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<p>Good morning!  I did a slow 1.5 miles in my condo development before physical therapy this morning.</p>
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<p>Garrison Keillor was a lot of fun last night and my mom had a blast, although the seats were beyond uncomfortable.</p>
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<p>Enjoy your day everyone!</p>
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<p>Susan</p>
 

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<p>Glad you had a good time Susan.</p>
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<p>6 very slow, very uncomfortable miles at 9:53 pace.  The left ankle was talking to me.  This is getting old very fast and the training time is slipping away.<br><br>
On a more positive note, I've been given a new solo to work on and sing at church.  Date TBD.  A fantastic piece with a great message.  This one will be epic ... assuming I can manage that G which is at the top of my range.<br><br>
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<p>...post it burger//.........you guys are REALLY good........</p>
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<p>20min xbike standing</p>
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<p>........Pickles is Back.........ohboyohboy</p>
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<p>said someting she learned in Ireland had to do</p>
<p>with ''kneecapping''</p>
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<p>if I didn't let her get some sleep</p>
<p>she would</p>
<p>give me a Demonstration////</p>
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<p>.... ...who but The Irish would make little hats for knees.......<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/lol.gif" style="width:15px;height:15px;" title=""></p>
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<p>My ankle and foot were feeling better this morning, so I attempted a short run to try things out. "Things" worked. 3.25 careful miles in the park at a comfortable 9:49 pace. I had forgotten my headphones so I ran only listening to my body.</p>
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<p>Byll, I hope your ankle learns from mine and gets back with the program soon. This crankiness <em>is</em> getting old, I agree!</p>
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<p>DD is home from camp. DS leaves for college next week. I swear, this house should have a revolving door.</p>
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<p>Happy Thirstday, all!</p>
 

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<p>OM, it's always interesting when they go off to college. Is DD planning to take over her brother's room or anything?</p>
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<p>I ran almost 5 miles with a friend and felt terrific.   It was one of those runs you hate to see come to an end but I did have to go to work today.</p>
 

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<p>I need new shoes. Besides the little "niggles" I'm feeling in my left knee and hip, and right foot (as usual), I was surprised to see the wear pattern on these Landreths (with over 540 miles on them). The right shoe's outer heel is really worn down, like someone took a rasp to it or something. The left shoe's wear is pretty even. This confirms what I've always suspected: I'm a pretty lopsided supinator. I'm wondering if some shoe with a wee bit of stability might be a good thing? Anyone know anything about these? (Asics Gel-DS Trainer 15)</p>
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<p>(joining the gimpy ankle group)*</p>
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<p>Skipped a light track workout with my buddies today because I couldn't jog our warm-up laps without limping. <br><br>
I'm wearing my "get well cowboy boots" at work today.  (My usual work shoes are probably not so great for my feet & ankles...)</p>
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<p>*ironic, because I have huge, strong ankles! </p>
 

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<p>Hi Gang.  I've been offline mostly this week while DW and I spent a few days' staycation doing some serious yard work.  Some fences needed replacing; vines needed to learn some manners, and trees needed a trim.  Now I need a rest, so I came in to work.</p>
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<p>Today I ran 8 miles in perfect conditions.  That's the longest run I've had since July 2.  I ran it slow and easy and couldn't believe how splendiferous it was.   Sort of a choovie run.  Surprising too since I was out cavorting at the Red Sox game last night and didn't get much sleep. 8:35 avg pace.</p>
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<p>My psoas issue isn't completely resolved, but this was a promising sign.  It only hurts when I sit for a long time.  Sitting can kill ya, you know.</p>
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<p>Everybody take care of those aches and pains.</p>
 

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My psoas issue isn't completely resolved, but this was a promising sign.  It only hurts when I sit for a long time.  Sitting can kill ya, you know.</div>
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<p>Great 8, irun! Nice to hear from you.</p>
 

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<p>{{{Gimpy ankles everywhere}}}</p>
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<p>Econo - I love cowboy boots! Especially when there's a cowboy attached to them! Just today I stopped at our local ranch and farm store and was trying on boots. There's a great pair of winter cowboy boots that are brown and pink that are screaming to me BUY BUY BUY!!! I walked away, but am so tempted. They have a nifty tread on them that would allow me to wear them through the ice and snow!</p>
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<p>3 miles this morning plus 30 minutes of yoga. The thing that I don't like about yoga is how sore my hands get. Any solutions???</p>
 

