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post #161 of 793
Hi mamas!

Did a kickin' 3.5 miles this morning with RP. Thought my legs would be tired after yesterday's long run but actually I felt really good.

I used vaseline this morning because of the chafe and it was so ... sticky. Think I'm going to splurge on the Body Glide.

Oh, Cornflake, I got a fantastic running skirt (my favorite one) from www.sierratradingpost.com. It's a New Balance and they have a nice selection and great prices. You have to luck out on sizes/colors etc. but I have done very well there.

The Garmin is a fantasy at this point with our situation the way it is, but maybe I can get an advance on a Chanukah present from my folks. We'll see...

DrJ -- yeah, the whole thing is totally bogus. They promised, they sent us a copy of the contract, we moved. We figured we were in the last stages and they said they wanted him to start immediately. We come to find out that the budget issues are part of a larger political infight in the hospital and the privileges committee is holding things up; they are claiming budget issues but the truth is somewhat more murky. It is not the same department as the hospitalist dept. that wants to hire him ASAP. In the meantime we are in limbo and it is terrible. I don't know what is going to happen and like I said, am terrified.

Meanwhile he is going to (hopefully) be doing wound care and other stuff for area rehabs etc. (of which there are many due to the elderly population) to keep us afloat.

What a drag.

I've never said much in the way of political opinions, but right now, I am not very gung ho on the way our health care system is structured. Having been on both sides (and experienced what state-run medicine is like, when living abroad) I am not sure what the answer is. But the whole thing is just...nasty. Malpractice and insurance companies drive everything and that is just wrong. Okay, rant over. I will get down off the soapbox now and throw it away before I offend my friends. : :

Meanwhile, I am going to register ds today for the state preschool program (subsidizes pre-K through accredited preschools, like the Chabad one); register the kids for the state health insurance. And ... Gulp ... apply for food stamps. Unfortunately we now qualify and I have to take any help I can get. Pathetic. Just pathetic. :
post #162 of 793
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RM ~ great run, and speedy! I forget, are you running the full or half this fall?

I'm running the half, and I'm going for speed. We'll see though! The socks came, thank you soooo much!!!

**NEED HELP**I have a lot more personals but need to ask this real quick (so I can get on the phone) . What doctor do I call for a lump on the surface of my breast? My nurse practicioner or the gynecologist? Or someone else? Thanks!!
post #163 of 793
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Unfortunately we now qualify and I have to take any help I can get. Pathetic. Just pathetic. :
Um, no, NOT pathetic. Not pathetic at all, but I can see why you would feel that way. It's OK to ask for help.

RM - on the surface? Dermatologist? IDK, hope you get it figured out quickly.

Must get more coffee.
post #164 of 793
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Nic. Honey, if you lived near me I'd be sharing produce from my garden and bringing you meals as needed. So would the rest of us. Food stamps are just a more efficient way.

RM - I'd call both, to cover your bases. Maybe only make one appointment, but ask at each office what you should be doing.
post #165 of 793
Lisa, I'm with Penelope -- call you GP, midwife, OB, dermatologist -- anyone who will get you in before your trip.

Nic -- we have a safety net in this country for a reason. Please use it and provide for your family. The economy sucks. The state of our medical system sucks. Use the stamps.

I'm headed to Germany in two days and I'm so under prepared. Everything from figuring out how I'm getting from Munich to Bavaria and what on (in?) earth I'm talking about for two lectures. I do hope to solidify my collaborations there and secure some additional research money. Seeing my "sister" (Finnish exchange student my family hosted my senior year in HS; now working in Munich) is bonus.

My running watch died. : It still works as long as I don't try and use the light. The light resets the watch. I'm pretty much only running after dark. Not workable.
post #166 of 793
Nic, asking for help is not pathetic; needing help and not asking might be. A fringe benefit might be reduced prices for children's sports. Once a child is approved for reduced price lunches many organizations waive or reduce enrollment fees. My experience is with swimming: The larger organization waived annual fees for these students so only monthly dues were paid. Maybe this tidbit of information will help you.

