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I've been doing lots of research on the Middle Ages, and have been thoroughly enjoying all the wonderful manuscript illuminations and marginalia.  And so, I want to share them!  

I have three big goals for the next 5 weeks (starting now!), so with no further ado...

 

Polgara Goes Medieval!

 

Run Like You're Being Chased by Creepy Marginalia!

 

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One of my big yearly goals was the run the Zombies, Run Virtual Race 10k in the next 2 weeks.  Actually, the goal was to train for the 10k.  However, work and life has been really crazy, and I haven't been doing it.  I will likely still run the 10k vr, but I will not be well prepared.  

 

To further complicate matters, I'm having some foot pain.  My left foot, on the top has been very tender.  I sort of suspect extensor tendonitis, except it doesn't hurt to raise my toes - it hurts to curl my foot down and around (very hard to explain).  Anyways.  I suspect one of my daily pairs of shoes, so will be avoiding them, and icing the foot.  Hopefully it doesn't sideline me too much.

 

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So, the goal for the next 5 weeks is to complete 4 weeks of the 10K training plan, and 1 week of 10k race and recovery!  (to be modified due to injury as required).

 

Week 0 : 1, 2, 3

Week 1: Zombies, Run Virtual 10k !!! - recovery run?

Week 2: 1, 2, 3

Week 3: 1, 2, 3

Week 4: 1, 2, 3

 

Shop So You Don't Have to Carry It On Your Back

 

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The other thing that has really suffered due to my crazy work schedule has been proper grocery shopping and meal planning.  I know how to do this, but I'm not making it a priority.  So.  This is a priority.  And to make it clear to myself, I am giving myself a sa-weet prize if I meal plan and shop all 5 weeks!

 

If I meal plan and do one big shop, I get to buy myself either 

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or

 

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This is happening!

 

Don't Get Chased By The Honey Bear!

 

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Sweets are my downfall.  I have had luck with a couple of different strategies in the past, but they haven't proved sustainable.  For this challenge, every serving of sweets I eat need to be paid for with push ups.  The first serving a day costs 10 push ups, the second costs 20, and it escalates from there!

 

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A well crafted challenge. I'll be following.

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Cool pictures to go with a good challenge. Love those t-shirts!

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Following for training tips...I want to do a 10k this year :)

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9 hours ago, MiaulinTheCat said:

Awesomesauce! Lovely layout, and nice- if somewhat creepy -images to go along with! I enjoy medieval art as well, always interesting to look at. I hope you have fun on your challenge, friend! :)

 

Man, I had never really looked at the Middle Ages before this.  I can't get over how wild the pictures are!!  So many bums!

 

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8 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

Cool pictures to go with a good challenge. Love those t-shirts!

 

Aren't they awesome!  I'm so excited!  I can't decide which one I want first!

 

8 hours ago, RES said:

Following for training tips...I want to do a 10k this year :)

 

Welcome aboard!  We need to stick together!

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Week 0 Day 1

 

Yesterday, I took both kids and went grocery shopping.  It was the first full shopping trip we had been on in many many weeks.  Was really expensive, but nice to get it done.

 

Then, we broke out my new spiralizer and made some sweet potato noodles - which was what was on my meal plan!

 

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Staying off my feet to see if my foot feels better.  Have been wearing different shoes.

 

Week 0 : 1, 2, 3

Week 1: Zombies, Run Virtual 10k !!! - recovery run?

Week 2: 1, 2, 3

Week 3: 1, 2, 3

Week 4: 1, 2, 3

 

Shop So You Don't Have to Carry It On Your Back

 

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Shopped.  Boom.

 

Week 0 Done!

 

Don't Get Chased By The Honey Bear

 

Didn't pay the cost yesterday - justified it by saying that I hadn't posted my challenge yet.  Weak.

 

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This is fantastic!

 

Did I somehow miss you last month? Anyhow, I'm following now.

 

16 hours ago, Polgara19 said:

Staying off my feet to see if my foot feels better.  Have been wearing different shoes.

