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towson~wave.gif So happy to see you here, although not so happy about the circumstances bringing you to seek dingo advice. Wish I had some for you, but all I can think is that I'm soooo glad I have a boy. bag.gif Not that I'm sure there won't be some drama in my future regardless...


Has anyone seen my motivation? Anyone? Bueller? Ugh. So, I WAS going to get up and go run with the group this morning. But then I decided that I was really tired and since I'm going to have to be up super early tomorrow if I want to go skiing, I should take advantage of the kidlessness to sleep in as long as I wanted this morning. Which was great, except for the part where I had the hardest time getting out the door to go for a run. After putzing around for over an hour, I finally did it. And it was not so great. I ran 5.5 miles and it was hard. I don't know if I haven't adjusted to being back at altitude yet or what, but it makes me really sad that my long run was only 5.5 miles, and not only that, but that it was so hard. Blech. Oh, and I'm supposed to race a 10k two weeks from tomorrow? biglaugh.gif

In other news, I at least made a slight effort to start taking the Christmas decorations down...brought up a few boxes. Took down the Christmas stockings and packed up the Christmas mugs. I may leave the tree up a few more days, just because it's so darn pretty at night. I should really get the outside lights down before the arctic cold front hits tomorrow, though!

 

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Erm, apparently I can't figure out how to multi-quote on this new(?) MDC format. Let's see what I remember. This should be cute...

 

everyone~Thanks for the warm welcome back! It's awesome to "see" so many familiar friends!

 

plady~I'm so curious about this principal thing! Sounds positively scandalous and underhanded. Go get 'em!

 

jaygee~Do you and DH still watch TV? We're not huge watchers here, but sometimes I need the brain rest, yk? Give me a glass of wine and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and I become the most pleasant person you'd even want to be around. Gawd, did I really just admit that?!? Maybe I'll start with channel limits. Of course, that means I need to pay more attention to what they're watching so I know what to cut out. 

 

nemesis~candle.gif How tragic. I'm so sorry.

 

 

tjsmama~I ran 5 miles today and wanted to quite at least seven times. Some runs just suck.

 

RR~Figure I should be a good Dingo and add this. I'm doing week one of Higdon's intermediate half-marathon program. Not that I'm training for anything particular, mind you. My running had gotten so...unfocused. I needed a kick in the moon.gif.

 

 

Y'all don't even want to know how long it took me to figure out how to add those smileys. Geez, take a half a year off and the whole site changes! How dare they??

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JayGee~ What kind of personality = cheerleader?  LOL!  Cheerleading can be so beneficial... it brought me out of my shell a lot.  

Just had to stick in my 2 cents.  

 

Onward... :)


Outgoing, bouncy, smiley, super extrovert.  Basically, the polar opposite of her Mama!  We're back, and she LOVED it!  And learned the dance routines so fast.  Amazing.

 

towson ~ DH watches NFL football, which the kids have no interest in except for DS.  I rarely watch anything.  Maybe an episode of House Hunters after everyone is in bed.  I'd rather read or waste time on the internet Sheepish.gif.
 

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Erm, apparently I can't figure out how to multi-quote on this new(?) MDC format. Let's see what I remember. This should be cute...

 


jaygee~Do you and DH still watch TV? We're not huge watchers here, but sometimes I need the brain rest, yk? Give me a glass of wine and "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and I become the most pleasant person you'd even want to be around. Gawd, did I really just admit that?!? Maybe I'll start with channel limits. Of course, that means I need to pay more attention to what they're watching so I know what to cut out. 

 

 

RR~Figure I should be a good Dingo and add this. I'm doing week one of Higdon's intermediate half-marathon program. Not that I'm training for anything particular, mind you. My running had gotten so...unfocused. I needed a kick in the moon.gif.

 

 

Y'all don't even want to know how long it took me to figure out how to add those smileys. Geez, take a half a year off and the whole site changes! How dare they??

multiquote, hit it on each poster, then quote on the last instance.

 

TV ~ kids are down to musicals and PBS science and history shows only.  We watch a tiny bit, but only after kid bedtime.  We also banned kids watching over DH's shoulder when he plays his computer game.  That, however, has no effect on the snotty 8 year old effect.  I think DD is experimenting a bit emotional control much in the way that toddlers struggle with control of their environment.   We've tried giving DD some control over things by giving her space and allowing her to shut her brother out of her room, but only if done politely.  We have similar contrasts in playdates, where DS is now being invited to random outings with friends as well, which makes it rougher.  Even if I suggest playdates, she declines.  I do kind of get the sense that she's kind of tired of her friends.  The fact that we dropped girl scouts probably doesn't help, since that was one of our safe havens for positive (=supervised) interactions.  DD is in yoga with a group her age, but she doesn't talk much about it.
 

