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    So...I'm here and alive. Yay! Where the heck have I been, you may ask? Well...let's just say I was being lazy, and letting my body heal from all the various injuries that had plagued it since my arm surgery and the attempted comeback that was too much too fast. I basically got VERY burnt out of running very slow and never seeming to make any progress, and hurting all the time. During this time, I have rediscovered my love of theater, and I've done a few shows here and there over the last couple of years, and met some really cool people, and made a few really good friends. One of those friends is also a runner like me...slow and methodical. So, over the last year and a half, we've been helping each other get back in to it, and get moving. Over the last year, we've run close to a 5k per month with a few months off here and there when we couldn't find a race that suited us. This all culminated in me deciding to finally do my first 10k. I ran the 10k at the Air Force marathon last month...(instant PR...woo hoo!). 'twas slow. Very slow. Lots of walk breaks in the hills. But, I beat my goal time by a little over a minute, and that made me happy, and made me remember how much I love this stuff. So, my brother is signing me up to do the half at Flying Pig in May. Woo hoo! Anyway - thanks to the powers that be for giving is the new digs after being dumped rather unceremoniously by our previous hosts...I'm glad we're still around.
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    Everyone needs to write with Australian accents...
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    My 35-ish year old nephew posted this a few weeks back on Facebook, and with his permission I am happy to share it with you. If we never try, we will never know. I know my best mile time started with an 8 and I am fine with that. My can't do it voice keeps pushing me down with the pain of an illness with no cure, but that is an excuse that I need to remind myself to not listen to. It can be very difficult to do as even a good day today can become a bad tomorrow if I push for that try to see level. I hope you get to see your goals and that that voice doesn't fight you to hard.
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    The cat enjoys jingling them on her way down.
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    Come show women's running some love.
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    i HATED HATED HATED the right side thing. It caused people to write stupid, outlandish, lewd, crazy stuff in a desperate attempt to reach the promised land. Blogging shouldn't be a popularity contest. If you make some people the cool kids, it's like being the last person picked for dodge ball. There were people who posted forever and were still on the left side, and people who would be the cute new kid in class and would instantly get promoted. Feelings were hurt. That's the problem with blogging. If you get one like and three replies, you're crushed. The right-side mentality started out as a function of showcasing good writing, but ended up being a popularity contest, which is just wrong.
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    So, we have a new home. This is not a corporate site, it's run by a single person, me. The site is nothing without all of the contributions made by all of you, and for this, I am grateful. It is free now, and will always be free. I've been doing this for a while, there is little to nothing to be made from running forums, that's not why I do it. I set this site up initially to mirror a lot of what RW had, but we can do whatever we want, that's the beauty of it not being driven by a company. If you have ideas of suggestions for how to make the site better, please let me know. I'll do my best. Do we want new sections for the forums / blogs? Do we want to rename some, remove some...? This is your site, please let me know how it will work best for you.
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    Mine are hanging in our fitness room. I still have the homemade medal hanger give to be as a secret santa loop gift...it is my favorite!!!
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    I have a corkboard covered in grandma cloth that I stick the bib and medal, if there is one, on. Also I have medals from my service which hangs on the same wall.
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    It will take a couple of days, it's not hard just a little time consuming. I am moving everything over to Blogs.
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    The issue as I see is what Matt described. The way the categories work, is it only shows you the most recent post in each category. So if a few blogs are posted in one category close together you don't see the other recent ones, unless you click on the categories one at a time. It just makes navigating the blogs more complex. Just having them all show up in chronological order would be more simple for people to read them. That said, I don't want to complain about a site that is overall pretty great, so thanks for everything. In the end this is really more of a minor inconvenience and annoyance than a real problem.
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    I'm back down 12.2 lbs. I knew it was a lot of water weight. I guess these last 1.8 lbs are the actual weight gain.
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    The emoticons can be a little finicky to get at. Click the smiley face in the editor, then click the Categories drop down and select Default to see all of them. Your recent ones are supposed to load in the top.
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    I would slowly ramp up to 10, increasing by a small amount each week.
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    It was previously set to three hours, I just set it to indefinite.
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    My daughter worked ALL summer to improve her 1600 to a 5:43 and today during practice and according to her without even meaning to she ran a 5:44. It was the first thing she said when she walked in the door because all she could think was "What time could I have gotten if I had actually been trying to PR?" I have no idea but I was there when she ran the 5:43 and she looked like she was exhausted, today she described it as if she wasn't even tired afterwards.
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    Interaction and responsiveness - I'm loving this! Cliff, you are DA MAN!!! (and - trust me - I never do the dancing banana, so this is a serious thank you)
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    I've got a pinned post on our Loopville fb page. They will come.
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    Despite posting only sporadically on The Loop, I'm glad to see it reincarnated here, and even more glad to get in on the ground floor this time (hey, perhaps I'll GET some of the in-jokes now...). So, umm, hi. I chose a new username. If you know me, you'll know who I am despite my username not being my name.
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    Not much, but it is mine. Show it off if you got it!
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    I have a few, fastest old person medals.
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    Just hanging in the garage (with some of DH's recent triathlon medals mixed in). I keep all my bibs in a binder.
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    I thought there was a double entendre there. But my medals are scattered round the house. Maybe this is a signal form the universe that I should do something about it.
