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Old 10-31-2010, 06:29 PM
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Ghostly! My heavens! Well, think of it this way....if you would have been drinking, it quite possibly could have been your whole hand that you are missing! Seriously, though.....I sure hope you're not hurting, anymore.

Really: Get yourself better! Giving yourself a couple of days is a very good idea.

Murray: Taking a watch will get you addicted.....:P

LL: Circuits are Great! Like intervals on steroids!

Evon: Sore is Good!

Top: I agree.....clear headed on every morning is just the Best!

Happy Halloween!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:37 AM
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Hi all, good to see everyone still here and kickin'.

I spent the weekend visiting my parents with my baby son. Managed a 5 mile run Saturday morning but came down poorly Saturday night. Yesterday was pretty much a wipeout, ended up going to bed late afternoon and didn't wake up until this morning....not eaten since Saturday night. On the mend now, however.

Murray: sounds like you're improving fast. Great job. Mapmyrun is a great resource....as is a running club (there are alot more of those than you think, thought about looking into joining one?).

Hey Ghostly (appropriate Hallween name!) that sounds painful......ouch!!
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Old 11-01-2010, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Ultrarunner View Post
Murray: sounds like you're improving fast. Great job. Mapmyrun is a great resource....as is a running club (there are alot more of those than you think, thought about looking into joining one?).
Hi Ultrarunner,

Thanks! I had a bit of a head start as I walk a lot on my job and I bicycle to work...it's only about a 10 minute ride, but it's uphill almost all the way home.

There is a running club here. I may join in the future, but for now I like being able to run when it fits my family-work-house renovation schedule.

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:43 AM
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Hi all,

I am glad I found this thread, cause I believe in doing something physical every day. I stopped drinking (again) on Sept 29. So far so good, I can go 5 or 6 months with out a drink and then, boom, I get complacent, I get lazy, I am drinking everything in my way for 4 to 5 weeks until I get a hold of myself and stop. This has been going for years. I am tired of the marry go round..... I am done.

I am 6 day a week guy. In the summer I ride my bike 4 or 5 days a week. When I don't ride I am either doing an animated walk (all out) or I am climbing a hill somewhere. My only day off, the day before my long bike club rides, I take the dog for an hours walk to save my legs for my 50 to 70 +/- milers on Sundays.

On a good week, in addition, I am the gym 2 evenings a week doing resistance work, but I have been very inconsistent in that department.

Every September, I do a century ride. I train for it the previous 4 months raking up 120 to 130 miles a week. This year I trained for it with a guy that is 20 years younger, so I had to push really hard to keep up with him, so I let the weight lifting slide.

After the 100 miler I decided to start the resistance work again and I screwed up my lower back doing bent over rows on the first day. It has been a miserable 3 weeks. Cant ride, cant climb, can't even do a 4 mile walk without discomfort. The first 3 or 4 days I could not even bend over to tie my shoes, But I am not drinking ! ! !

I just wanted to introduce myself and hope to be back in full swing in a couple of weeks.
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:55 PM
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Welcome Celt! Sounds like you get a lot of good riding in. We have a nice mix of regulars on this thread...including some bikers. I hope you can find what you need to stay sober. I know working out and this thread have helped me and others a lot. Look forward to more updates from you.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:23 PM
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Celt,
Congrats on the 30+ days !
Just reading your workout schedule inspires me already.

Hope you can get through that back injury soon, too.

And RFR, ....hope you'll be able to give your body enough down time so that damn thing won't drag out.
Ghostly, .....trust you had a fun holiday !?!

Gotta get back in the saddle tomorrow. No more lame excuses.


Keep on , keep on kickin' y'all.
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:40 PM
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Back injuries really suck. Been there, done that. I feel your pain

Somebody asked what the weather was like up here on BC's north coast...6 C (42 F) 25 knot gusts, one rain squall after another, and snow on the mountains around town. In other words, Paradise

Today's run with the dog (one poop, three pee breaks) was 4.3 K (2.7 miles) in 33 minutes.

