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post #21 of 1253
drjen - if you were so inclined, i mean, no rush, but maybe, at your leisure...you can add me to the san francisco marathon on july 26 since i already registered for it and all....:


jo/plady - sounds like a great visit! i can't wait to meet you both [and reb and ND]

this freelance gig is kicking my butt this week...gotta run..

oh and i feel like it is xmas eve because my garmin arrives tomorrow! yay toys! :
post #22 of 1253
race list updated up to here.
post #23 of 1253
OK-so I'm making it official. Doctorjen, could you put me down for Gasparilla Distance Classic Marathon? I can't believe I'm actually going to do this.
post #24 of 1253
Drjen, please add me and reb to SFO Marathon in July 2009. We'll register once she's back from Aruba and in touch again. :

Yeah, all yall, it is way too nice to hang out with Dingos. I hope someday to have a rockin summer Dingo party with the sheep. Believe me, they party.

Here's me: : :yawning: : I had two weird nights in a row and it is wearing me down. First, Saturday night I got a middle-of-the-night call from a dear friend who needed help at home. I was happy to be able to help her out, but I didn't catch up on sleep. Then, this morning I was up at 3:30 and drove dh to the airport (just 7 miles, thankfully) before starting the day for real. Add snow, and just...bleh. And work was generally a bummer today. I actually ditched early to come home and blow the snow out of the driveway (good thing dh and I did snowblower drills this weekend ) before doing evening chores.

Bright side: I made the kids beef and cheese quesadillas and they ate like they were starving. : So did I. And tonight I am going to bed early so I can get up early and run on the TM. It will be OK.

Kombucha confession: I raise two gallons at a time, and I STILL RUN OUT. And I crack it open before I should.
post #25 of 1253
Back from yoga - we're getting a new teacher in the new year and she subbed tonight. her style is a lot less meditative and a lot more ass-kicking. should be interesting. now i'm scarfing down thai leftovers, which i'm pretty sure isn't the best choice for dropping pounds.

DrJen - can you put me down for a couple of races, though they're bike races not running races. Flower Power on May 23 (may change, dates aren't set yet) and SSWC09 (Singlespeed world championships 2009) August 8 (i'm not sure i'll get into this one, but lets put it on there for now, it's more of a fun race than something serious but i'm still gunning for it.)
post #26 of 1253
I just found out that I have high cholesterol. My doctor (very nice at the exam!) sounded a little tense with me on the voicemail - I need to control this with diet and exercise! Yeah, I know... but I eat well, I'm active, and I don't smoke or have other risk factors for heart disease. It's just a bummer.

Any suggestions for good websites on cholesterol-lowering eating? The few I looked at said things like "cut down on cake!" which is not really my problem.
post #27 of 1253
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CathToria, I think this is why you went in for the checkup. Give it a try and see how you do. You have been working hard. Set a time period, be smart, and then re-evaluate in say 6 months or whatever you are being told.
yes, that is what I will do. He said that in 2 months, we shoudl know if it is helping or not. I took my 1st dose today, adn I did not experience any of teh tummy side effects that are common, yay.

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Atlanta Dingo's! I"m going to be right in your area two days this week! I'll be very near you on Wed at lunchtime if you want to do a quick run or get some coffee and bagels lmk!!! I'll be doing my Saturday thing too.
I'm in for Weds. I have to pick E up from preschool at 12:30... no wait.. it's an early release day. I'll pick Eliz up at 11, but then I have to be home at 12:10 for the bus. Then I'll have all 3 kids 12:10 on. LMK what you guys are doing, and I'll try to meet up. I MBelle, I could meet you at LTF in Alpha if you want!

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OK-so I'm making it official. Doctorjen, could you put me down for Gasparilla Distance Classic Marathon? I can't believe I'm actually going to do this.
AWESOME!!!! you are my hero! go go go HBM!!!

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Back from yoga - we're getting a new teacher in the new year and she subbed tonight. her style is a lot less meditative and a lot more ass-kicking. should be interesting. now i'm scarfing down thai leftovers, which i'm pretty sure isn't the best choice for dropping pounds.

DrJen - can you put me down for a couple of races, though they're bike races not running races. Flower Power on May 23 (may change, dates aren't set yet) and SSWC09 (Singlespeed world championships 2009) August 8 (i'm not sure i'll get into this one, but lets put it on there for now, it's more of a fun race than something serious but i'm still gunning for it.)
That new yoga teacher sounds more my type. I'm trying to like yoga, but I have a hard time getting into it, espec the mind part. That champ bike race sounds impressive!!!!
post #28 of 1253
Um.....go ahead and put me down for same marathon as HBM. Yowza. I can't believe i'm going to do it again. It's much like childbirth, I think.....

