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post #81 of 554
I like the crosstraining slogan, too!

Dingos, I am so sick of cleaning. Maybe I would feel better if I actually got things done, instead of getting most of something cleaned and then having to stop. When I get back to it, there is more to do! Vicious cycle.


Beautiful weather here, although a tiny bit warm for me. I hope to get a run in tonight.
post #82 of 554
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Originally Posted by LaLaLaLa View Post
It should have read:

"This weekend my MOM painted the basement while my dad, at mom's advice, to keep him from plugging us into the TV all day, played Rock Band with me and my brother. Until he got tired of our fighting and sent us to our bedrooms, complaining to my mom how hard it is to keep two kids occupied for an hour and a half without a fight breaking out. And now my mom's tongue needs several stitches because she bit it so hard at hearing this earth-shattering news from the guy who is NOT home every day with the kids."
Ahhhh weekend journals! DD did that last year and in 1st grade and I was really sorry that they don't do it now in 3rd. I used to go in and help out on Mondays so I could watch that process and remind her of the fun things she did
But maybe you should keep one too and then you and dd can compare them at the end of the year. Now that I see how different my recollections of my childhood were from my brother's or my mom's I think it would be fascinating to have side by side accounts to look at.

Poppy, what about some super retro looking silhouette running (you know, arms up to greet the dawn) into a big cheesy 70's rainbow? Although I suppose the colors would require silkscreening or something that makes it more demanding and $$$ than one color (obviously I do not know anything about the making of a shirt process, those other shirts must need something like that too right?). But that image with the x-training slogan just reminds me of an early tampon ad and that makes me laugh.
post #83 of 554
plady!

what I can imagine is that same rainbow-y woman having only one shoe on - which would be a) not perfect B) because we would not even only being able to locate one shoe stop us from getting our much-needed run in and c) a wink to our barefoot runners!

as for the last art i did, i think there are too many colors in there. i can certainly find a digital printer (a la, a print your kid's photo on your t-shirt place) but i would like to do screenprint and to keep costs down, i need to probably make it 2 color art. i can always revisit the artwork - i would need to make her be more dingo and less ms. fox
post #84 of 554
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I am beat. just plain worn out. tired. And making so many excuses as to why I am not doing more to accomplish what I need to do (for myself).
Mommajb I'm going to second the suggestion of low iron levels. How about just trying a molasses supplement?

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Dingos, I am so sick of cleaning. Maybe I would feel better if I actually got things done, instead of getting most of something cleaned and then having to stop. When I get back to it, there is more to do! Vicious cycle.
I have used in the past the Motivated Moms calendar for cleaning. It has a little checkoff for each day of tasks you "should" do. I do about 60% of them, but I'm a checklist girl and it totally helps me. We just printed the rest of the year's calendars this week. I don't do all the stuff on the schedule and I have no idea why they do meal planning on monday (I do mine on Sunday usually)....but it gets me started and organized.


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Well, after almost 3 weeks of no activity, my real estate agent called last night and wants to show the house today at 11:00am.!
Great! I hope they adore it.


T Shirts:

I'll chime in to say I don't love the cross training shirt logo. I think it is funny, but I just won't wear a shirt like that (and hence won't buy one if we go that route). But I'm my own person and I'm happy to sit it out if everyone else loves it.

I said this before and I'll say it again: I think the person doing the ordering/shipping/organizing should get their shirt for free. The last time poppy did it (I think) and I think she ended up paying a few $$ of her own money to make it all come together. It's a big job and IMO each person buying a shirt could contribute 2 bucks to making it come off. If shirts are 25 bucks then we would need 12 people to basically pay 2 bucks each to make it happen. Any extra $$ leftover could be donated someplace.

I'm also in a keep it simple kind of mind. Shipping can be a nightmare. How much does a tshirt weigh? Would it be a lot more for people to pay for the one-cost priority envelopes? That way since most of us live in the US we could simply pay one time up front - x dollars for a t shirt + y dollars for organizer's tshirt + z dollars for shipping. Again, I don't know what a t shirt costs and once we move beyond 30 bucks then I get cheap and start to take a second look at the cost of the product.
post #85 of 554
Also throwing in my two cents against the cross-training idea. Not that I don't like it, more because it's not something that's applicable to my life at this point.
post #86 of 554
Does foam rolling make anyone else want to cry and/or throw up?

OMG, its like childbirth but without the hormones! Ok, so I havent rolled in years and started yesterday at the gym, only to realize that I need to do it at home where I can moan loudly and occasionally yell or scream or shriek.

