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Good morning all,<br><br>
Happy Valentine Day.<br><br>
8.07 miles of hills @ 9:04 pace for me this morning on a chilly but great morning to run.
 

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Happy Valentimes Day!<br><br>
Beautiful day in So Cal for a run... mid 50's with just a little drizzle.... scheduled rest day but have go for short 3 mile run/jog.
 

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Happy Valentines Day!<br>
It's icy outside again, so I did 62 minutes on treadmill = 10K.<br>
I'm still a little sore from the snowshoe workout on Tuesday.
 

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Morning / Afternoon All<br><br>
No run for me today as I'm on nights and due a rest day tomorrow so will swap em.<br>
My romantic song for today is:<br><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-L_AuuaxI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-L_AuuaxI</a><br><br>
turn it up. <img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Good Runs All<br>
Roy
 

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Physicist on Valentine's Day<br><br>
Every Friday after work, a physicist goes down to the ice<br>
cream parlor, sits in the second-to-last seat, turns to the<br>
last seat, which is empty, and asks a girl, who isn't there,<br>
if he can buy her an ice cream cone. The owner, who is used<br>
to the weird local university types, always shrugs but keeps<br>
quiet. But when Valentine's Day arrives, and the physicist<br>
makes a particularly heart-wrenching plea into empty space,<br>
curiosity gets the better of him, and he says, "I apologize<br>
for my stupid question, but surely you know there is NEVER a<br>
woman sitting in that last stool, man. Why do you persist in<br>
offering ice cream to an empty space?"<br><br>
The physicist replies, "Well, according to quantum physics,<br>
empty space is never truly empty. Virtual particles come<br>
into existence and vanish all the time. You never know when<br>
the proper wave function will collapse and a girl might<br>
suddenly appear there."<br><br>
The owner raises his eyebrows. "Really? Interesting. But<br>
couldn't you just ask one of the girls who comes here every<br>
Friday if you could buy HER a cone? Never know -- she might<br>
say yes."<br><br>
The physicist laughs. "Yeah, right. How likely is THAT to<br>
happen?"<br><br>
Received from marty's jotd.<br><br>
--<br>
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4.25 easy miles this morning in 55 degrees, humidity, but no wind. Tonight for valentines' day going to the track for first interval work of the season.! wohooo! Isn't that romantic?<img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">
 

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I had a GREAT run this morning. I walked 1/2 mile and then ran 3.2 miles and I just felt wonderful, like I could have kept going for another 2 or 3 more miles at least. But I was short on time, and also I didn't want to possibly court another injury, so I slowed down and walked another 1/2 mile. But everything was good -- the rhythm, the breathing, even my heartrate was a bit lower than usual. So nice to have a good energy that clicked perfectly for a change, since most of my recent runs have been difficult.<br><br>
Enjoy Valentine's Day everyone! Today I'm wearing a bright red dress and very sexy, killer high heels. DH will be thrilled when I get home tonight.<br><br>
Susan
 

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No run for me today - yesterday I hurt my back, not on the ice - I coughed and ouch!!! Never done this before - it hurt!!! Wasn't sure what to do - I took advil and got a massage help - am much better.<br><br>
DH and I have a date tonight - the symphany - woo hoo!!!
 

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4.2 miles easy - 3 miles ended up being at MP - in 36 minutes. Just wanted to loosen up the legs. A1A HM on Sunday.<br><br>
Happy Valentine's Day! Be sure to hug your valentine and/or your other loved ones extra today. Send some extra virtual hugs my way also while you're at it! <img alt="love1.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/love1.gif"><br><br>
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For our romantic evening tonight, I will be wearing Asics 2130s, Adidas socks, RaceReady shorts with an outer layer of warmup pants, a tech long-sleeve, and my wind vest. And I will drive DS up to karate, go to the track, and run 800s while DH drops four giggling girls off at Guides. Then I go to the dojo, pick up the boy, go to Guide House, pick up the girls, drive the neighbourhood whilst casting young ladies out of the van at random intervals, and go home. And fall asleeeeeeep.<br><br>
ETA: {{{Boogle}}}
 

