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- - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-14 3:08 AM
I've been up since 2am.  I'm pretty well packed for my trip to the park, where I will likely spend most of the rainy weekend huddled up in the cabin with about 10 or so friends.  But first, I have to spend the morning at "safety training" for my summer part-time gig, manning the gatehouse at the reservoir.  I may run tonight, but after a four-five hour drive, I may not find the energy. 

How 'bout you.  Post 'em if you got 'em. 

i won't have much, if any, internet access this weekend,
so if i don't reply, don't take it personal
:laugh:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 8:17 AM
Have a good trip!! :hug:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 8:59 AM
Safe travels!
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-04-14 11:31 AM
Yes, I was in the park!

About 9 miles for me today, including a 10k trail race called the Swamp Creek Stomp. Pretty fun course. Most of the trails were twisty, rustic, meaning barely trails through lowlands around Swamp Creek. Serious mud patches in many places all over the course. Sucked my foot out of the shoe in second bog. Lost a few places getting the bugger back on. Two crosses of the main creek and too many small creak, ditch crossings to count. Everyone was pretty muddied up. A 5k took place at the same time and instead of a double the 10k split off for bonus distance and rejoined it multiple times. Very well marked course, and considering the nature of the trails that was a plus. Last mile was in an open meadow and set my sites on 2 guys ahead and reeled them in for decent finish.. 56:40, just over 9 minute pace. Good for me these days especially considering all the slowing mud. Chip timed race, haha, and saw I was first and only in my AG for the 10k (they had a monitor with scrolling results), probably also first shirtless overall (temps were over 70). Surprise not more people in my AG as there was a good crowd but many likely did the 5k.

Safe travels and have a fun weekend camping and running.
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 12:24 PM
Wow, that sounds like a fun race! Good job!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:31 PM
Fun race! Congrats on the AG win! :grin:
Parent - By Ed [us] Date 2018-04-14 5:04 PM
Nice race, congrats on the AG win!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:27 PM
:happy::hug:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 8:08 PM
Nice race XT!
Parent - By LDR (100 Mile Stud) [us] Date 2018-04-18 3:40 AM
9 min/mile on trail - yes!  Quite good!!  Congrats!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:30 PM
Have a great trip!
- - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 8:18 AM
50 min spin, 30 burpees and core work : pbbt:

Happy Saturday! I've had two nights in a row up past 11 (that's like CRAZY for me) so I'm hoping for an early bedtime tonight. ZZZzzzZZZ
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 8:58 AM
Sounds like a nap day...
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 8:59 AM
baseball at 1:30 then mass at 5ish... makes it tough : pbbt::laugh:
Parent - - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 9:01 AM
Well if there is boring homily, you may be able to catch a couple Zs. :laugh:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 9:44 AM
my thoughts exactly :laugh:
I know my kids will :roll::blush:
Parent - - By Ed [us] Date 2018-04-14 11:33 AM
Mass at 4:30 for me but no napping since I have to usher.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:00 PM
:blush:
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-04-14 11:31 AM
Wow, that is burning the midnight oil almost!!   :grin:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:10 PM
:laugh: yep
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:32 PM
Nice workout!

How’s the foot?
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:01 PM
It's hanging in there. I'm going to see my dude on Tuesday.
Parent - - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 6:26 PM
Just reading 30 burpees made my gut hurt.:shocker!:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 7:14 PM
It had been awhile since I did a burpee. Felt surprisingly good. :shocker!:
Parent - - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:35 PM
:hug:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 7:15 PM
:hug: are you recovered?
- - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 8:58 AM
6 miles.  Our neighbor where we used to live (2.5 years ago) is a personal trainer.  This morning Mrs. Rob had a workout scheduled, so I went with her so I could run in my old neighborhood where I began my running career. :grin: It was grand! :cool:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 8:59 AM
That sounds FUN!!!
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-04-14 11:10 AM
:cool:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-04-14 11:32 AM
I hope the trainer kicks your wife's ass after the insult she gave you last week. :laugh:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:32 PM
:cool::cool:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:27 PM
:happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-04-14 6:36 PM
That sounds good for everyone!
- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-04-14 11:10 AM
5.1 miles, the last 2.2 with my son. Really crappy weather. Low 30s, strong wind and sleet. :meh:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 11:21 AM
Winter just won't let go. :cry:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-04-14 11:32 AM
F your weather!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:33 PM
I’m impressed your son ran in that! :cool: And you too!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:01 PM
:cry::cry:
but nice run!
- - By Ed [us] Date 2018-04-14 11:32 AM
6 mile bike ride this morning. First time on the bike outdoors since last July & so first time with the new hip.  Positioning on the bike, even in "aero" was awesome!  My hip didn't hurt!    Could have rode longer but have a ton of yard work I want to get in today. So far the grass has been cut & edged.  Next is raking out some bare spots, spreading topsoil & seed and covering it with some type of a straw roll I got at Lowes because neither they nor Home Depot had rolls of burlap :wtf:

It's 80 degrees here again!  It will barely make 60 tomorrow and the next 2 days will bring rain.  : pbbt:
Parent - By rob26.2 Date 2018-04-14 12:23 PM
Woo-hoo for outdoor riding!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:35 PM
That’s awesome Ed! :grin: So glad the new hip is behaving and that you got outside to ride. I saw some cyclists on my run today, made me want to get out and ride too!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:02 PM
Nice job on the outside ride!!
Wow, it's colder here than there!
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 6:27 PM
It was gorgeous today! Tonight, not so much, so I'm glad you took advantage of it.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:28 PM
that's great!
- - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) [us] Date 2018-04-14 1:52 PM
10 miles
6:41 pace

