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Nemesis ~ The plan is to start with V in the jogger at the 5K and DH will run and come back to get her from me. I will be turtle-like slow with the stroller, but at least I'll have a 5K under my belt again. Hopefully I can keep the momentum rolling as it warms up and we head back north.

p'seed ~ How are you healing up? I know all too well about the raw nip and nursing thing. It's not fun. I hope you are healing and nursing is back to being relaxing and bonding. I am sorry you don't get much sleep either. V was doing better, but last night was horrible. She was up 5 times before 1am. I stopped counting after that. Yikes!

Happy February! I'm off to vacuum the house and get started on cleaning the RV for our trip.
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p'seed ~ How are you healing up? I know all too well about the raw nip and nursing thing. It's not fun. I hope you are healing and nursing is back to being relaxing and bonding. I am sorry you don't get much sleep either. V was doing better, but last night was horrible. She was up 5 times before 1am. I stopped counting after that. Yikes!

Happy February! I'm off to vacuum the house and get started on cleaning the RV for our trip.
to the nursing mamas with not much sleep.. that includes me! DS had a terrible night and won't be in bed without me, right now. This is very difficult when I have to get work done in the evenings.

Jenlove, so happy that you have this race! I think your DH should push the stroller for the entire race
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Terribly, horribly behind.

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I just dumped coffee on my laptop.

I dumped a cup in my mouse last week, with just a splash on my laptop. The poor mouse didn't make it and now my enter key sticks. Hopefully you don't have any damage.


Nic, 110 miles? I was excited about my 55! And I'm so glad that the conversation with the school went well. Our school does a huge auction every year (think $500+ for class projects, plus tons of other items). I missed it 2 years ago due to a birth after dumping $70 on tickets. Since then I've been using being on call as an excuse to not buy tickets since the money goes to the venue instead of the school, but it's really the fact that we couldn't afford to bid on anything once we are there.

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For the last month, I experimented with adding wheat/gluten back into my diet. Bad idea. It doesn't really affect me physically, but I get really depressed, short tempered, obsessive and anxious. Not fun. Back to gluten-free. Darn, I was enjoying bagels again.
I've been really lazy with the dairy issue and it's come back to bite me. After a weekend away involving lattes, yogurt and ice cream for dinner (no gf options at Sonic) I am now the proud owner of two itchy patches of eczema...on my eyelids. Not fun.

La4, hope you get better soon!

I'm trying to gather up some enthusiasm for my run this morning. The last few weeks have been such a struggle with my funky leg stuff that I'm hitting a mental block. In theory I think it's rested enough to be resolved but I can't get out of my head. Don't think, just run, right? I'm off to drop off the kids and get my butt on the road- some good vibes for a good run would be appreciated.
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Just wanted to report a GREAT workout ! I ran for 20 minutes, straight (granted, it was only 5.5 mph on the TM, but still...) and then jumped in the pool and swam for 45 minutes. I warmed up and then did all these 25 and 50 meter sprints and it was just so fun! I also found out that a friend of mine is starting a brand new 5K race in April. Her husband works for an organization that houses families who come to Bloomington for cancer therapy in the cyclotron at IU and all the proceeds from the race are going towards purchasing another condo to house cancer patients and their families .

So, if anyone wants to run a 5K in Bloomington, IN on April 10 !
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Go, Go, Go, Memiles-get your run on!

Kerc-Happy Birthday!!!!!!
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So, mandy, when you need to back off, your heart kind of...backs off on its own to send the message? This is something I don't know about, and while I know I have not been exactly doing major @$$-kicking workouts, I wonder, with daily workouts, when I might hit a wall and need to take a day off. (Of course I don't want to just now, as I feel like I am hitting a stride with the weight loss.)
I'm not an expert in this stuff, but I do know that when training rest days are absolutely crucial in making advances. And I did learn that your heart rate can signal when you're not rested enough. I did one training race this year that went fantastic, my heart rate was nice and high and I performed very well. A few weeks later, same race and I performed poorly and had a lower heart rate and someone pointed out that I wasn't well rested as not only was I in the thick of the heaviest part of my training but had been traveling as well. You can google 'rest days and fitness' for more scientific information.

I did bring my hiking boots today in hope of getting out for a short, easy hike in the sunshine. However, meetings are stacking up so I'm not sure that it will happen.
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Done and done. 3.76 miles in 38.00.02 Faster than I've been recently with less (but not zero) of the leg issue. I stopped once to stretch it out at 2 miles and it was actually more crampy after that point. I could have gone farther but DD asked if I would run with her today so I think I'll take her out and start a modified c25k'ish thing. Soccer is over for 2-3 months but she definitely needs something to keep her fitness level up for tryouts and her general mood-the more sedentary she is, the moodier she is. The joy of hormones!
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Hi ladies! Is there room for another dingo?

I just started running this January. I am doing the Learn to Run clinic through Running Room, which is similar to the c25k program, I believe. Started out literally as a couch potato, and now am able to run 3k doing repetitions of 4:1s, so I am pretty pleased with myself! This Wednesday we move to 5:1s, I hope that I can keep up.

I have found that the cardio aspect of running has been good so far. It's my knees and calves that aren't so into it! Especially my left knee. There's pain there after a run, below the knee and on the inside of my leg. Need to figure out what it's related to. I think it might be my running shoes, as it feels better barefoot than with shoes on. Going to see about getting a new pair once payday rolls around.

As far as goals go, I have signed up for the 5k at Race Around the Bay in Hamilton. If I can keep my knee in check, I'm shooting at completing it in less that 45mins. I am not a fast runner by any means, but for someone who hadn't really run at all before this month, I hope I can do it!

Looking forward to chatting with you all.
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Welcome, Lemurmommies-jump right in as the newest Dingo You will get a lot of support!
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She's home! And smiling! The day began rough, she cried and got so upset. Alice saw her and couldn't console her so then they were both upset. From 9:45 on was smooth sailing. The big news is that she found a Magic Tree House book she hadn't read yet. Well, that and she feels so much older now. Too funny. I am glad it went well. I hope the rest of the week gets better and better and that mroning don't get harder and harder.
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Woefully behind on reading, posting and running. No excuses, just behind. Looking for a 5K to sign up for to keep me motivated.
I see you're in Ontario. Me too! A lot of people think I'm insane for trying to learn to run when the weather has been close to -20C with the windchill. I'm figuring that if I can motivate myself to do it now, surely when the weather is above freezing I'll be golden! It'll be nice not to have to figure out how many layers to go out in.
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I see you're in Ontario. Me too! A lot of people think I'm insane for trying to learn to run when the weather has been close to -20C with the windchill. I'm figuring that if I can motivate myself to do it now, surely when the weather is above freezing I'll be golden! It'll be nice not to have to figure out how many layers to go out in.

I am in the Toronto area and have to admit to being a wimp about running in the cold weather. I walk to the bus in it almost every week day, but I tend to run on the treadmill where it is nice and warm and dry.
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I am in the Toronto area and have to admit to being a wimp about running in the cold weather. I walk to the bus in it almost every week day, but I tend to run on the treadmill where it is nice and warm and dry.
Me too, just north of the city. If I *had* a treadmill I would certainly have run on it on Friday, but alas we don't have one. I'm just glad we haven't had a ton of snow so far this year. Not having to worry about snow all over the sidewalks makes it somewhat better.
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