Spring social/group chat thread!

Leslie Sexton said 6 months ago
While we are all practicing social distancing, it is important to stay in touch with friends and teammates. I invite everyone in the EO/PK community to take part in this social thread. Tell us how your running is going, share a recipe, recommend a movie or a show to watch on Netflix, whatever! Oh, and pictures of your pets are definitely encouraged (we can't embed photos, so post a link to imgur or your instagram)!

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Leslie Sexton said 6 months ago
Most importantly, here are my dog pictures: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17873853286572980/

And I made these cookie brownies yesterday: https://pinchofyum.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-brownies

Movies recently watched on Netflix that I would recommend:
- Snowpiercer
- Train to Busan
- Dolemite is my Name
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Steve Weiler said 6 months ago
My running - I'm continuing to chip away and get into shape, building for 2021 and beyond. I've been able to get on the nearby golf course quite a bit recently. You can follow me on Strava, where I'm currently titling my runs using Dylan lyrics:
https://www.strava.com/athletes/43665009

Not a recipe, but my pre-workout snack today was toast with honey and a banana. My post-workout meals will include homemade nachos!

Recommended Music
1) For a while now, I've been working my way through the complete list of Grammy nominees, listening to everything regardless of genre or previous bias. Very impressed by fka twigs - Cellophane is incredible.
2) I'm partway through the King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard discography (I like to work through entire discographies when I discover a new artist); coincidentally, they also have a very good song titled Cellophane
3) I'm listening to Masters of War by Bob Dylan at least once a day for the past few weeks - both a tab on my laptop and CD in the car

Recommended Movie/Show
Lots of movies I'd recommend, but I'll actually highlight that Jeopardy! has been a very enjoyable regular watch this year.
I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is sketch comedy genius. You'll know within about a minute of the first scene in first episode if it's up your alley.
Haven't started it yet, but Disney+ has a series about animals that are best friends; that's on my watch list for when the stress is too much and I need something nice to watch.

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Leslie Sexton said 6 months ago

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is sketch comedy genius. You'll know within about a minute of the first scene in first episode if it's up your alley.



+1 on this. Here is my favourite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3fTRk2yEgU
Sadly I couldn't find the full sketch, so just watch the entire show on Netflix.

I'm also enjoying Shedd Aquarium's tweets. The penguins are going on field trips to meet the other animals while the aquarium is closed to the public!
https://twitter.com/shedd_aquarium/status/1239661654629023747
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Ben Burr said 6 months ago
It's been a very busy semester and I didn't have the energy to run for a little bit, so that ended up in two week break. Plus, my leg's still bothering me off and on, but I've been strengthening it and stretching lots and so far it hasn't been as bad as before the break. I am now back to running two days on/two days off, roughly, and feeling okay.

My main activity outside of school this year has been walking my dogs. They also get to run for a couple minutes during the walk because that makes them happy and doesn't hurt my leg. I'm reading for 30-60 minutes before bed to relax. Sometimes I watch funny videos on the Internet for a few minutes. Been doing two sudokus first thing in the morning. As you can see, I lead an exciting life and have many more thrilling things to tell you all.
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Ben Burr said 5 months ago
I'm back! (Burr's back, baby! To post on this thread.) If I get out the door today, I will have officially moved up to THREE days on/ONE day off. What a hero of the people. Mostly, my runs have been all about trying to dodge people who are flouting the new bylaws by strolling around in large clumps. Some of them never learned how to share, so they block the whole sidewalk and don't bother to move to the side when other people approach. I did have a nice run this week with two fast kilometers in it.

Here's a picture of a dog. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EU8cS2CXsAApZTI?format=jpg&name=large
This one's a video of a pet fox stealing a lady's phone and playing keep-away. https://twitter.com/i/status/1246923907904319488
And this one's a turtle who just wants to dunk. https://twitter.com/i/status/1244626159293341702

I get a lot of my entertainment by scrolling Twitter for ten minutes a day.
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Leslie Sexton said 5 months ago
Hi Ben!

My return to training after being off with an injury for all of February is progressing well. I'm taking one day off per week and my body definitely needs it. I got over 100 km last week and I'm planning on doing a 5k time trial on the April 25-26 weekend.

I'm doing lots of dog walks on the golf course, here are some pictures from yesterday! https://www.facebook.com/leslie.sexton2/posts/10102783392626471
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Ben Burr said 5 months ago

Hi Ben!

My return to training after being off with an injury for all of February is progressing well. I'm taking one day off per week and my body definitely needs it. I got over 100 km last week and I'm planning on doing a 5k time trial on the April 25-26 weekend.

I'm doing lots of dog walks on the golf course, here are some pictures from yesterday! https://www.facebook.com/leslie.sexton2/posts/10102783392626471



What a good dog!

I managed to do 3 on/1 off twice. If I run today, I begin another cycle of that. So far, so good. I even did another workout of 3k "tempo?" (about 3:54 pace). Since my kilometerage has been so low and my workout volume has been virtually nonexistent for a couple of years now, I'm finding it difficult to increase again, given current other commitments. But as long as I can stay healthy, I'm happy with the fitness I have. Eventually, I may get back into slightly better shape again, but we'll see.

Our dogs have been enjoying having us home, but the snow/rain today might put a hitch in their carefully laid plans to get us to take them outside so they can eat things off the ground.
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Leslie Sexton said 5 months ago
Our dogs have been enjoying having us home, but the snow/rain today might put a hitch in their carefully laid plans to get us to take them outside so they can eat things off the ground.



They're good dogs, Bront!

Are you still doing tempo runs with Arwen? I've taken Riley for some shakeout runs on the golf course. She chases geese and squirrels but otherwise she's pretty focused and paces herself well.
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Ben Burr said 5 months ago
I sometimes take Arwen, but mostly just 2-3km of barklek. It's been too crowded lately. She gets way too excited when she sees other dogs because she just wants to wrestle but also wrestling involves biting and growling because all she really wants is for the other dogs to chase and bite her. It doesn't usually go over well with the other dogs and then she freaks out and gets defensive. She's been getting some good walks in, but she always looks sad when I don't take her with me to run.
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