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Lisa-
Dennis

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Post June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 3, 2019, 07:29
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June 3 already!

Spent last week sick, had a cold/allergy extravaganza that morphed into bronchitis. I worked from home all week, by Friday I had to go to the office to get out of the house.

Saturday- walked the dog 3 miles VERY slowly, lightly jogged some downhills.
Sunday- 3 mile super easy trail run.\/ hike with the dog.
This morning, to the gym at work at O'Dark 30. Light weights, recumbent bike. Trying to move and still be smart. I'm still weak.

Hope all is well with everyone!

Erica-
Richards

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 4, 2019, 08:04
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Oh my goodness Lisa! Allergies have been wicked this year and later than usual. How is your bronchitis now? Did you ever do the 10K? If so, how was it?

Nancy, how are you doing? Hope you are giving yourself some time off to grieve and spend time with family. Hugs to you!

Hi JC! How are you doing? Recovering well?

I signed up for the Stride into the Summer program and am having fun trying new things while not running too much. I ran last Monday for the first time since my marathon and my calf wasn’t quite ready. I did a slow 3 miles and about halfway my calf started to tighten. It was sore after that so I went back to walking the rest of the week along with the other Stride programs. I did a slow 2.22 miles yesterday and it was better. Today is a strength workout and cross training. I’m going to mow the lawn for my cross training. Takes me about an hour, I bag so there’s some lifting, and I’m usually a sweaty mess when I’m done.

Lots of end of the school year stuff going on. Ethan is working in Maine bussing tables at our friends restaurant, same as last year. Emma is almost done with classes and then has finals. Lots of graduation parties and such. Also trying to get some more house projects done before heading to Maine the end of this month. We drop Emma off at the St. Paul’s school on June 21st for 5 weeks, need to get packing for that too. Mark’s Tesla is in the shop getting fixed from my “little” driveway accident. Almost $5000 in damage!!! Will fix the Audi once Emma goes to St. Paul’s. Almost $1200 damage there. Boy, I know how to do it!

Well, off to the grocery store. Have a great week!

thenancyrd

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 6, 2019, 17:22
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That stinks, Lisa. I hope you are feeling stronger every day. I'm guessing your daughter is home from college, and your son is finishing up school? Summer plans?

Great idea to do that program, Erica. It sounds like you'll get a variety of activities so maybe that will make Stanley happy too. I'm sorry about the bills with the accident, hopefully insurance is covering but more importantly, I'm glad you are ok! What is Emma doing at St. Paul's school for 5 weeks, I guess it is a camp?

Hi JC!

I am ok. Going back to work has affected me more than I thought it would, it makes me sad to go there. I guess I will adjust in time. I would love to find another job, but have been lazy to do so, since I have worked here so long and it's close to home. But maybe this will be the push I need, I'll see.

Have a great weekend, all!

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 7, 2019, 14:30
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Hi ladies!! It's me!!

Got back from SD trip Thurs evening, about 2600 miles which included the NM trail race and SD.

RR - Deadwood Mickelson trail marathon, June 2.

I camped along the way, couple of nights in CO, then another night in WY, and finally 2 nights in Deadwood, right next to the shuttle bus area!! Made all the difference on race morning. A couple of tents next to me were runners also, they were running the HM.

I did run easy 6 miles on Wed. in the Sandia Mts in Albq. The rest of the time, I moved around, walked and kept busy to keep muscles loose.

I don't know if running those 6 helped or not, maybe I should have split it up, running 3 on Tues and another 3 on Thurs ....... oh well.

Race morning, got up around 5 am. We can bring a drop bag to the start and they bring it back to the finish. It wasn't too cold, around 45 degrees. But I wore my capris, long sleeved tech shirt over a short sleeved one, and my windbreaker, a cap to keep my ears warm and gloves. I ate a bagel with peanut butter and drank water while on the shuttle bus to the start. Sat next to a 69 yr old!! WOW!! We talked races and soon everyone around us was asking her questions, it was great!!

It was much cooler at the start location and everyone who didn't bring warm clothes in their drop bag were shivering and trying to find warm spots from the exhaust of the cars nearby, LOL!! It was a long wait ........just over an hour for the bus that dropped us off. I sat down and talked with a runner from New Orleans. Most of the runners are getting worked up about the LONG hill, and then the downhill after reaching the top. From the profile, it does look like it's really a noticeable HILL.