I'm getting this weird feeling inside. In the last 20 years or so, whenever I started a running program, I would get to a certain level of fitness then kind of lose interest. It was hard to get motivated most days, especially when trying to offset them with hangover days. Today I got this physical buzz as I was running because I realized there's nothing standing in my way anymore. I can take this as far as I wish...

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Old 11-01-2010, 06:39 PM
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Yep, Murray - you can go the distance!

I'm back in 'the running' again... pun intended. I felt better yesterday, but forced myself not to run even though it was beautiful here. Today I joined the rec center... ran a short 3 miles on the track in a little over 31 mins. It felt really good to be on a flat track for a change. Tomorrow I'll have time to go a little farther - or I may run another 3 and then get on the machines!!! Still got just a little tickle in my throat, so I don't want to overdo it. I just can't stay down for too long.... and I really want to get my miles up and my time down.

Nice to see you here deecelt. We're a fun group to hang around with...
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:15 PM
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Ultra: Hope that bug is long gone.

Murray: I'd love to join a running club....but I'm the only runner around here for miles. :P

Celt: Welcome!

Ghostly: How are the digits? Might better count 'em to make sure they're all there. :P

Top: Get yer butt back in that saddle. Pronto!

Really: Take it easy.....running will be there when you're ready.

Really, really nice 10 miler here. Last week it was horrible and this week awesome. Amazing how that works, isn't it? Whatever....I'll take it.

Have a Great Evening!
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:20 AM
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Coffeenut: 17 hours sleep sorted it out, although it seems my mother and stepfather have now gone down with the same thing....bet they're really glad for my weekend visit!!

I managed five miles easy last night. Spinning this lunchtime and then another five this evening....best of all: no thoughts of alcohol. Not for a couple of weeks. I'm hoping that when my mind does turn to drink, which at some point it will, I'll have sufficient resources in place (here, exercise) to see them off.

Keep kickin' everyone!!
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Old 11-02-2010, 09:32 AM
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Hi guys,

Thank you all for the warm welcome. I know I have seen some of you in other forums.

I did it. First bike ride in 4 weeks this morning. Just an easy peasy 10 miler to get the body back on track.

So ironic, I stopped drinking 5 weeks ago and screwed up my back a week later. I never see a Dr. unless I have to. I had to this time and he gave me a muscle relaxer + Vicodene, which I refused to take.

Anyway, I am firm believer that my personal well being is proportionally related to getting up every morning and burn some calories. So here I go....day 34.

Thanks again for the great welcome. Appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:21 AM
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Congrats on 34 days Celt! Nice job...but please be careful writing that 10 miles is easy. Not for all of us!

Ultra...you too! An easy five miles runnin huh? Geesh...You all are worryin me. Nice job though!

Nice run coffee! Yes it is amazin how much better that makes one feel.

Glad you're back at R4R. Cool you joined a rec center...good for you. Snow will be here soon.

Nice job Murray! You are really feelin the benefits. You can go as far as you want.

Thanks Top. Yes, had a good holiday. Hope you got a ride in.

I ate horrible the last two days. Hope to get back on track. Got a work out in. Sprints, push ups, squats, ab exercises and bridges. Back to work today.

Thumb is doin ok.

Keep at it!
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Old 11-02-2010, 03:46 PM
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Hi All,

Checking in during a brief downtime during the teaching semester. I am also taking a class, so I am super busy, but I'm managing to get some riding in. I just got back from 26 miles. That's 6 more miles than I used to be able to do on a single ride. I credit the asthma meds that I just started back on a couple of weeks ago; they are making a world of difference for my lungs. It's also our best riding weather right now, so I'm getting out as much as I can.
I think it was Ghostly who was asking about running in the cold....what helps me in cold weather is to start a sloooowwww warm up and focus on breathing through my nose only. Your nose air will be warmer than air you breathe in through your mouth, which is easier on your lungs. I have found it helps me with my asthma. So go slow, warm up, and cover your mouth with a scarf if you need to.
So glad to see all these happy fit people! Keep it up all! I will check in when I can...
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Hi FFC, was wondering where you'd been! Awesome ride.....

I love Emily Dickinson btw.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:22 PM
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Ultra: You must have really needed some sleep!

