I have the crud, cold and achey, but maybe some improvement today. I did nothing yesterday but sit on my butt watching the Masters with the heat cranked up and a quilt covering me as I was chilled. Oh wait.. we did get the dogs out for a walk. Probably the same plan today, but I might try a few miles later if I feel up to it. Sometimes just getting outside helps.
2018-04-06 9:52 AM
Feel better XT! There may be a window of *nice* weather later today...the calm before the storm.
2018-04-06 11:45 AM
Oh, that sounds miserable! Hope it passes quickly. Don't push yourself too hard.
Sorry about the cold.
Ugh! Sorry you're sick. I hope a little time outside helps
2018-04-06 10:42 AM
36¢ (9 coins)
57º with light rain at 0805
New Balance Zante V2 Fresh Foam
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There might be an afternoon run as well.
I had to look up the Zante. A lot of NB just goes by a model number. Is it similar to the Brooks Launch? A lighter version of the 890?
2018-04-06 5:32 PM
I've never run in a Brooks shoe so couldn't compare at all there. I think a lighter version of the 890 is a good description. There isn't as much shoe there as an 890 has to it.
2018-04-06 6:11 PM
9 miles with some strides. Thought for sure that the loop I did was more like 7.5... Oh well, I will never complain about getting more mileage. Had a dog charge out into the road to attack me about a mile in. Some kids came out and tried to, very timidly, lure the dog back inside. It took about 5 minutes for them to do it, as the dog kept charging back out towards me. Not cool.
(I like wool!)
2018-04-06 6:16 PM
Busy as crap and brought home work for the weekend to do along with the damn taxes but did have a chance to get out for 5.5 miles along the river at lunchtime in sunshine and conditions a pleasant 50F with gentle breeze.
Yesterday's flight adventure went well - I had specified, when I'd booked my dad's ticket, that he would require wheelchair assistance. I didn't really know what to expect from that as we'd never done this before, but I was so impressed with Air Canada - they were just outstanding: efficient and friendly, and really made the experience very pleasant for us both. I saw him off into a taxi in Vancouver and then hung out in the airport until it was my time to fly home. Hanging out was quite fun. Usually when I fly there's a lot of pressure - I'm going somewhere to, say, chair a meeting, or give a presentation, or something else where I need to be well-prepared and on my toes. Yesterday, my sole job was just to fly to Vancouver, and then fly home again. Nothing else required. It was very relaxing.
We have weird weather here - very winter-y. It's currently -16C/+3F out there, which is not usual for April 6. I'm heading off shortly to walk to my Pilates class, and then I have a massage booked later in the day. Tomorrow and Sunday, given the weather, will likely involve some xc skiing. I'm sure I've never skied in the city this late in the year before
Who knew an airport/flying experience could be relaxing?
Glad your flight adventure was relaxing!
I read your post yesterday but didn't reply. You're a great daughter!!
Glad it was relaxing and all went well!
Either you have a really taxing week, or simply doesn't take much to make you happy!!
Perceptive comment - it was a pretty emotional week; it's most likely my dad's last visit out here and hence his last opportunity to spend time with his brother and sister, so, lots of emotion permeating everything.
they probably knew it, too.
I'm glad it went well.
Good service is such a valuable commodity! Glad ypu had a good experience.
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-04-06 8:39 AM
2 windy and cold miles with my son
Windy and cold, just the way spring should be
How old is your son?
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-04-06 12:17 PM
12, almost 13
What fun is cold without wind?
Glad you had good company. Wait. Was your son good company? I loved running with my son, but gawd, he was SO CRABBY early in the morning
and still is
4 miles last night in the cold wind
followed by a really fun vball match! We went 1-2 but we played pretty well. I did hold back while playing to ensure that I didn't injure myself
especially considering that the guy that broke my hand 2 years ago was subbing on our team.
(I broke my hand playing in this league about 2.5 years ago, I went to dig a ball that this guy hit and I ended up somehow either jamming my hand into the floor or the ball itself and ended up with a spiral fracture of the 5th metatarsal. It was totally a clumsy move on my part, but I like to just say that this guy broke my hand.
