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amarie2009

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  1. Lots of stuff going on. Hopefully the running comes back around soon. (Probably just in time for it to be super cold). Did you talk to a doctor post-COVID? Some people are ending up with heart/lung problems, even though they seem generally fine. Of course right now it's probably going to be really difficult to get appointments for anything.
  2. amarie2009

    It's been 6 months...

    Inspired by you! (The outside windowsill of my living room window turns out to be the perfect height to set my phone too)
  3. And it has been almost 6 months…Back then the pandemic was just beginning, and I think we all thought, surely this will be over by fall…nope. Probably not soon either. If we’re lucky things will look better by spring. From mid-March to mid-June I worked entirely from home, and since then I’ve been in the office 2 days a week (except this past week when I finally used some vacation days, though I did not travel). I was initially very worried about my general employment since my typical work cannot be done from home, and also depends on other similar academic/botanical research institutions bein
  4. I signed up for the Innsbrook Half Marathon in November. Given their plan and how Missouri has gone so far with regulations, I feel like there is a pretty good chance it will actually happen. But it won't have that usual race atmosphere, since they are using small waves spaced from I think 7am to 10am.
  5. amarie2009

    In a pandemic time warp

    I started running every day, but also making sure my easy days are actually easy, which at my pace requires doing a run/walk (I go by my heartrate on my watch and walk anytime it hits a certain point until it drops back down to another specific point.) I've been able to extend the amount of time at the beginning of my run where I can run before I hit the heart rate level where I walk, even with the summer heat, so it must be doing some good. I'm also in the last weeks of my masters degree in nutrition. I'm not eligible to be an RD (no way I would be able to get the required internship, even if
  6. amarie2009

    Seems so slow.

    I've heard of at least one real in person race that is running waves of 10 people some minutes apart (5? less?). I assume that people are supposed to wait in or near their cars until their turn, but it is a very small race as far as I know and only around a 6k (not a 5k because the route goes around a lake...) I can't see something like that working so well for a marathon or for a race of any size.
  7. Just read through this post as well as the posts about your hip on your personal blog. One of my classes last semester was nutrition in pain and inflammation, so naturally I wondered what you are eating, but I get the general impression you already eat a very healthy diet, so that is unlikely to be contributing much to your hip issue. (But because I just studied this that is where my mind went.) Hope things get better again after yesterday's set back.
  8. Sounds like you are making great use of found time. Honestly, I think there need to be more coaches who aren't super speedsters. If somebody is coming in who isn't a natural athlete, having someone who's been running and running fast since Jr. High can be disheartening. I hope there are at least the smaller, local races can safely get going again by fall.
  9. I'm about to start my final semester of my master's degree in nutrition. My classes this semester are Nutrition and Physical Performance and my Capstone class (which is a review of what I've studied and a final major project, but somewhat short of an actual thesis). In my Research Methods class I submitted a proposal about looking into the attitude of runners vs. non runners on nutrition. It sounds like we may not actually be allowed to use a topic we previously worked on. Here is where you all can help me - what about nutrition and running do you want to know more about or feel like isn't wel
  10. Awesome job! You were still pretty speedy. Love the custom medal. As you saw on facebook, Asheville sent out the medals with the race packets for people who wanted the packets. I'm glad I did a similar thing and ran on my own so I felt like I earned that medal. Let's hope the world can safely open again soon. I only have one race paid for, in September, but as things are now, nothing seems to secure.
  11. amarie2009

    When Will I See You Again?

    Sure feels like it's going to last forever. Hope my half marathon in September goes on. At least I only paid $35 for that one.
  12. My thought in general is that the best might be working just hard enough to maintain fitness, it's not a time to push for new speed or distance. But cutting back is also probably not helpful, unless you have been training super hard.
  13. Double social distancing RR Last week – This was the weekend I was supposed to run the Asheville Marathon. As with every other race for the foreseeable future it was cancelled. I seriously debated over if I would run this virtually or not. Running marathon distance is hard enough in a real race, I wasn’t sure if I could even do it on my own, and I also wondered if it might be a bad idea considering how hard running that far can be on the immune system. I didn’t fully commit to doing it until I was actually running. Once I got going I felt pretty good, and I just kept going. I did sto
  14. amarie2009

    Feb-boo-hoo-ary

    Hope the hip feels better soon! Inflammation from the illness probably made you more vulnerable to injury. Even though I'm studying nutrition, I've learned that inflammation can end up leading to more inflammation (but if we didn't have any inflammation we would die, because it is also the immune response and how we heal!)
  15. amarie2009

    Closing in

    Honestly I was shocked at the end of February, I couldn't believe I'd run that many miles. I did forget to make one additional discussion post in one of my classes last week (cost me 5 points of 25 on that discussion board too, so kind of a pricey mistake.) I blame the 20 miler on that one.
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