December 2020 Monthly Running Challenge

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  • polskagirl01
    polskagirl01 Posts: 1,865 Member
    @TheMrWobbly thanks!
    @quilteryoyo thinking of you and your parents, I know how hard it is to know they're feeling that way and not be able to help, the medical part does sound like a bit of an improvement though!

    We're thinking of you & your family too, @eleanorhawkins !
  • Cricketmad88
    Cricketmad88 Posts: 415 Member
    12/12 - 10
    15/12 - 3

    13/50
  • Scott6255
    Scott6255 Posts: 2,104 Member
    Wonderful pictures @ContraryMaryMary! The race sounds grueling, but with those views I'm sure it was worth it.
  • Teresa502
    Teresa502 Posts: 1,499 Member
    Loved your race report @ContraryMaryMary! What lovely views but sounds very challenging! I'm not surprised you were on the first place female team - well done!
  • martaindale
    martaindale Posts: 1,681 Member
    @quilteryoyo I'm so sorry to hear your dad took a turn for the worse. I hope you get to see him again. I'm sure it's good for his spirits.

    @ContraryMaryMary Absolutely beautiful course even if it does sound a little treacherous. Sounds like a great race for a relay!
  • Scott6255
    Scott6255 Posts: 2,104 Member
    @quilteryoyo so so sorry to hear your dad's worsening condition. Glad you were able to make him happy just by walking in the room. Remember that moment.
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    12/1 – 6 miles
    12/2 – 10K day
    12/3 – 4 miles
    12/4 – 4 miles
    12/5 – 7 miles
    12/6 – 6 miles
    12/7 – 3 miles
    12/8 – 4 miles
    12/9 – 7 miles
    12/10 – 5 miles
    12/11 – 9 (4 road and 5 trail)
    12/12 – 3 miles
    12/13 – 7 miles
    12/14 – 1 mile – ugh
    12/15 – 10K day

    78 (80.87) of 125 miles

    Yesterday was awful. I went out after work to run with Skip and Champ and after a half mile we had to walk, I thought I was going to pass out. It was like 39F degrees and I started to sweat, I could feel it rolling down my back. Poor Skip was freaking out, I told her I’m fine I didn’t eat lunch, but I gotta tell you I was like WTF is happening, then I was freezing. We walked 1.5 miles to the house and she got me some M&Ms and soda and like 20 minutes later I felt fine. Really strange. I should have grabbed something light before went out.

    @Teresa502 great job on keeping up the streak, beach days sound amazing right now.
    @martaindale you are so right, sometimes the same pace feels easy one day and like it’s killing you the next.
    @quilteryoyo my hearts breaks for you all having to make that decision. I had to make similar decisions for both my parents, it’s so hard to do, but we always need to put them first and what is best for them and not us. My dad was so sick for 4 years, at the end every organ shut down but his heart, the doctor said he just won’t let go, my mom on the other hand told me she was tired, done and ready, she was sick for many many years. They truly make their own decisions in their heads and in their hearts. I hope seeing his grandbabies gives me the strength to fight. I’m so happy you were able to see him. Many hugs my friend.
    @katharmonic salted caramel vodka…I need that in my life
    @mbaker566 the kathoola nanospikes are they something you put over your normal running shoe? What kind of sick person do that do an animal? What a sweet face.
    @ContraryMaryMary if I had to run that it would take me forever because I would just be looking and taking pictures. Great job on the all women’s team! Woohoo on winning the sunglasses
    @eleanorhawkins hugs to you and your family


    Races:
    219.7 of 250 miles Yuletide Madness

    Mother’s Day Virtual 5K – done
    Retro Run Virtual 5K – done
    Rona on the Run - Virtual for St. Jude benefit - done
    Keep Moving Huntsville - at least one mile a day 1 - 31 May - done
    The Big Run - June 3 - done
    NEGU virtual run - June - Team NEGU helping support kids with cancer - done
    Big Foot Wild Thangs Trail Race 5K/10K – June 20 on the trails…all together like a real race - done
    Run 4 on the 4th – Virtual 4 miles on 4th of July - done
    ISS Virtual 5K in July – done
    Jackalope Trail Run 4 miler – done
    Flora-Bama 600K - Virtual race from Huntsville AL to the Florida Alabama state line in Orange Beach – done
    Scooby Doo Virtual 10K - done
    Skunk Ape 5 miler August 1 trail race in person – done
    Pirate Challenge – 10 weeks mile challenge June – August – done
    Chupacabra 10K/HM – August 22 - done
    Running of the Bulls Virtual 5K – 9/14 – 30/2020 - done
    The Pinhoti Trail Challenge 335 miles virtual – 1 Sept to 31 Dec – done
    PinkPumpkin 10K – completed 10/30
    2020 Liberty Road Challenge WWII soldiers journey from St. Mere Eglisde to Bastogne, Belgium – charity virtual run for the WII museum in New Orleans 716 miles team event 4 July – September – our team has finished
    Space Race 400K Challenge 12 weeks running 248.5 miles to the ISS – August to November – done
    Bridge Street HM Virtual – 10/24 – 11/7/2020 – virtual done
    Halloween 5K virtual with Fleet Feet – 10/31/2020 - done
    Yuletide Madness Oct 31 – Dec 31 2020
    Oak Barrel Half Marathon – October – running virtual - done
    Cathedral Caverns 15K trail race – in person – done
    Virtual Turkey Trot 5K – done
    Downtown HSV Charity run 5K - done

