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- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 8:22 AM
Happy Thursday!
What are your weekend plans?
When is your birthday? Bet you can't guess when mine is. :roll:
Parent - - By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-02-08 8:27 AM
happy birthday!!!!:hug:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 8:31 AM
It's not today but I thought with my forum name it might be obvs. Guess not : pbbt::laugh::laugh:

:hug:
Parent - By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-02-08 8:32 AM
crap....i knew that. :cry::cry:
Parent - - By adamswims (Gone Now Adam! You pick what you want.) Date 2018-02-08 9:02 AM
mine is next friday. no clue what i'm doing this weekend. going to try and run tonight.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 9:14 AM
Soon!  Happy early Birthday! :hug:
Enjoy the run!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:30 AM
:laugh: I thought it was today too!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:33 AM
I clearly made it sound like that :laugh:
Parent - - By Tim [us] Date 2018-02-08 9:25 AM
Happy Thursday!

Wild guess on your birthday...May 28th?

I’m August 19.

5 miles this morning on some slush and black ice.

Weekend:
Fri night dinner with former girlfriend. We’ve done pretty well transitioning to a friendship and last time we got together she had just started dating again. I was a little jealous then but I think I’m past that and just want her to build a happy life for herself. She knows about my “special friend”:hug: up in Canada so I’ll share a bit about that with her; I hope she’ll have some good dating stories to share with me and maybe a special new guy in her life to tell me about.

Sat 18-miler

Sat night dinner for my son’s 16th birthday

Sunday kids have 3 games, 2 of which I’m coaching

Sun night dinner with a bunch of widowed friends at the local pub.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:18 AM
Sounds like a fun and busy weekend!!
Enjoy your dinner! Sounds like y'all have done a good job with your friendship. :)

And yes, you are correct sir!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:34 AM
I miss weekends filled with games.:sad:  Blazerboy has a basketball game on Saturday, but a single game where the boys basically coach themselves isn't the same.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:32 PM
That's cool you have made that transition with the former girlfriend - that is a tricky thing to do  :hug:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:16 PM
Happy birthday to your son !!

Good luck with the 18-miler, the games, and the socializing too!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 6:14 PM
Report back!
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-02-08 10:11 AM
4.44 miles

62¢ (10 coins)

52º & sunny at 0710

New Balance 890v5 Blue

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Took a 0.44 mile course record on Strava this morning. I like fours.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:18 AM
The powers of four!!! :cool:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:38 AM
Your weather :cool::cool:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:35 AM
I thought of you this morning. I didn't see any money, but, I did come across a headless, naked Barbie doll.:laugh:
Parent - By IB Date 2018-02-08 5:02 PM
:shocker!::laugh:
Parent - - By Tim [us] Date 2018-02-08 12:09 PM
7 pennies or 2 pennies?

Nice run
Parent - By IB Date 2018-02-08 5:02 PM
7
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:31 PM
That's warm!
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 1:21 PM
7 pennies, 2 quarters, 1 nickel

or

2 pennies, 4 dimes, 4 nickels

or

2 pennies, 1 quarter, 7 nickels

That's all my discombulator would spit out.
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:19 PM
Sounds like a very pleasant run!
Parent - By IB Date 2018-02-08 5:04 PM
6.66 miles



69º & sunny at 1355

New Balance 890 #3
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-02-08 11:00 AM
5 miles with a friend in my neighborhood. For various reasons neither of us was sure we were going to be able to run today so we went even slower than usual. Slower than usual rocks! We were even able to talk on the uphills. :laugh:

Weekend plans are undecided although my husband and I are meeting our older son for lunch tomorrow.

0520 for me (I figured yours out.)
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:36 AM
Slower than usual is okay....especially with a friend.:hug:
Parent - - By Tim [us] Date 2018-02-08 12:10 PM
0520...that’s right, didn’t Twisted Ankle fall just before your birthday a few times?
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-02-09 10:18 AM
Every time. Once it was on my birthday. :happy:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:40 PM
Slower than usual is the new norm for me, but I only have the dog to talk with.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:33 PM
that sounds great :hug:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:20 PM
Nice you were able to run with a friend, and being able to chat while doing it was even better !
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 7:26 PM
Slower than usual is my winter speed.
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-02-08 11:08 AM
August 52nd?
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:41 PM
Wouldn't that make it Sept 21?
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-02-08 2:07 PM
So basically Red Raider is a summer to fall baby....so cool how she calls herself 0528.  Probably her parents were hard core hippies.  Namaste!
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:23 PM
No run yet today. Had planned to hit the gym at lunch but a work call runneth over. Plan is for a short run with the Lady after work on the local trail. Might be tricky trail conditions based on the mixed bag of precipitation yesterday and now freezing temps.

