Rain keeps jacking with our soccer. I hope they can practice later. Does rain mess anything up for you? What else should I ask about?
Rains biggest impact on me is that it makes my lawn grow like crazy and it seems like I am always mowing the yard. Oh, well. The lawn mowing does give me about 2 miles of exercise from walking behind the mower. The rain rarely causes me to miss a run.
No run yet today, but I might mix it up and run at lunch today since I started work a bit early this morning. Just sort of woke up earlier than normal for some reason. I guess because the AC was off. I did run last night, 6 miles out on the local trail. I sort of zoned out several times as I was puzzling out a coding "challenge" in my head during my run. About a minute slower than recent times on this loop, but my brain was distracted. Plus it was a gloomy day/evening and I really wanted to be lazy and not run at all last night, but just forced myself out there for a few miles and then did my regular routine on that trail.
It is 9/11 today. Sort of tired of the "where were you type questions" but I will mention this... My last run at Laurel Highlands, we stopped at the Flight 93 Memorial as it's in the general area of the race. They recently added a big wind chime tower there, but at the time there were some paths, the memorial wall, and markers showing the path of the crash. It was a very reflective place of course, and I found myself quite moved by it all. Just imagine how the world would have changed (even more) had those passengers not taken action. It was quite an act of bravery.
yes, and they are often the overlooked victims.
the focus is usually on the towers, sometimes the Pentagon. So, so brave, they were
2018-09-11 8:09 AM
the rain here is making it hard to find a day to actually do the mowing. and we have an electric mower, so it doesn't like when the grass is extra long. 2 miles is a lot of mowing!
an incredible act of bravery. That memorial sounds very moving.
Nice you were able to make yourself get out last night.
(I like wool!)
2018-09-11 5:08 PM
Ran 7.5 miles with my fast friend. How fast is he, you ask? We did a fartlek, and on some of the surges, my GPS had me going 4:35 pace and he was pulling away from me. I basically had to sprint to keep up with him, and he looked like he was chomping at the reins to go faster. My legs are thrashed now!
I used to be able to run that fast
for about 4.35 steps.
technically, I think that exceeds the speed limit on our trail!
(I like wool!)
2018-09-11 5:06 PM
It went away! At least for a few crucial hours. It wasn't raining at lunchtime for 6 miles in the cool dampness along the river (which is getting closer to flood stage although it's not *that* close yet). I did avoid the grass mostly and ran on the paved path because most of the grass was long and really wet and I didn't want to get my feets and relatively new shoes too wet. Yeah I know.
Mowed the long damp grass after work...the grass has gone crazy here like XT said!
It's drizzling again now, with more to come but I got in a run and mowing.
5.5 miles with 4 pals.
Only two of us continued after 4 and the plan was 6 but she was feeling poopy so we turned back. Oh well! Good run!
Heading to yoga soon and I can't wait because I can't shake the chill.
Chill? What are the temps there?
It's 69 but I got super sweaty then the drizzle/rain started and I just got cold.
So yeah, not cold but I just got a chill.
Oh I get it too! I'm sure yoga helped
Chilled in Texas!!
2018-09-11 8:10 AM
I've been getting on the wii fit each morning when I get back from my run - did a tree pose today
"you're shaky, you need to work on your core" shut up lady!
I didn't realize it would talk back!
"That's because I'm not a friggen tree. I'm human!"
2018-09-11 5:33 PM
it is great running weather!
Some days the plan just doesn't work out!
That said, I did switch from a tank top to a short sleeve shirt to walk the dogs in the drizzle after my run. But, I am wearing my typical sleeveless dress at work!
I know, I know. I'm fine now... I don't know what came over me.
The rain seems to have tapered off for now, but it's still overcast and gloomy. Scattered thunderstorm chances over the next several days though.
I was wiped out last night when I got home so I did nothing. Mondays are typically days off anyway, so I am going with that.
Still felt crappy this morning, so I moved my run to this evening. It will be 5 easy miles. Then I will make tacos!
I'm going to put chicken in the crockpot with salsa verde! Mmmm tacos!
Hope you feel better
Oooh, I was thinking about how to reply to Beastie Girl and then I saw your post and now I'm totally distracted. Signed, Very Food Motivated.
