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post #41 of 1113
I wonder what a well planned morning looks like and what I should be expecting from myself. You wold think that after many years as Momma I would have this figured out. Down time either feels like neglect or like there isn't enough of it. perhaps balance is what I need.

Weights and yoga - lots of balancing poses this morning now that I think of it.

Geo, you add the best ideas to this thread. I love the experiment and am filing it away in my brain.

Jo, You get so much done in a day.

JG, Bravo for surviving the visit with grace and charm.

Nick, my best runs are about 2 hours after I get up. I think you can figure out why.

I hope the plague is departing all dingo homes asap!
post #42 of 1113
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Kate, my ds1 shares a bday with your dd. I hope you find a bright spot in the visit with your mom.
And with mone, guess it's a good day to come out.

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Mad as March hares, Dingoes. I am LOVING the relay planning.
And thinking about making that marathon weekend from last year an annual trip west - RIGHT?

JayGee - Good job getting through the visit.

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.has anyone else ever had this happen to them? Bleh.
Yup. I've had to run for the bushes a couple times and once I didn't make it. Luckily I was only a couple minutes out from my house but it was not a feeling I ever want to have again.

So mamas, I need some serious Dingo prayers sent towards my friend's kid, Nora who is in England. She's about 21 and a couple years ago she was riding around on some guy's shoulders and fell off and hit her head. This year, just after Christmas she had a grand mal seizure and was diagnosed with post-traumatic epilepsy and given seizure meds. But a week ago she had another seizure, then another and another and then they didn't stop until she got a deep muscle injection of valium. Now she's in the hospital and they want her to stay for 2 months before she might be able to travel home to California. This family has had such a hard time recently and it seemed like they were just about to start seeing some light when this happened. Please send some prayers out for them to have strength and find some way to get through it and for her to heal.
post #43 of 1113
if anyone wants to see my ski race pics, click over to my blog.

Nic - I too have experienced that, and I have ducked into a more private place in the woods to take care of business. Generally I try to get up and eat and have a cup of tea before exercising so I don't feel that way.

Today it's back to work, exercise-wise. I've got a lot to do before my next race at the end of April. It's another singlespeed specific race, and now that i've won that darn belt I'd better represent. But, check out this photo of one of last years winners - yikes, I don't want to throw any elbows with her around.
post #44 of 1113
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Oh, wow, Plady, prayers for Nora

I'm glad (well not glad, but ykwim) it's not just me...usually I manage to take care of business before my run but today things just wouldn't move along on time so I figured it'd be okay for a quick 3 miles....uh...no. And unfortunately my early a.m. runs are all through residential streets and there is no where to duck off to....barring potential encounters with alligators which, you know, would make me mess my pants anyway (or worse!) so I might as well just run on home...
post #45 of 1113
for Nora.


I still feel like . I was really hoping the antibiotic would have kicked in by now, but no such luck. Killer sinus headache. I'm soooo tired of being sick. I hate this.

nic~Try having that happen in a race. Three times (same race). And then twice in the next race. Luckily, not since then!
post #46 of 1113
Nic, I've had that run. Not a feeling I want to recreate.

Lots of healing thoughts for Nora. A while back, a local midwife's daughter was hit by a car in Italy and was hospitalized for quite a while. They didn't want to release her until they found someone to donate a medical flight back that took her directly to a hospital here. Would something like that be an option? It's a ton of money but people rallied and raised the money quickly.

Got up this morning to DD1 telling me she'd thrown up in the night. Neither DH or I woke up and I can't really see any mess in the bathroom, so there is some good in that I guess. She has been complaining of a stomach ache for a day or so and everyone else seems well so far....knock on wood.

It's pouring rain and I'm trying to decide if I go out in the warm and wet or go to the gym. I have a massage tonight, so I'd like to go get the muscles that are bugging me firing so the therapist can find them. But you all know how much I love the rain...
post #47 of 1113
Plady, for Nora for Nora's family, too.

