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- - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-07-04 8:30 AM
4.3 hot and humid miles for me. Ran by the carnival and area where the fireworks will be shot from tonight. I also found a nice wooden Adirondack chair with a “free” sign on it. After my run I went back and got it. Tightened a few screws and it’s like new.

In conclusion, FREEDOM.
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 11:10 AM
Awesome score on the chair!
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 12:23 PM
I'm glad that chair worked out for you. I found a box of books with" free" on them one time and they were worth having. Free does not always mean worthless.
Parent - - By IB Date 2018-07-04 8:38 PM
6.1 miles - 3.0 miles of warmup (36¢ / 3 coins) & 3.1 miles of 'racing'.

Inov8 220

Crappy day, just barely met my goal of sub 21 by running 20:54 which landed me in 6th place in the 50-59 age group & 85th out of 920 people with finishing times (there were quite a few walkers). I didn't run much slower last year when this race was nine days after Western States. Can't believe I'm beating myself up over a 5K.
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-07-05 7:00 AM
Congrats on the race! :cool:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-07-05 7:52 AM
I would love a sub21 5k right now! I think you did well, and I always found I had to focus for a few weeks beforehand (intervals) to run a decent 5k. I totally the self analysis. I do that almost every time.

1 quarter, 1 dime, 1 penny  (too easy)
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-05 8:17 AM
Oh I've beaten myself aplenty over a whopping 30 seconds in a 5K :roll: I'm sorry you didn't get the result you were hoping for. 5Ks are rough
Parent - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-07-05 9:41 AM
ONE QUARTER, ONE DIME AND A PENNY!

nice job in the race. :cool:
Parent - By Tommeke Date 2018-07-05 9:42 AM
5ks are awesome...the first 2k :laugh:
the last 3k are the suck.

I'm actually thinking of running a bit faster and shorter distances too :happy:
Especially now the heat really gets to me after 30 minutes of running (doesn't matter if I run fast or run slow), might as well run hard for 30 minutes.
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-05 6:32 AM
Nice find!
- - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 9:00 AM
Big day for me. I ran a race for the first time in almost 4 years. I have a love/hate relationship with racing and it definitely more hate than love. I love to train and want to race, but... (Insert a million excuses) anyhow I chose a 5 miler 1:30 out of town. Not sure what to expect. I only run 3-4xweek and half indoors in AC on a TM. Those runs have been awesome. Outdoors in muck? Notsomuch.

Negatives - Heat index was 90* and you could cut the air with a knife :cry: the conditions were rough. I felt I was running in quicksand after about 10 min. I also had this great idea to have a Spotify playlist to keep my pyscho self from getting too negative.  It was great for a mile. Then it died :cry: I fiddled with it for half a mile and gave up. I later guessed we lost cell service on the island. 

Wins - I showed up and didn't chicken out. This is huge! And while the second half was slower, I passed one dude and didn't get passed at all. That is huge! I almost caught the girl in front of me until she sprinted at the end. So I wound up 3rd overall lady (behind 2 twenty something's) in 35 min out of 200 people. Found out the gal in almost caught usually wins these things and is a 19 min 5ker and won last year in 32. It was brutal out there.

And a bonus. I took a pic of a kids science/play center we used to frequent and sent it to my family. Got a reply from DS1 "you're in L? So am I!" He was bored at school/work and drove down for breakfast/food. So he came by and picked me up. I got him gas and gave him $20 for food. (sucker!) :hug:
Parent - - By The Beard (is wearing Arm Panties) [us] Date 2018-07-04 9:39 AM
Excellent job. That’s a speedy five mile in nice weather. In the conditions that you faced it’s really impressive. Congrats.
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 10:46 AM
Thanks :happy: I'm probably happier now that I see I was 18th/222 male&female - only one of the 17 ahead of me was older.  And he was only 3 years older and a local legend. Mostly young whippersnappers. (easing back into my rocking chair)
Parent - - By Tommeke Date 2018-07-04 10:35 AM
That is speedy :cool:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 10:46 AM
Thanks!:hug:
Parent - - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 12:25 PM
Good for you on the race!  Glad you got to hang out with DS1. That's is a bonus!
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 6:45 PM
Thanks! It was a nice surprise :hug:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-04 3:29 PM
Welcome back to racing speedy!
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 6:45 PM
Thanks!
Parent - - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-05 6:31 AM
Great work!
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-05 8:17 AM
Thanks!
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-07-05 7:02 AM
Great job! :grin: And very sweet that you got to see your kid too. :hug:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-05 8:19 AM
Except now I'm $50 poorer. I was telling a colleague with younger kids how it definitely doesn't get cheaper as they get older. :laugh:
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-07-05 7:56 AM
Great work on the race!! Lots of wins there.
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-05 8:19 AM
Thanks!
- - By Ed [us] Date 2018-07-04 9:44 AM
I taught spin class this morning..abbreviated holiday schedule & no one else wanted to teach the one cycling class on the schedule so I took it.  Had a "baker's dozen" riding so just over half full :meh: 

Almost 90 degrees here before noon : pbbt:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 11:09 AM
This weather blows! :cry:
- - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-07-04 10:37 AM
9km with Molly her friends and my friend :hug:

Very jealous about the chair....I have one of those but it's that hard plastic shite.  Nothing better than getting wood! :hug:
Parent - - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 11:11 AM
Getting used to this post vs reply mess. I couldn't figure out what you were talking about re: the chair : pbbt:
Parent - - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-07-04 11:19 AM
Wanna see my version of wood?

http://digitalmarketingworkshop.info/adirondack-chairs-costco/17563/adirondack-chairs-costco-inspirational-adirondack-chairs-costco/

