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I could not help laughing out loud during this morning's run as dreadful race photos popped into my head.<br><br>
Then as I turned to run down one of my regular hills in the quiet calm of predawn, I looked over the silhouetted trees to the valley blanketed in fog and set aglow by the moon, the featureless slate gray mountains in the background. I heard nothing but the sound of my own footfalls and breathing, and I felt my cares melt away, to be replaced with a reverent gratitude for life and nature. And the gift of running.<br><br>
This is going to be a great day.
 

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Amen, Millbot. That was probably the most awesome moon I've ever seen...huge and as the time grew nearer dawn, the moon changed from white to gold.<br><br>
I ran 5.4 miles this morning, plus .6 miles w/u and c/d walking. It felt really good. Although the temp was 40 and I usually would have worn shorts, I heeded Souci's advice the other day about taking care of our joints in this cooler weather. I think my ankles and knees thank me for that.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Happy Thursday, everyone.<br><br>
Edited to say that I just read the end of yesterday's thread. Pink, that was a dizzying workout...awesome 9 miles, and you're a <i>f-a-s-t</i> woman!<br><br>
Rosie, what's the matter? Why arencha running these days? I. know. nuthink. (think Col. Klink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">).
 

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What a glorious moon. It was gold and hanging low where the treetops could tickle it as I plummeted down the hill to work this morning under clear, cccccold skies.<br><br>
Hey, Runinbehind: was that Klink, or Sgt Schulz?<br><br>
I have a few questions for you all.<br><br>
First: What is magic about a shower? I took my shower last night, got up, washed my face and did all the usual preening things, and had a refreshing ride to work; but I just scared myself with the bleary puffy face that looked back from the mirror at the office. I'm still scary on mornings when I take a shower upon rising, but less so. I ask you: what's magic about standing under hot water for five minutes?<br><br>
Second: Do any of you have a jaw joint that falls out once in a while? I had years of very old-style orthodontics as a kid that left me with a wacky jaw. It doesn't usually bother me much, but now, more and more often, it slips out of place and I can't bite properly. I get a physio to put it back, but this is severely annoying.<br><br>
My beloved Auntie says I need to get to an orthodontist. To me, "orthodontist" says these things: pain, surgery, and enough money to pay for a new deck on the house instead. I expect that if I ask the question of an orthodontist, she will tell me that the solution to my problems is, well, orthodontics. Any experiences, all y'all?<br><br>
(Track tonight. I'm rarin' to go.)
 

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I was planning to go to the gym this morning but I got an early-morning call from the physical therapist -- they had an unexpected opening and did I want it? Yes!!!!! So instead of doing upper body work, I had some mostly passive PT and it went really well and I feel good, although a touch sore.<br><br>
Tomorrow I'm taking a sick day from work and having an eye dr appt, then PT again, then an upper body gym workout, and then driving my son to the airport for a conference in Monterey, CA. Sat I fly out to Chicago for a meeting. Busy weekend!<br><br>
Millbot & runinbehind, sounds like you had fantastic runs. I wish I had been there to experience it with you.<br><br>
Happy Thursday, everyone.<br>
Susan<br>
ps my hubby liked my hair. He thinks it looks like a "fluffier" Katie Holmes' hairdo.
 

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Nice views millbot and RunNB. Moon was hiding from me.<br><br><i>The wind was stripping leaves off trees like the party dress off a debutante<br>
Moist heavy breathing<br>
Cloudy voyeurs whispering by</i><br><br>
put me down for a ten spot.<br>
JJJ
 

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Ohhh, I think you're right...it <i>was</i> Schulz!<br><br>
As for magical morning showers, the most magical thing about mine is it allows me to put my hair back in its proper place. I wake up a dreadful bedhead. I <i>do</i> <span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">view a shower before bed and then hopping into clean sheets as one of life's simple pleasures, though.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"></span></span>
 

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sounds like a great day millbot.<br><br>
i feel better this morning, no sneezing, headache mostly gone. so i'm not going to run today either, taking one more day off. three days in a row now, 5 out of the past 6. pretty soon i will be driven insane.<br><br>
and tomorrow i will run very very slowly. grrrr. patience is a virtue. this will make 3 weeks in a row with less than 30 miles... crapola.
 

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what a great post to start the day Millbot! My son is studying planets and stars for the month of Oct in his 2nd grade science class, so I'm happy that we've had so many clear nights here in So. Oregon and such a vibrant moon for him to look at. I think the actual full moon falls tomorrow or saturday, so we'll get out our telescope and do some moon viewing. My son informs me that right now the moon is "a very fat gibbous" . gibbous, eh? amazing the things I forget over the years. good thing I have a bright son so I can me some new stuff over again!<br><br>
I'll run after work tonight. Was planning on a TM/gym run, but it's a nice fall day, so I'm taking advantage of nice low 60's and running outdoors. maybe 6-7 miles or thereabouts.
 

