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Hi everyone,<br>
I went to the physical therapist last night and he did a pretty comprehensive evaluation and I start the actual work this morning with a 7am appointment. He feels that it'll be a couple of weeks before I get back to starting to run again, but that it's certainly going to happen. I felt good about him and am ready to do the work.<br><br>
I hope you all have great runs today. It's warm & very humid here today and I heard it's going to rain for the next few days. My dogs hate walking in the rain & it's a real challenge to get them to go to the bathroom. They stand there shaking and looking at me miserably. Sigh.<br><br>
Susan
 

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Riley - that's good news! 2 weeks will fly by now that you've actually started the pt sessions.<br><br>
Gin - just peeked at the forecast - Sunday looks good!<br><br>
I'm not sure if I'll get a run in or not tonight . . . I'll have to wait and see how our schedules work out . . .<br><br>
Good runs to everyone!
 

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Good morning Riley and Pink (and whoever else pops in before I post this),<br><br>
Ended up running only 4 out of the 5 planned miles with my friend yesterday. The 40mph gusts got a bit tiresome but the swirling, crunchy leaves were kinda cool. I probably would've finished the extra mile but she wanted to be done so we called it good.<br><br>
I was thinking about Tammy's bad race photo and I'd bet you a dollar I could top it. Maybe we should have a "bad race photo" contest someday. Or maybe "name that old hag" which is how I typically look in them. Winner gets an Extreme Makeover.<br><br>
Pilates and yoga on the schedule for today. Temps should be back to the mid 70s and perfect.<br><br>
Have a good day everyone!
 

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Happy Tuesday!<br><br>
Susan, it sounds like you have a good PT. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
choovie, I don't have many race photos, but I do have one that's pretty bad. Contest! Contest!<br><br>
0513<br>
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7 easy miles + core & lower body
 

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Great news Susan! You'll be back on the road in no time.<br><br>
I was thinking the same thing about pictures. A couple weeks ago we posted our smiling running pics, maybe we should post our unflattering ones too. Although I do not believe there's been a bad photo <i>ever</i> of choovie! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I think I've got a lot of bad ones filed somewhere... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><br><br>
Big kudos to ksrunr for leading the individual results for VRAA. But you know you can back off a tad, don't you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Your team really doesn't need the points. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)">
 

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Happy, happy.. (just happy, don't know why)<br><br>
Riley.. it's great you ahve a PT you like and a plan to get you running really soon!<br><br>
Lab.. my foot is still wierd. The PF was gone long ago but I was left with tendoniitis or nerve issues that I have to deal with by stretching and strengthening the ankle, and various parts of the foot. The past couple days, after I massaged it really well, it's almost felt normal. There can be pains that can be easily rubbed or stretched out. Just nerve stuff. I believe residual effects could take a year but they are not limiting the running.<br>
Today the foot felt great for 7 mi @8:04 pace.<br>
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Good Morning folks,<br><br>
Yesterday's drizzle brought a cover of leaves laid down with the precision of an Escherian tessellation. There is no randomness, no chaos -everything from atom to galaxy existing perfectly within the order by which it was formed. There is only a lack of vision and comprehension.<br><br>
I ran 14 miles.<br>
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Triple J, you have a way with words. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> Your vocabulary far outdoes mine. (Anyone have a dictionary around here?...tesellation)<br><br>
Choovie, I think the picture contest is a good one. I don't have many running photos of myself. I've never ordered a race photo because I think they look so bad.<br><br>
Susan, that's good news about your PT! It's good to have a plan and start the process, isn't it?<br><br>
I ran 4.25 miles this morning in cccooold temps...had to wear tights as it was 35F. I walked an additional .75 w/u and c/d.<br><br>
Ksrunr - I just saw your VRAA score <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notworthy"> It's okay to take a day off now and then yaknow.
 

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why do I have a hard time believing there could ever be a bad photo of hoovie?
 

