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Quarantines and Earthquakes

Hi. How are you and your loved ones doing? Everyone safe and healthy? I hope everyone is illness free and has plenty of TP. :-)

The Stay at Home order isn't really affecting me too much. We work from home anyways, so its actually making us work more. I enjoy my house and my bed and I even signed up for Amazon Prime so I can watch more then what is on Netflix. We can't go out to eat in restaurants and we can't thrift store shop. I know, I know #FirstWorldProblems But I am thankful that I am in a relationship where I enjoy being around the person I am in a relationship with.

I have been ordering a Doordash or 2 a week. Doordash is a good thing and yet a bad thing. I can scroll and scroll and think about food, and even order it. It caters to this Taurus a little too well. I enjoy being at home, I like to eat, and I can make sure I tip the driver and make sure the restaurants can keep the lights on. I like to think of it as good karma.

Plus I can order DoorDash instead of suff…
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Virtual Run Time!

With all the real races canceled right now, virtual runs are the only way to safely participate in group runs. I already completed one, and I have now signed up for THREE more.

The local Boise YMCA has a Flatten The Curve 5K.


April 2nd - April 5th. Sign up and do this now. Details about this are here.

Ok, the next 2 I paid money for.

Enter the Operation Inspiration Virtual Race to be held on Saturday, April 4, to work out with the global running community, raise money for the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and have a great time!

If the Foothills trails are dry, I'll head up there for an hour. If not, it will be an hour on the Greenbelt tomorrow.

The virtual race is for a good cause - Your entire entry fee goes to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support its global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (If you live in the United States, 100% of your entry fee is tax deductible.)

And there will be prize…

New Race Plans

Ugh. Is there anyone that does not have a canceled race yet? I am seriously glad that we are all together in the pain of this.

I got word on Thursday that my Race to Robie Creek half marathon is canceled and won't be happening the 3 Saturday in April. I am sad because this is the only race I care about all year.

But then I got an email for my St. Patty's Day 5K on Saturday the 14th is still on, but without water stops and post-race snacks.

That is totally cool. I never drink water in the middle of 5Ks so its no big deal to me.

On Friday night I was prepping for the morning. I decided to confirm on the website the start time.

Oh, look. Its canceled. Did I get an email about this? It went to my spam folder so it was there and they did let us know. They were gonna still mark the course, so I did appreciate that.

I had pulled my green race outfit out of storage and I just purchased a new green tank top.

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Les Bois 10K Race Recap

I attempted the Les Bois 10K as a training run for Race To Robie Creek. I signed up for it because I enjoyed it last year. I never run in these trails and so it was a nice change of scenery for me.

I did a warm up before the race and felt OK. My sleep was OK. I wasn't gonna blast any course records but just wanted to get the miles in on the trail. I have had a half marathon coming up.

I gave myself shin splints in January and they are not perfect. I was feeling the front of my shins just so crampy and tight for the first 2 miles. I did a run/walk thing.

They finally loosened up with a mile left to go until the turnaround. I did do more walking then what I would have preferred.

At the turnaround, it was a nice downhill. I wasn't gonna blast downhill but I stayed a pretty consistent pace almost the whole 3 miles. I did do 7 trail miles the day before so my quads were burning on this downhill. I didn't think it would bother me but I did have to stop and give them a little bre…

My New Fitness Toy

I Registered for the 9th Year In A Row Today

Monday at Noon was the registration for Race to Robie Creek.

I got in and I'm running (walking) it my 9th year in a row!

I probably should not have coffee as I'm all nerves until I registered.

I was in such a rush that I just wanted to get my payment processed. I did not even see the button to click for the Spectator Pass. I had to edit my registration to add it on at the end. I did not even get my free RoadID. I just clicked on through. :-(

One thing I thought was kind of cool was that my Whoop had my heart rate up kind of high at 88bpm a minute before registration and then it dropped 10 beats to 78bpm as soon as I paid for my registration.

What races are you registered for?

What is the longest streak you have going on a race that you have to do every year?

The Fitness Apps I Cannot Live Without

I have an iPhone and I really try to limit the apps that I have on my phone. I just don't like the clutter, especially when I can just visit the website just as easily. I only have 12 fitness apps on my phone.

My top app I use daily is the Transform App. I am following the Iron Gym fitness and macro plan that is recommended for me through it. I bought a lifetime membership and am working on sticking with my fitness and healthful eating. And the difficulties of getting that gallon of water in everyday!  I love this app.

Garmin Connect is important to me as I run with a Garmin watch, and with Garmin Connect, it syncs with a couple of different apps that I love.

 I sync my Garmin with RunBet - its like a diet bet where you buy into the game and complete the prescribed runs and if you win, you split the pot with the other winners.

My Garmin also syncs with Achievement App.  You do health related things (tweet a health related post, walk with your phone, run with your Garmin, sync your …