Sunday, June 21, 2015

Number 100

Mizuno Wave Inspires
Yippee!  My new Mizunos arrived.  I haven't worn them yet as I'm saving them for a short weekday run.  I'm not sure how I feel about the lemon yellow.  I'm more of a neon yellow gal.  But, at least it's a color I've never had.

Saturday morning, I completed my first official long run as part of my training for the Chicago Marathon.  I ran 10 miles, nice and slow at an average pace of 10:30.  I felt good, much better than anticipated.  It was very hot, but I picked up a slight breeze in certain directions.  The front of my right hip has been bothering me this past week, but I am greatly encouraged that it felt better on this run.  I purposely kept my stride short, light and sloowwww.

Must. Stay. Healthy. Repeat.

Darn that stupid leaf!

At the end of my run it was about 85 degrees...at only 8 o'clock in the morning!!  I didn't think twice before jumping in the pool.  Thankfully, I remembered to take off my electronic devices (my Garmin has survived one plunge!).  The pool water was probably the same temperature if not warmer, but it still felt refreshing as my body temperature was surely 1000 degrees.  The thought of taking that plunge was the only thing that got me through the last two hot miles.

After a couple of cups of coffee in my porch swing, I worked in the yard (you know how I love it!).  Our new sod was finally laid out front after being on back order for months.  (Who knew grass could be on back order?)  It is absolutely beautiful but makes my landscaping look pitiful.  I had to get out there and start working!  It will take quite a few weekends of work.

We have grass again!


We had our Father's Day celebration Saturday afternoon just chillin' in the pool.  I recently posted about My Dad, who has been gone for many years.

Our grandson helped PoPo cut down a tree in the front yard.  He worked so hard moving and stacking those limbs.  It's all he could talk about later.  He also spent the night with us, so of course we had to bake cookies -- peanut butter with chocolate chips.  He slept like a rock.

Sunday, I did as little as possible.  I had another steroid shot in my elbow Friday.  The first shot lasted about 10 weeks, but then the pain returned with a vengeance.  I don't think this shot has taken affect yet -- or maybe my elbow is just sore from the shot itself -- or maybe I shouldn't have worked so hard in the yard!  Whatever the reason, after the training run and busy Saturday, my butt and elbow were dragging Sunday. 

Lastly, I just want to mention this is my 100th post.  As a baby blogger, I truly appreciate anyone who has taken the time to read it and especially those who took the time to comment.  That's my favorite part.  Thank you for letting me into your world and being a friend.


Tell me about your weekend!
 

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42 comments:

  1. I'm super jealous of your pool. Since I don't have one to come home and jump into, I have been known to literally turn the water hose on myself after a long, hot run. lol Please remind me why I'm so anxious to get back to that misery!

    I'm sorry your hip is still being cantankerous. Do you think it's in the joint or muscular? If you'd like, I can tell you some of the things my physical therapist showed me to do when the front of my hip was being bitchy. It turned out that all of the problem was because of tightness and trigger points in the quad and glute.

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    1. There is nothing better than jumping in the pool when you are scalding hot from running or yard work. But, like everything thing else, they require work and maintenance -- which I choose to do, not the hubs. I would love any advice I can get on my hip. Please share it. I've actually thought about you a few times knowing you had a hip issue. Sometimes I think it's the hip flexor and other times not. I can't tell.

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  2. Congrats on #100! Are you enjoying everything so far?

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    1. Thanks! Blogging takes so much more time than I ever imagined. But, I think it's because I like to read so many myself and try to take time to comment on all of them.

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    2. I hear ya on that! It's like a second job! But definitely a labor of love!

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  3. I have a new pair of Mizuno Wave Inspires, too! At first, the part of the shoe hit my ankle and I thought I'd have to return them, but that went away soon. Happy 100!

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    1. I notice that when they are new too. After I get them tied just right (and that takes me several wears and attempts), that seems to go away.

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  4. I would kill for a pool! I have often thought about jumping into complete stranger's pool as I run on hot days - is that bad? I did very little Sunday, too - must be going around. And you are NOT. A baby blogger - I am. :)

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    1. You could jump in my pool any day. :) I think I would be very accepting of any runner that needed to jump in, because I completely understand the uncontrollable urge.

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  5. Happy Hundreth! I love the new shoes - like sunshine!

