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Feb 27

Sewer Rat Runs

Wow, I think it’s been a whole month since I last posted.  I have been unsuccessful at losing any weight.  The good news is that I have not gained any weight. I still weigh about 157 lbs.

And it still really sucks running with that extra weight.   The only race I am excited about is Bridge to Bridge, the mountain century that I want to do in September.   I really don’t want to do any triathlons at this weight.  It will suck too much.  I know, I am comparing myself to my former “lean mean triathlon machine” self.   I either need to find my way back there, or get over it.  Red pill. Blue pill.  The blue pill tempts me.

I did have some nice lunch time runs at work in the sewer easement.   My friend and co-worker, Scottie, calls me a sewer rat!

Here are some tweets from one of those runs, reverse cron order.  If I had any spare time in my life, I’d clean this up and embed the pictures.  But, work is kicking my ass lately, so I have no time.  Still love the job and the people, but it is really quite demanding.

Garmin confirms that i ran fast on the pipes yesterday (laps 2,6). something ab focusing on balance makes fast easy.http://t.co/N19hOuc
Carol Scheible
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@sfuegen oh, it is fun running on those and a good balance exercise. somehow i run better on them. hmmmm.
Carol Scheible
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@sfuegen actually, it’s not hunting season, i was just joking! it was fun, tho!
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

pace of 7:43…i dunno…seems hard to believe. cant wait to see garmin data.
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

back across the pipe…. http://twitpic.com/3ypezg
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

nomnomnomnomnom…KABLAM!! http://twitpic.com/3ype0s
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

is it hunting season. ? http://twitpic.com/3ypa5s
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

nailed a pace of 8 …w00t. http://twitpic.com/3yp94q
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

running the pipe is fun. http://twitpic.com/3yp86s
Carol Scheible
triblogcarol Carol Scheible 

i am mayor of the sewar rat run. #notfoursquare
http://twitpic.com/3yp6zu
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  1. Jim

    HEY…

    Running when you have a few more pounds than you would like has always been a problem for me. Despite the weight I have insisted on running and finding the best races for my level of fitness.

    I am currently doing five or six 10K’s a year and managing one marathon. Getting older hasn’t always been kind and neither has running on concrete!

    Recently, I have experienced abnormal swelling in my left knee and some discomfort in my right ankle. I knew I had to treat this kind of pain or it would put me on the sidelines. I tried to use those frozen gel pads but if I wasn’t close to my frig, it was invariably a “no go”. I tried to fix up Ace Wraps with ice and that ended up in an oversaturated mess. I just had to resolve to throw money away, that I had spent on these products. I was getting a little depressed, when I began to search for a better solution.

    I ran across this company in Oakland, California called TOTAL ICE THERAPY.COM. The products I bought worked great!!! Sometimes the best solutions are simple solutions. The solution was an icebag. You fill it full of regular ice, the kind you can buy at a convience store or get from your own frig. It’s a large bag and can hold cubed or crushed ice. The beauty is that two solid Velcro straps hold it on either my knee or ankle solidly. I can move about my daily business without having to worry if the bag will slip or slide off. When I’m done, I empty the bag, dry out the product and reuse it again when I need it. It really travels well and takes up almost no room in a gym bag or suitcase.

    Keep running and don’t worry so much about the weight. Just stay active and have fun. If you do over-do it and need to recover, try these icebags…they will really help you get back running.

    Hope you have a nice day!!!

  2. Ginger

    You’d better get ready, Kure Beach is just around the corner! :)

  3. Jeannie

    Hey Carol – I think I found a post I would look forward to seeing from you. Truly truly truly what does it feel like running and doing tris at different weights? How does the body move differently? I would like to see if I can understand the emotions and sensations to help me with weight and running.

  4. Wade

    Hang in there!!!

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