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Jo ~ but alas, you ARE amazing, whether you feel it or not!

 

Snow removal on the docket here today too.  DH's work was cancelled again today, so another day inside for the family.  This time I'm riding the trainer before eating!

 

Gaye ~ brrrrrr...... that sounds miserable!  Hope your nanny does okay with cookies.  Messing up cornbread from a mix is beyond my comprehension.  It's not like you can leave out the baking powder!

 

kerc ~ it's amazing that your town, of all places, did NOT get snow!

 

Happy Shoveling to everyone else!

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Jooj a snow blower that does not work in the cold ? Wow
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RR: supposed to run 3 miles today, and LR on Friday, but since we are home again today, I just thought LR today would be best.  Also wanted to see how my body felt and did running 8miles today after 4 fast miles (5 total) yesterday.  Went well.  Now no worries about fitting it all in on Friday.  If kids get back to school that is.  :)

 

NRR: iced in, snowed in, you name it.  Kids have played outside for many hours today though, so that's great.  They are having a ball with the ice.  They also did some cleaning so the house looks good.  All in all, nice day. 

 

 

Jaygee~well said about Jo.  :)

 

MM~awesome improvment on your pace/running!!!  Way to go!

 

Mamajb~so good to hear your enthusiasm on your workout.  Nice!!

 

Alex~loved reading about your run with the boys.  Love the meal too! yum!!

 

Marathon alert~ $65 for a marathon, flat course, travel includes just driving to and from race (maybe 20 minutes each?), October date.  For some reason I really feel like signing up today.  *shrug*

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Ugh, so dumb, I know!

 

I got the smaller snowbloer going by alternating between praying and cussing. winky.gif I think I was able to drill through one drift to make a wide enough tunnel for the minivan, and I got the end of the driveway open, and the thing shut down a couple times on my in between...and eventually I gave up on machinery and finished with the shovel. When I look back on our first winter here and all the shoveling I did by hand, I wonder how the heck I did it all. And, how did I get so tired in 4 years?

 

In other news, PMS city. eyesroll.gif Thank goodness it was not a snow day here. Also, I have definitely eaten more than enough calories to fuel the struggles of the day. Maybe the convo with my mother helped with that. She seems to think I am moving too fast to get rid of stuff. Um, hello? Dh could be leaving in a month, or maybe two...and seriously, how much stuff do we need around us? I am absolutely not worried about "needing" any of the stuff we're getting rid of.

 

Two realtor meetings scheduled next week. Less stuff means less to clean, right JayGee? Going through closets and toys this weekend. Also want to try to schedule a YMCA SPA DAYjoy.gif with my sister.

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RM, After today's run I was totally stoked to register for June and October... perhaps even the same one you are talking about. Maybe later tonight, I've had a day like you usually post about with 80 things to do and no break. Since several people have asked me about emails and such I came by home to drop off girls to change for swimming and check in.

jo, perhaps your mom doesnt like being faced with the reality of your move. For her it might be worrisome and she'll miss you. For you it is exciting and work to get done.

Alex, I've been keeping up on your blogs. I really enjoy them.

In other positive news I made my January goal of getting back to weight lifting a minimum of 2 days a week. Three would be better but I wanted to make my goal. For February I want to get the binging under control. I wrote down my guidelines and as it is a short month I hope I can do it.

I love days when I get dinner made early and it waits for me - chili tonight. Gotta run before people realize what I am doing.
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RR um I walked the mall bag.gif

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Ugh. I have not had a run today and I desperately need one. Oldest dd is having eye surgery on Friday, my parents are here, and dh is stuck in Boston and can't get home until the weekend, which means he will miss the surgery.

 

But...it is in the 70's and sunny so who am I to complain? duck.gif

 

Stay warm and safe Dingo Mamas!

 

Jo -- your mom is probably just projecting her anxiety about your leaving by telling you you're getting rid of stuff too fast. It makes it too real for her.

 

I had more personals but my mom keeps reading over my shoulder. Later.