Nickarola, I picked up my bf after one of her marathons and she had it all down her leg and had been crying. Just the combo of shortage of toilets and no hiding place and her very loose bowels were too much. She was mortified and had to find a place to clean up before getting in my car. When dh used to run long runs, he always ran with bandanas b/c bandanas can be used for a multiple of reasons.

Never heard of Cricket in Times Square. Curious.

Geo, congrats on the rock freeze and the decay thing sorta blew my mind.
post #48 of 1113
bandanas! fab idea!! probably softer than the leaves I had to use one time. Now I carry toilet paper with me on long runs. Live and learn, right?
post #49 of 1113
I just printed the Ragnar Relay bible!!!

bookingbuddy.com is a great resource for cheap flights...
post #50 of 1113
Oh, Plady, to Nora and her family. If it's any help to know, I am from England and can attest to their very good healthcare (in these sorts of situations).

Nic, having a cup of tea, or something like that, always stimulates things a bit more if I'm running in the morning... Something about warm fluids.. but you're definitely not alone!

jenlove, I am vegan and have no problem maintaining weight That said, I do now eat a lot of nuts. When I was younger I was quite underweight but found that integrating more nuts and seeds into my day really helped. I also dicovered that I felt better all around with more fat, and my skin has been doing better, too (very dry before). Stay healthy, sweet Jen.

Geo, sounds like you are accomplishing a great deal I am feeling a bit guilty that I have done no research for a long time. Tenure has made me quite lazy

Jaygee, we have such arguments about politics here with my folks. I try to gracefully ignore it, but ...

Lofty glad TKD went well!

Poppy

Jo, the eye stuff for me is almost always sleep deprivation combined with stress. Hope it gets better soon. And FTR, I think that a workout is a fine reason to be late for a meeting.

gaye - healing vibes your way.

I'm about to meet with some students but a quick hello. No FM except 4 miles yesterday. All my toenails hurt. Any ideas?

DH was very excited about the relay. He suggested that we turn it into a family vacation. We'd been planning on going camping so this would be wonderful. I am not sure how I would manage ds, though, and nursing. Any ideas?

Finally..off topic, but could do with some feedback. I usually have a very sturdy immune system. In 8 years of working as a professor I have maybe picked up 3 colds. This year I have a constant cold.. one goes and I catch another. Is this just a result of less sleep or did any of you experience a lowered immune system with breast feeding?

And on the breastfeeding.. ds is eating a little more in the way of solids. Not a lot, but some. My supply seems to have really dipped. Should I be concerned, or is this normal when more solids are introduced?

TIA!
post #51 of 1113
I am so hopelessly behind! So, I'm just going to give my FMR.

I did 4x800 speed work yesterday. I did the 800's at mile pace. It was hard, but very doable. I was going to go to Zumba today, but there's a substitute, and I have not a lot of energy. So, instead, I'm going to take my bike in for a spring tune up, for pedals that I can clip my bike shoes into, and to possibly get some tires for triathlons (I was thinking road tires may be a good compromise to getting an expensive road bike. Sort of like putting my hybrid in a road bike disguise. Think Bugs Bunny ). Then, I'm going to bring it home and have a bike ride on my new TRAINER!!!! I'm excited. It's the best thing that credit cards ever did for me. I got it through the points on my card that I just paid off (and is but moments from shredding, btw)! I'm excited to go for a ride on it!

Geo - That experiment sounds yummy! I mean, erm...Scientific! May have to replicate it at home! For, purely...educational...reasons.

My thoughts are going out to Nora! I hope they find some answers for her. How scary.

Katie is muddling her way through ISATS. Her spirits are up about it, though, so that's good. I surprised her yesterday with lunch from McDonald's and she was thrilled.
post #52 of 1113
Shoot! I just realized my triathlon isn't on the race list!!

