets, so I'm going to go pick them up in my son's girlfriend's pick-up truck. I hope he marries her.
I love free stuff. :hoarder:
Yoga tonight. Gotta go walk dogs now.
Free stuff is good if you have the room. And a truck to get the stuff in!
Nice run! Have fun diving!
Dieting. It is so hard. But yeah, reducing the crap that goes in does improve how one feels.
It's hard for me to stay awake past 9pm, no matter what I eat!
Lots of good exercise diet or not.
Tough time of year to start a diet. I have cleaned up my diet but everywhere I turn, whether it be home or work, there is some crap staring me in the face saying "eat me"
That made me laugh out loud. Hope the cabinets are as lovely as promised.
(The Vampire Lestat)
2017-11-28 9:39 AM
Gym day for me.
We need a strong emoji
I was thinking of course it would be this one:
But then I thought of this one, representing the effort of lifting something heavy:
Lifting with poor form:
Weight dropped on foot:
So many options!
I wasn't planning to run yesterday as I had a 8:00 am meeting with one of my staff and being able to run before getting to work for 8:00 requires getting up earlier than I have the constitution for.
But, I woke up at 6:00 and checked my email and had a message from her that both her kids had been vomiting all night and she wasn't coming in. So - hopped out of bed and went for a run: score! Managed 5 and a half run/walk intervals (5 mins/1 min - soon be time to bump that up to 6 mins!), winding my way around various construction projects in the trail system. Very icy in some spots, but overall not too bad.
Then in the afternoon I flew out to the West Coast - I'm visiting my dad for a couple of days to talk about end-of-life planning
- and set my alarm with the intention of running this morning. Woke up at 6:00 to hear the window rattling in its frame as the wind hurled rain against the glass, promptly lost every shred of motivation and went back to sleep.
There's a really nice gym nearby - I'll head over there this afternoon instead.
We were out of town last weekend for a biathlon race (my daughter) - didn't have much time for exercise, although I got in ~13,000 steps on Saturday walking back and forth at the race, but did manage to get in about 45 minutes of ski drills on Sunday, which was all my lungs and calves could tolerate.
Nice to have an unexpected opportunity to run! And getting better on the run/walk intervals.
Oh wow, I would've skipped this a.m. too!
Hope the trip goes well.
Cold windy rain
I would have slept in too!
best wishes for the trip. sounds like a difficult series of conversations ahead.
I s glad you got that run in. You've been on fire with the running
3.2 miles again this morning. As I was coming back I passed RN going out, she got up later than I did. Also got passed by Greyhound Lady who does not like the cold, even by California standards, she was wrapped up in sweats and hoodie and the dogs had stayed home. Someday I will remember to ask her what her name is! But she is faster than I am so we usually just exchange a "morning!" and go our separate ways.
Will try to get to the gym at lunch again -- though I also need to get to the library, I have several books on hold that came in.
And with your 58, Beard, we will happily trade. It was in the high 90s last Thursday!
I see people so bundled up on the mildest of days. The only time I am NOT. Cold is when I run so I have a different set of comfort standards. Shorts down to 40.
Florida natives really bundle up too.. did a race down there one time in January, temps were about 60 at the start, and I saw some guy in tights, jacket, and gloves. Thin blood I guess?
I am always amused when I go to Europe/the UK late in the year, coming from my part of the world which has real winter, and see people wearing down jackets and woolly hats, etc., at temperatures I barely consider even the slightest bit cold.
Busy day at work as we push for month and year-end.
Class was fun. I'm glad I went anyway. If anyone here has trouble sleeping, I recommend a weight class in the evening. It always makes me tired and I sleep like I've been drugged. There must be a physiological reason for this.
Running on the TM or outside today about 4-5 miles.
Glad you went to the class!
My gym membership expires on Dec. 11. I can't decide if I want to renew right now. I'm bored with the workouts and the people. Some days we only have 3 and I don't have a lot in common with them.
Debating doing a month of yoga in addition to my running and see how I feel. Hmm?!
It always makes me tired and I sleep like I've been drugged.
Do you get really hungry after weight class too? That's what happens to me.
Sometimes, but the tiredness usually overrides it and I'm not overly focused on eating. I kind of like being hungry and tired after weights since running in the evening makes me very unhungry and wired. Kind of a nice counterbalance.
Hmm, I've never done an actual weight class. Sounds like a good way to make sure you get enough challenge - doing weight stuff on my own, it's always possible to rationalise skipping here or there.
