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post #801 of 815
Plady, I actually think that your half sounds better. Although I'd love to do Ragnar, something about the pressure of other runners relying on my performance has freaked me the heck out. The idea, in theory, is awesome, and I think we should try to pull it together another year if it feels right, but if it doesn't....listen to your gut.

I just had the WORST. DAY. EVER in 5th grade. This class is a huge behavioral challenge as it is, and the sub today just had no clue how to deal with them. She talked to them like they were 5 in the beginning, then switched to humiliation as a discipline tactic. I started to get angry at this point, but kept myself focused on putting out fires. Then we went out for the mini-relay for life....at which point she LEFT. Seriously. I had been chatting with another 5th grade teacher about what was going on, and he then said "wait...is that her? Where is she going?". SHE LEFT THEM OUT THERE!!! There was another 5th grade class running the stations/info booths, other teachers with their classes, maybe 10 parent volunteers, and she left her class without any supervision. I thought maybe she was running to the restroom, but she just never came back. Another parent from our class showed up at lunch time, found her in the classroom and asked where the kids were. She said "oh, was I supposed to go get them?". So the hot lunch kids had missed lunch, I had to go fight with the lunch staff to let them go later, then they had to go to the lunchroom even though their teacher normally lets them eat in the classroom. Kids were asking me if they could call their parents and go home! The other parent who showed up for the afternoon was told by the sub she could go home, and I had to go home once the relay was over since I had Ellie with me at that point. I tried to talk the other parent into staying, but she seems to think that the kids deserve the chaos that was going to occur, even though HER kid was one of the ones I had a huge issue with all morning. (note: this is the same parent who came to me and said that Courtney told her son that she could kick his butt in a game in PE....which was, while a true statement, pretty hurtful. She's never forgiven me, even though Courtney apologized and now fully understands that she needs to confine her challenges to the few certain kids who want the taunting).

Anyhoo, I sent off an email to Mr. P asking him, begging him, for the sake of his students, to make sure she's not in his classroom ever again. Quite a few other teachers are aware of what was going on (one had her a few weeks ago and it was a disaster, one has her scheduled next week and decided that his class, more of a handful than ours, would be just what she needed to encourage her out of the profession).

And yes, I know that substitute teaching is a thankless profession and I admire anyone willing to do it. But once she started trying to embarrass the kids, my sympathy went right out the window.

And now the dilemma....someone with ruptured membranes but, at this moment, not really contracting. Do I go for a run?
post #802 of 815
memiles...I vote yes. hope you've already gone, 30 min is nothing or everything in labor time, am I right?

eks.... feeling for reacting so strongly but it's sort of my job. when I came to my current church there was a Rosemond book discussion going on and I was surprised by how much of it was critique (as in, I could NEVER do that!). so, hopefully you find some kindred spirits too.

need to hang with dd after a long day of kid trips and things.....but wanted to check in. running a "long" run tomorrow, between 4 and 5 miles. marathon training starts NOW!
post #803 of 815
Jen- No! I actually just cancelled my order with the previous place, since they had promised them by the end of the month. I tried to order them on the Vibram website (9 left in stock!) but my bank card isn't working right. My DH sometimes has the same issue ordering online, and I have no idea what it is. I am going to try and call in an order tomorrow or see if my MIL or another friend can order them for me.

I am debating ordering the Sprints and a pair of those Ininji (sp?) socks. Is that a bad idea? I will need them for races and winter running, mainly. I think the full neoprene ofthe Flows will be the best bet. Even though the sprints are cuter.

I am not sore at all, and surprised. I ran slow, but really pushed to not take walk breaks. So, that's nice.

