Please tell us about your workouts day and how you're fitting everything in, or not
6.2 with my neighborhood friend. We may not run fast but we do enjoy it.
Running is a joy, isn't it?
That sounds like a fun run!
Ran to a local park and around some of the trails there. Just as I was entering the park, a dog came out of nowhere and barked at me. It distracted me just enough that I tripped over a root, and hit the ground. In an astounding display of athleticism, I rolled back to my feet and kept running with missing a beat. An elderly gentleman walking nearby was very concerned but I seem to have escaped unscathed! Then on the way back, a girl sitting on the guardrail barked at me. Anyway, I did 8 miles total with six 20-second strides in the last mile or so.
No barking spiders?
As long as the barking girl didn't bite!
I think we need to hear more about the barking girl!
In her defense, it was more of a howl than a bark. She was sitting next to a car (I assume her car) that had a dog inside it. The dog saw me and howled, so she joined in. They had a pretty decent harmony going.
2018-04-04 4:04 PM
> They had a pretty decent harmony going.
Just sort of an awful run last night, glad I left the watch at home even though it was not on purpose. Must have been 6th sense. Jogged about, left knee seemed more achey than normal these days, and weird thing with shoe rubbing ankle bone on right foot. So I was pretty much a mess and still pissed off about April snow. Anyways, 4 miles with the Lady on the local trail. We did one less loop than normal since I was moving like a cripple.
Day off from running today, though I did planet of fitness routine at lunch. It's grey, cold, and rainy. Though the rain has stopped at the present time.
ugh. i hate runs like that.
and it doesn't sound like the weather is helping anything.
It's poopy out there.
Eh. So running can only improve, right?
Yeah, this weather sucks in a major way. I'll take 20° and dry over 40, humid, and cold rain any day!
Sorry about the bad run.
Ugh, sorry about the bad run. The rain will end eventually.
You got in 4 miles. I would have been inside watching others go by. Hope everything feels better for your next run.
2018-04-03 6:17 PM
The bad run just makes room for the good ones. Something like that.
2018-04-03 1:22 PM
25¢ (1 coin)
55º & sunny at 0700
Salomon X-Scream 3D
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There will be another run later this evening. Not sure if it is going to be with the East Bay Beer Runners group or the Oakland Track Club group. Either way the distance won't be much more than another three or four miles.
enjoy the evening!
2018-04-04 10:57 AM
Ended up running a bit more than I thought I might. I got to the bus stop which I planned to take downtown and meet up with the beer runners but it showed the next bus wouldn't be there for nine minutes. I was already wearing running gear so I decided to run until I saw the bus coming. Then I got off well before the meet up spot and got in another short run prior to the group run.
1st PM run = 1.5 miles / 64¢ (7 coins) / New Balance 890 Blue #1
2nd PM run = 1.5 miles / 2¢ / New Balance 890 Blue #1
3rd PM run = 3.2 miles / 11¢ (2 coins) / New Balance 890 Blue #1
2018-04-03 4:35 PM
8.2 miles today. Got a really late start. Last night I realized that I hadn't received any email since early afternoon. I've been reconfiguring my systems and figured I messed something up, but eventually realized that I no long had an Internet connection in the lines that route my mail. (I have three network connections at my house - two were down, while the fast one was running, so all web surfing activities just route over the fast connection so you have to look hard to tell when the other lines are down) Spent 4 hours on the phone with tech support this morning having to humor them. Finally was passed to higher level support who actually could look at the network and they realized that a new ATM switch was installed along my route, but my virtual circuits had not been moved to the new switch, so all of my packets were being dropped. Ugh - I hate tech support. Why can't they listen to a customer and apply a little logic instead of insisting on reading through the procedure manual? Four hours of - so you have two lines, with two modems and they both stopped working at exactly the same time, so clearly there must be something wrong with the modems. Shoot me!
I fit my run into this morning's schedule nice and early before the wind became intolerable. Again.
I could sure feel yesterday's speed work
It was one of those runs when I kept wondering how long it would be before I finally reached the first mile! Ooof! 4.5 slow recovery miles.
