Beginners and Beyond

No Shoes, No Shirt, No SATURDAILIES (Read 61 times)


The Chairman

     

    May I ask how old you are scrape?  In my mental image, you have always been early 20's.

     

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    The Chairman

       

      Your best running days are NOT behind you, you goose.  You JUST ran a 1:18 HM in October!!!!  Sick time, right there: crazy fast.  You just need to get healthy.  Period.  Then, the PRs will continue to come.  You are ridiculously talented.  I do, however, understand your frustration with the injury garbage.  I can't imagine.  My IT band stuff drove me nutso and I wasn't even knocked out all that long.  Something like the injury that you are dealing with would be really hard for me to handle, myself. I get that, for sure. Regardless, know that we all think you are a rock star and that you are going to come back from this better, faster, and stronger.

       

      Thanks, Heidi. I still hope I can get there.


      The Chairman

        Tried out some new OTC inserts on my run.

         

        Wound up running 10 in 1:12 and change, first at 7:30-ish, last 3 in 7:01, 6:16, 6:09. No particular reason, just felt like going faster because I haven't done anything but easy in quite some time. I guess I also discovered I'm in better cardiovascular shape than I expected. The inserts did seem to relieve my ankle discomfort until the last 2 miles. That could be because I sped up. I'll keep wearing them for now. They do seem to help, so hopefully they won't mess anything else up because my foot strike does feel pretty different with them.


        delicate taperer

          60 minutes done on the elliptical.  DW bought me the HRM to go with my FR 410.  I've never trained with a HRM, so now I've got this heart rate data that I don't know what it means.  Smile  MORE DATA GOOD.

          proud taperer

          Pinktastic


            Totally NRR....  Eating pizza and watching hockey.  Life is good!!

            But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

            Just B.S.


              Totally NRR....  Eating pizza and watching hockey.  Life is good!!

               

              Pink, great job on the  run today!

               

              We walked the dog before dinner and hubby says to me "guess what today is?"  and I

              was thinking and thinking, someones b'day, no....anniversary, no...hmmmmm.......finally

              he says "HOCKEY"!!!! ummmm yippeeRoll eyes  but I hope you two enjoy!LOL

              Pinktastic


                 

                Pink, great job on the  run today!

                 

                We walked the dog before dinner and hubby says to me "guess what today is?"  and I

                was thinking and thinking, someones b'day, no....anniversary, no...hmmmmm.......finally

                he says "HOCKEY"!!!! ummmm yippeeRoll eyes  but I hope you two enjoy!LOL

                 

                Normally, I play rec league hockey on Saturday nights so every Saturday is hockey night for me.  Youth tourney this weekend so no hockey playing for me.  I'm very glad that "real" hockey is back - FINALLY!!

                 

                I'm really enjoying reading about your swimming journey, Beth!  Keep up the great work!!

                But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.

                  Nice run, Pink!

                   

                  We had lunch and now my eye is swollen, which means they cooked some shellfish close to my food.  I am not pleased.  Even my stomach is rebelling.

                   

                  That sucks. Do you carry an Epipen (or two)? Celiac and the digestive discomfort from cross-contamination is bad enough, but the whole idea of an anaphylactic allergy terrifies me.


                  Muddling through

                     

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                    Best running days defintiely not past if you can heal and stay healthy. I was still flirting with PBs at 34 and missed a golden chance for a marathon PB because of bad pacing. I was even racing miles less than 10 seconds off my PB.

                    2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race


                    Muddling through

                      Got in my 10 miles today but fell short of running a full 2 hours. I was fried by mile 9 (12:08) and struggled through the last mile (12:34).

                      2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

                      Just B.S.


                         

                        Normally, I play rec league hockey on Saturday nights so every Saturday is hockey night for me.  Youth tourney this weekend so no hockey playing for me.  I'm very glad that "real" hockey is back - FINALLY!!

                         

                        I'm really enjoying reading about your swimming journey, Beth!  Keep up the great work!!