 

You think different shoes caused it? Or you're trying different shoes to see if it helps? Either way, a definite possibility. Getting new shoes has unexpectedly helped a minor toe issue I was getting. Hope you get it figured out.

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42 minutes ago, SaltyDragon said:

This is fantastic!

 

Did I somehow miss you last month? Anyhow, I'm following now.

 

 

You think different shoes caused it? Or you're trying different shoes to see if it helps? Either way, a definite possibility. Getting new shoes has unexpectedly helped a minor toe issue I was getting. Hope you get it figured out.

 

Hi Salty!

 

You didn't miss me last month, I was too busy and flaked out!

 

As for the foot, I think my old everyday hiking shoes might have caused it.  They are the only shoes in which it hurts to walk.  So I have been wearing my newer running shoes or going barefoot.  Not sure it's getting better.  It's been all of 2.5 days.  Been hurting for a week or two I think.  

 

Of course, I had intended to run the Zombies, Run 10k this weekend.  Boo hoo.

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Omg these pictures.  

 

... oh right.  A challenge is in here too.  Holy crap haha.   Nice setup!   Great goals.   LOVE THAT SHIRT!  I WANT ONE!  

 

Also, I am doing the virtual race too, and the shirt that I got is so awesome but super snug on me... (it fits, so yay, but...)  I am going to use it as my progress pic shirt!  So I can watch it slowly become less snug on me!

 

"See you at the race!"

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8 minutes ago, Starpuck said:

 

Also, I am doing the virtual race too, and the shirt that I got is so awesome but super snug on me... (it fits, so yay, but...)  I am going to use it as my progress pic shirt!  So I can watch it slowly become less snug on me!

 

"See you at the race!"

 

I'm really loving my shirt too, though I do wish it was just plain cotton since I find the synthetic fabrics tend to smell.  Looking forward to seeing yours on you!

 

Week 0 Day 2

 

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Had a terrible afternoon with the sproglets, and HAD to get out of the house.  Decided to go for a ...  well let's call it a shuffle, with the understanding that I would stop if my foot started to hurt.  It hurt after about 0.75km, and I turned around.  After a total of 1.5 km, my heart and head felt much better, but my foot was sore.  Can't really say I did my training plan, since I was supposed to run for 40 min, but I went.  

 

If anything, my foot seems to be getting worse.  At the beginning, it only hurt if I bent my last 3 toes down, but now it's hurting more and more often.  I think I'm really going to have to not run.  Unfortunately, I work on my feet a lot, so will have to work on it.

 

Week 0 : 1, 2, 3

Week 1: Zombies, Run Virtual 10k !!! - recovery run?

Week 2: 1, 2, 3

Week 3: 1, 2, 3

Week 4: 1, 2, 3

 

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A potential solution to my foot problem??

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Week 0 Day 3

 

Run Like You're Being Chased By Creepy Marginalia

 

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This guy.  He's chasing me.

 

Is it crazy to just run the 10K, and then rest my foot afterwards?  I really want to do the Virtual Race during the period (now until April 11), but I don't think a week and a half is enough time not running to have it healed.  I'm tempted to run it, suffer the damage, and heal after.

 

Is that like stabbing myself in the head (foot)?

 

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Week 0 Day 3 (part 2)

 

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Had a handful of jujubes and a bowl of ice cream, and so, I just did 30 pushups to pay for it.

 

Ouch.

 

I'll have shoulders like this guy!

 

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6 hours ago, Polgara19 said:

Is it crazy to just run the 10K, and then rest my foot afterwards?  I really want to do the Virtual Race during the period (now until April 11), but I don't think a week and a half is enough time not running to have it healed.  I'm tempted to run it, suffer the damage, and heal after.

 

It's probably not the smartest thing to do, since I learned that you should listen to your body/pain....that said...I would probably do it like you described above because I'm to thickheaded to let a challenge go if I don't absolutely have to (or the input/output is in no proportion)

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Considering my 'bad' knee that's been good for a year was tweaky as hell as I stepped out to run today?  And I still ran 2.6 miles ... I feel as if I am not one to offer practicable preaching. :)

 

Btw, I can't find where the virtual race is?   I looked under race missions and it wasn't there.... do you know how to find it?