Blah blah blah tacos blah blah blah
What kind? Fillings, toppings, shells. Please don't leave us hanging like this!
ground turkey tacos, whole grain corn shells, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, various types of cheese, different types of salsas and sauces. Black beans on the side.
> Blah blah blah tacos blah blah blah
Yeah, that's pretty much what I saw, too.
2018-09-11 8:10 AM
enjoy your run tonight.
I hope you feel better
storm systems always mess with my head/sinuses
2018-09-11 8:04 AM
2018-09-11 8:13 AM
Today was 25 min w/u walk/jog followed by 30 min of stairmonster intervals and 10 min bike. Followed by a leg video and a 5 min core (weird plank stuff) video. Not bad.
Rain messes up soccer, but I don’t drive to practice anymore, so it doesn’t matter.
In the old days, especially with school soccer… who picked up the kids depended on the after-school activity (or lack thereof) and the day of the week. Could be my MIL, FIL, DH, or me. The PE teacher - who was young and single at the time - who randomly pick practice days each week. And then you could have a plan and then it would rain, and everything would change again at the last minute. Total PITA. Now, he is married with a little one. I hope he gets his pay back soon.
Soccer games will be cancelled for sure this weekend, but we didn’t have any scheduled. (PHEW!) Work is starting to get jumpy with the impending storm. All vacations are supposedly cancelled. I was going to take Thursday off for my bday (Friday), but am now moving it up to tomorrow. I want to have a day off with no spouse or kids at home to bother me.
It would not surprise me if schools got out early Thursday and off Friday.
My chuckle at work yesterday. The difference between old ladies and young dudes? We were reminiscing about Hurricane Fran. During the storm, they gave everyone in my Engineering office a chain saw and had them go out to cut trees. My response? “No effing way will I do that!” New young dude’s response? “SWEET!”
Edit: crap. I now have an emergency 11:30 meeting to discuss our storm duties
2018-09-11 8:12 AM
a quiet house to yourself is the best b'day present ever!
chain sawing trees is fun
enjoy your day at home!
hope everything is safe for the storm.
That's hilarious about the chainsaw story. Hope your 11:30 meeting doesn't lead to a ton of new work.
At this point just volunteers for the weekend. Umm... Not me. I think they should draft by age+years of service. I'd be 2nd from the end now!
The assignment doesn't SOUND terrible. 7am-7pm or maybe split it with someone of sitting at a debris dumping site checking in trucks and filling out the appropriate FEMA sheets. The sucky part though is that there is no building at the site - or bathroom. And it should still be pouring rain and windy...
Enjoy your quiet time!!
2018-09-11 8:07 AM
usually not a run day for me since I try to ride to work, but with all the rain we've had I don't trust that all the trails would be clear enough of muck to ride safely. so I took Benji out for a quick 2 mile loop. we got misted on a little bit, but it felt pretty good. I'm all about these temps in the 60s!
the rain is messing with my ladies tennis drills, and of course bike commuting. but other than that, no big impact. I think mrbarney is happy not to have to worry about watering.
Good to take advantage of the opportunity to get out!
It is nice to not worry about watering
Those tennis balls do not like the rain, do they?
2018-09-11 10:10 AM
oh my goodness, it's like hitting oranges
9km with Molly.....in the misty rain
The rain sometimes messes with my perfect hair
Misty rain here, made it a Ponytail day for me!
Lucky you...I couldn't find an elastic or scrunchy and Molly was anxious to get going so I just threw on a ball cap and crossed my fingers.
(100 Mile Stud)
2018-09-11 8:15 AM
My lawn has needed mowed for over a week. Manana...
Hoping to run with the group tonight: maybe 6+/- miles. There's a 9.11-mile run and ceremony at a local distillery, and that is very tempting, but none of my friends are going, and it starts pretty late for me. I'll have to check out the distillery another time.
The distillery will always be there!
(100 Mile Stud)
2018-09-11 7:35 PM
I surely hope so
I would be a good friend to go to a distillery with as I wouldn't drink anything there and could be the DD.
