Tell Tim something interesting so he doesn't whine.
I think I will try that running thing again this evening since it's been awhile. 5-6 miles is the plan on a TTBD. Steamy again today here in PA. Definitely more than double the 15C max we had in Iceland last week.
Interesting bit for Tim. In Iceland there are toilet rules. Among those activities forbidden in the toilets include cooking and laundry. https://pix.sfly.com/eshzQE
I packed my stuff to run commute home, but it's 6.5 uphill miles and really, REALLY f'ing hot outside. I'll be pissed if I don't do it, though. Hoping to get some accountability.
Something interesting: Both Starburst and Jolly Rancher have "just reds" bags. I no longer have a bunch of sad blue jolly ranchers lingering at the bottom of my candy jar at work.
(I like wool!)
2018-08-07 4:52 PM
Another day in the tropics in PA for 5 miles, over 90 with the humidititty close to that. And that was the most interesting something in these parts today.
2018-08-07 8:55 AM
went to the gym this morning and lifted things up and put them back down. then 14.31 miles to work on the bike.
didn't see any bunnies along the trail today. but my legs felt pretty good after riding a week straight and then taking a week off.
Lifting and bike ride. Nice going.
2018-08-07 11:33 AM
Good ride and the decimal coalition salutes you!
Nice ride! Do you carry your work clothes in a backpack?
2018-08-08 9:57 AM
I keep a pair of jeans, a bra and shoes at work - and I bring a shirt, undies and socks with me on the days I ride. I work in a data center with a bunch of dudes, so I think I could probably wear the jeans for a year straight and they wouldn't notice
I take them home every couple of weeks to wash & swap out. since I'm only wearing them 2 days a week, they don't get too dirty.
I'm going to try to keep commuting through winter though and I'm going to switch out from a backpack to paniers or something else - it's just too cumbersome dealing w/ the bp (plus super hot when you're riding home in 100*)
10 miles, 4.5 with my teacher friend who is back at school, so she pushes the pace. It is good for me? Will go to boxing tonight.
About to take care of first semester college tuition bills for both kids as well as the full year room & board for the one who has to live in the dorm this year.
This is the first of three semesters where we will have a double dip. If anyone is looking for me, I will be the one shopping with coupons!
Tell yourself, "It's only 3 semesters, it's only 3 semesters."
Does this mean you'll soon have the house for just you and your husband? We found that to be a good thing.
2018-08-07 9:51 AM
We had two in college for 4 years.
We survived but got some assistance from grandma after she inherited a large sum of money and was very generous.
3 semesters. You can do it!
It SHOULD be two semesters,
as blazergirl will only take 7-8 credits during her extra semester. But, she took 17 each of the past two semesters and was super stressed......apparently that EE stuff is actually hard! One of her parents is understanding as I see the benefit of her getting one more summer internship in. And, she doesn't need to graduate at 21.
Think how fast the last 3 years went by???? Maybe????
2018-08-07 11:34 AM
Yes, pushing the pace is always good for you.
Gulp on the fast run and college bills.
It will be worth it though.
My husband and I fantasize about all of the things we will do when we are no longer paying Montessori school tuition and a nanny for 55 hours a week. But I am really, really good at being really, really thrifty. We can trade war stories.
8.25 in my neighborhood. I didn't die. I didn't even feel lie death. I just looked like death.
I have nothing interesting so Tim will just have to whine.
Not dying this time of year is a big accomplishment!
2018-08-07 11:35 AM
Way to set the bar low...
Well done on the run and not dying part.
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-08-07 9:20 AM
5.2 miles for me.
2018-08-07 11:36 AM
If ya stopped a bit sooner, you would have had an even 5.
Same as it ever was....
Swam 1600 meters this morning in the pool at the gym.
Next to last race for our club's summer series tonight. It's going to be especially hot & humid
However, it's our Prediction Race so how fast people run is not relevant to winning, it's all about how close they can come to a predicted finishing time they give us in advance. No watches allowed. I'd like to enforce a no phones rule also but some would revolt...it's ONLY 3.65 miles people, you can run that long without music!
I ran for 20 years without music. The last 10, i am horribly addicted
I never have done one of those prediction runs. They are a neat concept.
2018-08-07 12:06 PM
In 30 years of running, I can count the number of times I ran with music on one hand...and 3 of those were on a treadmill!
Last summer the winner hit his prediction to the second! One year 2 runners were both 2 seconds off their prediction & while we usually just ignore the 2 decimal positions our stop watch records/prints, that year we needed the decimals to break the tie. 10 or 12 years ago we added a special prize for this race's overall winner (beyond the pint glass for overall & all age group placers). The 2 tickets to a Phillies game were very well received back then as the Phillies were in the midst of winning 5 straight NL East titles, but in recent years when their play was dismal, not so much. At least I can guarantee they will be in 1st place at the moment I award them tonight!