I think it's exactly like mine but I got it sent as a gift so I'm not sure.  :hug:
Parent - - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-07-05 7:04 AM
Wanna see my version of wood?
I am not going to click on any link you post related to question : pbbt:
Parent - By Mookiethedog Date 2018-07-05 8:17 AM
I was just going to say you can sit on it but that isn't going to help :hug:: pbbt:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-05 8:19 AM
:laugh: good advice
- - By triplejake (The Vampire Lestat) [us] Date 2018-07-04 10:43 AM
3.5 miles for me today.  Hot as fuck here.
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 11:11 AM
I feel your pain :cry:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 12:35 PM
July running is hard to warm up to. :meh:
- - By gadget girl Date 2018-07-04 11:32 AM
4.5 awesome FE miles for me along the Venice Beach boardwalk with the beautiful and awesome redraider.  :cool::cool:  We instantly hit it off and had a great run (she was kind enough to run at my grandma's pace : pbbt:).  She got to see first hand the crazy jungle that I call home.  :happy:
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 12:34 PM
Yeah for the meet up!
Parent - By old turtle Date 2018-07-04 3:30 PM
I'm jealous of both of you! Glad you two got together.
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 6:46 PM
Nice FE :happy:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-05 6:31 AM
That's so cool!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-07-05 7:06 AM
Yay! :grin::hug:
Parent - - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-07-05 7:52 AM
It was so great to meet you! :hug: appreciate you coming to me and then letting me talk your ear off!

We had so much ch fun in the crazy jungle yesterday! :cool:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-07-05 10:54 AM
:hug::hug:
Parent - - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-07-05 7:57 AM
Nice FE run... yes, I've been on the boardwalk many times. I suspect it's crazier now than in the mid to late 80's!
Parent - By redraider0528 (Fashionista) Date 2018-07-05 9:37 AM
I told GG this but we were driving through LA near Dodger stadium and my six year old said oh! This is a nice area... oh look, they’re camping over there! :shocker!::cry::laugh: she’s so innocent. :hug:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-07-05 10:53 AM
yes it is.  :laugh:
Parent - By gadget girl Date 2018-07-05 10:54 AM
thanks, everyone!!  If any of you venture anywhere within a 4 mile perimeter of my house, I am happy to meet you.  : pbbt:
- - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 12:34 PM
Back from a heated 4th of July race.  It was hot.   How hot was it? Well... I had one of my worst times for this race ever and won my AG.  I find this amazing since I have had much better efforts at this race and never even had above 4th in my AG.  Super pleased  because I didn't go out too fast, didn't walk and didn't barf. All good things.  I also beat all of the people I was secretly hoping would not beat me too badly. That's a plus. :blush:

Afterward, I met a friend for a manicure and a pedicure. 

Now back to trying to cope with two hysterical dogs whose patriotism does not extend to fireworks on the 4th. :meh:
Parent - - By old turtle Date 2018-07-04 3:32 PM
"didn't barf" - excellent! Congrats on the age group win. (And beating the people you didn't want to beat you too badly.)
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 4:01 PM
Always a fear in the back of my mind on days like today. : pbbt:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 6:46 PM
Ha! Sounds like we had similar days. Way to hang tough :cool:
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-05 6:35 AM
Nice!
Parent - By Beastie Girl [us] Date 2018-07-05 7:07 AM
Congrats on the AG win! :cool: And on meeting all of the rest of your goals, especially the not barfing one!
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-07-05 7:58 AM
:cool:

Yay.. AG winner! I hear you on the dogs. THe Lady is the same way.
- - By old turtle Date 2018-07-04 3:35 PM
8.3 miles on the greenway along the Neuse River. To say there were a lot of people out on the 4th is an understatement but thanks to the long distance and various activities it wasn't too crowded. (kayaks, fishermen, people walking, cyclists, runners)
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 4:02 PM
At least you had a lot to look at. :grin:
Parent - By PoopedColt Date 2018-07-04 6:50 PM
Glad it was a good run :happy: you probably saw more people out there than I see in a year!
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-05 6:35 AM
:happy:
- - By Tim [us] Date 2018-07-04 3:55 PM
This is better. Keep working on improving your dailies.

Paddleboarding, followed by kayaking. During my kayak segment I stopped at a launch ramp by the lighthouse to chat with a group of 5 guys who were getting ready to launch. They were heading out for a 12-mile day trip out and around an island in the bay.

Then a BBQ with the parents of 3 other girls who are the same age as and friends with my older daughter. It was fun but a little off-target for a few reasons: (a) Three couples + me = awkward; (b) The other 3 girls each have one older sibling and no younger siblings. So the other parents are all about to be empty-nesters, planning out vacations, etc. Meanwhile I've got 2 more teens who will be with me for another 5 years, and I'm probably jumping in as a future stepdad to 2 kids who are currently 3 and 5; and (c) I was the youngest of the adults by several years.
Parent - By noquitter [us] Date 2018-07-04 4:07 PM
I have found every stage of life (except for adolescence:roll:) has something good to offer. I'm sure they are envying you that you still have your kids at home and so much ahead of you to some degree. Of course, being an empty nester isn't too bad either.  Still that probably doesn't help you if you are trying to keep the conversation going.
- - By sideshowbob Date 2018-07-04 8:54 PM
No miles today due to heat and humidity; this old bod just can’t take those conditions . Instead, all afternoon at the lake to swim
and kayak. :cool::grin::cool: Later .watched our local Double A team route the visitors, followed by a great fireworks show . A full and happy day .
Parent - By cowboyjunkie Date 2018-07-05 6:38 AM
:hug:
Parent - By Xtreme Taper Date 2018-07-05 7:59 AM
Nice.. proper way to deal with a hot summer day.  :happy:
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