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jean
jean

It’s Micro Monday again. While the podcast is on hiatus, I’ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. This week’s topic is running. If you run or jog for exercise or fun, take a moment to stop let others know in the comments. 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏾‍♂️

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@jean I am one of those crazy runners that seems to be addicted to it... For good or bad 😁. I once ran a 5k a day for 365 days.

renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@jean I run once in a while, to keep fit, mainly. 🏃

spgreenhalgh
spgreenhalgh

@jean I have been a regulr runner in the past, but parenting and lower back issues have made it hard over past few years. My goal is to ease back into things this summer! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Burk
Burk

@ericmwalk you are a mad man!! 😀😱

odd
odd

@jean The only running I’m doing these days, is programs. But I am working s-l-o-w-l-y towards changing that. But don’t count me in yet. 😅

pimoore
pimoore

@jean I would like to do some running assuming my joints don’t have other ideas, so I’ll watch this thread.

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@spgreenhalgh parenting made it hard for me to get in a good rhythm of running once I started back up a while back. Took a lot more planning than I would have liked and just to figure out when to run 😁. Hope you can get back into it this summer!

BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@jean I run with my dog these days, three or four times a week. We generally do 5km or so. 🐕🏃🏻

mroutley
mroutley

@ericmwalk wow, that’s a commitment! Good point about needing careful planning, that’s often the issue

mroutley
mroutley

@MindfulGrump Nice! I’m not sure if my dog is up for that level of activity, though it would be good to get her fitness up too

mroutley
mroutley

@jean I’m trying to get back into it now. I ran my first (and only) marathon a few years ago. That required fairly consistent training and I’ve lost that momentum. Perhaps posting some runs here on micro.blog would keep me motivated

BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@mroutley It was serendipity really that got me into running with her, we rescued her and she just seemed to prefer running than walking. I’m not fast by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s a great way to bond with your dog I find.

renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@MindfulGrump I once tried to keep up with my bengal cat once when he got off his leash. He sprinted 100 m in 6 to 7 s. The fastest human needs 9.9 s. I was completely outclassed with my 14 s. Luckily, he knew his way back home, as did I.

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BenSouthwood
BenSouthwood

@renevanbelzen My dog almost killed me during one Parkrun, she got overexcited and took off like a demon. She’s always tethered to me by a canicross harness and thank goodness she’s only a terrier, but I knocked two minutes off my best time that day.

rom
rom

@jean I walk/jog in the morning to fill those Apple Watch rings.

sexyhermit
sexyhermit

@jean I run quite a bit (60-70 miles/week) and race from 1 mile to 100+ miles. This weekend I have my first race in 18 months! 🏃‍♂️

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sexyhermit that is some serious millage. What race do you have this weekend?

sexyhermit
sexyhermit

@ericmwalk Bighorn 100 in Wyoming!

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sexyhermit nice! Have you done this one before? Also, good luck, it looks like it has quite a bit of elevation looking at the profile. However, this is from someone who runs around Minnesota 🤣.

sexyhermit
sexyhermit

@ericmwalk I haven't done the race before, but I paced a friend for the last 52 miles a couple years ago, so I've seen the entire course. It will definitely be a different experience than my last two races, which were pancake flat.

philipbrewer
philipbrewer

@jean I run, typically two runs a week—a "long" run, that's been 5 or 6 miles lately, and then a "fast" run that's about 3 miles, and includes some short sprints along about the mid-point. 🏃🏻‍♂️

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@sexyhermit how did the Bighorn 100 go this past weekend?

sexyhermit
sexyhermit

@ericmwalk it was extremely long and difficult, as expected. It wasn’t entirely fun, but I did enjoy parts of it thoroughly. I’m certainly glad it’s over!

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jean 👋

cygnoir
cygnoir

@jean I used to run more regularly and am trying to get back into it now! 🏃🏻‍♀️

ndreas
ndreas

@jean I run regularly. It’s good for heart and mind. But at the moment I have a bad knee so the distances aren’t as long as the use to be. 🏃🏼‍♂️

kylebot
kylebot

@jean out of the habit but hopefully not for much longer 🏃