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Hammer House Ryde this morning.  I love this spin class–now, don’t get me wrong I like the regular spin class at the Y too–but this ryde (they don’t call it spin) is hard CORE.  CORE being the operative word.  Buying that Groupon was the best thing I have done in awhile and I already told Ray that I want to purchase another package when the Groupon series is finished.  These classes add something that was missing from my typical weekly workouts.  Even one class a week is a nice addition.

Today was tough–I had taken Con to an ortho appointment in the am and had not eaten breakfast.  I ALWAYS eat breakfast before working out.  The peanut butter granola bar I scarfed down before class was not cutting it.  I did consume a whole bottle of water and I had added a Nuun tablet to it to make sure I really re-hydrated.
I wanted to run 5 today since the weekend if filled with the boys sports activities, but after class I had doubts that I would make it.  I headed over to the library and before I knew it–5 DONE.  I pushed myself and it felt good.
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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:48:10 5.00 09:37
1 00:09:24 1.00 09:24
2 00:09:38 1.00 09:38
3 00:09:45 1.00 09:45
4 00:09:37 1.00 09:37
5 00:09:42 1.00 09:42

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5 Before the Rain

This morning was hot and HUMID.  I knew I needed to get 5 done–the rest of my week is pretty hairy.  Headed out into the sun—by mile 3, I was sitting on a road side curb hoping the ominous clouds in the background would move in at a quicker pace.  I LOVE running in the rain when it is warm out—but alas, it held off until I pulled into my driveway:)
Today’s song, Where’s Your Head At, Basement Jaxx
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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:48:49 5.00 09:45
1 00:09:30 1.00 09:30
2 00:09:34 1.00 09:34
3 00:09:53 1.00 09:53
4 00:10:05 1.00 10:05
5 00:09:43 1.00 09:43

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5 miles on the agenda today.  After Strength Training at the Y, I hit Starbucks and the supermarket, since my work appointment was canceled at the last minute last night. A nice venti soy latte and I am good to go.

It is hot and humid today, but I thought I could bang 5 out–I did, but it was not pretty.  The sweat stung my eyes so bad and tech shirts are not good at wiping the sweat away.  I ended up walking the 4th mile.

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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:53:35 5.00 10:42
1 00:09:53 1.00 09:53
2 00:09:51 1.00 09:51
3 00:10:11 1.00 10:11
4 00:13:20 1.00 13:20
5 00:10:16 1.00 10:16
Got it DONE! It was a really beautiful day; even the horses at the end of the street thought so:


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Looping for Ronan

Ronan had Lax last night and I planned all day to run while he was at practice.  It has been nice not worrying about when to sneak a run in—just knowing I will have at least one hour uninterrupted has really made things easier.  I look at my chauffeur responsibilities in a whole new light:)

Another perk was the weather.  It was a hot/humid one yesterday, but the wind shifted and a nice cool breeze moved in.  By the time I was done with 5 miles, a mist had covered the entire area—it was cool and wet–felt great after the run.  


I also restrained myself from eating anything other than a handful of nuts after the run.  Eating after 8 pm when I run later had become an issue–a 5 lb issue.

Instead of running from Cross Farms into Thompson as I would have liked, I stuck to the loop at Cross Farms for Ro–he was worried it would rain and he would not be able to find me if practice was cut short-As much as I hate running in a loop–anything for my Ronan.

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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:47:48 5.08 09:25
1 00:09:05 1.00 09:05
2 00:09:22 1.00 09:22
3 00:09:36 1.00 09:36
4 00:09:38 1.00 09:38
5 00:09:24 1.00 09:24

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It is 70 degrees + here in NE today–Spring is finally here.  Unfortunately I had forgotten what it was like to run in the heat and humidity—it was killer and there was even a nice breeze today so I better get used to the heat.
I had convinced Ray and Finn to come and ride their bikes–I promised to show them a new trail.  They had never ridden on the Henry Hudson trail in Marlboro and I wanted to show them the cool trails near the YMCA camp.
A mile into the run, I was handing Ray my shirt–asking him, “Do you think I look OK if I just run in my bra”—it is a sports bra and it can be worn alone (does not look like a real bra) and my running skirt (keep in mind I am a 40 year old mother of three–so covering up is usually the way I go).  In the end, I just did not care–my tech shirt was thick and heavy and it had to go.
We had fun and I am glad the men came with me.  When we got home Finn said, “Conor and Ronan really missed out”—love him.
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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:51:18 5.11 10:02
1 00:09:34 1.00 09:34
2 00:09:58 1.00 09:58
3 00:10:08 1.00 10:08
4 00:10:36 1.00 10:36
5 00:10:00 1.00 10:00

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New Habits

With work and life–finding new running habits is a challenge, but this was my second night running when Finn was at soccer practice and although I like exercising first thing in the am–this was not too bad.
The only thing is eating late night. Usually I don’t eat past 6-7 pm–but the last two nights I was eating at 9-10 right before going to sleep–that can’t be good.

Started the run in Buck’s Mill trails–twisted my ankle and mile 2 but it did not hurt bad enough to not run (until later).  Headed to the library for some extra miles–5 done.

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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:49:05 5.00 09:48
1 00:09:49 1.00 09:49
2 00:09:52 1.00 09:52
3 00:09:40 1.00 09:40
4 00:09:54 1.00 09:54
5 00:09:46 1.00 09:46
Today’s Song, Shut Up and Let Me Go, Ting Tings

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Work and life in general have been getting in the way of my runs, so when I took Finn to practice last night, I went prepared.  I figured I could get 5 in easy and even tucked my Runner’s World Trail edition into my purse for post-run relaxing.

It was warm out last night–Spring has finally hit the NE.  I was able to wear a running skirt, but had to lad up on the Body Glide since my last run with a running skirt yielded some seriously painful chub rub.  No matter how thin I am the top of my thighs will always rub together–just the way it is.  

I took a picture of the 20+ deer playing on the horse farm–jumping over the equipment and everything—but the camera on my phone did not cooperate and the photos are awful.  You will just have to take my word that the run was beautiful and I had never seen that many deer congregating as if they planned a “meet-up”; I was waiting for them to break out in true flash mob fashion.

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Time
Distance
Avg Pace
Summary 00:49:45 5.05 09:51
1 00:08:59 1.00 08:59
2 00:10:13 1.00 10:13
3 00:10:01 1.00 10:01
4 00:10:19 1.00 10:19
5 00:09:48 1.00 09:48

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