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post #41 of 1354
I didn't wimp out!

I looked outside and the rain had stopped! So, after the evil Jillian, I took my lead filled legs out into the wind and did a quick and dirty 2 miles around my neighborhood, just so I can say I ran on 1/1/10. The wind was crazy (came home to find out the deck chair had blown down the stairs while I was away) and I could definitely feel the lunges and squats, but I somehow managed to pull them out at a 9:30'ish pace.

And with that I'm going to finally take a shower today.
post #42 of 1354
Nic - when I first cut out gluten 1.5 yrs ago, all of Shauna's (GFGirl) stuff was too intimidating for me (even as someone w/ lots of baking/cooking experience), but her best advice is to try to just embrace the foods that are naturally gf. BUT... all of a sudden this holiday season, I got the cooking bug, stocked up on all the (#$% expensive flours) and made the 36-hour chocolate chip cookies she adapted - OMG : So it has taken this long to even want to be baking again, but otherwise, just sticking to natural foods, is so much easier (and I am not super strict either, for me it is a threshold thing... store bought mayo = okay; bread = blech)

I second memiles rec for TJs products, and if you can find it, the Tinkyada pasta is great. best replacement I've found...

TJs - I'm so excited you're doing the AZ RNR, but wish I could be there to cheer you on!! Mile 20 is right by my old house (look for the volunteer handing out salt packets right after that mile marker, the dryness really salts you out!)
post #43 of 1354
I swear the TJ's brown rice pasta is the Tinkinyada. I know that the majority of their stuff is the same as other brands, just house labeled. I can't tell the difference except for the price. Just don't overcook it!
post #44 of 1354
Thanks for the warm welcomes and encouragement, everyone!

Got out for a bit today and did day 1 of C25K. Oh, it felt SO GOOD to move like that--it's been so long. I see the tendency to want to jump in and increase the workout too quickly, but I won't let myself, especially with trying to avoid plantar fasciitis relapse.
post #45 of 1354
Dingoes!

Some random thoughts...loftmama, we need to dish about writing. For real. Because I MUST. COMPLETE. MY BOOK. I have to. It is about killing me not to. On the bright side, I have recognized a necessary shift in emphasis that would require rewriting anyway, but still. I am going to fire up Word right after I'm done here, I swear.

ashcav, I have to tell you that your FB profile pic is so adorable it always makes me smile.

mommajb, what lofty said. You totally rock.

Callie! I think about you often...as I often type "marathon" with a "g" on the end. Weird, I know.

I joined the Y today and did an hour on an elliptical. Because I could. I need to get myself together now and have a Y strategy. As in, remember to pack my ear buds, if not the whole iPod, bring a swimsuit because one day I might get the itch to try a lap, etc. I did a couple of machines after the cardio, but I was out of time. I hope I can leave early tomorrow and get it done before dh can even notice the time went anywhere. Anyway, I am about my membership, and really looking forward to being one of the lucky ones there at 10AM along with a lot of really fit older folks.

Dh sawed the tips of two fingers. Not off, just kind of chewed up. Nothing really to stitch, I don't think, but it looks really painful. He can't do anything with that hand, and annoyingly tucks it into his pocket, which bothers me because I want to look at it. But it also makes me want to uke.

I'm to the bone. Took the kids sledding, and I am one of those people who feels really cold after a long cardio workout. So I stood at the top of a hill in 14F weather watching kids sled down a crazy hill for an hour and a half. Smart, I know. I am on my third cup of tea since.

So, the hope is to dig in and re-lose the weight I have packed on. I'm really, really bummed about gaining so much back, and I am up to the point where I am noticing it in photos of myself. I realized in reading here that, yeah, I did actually start running pushing a double jog stroller. I did that. I feel like duh, no wonder it's creeping back on. I am eating more and working less hard. Perfect moment for a new year. I'll keep you posted.
post #46 of 1354
Welcome, new dingos!

great to read everyone's goals for the year. And mommajb, on the run. You are so impressive!

We didn't do anything for NYE, which is always fine with me! I did,, though, have a horrible conversation with my mum. Oh, it just makes me so sad. I do wish she were just a tad more maternal.