At this point in the training cycle, my clothes are fitting easily, and DH was also fitting nicely into some semi-retired outfits by the end of Lent. When he gets back from his vacay in Florida with his brother, I suspect that may change
but hey, it's nice while it lasts
I had a laugh last night that led me to choose today's topic of fitting. I turned on Pandora to provide some distraction while I did planks. It started playing a fitting selection: "Ride of the Valkyrie"
Clothes are fitting easily
(My running clothes are fitting great; some of my tighter jeans not so much.)
"Ride of the Valkyrie"
I hate the wind too.
Nice job getting out there early to beat it!
I love that point in the training cycle. Eight days post marathon, I can still fit into a pair of 25 year old jeans I have that usually don't fit until mid-training cycle, but they are definitely getting tighter!
I should pull those jeans out more often to motivate me.
Ride of the Valkyrie.
Is that from Wagner's Ring Cycle?
Ding-ding-ding! We have a winner, and if you're not busy tonight, we need an extra player for tonight's trivia team
I just got lucky. Coincidentally, Philip took me to the entire Ring Cycle at the Met, about 20 years ago. It was divided into 3 performances, each one was amazing! The sets, the voices, the music... just amazing. But at the third one, all I can remember was that I was 8 months pregnant, and there was ONE intermission in a 3.5 hour opera. OMG, I was barreling over old ladies to get to the bathroom at intermission!
To this day, when I hear that music, I immediately have to pee.
We've got the wind again too!
I'm glad you got your run done!
Easy-fitting clothes! Nice!
I will fit in my run after work and a few errands. It will be 4 miles. I didn't run last night because my gallbladder was acting up.
When I started seriously focusing on marathon training a year and a half ago, I lost a ton of weight (for me). I finally broke down a few months ago and bought some new work pants that fit at the time (between training cycles). Then I ramped up my training again and now I need new pants again.
I actually need all new clothes since my dresses and tops are also too big, but I can deal with that until I get some $$ to spend on a new wardrobe. The pants thing was/is a real issue because I was walking around with a droopy butt and my pants falling down. Not really a professional look!
I had to forcefully buy DH new clothes too since he thought he was still a size XL (he's a medium) and he claimed his pants fit because he could always poke new holes in his belts to cinch them tighter to make the pants stay up.
gosh, I so envy you for losing weight while marathon training! I always gain about 5 lbs unless I'm being super, super restrictive about my eating - which I'm terrible at, BTW.
I track all my food through My Fitness Pal to be sure I'm eating enough/not overeating. I think I lose weight while marathon training because all I do is run. I'm terrible at strength training, cross training, etc. I am going to focus on that for my next training cycle though, I think that will help me in the later miles of my races.
MFP has really helped me. All the muscle I have built up from boxing and my very, very moderate lifting has me weighing more than when I was just running. When I am super fit and doing all the cross training, I am typically about 5 pounds more than my just running, really fit weight. Right now I am kinda fit with the cross training and running so I am about 7-8 pounds more. But since all but my super skinny clothes fit me well and I am now a "woman of a certain age" where my body is not happy, I am good with it.
MFP really keeps me honest. And since I am looking to put on muscle after my goal race I anticipate the scale going up but hopefully staying the same size clothes-wise.
Your DH also keeps a photo history of your meals.
Please don't walk around with droopy butt! Eat some ice cream, have a beer, or something. Cheaper than new clothes!!
I eat so much ice cream now.
I'm going to try doing squats too.
2018-04-03 6:19 PM
You are a problem solver!
I love belts!
hope you feel better this evening.
time to eat more!
on the pants!
Slow Tuesday 10 miler this morning. Tonight, after boxing class, I hope to fit in attending a concert blazerboy's GF is putting on as a special project for a class. She is a wonderful, talented guitarist and singer.
I am also fitting into several of my work dresses which had been tight. I can squeeze into the dresses which are a size smaller, but I don like how I look in them.....I may be donating the smallest dresses soon.
that is awesome about the dresses! I may also be retiring some clothes for good that I wore in my late 20s. Time to give up the ghost
Blazerboy's gf sounds very talented!
Nice run! Concert sounds fun
2018-04-03 12:36 PM
Enjoy the concert!
a wardrobe refresh is a great idea! (i'd be annoyed too... )
enjoy the concert!
