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  1. JimB.

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    Why Thank You!!

    Yes, you will note I am very "Central Florida-centric" in my events. it comes from being an underpaid, under-appreciated public servant without much travel time built into his life. (mild rant there...........sorry ;) )
     
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  3. smileyk8

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    John and Jim you guys are something else... I'm not sure what! Exercise robots?!?! Intense, amazing and as Amanda said quite simply inspiring. Just try to keep as fit and healthy as you can! Also John, thanks for the song! I sang it :)

    Amanda brilliant that you're feeling the benefit of boot camp already! I do often think that I need to schedule more weight/resistance work and am very impressed you're doing it! Looking forward to seeing your decision about Dopey too. Gutted I won't' get to see you at a fall race, but Hawaii is a good enough reason I guess :rotfl:

    me metafit class on Monday. I can only go on bank holidays and this class makes me hurt like no other (in a good way!). This morning was the first morning i could sit up to get out of bed rather than roll out :lmao: Running slowly building up, foot doesn't feel right but I'm getting used to the idea that this may just be how it is now. Tempted to get it scanned to check all really is OK, but I'm sure it would've showed on x-ray if now.
    Side note: I really need to work on stomach strength though.... half of the abs workouts put too much strain on my back I'm so weak!!! Any tips?
     
  4. DrMomof3

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    Kate - I'm still trying to find a way for me to hop down to Disney for W&D. I haven't completely given up hope yet. :rotfl: Sorry your foot isn't feeling great.

    I have resisted the pull of the Dopey. Too many injury training for the Goofy. My focus for 2013 (and early 2014 :thumbsup2 ) is working on speed. I have convinced my DH to run the 10k with me on Friday and then I'll run the Full Marathon on Sunday with the hope of setting a PR.

    Amanda
     
  5. johde

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    Hi all, It been a while again since I've posted in. It sounds like people are doing fairly well even if posting has been sporadic

    John - Good luck in training for the Dopey.

    Amanda - Good luck in training for the 10K and Marathon and getting your Husband to do the 10K.

    AFM - Went to the Dr. last Friday for my normal checkup and in general not great news (I knew most of it before going to in). My weight was way up from 6 months ago and my Cholesterol was up. My blood pressure was OK though. I ended up getting an injection in one knee to help with it. He put me on Cholesterol Medication in addition to the Fish oil I'm taking. And I'm on a diet pill temporarily to see if I can get things kickstarted back in the other direction. In Ohio, legally he can only prescribe it for no more than 3 month before taking 6 months off. So temporary is temporary.

    On the positive front, I've run or walked twice this week and I've been biking twice. It's an old cheap Walmart bike I had that a friend of mine fixed up as best he could but It's enough to get started. Even just getting the injection in one knee I can feel the difference although I can tell the difference between the two. Hopefully I can continue to getting back on track. I've seen some good weight loss this week.
     
  6. Sarah_Rose

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    Hey there Warriors. It's been awhile! I've been enjoying keeping up with what everyone has been doing, but I've had nothing to share, myself.

    We're going to change that. :rotfl2: My baby Quinn-cess started walking this week, so I no longer have the "I just had a baby!" excuse going for me anymore. LOL!

    After a few days of long Facebook conversations with another WISHer who has always been my "bad influence" (Kirsty_Leigh, who has also been MIA for a long while), we both decided to make another bad decision. Oh yeah, I have 8 months to get myself Dopey-ready. :rolleyes1 I haven't run seriously since the 2011 DL half marathon, but I've kept in pretty good shape with lots of fitness classes and just plain walking a lot with a baby on my back, so I'm hoping it won't be too hard to get back into running shape.

    So, this week I did 3 miles on Tuesday and Thursday (at about a 13 minute mile) and a nice slow 10 mile bike ride (with two kids on the bike in front and back seats!) on Wednesday. Looking forward to a 4 mile "long run" tomorrow. The plan is to keep it relatively slow for the next couple months, and then start Galloway's beginner Goofy training plan in late June/early July. Oh baby.

    Good to be back! I'm looking forward to having some serious miles to report!
     
  7. DrMomof3

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    Jeremy - Glad to hear that you're getting yourself started again. Sorry to hear that you're suffering some medical issues.
    Sarah - Wow! Dopey!!! Good for you!

    I PR'ed my half marathon last weekend with a 2:25:32 finish. I've been so consumed by the terrible events in Boston that I set my own race aside to try to understand what happened. At any rate I'm quite pleased with my performance and starting to train for a 10k in June.

    Amanda
     
  8. John VN

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    Nice to "read" from everybody. Sure doesn't sound right but does read right. :)

    Amanda-well done. :thumbsup2

    Sarah_Rose-glad you're back on the wagon. :rotfl2: It's a good thing.