Day off today.
It's snowing. Again.
Race day forecast is looking up, some rain and snow tomorrow but 35 and clear at the start on Sunday.
I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOUR RACE!!!! Weather sounds great! Yo are going to be AWESOME. And I'm glad you didn't break your hand last night
Hope you have great race day weather.... good luck!
I am glad the forecast is looking up!!! Will keep fingers crossed!
2018-04-06 11:47 AM
Looking forward to hearing about your race! This close to race day, your sole job is to keep yourself uninjured, so good work on that front.
Hoping the weather and outcome you want are the weather and outcome you get.
That's perfect weather for the start!
Run like the wind, have a great race!
The forecast looks much better. I'll be thinking of you Sunday. Celebrate every mile !!
Wishing you a great race
so I came down with a wretched cold on Wednesday night. Body aches, headache, fever, sore throat, chills, sweats. I barely left the bed all day Thursday. Sweated through the night last night and woke up feeling a bit better. Colds during pregnancy suck because I'm not allowed to take my favorite cure all, Dayquil. Only Tylenol, and that is to be used sparingly. Sigh. I'm hoping I'll continue to feel better during the day and that I'll be ok for the race tomorrow. I really want to do it, esp because my SIL is coming to town to run it and she wants my company! Of course she will 100% understand if I don't run, but I'd hate to back out on her. I will likely be super slow, but she is a 10 mpm anyway, so I think I should be ok, even though my "training" has been less than stellar. I hope.
the weather report (for the race) has improved. Cloudy and low 30s.
I have that wretched cold too. Sorry. What race are you planning to run? I hope you can make it.
2018-04-06 9:51 AM
Hope you feel better for the race!
I hope you get to run the race but only if you are recovered from the cold. Good luck!!!
Oh man, preggo colds are the WORST.
2018-04-06 11:48 AM
Fingers crossed for your race! DayQuil makes me feel really weird and spinny, so I can't take it at any point - but it would be hard to know there's something that works, and yet is out of reach!
I think you will be ok if you don't push yourself especially if you make yourself rest.
Ugh, pregnancy colds are hard, takes a long time to get over them. I was still practicing when I was pregnant with my son, had to be in court every day, so when I caught the cold from hell, my doc said I could take a benadryl. Freakin' awesome!
I hope you feel better for the race! Have a good one if you do run!
Oh, the humanity !!
I hope you feel better and have fun with SIL tomorrow. kind of sweet she wants to do the race with you
I subbed my old slot in the 6am cycling class this morning. The regular instructor went to NOLA with her DH to celebrate her BD, one which she told me is a "biggie". I knew better than to ask for more detail :halo: She covered 5 of my classes while I was out after the new hip so I don't mind returning the favor. I'm also covering her 9:30am class next Tuesday...at least I get to sleep in before that one
It's cloudy, damp and gray here this morning. There was some drizzle earlier. They forecast it going up to 60 degrees later this afternoon. Tomorrow we're supposed to have some wet snow but only a "coating" on grassy surfaces.
I knew better than to ask for more detail
2018-04-06 10:37 AM
As another instructor and I were "clocking out" after classes last night I whined about having to come back in early this morning to sub because Connie is away for her BD. The other (female) instructor offered that Connie is likely entering the 5-year age group I'll be leaving in 2.5 months. So, I'll retain my position as our center's oldest cycling instructor woo-hoo!
Nice of you to return the favor!
2018-04-06 11:49 AM
What do you do with the rest of the day, after teaching a class that early?
2018-04-06 12:32 PM
2018-04-06 12:42 PM
Come home & annoy my DW for the rest of the day!
It depends. Some days I need to fill time. On others there isn't enough time.