Weekend plans: Drive to FL on Saturday. Sunday, run on the Florida Trail (Cross Florida Greenway section) amongst the live oaks and pines in short sleeves or perhaps even shirtless.

My birthday is in June.

Food. Making a pot of red beans and rice w/cornbread for dinner.
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:26 PM
excellent timing for florida!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:41 PM
Making a pot of red beans and rice w/cornbread for dinner.
Do you have your own recipe or do you use a pre-made mix? I used to get the Carolina red beans and rice mix, but they don't carry it here anymore :wtf: and I haven't found another one that I like as much.
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 1:53 PM
I use a recipe, not a mix. Beans have been soaking over night so I am good to go. I mix up my own Cajun seasoning, but I do that in big batches as I use it for chicken and fish.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/58211/authentic-louisiana-red-beans-and-rice/
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 2:03 PM
Thank you so much! :grin:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:42 PM
Florida will be great!! :grin::grin::happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 7:27 PM
I hope you get to run on the trail.
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-02-08 7:11 PM
Happy Thursday Not Your Birthday!:hug:

Lots of you know my birthday but that's personal identifiable information and not public nowadays and supposed to be kept confidential in many states' laws, including in PA. :roll: Facebook is not subject to those laws, though.

Anyhow, I ran 4 crunchy miles along the river on icy snow at lunchtime. :happy:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 7:19 PM
:shocker!: I didn't know that was to be kept confidential.
I learn something new everyday. : pbbt:

Nice run!
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-02-08 9:24 PM
Thanks, and that was kind of tongue-in-cheek. I don't believe in all those laws and regulations, most of which are pretty new and designed to protect our personal security and prevent identity theft, a good thing but sometimes overboard. Personal Identifying Information (PII) includes such things as SSN, financial account numbers and yes, birthdate. But that mostly applies to government agencies and companies, and not social media. So I'm not violating my own confidentiality by saying that my birthday is Income Tax Day, 4/15. :wink:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-09 6:56 AM
:laugh::grin:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-02-09 10:21 AM
Such a joyous day. Marking my calendar now. :grin:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 7:28 PM
I guess everything is a risk nowadays.
Parent - - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-02-08 9:29 PM
Yes, everything is. We just have to decide on our personal point between total paranoia and saying that sometimes you just need to say WTF (Tom Cruise in Risky Business).
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-09 8:55 AM
I do think some people make it too easy but your birthday is probably an acceptable risk.
- - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 8:53 AM
Nov8th .

Made it to the group run last night. Only one near miss a car (I ran off the road up the side of a ditch as soon as it became clear they did NOT see me) and 3.5 miles. I carry a flashlight but I'm sure a small light does not mean much to a big truck. I need to get more lights.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 9:15 AM
Glad you got out of the way! :hug:
Cars/big trucks scare me. My husband's Aunt was killed a few years ago while running in the early a.m. Such a tragic incident.
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:07 AM
That is awful. I never run in the dark by myself if I can help it, but I need to look for a vest.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:17 AM
Sorry for the debbie downer post :sad:
She was with her friend but very unfortunate circumstances and she didn't move out of the way in time. UGH!
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:26 PM
:sad:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:55 AM
And I wasn't implying that you aren't being safe because I'm sure you are. :blush:
Queen Overthinker over here. :laugh: I did get a reflective belt for Christmas but I've yet to wear it. :shocker!:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:33 AM
I'm an overthinker also, so I wanted to let you know that I was in no way implying, I was smarter than your husband's aunt. I actually have started looking for a light up vest so this discussion has been good.:hug:
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:21 PM
I just bought a light-up vest for running in the dark - the sun is late to come up at this time of year, and I do a lot of my running on paved trails in an unlit ravine - and I also have LED collars for the dogs.  My husband and daughter have been relentlessly mocking me for the light-up vest, but I feel happier knowing that I am visible.
Parent - - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 6:32 PM
Saucony made a great vest light-up vest that charges through a USB port.  I keep it handy for those now-rare occasions when I need to run in low-visibility situations.  Of course I worry about not being seen, but my bigger problem is that things that trip my feet are also at low-visibility :shocker!::sad:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 7:29 PM
I am afraid of falling, getting run over, animals and bad guys. Makes the treadmill look appealing.:laugh:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:38 AM
:sad::sad: That's awful.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:39 AM
Glad you are safe! :hug:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-02-08 11:02 AM
Glad you are OK. I'm fairly paranoid about cars and trucks. Reading this I guess there is a reason. Most drivers are not looking for runners and many are way too distracted to begin with.
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:36 AM
Yikes! Glad you are okay.
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:24 PM
Yikes. Be careful out there after dark. I am glad you are ok. Vest or blinkies, and a bright headlamp!
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:26 PM
:shocker!: scary!  i have one of those noxgear/tracer 360 light up reflective vest. i use it for relays and on occasion (depending on route) for regular running. it works very well to be seen and is comfy.
Parent - - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:24 PM
Fellow scorpio!! :cool:

