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post #501 of 541
Shanti: It's good to see you here! I've thought of you and your surgery/recovery, glad to see that you are feeling fully healed. I'm sorry to hear that your mom passed, and hope too that your summer is regenerative for you and your family

Penelope: Good luck on your long run!

La4: All the best of luck to your DD for her surgery! I hope all goes well, and glad that they are taking care to do the right anesthesia for her.

Anesthesia is the thing I'm most worried about in surgery, and it's a great relief when I find the doctor to be a good listener!

No FM today, since it was DD's Sportfest, kind of like field day. But not just *for fun*... points were gathered and the winning class got ice cream. So DD was bummed that they only got 4th place. Sigh. As much as I try to steer away from generalizations, this is ... well, it's kind of typical. It's-not-sports-if-theres-no-winner mentality.
post #502 of 541
Shanti ~ It is good to see you posting again. Sorry to hear about your mom.

Have a great meetup kerc and Nemesis!!!

We did a major round of decluttering in the basement. Today we have a trailer full for the dump and one for donation. A trailer!

I think I will try and get in a run today. I don't know the logistics of it yet, but here's hoping.
post #503 of 541
RM, if you and Shanti have the chance to chat, I highly recommend! She is wise and loving and will help you sort out what YOU need to do.

Shanti, here's to a gentle summer. I'm hoping it calms down here, too. I'd hoped for calm and lots of time with my kids. So far, it hasn't panned out, but it could still surface. I hold out some hope.

LaLaLaLa, I sure understand your worry. I am glad the hospital is reassuring, but mostly I hope the graft procedure goes perfectly.

kerc and Nemesis: jealous! Have fun, mamas.

poppy, my first coffee was for you today. Second will be for me. Good luck.

Penelope, a cleaning binge is better than, say...a key lime pie binge, right? Good luck.

It felt so great to run outdoors yesterday. It was cool and breezy. I'd have gone farther had I had time, but 5.5ish miles felt good, and I followed it with the abs and arms. My arthritis has been feeling worse lately, but I don't want to increase medications or start any sort of rx. I think I need to research. I also need to hire a writer.
post #504 of 541
Shanti, I was thinking about you on my run today... you're not starting from scratch. Your body will remember.

RR: decent 9m (I cut the timing too close for 10). I'm super sore, though... lots of mild/moderate pain in the front of my left hip. I'm going to go tub here in a few minutes, but I'm a little worried about my half July 11.

I'm tired now.
post #505 of 541
, Shanti!

, RM.

I feel so out of the loop. Between MIL's visit and homework, it's been nonstop lately, and even though I've been spending quite a bit of time on the computer, I haven't had much time for the "fun stuff", just homework. On the bright side, I did MUCH better on yesterday's tests than I thought I was going to. On the irritating side, the instructor for my online class STILL hasn't graded anything beyond our first week's introductory discussion, and we're halfway through the class. It would be really nice to know if I'm putting too much effort or not enough effort or just the right amount of effort into my discussion postings!

MIL and DS fly out to Ohio today. X is picking them up around 11, I think. It's bittersweet. It's been really nice having MIL here, but I'm looking forward to the break and the alone time. I'm sure I'll be lonely by the time DS gets back, but it's going to be soooo nice to be able to get some homework done before he goes to bed. Maybe I'll actually be able to get some sleep!

rr~Track this morning. My quads and calves are still sore sore sore, so I got the "easy" workout. 2 x 200, 4 x 400, 2 x 200. It hurt. Now to decide whether to go for a ride this afternoon, or take a nap. Or maybe both!
post #506 of 541
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FM- I'm going to haul myself to the parking garage, then try for a short run. I'm not sure I'll make this week's intervals for the group, but I hope a short run will limber me up a bit. My legs and ankles are stiff!

I'm so excited to meet kerc today!

Shanti- I'm sorry for your loss.

Gaye- Yay for sleep!

