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My gift to you!  A brand new December Threadjoy.gif

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I like what you've done with the place! orngtongue.gif

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Hi there!

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Here's the race list for the December thread. Please PM me if you'd
like me to add something for you!

: dingo race list


 babybugmama - Walt Disney World Half Marathon - January 8 (1/2 of Goofy challenge)
babybugmama - Walt Disney World Marathon - January 9 (Completion of Goofy Challenge)
Nickarolaberry - Walt Disney World Marathon - January 9

Realrellim - Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10, 10 miles - Jaunary 15

Nickarolaberry - Ringling Bridge Run - January 22
Plady - Orcas Island Fat Ass 25K - February 5

Realrellim - Snowman Stampede 10 miles - February 19

Nickarolaberry - Scrub J 10K - February 19
modmom - Disney Princess Half Marathon - February 27
Nickarolaberry - Sarasota Half Marathon - March 13

poppywise - Oakland Half Marathon - March 27

OceansEve - OKC Memorial Marathon - May 1

bec, Runningmommy - Indy Mini Half Marathon - May 7
tjsmama - Colfax Marathon - May 15

Nemesis and dh - Minnesota Warrior Dash - July 23


The Preggo Dingo List


Realrellim - It's a girl! Welcome baby Julia!
VeganCupcake - It's a , welcome Li'l Cupcake!
Jenlove - It's a girl! Welcome baby Valentine!

Other places to find the Dingos:

: cooking blog :

knitting blog

We have a private Yahoo group. Submit a request to join and mention your MDC
username in the request so we know who you are.

We also have a private location map. Send a PM to eksmom to get info
and join up.

Why are we called the Dingos?
See this post

Edited by doctorjen - 1/1/11 at 10:20am
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Dingos 2010 Race Results List

Running Mamas Do Amazing Things!


mommajb - Hang Over Classic 10 miler - January 1 - 1:23
tjsmama - PF Chang's Rock-N-Roll Arizona Marathon - 4:53:54 (very first marathon!) - January 17
tjsmama - Chilly Cheeks Winter Duathlon - 1:21:03 - January 23
grnmtnmama - Singlespeed USA - February 6- Women's Champion!
cornflakegirl - Surf City Half Marathon - February 7 - 1:47:07
Nemesis - Frozen Feat 5K - February 13
ashcav - Hyannis Half Marathon - February 28-1:49:02
bec - Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathon - March 7
Nickarolaberry - Sarasota Half Marathon - March 14 - 2:18:57 (PR!)
Eaglevoice - Newport Spirit 10K Run - March 21 - 1:01:38
doctorjen - Spring Valley Walleye Club 5K - March 27 - 30:33
doctorjen's ds2 - Spring Valley Walleye Club 5K - March 27-39:54
bec - Des Plaines River Half Marathon - March 27 - 2:23:ish
poppywise - Oakland Half Marathon - March 28 - 2:49 (PR!)
zubeldia - Run for the Border Half Marathon - March 28 - 1:58
bec and bec's dh (very first!) - Reach Out and Run 5K - April 10 - bec 35:10, dh 35:04
eksmom - Komen Race for the Cure 5K - April 10 - 33:05
Plady - Whidbey Island Half Marathon - April 11
mommajb - Flying Pig Half Marathon - May 2-1:55
ashcav - Marine Corps Honor Run 5K - May 8 - 22:53 (PR!) (and ashcav's mom's first 5K - 32:30!!)
memiles - NARAL Run for Your Rights 5K - May 8 - 28:21
cornflakegirl - Palos Verdes Marathon - May 15- 3:58:40
Penelope - Papillion Half Marathon - May 16 - 2:13:26
ashcav - KeyBank Vermont City Marathon - May 30 - 4:10:47 - 1st Marathon!
tjsmama - Bolder Boulder 10K - May 31 - 56:52 (PR!)
doctorjen and ds2 - Streator YMCA Memorial Day 5K - May 31 - 31:20- 41:05
Geofizz - UACA 5 Miler - May 31 - 44:50-(PR!)
bec - Naperville Women's Triathlon - June 13 - 1:50:18 (recovering from stress fracture and required to walk the run!)
doctorjen - Steamboat Classic 15K - June 19 - 1:38:34 (automatic PR, because first time racing this distance!)
kerc - Grandma's Half Marathon - June 19
Realrellim - Habitat Hobble - June 19 - 42:13 (pushing a double jogger on a trail!)
tjsmama - 5430 Sprint Triathlon - June 20 - 1:49:46
tjsmama - Slacker Half Marathon - June 26 - 2:12:48
doctorjen - Toluca Double Diamond Dash 5K - June 26 - 29:28
CathToria - Aflac Irongirl Atlanta Triathlon - June 27
doctorjen - Streator Run for Glory 5K - July 3 - 28:03 (course was probably a little short)
bec, dh, and dd1 - Freedom Classic 5K - July 3