Glad you were able to avoid the on-coming car  That's scary !! :mutmad:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-02-08 7:30 PM
Scorpios are the coolest.:cool:
Parent - By jaszflamus (I like wool!) Date 2018-02-08 9:40 PM
Speaking of Risky Business! :shocker!: Glad that you're safe, and way to get out! :hug: It wasn't you, but do what you need to be and feel safe.
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:20 AM
5 miles with my laydeez.

It was 29 here but no wind so it was a great run!

Saturday is T's birthday so he requested a mexican chocolate cake. I got the stuff to bake that and need to get him a bottle of port and some beer for his present. We don't go all out but I figured he'd enjoy that. :hug:
Jack also has a basketball game, we have a church function and then I'm running with friends Sunday. Should be a good one!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:39 AM
What is Mexican chocolate cake? :wtf:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:52 AM
https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/mexican-chocolate-cake-109342

I believe it's the cinnamon. I've made it once before and I think it's also more of a dark chocolate. :grin:
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-02-08 11:03 AM
Sounds delicious! Also sounds like a good weekend. :grin:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:37 AM
That recipe looks great!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:51 AM
Yum!!
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:30 PM
That looks amazing!  I've printed it off.  I'm bemused by the requirement for "well-shaken" buttermilk, though.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:41 PM
:laugh:
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:23 PM
i would like some cake please!  :grin:
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:26 PM
So is his forum handle T0210? Sounds like Audi model.

That is chilly for TX. Normal here.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:41 PM
He'd roll his eyes if I asked him to join :roll:: pbbt:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:28 PM
Sounds like a nice weekend ahead.  Good luck with the baking.  The cake sounds delicious!!
- - By Ed [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:25 AM
My workout will be teaching cycling class tonight.  Hopefully I'll have riders and not everyone is among the 3 million people expected to be at the Eagles parade today. 

Pizza & beer after class!

On Saturday, I'm "hosting" a private 4pm cycling class for folks from the running club & most of us are heading to a chain brew pub for dinner afterwards.  The gym lets me do this because it's outside the time the cycling room would be used, they don't have to pay me for teaching and the running club folks pay them the standard $10 fee for a non-member to workout with a member.  Should be fun!  Lots of classes for me this week as I'm covering 2 for an instructor on vacation so I have 6 total.

My BD is 6/23 and with it I become age eligible for Medicare! Yes, I'm old.   : pbbt:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:55 AM
Not old!
Sounds like a fun evening and weekend!! Enjoy!
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:38 AM
How generous of the gym to "let" you teach that class where they make money!
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:29 PM
Seriously!  :roll:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:27 PM
Medicare! Grab it while you can. :meh:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:30 PM
The "private" class sounds like a lot of fun ! 

Hey, qualifying for Medicare is HUGE!  :cool:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 5:02 PM
Not old, dude, lucky! I'm holding out for Medicare for All, but I'm losing hope.