Read the paper
Design upcoming indoor cycling classes
Running club secretary stuff...I need to get an email announcement out about next week's meeting/guest speaker
Sign up for medicare
(a one-time thing I did this week)
Search for a hotel in or around Cape May, NJ for Saturday night before the Tri in June that doesn't require a two night minimum stay
Age-grade score USATF members in the local association's Grand Prix races (9 a year)...after I quit coordinating the Grand Prix I volunteered to continue doing this...'cause I have the time
Cut the grass
Man, that is a really early class!!
When you list all the things you do for the rest of the day, I notice you omitted a nap :shocked -- what's up with that???
2018-04-06 4:57 PM
In the 5 years and 4 months I've taught 3 or 2 regular 6am classes per week I could count the number of naps I've taken on two hands
In the Jan - June before I started teaching, I was swimming with a group from 5-7am twice a week. I got up at 4:30 for that too but didn't eat before, had a shorter drive and it didn't really matter if I was exactly on time. ...but I did take several afternoon naps!
7.2 miles with my running buddy. It was hot and humid. So salty.
We decided to go a bit longer today to avoid running in the terrible awful tomorrow. (Sorry blazer, I hope it improves)
This weekend is nuts so that might be my last run this week. I've run more than normal and my foot is screaming at me so a couple days to chill is probably a good thing.
Glad you got it in while ypu could.
2018-04-06 11:50 AM
Taking some rest sounds like a good idea. I tend to err on the side of ignoring weird little pains and then paying the price for it.
I vote for rest. You and your screaming foot have my sympathies.
Your foot is screaming at you to rest
Yes. Easier said than done
Pre loading misery. I like it
Oh, the wind......it isn't gonna suck tomorrow!!
Totally blew off last nights run. Lack of mental energy and focus were to blame. Maybe the 800s the night befwere a factor as well.
I did, against my original impulse when the alarm went off, manage to go to the gym (thanks to coffee) and run 3 miles plus do some weight work early this morning.
2018-04-06 11:50 AM
You are so consistent with your training - if you feel you need a day off here or there it's probably a sign you really need the rest.
I was just fried and Thursday is a natural rest day for me. That's kind of the day I run out of gas.
Yay for coffee and impulse control!!!
Good job getting up and getting it done!
Nice job getting to the gym today!
5.25 miles at noon.
I had a busy day yesterday and have 20 on the schedule for tomorrow so I decided that 5 easy miles were plenty for today. It was really nice out - mid 60’s and sunny. Rain is heading our way tomorrow and I’m hoping to get as much of the 20 done before it moves in.
Yesterday’s fun included 10 early miles with my training partners and a round of golf with my brother who is visiting. I was trying to remember when my last round of golf was and it was at least 5 years ago. I had very little expectations coming in and while there were some pretty ugly shots, most were ok and a few were even pretty good. I need to find some time to get out and play a few times in the summer as it was a fun time.
We had tickets for our minor league baseball team’s home opener last night and it wa fun seeing some of the new things they were trying in between the innings. Work is sponsoring a trip to a ball game this summer so will go again then.
A good round of golf is a rare and wonderful thing, so I've been told. Sounds like a fun visit.
Good luck with the LR ahead of tomorrow's rain
Sounds like a good run and fun baseball game!!
Good luck getting in your 20 tomorrow!
10 miles yesterday, 20 miles tomorrow, and you decided to run 5 today - impressive! Many people would have chosen a rest day instead.
TGIF! 1 hour and 45 minutes of spinning today- 45 minute interval class followed by a 60 minute endurance ride. I think I might have worked off one ear of the chocolate bunny I ate yesterday.
The moving stuff is definitely affecting my carb craving, and not in a good way! But I've made so much progress in the last few days, I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Yesterday the yard clean up was done, and all the little things that needed to be fixed were fixed, last week the house was power washed, windows washed, a few rooms painted. All the big furniture that needed to be moved out is out. Now it's just a matter of cleaning up all the detritus and getting the house deep cleaned.
Oh yeah, and thinking about where we want to move to.
I'm so glad you feel like you're making progress!!!