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<p>I love cowboy boots too and have a gorgeous pair of Tony Lamas that former DH had bought me about 15 years ago.  I don't wear them often but boy are they nice looking.  The problem is that my orthotics don't fit in them so I only wear them when I want to kick some serious butt.</p>
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<p>You know what they say, "Save a horse, ride a cowboy!"  (Big & Rich is the band)  LOL</p>
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<p>Susan</p>
 

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3 miles this morning plus 30 minutes of yoga. The thing that I don't like about yoga is how sore my hands get. Any solutions???</div>
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<p>Sore hands from downward dog, I'm assuming? If so, make sure you press all ten of your fingers evenly and firmly down to the floor, all the knuckles, and fingertips too. Think of clawing your mat with the fingertips. That will slightly raise the flat of your palm from the floor so that you're not dumping into the hands, and also preserve the carpal tunnel area of your wrist, so you don't have pain there.</p>
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<p>Also, are your fingers evenly spread apart from each other on both hands? Not too wide apart, and not too close together either. Just like Goldilocks would want it; just right. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>I've actually had teachers come by to students and try to flick their fingers off the floor while they're in downward dog, to test if all the fingers were sufficiently engaged. The index finger tends to be the worst offender, by the way. Did you know that your index finger knuckles are directly related to proper shoulder engagement? Amazing stuff, this body mechanics.<br>
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<p>8mi this morning 8:15-ish pace 88f in the shade.  um, there was no shade.</p>
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<p>running schedule has been decimated by this week's work meeting; hoping to do a short run this evening to help my weekly total.  it'll be nice and toasty.</p>
 

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<p>That's good news, irunmike!  Something tells me I'll be observing my hands during yoga class tomorrow....In other news, we won a 32" TV!  Last week the credit union had a drawing, so I entered a couple of times and just brought it home.  They have plans for it here but I was thinking I could make use of it at the new condo I hope to buy in the Orenco area of Portland.</p>
 

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<p>Greta run, Mike!  Glad you're on the mend.</p>
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<p>Ya know, I really wasn't looking for quite this much company in the gimpy ankle group!!  I'm thinking I'm actually starting to make some progress with mine, but the feet are still taking a beating.</p>
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<p>5 meh miles after work..... wore the old Addictions, without any additional Spenco insole over the orthotic (which I usually do when the shoes start wearing out).  Ankles felt OK, but the metatarsals were achy.  Time to retire the shoes, I think.</p>
 

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<p>Yeah, I decided to do my run today in my Speedstars with less than 200 miles on them. I usually only wear those for races or speedwork, but today it was hills. I ran the hilly road behind my house, two loops (about 5k each time), then a zip up the hill to the north and back home for 6.7 miles. I ran this hard, trying to hold good pace on the hills, no stopping, no walking (I usually have to walk a bit on the second run up the steep part). Average pace for the whole thing was 8:08, and I wasn't toast at the end! Very happy with how this run went.</p>
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<p>On the aches and pains front, feeling good but my right forefoot has not been happy this week. I'm blaming the high mileage Landreths to some extent, but I also think my foot wants some time off soon. I'm thinking of taking some time off, or at least reduced mileage, after Equinox, maybe two weeks or so. Really need to order that aqua jogging belt so I can join tomwhite in the pool. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>Irunmike, hope you're on the mend. Glad you got a nice run in. Feels good, doesn't it? Now... take it easy, fren.</p>
 

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<p>So Opie, are you buying the condo in Orenco as a real estate investment, or because you got the job in Hillsboro and are moving out here?</p>
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<p>Oh yeah, I did 30 minutes on the elliptical, 29 of which sucked.  I hate working out inside when it's 72°F and low humidity outside.  I am giving my calf strain five days off from running.</p>
 

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<p>The interview is in about a week  and a half.  It actually would be a good investment.  There are similar condos here near downtown in a trendy area selling for twice as much.  Weird.</p>
 

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<p>Opie, you know I am your biggest cheerleader for you moving in the PNW, if that is what is best for the whole family.</p>
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<p>Too tired to read much. I feel like I am always behind either here or there or everywhere. Anyway, 9 hilly miles this morning. Walked to work, then 3 miles of walking with DH tonight..plus some yoga to keep up with the Econo core thread.</p>
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<p>Night folks!</p>
 
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