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Thewy Thursday Penguins (Read 22 times)


Barking Mad To Run

    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!)

    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


    Barking Mad To Run

      Thewy:  Muscled or Brawny


      Which is what I am trying to get more like, as I will do my run today followed by my weight training circuit.  Unfortunately, my problem is that I like to eat just as much as I like to exercise, so I pretty much just stay in my current status, an old running dog with a bit too much belly.


      Flippin' 35 degrees this morning in San Antonio!  So I will run after work today.   It will be a very pleasant 63 degrees with sunshine and low dew point and humidity, nice.   Tomorrow will be a little chilly too, but then on Saturday the 'low' will be 63 and the high will be in the 70s. And Sunday, a high of 80!   Crazy Mother Nature apparently really likes to mess with Texas, lol.   Sunday is the San Antonio Rock n Roll Marathon.  Figures she'd bring the heat back THAT day!

      "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


      60 Day DL

        Good Morning Scott and Pengs and happy Thriday.   Unthewy would be more appropriate for me.


        4-5 after work after URD yesterday.


        Celebrating 32nd anniversary today!  Lucky me  Smile


        First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

        Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

        Next HM :     TBD

          Good morning everyone!


          Thewy sounds like something you say after you bite your tongue. lol Smile



          Some recovery miles on tap for today, but I'm going to wait until it thaws out a lil.  Right now, coffee!!! Big grin


          Hope everyone has a great day!



          2014 Goals | sub-19 5k done! | sub-1:26 HM | BQ done!

          Bad Ass

            Morning!  Trial today.  Kickboxing tonight.


            Be back after the trial.

            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

            Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon


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


            Smaller By The Day

              Scotty - Photoshop those muscles.  Problem solved.

              Jerry - Do you have snow over there?

              Dave - I'm not ready for this cold yet either.  Had to do intervals inside because of leaves, snow and ice.  Bad combo.

              AFM- On the road again.  5 mile tempo yesterday with 53 pushups.


              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


              St. Jude's Hero Profile


                Good morning.


                Happy Anniversary Jerry & Mrs. Jerry!


                Scotty -- better an old dog with a little belly than a mean, grumpy, hungry dog.


                Dave, enjoy the recovery miles.


                DR -- our Penguin who kicks ass in court and in kickboxing class...


                RD for me.  I'll have to do laundry tonight so that I have my entire running wardrobe to choose from for the race on Saturday.  I might wear the "O" shorts that I picked up on one of our trips to Oregon.  Maybe that will help me channel some energy from the awesome Oregon Duck runners?

                Future Races:

                5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler


                  Good morning Awood, you snuck in on me.

                  Future Races:

                  5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler


                    4 Easy this morning.


                    D - You should combine the 2 and save time.

                    Bin Running

                      Morning guys.. 13M w/ 7.5 @ MP.. Feeling great!

                      2014 races

                      2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)

                      BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)


                      JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr

                      Run350 HM - 27 Apr

                      Sundown 10K - 31 May

                      Sundown HM - 31 May

                      Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun

                        Morning, Pens! RD for me after 5 yesterday.


                        I want to be thewy, but I'm like you, Scotty--a little around the middle. It's a genetic thing, I swear! Enjoy your nice cool run.


                        Jerry, congrats! That's a long time!


                        Enjoy your coffee, D!


                        Damaris, hope the verdict goes your way.


                        Awood, amazing. 53?!


                        Phillie, I should do some laundry. Will I, though? Wink


                        PAD, hope it was a nice 4.

                          Oh, hi Bin! Glad you're feeling so good. That's a super strong run!

                          Jack K.

                            Hi Pens.


                            Jerry: happy anniversary

                            PF: almost HM time!! Smile

                            Scotty: 35?! You get the extremes down there.

                            Hi everyone.


                            SRD for me and three days of 11, 4, and 20 miles. We are almost at the end of week 15. There is light at the end of the tunnel...

                            2014 races

                            Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

                            Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May

                            Bin Running

                              Jack, almost there!

                              2014 races

                              2XU HM - 02 Mar (1:44:55)

                              BeHero 10K (Hong Kong) - 23 Mar (46:13)


                              JP Morgan 5.6K - 24 Apr

                              Run350 HM - 27 Apr

                              Sundown 10K - 31 May

                              Sundown HM - 31 May

                              Pocari Sweat 10K - 08 Jun

                              Miles to go

                                Morning!  Hoping that my meeting gets out in time for me to go to the social run tonight!


                                Scotty- The important thing is that you're getting out there.  You're not letting arthritis or anything else send you to the couch.  After my travel experience last week I can appreciate that even more.  80 degrees for the race on Sunday is crazy!  Maybe one of the bands will play this.


                                Jerry- I'm pretty unthewy too.  Happy anniversary!


                                D2- Have a good run!


                                D- Kick some ass at the trial.


                                Margo- Yes!  Track Town USA will definitely make you speedy!


                                PAD- Hah!  Glad you had a nice run.


                                Bin- Nice run!  I loved that birthday cake a few days ago, BTW!

                                obie- Enjoy the RD!

                                Jack- You are going to make it!

                                PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02