I Probably Should Make My Blog Public again Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/ Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:13:32 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Sat, Mar 03, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-03-2018.html <p>Didn&#39;t work out yesterday.&nbsp; Wanted to do cardio and dirty 30, but only got in cardio.</p> <p>Will do dirty 30 tomorrow and probably resume running this week upcoming.</p> Sat, 03 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Mar 01, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-03-01-2018.html <p>Pilates.&nbsp; I don&#39;t love pilates.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 28, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-28-2018.html <p>Doubled up on upper and lower fix.&nbsp; Had a long day on Tuesday.</p> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 26, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-26-2018.html <p>Total body cardio.</p> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 25, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-25-2018.html <p>Yoga.</p> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 24, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-24-2018.html Cardio fix ( was supposed to be done yesterday) and then half of dirty 30 before the DVD stalled. So irritating. I really don't want to do Beachbody on demand for the 3 times a year I do a program. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Thu, Feb 22, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-22-2018.html Pilates. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Wed, Feb 21, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-21-2018.html Lower fix. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Tue, Feb 20, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-20-2018.html Upper fix. Two of the kids started this with me, but didn't finish. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Mon, Feb 19, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-19-2018.html Need to remember to blog my not running things. I'm doing at least 2 weeks of 21 day fix, just because. Then in the third week I'll get more running in there. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 17, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-17-2018.html <p>This was my first run this week for no real reason.&nbsp; I was not sore beyond the day of the race.&nbsp; Monday just started off kinda bad and busy.&nbsp; I was thinking of just doing a round of 21 day fix, but carrying Griff is doing a number on my shoulder, so I kinda went round and round with myself for about 3 days.&nbsp; Then on Wednesday, I just decided that since I hadn&#39;t done any exercise all week, I might as well just continue the trend.&nbsp; Same on Thursay.&nbsp; And on Friday.</p> <p>I&#39;m glad I stopped being so lazy on Saturday.&nbsp; I ran to the youth center for Charlotte&#39;s game and then ran home.&nbsp; On the way home I added a half mile so I could get to approximately 4.&nbsp;</p> <p>I need to get a new watch.&nbsp; Don&#39;t thing I will be able to bring myself to spend the money for a while.&nbsp; That&#39;s kinda why I was hanging on to the really really old one even though it kept shutting off during my runs.</p> Sat, 17 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 10, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-10-2018.html <p>My second run was pretty super awesome.&nbsp; I started just after midnight.&nbsp; All the silly Arizonians were bundled up, but I asked Burt before if I was crazy for just wanting to run in a t-shirt and shorts.&nbsp; He suggested I was not, and I&#39;m glad I didn&#39;t wear more.</p> <p>I didn&#39;t have a watch, so I have no idea how fast it was.&nbsp; I do know that I forgot to turn on my borrowed-from-Kristie LED blinker at the start.&nbsp; Because we already had two safety violations, I was paranoid, didn&#39;t stop running while turning it on, and it fell.&nbsp; Batteries, cover and everything went flying and 2 people passed me while I was messing with it and calling Burt.&nbsp; It still was blinking, but Glen gave me another just in case.&nbsp; I ended up carrying it.</p> <p>I ended up passing about 5 people on the run, including both guys who passed me.&nbsp; One of the guys ended up running with me for about 3 miles, and we pushed each other on the pace.&nbsp; I could tell he was getting competitive, and I was too.&nbsp; We didn&#39;t talk at all, just kept trying to pass each other.&nbsp; The end was a slight uphill, and then we headed into the finish...where there was no one for me to pass off to.&nbsp; We high fived and all that, but we had to wait for a few minutes for runner #7.</p> <p>My second run was again hot.&nbsp; And it was uphill for the first half.&nbsp; No lies, I walked a few of the bigger uphills, but nothing more than a minute or so at a time.&nbsp; Downhill was a different story.&nbsp; See, I was supposed to run through the exchange to add on one mile.&nbsp; I had no watch, and I was out of water about halfway through.&nbsp; Mentally, I was struggling.&nbsp; I walked a few small stretches in the second half, and I am not ashamed to say that I ran/walked about the last mile.&nbsp; Well, maybe I&#39;m a little ashamed.&nbsp; My elevation climb was nothing compared to Burt&#39;s first leg.</p> <p>When I got to the exhange, I was both relieved and angry that Glen was prepared to take on the mile that I was supposed to do.&nbsp; But I handed off that slap bracelet like a hot potato.</p> <p>So that&#39;s pretty much it.&nbsp; The experience was pretty awesome.&nbsp; I&#39;d do another.</p> <p>One of my favorite parts of the whole thing was getting to meet Burt&#39;s Emily.&nbsp; She&#39;s pretty awesome.&nbsp; I got to be part of her pit crew while we were waiting for our last runner and the end of our race.&nbsp; She treated me like I was a long time pal, and that was pretty cool.</p> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Fri, Feb 09, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-09-2018.html <p>I suppose I should make this entry.</p> <p>I flew out to AZ on Thursday and stayed with my cousin until I rolled out of bed at 2:45 to get ready for a 3 a.m. pick up time.&nbsp; Then at 3, Burt texted me to tell me that whoopsie, he meant 3:30.&nbsp; But he came and got me first so that was good.&nbsp; After picking up the rest of our van mates, we got to the start.&nbsp; Burt, a true gentleman, warmed up the porta potty that I used.&nbsp; We watched an awesome video about safety, and then cut out before it was over because we needed to get a picture of Burt starting.</p> <p>There were several dumb things that happened early on.&nbsp; The only one that I remember was what Burt already recounted, which was Mike telling us that we didn&#39;t have a slap bracelet, and us deciding to go back to get one.&nbsp; We left Burt, thinking he&#39;d be okay on his own.&nbsp; He didn&#39;t know what happened.&nbsp; After we passed him we all realized that we should have looked at his wrist.&nbsp; Turns out he had one.</p> <p>Then it was a bunch of sleeping and bonding until my first run.&nbsp; My watch, which I knew was on the fritz, decided that it didn&#39;t want to work, so I borrowed Mike&#39;s.&nbsp; My first run was hot and flat.&nbsp; I didn&#39;t check my overall pace when I was done, but I know that my first two miles were way too fast (a little over 8 min pace).&nbsp; I do remember one being 9:44, which included a minute of walking and drinking.&nbsp; After that run, I decided that I didn&#39;t really care about pace.&nbsp; Continued later.</p> <p>Except this thing is demanding a time, and I don&#39;t have one, so I&#39;m just guessing.</p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sun, Feb 04, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-04-2018.html <p>There was some snow on the ground.&nbsp; I planned on 5.&nbsp; At about 2.25, I twisted my foot when I stepped on something (a pile of dirt, maybe?).&nbsp; It hurt like a son of a b.&nbsp; I thought about calling Chuck to get me, but he and the kids were at Mass.&nbsp; So I walked for about 5 minutes until it didn&#39;t hurt much, then ran home.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;ll be fine, but I&#39;m going to be a little cautious.&nbsp; I&#39;m icing now.&nbsp; It does hurt a bit.&nbsp; It&#39;s also, of course, the same foot that already hurts mysteriously.&nbsp; Again, I&#39;ll be fine.</p> Sun, 04 Feb 2018 07:00:00 Sat, Feb 03, 2018 http://Tracy17.fastrunningblog.com/blog-02-03-2018.html Sat, 03 Feb 2018 07:00:00