Also, weird TMI sort of thing. I've been having weird stomach gas the past few days and I swear it feels like baby kicking. Which isn't possible (Just had AF, DH had a vas years ago) It is weird and makes me sad. Anyway. Just wanted to tell someone. DH gets all mopey when I get sad about baby stuff. *sigh*
post #804 of 815
nemesis - I wear Sprints w/ Injinjis for warmth when needed, but it seems like it gets so darn where you are that you might really need the warmth of the Flows. Actually, I'd probably need Flows and Injinjis to deal with that cold.

rr: 12 miles, 5 of which were at half marathon pace. I finally had to go and wake DH this morning when he still wasn't up at 8:30. His response? "Oh, I'm running on Saturdays now instead of Fridays". Dude! Can ya send me a memo or something next time you make a schedule change that impacts me.
post #805 of 815
My trip to the financial aid office was not overly helpful (other than dropping off the paperwork I needed to) because they can't tell me anything until my FAFSA has been processed. Which, according to my online information is done, but they didn't have anything showing up in their computers. So later this afternoon while I'm at work, I got a voicemail from the financial aid counselor who apparently figured out that the reason they don't have my FAFSA is because admissions keyed in my social security number wrong, so they didn't match up. And of course, this was Friday at 4 pm, too late for me to do anything about it until Monday. And financial aid can't do anything until it's fixed. The counselor was apparently sending me an email as well as the voicemail, but since I don't have anything in my personal email, I assume she sent it to my student email, which I haven't been able to access. Because the initial password includes my social security number, which they have wrong and I have no idea what they have it as. Good stuff.

And my stomach hates me right now. I had an intense burger craving after I went to the financial aid office, and of course the only thing anywhere around was Burger King. So somehow I convinced myself that was a good idea, and my stomach has been hurting for the past 8 hours.

Ok, time to make some cupcakes for the school carnival...
post #806 of 815
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Jen- No! I actually just cancelled my order with the previous place, since they had promised them by the end of the month. I tried to order them on the Vibram website (9 left in stock!) but my bank card isn't working right. My DH sometimes has the same issue ordering online, and I have no idea what it is. I am going to try and call in an order tomorrow or see if my MIL or another friend can order them for me.

I am debating ordering the Sprints and a pair of those Ininji (sp?) socks. Is that a bad idea? I will need them for races and winter running, mainly. I think the full neoprene ofthe Flows will be the best bet. Even though the sprints are cuter.

I am not sore at all, and surprised. I ran slow, but really pushed to not take walk breaks. So, that's nice.

Also, weird TMI sort of thing. I've been having weird stomach gas the past few days and I swear it feels like baby kicking. Which isn't possible (Just had AF, DH had a vas years ago) It is weird and makes me sad. Anyway. Just wanted to tell someone. DH gets all mopey when I get sad about baby stuff. *sigh*
If you plan on running in them in the winter / cold then I would vote for the Flows, unfortunately. I have the Sprints and no socks and it's been chilly on my feet at 50* or so. They are cute, but I won't be able to use them outside in the colder temps.

about the baby woes

I have been up since 3.... hoping to get in a nap before we are going to butcher chickens at my parents and make a big dinner for the family tonight.

Until then I'll be

Happy weekend, Dingos!
post #807 of 815
memiles, I hope you ran, felt energized, and then went to a great birth.

Nemesis, I get weird things like that now and then, and I don't dare bring it up with dh. I am a committed parent of two, he would never get a vas, and if I even brought it up, he'd be working on me for two more. Which would land me squarely in the county hospital down the road, and there he would sit with his four kids.

CFG, I'm glad you got the run in. You're pretty amazing, busting out that mileage and still being flexible about time. Wow.

Thanks for making me feel understood, Dingoes. I'm considering adopting a house cat. We do still need barn cats, and I was talking to my mom, who lives on a small country road way out in the boondocks where no one ever goes, and they still lose ban kitties on the road. So I am trying not to totally guilt trip myself over Milo. Anyway. We carry on and miss him.

I ran 5.3 and walked about 0.5 waiting for a satellite signal yesterday. It was windy, but that saved me from having to eat lake flies and pick them out of my eyes, and the weather was glorious and it was just a nice run. I went over the bridge from the old rail trestle, and over another bridge, actually ran all over Jehan's island. And had another pretty good day at work.

Hoping to run another 4-5 today after chores and before baby shower.
post #808 of 815
Good Morning! I am thrilled to say that the last party of my "career" as Air Force wife has been thrown (and very successfully )! Now back to my regularly scheduled life. And time to step away from the leftover dessert pile on my counter .

