With my (still) bum knee, we're doing the two mile walk route for the turkey trot tomorrow. I really wanted to walk the five since the physical therapist finally convinced me that running is out of the question for another few weeks, but I'm trying to be sensible (which is very difficult for me...). Between that, the usual dog walks (4 - 6 miles a day) power shopping on Friday and a trip to the Y Saturday night for Family Fun night with my "little sister" and the BF's two kids, I'll be getting a decent amount of activity, but still not as much as I'd like.
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Posts: 7,136 11/24/10 12:35 P
Here's my week:
Sunday: 1/2 marathon Monday: off Tuesday: 30 mins. on stairmill at gym Wed: ST arms, abs and back Thursday: 5K turkey trot Friday: Black Friday shopping!!! Saturday: off Sunday: 6 mile run
Be fearless. You only fail when you stop trying. "The cure to anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea." - Isak Dinesen
I started my week away from home with my (first) half marathon on Sunday. I feel really good, but have rested yesterday and today. I will do a light run tomorrow and probably another light run on Friday or Saturday. We'll be driving home on Sunday. Then, I hope to get back to 'normal' - as soon as I figure out what my new normal is since I don't have my first half looming in front of me!
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Completed 2013 Events: Feb 9 - Pedaling the Prairie, 45 miles Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles Aug 18 - TriGirl Sprint Duathlon Sept 2 - Dam Ride, 32 miles
current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (33,789) Posts: 848 11/23/10 5:45 P
I will miss my Thursday run since we'll be travelling, but will get it in either Friday or Saturday. I started my taper this week, so I'm not as worried if I don't have time to get in a full run or if I miss one. I need to let my knees rest a bit after my 13 mile run this past Sunday. Since we will be at my parent's house, I may skip this Sunday's run and only run 3 days next week before my HM on the following Sunday. Will play that by ear. :)
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Fitness Minutes: (40,990) Posts: 5,529 11/23/10 4:38 P
Did my hill workout this morning and am playing underwater hockey this evening. Thanksgiving morning I have a 4 mile Race for the Pies, followed by an 8 mile run Friday morning, an ocean swim Saturday morning if conditions allow, and a 20 mile run Sunday morning.
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
Fitness Minutes: (44,931) Posts: 1,222 11/23/10 2:26 P
Wish I could say I was sticking to the plan but, with all the cleaning, I'm so sore I can barely move. I hadn't planned on having Thanksgiving at my house but plans change and we need to be flexible. I'd let the cleaning slid in lieu of running so am now paying for it. Am doing a 3.25 Turkey Trot with my 8 year old grandson and hope to get more running in Saturday and Sunday. Going to be snowy, rainy and COLD.
Eastern time zone - NY
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Posts: 18,308 11/23/10 12:21 P
With all of the time off from work, I will be getting in EXTRA workouts!
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Fitness Minutes: (29,705) Posts: 489 11/23/10 11:22 A
Turkey Trot 5K
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Fitness Minutes: (17,322) Posts: 1,837 11/23/10 11:10 A
Sticking to the plan the best I can
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Fitness Minutes: (113,749) Posts: 5,423 11/22/10 10:36 P
Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning (haven't decided yet whether I'm running or walking) and half marathon (walking) on Sunday!
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Posts: 771 11/22/10 8:49 P
Cardio: Walking up and down the supermarket isles... Running into black Friday sales...
Weights: Lifting the turkey out of the oven... Carrying the shopping bags on black Friday.
-5 Mile Turkey trot on Thursday am.
-Not making any fattening vegan foods and NO vegan desserts so that I won't be tempted.
-Sending everyone else to go to brunch and antiquing Sunday morning so I can get my 21 mile run in.
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Posts: 260 11/22/10 8:36 P
Sticking to my training schedule as my half marathon is the week after Thanksgiving (St. Jude, Dec. 4). So this is what it looks like, Monday-Rest, Tuesday-6 mile speedwork, Wednesday-4mile EZ run, Thursday-6 mile Turkey Trot, Friday and Saturday-REST, Sunday-my last long run, 10 miles EZ.
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current weight: 125.0
Posts: 448 11/22/10 8:17 P
Making it a priority, doing it, getting my family & friends involved and being committed to me & my goals! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
Posts: 4,528 11/22/10 6:21 P
Running a 4 mile Turkey Trot Thursday morning, and since I am in charge of dinner, it will be healthy and simple. No leftovers, no stuffing ourselves! Happy holiday everyone!
Life is not about waiting for storms to pass. Life is about learning how to dance in the rain.
current weight: 181.8
Posts: 306 11/22/10 6:17 P
I plan to follow my training schedule as usual this week...the only change will be a 10k on thursday and kettlebells for weights....
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current weight: 135.0
Posts: 4,661 11/22/10 5:55 P
I will be running as usual. I think I may hit up one of the trails in the area when I go visit my family.
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"A good day is when I get to run. A great day is when I inspire others to run!"
"I AM A RUNNER because I know that despite my best efforts, I will always want more from myself. I will always want to know my limits so that I can exceed them."
My last long run was 14 miles last Friday. Wow, it feels good to say that. Now I need 16 this week. I am working from home (Mon-Wed I think) and this makes things more difficult. My man and I have work to get done on our acreage on his days off (Thursday - Sunday). I think it may rain so I guess I can make time. I am just more stressed when he is in the other room and I am running for 3 hours. Hum... Not sure how to best make this work.
I AM STRONG!
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