Hills!

They’re unavoidable here in Hot Springs. I can either try to avoid them and end up running the same boring routes over and over… or, I can embrace them and run all over the place.

I guess I’ll embrace them.

So today, the schedule called for 14. With a 15 minute drive downtown, 15 minute drive back, and needing to start work at 8:00… ain’t nobody got time for that. I ended up with 11.5 and I’m good with that.

It was another awesome, nearly giddy run. 10 degrees cooler and I would have been giddy. As it was, it was warm and humid (75 degrees and ~99% humidity), but I couldn’t have been much happier. The running felt easy, I enjoyed the hills, and loved being out, in the dark, on familiar roads.

The overall time was about 1:32, which puts it right at 8:00 pace. livelongtrainhard (coach) would say that’s too fast… but it felt easy throughout and I didn’t feel like I was pushing it. Eventually my summer easy paces start to get faster… maybe that’s happening now.

I’ll enjoy my easy 4 tomorrow!

Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to everyone on the encouragement after my injury post yesterday. You guys rock! Regardless of what this turns out to be, it is little more than a small bump on the road of life. Still very, very blessed. Everybody else keep “Beast Mode” going while I’m on the bench!!

lifewithkim replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Oh no!!! I will be praying for you.

davidsgoals replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

So sorry to hear that!

runwithrach replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Oh no!!!

livelongtrainhard replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

I hope it can be a short layoff, too. Good luck.

runlong replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Hope you’re able to get back to it soon!

runrunningrunner replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Oh no. Wishing the best for you - very right to shut down the training for now.

amyrunning replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Oh no! I hope it’s a quick fix!

rookcanrun replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

So sorry to hear that, you’ve been killing it!

seechrisrun replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Man that sucks. It seems like you were training the right way. I hope it’s something minor. Do what you can to stay active while you wait for a diagnosis.

michaelontherun replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

It happens to the best of them… hopefully it’s nothing too serious. Keep us posted.

katie-girl-wanders replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Ahh hope you have a speedy recovery from whatever it is!

westcoastrunner replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

UGH — Keeping positive thoughts and prayers for you!!!

markicksass replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Beast Mode: Paused. I am sure you will be back. I think it’s very smart to lay off and see a doc. You are so fit that even if you have to take some time off, I bet Boston will still be there for you when you stage a comeback! Chin up! :)

lagirlontherun replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

RICE! Hope you are on the mend and back to running soon. Wish you were in LA so you could see my Sports MD. He is the best!

running-travelling-med replied to your post: Quest for Boston….Is on Hold

Noooooo! Fingers crossed for you.

Another 9.5 miles in the dark this morning. Besides the humidity and warm air, it was another great run!

It wasn’t the 14 that was on the schedule, though… not enough time this morning. I’ll be running some make-up miles this afternoon, livelongtrainhard.

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livelongtrainhard replied to your photo: I spent most of the afternoon putting all of my…

We use icloud and love it. We sync all our phones and computers. Put it in one time and it pushes to everyones devises. Let me know if you want to try to figure it out. :)

The issue is that my computer is too old and I can’t upgrade my operating system past Snow Leopard. It would all work beautifully if I bought a new computer…but that is certainly not going to happen right now…especially if I buy a road bike (which is probably going to happen in the next week or so)…

The thing that is so annoying is that my computer (while 5-6 years old) is still working great. There is no reason for me to buy a new one…except that Apple has decided it doesn’t deserve to be used anymore…grrrr…

I used MobileMe before and loved it…this google calendar thing is almost the same thing, really…except that its free and I can’t use iCal on my computer…I’m sure I’ll get used to it soon enough!

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