Realrellim - Rendezvous Run for Independence 5 miler - July 3 - 51:11 (pushing the double jogger!)
Plady -Firecracker Run 5K - July 4 - 29:30 (PR!)
tjsmama - Boulder Peak Triathlon - July 11 - 3:27:04 (PR!)
Penelope - Missoula Half Marathon - July 11 - 2:17
tjsmama - Ironman 70.3 Boulder - August 8 - 6:51:31 (PR!)
doctorjen and ds2 - Mr. C's Run for Your Life 5K - August 13 - 32:27
doctorjen - Boo Milby 5K - August 14 - 30:05 (running with beginner group)
tjsmama - Highlands Splash Mash Dash Triathlon - August 21 - 1:27:38 (3rd in age group!)
Penelope and family - Strides 5K - August 21 - Fundraising walk
Penelope - Ultra Mud Run - August 28
zubeldia - Pumpkinman Triathlon - September 11 - 1:27:28
doctorjen - Chicago Half Marathon - September 12 - 2:07:27 (PR!)
Many Dingos and friends - Griffin Patrick Run - September 24 (chose our own distance, location, date and ran to honor beloved baby Griffin born silently, and all babies loved and lost)
Realrellim - Panerathon 10K - September 26 - 1:06:30 (with the double jogger!)
Penelope - Omaha Half Marathon - September 26 - 2:35 (injured)
doctorjen - AAFP 5K, Denver - October 2 - 28:55
tjsmama - Donor Memorial 5K - October 9 - 29:45 (1 week before a marathon!)

tjsmama - Denver Rock and Roll Marathon - October 17 - 4:54:53
JayGee - Jill Behrman 5K - October 23 - 24:09 (1st in age group!)
zubeldia and dh - Camp Ellis Pumpkin 10K - October 31 - 49:22 (sharing pushing a jogger!)
doctorjen - Canal Connection 10K - November 7 - 57:41 (PR!)

Nickarolaberry - Women's Half Marathon St. Petersburg - November 21 - 2:12:16 (PR!)

tjsmama - Highlands Ranch Turkey Trot 5K - November 25 - 31:23

Nickarolaberry - PAL HAlf Marathon - November 28 - 2:09:39 (PR!)

Realrellim -   Rudolph's Revenge 10K   - December 18 - 56:49

Edited by doctorjen - 12/21/10 at 6:30am
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wave.gif Hi Dingos!


I've been missing you, and trying to catch up on everything between Thanksgiving and now (hopeless), so I'll just jump in and start here.


DrJen, I did read your the story of your patient's birth. And I searched up and down through the smileys to find the one wiping away a happy tear, because that's just how I felt reading it! But couldn't find the smiley. You know what I mean. You are a fantastic doctor!


JG: I just wanted to add my best wishes for a good outcome! It sounds scary. I hope that all the stress and uncertainty is soon cleared up, and that your dad is feeling better soon, too. Whew, that's a lot of surgery on the heart. It's amazing what they do these days.


Gaye: congrats on finishing your first rotation! I can't imagine how you keep so many balls in the air at the same time - you are like wonder woman in that respect. How's DS doing now? The last I read, he was very clingy with you because of the transition, new sitter, etc.


Jen, did you find a house yet? Congratulations on selling yours!


Sparkle, that sounds so exciting!! And fantastic that your DH is so supportive. That's awesome.


Nick, I hope you find a doctor who has the time and understanding to listen to your specific case. Frustrating, for sure. And wow, you are running so well, so much, so fast these days! I love hearing about it.


I love-love-love my dingo shirt, too!! I wore it for a run (c25k) the very day I got it! Love it. (Need a smiley here. Not going to take the time to find one though!)


I visited my ortho on my birthday. It was my last appointment, 3 months post surgery. He was a bit reserved, as in, not enthusiastic about my running. I told him that I have some swelling after running and he said "that doesn't surprise me." He asked whether I had been doing any cutting sports - tennis, soccer - and I told him no. I wonder now, in retrospect, whether he felt looseness or something in my knee, which led him to believe that the reconstruction had failed? I am tempted to call him to clear that up and just confirm that he felt that the replacement ACL was still good in there. He tested the knee and didn't say anything. The only other discussion that we had was his belief that I will not be running in 15 years, so it would be good for me to cultivate different sports (swimming, biking) starting now. All in all, it was a sobering visit.


But on an up note, my DH got me a new bike for my birthday! Yay! It is a Schwinn frame, but very light. The tires are skinny, like a road bike, but the handlebars straight like a mountain bike. It feels different from my other bike that I rode all last year. This one feels like I am right up over the front tire almost. It has zero shock absorption, though, maybe that's the skinny tires. I took it right out to ride over the bridge into Charleston on the first day! How exciting that was!


