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post #21 of 1354
Subbing.

Goals ~
1) Get moving every day. Whether it be a bout of yoga, a short walk, a run, bike ride...
2) Eat more raw food
3) Ask myself, "What can I do today that was healthier than yesterday?"
4) Focus on my family and making my home (where ever it is) a sanctuary
5) Get my holiday cards out before 2011

I started today off with yoga, a good breakfast, and a wheat grass shot. Here's to 2010.
post #22 of 1354
I would like to join if that is okay. I feel way out of my league in this thread but running is always something that has interested me and I see no better time than Jan. 1 to start! I have a few questions if that is okay!

First of all I have two little ones (5 and 3 years old). With the ages they are at should I even invest in a jogging stroller or anything like that?

Second, I currently do not have an exercise routine and am overweight. I found a half/full marathon in my City that is in mid Oct. Would 9 months be enough time to (if I really get my bum in gear) to lose 50 lbs and get ready to run a half marathon?!

Third...if I indeed have enough time what realistically am I looking at as far as how much time I need to dedicate each day? I guess I should check out the Couch to 5K thread for details on this? I have no idea how to start when I am out of shape and overweight! I actually feel silly thinking I could even do something like this but why not?! Other than being over weight I am in good physical health, don't have any injuries, and was in good shape before having kids, and I am youngish (27). I am thinking of buying a treadmill soon since it is winter and I know with all the snow and cold weather I won't be attempting to walk or run outside any time soon!

TIA!!
post #23 of 1354
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Welcome new dingos!

See? Joining was that easy. You got your membership card at the door, right??


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So, guess I'm going to follow the couch to 5K, and hope that I can avoid plantar fasciitis. Any tips are welcome and appreciated! Just start slow and be sure to stretch, I assume. My pf originally began as some sort of post-partum inflammatory reaction (don't know why) right around the 4-month mark. I am 4 months pp now too, so am nervous.
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First of all I have two little ones (5 and 3 years old). With the ages they are at should I even invest in a jogging stroller or anything like that?

Second, I currently do not have an exercise routine and am overweight. I found a half/full marathon in my City that is in mid Oct. Would 9 months be enough time to (if I really get my bum in gear) to lose 50 lbs and get ready to run a half marathon?!

Third...if I indeed have enough time what realistically am I looking at as far as how much time I need to dedicate each day? I guess I should check out the Couch to 5K thread for details on this? I have no idea how to start when I am out of shape and overweight!
I think most of us agree that c25k is the best way to start from zero. I know a lot of pp moms have found that they need to repeat weeks here an there. You're better off getting to that 5k goal a few weeks later than suffering injury or mastitis or whatnot.

I also personally think that 3 days of cardio a week isn't quite enough for most of us to reach our goals. Especially if it's been a while, running more than 3 times a week is probably a mistake, but adding in 1-2 more days of walking, cycling, swimming really helps.

For dealing with kids, a lot of us have done different things. Some will put the kiddies on bikes and run along side, some will bring toys for the middle of the track while mom runs around, some will go running before kiddies are out of bed. I'm not sure I could start running pushing a double jogger.

Remember, you need proper running shoes to help avoid injury! It's generally best to go to a running store an cough up a bit more money for the expertise that comes along with it. They need to fit you correctly, and everyone is different.

So welcome acupuncturemomma and Beautiful~Life! Please come and let us know how you're feeling, report your runs, and ask for a kick out the door as needed.



I went out for 5 miles (intent was 7) this morning. It was 23F and a bit windy. I think I would have been ok with a windproof hat and a fanny warmer. The tush never did warm up. I bagged it for home when I found myself running into the wind at 4 miles, ears freezing, and rear end numb. Turns out my totally glacial run was 10:08 pace : That included at least 30 sec waiting at a signal. I can't believe my "slow" pace now was my "nearly sprinting" pace a year ago.
post #24 of 1354
Happy New Year!

I have hopes that 2010 is going to be an improvement over 2009!