The leg with the injur[ies] is actually better than the other one, which is the one I am concentrating on as I developed, yes, that's right, a NEW INJURY yesterday, from, uh, huh, doing NOTHING. It seems I have IT bursitis starting on my left hip now, which started out of no where in the morning and hurts so bad to walk I want to cry all day but dont Really, stick a fork in me (and dh, come home! ) 'cause I need to cry and be held. Anyhoo, now I am working zealously to stretch my IT band and roll it on the left side and mary does it hurt. I cant yet make it all the way down my leg (Im talking s...l...o..w rolling) because I get too winded and slightly nauseus.

No personals b/c I just cant today

for us all
post #87 of 554
Blech, had to quit my run 3 minutes in because of GI instability. Thought I could make it back to car and home but no. TG for trail running. <--pretend the chair is a bush

I like the cross-training thing but yeah, it's hardly applicable here either. I'd love a new look for the old "Mama needs a run". Now that's applicable!
post #88 of 554
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Blech, had to quit my run 3 minutes in because of GI instability. Thought I could make it back to car and home but no. TG for trail running. <--pretend the chair is a bush

I like the cross-training thing but yeah, it's hardly applicable here either. I'd love a new look for the old "Mama needs a run". Now that's applicable!
Sorry your run was cut short. And as I think more about it, the cross-training quote probably isn't right either. I Mama Needs a Run. It's always been my favorite quote. In fact, I used to call up our sitter who lived next door and just say, "Kelsey, Mama needs a run!" And she'd be over in about 2 minutes .

Alright, maybe TMI here, but does anyone else have a rectocele? A bit of my uterus prolapses into my rectum and causes the most uncomfortable sensation. Anyone? So darned uncomfy .

Good Power Pump today. Leg still feels good with the tape .
post #89 of 554
I will do a couple of pieces of art and put it up to a vote. As for the cross-training quote, I love it but mostly because it sounds so hard core! Not so much the part (although I love that part too)

Alrightly...the quotes/taglines are actually the easy part! I need to work on some art, probably tomorrow.

Do we want a race list on the back? It's cheaper to leave the back blank...just FYI.

Thanks Kerc for putting the coordination thing forward. I so appreciate the thought. If I do this right, I should not put any of my money to make it happen...just poor calculating on my part last time. Agreed the shipping thing is the biggest nightmare but since I can click-and-ship, I usually just tack on the $4.95 to each person's total and that should cover it.

Back to work....will be lurking to see more responses/ideas/etc - thanks!
post #90 of 554
Thanks, Kerc. I am looking at that website now. There was another one that I had printed off and was nice, but... I think I just occasionally get off track and it takes me a bit to get back to the grind.
post #91 of 554
I kind of like not perfect, just amazing. I like the crosstraining one, but I'd prob be too embarrassed to wear it, even though it does apply here! I'd vote to leave off the race list - we seem to make so many changes on short notice, and I hate to see anyone get left off.

I've been busy since being gone for a week for the national family practice meeting, and trying hard to hang with my family instead of getting online. My job is making me kind of crazy, but I went to a great talk while I was at the conference that is inspiring me to sit down and figure out what is making me crazy and work on either fixing it, changing it, or learning to live with it.

I've been running - but I have a little cold now and feel kind of achy, so I'm debating about today's planned tempo run.
post #92 of 554
Not a fan of the cross training bit here either, probably because I'm easily embarrassed, among other things. I like "Mama needs a run" or "not perfect, just amazing." And I'd definitely be for saving $ and leaving the back blank.

sparkle--ugh on more injuries. ugh ugh ugh

kerc--I agree that the organizer gets a free shirt.
post #93 of 554
I like leaving the back blank because I don't have any upcoming races.

Can I ask about t shirt length? The last one may or may not reach my navel so a little longer would be my vote.

I am currently working on getting in to see a doctor. My family practice doctor dropped my family because we haven't been in a long time. Dh's response was incredulous to that one. "Really? Even after he let me fall to the floor and hit my head?" This happened during a routine blood draw at dh's 40,000 mile check up. Apparently the ob has little interest in me and can't help me figure out what to do right now. Not that I need an ob but she is the only doctor I have seen in a few years. Gah. <insert giant whine> Before you all tire of me completely notice that I am taking steps toward getting care.
post #94 of 554
i like everything. i especially like: "not perfect, just amazing" and "mama needs a run."

lalala, you crack me up.

the insurance thing is a nightmare. i don't want to think about it anymore.

ita with Kerc. The shirt should be gratis to the designer/coordinator.
i also can't get silhouettes of charlie's angels out of my mind, even though i know it doesn't really apply.

that's it for my fried brain. yoga teaching is going well. i'm still working on stretching that ligament and i finally today bought some sports cream and a heating pad. let's hope i get some full rotation soon. it's a bummer to not even be able to do easy pose when you're a yoga teacher.
post #95 of 554
mommajb~Your doctor dropped you because you hadn't been in recently? That's ridiculous!

drjen~Can you add the Donor Memorial 5k to the race list for me for Saturday (10/9)?