Ooo, see if GF will let you post a video of her music. I love seeing kids sing and act.
Hope you make it to the concert! Nice run!
Sounds like an ideal reason to buy new clothes!
Got up, checked the temp (37*), put on my running clothes, did my pre-run stretching, put the leash on Bogey and opened the garage door to discover that it was raining.
Bogey looked at me like this:
I don't know what he meant because he always looks like this
he has a permanent mischief-face. So, we went out an ran anyway. Ran 6 miles; 2 miles with the Airedale and then 4 by myself.
I only ran 6 because I decided to taper so I could "fit in" a marathon this Saturday.
The Eisenhower Marathon in Abilene, KS is a 2 hour drive so I figured, why not? I've been getting twitchy since I didn't have a race on the schedule.
Due to my injury in January, I am not in any kind of race shape so this will be a glorified long run.
So no Big Sur for you?
Good boy Bogey for forcing you to get out in the rain this morning!
I was too late to register last fall, it was already sold out.
I'm bummed I wont be able to celebrate your sub-4.
why not just run a marathon?
Given your forum name, it sounds like it's NBD for you. I hope you enjoy!
Bogey is a good training partner!
i think airedale's have a combo of
. labs are completely
. I got charged by some chihuahua mix on my run yesterday. they always look like this:
hope the weather is cooperative for the last minute marathon!
You nailed it! Airdales are terriers, after all! Terriers are
. Chihuahuas are asshats. Bert has charged and bitten no fewer than 3 workmen- this week alone- who've been painting various rooms in the house, when he got out of his crate- from which he'd been barking furiously for hours to alert us to the possibility of mass murderers in the house.
Fortunately, he weighs only 8 lbs and has about 4 teeth left, and the painters were wearing heavy jeans.
8 lbs! our cat weighs that.
i thought chihuahuas were terriers too but I guess they are just evil.
I call Bert 8 lbs of Alpha! He has absolutely no sense of his size. He bit a Rottweiler puppy on the face once, and that puppy's head was bigger than he was.
The poor Rottie just looked confused.
That last part is correct!
Good luck on Saturday!
Have a great race!
"fit in a marathon"
Those words will NEVER come out of my mouth.
Sure, why not run a marathon this weekend?
2018-04-03 6:20 PM
Airedales! Yeah, that sounds about right.
2018-04-03 8:50 AM
2018-04-03 8:53 AM
I fit my run in already. 3.3 miles on the TM. "Tapering" for Saturday's 15k. Planning to run 3ish tomorrow, 5 Thursday, off Friday. Yesterday was SDO also. The weather looks great
for the race - 30 degrees at the start and snow showers. Ok, it could be a lot worse, but I'd prefer about 15 degrees warmer.
and as fitting into clothes goes?
I'll be 13 wks preggo on Thursday, so it's all downhill from here
But you are 13 weeks preggo!
Your race day weather sounds less than optimal. It's April for goodness sake!
Geez, when I was 13 weeks with my second one, I'd been wearing maternity clothes for 11 weeks.
Yay for the run!
Ooh, that doesn't sound like ideal racing weather. Do they have a bag drop so you can at least have warm dry clothes waiting for you at the end?
Are you going to try to come back to running for real now that you have a new hip?
No because I want to preserve my really bad...but not so bothersome...knee on my other leg. My surgeon's exact quote during pre-surgery consult was "...you'll go home the same day! You could run again!"
short pause here "but you shouldn't because of that left knee".
The Tri/Aquabike I'm doing at the beginning of June has a really long distance from water exit at the beach to bike rack in the parking lot and I'd like to be able to cover that using something at least resembling a running gait. I figure that 1/8 to 1/4 mile won't impact my bad knee but 2 months from now shouldn't be the first time I try to do something other than walk fast with the new hip!
2018-04-03 4:57 PM
Artificial hips weigh at least 10 lbs. Each. True fact.
That's NOT where the extra weight is.
Good job multi-tasking your run!
an argument could be made that I could just get up earlier like normal people.......
i like the half mile warm up before yelling session. it's good to be warmed up!
HA! I got distracted by your first comment
that was the most important part.
Nice job fitting it in!
