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  • Sort of fell off the face of the earth at the end of August. I did make my 40 goal, but not my 50. The past couple of weeks have been nothing but busyness and trouble. We moved the newlyweds out of the house (and cleaned up what was left), I went back to work, the kids started school, and a dear friend had emergency brain…
  • Did a really slow 2 miles this morning...slower and shorter than planned because my beautiful 7th and 8th graders decided to join me. I burned more calories encouraging them to "run a little slower", "keep running!", or "try leading with your left foot to avoid that stitch in your side!" than I did with actual running. :)…
  • I don't like to carry water, either, but there are no fountains where I normally run. I've can pretty much put drinking out of my head up to about 5 miles. When I was training for my half marathon a few years back, I could go 7 miles without drinking, but only if it was cold outside. Not in the summer heat. I have a much…
  • Today was 5 more miles of awful humidity and hip/ankle discomfort, but completed. I need to go again tomorrow, but may do streets rather than trails. The place where I run is pretty rough due to rain right now, so I've been wearing my trail shoes. Unfortunately, my toes bang up against the ends and my callouses were…
  • Lesson for my day: Just because something didn't kick your *kitten* yesterday, doesn't mean it won't kick it today. I enjoyed my lake run yesterday, and since I am a little behind on my mileage goals for the month I thought I'd try to do it again today. Nope. I started out painfully slow and escalated to excruciatingly…
  • @Avidkeo I've never had to rehab acute ptt while running--I just know that the right shoes keep the pains away and the wrong shoes give me all the warning signs. For me, I stopped being symptomatic as I lost weight and started doing leg weight training at the gym. (Which reminds me that I need to get back to weights...I've…
  • @skippygirlsmom - I love the story about the lock. Sending our kids off to school is both sad and exhilarating (my middle girl leaves for her sophomore year in two weeks). Also, Happy Birthday! @RunsOnEspresso - I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet pup. :( @Avidkeo - I've struggled with posterior tibial tendonitis before…
  • Didn't run yesterday as planned, since I had my big test to get into a grad school program. I meant to run today...but it didn't happen. I think all the stress of preparing for my test just showed up in an extreme need for sleep. So I slept. I may try to get in a run tonight if it isn't too muggy, since tomorrow morning…
  • I ran two miles through soup this morning before I had to take the last of my company to the train. I'm going to try for 3-5 tomorrow, depending on just how damp it is. It was 78 degrees and 91% humidity at 7:45 this morning, and tomorrow is supposed to be hotter...sigh.
  • Still in the midst of family reunion weekend with company still here. I had to drop a kid off at camp early, so I managed to sneak out for a 3-miler this morning before it was atrociously hot. I'll have to catch up on the chat later, though--I hope everyone had a good weekend!
  • I bought a pair and love them! Pros: Nice deep pockets and they don't ride up at all. (I got the 9 inch ones; they stay put well enough that I'm going to buy the 7 inch ones). Cons: They must be hung to dry, but I have to do that with my running bras, too, so not really a big deal. It does mean that I have to have another…
  • Yesterday was a planned rest day, and heaven only knows what this weekend will look like (family reunion events on Friday and Saturday, plus company staying here at my house). I managed to do 3 miles after I dropped the kids off at camp today. It's been wet and humid here for what feels like weeks and weeks, but the…
  • I'm in for a minimum of 40 with a stretch goal of 50. I'd also like to work toward a 10K long run by the end of the month.