                        Thanks Pink! I've been having a blast! Hubby plays hockey as well, so he is superexcited. Me not so

                        much!LOL

                         

                        LRB, don't know about the toning but I do know that I can't keep weight on with the swimming and I have

                        to eat two breakfasts when I swim early morning. So I'm getting to eat more and not gaining weight...bonus!!

                        You rock with your bad self too, mofo!LOL

                         

                        Luke and Coderunner, hope you are both OK from your falls!

                         

                        SIAR, I just want to adopt you, you are so darn nice. Just don't tell my other internet son, Luke, he might get

                        jealous!

                         

                        rkymtnnanna, so happy for your great run today!

                         

                        RunMomto3, you are a beast, that is all!! A tiny one but still a beast!

                         

                        Al, funny you liked that drill.  Hubby found a video today with the same drill and we are going to practice it

                        on Monday!

                         

                        Robert, congrats!!!

                         

                        Hi to Shari, Docket, April, Kay, Scrape, WC Runner, Tom and everyone else!


                        The Chairman

                          Best running days defintiely not past if you can heal and stay healthy. I was still flirting with PBs at 34 and missed a golden chance for a marathon PB because of bad pacing. I was even racing miles less than 10 seconds off my PB.

                           

                          The staying healthy bit seems to be the tricky part of running in my 30s.

                          Just B.S.


                             

                            That sucks. Do you carry an Epipen (or two)? Celiac and the digestive discomfort from cross-contamination is bad enough, but the whole idea of an anaphylactic allergy terrifies me.

                             

                            Terrifies me too, because I have experienced it. I always carry two epi's everywhere and  am a true  anaphlyactic.

                            I almost died on my first exposure while on vacation in Florida in 2000. Had to be rushed thru the lobby of my

                            hotel on a stretcher and put in an ambulance while being shot up with adreneline. I could hear them talking about

                            the possibility of intubating me if my throat didn't open up.Roll eyes I could only hear them and not see them because

                            both eyes were swollen shut.

                             

                            Then  spent 6 hrs  in the E.R. after they gave me corticosteriods and waited to determined that I  wasn't going

                            to have  a rebound attack.

                             

                            My allergist told me not to become a hermit but that I must be well aware that a 2nd attack would kill me as they

                            usually get worse and my first was so severe. Fun times.

                             

                            For a few years after that I would have panic attack when I even though I had come in contact with shellfish.


                            The Chairman

                               

                              Terrifies me too, because I have experienced it. I always carry two epi's everywhere and  am a true  anaphlyactic.

                              I almost died on my first exposure while on vacation in Florida in 2000. Had to be rushed thru the lobby of my

                              hotel on a stretcher and put in an ambulance while being shot up with adreneline. I could hear them talking about

                              the possibility of intubating me if my throat didn't open up.Roll eyes I could only hear them and not see them because

                              both eyes were swollen shut.

                               

                              Then  spent 6 hrs  in the E.R. after they gave me corticosteriods and waited to determined that I  wasn't going

                              to have  a rebound attack.

                               

                              My allergist told me not to become a hermit but that I must be well aware that a 2nd attack would kill me as they

                              usually get worse and my first was so severe. Fun times.

                               

                              For a few years after that I would have panic attack when I even though I had come in contact with shellfish.

                               

                              Many moons ago, I was out on a run with my college GF after a crab dinner, when she stopped and said her throat was closing up. I thought she was joking, but she told me to get her to the hospital. I ran to get my car because we were within a mile of home, and drove her over there. By the time we made it, she looked like I punched her out (I didn't). They gave her steroids and told her to start carrying an epi pen. That was a pretty frightening experience because at that moment I kind of realized that if we were not close to a medical facility when this happened, there was probably nothing I could have done to help her.

                                4.5 for me today.......soooooooo slow today.......must've been that horseshoe sandwich from yesterday stuck in my gut.

                                First Race

                                Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago November 4, 2012 30:17

                                Second Race

                                Penguin in the Park 5K Decatur Illinois March 23,2013 27:08

                                Scott