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JG- that sounds great!  I hope she enjoys it! 

 

Welcome.gif New Dingos!  

 

Somehow, I will get my runs in this week.  I also have an ice skating date with a coworker who is willing to help me learn to skate (or at least teach the kids!) this week.  

 

I am wasting too much time online, since I am finally using a real computer and not the iPod.  I have so much to do!  Also, two days off work! WooHoo!

 

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Geo, at our house the consequence for not getting ready on time is waking up earlier and going to bed earlier. My kids usually get up at 7:00 to catch the bus at 7:45. If they consistently run late I make them get up at 6:30, but then they also have to go to bed earlier. They don't like that much, so it keeps then on schedule.


I had a horrible week last week. The baby had his first cold. He nursed nonstop for three days. Then on the fourth day I was super busy, and by that evening, I had a raging case of mastitis. I have enough milk now to feed twins. So not much running was accomplished last week. I'm thinking I will start week three of c25k again today......if the rain ever stops.
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Plady: I am curious about the headphones/ipod for the pool! I didn't think that such a thing existed. Also, I have to tell my husband because he was planning to invent one, patent it, make a million and retire. So much for that plan! I just wonder about whether they work because the bubbles from breathing in the pool seem so loud! Will you have to crank up the tunes or do the headphones do such a good job of canceling that noise?

Sorry about your millions.  It was pretty awesome.  The bubbles were still audible but not overpowering.  Honestly the sound was fantastic, just like an iPod on land.  I'll try to post a link to the headphones when I have more time.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcomes.

 

It is colddddd here.  -10F at 8:30 this morning.  So, dh and I went to the gym to sauna this morning.  The sauna is my winter friend.  And if I go in the morning, I don't have to listen to all the 18-22 year olds brag about how much they drank last weekend and how hard they partied, and how little they actually recall about the whole experience.  I seem to have an increasingly short tolerance for listening to that sort of thing.  It is making me feel old and intolerant.  :)  

 

RR:  I just finished 4 miles on the treadmill.  It felt pretty good.  Now trying to rehydrate as sauna in the am plus running in the pm can dehydrate me.

 

I have been following the 8 year old talk with great interest.  I am trying to work on my 7 year old doing more of what she can do without help to boost her confidence.  For example, breakfast is often toast or cereal.  She is capable of getting herself both.  Lately she tells me, "I'm not very good at getting myself cereal, making toast, etc."  I am not sure if she is really feeling a total lack of confidence in her ability to do these things, or if it is a tactic to get me to function for her.  I do like the Uno suggestion if everything is together before bed.  

 

Downside of negative degree weather, children are cranky and filled with pent up energy, the noises have changed from loud to louder with tears.  Off to go mediate...

post #585 of 775

Hi ladies!

 

RR: did 20 minute HIIT work out today.  My world would have run much smoother if I could have gotten my butt out of bed when the alarm went off and got the work out and shower done before kids woke up.  Tomorrow is a speed work out that I must get done early due to bible study that starts right after dropping boys at school. 

 

NRR:  last time ds3 (who is 6) was at the dentist for a cavity, they found a mass on his upper/outer gum line that was an infection.  THey put him on antibiotics, tried to drain it then and scheduled follow up today for cavity redo (older one that was causing infection).  Today, infection still there, poking and pushing on mass to try to drain again, cavity redo including numbing shots, heavier antibiotics.  Phew.  Poor kid was asking for a sticker upon leaving the dentist (they used to give them out) and I would have bought him all the stickers in the world for what he went through.  So we hit the dollar store and bought 100 stickers, and he wanted this little trash can.  I would buy him 100 trash cans if it made him feel better.  :(  He was such a trooper.

 

So Wednesday, ds2 (9yo) goes back to the dentist for his second cavity of which was caused by his molar not completely fusing together (same as the other side), leaving a little gap for food to stick.

 

 

Hi Newbie!!

