Do you know that Shel Silverstein poem "I'm writing this poem from inside a lion"? Well I feel like I should start this post with "I'm writing this post from inside a shrieking 4 year old....." Oy. My 4 year old is having a consequence of a decision that she made earlier and she isn't happy how it is turning out. I just want to easily make it better but she's at an age where she needs to learn that sometimes you do something, the consequence sucks, and then you get over it and its fine and next time you might make a different choice. I'm getting sick and my head feels foggy and she's bellowing.
OK we seem to be settling down now, rolling around on floor, quietly.
It's so hard to learn everything that needs to be learned, even though these are such little things, its such a big deal when you are 4!!!
Jo! I keep looking for your updates. I hope you are feeling better and get to rest and acclimate. The massage was very sweet :) your post was very beautiful and I am glad that your husband is appreciating you, and thinking of your needs!
PLady, wait! Awesome for you on the weight loss! I did my own 30 day shred with Jillian's book. And it was really effective. She really motivates me, I listen to her podcast, and read her books. I even went and did a session with a trainer just so I could have my own experience :) Its fun to be really motivated like that.
Sparkle - oh wow Taos!!!!!! So amazing. How long do these suits take? Is it years and years? Or something a bit more expedited? I'm glad you didn't have pain today. I've been hearing about ART from everyone it seems, and all I hear is positive! I'm so sorry that you are feeling so far from running. I've been there and know how devastating it is. Remember, our bodies are amazing and will heal, as soon as we figure it all out. Taos, I was at a meeting there years ago and of course we all went skiing, and I took a huge spill and went over a cliff. A dude had to come with a rope and get me up, and my ski was broken. Later that night at the meeting, we were at a poster session and people were talking about the person who skied off the cliff. OMG I was totally dying. I was like someone get me 5 margaritas before I die of embarassment and my boss was freaking out- LOL typical dingo insanity.
Kristin, I share with you the frustration of -if I didn't have all these things in life to keep organized and happening I could totally bike to work and leave no impact. Sigh, one day it will be easier, especially when child care is no longer an issue.
Megan, so you got the car LOL yay!!! Child care is so freakin' hard. It is probably the thing we stress about most, just in the logistics of it all. Hopefully you will have some good childcare coverage magic and all will go smoothly.
Nic, I'm thinking of you, hope all goes quickly and smoothly!!!! oh and WOW you are moving? Hello I am really under a rock. So much going on in your life right now. Are you moving to Israel? Oh Amherst!! Well that's a really cool place too! I will miss having my Sarasota running buddy though...... ;)
Gaye, congrats at almost being at the end of the road. I love all your FB updates with photos of you being sporty in some cool location!!! It's the best!!
Mel, that is so cool that the school has a bmx club. Awesome. Just awesome.
Bec, LOL it sounds like you need a new big race to work towards!
My life is busy as usual. Work is good, I gave a talk on good communication skills and how we can build client trust etc, Only one of the delinquent doctors attended LOL Oh well, it was nice getting up there and presenting something again. My bosses appreciated it at least.
RR Ran my 20 mile warm up to the Marathon this past Saturday. A beautiful country race with tons of support. I was an idiot and showed up thinking I had registered but hadn't. Oops (Mama needs a run, right?). They were really cool about it and were like, Oh yeah, just pay at the finish. Phew. The race was very hilly and my quads are tired, but overall I feel good. Happy with my finish time of 3:15. That ends up close to 9:40 pace. I went out pretty fast, did the first 13 miles in 9:10 pace, then the hills got me and I slowed. I think I could have done better with moderation. I made the decision that if the weather is good, I will try to run with the 9:30 pace group at the marathon. Having a pace captain will make it so much easier.
My fitness evaluation with the trainer was really helpful. I probably shouldn't have done it a few days before my race though, She ended up giving me a decent workout and I was sore. Oops #2. Oh well, lesson learned. She did a body fat evaluation, evaluated my stance and gait. And did all sorts of different strength tests. She feels that while I have a lot of strength in the front and back, I am weak laterally, and this destabilizes my hips and knees. So, that will be the first thing I am going to address. I'm also going to have her help me figure out how do do recovery better. I am getting older and can really tell by the fact that I need much more recovery than I used to. And I am not really sure how to get the most out of it. My plan for phase B, once my weaknesses are addressed, is to get as strong as I can. I want a marathon PR this year! Hopefully, I will be able to afford to meet with her once a month or so during the training months. When my youngest is in Kindegarten, I will have a bit more kid free time and will be able to actually join a gym and take advantage of all the cool stuff it offers. My kid is born in December though, and she definitely is not ready to go early, so it will be in another year.........