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  • Teresa502Teresa502 Member Posts: 830 Member Member Posts: 830 Member
    @camaramandy648 - I get up at 4:00 am also to run and I try so very hard to be in bed and asleep at 9:00 pm! I need at least 7 hours sleep but would prefer more!

    Happy Belated Birthday @kristinajeang!
    edited October 15
  • martaindalemartaindale Member Posts: 480 Member Member Posts: 480 Member
  • polskagirl01polskagirl01 Member Posts: 1,205 Member Member Posts: 1,205 Member
    @eleanorhawkins I don't even know what my main stress point is right now, probably just a combination of smaller things, but I totally hear you on the stress eating. It reminds me of something @MobyCarp said about not being able to outrun our forks. So true.

    I went past the pet shop tonight and saw they had a whole bunch of guinea pigs. I almost wanted to buy one. But we have too many already, and these were overpriced. So cute though. I came home and hugged one of ours. One of our kids said that one thing you can do when feeling stressed, is pretend you are holding and petting a guinea pig. Probably any pet will do. It does help. Might keep us from overeating, because our hands will be occupied.
  • Camaramandy648Camaramandy648 Member Posts: 676 Member Member Posts: 676 Member
    Just read the most recent posts.

    Coach sent over MORE exercises . The structure is good and is exactly what I wanted but lord, 4am. and MORE exercises. MORE!!!! WHAT?!

    This is fine....

    @Avidkeo I do not do well on such little sleep. You are a superhero.

    @polskagirl01 reading your post made me want to hug my dog and eat a reese's cup. I can have both right?

    @Tramboman 69! You are so fortunate! Was just talking to Nick last weekend about how the women in my family haven't made it past 62. I am 35... 6.9 seems a lot more reasonable than asking you to run 69 miles! But maybe I could run 69 for your birthday! :)
  • RunsOnEspressoRunsOnEspresso Member, Premium Posts: 2,742 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,742 Member
    @Teresa502 the 4am thing is new to me - I decided that if I am going to follow the coach's plan, I'm just going to have to schedule out my days and make use of every hour so that my goals don't take away from what the kids need, which is a mom who works and can provide and is also present.

    They say it takes 21 days to build a habit, right? So what am I at, 18 days left and this will feel normal? hahaha So far, it's really not that bad, I'm doing more than I thought I could but also I'd like a nap! And a mani-pedi!

    And new shoes!

    Speaking of shoes - the week @pastorvincent passed, I had ordered and received some new Nike Miler reacts. They're supposed to be pretty good for stability. They will hopefully be fine until I can get some new Mizuno's. I'm not super sure about them yet, but this morning they did not seem to cause any knee pain, so we shall see. :)

    21 days is *kitten*. Past summers I got up at 4 am to run before heat hit. After 2 months I was over it and would start making excuses. LOL
  • quilteryoyoquilteryoyo Member Posts: 2,488 Member Member Posts: 2,488 Member
    @polskagirl01 Stay safe! I find I have to jump into/over the ditch sometimes when I hear vehicles coming. Is that an option?

  • quilteryoyoquilteryoyo Member Posts: 2,488 Member Member Posts: 2,488 Member
    Good luck with the job search @TheMrWobbly !

    @polskagirl01 Sorry about the restaurant.

    @Scott6255 Yeah for the great run!

    @WandaVaughn I think that is an excellent place to end your race!

    @kgirlhart Great run! Change is hard. Hope you enjoy your new job as much as you did the old one!

    @eleanorhawkins Praying your dad's surgery goes well. Totally understand stress eating. Hugs to you!

    Happy belated birthday @kristinajeang !

    @rheddmobile Nice pace for that mile!!!!
    edited October 15
  • kgirlhartkgirlhart Member Posts: 3,914 Member Member Posts: 3,914 Member
  • HonuNuiHonuNui Member Posts: 1,375 Member Member Posts: 1,375 Member
    October Goal 60ish miles

    10/1 3.52
    10/2 snorkel
    10/3 3.08
    10/4 3.88
    10/5 off
    10/6 4.30
    10/7 3.28
    10/8 off
    10/9 3.20
    10/10 2.53
    10/11 off
    10/12 3.50
    10/13 off
    10/14 4.00
    10/15 2.39

    Total 33.68


    Upcoming and current races:

    D-Backs Virtual Run Against Cancer on 10/17 (which would have been my son's 43rd birthday....)

  • Mari33aMari33a Member, Premium Posts: 556 Member Member, Premium Posts: 556 Member
    08/10 2.30 miles
    10/10 2.38 miles
    14/10 2.77 miles
    16/10 2:60 miles around Stirling Castle in Scotland
    Total 10.05 miles of 25
  • eleanorhawkinseleanorhawkins Member Posts: 1,123 Member Member Posts: 1,123 Member
    Re hugging pets and stuffing face... I could totally hug my daughter's pet rabbit while I ram chocolate in my mouth! But yeah, fluffy cuddles are always good :-)

    Who can run on the 11th of November and would like to join me for this? Free virtual relay marathon! We should have at least one MFP team in honour of our departed marathoners...

    ETA: I started to sign myself up for it but there are various options for teams so I'll wait and see who wants to join in. If anyone. It's set up for teams of 6: 2 x 10k legs, 3 x 5k legs and a final 7.whatever the last bit is leg. Let me know if you wanna join me!
    edited October 16
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