 

Love to all the rest of the Dingos!!  I'm at work so off to do something.  :) 

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NRR:  last time ds3 (who is 6) was at the dentist for a cavity, they found a mass on his upper/outer gum line that was an infection.  THey put him on antibiotics, tried to drain it then and scheduled follow up today for cavity redo (older one that was causing infection).  Today, infection still there, poking and pushing on mass to try to drain again, cavity redo including numbing shots, heavier antibiotics.  Phew.  Poor kid was asking for a sticker upon leaving the dentist (they used to give them out) and I would have bought him all the stickers in the world for what he went through.  So we hit the dollar store and bought 100 stickers, and he wanted this little trash can.  I would buy him 100 trash cans if it made him feel better.  :(  He was such a trooper.


Ahhh, poor kiddo. 

 

DD got 4 teeth sealed, two fillings and a crown last week.  She got a leg and foot massage through the whole thing, and I certainly would have got her the biggest, fanciest smoothie for lunch afterwards, but she wanted Penn Station, instead.  That kid got all the french fries she wanted.  Then she insisted on going back to school.  The dentist and I agreed that the leg and foot rub was better than valium and gas combined.

 

3 miles on the docket tonight in the snow.  At K's flute lesson right now, watching her drive her teacher to frustration.  What do you mean I only get to learn three notes today?!?

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It was pretty cold here today but I went snowshoeing this afternoon anyway. It just took a couple of extra layers and I had a good time. I tried out a new trail and it was beautiful and very hilly. The signs weren't very good which made me a little nervous so I will be extra careful next time I go there!

post #588 of 775
Sorry to hear all the teeth troubles in Dingoland. Not fun.

Hmm. I had something of more substance to report, and have forgotten.
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Holy cow, that's a lot of tooth trouble!  I'm glad all the little ones are handling it so well.

 

I'm finally feeling better and have my routine back to normal (as long as more snow holds off!), so I'm back to working out.  This morning it was a ridiculous negative eight degrees out, so I was super happy to go to the gym and get into the pool.  Fifty-five minutes and one single mile later, I'm not so sure how thrilled I am.  irked.gif  Actually, sitting here in my living room, almost twelve hours later, after a very long shower and a pint or so of lotion, with an insanely itchy red rash all over my body, I'm not feeling thrilled at all.  It seems I'm pretty definitively allergic to chlorine.  Well, there's some debate on the web about allergies to chlorine vs. bromine, which is more often used in hot tubs.  If this is the case for me, I may still be able to swim, just not pop into the hot tub afterward.  gloomy.gif  If it's the chlorine, and that's what they're using in the pool, Dr. Google says I'm dead meat.  Once the rash starts appearing, it will just get worse and worse every time, and there's nothing to be done about it.  Use more bio-friendly pool chemicals, is the advice.  Yeah, I'll bring that up with the hotel; I'm sure they'll be very receptive. 

 

Anyway, that's my cheery news for the evening!  I think maybe I'll try another shower, and see if I can scavenge up some antihisimines somewhere.

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Ugh, lala. I hope you can get something figured out!

Tooth trouble sucks. DS and I both have dentist appointments on Thursday, here's hoping we're both all clear!

I spent the day trying to finish getting the house somewhat presentable before it gets utterly and completely neglected for the next 4 months. It's not completely floor to ceiling clean like I was hoping for, but it's picked up, everything put away, and at least lightly cleaned in all areas. I also got my car washed, bike tire replaced, groceries shopped for, etc. Tomorrow morning, 8 am. Blech. Oh, and we got an email from our OB instructor that we're supposed to have a "short essay" about how we or a family member would like to be treated while in labor/delivery, postpartum, nicu. And that's it. That's the complete amount of instructions. rolleyes.gif and irked.gif. I mean, seriously? An essay due for the first class? Are we even being graded on this? Grrr. Cuss.gif

 

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Gaye--Thanks; I'll figure something out. 

 

Are you going to ask the professors here how much they like the question "Are we being graded on this?"  orngtongue.gif

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Hi Everybody,

 

I'm still here, and still running. I'll try to contribute to the discussion more. I'm like this in real life too - I listen way more than I talk, especially in new situations. This doesn't work very well for trying to fit into an online community. But you people are awesome and inspiring and I want to run with you!