RM - if it isn't skin I'd call the ob/gyn office and see the doc or nurse practitioner available. :

ETA: Geo, can I go with?
post #167 of 793
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ETA: Geo, can I go with?
Only if you give my talks for me.
post #168 of 793
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Nic, asking for help is not pathetic; needing help and not asking might be. A fringe benefit might be reduced prices for children's sports. Once a child is approved for reduced price lunches many organizations waive or reduce enrollment fees. My experience is with swimming: The larger organization waived annual fees for these students so only monthly dues were paid. Maybe this tidbit of information will help you.
Really? So I should apply for free/reduced price lunch for my kiddos even though they don't eat school lunch ever?

Thanks for the hugs, mamas.

Back to your regularly scheduled running...

I have a 6 x 400 workout on my schedule for tomorrow. I've never done this kind of workout. Do I run first to warm up? How much? How much do I rest between repeats?
post #169 of 793
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I have a 6 x 400 workout on my schedule for tomorrow. I've never done this kind of workout. Do I run first to warm up? How much? How much do I rest between repeats?
Running first! Warm up with 800m easy, run each 400 hard with 200 easy between each. Then warm down for 800 . Because your recovery sets are only 200m, each 400 will start on opposite sides of the track from the last one. Enjoy!

Don't feel bad about the food stamps. Services are there for people who need them. I agree that you should apply for reduced/free lunches as well, even if you don't use them.

RM ~ call anyone and everyone and make sure you get seen before heading to Kenya. Hoping it's nothing.

My littlest DD started preschool this morning. Bittersweet. Even though it's only 2 mornings a week, it's still wierd to not have any children for those hours. I'm sure I'll get used to it though, especially the opportunity to grocery shop without the constant barrage of "I want!"

I haven't exercised in 4 days and boy do I feel it. Unfortunately, DH has an Air Force function tonight, so I can't swim then either. Tomorrow yoga starts. Tell me, what does one wear for yoga? Are running shorts okay? I really don't want to buy anything new.
post #170 of 793
Hi Dingoes!

What's up? I have more time now that the oldest are back in school so hope to post more.

I spent the summer getting my spine back in alignment and can run now with a normal gait, pain free. With the big girls back in school, I get to run regularly now too. What a joy! I am doing about 3 miles or so at a pop, so not any serious mileage, but am working on my stride and gait, and will build slowly.

I can't even begin to tell you how utterly happy and psyched I am to be able to run normally again. It's the best thing that's happened to me in a long time.

I will try to catch up here LOL though I am not sure that's possible.

Penelope (?) I think it was you, I safety pin the gels to my shirt or water belt and then unpin them and use them as needed.

Take care, gotta fix lunch.

ND
post #171 of 793
the Naughty Dingo is in the house!!!! : or maybe this one is more appropriate?


Geofizz: somehow I missed you are going to Germany for 2 weeks. eeek!



crazy crazy day here somehow.

Food stamps: think of it like this. We all don't have a problem taking the "help" in the form of the interest on our home mortgages off our taxes, or even in taking the "earned income" tax credit. I struggled with the idea of being on WIC and then I realized if you do the math, well you just HAVE to. Here's hoping something gets worked out with dh's stuff and soon.
post #172 of 793
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Thanks for all the good suggestions re: the gels! I have to experiment a bit.
post #173 of 793
nic - don't feel bad mama that is why these things are there. If you were putting up effort to stay on it as we see so many do around here that is pathetic. You are doing the best you can and that is all you can do! Hold your head high mama!

RM - I'd call the obgyn and then work your way down, FP, derm.

rr: nothing yesterday and none planned for today. I'm having some harsh medial pain beside my knee, from what I've seen that means ligament right? I think I'm gonna start some strength training tonight and hopefully put in 3 miles tomorrow. I think I need to stop trying to beat my time each night its hurting too much. Good news tho I found a 5K in november in my town, I'm excited! My first race!
post #174 of 793
Thank you!

