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  1. Brian

    March Covid-19 Pikermi RR

    Very nice effort, all conditions considered. runningwarehouse.com is a good source for gels and nutrition items. I got a restock this week in 2 days... That old discount code from the old Loop expired though.
  2. Brian

    COVID-19 10K

    Elite? Impressive!
  3. Brian

    Attempting A Return...

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm no hero or martyr, it was simply luck (be it good and/or bad). I don't even remember anything that happened. It is truly a "shit happens" event that I'd try to forget if that was even necessary. Anyway, thank you.
  4. Brian

    Attempting A Return...

    Hi I will keep it short since my previous attempted returns have fizzled out. In the Fall of 2018 I developed meningitis which somehow developed into encephalitis. From what I understand that is a swelling at the brain stem and limits brain function. I had a 9% chance to live and was in quarantine (before it became cool) for a few weeks. I recovered enough to become cognizant in about five months. It took over a year to feel "normal" again. My job was supervision of 30-40 employees and my employer got nervous that they could become liable if I made incorrect decisions. So they limited my duties and cut my pay hoping I would go away. They were successful because another company took me for an increased salary. But with the difficulties of recovery and employment change, running motivation was non existent. The neurologists put it in terms I could understand: My self-motivator was broken. I'm feeling good now, and with spring approaching and work being limited, and options to go or do anything also limited, running has come back to the forefront. My local favorite races have all postponed to later in the year which increases interest now having plenty of time to get in un-embarrassing race condition. Apologies if this falls apart again. Really going to try. Thanks, Brian
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    Not yet.

    I've been on the same watch for too long. As long as I do the sequence the same every time, no problems. Anticipating the day it's dead I've done some new watch shopping. Garmin Fenix is likely the replacement. HR monitor is on the back of the face, not super accurate, but always a reference. But $500ish, difficult to pull the trigger until absolutely necessary.
  6. Make DNS mean Did Not Stop! Good luck!
  7. Brian

    Muskrat 2020

    Did you continue with the active release thing? What are your thoughts on that technique now that you've been through it?
  8. Brian

    Muskrat 2020

    Was the Yogi bear event the one that injured your hamstring? Good read, by the way.
  9. "projecting an air of unattainability" Nice.
  10. Brian

    Saving more. Running less.

    Speaking of surprisingly gross household items... Last weekend I removed old sliding glass bath doors for rod and curtain. I'm not one to type "omg", but the black stuff involved there was nauseating. My other bathroom had full length glass that I was suddenly motivated to remove. Following removal, I tilted those causing a copious amount of black water to pour out. (omg)
  11. Brian

    Winter Running Gear & Tips

    Excellent post! I've been glued to the treadmill this winter in fear of injury. I was successful with screw shoes last winter, but just haven't wanted to bear the elements yet. Frozen eyelashes is tempting.
  12. Brian

    A new year, a new(ish) me?

    If you run, you're a runner. No truer words. I buy shoes without trying them on consistently. I use running warehouse. They send you them 2nd day air and include a prepaid return label, no questions asked. Also, The Loop has a 15% discount that still works if anyone forgot. I use it still. Good luck with the squishy stuff. I call it winter coat.
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