The board's server will undergo upgrade maintenance tonight, Nov 5, 2014, beginning approximately around 10 PM ET. Prepare for some possible down time during this process.
FAQ    Search

Board index » Word on the Street » Sports




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3832 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184 ... 192  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 5:09 am 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
I bet your knee feels better when it's not constantly so fucking cold out. I've been doing barely enough to keep some fitness, mostly short runs on my wife's annoying treadmill. Keep the faith, brother. When the weather breaks we will be fine.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 1:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Rank This Poster
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 12:41 pm
Posts: 4735
im a little disappointed. had a good time of 26 minutes with 2.5 miles yesterday and i forgot to start strava

ive had a callous on my outter ball of my left foot for a while and did the strips to get rid of it. makes a world of a difference

_________________
Chris_H_2 wrote:
...i really think i pissed myself.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 1:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 Profile

Joined: Wed September 14, 2016 5:07 pm
Posts: 1791
Location: WI
verb_to_trust wrote:
I bet your knee feels better when it's not constantly so fucking cold out. I've been doing barely enough to keep some fitness, mostly short runs on my wife's annoying treadmill. Keep the faith, brother. When the weather breaks we will be fine.


:thumbsup:

I wrapped it in a heating pad for two hours last night and this morning it feels 100% better. No "grabbibg," no crunching. I don't know what's going on anymore.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 5:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
My hip still hurts. I just run through it. We are old.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Fri March 08, 2019 9:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:46 pm
Posts: 23993
the ball of my foot is fucked after skating 55km on monday. gonna skate 30ish today and then go for a record on Sunday I think.

_________________
doug rr wrote:
(don't) deal with shit later


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Wed March 13, 2019 2:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Mon March 18, 2013 11:48 pm
Posts: 6194
Location: A Dark Place
Happy to see you guys are all doing pretty well on Strava right now.

Sorry I'm so late with the kudos sometimes.

I think I'm close to returning to some normalcy. I wanted to give my left hammy some serious healing time.

Ordered a pair of those Tesla shoes that are clones of Merrell Vapor Gloves for $22.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Wed March 13, 2019 3:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Elon makes shoes now?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Thu March 14, 2019 1:38 am 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Mina busted out 20 miles today


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Thu March 14, 2019 11:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Mon March 18, 2013 11:48 pm
Posts: 6194
Location: A Dark Place
First run in the $22 shoes and I'm pretty impressed.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Sun March 17, 2019 6:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Will 30.1 be enough to take the top spot this week? Depends on Mina and Rob I think...


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Sun March 17, 2019 8:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Update: Mina got me


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Mon March 18, 2019 1:22 am 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Mon March 18, 2013 11:48 pm
Posts: 6194
Location: A Dark Place
You've been putting in good work, verb.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Mon March 18, 2019 6:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 Profile

Joined: Wed September 14, 2016 5:07 pm
Posts: 1791
Location: WI
So the last month has been interesting. Had a lot of time to reflect and get all existential on why I run.

I started running 23 months ago as part of a weight loss/maintenance routine. Noticed immediately that it had a positive effect on my mental health, so I kept it up.

Then about a year ago work started to get really stressful. So I ran even more, took training more seriously, made friends with other runners, etc. Then a bunch of horrible family shit happened, and I ran even more. Marathons, 50ks, couldn't get enough miles.

It seemed like the more I ran the better the good times were, and the more manageable the bad times were.

I had a sense that running and stress relief (and maybe anger management, too) were linked for me, but I didn't realize how strongly.

Fast forward to mid-February. I feel the tendinitis setting in on a Thursday. Friday I have a meeting with my boss which, if I didn't have a kid at home, would have ended with me calling her a **** and walking out. So work has reached maximum stress, and I can't run. Great.

The following Monday I do a quick scroll through Indeed.com and see that, hey, what do you know, my dream job (within this particular industry, at least) is available. So I apply. Within 8 days of applying they offer me the job, which includes a slight raise, matching the PTO I've accrued, and better benefits. I accept. Five years of stress, anger and spite melt away.

Yesterday I go out for my first double digit long run since getting injured. I'm excited. I have a plan to get up to 20 miles at least once before the marathon in May. I start running and...something feels different. I get about 4 miles from home and it hits me: I don't want to do this anymore. I don't NEED to do this anymore. And I'm totally at peace with that. Whatever problem I was using long distance running to work through has been resolved, at least for the time being.

I'm still going to run but I'm going to cut back to 20-25 mpw and take a break from the long stuff for a while. I'll do the half instead of the full in May. Marquette 50K is a no-go. Maybe a late fall marathon or 50K instead.

Unless the new job sucks, in which case, see you all back out there next weekend.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Mon March 18, 2019 6:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Looks like I'm moving on up that leaderboard from here on out


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Mon March 18, 2019 6:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
In all seriousness congrats on the job. I relate a lot to what you said about using running as an outlet for pent up rage towards soul sucking employment. I often wonder what being happy professionally would do to my drive and I actually suspect it would make me perform better, not worse.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Mon March 18, 2019 6:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar
AnalLog
 Profile

Joined: Wed September 14, 2016 5:07 pm
Posts: 1791
Location: WI
verb_to_trust wrote:
In all seriousness congrats on the job. I relate a lot to what you said about using running as an outlet for pent up rage towards soul sucking employment. I often wonder what being happy professionally would do to my drive and I actually suspect it would make me perform better, not worse.


For me happiness and contentment always lead to apathy. Every major turning point in my life has been predicated on anger and spite. In my 20s it led to a lot of self-destructive behavior but now I'm figuring out how to make it work for me. Like the Hulk.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Wed March 20, 2019 12:42 am 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Nice run today Joey


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Thu March 21, 2019 7:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Legacy of Love
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 5:33 pm
Posts: 70893
Location: The applebees on haggerty.
verb_to_trust wrote:
Nice run today Joey

Thanks.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Thu March 21, 2019 10:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 11:46 pm
Posts: 23993
Hey guys

_________________
doug rr wrote:
(don't) deal with shit later


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: The Running Thread
PostPosted: Fri March 22, 2019 2:25 am 
Offline
User avatar
10Club Complaint Department
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:53 pm
Posts: 17079
Location: Illinois
Out of nowhere with that 13 miler today friend


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3832 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184 ... 192  Next

Board index » Word on the Street » Sports


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Rangi Guy and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently Sat April 20, 2019 9:15 pm