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post #101 of 915
lab, I would talk to your son. Does the coach expect them to be doing other things outside of practice? Is he doing these things? Would he or does he want to? Most training plans I have seen call for cross training and rest days. How does your son feel? Is he getting his work done and getting enough sleep and down time?

Kristin, my relationship with my sister is dysfunctional warping my perspective but I would be very irritated. It is an honor to be chosen and I would be overjoyed but many people struggle with time and money and cannot travel like that at the drop of a hat. My only suggestion is take a long view of how you want to handle the relationship. Mine has fallen apart. I don't feel like I did anything wrong but I could have changed some thing or been more open if I had known we were talking deal-breakers.

pseed, I hope the burn heals quickly.

good luck Nicole!
post #102 of 915
jo~ I'm sorry.

kerc~Ugh. That stinks. I would be annoyed.

lab~I'll be interested to hear drjen's viewpoint on the adolescent (i.e. developing) body and running as well. It seems like a lot to me, too, though. The amount of mileage each day isn't all that high, but the fact that it's 6 days a week...that adds up. That's over 30 miles a week. I'm training for a MARATHON and have only had one week over 30 miles (so far, anyway). I know that the track and cross country coaches I've worked with in the past have not been big on cross-training, either.

pseed~We always used aloe for burns when I was growing up. My mom had a plant, so she'd break off a piece whenever someone burned themself.

You guys? I am EXHAUSTED. Holy cow, do I ever have respect for preschool teachers. 2 1/2 hours of herding cats (aka 12 3 and 4 year olds) completely wiped me out. Didn't help that today was fingerpainting and glitter today. And you know me and my mess phobias. I survived, though, and January's helping parent day will be XH's turn since I will be flying off to sunny Arizona!

rr~4 miles on the hamster wheel at the Y. I was pretty happy with it, did it in an even 40 minutes. I think I'm getting an ingrown toenail, though. Ow. Does not feel very good. I think I'm going to have to start working on that before it gets bad enough to make me have to pay to go to the podiatrist...
post #103 of 915
Note to self: Taking 3 kids to a college basketball game when the youngest of the three wouldn't nap is a BAD idea. Very, very bad. Oddly enough, they all had a blast. I don't think we were there 1 minute when DD1 said, "Ooo, I see Olivia and Claire! I'm sitting with them!" And scooted off. My little socialite . It was fun, but herding the crazy-tired little one was exhausting.

Lab ~ I have no idea what's a lot or a little when it comes to cross country running. Intitively, it sounds like a bit much to me, with not much focus on strength, speedwork, etc. I'm certainly no expert though.

Gaye ~ hope your toe heals up quickly.

Kerc ~ that sounds horribly frustrating .
post #104 of 915
oh. Jo s so sorry for your little goat Sounds like a beautiful run, though.

kerc, eek, I have cray sisters and you have my every sympathy.

Gaye, those pics of your ds are so lovely!

Not easy to type as DS is asleep with one of my fingers in his mouth.. This fighting sleep malarkey is torture. I'm hoping we'll be heading to bed in a bit as I was up at 2am feeding him and then up at 3:30am for Group Power. I also did 7km on the erg.. and did I mention the miles and miles of walking I do on a daily basis to keep the hounds happy and then helping Rafi to get some sleep. I have no idea how I'm not losing a single pound.

Hoping to row/run brick in the morning.
post #105 of 915
Jo--I'm so sorry about your goat. It must be so sad to lose an animal you've been so close to.

lab--When I was in high school, I was a distance runner; I did cross-country and winter track (in the spring I played tennis). We never did any cross-training. We just ran and ran and ran six days a week in all weather. We did lots of long runs and lots of intervals, but no squats, no upper-body stuff, just running. I don't know if the coaches just didn't know enough about running to mix some other stuff in there, or if they thought it was best for us to just run.

I do know that doing so much running so young wore away the cartilage under my kneecaps (a common issue for adolescent female runners, I guess?), which has led to some knee problems now. I don't know if this could have been prevented with a different training schedule. I guess it would be worth addressing with the coach in a non-confrontational "hey, what do you think about cross-training or overtraining?" kind of way.