Wednesday's good for me until noon, after then, not so much. but I'd love to see ya if it works out.

I ran this morning, a nice easy three, and it felt good. I haven't run since the half which i think was a good decision, and then RP and i are jumping back in tomorrow. I just really feel happy every time I think about the half, because it's one of the only times I have ever set a decent goal time and made it.

take care mamas, ds keeps waking up at 5:30 so it is now bedtime for me.
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I just found out that I have high cholesterol. My doctor (very nice at the exam!) sounded a little tense with me on the voicemail - I need to control this with diet and exercise! Yeah, I know... but I eat well, I'm active, and I don't smoke or have other risk factors for heart disease. It's just a bummer.

Any suggestions for good websites on cholesterol-lowering eating? The few I looked at said things like "cut down on cake!" which is not really my problem.

I had high cholesterol too, from family genes. I was running in the 50mpw, vegetarian, normal weight and body fat, yadda yadda, and it was still out of wack. Now, I take 4g (4,000mg) of fish oil a day, and WALLAH! my cholesterol is picture perfect. No joke. good luck to you! My dad, has been on a cholesterol medicine, and just this year had to start taking an additional one, so I talked him into taking the fish oil too. He hasn't started yet, but did buy it, so we'll see how well it works for him too (at his physical next year).
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back from an easy hour on the bike at the gym. not that it was easy to sit and spin for an hour, just that it was a 'take it easy' sort of day after riding 2:40 on my singlespeed outside yesterday.
Oooh... I loe riding singlespeed. DH is going to do all his 100 milers on one next year.

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Forgot to mention before that I did some shopping last night. Came across a code for 20% off at Runners Warehouse, and they have free shipping AND free returns, so I ordered some CW-X running tights. Everyone on a ski message board I go to RAVES about them, and I'm not loving the Nike ones I picked up on clearance in the spring. I also got a pair of 3/4 length ones to wear as a baselayer for skiing. They're supposed to be phenomenal, the compression apparently really helps with muscle fatigue. Anybody have these?

I've been shopping a little too much, and sadly, none of it for others. I also just got new winter boots for DS and myself at Lands End, AND a new (casual, but not ski) winter coat for me since my old one is ridiculously big after my weight loss. At some point, I really need to buy some stuff for others...
Care to share. I have been running in my riding pants and it is horrible.


Question: How many miles to you ladies average per week?
post #31 of 1253
I FINALLY ran. And it wasn't so bad - but it's never the first run after a lay off that's hard for me, but the second, so we'll see how tomorrow goes. I ran 3 1/2 on the treadmill, plus a warm up and cool down for 4.18 total. I have to be more regular on running, I think, to get my mood out of the basement.
post #32 of 1253
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Ashley, the beauty of Higdon's plans, especially the novice ones, is that they're SO easy to fiddle with. Switch the days around so that they work for you! And if you don't quite get everything in, that's ok, too, just do the best you can, and it'll work out.
Yep, that's one of the reasons I went with the Novice plan because I have more than 8 weeks to do it, so I can afford to redo some weeks etc ...


Just applied for my first real job! Scary but exciting!
post #33 of 1253
Such a funny thread title to me, as it was in the 80's here today.

HBM - Yeah, I totally get dehydrated in the winter. I almost passed out after an 8k in the rain last winter - I was fine after chugging a bunch of water. I get cold so easily as it is that it's really hard to want to drink something cold. I try to do decaf. tea, but I don't love it so it's hard.

Mel38, Nemesis - Welcome!

SuganAndSun - I only run ~25mpw. Definitely need to get that up a bit in order to do SFO. yikes.

I think the pukefest has ended and dd2 and I are going to escape it. :
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Care to share. I have been running in my riding pants and it is horrible.
Sure! www.runningwarehouse.com Click on the team discounts link, then put the code cp20 in the box. Voila, 20% off! And I got a free cloth shopping bag, too.

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Question: How many miles to you ladies average per week?
At the peak of my half-marathon training, I was only running about 25 miles per week. Over the summer during tri training, probably closer to 15. Right now, about 3.
post #35 of 1253
Penelope, in addition to good fats like fish oil, a diet very high in fiber is supposed to be very good for cholesterol. How bad are the numbers?

