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post #21 of 1351
Our house is just about de-Christmased. I love the new sense of unclutter that comes with putting all that stuff away again. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of the Christmas decorations, but the house seems so prepped for the new year with the fresh emptiness.

drjen~Can you add this race for me? (Cherry Blossom 10 Miler--April 5th) Thanks!!
post #22 of 1351
Had a *great* 3.5 m. fun run this morning - it was the first time I've ever overtaken people going up hills before. I ran really well, no rest breaks, and although it wasn't timed and I haven't gotten my Garmin out yet so I don't know the pace it felt strong and I worked hard.

It was so nice to be outdoors and not on the treadmill! But I also felt like all my treadmill running has been worth it for training - I just am so much stronger than I was six months ago. My last 5K was early October and I'm not sure I'm faster but the running was better.

My goals for the year ~

half in the spring (April 25, in Louisville)
marathon in the fall (hopefully Chicago, if not then Omaha)

work on publishing and conference papers

garden faithfully all summer, so that we have tons of veggies and so the garden starts to feel like my home, my space.
post #23 of 1351
Happy New Year Dingoes! I don't really have time to post, but I wanted to wish you all the best in 2009!
post #24 of 1351
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Originally Posted by towsonmama View Post
Our house is just about de-Christmased. I love the new sense of unclutter that comes with putting all that stuff away again. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of the Christmas decorations, but the house seems so prepped for the new year with the fresh emptiness.
That's what I am working on right now. There are totes, newspaper, and decorations all over my living room floor. I can't wait to have my house back... as much as I looked forward to putting out the decorations.

DrJen ~ Can you add me to the race list for August 1, 2009 for the Copperman Triathlon?

Triathletes ~ What training plans have you used for sprint tris? I have found a few, but was just curious how they compare to what's been tried around here.
post #25 of 1351
subbing...I prefer the Dingos without the E...but will go with majority.

No RR for me today, resting and enjoying. Will get some yoga, pt and push ups in throughout the rest of today though.
post #26 of 1351
Doctorjen-Could you take me off of the Tampa Marathon on March 1st? It's just not going to happen this year w/o my SIL. But I am going to do the ING Atlanta Half on March 29th. And the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th (are all the ATL Dingoes doing this one? )
post #27 of 1351
freezing here today. the weather is cold with a terrible wind which = -21*

i'm with modmom - too much sauce last night left me feeling very uncomfortable today. i'm almost back to normal but am enjoying watching the looney tunes marathon with dh and ds.
post #28 of 1351

Former avocado, current turtle

Hello Dingo ladies! I am Abby! I fell off the face of the earth about a year ago, switched user names again due to security reasons, and have been struggling to fit in running amidst nursing school, marital funks, and some health issues. I have been lurking through the end of the last thread, getting excited about running again! Can I rejoin?

For those of you that may not recall my long absent self, I have two dds, Z, 5 and N- almost 3. I am a non-traditional student in my 3rd year of nursing school on my path to be a CNM. I am in the middle of my first in-hospital clinical rotation on a surgical/tele unit. Former organic farmer, who has left the farm and bought a house in town. (pretty much the opposite of Jo!)

I am so inspired by all of you, and have sincerely missed everyone. I am excited to get to know the new folks, and find some races for this spring.

:

-A
post #29 of 1351
Abby! I was thinking of you when I was doing my Christmas cards and wondering where you were and hoping you were doing OK. So glad to see you here again. Welcome back!
post #30 of 1351
so good to see you again abby! :
post #31 of 1351
Welcome back, Abby! I was needing your farming/gardening advice this past summer! I'll hit ya up this time around!
post #32 of 1351
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Hello Dingo ladies! I am Abby! I am a non-traditional student in my 3rd year of nursing school on my path to be a CNM. I am in the middle of my first in-hospital clinical rotation on a surgical/tele unit. Former organic farmer, who has left the farm and bought a house in town. (pretty much the opposite of Jo!)
-A
Abby! A CNM to be~ hope you had time to go back and read some of doctorjen's birth stories. She has posted some really good ones lately.

