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There's always more to come.

Going to wait until I see the doc in two weeks to start panicking. Need to review all my running since August, since that's the last time I remember having a good run. I'm probably wrong about that. Crappy runs are not news. A stretch of crappy runs isn't news, either. Six months of crappy runs may or may not signal something serious or chronic. I'd really like to find out for sure, though. Reviewing the numbers this afternoon, but heart rate seems to be stable within moderat

Dave

Dave in Running

Freezing February or Frosting February

February 2021 in review!   Total mileage for the month: 358.5 Feb. 1-7:  87.2 Feb. 8-14:  84.4 Feb. 15-21:  86.5 - I did a Saturday through Friday cut back week Feb. 13-19, so it affected my mileage during two Monday through Sunday weeks, but worked perfectly with the weather (which was why I did it like that). Feb. 22-28:  100.4 Happy Valentines + #frosting february

SIbbetson

SIbbetson in monthly recap

If you were expecting something exciting...

...you'll be very disappointed today. I skipped my long run last weekend because I fell asleep in the afternoon and felt all groggy when I woke up until it was later than I wanted to go. And by "go" I mean get on the treadmill and run for an hour and a half. Mrs. Dave and I spent the early part of the day looking at Home Depot and Menard's for vinyl plank to re-do the entry, main hall and kitchen floors. Not really in love with any of what we found. Next stage is to visit some flooring

Dave

Dave in Running

Treadmill Dilemma

There's this book. The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan. More about food than you could even imagine. Do you know what koalas eat? Eucalyptus leaves. That's it. Their entire diet is made up of nothing but eucalyptus leaves. On the other extreme, there's us. We eat everything. Seeds, fruits, grass, the flesh of other mammals, fungus, mold. Some of it the way it grows in nature, some we've altered recently, some we've altered over hundreds - even thousands

Dave

Dave in Running

A question. AKA-what occupied my mind for today's run.

I started a training plan yesterday.  Two days in and all is going well.  The first workout (4 x 5 minutes at threshold pace with 2 minutes rest) was difficult, but my paces were better than I expected! It was a good boost to get me excited for some hard work!  Anyway, that's for a different rambling bloop, here is my workout-related question for you wise people (hmmm - maybe I should have made a poll😞  How would you handle the following situation? A training workout calls for a 10 min

SandiBeach

SandiBeach in Running

Another run, another episode of Vikings

Anyone else do this? I started watching this show a few weeks ago. I figured I could watch one here or there as time permitted, but mostly for a distraction while running on the treadmill. Mrs. dave and I have a few shows we like and reserve them for when we're together. But Vikings is mine. My plan was to use it just for running. But now I'm 100% sucked into the story and the characters and can't wait to see what's next. Can't someone just kill Ivar? I may have watched a full season o

Dave

Dave in Running

Keeping my hand in

Not a running post, but running adjacent. I should be at the Millrose Games today, but I'm not, and I'm thinking about last year's Millrose, which was probably our last big day out before everything shut down. Allyson Felix was there. Donavan Brazier set an 800m men's US indoor record. Ajee Wilson set an 800m women's US indoor record. Elle Purrier set a women's USA indoor mile record. People were getting excited about Tokyo. After the meet ended, we hightailed it over to Coogan's to ge

Scott

Scott in Bloop

Virtually the Same

Hey there. It's been over six months since I've felt like I had anything good to write about. But I'm back. Still running. More than ever actually. Last year I ran 1,647 miles which is a 40-year high. That was made possible by the lack of any significant injuries, as well as the lack of tapering or downtime for racing! I spent the summer thinking (foolishly) I was training for a Fall marathon, but when that went away I just kept putting in miles at a slightly lower rate. So it turned out to be a