  • martaindale
    martaindale Posts: 1,681 Member
    Yesterday was awful. I went out after work to run with Skip and Champ and after a half mile we had to walk, I thought I was going to pass out. It was like 39F degrees and I started to sweat, I could feel it rolling down my back. Poor Skip was freaking out, I told her I’m fine I didn’t eat lunch, but I gotta tell you I was like WTF is happening, then I was freezing. We walked 1.5 miles to the house and she got me some M&Ms and soda and like 20 minutes later I felt fine. Really strange. I should have grabbed something light before went out.

    This is what happens to me when I get hypoglycemic. But I usually also get really lightheaded and my vision gets really tunneled. It is a weird and scary feeling.
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    Not good news. We were able to see dad yesterday/last night. At first he was doing really good and then took an instantaneous turn downhill. His oxygen level is at 65% this morning, so just a matter of time, the nurse said. We are hoping to get to go back to be with him today. There's no guarantee with CoVID, which is horrible. Not feeling chatty. Will check back in when I can. We are grateful that we had the time with him when he was doing good and he was SOOO happy to see us walk in and got to FB chat with the grandkids and great- grandkids. So, that is something.

    I'm sorry you have to go thru this. i know it can't be easy
  • mbaker566
    mbaker566 Posts: 11,234 Member
    @skippysmom it just hurts, she's a really sweet dog.
    yes the spikes go over. i had some bad luck with yaktrax but these stayed on extremely well.
  • skippygirlsmom
    skippygirlsmom Posts: 4,433 Member
    That is scary @martaindale
    Thanks @mbaker566 we don't get much snow or ice but sometimes up on the mountain it gets icy.
  • katharmonic
    katharmonic Posts: 5,706 Member
    @ContraryMaryMary congratulations on your relay marathon! That looks amazing!!! Sounds very challenging and a little scary with the cliffs and narrow track but that would be awesome. I would love to run there. Hope you can get some nice well-deserved rest. And congrats on the sunglasses!

    Thinking of you @quilteryoyo

    Date :::: Miles :::: Cumulative
    12/01/20 :::: 2.2 :::: 2.2
    12/02/20 :::: 3.7 :::: 5.9
    12/03/20 :::: 3.5 :::: 9.5
    12/04/20 :::: 9.1 :::: 18.6
    12/05/20 :::: 5.0 :::: 23.6
    12/06/20 :::: 3.1 :::: 26.7
    12/07/20 :::: 3.6 :::: 30.2
    12/08/20 :::: 2.0 :::: 32.3
    12/09/20 :::: 1.9 :::: 34.1
    12/10/20 :::: 1.8 :::: 35.9
    12/11/20 :::: 5.5 :::: 41.5
    12/12/20 :::: 5.3 :::: 46.7
    12/13/20 :::: 3.3 :::: 50.0
    12/14/20 :::: 2.2 :::: 52.3
    12/15/20 :::: 3.1 :::: 55.3

    Treadmill run today - 15 minutes before yoga and then finished up after.
  • katharmonic
    katharmonic Posts: 5,706 Member
    @quilteryoyo I hadn't refreshed the feed so didn't see your news. I'm so sorry your dad's condition has worsened and my heart goes out to you so much.

    @skippygirlsmom that is scary. Glad you felt better after getting some sugar and carbs.
  • Tramboman
    Tramboman Posts: 2,482 Member
    @quilteryoyo So sorry to hear your dad is not doing well. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
  • Mari33a
    Mari33a Posts: 814 Member
    03/12 2.68 miles
    06/12 2.35 miles
    15/12 3.12 miles

    8.16 of 30 miles

    @quilteryoyo - sorry to hear your dad isn’t doing so good.
  • ContraryMaryMary
    ContraryMaryMary Posts: 1,576 Member
    Sending love @quilteryoyo.
    Scary @skippygirlsmom, glad it resolved quickly.
  • Camaramandy648
    Camaramandy648 Posts: 711 Member
    159 posts behind.

    @quilteryoyo I am so, so, so sorry. I will be praying for you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.