It looks like a great spin week for you! So one of the instructors was chatting during a Peloton class and she said something about her daughter being so excited because she was accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design. I was all, "Hey! My daughter's going there!" So I PM'ed her on Facebook, and we're going to try to hook the two girls up!
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 10:37 AM
My birthday is Oct. 21. I was due on my mom's mom's birthday, but I was born on my dad's dad's birthday. :hug: My SIL has my same bday, same year and everything, but my brother still forgets my birthday. :roll:: pbbt:

Today's run will NOT be 4x1 mile repeats unless the streets miraculously rid themselves of ice over the next 5 hours. I will do an easy 5-6 tonight and try for the repeats tomorrow. If it's still icy I will just skip speedwork for the week since my coach said not to stress over it. Tonight I have my first vball match of my new league. I haven't played competitively for at least 6 months, so I might not be able to walk afterwards! :shocker!: So the repeats might not happen tomorrow anyway. : pbbt:

Weekend plans: cutback week running-wise. Easy 12 on Saturday and maybe a recovery run Sunday. Meal planning and doing big grocery shopping and BJ's runs. Starting my taxes and hopefully also finishing them! And of course watching the Olympics! :hug:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 10:56 AM
Funny your brother forgets. :laugh:
My little brother and I have the same birthday, five years apart. :laugh:

Enjoy your weekend and your volleyball game!! :grin::grin:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 11:40 AM
You said BJ's runs. :laugh:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:28 PM
:evil:

You are bad. I think. Oops. Nevermind. Out of the gutter.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:33 PM
:laugh::laugh:
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:20 PM
olympics!  :grin:

between ice and back to volleyball, yeah, no need to stress about speedwork.  :happy:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:29 PM

> I was due on my mom's mom's birthday, but I was born on my dad's dad's birthday.


:shocker!:  That is spooky.
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:29 PM
Weather has been crazy here this week with all the mixed stuff. Not sure how my run will end up tonight. Only a few more days of this for me.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:39 PM
Enjoy FL! :cool:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:34 PM
Good luck with the volleyball match.   You would do speedwork and then play competitive volleyball?  :shocker!: 

(I love cutback weeks :blush:)
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:58 PM
Too funny about your brother.:laugh:

Do you have access to a treadmill? I did 3 x 1 mile repeats this morning, and although it was quite chilly in my basement, there was no ice!: pbbt: The streets, however, were quite miserable.
- - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 12:15 PM
10 miles with some hills this morning.....cold, but not windy so it was decent.  My Garmin is acting funky. It registered my run as 10 miles, but indicated zero steps on the run, the separate "step" function registered 6.5 miles and when I downloaded onto Garmin Connect, it didn't link to Strava.  Then, my steps went to zero.  Perhaps I dreamed it all?:laugh::laugh:

My son's girlfriend is singing in the HS talent show, so I am attending that on Friday night.....she is a lovely singer, but I really hope to be out of there before 9:00 as I am running 20 on Saturday.  The boy has a basketball game on Saturday which I will attend and I need a pedicure.  Other than that, just grocery shopping and laundry. 

12/6.....right in the midst of the holiday season.
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:19 PM
my garmin behaved this morning for my 10 miler.  my new one (a forerunner 35) is sometimes quirky with syncing too.
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:28 PM
You didn't get any step count for the run?  :shocker!:  As a fellow Team 2 member, I am dismayed!  :shocker!::laugh:
Parent - - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 7:50 PM
I figure that since I also ran 10 miles and went to boxing class on Tuesday,  I can claim the same amount of steps both days.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 8:10 PM
Phew!
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:31 PM
Do they give pedicures at the basketball game?

Good luck with the 20! Hopefully the garmin records it properly.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:35 PM
Technical difficulties all around! I hate when that happens. :meh:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:41 PM
Weird!!

Nice morning run!! :grin::grin:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:37 PM
My garmin gets wonky every once in a while.    Asking the obvious:  have you just turned it off and let it reset?  Sometimes it just needs an update? 

An Allen Sr. High talent show ought to be awesome, but I don't blame you for wanting to get to bed on time :wink:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:55 PM
Ooo, things getting serious if you're attending BB's GF's events?:laugh:
- - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:17 PM
this weekend: trail run with group and i'll be marking course, ballet with mom saturday evening and starting prep work for small painting project. plus some work, laundry, cleaning etc.

ran 10 this morning by run commuting in. trying to front load miles so sunday can be a day off from running. it was really pleasant out if a bit windy. met running partner for middle 4 miles. ran by amazon's biodome thingy. it really is very impressive looking. then ran by homeless person who was obviously unresponsive. an office worker was flagging down emergency services. :sad:

DH and I are going out to dinner this evening. :hug: new restaurant that has opened by us.

