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2 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

And yeah, I remember that so well, watching MTV and hoping to see your band's video, listening to the radio hoping to hear that song REALLY wanted to hear.  I never get sick of seeing my daughter's reaction to how different my world was...to her, it's very much "How did you LIVE like that?"  It's the lack of having info so instantly accessible that gets her.  She really can't believe that for the most part, when we wanted to learn more about something, it involved a trip to the bookstore or library, and gathering facts.  Not word-searches and mouse-clicks.

 

 

The other option was to pay the $.99 or $1.99 and call up The Box and request that they play a certain video.

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31 minutes ago, MB3 said:

i joined this forum when i was fifteen years old. 

today my wife and i welcomed our first born son, Lucas, into the world.

life comes at ya fast 

Congrats and best of luck to you and your wife buddy! 

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38 minutes ago, MB3 said:

i joined this forum when i was fifteen years old. 

today my wife and i welcomed our first born son, Lucas, into the world.

life comes at ya fast 

Congrats man, hope everyone is happy and healthy. 

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1 hour ago, MB3 said:

i joined this forum when i was fifteen years old. 

today my wife and i welcomed our first born son, Lucas, into the world.

life comes at ya fast 

Congrats.

Try to enjoy every phase, every moment.  You'll always love who your child is, but as he gets older, you'll sometimes miss who he was...that truly innocent phase where every last thing is new (to him AND you) goes by in an eyeblink...but during those times where life it beating you down, you can dial up a memory where you shared one of those truly magical moments (something as simple as shared laughter or even a gap-toothed smile).  Just like me and mfitz can attest, before you know it, your kid is a teenager, and you can still see the child that was, but the adult that is coming.  I'm very lucky...my kid has always been a pleasure to be around, and someone I love to spend time with.  Hope your experiences are the same...best of luck to all of you!

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Post your address publicly and I will send a "baby gift". It will not be a huge box of dildos, I swear. 

(Send it in a PM, if you dare, and I'll go on shop.nhl.com right now and I will send for the little guy). 

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2 hours ago, MB3 said:

i joined this forum when i was fifteen years old. 

today my wife and i welcomed our first born son, Lucas, into the world.

life comes at ya fast 

Congratulations! That is awesome. I hope sleep is not important to you 😜

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49 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Post your address publicly and I will send a "baby gift". It will not be a huge box of dildos, I swear. 

(Send it in a PM, if you dare, and I'll go on shop.nhl.com right now and I will send for the little guy). 

That makes two of us

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Humble brag post:

This morning, I completed 1,000 running miles for the year. I started 2021 with the goal of passing 616 from last year, and set 1k as my reach goal. After January I was well on pace, then slipped a bit in February & March. June and July were awesome running months, as was September. By the start of November, I was within 90. A trail run, half marathon and a casual Veterans Day 11 miles later, here I am.

Not bad for a guy who used to LOATHE running until about a decade ago.

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13 minutes ago, jagknife said:

Humble brag post:

This morning, I completed 1,000 running miles for the year. I started 2021 with the goal of passing 616 from last year, and set 1k as my reach goal. After January I was well on pace, then slipped a bit in February & March. June and July were awesome running months, as was September. By the start of November, I was within 90. A trail run, half marathon and a casual Veterans Day 11 miles later, here I am.

Not bad for a guy who used to LOATHE running until about a decade ago.

Well done man!

I just ended a streak of 814 days where I averaged about 10.5 miles of walking per day…much of that was speed-walking (my speed-walk is about as quick as most people‘s jogs). The last two months were getting to be harder and harder…more and more I was feeling tired, just not having the same energy…and since I also lift, I was feeling almost constant soreness.  Simply got to a point where I needed to dial it back.  It was hard to let the streak go, but it was simply time.

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18 minutes ago, jagknife said:

Humble brag post:

This morning, I completed 1,000 running miles for the year. I started 2021 with the goal of passing 616 from last year, and set 1k as my reach goal. After January I was well on pace, then slipped a bit in February & March. June and July were awesome running months, as was September. By the start of November, I was within 90. A trail run, half marathon and a casual Veterans Day 11 miles later, here I am.

Not bad for a guy who used to LOATHE running until about a decade ago.

Good for you jag, that’s awesome!

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43 minutes ago, jagknife said:

Humble brag post:

This morning, I completed 1,000 running miles for the year. I started 2021 with the goal of passing 616 from last year, and set 1k as my reach goal. After January I was well on pace, then slipped a bit in February & March. June and July were awesome running months, as was September. By the start of November, I was within 90. A trail run, half marathon and a casual Veterans Day 11 miles later, here I am.