  • @AprilRN10 "running til you aren't mad anymore!" I love it. And can't tell you how many people's lives may have been saved by me doing the exact same thing, lol @shanaber What a great race report--the pictures are awesome! Sorry about the lack of facilities--that's just crazy. Congrats to your daughter on her wild new PR!…
  • Life came at me and kicked my behind for the past few days--not feeling well and then a big social weekend. I haven't run since Wednesday! It looks like it may be another rainy week here, so I took advantage of the relatively nice day (70 degrees, overcast, and muggy as heck) to run at the lake. I did 5 miles, but it was…
  • @skippygirlsmom Hooray for no stress fracture! @HonuNui Boo to chickens who turn out to be roosters...but he's really cute, for a rooster. :) @MegaMooseEsq I hope your Bowie-pup responds to treatment and starts feeling better. My dog is also not a good running buddy, but I love him to bits. Today was muggy and awful and I…
  • I think my runs are often the most prayer-ful part of my week. And that's not just the "please, God, don't let me die on this hill!" sort of prayers, lol. It's very meditative and I feel a sense of peace on the trail that is sometimes lacking in formal church. That's not to say that I don't want to go to church--it's a…
  • Skimmed almost 200 posts...my weekend was good but very, very wet. More wet coming this week. I did get out during a dry spell at lunch time today, though. It felt rather like 4 miles through chicken noodle soup without the noodles, lol. Now it looks to start pouring again...
  • Yes, socks. I love Feetures. If you do both street and trail running, you could do a pair of trail shoes as part of your rotation.
  • I ran a "quick" 2 miles around my neighborhood yesterday right before I took my kid to go get her drivers' license (she got it, yay!) and then hosted a bunch of middle school girls for a sleepover with my youngest daughter. I didn't get out this morning because of supervising said slumber party, and now it's raining. The…
  • Well, yesterday turned out to be a rest day since my daughter needed me to drive her around to appointments (she goes to get her license tomorrow...pray for us all) and I ran out of time to run, which was a shame because the weather was perfection. It was still really nice today so I ran 5 stinkin' miles at the lake and…
  • I hadn't thought of an Apple Watch, but I know I could sync that up with my son's glucose monitor, and I already have like 5000 songs on iTunes...
  • @skippygirlsmom I'm praying for the best resolution for your girl's medical stuff. I hope she can take the time she needs to heal and that the coaches will be supportive and encouraging for her to do the right thing for her body. There were a whole bunch of other things I wanted to respond to...and they're gone now.…
  • It was yuck outside this morning after I dropped the kids at camp, so I wound up at the gym on the treadmill. I ran 2.5 and walked 1 mile. It was boring. I did bring my ancient ipod with me and listened to songs I forgot I even owned...that was amusing. But not amusing enough. I'm going to have to just suck it up and run…
  • Wow! Caught up 5 pages... Congrats, @skippygirlsmom on your race, and congrats to everyone else who raced this weekend! I was at an all-day class yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to run. I'm obviously up way too late to run without crazy heat right now, so I'll have to decide what to do later in the day. I may just…
  • Thank you so much for the exercise paper! I've been reading about piriformis syndrome. I don't know if what I've got going on is severe to the degree I've been reading about, but the area and problem does sound the same (just milder). I'm going to try these exercises and more foam rolling.
  • So yesterday I went out to dinner with a friend and afterwards we went for a walk (just a couple miles) and she says to me, "you're really limping...did you hurt yourself?" And I'm like, "I'm limping?" My friend is an OT and she starts saying things like physical therapy and piriformis and stretching and I'm scowling at…
  • OMG Yes. I'm just waiting for my first 10K run of the summer. That seems to be the distance at which my bra wins the battle it's been having with my inner arms and all my skin there turns into pain. I did not run today, but went swimming for about 40 minutes instead. It was lovely and cool and I'll definitely be swimming…
  • I looked at Oiselle, but I'm still a little too big for their biggest size. By next summer. :) I just went to Gypsy Runner and bought a pair! Thanks for the hint! I love that it has two pockets. <3 Compression only, for me--I must control the jiggle! That said, I've never shopped at Academy sports, but I can see they could…
  • I have spent a ridiculous amount of money this summer trying to find shorts that work. I am in despair. I have these Champion capris I love--they have a nice deep pocket on both sides and are compression-y without feeling tight at all anywhere. I want them to be shorts, but they are not shorts. My next step is to buy some…
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