Finally, the start at 8 am. We run through the small town on the highway for about 2 miles, then turn around and run back for about 1 mile before getting on the Mickelson trail. It's not dirt, not technical at all. It's one of those 'rails to trails' type of surface, and my body, legs, feet do not like it. It's going to be like this all the way!! OMG!! I kept looking for the HILL .........it turns out that it's a VERY, VERY GRADUAL HILL. I was so disappointed ....... and everyone at the A.S. kept telling me that after reaching the 'TOP,' it's all DOWNHILL.

No, it's not ..........the 'downhill' is a VERY VERY gradual descent.

I'm trying to 'embrace' the trail but it was SO BORING, and hard on my feet. My blisters got very inflamed around mile 14. I could feel it getting worse after mile 10 but was hoping that it wouldn't slow me down but it did. My knee got very achy but it was the least of my problems.

It rained around mile 19, and 20 but it stayed cool with the partly cloudy sky .......but it got humid. And I can't breathe in the muggy air.

Everyone I passed on the "HILL" started passing me on the "downhill" ..........I kept the walk/run strategy but the blister under my right foot started to bleed, and I had to stop and changed all my band-aids a couple of times.

The last 2 miles, I just jogged and kept behind a couple of young runners.

I finished!! One of my slowest finish times. Just under 6 hours. If I was more healthy and rested, I probably would have finished between 4.5-5.0 hrs. Oh well. I showed up and finished.

Another lesson: It was too much too soon (I knew this but still did it) as far as running a hard technical race a week before and then this longer race. My legs felt like cement the last 6 miles.

Overall, I didn't like the course at all. That played with my psyche, I was not concentrating because I was so bored. I really do NEED the technicality and the challenge of looking up and knowing I need to get to the top. The race was not worth the trip. I think it's more for road runners who want the experience of a 'trail race' without stressing about their time. Just not my preference, not their fault. I did enjoy the camping and hiking on this trip though.

Surprisingly, I had minimal soreness the next day, yay!!

My RB from MN told me that finishing 2 races, a week apart, says alot about my fitness and determination. I'll take that. LOL!!

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 7, 2019, 14:32
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Quote from Lisa Dennis on June 3, 2019, 07:29
June 3 already!

Spent last week sick, had a cold/allergy extravaganza that morphed into bronchitis. I worked from home all week, by Friday I had to go to the office to get out of the house.

Saturday- walked the dog 3 miles VERY slowly, lightly jogged some downhills.
Sunday- 3 mile super easy trail run.\/ hike with the dog.
This morning, to the gym at work at O'Dark 30. Light weights, recumbent bike. Trying to move and still be smart. I'm still weak.

Hope all is well with everyone!

OMgoodness Lisa, Hope you are feeling better by now. Sometimes a light jog really helps move the cruddy stuff out. Glad you could get some activity. Take care!!

JCtrail

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 7, 2019, 14:37
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Erica: 'ouch' on the bills. I know the feeling. All seems to be settling in with the kids though. I hope your recovery goes well too. Calf issues can be such a bummer. I still get those too. Are you spending more time at the cottage?

Nancy: So sorry to hear of the job site situation. It happens to everyone I think, at some time or another. Totally get the 'close to home' ......... we do get use to the small things for sure. I hope it works out and gets better ......whether you stay or not.

I'll talk with you all later. Take care!!

thenancyrd

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 18, 2019, 18:04
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Hmm... I wrote reply but it didn't post?

Anyway I hope all is well with you all. I am leaving tomorrow for vacation, San Francisco for a few days then up to Seattle. We are going on an Alaska cruise Sunday-Sunday. Looking forward to time away from everything.

Take care and enjoy summer, starts Friday 🙂

Erica-
Richards

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Post Re: June 2019 Master BAMRS
on: June 18, 2019, 19:43
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I got the email so I read the post that disappeared. Have a wonderful time in Alaska! I think I need to add that to my travel bucket list.

I’m doing ok. Well, today wasn’t a great day (fell on the boardwalk at the beach this morning, having car trouble, and have a rash on my face) but it’s all relative. Home from Maine to help Emma pack and get ready to go to the Advanced Summer Program at the St Paul’s School. She leave Friday. Ethan’s been working a lot in Maine so making some good money. Mark got his Tesla back yesterday after getting it repaired so he’s a happy camper. I’ve been doing the Stride Into The Summer program and like it a lot. I’m not getting every workout in but moving forward and still recovering from my calf injury. I’ve run up to 4.5 miles but it’s still sore at times. A bit frustrating. Patience is not one of my virtues. Lol!

Well, hope everyone is well! I’ll check back in later in the week. Hopefully I’ll sort myself out by then! Haha!!

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