Y'all have some great fitness goals! I look forward to following the dingo progress! I need to nail down some specific fitness goals too. We have a ridiculous amount of stress just at the moment, but it is going to clear up in a month or so! I need to get through this next month as healthily as possible. Lot's of outdoor exercise and no sugar. After that I will figure out some race dates.

Have a good weekend!
post #25 of 1354
Just checking in, since one of my secret unmet goals last month was to post on every page of the Dingo thread. Of course, I didn't. Darn time differences mess me up every month. Everyone needs to stop posting while I'm sleeping, okay?

As I made lunch today I explained to my kids (DD is 5; DS is 3.5) what a resolution is and how people usually make them at the beginning of a new year, to make sure we can do better things this year than we've done last year. The three of us came up with a few good ones.

They just paused their "super dogs" game in order to remind me that I said one of my resolutions was to spend less time on the computer when I could be playing with them. So noted.

Shoveled snow for almost two hours--that will have to be my workout for today. Girl Scouts are coming by tomorrow with cookie order forms, so I need to make a plan of action that will allow me to treat myself just a little and not get out of control with the cookie order.

Off to play super dogs, I guess.
post #26 of 1354
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Just checking in, since one of my secret unmet goals last month was to post on every page of the Dingo thread. Of course, I didn't. Darn time differences mess me up every month. Everyone needs to stop posting while I'm sleeping, okay?
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They just paused their "super dogs" game in order to remind me that I said one of my resolutions was to spend less time on the computer when I could be playing with them. So noted.
Get off the computer to go play a computer game, La^4!
post #27 of 1354
LOVE the new intro, geo!!

lala~Come to the dark side...triathlon is the way to go!

CALLIE!!!! So good to see you here! My marathon is in two weeks, and I know I'm going to be thinking of you often during it, since tracking you running the same race was one of the very first things I got to do after joining the dingos!

eks~PLEASE stick around and post more! I know how it is when you're not doing much and don't feel like you should be posting, but I love hearing everyone's insight on things, whether or not they're running-related!

accupuncturemama~ (we've got to come up with a way to shorten that! ) Welcome! I think Couch to 5k is the way to go, and just keeping a very close eye on your PF. LISTEN to your body. Stretch, stretch, stretch. And definitely go to your local running store and get fit for a good pair of shoes.

anewday~Welcome to you, too! Again, agreeing that Couch to 5k is a good start. I think you've got enough time, but I'd probably see how C25k goes and reassess at that point. As geo said, a lot of people feel the need to repeat weeks and such, but if you can get to 5k, a lot of options open up. I've used a great 12 week beginner half-marathon training plan that starts with a long run of 4 miles the first week.

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Happy, happy new year, dingos!

I rang in the new year with an absolutely phenomenal run this morning. I was running with my friend who really pushes me out of my comfort zone, and she had 12 miles at 10 minute pace on her schedule. I was highly skeptical, but told her I'd try to hang with her the best I could, and she could drop me if I couldn't keep up. Well, we did it! We totally rocked that run! We ended up with a 10:05 pace, but we had a 10:54 mile 12 thanks to picking our way through snow and ice. And, there was a big-a$$ hill in the middle, too! And you know what else? LAST DOUBLE DIGIT RUN BEFORE PHOENIX!!!!!

I spent probably half an hour last night chatting with a high school friend on Facebook. She had sent me a message that a friend of hers had asked her to do a triathlon with her this summer, and she didn't think she could do it, but was wondering if I would maybe want to come do it so my friends and family from home could cheer for me in a race. I immediately sent her a reply that while I probably can't (bad timing with school--hopefully--and such), but that she TOTALLY should do it. She caught me online and we spent a long time talking it through. She's very overweight (she said close to 300 pounds) and had a heart attack 3 years ago. I think I may have convinced her that not only CAN she do it, but she NEEDS to. It sounds like she's ready to make a change in her life, and I truly believe that this could be the thing that gets her going. The race in question is the Trek Women's Tri, which is basically the same as the Danskin tri that I did for my first one...all women, totally beginner friendly and supportive. I told her about all the women out there who you would never imagine could do a triathlon, but yet they are...the senior citizens, the physically challenged, and yes, the obese. I told her to go see her doctor and just get a formal clearance to start (slowly) training, but that I will do everything I can to support her the best I can, even though I'm 1100 miles away. So keep your for me and for Shawn. I think this could be one of the best things she could do for herself and for her family...

