Miles:
19706 total / 1574 in 2015
Goal:

Old Pueblo 50mi Ultra March 7th (Success!). Lewa HalfMarathon, Kenya (done). 5 weekly 3.5mi races-done. Sign up for Boston '16 in Sept. NYC Marathon, Nov1st

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  • 30 miles
  • 04:07 time
  • 2853 calories
  • 4 workouts
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  1. Shared Photo

    I mentioned that I finally got a good night's sleep. Here's proof. (Withings Aura) Woke up at 4:15, as that's my early run time, but then went right back to sleep. Woke up a few ... read more

  2. RUN
    good Easy Jaunt 6.34 mi 00:54 08:32 pace

    just an easy jaunt around my upper loop. With a little extension to go and visit the Tanque Verde wash- to see how much water is running in it. Finally got a good night sleep.

    https://www.strava... read more

    • Jeff L.

      Hooray for a good night's sleep. Finally!

      about 5 hours ago Like

    • John K.
      John K.

      Nothing better than a good night's sleep and some easy miles... Is the wash still washed-out?

      about 5 hours ago Like

    • Shelly
      Shelly

      nice job

      about 5 hours ago Like

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      Pass along that good night sleep mojo over to me, will ya? Glad to hear you got some rest, and sounds like a good run today.

      about 5 hours ago Like

  3. Shared Photo

    A big male- out hunting this morning. this guy was 4ft tall and about 7 feet wide.

  4. RUN
    good Sticky MLR 10.2 mi 01:23 08:10 pace

    Temps in the upper 70's, dew point 66- so fairly sticky out there this morning. HR was high- perhaps due to the heat, or poor sleep, or dehydration. Or maybe I was actually working hard toda... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      i'm starting to understand dew point this year, finally. 66 is sticks. given the quality of the morning running you've been doing lately, i wouldn't back off a second for the race :) Meh. I'm sure you'll do well no matter

      1 day ago Like

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      Yeah, dew point sounds pretty tough today - sticky. I definitely find that my runs are harder when the humidity is high. Still, nice one.

      1 day ago Like

    • Jeff L.

      Must have been someone old, like us.

      1 day ago Like

    • John K.
      John K.

      Maybe you should introduce the owls to the tarantula - I think they might become good friends... or something?

      1 day ago Like1 person

  5. Shared Photo

    Running Water is a rare thing in the desert. When we find it- we take a picture.

    • John K.
      John K.

      I think you should instead take a swim ;)

      2 days ago Like1 person

    • Terry G.
      Terry G.

      It's more common to find Morey running in the desert than it is water.

      2 days ago Like

    • Ben K.

      Interesting. You mentioned the storms it looks like in your run recap which I have to read next. They told us in school that dry ground doesn't absorb as fast as you'd think. Guess it's true.

      2 days ago Like

  6. RUN
    good After the rains 6.2 mi 00:52 08:24 pace

    Big storms last night kept me awake. Well, that and my scared dog that jumped into our bed. Beautiful wet morning. Water running at the base of the pass was really flowing nicely. Completely mo... read more

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      pretty much every run you've been describing for the last several months has sounded almost ideal in one way or another. it's a good year

      2 days ago Like1 person

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    • John K.
      John K.

      Sorry about the dog worry, but maybe the storms were worth it in the end?

      2 days ago Like

    • Karen A.
      Karen A.

      This sounds like a fantastic run. Hope you and the pups get better sleep tonight!

      2 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    good Foot Feeling Better 7.12 mi 00:57 08:04 pace

    Had to take a couple days off due to twisting my foot on Friday. So, I missed my long runs this weekend. Oh well. No big deal in the 'long run'. :) Lotsa' bats and a beautiful bi... read more

  8. #dailymission Besides having a tattoo, bumper sticker or your race medals, how else do you show off to others that you are an athlete? People wear their race medals? (other than for the hour or so... read more

    • Ben K.

      You mean you aren't supposed to keep wearing them? Seriously when you do NYC for sure where it around town that night - everybody does and it got me a couple free drinks at the bars. We wore them on Monday too going around town.

      6 days ago Like2 people

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      I wore my ultra belt buckle to work on Monday morning. :) Haven't worn it since. Good tip on the free drinks Ben.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Ben K.

      You may need to ask for it, I don't think it's a guarantee. I was meeting a friend at a bar after the marathon for dinner, when we were told it was gonna be a 15 minute wait I held the medal up and and "and you SURE there's not a table for me now?" kinda sarcastically - the hostess thought it was funny enough she got me a beer for free. Then when we went to another bar after that I got a free shot. It was such a great experience to be a part of. High 5-ing everyone else with their medals.

      6 days ago Like1 person

    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      The scars on (mostly) my knees tell my story as a runner :-)

      6 days ago Like1 person

  9. Shared Photo

    I thought I'd share this little critter that I spotted in my headlamp this morning. Why did the tarantula cross the road?

    • Jeff L.

      To attack runners who get too close, naturally.