Not bad for a guy who used to LOATHE running until about a decade ago.

Nice! I have been using the Nike run app and will do at least the bare minimum of hitting challenges, at the very least a 10k a week and 100k every month. Some months it ends up being more sometimes just the minimum if I'm busy.

I was just starting to get into running marathons before Covid hit, did a 5 and 10k and then had to get refunds on some that were canceled. I haven't gotten back into signing up for marathons but I'd love to do the NJ half marathon one day and then eventually the full marathon. I should have done the Devils 5k but was busy that day. 

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37 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Well done man!

I just ended a streak of 814 days where I averaged about 10.5 miles of walking per day…much of that was speed-walking (my speed-walk is about as quick as most people‘s jogs). The last two months were getting to be harder and harder…more and more I was feeling tired, just not having the same energy…and since I also lift, I was feeling almost constant soreness.  Simply got to a point where I needed to dial it back.  It was hard to let the streak go, but it was simply time.

That's a crazy streak! It's always good to take a day of rest here and there

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9 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

Nice! I have been using the Nike run app and will do at least the bare minimum of hitting challenges, at the very least a 10k a week and 100k every month. Some months it ends up being more sometimes just the minimum if I'm busy.

I was just starting to get into running marathons before Covid hit, did a 5 and 10k and then had to get refunds on some that were canceled. I haven't gotten back into signing up for marathons but I'd love to do the NJ half marathon one day and then eventually the full marathon. I should have done the Devils 5k but was busy that day. 

I did the Devils virtual one last year, actually finished first in my age group, was cool runningpp my neighborhood and hearing devils talk to me. Got really sick of Barry Ostrowski cause I tried all 3 guided runs they offered and he was the only one on all of them.

My goal is to run my first marathon next September. Signing up for it when registration opens New Years Day.

I run with my garmin but sync everything to Nike Run Club. I’ll shoot you a DM if you want another buddy on the app. I know chasing my two friends is pretty motivating.

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9 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

That's a crazy streak! It's always good to take a day of rest here and there

Yeah my trainer has been on me for MONTHS to end it…and he was right.  Right around 600 days, I noticed that things were getting a lot tougher (and it was only getting worse).  There was a part of me that really wanted to get to 1000 days, but I simply and finally ran out of steam.

I will not be starting another streak like that…I plan to start making Wednesdays and Saturdays more legit rest days.  Glad I did it though…consistent exercise will always be a part of my life going forward.

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1 hour ago, jagknife said:

Humble brag post:

This morning, I completed 1,000 running miles for the year. I started 2021 with the goal of passing 616 from last year, and set 1k as my reach goal. After January I was well on pace, then slipped a bit in February & March. June and July were awesome running months, as was September. By the start of November, I was within 90. A trail run, half marathon and a casual Veterans Day 11 miles later, here I am.

Not bad for a guy who used to LOATHE running until about a decade ago.

Nice job! All outdoors or some treadmill?

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2 hours ago, jagknife said:

Humble brag post:

This morning, I completed 1,000 running miles for the year. I started 2021 with the goal of passing 616 from last year, and set 1k as my reach goal. After January I was well on pace, then slipped a bit in February & March. June and July were awesome running months, as was September. By the start of November, I was within 90. A trail run, half marathon and a casual Veterans Day 11 miles later, here I am.

Not bad for a guy who used to LOATHE running until about a decade ago.

I loathe running. I'm in decent shape, I swim a lot, I lift a lot of heavy things and set them back down repeatedly. But the idea of running is my personal hell.

How does someone stop loathing running?! 

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somehow missed the stupidly generous offer from mfitz. he’s got a jersey but man i love this place. instead of a jersey, buy him an ice cream at Pru for his first ever game in a few seasons. I’ll let you all know the date 

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4 hours ago, DevilMinder said:

Nice job! All outdoors or some treadmill?

I'd say only about 50 miles were treadmill due to bad weather (cold or tropical storm)

3 hours ago, MB3 said:

I loathe running. I'm in decent shape, I swim a lot, I lift a lot of heavy things and set them back down repeatedly. But the idea of running is my personal hell.

How does someone stop loathing running?! 

having to lose 20 pounds to be eligible for my job was a big factor, then when I started to actually finish at the top of my age bracket in running, that was a nice incentive.

Then i realized the more I ran, the more beer I could drink, so that helped, too

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3 hours ago, MB3 said:

somehow missed the stupidly generous offer from mfitz. he’s got a jersey but man i love this place. instead of a jersey, buy him an ice cream at Pru for his first ever game in a few seasons. I’ll let you all know the date 

Done. 

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