Mel- I also hate that mentality. It kept me from joining in any sports until I was an adult. I love to play, but don't have a competitive bone in my body. I wish there was something for both sides, or more moderate towards the "need to win" mentality.
post #508 of 541
Shanti - It's good to see you back here mama.

RM - Thinking of you, I hope you're making some headway in finding a solution that will help everyone feel adequately supported.

Poppy - Drinking coffee for you!

Jo - for finding that peaceful summer, and a writer. What kind of writer? Advertising?

Kerc and Nemesis - Have fun!

Gaye - Enjoy the alone time.

Penelope - I bet you'll be fine for the half, that's still plenty of time for your muscles to rest up.

Mel - You inspired me to do berry parfaits for dessert last night, everyone loved them and the girls were all excited because they were so 'fancy'.

JenLove - I've done some of those trailer-full dump runs. It feels simultaneously good and embarrassing.

La4 - for your dd, I'm sure it was worth checking in about the anesthesia even if it is in her chart.

Memiles - I hope your back is feeling better. It almost looks like summer today!

I'm no fan of hot weather but it has been significantly chillier than hot here recently. Our fruit trees and tomatoes could really use temps in the say, 70's!
Regardless we did finally get the little pullets out of the house and into the old coop and we got the older hens out of the old coop and into the fancy new boat coop. They HATED being shut up in it on Monday night, I had to catch each one and lock her in while C stayed in the coop keeping the door shut so they couldn't bust out. They stayed inside all day yesterday and this morning when I let them out they seemed pretty calm so tonight they'll just head on into the new coop on their own.

Now my sights are set on ripping out the kitchen ceiling. It's going to be the grossest job I'm sure, think rain of fiberglass and mouse poops, but it has to happen. Of course the kitchen is the most active room in the house but the longer we wait the longer we make zero progress toward living in a finished product. I will also have to move my 'office' and so I'll probably be off-line for a long time once I set my plot in motion.

FM: Nothing yesterday, TKD later today. I'm super sore from Monday's class which only means that I've been a total slug for too long.

Okay, past time to move my . , all!
post #509 of 541
thank you so much ladies for all your insite.

Shanti~I would love to chat, if you are up for it. I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I understand how difficult that must be. If you feel like talking with me about my GM and of course if you need to talk about your Mom, I'll PM my number. I don't knwo what your phone coverage is, but I have free minutes and long distance so am happy to be the one to make the call. Also don't know if you SKYPE?

Well, while I had my Dad at the hospital yesteray for several hours, he asked if I needed GM to go to the retirement home this weekend (she goes Thursday), as he was confused as to what I said earlier. This was while he was between hour long tests, and had just told me that he was up since 3am thinking about this external fixator. So, I was really thinking I shouldn't say what I was thinking I should say that I can't have her while I am trying to care for my husband, that it was too much to ask of him, and that I need to be there for my dad (my brother hasn't been there for him during this time) and that I WANT to be there for my GM too, but can't do everything while both dh and Dad have surgeries. sigh.

He took my hand and told me that during these times that we need to talk openly about this stuff because we can't read minds, and that we can only help what we know about, that we shouldn't need to worry about upsetting or disappointing the other one. I told him that was exactly what I was worried about (expecially since that is what upset my dad about my brother "why can't they just do it <take care of GM> while I am trying to deal with what is on my end). I didn't want to be thought of that same way. Yet, he seemed very understanding. I am not sure that he has completely resigned to the fact that GM shoudl stay at the retirement hom from now on though, so I will keep praying for that.

So while I left GM home alone yesterday here is what she did:
  • broke 2 door jams trying to get the doors unlocked
  • unlocked deadbolts that are difficult to get unlocked
  • unlocked door lock 7 feet high and she is 4 ft8
  • cut the child lock from the fridge with a knife

Then she was arguing with my dh last night (while I was out) that he treats her like a child, then started arguing with me about it when I got home. sigh.

