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post #101 of 1113
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Geo, I hope I didn't hurt your feeling with the science ed stuff. I love a good project but struggle to get started. I tend to order kits but that is an expensive way to go.
You aren't alone. My colleague, who has a phd in geological sciences, orders kits to do intro to geology labs. My other colleague, at a different university, spends TOO much time developing labs and his lectures suffer.

On elementary ed + gen ed science being the same: yes. I did the same experiment with Erin's class as the college students. The first graders need more guidance and less words. But overall they come to the same conclusion.
post #102 of 1113
BBM - I have been in my house going on 10 years, and I have found 2 friends. Seriously, socializing and finding someone to connect with (just in general, not even looking for specific goals) is HARD! It is the single biggest thing that scares me about moving one day.

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Originally Posted by loftmama View Post

speaking of, MAMABETH, where are you? i have a bf question.
The only place on MDC where 'bf' doesn't mean breastfeeding!

mommajb - I thought I was the only one that bought science kits as the only means to provide experiments for my kids!

Geo - I love the comparison of 6-10 year olds with college kids!

RR: I have 6 on the schedule! It is sunny and warm! But, I'm in the middle of my period, so I am having very mixed feelings about it!
post #103 of 1113
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gulp.



I'm in.



to Grandma's Half Marathon. June 19th.



Guess I better start
I missed this! We can stress together! I do hope it is still ok that we are going to be invading. I have continued looking, and there is NOTHING available within 100 miles of Duluth!
post #104 of 1113
Not to get too crazy, but did you guys notice there is also a ragnar relay in MN?? Hmmm... I (might regret this) but I would be totally in for that. It is August 20-21st. http://www.ragnarrelay.com/greatriver/index.php
Anyway, it just seemed like a possibility for the midwestern Dingos that can't spend a lot on travel.

I totally skipped my run last night. DH didn't get home until late and I had a very needy couple of kids all day. Today will be better, but they are going through TV detox this week after all of us being sick last week and weekend.
I will run tonight, 30 with DD and then 30-45 on my own. Hopefully 4-5 miles total, but it is slow going with DD.
post #105 of 1113
Catching up...

RR: good solid 4m this morning.

Life Report: you know, I am so sick of job-related anxiety. Just. So. Tired. It's contract renewal (or non-renewal) time for untenured faculty and there have been recent staff layoffs so the whole place is kind of vibrating with tension. I'm hoping things will settle down after the deadline (March 15) and I can catch up on work over spring break.

Weather is supposed to be warm this weekend... I'm so excited.
post #106 of 1113
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You know what (Geo and Mommajb particularly but in general here) I think the *best* experiments/demonstrations are the ones that work for 6-10 year olds as well as 18-22 year olds and anywhere in between or above. If they demonstrate the idea in a concrete but engaging way, everyone can conceptualize it at their own level and then draw more (or less) abstract conclusions based on their developmental skills.

I use the same writing 'structure' lesson for my little kids, my middle school students, my high school students, and (unfortunately because many of them never learned the proper way to write) my university students. It works for everyone, no matter where a person is holding in age or development.

So thank you Geo for the M&M experiment, we're going with that. She is also making a poster with a picture of Marie Curie, a little handwritten bio, a periodic table, and a bar graph demonstrating her own results. Then she will do the demonstration with the class as well. (we may opt for skittles since they tend to bright colors! )

I am right now. Went out for what was supposed to be a 7 mile tempo run, and not only did my stomach act up again (and I thought I was 'cleaned out') but I am feeling some strong Iliotibial twinges. I AM 10 DAYS OUT FROM MY HALF!!!!

Clearly my irritable bowel is acting up, which is prodding me to clean up my eating again (no junk! no gluten!) and somehow I have been unable to achieve this. And now I am petrified I have an injury...WHAT DO I DO?!

I am going to Target to buy a foam roller, now someone please tell me what to do with it. What else should I do for my IT? And should I stick to my schedule until the half or taper early?

post #107 of 1113
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
You know what (Geo and Mommajb particularly but in general here) I think the *best* experiments/demonstrations are the ones that work for 6-10 year olds as well as 18-22 year olds and anywhere in between or above. If they demonstrate the idea in a concrete but engaging way, everyone can conceptualize it at their own level and then draw more (or less) abstract conclusions based on their developmental skills.

I use the same writing 'structure' lesson for my little kids, my middle school students, my high school students, and (unfortunately because many of them never learned the proper way to write) my university students. It works for everyone, no matter where a person is holding in age or development.

So thank you Geo for the M&M experiment, we're going with that. She is also making a poster with a picture of Marie Curie, a little handwritten bio, a periodic table, and a bar graph demonstrating her own results. Then she will do the demonstration with the class as well. (we may opt for skittles since they tend to bright colors! )

I am right now. Went out for what was supposed to be a 7 mile tempo run, and not only did my stomach act up again (and I thought I was 'cleaned out') but I am feeling some strong Iliotibial twinges. I AM 10 DAYS OUT FROM MY HALF!!!!