b-day is in august.
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:27 PM
I'm glad someone was intervening for the unresponsive person.  On the bus to work this morning I saw a street person huddled miserably against a building trying to keep her hands warm - it's about 0F here today and she had nothing on her hands - and felt deeply sad about it (not that my feeling sad did anything to make things better for her).  Winter is a rough time not to have shelter.
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:29 PM
yes, i am glad too. it was very strange the way this person was lying so something was very off. it's not cold here (relatively) at high 40s. i'm guessing overdose. :sad:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:36 PM
:sad:
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:31 PM
:sad:
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:34 PM
Enjoy the trail run this weekend. Not at elevation I take it? What sort of snow level is normal for your area?
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:43 PM
it's not cold here. 40s in am, 50s during the day. i'm in seattle and we get snow maybe once or twice a year. lasts a day at most.

but to the northeast of us is mount baker in cascade range with 200" of snow at the ski area currently. i think snow level is high right now in cascade mountains though. it's been quite warm.
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-02-08 12:48 PM
Yeah, wasn't sure if you ran trails in the mountains or lower elevation. I guess you have a lot of temperate forests nearby without snow?
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:53 PM
definitely. if it were a lot colder, the higher elevations (say 2000 at most) would have a dusting of snow. but there are some other systems that run to 0 elevation so always something available IF you can drive to it. that's the bigger issue. our roads become a mess if there is any snow/ice. we so seldom get it and it's hilly.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:40 PM
What kind of restaurant? Enjoy! :hug:

Nice run! Sorry for the homeless person :(
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 2:22 PM
labeled a "neighborhood bar and butcher." :laugh: local guy who was the beer person for our local whole foods has started his own restaurant.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 7:19 PM
Fun! HOpe it was good!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:41 PM
Enjoy dinner! :hug:
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 2:22 PM
i got my bonus last week.  :happy:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:00 PM
oh no, that is so sad about the homeless person. :sad:

so impressed with a 10 mile pre work run!
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:40 PM
When you run/commute, do you carry a change of clothing in a backpack or do you leave everything at work the day before?   I just it's is so cool you can do that. 

Sorry about the unresponsive individual.  Even just witnessing something like that can be so unsettling :sad:

Sounds like a very nice weekend ahead!
- - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:23 PM
June 13 - yes, I was born on a Friday.  : pbbt:

Run this morning - same route I've done many mornings, and I am pretty sure I was a minute or two faster than I usually am (hard to tell exactly because my running partners needed a ridiculous number of bathroom/sniffage breaks this morning - who knew that snow carried so many smells that require investigation?).  I went out later than usual, when the sun was actually up, and it felt wonderful to be running in daylight for a change.  :happy:

Weekend plans: 31-km ski race on Saturday; with luck, nothing much at all on Sunday (with extra luck, I'll get a nap!).
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-02-08 12:25 PM
Friday the 13th AND a Gemini - you're trouble :evil:

ah yes running in daylight is so nice! good job getting out there in the am.  Good luck on Saturday!
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:30 PM
good luck! at both race and nap!  :laugh:

I'm teh same way at this time of year. i only run in daylight on weekends and it's so novel.  :roll::laugh:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:37 PM
who knew that snow carried so many smells that require investigation?
:laugh::laugh: My dog sniffs the snow on the sides of the road that the lows have cleared. Apparently when you plow the snow there are even MORE smells! : pbbt:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:40 PM
Geminis :cool:

HA! snowy smells!
Best of luck to you on Saturday!!! :grin::grin:
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 5:41 PM
Your running partner :roll::laugh::hug:

My running sister, PhD in microbiology, married to an MD, got off her feet and did all she could to hold off labor so her child would be born on the 14th instead of the 13th :wtf:  I thought she was bat-shit crazy for a couple of reasons.  First, after a full-term pregnancy, who could care what day of the month it as? And second what woman in the world would try to make labor last one minute longer than necessary?  Never-the-less, all came out well, as it were.  It just struck me as funny that someone whose life was built on science and empiricism would be superstitious about a date? 