It's going to be especially hot & humid
2018-08-07 12:07 PM
That's what you'll be telling the HS kids you're going to be HEAD COACH
Good swim, and my prediction would be for slowness.
4 recovery miles this morning.
The track workout last night ended up being 4 x 1 mile @ 10K pace. Not all out, but hard enough. Thankfully, it wasn’t too hot and it was manageable. I did the workout with a friend who is training for a half marathon that times perfectly with my next big race - RTB relay in NH.
I met my training partner and his son who is doing conditioning for soccer. They hadn’t decided if they were going to do intervals or just run but decided to just run this morning. My legs were feeling the workout from last night but I held out better than the son who faded badly in the last mile. We met a woman I know so she joined us for the last 2 miles before she headed back towards her car.
2018-08-07 10:48 AM
Thanks! I’m hoping to not suck too much.
The back to back runs (evening/morning) - great training for RTB!
2018-08-07 12:47 PM
Yup. I had run long on Sunday so skipped the usual run on Monday, so the plan for the next few weeks would have: easy lunch run on Monday, speedwork Monday night, easy run either Tuesday morning or at lunch so 3 in 24 hours with the last on dead legs.
My Europe cruise put the stymie on running RTB.
2018-08-07 12:43 PM
I figured that you would be higher on the list of subs. I’d pick the Europe cruise over anything.
Well done on the speedwork.
I don't know if I have a 10k pace anymore?
2018-08-07 12:51 PM
I’m telling myself that it was 10K pace even though I ran a 5K Saturday night slower.
Felt good enough to ride the bike for a bit this morning as a warm-up to lifting. Phase 3, chest and tris. OMG. I was aggressive with the weights and wound up paying for it by the end. I also don’t like newgym’s rubber-ended weights. They’re OK up to the 30s, but over that, the ends get big and they’re just awkward. Wound up straining my wrist (again) on the first set.
Managed the rest OK, but I had to be very careful. My triceps were shaking by the end, but somehow I did my best firefly (yoga pose) ever. Very solid and stable. Legs bent, but not as bent as usual.
Interesting? My boiler installation began yesterday. They came at 8:45. It took them until 1:15pm to get it in my basement. It weighed 800 pounds they said. Wound up having to dismantle it, and they weren’t sure our basement stairs would hold it. Hopefully, they will finish it up today. Because you know I need heat ASAP when it’s a billion degrees outside.
And then I rarely wear skirts to work. But I decided to wear a long one today with a white top. Of course, I’m called out to a construction site to inspect a big mess. Of course! This is why I never wear skirts. OK, that might not be the reason. I also *almost* did a face plant walking down the stairs to the vending machine. Caught myself and took another step – another almost face plant. THAT is why I never wear skirts.
I work from home, so less applicable, but I always wore dresses skirts when I worked in an office. Of course, I never went to a construction site...
I'm built like an Amazon, so skirts and dresses generally look dumb on me. The long skirts I can do ok. But they are a tripping hazard. Fortunately, being 5-10 means I never have to wear heels. I trip in flats enough
on the skirt! Be careful!!
Glad you're feeling a bit better!
So, did your old boiler go bad?
Yep, we came back from Mexico at 11:45pm on New Year’s Eve to a house that was 38* (the refrigerator display read 32*!) and no heat. And the temperature outside was 10*. We were *very* lucky our pipes didn’t burst. And even more fortunate the boiler guy got to our house in 20 min – and wound up not charging us (long story). The boiler guy got it working temporarily to hold through the winter. But there are enough broken parts that repairing it doesn’t make sense.
To matter matters worse, my in-laws were watching the house all week. When we called to tell them we were home, they were laughing at how cold the house was – that you could see your breath.
They are now in assisted living. (not because of this)
2018-08-07 1:34 PM
They are now in assisted living. (not because of this)
that would be pretty harsh
0/2 on the faceplants... well done!
I am jealous that my kid gets to go to zoo camp. Not jealous that she is out in the summer heat all day.
going on a day trip to SF tomorrow for a job interview, pretty stressed about it.
it's more the guilt of calling in sick, and the long day that have me stressed. I have so much work so missing a day sucks.
Whoo hoo! You're gonna do great!
I'm sure she's at the Dallas Zoo but we checked out the FW Zoo's new exhibit yesterday. Wow, it's really great!
We live 10 minutes from the dallas zoo, so yeah, she is there. She went on a camp field trip (different camp) to the FW zoo earlier this summer and seemed to really like it.
2018-08-07 10:49 AM
Good luck with everything.
I'm jealous about zoo camp!!! Good luck tomorrow
my kid is 6, and she is excited for when she is 11 and can volunteer at the zoo-we are lucky to live so close.
Did you seek them out or did they find you?
they found me through a recruiter. I wasn't looking.
Best wishes on the interview.
Good luck in the interview.
FWIW, I feel like an hour working on a plane is an equivalent to two in-office hours. There is something about being on a plane that really helps me focus. Headphones in, head down. I have been traveling a lot for work, and aside from the loss of family and personal time (which sucks), I actually end up neutral or ahead of work for the day.