 

I'm running only on the treadmill now because it's been brutally cold and also there is nowhere to run that isn't treacherously snow-packed around our small town right now. I'm not sure if that's why my knees have been so sore after running or not. They seem to be getting better as I keep running, but not pushing too hard. I am doing a run-walk of about 2.5 to 3 miles right now with the running at either 5 or 6 mph. Thanks to those who responded to my question about speed. I really shouldn't worry about that right now anyway.

 

I am enjoying reading about all of your great opportunities and adventures. I hope to have more to add to the conversation soon.

post #593 of 775

Wow.....busy dingos

 

Congrats Jo and Dr. Jen!!!!!!

 

I hope all school issues work out....I wish public education could figure out how to protect, nourish and help all flourish!!!!!!

 

Welcome new dingos!

 

I am still catching up from last week.  Snow days are fabulous, but I do like to teach more than 5 days in 2 weeks.

 

FM:  10 hours last week including skiing, skinning, bike trainer and core work.

 

Work has been crazy.  Once again my progressive middle school is under attack for teaching in a research based, developmentally appropriate manner for students.  UGHHHHH!!!  Low test scores mean very little without looking at the longitudinal data for said students over time.  Why is that so hard to grasp???????  These kids show growth, but when they enter middle school performing at the 2nd or third grade level, the growth still does not put them at grade level.  Okay, rant over....for now.irked.gif

 

Any Maine dingos want to run the half October 2nd in Portland????

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Lalala ~ I really hope it's the hot tub and not the pool.  Sounds miserable.

 

Gaye ~ Good luck getting back to school!  I personally would love to write that essay (after some horrible L&D experiences...)

 

RM's DS and Geo's DD ~ way to stay strong in the face of horrifying sounding dental work yikes.gif.  I need to take my kids soon and I'm not looking forward to it.

 

searcher ~ that race sounds fun!  I'd join you for a Dingo half in Portland..... if I wasn't in Illinois.  But, Maine dingoes (and Lalala too), I will be in Portsmouth, NH over 4th of July week and am planning some day trips up into Maine.  Meetup?

 

Busy day today with no chance for FM.  I have another landscape architect coming over to give me some more backyard ideas this morning and my kitchen lighting fixture if finally getting installed this afternoon.  Maybe I can talk DH into letting me go to the Y this evening sometime...

 

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Something has clicked; it's weird. I am feeling a lot like I felt about 5 years ago when I first lost the 100-ish pounds. It's this sense of alliance with my own body. I'm not 100% pain-free. That area JenLove warned me about from a distance Reiki session has been bugging and I think it has to do with my seating at home and office. But I am not feeling driven to eat everything in sight, which I have been fighting for about 3 years. The tic is just gone. I'm down about 10 pounds since the new year. I have a million things to take care of here and yes, I am a little worried about getting it all done, but these worries seem to have their context. It's not the end of the world, kwim? I'm not sure what this is all about, but it feels really, really good and I am trying to just roll with it. Now that work knows I am on my way out, it's up to them to figure out succession and they have plenty of notice. I am tying up loose ends and planning to be on-call for a couple important clients whose relationships are too fragile for me to disappear all at once. I should be feeling pretty free in another week or so.

 

And that's good because dh will likely be in dubai and saudi for 2 weeks next month, my goats will be kidding, and we'll probably start rolling on our relocation. I'm expecting to hear about home selling later this week. The company will handle the details, which is great.

 

RR: Going to the Y today. Hoping for 45 on the elliptical and some weights. And sauna.

 

Plady, maybe you and dh could consider taking just Pokey. winky.gif He's such a sweetheart. I will miss him so much.

post #596 of 775
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Any Maine dingos want to run the half October 2nd in Portland????



Yes!  I need a long term goal!  I was hoping I would be in good enough shape to do the great bay half in New Hampshire (April 3), but I don't think so.  I have done that one before and it is hilly.  Very Very Hilly. 