Dr.Jen, would you be so kind as to add US Women's Triathlon series - Naperville to the race list? Oh, and the woman in the green tank pictured on the race site page is the teacher for the tri class I'm taking!
post #53 of 1113
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I just printed the Ragnar Relay bible!!!

bookingbuddy.com is a great resource for cheap flights...


i am thinking, if we register as a team in march to get the best price, i will need to take this organization offline to make sure everyone gets the info (don't want anyone to miss something on our speedy thread)

so....here is who i have as interested -or- possibly interested:


plady
memiles
towsonmama
zubeldia
kate-mom
megsbk-?
cherylann-?
gaye

anyone else want to join the offline conversation? you can drop out of the chain later if you want, but i just want to make sure anyone who *might* be interested is informed. let me know!
post #54 of 1113
plady - that's so scary and will be sending lots of healing thoughts
post #55 of 1113
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Oh, Plady, to Nora and her family. If it's any help to know, I am from England and can attest to their very good healthcare (in these sorts of situations).
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DH was very excited about the relay. He suggested that we turn it into a family vacation. We'd been planning on going camping so this would be wonderful. I am not sure how I would manage ds, though, and nursing. Any ideas?

This year I have a constant cold.. one goes and I catch another. Is this just a result of less sleep or did any of you experience a lowered immune system with breast feeding?
Yes, you know I was thinking that it's sort of lucky that she's there because I don't know how her family could afford such specialist healthcare over here. The bummer about being there is really just that she's so far away from home. But then her parents have only just moved into a new place in a new town after spending the last few years in a lot of upheaval so they don't really have a community at home to lean on, just friends like me scattered all over the map.
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I haven't read the relay bible yet but couldn't ds and dh be around at the race? Maybe they wouldn't want to be on call for 24 hours but I think we'll all know where we'll be at all times once the legs get assigned.
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I'm thinking that the combination of factors in your life (new baby, work, home, sleep deprivation) all contribute to lowering your immune defenses. Maybe it would be worth taking some steady immune support supplements (probiotics, echinacea, vit c etc)?

Towsonmama, Kate~Mom, Memiles - I'm so excited to met y'all in person!

Memiles, I hope your dd is feeling better. Our preschool told us that there's a stomach virus going around, maybe it's over there too?

Gaye - and to the plague, maybe your body is just giving you the big stop sign though, you have been pushing yourself to superhuman lengths recently- but I hope you feel better fast.

So dh had to take Ninj back off-island to the vet today because the pin in his bone popped through the skin yesterday Poor kitty. He didn't seem to mind at first but by the evening the skin on his elbow was really getting cut up and sore. I tried to tape the loose skin out of the way but it didn't hold. that the pin has done its job and can just be removed, otherwise he'll have to get a new inserted. Oy.

Thanks for sending Nora the Dingos, I know it's going to help.
post #56 of 1113
*sigh* poppy, our family trip is trumping a running vacay for me this year...

FM: 4.5 on TM + a few weights. Made my mtg, and I am actually in another right now. I have a lunch date with a colleague and I have actually packed a second set of workout clothes in case I feel like a second quickie workout.

Zub, I think sleep is a huge part of a healthy immune system. We heal and rebuild as we sleep.
post #57 of 1113
gulp.



I'm in.



to Grandma's Half Marathon. June 19th.



Guess I better start
post #58 of 1113
On page 10 of the race bible so far...

poppy~I think it's a good idea to start organizing off the fast-paced Dingo thread. Is the Yahoo group the best way?
post #59 of 1113
Hello runners!

I have been lurking your messages for a couple of months and am getting myself roused to start running myself.

I haven't really done much before, but am feeling the call. I think today I will buy myself some shoes and start.

Thanks for the ispiration!
post #60 of 1113
So, I took my bike in to get pedals and a spring tune up. I had no ideas pedals would be SO expensive! $90 for pedals that I can clip on one side, and not on the other side. I asked about different tires, and bike trainer tires, and it would have put me well over $300 if I had gotten everything he recommended! So, I stuck to just the pedals and the tune up, and got out of there with only spending $175.

How much should road tires cost, anyway? I am thinking of taking a tire changing class when they start offering them in April. Assuming I can afford the class! Oy!
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