    Jeremy-Again, slow and easy should take care of your ill's. Stay positive. :goodvibes

    Kate-beating myself up exercising is not an option for me so do one extra routine for me. :rotfl:

    Jim-4 weeks and it's another one for the books. :cheer2:

    AFM, I went to a highly recommended Ortho for right shoulder. He looked at MRI and then said that mild, moderated and severe are words used to indicate joint degradation. Mine is beyond severe and total replacement is the only solution. I'll stay with original equipment for some time to come. Training for IM 70.3 FL continues and a new bike is to arrive this week that will hopefully improve my cycling portion. At least Kathy has stopped bugging me about getting a new bike. :woohoo:

    Stay well and safe.

    McFlurry John
     
  9. JimB.

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    Happy Thursday Warriors!!

    Not much goings on here in (Now Warm) NE Florida. Mostly just getting ready (sort of) for the Florida 70.3 in a shortshortshortSHORT 24 days!!!

    My left shoulder has been pretty gimpy lately with some odd sensations at certain ranges of motion. Thusly, my swimming has been virtually non-existent lately. I DID do a 55 minute open water swim at Castaway Cay last week which, surprisingly, seemed to go pretty well. It was in salt water, which made it a bit easier, but I just concentrated on being relaxed and not worrying about the steroid-laden studmuffins that will be passing me. Hopefully in the pool tomorrow.

    Did a 58 mile ride +4 mile run Sunday & a 23 mile ride +7 mile run yesterday. Cut the run short due to a lack of fluids, but it felt ok.

    Due to upcoming events, my training is basically over the middle of next week, so one more LONG bike + slamming a long run in after and that's it.

    Aaaaaaand hopefully, I don't drown.

    John - Hope to see you there! Take care of the shoulder. New parts are expensive! I'm in the midst of getting acquainted with a new back doctor over in G'ville. New MRI and a 2nd consult in a couple of weeks. Hopefully decent news will follow.

    Alarm is going off!! Gotta go on a call! Will check back later. Rock on!
     
  10. Bookwood

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    Wow I haven't checked in for awhile! A quick trip to Florida (April 13-21 driving 2 days on each end) played some havoc with my last long run but I'll deal. I have a 5 miler this weekend and then it's taper time for the Indy Mini in 1 week.

    I just saw the new race added for Princess next year and am sad I can't do it (or at least probably can't as I've promised to do CMM with my original running buddies next year and i don't like the turn around time.) However, if next weekend goes well who knows? LOL

    I hope you all have great runs (and other training) this next week!
     
  11. johde

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    Hi all.

    Sarah - What are you thinking? Just Kidding, just don't try and do it while pregnant again.

    Amanda - Congratulations on the PR.

    John - Sorry to hear about the diagnosis on the shoulder. But enjoy the new bike. If I continue with the biking I may be in the market for a new one myself. My current one is a cheap Walmart Special.

    JimB - Not drowning would be a good thing.

    Pam - Good luck on the 5 miler.

    Me - Things are continuing to go OK. I got out running 2 times last week It's still 3 miles total. 1/2 mile warmup followed by 2-2.25 miles of run 15 sec/walk 1 minute. But at least I'm getting out there. I've also been continuing my biking although I missed Sunday because of rain.

    Today I got an e-mail from Rock n Roll Cleveland. They are postponing the race by one day from Saturday to Sunday. Because of the change in day they are allowing people to switch to another RnR event or get their money back if they couldn't do the new date. Since I'm going but not progressing at a pace where I think I'd be ready for the race, I took the option of getting my money back. So, I now officially have no races on the schedule (although there's a couple I might decide to do last minute), I don't need to worry about trying to push to much to soon .
     
  12. Sarah_Rose

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    Jeremy: Awesome on the progress - but sad that you had to back out of the race, even if it is definitely for the best!

    Pam: Good luck with the Indy Mini! That always sounds like a fun race!

    Jim: Enjoy your taper and take it easy on that shoulder! Breathing air is an important part of swimming! ;)

    Amanda: WTG on your half!

    As for me, I've been running with zombies and never been happier. :lmao: I started using the Zombies, Run! app for the iPhone and I've been having so much fun with the virtual zombie chases. It's made me look forward to my run in ways that I haven't in years and I actually ended up doing an extra 30 minutes to do an extra mission during my "long run" on Saturday. I highly recommend the app to anyone who is looking for a fun way to switch up their running routine - nothing encourages interval training like being chased by a pack of the undead!