(100 Mile Stud)
2018-09-11 7:33 PM
(100 Mile Stud)
2018-09-11 7:34 PM
Got over 7 miles, so it was a good night
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-09-11 8:20 AM
) dark miles for me this morning. 55*.
Bike commuting, will be about 17 miles total for the day.
Do you usually commute by bike?
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2018-09-11 11:11 AM
Not nearly as often as I could.
2018-09-11 9:15 AM
holy extra 1 tenth!
I beat you at least
the rain is messing with soccer a little for us too, but not enough that it bothers me. I am hoping that we aren't running through rain and muck at RTB all weekend.
Run was 6.6, it felt really nice.
Hectic week-my husband is in NY until wednesday and then I head to NH very early on thursday.
Following on XT''s 9/11 reflection, this weekend a friend and I took our daughters to the GWB museum to see a first ladies exhibit. The first ladies thing was fine, but short so we started go through the main part of the museum. I told them to be sure to be quiet and behave in the 9/11 section but I didn't realize how upsetting it would be for them to be surrounded by the videos and images. They both started crying. Later that day we listened to "Come From Away" which we have heard so many times, and saw last year. If you aren't familiar with it, it is a musical about the small town of Gander, in Newfoundland where planes were diverted when the US Airspace closed. A great reminder of the fundamental goodness of people.
Is the NH trip for your relay race?
2018-09-11 9:18 AM
I really want to go check out the First Ladies exhibit - seeing the rest of the museum sounds like a good option for taking the boys.
I think your boys are older than my daughter so maybe more emotionally prepared for the exhibit. Also, you may actually prepare them unlike me :Blush:
The First Ladies exhibit is good-it ends 10/1 so you need to go soon. The museum itself was OK, there are some interactive things for kids. A lot about the pets, and Laura Bush's children's literacy work which was good.
Thanks for pointing out when that exhibit ends.....my friend is going to be in town in the weekend after next, so we won't miss it. I have enjoyed my previous visits to that museum and need to make sure I go see 41's before I stop having a reason to go to College Station.
I'll have to check out Come From Away. Thanks!
I'm jealous of your relay! Want to do one so bad! Fun!
I had a good run this morning! I think it was Xtreme Taper who told me not to worry about my bad run on Sunday when I posted about it yesterday - that was a good reminder, thanks.
Put me in a better frame of mind when I headed out this morning and sure enough, I ran happily for 30 minutes with no issues. I even got to crack out my favourite woolly mitts for the first half - they are very thin and lightweight but just add a little zap of warmth. (It was about 5C/40F when I was out, so not super-cold, but my hands are very sensitive to cold so I need mitts long before most other people do.)
2018-09-11 9:25 AM
I'm the same with my hands getting cold - glad you had a nice run
Yeah!! Nice work!
I too have candy-ass hands and would have also worn gloves at that temperature!
Another cold hand person, but oh your temps! I'm glad you had a better run. I'm sure your body was still in allergy hangover mode
2018-09-11 7:01 PM
4.2 miles this morning, will go to boxing class tonight. I have been having stomach issues the past few days which I hope pass soon. If not, that will make for a fun marathon this weekend.
When we first moved to Texas, the kids were 8 & 10 and played soccer. We could not believe how soccer got cancelled for rain here! In the north, you play when it is coming down in buckets with wind blowing it sideways in 37 degrees. If you didn't, no one would ever get a game in. I have curly hair, so it looks like crap when it rains. Today, I am sporting a frizzy ponytail.
I'm honestly surprised they cancel so much. We have more rain forecasted this weekend too. Will probably never play.
I hope your stomach issues pass.
Ugh, sorry to hear about the stomach issues. I hope they don't impact your marathon!
For us, It's more to protect the fields than the players. Some places are very peculiar about their grass. They're less apt to cancel at the end of the season than the beginning.
Yes, in my city, they are SUPER worried about the grass on the fields, which drives me crazy. Who cares if we have nice fields if we don't let the kids play?
I went to the gym this morning, did core, shoulder and hip exercises and then swam 1600 meters. I was a bit sore from teaching the 2nd spin class last night but better after moving around & swimming.
It was a light turnout for the class I subbed last night. There were 2 familiar faces as the woman who semi-regularly takes my Thursday night class was there as was the father of a kid who played senior little league with my son back in the early 1990s.
