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 :-)
Smaller By The Day
If I miss a post this week, just assume that I ran another 6 miles and put up another couple of thousand Christmas lights. That's my day this week. Repeat, repeat, repeat...lol
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) -
Did core strengthening yesterday. It was 64 when I got home but only had 15 minutes before sundown so I didn't get to take the bike out. tonight ym workout tonight.
Awood - I was thinking of starting a thread where everyone posts a pic of the most decorated home in their neighborhoodn- we all have at least one!
Gustav - I wish that I were that house, but not in this neighborhood. Although I think we started it, there is a house that has reached a point that I'm not sure I'll ever get to. I'll keep trying by adding lights every year, but wow.
Good morning Penguins!
Gustav -- I am sorry you didn't get to take your bike out yesterday. Maybe you can sneak in a ride today!
Awood -- Great job on the 6 miles and good luck putting up all those Christmas lights!
AFM -- I have group physical training (PT) this morning, so I don't know what we'll be doing. I never know what I'll be doing as a workout on Wednesday and Friday morning as I have to PT with WSA (Wing Staff Agency--Air Force). Hopefully it is something fun this morning!
RUNNING IS CHEAPER THAN THERAPY
Hey all! Got 3.5 miles in last night and did some strength training when I got home from work. I decided to increase the weights on all my workouts and realized about 2 miles into my run that was not a good idea on a run day, lol. My legs were sooo tired.
Had the privilege of being graced with another terrible headache lastnight around 10:30, wasn't real bad so tried to go back to sleep, woke up again at 11:45 was to the point that I was dizzy waking into the kitchen to take something for it. Went back to bed, tossed and turned until about 1:15 then got up filled the bath tub with steaming hot water and got in, put a towel under my head and a hot wash cloth over my eyes and finally fell asleep until my alarm woke me at 2:45, so I had a great night and had to come to work half asleep and head still slightly hurting
Plan on trying to get at least 4 miles in today and tomorrow, 5 or 6 in on Friday and 7 on Saturday. That would put me at 23.5 which is slightly more than the 10% weekly increase.
Start being thankful for what you have and stop begging for the things you don't!
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Good morning everyone!!
8 miles done this morning, good run.
Hope everyone has a great day!
5k 19:26 4/27/13 - 10k 41:35 1/15/13 - 20k 1:24:55 2/23/13 - HM 1:28:10 3/17/13
Upcoming - ERR 10K 5/25 - OK5K 6/8 - MS 5K 7/30 - Strider Mile 8/17 - RnR HM 9/1
Gustav, thanks for starting.. Sorry that you can’t get your biking in..
Awood, 6Miles and decorating sound nice..
Rach, Enjoy the PT..
Jimmy, sorry abt that headache..
Mitch, hope you get that run in tonight..
Had not been running for 3 days since HM.. enjoying the recovery.. Will try to get in 3-5M tmr and donate blood after the run.. to celebrate life…
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
Going to try for a RD today (if DW allows it). 14 miles last 2 days, Hopefully I will make it to the health club and get a rest.
Have a great Hump Day !!!
First HM: Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/7/2013 2:24 PR
Second HM: North Shore HM, Highland Park, IL 6/2
Rach - Airforce? Thank you for your service. Good luck with the PT. Hopefully, its something enjoyable. I've had some fun PT, and some miserable in my past.
jblack - After a night like that, I don't know about running tonight. Unless you can get a nap in, I'm not sure I wouldn't come home and hit the sack. I've been lucky to mostly avoid headaches since I was a teenager on epilepsy meds, but if I were having frequent headaches I'd get that checked out. I hope that tonight is better for you.
Mitch - Here's hoping for a better night tonight. Sometimes a lazy night is just what you need.
Dave - Keep up the great work.
Bin - That's awesome that you're donating blood. It's good that you've rested a few days. Make sure to keep this week kind of light after a HM and a blood donation. Of course, I probably don't need to tell you that. You're pretty smart guy from what I've seen.
Jerry - Good luck with that rest. If the DW wants a run though, I'm sure it's hard to say no to that.
Gustav- sorry you didn't get your bike out yesterday. have a good workout today!
A_wood- you really love your Christmas lights! I live in an apartment, so much less work on the decorating! I don't have a yard or outside of a house to decorate, and I only have room for a teeeeeny tree that is up to my hip.
TooStupidToStop- Enjoy the training!
JBlackJr- Yikes! So Sorry about the headache
Hog- Ok to be lazy sometimes! Enjoy your run tonight
Dtothe2nd- Glad you had a good 8
Bin- Enjoy the resting, you deserve it!! You have such a positive attitude. Good luck giving blood. I hate donating blood, but I will suck it up and do it occasionally, usually if it is part of a benefit or something.
AFM- just got back from 2 easy miles, in 55 degree weather even before sunrise! So much for winter miles points. I have not run in a short sleeved shirt in a long time! I did NOT want to get out of bed this morning. But as I lay there in between alarm snoozes, I did a quick check-in with my body, and went through a mental checklist of all the legitimate reasons I HAVE turned off the alarm and opted out of a run recently. Are my muscles unbelievably sore from recent runs? No. Do I feel a cold coming on? No. Does my stomach hurt? No. Do I feel so beyond exhausted that an hour less of sleep may greatly inhibit my ability to have a productive work day? No. Then suck it up buttercup let's get up and RUN! Haha....and it was a nice little run too, glad I got myself out there.
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
Completed my first half marathon 2:09:04!!!
Jerry- Have a good rest
Kristi- Good job on the hills! I've been trying to do a little more lately too.
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