BANGLE

BANGLE in Running

January Recap

Success!  I ran every day in January (at least 1 mile) and ran a total of 62 miles, so an average of 2 miles/day.  I was quite proud of that.  Most days I'd get myself outside with saying, "just one mile" and I would end up with more, and even did a day of 4 miles!  Other days, the "just one mile" would be "just one mile" typically "sprinted" on the treadmill in 8 minutes to "get er done." Goal met!  More miles in January than the past two years! Since January, not so much.  Goals are good.  I s

On Cholesterol, Running in the Rain and Snow, Vaccinations, and No Progress (in the job search)

I got my lab tests done and got a nasty surprise. Despite running 6+ hours a week, and a mostly decent diet, they came back with high cholesterol. (Everything else was pretty much normal). The doctor said we could start with lifestyle changes, but I’m already super active, and I’m not sure I can run much more. So that leaves diet. I have gained ~10lbs in the last year or so. Mainly related to working from the kitchen table at home. Not good. I’m hoping getting back to where I was weight-wise wil

amarie2009

amarie2009 in Running

Cabin Fever Relieved: Cabin Fever Reliever 20k

The short: "Happiness is reality minus expectation."  I always realize how true this quote is when I run a race that exceeds my expectations, even if it's not a top performance.  I chose the local Cabin Fever Reliever 20k as a rust buster, and after running the difficult course in training I figured if I could run in the 6:30s it would be a great day - as in, anything under 6:40 pace would be a success.  I ran by feel because I always seem to race best that way, and as I neared the finish l

SIbbetson

SIbbetson in race recap

I had a thought

But then it got away from me. Chances are I'll remember what it was sometime in the next day or so, but it won't likely make it here.  After last week's 30 days running on the treadmill, I ran outside yesterday. I'd been psyching myself up to be inside for the next several weeks. That's the way to get through an extended injury or stretch of unwanted anything, really. The mental game. But I just couldn't get my head around it. Instead, I wrapped my head into running as slowly and

Dave

Dave in Running

The Shoes - Take two (or Three)

New try with Brooks – Ravenna - half a size up.  I like a little support.  Helps to prevent rolling ankles, which I tend to do more often than I should.  It hurts.  These were a little less loud fun in color - blue and an orangey-pink.  Insert right foot – feels pretty good!  Insert left foot – feels pretty good too! Now for a test run.  Out with DH, so a nice short jaunt for a test drive.  Everything is comfortable, this is good, not AMAZING, but good! Uh oh.  Is my heel slipping?  I think my h

SandiBeach

SandiBeach in Shoes

What has happened to me?

Two days late writing my weekly update. Yesterday snowed lightly off and on for most of the day. An inch or two total. At or near freezing. I turned on an episode of Vikings and ran on the mill. Today was bright and sunny. High 20s. I turned on the BYU-Pepperdine basketball game and ran on the mill. Is this why I'm more and more reluctant to write a running blog post? Like being injured, I guess. Have to be patient. Have to believe things will get better. Have to be

Dave

Dave in Running

not running & being

“The true runner is a very fortunate person. He has found something in him that is just perfect.” ― the prophet sheehan --   I became a runner on May 19, 1979. The Run for Life in San Angelo, Texas. A 5 miler, back when there were such things. 34 minutes and change. I was hooked. My Uncle Bob was an addict. Old Onitsuka Tigers and tattered shirts, a True Believer back in the days of Fixx and Sheehan, of flour starting lines and popsicle-stick finishing systems, of DMSO and Pe

Hey hey hey.

Seems like a lot longer ago than a week since I was writing about being in Idaho. T-Rex got started with school with only a little stress. Now she just has to stay focused and organized. And we need Mrs. Dave to relax a little. The week off was good for the knee. After planning 6 on Saturday (after 4 on Friday), I ended up going almost 8. It was just warm enough that double shirts and tights were about right. That's my favorite for winter running. I've always hated extra weight, althou

