“you don’t say…”
Mileage tracked on MapMyRun, February through July 2021: 188 miles.
Mileage tracked on Strava, August 29 through November 7, 2021: 244 miles.
My training was wildly inconsistent this year. Too cold/snowy to run in February, so I didn’t run regularly (sic) until March. Too many missed days, a couple of DNFs. 30+ days gap between May and June, then a couple of weeks in July. July 23 was my last recorded run on MMR.
First week in August, I got a newer/bigger/better smartphone. I had no way to port over the MMR app or it’s information, so I uploaded Strava instead. Strava looks nicer and filled the need. Unfortunately, like MapMyRun, I can’t figure out how to CONSISTENTLY get the voiceovers for my mile splits.
Running was much more consistent in the August thru November period; not surprising, since I suddenly remembered I was running for the Trifecta (10K plus first ever 50K/31.1 mi. run in addition to the Marine Corps Marathon).
No cross training this year. Excuses?
“I didn’t know the gym in my apartment complex opened up back in the spring.
“I couldn’t find the perfect set of adjustable weight dumbbells for my P90X workouts.
“I found Crossfit too late (September-ish) to really get into it.
“I thought i would just relax and not worry about doing Yoga X and Stretch X in the days before the 50K.”
Yeah, okay…have fun packing up the 50K swag box and sending it back to the MCM Organization.
Still waiting for my MCM swag box, tho’…
No more briefs on long-a$$ runs. The cuffs bit into my nether regions and I got al hell of a burn/rash. And no vaseline in the house either.
I weighed 239 before my first run in September. I weighed 227 after my aborted 50K. I would have maybe lost a few more pounds had I not attempted to “fill the gas tank” for the Trifecta.
My seven year-old Kodak Pixpro FZ243 mini-camera’s screen burned out, sometime between MCM and 50K. I think I got MCM pix, but I’m not sure. Had to use my smartphone for the first time taking pics for the 50K. Because of security, I had to stop and input the code before I could pull up the camera app.
Took 23 minutes for my Uber “medieval” this morning. Thirty-something dollar ride home.
Post run comfort “brunch:” McRib combo from McDonald’s.
Little victories, y’all.
Song of the Day: “Du Hast”/Rammstein. Just because.