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post #661 of 815
I did run, down and then up a hill with 6-10% grade. I say I pick the route next time.

Hmm, I never thought about cocoa powder in the granola. A whole new world has opened up for me.

I also run with only the voices in my head (or a partner).
post #662 of 815
I found triplets this morning. All live. Hoping mama has good triplet-nursing mojo. My other mama is having trouble with one side getting engorged and the babies not wanting to latch on...becomes a cycle, blah blah blah...so I milked out 20 oz. this AM and then helped a baby nurse on that side. New mama is rooming in with babies, warm molasses water, a bucket of oats and fresh hay. The wind is whirling around the barn and they're all locked in until the weather settles.

Need more coffee.
post #663 of 815
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Jo! What a scene! Congrats on fresh triplets. One of the farmers here was commenting recently on how they had 150% of normal lambs this year. Sounds like it may be a national trend?

Jaygee - Mama, you need a break! From weirdo injuries I mean. I don't know, plantar wart?

Mommajb - That is a HILL!

Mamas I am here hoping for some to head toward my Mom in Oceanside CA. Her house sale was contingent on her buyers closing on their house. The day before my mom's closing (10 days after their's) she was told their house hadn't closed and so hers would be postponed. Now it sounds like her agent is trying to prep her for the whole sale to fall through- in which case she will have moved out, rented an apartment she can't afford to cover in addition to her old mortgage and she won't even get the deposit. It will really be a financial disaster for her and another real devastating disappointment in general. So if you wouldn't mind directing a couple prayers for a successful outcome for Irene she needs all the help she can get. Thanks mamas.

Now I'm going to go out for 30 minutes. I can't think of where to run today so I'm just going to go for time.
post #664 of 815
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Those sound delicious!!
Yes, that sure does sound yummy Jo!

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I have a new nephew! Kade Douglas arrived safe and sound this evening, mom and baby are doing fine.
Congrats Auntie!!

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I found triplets this morning. All live. Hoping mama has good triplet-nursing mojo. My other mama is having trouble with one side getting engorged and the babies not wanting to latch on...becomes a cycle, blah blah blah...so I milked out 20 oz. this AM and then helped a baby nurse on that side. New mama is rooming in with babies, warm molasses water, a bucket of oats and fresh hay. The wind is whirling around the barn and they're all locked in until the weather settles.

Need more coffee.
Must.get.to.Jo's.house.soon!

I didn't get out for a run yesterday (insert excuses of cold weather and family visits), but I did manage to eat so much food!! I can laugh because I finally hit my goal weight gain. I think Val is going through a growth spurt - long naps yesterday and for dinner she had 1/2 an avacado, meatballs (and came back for 2nds), and a whole banana. That was just for DINNER! Well my dinner was 2 heaping plates of said spaghetti and meatballs, 2 garlic toasts, 1 piece of apple pie, and 2 cookies.

Happy Sunday, ladies!
post #665 of 815
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I need some dingo mojo and a kick in the to make this run happen. I am ready to taper for next weekend's half. The is helping...
Don't think.....

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The granola is really, really good. It was off the cuff, since all the recipes were oats and canola oil and brown sugar/honey, so we doubled it and winged it with coconut oil and honey, I added cocoa powder and vanilla to that mixture, and then we added coconut and almonds to the rolled 7 grain mixture and I threw in cherries and dark choc chips after. I rarely buy cereal, much less granola, due to cost. Now that I know I can make it so easily, my kids are in for lots of new granola fun. And I need to make some yogurt.
All this talk of granola is making me . Might google some recipes. I also need to come up with some kind of big pot, soup or stew'ish thing to last us through the week. Suggestions?

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I found triplets this morning. All live. Hoping mama has good triplet-nursing mojo. My other mama is having trouble with one side getting engorged and the babies not wanting to latch on...becomes a cycle, blah blah blah...so I milked out 20 oz. this AM and then helped a baby nurse on that side. New mama is rooming in with babies, warm molasses water, a bucket of oats and fresh hay. The wind is whirling around the barn and they're all locked in until the weather settles.

Need more coffee.
Triplets? How awesome! And that poor engorged mama!


