Danger makes me hungry
The "Penguin" daily threads were originally conceived to emphasize that all members of the community have a place on the boards. Encouragement, motivation, a little love nip (you will love one, give it a try!) or even a little kick in the pants when needed -- it can happen here. Basically, we celebrate just getting out there and moving our tails!What is "slow"? "Slow" is a perception but one of the common benchmarks is the 10:00/mi pace; but there's no firm line. In fact, there are many of us that have slipped past this, and just hope that no one notices and revokes their "igloo privileges." It can be confusing for the forum newbies, but we're not one of the teams in any of the fine games. It's a totally open group, so stop lurking, post an introduction of yourself dive in and join the fun! No application necessary! There might even be a lovely picture for Scotty (we love pics!)
Moving forward one step at a time :-)
Good Morning Penguins!
Yesterday I did 70 minutes on the bike followed with the myrtl routine. Each ride my "area" gets a little more comfortable. Last night I was reading a book. I can surf the net on my phone but it is a little challenging since the words are so small and a lot of scrolling is needed. I need to figure how to connect my iPad to the bike - I don't want it to hit the floor.
Tonight will be upper body workout at the gym and then karaoke!
Tori - congrats on your floor/hospital assignment!
Zelanie - enjoy your hill workout!
Karaoke sounds fun Gustav!!! I havent done that in years! Although its not a pretty thinI when I participate anyway! Lol good job on the bike yesterday, I have read on the bike too, but the iPad is bigger send more expensive than my kindle, I would be afraid to drop it! Lately I have been dropping everything!
It is a rest day for me! I am battling a blister on ths inside of my foot thanks to new shoes and cotton socks! I wont be making that mistake again! My body needed the extra hour of sleep this morning anyway!
Hope everyone has a great day!
Completed my first half marathon 2:09:04!!!
Good Morning Gustav, Kristi, and Penguins. Don't drop the iPad Gustav. Enjoy the RD Kristi. Looks like we will get out before the rain today.
Have a great Friday Eve !!!!
First HM: Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/7/2013 2:24 PR
Second HM: North Shore HM, Highland Park, IL 6/2
Smaller By The Day
I went to karaoke last night as well, but didn't sing. I don't sing. Last night, I had a great 8 mile run, and it looks like my weight is heading in the proper direction now that the holidays are over. I'm really looking forward to seeing what I can do in March.
Blueberry Stomp 5K (9/12) - 31:02
Feel The Learn 5K (10/12) - 26:58
Indianapolis Monumental HM (11/12) - 2:03:56
Run For The Heart 5K (12/12) - 25:48:48
Valpo Valentine's Day 5K (2/13) - 24:45:08
Chi Town HM (3/24/13) - 01:54:07.2
Dart For The Arts 10K (4/13/13) - 48:59
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (11/02/13) -
Quick check in for me. Work has been crazy busy, and I even missed my Tuesday run, which I was able to make up yesterday. I haven't even read the posts from Tuesday or Wednesday, so I feel terribly behind! I've got a plan today to leave work promptly and earlier than normal so that I can get home and run today. Despite a lot of rain, we are having a few days of unseasonably warm temperatures, and last night's run (my first one in the dark - thank you Knuckle Lights!) was great. Hope to have another tonight!
Have a great day, Penguins!
Covenant Health Knoxville 5K 4/7/13 (and cheering on DH for his 1st Marathon!!)
Rock and Roll Chicago Half Marathon 7/21/13
Tower of Terror Ten Miler 10/5/13
Good morning everyone --
I did my 5 miles on the TM last night, because I just didn't feel like running in the dark again. It felt good to run in just shorts and a t-sihirt instead of multiple layers, hat, and gloves. I even threw in about 3 miles of iPod fartleks (run Tempo pace for one song, recover at easy pace for one song).
Another 5 miels planned this afternoon.
3/23 -- YMCA 5K 28:48 (PR)
4/28 -- Allentown Half Marathon 2:26 (automatic PR)
6/1 -- Runapalooze 5K, Syracuse NY
I want to come to karaoke! I love showcasing my horrible singing!
Enjoy the resting Kristi. Sorry about the blister.
Hope you make it out and stay dry Jerry.
Awood it's no fun if you don't embarrass yourself!
Jen-have a good run tonight
AFM- just got back from an hour in the gym. Elliptical for a half hour.... Kept the incline at 1 but upped the resistance today to actually get a good cardio. My knee didn't bother me after the no resistencd no incline easy elliptical workout Tuesday so I decided I was ok to make it a little harder. Then I did Legs and abs, and stretched.
Have a good day!
