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Tuesday Penguins - Perseverance Pays Off (Read 194 times)

Gustav1


Fear is a Liar

    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." WinkIt 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!)

    I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

    N-Bug


    Will run for beer.

      GOOOD morning everyone!  Looks to be a great day ahead.  I hope that those of your struggling with a bug can finally get over it.

       

      Gustav - good morning.  Looks like you beat me on here but seconds.

       

      AFM - about to leave for work then I'm going to attempt 4 trail miles after.  Could be interesting.

       

       

       

      Gustav1


      Fear is a Liar

        Good Morning Penguins!

         

        I am definitely spending more time exercising than online. Just finished reading yesterdays thread. Yesterday I tallied up the total time I spent working out and it came to 2 hours and 45 minutes. I am splitting the full body gym workout into upper and lower. Yesterday I did upper body. At home I did 60 minutes on the bike, the 12 myrtle exercise, and 14 other bodyweight exercises, followed up with two glasses of red wine!

        I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

        Jerryb49


        60 Day DL

          Morning Peeps !! Hopefully will get out today after 2 days off.  No more meetings !!!

           

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

          Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

          Next HM :     TBD

          Jen2011


            Good morning, Penguins!  Hope you have a great Tuesday!  3 miles later for me today.  Trying to catch up on the full night of sleep I lost the night before last, so I did not get up early to run this morning.

             

            Gustav, thanks for getting us started.  Good for you on all the time you are spending on exercise!  I especially like your post workout activity!

             

            Vance, enjoy the 4 trail miles later!  That's something I want to find and try.  I do all of my runs on the many rural roads near my house.  I need to find a trail and branch out for some variety!

             

            A quick story from yesterday - a mom at my school came in the office yesterday to pick up a absence request form for her daughter because she is running the Disney Marathon.  I remarked that my DH and I would like to run a Disney race sometime.  She then asked if I was a runner, and I told her that I was just a beginner, having been running just over a year, and that I just ran my first half in December.  She looked at me and told me that I wasn't a beginner anymore if I had run a half, and that I needed to be proud of my accomplishments.  It was such a nice surprise to have someone who I consider a "real runner" tell me that.   Then of course, she talked to me about how I too could run a marathon, and for the first time, I started thinking that maybe someday I could.

             

            Have a great day!

            Jen

             

            Upcoming races:

            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

            Jen2011


              Morning Peeps !! Hopefully will get out today after 2 days off.  No more meetings !!!

               

              You snuck in there on me Jerry!  Congrats on the lack of meetings today!  Hope you have a great run!

              Jen

               

              Upcoming races:

              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

              Tori Runs in PA


              Pittsburgh RN!

                Jen! That's awesome! It's so neat how the littlest things inspire us! GO FOR IT! :-)

                 

                Good morning, Penguins!  Hope you have a great Tuesday!  3 miles later for me today.  Trying to catch up on the full night of sleep I lost the night before last, so I did not get up early to run this morning.

                 

                Gustav, thanks for getting us started.  Good for you on all the time you are spending on exercise!  I especially like your post workout activity!

                 

                Vance, enjoy the 4 trail miles later!  That's something I want to find and try.  I do all of my runs on the many rural roads near my house.  I need to find a trail and branch out for some variety!

                 

                A quick story from yesterday - a mom at my school came in the office yesterday to pick up a absence request form for her daughter because she is running the Disney Marathon.  I remarked that my DH and I would like to run a Disney race sometime.  She then asked if I was a runner, and I told her that I was just a beginner, having been running just over a year, and that I just ran my first half in December.  She looked at me and told me that I wasn't a beginner anymore if I had run a half, and that I needed to be proud of my accomplishments.  It was such a nice surprise to have someone who I consider a "real runner" tell me that.   Then of course, she talked to me about how I too could run a marathon, and for the first time, I started thinking that maybe someday I could.

                 

                Have a great day!

                Do or do not, there is no try. 

                 

                My first races EVER! 

                Saxonburg Distance Series 5KRaces: 

                #1: 7-14-2012 Cross Country Crusade 5K: 42:50 

                #2: 8-11-2012 Roebling's Run 5K: 38:54

                #3: 9-8-2012 Festival of the Arts 5K: 36:37

                 

                Tori Runs in PA


                Pittsburgh RN!

                  Morning Colony!

                   

                  At school already enjoying some oatmeal and coffee from starbucks! WOOT! Need something to get me thru this lecture until 3:30 today.......oh wait..I think we are only here until 1:30!!

                   

                  We have lecture straight thru these next two weeks, then we dont have "lecture" we have 160 hours that we have a few weeks to complete working with a preceptor nurse. I still don't know where that is YET, but I am hoping it's for the oncology floor that I signed up for!!!

                   

                  Patiently awaiting to seeeeee what our preceptor assignments are! UGH!

                   

                  Have a great day, Penguins!