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    1. Thanks. True - they will definitely bring sunshine to any run.

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  6. Best of luck with your training for Chicago! I like the pattern on your yellow shoes but I know what you mean about loving neon. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, I'll need it. I want a neon green pair but that color is just not in right now, I guess.

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  7. It's always great getting new shoes and bright colors just make it fun.

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    1. I was hoping a bright color would make me run faster too! ;)

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  8. Happy 100th post! I love your blog and hope for 100s more posts! Jumping into your pool after a long, hot run sounds like heaven.

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    1. Thanks! I wonder what I'll have to say on post # 200?

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  9. 100th post! super cool! I hope to see 100 more! Sounds like a good weekend except for all that yard work! I know we have done tons of it too- but none this weekend! We had a nice runaway beach weekend ! :)

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    1. Nothing beats a weekend at the beach!

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  10. Congrats on your 100th post!! I like your yellow Mizunos! Hope your elbow is ok!

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    1. Thanks! The shot didn't do very much for my elbow this time. At least it doesn't affect my running. I just need to be able to sleep during marathon training!

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  11. Congrats on 100th post... I never keep track of mine. After 8 years, its easy to loose track :)
    Summer has kicked in with a HOT bang!

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    1. If Blogger had not told me it # 100, I would have never known! Eight years is a long time to blog! I'm not sure I'll make it that long.

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  12. Congrats!!!! And great job on your first long run!!!

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    1. Thanks. I had not run a double digit run for 2 months (that's probably a record). So, I'm glad to have the first one checked off for Chicago!

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  13. Congrats on #100! :D

    Jumping in to a pool after a run sounds SO great! Congrats on your first training run!!! :)

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    1. I think that's the only thing that will get me through training in the nasty heat!

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  14. Love the shoes and the pool! Happy 100th post!

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    1. I wore the shoes this morning for 5 miles. Felt great! I love it when you can't tell they are fresh out of the box!

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  15. I loved the Wave Inspire 9's, (I had 3 pair) I just got a pair of the 10's or it could be the 11's, not sure but I've only run a few times in them. So far I do like them. You so tickle me saying a slow run is a 10 miler with a pace of 10:30! Your a beast woman, just a beast! Congratulations on your #100! That is awesome! I appreciate you too and our friendship so much! If we lived closer I know you could whip my butt in shape to run faster, maybe not as fast as you but faster ;)

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    1. I was a big fan of the 9's too! These are my 3rd pair of 10's, I think. I found them for $49 - what a deal! I haven't made the leap to the new 11 model. If we lived closer, you and I would be at EVERY local race. You know it! I don't know about the whipping butts into shape - you don't need that! - but we'd have fun.

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  16. Yay for 100! And for your first long run of your marathon training! I would have loved your pool for my Sunday long run. I just have to resort to coming home and laying down under the ceiling fan haha. I hope your hip stops being cranky soon!

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    1. Where I live, a pool is just about required! It's the only thing that's going to get me through these HOT runs.

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  17. Happy 100! Here's to hundreds more! A dip in the pool post-long run would be divine! Yay for the first Chi long run!

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    1. Thanks. I hope I can think of something else to say. HA.

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  18. Congrat's on the 100 post!!!!
    Love the new shoes, I am a huge Mizuno lover. I although I don't have this pair, yet....
    Love your pool, even if it has a leaf, LOL. I am actually going to hit up a pool later this week, if everything goes as planned:)

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    1. Thank you! The yellow was v.10 on sale for $49. SCORE! A pool is almost required where I live. Like everything else, they require work and maintenance. But, it's so appreciated when you came just jump in to cool off!

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  19. I am so glad you started blogging ;) I look to forward to your posts always.
    I hope the shot helps longer this time. My shoulder needed three but it helped for almost three years now, i am just starting to feel an odd pinch in there lately...ugh.
    I need a pool after these hot runs :)

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    1. The shot took my elbow from excruciating down to uncomfortable. It didn't completely taken away the pain this time. BOO. I look forward to your posts too!

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  20. I love long, slow runs. And definitely understand the must.stay.healthy ! Congrats on your 100th post. I really enjoy your blog, please keep it up.

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    1. Thanks! It's hard sometimes to rest and recover to keep those injuries at bay. I just want to keep going.

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