Stuck at work all night. <img alt="icon_study.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_study.gif"> Such is the life of a schlub (sp?) who is going on vacation. Yep. You heard me. Tuesday - at the crack of dawn - we are catching a flight to Cabo. Of course, they are predicting clouds and isolated T-storms for the first 3 days we are there. too bad. I am having fun, and no one is stopping me.<br><br>
While the scanner was doing its thing (I am taking a couple of files with me - on a flash drive), I was able to catch up on a few of the threads. You folks are a chatty crowd these days.<br><br>
Hope all your races went well this weekend. I will follow the thread for a little while - assuming there are replies at this GAWDAWFUL time of day, then will try to check in again tonite.<br><br>
begin self-centered angonized rant:<br><br>
I came to work today fully prepared with good food, healthy snacks. Not going to over-indulge, going to focus on fueling not mindless eating.<br><br>
1. Finance boss comes in with 7 year old daughter and donuts - fine.<br>
2. Accounting boss comes in with massive cookies - fine.<br>
3. Neighbor down hallway in building comes in with homemade M&M cookie/bar things -<br><br>
Is someone trying to tell me something!?!?! WTF?!?!?<br><br>
I think you all should come to Duluth for Grandma's in June - I'll buy the first round of beers. . .
That's no fun.<br><br>
My focus would then turn to if I could run faster than you in the imaginary race taking place in my mind. <img alt="laughing7.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/laughing7.gif"><br><br><b>ETA</b> - thanks bOB ...it's still there as a goal for me but really, sis is FLYING these days. We ran our LR at around a 9:05-9:10 pace and it was purely for me; she could have blasted those 18 miles out at 8:30
What Lolly Does For The Weekend<br><br>
1. Ate my way through 48 hours of birthday celebrations<br>
2. Do laundry for DH who goes to Chicago for most of this week<br>
3. Crash a 20 year high school reunion that happened to be in a ball room next to a restaurant we ate at this weekend inside the Hyatt. <img alt="headbang.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/headbang.gif"><br><br>
yep, that about wraps it up... notice how running isn't in there anywhere??? bad girl!!!<br><br><b>Maria</b>, a kid who can fall asleep anywhere is a mother's dream!!! I couldn't even get my girls to fall asleep in the stroller! Someone is very very lucky!
Sorry. It creeped me out too, but being the manly man of the house it was my duty to least try to kill it. So i was running around the porch and deck w/ shovel and rake trying to chase it down and spear it (chop it, whack it, whatever). I seem to attract the stupid things as <b>Timr</b> can attest.
Morning (for a few more minutes).<br><br>
Well nothing like strep throat and a week down to make the first run <b>teh suck</b> I actually ended up walking the last 1/3. I just couldn't take it. Ugh.<br><br>
I'm game - Grandma's in '08!!!!
pass the M&M ones first...unless something there has coconut in it...mmmm...coconut...<br><br><br><br>
I can do that, I think. <img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif">
<b>Mr Theia</b> - way awesome & conga-rats. I'm impressed and envious. Go <b>Theia</b>, go!<br><b>Solar</b> - LBI was awesome thanks, warm water 4 of 5 days, great surf for body surfing and I caught a few fluke from the surf. Cooked 'em up on the grill - very tasty. I'll be in touch (PM) when my trip is finalized in a few weeks.<br><b>Winter</b> - RE: your response yesterday - "<span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Can we switch this around maybe? just for now? Nevermind...." - Standard response - you should know this - I'll need photographic evidence first!</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Scratch</b> - how do you calc/estimate your VOmax? Online tool?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>Baggs</b> - jeez, impressive mileage. How 'bout a day of rest?</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>QOD</b> - if female - I look at boobs first. Otherwise - level of effort and eye contact for a head nod/hello unless it's crowded or there is poor footing, then it's all about me.</span></span><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><b>NY</b> - cute pix. who's that behind the yoga child?<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"></span></span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">I tweaked my neck yesterday while yawning. That led to a rotten night of sleep last night and it's killing me today - even post-Tylenol. I had plans for 5M at lunch but I don't think that the jogging motion will be all that comfortable. Pizzed.</span></span>
Here's one: <a href="http://runningahead.com/tools/calculators/vo2max" target="_blank">http://runningahead.com/tools/calculators/vo2max</a><br><br>
Or you can also look it up in the tables in Jack Daniels' Running Formula book. Of course, for a while, with me taking over 30 minutes to complete 5Ks, I wasn't in the tables.<br><br>
The only real way to get it measured would be to go to a lab where they could actually collect breathing samples. Here's a description of that: <a href="http://runtrails.blogspot.com/2007/02/my-vo2-max-test-results.html" target="_blank">http://runtrails.blogspot.com/2007/0...t-results.html</a>
Thanks for the info. I am always looking for good movies. I have now started a google document with running movies that I want to check out.<br><br>
Well, there was a 5k & 10k here that had a total of about 8000 folks. It was the 30th annual, so that drew more people. I think last year it was only about 5-6000 for the 2 races. Yes, it was pretty crowded in places, but luckily for me, my pace was slow enough that dodging people didn't hurt my overall time by too much. I was happy to break 1hr last year. I'm hoping to reset that PR again in Nov.<br><br>
Allright!!! Another one hooked! Welcome! And very cool that your DH is going with you!<br><br>
See, that is why I don't like doing yard work. But, I need to mow the lawn tonight after work since we will be gone for a week. I'll probably talk DS#1 into doing it after I lower the wheels a bit (had to raise them up last week since 3 weeks had gone by w/o mowing). The cost of a DQ blizzard is worth having him mow the lawn. Plus, once I'm there, I'll get one for me too <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Just do like the <a href="http://www.runninginthezone.com/hoyt.html" target="_blank">Hoyts</a><br><br>
Both my DS's were big fans of Build-A-Bear for a long time. Then one day, they just stopped, first DS#1 and then a few months later #2. They gathered up all their animals, and accessories and divided them up into piles for their younger cousins and friends "Jack will like these." and "I think so-and-so will have fun with these." And with very little fanfare made each recipient feel special not that "I was gonna throw these away but maybe you'll like them" but rather "I really like this bear and think you will have fun with him." Very fun to watch how they handled it.
I'm pretty well set on the <a href="http://www.napavalleymarathon.org/default.asp" target="_blank">Napa Valley Marathon</a> mainly because I'd like my family to see me at one of these races one of these days...but if there are other 30s Springtime gatherings, shoot them out there.<br><br>
(BTW, I'm getting a nice little chuckle at my new sig line :laughing6<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">