• 1h 32m 51s
  • 5.26 miles
  • 17m 39s /Mi

This is how fast we "run" when we have pancreatitis. Roy and I decided to go to the Run the Mile today at Emerald Downs. You run a mile around the racetrack and the proceeds go to Little Bit Therapeutic. One of my former students was a client so I always feel good knowing that I have a personal connection (although I keep far away from this kid because his mother was IN-SANE and I simply do NOT need that...sad, too because the kid is a nice kid, the mother is nutbird). Anyhow, on the way in I started with that typical feeling. I kind of had an inkling I might be getting it soon from some symptoms I've noticed recurring. So I was bummed, but not surprised.

Decided to go ahead and pay for it and if I couldn't handle the run, Roy could run and my race would be a contribution. I ran a bit beforehand to see how everything felt and, as usual, I didn't feel any worse running and knew that with only a mile, I'd be fine.

Can I say that was the longest, hottest mile ever? Yes, I can say that because it was. Plus running on the freshly groomed track is like running in oatmeal. But it's fun and afterwards they feed you a complete BBQ (burgers, dogs, chips, and cookies...I did just the burger and the cookie and three diet sodas because I was so hot).

Race time was 8:39 which isn't great for me for a mile, but isn't bad considering how I felt.

Afterwards I was actually feeling a little better so in leiu of more running, since it was as hot as the seventh circle of hell, we walked on the Interurban Trail to see where that lead. It was a nice, easy walk. I was feeling MUCH better.

Unfortunately it all came back once I settled down so the rest of the day has been sleeping in the car, then sleeping at home, and now waiting for a friend to come stay with us, wishing I could just go to bed now.

  • 1h 04m
  • 6.07 miles
  • 10m 32s /Mi
  • Kayaking
  • 1h 20m

We made a discovery today. Poor little kayak suffers from shrinkage. On the slough we can go left to the warm waters or right to Puget Sound. When we go out towards the sound it feels like the damn thing is deflating. Last time we quit, sure it had a small hole. Nope! Left it up for three days and no loss. So today we went out right and sure enough, shrinkage that would make George Castanza cringe. So we paddled back, added more air, and took off to the left. No problem! So we decided we'd rent a regular kayak for a trip out to Puget Sound next week. We are also going to watch for end of season sales.

  • 3h 36m 30s
  • 50.51 miles
  • 14.00 Mi/hr

Hopped on the Burke Gilman Trail and rode out to Marymoor. OMG it was HOT! I mean like really really hot. Like Africa hot. Like seventh circle of hell, hot.

  • 50m
  • 4.75 miles
  • 10m 32s /Mi

  • 1h 01m
  • 6.30 miles
  • 09m 41s /Mi

W00T! Great run! We went to Greenlake to meet a friend who is visiting from Utah. I got there early so I could run. Saw a beautiful heron on the run and stopped for a photo op. He was just sitting on Turtle Log. Beautiful guy! What a blessing!

Finished well in advance of Lisa showing up. (Roy says I am not allowed to have any more friends named Lisa, so apparently I've hit my quota.) Could have run three more, but um...didn't need to.

  • 32m 09s
  • 1200.00 yards
  • 02m 41s /100 yards

Swam with a friend who is doing Danskin Sunday and was ready to drop out. She thought she'd take an hour to do half a mile. Roy and I took her out and she finished in 32:09! I did some extra because I (for once in my life) am faster than she is. Felt GREAT!

  • Kayaking
  • 1h 15m

Took my friend Lisa and her family kayaking on Greenlake. GREAT time! It was their first time, so we all decided a nice quiet lake would be prudent. Everyone had fun and we got some "hard core" racing in. LOL!

Poor Roy has tired arms today, though because he had to kayak for 1 1/2 hours, then for another 1/2 hour when we swam. At least it was only a 1/2 hour swim. I would have gladly gone an hour.

A most awesome day.

  • 1h 12m
  • 6.75 miles
  • 10m 40s /Mi

Holy slowbee, Batman! Feeling sluggish. Should have taken a rest day.

  • 10m


  • ABS - Crunches
  • Yoga
  • 30m

  • 2h 11m 09s
  • 12.30 miles
  • 10m 40s /Mi

Met Lisa at Redhook for a 12 mile run. Today was supposed to be 18, but I'm still tired from the HIM, so since Lisa proposed 12 I went with that. I also have been having horrible back pain lately, so it made more sense.

We ran two miles out to Wilmot Park and met Jenny and then we all ran and talked the entire time. Good fun! I love running with friends! We did 5:11. I can tell Jenny wasn't hip to that jive, but I just couldn't NOT do that today. Normally 12 miles wouldn't be an issue, but day-yum my back was KILLING me! It didn't really release until about mile four, but by the time we were done it was a lot better.

Pretty happy with the pace, considering run/walk!

So to deal with my back pain we have moved the big easy chair into the office. LOL! It looks ridiculous, but if I sit upright and work on the computer it KILLS me even if I get up and move every 15 minutes. It is fine if I work on the laptop in the livingroom, but all my stuff is on my main computer and I have a LOT of website stuff to do setting up my second year program. The easy chair reclines and has lumbar support, so I look like the laziest nerd in the world!

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