I wimped on my run yesterday (used a twingy leg as an excuse) and did an hour on the spin bike plus legs yesterday. Today it feels far better minus a sore spot in the back of my thigh, which I actually think is from my massage therapist getting overly enthusiastic. Yet I was trying to wuss out today, until I logged into FB and was greeted by pictures of DD's teacher from last year. She and her RP posted pictures chronicling their 20 in preparation their upcoming full. So now I'm going to drink my coffee, take DD1 out for 2, do another 2 on my own, then come back and figure out a way to sneak out with my giant new textbook and my laptop to a coffee shop to dive into Fetal Development....somebody kick my butt?
post #666 of 815
memiles ~ GO GO GO!!
post #667 of 815
I ran today, so I feel like a Dingo again. Then I went to church, which was very nice and relaxing, and now I'm sitting here complaining to DH about not running for a week and then waking up in the morning and deciding it's a great idea to do seven miles. Dumb. I think I'll be okay, though. My knee doesn't hurt, so it's just a matter of the rest of my body aches.

Yesterday we hung up a hammock I've been toting around since college. Actually, it's been in my parents' basement for the past ten years since we weren't living in a house with trees from which to hang it. The kids are all about the hammock and all that I'm not lying in it RIGHT NOW with them. Um, it's a bit chilly for me to be lying on the hammock all afternoon. In ten more degrees, that will be the plan.

I'll check in more with personals later; we're waiting for FIL to arrive so we can drink too much coffee and then go out and get food somewhere. And then I'll entertain the kids while DH and FIL bond, probably while watching a movie not appropriate for the children. Today would have been my MIL's birthday; I'm not sure if anyone else remembers and I think it's better not to mention it. Even after two years, DH's grief is still pretty raw.

Enjoy your afternoons! I'll spend mine trying to shake the headache that's my body's way of saying "whoa, what did you think you were DOING out on the roads this morning? Seriously. "
post #668 of 815
Went out planning 4, did 5 because it felt so good. First mile with DD, then she was complaining that her feet hurt...at which point I realized her running shoes were over a year old. Can you say too small? Ran her home, then took off, zigzagging around the neighborhood. Other than the fact that I was a bit too warm, everything else felt good!

Going to ice bath just in case, just to make my hip happy.
post #669 of 815
I'm trying to connect some of the newer dingo names with fb names. who is the Ashley that just ran 22 miles and eating cheesecake? (awesome run by the way!!!)
post #670 of 815
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I'm trying to connect some of the newer dingo names with fb names. who is the Ashley that just ran 22 miles and eating cheesecake? (awesome run by the way!!!)
I wish that was me!
post #671 of 815
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<-- I was looking for a little "om" symbol, but this one is great for the situation as well. My kids define namaste as "the light in me sees the light in you." But I prefer the longer definition they use at my adult yoga class sometimes:

I honor the place in you in which the entire Universe dwells, I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Integrity, of Wisdom and of Peace. When you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, we are One.

this. I'll be sending good vibes your way next week.

modmom, nice job on the 9 miler and I hope your DH gets good news about the job soon.

eksmom, re: the cake which looks amazing btw.

cfg, I'd go for the trail marathon, it'd probably be fun

Nick, yuck on the bug. I hate when that happens.

jo, great job on the new 5K PR! The granola sounds so yummy! Wow on the triplets, exciting

tjsmama, congrats on the new nephew! Nice 8 miles, too!

JayGee, glad the running went well and at least the PT seems to be trying to help

mommajb, glad you got the run in, enjoy picking a less hilly route next time.

Plady, sending good vibes to your mom

La4, yay for the run!

memiles, glad you got the run in and felt good!

22 miles for me this morning, which went pretty well. I wasn't feeling too great at the beginning and some kind older man told me I looked great and it made me smile and feel so much better. The second half of the run was actually great. I worked on my fueling for the marathon too as I had been using sports beans but I can't run and eat them which stinks so I tried Gu again and felt great and can take them in while running. Now I'm laying on the couch icing and eating anything I can get my hands on. We went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner last night and I got Kahlua Cocoa Coffee cheesecake to go and that's all I could think about for the last 1.5 miles of my run.

This is my peak week for the marathon, only a 20 miler left in 2 weeks. Getting so close.
post #672 of 815
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I'm trying to connect some of the newer dingo names with fb names. who is the Ashley that just ran 22 miles and eating cheesecake? (awesome run by the way!!!)
Haha, that's me! Thanks
post #673 of 815
Wow 22 miles and cheesecake!!!

You must feel great.

