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Author Topic: April 2017 BAMRs!
thenancyrd

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Post Re: April 2017 BAMRs!
on: April 14, 2017, 19:12
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Happy Passover/Easter, ladies 🙂

Had today off from work, did lots of cleaning and cooking then had my nails done... ahh..

Planning on 11-12 miles tomorrow... oh boy...

Enjoy your weekend!

thenancyrd

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Post Re: April 2017 BAMRs!
on: April 16, 2017, 04:20
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Happy Easter!

We ran 12 miles yesterday, tired but not bad! After cleaning up, we went our churches Easter food blessing, ordered food for my Dad's 96th birthday party at our house this coming Saturday, dropped by our son's new apartment - he and his girlfriend moved in together yesterday, was fun to see all them and their friends, reminded us of us a l~o~n~g time ago!, then to the mall for clothes for Utah and out to dinner. So we definitely stretched our legs, didn't stiffen up too much. Slept like a rock, haha!

Have a great day 🙂

Erica-
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on: April 18, 2017, 09:03
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Hi all!
Been a super busy week...what else is new?! Last I wrote, I was sitting on the couch recovering from a 15 miler, lol! Ran a super slow 5 miles the next day. I'm trying to do one back to back run per week to get ready for my 39.3 challenge. Not easy but with no time goals, I think I'll be able to finish. Tuesday, I spent the day shopping with my 2 best friends. Fun! Bought a new tank top for my marathon. Wednesday, went swimming since I was going to miss my swim class Friday. Watched my very first girls lacrosse game that night. Emma's never played but decided to try it. She had 2 assists (along with lots of dropped balls, lol) and said it was fun. Thursday, I saw a registered dietitian for a resting metabolic rate test and consolation. No surprise to learn my metabolism is slower than it should be. Working to improve that so I can lose a bit of weight. I'm not looking to get into a bikini but am mostly concerned about my pre-diabetes and osteopenia. Friday, I met my sister and we sent the day together in Maine. Went to the outlets for exciting things like new underwear, lol and had a nice lunch by the ocean and walked along the Marginal Way. Saturday morning I slugged through my last 20 miler. I was fine until about mile 12. It was hot and I had stomach issues. I think I've been fighting a mild virus and I felt like I was going to throw up. I didn't but it wasn't my best long run. I hosted my brother and his family on Easter and that was nice and relaxing. (Aside from the cooking and cleaning). Went to watch the Boston Marathon yesterday. So inspiring!! After that, took my daughter to a consultation for her wisdom teeth followed by some outlet shopping for some things she needs for our vacation. We leave for Disney on Saturday night. Lots to do before we go!

Nancy, nice job on the 12 miler! Woohoo!! Happy 96th to your dad! Hope he enjoyed his birthday.

JC, can't wait to hear about your trail half on Saturday. I'll think of you as I'm running that morning. Take it easy though. Oh, and take pictures, lol!

Lisa, any glimpses of your running mojo? I'll probably be in the missing mojo boat after my race next month. I only have a month off before I need to train for Chicago so hopefully I'll have enough time to rest, recover, and keep whatever mojo I have. Always a struggle. Looking forward to Maine!!

Jana, hope all is well!

Well, have a great day everyone!

thenancyrd

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on: April 19, 2017, 16:52
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Oh boy Erica I am tired reading your post, haha. No, no I am teasing you, you are incredibly active always on the go. I was going to say enjoy a relaxing vacation, but Disney is certainly NOT a relaxing vacation. Where are you staying? I like my FB feed that shows you posts from X years ago, all last week I was getting photos from my last Disney trip 3 years ago... good times 🙂

So when is your 39.3? I presume you are doing a half one day and a full the next? Is that the one in Maine in May when I am in Utah? I am sure you will do well, despite your worries about not having the best runs. I hope you are feeling better, no virus wanted during vacation!

Fun to shop! We've been doing some for our trip 🙂 cannot wait to go, 23 more days. We also booked a cruise for next February, that's only 288 days away! (I have a countdown on my cell).

Jana, JC, Lisa - I hope all is well with you ladies and your are healthy and having good runs 🙂

Easter was ok, I drank too much wine (after giving it up for Lent) and it really hit me hard. Stayed home Monday. Tuesday ran outside before work and hoping to do so tomorrow, hopefully the rain passes. Saturday we will do 6 then get ready for my Dad's party. The following weekend is the half. After the Utah trip (week of May 15) we will start training for our first full, signed up for the Wineglass Oct. 1st. Still debating if we really want to spend the $ to run a half at Vegas. I think it would be cool to run down the strip at night. Have to check typical weather and costs for that time of year.

Have a great day!

thenancyrd

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on: April 20, 2017, 17:42
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Ran 3 miles this morning in the rain and didn't melt... just needed to prove to myself it can be done!

Erica-
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on: April 22, 2017, 19:31
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Hi all,
Currently on a JetBlue flight to Orlando 37000 feet in the air. Free wifi, woohoo! I was going to watch the movie Lion but the subtitles were too small on the tiny screen so I watched an episode of The Crown on Netflix.

Nancy, my 39.3 is May 13th and 14th in Biddeford, Maine. Half Saturday and full Sunday. Did my second 20 miler last week and had a very strong 16 miler today. Taper time!

We are staying at the Boardwalk Hotel this time. We splurged (well, I had a coupon) since we may not be going much in the coming years as my babies get older. It's certainly not a relaxing vacation! We typicallywalk 8-10 miles a day so no running this week.

You must be getting excited for your trip! Also, so excited you signed up for your first marathon!!! That's awesome!! I've heard Wineglass is nice. Might have to put it on my list.

JC, hope your trail race went well today. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Lisa, sounds like you had a good (but cold and wet) run today. I wore capris and a thick-ish long sleeve top and it was just right. It was misty and sometimes sprinkling so while I didn't get too wet, I was damp. Loved the cooler temps though!

Jana, hope you are well! Did your daughter have an April vacation?

Well, better sign off. Want to make sure this posts. Probably won't check back in until we get home next week. Enjoy the week!

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