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Wendy I'm thinking of you today, Plady. I agree with Mel, do the pinata.

Doctorjen ~ oooooh, a results list! I'm intrigued!

DD2 and I are having a lazy afternoon at home. Classical music on the radio, banana muffins baking, and now she's very busy drawing with stencils while I MDC .
post #62 of 1121
Plady Yes, do the pinata...and speed forward the day.

3mi on TM, then 20 min on elliptical and a few crunches.

Meeting in 15min.
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for Plady and Wendy
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Plady.
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Plady.
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oh, Plady 2 I'm so sorry... Let this day be short. Wendy

Mommajb, I hear you on the training front. I don't know if I could be balanced in any way were I training for a marathon. I think you're more than capable of a sub 3:45 marathon, though. Hope it went well for your dd today

DrJen, hope your trip was wonderful!

Gaye, what's the Daily Mile team stuff? Glad to see you got out for a run this morning, tho.

Cali. I'm despairing too!! DS is a nightmare to put to bed right now. He's not quite 7 months so I know I shouldn't hve high expectations but our desire is for him to sleep on his own for just a couple of hours so that I don't have to go to bed VERY early. he's ready for bd around 7pm. We start the bedtime routine at 6ish. He would stay asleep in his hammock for a few hours, but transitioning him to his crib is miserable. This is DH's job but in the end I go back upstairs, usually, and nurse DS back to sleep in our bed and then I just stay there. I could really do with a couple of hours to work in the evening.. and/or have a bit of time on my own. Any tips, dingos? I dare not ask this question on the sleep part of the MDC as I a bit fearful that I will be told my expectations are too high. Right now it helps t think that TONIGHT could be the night that he sleeps a bit in his crib. We absolutely love cosleeping so it's mostly wanting a safe place for ds to sleep before we go to bed.

Jo, you are so committed! I am trying to do no less than 45 mins of cardio at a time so that I use my time more efficiently.

Do any of you WOH mamas work at home sometimes? I'm trying to on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I feel pretty strongly that DS should be with me or DH as much as possible for the first year. I don't get much done and would love tips on how to manage it. I feel lucky that I have tenure given how little research I;ve done in the past two years

5.7 miles this morning in 50 minutes. it was an okay run, but I can't shake this cold and my legs are really sore and tired from Sunday. Still, it wasn't as cold as Sunday and I remembered my windbreaker I'm thinking of doing a local 10 miler on Sunday. It's a difficult course, according to my DH... I don't know if I want to be 'officially' really slow
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Plady.
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Plady Wendy
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Wendy

Plady
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(((Plady))) Thinking about you today
Wendy
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kerc~It's the plastic bracket that holds the rail whatchamacallit (the thing the shelf/drawer slides on) into the wall in the back of the cabinet. It broke, dumping the shelf (and contents) into the bottom of the cabinet. If I can get motivated here after I get off MDC, I'm going to try googling the manufacturer and see if I have any luck there. I was hoping to be able to waltz into Home Depot, get a replacement, slap it in, and be back in business, but no such luck.

plady~ and for Wendy. I think I agree that you should give the pinata a go...maybe it will bring some unexpected joy.

alex~The dailymile team is basically a group of people they selected to be brand ambassadors. www.dailymile.com/team I don't really know exactly what the duties and perks are going to be, but it sounded really cool, and I dailymile, so I was kind of bummed. Oh well. I still have my Brooks ID membership!

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Place holding for a trial run of a "results" list. Will post tonight if able to keep eyes open!
Ooh...me likey!


Today is going better, so far anyway. Thanks, dingos. I think I'm slipping into a slightly-delayed post-race funk. I just didn't expect it because it usually hits much sooner! I was talking to a friend as we were running this morning about how I just feel adrift right now, with no real goals, or at least nothing in immediate sight. I think I'm going to make a change on that, though, so I can start moving on.

So, with that said...I need some advice. Do you guys think it's crazy to try to go sub-2 hours for a half-mary in just over two months? That's a 9:09 pace. I can hold 10 minute pace for 12 miles now, and I wouldn't call it easy, but it doesn't kill me. And if so, how do I get there in that amount of time?

In non-running news, my DVR is pretty much done. Dead. Crap. They're sending me a new one (and I even got the $15 shipping waived by offering to go pick it up ) but it won't be here until Thursday. And, of course, Tuesday is my big tv watching night ...Biggest Loser, Lost, NCIS...I really hope it works just for 3 short hours tonight, so I can watch it all! And then, once the new one arrives, I have to figure out how to pull the tv out (extremely large and heavy) to attempt to install the new one. Mind you, I have no clue how any of that stuff works (tv, receiver, surround sound, etc) b/c XH hooked it up. And while I would probably be ok with calling him to come hook it up for me, he's out of town.

rr~A really nice 4.5 miles with friends this morning. We had a really good pace, too, I felt like. 10:22, with strollers, and the first half was uphill into a stiff headwind. My hamstrings are still protesting a bit, but not too bad.


