Profile

Cover photo
Sara Rabe
Works at Maryland Judiciary
Lived in Maryland
484 followers|348,808 views
AboutPostsVideos

Stream

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
I did actually go for a run yesterday, I just didn't get a chance to post about it until now -- the data is all whack and not really comparable to my normal runs and it was just sort of discombobulated. 

It was an okay run -- we had a great lunch out with some friends and I didn't feel like pushing myself too hard. 

As it was I was going faster than 4.0 miles an hour for at least 15 minutes, which was pretty cool. So I didn't do too bad. 
There were treadmill and timing fails, so the best distance doesn't really count. I don't think.  I did go for my run yesterday, but didn't get home until relatively late (around 8pm) and then the evening was all discombobula...
1
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
Oh, yeah -- I went for more than 10 minutes at 4.0 miles per hour. My fastest speed ever! :D I'd be doing a happy dance, but I'm a little pooped. 

That felt much better than 3.5 mph has been lately. I've been getting cramps in my calves at 3.5 lately, which is why I've been walking more than I had been. Tonight at 4.0 mph, I got a tiny bit of cramping after several minutes. That result makes me want to try going a little faster to see if that feels better still. 
Best treadmill ever!! :D  I could probably have been on the road this evening, but we were expecting severe weather and I didn't want to be a mile from home when the storm started (especially as there's a tornado watch going ...
15
Kevin Andrew's profile photoMatthew Nutial's profile photo
2 comments
 
Good job, keep it up!
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
4.0 mph!! For five whole minutes!! :D That's like almost an actual running speed, y'all! :D 

I do have a question for the experienced runners: Does it make sense that going 4.0 mph feels better (as far as flow and how comfortable I was) than 3.6 mph did? It almost felt like I was using more energy when went slower. Could that be right?
Not great on the whole -- but 4 miles an hour!  For reasons that sound lame even to me, I was on the treadmill rather than the road tonight. What is in my head is "I didn't want to deal with the gravity out on the road", but ...
20
Johannes Kooistra's profile photoNuno Rodrigues's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photoKevin Andrew's profile photo
7 comments
 
that could definitely be the case. my fast speeds always feel more natural and fluid, even if i can't handle them for as long as my usual pace.
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
"Spring is here, spring is here!! Life is skittles and life is beer!!" -- Tom Lehrer, Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Instead of poisoning pigeons, however, I went for a very nice run. It was really good -- I felt very comfortable running for the most part and enjoyed the flowers and the sunshine. 

I do have a bit of a post-run cough (which I suspect is exercise-induced asthma) today -- it's not bad and I expect it will be better by the end of the day -- so that's clearly not just because of the cold. Darn it. I'll talk about that with my doctor soon. 
I loved being back on the road on a gorgeous day! It finally feels like spring again (it's been in the 40s and grey all week) and it was delightful to get out on the road today. Typically for spring in these parts, it's quite...
11
Andrej Ricnik's profile photoNuno Rodrigues's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photo
4 comments
 
+Nuno Rodrigues​ Thanks so much! 
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
Run went well, though I was on the treadmill because of weather and being absolutely whipped by the weekend. 

I was too tired to fight with hills and wind and terrain and so on. The treadmill is boring, but physically less exhausting and that was what I needed today. Also it was raining. 

Anyway, this is my best treadmill performance ever, so I'm pleased with it. 
Treadmill, but it went well.  It was rainy tonight, so I was back in the gym on the treadmill. I really wasn't feeling like working too hard at my run -- we had a busy whirlwind of a long weekend visiting my family (driving a...
19
Andrej Ricnik's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photoKevin Andrew's profile photo
3 comments
 
i knew those things existed for a reason! nice job!
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
Tonight's run was much, much better!! Running was good, the weather was lovely, there was a Great Blue Heron flying over the lake (and a cormorant watching it with me), and it was all good. Which isn't to say I wasn't working hard, but it felt good.

Also: best pace and distance! :D 
Best pace and distance!! :D  Woo-hoo!! That's more like it -- Monday's run was kind of frustrating and a little unsatisfying. Tonight I was on the road again and it was really good -- I did a lot of walking (as I do when on t...
13
Andrej Ricnik's profile photoParry K's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photoBob Pack's profile photo
4 comments
 
I love this time is year
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
484 people
Brew IQ's profile photo
Mary Kane's profile photo
Victoria Pettit's profile photo
NordicTrans's profile photo
Dave Royer's profile photo
Ryan Fullerton's profile photo
Mark Lewis's profile photo
Samad qureshi's profile photo
Ink & Alchemy's profile photo

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
Going faster feels so much better -- my calves didn't cramp up at all today!! I went for 10 minutes straight at 4.3 mph and another few later in the run. I even did two minutes at 4.5 mph, which is the faster I've ever gone. :D 
Best pace and distance on the treadmill!  I had so much fun going 4.0 miles an hour on Monday that I wanted to see if I could go even faster today. The answer is that apparently I can!! :D I went 4.3 miles an hour for 10 min...
12
Andrej Ricnik's profile photoSean Johnson's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photoDarlene Waters's profile photo
5 comments
 
Personal satisfaction, +Sara Rabe​ - the most important thing 😊
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
It was a lovely day -- actually a bit warmer than seasonal, which was kind of nice given how cool it's been this spring. 