Ran 7.5 last night. Cold rain rain out there. Hoping it moves along before I head out in a couple hours. Another 7ish tonight I hope.
McDuff caught a mouse last night. He brought it up to the bathroom and I was able to hone my own mouse catching skills and let it outside. Poor McDuff kept looking for it and chirping..He's a silly
A live gift!
He's so thoughtful
i think you spoiled McDuff's fun!
I did! He's spends hours in the basement carefully stalking and rarely comes up with anything. Then I take all the fun away.. But it was either that or the strong possibility he would bring it to bed later. Over the weekend, when we were out for a walk, he caught a mole, which he let go after losing interest..
Well, when I went to change into my running stuff, it seems I neglected to bring pants
Oh well. I'm off tomorrow to get organized/pack..Maybe a short run in the morning..
why do cats bring live gifts? Or do they bring all gifts?
Oh, what would I give to see a video of that sequence
I could've used another couple days off to recover from such a fun trip to San Diego/Joshua Tree visiting with my friend and her two pre-teen boys. We barely managed to fit it all in over the weekend and i'm still a bit behind with stuff. Oh well.
April is going to be a busy month at work (stupid deadline), other work (have a running camp need to prep for) as well as i may have signed up for a marathon in a couple weeks so there is all that pesky running that has to be done too.
I did run each day in San Diego and in 29 palms where we were staying by Joshua Tree. It was glorious but i never had time to run more than a few miles except for the last morning when i was able to get in 6 and some of that on trails.
it was shorts and sandals weather the entire time there and feels so cold here now. But we don't have snow at least! I was back yesterday and ran 6.7 and this morning was 7.4 at the track. 6 x 800s and mostly keeping it at a steady 4:00 for each 800 as that what works best for one of the running friends who comes. she did 5 and so the 6th one i ran at 3:46.
Sounds like a great trip. Joshua trees are so cool.
so are those rocks!
I love San Diego, your trip sounds beautiful!
whidbey. it's a couple hours north. Dh is doing the half. his first half since last year when he walked one because of injury. It's a super hilly course and goes over some of hte same area where i do that relay every year. i've always wanted to finish this one and they have a nice hoodie giveaway.
Nice! I’ve done the Ragnar NW passage relay a couple of times, with WARunner and her gang, so I can imagine how pretty the route is.
Sounds like an amazing trip! I'd love to visit Joshua Tree!
it's so different looking than any place i've been.
A highschool classmate of mine has a rental there. She’s also doing a neon art installation! Pretty cool stuff
Wait, you signed up for a marathon in a couple of weeks? Is this an impulse race or have you been planning for it for a while?
i just need more miles in general right now so thought this very marathon would be a good one as it's local so can get away with no hotel. i signed up about a month ago and have managed 3 half @ssed long runs.
I will aim for 20 this weekend. i will probably be doing doing more of a run/walk as it is really hilly and i have no time goals.
it should be a beautiful course and one friend is running the marathon too. she lives up there so we should be able to meet up for lunch before we head back on a ferry to home.
Nice job on getting your runs in! And nice 800s!
We are hitting Joshua Tree on our honeymoon!
Hi everyone! I'm on vacation all week (father visiting) so have more time than usual for exercise, and lots of incentive to get outside and de-stress (see above re parental visit). So, I went xc skiing for an hour this morning. It was so great! The trails were in superb condition, I was skiing well, and the sun was shining. I finished in a much better mood than when I started.
I have to leave the house shortly to drive my dad over to see his brother. My dad is hard of hearing and my uncle is practically deaf so the phone calls involved in setting up this meeting were hilarious (to anyone not involved). My dad would call up his brother, his brother would answer but not be able to hear anything and then would hang up. This got repeated about seven or eight times. My dad was getting increasingly agitated about it. Finally he phoned his brother's ex-wife, who despite being divorced from my uncle seems to be the only person who can really get through to him. My ex-aunt, bless her, stepped in and got all the arrangements sorted out. So, the plan is set. It's anybody's guess how long their conversation will last - could be five minutes, could be half an hour. Neither of them is much of a conversationalist, even back when they could actually hear each other.