Jo ~ your mileage is really increasing! Great job. I'm so sorry about Milo. I don't know if you're ready, but I know our shelter is FULL of kittens right now. I was this close to coming home with a 10 month old Maine Coon last week.

Gaye ~ argh! What an exercise in frustration . I hope you can get it all figured out.

Nemesis ~ I get that weird gassy baby moving feeling occasionally too. Dh is scheduled for his vas after school ends in a few weeks. It's hard to close that chapter of our lives, but rationally, having a baby at 42 is not high on my list of things to do. Dh and I would have loved more kids if we'd gotten an earlier start!

memiles ~ what a crappy situation at school. I can't imagine a sub just walking out like that. Hope you got your run in, and your client started contracting too.

It's pouring rain here today, DD has swimming lessons at the Y, and our favorite Illinois babysitter/neighbor is here for the weekend. I'm not sure if I'll get to exercise today. Luckily, we did all the party cleanup last night .
post #809 of 815
hi all!

I've been reading along but so busy it's been difficult to find a time to write anything. but right now Raf is asleep on me and DH is at his LAST Saturday class of the semester It's a beautiful Saturday here, too. But this week hs been tough. If I do not exercise first thing in the morning then I turn into someone I do not like. Add that to sleep deprivation and it make for an unhappy marriage... Trouble is I don't always feel like moving when I'm tired so I'm trying to find some sort of balance. But a week of bickering and all out screaming (me ) between me and DH. All seems to be well for now, though.

Jo, oh, poor Milo. I am someone who stops at every road kill I come across and sheds a tear or two. I would be devastated - so i feel your pain.

Nemesis, I was lying in bed this morning and I felt that EXACT same gassy feeling. It felt like those flutters and I really thought how nice it would be to have another...

Jaygee - yee haw on the final hosting evening. I would be so terrible at that sort of stuff. ANy news on your leg and insurance or DH's job opportunities?

Plady - I sent your way without typing that here. I hope your mum receives great news soon.

Penelope. what a great honor! congrats on the nomination. I was nominated this year, too, but, alas, I didn't win.. though not one part of me expected to

kerc - holding you in my thoughts. it's not the same thing at all, but my friend and colleague was denied tenure last year and has just been serving out her final year. First she deserved tenure so it's just yuck, but she had to go through the term knowing they were searching for her position Horrifying. I am trusting that they will see you as the brilliant kerc we do.

cfg, is your marathon next week?

FM - I have mostly been erging... and was almost too nervous to run since every run since my half marathon has been awful and short (hip issue or coughing and vomiting ) This morning I decided to go for a very early run before DH headed to class. It was a clear, beautiful morning> I visualized my run last night in bed as I thought I might be tempted to hop on the erg or run a very short run, and this helped a lot. Lovely 7 miles. Amazing how much endurance you can lose in such a short time, though... was huffing and puffing the final hill.
post #810 of 815
Kerc: I'm thinking of you. Stay strong!
Penelope: Teacher of the year, that's awesome! They must love you!
Jo: Poor kitty! I'm so sorry for you guys losing your sweet cat. Tell your DS that the expanders only hurt for one day.
Nemesis: I think you would do fine to schedule another 10k. Once you have your training done for the first one, the second one will seem so much easier, right?
CFG: to your DH for not giving you a heads up on the new schedule. But WTG on 12 miles!
Gaye: wait, were there any hills on that run?
Plady: Bummer about the Ragnar relay. That sounds like so.much.fun. I would love to do that with a Dingo team in... 2011?
JenLove
Nick: on your offer for next year! And here's to many more of those in-the-zone runs.
Memiles: Ugh, what a mess! She sounds seriously undertrained, or undermotivated or something. Do you have a birth story for us yet?
Mamabeth: How was your first run of marathon training?
Nemesis. I know that sadness.
JG: You are good at throwing parties! I love to hear about that because it's a skill I never learned. Is your DH retiring soon?
Alex: What a great run!