The run was good -- just a teeny little bit off of the best pace and distance last time. I know I can do better next time. 
Missed a best distance by 0.01 mile. Darn it!!  I was back on the road today and it was good -- I missed a best distance by one one-hundredth of a mile. Even if I'd made that, I would have missed best pace by a few seconds. A...
9
Andrej Ricnik's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photo
2 comments
 
Thanks, +Andrej Ricnik​! 
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
I changed my route just a tad and it paid off -- best pace and distance, though not by much. But seriously, I'll take it. I mean I beat 16 minutes per mile for the first time EVER. 

And I saw a pair of Yellow-Rumped Warblers. They're not at all rare, I don't think, but they are pretty and they're not the usual robin-house sparrow-starling-mockingbird birdies that we get around here all the time. 
Best pace *and* distance!! :D Slightly different route with more pretty lake and one fewer hill.  It was another absolutely stunning evening, so I was out on the road again. It was warm, but not too warm, breezy (shading to w...
10
John Rowley's profile photoParry K's profile photoBob Pack's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photo
10 comments
 
+Bob Pack​ That means a lot coming from someone who'll be running in Boston this weekend. :) Thanks! 
Add a comment...

Sara Rabe

Beginners  - 
 
Lordy kittens, am I tired today!! We got home from the baseball game on Wednesday around midnight and had to get up for work as normal (i.e. around 5 am) Thursday morning. I'm even more whipped than I was on Tuesday. 

Like Tuesday, I never seriously considered not running at all, but I did give myself permission to walk as much as I needed. 

I was watching a lesson video for an online drawing class I signed up for the other day, so the time passed very quickly. 
A better showing than expected given how much I walked. When I set my goals for today's run, I wasn't thinking very clearly. I knew my husband and I were going to an evening baseball game but totally forgot what that would me...
10
Nuno Rodrigues's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Nuno Rodrigues  Thanks!! Keeping it fun is important to me.
Add a comment...
 
I hit the road in a new neighborhood this morning. Not exactly bright and early, because it was grey and drizzly, but definitely pretty early.

And it went well. Which makes me happy.

I'm glad to get my run in early because it's likely to be a super busy day. Which is why the blog post looks weird - I'm posting on my phone. 
12
Sean Johnson's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Sean Johnson​ That may be it - it was certainly fun to be running around my mother's little town. I might also have been trying a little harder because she was there. 😀
Add a comment...
 
Running out on the road is like a whole different activity, with good and difficult elements. On the good side -- birdies singing and squirrels running around being cute. On the difficult side -- well, it's just more difficult. Man, I just wear myself out but at the same time I feel like I'm plodding along. 
On the road! I didn't do the hard part of the loop by the lake, but this side also has some ups and downs. As I had hoped, the weather was lovely this evening so I ran out in the "real world" instead of at the gym. I didn't h...
10
Andrej Ricnik's profile photoKevin Andrew's profile photoSara Rabe's profile photo
3 comments
 
+Andrej Ricnik Thanks!! I'm definitely still at it and still enjoying it! :D

+Kevin Andrew I'm glad it's not me. :D I love being outside and birdies and the whole experience, but it is a lot harder physically. 
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
484 people
Brew IQ's profile photo
Mary Kane's profile photo
Victoria Pettit's profile photo
NordicTrans's profile photo
Dave Royer's profile photo
Ryan Fullerton's profile photo
Mark Lewis's profile photo
Samad qureshi's profile photo
Ink & Alchemy's profile photo
Work
Occupation
I work for the Maryland Court of Appeals reporting and publishing the opinions of the Court.
Employment
  • Maryland Judiciary
    State Reporter's Office, present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
Always trying to be on an upward trend...
Introduction
Hi and welcome. 

The parts of my life that are visible online are, for the most part, my drawing and painting and my beginning, as a middle aged lady, to run. Once in a while there are cute baby animals, pictures of our pets, or pictures of my husband and me in places we visit. None of that is ever public so if you want to see it you need to circle me (and do something to let me know that I should circle you back, because if I see a blank profile, or a few posts not relevant to my interest, I won't). 

I occasionally publicly post things of interest from the Maryland Court of Appeals -- mostly stating when the Court is hearing oral arguments on a topic that seems as though it would be of interest to an online audience. 

The Sara-Colored Glasses through which I see the world inform and shape my entire experience of the world. I hope that my drawings and writing give you a glimpse of my universe through my eyes -- sometimes it's a kind of weird place but I hope it's always an interesting one.

Part of what makes me *me* is that I am and ever shall be a geek. I don't post specifically geeky things often, but it's part of who I am and my frame of reference and shows up occasionally in my art and often in my way of seeing the world. 
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Maryland - MIssoula, Montana - Los Angeles, CA - St. Petersburg, FL - Tampa, FL - Northern VIrginia