But this was a great year for us with the arrival of ds. I finished up the new year with a return to my favorite group power class, followed by a run outside. It was so . There's a woman at the gym who happens to work my dh who had a baby a month for me. She is back to running many miles a week and I dont know where she finds the time. She runs and lifts a lot (she did very well in our state marathon a couple of years ago and was running well in excess of 100 miles a week!!!!!!). I feel so slovenly in comparison.

But, one of my goals is to be more balanced in every way - and to find some serenity as I manage training, new baby, with a return to work. This might mean modifying goals as I go along as I do think that balance and time with ds are the most important things for me right now.

But.. sport goals:

Stay healthy and non injured
Run this race (could you enter it for me DrJen) - the Run to the Border half in March. http://www.easternstates20mile.com/
Short term speed goal to run under 25 minutes for a 5k
Row in my first regatta
Be consistent with lifting
Yoga/pilates/stretching.. I am horrible with this.

Non sport
Extend compassion to others and myself when I feel cross with others and/or myself
Lose 10 pounds or except that my body wants to be 20 pounds more than I'd like
Contend with procrastination especially around work.
Finish draft of book
Spend more time cultivating friendships and maintaining the dear friendships I have.

Okay... tomorrow I have a 7.5 schedules. I cannot even contemplate doing this on the treadmill. I overheat, for one thing! But it's going to be snowing, cold, and windy. Sunday will be worse, otherwise I'd do it then. I'm following Galloway's training schedule.

Here's to a wonderful 2010, new friends.
post #47 of 1354


Running goals:
1. figure out what the nagging hip pain is, starting with a chiropractor since my gut seems to think I'm out of align. (For those who may recall, the dr dx muscle tear...not that)
2. figure out what the neck pain is that started at last years dingo campout. (the dr. dx crick...do you think it's time to find a new doc?)
3. maintain 1/2 marathon fitness until Spring (ramping up my long runs from 11/12 to 15), maybe do a spring half.
4. Beginning June begin marathon training for the Disney marathon in Jan 2011.

Personal goals:
1. no yelling
2. decreased screen time since that seems to improve my sleep.
3. no sugar
post #48 of 1354
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Originally Posted by zubeldia View Post
But this was a great year for us with the arrival of ds. I finished up the new year with a return to my favorite group power class, followed by a run outside. It was so . There's a woman at the gym who happens to work my dh who had a baby a month for me. She is back to running many miles a week and I dont know where she finds the time. She runs and lifts a lot (she did very well in our state marathon a couple of years ago and was running well in excess of 100 miles a week!!!!!!). I feel so slovenly in comparison.
I feel the same way with how much you get done in comparison to me. In a good way. You get a lot accomplished workout-wise. Be proud, mama. You are rockin'! Trust me!
post #49 of 1354
I already posted my exercise goals, so non-running goals:

1. stop swearing
2. write and submit article
3. submit non-scholarly article someplace
4. get marriage counseling
5. more decluttering, and more charity knitting to shrink yarn stash

We made it home last night without issues. Ironically, my former advisor (for comps, but I switched to someone else for my dissertation) was seated a row behind me and across the aisle on our last plane. I don't think he knew I was pregnant, but he knows now. I haven't seen him since my defense last December, but we chatted briefly. By the time we got home we were beat, so we didn't make it until midnight. We figured it was midnight in Chicago at least, or close enough.

Have I mentioned how much I love being home? I've missed CO's blue skies!
post #50 of 1354
mommajb - Wow 8.xx min miles!!! I am jealous! I am aiming for 10 min miles down from 12 min miles. I am such a slow runner. Even when I push myself I get it going for a bit but then always fall back to my leisurely pace. I think the 12 min miles make it possible for me to think/dwell on daily things WHILE focusing on not falling over! lol My goal is to get to 10 min miles, my motivation is those extra mins are more minutes I have to do something else that is needed done. LOL

Nemesis - I think it is! We have a similar goal if you want to be a bit more tighter buddy on our goal? I thought when I wrote it out 500 miles would be nothing but now after today's run I feel a lot more out of shape and that 500 seems like a lot lot more than before!!

1jooj - I love the Y! Oh how I miss the Y! I lost all 60lbs of my pregnancy weight with the use of the Y and their 80 minutes of childcare they offered! I wasn't a runner then and loved me some elliptical time!!! Super scary about your husbands hand!!!I hope it heals quickly and normal!!!