    On that theme, I did a 6 mile run in 1:20 on Saturday and felt AWESOME and it made me way too bold. Signed up for a local half marathon for this coming Sunday. Why yes, I did only start running again about a month ago. Why yes, I haven't run 13 miles since DL in September 2011. Why yes, this is going to hurt. :rotfl: But I'm getting my proof of time for WDW, darn it! I just need to finish in under 3:15.... or at least finish upright. ;)

    Have a good week, Warriors! It looks like spring has finally come to Toronto!
     
  13. smileyk8

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    EEEEP sorry guys, my posting has gone a bit off the rails! I needed some time out after Boston, my memories got a bit squished up with the things that were on the news so I just had to put aside some time to separate things out and set stuff straight. Oh the joys of being a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist trainee! Whole thing is horrid, but I know it won't stop any runner and loved the Run for Boston stuff that took over facebook.

    Anywho....

    Sarah- lovely to see you on here! I've been watching your zombie updates with puzzlement (that's not a word!). I love that you ran an extra 30 mins to do a mission, this is the kind of gaming the kids need! You WILL finish upright, no race is ever straight forward and you always do yourself and us proud :)

    Jeremy sad to hear that you have cancelled the race, but thrilled you're back taking steps. It's hard to do without a race schedule, which makes it all the more impressive.

    John Hey i'd love to squish in an extra workout for you- can I borrow some of your time then? he he. Very sad to see your shoulder is so very broken :( I know that doesn't help, but I'm sorry! I hope the new bike is amazing and you love it! Excellent retail therapy!

    Jim you'll have to get a wetsuit with those little floatation aids in. I'm not having a warrior drown! NOT OK! Seriously, I hope your new MRI shows something positive or helpful and just keep yourself safe. Don't worry about other people in the water, there's always someone faster and always someone slower.

    Pam Tell me about it, the glass slipper kills me!!!! If you can get to it.... do it! Wahoooo. Almost Indy mini time, hope it goes well. Missing a few runs for Disney time is fine because the pixie dust that you breathe in makes up for them. huh-hmm.

    Amanda well done for your PR especially with those heavy thoughts. Let the 10 k training begin!

    Me running 3-4 days again now, back out helping a friend to get running so that's always nice. Throw in a swim, badminton game and long walk with hubby and that's my standard week! Feel so much better being active again (also a whole world more hungry!), and have lots of races coming up to try to get a decent time for W&D. Ignoring foot and loving my OnRunning shoes, everything is OK!

    Will try to be more active again. I miss photos on here- we need to get back into that. Race pictures are essential! Ha. Have a good day :wizard:
     
  14. Bookwood

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    Good Morning all!,

    Indy was crowded! We saw them handing out bibs to the 54,000's and DD#2 had 8,000 (started in corral T) DD#3 and I were in the 32,000 bib numbers and in corral W. It was a mass start although we didn't get to the line until 26 minutes into the race. Weather was great, no leg cramps (evidently instead of carb loading I need to potassium load LOL) but the time wasn't great. Lots of good entertainment along the way and we felt very secure with soldier/police at every cross road along the race. It's an Indy tradition that Firefighters to the race in full turnout gear and some Police Officers do it it full riot gear so we saw them along the course (passes the Firefighters early and hung with the Police Officers from the Race track to the finish.) The Police even did a donut run around mile 11 or so which was entertaining for the rest of us. LOL

    The race track wasn't nearly as fun this time since there were no cars/racers/pit workers there yet.

    Kate~ I'm glad your back and getting the whole Boston thing worked through.
    Sarah-Rose~ I don't use an iphone but will tell the DD's who have them about Zombie running
    johde~ I hope you find just the right race at just the right time
    Jim and John~ good luck with that Florida 70.3
    Dr. Mom~ Congratulations on the PR

    What's up for me now? DD#1 and SIL are running in South Bend Indiana the end of May so I decided to volunteer for that race and cheer for them. I'll be getting back to running this weekend and am contemplating doing the Fort 4 Fitness in Ft Wayne. I really want to sign up for the Glass Slipper race at Princess in 2014 (after deciding this year would be my last Princess because it's just too crowded :rolleyes1) I really want to try a double like that since I felt so good Sunday. I think I'm still Goofy dreaming! (although I swore I'd never do another full) Ah, Decisions!

    Have a great week!
     
  15. smileyk8

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    Pam- yay for your race! That sounds massive, definitely not mini!!!! 26 minutes is a long time to get going. Sorry it was so crowded, but you did it!!! Volunteering for your dd and sil is a lovely thing to do, I'm certain they'll appreciate it. Oh decisions- magical princess shiny new medal or goofy (still magical, but then there'll always be dopey!). Hope you get to do one of them! :D
     
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    Pam - WOW! That is a crowded race! Sounds like a lot of fun, though!