I may or may not have purchased some half-price Russell Stover easter candy when I went to the store to buy healthy food
If the candy is half-price, it IS healthy! Mental health is important too, and think about how much less guilty you feel than if you bought it full price. See? Health food!
So if you sell fast will you rent something in the meantime?
I don't want to close until late June, earliest. But we might look for a rental anyway, just to have more time to figure out where to go, and keep most of our stuff in storage.
That’s a lot of progress!
You'd never guess by looking at the place, but things are getting done!
Are you downsizing, or will your new place be the same size as the one you're leaving?
Downsizing for sure! When we bought the place, I thought my family (all out of town) would be visiting often, we'd have a need for the extra bedrooms (It's not a huge house, but it has 6 bedrooms, kind of classic Victorian farmhouse style). Most of my immediate family died within 3 years of getting the place
, and Philip's family never comes here.
The backyard was great when the kids were young, but it's just been a giant dog toilet for the last 10 years. I can't keep up with the cleaning and general upkeep, so yeah, I'm looking forward to a change!
I surprised myself!
12.25 for me today. That's a wrap on my Spring 2018 marathon training. Weather was muggy and windy, energy wasn't the best, pace wasn't what I'd hoped, but
It's done, and I'm grateful it went pretty well. I have to trust the taper and not over-think the rest of it.
DH is having the time of his life in Augusta
. He and his brother have been driving and golfing their way to Georgia from Florida, where his brother lives. They only have tickets for today, Round 2, but it sounds like they'll be too tired by the end of the day to do anything else. Also, it looks like there may be rain tomorrow, so they're even more happy to be there today. Apparently cell phones are not allowed on the course, (which I actually think is great!) but there are courtesy phones in a couple of spots, so he called just because he could
We almost lucked into tickets for today’s round at the Masters. I would have enjoyed trying to find Mark if that would have worked out. In my previous life at AT&T, I installed the services that make those phones work. It was a dream come true to spend a lot of time on the grounds making everything work.
It always feels great when the last big run is done before a marathon and you can finally relax (and start obsessing about the weather).
Oh that is very cool.
Before Mark went in, he said he got a text from Blazerman telling him to enjoy his journey onto "sacred ground."
I'd like to tease him about it, but unfortunately that's about how I feel about Boston
2018-04-06 2:46 PM
You should let DH know that the Masters security has been instructed to immediately remove any fan who yells out "Dilly Dilly!"
(Apparently it has become a problem at other tournaments)
I sent that memo Wednesday
I also read that Bud Light responded by printing a bunch of t-shirts that say "Dilly Dilly!"
Your hubby calling just because he could
I bet he is having a wonderful time! I don't watch much golf but I do enjoy the Masters.
I can't wait to hear how Boston goes!!!
Embrace the taper madness!
Great to hear M is having a good time, so sweet of him to call!
You'll do great at Boston, like you always do!
Trust the taper! Looking forward to reading your race report.
I hope ypu have a near perfect taper and a satisfying Boston!
2018-04-06 2:51 PM
2018-04-06 4:33 PM
10.2 miles for me today - treadmill miles. Noah-like weather out there. Supposed to go on all weekend long.
AT&T still hasn't figure out how to fix my Internet connection. The broke it in Wednesday when consolidating DSL lines on a switch. Can't seem to get the VC routed right.
Looks like treadmill runs over the weekend - I'll have to wait for the Masters coverage to start to go for a run. My brother moved out of his house for the week - he's renting it out for the Masters and apparently making a small fortune in the process. Good for him - as much as I wouldn't want to leave the house for a week, if you can't move around town because of the crowds anyway, it's probably a good time to get away for the week.
Good for your bro!
Bummer about the internet but good run!!!
Nice treadmill miles!
Glad you have a treadmill for the Noah-like weather!
2018-04-06 5:43 PM
Maybe I should have two? or maybe just do 2x2 workouts this weekend?
3 Gallomiles around the Uni while DW walked the track . I swear that we experienced all 4 seasons in the spate of one hour .
Later dinner date with DW
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