Dee: Keep kickin' it! A huge congrats on your sober time....we're glad you're here!

Ghostly: Eating horrible....is my middle name. I really, really would like to get a grip. When you figure it out....you'll have lots of followers! Glad the thumb is okay. I'll bet it hurt like hell, though.

FAR: So glad to see you peeking in. Please do when you can!

Walk and weights day, here. Sometimes I'm amazed when walking is harder than running...sure uses different muscles, doesn't it?!

Happy Tuesday!
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by deeCelt View Post

I did it. First bike ride in 4 weeks this morning. Just an easy peasy 10 miler to get the body back on track.

So ironic, I stopped drinking 5 weeks ago and screwed up my back a week later. I never see a Dr. unless I have to. I had to this time and he gave me a muscle relaxer + Vicodene, which I refused to take.

Anyway, I am firm believer that my personal well being is proportionally related to getting up every morning and burn some calories. So here I go....day 34.

Thanks again for the great welcome. Appreciated.
Like your attitude Celt !?!

And Really like those quotes about enthusiasm;

“Enthusiasm...the sustaining power of all great action.” Samuel Smiles

“Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Coffee, ....you hit the weights at home ?

Far,
Glad to hear your schedule eased and you're back out there. These days are the best, huh?

And Ghostly, are the bandages off yet, ......your workouts should be helping with the bloodflow and healing and all, huh !?!

Ultra,
Your running and spinning sound good , ....was wondering if you joined a thread that falls on your DOS. Ghostly and I have been posting on the April 2010 thread for the last 6 months and , for me, anyway; ....it's been a real lifesaver. This journey has been a sweet one ,
A little bumpy (or worse) at times, but soooo worth it !

Keep on, everyone.

Love this thread
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I am playing host body to a wildly multiplying flu virus. So sad...no run today

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Hey all!

Haven't been on in a few days b/c I've come down with a sinus thingy.
Am tempted to for a ride (light 20 mile spin) since it's a balmy 55F here but on the fence as to whether it's a good idea, ya know?

Am curious to know ~
Do you work out when sick with a cold? If so, do you find it helps of makes things worse?

Murray - hope you feel better.

Really - the circuits you asked about are from BodyRock.tv and I try and do two routines back-to-back

Celt - a belated welcome from a fellow roadie!

Coffee - I came across those sour raisin snacks the other day and was SO tempted!

Be well,
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:48 AM
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LadyLuck: I was always told that if the virus was above your neck then training isn't a good idea. That said I rarely took the advice, being stubborn and stupid.

Hope you feel better.
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Gosh guys... I hope I wasn't contagious with my flu virus thing -- but they haven't figured out how to do THAT over the internet... yet....

Murray - sorry you're not feeling so great! Hope is passes quickly so you can get back out there!

LL - Actually, if the sickness is above your neck, you're generally ok - but listen to your body. If it's below your neck (ie., chest congestion, stomach flu, etc.), take it easy. Light 20 mile spin?!?!?! What's so 'light' about that! Guess it's way different than a stationary bike 47 days..... niiiiiice.

FFC - Great to here you're getting some riding in... even with the busy schedule! Personally, though, I have a hard time breathing through my nose when I'm running in the cold - doesn't do my sinuses justice. But once it gets too cold, I go inside anyway...

Anyway, had a great 4 mile run last night - down to a 41:28... getting faster -- you'll have some competition one of these days (or months), Ultra! Concentrated a lot on my form - more upright and ran on the balls of my feet for most of the 4 (used to be more flat-footed). Then I jumped on some weight machines (rowing, quad and hamstring and abs). Just did easy 3 sets of 10 at a 'comfortable' weight the first time out).

Coffee - so, do you run or bike or both? 10 miles running is a good distance... I'll be right behind you if that's the case. For me, though 10 miles biking would be a great distance!

Top - how are you doing?

If I didn't say so already somewhere... welcome to the thread DeeCelt.

Not sure what I'll do tonight.... we'll see. Just realized that I have 4 weeks sober today! Maybe I'll try 5 miles to celebrate!!!

Have a great night everyone - get out there and do whatever it is you do!
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