 

Gaye, having just finished nursing school...I understand.  At least in my program, busy work was how they asked us to show our critical thinking skills/nursing process.  :)

 

lalalala, I hope your reaction is better today!  FWIW our gym's hot tub seems to fluctuate in their use of chemicals.  Maybe you were there on chem. dumping day?

 

Goals for the day:  Sauna, walk on TM at incline, clean house, stalk email for job/interview info, and make chicken noodle soup.  (not necessarily in that order) 

 

ETA:  Jo, it is amazing how things can click when the time is right. 

post #597 of 775

Jo it sounds like you are in a place of amazing movement in you life--allow it to happen.

 

I've been reading along and nodding my head with 8 y.o. and dental talk.  I actually am going to try to get in to see if my sinus pain is really sinus or dental, antibiotics are helping but it's still there.  I have a complicated dental history, 2 older dds are pretty much cavity free but the youngest had major work at age 5--they live in the same house, eat the same food, and have the same habits, crazy.

 

Spent the last weekend at an amazing professional training now it's back to reality which feels much better after my weekend exp. sometimes you just have to immerse yourself in you passion.  Hoping to get a 10-12 in this week it's already packed.

 

Good day and good runs to the Dingos

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Thanks for the commiseration on dental work. Wild how some kids have trouble and my 10yo has none. He was even born three month early. Go figure. Geo I was thinking of you and dd actually as I remembered sh had to have root canal. Oy.

RR: speedwork today of 2x1600 at 7:08 pace with 800 jog between. With warm up & cool down. Was 5 miles in 39 mins. Resolutely great, not a struggle to do that pace which is awesome.
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tortuga~How is the job market in your area? I'm already stressing out about job hunting, and I don't graduate until December. And if I hear one more person tell me that I'm not going to have any trouble finding a job because of the "nursing shortage", I may go postal. orngtongue.gif

I survived the first day of classes, and it actually wasn't too excruciating. I did not, however, really learn anything. I can't believe how much time they spent on introductory stuff. 8 hours of classes, and I really, truly cannot think of one thing that was taught today that I didn't already know. rolleyes.gif At least the instructors seem to be more interesting than our med-surg instructor was, so that's a plus. And I'm feeling slightly less stressed about the next two months after seeing the schedule for the classes. There are definitely some stressful times and projects/papers that aren't going to be much fun, but in general, it doesn't seem to be as bad as I thought it might be.

I'm waffling at the moment because one of my classmates wants to go running at lunch tomorrow. I really *should*, but don't really *want* to. I'd much rather sit around and eat my lunch and gab with friends, but that doesn't do my health any good, ya know? bag.gif


eta: Lame essay? Not collected, looked at, or even really discussed. rolleyes.gif
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3.5 mile run to report.  I only went because I was already dressed with my RP called to cancel.  So I made it a speed workout (as opposed to yesterday's who knows where that came from run).  So, turns out I can run pretty fast if I only have to do it 100 ft at a time.  Total pace 8:47, so I'm recovering some of last year's speed.  Now to quadruple the distance and keep the pace the same, and I might keep up with JB for the first half of her Oct marathon.  DH suggests maybe I pick you up for the second half.  Too bad the race organizers won't do that...

 

Crazy weird day.  Still working on the morning routine -- so far so good into day 2-- and emotional control.  DD lost it over spelling last night.  Lots playing into that one, but I think the teacher needs to know that K's working really hard at spelling and she's hampered by the fact that she seems unable to copy a word correctly.  It's hard to learn your spelling words correctly if you can't copy your list down properly!

 

ETA:  tjsmom, there's actually some real pedagogical reasons to have students evaluate and examine their own ideals on a subject before beginning to study it in more in depth.  There is no evidence that getting any feedback from the prof improves outcomes and in some cases it looks like it hurts.  Now you've committed to words what *you* think and feel on OB care, and you will carry that reminder to yourself with you through the term. 

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