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jean
jean

Itโ€™s Micro Monday again. While the podcast is on hiatus, Iโ€™ve been doing a series of roll calls to help enthusiasts find each other. This weekโ€™s topic is running. If you run or jog for exercise or fun, take a moment to stop let others know in the comments. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

@jean I am one of those crazy runners that seems to be addicted to it... For good or bad ๐Ÿ˜. I once ran a 5k a day for 365 days.

renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@jean I run once in a while, to keep fit, mainly. ๐Ÿƒ

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! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป

Burk
Burk

@ericmwalk you are a mad man!! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ฑ

odd
odd

@jean The only running Iโ€™m doing these days, is programs. But I am working s-l-o-w-l-y towards changing that. But donโ€™t count me in yet. ๐Ÿ˜…

pimoore
pimoore

@jean I would like to do some running assuming my joints donโ€™t have other ideas, so Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜. Hope you can get back into it this summer!

MindfulGrump
MindfulGrump

@jean I run with my dog these days, three or four times a week. We generally do 5km or so. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

mroutley
mroutley

@ericmwalk wow, thatโ€™s a commitment! Good point about needing careful planning, thatโ€™s often the issue

mroutley
mroutley

@MindfulGrump Nice! Iโ€™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 Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve lost that momentum. Perhaps posting some runs here on micro.blog would keep me motivated

MindfulGrump
MindfulGrump

@mroutley It was serendipity really that got me into running with her, we rescued her and she just seemed to prefer running than walking. Iโ€™m not fast by any stretch of the imagination, but itโ€™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.

MindfulGrump
MindfulGrump

@renevanbelzen My dog almost killed me during one Parkrun, she got overexcited and took off like a demon. Sheโ€™s always tethered to me by a canicross harness and thank goodness sheโ€™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! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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 ๐Ÿคฃ.

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 weekโ€”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. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

ericmwalk
ericmwalk

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

sexyhermit
sexyhermit

@ericmwalk it was extremely long and difficult, as expected. It wasnโ€™t entirely fun, but I did enjoy parts of it thoroughly. Iโ€™m certainly glad itโ€™s over!

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jean ๐Ÿ‘‹

cygnoir
cygnoir

@jean I used to run more regularly and am trying to get back into it now! ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

ajennische
ajennische

@jean I run regularly. Itโ€™s good for heart and mind. But at the moment I have a bad knee so the distances arenโ€™t as long as the use to be. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