Fear is a Liar
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I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!
Feets don't fail me now
First of all GOOD LUCK BIN!! Hope you have a great HM
I was up most of the night with calls and am about to head out on the road again but I"m determined to get in at least 2 miles tonight so I hit 30 for the week. I did achieve my double yesterday, 5 am and 4 pm. I would be running so much more if I wasn't on the stupid treadmill but I am very grateful that I have it and that it still works in spite of it's advanced age. It's unsafe to run where I do in the dark so the TM is necessary for me but Lordy is it boring. Already jonesing for spring and longer days!
Have a great day, everyone!
Morning Gustav and Liz!
I'm working today so I hope to get a few recovery miles in after work. My legs are a little on the sore side after yesterday's 13.1 mile run.
Good Morning Penguins!
Good luck to Bin and Damaris!
Yesterday I did a full body workout on the machines at the gym and started to add a little weight. Also , did resistance band exercises and stretches at home.
It was a good knife and fork day also as the wife and I had ice cream (Expresso Bean and Butternut Pecan Swiril) and Thai food. That's right, dessert came first!
Good luck to anyone who's racing today. I sort of had a race. I signed up for a virtual 10k and kicked it out this morning. 6.21 miles in 1:13:37. New distance PR, too.
Do you even run?
Good Morning Penguins!!!
Probably due for a RD, but with great weather today and tomorrow, we will probably do some short runs anyway.
Good luck to the racers today.
The "Plan" 04/30/2016 Illinois HM, Champaign (R)
05/07/2016 Indy Mini (R)
05/22/2016 Chicago Spring HM (R)
Good morning! Good luck bin and Damaris!
Thanks for getting us started, Liz! Sorry work has got you so busy. Great job on the double on the TM yesterday!
Mitch, enjoy the recovery run today. Great run yesterday!
Gustav, sounds like you got a good workout in yesterday and earned that ice cream!
Kay, congrats on your race this morning!
AFM, it feels weird to not be heading out for a mega LR, but I'm in taper mode, so 5 is all that's in the cards for me today. The weather here is also crazy. Last Sunday I started my run and it was in the 20's, this morning it's 60. Who knows what the weather will be like next week for my half!
Have a wonderful day!
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
Hey Jerry you snuck in on me! Enjoy the weather and have a great run today!
I AM running!!!
The mircle isn't that I finished. The mircle is that I had the courage to start.
~ John Bingham
2XU HM - 29 Mar
Thanks, penguins! Completed HM in 2:02:29. Missed my goal of 2hrs. Will have to get the sub 2 in next year. Reasonably happy as there are major human traffic at the start and also at the end when we merge with the 10Ks.
You still had great race Bin and had fun too. Congrats !!!!
SRD for me.
Liz - YAY for doubles!
Mitch - I'm feeling yesterday's miles too, but I didn't even do half of what you ran! I hope your recovery miles go well!
Gustav - Thanks for getting us started! Mmmm... dessert first!
Kay - Nice job on the virtual race this morning! And a distance PR to boot! WAY TO GO!
Jerry - Good morning!
Jen - Enjoy your 5!
Brenda - Enjoy your 3!
Bin - Congratulations!! I'm sorry you didn't quite meet your goal on the HM, but you were close! You will be under 2 next time, I am sure!
Morning yall! Sorry I can't do shot-outs to everyone, I'm pecking this out on my tablet, and it ain't easy : ) Good luck racers and everyone have a great Sunday! Headed out for my 3 miles today. Brenda Oh and thanks Jerry for Dave's link yesterday!
Barking Mad To Run
I am being lazy today, I slept in, no race this morning. But I won't be lazy all day. Race #70 for me is a 5K today at 5 PM done at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. The 5K route is along the campus roads going by and under the THOUSANDS of holiday lights decorating all the trees and buildings on the campus. Here is a sky-point view of the campus and all its holiday lights.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
I see we are 'back to normal' with Gustav starting us off again. Congrats on your workouts, buddy! BEAN ice cream?
Doesn't sound like you are having a quiet on-call time, Liz. BTW, my dream of two nights ago continued. OK, so you were on a horse, wearing the style of Lady Godiva, lol. Except that it was a merry-go-round horse. As the carousel went around, you came to this point where all these live horses were lined up in single file. As you passed this point, you dispensed some kind of meds to each horse. After you finished, all the horses began running beside the carousel right near where you were, and were going around and around and around with you. Then Lulu (my cat) jumped up on the bed and woke me up so I never really did find out why you were doing this or what was going on. Oh yeah, I bet a shrink would really like to make a case study out of me, lol. Sorry you have no safe place to run in the dark, Liz. Happy treadmill running!
Sorry you have to work on Sunday, Mitch. It is a beautiful day here in San Antonio...somewhat humid, but even so, nice and sunny, blue skies, powder-puff clouds, and will be near 80 degrees today. Want to come out and play? After being in Washington State for Thanksgiving, I had to laugh watching our Weather Lady last night: "Yes, it is pretty humid this weekend, but we do have a COLD front coming in, the lows will get ALL the way down to the 50s during the workweek. " Well, the 50s will be appreciated, but we're not exactly having REAL winter like lots of folks are.
OK, Jerry, per my above to Mitch...what is "good weather" in winter for you in your area? Happy miles if you get out there.
Congrats on your new distance PR, Kay!
Jen good luck with your 5-mile taper run; if already done, hope it went well for you. 60s sounds nice.
Hope your miles went well too, Tweaky (Brenda?).
Dang, Bin, you didn't miss your goal by much! You will get that sub two hours, I'm sure! Congrats on your half!
Enjoy your SRD, Mickey!