I can't get the CNN video to load so can't comment on that, but sparkletruck I think we are saying the same thing. As we age we need to pay more attention to stretching and care for our "aging" bodies. DH is a hockey goalie and decided to take up yoga, thinking he needed to switch activities because of injuries. Instead the yoga seriously helped his form on the ice and he's a better goalie.

At what point are we considered to have aging bodies? Does the wear and tear that are written off as age have more to do with how we have treated our bodies, such as nutrition, proper rest, alcohol or illegal substance use?

Has anyone here looked at RealAge? You plug in a bunch of info about exercise, diet, weight, etc and it tells you what your body's real age is. For most of the dingos/dingoes your body is probably younger than your chronological age.

It just real frosts me personally that I am mid fifties and keep hearing the age related reasons for any injury I have. I know that age isn't the issue. My problem has three parts: weight gain in the past 3 years, bad form, and lack of time spent building a base. It is just too simple for some HCP's, even the sports/ortho ones, to write off problems as age, when they don't try to sort out the other issues also. And I have asked.

And as if to make my point: forward motion for today. Bike 8.0 miles/35 min. (PR), 0.75 miles walking on TM, 1100-1200 yds in the pool (another PR). Plan to increase walking to 1 mile next week and if all continues to be well, I can start running after that. Haven't gotten as far as I'd like in the Chi book, but it is making a difference.


Hope everyone is having a nice New Year's day.
post #33 of 1351

road bike advice needed

Now realize that my modified hybrid is not my best bet for tri's. I have started talking with the bike shop guys, but the amount of info in overwhelming.

Any suggestions for a racing/tri bike, lower end on price for now?
post #34 of 1351
Is any dingo Katherine B at daily mile? Just checking!
post #35 of 1351
subbing

HBM, I plan on doing the Ptree, and woudl like to run a 10K here in atl before the app is due for a time.. and I'd love to run it with the atl dingoEs
post #36 of 1351
Thread Starter 
: Abby!!!!! I missed you! :

Happy 2009 Abby :

We're having dinner at a friend's house, 4.5 miles from here. 0.5 mile warm up, and I'll meet my family there.
post #37 of 1351
mothercat~The best road bike for you is the one that has the frame that fits you right. This may or may not be a women's specific frame. I'm on a women's bike, but it was pretty much the only women's bike that fit me since I'm proportioned a bit more like a typical man (long torso, shorter legs). Sit on every bike in the store in your size. Get recommendations for a good bike shop that really knows what they're doing as far as fitting you to a bike and making adjustments. If you find the right frame for you, there are usually a few different models using that specific frame that just have different levels of components. One of the things that was recommended to me (and mandy may have better advice) was not to get the lowest level of components as it would be more likely to outgrow those quickly. I have a Specialized Dolce Comp, and it was around $1500 for the bike. I spent a couple hundred more on pedals, shoes, and miscellaneous accessories. It's a mid-level road bike. I didn't pay much attention to the components, honestly, other than knowing that they were not the lowest level and that I was unlikely to need to change them out too quickly. I don't know how much tri bikes run, but my guess is more than road bikes, and other than wanting aero bars, I don't really think that I'm good enough for a tri bike to make *that* much of a difference over a road bike, kwim?

HTH!
post #38 of 1351
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Any suggestions for a racing/tri bike, lower end on price for now?
I think I paid $800 for my Women Specific Lemond, but it was on *sale* because it was the previous year's model. I tried quite a few bikes before that one was a fit, and then we had to do some mods to make it even better. I needed a longer stem on the front for the handlebars and then the seat and handlebars were tweaked to fit my proportions. I probably spent 2 hours getting that bike picked out and comfortable. Go to a store where they know what they are doing and have the time to spend finding the right fit and then making it work for you.

DH and I took our dog out for a little over a mile walk. I felt like I should be climbing a mountain because it was snowing, windy, and blowing. I was huffing and puffing by the time I got home. I came in and stretched and now I've got my feet up watching football.
post #39 of 1351
Good point by jenlove...if you can find a previous year's model, you may be able to get a good deal. My bike was a popular model and I have a popular frame size, so I had no luck, especially since that was the only one that fit me.
post #40 of 1351
PLease add me to the race list

My First Tri Sat, 6/6/09

I have a lot of running training to do!!!
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