I love taking these classes . I just wish there another one later in the week so I could get 2 in. I do the 2nd wt session on my own.
5 miles with a friend on the river. The first 2.5 was amazing and then we turned around. Ugh, running into the wind blows.
Glad it's done!
2017-11-28 10:50 AM
it was so windy! I planned our route so that it was at our backs at the end.
Running into the wind definitely stinks. Especially if you are dodging tumbleweeds which I suspect you might have been given where you live.
No tumbleweeds here. I grew up with those out in West Texas but we're too citified here.
There was a lot of dust from the river trail today.
Oh and have you seen the haboobs? That is the craziest looking weather thing.
The sand storms? Are you in Phoenix? Sorry, I thought you were in the Dallas area.
No, but West Texas has those too. I didn't realize Phoenix too.
I currently live in Fort Worth (DFW area)
Running into the wind blows. heh heh. Good one. I did a point to point marathon into a headwind multiple times. Oh boy was that fun.
Oh, that sounds pretty miserable.
I went back 3 times (Ocean Drive NJ) as I figured I was due for a tailwind. Nope. Never happened. In fact the race had such a bad history of headwind they switched it to an out/back.
My friend ran it last year, first time it was out and back. So it only blew half the way.
I'd much rather get the wind going out.
I hate wind more than any other type of weather.
Got to the gym late this morning...walked a mile..did shoulder & hip exercises and swam 500 meters. First post surgery swim & kicking felt a bit weird
While at the gym;
- I ran into Bill (the guy I know from the gym who was having his hip replaced by the same surgeon as me, 2 weeks after me). We compared notes.
- I ran into my new boss (new Group Exercise Coordinator) for the first time since she's had this position (just about a week now). She was my old boss previously, in a similar position at a different club. Old boss was awesome but if they couldn't keep her this was the most awesome person they could have selected to replace her! After exchanging pleasantries, I had to mention a couple of cycling room maintenance things. Then we spoke with Bill (see above) who she also knew from the previous club.
- I spent about 15 minutes before I left to post 5 sheets of stars and reindeer stick-on thingies on the mirrors in the cycling room...holiday decorations.
How is your incision healing? I am surprised that you are swimming so soon!
How is Bill's recovery going?
2017-11-28 3:48 PM
The incision looks really good. Still some "lumpiness" around it. I'm told I'll have that for a while but the NP said the motion of my leg from cycling should help break it up...we'll see soon enough.
Bill had one hip replaced last March (same hospital/"Institute" but different surgeon that time) and still had a limp/soreness from that before having his 2nd hip done by the same surgeon as me. He wishes "our guy" did the 1st one too! He's at 3 weeks today, got to the gym for the first time yesterday and is still using a cane. He was/is mostly a weights workout person & told me it hurt too much when he tried to cycle or swim. So, I think my legs were better prepared than his. He did say he's doing much better recovering from this one vs. the first time. "Our" surgeon used a less invasive process.
Every time you post I am so impressed with your comeback! I can't remember if I've already mentioned that my FIL has had two knees and one hip replaced - I wish he had shown a fraction of your dedication to rehab; he has lost a tremendous amount of function.
You are being very smart to work* this hard immediately post-surgery - it will continue to pay off for years to come.
* Maybe you don't see it as work, in which case, even better!
4.5 miles at noonish.
I was solo today so ended up starting a bit later than normal. I was planning fir 5 miles down to the riverfront and back but shortly after I got down there I saw a woman I know come running back towards the front of the park. I decided to join up with her for the rest of her run and dropped her off at her building on campus. I could have found the other half mile in there somewhere but it was close enough for today.
Our work group has our holiday party next Friday and there is a prize for the best decorated cube / office. The competition has really kicked in this year as one group did a really cool fireplace design and the guy outside my office has been going to town all day getting his cube decorated. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the next week.
I see a business opportunity as a cube or office interior designer! You should think about it.
Wow, your coworkers are really taking that seriously! Are you going to decorate your space?
Head-lamp run this evening with my club. There were nearly a dozen of us and that is a good turn out for a weekday night time run. The river front is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights so we got some good pictures in addition to a good run.
Aw, sounds really pretty!
That's sounds awesome
(100 Mile Stud)
2017-11-29 4:20 AM
7 miles with the gang in the Big City.
Late to the party. I'm sore from my half so I did 2.4 easy on the treadmill. My Y is being remodeled so the treadmills now face a sheetrock wall instead of a bank of windows looking out at the ferry building and the bay bridge. not as fun.
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