Okay, we had a showing this morning and we just got home, so I am getting something to eat and sitting in the sunshine to "chill".

thanks again dingos!!
post #510 of 541
Shanti, welcome back. One step at a time, and don't think....just run. You can do it. Wishing you an easy summer to ease into the new normal.

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La - you're being so watchful and loving with your dd. Hope everything goes perfectly with her procedure.

I went on a housecleaning binge yesterday, including sending dh to the bike place to get my bike repaired (and ds's bike tire fixed.) I think I talked my colleague into doing the duathlon with me, and so I'm going register for that and then borrow my mom's bike while I'm visiting her to train. Two weeks with my parents... Sections of my house are really clean, though!

Gearing up for a long run this morning... hoping to do ten. We'll see how it goes. Last time I did a longish run I did eight and had a worst-case-scenario pit stop 2m from home, so I'm trying to let all systems regulate themselves before I leave the house, iykwim.
La4- what a good mama you are, lots of easy surgery vibes to you and dd.

Penelope- can you shoot me some of that housecleaning motivation. It's a disaster here and I really have no excuse except for complete lack of desire.

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No FM today, since it was DD's Sportfest, kind of like field day. But not just *for fun*... points were gathered and the winning class got ice cream. So DD was bummed that they only got 4th place. Sigh. As much as I try to steer away from generalizations, this is ... well, it's kind of typical. It's-not-sports-if-theres-no-winner mentality.
OK, that just pisses me off. A Sportfest with a winner? And the reward is sugar? Way to teach kids to love their bodies and help them form healthy habits!

Kerc and Nemesis, enjoy your Dingo-date. We expect photographic evidence.

Yesterday I managed 4.25 (I think) that felt really, really good. The doubt about the mileage comes from the fact that I finally admitted that my Garmin's battery wasn't right. To get it fixed, I had to send it back. It was totally bizarre to be out running and have no-freakin-idea how far I'd gone. Add to that the fact that I'm using a new phone as my music source and the tunes were shutting off at what seemed like totally random intervals. So my run looked like this....start, get into a good groove, music stops. Stop, hit stop on watch timer, fiddle in armband for phone, restart music, wrestle it back into armband, remember to hit start again (or not, depending on the stop), repeat. It stopped 5 times on the run, so maybe it felt so good because I was really not running more than a mile at a stretch

Anyhoo, trying to decide if today is another run or some time at the gym. I could go to Zumba, I could do the spin bike and some legs, I could go outside and test out the fix I think I finagled for the music player. Decisions....
post #511 of 541
shanti - so good to see you and i hope this begins a new wonderful chapter in your life



i have two hours to go to make the 12 hour mark without food or drink so thanks for all the coffees raised in my honor! cheers! laparoscopy today. wish me luck!

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wish me luck!


Good luck!!
post #513 of 541
Poppy~good luck sweetie!! let us know how you are doing later!
post #514 of 541
I Dingoes. How could I stay away from this thread for so long?!

I did an extra set of my core exercises this morning and I am pushing myself to remember to use my asthma meds properly. My in-laws are visiting this week so I don't think it is the time to start anything extra. I think now that the swelling has finally stopped I can go buy a sports bra next week (at a 'regular' store, not some super pricey specialty shop! ) and I will start with the couch-to-5K then. I am going to need some serious accountability to stick with this and I know this is the place to find it. Must find that running love again......

RM, I will PM you
post #515 of 541
Shanti lady I've been thinking about you. I am sorry for your loss. I have been surprised by how completely losing my mom can still take the wind out of my sails and it was almost two years ago now. All the wise people tell me it doesn't actually get easier but you do get to a point where you are able to function again. Knowing it was coming didn't actually make it easier for me, and I too was surprised by that. Take very good care of yourself and here's a big hug from me.

FM: another hour with my workout buddies this morning walking along the lakefront. Not much running yet, and I miss it, but I am just glad to be getting back into an exercise routine.
post #516 of 541
poppy~ and


Just had to pop back in and share because for maybe the second or third time in all the races I've done in the past three years, I have good race photos! If they weren't so darn expensive, I might even buy 'em! http://www.fotojack.com/notice/1336/695/

Note that the first one (on the dirt) is during mile 6 that was miserable. I didn't even see the photog. The other 3, I saw him coming, so even though I was STILL miserable, I plastered a smile on.