      6 days ago Like3 people

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    • Helene W.
      Helene W.

      About a week ago, I posted a pic of a beautiful wolf spider carrying her egg sack. You should have seen the comments! :-)

      6 days ago Like

    • Ben K.

      Don't remind me of that photo Helene! I finally stopped having the nightmares :-) it's weird that my favorite super hero is Spider-man. But that was a cool radioactive spider. Not these man-eating tarantulas and wolf spiders. YUCK.

      6 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    injured twisted foot-aaaargh 5 mi 00:52 10:24 pace

    I was lying in bed this morning thinking, as I often have been, that the foot I twisted two months ago, is still sore. Hoping that I don't twist it again or I'd be toast. Well, it happe... read more

    • Jeff L.

      Grrr. I grimaced more and more as I read this. I know you know what to do. Hoping for a quick (and smart) recovery.

      6 days ago Like1 person

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    • Flat Lori
      Flat Lori

      crap. smart to stop. voltram gel. apply librally

      6 days ago Like

    • Ben K.

      I saw your comment on my post about you icing your ankle. Sorry I'm just checking in now. At least you were able to get a ride back. I assume that means you, like me, run with a phone. So that's good. The rest sucks thou. I hope it is just a couple days. Crap. You know the drill. Good luck!!

      6 days ago Like

  11. #dailymission When you're in a workout slump, what gets you out the door? Nike has the best tag line ever. Just Do It! When I start having the conversation in my head about whether I should g... read more

    • Ben K.

      True. It's amazing what effect the exercise has on our brain chemistry to make us feel better. I don't think it's universal thou. My wife for example, I don't think it's quite her thing to go out for a run.

      7 days ago Like

    • Jeff L.

      Amen.

      7 days ago Like

    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      truth

      7 days ago Like

  12. RUN
    good Six Pickups 6.35 mi 00:53 08:18 pace

    Felt pretty stiff and sluggish most of the run- but plodded through. Tossed in 6 x 100m pickups for good measure. Did'm hard.

    Saw lotsa' bats at first light. A big beautiful owl hooti... read more

    • Flat Lori
      Flat Lori

      Everything but the tortoise and the absence of Ben are wonderful here

      7 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ben K.

      Good job plodding through it Morey. Pretty solid pace for a plod. Have you officially started training for NYC then? Seems with all the animals you run across you are in the jungle and not the desert.

      7 days ago Like1 person

    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      "officially started training" ? I don't understand those words. I just run.

      7 days ago Like

  13. #dailymission What is your favorite, can not go without, piece of running equipment? Running shorts. I hardly ever run without them.

  14. Shared Photo

    No Ben pic today. All you get is me

  15. RUN
    good Pack of 9 11.73 mi 01:37 08:16 pace

    No Ben today. He was limping after yesterday's short run. Poor guy. We're getting him a massage.

    So- did a run alone in SNP today, in honor of my traditional "Wednesdays in the p... read more

    • Jeff L.

      Perhaps a little shot of adrenaline after visiting with coyotes? Too bad it was too dark for a pic. Wonder what would have happened if Ben was there...

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Ann H.
      Ann H.

      Wait, so Ben gets massages? I'm sure that's not a treat that #2 even knows about. What a nice 11 and change this morning. I'm laughing thinking about your growling running through the dark

      8 days ago Like2 people

    • Ben K.

      Yeah...I'm just not moving from Chicago. My wife may hate the winters - but I don't have to stop and growl during my runs. Good idea it sounds like to show some dominance - but holy cow. I'm glad you are safe and I hope Ben is better soon. So do you run with him normally as a safety measure? I hadn't thought about it, but it's probably a good reason.

      8 days ago Like1 person

  16. #dailymission What's Your Running/Biking/Swimming New Years Resolution? To procrastinate everything until the end of August.

  17. Shared Photo

    I took Ben today. I know you all miss seeing pics of him. :)

  18. RUN
    good After the Rains 5.54 mi 00:47 08:32 pace

    Great rains last night. Dog #2 was pretty scared at the thunder- so he kept us up. So- other than not getting enough sleep, it was a little cooler this morning- low 70's so I took Ben on a s... read more

    • Jeff L.

      Yay Ben! Boo, lack of sleep.

      9 days ago Like

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    • Morey B.
      Morey B.

      yeah- well, Patches (#2) and I have issues. He's poorly trained, fearful and he challenges me for dominance. Not my favorite.

      9 days ago Like

    • Ben K.

      Well I guess things named Ben must just naturally be awesome. Sorry to hear #2 isn't quite as well behaved, but I suppose like any living things - not everyone/everything can be the best. Still, I'd hope he has his good points. Just not running. Good run this morning Morey. Hope you find time for a few more miles soon.

      9 days ago Like

  19. #dailymission What do you owe yourself? Sleep. More of it.

  20. Shared Photo

    Ahh- rest day. So- I'm checking out how much I've run this vs last year-to-date (thanks Strava for keeping track). Remarkably- almost exactly the same. I've been giving it my all-... read more