I hope to run this afternoon, weather might make it a bit iffy and if that's the case, I'll jump on the exercise bike tonight. Or maybe I'll hold off on running til Friday afternoon after work. I'll go prepared.
I think I may have a go at running today - my hammy feels pretty god, and I'm going a little stir crazy so perhaps an easy paced 4-5 miles would work.<br><br>
Sorry to do this to everyone, but here's Captain Runderpants - turns out one of his race photos from the pig had a friend of a friend of mine in it, and he sent me the link last night because we'd been talking about him since we saw him @ Disney. Aaron Pendergraft - and he's a Marathon Maniac.<br><br><a href="http://www.runphotos.com/packages.cfm?file_name=SD3/4702-SD3_0230.JPG" target="_blank">http://www.runphotos.com/packages.cf...2-SD3_0230.JPG</a>
morning! <img alt="wave.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wave.gif"><br><br>
4 miles done this morning, more to go later today... I'm really getting the hang of the 4:30 wake up, I think... <img alt="rolleyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/rolleyes.gif"><br><br><b>Pacer</b> - I recall that name as the kid who was at NJ, but my work computer won't let me see the pix. I've been up for HOURS already, and I could be totally wrong <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif"> ... NJ peeps, help me out...<br><br><b>Christie</b> - I've had runs like that. I wouldn't even think about starting a thread about you <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
Finished weight training at work yesterday, and had my deep tissue massage last night. Yeowza, that hurt in some places. I found it interesting to learn that while my right side is the 'jacked up' one (ankle injury from 2006, glute/hammy injury from 2004 that still nags me occasionaly), it was the left side that was tighter on everything. Quads. Hammies. Even biceps and foreamrs. Oof. A good oof, once it was all said and done, but oof, nonetheless.<br><br>
Gonna get 2-3 on the mill tonight.<br><br>
I put this in the fun thread, but thought it would be interesting to list here, since it's kinda related.<br><br>
It actually snowed here in Georgia last night! Not snow, as in what you northern folks would consider 'worthy' frozen percipitation, but it was nice. I was at my massage therapist's place, waiting on my appointment, when the snow really started coming down... and it was just starting to stick.<br><br>
Strangely enough.. one of my first thoughts? "Ohh man.. it would be so cool to run in this........."
RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT [leg still hurts dammit] RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT [really starting to notice the effects of less exercise] RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT [miss my endorphins real bad] RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT [feel like I will never be back to normal again] RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT RANT [wahhhhhhhhh!]<br><br>
Good runs and exercise to all...
Arg, all this talk of hill running yesterday and today is making me feel guilty!<br><br><b>Pacer</b>, the picture won't open for me. It probably sounds like a good thing, perhaps my laptop is trying to protect my eyes this morning. I hope your hammy feels better today!<br><br><b>LL</b>, that class sounds like so much fun! How many people do it? It must have been fairly crazy during the end of the last couple intervals.<br><br>
The weather is icky today, hot and thunderstorms; so I'm going to stick to the TM. I'll work in some incline/decline to get rid of some of that guilt. I moved my 12 to today, but might go shorter depending on how tired my legs feels when I start running.<br><br>
Does anyone else here obsess about the weather forecast for their runs and races? The first thing I always pull up in the morning is the TWC and AccuWeather (for 15 day); it's almost depressing. Saturday is going to be hot and very windy on the 2nd half, but it should be really nice for my long run on Sunday. Right now, Miami is supposed to be "okay" 61/74 but it's so far out that will most likely change. The days surrounding it are much warmer. I had a running list of forecasts and their changes going for two weeks before my marathon!
Mornin' everyone! Looks kinda frosty out there this morning. Brrr.<br><br>
Did 6.5k with the group last night. I like being in the beginner's group, I can actually keep up. They're a nice bunch, too.<br><br>
I went through some of my running things and decided to give some stuff away that I wasn't using. Posted a notice on the group board and in no time it all had new homes...a reflective vest, some water bottles and a waist pack that can hold a bottle and some stuff. It's nice to make people happy.<br><br>
I'm off to do some pilates and breakfast!<br><br>
Forgot to mention...my sister and her family were "in the thick of it" (as she said) during the Disney run the other day. She said they saw the winners come in and everything and they really liked the cool medals that everyone got. The kids were really excited to be a part of that day.
Heading back to the gym to take advantage of the baby sitter so I can get some miles in on the treadmill and then do a strength workout.<br><br><b>Jen</b> - they limit the class to 5 people. It's very fun and the instructor is really good.
Back from the 2 on the training plan. Week 1 in the bag now. Cool.<br>
Second run in this week under 12mm. I might have gotten that yesterday but my pants kept falling down and I had to run while pulling them up like Urkle...
<b>Clare</b> That's a good idea about how to get rid of your old running gear...I just ditched a lot of old stuff (nothing too nice - just hats, shirts, etc) but just gave it to Goodwill who may/may not care about having workout clothes - I wish there was a way to get it in the hands of runners who might use it for its intended purpose! I did donate 5-6 pairs of old running shoes to the recycle program at the local running store. And by the way - while your avatar is very cute, you look a little chunkier than I recall! <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
<b>(((Noni)))</b><br><br><b>Ailarie-</b> I love running in the snow, esp if it is upper 20s, no wind (or little wind anyway), and it is just softly coming down. So nice, and the coffee/cocoa afterward tastes that much better.<br><br><b>Colleen-</b> how nice that your running group has people who run at your pace. I really helps on the long runs, esp when you aren't having a good one. Does for me anyway.<br><br><b>JenRuns-</b> I don't obsess, but I do pay attention. Watching Saturday's forecast closely. So far it looks like 20's with wind for my 5K. I hate wind, but I can deal with that.<br><br><b>Mandy-</b> WTG on the speedy run!
Morning all. Ended up not running last night; hammy was upset with my weights workout from the night before and needed a bit of reprieve. Gonna get out tonight fo sho.<br><br><b>Jen</b> - I'm crazed about controlling many elements of my life, including those that I cannot - i.e. the weather. I'm a nut job checking out the forecast over and over and over again.<br><br>
Solar speaks the truth --- it's the same dude from NJ.<br><br><b>((((Norah))))</b>
So continues week 1 of HH Novice 1/2 plan - 3 miles and strenth on tap for tonight. I have not quite figured out what my strength training will be. We have Total Gym so I think I'll use that.<br><br><b>Jenruns</b> I try not to look at the weather too far in advance b/c then it's to easy for me to use it as an excuse not to get outside and get the run in.
Someone wrote cross training on my schedule for tonight. IF I find out who did that.....why I'll.......... oh wait...... it was me. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> hmmm
Check the ego dude <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
We are birds of a feather.<br><br>
So <b>LL</b> - how did you feel after the ohMyGodThatIsFreakinFast intervals?