Probably dumb, but I'm going to do a 5k on Saturday...pushing the stroller, no less. It's going to be a really small race, and it just sounded like fun. And I need some fun, even if I shouldn't really spend the money on a race right now. At least it's cheap-ish, and the proceeds all go toward building a memorial garden on campus for all those who have donated their bodies towards the education of others. I haven't run a 5k in so long (other than in a triathlon) that I'm not sure I know how to run one anymore! Especially a week before 26.2!

Had a nice run with a friend this morning, although it's stupidly warm again today. Sigh. We discussed the fact that we're both totally over the whole training thing (she's doing the 1/2 next weekend). Still, we ran under 10:30 pace, pushing strollers, so not too shabby.

eta:Sparkletruck~The first time my PT put me on the foam roller, I lasted all of about 10 seconds, and I thought I was going to cry right there in the middle of the clinic. So yeah, it sucks, but it does get better. Hang in there!
post #96 of 554
Well, dh hasn't been seen for over two years and it has probably been over 4 for me and the md is no longer affiliated with the same hospital so... I don't know. I feel abandoned and don't want to find a new doctor under duress but it appears I have no choice.

ETA: I have seen my dh, today even. the md hasn't seen hi on over two years. The md is also running for county office of some sort so he probably is trying to shrink his practice in hopes that he wins the election.
post #97 of 554
Was kidding on the cross-training logo! And am getting much less cross-training in than would probably be optimal. FTR, and yes, TMI.

I like "Mama needs a run." And ITA that whoever orchestrates all the shirt shipping should get a free one - it's fine w. me if the shirts are all +$2 to make that work.

Maybe any dingo who wishes to be named, on the back, but without race specifics? I like the idea of having folks' names on the back.
post #98 of 554
Thank you Poppy for taking this on again!! You really rock!

I never got back to you about the Cooper River Bridge Run - you know, it used to sell out but I don't believe that it has in the past years. I am planning on signing up before December 15th so I can get my name on my bib, but otherwise, I am sure you can safely wait until at least Feb. and see how it's looking by then. If you come, I'll host a pre-race get-together for everybody... maybe frogmore stew or something. I have always wanted to make that.

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Originally Posted by LaLaLaLa View Post
DR: I feel like I could use a nap, myself.
ME: Ah, so maybe my problem is just "being an adult."
...

"This weekend my MOM painted the basement while my dad, at mom's advice, to keep him from plugging us into the TV all day, played Rock Band with me and my brother. Until he got tired of our fighting and sent us to our bedrooms, complaining to my mom how hard it is to keep two kids occupied for an hour and a half without a fight breaking out. And now my mom's tongue needs several stitches because she bit it so hard at hearing this earth-shattering news from the guy who is NOT home every day with the kids."
First, your dr. sounds hilarious! Second, please print that out and tape it into the journal. That would make the teacher's day!

Lofty: I'm sorry about the insurance. I hope it gets cleared up pronto.

I agree with Kerc about the organizer getting their shirt! And everything you said about doing the cost (tshirt+postage+part of organizers's shirt=total$). Would it help at all if someone else did the money gathering, kept track of all that and transferred the lump sum to Poppy for actually ordering the shirts? I would be glad to do that, if it would help at all.

OK, I am supposed to be working
Oh, wait a minute, I should be all about even having work to do!
post #99 of 554
Mommajb - That stinks but maybe you'll end up with a better doc. You're going in the right direction at least right?

Lofty - I can't believe your getting jerked around so much! Okay, wait, cynical me can believe it, but still, it's so unfair!

Another for the organizing Dingo to get a free shirt, that seems totally fair. And, I love the one shoe on - one shoe off idea.

Another busy day coming to a close, my cough is in the more annoying, wheezy with runny nose stage. I'm ready to be done with it thankyouverymuch.
post #100 of 554
Omg Dingos I am exhausted.

There's just no help for me. I have too much work and too few hours, but I can't just not sleep because I'm FALLING asleep by 9 each night. This is really hard. I'm trying so hard to be a mom first, farmer second, writer third, and there is just no room for all 3 in a day.

Yes, I am sacrificing work. Which sucks because I feel like I am digging myself into a hole by falling behind.

Anyway, FM-related, I took the kids out to the trail while dinner cooked and we walked 45 min. I also had to wrestle sheep in the AM, because someone broke the fence and all my animals got mixed together.

I need to go to the office today, and I really really want to hit the Y before that...but I can't seem to get out of here before 10AM, which doesn't leave much time for the office if I work out for an hour (and shower). Dh apparently returns the 18th. I know...whaaaaat?!

Weather is supposed to hit 80 today, so I must be outside. Will be nice all through the weekend, so I need to make the most of things. I am canceling social obligations and spending the days outdoors.
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