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Goofy's Gone Dopey (Boston or Bust)

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I've been a fan of NerdFitness and Precision Nutrition for years now I've been on here for what seems like forever (Peeking in occasionally and commenting less so). 

 

I'll be the first to admit,

I've had several setbacks in the past couple of years (This case may see a "Couple" as closer to 5 than 2) but when I've set a goal I've always accomplished it with respects to fitness (I guess I'm a bit too pig headed to quit. Or so my wife might say, using more colorful language.) until recently.

 

Now, I think it's finally time to set a goal again.

I want to be a good example of anything is possible  when you put your mind to it for our son.

 

I've always wanted to see if I could qualify for Boston. 

People have always said I'm more than fast enough, but I've always run just to run.

 

Now??????

It's Boston or Bust

I have my qualifying race picked, it's the Fredericton Marathon next spring (Apparently the fastest Boston Qualifier in Canada).

I'm even running it as a pace bunny this year, to see what it's like and get a feel for the land.

 

So Far?

I've managed to get 5 - 20 km in daily since mid January and am feeling pretty confident.

Have implemented some strength training.

And am doing 1 Bootcamp a week.

Feeling amazing right now. Although it has been awhile, so I'll be needing to cut back on the weights soon and maybe even do a taper week. 

Oh, and I'll probably be needed new sneakers.

 

 

 

 

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Well, today was a VERY slow day.

However, diddling along is sometimes ok when it’s a beautiful day out.

 

I was in no real hurry to get back to the computer today though.

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Holy,

As tiring as some of the runs have been today I had 3 under 3 kids in the house.

I think I ran a marathon just trying to police them and make sure no one ended up dead.

 

I have no clue how teachers or people with 5+ kids do it

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Well, it seems like day # 987,988,978 of the quarantine  is officially underway.

 

I went to the grocery store yesterday only to find guards escorting people into and out of the store. Then while picking up a prescription, I noted the marked spots where people were supposed to stand while in line for their medications.

 

I got 3km in today, but I have to admit, I’m going a bit stir crazy and this new “No gatherings over 5 people” rule is unnerving. 

I keep getting the feeling of being in some dystopian movie. Which is both neat and a bit worrisome. :)

 

 

 

 

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Well, it’s been awhile since 21 minute 5k. But I managed to today as I wanted to keep with running, but not stay out long, so I went out fast. I was hurting quite a bit after the fact but am glad that I got it in.

 

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On 3/22/2020 at 6:40 PM, Dennim said:

I keep getting the feeling of being in some dystopian movie. Which is both neat and a bit worrisome. :)

 

Yep. It most definitely feels a bit weird. Amazing how quickly things changed, right?

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On 3/24/2020 at 12:35 PM, Harriet said:

 

Yep. It most definitely feels a bit weird. Amazing how quickly things changed, right?

For sure,

During my run today it seemed like every second person I passed had some kind of mask.

 

I suppose one good thing about the whole situation is that everyone seems to move more out of your way when you’re running on the sidewalk. 

 

Did a quick 4K today then a bunch of playing in the backyard with out 2 year old.

 

Thought of the day?

I really need a good Isolation Project. I just have no read project goals, well, I raked a bit today as it was beautiful, but that’s not really a project Peres.

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Short run today! 2k and done, for no other reason than to get out of the house.

 

Oh and made some super delicious (And unhealthy, although they did have an egg in them and that’s healthy :) ) cookies.

 

Maybe baking can.be my isolation hobby.....

I may have to learn healthier recipes though 

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