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Author Topic: Master Runners December 2019

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Post Master Runners December 2019
on: December 2, 2019, 04:44

Happy December 2nd! Nearly to the end of the year, boy time flies. Hope you are all well. I walked 2 miles on Saturday, after 1 mile I did 3 short 30 second bursts of slow jogging. I was nervous but haven't felt any negative repercussions from doing that so I am taking it as a good sign. Decorated the house this weekend, Fred and Katie put up the lights outside; he brought up the boxes then Katie and I decorated inside. We have 3 artificial trees - the main one in the living room is all our family ornaments through the years; a smaller one in the dining room is Snoopy/Peanuts ornaments and the smaller one in the den is Star Trek. I feel festive 🙂

Bought a few things on Amazon for Black Friday otherwise not much shopping done. Apparently this is the year of gift cards or cash, with the wedding coming up next year.

Have a great day!


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Post Re: Master Runners December 2019
on: December 2, 2019, 10:53

Happy Snow Day!
We got about a foot of snow last night with another 5-8 inches coming tonight. No school for Emma today and Mark is working from home. Well, he’s actually snow blowing the driveway as I type. Got Ethan out of the house earlier than planned yesterday morning so he could make it back to school before the storm arrived. He got back at 2pm just as the snow started. Said they got about 18 inches so far! Classes were canceled.

After Ethan left, Emma and I did our long run. We ran/walked an 8 miler. Decided to start having her experiment with fueling. Was kind of funny. Took her forever to choke down a salted caramel GU. She was gagging from the texture. I think she’ll prefer chocolate outrage GU since it’s more like chocolate frosting. She also bought some honey stinger chews to try. Otherwise, no issues. I carried a handheld water bottle to share. We ran each mile, then walked briefly. Average pace was just under 11 minutes per mile with our walk breaks. She’s doing so well!! Proud of my girl!

I decided to try my new custom orthotics and also new shoes for the long run. Not the brightest idea but it mostly worked out great! I went back to the New Balance 1080’s since I really need a wide shoe for long runs but the version 10 has been completely redesigned. I’d read mixed reviews. I had trouble with the top of my right shoe and stopped after a couple of miles to loosen the laces and adjust my sock. I had a red mark on that spot when I finished. Might just need to redo the lacing. The custom orthotic was great. I used them each day for many hour and even though the doctor said it might take a few weeks to break them in, it didn’t for me. He said some people can wear them all day right out of the gate. Stanley and Kevin are happier. Yay! I wore them Monday and Tuesday and Tuesday night, no pain when I went to bed. Hoping it continues as I increase my mileage. This was only the second time I’ve run 8 miles since my marathon in May.

Did a little bit of cyber Monday shopping this morning but mostly for stuff that I’d been waiting to purchase to see if they’d be on sale today. Used some coupons and rewards for a couple of purchases and bought some Christmas presents for Ethan. Otherwise, nothing too exciting. We’re really trying to cut back on the “stuff”.

Taking today and tomorrow off from running but may snow shoe. It’s snowing again so round 2 has begun! Stay safe and warm ladies!

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