I'm bringing a book and will sit in the car reading and soaking up the sunshine until I'm back on duty to deliver Dad back to our house.
Your post reminds me of when my great uncle and great aunt would come visit my mother in the summers when I was a kid. They were both very hard of hearing, and would always stay about a month
. Omg, the conversations were hysterical:
G.A. Ceil: PHIL! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THE CAR MUFFLER? IT'S BROKEN!
G.U. Phil: NO THANKS! I HAD LUNCH!
My mom and I would be cracking up.
35 minutes! Apparently there were lots of long pauses.
you are a good daughter.
2018-04-03 6:22 PM
How is your father doing?
Good call on the de-stress skiing.
Thanks for asking. He's doing okay. He has recently moved into a really nice assisted living facility which is probably a few years overdue and is doing him a lot of good - regular meals and lots of human contact, unlike when he was living on his own.
You are a good daughter.
Glad you got out to XC ski!
I've been getting my workouts in by making sure to start no later than 7am weekdays, and doubling up with evening spin classes on some days. I've been hitting hard the couple of months, preparing for the Two Rivers Marathons (3/24-25) and the C&O Canal 100 (4/27-28). However, this morning I made a hard decision to DNS the C&O Canal 100. I'm really bummed, been looking forward to getting away and being on the towpath, and I've been training for it, though not as well as I should be. But my realtor and I have had to move dates around to get my house on the market, and the only workable date for the first open house ended up being... you guessed it, the same weekend as the 100. Even if Philip could handle it alone, I'd never do that to him, and he definitely can't deal with the animals and everything else alone. Gotta say, though I'm a bit bummed, I felt so relieved as soon as I decided to bail on the race. There's always another race, and I'm just creating too much stress for myself. On the bright side, I can recover and base build for a while now, and then maybe do a fall marathon. I'm thinking about Corning, have never done that one. If the ultra bug hits again, I'd like to get back to the Winter Beast in January.
6 miles easy this morning. Spin tonight.
You know, that sounds like a really good call. You've had too much stress.
You can stay with me if you run Corning. Though it would mean getting up a bit early. Corning is an hour away. After Umstead, I'd like to run a decent marathon. I haven't done that the last couple of years. I am pretty sure I'm running Buffalo, but not sure how well I will run it.
I'm running Buffalo too! Want me to pick you up on the way? Do you have a place to stay there?
I pamper myself and stay at the Mansion. Just a short walk to the start. You can stay with me if you want.
Definitely the night before the race!
I'm sorry you're bummed but I agree that you probably made the right call. Hopefully you can sell the house and then fix that ultra bug!
The sense of relief tells you you made the right call. Now you get all the fun of picking out your next race.
It is fun picking out races! Marathonguide.com, here I come!
the sense of relief in getting your house on the market will be worth it!
That definitely sounds like the right decision.
I rode the spin bike for 42 minutes - lots of climbing today - it was so humid in our house, I was dripping 5 min. in -- yikes! I did several minutes of core after that.
My kids were off again today so we drove to Dallas and visited the aquarium, had lunch and then walked over to Klyde Warren park. The park is really cool!
Since the first of the year, I've been tracking my food so yeah, the clothes are fitting really well at the moment.
Also I wonder if the lack of lifting heavy crossfit weights has helped.
Yes, humid here too, I have to keep towels handy to mop up the floor after I finish spinning.
My upper body tends to bulk up a tiny bit from weights, then get smaller when I stop for a while. But I like the muscley strong feeling weights give me.
I go between missing it and not missing it. I think the yoga has helped my upper body stay somewhat strong with all the sun salutations we do in there.
Congratulations on doing the core work! I find it impossible to motivate myself to do that on my own. I have to pay lots of money for Pilates classes in order to make it happen.
Well I pay for yoga so we’re even
I also pay for yoga.
I think your core work and yoga are helping too!
Sounds like a fun day!
ran a hilly 5K. I am pet sitting for Sam and Mars the cat and mys sis's house is on top of a big hill. Good prep for Big sur.
I fit it in by running in the dark. My Blood sugar was unusually low for some reason so I had to wait til after eating dinner. Run felt fine but slow because it was dark. I actually ran the uphill mile faster than the downhill mile...... go figure.
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