Warning: Vent
OK, so dh calls last night from NC where he is for work, and bellyaches about his takeoff and landing on the plane. (Like how awful they were due to weather, blah blah blah...) and he's all waah on the phone with his poor me attitude. OK, so can I for a minute? I drove my tiny car over barely-plowed roads at 4AM and then back, to drop him off. Then I drove my two kids in over still-snowy roads at 7:35, in full-on stupid-people-getting-to-work traffic, and a 15-minute drive took 40. Shall we discuss the relative dangers of driving in a car in the first snow of the season vs. air travel? :
OK, I'm done now. Thanks.

About to jump on the TM for some AM mood-boosting.
post #36 of 1253
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I just found out that I have high cholesterol. My doctor (very nice at the exam!) sounded a little tense with me on the voicemail - I need to control this with diet and exercise! Yeah, I know... but I eat well, I'm active, and I don't smoke or have other risk factors for heart disease. It's just a bummer.

Any suggestions for good websites on cholesterol-lowering eating? The few I looked at said things like "cut down on cake!" which is not really my problem.
It can be genetic/the way your body works. I do understand. Mr grandma does everything 'right' and has terrible numbers. My dad (her son) does it all wrong diet and exercise wise yet has oddly low numbers. Good luck figuring out what works for you. I am tucking fishoil in the back of my brain and may be back to ask questions after dh's check up later this month. Sorry I don't have any suggestions.

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Um.....go ahead and put me down for same marathon as HBM. Yowza. I can't believe i'm going to do it again. It's much like childbirth, I think.....
I like the childbirth analogy.

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At the peak of my half-marathon training, I was only running about 25 miles per week. Over the summer during tri training, probably closer to 15. Right now, about 3.
Your miles will creep back up from 3 when the time is right.

I did a very hard 3 on the TM this morning. My knee did start to act up past 2.5 miles but then jumped to my hip and then to my other knee with a quick trip to my left ankle too. Maybe it is all in my head? I have about 250 miles on my shoes so that should not be the problem. The pain starts out sharp then after a few seconds dulls and goes away when I stop. I am thinking that I will alternate running days and stick to shortish treadmill runs for now. It makes me sad except for the cold and snow and wind and rain. :
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What is it about snow that makes people crave French toast? Why else would everyone suddenly need milk, eggs, and bread?


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So... HI, DINGOS!!


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Here's to dipping my toe in the water (so to speak) by introducing myself to you all out there in MDC-land! (Although I have been lurking for weeks now. )
Welcome!

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Back from yoga - we're getting a new teacher in the new year and she subbed tonight. her style is a lot less meditative and a lot more ass-kicking. should be interesting.
I like a good mix for my yoga class... slow to warm up, some hard flow, then back to slow and meditative at the end.

I am taking today off. I'm babysitting a friend's toddler while she goes to her OB appointment (she is due in Jan. and now on bed rest because of pre-term labor). Then I have a 4H meeting and cheer practice this evening.

For now, I'm celebrating the fact that I'm 30 weeks pregnant and watching GMA to watch Britney perform for her birthday. :
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Sure! www.runningwarehouse.com Click on the team discounts link, then put the code cp20 in the box. Voila, 20% off! And I got a free cloth shopping bag, too.
which ones did you get? my tights are so old they're almost shredding, but i got confused between all the different kinds. any idea if you can fit bike shorts underneath?

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I like a good mix for my yoga class... slow to warm up, some hard flow, then back to slow and meditative at the end.


For now, I'm celebrating the fact that I'm 30 weeks pregnant and watching GMA to watch Britney perform for her birthday. :
that's what i like too, but really i like the yoga teacher to remind us of breathing and how to use breathing to deepen a pose, i like when they constantly remind about the bundas, i like when they take the time in the beginning to establish a peaceful tone for the practice, and i don't really enjoy competitive yoga.

i think today will be an off day for me, i didn't have my act together to grab the stuff i needed for a workout.
post #39 of 1253
last call. anyone who wants to opt into the holiday card list needs to sprint over to the yahoo group and email me their address.
post #40 of 1253
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which ones did you get? my tights are so old they're almost shredding, but i got confused between all the different kinds. any idea if you can fit bike shorts underneath?
I got the CW-X tights. I haven't tried them on at all, but my understanding is that they're TIGHT, because they're compression tights. A lot of the people on the ski board said that it's kind of a struggle to get them on b/c of that, but that once they're on, they're awesome. I currently have a pair of Nike tights that I got on clearance in the spring, and they're ok, but I just don't love them. They're not quite thick enough to be really warm, and there's a seam in a kind of uncomfortable place (right down the middle of the crotch area). Other than that, I don't know much about tights. I have a pair of Pearl cycling tights, so I don't worry about bike shorts underneath. I could definitely get shorts underneath the Nike tights, but it might look a little funny and lumpy, if you care what it looks like.


DS slept through the night last night, hallelujah!
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