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."
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!)
I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!
Good Morning Penguins!
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Damaris - sorry to hear, hope you get better soon.
Jerry - first world problems! Hopefully it's something easy to fix.
As for me I did my final training run last night - 3.1 easy miles around my neighborhood. It feels good to have all the formal training behind me. Looking forward to the Hanover Township Pump N Run on Saturday!
Gustav, good luck on the race..
18.6M done.. Probably my last LR.. Hay is in the Barn.. Just hope it last.. ha
2XU HM - 29 Mar
HAHAHA @ the penguin video.....awwwww! I would be the one who fell.
3 miles this morning. I wanted 5, but when my alarm rang I may have snoozed a little too long.....I need to stop doing this, this happened for one of my runs last week too! Meh....at least I got out there. I was FREEZING too...I never ever under-dress but I really underestimated the wind. Temperature was 41 "feels like" 33. That should have signaled to me there was a crazy cold wind happening but I dressed for 33 and apparently should have dressed for the arctic, my whole face is numb!
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- 2:20:16 (4/13/14) Full- 5:55:33 (11/1/15)
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Barking Mad To Run
Plans for today: rest day and pick up my packet for my 5K tomorrow morning. After work yesterday I ran at Lackland Air Force Base. Temp was sweet...63 degrees, a light wind blowing, dew point in the 50s. I had planned on 3 miles but felt so good at Mile 3 that I went a bit extra. Ended up with 4.2 miles and I also ran up all the pedestrian overpasses on the base (there are 5) as some hill work.
The run was good...football was bad. Once again, my beloved idiot Redskins managed to screw up their second half lead and lose to the Vikings in the 4th quarter. I recall obiebyke saying he (she?) was going to that game....happy results for obiebyke!
Good luck with your race, Gustav. lol on the video. Definitely, I'm the one that goes 'klunk' on the ice...I am such a klutz at times!
Wow, nice on the 18.M long run, Bin!
Sounds like you need one of those balaclava/face-mask thingys, Kristen.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt
Posted by Damaris on Thursday: I had my sonogram. Sigh. I might need surgery soon. Why wasn't I born a man?
Sorry to hear about your possible surgery, Damaris. However, you're young and strong, I bet your recovery will be quick. As for being born a man...careful what you wish for...we have our issues too...especially as we get older....like annoying the hell out of younger people at a race because you're standing in front of the can and holding up the porta-potty line cuz you're trying to 'sweet talk" your junk into a free-flow mode.. stupid prostate and bladder... .
Posted by Jerry Thursday: Not a good start to our Nashville roadtrip. Late start due to a wake we had to go to. Stopped for dinner 100+ miles north of Indy at dusk and when we returned to the car, realized we didn't have headlights. Luckily, there is a dealer close to the hotel, so hopefully it will be fixed early enough so we can get to Nashville in time for packet pickup which ends at 7:00 tomorrow night. No race day packet pickup, so we might be bar crawling early.
I'm tellin' ya, buddy, you gotta play that country music record backwards! Your car will get fixed, if you have a sick dog it will get better.... As for your headlights...hell, you're in the South, plenty of roadkill around. Grab a couple of them, glue a flashlight on top of each one , and then tie each said roadkills to each side of your car over where the headlights are located, and there you go!
Or this, if it's easier
Nothing like Redneck Repairs to get you through!
Dad on the run.
Good Morning and happy friday! I managed 2.78 lastnight. my leg started hurting at around 2.3 so I thought I would end it at 2.5, I was still a little ways from my house so I for whatever reason decided to run barefoot back home. .25 miles with my shoes on my hands lol, I'm sure I looked retarded. The only downside is the road was pretty cold so my feet were a bit numb once I got hom
My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!
Morning! SRD today.
I cannot see the penguin video from the office but looking forward to watch it later.
on my way to badass
Still waiting for the perfect race picture. 5K PR-33:52 , 10K PR 1:11:16, First HM 2:42:28
Today is November 8th.
Holidays for today
National Harvey Wallbanger Day - According to legend, this cocktail was named after a Manhattan Beach surfer, but no one knows for certain. Originally a California phenomenon, the drink gained national attention in 1970 when TWA featured the cocktail on its in-flight menu. Interested in making a Harvey Wallbanger? Mix up three parts vodka, one part Galliano, and six parts orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice and raise your glass in honor of National Harvey Wallbanger Day.
National Cappucino Day - Today is also National Cappuccino Day. Cappuccino was created in Italy in the 1600’s. It got its name from an Italian order of monks known as the Catholic Capuchins—a group of friars that wore dark brown hoods, similar to the color of the drink. Prepared with espresso, hot milk, and a cap of foam, cappuccino is the customary way to jumpstart your day in Italy. In Western Europe, it's just the opposite: cappuccino is most popular as an after-dinner drink.
Cook Something Bold Day - To encourage us to cook something bold and daring, that will fill up the house with warm, "homey" odors, as winter approaches.
Dunce Day - Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland. He was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. And so the 'dunce cap" is named for him. There was a positive side to his use of dunce caps. It motivated the wearer to learn more, so he could be rid of the the cap. So Dunce Day is all about encouraging learning.
Punsters Day - If you like puns, this day is for you to enjoy! And please...once a pun a time....
X-Ray Day - Wilhelm Röntgen discovered x-rays on November 8th, 1895 when he discovered treated cardboard he was using in routine experiments glowed in certain situations – the result of radiation hitting the surface. X-Ray Day celebrates his discovery, and all things x-ray; from the use of x-rays in obvious places such as hospitals and healthcare, to less well-known environments such as food safety and improved crop germination.
Scotty, that pic for jerry is so funny.
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Good luck to all the racers.
Jerry: Problem solved?
Bin: that is going to be fun!
Stone Fence: welcome!!
As for me, six miles later while DD is at practice. Then it's ten tomorrow and seventeen on Sunday. Today is dw's birthday so we will take her out somewhere.
Hi all. I'm new to the group and relatively new to running. I am a penguin. Yesterday was a huge deal for me. I ran 4 miles and maintained a pace that allowed me to run with no walk breaks. A 12mm will be a huge breakthrough for me. I am really enjoying reading the forums. I'm really inspired by everyone.
Welcome! And congrats on the run.
Welcome, Stonefence! Congrats on your 4-mile run -- we celebrate all little milestones here in the igloo.
Don't be intimidated by our speedy folks -- they're nice.