Run to live; live to run
Amy! Susan! Good to "see" both of you!
Marjorie, yes they definitely should talk about these things. Who is marrying them? If it's a member of the clergy aren't they having some pre-marriage counseling? I would advise they have a few sessions with a neutral third party anyway. 72 is not that old. They should come to an agreement on some things beforehand, especially finances (does she have children?) and relatives. Which are the two biggest causes of marital breakdowns, BTW, and I'm sure you know that but your dad may not.
7.16 on the TM. I rewarded myself with a Cadbury egg...
"When I'm 63!"
Hi again! I ran 8 miles this afternoon. I am not normally an afternoon runner, but it wasn't terrible.
Congrats on the weight loss, annieS!! Strength training is definitely my weakness.
Yes Tessa. I 100% agree. For them it is figuring your holidays etc. she has 4 kids. 3 boys 1 girl. I think 8 grands? Not sure. They had a meeting at my dads church about his wedding Today.
Is there room for another to join here?
No run for me; it was an SDO. I did go to Bodyflow class. I'll get up and run in the morning, but don't have to be up quite as early as I thought - DS1's soccer game was cancelled due to wet fields. Speaking of DS1, he had his big Egyptfest presentation today. I went up to the school to help him with his Osiris costume and watch all the kids. They did such a good job! I don't know that I could have done such a good presentation, with so many details, at that age.
Marjorie - so sorry for the drama with your dad. I do hope he and his fiancee discuss some of these issues.
AnnieSusan - yay on the weight loss! I'm going to have to change up something - probably give up the nightly ice cream.
Amy - it rained pretty hard here this morning too. I was glad I didn't have a run scheduled.
Ginny - bummer on the snow flurries. I don't know if you saw my reply to you the other day, but yes, I am running H-M. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Judy - have a great weekend.
Camille - I was looking at the forecast for next weekend, and they're predicting 35 degrees at race time. Yikes!
Lisa - hope the IT band and hamstring feel better. Rolling helped a lot when I tweaked my hamstring a few weeks ago.
Carol - I hope the ice goes away quickly. Winter really seems to be holding on.
Damaris - no internet would drive me nuts, especially since I work from home. Good luck with the 5K.
Crazysue - I hope your back feels better.
Linda - better to take the time off and let the legs recover. Shins are nothing to mess with.
Tessa - you're so right about finances and relatives as sources of marital strife. I'm very lucky - I like my in-laws and they like me - but it's bee a real source of problems for DH's brother and his wife.
Fran - please join us! We always have room for more.
Off to bed - tomorrow is a whirlwind of sports activities and family visits.
2015 Races: St. Leo's 10K 3/21, Tar Heel 10-Miler 4/18, Salem Lake 7-Mile Trail Run 9/26, Turkey Strut 5K 11/26, Mistletoe Half Marathon 12/5
Welcome Fran! Just poking my head in quickly to say hi. Will catch up with everyone over the weekend. Nothing to report except that I'm eating chocolate.
Fran-welcome! I'll slide over to make room for you.
I think I'll try running tomorrow. Snow flurries expected early then turning to a rain/snow shower mix in time for DD's first softball game. Lovely. Softball in Michigan 39, feels like 30. at noon. groan.
Thank you everyone for the kind welcome.
Today was my Long Run day.
35 minutes ...yes, I'm a beginner...
I'll try to read up on some past notes and get to know ya'll a bit.
Thanks for making room for me!
Welcome! We love getting new runners!
We do change to a new thread everyday except on weekends when it's lumped together.
I ran (6) 800's, today. They weren't terrible. My legs felt OK at the time, but they hurt a bit now.
I have a goal 5K in about a month, but I am racing a "test" 5K next week.. I am trying out a new way to taper for next weeks' race. In case it is a flop I won't do it next month. I read about it in the racing forum. Evidently I am suppose to cut my mileage drastically and run nothing but 400's. (5) 400's on day 7, (4) on day 3, etc. until race day.
I'll be back later.
2017 Goals: Qualify for Boston 2018 at Boston in 2017 & sub 1:39:00 at the Revel Canyon Half in November 2017.
Over 45 PR's:
5K - 21:21
Half - 1:39:49
Full - 3:33.47