Nic--I hope you find your menorah; it's so frustrating to lose something essential, especially when you expect it will pop back up the second you replace it!

No run for me today. When I woke up this morning I heard pouring rain, so rolled back over and went to sleep. If I'd have known it was SIXTY degrees, I totally would have dragged myself out of bed. Instead I lusted after the roads all day. Instead of running, I baked a thousand cookies I'd forgotten I promised my church I'd make for Saturday's church fair, went to DD's kindergarten teacher conference (which was great!), stressed out about my mom getting DD off the bus, and babysat my niece. DH even took a half-day to go to the conference but I didn't feel like I could leave him to babysit while I sneaked out for a run, since my niece doesn't know him as well as she knows me. I also sent DH to ballet with DD, so I could be home for naptime. DD was just over the moon delighted to have him go and watch her.

Today's Advent fun was paper snowflakes, which we made out of coffee filters, and movie night. I was thinking a Christmas movie, but we ended up watching Bolt instead.

Hoping tomorrow will be nice enough to run.
post #106 of 915


I'm at 38A. Really. I'm not a B. I'm not a 36.

38A doesn't exist. Not at VS, not at Nordy's, not a Target.

So I'm at Target. The 36A almost works if I don't really want to breathe. Aha! They have those little band expander thingies. I found the package (labeled "For Temporary Weight Gain"). "Fits most bands." Open up the package. Does not fit a single bra at Target. I have no flab around my chest. Really. None at all. Hence the A cup size. No amount of weight loss will change this.

Hmmm, maybe I belong in the training bra section? Nope, they go up to 36.

Gah!

I need to go bra shopping in the men's section.

I guess I'm sticking to my camisoles.
post #107 of 915
I just learned about the death of a friend from college last weekend. We were close in college but had fallen out of touch until a few months ago when we reconnected on facebook. Apparently she was 6 months pregnant and suffered an aneurysm. They were able to save the baby, but things are not looking great for him. If you could send some positive thoughts and prayers for baby Jimmy and the rest of Robin's family, it would be appreciated.
post #108 of 915
Oh my gosh Gaye, how tragic. in memory of Robin and for baby Jimmy and family.

I FOUND IT!!

It was exactly where I thought it was. Just upside down and behind something else. I only saw it the 40th time I looked in there.
post #109 of 915
I have only 80 miles to go for the year!

Gaye - How tragic. That tiny baby is in my thoughts.
post #110 of 915
tjsmama, hope you can get a handle on the ingrown toenail before it gets too bad

JayGee, glad you had a good night at the game

Alex, hope you get some sleep tonight. You are working so hard, I'm sure you'll start to see results soon.

LaLaLaLa, this morning was crazy wasn't it? It was downpouring when I woke up and when I got on the train for work but by the time I transferred to the bus, it was gorgeous and so warm. I ran tonight in capris and a tank and I was hot! This is crazy for New England December.

Geo, sorry you had no luck finding anything. That sucks.

tjsmama, for Robin for baby Jimmy and her family

Nick, glad you found it!

rr: 4.5 miles w/ 3x1200, fast was hard tonight but I got it done. I was supposed to lift after but I did my PT exercises instead and I'll lift tomorrow at the gym.
post #111 of 915
Gaye--I'm so sorry about your friend. How terribly shocking for you and everyone else who knew her. I hope that the baby will pull through.

Geo--I'm sorry about your breasts, too. At least for an A cup (which I also have) you don't really need a bra, right? I actually do own a bunch of training bras that I used to wear all the time, just a strip of fabric across my chest with no support (because how do you support something that doesn't exist?). Now, though, my nipples have gone all perky so I need the layers of a real bra. Otherwise, I probably wouldn't wear one at all.

Nic--Hooray for an end to the great menorah search!