    Kate - All I can say is...... THIRTY-NINE POINT THREE!!!! ;)

    Well, I survived my half on Sunday. Actually, it went much better than expected, considering that I haven't run more than 6 miles in a year and a half! I got chatting with another woman in the start area, who was also under trained, and also shooting for a 3-ish hour half, and we ended up chatting through the entire race. So much so that we forgot to do the walk intervals until about like mile 8. Whooops! I'm still hurting a bit today, but we finished in 2:46, which is 2 minutes faster than my last "serious" half and 20 minutes faster than DL in 2011! :cool1: We ended up exchanging contact info after the race and I have a feeling that my new friend is going to talk me into a few more races this summer...

    And then I went and overdid it with my "walking around the zoo pushing a 35 lb toddler in a stroller with a 25 lb baby on my back" workout. LOL! Our zoo here in Toronto makes a Disney park look like a short jaunt across a parking lot (it's the largest zoo in land area in the world), so it is quite a workout! I'm not sure my calves were quite ready for that yet! :lmao:
     
  17. Bookwood

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    Guess I have to correct the race number over 30,000 finished but they were handing out bibs up to 54,000 so I don't know where the break down was (I was bib numbers 32,036) so don't know what happened. Still really crowded but a nice flat race.
    Sarah Rose, I hope you legs are feeling better today.
     
  18. smileyk8

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    Sarah- whooooo for your race! It's amazing what a bit of chatting and distraction can do for you isn't it! That time really is a massive achievement though :) true warrior style!

    Pam- that's still a lot of people! How are you doing now?

    I have my first race of the yr in a couple of weeks then hoping to do one a month to keep me going! Fingers crossed I'll have a decent time by the last one for Wine and Dine he he!!!!! We've just finished booking our ADRs :D (I'm a little excited!!!!!)
     
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    I'm feeling great now (except for a mentally challenging day at school- subbing for classes that have had a different sub everyday this week, seniors the day before prom and freshman that just don't care about school.)

    I felt really good on Sunday which makes me wish the Glass Slipper was doable this year. I really want to try a back to back days race. (Guess I just have to sub as much as possible until schools out to see if I can afford it.)
     
  20. johde

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    Sarah - That sounds like a fun App. And Congratulation on the half. I sure know I'm not ready for a half.

    Kate - Nice to hear you're getting back at it again.

    Pam - Yea for the race. and Great of you to volunteer. I've volunteered a couple of time at packet pickup and once on race day. It sure give you a different perspective on a race.

    AFM - In the turning lemons to lemonade department. I'm going to use the money from canceling RnR Cleveland along with renting this years DVC points to outfit a new bike. I'm still using my "Walmart Special" but it's just not cutting it. For the past couple of weeks, I've been in Search mode for a good entry level Roadesque hybrid bike for a super Clydesdale. Right now, I think I've narrowed it town to two.

    Trek 7.2 FX; $499 from LBS in town (1.5 miles from home)

    Fuji Absolute 2.1
    : $430 LBS in a neighboring town. I've scene that price in Columbus which I don't travel to often. There's also a LBS in Zanesville where I work that carries Fuji that I'm going to get a price quote from. When I visited his shop he didn't have any in stock.

    From the bike riders in the group, does one bike look significantly better than the other. I've found a large number of reviews on the Trek but not so much on the Fuji.
     
  21. JimB.

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    Happy Sunday Warriors........


    It's been a bit since I have been here. It's a good news, bad news thing. Good news - wasn't here because last week most of the fam was on a week long cruise on the the Disney Fantasy. Bad news - we had to come back.

    Bad news - While we were there the DW & I had a talk and a "patient assessment" and I've decided to take a pass on the Florida 70.3 this year. Things with the underlying superstructure just don't "seem right" right now, and we are concerned that the 6 hours of abuse will do more harm. So I'll go check in, get my $200 shirt and reset the system for later events. Probably look for an Oly distance in late summer or fall if things work out. More bummed about the wasted $$ than anything. But this will get me some time to train PROPERLY and hopefully get healthier. Going to get some new back imaging done on Tuesday and consult the new spinal Doc after and see what the whole story is. Additionally my plantar fasciitis feels like it may be cropping back up. Bleh. But in the end it's all good. Things will work out for the best. And if I can get the extra 10 pounds off of my a$$ it'll be even better!

    Good news- got a nice long open water swim at Castaway Cay on Friday. Bad news - I swam about as straight as a plate of wet linguini. Good news - a couple of guys at work are open water swimming addicts, so they are going to help me on my swimming. I'm finding out I "like" open water swimming much more that pool swimming.

    It sounds like ya'll are all doing great! Keep up the hard work!

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