RR ~ Hey, I'm also doing HH intermediate for the kick in the patootie but with no intent to race. (unless I think I can keep up with mommajb for the first half of her marathon here, and she'll have me....  But I gotta speed up.  A lot.  So the speedwork is an important part of the patootie kick of HH)

 

Smilies, I give up.  I'll continue to use the code when necessary, but otherwise fall back on the good 'ol English language. ;)

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Hi ladies! 

 

RR: 7 miles was on tap for tomorrow but I usually don't feel like it after getting up early for work and working so I decided to do it today since I didn't work today. 

 

DH took ds1 snow tubbing this afternoon and evening so I got to spend lots of quality time with my other kids.  This morning at 8am I took ds2 to his basketball game and that was really fun to watch.  Then we went to an indoor flea market where we found an espresso machine for $3 (just a little cheapy one but still!) so I need to buy some espresso at work tomorrow :) :) .  Now I can make my own lattes without the price (I have the syrup with pump for flavor, bought at work).  Came home and said good buy to dh.  took short nap then convinced myself to run.  Showered and went out to dinner with ds2 and ds3 at Applebees (yum, fish dinner for 310 calories!).  We just finished watching Veggie tales and now to my bed to snuggle. 

 

Love to you ladies!  Would love to hear any updates on the racers!

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Hi dingoes!

 

Well, my new years resolution to pop by more often has failed miserably so far... So great to read everyone's intro, reasons for running, and goals.

 

here goes...

 

Who am I? I'm a 34 year old mama to Rafi,  a college professor, living in Maine, though we're from the UK. I teach in a sociology department but my PhD is in criminology. I'm vegan, trying to live my life as close as is possible to my ideals of non-violence. Totally imperfectly. I started running against around this time last year after almost a decade side-lined by a foot injury. I can't run very often because I am so injury prone, but it's been so amazing running again, even if I am much slower nowadays. I love running with DH and Raf, even though I am probably more of a solo runner.

 

Why I run? For mental health. If I don't exercise I am a horrible, horrible person. I am anxious and stressed and distressed beyond what is probably normal without a significant fix of exercise.

 

Goals for 2011:

1) to be a better swimmer

2) to remain injury free

3) to complete in at least 3 triathlons

4) to do a 70.3 in September

5) to be faster

6) Oh, I really want to lose weight!

7) all the above might be redundant given that we're thinking of trying for another baby in this next couple of months... (although my 18 month old does not sleep without a LOT of night=time parenting. How on earth will I manage with a newborn, too?)

 

Nic, Good luck! you're going to do great! And I really do think you'll dip under 2 hours this year.

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Good luck Disney runners!
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I came online to check out disney but have yet to make it there...

Zubeldia, it is great to see you here. I can totally get why a criminologist would be into non-violence but I wonder how someone interested in non-violence coldimmerse themselves in criminiology. I guess because so much of my experience is with random violence and nothing very 'motivated' if you will.

RM, kiss.gif

Geo, jog.gif We've got plans for October!

A couple of grandmothers have tried to tell me that 8ish is challenging for some girls developmentally. I refuse to buy into tween type media and behavior allowances (which is defined as 9-12). The children need positive self esteem, solid interests, more responsibilty and self-control. This does not mean they should be allowed to be manipulaitve or take control over or given responsibilty for that which is outside certain ranges. In our house this means H is not 'in charge' of her siblings and cannot use toddler type fits to run the household though try she does.

It is a lovely Sundy morning as I sit at the kitchen table drinking coffee directing my 7 and 3 yo as they make pancakes. I have yet to convince them that the waffe iron is more kid friendly. 4F outside with more snow predicted. I am sooooo glad I ran yesterday. I suppose I'll be making friends with the TM tomorrow.

 

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Brrrrr.... mommajb.  And I thought the 16 degrees here was rough!

 

Disney Dingo update:

Nic came through the 1/2 at 02:26:11 

BBM at 02:26:12 (gee, you think they're running together!!!)

BBM finished her 1/2 yesterday in 2:21:14!

Yes, I'm a Dingo stalker and I'm proud!

 

I'll be flyin solo this week as DH is headed to Virginia for a conference.  And I thought we were done with that...

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Thank you! I just found them. It makes me smile to think about them running together. orngbiggrin.gif I can't wait for race reports from both of them.
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Go, Disney runners! jog.gif

I'm feeling like a major wimp right now. I left to drive up to ski, and ended up turning around. It's snowing pretty hard down in town, but the roads really weren't that bad, I was just afraid that they were going to *get* bad and I didn't want to a) spend hours in the car either driving up or down or b) get stuck up there and not be able to get back down for DS or the dog. Meanwhile, I don't think it's as bad out as I thought it was and I feel like a wuss. irked.gif Better safe than sorry though, right? Ugh.

So, I think I'm going to go back to sleep for an hour or so and then try to get to spin class at the Y.
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Thank you JayGee for the Runner update!  I am so excited for them!!! GO Marathoners, and half marathoners!!!!!!