Through the ice and snow. It’s pretty bad here.
Parent - - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 1:54 PM
Ice and snow! And it's 80° here in Jersey.:wtf::wtf:

Are you in Upstate NY by any chance?
Parent - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:46 PM
No. Minnesota.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:35 PM
:cry: on the weather but :grin: on your run and pace
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:02 PM
How's the baby? :hug::hug: Congrats!
Parent - - By mkh (Mr. Fashionista) [us] Date 2018-04-15 5:28 PM
He’s good. Boring but good. All he does is sleep, eat and go to the bathroom. He didn’t even offer to shovel the drive way today.
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-15 6:10 PM
:laugh: you'll pay for that comment later :laugh:
- - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 1:54 PM
I was in the park today, Saddle River Park. Met a friend who ran 14 of 17 miles with me, then I finished up on my own. I slowed way down after he left.:blush: It was beautiful, the first hot day! I went through a 2 and a half big bottles of tailwind, and I'm still feeling parched. Funny thing is that tomorrow is supposed to be about 40°. I can't keep up with this.:laugh: But after the 90 minute spin class yesterday, and the run today, my legs are tired. Tomorrow is going to be easy recovery, I swear!: pbbt:

Weasley the War Poodle is at the groomer, after I pick him up I have an open house to go to. Turkey chili in the crockpot.:happy:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:36 PM
Was the park packed?
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 3:55 PM
Yes! Thankfully not too many cyclists, but lots of runners, families walking and bike riding. Beautiful morning.
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:02 PM
Great run!! :grin:
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 3:57 PM
It was good!:grin: Thanks to my friend being faster than I am, the first 14 miles were at a 9:50 pace- my long runs are usually 10:15 to 10:30, on the slower end when it's hot like today.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:29 PM
:cool:
- - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:45 PM
5.07 miles this morning. Miles 1-4 were ok but that last mile was a struggle. I didn’t have any of the ITB pain that plagued me during the marathon last week. Yay for that but it’s so frustrating that it happened during my goal race. Oh well, on to the next!

Run was followed by a long dog walk which included defending myself and my dog from another dog that jumped his fence and came at us. His owner watched him do it :mutmad: and was mad that I was kicking at his dog. :mutmad: I wasn’t trying to kick his dog, I was trying to keep his dog away from mine because my dog isn’t always friendly to other dogs and once bit a small dog that came charging at us. My dog was actually pretty good though it all thankfully, he just wanted to get on with his walk. And I think the other dog really just wanted to play, he seemed sweet, but you never know. I was shaking from the adrenaline. The rest of the walk was less exciting.

Followed that up with a few hours of yard work: poop sweep of the backyard, weeding in the front of the house, and raking the front yard. Thank you SPF 50+ sunscreen for protecting me! I haven’t been in that much sun in a long time!
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:03 PM
How annoying on the dog walk!!! Ugh! That's one of my worst fears when walking Olive.

Nice run!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 4:26 PM
When we first got Apollo (he’s a rescue) I made the mistake of not being cautious when this tiny little off-leash dog charged  up to him/us while we were out on a walk. Apollo grabbed him in his mouth and started shaking him around like a chew toy. :shocker!::cry: I was horrified, especially since I had stepkid #2 with me and she was only about 6 at the time. :cry: Fortunately I was able to get Apollo to let go and the dog was fine, but I have been super cautious ever since. I tell other dog owners that he’s anxious and not good at making friends instead of telling them that my dog might try to eat their dog. :roll:
Parent - - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 4:13 PM
That can be really scary! I would have done exactly the same thing as you. If a dog came at Bert, Bert would pick a fight- he's not friendly, so it doesn't matter how friendly the other dog is.:roll:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 4:22 PM
Thank you for weighing in, I value your input as a professional dog walker. :happy:
Parent - - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-14 6:25 PM
:laugh:

I hereby give you a virtual coupon for free critique of your poop picking up technique. I'm think of becoming a coach.: pbbt:
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 7:12 PM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:30 PM
:sad::hug:
- - By classicsnerd [us] Date 2018-04-14 2:53 PM
6 miles today, combo of power walking and running (power walk 1/3 mi, run 2/3 mile). I'm still counting it as running : pbbt:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 3:03 PM
Strong work!!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 4:21 PM
Nice job! :grin:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:30 PM
:happy:
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-04-14 3:24 PM
9 mile run in the drizzle for me.  Conditions were actually pretty pleasant for running -- rain never got too bad.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 4:21 PM
:cool:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:30 PM
:happy:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 7:15 PM
:happy::grin:
- - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-04-14 6:31 PM
6 very slow run/walk on the tow path. stopped to see the eagle sitting on a next. babies were due to hatch today. legs feel good. i just still feel pretty lazy.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-04-14 7:13 PM
I think you are allowed to be lazy for a while! 6 miles isn’t lazy :happy:
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-04-14 7:15 PM
Yes, agreed. You are allowed to be lazy!
Parent - By Spingoddess [us] Date 2018-04-15 7:09 AM
Eagles!:cool:
- By Tim [us] Date 2018-04-15 1:39 PM
I ran 2.1 miles in a park yesterday.

I ran 3.1 miles in a park today.

I will run 26.2 miles on the roads tomorrow.
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