Good luck to everyone dealing with/potentially dealing with Florence. I also hope it doesn't impact those running RtB this weekend! The first year I ran RtB, we weren't up to speed on coming up with a creative name for our team and just ran under our running club's name before changing to "Truck On Cheese" for the next 4 years. We were really pumped from the experience and I was motivated to memorialize our experience on our web site.
<---I had to dig around to find this page since I left it on our site without any links.
Truck on Cheese!
Knock on wood the weather forecast for RTB looks amazing. And now I have just jinxed us.
5 miles at noon.
My running partner forgot his gym bag so I was solo today. Campus was empty because we are in a state of emergency and schools are closed today. One of the buildings on campus where we always stop for water was locked up but the other one was open so that was good.
I hope the rain holds off enough so I can mow my lawn tonight. The mower was in the shop for almost 2 weeks and I need to take care of it before heading out of town.
My brother and his wife live near Wilmington, NC and they are under a mandatory evacuation so they asked if they could stay with us. My wife is not wanting to host them since I will be out of town so now I’m the bad guy because I had out of town plans and won’t cancel them to stay home. I would have no issue being the only one at home if the situation was reversed. Fortunately, we weren’t their only option so we will see what happens.
Have they changed their minds? It seems like the storm is heading more your way now. They'd be better off further north
Good luck at RTB!
hey hey people!
finally biting the bullet and seeing the ART guy after work today. I just walked last week but i keep tweaking the butt thing, most recently pulling up corn stalks last weekend, then yesterday almost tripping over something in park guys garage. Ugg. I look back at my running log and I was doing some decent back to backs in July. I guess this ordeal has not gone on that long and I hope it's an easy fix. Going to miss some of my go to fall races/runs.. It seems weird that "poof" summer is mostly gone..
I work on a campus where many of our students come from the NYC area so that day 17 years ago there was quite a bit of worry and concern and our department was tasked with setting up things for a candle light vigil that evening. Some co workers also had family/friends that worked in the area of the attacks. Nine of our alums were lost and there is now a memorial for them on campus. I remember going to pick up pizza for our staff that day and how quiet it was..no planes etc.
How did the ART session go?
Okay I think. There were two spots in particular that he dug in on. Hurt pretty good. He thinks he got it. Definitely felt better after he worked on it. Will see how things feel when I go for a run after work. It is still kinda bugging me sitting here at work. He thinks it's likely I may have slightly torn the piriformis lifting the tractor back in May. It may have healed but got stuck with another muscle and then downstream was affecting the sciatic nerve. So there was an area on sort of the outside of my glute that he worked on and then my inner thigh, high up. It makes sense that anytime the stabilizers were engaged--McDuff walking in front of me, almost tripping in park guys garage--would aggravate as the piriformis is the stabilizer muscle.. I explained how I kept trying to let things settle down but then something would always happen to get it going again. He said that should have been a sign to come to him a lot sooner
Maybe another appointment but he wants me to see how things go. He's an ultra runner too, so he definitely "understands".
Thanks for asking.
that is cool. I seem to have a hard time getting PTs and doctors to tell me what they see/feel/think is going on mechanically. I WANT to know. It feels like pulling teeth getting them to say something. That's awesome that he isn't like that. I hope it stays feeling better.
There is a chance of thunderstorms here this afternoon. i'm excited because we don't get those too often! The rest of the week has rain forecast for most days. This is a change and fall is definitely on it's way in here. usually the first rains of the seasons are a mess as everyone has forgotten how to drive and the roads are slippery. i'm always happy that i take the bus to work.
it doesn't affect running for me unless it's also really windy (as in sustained above 25 mph).
it had rained last night but was not raining this am. I joined my friend for 6.3 miles. This was great as it's been forever since we've been able to run together because of injury, recovery, vacations etc. I will do something strength related and hip exercises this evening.
Thunderstorms are cool! As long as you're not caught out running in them! But at night is the best
2018-09-11 5:30 PM
Just a basic gym workout today of the usual stuff. Squats, bench, curls, lunges etc.
Rain isn't really messing us up yet but it sounds as if it might be heading our way.
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