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Oh man, I have a couple of terrible pictures of myself running! In my first 5K, DH came rushing over to me b/c he thought I was going to pass out or something, since I looked so awful! Not to mention that the nylon jacket that I wore made a horrible noise the entire time....it was a terrible race but I felt triumphant that at least I finished it in one piece. I tend to delete most unflattering pics of myself but I did save a few from that race, plus the bib number.<br><br>
I was planning to do another 5K race in early Nov but obviously that's out of the picture now. However, spring will arrive eventually and I'll aim for a few races then.<br><br>
BTW, the PT thinks that the bad plantar fasciitis in my right foot contributed to my calf tear, so he's aggressively treating that as well. It would be wonderful to get rid of that after all these years. I've been wearing orthotics for about 18 years. Running off and on through all those years has been very painful in my feet but esp in the right foot; however I usually only ran 2 miles at a time. The furthest I've ever run was almost 7 miles, last fall, about 1 year ago. Mostly I do 3-4 miles with sometimes ramping it up to a series of 5 mile runs.<br><br>
Susan, who can't wait to see unflattering pics of other runners!
 

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Mrs. Labduck has just informed me that today is National Mole Day (no...not that kind of mole)<br><br><b>October 23, 2007</b><br>
Celebrate chemistry and its influence on mixology this Mole Day. You know, 6.02 x 10*23<br><br>
Here's a toast to Avogadro. Cheers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5">
 

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Just 3 mlies for me. Not sure it's worth posting. The forecast for D.C. on Sunday is sunny and 68. Let's hope they're right!<br><br>
With all this free time I decided to try Hally's Peach Cobbler recipe. I made it with apples, added nuts and it's a keeper! Yum!!
 

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Lab, stop it. Now I'm having bad flashbacks to college chemistry...perhaps my weakest subject. Somehow, that number is still lodged in the nether reaches of my brain....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool">
 

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I never took chemistry, so it's all greek to me. Science was not my strength at all and I never went past the required sophomore biology.
 

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Susan, I would put money on the two being related. I'm glad your PT is looking at you as a whole person, not just a series of parts (something doctors, in my opinion, have a hard time doing).
 

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I must of made a wrong turn this morning and ended up in science class <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sad"> , 4.25 easy miles in the foggy woods earlier today.<br>
Good news, Riley<br><br>
FWIW, no bad running photos of any of the wimmen posters here exist. You may think so, but take it from me, running wimmens are hawt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><br>
Link to RR<br><br><a href="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13399" target="_blank">http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13399</a>
 

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Johnny, congrats on a GREAT HM! Or am I supposed to say that on the actual RR thread? I haven't quite figured out the kickrunner protocol yet. You have really shown so much improvement in the last year!<br><br>
Trust me... there are some really bad hoovie fotos floating around out there in cyberspace. In fact, they are what keep me from running for office.<br><br>
Tammy, I never took chemistry either -- just biology and physics in college. I loved them both but somehow ended up with a boring business degree. But I'll still toast to great chemistry any day.
 

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Ah, trust Johnny to bring this thread back from the abyss, although (sekritly) I cannot <i>wait</i> for a celebration of the gigajoule.<br><br>
runin, your post is a good reminder of the need to keep muscles warm as the weather gets cooler, and that includes the Achilles tendon, should anyone have a propensity to injure that bit, so no cutsy capri-type tights, gents. This is particularly important if you're doing any sort of speed work.<br><br>
riley, as runin says, a good PT is worth their weight in gold.<br>
JJJ, 14 miles on a step-back week? Wow.<br><br>
Brand *new* gym w/o. Lotsa weight/few reps. Strength/power/core buildup continues.<br><br>
This one will build leg strength in a hurry. The added benefit, I found, is that it stretches the plantar fascia as you *fight* for balance. This one follows months of Bosu work, so tread carefully.<br><br>
Flip Bosu (flat side up). One leg/opposite arm DB press. Once you fight for balance, it's not bad. But the balancing act is the tricky part. FUN!<br><br>
Beautiful day here. I'm still picking alpine strawberries (they're like candy); great activity while picking green bugs offa my brassicas. Just picked 6 tomatoes from my now collapsed tomato tent.
 

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SS.. that reminds me, last winter I always did 5 min elliptical before running just to warm up. Good point, assuming it gets cold this winter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
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Yes, you have to say that on the RR thread. Your penalty: you must post your worst race photo. <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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