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Very poetic, millbot. The moon was spectacular.<br><br>
Sorry, Sal, I've got experience with orthodontics but not jaw problems unless you count talking too much. No running for me today but will do noontime Pilates and then yoga with Hippie Bob after work. I love Thursdays.<br><br>
I'm enjoying the dreadful race photos! What a hoot....
 

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5.5M in 45 min.<br>
running makes the achilles thing feel better.<br><br>
i extended my trail portion of my routine 5M run today. and came across a flock of turkeys! at 4 feet tall and apparently not afraid of people it was tough to get by them. they're kind of scary when there are 10 of them just a few feet away and blocking the trail. or am i just a big chicken?<br><br>
CRIAG<br><br><br>
hey, can we post dreadful pictures of others? heh heh heh
 

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Between Jesse & millbot, my own prose seems rather weak.<br><br>
6 + miles in the woods, overcast and windy, no nekkid debutants, no fatty gibbous moon, run at a spritely 9:30 pace though, and most of the post race soreness is gone.<br><br>
Riley- I was thinkin your DH would like the new do, ......the unexpected haircut always works on me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Sal - I had braces as a kid to correct an overbite, unfortunately now the top front 6 are a bridge, but they were nice for 30-40 years or so. I don't think the braces had anything to do with losing the teeth, it was a genetic predisposition to receding gums.
 

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I sense a healing vibe here. Everybody seems to be on the upswing. Another day off for me. Packing.<br><br>
The race picture thread made me feel like such a shallow excuse for a hippo. You all (well most) are genuine and have the bad moments caught on film. I must be overly concerned with appearance and always manage to sense a camera and ham it up. Sigh.<br><br>
Have a great day and good weekend everybody!
 

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Nice reading today!<br><br>
5.5 easy miles today. Feeling weird aches and pains but probably just pre-marathon jitters. I'm getting nervous about the start. I hear you can be boxed in for miles.<br><br>
Also nervous about hubby and I getting on a plane and leaving our kids home. Can't dwell on that or I'll drive myself crazy. Only positive thoughts.........
 

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Very nice start to the day, millbot. I've been giggling about dreadfulness too.<br><br>
Hippo, I don't care if they're good, bad, swirly ... we simply <i>must</i> have trashy pictures from the Jundred.<br><br>
Sal, I have a jutting mandible, and the only correction is taking a chunk outta my jaw, wires, blah blah. I'll live with my Australopithecusesque profile, thanks much.<br><br>
Easy now, gin. Everything's gonna be awright.<br><br>
Great w/o, but that's all I'm saying until that big turkey Pro posts in the dreadhead thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/angryfire.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angryfire">
 

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Must. Resist. Must. Resist.<br>
(biting knuckles)
 

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I would like to say that I am not running because I am recovering from The Breakers marathon (20 October, 2007)... but I think I started that recovery about mile 17.<br><br>
Ah geez, I should probably just go run and then I wouldn't be not running these days.<br><br>
I see the doc on Monday and I think he wants to do an exploratory laproscopy on Thursday or Friday and take out some stuff that has benign but menacing growths that cause a bit of discomfort.<br><br>
It was silly for me to start here on Kickrunners whilst I am in such a state.<br><br>
Hey!<br>
You all... wait, sorry, too much time living in the South. You folks... wait, sorry, too familiar... Uh.. I say, you runners here are quite talented and inspiring. I do so enjoy reading about your running.<br><br>
(It's tough to lurk here when they print who's on... is there a way to lurk unnoticed?)
 

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yes, there is a way to lurk unnoticed. When you go to your option in the user cp section, somewhere in there is a box to check so that you are hidden when online. But please don't feel like you need to do that. and don't apologize for being here when you aren't running right now. What I like about this board so much is it's smaller and more intimate and we can be silly and goofy and not always talk about running here, or even feel obligated to do so. As you all know, I tend to like to talk about other stuff besides running, which probably drove (or drives) a few (or many) folks at CR (or maybe here too?) nuts and they can't stand me. . . . er tolerate me. . .<br><br>
[gulp] I've just given myself a complex I think . . . <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sad3">
 

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Hi Rosie, congrats on your marathon last weekend, and welcome to kickrunners. No need to hide to lurk here, besides from what I understand, half the folks here have supermoderatorpowers and can tell if you're lurking even if you've used the hidden option. ......... oh oh, he reveals a previously unknown supermoderatorpowerssuperseckrit.<br><br>
Good luck this weekend Hippo & nice feet from the pictures thread.<br><br>
Tamster -- no complex.........see PM response........., we all love you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/love10.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love10"> just the way you are.
 

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{{{Tammy}}} We love you! Just so you know, those are some of the reasons I like it here, too. It's just much less structured here and no silly Spareribs rules to violate unknowingly. (Oh, did I really type that? Bad hands, <i>bad, bad</i> hands!)
 
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