And thanks JayGee for the workout advice.

Mamas, please send a prayer up/positive vibes to the universe. Dh got an email that his contract is set to go and they hope he'll be able to start next week. I am praying this is the real thing and not just another shenanigan.

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post #175 of 793
RM - start with your primary care person. (NP I'm guessing?) And make it clear you are heading out of country soon!

Geofizz - Give your lectures for you? How hard can that be?

Penelope - I have shorts with an exterior pocket and carry stuff there - but I have seen lots of people pin them to there shorts or shirt instead. My only pair of shorts with decent pockets is getting pretty old - I need to go shopping one of these days.

Ocean's Eve - As an FP, I don't consider myself "down" from an ob/gyne. Seriously, though, primary docs tend to be more up to date on work up of breast masses - and can also handle it if it turns out to be a skin issue instead. Definitely you shouldn't be trying to beat your time every day! Generally most of your miles should be just base, easy miles and it's usually best to do speedwork no more than once a week, and a long slow run once a week. Trying to push every run as hard as you can go is a recipe for injury.

Nic - ::

I took last night off, but ran both weekend days. Hoping to run Tu,Wed, Th, then Sa and Su again. I'm still trying to watch my food intake and doing fair most of the time. I wish AF would get here so my appetite can go back to normal!
post #176 of 793
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Geofizz - Give your lectures for you? How hard can that be?
Title of talk one: Anisotropic Fabric of the Earth's Inner Core.

I dare you.

post #177 of 793
MB - I'm so sorry to hear about your DH's grandmother.

Nic - Hang in there. Don't feel any shame in asking for help. The shame is on the employers who promised a job before there was one.:

I had 2 out of the 3 kids start school today. Emily had her first day of Kindergarten, and came back bubbling. Katie had her first day of 3rd grade, and came back very happy. Assuming we can make sure Emily stays challenged (I'm doubtful), I think it will be a good year.

RR: While the big ones were away at school, I took Abby out for a run in the jog stroller. 5, hilly miles!
post #178 of 793
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Title of talk one: Anisotropic Fabric of the Earth's Inner Core.

I dare you.

Okay, here is the deal: You prepare the lecture complete with pronunciation guide and I'll do it, pretending to get sick before the q & a. You get more time to visit and I get a trip to Munich.

PS Please don't forget the graphs. I'm sure that this will need graphs.

Oh my! If only it were this easy - but then you wouldn't get paid the big bucks.
post #179 of 793
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I'm headed to Germany in two days and I'm so under prepared. Everything from figuring out how I'm getting from Munich to Bavaria and what on (in?) earth I'm talking about for two lectures. I do hope to solidify my collaborations there and secure some additional research money. Seeing my "sister" (Finnish exchange student my family hosted my senior year in HS; now working in Munich) is bonus..
How cool! Is there anything I could help with/look up for you? I'm in Bavaria, about 2 hours from Munich.

ND: welcome back and for pain-free running!

Seriously, Nic, I'm with everybody else here on the food stamps. Take what help is available to you. Here's hoping there is good news tomorrow on your dh's job! : (and I totally agree with you on the health care issue!)

RM: Thinking of you - hope you have an answer fast.

JG, for yoga, I like something with a little more coverage than shorts. Like something that goes maybe to my knees or even longer. Target carries some capri length workout pants that would be great.

5 miles done today, and I was struggling! And slow! I think it was the long weekend with zero exercise.
post #180 of 793
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Okay, here is the deal: You prepare the lecture complete with pronunciation guide and I'll do it, pretending to get sick before the q & a. You get more time to visit and I get a trip to Munich.

PS Please don't forget the graphs. I'm sure that this will need graphs.

Oh my! If only it were this easy - but then you wouldn't get paid the big bucks.
LOL. I'm : at the idea of Dr. Mommajb handling 2 weeks at home with no Mommajb, at the beginning of the semester no less. <evil laugh>
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