Thanks for the well wishes for DH. I so hope he gets this job--I think I mentioned earlier that he has been out of work for a year.
The job market is just brutal and he has always been the main breadwinner. I don't know how we have made it this far. The fact that the job is calling his references seems good.

As much as I want this to be over I am sure my renewed commitment to running is due to this trial. It helps to have a physical way to channel anxiety.

Hope everyone is well.
post #674 of 815
Great job on the 22 miler, ashcav! You're going to be really ready for your race!

Lala and memiles ~ sounds like both of you had great runs today too .

modmom ~ best of luck to your DH that he gets the job !

With the help of Dr. Google, I've diagnosed my foot pain as sesamoiditis, but I'll mention it to the PT when I go again on Tuesday.

DH just took the two bigs to the movies, so DD2 and I are headed off to grocery shop. I get all the fun, don't I .
post #675 of 815
Thanks for the welcome all

Jaygee- that's great! I love when a run feels great during and after. Not having as much of that lately. I also enjoyed the track today, as you can see... btw I have never used music to run by. I eschew ipods and mp3s. Not cause I'm a saint, far from it! just for safety when I run outdoors. I want to hear the cars and other people JIC. Did not know that was being zen tho, hehe. Nice.

Penelope- good message. I also have asthma, which seems to be exercise induced lately The runs when it doesn't flare are so much easier and better overall! and faster to boot.

ovenseeksbun- cool on the half! my SIL just signed up for her first marathon coming fall. BTW I like your username... are you ttc?

tjsmama- congrats on the nephew! I just got a new nephew in December. And that 8 miles sounds pretty good to me!

Geofizz- awesome. You have a good attitude. I also aspire to run for life, so I must keep that perspective to avoid pushing myself to injury. I did have one injury last summer, and do not care to repeat.

OK I thought I had other posts there, what happened?

Quick AM: Friday I did my weekly 3, Sat we went on a whole family hike, which was nice. And Today I timed for a mile on a track. First track work ever. Well, since my high school glory days (not). It was cool. So my fast mile... was only a minute faster than my warm up mile... what is that saying? That I do 'slow' miles too fast or the fast one not fast enough?

At the end, I did not puke. That's a good sign. But my stomach did h-u-r-t by the last quarter mile. Sheesh.

Observation on the awesomeness of running: Amazing how no matter how hard a run was for me, an hour later I want to go again! The rest of the day, my body is like, run, run! (Excepting maybe the long run)
post #676 of 815
Tara!

Yes, we are ttc. I loved the username at first, but it's been a while since I joined MDC and I thought I would have found my bun by now, iykwim
post #677 of 815
I just ran 60 minutes straight without stopping

When you're winding down from a good run, do you ever get the feeling that you could conquer the world?
post #678 of 815
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I just ran 60 minutes straight without stopping

When you're winding down from a good run, do you ever get the feeling that you could conquer the world?
Great job!!!! WOOT!

My dear, you have just experienced RUNNER'S HIGH!!!

Great, ain't it?!
post #679 of 815
five miles, 58 minutes. whew. I was --><-- this close to deciding that I could do 6.5 miles, but then I decided I wanted to be able to run again in 2 days.

craptastic day for a run though: strong headwind that was gusty.
post #680 of 815
Hi everyone!

So today's run was a lot better (no vomiting or anything! ). I did 10, took me 1:46 and change although I did stop every once in a while for a swig of water and some sports beans. I needed hydration a lot sooner today; it's definitely getting hotter and more humid earlier in the day. I didn't go out until 8:15 a.m. which really was very late I think; it's definitely time to start out my long runs latest 7:30 a.m. or so if I want to avoid the heat. The humidity makes it a lot less pleasant but at least there was a fairly stiff headwind which did slow me down but also was refreshing.

The last mile was a slog though. I was very. tired.

Not much else to say at the moment. I really, really need to find a race to train for, preferably another half or serious distance (I think I"m saving the full marathon for Disney at this point). I find that I lose focus with running consistently when I don't have a goal. So I do believe I will go race shopping after I do this!

Anyone have any suggestions re: tea tree shampoo or other long-term cures (i.e. not just massaging in oil and combing out) for cradle cap? All 3 of my kids still get it consistently.

Anyone else do raw milk? I'm thinking of it. Dh is very leery. I think I need to do more reading on this. Small steps...
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