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18 hours ago, Schaengel said:

 

It's probably not the smartest thing to do, since I learned that you should listen to your body/pain....that said...I would probably do it like you described above because I'm to thickheaded to let a challenge go if I don't absolutely have to (or the input/output is in no proportion)

 

6 hours ago, Starpuck said:

Considering my 'bad' knee that's been good for a year was tweaky as hell as I stepped out to run today?  And I still ran 2.6 miles ... I feel as if I am not one to offer practicable preaching. :)

 

Btw, I can't find where the virtual race is?   I looked under race missions and it wasn't there.... do you know how to find it?

 

You guys... are not helpful!

 

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Worked on my feet all day today, and despite walking almost twice as much as the day before, my foot feels much better.  I ended up wearing open shoes, and i'm not in very much pain at all.  I guess that points to extensor tendonitis.  Hopefully I will be feeling all the way better soon!

 

So, in order to stay off my foot and not run, I actually went for a swim today - first with the kiddos and then a couple of laps by myself.  Got the heart rate up.  Also good since my sister is grumbling about doing a triathlon this summer - so getting back into swimming would be good!

 

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@starpuck, I think the virtual race should be in a tab under the missions section.  They say if you can't see them, to restart your device.  Could you find the training missions?

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Any comment I would have re: running the 10k anyway would be equally unhelpful (ie. if it was me, I'd probably try to tough it out). That said, I've recently learned the value of allowing yourself to make a full recovery, and it might be wiser in the long run to give your foot a break if that's what it needs. Which doesn't mean you can't give it a try. I don't fully understand the idea of a virtual race, but I'm figuring it's something that the participants all do independently but on the same day/time. If that's case, give your foot the rest it wants before the race, then try it on race day. Take it slow, listen to it, because 'it hurts' is not the same as 'it's injured', but if it gets to the point that it's feeling injured (or that it will be injured if you keep it up), then stop and be proud you gave it your best. If it only ever stays in the realm of 'it hurts', then go for the whole 10k. Anyway, that's my 2 cents, and probably sums up what I'd do in your situation (and what I have been doing with my shoulder).

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5 hours ago, obax said:

Any comment I would have re: running the 10k anyway would be equally unhelpful (ie. if it was me, I'd probably try to tough it out). That said, I've recently learned the value of allowing yourself to make a full recovery, and it might be wiser in the long run to give your foot a break if that's what it needs. Which doesn't mean you can't give it a try. I don't fully understand the idea of a virtual race, but I'm figuring it's something that the participants all do independently but on the same day/time. If that's case, give your foot the rest it wants before the race, then try it on race day. Take it slow, listen to it, because 'it hurts' is not the same as 'it's injured', but if it gets to the point that it's feeling injured (or that it will be injured if you keep it up), then stop and be proud you gave it your best. If it only ever stays in the realm of 'it hurts', then go for the whole 10k. Anyway, that's my 2 cents, and probably sums up what I'd do in your situation (and what I have been doing with my shoulder).

 

Yep, that's exactly what a virtual race is!  In this case, there's a 10 day window in which to do the race and a dedicated Zombie's Run mission to do!  

 

3 hours ago, Schaengel said:

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But if it's getting better then maybe wait some more days and then rock that 10k :D

 

Since it might vaguely be improving, and I have until the 11th, I'm going to just see how it feels in 5-6 days!

 

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That's good that your foot is improving and glad to hear you are giving it a few more days. If it's still not 100% better by then and you really really don't want to miss your virtual run, you could consider taping up your foot or wearing a support. I had peroneal tendonitis a while back and wearing a light support helped.

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Yay for smart choices Polgara!

 

And yeah, I did the two training missions, and they show up there.  I'll try the restart thing.   I think I will aim to run it next week Tuesday (the 5th).   Then I can open up my white envelope.    (I can't believe I am staying honest with that hehehe.)

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