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  1. After today's run, I only have forty-six miles to go for the year to make 1,000. Barring injury, that should be pretty easy, but it gives me some motivation for the coming winter mornings.

  2. RUN
    great Red Barn Lane 7.06 mi 01:09 09:42 pace

    I really had a hard time getting out the door on this one, but it turned out to be a great run. The wind, which looked menacing from the window, wasn't so bad. I took one of my lesser-used r... read more

  3. RUN
    good Snowy and Slick 5.05 mi 00:51 10:02 pace

    Took it really slow today to avoid falling on the hard-packed snow. Thankfully, when I got out into the gravel roads, out of the trees, I was able to find a little better footing. As far as my br... read more

  4. RUN
    good Rocky Bovine Way 4.1 mi 00:40 09:42 pace

    Slow going this morning, but still an accomplishment to get out in the dark and cold when all I wanted to do was stay in bed! Thankfully, I couldn't find my watch to turn off my alarm this mo... read more

    • Kris G.
      Kris G.

      Diesel fumes are thick here, too. Way to go getting out of the cocoon and into your winter gear, Nicole! That's a great victory that makes your pretty miles look even better.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Ruth H.
      Ruth H.

      Diesel is strong stuff. Great run.

      5 days ago Like

    • Glenn W.

      Nice running! I have to hold my breath when a bus or truck goes by

      5 days ago Like1 person

  5. RUN
    great Short and Sweet 3.01 mi 00:27 09:05 pace

    Forgot to post my run this morning! Monday's are my busy day, so it's a challenge to fit a run in. Very cold, but felt great.

  6. RUN
    Beautiful in Elk! 8.03 mi 01:16 09:28 pace

    Such a joy to get to run in a beautiful place with two of my very favorite people! I wasn't sure if I could hack the distance, since I haven't run that far in a while. It was oh so help... read more

  7. RUN
    great Short, Cold, and Sweet 3.01 mi 00:28 09:21 pace

    We're still experiencing an Arctic blast up here, but the cold weather gear is doing the trick. This was just a quick jaunt to warm up the blood on this very cold day. Felt great!

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Yay! Good for you! Looking forward to running together on Saturday. I'm determined to make it happen!

      10 days ago Like1 person

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    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Sounds great, ladies. My PT told me today he want me to walk instead on the hills and just jog the other stretches. I didn't tell him I was planning 8 tomorrow. I can recover later; let's do it!

      9 days ago Like

    • Kris G.
      Kris G.

      Glad your gear is paying it way. I sort of miss the whole culture of cold weather running. I remember going out looking like a kindergartener that dressed herself. My daughter's purple sparkle gloves being the best part of my look, I think.

      9 days ago Like1 person

  8. RUN
    Winter is here! 4.01 mi 00:39 09:39 pace

    TEN degrees! I was tempted to stay inside, but realized that with all of my winter gear, I really have no excuse for wimping out on a cold weather run. I was perfectly warm in my layers and balac... read more

  9. FIT
    great Yoga Meltdown L. 2 00:30

    This one was awesome as usual. I'm really getting stronger at the crow pose and it's almost easy. My hamstrings were pretty tight this morning; I think even more stretching will be in ... read more

    • Glenn W.

      Way to work, Nicole!

      13 days ago Like

    • Kris G.
      Kris G.

      How do you do crow without getting sore pressure points where the arm and leg connect? I can do the first half, but then it just doesn't feel right from there. :)

      11 days ago Like

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      It doesn't seem to hurt in those spots. My wrists get a little sore. I think the key is leaning further forward which is kind of scary because it feels like I might fall on my head.