Clearly my irritable bowel is acting up, which is prodding me to clean up my eating again (no junk! no gluten!) and somehow I have been unable to achieve this. And now I am petrified I have an injury...WHAT DO I DO?!

I am going to Target to buy a foam roller, now someone please tell me what to do with it. What else should I do for my IT? And should I stick to my schedule until the half or taper early?

definitely get the foam roller. try the side lifts from here: http://www.runnersworld.com/video/1,...-1-0-5,00.html. they really helped me last spring when i had itb problems.
post #108 of 1113
bbm - i have felt like that many times. so frustrating, especially when it affects your child. either those people are unusually flakey, or just consistently rude. either way, no fun and i hope you can find a new group that you jive better with.

zub - i forgot that i don't think you are on the yahoo group? if you can check out the race list post from drjen and i think there is a link to it there. do you still think you'd be in for the relay? i know you have a lot going on, so i understand if i don't hear right back.

nemesis - that would be so great!

gaye - i hope you're feeling better

drjen - for the race list, can you add ragnar relay july 23-24? thanks!
post #109 of 1113
grrrr....This belongs on the Yahoo group, but my email is acting wonky and won't let me respond to messages.

kate~mom--I'm having trouble finding the cheap Philly flight. Do you have a link?
post #110 of 1113
I have butterflies in my stomach right now because I just signed up for a race. Yes, a race I plan to actually run. A 5K. IIRC, my last race was Nov 2006.

Tomorrow I do the first 2 mile consecutive run in the C25K program. I am slightly mortified to admit that I haven't run that long consecutively since August 2007. Between the knee trouble, my pregnancy with DS, umpteen bouts of mastitis and colds and everything else in the 22 months since he was born... well, for some reason I'm still shocked it's taken me this long, but I'm SO glad to finally be at this point.

And a shout-out to my SS... thank you thank you!!! XOXO
post #111 of 1113
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Mailed out a SS package today, got a foam roller (ended up with the SPRI one, not the stick because that's what the store had), went to the library, helped dd1 understand the concepts behind her science project...

Time to sit down for a few minutes at the Dingo cafe!
post #112 of 1113
Eksmom, that was me!! I have so btdt. I can't even remember my last race ... At least 2 if not 3 years ago, which means ds2 would've been 4??? Eek! I'm nervous, too. Congrats for signing up. . Maybe I'll make that leap, too.

I've spent the afternoon with my parents, a cousin & an uncle showing my kids where my my mom grew up, the house in which she was born, the old schoolhouse (abandoned but really beautiful) the cemetary where my dad is buried and where our plots are. Kinda fun & kinda strange to them, I think. It's a gorgeous day.
post #113 of 1113
What does IIRC mean?
post #114 of 1113
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What does IIRC mean?
if I recall correctly

ETA: and thanks for the congrats
post #115 of 1113
Ok, I am about to get dressed for my run. I will do it!

post #116 of 1113
Way to make the leap eksmom! Scary and exciting all at once I imagine.

We went to a play place this morning and I was offered a very small job. I was so flattered I almost took it on the spot but now that I am home I am having second thoughts. I need to figure out if it fits in with my goals because the pay (trade, no $) really isn't worth the time commitment. In any event it is like the children's museum play toddler/preschool room only local or the best home playroom x 9. The owner is a retired educator that has done some incredible work with the gifted population and we already knew of each other so it was nice to chat again while my children played like angels. (How often do I report that?) I am not sure that it was the best part but it was lovely when Charlotte & Linus were reluctant to leave they expressed it nicely and she turned off the lights and let them think she was closing for lunch. How awesome is that? She is also willing to host our LLL group for free; privacy could be arranged though her meeting room / class room was very chilly so I am not sure it would be comfortable. Things to ponder.
post #117 of 1113
nic~http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=9911 has some good pictures and descriptions. I don't do it with my upper body rotated like they show, though, I keep my body pretty much in a straight line, all in the same plane. And ice!!!

Yay, eks!


Whew. I'm tired. I was up way early to go for my new hire paperwork and stuff this morning, which ended up lasting longer than expected. All in all, I was there for 5-ish hours, 3 needles, countless signatures, one bad ID picture, and a bunch of useless info I will never need to know. Oh, and get this...I have to do an EIGHT HOUR hospital orientation. That is only offered once a month, and this month's will be two days before I'm done with this work assignment. Oh well, at least I get paid for it and apparently they feed us, too. Should be fascinating.

I *was* feeling slightly better, but the sinus pressure has kicked back in this afternoon. I'm really ready for my antibiotic to kick in. I'm kind of worried that it may not be all that effective because she gave me a different one than she originally planned to keep my costs down since I have high-deductible insurance. Is that being a brand name snob, that I think the no-name antibiotic might not work as well?