                  Do or do not, there is no try. 

                   

                  My first races EVER! 

                  Saxonburg Distance Series 5KRaces: 

                  #1: 7-14-2012 Cross Country Crusade 5K: 42:50 

                  #2: 8-11-2012 Roebling's Run 5K: 38:54

                  #3: 9-8-2012 Festival of the Arts 5K: 36:37

                   

                  kristin10185


                  I race in SparkleSkirts

                    Morning Penguins-

                     

                    Gustav, our resident early bird, thanks for starting us off again. That's a LOT of exercising you deserved that wine for sure!!!

                    N Bug- enjoy your trail miles. I want to try trail running someday. That is a lot tougher to do living in a city!

                    Jerry- hope work slows down and you get out today!

                    Jen- what a nice encounter Smile

                    Tori- hope you get through those lectures coffee cures all

                     

                    AFM- Yesterday I had no knee pain during walking and stairs, so I'm putting the count at 1. Not sure how many days I am going to try for this time before trying to run again....but I may just take the week off (booooo) just to be safe. But I still want to keep track. Sooo...1 and counting!!! Just got back from my first excursion to my new gym! Did 25 minutes on the elliptical with a resistance of "1" and an incline of "1" and went really easy. Nothing like the elliptical workouts I used to do, but I wanted to make sure it didn't make the ITB issues worse. Then I did a hip and core routine and stretched.

                     

                    Have a great day!

                    PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:21:47 (10/12/13)

                     

                    I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

                    Philliefan33


                      Good morning everyone.

                       

                      Jen -- nice story.  FWIW, I still consider myself a beginner and I've also been running one year.

                       

                      Jerry, Vance -- enjoy your runs later

                       

                      Gustav -- you are an excerise maniac!

                       

                      Tori -- Is this your last semester?

                       

                      Has anyone seen Kara lately?  I don't think I've noticed a post from here since before Christmas.

                       

                      AFM -- six miles planned for after work.  The forecast is predicting 50º -- I hope the weatherman is correct.

                      Future Races:

                      5/4/14:  Bucks County Ten Miler

                      Tori Runs in PA


                      Pittsburgh RN!

                        YES!! I graduate March 1!! AHH!! It's so closeee!!

                         

                         

                        Good morning everyone.

                         

                        Jen -- nice story.  FWIW, I still consider myself a beginner and I've also been running one year.

                         

                        Jerry, Vance -- enjoy your runs later

                         

                        Gustav -- you are an excerise maniac!

                         

                        Tori -- Is this your last semester?

                         

                        Has anyone seen Kara lately?  I don't think I've noticed a post from here since before Christmas.

                         

                        AFM -- six miles planned for after work.  The forecast is predicting 50º -- I hope the weatherman is correct.

                        Do or do not, there is no try. 

                         

                        My first races EVER! 

                        Saxonburg Distance Series 5KRaces: 

                        #1: 7-14-2012 Cross Country Crusade 5K: 42:50 

                        #2: 8-11-2012 Roebling's Run 5K: 38:54

                        #3: 9-8-2012 Festival of the Arts 5K: 36:37

                         

                        kristin10185


                        I race in SparkleSkirts

                          Kara swooped in last night check yesterday's thread Smile

                          PRs:   5K- 28:16 (5/5/13)      10K- 1:00:13 (10/27/13)    4M- 41:43 (9/7/13)   15K- 1:34:25  (8/17/13)    10M- 1:56:30 (4/6/14)     HM- 2:21:47 (10/12/13)

                           

                          I started a blog about running :) Check it out if you care to

                          Bin Running


                            Did 8M with 4 @ 15k. Feeling good as an afternoon rain cooled it nicely for me.

                            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


                            Bad Ass

                              Morning!  8 miles with strides tonight.  I got home after 6pm last night because the hearing lasted 3 hours.  Good thing it was an SRD.

                               

                              Gustav, nice upper body workout.


                              Vance, enjoy work and the 4 trail miles.

                               

                              Jerry, hope your day goes well.

                               

                              Jen, enjoy your 3 later.

                               

                              Tori, if coffee gets you through the lecture, use it.

                               

                              kristin, hope the knee feels better soon.

                               

                              Philliefan, enjoy your 6.

                               

                              Bin Running, I recognize that workout from Pfitz.  One recommendation he makes is to do it at HMP instead (I think he said 15K to HMP).  He recommends slower runners (us) to do that.  I did the same workout but 9 with 4 @ HMP on Sunday (I am doing the 18/70), so I recognize that workout everywhere! Big grin

                               

                              Have a nice day!

                              Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                              Next:  RnR Country Music Half Marathon

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                              Bin Running


                                Damaris, yes it's a pfitz! Smile

                                 

                                Noted. Will see how this workout affect my body and will probably adjust to hmp on next workout and do a comparison.

                                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

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