5K (6 total) PR: 28:16 (5/5/13) 10K (2 total) PR: 1:05:02 (5/19/13) 4M (2 total) PR:44:46 (4/7/13) [yet to "race" one of these all-out] HM TBD 10/12/13
Capitol Hill Classic 10K 5/19/13
Baltimore 10 Miler 6/15/13
NY Giants Run of Champions 5K 6/23/13
Goal Race of 2013:
Baltimore Half Marathon 10/12/13
PhillIe snuck in. I like the iPod fartlek idea! Used to do something similar when I was run/walking. I made a mix of 3 fast songs then a slower song and ran for the fast ones and walked for the slow one.
Margo, the iPod fartlek idea is so cool !
6 easy miles for me today.
U Run 10K - 24 Feb (47:21)
2XU HM - 31 Mar (1:48:44)
JP Morgan 5.6K - 18 Apr (30:14)
Sundown HM - 31 May
Bali HM - 16 Jun
King of the Road 16.8K - 11 Aug
Newton 32K - 20 Oct
Barking Mad To Run
The rain has stopped. We ended up getting 5.3 inches of rain over 2 days. Today will be very nice, a mix of sun-and-clouds and a high of 68 degrees. Very nice for my run on the San Antonio Riverwalk after work. Yesterday after work I did a weight training circuit at the university gym.
Wow, you can read while riding a bike? That is pretty impressive, Gustav. I'd end up running into a tree or something. Even on a stationary bike, I'd probably end up falling off the darn thing if tried to read while cycling. Have fun with the karaoke!
Happy rest day, Kristi. Sorry about the blisters. Get some New Skin/Second Skin, stuff works great!
Oho, Jerry, so YOU got all that rain we had over the last two days. Stay dry!
Congrats on your 8 miles, Awood, and your weight heading in the right direction. I don't sing either for karaoke, my singing voice is purely awful. I have to do those "talking" songs for karaoke, lol. I can get away with "Wild Thing" cuz you pretty much just say the words.
Jen, hope your plan works out and you can get your run in today.
It felt good to run in just shorts and a t-sihirt instead of multiple layers. Or run nekkid, Margo! Then you have no layers at all. Which reminds me, I have a Bare Buns 5K coming up in April. Ha, now get THAT image out of your head! Congrats on your miles!
Wow, you already got your gym workout done this early? Way to go Kristin!
Good luck with the 6 miles, Bin!
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
Hey Penguins! I got results from Monday's CT scan and I have another spot on my lung that wasn't there 3 months ago. I'll be getting a biopsy 1st of next week. This one is in a different location and will require a different type procedure to obtain the biopsy, I can't remember what it's called, but it's done outpatient and he said CT assisted while poking a needle in my back.
I hope you don't mind me posting this here, I know from the last one that everything will be okay, but it's just scary after what I've been through. I feel so healthy and strong, yet helpless, and just can't believe that I need to go through this again. Thank you all, newer Pengs, and older Pengs, for giving me an extended family. You are some of the kindest people I've met and I appreciate everything you have given me.
Gustav, I need some of what you've got when it comes to the gym.
Kristi, enjoy the RD.
Jerry, have a good run later.
Awood, nice run!
Jen, we are having warm temps too, I ran in shorts and short sleeves yesterday.
Margo, keep them 5's a rolling.
Kristin, glad you were able to get the workouts done pain free.
Hello to Bin and Scotty and the rest of the clan when they check in. I'll be back later.
Morning! Already in Broward for the 4th of Court extravaganza. Off tomorrow and will be driving to Orlando to run the HM on Saturday and the marathon on Sunday. I cannot wait!
Either an SRD or 4 recovery miles tonight. Shooting for the SRD and switching the run to tomorrow.
DamarisMarathon Maniac, Ultra Runner
PRs: 24:57 (5K); 51:25 (10K); 42:46 (5 Miles); 2:04:31 (HM); 4:34:09 (Marathon); 8:00 (Trail 50K)
Next: San Francisco Marathon * Chicago Marathon * MCM * Ft. Myers Beach Marathon * Philadelphia Marathon * Space Coast Marathon * WPB Marathon
Damaris Runs with Asthma
Scotty I work 3652846292639404 hours a day. With the exception of Friday evening (usually done work by 3:30), weekends, and the occasional lucky day, if my running or gym workout does not allow for me to be in the door getting ready for work by 7:15it doesn't happen!
hog I'm too new to the forums to know what happened to you "the first time" but I'm sorry youve been through health issues before and are going through more best of luck to you!
Mitch, I'm sure it probably nothing but get it checked anyway. Hope you get it cleared soon.
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