 

Towson - Welcome back!  I think the snottiness is exacerbated by age.  I have an almost 10 year old, and have seen this ebb and flow in the girl scout troop I lead, and in the classrooms that I volunteer in.  I love the idea of focusing on esteem building skills.  We have very, very little tv in our home.  And none of the Hannah Montanna, iCarly, etc. shows that seem to really celebrate being obnoxious, sarcastic, and nasty to each other.  About the only non-movie thing that the kids watch is Phineas and Ferb (which is totally innocent, as far as I can see).  I know we have spent the last several years really focusing on kindness, compassion, generosity, and the qualities of friendship in our troop and at home.  It has seemed to make a difference, although it is still present.

 

RR: I got my 5 miles in yesterday.  It was pretty hard, though.  I'm like Gaye in mourning the fact that 5 miles is a "long" run and that it was so hard!!!! 

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GO Disney Runners!!!!!!!

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Waiting on Disney reports! Looking forward to hearing all about it, and super-hopeful for a GOOFY! (Ding-al-ling-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling! That's my cowbell.)

 

Towson, wave.gif we have our own behavior projects here, and to my chagrin, dh introduced an element of competition. Not something I would have done, but somehow it seems to be having a positive effect instead of making them enemies. Of course, it is also coupled with a lot of positive feedback as well as responsive correction when things begin to go south. In a nutshell, we have had to get really strict with both kids on very different issues. It comes down to the idea that we let too much go too far without correction.

 

On the other front, there was some interdepartmental haggling on Friday in order for them to make it all come together. Dh got all the info except the salary (I know, kind of a big deal). Now we are hoping to finish this part of the drama tomorrow. nut.gif If I have the right idea about the total package, this does look like the right next step for us. We can give it a few years, try to save some capital and figure out our next steps. We are embracing the opportunity to reset, be immersed in a foreign language and exposed to many cultures, have opportunities for travel, and move toward whatever is next. We're ready. Even without the salary, the package is blowing my little mind. What has me feeling a little sick is the thought of my somehow managing a liquidation here over 2 months or so, on my own with dh already there, closing up shop on the farm, getting all our records and stuff together, shipping/selling/storing, finishing out school, making my exit from work a good one, and doing all that while maintaining decent health AND sanity. Dh would be gone within the next 6-8 weeks, leaving me holding the bag on a lot of stuff.
 

Plus, we are planning to travel to see the ILs this summer. Then it's diving into language tutoring, getting the kids into school, and figuring out what life will be like for the next few years.

 

God willing on all of this, of course. So, Jennie, it's beginning to look like there might be a farmette for sale sometime soon. Move-in ready, with materials negotiable and maybe even livestock. Happily, assistance with the sale is part of the package.

 

I have yoga this afternoon after dd's dance lesson. Looking forward to it.

 

Thanks for vibes and thoughts and prayers! blowkiss.gif

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And OMG my heart LEAPT at the thought of them running together! Go Dingos! joy.gif

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Jo, my mind is boggling for you. And we've got your back in any way dingos can help out.

I think from reading that most of us are not doing what we know would contribute negatively to the attitude of our girls (namely bad tv) and yet we still have these issues. What else?

I just got my half update from Disney - just a little late. They should be done soon!

I need to get to the grocery store but am having trouble motivating as it is so cold and my coffee is so comforting.

Nic is done is just under 5 hours!
BBM is done! She did the Goofy!
joy.gif:joy
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Nic is done is just under 5 hours!
BBM is done! She did the Goofy!
joy.gif:joy


clap.gifYay!!! broc1.gif Way to go guys!

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whoo hoo Disney dingos !

 

TSJ  I would have done the same wimpy driver = safe driver !

 

I remember the difference between the girls in the scout troop I lead between 4th grade and 5th big things were happening for sure good luck tween mammas ! if you discover the secret let me know .I will be up there with you soon enough !

 

AFM trying to convince myself to walk to  birthday party that's about a mile away I also need to go grocery shopping Ive been really disorganized food wise sense we got home from Christmas and I just can let it get worse . so I think game plan is grocery , then walk either to party or other cleaning then curl up and eat chef salad with DS witch is really all I want to do today its cold and dark .

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Disney Dingos ROCK!

 

I find it a bit pathetic that they were finished right about the time I got out of bed.  And the 3:30 am bus thing?  Insanely hardcore.

 

I'm off to the gym to hit the treadmill since we have about 2" of sloppy, on the verge of melting snow on the ground.  After spending yesterday outside at 3 soccer games with temps hovering around freezing (poor DD2 was shivering and in tears for most of the 3rd one), I'm done being cold.  Then some hot yoga to clear the palate.

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Disney Dingos ROCK!

 

I find it a bit pathetic that they were finished right about the time I got out of bed.  And the 3:30 am bus thing?  Insanely hardcore.


yeahthat.gif

Seriously, as I was going to bed last night, twitter updates were starting to come in from Disney runners getting up and on their way to the start line! dizzy.gif


Hooray, disney dingos!!! joy.gif
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