Ok, one smiley for you guys: blowkiss.gif


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sub and would you put me down for the OKC Memorial Marathon May 1st 2011

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Melissa - Triathlons!  But, I'm hoping the doctor was just overly pessimistic, like it seems a lot of doctors are. 


Tri class was difficult.  It was a strength workout in 4 stations.  Each station had 5 exercises to do, and we had to do them for 1 minute each.  There was a cardio station that was running around the indoor track.  1 lap easy, 1 medium, 1 hard, and repeat for 5 minutes.  The entire thing was just tough!  I'm sore today, but, I'm in running clothes, and intend to get out for 3 miles!

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Subbing Yeah December!!!!  joy.gif

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Mel ~ I'm not saying you will be running in 15 years, but I am still running 14 years post ACL reconstruction and menisectomy.  Yes, I have degenerative joint disease, but I will keep running 'til I can run no more!


Just talked with my Mom and Dad is getting better.  He slept poorly last night due to pain from all the tubes, but his chest tube and blood gas tube are coming out today, so after that he should rest better.  I am amazed at what modern medicine can do!


Happy Hannukah, Nic!!!!


Off to pick up the remaining medical records and unload the rest of the storage unit.  Fun, fun, fun.

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Mel, I hope the doc is wrong, but some alternate sports might also keep you running longer. shy.gif


You know, I had a mtg yesterday and was kinda dreading it because I was having a sort-of standoff with (of all people) my supervisor over pretty core philosophical stuff...anyway, I let it all go in advance of the mtg, putting it all in the same bucket as power struggles. Power is a currency in which I refuse to trade. So I went in and put on my patience and sat through the talk with supervisor and added all his "insights," and then in our larger meeting (with the boss of us all), all my concerns and thoughts and POV were totally vindicated, and forward I go with the project, unencumbered by mediocrity. It's exhausting and schizophrenic.


Going through the pre-dh-travel roller coaster at home, too. Blech. I am looking forward to working out daily and hard for the two weeks that he's on the road, and not having to cook all his high-carb winter comfort foods. Two weeks of soup!


I took a rest day yesterday. Could have used a workout before work, but didn't have time. Going in this morning, though, and hoping to meet my sister at the Y tomorrow. We usually chat as we jog the track.

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Two weeks of soup! joy.gif and eat.gif

FMR 6 miles in the books for today. Without the jogger running is such a stress relief and a joy. With the jogger I get my workout done and that feels good but the stress doesn't get relieved. This means dh is more than willing to stick around long enough for me to get a few miles in. winky.gif

I'll be back for personals later.
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Originally Posted by 1jooj View PostPower is a currency in which I refuse to trade.

   yeahthat.gif  I like this!

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drjen - can you add the oakland half marathon for me on march 27? thanks!
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Good morning all!


Wow, it's pretty cold and windy here today. Did 3 outside this morning but the wind was really difficult to run through, so I'm going to try and hit the 'mill later at the Y for my second 3 while the girls have swimming lessons. If not I guess I'm running tomorrow which is my official rest day.


Thanks for the Chanukah wishes!


DrJ, can you add the following to the race list for me?


Jan 22 Ringling Bridge 5 Mile Run

Feb 19 Scrub J 10K

Mar 13 Sarasota Half Marathon



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Getting all my work done early today so that I can get out and ski! 


Snow snow and more snow here. (I consider this good news, not everyone does).


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Morning mamas,


I am in the depths of post event blahs.  And I think I may have slightly injured my hamstring either on my ill-fated 5 miler last Monday or in the <10 minute circuit workout I did on Sunday.  Wah wah wah!  I'm really dreading the Fat Ass, I'm an ass for not having begun training for it months ago but then I was both sick and crazy busy.  Wah wah! 
Anyway, sorry to pop in just to moan. 

JG - Glad to hear your dad seems to be doing well.  :fingersx for your follow-ups to be all good.


I could use some prayers and good thoughts coming at my friend who was my music director.  He'd been having chest pains (that he ignored) all through the rehearsal process and finally followed up the other day, had a big scare about his heart, that turned out to be fine but now the dr thinks there may be lesions on his lungs. He's had cancer in the past so he's pretty worried that it could be making a reappearance.  Makes all my whining seem even lamer.


ST  (and JG!)- I think you should follow your path, whoever said you were going to be whatever age regardless of what you're doing when you get there was right!  Think how fast the first 5-8 years of our kids lives go by, it's like nothing.


Alrighty, I really need to go clean clean clean.

xxoo to everyone!


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quick fly-by to report 3 very chilly miles run!   Now off to drop Abby at school and lunch with a friend!

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RR: rest day for me

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