Okie dokie...time to hit the hot shower and get warmed up from my ice bath!
post #28 of 1354
I am home and unofficially placed 4th in my age group by 15 seconds. Needless to say I am going to work on my finishing kick - awards were only 3 deep. I forgot to stop my watch but my pace was better than 8:18m/m for the 10 miles. It was cold! like 14F and windy at the start. I didn't feel overdressed until maybe mile 8? I had on a balaclava, hat, earmuff, 2 long sleeve tech tees and a wind proof jacket with insulated tights. A woman I rode with wore toe warmers on top of her shoes and says it worked (cozy, no blisters) but they looked like sanitary napkins. I bumped into a friend after the race and I think his wife might be interested in some long runs which would be marvelous. They are 45 min away so it is a bit of a trek but worth it for the entertainment factor.

Nick, here is a blog for you to check out. welcoming kitchen I haven't used it as I just found it but thought you might like to peruse it.

My big mantra for the new year is DO IT NOW! I do want to clean up my diet and keep up my yoga/lifting/running improving as I can. I do want to be a better person/mother/wife/etc but what I need to do is act more quickly and stop mulling everything over forever. Find a plan and start it similar to c25k. That works wonders for running, I need to do the same, ie formulate plans and goals for my wishes and follow through. I am just a bit tired to type it all in right now. I think I am going to dedicate one day a week to each child and make sure they get some individual time. That might sound awful to some of you with smaller families but it is a reality for me. Please no flames.

Oh, I use the motivated moms planner when I do clean my house. It is similar to fly lady I hear but don't really know.
post #29 of 1354
serial posting to say Welcome! to the new dingos. You've gotten some great advice re shoes and c25k. Do it now!
post #30 of 1354
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Get out of consumer debt (credit card debt is strangling us, and we need to turn the tide)
Bec, do you have any recommendations on this? I know some people do Dave Ramsey, but other than that I'm not up to speed on plans or techniques. I have some retail therapy issues that I need to face up to, but I'm not sure how to take the first step.
post #31 of 1354
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Bec, do you have any recommendations on this? I know some people do Dave Ramsey, but other than that I'm not up to speed on plans or techniques. I have some retail therapy issues that I need to face up to, but I'm not sure how to take the first step.
Cash basis. We did this for awhile when we needed to get back on track. I'd write bills with checks, put money to savings, all else was in cash. If it's not there, you can't spend it.
post #32 of 1354
Mommajb - CONGRATS on your awesome run!!! And, why would you honestly think that anyone here would flame you. I totally get how hard it is to give the kids individual, good, quality time. That's why one of my goals is to be more present. Not just in the room, but with them. And besides, you have FIVE of them!!!

Eks - I second what Gaye said. Stick around, and post, even of you don't have a lot of mileage! We love hearing from you!

Welcome New Dingos!!

Beautiful~Life - You aren't sounding silly to want to run, even though you have weight to lose and are out of shape. Every runner took that first step at one point! I lost about 80 pounds in the last 3 years (it was actually 100, but I need to relose about 20 of those pounds ), and running has been the main reason I have lost so much, and kept so much of it off. My eating in the last 3-4 months has been really bad, but the gain has been pretty minimal. While it is something I need to address now, it is really just a readjusting of a lifestyle that I have already made. You can do it!! I agree with the others to get fitted for good shoes, and start with the C25k. I started with it and loved the program!

Gaye - Seriously, you are the best friend ever! I hope you gave your friend the push out the door that she needed!
post #33 of 1354
Welcome new and returning Dingos!

mommajb - WTG on your race! Oh, the dreaded 4th place - I know it so well. I'm surprised you could run at all with all of those clothes on, let alone so fast.