      11 days ago Like

  10. RUN
    great Spangle Dome Cut Short 3.54 mi 00:34 09:35 pace

    Since I couldn't seem to get out of bed this morning, I had to cut this one short. The roads were icy, so I had to exercise some fancy footwork and tried as much as possible to run on the gra... read more

  11. RUN
    great 4.02 mi 00:39 09:48 pace

    Very mild out this morning as I ran over the wet roads from last night's rain. It's hard to believe it's November, but I guess the cold weather is supposed to hit here Tuesday. I h... read more

  12. walk
    great Nevada 3 mi

    My husband and I usually walk about 1-1.5 miles every morning, but I usually don't post them. Since this was a rest day, we walked earlier than usual and did the three mile loop. I love thes... read more

    • Donna N.
      Donna N.

      Definitely time to treasure, and such a great example to your kids of how you two devote time every day to being alone together. I've always admired this habit of yours!

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Jealous of this. Wish we could do something like this too, but work schedules and commutes prohibit it. :(

      16 days ago Like1 person

    • Glenn W.

      Glad you have that chance to spend some quality positive time together.

      15 days ago Like1 person

  13. RUN
    good Spangle Dome Out and Back 4.05 mi 00:39 09:43 pace

    I'm really thankful for the light mornings now after the time change. I know it won't last long, but it sure helps me get out of bed a lot easier. I'm still a bit surprised at how ... read more

  14. FIT
    great Yoga Meltdown L. 1 00:30

    I couldn't figure out how to advance to level 2 with the new DVD player, so it was level 1 for me. I'll have to get my ten year old to give me a tutorial with the remote. Great workout.... read more

  15. RUN
    good Super Soaker 5.01 mi 00:48 09:36 pace

    POURING rain! Once I got going (and grabbed a cap to keep the rain off my face), it wasn't too bad. It was a bonus that it was light outside again because of the time change. Overall, great... read more

  16. RUN
    alright Post-Potluck 3.07 mi 00:28 09:10 pace

    I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned before that it's a really bad idea to go running after a church potluck. "Ugh" is about all I can say about this run. (It was a gorgeo... read more

  17. RUN
    alright Cameron Loop 6 mi 00:59 09:51 pace

    I think I wanted to be done just about every moment of this run. My hamstrings are so sore and achy and I just didn't have any get-up-and-go. It felt hard the whole time. It was supposed to ... read more

  18. RUN
    alright Rocky Bovine Way 5.02 mi 00:49 09:47 pace

    Exhausted and Fatigued! It was oh so dark when I left the house, so when it was finally light enough to look at my watch, I was shocked to see my very slow pace. It really felt like I was working... read more

    • Ruth H.
      Ruth H.

      That's 2 days running you've said that Nicole. Leave the watch at home for a few days maybe. I think it was a great run.

      26 days ago Like1 person

    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      Thanks for the encouragement, Ruth. I think tomorrow will be a rest day for sure.

      26 days ago Like

    • Glenn W.

      Nice running, Nicole!

      24 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    great Dark Spangle Dome 4.07 mi 00:39 09:33 pace

    I'm still struggling with motivation to get out into the dark world in the mornings, but once I'm out there and my eyes get adjusted it's not so bad. I was rehearsing in my mind wha... read more

    • Kristin J.
      Kristin J.

      Boy, this could've been me this morning exactly! See post. So hard to stay motivated these dark cold mornings. Listened to my brother's talk again on Fighting Through Fitness' vimeo page. that did it.
      Plus, you know I always, always, always run with pepper spray and a mobile phone.

      27 days ago Like1 person

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    • Nicole N.
      Nicole N.

      I usually carry pepper spray, but not always my phone. No headphones when it's dark outside either.

      27 days ago Like1 person

    • Holly M.
      Holly M.

      I won't run the dark alone. I will hit the mill if I have too. I am too big of chicken.

      26 days ago Like2 people

  20. RUN
    good Audubon to Francis--Band Day 6.27 mi 01:00 09:34 pace

    I had three hours to kill while my kiddo was at a band intensive, so I took to the streets. Running in the city is way different...the miles seem to crawl by. Lots of people, noise, traffic, and ... read more