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....easy on The Back LT//.......I'm getting Flash-Backs here.......<br><br>
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..................45 min street run.....19-degrees with the windchill.......not THAT bad......<br><br>
.I have a Theory<br>
that Frozen Asphalt has the same amount of ''Give'' as Concrete.....<br><br>
ran easy, no slick spots, no dogs, Life is Good.......<br><br>
...........good running guys..........Hug someone you Love today......<br>
(they can even be Really Old)
 

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Happy Valentines Day ((((Kicksters))))<br><br>
Ksrunr, that is pretty funny, probably a true story.<br><br>
Hey old guy I went back and reread your Tues post, 48" snow shoes! I bet you are sore. My snowshoe outings have done the same to me, it is alot more work than regular running, never could keep my hr in the easy range.<br><br>
i think I will drive up to the como lake trail head and check out the conditions. Last year this time of the year I was able to run around part of the lake as the trail was packed without a whole lot of snow, this year it will probably take snowshoes, but I think it is possible to do the whole 9 mile loop. Last year I wasn't equipt to make it over a huge ice flow at the inlet of the lake. My snowshoes have stainless steel crampons and rails so I think that will get me over the ice flow to do the loop.<br><br>
Good runs all, Larry
 

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Happy V-Day Runs and Rests all!<br><br><b>SLOJim</b>, I like the picture! And thank you for your input on the Nimbus 9. I find myself liking that shoe more every time I run in them, and can't understand why alot of people (not in this forum) bash on that shoe so much.<br><br>
KS, funny story. Reminds me of a lot of guys I know...<br><br>
Rest day for me <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> but I have to get my allergy shots. It is raining, so it would have been a nice day to run.
 

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Nice run, <b>Riley</b>!<br><br><b>LaT</b>, glad to hear the back is doing better. Isn't always the silly stuff that can cause the most damage?<br><br><b>Mustang</b>, you are such a romantic! hehe. I'll be spending Valentine's evening doing yoga with Bob but MrC and I will celebrate V Day with a nice dinner on Sat. night. I do have a little gift to give him tonight (running related, of course!)<br><br>
I have never had any motion sickness trouble and I adore all those wild rides at the amusement parks. I can go upside down, corkscrew, drop 30 stories, spin, and I even like how airplane turbulence tickles my tummy but I have the WORST darn time on a treadmill. This morning I ran 3 miles on one at the gym, got off to finish the final 2 miles on the track, and I felt like I was half drunk staggering around the oval. Thank God no one else was up there. I can't believe how discombobulated it made me feel.<br><br>
5 miles total -- will probably skip Pilates today so I can check out the big sale at the ski store <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Still not running, and won't be at least until next week, once we're away in the Caribbean. I finally get to see my PT this afternoon, after he stood me up yesterday (claimed he was stuck in the wrong time zone <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif">??<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">, but as a result I need to cancel my CPR recertification course for the afternoon. Actually, I need to be spending all my available hours packing for our trip (doing laundry and ironing too), but I figure a few extra minutes spent here "centering" myself isn't going to do any harm).<br><br>
Taught yoga class this morning, and lucky for me, I got to have Valentine's Day as my theme. Actually, I talked about how many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop (yeah, I'm really corny, I know). Focus of the class was to go into the midline, into the heart, which is really our core -- just like that sweet spot that's in the center of a Tootsie Pop. And so yeah, <b>Choovie</b>, I taught crow pose (just found your question back on Monday's thread). Firefly's still somewhat out of my reach at the moment, but I think that's primarily due to my hip injury now. Once I'm balanced again <img alt="roll_eyes.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/roll_eyes.gif"> I'll be able to effectively work that pose more and get some answers back to you, as well as attempt teaching it.<br><br>
But while I'm thinking about it... in crow, you need open hips and a strong sense of hugging into the midline, which in turn will allow you to reach the heart area forward, which is the same for firefly. For crow you work with muscular energy to draw in with the arms and legs, and then from the core you extend out through the heart. In firefly you extend out through the legs and feet as well (organic energy) while still squeezing in, so you need a strong upper to lower body connection, I guess. Having a misaligned pelvis and slippy sacrum would certainly get in the way of maintaining that connection, which is probably why I'm having trouble with this pose, though I know I've "gotten it" in the past, even if it was just for a moment. My realignment appointment is this afternoon. Wish me luck!<br><br>
^5 <b>Riley</b> on your run! It's so cool when you're in your groove, ain't it? Now if only we could bottle that feeling and take it everywhere with us in life. Enjoy your date tonight!<br><br>
Good going on the 10 years, <b>SteveP</b>. <img alt="icon_salut.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_salut.gif"> And here's to the start of the next 10, and forever on.<br><br>
Cute story <b>ksrunr</b>. My son the engineer would appreciate that.<br><br>
((<b>LaT</b>'s back, even though it's feeling better))<br><br><b>MustangSally</b>, your evening sounds quite...uh, full. Enjoy the sleeping part!<br><br>
It's a beautiful and bright sunny day here, such a nice contrast to the dark and gray rain/slush mess of yesterday. Good running to all!<br><br>
Oh, I almost forgot... I gave out <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ0epRjfGLw" target="_blank">Tootsie Pops</a> to everyone in class today, while they were in savasana. So here's a sweet treat at the center for all of you, in my favorite flavor!<br><img alt="" src="http://www.4imprint.com/imageserver/productimages/4imprint/detailed/100192.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Nice runs this morning!<br><br>
15 challenging miles. Challenging because of the aftermath of yesterdays combo ice/rain storm. Had to hug the side of the road and stop alot for cars to safely pass. How come when no other traffic is coming they can't cross the double line? Annoying! Anyway, got it done and the sun will hopefully melt it all away!<br><br>
How about the Uconn men's basketball team! What a game last night! Go Huskies!!!!!<br><br>
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!!
 