I'm having this weird breathing thing that started two days ago. Occasionally I have a shooting pain under my rib cage, right under my left breast. It doesn't feel like a lung problem or a heart problem, but more like a bubble or something caught under my ribs. If I sit up really straight and take a slow deep breath, it hurts like crazy but then I can almost feel something pop and it's okay again. Bad posture makes it happen more. What IS that? It's annoying the heck out of me and making me feel all freaked out about taking deep breaths.

Maybe I just need to stretch out in bed. We have a busy day tomorrow, including a birthday party at one of those bounce places. We have another birthday party next weekend at a different bounce place, and a third one next month at yet another bounce place. I'll totally be able to write a compare and contrast essay of all bounce places within a 35-mile radius.
post #112 of 915
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LaLaLaLa, this morning was crazy wasn't it? It was downpouring when I woke up and when I got on the train for work but by the time I transferred to the bus, it was gorgeous and so warm. I ran tonight in capris and a tank and I was hot! This is crazy for New England December.
It was awesome. Well, the heat part, not the pouring rain. We caught the sun just as it was time for the bus in the morning, so we were able to walk to the bus stop without freezing and DS and I got home before the rain started again. The kids got some running-around time outside today, too, which was great. If only every day could be like this.... but bad things are coming. I just know it.
post #113 of 915
Oh Jo I am so sorry

Kerc, I would be so angry. Family can be so difficult sometimes.

Geo, my sister was a 38A (not now as she is currently nursing her 3 month old...wow who knew they could grow so much). Let me ask her where she bought bras. There must be a place because in Canada it is generally harder to find anything in a "weird" size.

I will run tomorrow, I will run tomorrow.....
post #114 of 915
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I just learned about the death of a friend from college last weekend. We were close in college but had fallen out of touch until a few months ago when we reconnected on facebook. Apparently she was 6 months pregnant and suffered an aneurysm. They were able to save the baby, but things are not looking great for him. If you could send some positive thoughts and prayers for baby Jimmy and the rest of Robin's family, it would be appreciated.
Oh Gaye. Praying for baby Jimmy.
post #115 of 915
Jo, thinking of you.

Gaye, I'm soo sorry to hear about your friend. . That is so awful and I can't even imagine it. Praying for that baby & daddy.

Geo, is there a specialty bra store there? I went to one in Aistin - Petticoat Fair, or something - and had this rather intimate personal fitting that made a huge difference. I bo't one bra from them, then found 2 online stores I like where I can get them for a discount: HerRoom & I'll have to think about it. I'm on my phone with barely any connection so I'll have to looke it up later.

Got in my run, so I can keep hanging with you. It was really intervals bc I was trying to find the home of a sdog who appeared here yesterday. So I ran from house to house & since they're all so far apart , it was decent, I guess - 40 min. No owner thi so now we have an unwanted mutt here that I'm feeding.

Speaking of crazy weather: we're supposed to get snow here tomorrow. Insane! Oh and I forgot how cold the unheated bathroom could be. Nothing like showering & racing downstairs to get dressed. Oy!
post #116 of 915
Gaye, I'm so sorry. I hope the baby pulls through.
post #117 of 915
jo - I'm so sorry about Mrs. Goat. That's awful.

mommajb - I thought about a substitute goldfish to collect the cash, but apparently 'lil fishy liked to boogie down to Shakira's 'Hips Don't Lie' so it was a very well trained fish and not easily substituted.

zub - aren't "they" always saying that people who don't get enough sleep have a harder time losing weight? That just popped into my head when you wondered why you aren't losing despite all of your exercise, since you have baby-disturbed sleep and you wake up so early to get to the gym. Just a thought.

Gaye - how tragic. I hope the poor little babe pulls through.

geo - I can feel your bra shopping pain. Target online has 38A. Not saying I've ever done it but if you spend $50 you get free shipping and you can always return what doesn't fit properly to the store.
post #118 of 915
Hello there. I have been MIA for several weeks. My computer crashed, and by the time we got it back it was time for us to go to Cali for vacation.

rr I decided to go with the Jeff Galloway method of training for my half marathon. Specifically because I have three little boys with me at all times, and I can only commit to training three days a week. His half program is three days a week for 17 weeks. It is going awesome. I ran 7 miles last week, and I felt great. It had a lot to do with the fact that I was running along the pacific coast with only deer, jack rabbits and seals watching me. Talk about an amazing running experience. Oh, and today's run was just as awesome. I decided to see how fast I could run a mile today. Keep in mind that I could not even walk a mile this time last year. Today was 8:18!!!!