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    I'm here. Not sure how the blogging is going to work, but I will try one soon. (Like over this weekend). Hopefully it'll help get this place off to a strong start. Though my bloops (are we still calling them that?) were never the most riveting, funny or poignant...sometimes I had pretty pictures...forgot to bring my camera on my 14 miler today, and it was such a pretty morning. I also forgot my wallet so it was good I 1) didn't get pulled over for some reason, 2) wasn't planning on buying breakfast after
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    I meant to write my goals down somewhere just for accountability and RoyalDryness gave me the bright idea of just putting them here. Surely, I can't lose them this way. Not necessarily in any particular order. 1. Beat that other mom in the local races that whoops my ass every time. It's going to mean getting down under 8 mins per mile for at least 2 miles. (PR in 2 mile so far is 18:15) 2. Set PR's in every distance. (this should be fairly easy as I've only been running 9 months-ish and I'm not very fast at all) Current PR's... 1 mile 8:37 Unlikely but wishful thinking PR's 1 mile 6:30 2 mile 18:25 2 mile 16:00 5k 29:03 5k 25:00 10k 58:36 10k 52:36 3. Run the first ever marathon in Lubbock in April. (I think I can, I think I can) This will require me making it past a 10k in a single jog. 4. Run and/or volunteer at every single race in our local running club this year. 5. R.E.D. in January 6. Lose 31.8 more lbs. (This is completely doable if I can just stay the course.) 7. Run the Bolder Boulder and beat 1 hour. (I'm really not sure how the elevation will affect me so I'm giving myself a fairly easy goal here) Totally not running related but I'd sure love to finish this remodel soon. The builder wanted me to make my final decisions on about 23 things by tomorrow and in the last 12 hours I have made exactly ZERO decisions. I'm a thinker. Making split-second decisions is not my forte. I think I'm here making this list in part just to avoid pressuring myself to make decisions.... I feel like I'm just going to make the wrong decision and hate it. Ugh
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    Hey Riggers, hope you got off to a good start on the new year today!
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    Wasn't it that the most popular bloggers got bumped over to the right side? I think the "elite class" wasn't just in the minds of those who didn't like it but also those who did. I mean, people still refer to themselves as "Right siders" The last version of the Loop on RWOL, where "Ass Chafing" came into it's own, had a listing of the most popular posts.
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    I think that although we still have a long way to go, women in the US are better supported than MANY other nations in the world when it comes to athletics. There are many sports where US women are still quite competitive, if not dominant, while not so much for men.
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    Can you believe it? State AND Nike Regionals are now over and thus xc season is officially over Nike Regionals was my daughter's first competitive race at the 5k length. She did a fun run once and got a 22:05. She really didn't do that much better pushing herself... and I'm almost certain she came out way too hot. (even though EVERYONE told her to take the first mile easy and try for negative splits) First mile: 6:15 Second mile 6:17 Last 1.1 : 8:56 Total 21:28 I was really happy she set a PR and had fun but she was upset. She immediately said she wasn't even tired and just held back that last mile because she just felt like she'd overextended herself in the first 2 but when she saw the end she had a killer sprint and passed 4 people (so she knew she could have given more). Prior to the race I tried to tell her that I felt like the hardest part would be the mental aspect since she'd never run it before but she didn't believe me! Then she joked that maybe next year she can make the list of most improved year2year (that's the spirit!) I guess that means she wants to do it again?! Is that what you heard too?
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    Yeah, they seem to work well. Thanks, Cliff!
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    Seems like more than enough to me, but I never do any, so even a little is huge. From what I've read, 2-3 days a week is normal.
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    This is your brain on drugs, 🍳 this is your brain on oatmeal cookies πŸš¨πŸš’πŸŸπŸŽ‘πŸŒ πŸŽ‘πŸ“·πŸ“ΊπŸ”«βš™οΈπŸ›πŸ•ΉπŸš€πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ
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    There is a lot of noise out there that can take away from the more important things in life. Enjoy your time of simplification!
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    Thank you for offering, at this time it's running on a server I had space on. I spent a modest amount on the software, but I'm OK with that. I have two other sites that I allow people who want to contribute to become "premium" members. It doesn't really come with any other benefits, it just helps offset the software / server costs a little. I might do that here at some point. Either way, there will always be free memberships and free access to everything. I have no desire to kill the site. And there will never be pop up ads. Those drive me crazy.
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    If you can't do 10 yet, then you're not ready to do 10 yet. Build up to it slowly. Most people are too anxious to ramp up mileage and end up injured. Some never try running again. I would say that breaking it into 3 runs is nothing like running 10, but it's not a bad idea either.
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    Thanks for the suggestion, this is now available for members to upload links to. Guests will be able to view and interact with the link, but only logged in members can submit them.
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    I should have said, "platform AND administration"! Thanks, Cliff!
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    Happy to help as admin.
  45. 1 point
    @Cliff yes, thank you!!
  46. 1 point
    What's evil is foam rollers. And Planks. And Little Debbie snack cakes...
  47. 1 point
    Cliff, just wanted to post a quick thank you. You’ve created this thing very quickly. It’s loaded full of options and tools and is really easy and intuitive to use; especially from my phone. I can’t wait to play around with it on a pc. Also, thanks for integrating Reed’s suggestion, that was a great change. Also, thanks for being patient as we learn our way around our new home. Lots of us are still figuring out which switch turns on which light. Thanks again!!!
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    Let me have a think, Cliff. In the meanwhile, thanks for creating this!
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    Hello Ocean_101, Welcome to The Loop. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Ocean_101 joined on the 09/30/2017. View Member
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