Hope you rock your race this weekend and get a good nap on Sunday!!
- - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-02-08 12:24 PM
5 miles on the TM! :cool: I'm reading a great book on my iPad, so it flew by (for the TM).

my birthday is June 8th. Fellow Gemini, raider!! :evil::cool:

Weekend plans:
Friday evening: opening ceremonies viewing party with friends
brunch with P and a friend on Saturday morning, work and run Saturday afternoon.
work and run Sunday morning, take P somewhere fun (no idea where yet) post-nap.
Parent - - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 12:47 PM
Do you have to crank up the text size on the iPad in order to be able to read it?
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:38 PM
Seriously!! I'm so impressed she can read.
Parent - - By SRoo Date 2018-02-08 8:02 PM
Someone with the forum name "Classicsnerd" is probably a reader.  : pbbt:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 9:08 PM
:laugh: left off on the iPad :cry:
Parent - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-02-08 2:10 PM
I don't actually!
Parent - - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 12:56 PM
what book? (i just figured out your forum handle : pbbt::roll::blush:)
Parent - - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-02-08 2:11 PM
the new Laura Ingalls Wilder biography, Prairie Fires. Very informative on the history of the settlement of the midwest/west in general, and on the "true" story of the life of LIW in particular. I read the Little House books many, many times as a child, so I'm finding it all to be fascinating
Parent - By PuddleThumper Date 2018-02-08 2:13 PM
that book is on my to-read list too. I also read and re-read those little house books. and also loved the tv show as a kid.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:38 PM
Geminis unite :evil::cool:
Nice run and sounds like a fun weekend!
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:45 PM
DH is also June 8 and get this, he really is a twin :laugh: 

Glad you found a good book to help you through those TM miles :cool:
- - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-02-08 1:17 PM
Gonna shoot for 7 or 8 after work tonight.

No weekend plans really. Some running, some cleaning, some laundry.. the usual.

I'm an October baby.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 1:38 PM
Hope you have a good run! :grin:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-02-08 1:41 PM
Yay another October baby! :grin:
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 3:13 PM
Enjoy your weekend!
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:43 PM
Sometimes weekends with no plans are the very best :cool:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:51 PM
October is my favorite month! My mom's birthday is October 19.:hug:
- - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-02-08 2:03 PM
Happy Birthday :hug::hug::hug::hug:

I was going to run today, but I'm packing for a 2 week trip that will include 3 running events and 12+ days of tent camping.  Doing a 50k in Charlotte, NC Saturday, and hoping it isn't too wet and sloppy.
Parent - - By nooner [us] Date 2018-02-08 2:57 PM
Are you doing Mill Stone?

I know some folks who have done that and enjoyed it.
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-03-01 5:43 PM
Mill Stone was great!  A little wet, which led to some slimy clay, but it's a great race.  I got really chilled afterwards, so I left before everyone was finished.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 3:13 PM
Nice trip! Looking forward to hearing about the running events.
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:41 PM
Good luck with the weather, the camping and the running.  I assume you have a really good mattress/pad?
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 7:20 PM
It's really not until May. I'll remind y'all then! ;)

Good luck on your trip! Can't wait to hear about it!
- - By nooner [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:03 PM
5 miles.

I had a 1 PM meeting and the other guy had a 11:45 meeting so we waited until 2 PM for our run. Sunny and mid 50’s so was a nice day to be out. Biggest news from today’s conversations was that the other guy found out the hard way that he did not buy two female rabbits for his daughter, one turned out to be male and they had to get him fixed. Peppermint is now named Pepper. :laugh:

I have a 20 mile run to do on Saturday and my wife is making up a honey-do list after that but she has a meeting most of the day so a nap may be added to the list. :wink:

Birthday: January 5. It was ok when I was young because if I didn’t get something I wanted for Christmas, I could ask for it for my birthday.
Parent - By skigirl Date 2018-02-08 3:13 PM

> Peppermint is now named Pepper.


That is cracking me up.  Who knew that sexing rabbits was so complicated? 

Good luck with the Saturday nap!
Parent - By blazer85 [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:33 PM
We had that situation with gerbils.  One day, we had two, the next day, 6 or 7!
Parent - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:40 PM
I think adding a nap to the list is a genius idea :cool:

The rabbits :laugh:  We took in a stray rabbit and had her as a family member for five or six years.  The vet was never too sure of his/her gender :grin:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:49 PM
:laugh:  He'd better keep on fixing those rabbits! A childhood friend of mine got two rabbits one time, and within a year they had about 30. A year after that... Oh man, I can't even count that high!: pbbt: Whenever I visited her I'd help her clean the rabbit pens and feed them. Took like 2 hours.:roll: I still remember the smell of the alfalfa hay we fed them, that smelled good.:happy:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 7:21 PM
Peppermint :laugh: oops!