It was such a pretty week here, sunshine, and 70's, just beautiful. We were so busy, too, which was nice, and I'm relieved that everything worked out as planned. My DD had tennis matches this morning, at a club near a big park here in town. We ended up spending the entire day at the courts or in the park, seeing two different concerts in the amphitheater there. It was awesome! I'm pooped, though, as are the kids (read: crabby and arguing with each other).

My knee is doing alright. I am working it hard now that it's over a week since the operation. It does get sore, which doesn't bother me in terms of discomfort, just the worry of somehow slowing down the healing process or something. The loss of muscle in a month is really shocking!

OK, off to make more phone calls! We are working out some fun plans for next week ... I'll report back if it all pans out.

Lovely weekend everyone!
post #811 of 815
I do have a birth story! I went to the gym instead of running outside, thinking that it was a faster transition if it was one of those "drop and run" births. Turns out that it was- I took off my clothes to get in the shower, the phone rang, I put clean clothes back on my dirty body and headed out. After I got there, she had the most peaceful birth I've seen in a long time. No muss, no fuss, barely a peep from mom or baby the entire time. Best of all, I was home in bed by 11!

Today was supposed to be the run, but the rain is torrential and I'm feeling a bit sore. So I'm trying to convince myself to head to the gym instead, and will then take the girls to get color streaks put in their hair for a Relay for Life fundraiser, to the soccer store 45 minutes away for a uniform fitting, and will somehow figure out how to get some laundry done. Good times.
post #812 of 815
Sounds like a lovely birth memiles!

DH had a vas 6 months after Abby was born, and I get those little gas bubbles on occasion. I try to imagine it's a baby that I get to just enjoy the little kicks and none of the unpleasant parts of pregnancy. It is a bit more romantic than just taking tums. Like Jo with her 2, I am complete, full and happy with my 3!

JayGee - Congrats on finishing up your parties!!! On to the next stage of life!

There was so much more I wanted to say, but the sieve that is my brain can't remember them!

FMR: I rode my bike to the gym, did strength, and elliptical, rode home. There were about 50 things going on there, so no parking available. I felt very smug for riding my bike, until I remembered that I had to go back to the gym for swim lessons. I only had to bring 2 kids to lessons (Emily had a birthday party to go to), so I got the trailer hooked up (actually, got dh to get the trailer hooked up), and rode back to the gym with 80+ pounds of kids for their swim lessons and back. I feel pretty good about that!
post #813 of 815
Checking in after a great 12m run.... I didn't hit the pace I'd envisioned, but it was about 9:55m, which for me for 12 is speedy. And it was hot and I was slightly short of water, so if it's cooler and I have equal mojo for my half in two weeks, I should PR - maybe by as much as 7min. I did stop my watch when I used the toilet, but I figure it takes longer to use a flush potty and wash hands than to zip into the porta potty!

I'm really happy - it was totally what I needed, a good long run before my two halfs, plus I discovered that a running skirt I picked up has the perfect back pocket for a gel or two. Awesome. And I've reminded myself of all the key stuff - gel, hat, sunscreen, water/gatorade, etc. Feeling really good. Except for my feet.
post #814 of 815
I finally got an order in at the vibram website for a pair of Flows! Finally! So excited!

I hope I love them.

I did a slow and short bike ride today, and hopefully will run tomorrow again. Today is housecleaning/catching up and being lazy.

A good friend is selling her house and just got her offer on another place accepted. It's awesome, and I wish I were not jealous. Just outside of town on 3 acres. Ah. I'm searching for contentment in the life I have, but sometimes I wonder if that keeps me from working harder for the life I want? Oh, well. The housing prices are way out of whack compared to the local economy/job pay so we are nowhere near ready for house buying. Or farm buying, as the case may be.

I am so jealous/bummed/irritated that I was considering a quick run this afternoon. Yesterday's run was just so beautiful and refreshing... I should probably go before I tackle the dishes and dinner...

Mel- wow, are you running again already? Or just working out? I hope your knee continues to feel better!

bec- I am always amazed at how harder I work pulling the kids. It's like I forget or something...
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