No run today, unfortunately. I was originally going to try to get one this afternoon, but between getting home an hour later than planned, needing to go pick up the dog from daycare, go to the grocery store, the post office, and oh yeah...EAT, it's not gonna happen. And not tomorrow, either, since I'm going skiing! Taking DS up and putting him in a lesson, hooray! I can't wait to see him on skis, XH has taken him both times so far this year.
post #118 of 1113
Oh, Nic what bad timing. Hopefully, with some rest and foam rolling the problem will resolve.

Gaye - dang that sinus infection...feel better, and maybe take it easy?

eks - yee haw! Does it help to know that I haven't run a race since 2000? It's been that long since I could run properly (well, March 8th, 2002 was my last run before I was laid-off with this chronic, almost decade long injury). you'll have a blast, I'm sure. I have my own half marathon coming up, which I will run at least 2 mins a mile slower than my last race Very humbling

Ashcav, I *think* i just heard about a relay type thing in MA... Hmmm.... I'm waiting for some details to be forwarded to me.

mommajb, even without taking the job, it's nice to be asked, and I know for me that it would do something for my self-confidence. How's your foot holding up with the short TM runs? FWIW, I feel always so dreadful on a TM. I can barely shuffle along, and it always feels monstrously hard.

Poppy, THANK YOU for the head's up. I just signed up for the yahoo group and left a note there

OH, secret sprinter, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.. This morning when I got up at 4am there was a parcel for me on the breakfast bar. I hadn;'t been out to check the post and DH checked late last night. It was a lovely surprise. And you must be psychic to know that I was trying to locate sweeties for my long runs I am about to do the yoga routine you sent. So thoughtful..

Well, like last time I ran my long run, my left hip is out of sorts. I ran a slow short run on Tuesday but didn't run today as planned. I saw my PT this morning and she told me to walk backwards on the TM on an incline and also to strengthen my core. Later I am going to do some pilates and also my stretching routine that my SS kindly sent to me (thank you, again!).

Visit is okay with folks. But, mercy, I would do anything for some moments on my own. I go from students to baby to parents to baby, repeat. And even at night I have baby and DH and can't seem to catch any real solitude. I am such an introvert in that I need a lot of alone (real alone) time, so I feel overloaded. My dad (who is 84) is also quite deaf so the TV is BLARING. Eek. I really do have significant sensory issues - especially around noise, so between the TV blaring, DS whingeing (even nicely), and people talking to me I feel sort of like i could turn into a lunatic

BUT it is nice to have them here, and I'm making the most of it as they are elderly and we don;t see them all that often. I really worry for their health and well being, though. DS is being absolutely delightful, too - so smiley and giggly. What a lovely boy

FM. I got up at 3:30am to go to the gym but DS was not ready for me to leave, so I stayed snuggled up in bed with him until 4:30am when he was ready to snuggle with DH, but I had missed my chance to make it the class. Anyway, I got up regardless, thinking I could enjoy some solitude and my mum got up (still jet lagged) so that plan didn;t work out I did, though, sneak in a row before dinner - just 8km.

Okay, my few minutes of peace have ended..

xoxo
post #119 of 1113
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post

I am right now. Went out for what was supposed to be a 7 mile tempo run, and not only did my stomach act up again (and I thought I was 'cleaned out') but I am feeling some strong Iliotibial twinges. I AM 10 DAYS OUT FROM MY HALF!!!!

Clearly my irritable bowel is acting up, which is prodding me to clean up my eating again (no junk! no gluten!) and somehow I have been unable to achieve this. And now I am petrified I have an injury...WHAT DO I DO?!

I am going to Target to buy a foam roller, now someone please tell me what to do with it. What else should I do for my IT? And should I stick to my schedule until the half or taper early?

Here's what we did in physical therapy: massage of the IT band (get dh to help, or do it yourself); lunges to strengthen the muscles in your knee (so lunge forward till your knee is at 90*, and do 10-20 reps, and then lunge diagonally (like to 2:00) and repeat); and stretches.

Here's one: http://www.the-fitness-motivator.com...IT_stretch.jpg

and I love this one (from yoga, not PT): http://www.healthcompass.co.uk/image...%20stretch.jpg

I would taper early, myself, and stretch like crazy, foam roll, etc. I seriously feel your pain!
post #120 of 1113
Nic, I was thinking like Penelope. Taper early. Do the least you can to still be ready, and take it easy.

Zub, I can imagine. I feel the same way with parental visits (total sensory overload). My parents also blare the TV, and my Mom likes it on "as background noise." Dad has two hearing aids...Hang in there!

Gaye, any minute those sinuses will have to clear up.

FM today: 3.3mi on the TM @ 9:32 pace, followed by upper body weights, followed by 8mi on the bike, followed by abs. And I came really close to an outdoor run this afternoon, but work was kind of crazy, so I was there until 5.

Dh never thought to thaw any meat for dinner, so he was that he had to eat leftovers. I was thinking we'd go out for fish tomorrow (WI Friday fish fry is a big deal during Lent), but that's all dh eats on the road and he leaves Sun, so now I am rethinking. *sigh*

I'm a little confused about my workout tomorrow, but I am sure something will come to me. Tomorrow's weigh-in, and I have major PMS/bloat. Yay.
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