Nice run! Enjoy your long run Saturday!
- - By Schantzie [us] Date 2018-02-08 3:37 PM Edited 2018-02-08 3:47 PM
Today is my SDO and I am one happy individual:cool:!!  Spent the morning being kind of lazy, but I did order flowers for my sister who had back surgery this morning.  I figured she'd be too out of it to be cheered by them today, so I scheduled delivery for tomorrow.  Now I'm getting steady text messages from her, so :meh:  well, it's great she's doing so well. (It was a spinal surgery called a PLIF if you're interested.)

It's another cool and dreary day here, so we decided to go to see "The Post."   That is an excellent film.  I'm so glad we saw it. 

Tomorrow I have a 20 mile run scheduled - yikes.  First one of the season.  We plan on spending the weekend binge-watching the Olympics, then Monday we start a long week:  first visiting friends from Maryland who are spending the month near Corpus Christi.  Then we go to see DS and DIL in the Austin area and start packing and prepping their house to show :sad:   It kills me to help them get ready to leave us. :cry:  DS flies to Portland to start house-hunting a week from Sunday.  DIL had already entered the Austin Half for that day because she'll only be 21 weeks along, right? :shocker!:  She's "running" with one of her preggo girlfriends, but I think we'll stay to make she finishes and gets herself home safely, then head back to the Valley.  I'm trying not be THAT MIL, but hey, I can't help it :roll:

Speaking of the Olympics, here's my six degrees of separation story.  My former boss, German Madrazo, is one of the four, count 'em FOUR members of the 2018 Mexican Olympic team.  Since he's the only one who was actually born in Mexico, he'll be the flag-bearer :cool:  He will be competing as a cross-country skier, a sport he started learning last fall when he was 42 years old :roll:.  It isn't quite as insane as you would think:  he's a 15-time Ironman finisher, so he's always been in good physical shape, but last year he got it in his head to make the Olympics, so he's been all over the world training and competing to earn whatever points are required to compete.  He and his wife own the running shop where I used to work.  It's cool he made the team and gets to march in the opening ceremonies, but I also give a ton of credit to his wife who has been running the store and taking care of their triplets (with the help of a nanny of course) for most of the year.   The guy's got an annoyingly big ego, but I still have to concede that carrying his country's flag into the Olympic stadium has got to be one of the coolest moments of his entire life, and I'm equally glad that Luci gets to witness it.  She's definitely earned it too, and I'm very happy for them. 

My birthday coincides with the NYCM - I ran (badly) for my 50th :cool:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:45 PM
I'm doing a 20 Saturday, kind of dreading it. We'll be kindred spirits!

Very cool about your former boss! It's funny how a big ego can be so obnoxious on a personal level, but it's often a requirement of professional success- I can see how a guy gunning for an Olympic spot would have one, or a brain surgeon, astronaut, professionals like that.

Your DIL is in the middle of a move while 21 weeks pregnant?!:shocker!: Kudos!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 7:22 PM
Good luck tomorrow!

I know that must be sad for y'all to have them moving so far. Now you'll have them on opposite coasts too! Sheesh!
And I think it's cool that you're staying to see her finish. :hug::hug:

Cool story about your former boss!
- - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-02-08 4:39 PM
My birthday is March 4. I used to think that was a super cool birthday, because that was the day Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. But then I learned that all presidents were inaugurated on that day before, I think it was FDR, when inauguration day was moved up to January 20. I was bummed.:meh::laugh:

7 miles with 3 x 1 @ 5K pace. Last time I tried these, I had to turn them into 1/2 mile intervals. But this time it went pretty well.:happy: Then a full day of ice skating with dogs.:roll: All the slush from yesterday froze overnight, so most sidewalks were skating rinks. My son got out there and shoveled all the crap off our walk yesterday so ours was clear, but I'd say more than half weren't. This forced pedestrians (me:roll:) into a heavily trafficked street, and made me crazy, but I think it will all melt by tomorrow afternoon. But seriously, what's wrong with people who can't be bothered to throw down some salt at least? I was happy that I only slipped once.:mutmad:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-02-08 7:23 PM
Glad you didn't fall!
Nice run!! :cool:
- By foggydoggy [us] Date 2018-02-09 12:16 PM
Did 4.9 total on the TM speedworkout 7x400-500 w/ 1 minute recovery, followed by 3 minute walking recovery followed by one mile at the half marathon pace I tried to hit.

This was a hard workout and I'm tired.  I headed for 8x 4-500 w/ 1 minute recovery and building up to 2-3 miles of half pace.  I usually make it to around 10 and then crap out so the hope is to be able to sustain pace at the end.
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