Realrellim - I'd like to stop swearing too! I am soooo bad and I do it often in front of my son. He always tells me bad word Mommy. How awful is that. So this is one of my most important roles. Thank you for reminding me to hold myself to it!!!

rr : (I'm assuming this is as same as AFM?) - A little over 2 miles in crappy snow with crappy snow coming down on me. I was going for 3 miles but after I realized there was about 1.5 inches of snow on my chest I realized the snow was coming down fast and hard and I'd try again later for a brisk walk/run or something. I definitely need to get those yaktraks.. I feel like I am learning how to walk, let alone trying to run here. I also sort of chuckle at all the crazy looks I get from the old ladies. They give me the death/you're crazy stare as I approach!

I got out there though and it just really feels good!!!
post #51 of 1354
Thanks ladies. It look like it took 5 days to post race results last year so who knows if there will ever be official results.

Dingos are rocking the new years goals and resolutions. Remember to form a plan, ramp up, handle setbacks graciously, and to keep working toward those goals.

I took the big kids on paper routes this morning and it was cold. I am debating between weights and a rest day. Honestly I am leaning towards yoga and rest which would probably be smartest. We are meeting for a group run in the morning, hopefully not too early and then it will be back to reality on Monday.

Kids are calling...
post #52 of 1354
Good Morning all! And to all the new Dingoes! You've joined a fabulous group of women here .

mommajb ~ great race! 4th is a little bit of a bummer, isn't it? You're really getting fast!

Jo ~ I hope your husband's fingers are okay. OUCH! And I absolutely going to the Y too. Who knows, maybe once we get you in that pool, and to a few spin classes, you'll join me and Gaye and bec and Gigi on the dark side of running.... TRIATHLON!

I've decided to go for it and run with my old running group later on this morning. It's been almost 9 months since I've run with them and I've lost SO much speed over that time. I used be in the lead group and now I'm hoping I don't get dropped. Sigh. Stupid mystery injury .
post #53 of 1354
Jaygee~ I SOOO hear you on the running fast and injury!!! Here's to a new year for us!!
post #54 of 1354
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Jaygee~ I SOOO hear you on the running fast and injury!!! Here's to a new year for us!!
post #55 of 1354
to the healing mamas

I did Yoga is Yummy Abs this morning. I wish I had a TM (did I just say that out loud? ) so I could walk/run inside. It's too cold.

Speaking of cold, we won't be cold for too much longer. We will be heading back out to AZ next week until April or so for DH to work. Their new online product releases on Tuesday - send us luck.

As far as today, we are going through all of our paperwork. We are aiming for a big purge before we leave as we also listed our house for sale. Manifesting a sale so we can buy some land with a nice house or build a house on it.... I have dreams of gardens, chickens, clothes lines, and wide open spaces.

Off for some breakfast! And some tea.
post #56 of 1354
Jennie - I didn't know yall were going to AZ! Where to? Sounds like yall will be there through the really nice weather, and maybe get to leave before the heat?

Jo - YIKES, your DH's injury sounds crazy gruesome, hope he's healing!


BBM - is your hip still in pain?

mine comes and goes, but i'm not attempting any long distance or race training, so it mostly stays in control for short runs as long as I do the PT... I'm not really ready to think about surgery or anything else yet..
post #57 of 1354
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Jennie - I didn't know yall were going to AZ! Where to? Sounds like yall will be there through the really nice weather, and maybe get to leave before the heat?
We'll be in the Sierra Vista/Bisbee area, and the plan is to be long gone before the heat. We may go straight down to MS (DH was stationed there when we first got married) and then go across to AZ. Does anyone live along that route?
post #58 of 1354
Hi Dingos! Great to read about all the goals and new energy for 2010. I had a really good 3.5 miler yesterday morning and feel this is a great beginning to 2010. Today it's about 30 with wind so I might do an indoor workout. Tomorrow I run with the training group at my local running store at 7am.