Bec - I just had an eye dr. appt, and I found out that my dr and her husband ran the Grandma's last year. I am really hoping that my half marathon goes well so I can join you there!

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So, for those of us doing Advent stuff, what did you do with/for your kids today?
We made an advent calendar out of construction paper. After nap time, the boys rip the top sheet of to see what today's activity is. To make things stress free, I write down the day's activity during nap time. I have a list of ideas to work off of, and I choose something that fits the mood and interest level for the day. Today we saw our first snowflakes, so we made hundreds of paper snowflakes and put them ALLLL over the house.

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Homeschooling mamas... we're considering it even now as our local school is just a nightmare. Any good resources you could point me to?
The homeschooling board right here on MDC!!! The moms there are so resourceful and thoughtful. We are a HS family, and I get so much inspiration from that board.

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I got my 5 in on the hamster wheel. It was pretty boring, but not too awfully terrible. It helped that somebody had turned on Comedy Central on the tv, so I got to watch the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. MUCH better than the usual CNBC...
I laughed out loud when I read hamster wheel. That is exactly right! BTW - how is Amy?
post #119 of 915
Gaye - and

Jo -

Lab - that sounds very old school. If nothing else, he should be aware of how important core strengthening can be. My Uncle has a brother (not my uncle) who has coached HS cross country for forever and he said the same thing: he makes them run, that's it. He coached German Fernandez so I guess he was doing something right, but I think there are better ways to get results IMHO
post #120 of 915
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I'm at 38A. Really. I'm not a B. I'm not a 36.

38A doesn't exist. Not at VS, not at Nordy's, not a Target.

So I'm at Target. The 36A almost works if I don't really want to breathe. Aha! They have those little band expander thingies. I found the package (labeled "For Temporary Weight Gain"). "Fits most bands." Open up the package. Does not fit a single bra at Target. I have no flab around my chest. Really. None at all. Hence the A cup size. No amount of weight loss will change this.

Hmmm, maybe I belong in the training bra section? Nope, they go up to 36.

Gah!

I need to go bra shopping in the men's section.

I guess I'm sticking to my camisoles.
okay, sorry for your frustration, but totally laughing at the men's section comment. HOpe you find something! I'm an "A" too, but 34.

I did realize by accident that I can run in my normal bras without bounce and discomfort... good thing I guess.

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Oh my gosh Gaye, how tragic. in memory of Robin and for baby Jimmy and family.

I FOUND IT!!

It was exactly where I thought it was. Just upside down and behind something else. I only saw it the 40th time I looked in there.
So glad you found it before buying another one. I'm the same way "I've looked there already!"

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I'm having this weird breathing thing that started two days ago. Occasionally I have a shooting pain under my rib cage, right under my left breast. It doesn't feel like a lung problem or a heart problem, but more like a bubble or something caught under my ribs. If I sit up really straight and take a slow deep breath, it hurts like crazy but then I can almost feel something pop and it's okay again. Bad posture makes it happen more. What IS that? It's annoying the heck out of me and making me feel all freaked out about taking deep breaths.

Maybe I just need to stretch out in bed. We have a busy day tomorrow, including a birthday party at one of those bounce places. We have another birthday party next weekend at a different bounce place, and a third one next month at yet another bounce place. I'll totally be able to write a compare and contrast essay of all bounce places within a 35-mile radius.
SO WEIRD!! I've had that too! I found that when I squeeze in that area (ribs) with my hand real hard, it goes away. bubble or muscle? what ever it was went away.

tjmama~ so so so sorry about your friend, how tragic!!

jo~my heart goes out to you for the loss of your goat.

lost my train of thought with dh walking in...be back later.
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