Ok, MUST get a quick bite to eat and then a bike ride. Hoping to get back for a nap and then some homework tonight.

Oh, and I bawled like a baby when DS and MIL left.
post #517 of 541
Of course you did, Gaye, he's your baby. Very nice photos, btw. You look great.

Plady, yeah, advertising. Print, Web, scripts, packaging, etc.

I did 3mi on the elliptical this AM. Sore after yesterday, but I am at least feeling like I am dealing with my life again and not letting pie and ice cream deal for me.

poppy, hope there's coffee in recovery. Think I'll have another now. Here's to you.

RM, just

I've pretty much given in to the idea of working nights until the replacement is trained. It's chaos. Did I mention dh brought up the I-word reork? Yeah, as in Iraq. I SO don't want to think about it. We're talking armed military escort. There's no way I could work through a 3-weeker with him there. I do not know how military wives make it. *sigh*
post #518 of 541
20 mile bike ride. Bugs in cleavage. Must shower.

jo~ I don't blame you, that would terrify me, as well.
post #519 of 541
Thread Starter 
Oy my ds has been really sick with croupe and it was very scary. Almost took a midnight trip to the ER two nights ago but we finally put him on a steroid and for some reason the doc wanted him on abx, which I was skeptical, but I have to say 12 hours later he is a new kid.

Sigh.

Croupe is very scary.

Have had a couple really good a.m. runs though, despite the killer hills. So that's good. I'm homesick, dh is coming in two days. Then we're off to MA for a week.
post #520 of 541
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poppy~ and


Just had to pop back in and share because for maybe the second or third time in all the races I've done in the past three years, I have good race photos! If they weren't so darn expensive, I might even buy 'em! http://www.fotojack.com/notice/1336/695/

Note that the first one (on the dirt) is during mile 6 that was miserable. I didn't even see the photog. The other 3, I saw him coming, so even though I was STILL miserable, I plastered a smile on.

Ok, MUST get a quick bite to eat and then a bike ride. Hoping to get back for a nap and then some homework tonight.

Oh, and I bawled like a baby when DS and MIL left.
Great photos! Even at the miserable point you look amazing. And I'm at the idea of bugs in your cleavage.

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I've pretty much given in to the idea of working nights until the replacement is trained. It's chaos. Did I mention dh brought up the I-word reork? Yeah, as in Iraq. I SO don't want to think about it. We're talking armed military escort. There's no way I could work through a 3-weeker with him there. I do not know how military wives make it. *sigh*
I couldn't imagine the stress. Here's hoping it doesn't happen.

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Oy my ds has been really sick with croupe and it was very scary. Almost took a midnight trip to the ER two nights ago but we finally put him on a steroid and for some reason the doc wanted him on abx, which I was skeptical, but I have to say 12 hours later he is a new kid.

Sigh.

Croupe is very scary.

Have had a couple really good a.m. runs though, despite the killer hills. So that's good. I'm homesick, dh is coming in two days. Then we're off to MA for a week.

Croupe is incredibly scary. Glad he's on the mend for both of your sake.

I went out this morning hoping to feel good enough for 4, knowing I'd done 4.24 yesterday and I never do two days back to back. By some miracle, I ended up doing 6! With hills! And I felt GREAT!

Of course, the day went downhill from there. Got a call that a mama was in labor as a heads up. Another call 2 hours later, headed to her house. Almost there, call saying that the rest of the team was there and birth didn't seem eminent, so could I get coffee? Found a Starbucks, dropped $20 I don't have on foofoo drinks, got to her house to find out she's 2 cm, smiling and laughing. The decision was made that we would go home.......so basically I just made a 2.5 hour round trip coffee run. Oh, the joys of being a student.
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