Dave

Dave in Running

Virtual half or not, and everything feels hard

I ran a virtual half marathon last week, sort of. I finally got to see (outside, mostly at a distance over 6 feet), many of my Team in Training friends who I haven’t seen since March. They were running their virtual Disney races. Since I wasn’t signed up for any of those, I didn’t really run a virtual race, but I did run the half distance. But I was a part of the larger fundraising team that had all planned on running races in the last year (that none of us got to run) and that fundraising team

amarie2009

amarie2009 in Running

Quick update because I said I would post regularly

I know you all have been waiting with bated breath to hear about my jaw.  I'm sorry to keep you in suspense!  It was not scooped.  It was scraped.  And they didn't cut in through the side of my jaw, they drilled THROUGH THE CROWN to get to the infection.  It was so much worse that I thought.  And it wasn't a small infection, it was, according to the doctor, "massive". So right now, the void in my jaw is packed with some kind of medicine and I will have to keep going back to have it scrapped

The Shoes!

They arrived.  So much anticipation. Last year’s style, but hey, updates are not always better.  Might as well try the older cheaper model.  Green and gold (Launch - St. Patrick’s Day 2020). Cool colors in my opinion (DH thinks they're ugly though).  Excitement growing.  These might be awesome! They look awesome! I can’t wait to try them! Running will be so much easier in these shoes!  I take off my right shoe instantly. Inserting foot into the new show. Hmmm. Seems short. Insert left foot

SandiBeach

SandiBeach in Shoes

there is no such thing as algebra

"Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. One can only assume that this has something to do with not smoking enough." -- the prophet lebowitz --   He's standing at the red light. Oh, how I hate him. I'm sitting in the car, waiting for Mo to return from her run. I'm still at the point where a slow 2 mile walk is a near-death experience, so she finishes up her masked-miles marathon while I read a book of essays by a

New Year ------ Thank goodness.

I have been fortunate this past year; being able to run most of the year (1100+ running miles) and averaging around 24 miles a week now running 4x/week.  Most of my runs have been easy runs with some pickups incorporated to give me a sense of speed, but no actual speed work.  My oldest daughter that is staying with us got a golded retriever puppy this past summer.   This has involved alot of training for the puppy and us, but has brought us alot of laughs and joy!  Hopefully one day she wil

Run2BFit

Run2BFit in Running

Just because I promised.

Forgot to mention that I was leaving town last week. Not my idea. Mrs. Dave and T-Rex were worried about her getting the semester started and wanted me on hand just in case. I'm conflicted. While the work from home gig makes it 100% seamless to transfer from my dining room to my Dad's basement in Idaho, I prefer my own set up. The bathroom is a few steps closer and I have a much better view at the trees through the window. Worse was probably that the old TV serves as my second monitor. I wo

Dave

Dave in Running

Somebody thought this was a good idea

Who let the dogs out? Who, who, who, who, who? -- the prophets gurley and douglas --   I get a lot of Running Warehouse ads at this joint, which I rarely notice. Until today. I'm not sure what to make of these shorts. A bonfire, possibly. Not only are they dogs (which offends my cat greatly), but they're a one-inch split inseam. How could anyone fast enough to be worthy of one-inch split inseams think this was a good idea? Although to be fair, they're marked down six dollars

Going to do my part.

As much as I love working from home, there was a part of me that struggled through 2020, like many. Covid-19 sucked, but I got over it, mostly. I still seem to be having some issues. Running is harder than it should be. I just got back from what was supposed to be an easy 5 miler that just didn't feel easy. And like always, I can't tell if it's that or just that I'm about to turn 62 and the pages are turning. By the end of the year, I was done with half of the country. Between the elec

Dave

Dave in Running

2021

I wrote out some resolutions for the year.  Nothing crazy. 1.       Spend 20 minutes a day studying Hungarian. 2.       Run at least 3 times a week (even if I am slow). 3.       Eat better. 4.       Start backpacking (this spring). 5.       Spend less time at the office. Well, I am writing this from my desk at the office on a Sunday, while eating peppermint bark, my run tomorrow and probably for the week is postponed due to an emergency oral surgery first thin
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