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OM, I, too, suffer from a sacro-ilial joint that would rather be "out" than "in." I hate the thought that I'll be beholden to a physio or chiro for periodic re-alginment for the rest of my days.<br><br>
Are there poses that are specifically contraindicated for SI problems? On the other hand, are there movements or poses that you find help to stabilize the pelvis? Have you come across good self-care routines?<br><br>
I would like to take more of an active hand in trying to keep things aligned. I once asked my chiro whether she could teach me the adjustment that I've experienced so many times so that I could teach it to The Scot. She laughed and said that she was still working on teaching it to *her* husband and didn't think we'd have much success with one more intermediary in the teaching chain.<br><br>
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Ran this morning. About 1 mile into the run, I hear footfalls approaching quickly behind me. Normally I would pick up the pace withut looking back to either loose the person, or make them work to get by. Today was different. Since this is a recovery week, I decided to just keep my pace and do my own thing. Well, beside me pulls up this lovely lady in her late 20's. She takes her ipod ear buds out and asks how far I'm going and if she can join me; she tells me that she doesn't get to run with company very often (I can fix that <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> ). Of course I'm not going to turn her down. We chat she tells me she is running 6-8 this morning and I ask her if she is training for anything. Turns out she ran XC and the mile for USC, which explains the ease at which she caught me. We continue along at what is becoming a tempo pace for me, and I'm trying to keep the breathing light and easy; there is no way I'm going to let on that she is starting to work me. We just continue to chat and then had to go our separate ways....ahhhhh.....to be young again.....
 

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SteveP, congratulations on 10 years!<br><br>
{{LaT's back}}<br><br>
{{discombobulated choovie}}<br><br>
{{everyone else who is hurt or misaligned}}<br><br>
Nice encounter, Dirt. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
We got about 10" of snow last night, and it was still coming down this morning.<br><br>
0543<br>
31 F, snow<br>
8 crunchy squeaky miles<br>
90 minutes of shoveling
 

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Riley <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif"><br><br>
Every day without running sees some improvement in my laudry list of twinges.<br>
But I'm resolved to run with a little pain on Sat as need be.<br>
The spa my Valentine and I belong to are alotted a suite at the Inn one night per year with a bottle of chanpagne complementary.<br>
We chose tonight. She's taking off work tomorrow.<br>
We're having friends up, MJ and Valentin, whose celebrating his 6-0 today,<br>
we'll all hit the outdoor hot tub later and hopefully no disturbing the peace citations will be invoked.<br>
Tomorrow I'll run a couple, we'll round up Beth and Nick,<br>
and head for the race about noon.<br><br>
Today, 4 untimed, a mile or so felt about MP.<br>
JJJ
 
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