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Hey Wednesday Penguins, It's Boxing Day Already? (Read 214 times)

Snickers1230


    I took a weekish hiatus from running and the forums for the holidays.  it feels good to be back!  I was going to get back into things and run on my lunch break.  But my manager had to be nice and take everyone out to lunch.  my MIL is still in town and supposed to meet her and DH for dinner.  So I'm planning on going to the gym after dinner.  I need to run off these Christmas cookies!

     

    Tori, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad.  I'm glad he is physically okay and that he's responding well to counseling.  I hope things gets better for him

    Formerly Jackie_601 on RW

     

    Next up:

    4/27 - Green 6.2 10K

    Awood_Runner


    Smaller By The Day

      You'll be able to soon!  Are you going to the doctor?

       

       

      I haven't been to the doctor because I figured I'd try the obvious solution first, and give it some rest.  My doctor knows me too well.  If I go in to see him, he'll make some assumptions from the moment I walk in the door.  He's well justified in doing so, because of my history with sports injuries. He's used to the younger, and dumber me that would wait for something to fall off and tell him "it doesn't really hurt, but I can't lift my arm from my side", or the guy who argued about wrestling with pneumonia until he said, "I'll make you a deal.  If you can get out of bed in the morning, go ahead and wrestle".  I went to the school as soon I could sneak out of the house, and slept near the scales.

       

      Anyway, because of my history, he'd order an MRI as soon as I walked in.  He'll just assume it's worse than I say it is, and that I won't listen unless he can show me how terribly bad it is.  I'm older and more mature now.  I get a dull ache in my knee, and decide to take a day off.  Two days after my break, it comes back and I decide to try a week off.  Now, if that doesn't work I'll consider seeing the doctor.  I'd like to be able to tell him that I actually did something smart for once though...lol

      Improvements

      Weight 100 pounds lost

      5K 31:02 Sept. 2012 / 23:36 Sept. 2013 (Same Course)

      10K 48:59 April 2013

      HM 2:03:56 Nov. 2012 / 1:46:50 March 2013

      MARATHON 3:57:33 Nov. 2013


      Catleesi; mother of cats

        Back from the doctor - he said it's just shin splints Big grin So, as is my usual MO, I panicked over nothing. I start physical therapy on Thursday next week and will continue resting until then because I don't want to try to come back too soon (again) and have them flare up (again). A couple weeks off mid-winter won't kill me. Now a celebratory martini is in order!

        5K 23:36 (10/5/14)

        10K 49:41 (10/13/14)

        Snickers1230


          Back from the doctor - he said it's just shin splints Big grin So, as is my usual MO, I panicked over nothing. I start physical therapy on Thursday next week and will continue resting until then because I don't want to try to come back too soon (again) and have them flare up (again). A couple weeks off mid-winter won't kill me. Now a celebratory martini is in order!

           

          Glad it's nothing serious!  Take it easy and I hope they don't come back!

          Formerly Jackie_601 on RW

           

          Next up:

          4/27 - Green 6.2 10K

          Philliefan33


            Wow, I'm really late to the party today.  Sorry I don't have the patience to do personals for everyone...

             

            Tori -- I'm very sorry for the situation with your father.  Hopefully he will respond to the help he is getting and come out stronger.

             

            Lauren -- Hooray for shin splints.  That sounds odd...but shin splints are better than a stress fracture.  Ice and stretching, ice and stretching.

             

            Kristen -- May I humbly suggest that you leave your new Garmin on the "distance" screen and not worry about your pace?  Just run however fast or slow you feel like on any given day, then check the pace data when you get home.  I started to enjoy my runs much more when I stopped looking at my pace...lo and behold I'm running faster now than I did a couple of months ago.  I do occasionally glance at my pace during a run, but my "rule" is that if I look at my pace, the only adjustment I am allowed to make in response is to slow down.   I'm not allowed to go faster based on what I see on my wrist.  It's kept me from trying to meet some arbitrary idea of how my training is "supposed" to be progressing.

             

            I"m on vacation until January 2nd.  Unfortunately I've been doing a lot of jaw exercises and I'll be paying for it later.  I did get a 6-miler done today, sort of slow because my calfs were tight for the first three miles.  Tomorrow I hope to do a ~10 mile LR if the weather cooperates.

            Future Races:

            5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler


            Bad Ass

              I'm not going to say I told you so...except I just did.

               

              Back from the doctor - he said it's just shin splints Big grin So, as is my usual MO, I panicked over nothing. I start physical therapy on Thursday next week and will continue resting until then because I don't want to try to come back too soon (again) and have them flare up (again). A couple weeks off mid-winter won't kill me. Now a celebratory martini is in order!

              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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              "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

              Jack K.


              I love sponge cake.

                Philliefan: I am even later than you...

                 

                We were out all day shopping and returning. I ended up with two pairs of sunglasses from REI (thanks mom and dad).  I just did a nice 7 miles at an 8:31 pace.  Feeling good!!!

                2014 races

                Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

                Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May


                Mmmmm...beer

                  Hey everyone!

                   

                  Just a quick hello, I'm on my iPad, so typing is a pain.

                   

                  Had a good Christmas, got my FR10, went for a run with it yesterday and it rocks.

                   

                  Hope everyone is doing great!

                  -Dave

                  My running blog

                  2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-3 M

                  Jerryb49


                    4 miles indoors with dw.  Felt good for indoors.  Haven't unpacked the Garmin yet.  My technical skills are a little spent  getting used to the Mini iPad.

                     

                    Downloaded first itune...TGIF...TGIF...TGIF...TGIF...TGIF....

                    Next:  IMT Des Moines HM, 10/19/2014  2:17:46

                              Salt Lake City HM, 04/18/2015

                              Wisconsin HM, 05/02/2015

                     


                    Catleesi; mother of cats

                      I'm not going to say I told you so...except I just did.

                       

                      You can say it all you want, I don't even mind!

                      5K 23:36 (10/5/14)

                      10K 49:41 (10/13/14)

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