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We are totally snowed in here. I scaled a 6' drift this morning while walking my dogs. No school today, and no school tomorrow. It's been nice to have a snow day, we never get enough time together, but somehow I thought I would get more done around the house. 

 

FMR: I feel like I've got shin splints. I haven't been running. Could I have just strained that muscle on the front of my leg? IS there a muscle on the front of the leg or just a tendon?  I know I overdid it hauling in supplies yesterday. I bought like 150 lbs of food in prep for the storm--we had no bottled water in the house and we are close enough to the lake that I was concerned about an emergency water shut off from the floods there were concerns about (that thankfully didn't materialize.) Anyway I totally aggravated my foot pain, but I don't know what the heck I did to the shin on the other leg.

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Jo ~ I think mommajb and RM are onto something regarding your Mom.  She's going to miss you, and all your preparation for the move makes it more "real".  And yes, LESS to move is much, much better!

 

RR ~ ran 4.25 and walked 1 on the indoor track orngbiggrin.gif!  After DH gets home from soccer tonight, I plan to jump on my trainer for a short ride too.

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Originally Posted by Balancin1 View PostCould I have just strained that muscle on the front of my leg? IS there a muscle on the front of the leg or just a tendon?


Yes! Just tonight in our track practice we heard about an exercise for strengthening the shin muscles. It goes like this:

Stand on the edge of a low step by your toes, with your heels off the edge of the step. Stand up on your toes, and slowly lower your heels down to hanging below the step a bit. If it feels too easy, try coming down on just one toe.

 

See if that helps or if it feels like it's working the right area. But get healed up first!

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Originally Posted by Balancin1 View PostCould I have just strained that muscle on the front of my leg? IS there a muscle on the front of the leg or just a tendon?


Yes! Just tonight in our track practice we heard about an exercise for strengthening the shin muscles. It goes like this:

Stand on the edge of a low step by your toes, with your heels off the edge of the step. Stand up on your toes, and slowly lower your heels down to hanging below the step a bit. If it feels too easy, try coming down on just one toe.

 

See if that helps or if it feels like it's working the right area. But get healed up first!


Or walk on your heels, aka "duck walks" We used to do this after warm-ups in xc and track. I started doing it again this week and my shins are starting to feel better. Ice after a workout really helps too.
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4.5 hours of hard, heavy snow shoveling!  There is a ton of snow!!!  The kids mostly hung out, played in the snow outside and watched a movie.  I passed out and took a nap during their movie.  We had a couple of kids over all day today, and will have them tomorrow.  In exchange, she took all three of mine over night for a sleepover!

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Don't we need a February thread? Won't some enterprising young thing with energy, who actually runs, go start it? I'm aged and worn out and haven't run in a week. bag.gif 

 

And my kids have been off school for two days; I have not. And ds threw up tonight meaning he's off school tomorrow, too! and I am not. He'll have to be my Special Guest again. Like he was on Tuesday. <sigh>

 

I'm going to have to run tomorrow. No ifs, ands, or buts about it!

 

Dingo mamas, can I get some advice? There's a local-ish half I'd love to do in May, but. I ran a bad bad half in late September (IT band problems) and was just getting into the groove again in December/January, then skipped two weeks to travel, then ran and had.... IT band issues. I did PT about a year ago and just could cry with the prospect of having to schedule all those appointments, etc. again.

 

Is signing up for the half, which will fill up soon, likely to:

 

a. motivate me to do my PT exercises and yoga?

 

or

 

b. be a waste of $65 if I can't run

 

or

 

c. prompt me to run whatever my IT band is like, which will go badly and hurt like hell for many miles?

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Penelope if you cant get in for PT or massage can you work your IT with a tennis ball ? pr have DH do it ?   and I vote race its 65$ and it could be awesome and its certainly a motivator to train and take care of you ! and if it does work it doesn't no big deal right ?

 

but this is all from the girl limp runnng the trail by my house on a regular basis

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