In any case, it will be behind you Thursday AM. You can go for a nice run in that cool front.
yeah, I think I will be able to get a lot done during the flights on my 'sick' day. Not sure about the run on thursday, I won't be home until midnight and have to get up at 4am.
2018-08-08 12:13 PM
6.1 miles - four with my girlfriends and then I pushed the pace on the last two miles. Felt good!
Looking forward to the cool front later in the week!
Cool front in Texas? I'm afraid to ask! Only a heat index of 100 for half the day?
You should have pushed the pace the last 1.9 miles, then stopped.
Last week all of my .'s equaled a round number
Good job! You're getting there...
Crushed the Beard!
9km with Molly and friends
Hey Tim! I think that you will find this interesting...I found it on the internet.The most common last name in Canada is "Li".
Your friends or Molly's friends?
One of mine and two of hers
No worries. My dogs have more friends than me too.
Olive made more friends than any of us in Colorado
Molly and I share our friends.....but not with everything
It must be true if it's on the internet.
Summer rain, makes Rob feel fine.
I saw that on your Citgo sign post so good that you are able to go!
Only 9 others to plan to get your 100.
I'm running Tulsa again.
What do you have for fall/winter/early spring?
I have Mohawk Hudson in October and Kiawah Island in December this year.
January: Mississippi Blues (Scott and my friend Rich are going too)
March: Little Rock
April: Mt. Charleston in Nevada
August: Pocatello in Idaho (with a side trip to Yellowstone so I need to pick your brain on that)
October: NipMuck Trail in CT
Late October: Loco Marathon in NH
June: Utah Valley
October: Kansas City - 50th
I may go back to Vermont in July of 2020 to get a official finish with my VCM asterisk.
Little Rock is a possibility; since that will be a nice tune-up about 6 weeks before Boston. Plus I could drive fairly easily.
2018-08-08 9:59 AM
is your January race the one in Jackson? my coworker just sent that link to me to try to convince me to sign up for the half. it's only a 6 hour drive for us, so I'm mulling it over.
Yes, that is the same race. I ran it back in 2010 and thought that they did a good job with everything and the community supported it well even though it was never over 20 degrees that day. They lost the major sponsor but have bounced back and it seems like they had a good turnout last year.
I hope that you will consider it!
2018-08-08 12:14 PM
very cool - thanks for the info. if I sign up it would be fun to say hi!
2018-08-07 1:11 PM
Just a leg workout at the gym and maybe some mountain biking later.
Sorry not much interesting going on at the moment which is awesome actually. How about the weather - hot enough for ya ?
And back to work!
The Wonderland Trail did not disappoint. It was incredible. Of the 93 miles, i finished 79 and was completely thrilled i even made it that far. I can now say i'm an ultramarathoner (day 1 of this trip was 34 miles and i'd never been over 26.2) and I also camped for the first time.
I'm working on getting some photos up and i'll post to those and possibly do a separate post. if you ever want a dream goal/running vacation, i'd highly recommend this outing.
It was three days total (34, 26, 31) and the last section of the second day, i started developing pain in teh front of my feet from lifting my feet. I woke up the third day with extremely swollen ankles and just couldn't do any running or even downhill without supporting my weight with hiking poles. I was thrilled to do the 20 miles because it was the most amazing section of mount rainier! Great group of people, DH had a lot of fun (he came along and got shuttled from camp to camp) and just a wonderful experience overall.
running? haha! i have bruising and more swelling all along ankle and foot now. I'm hobbling around at work and can't wear any shoes or socks.
I can't actually lift one foot up voluntarily so we'll see if i that settles or if I need to consult a doc. I wonder if something tore.
tonight is our neighborhood "night out" block party and i'm looking forward to lots of good food and plenty of drink.
2018-08-07 2:00 PM
That sounds awesome! Until you got to the foot pain. I hope everything settles down.
Wow and yikes. Sounds like a great time, except for the foot pain of course. FWIW, my 100 mile run at Superior I had some really nasty swollen ankles. I could barely walk there at the end but stubbornly plodded on for a finish. I was actually concerned about them on the flight home as basically my ankle bones had disappeared as they were so swollen and puffed up. Things settled down there after about a week. I attribute the issue to fluid buildup or salt imbalance. Hope things clear up soon for you too.
congratulations, that is amazing. I can't wait to see the pictures!
Wow, this sounds so cool! Congratulations to you!! Great job!
I am stuck at the airport in Boston.
My flight was supposed to be at 7pm but it is delayed until 9:40pm.
The interesting part of this trip was the conference that I was here for today, it was about the use of voice assistants in healthcare. My colleague and I got here last night, we had dinner with Victor and his bf, and I ran along the Charles this morning!
My hotel was right down the street from the Citgo sign so I took a selfie with it at the end of my run.
It was a hot humid sweaty 5.65 miles.
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