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Bad Ass

    It's been a few weeks since I posted that my promotion was approved.  So, this morning I checked my bank account to do some payments and bam!  My promotion was effective yesterday.  It is good to see I can buy more running clothes.Wink

    Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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


    Singer who doesn't run.

      Congrats, Damaris!!

      When it's all said and done, no one remembers how far we have run.  The only thing that matters is how we have loved.

        D - Congrats. I havent had a raise in 3 years. Sad

         

        BTW- Why am I not smart enough to be able to add a picture. help please

        ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

        “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

         

        Tomas

          Wow, almost the whole gang is here.  I sent a message to Kara on Facebook and she does know we are all here.  I haven't seen or heard from Scotty though. 

           

          Jerry, I'm loving my crazy socks.  Today is a tights day though. 

           

          Today's lunch is a salad (field greens, romaine lettuce, red onions, carrots, feta, black olives, celery) with pulled chicken and some vegetarian stuffed pepper soup (homemade of course).  Mmmm but my lunch time is almost over.

          Steph 

           

          “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” John Burroughs

          Awood_Runner


          Smaller By The Day

            D - Congrats. I havent had a raise in 3 years. Sad

             

            BTW- Why am I not smart enough to be able to add a picture. help please

             I haven't figured out pictures or the running log.  Don't feel bad.

            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


            SheCan

              HopesMom, I'd love to share my coffee with you, if you were in AZ, and I hadn't just poured the last cup.

               

              Damaris, that's wonderful!  Congratulations!

              Cherie

              "We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don’t like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. "  ---- Shasta Nelson

                steph- that sounds good. I have my regular (peanut butter samich, apple, banana). 

                 

                and I am not an idiot. I added a picture Big grin

                ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

                “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

                 

                Tomas

                  A-wood- For a picture - Top right click options. then click on forum preferences.

                  ”Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

                  “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”

                   

                  Tomas


                  Singer who doesn't run.

                    Don't forget, Scottydog went with Gail up to Wenatchee WA to visit his in-laws for Thanksgiving.  There's no telling how the flights were getting back, or whether he got buried with work as soon as he walked in the door.

                    Also, as he's one of the longest-running posters on RWOL, he may not want to leave.  Hopefully he'll at least consider a dual citizenship ...

                    When it's all said and done, no one remembers how far we have run.  The only thing that matters is how we have loved.


                    Bad Ass

                      D - Congrats. I havent had a raise in 3 years. Sad

                       

                      BTW- Why am I not smart enough to be able to add a picture. help please

                       

                      Me either.  And our pay is frozen, remember?

                      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                      Blog

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

                      Awood_Runner


                      Smaller By The Day

                        I have an avatar.  YAY!!!

                        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


                        Dad on the run.

                          Jack - From the pictures I just looked at that is where my knee is hurting. I really hope that this isn't the beginning of something worse :/ I am going to start stretching it and look into getting a foam roller as soon as we get paid. I have a HM in Feb and really don't want to have to cancel it because of an injury. However its hurting even now as I sit here and type this. I hope to God its not something major, I think I am going to swap shoes though as I haven't liked the Brooks since the first time I ran in them, I just didn't want to plop down another 80 bucks on a pair of shoes... so annoyed right now.

                          My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!

                          Jack K.


                          I love sponge cake.

                            JBJ: If it is your ITB, start stretching it now. A roller won't hurt, it helps to keep it loose. You should also take some extra rest days. If you have a bike, use it. I know it is annoying. When mine first flared up, my wife got tired of me moping around. Believe me, I know how frustrated and annoyed  you feel!  If you take care of it, you should be fine for your HM.  It is a setback, not the end.  I took about ten days off and am now running again, slowly.  If you have to run, take it easy. Don't go out for a PR every time. Remember, they are called "easy runs" for a reason.
                             

                            2014 races

                            Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

                            Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May


                            Catleesi; mother of cats

                              Jack - From the pictures I just looked at that is where my knee is hurting. I really hope that this isn't the beginning of something worse :/ I am going to start stretching it and look into getting a foam roller as soon as we get paid. I have a HM in Feb and really don't want to have to cancel it because of an injury. However its hurting even now as I sit here and type this. I hope to God its not something major, I think I am going to swap shoes though as I haven't liked the Brooks since the first time I ran in them, I just didn't want to plop down another 80 bucks on a pair of shoes... so annoyed right now.

                               

                              It's very, very manageable if you caught it early. Definitely get a foam roller, start stretching, add in some strength work if you aren't doing anything specific yet. Squats and deadlifts 2-3x a week have strengthened the muscles around my ITB to the point that it doesn't bother me at all anymore.

                               

                              I'm weak enough that I can do my workouts at home with dumbbells, but if you don't have access to equipment or a gym I'm sure there are other strengthening exercises that you can do at home.

                              I pick things up and put them down, and when I'm not broken I run.


                              Dad on the run.

                                Jack - I know, but why does it have to act up when I actually have a goal to accomplish :/ I told my wife about it and that I might just cancle the half because I didn't want to spend the money for the foam roller and seeing if going back with the shoes I previously had would help any. She told me not to be stupid, get what I needed and run the HM, gotta to love my wife's "to the point" attitude. Thinking back to my run Sunday though. It was the first time I did 7 miles. First time for me to clock over 20 miles in a week. Plus the first 4 miles I ran was with the stroller and I got tired of running behind it so I would hold it with left hand and run beside it which caused my legs to kinda bend in a little bit while running. Oh, and its my left leg, not my right, not sure what I was thinking... I will take it slow though. I am going to do some stretching while I'm at work tonight and maybe just grab an easy 3 tomorrow and wear my real flex instead of my brooks and see how that feels.

                                My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!