Running/fitness goals in 2010:

- Finish Half Marathon in March in under 2:10
- Run two other races - 10 miler or 20k, etc
- Run 500 miles this year
- Run new trails
- Weighted workout at least 1X per week
- Build core strength with Pilates, etc

Other goals:
- Love and cherish my tiny babe and DH
- Go to the beach
- Try not to stress the "back to work" situation too much
- Decorate/furnish DD's room
- Set up an area of the house just for me
- Do more creative projects, painting, etc
- Go to SAHM group meet-up

NYE was great - DH cooked for a group of friends who came by our place. He made these really good spicy mashed potatos with chilis, tumeric and cilantro. It was nice to have people come to us. DD was her little charming self - busting out the big smile - though she got tired and I went to sleep with her around 10.
post #59 of 1354
2/500 down!

Mochelly, I would love to have a partner! I'm trying to remember that walking regularly is what makes running possible for me, even though I like to run (but not walk!). When I don't get enough time walking regularly I start to get shin splint pain again. I know my issue is consistency.

Jo, ouch! I hope your DH heals quickly.

I am also kind of shocked and disappointed at my weight. I just bought a scale and I'm up to 180. *sigh* I was able to stop gaining for a few months there, and even lost a little last spring. Now, I'm up ten more pounds and at my all-time high. Really, I didn't even weigh this much pregnant. Damn.

Anyway. It's super cold (-26F/-42Fwindchill) but I got 2.15 miles in of walking and I feel great. I need to remember this! If I could get out there in this cold, I should be fine for the rest of the year.

I am sticking to my goals of consistency and weight training, and adding the 500miles this year goal. I'll try to make sure I use dailymile.com to track!
post #60 of 1354
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Some random thoughts...loftmama, we need to dish about writing. For real. Because I MUST. COMPLETE. MY BOOK. I have to. It is about killing me not to. On the bright side, I have recognized a necessary shift in emphasis that would require rewriting anyway, but still. I am going to fire up Word right after I'm done here, I swear.
did you fire up word? i'm so excited for you to be so. far. along! i just started writing purposefully yesterday. i am very happy to just be doing that. i read a great swimming analogy and you know analogies with exercise work for me! basically, the author (pipher) compared her 3-4 times/week swim at the university pool. she stands there looking at the coldish water, practically naked, thinking about how her throat hurts or her head hurts and should she be swimming, blah blah blah. then she dives in, no toes or feet first, but dives and the first 10 - 15 minutes she's miserable, making herself swim. then she's grooving along and it's over and she's done and feels great. running is the same for me. i am always miserable for the first 15 minutes or more which is why i hate running for only half an hour. anyway, i started writing yesterday and sure enough, for the first 15 minutes i had a million excuses and it was just pathetic, but that exercise analogy really worked for me, you know. so i stuck with it and an hour later, i had something that i really liked. so. let's talk. and let's write!!!!

how is dh's thumb? reminds me of the time part of my dad's thumb was cut off when he was working on the tractor. i remember looking at it and being sick. i am not a good nurse; i wouldn't want to look at it either. hope he's better soon!

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We'll be in the Sierra Vista/Bisbee area, and the plan is to be long gone before the heat. We may go straight down to MS (DH was stationed there when we first got married) and then go across to AZ. Does anyone live along that route?
Welll..... you'll be passing through Tejas, right? Will you be cutting across the top part or the lower part? I-10 or I-20? I'm thinking that I might could swing it. It would be at least a 2-hour road trip for me depending on which highway you're on. For your sake, I wouldn't wish I-10 on you for all the money in the world. It's simply dreadful to cut through the state that way. I can't remember what the sign says when you pull into Texas from La, but it has the miles to cross it and it is so depressing. The upper portion is much prettier, imo. However, the lower portion is closest to me and where all my family is and I know I could swing a dingo visit. Plus, I'd be able to meet a goal of mine for 2010: meet a dingo! plus, dh is doing the bus-talk thing again and driving me nutty with it. I could check out your wheels to make bus modification notes. Oh and I could see those cute cheeks of baby Valentine up close! Anyway, let me know...

Mamabeth, I'm running barefoot again today. Woo-hoo! It was so fun yesterday in the cold & squishy mud and pasture. My toes were totally numb, though, but secretly, I loved it. I say secretly b/c I'm having fun with dh - acting like I hate it and that I'm only doing it b/c he is.

Geo, thanks for all the game advice.

oops. library's closing. gotta go...
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