Must. Go. Get. Showered.
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Thanks for all the love mamas, that and having the little girls home from school really makes me feel a lot better.
Maybe you're right and the pinata will be a good thing. We've kind of overdosed on sugar already today because I went to the bakery while I was feeling sorry for myself! <- That's my head in the bag of almond and chocolate croissants.

Gaye - I'm not surprised it took this long for the doldrums to hit, you were moving too fast until just now! Have you tried Lowes? Or maybe you'll get lucky with the manufacturer. Careful moving your tv!

Alex - Can you just leave him in his hammock until you are ready to go to bed anyway? Never move a sleeping baby right?

lemurmommies - Welcome to the Dingo Cafe.
post #73 of 1121
Plady - thinking of you and your family today and hoping the day passes as fast as you need it to.

RM - OMG water problem. Hope it's not too hard to clean up

Zub - I've attempted to work at home during various stages in K's life, and still have to when he's sick or has no school and it's not really easy. As in, I never figured out how to tend to the child and tend to the work at the same time and give them both the attention they needed. When he was a baby and would nap 3-4 hours during a day I could get a lot done, but mostly babies and kids require so much love and attention that being the primary care person and working at the same time means that one thing doesn't get the appropriate attention. I think Eksmom works from home a lot, but I also think her DH is there as the primary care person. That being said, your experience may be different.

so 24 hours later I seem to be re-animating from my virus or whatever. My guts still aren't quite right, and every so often they send out a pile of pain, but at least i can get off the couch and out of the bed. I'm really bummed about having to miss a day of work right before vacation, but honestly there's nothing that I could have done.
post #74 of 1121
Plady

I have not been running The IT band and whatever else are still flaring. Last week I planned to start running again and then couldn't walk without limping around. So, today I went to the gym to take a strength class and found out it has been changed to pilates. I was sort of irked, but actually it turned out to be just the right thing! I will be back for more pilates next week.

I will be following along and keeping up!
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Plady

Just waiting for DH to get home so I can go run. It's 7F outside and not windy. I'm not even wearing a vest. I hope I don't get too hot!
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Plady

I bailed on my planned run in favor of shoveling snow. I wish I had run instead.
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RR: a quick 3m this morning - too jammed up with work to do the 5 I'd planned. Sigh. But it's much, much better than nothing.

I'm super tired and not feeling the work love today. Did have a good lunch with my colleague and it turned out he had a couple of points to make in his lecture that he needed help researching so we zipped back to our offices and dug out a bunch of books and I helped him make power point slides. It's kind of fun to do a spur-of-the-moment research project like that!

Slogging through winter bites. That's my thought for the day.
post #78 of 1121
More s plady...

And thanks for the suggestion..I don't think I was very clear - but ds has outgrown his hammock so we're having to pop his straight into his crib. DH has gone upstairs now to try..

Thanks, Mandy... That makes a lot of sense. Mostly I;m using the days to respond to email, which is pretty easy. I've been doing the 'thoughtful work' in the evenings/mornings when DH has ds... Today I had the laptop on the floor whilst ds played and managed to get some emails sent. It was like we were parallel playing

I'm sitting here with the dogs hoping, hoping that this is the night that DS can be in his crib for more than 3 minutes! Otherwise it's my bedtime soon

Nemesis, that sounds ! Do you warm up quickly? I definitely need less clothing than most when it comes to cold weather running. I have a very odd internal thermometer.

Bec
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RR: a quick 3m this morning - too jammed up with work to do the 5 I'd planned. Sigh. But it's much, much better than nothing.

I'm super tired and not feeling the work love today. Did have a good lunch with my colleague and it turned out he had a couple of points to make in his lecture that he needed help researching so we zipped back to our offices and dug out a bunch of books and I helped him make power point slides. It's kind of fun to do a spur-of-the-moment research project like that!

Slogging through winter bites. That's my thought for the day.
I hear you, Penelope s. Sorry that work is so crazy.. What's your teaching load like? I'm just about to set assignments and I'm just dreading the grading. One of my colleagues often says he teaches for free and gets paid to grade. it really is the pits.
post #80 of 1121
I remember those days of very early bedtime. It isn't so bad when you do actually fall asleep - better than being stuck in bed awake making mental lists of things that need to be done.

It does pass, more quickly in retrospect than in real time. Try to embrace it even on nights when the routine is difficult to endure.
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