Gaye - what an amazing friend you are. That just about brought tears to my eyes. Can't wait to hear how it goes for her.

Are races getting insanely expensive everywhere or is it just here? Just found out that the Vegas half next year is going to be $135+fees. For a half marathon! That's craziness to charge over $10 per mile! Unless they offer up a really good coupon, I've just been priced out of my favorite race. The new & improved L.A. marathon is also $135 after fees. I'm seeing a trend here and I really don't like it.

rr: 3 easy miles on the TM. I'm super thankful to have a TM but it does get old and I'm looking forward to running outside this weekend. Only 3 more weeks of DH having this awful training and then I won't have to use the TM at all unless I want to!
post #34 of 1354
welcome to all the new dingos! jump right in.

2010 is off to a slow start for me, I was going to ride my bike today as the weather was fairly warm and it wasn't snowing - but just couldn't reach escape velocity. We went for a family hike, did some backcountry sledding as well as some in bounds sledding and then I did some yoga. My body is feeling stiff and ungainly and I've been moving poorly, time to restart yoga.

my goal for this year is to keep pushing on everything that i've accomplished, by hitting lots of little goals along the way.

Gaye - good luck to your friend, I hope she gives it a go!
post #35 of 1354
1st run done. Barefoot.

mommajb, you are seriouly fast.
post #36 of 1354
I gave in and admitted that as much as I want to run today, if for nothing else but the symbolism, the miserable rain and wind is a bit much. So, I dragged out the weights and did my Jillian Michael's 30 day shred to kick off the weight training part of my goals.

Oy. I have a ways to go on this one.
post #37 of 1354
Welcome new dingoes!

Ok.. I am wondering if it is possible for me to do 500 miles this year. What do you think? I would be walking most of it, currently. I still can't get past two miles running without getting off track or having some pain.

I can walk 500 miles this year, right? Ok. (I'm hoping I'll run a lot of them, but I'm preparing myself for walking if I have to.)
post #38 of 1354
Hi Hi Hi 2010!!!!

It was a beautiful NYE for us. Here in Warsaw there are no restrictions on fireworks so in turn that meant for nearly two hours the sky was flickering beautiful displays of fireworks. I had a 20 minute drive home after midnight so it was quite beautiful to watch. Sort of reminded me of my childhood before fireworks were illegal back in the States.

Well I've never been on to make NY resolutions, however I do like the idea of goals.

-Lose 19lbs by June 20th! I fly back to the States to graduate from Grad School!
-Finish Grad school with all A's (so far so good!)
-Get knocked up
-Run at least 500 miles
-Complete at least one race either a 10K or another 1/2 m
-Work on my speed.. I'm a sloooooow runner
post #39 of 1354
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I gave in and admitted that as much as I want to run today, if for nothing else but the symbolism, the miserable rain and wind is a bit much. So, I dragged out the weights and did my Jillian Michael's 30 day shred to kick off the weight training part of my goals.

Oy. I have a ways to go on this one.
30 Day Shred is hard ... I've always lifted weights but I struggled through my first day of it, as did my boyfriend. I did my second day today and it was already slightly easier. I'm thinking I'll most definitely do 10 days at each level. I hope it really does work.
post #40 of 1354
Jen, thanks. That is super helpful. I'm having some anxiety and having trouble making plans, sigh.

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Welcome new dingoes!

Ok.. I am wondering if it is possible for me to do 500 miles this year. What do you think? I would be walking most of it, currently. I still can't get past two miles running without getting off track or having some pain.

I can walk 500 miles this year, right? Ok. (I'm hoping I'll run a lot of them, but I'm preparing myself for walking if I have to.)
Well, that would be about 10m a week, with a couple of weeks off for illness or whatever. So - one long walk, say 4m, plus two or three shorter walks of 2-3m - does that sound feasible? It sounds good to me, but YMMV. Literally.

Remind me what your injury is? What's your healing/treatment plan?
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