519 total / 0 in 2015

My focus for 2014 is to rediscover the joy of running. My goals for the rest of the year are fairly relaxed: I'm aiming to run 3 miles at least 3x per week.

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Steph logged 519 miles.

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  1. RUN
    great 3 mi 00:39 13:08 pace

    Running in this neighborhood presents some new challenges over the old one. There are very few flat stretches; basically 100% of the run feels like slogging uphill or barreling downhill. One unfore... read more

    • Rob B.
      Rob B.

      Well I must say this is the most delightful and unexpected birthday present I could have ever imagined ... you're back!!!!!!!! You should have seen the smile that lit up my face when I saw your comment. :-) Hope all is well with you, and welcome back!

      4 months ago Like1 person

    • Steph N.
      Steph N.

      Rob, you always know how to make others feel special. Thanks so much for the kind words and warm welcome back. In truth, I've run very minimally since I stopped posting here, and I'd forgotten how much I was missing -- both the running and the wealth of support from kind people such as yourself. :) I'm really glad to be back.

      4 months ago Like1 person

  2. RUN
    alright 10.12 mi 02:20 13:52 pace

    It was a run. Another damp 38 degrees, and that was a-okay with me.

  3. RUN
    blah "Runner's Ennui"? 6.39 mi 01:29 13:55 pace

    I'm ashamed to say this, but I'm beginning to feel bored out of my skull. I feel like I've run over every inch of my neighborhood and adjoining developments a million times over, and... read more

    • Hill

      Great run!

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

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    • Steph N.
      Steph N.

      Thanks for all the input, guys! I appreciate the support!

      Keith, what a creative idea! I may just have to try that, thanks!

      Richelle, if you only lived a few hundred miles closer... :)

      Joy, I think you may be right. I've put it on my to-do list to at least contact the closest running group and see what they offer.

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Keith S.
      Keith S. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      Nice little 10 k for a Friday evening -- you party animal you! ;-)

      almost 3 years ago

  4. RUN
    blah 5.37 mi 01:15 14:02 pace

    *sigh* appears the same stubbornness that can get me through 27 miles when properly channeled is the same stubbornness that, in a bad frame of mind, results in my doing absolutely nothing... read more

  5. Over the past few days, couldn't figure out why I was experiencing increasingly severe pain in the sole of my left foot. The area looked a little inflamed; I thought maybe I bruised something.... read more

  6. #dailymission Heat. Especially humid heat. :( After this crazy first week I've experienced running in 80 degree temps, I'd gladly go back to running in the snow, sleet, ice, rain, sub-fre... read more

    • Bryan

      You and me both! What kills me most is direct sunlight on my skin.

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

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    • Keith S.
      Keith S.

      Last year I finally found a magical sweet (sweat) spot where I could take it: It was late August, and around 65* out at 5:30 am. I ran in my lightest pair of shorts, and no shirt. I was dripping in sweat by mile 3, and after 6 felt exhilarated. I think it was mainly electrolyte-loss-induced-delirium...

      ...but it is nice

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

    • Laura J
      Laura J

      The humidity is a killer!

      almost 3 years ago Like

  7. RUN
    tired If at first you don't succeed... 15.54 mi

    Woohoo! 15 miles on ZERO sleep! Felt awesome! In fact, I think I'll make it a habit to sleep as little as possible before long runs in 95 percent humidity... NOT!!!!

    This was an awful run. I ... read more

    • Sarah W.
      Sarah W.

      You're a rockstar!! Nicely done, despite all the hurdles! Hopefully you can take the rest of the day off and enjoy this crazy March weather!

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

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    • Keith S.
      Keith S. Get Better
      Get Better:

      yikes! The mummy returns!

      almost 3 years ago

    • Terry B.
      Terry B. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Sorry I didn't see this earlier.Great run and miles

      almost 3 years ago

  8. RUN
    good LSD Attempt #1 7 mi

    A friend pleasantly surprised me by offering to come on my long run. We were able to get through 7 miles together, at which point she was ready to stop. Frankly, while I would have happily kept goi... read more

    • Jamese W.
      Jamese W.

      Nice run Stephanie! Running in the heat is very different than running in cooler weather. Awesome job planning to run later to get more miles in. Enjoy your run tomorrow.

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

    • Joy R.
      Joy R.

      Awesome 7, Stephanie!

      almost 3 years ago Like

  9. RUN
    good Attempt #2 2.06 mi 00:27 13:18 pace

    :sigh: Long run was just not meant to happen today. Ran a bunch of errands after previous 7, took a nap, didn't get myself together until 10pm. Taped up the area around my sport bra band, and ... read more

    • Ryan

      So.. I know a potential solution to that problem.. :)

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

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    • Steph N.
      Steph N.

      Oh, my boots, yeah. Just LOVE running in my galoshes! ;-P

      Already tried the bandaids. :( No dice. Never knew I could sweat so much until this burst of warm weather lately.

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • John K.
      John K.

      That's too bad something like this interfered with your run. The motivation was there too.

      There has to be a solution.

      Bravo -your dedication is superb.

      almost 3 years ago Like1 person

  10. Ok, that's it. I've added WAY too many of you awesome distance peeps to my friend list, and now you're all bumping me down on my leaderboard. ;-D Not cool, guys! Guess now I'm g... read more

  11. RUN
    great Road Rave! :D 8.85 mi 01:48 12:11 pace

    The road was my dance floor, the street lamps my disco ball!...

    So for whatever reason, I've recently been ditching the music completely during runs. Very unusual for me, as I used to be unab... read more