June is a great time for running -- June Dingo thread.... - Page 17
I will not even go into how dh is not taking the trip I would as he heads out west. To inject a bit of zen, he is doing it his way and I could have done it my way but I chose to fly with the thre younger children. He was suposed to really tour them around and now I think he is making a bee-line for the new place. They will still see quite a bit that is new to them and I will be glad for his help.
sparkle ~ excellent attitude Mama
bec ~ your trip sounds wonderful! We're heading west again in 2012. Can't wait!
zub ~ any more news today? Thinking of you and hoping for a sticky baby
mommajb ~ have a good flight with the littles and I can't wait to hear about your west coast adventures to come!
I'm busy here getting ready for our vacation in NH. We leave on Friday, drive 3 days, and arrive on Sunday. My Mom, of course, has a jam packed schedule planned for the next 5 days before we head to RI for two nights with my brother and his family. Then we're heading back to Illinois via NYC and Beckley, WV! I'm excited, but as always a little apprehensive about DH and my parents being together for extended periods of time.
Sparkle - Keep the zen mama, we're all worrying for you.
Zub - How are you doing? I'm sending sticky baby vibes your way too, I hope it's just too soon to have a consistently strong line.
Quick RR: Well, I did weights for lower body today. My feebitude was palpable but I have to start somewhere. And my legs feel like jello in a good way (who cares if it didn't take much to accomplish that?)
I've got one sickie home and GNO tonight.
Definitely sending sticky vibes to you, Zub! Hoping that maybe you just had some diluted pee or something.
Sparkle - We are staying at the South Rim. Mather Campground. Arriving the 26th and leaving the 29th. It would be awesome if you could drop by!
Just got back from a nice time at the pool. I feel like my body has been soaking in chlorine for long enough, though! I love how much easier the pool is now that the big two are really swimming, and Abby is mostly competent in the water (but not enough to really say she's swimming). It was just nice and fun!
I was so not calm today. Practically crying at any moment (hello, in between sets at the gym), and then talking myself down. Repeat. I sweated over a big lasagna (assembling it) to keep my mind occupied. Now that it's normal I think "dang, I wasted a day off from kids with worry. I could have been shopping!"
Plady - you DO have to start somewhere. Who cares where! And you are!!
RR: weights. They were hard. My head was not in the game. I wanted to stop the whole time, and left off a few sets at the end but whatev. My body is sore and tired, especially b/c I woke at 3am and couldnt get back to sleep. But I did it. I also found a tri at the end of Aug. that is short enough for my body to handle, I think. The glitch is that I will have just returned from a 2 week road trip two weeks prior Hmm. I have to think about this. Also found one for the kids in 2 weeks. Im not even sure they can swim the length of a pool But it would be fun to watch. I'm gonna ask them tonight when DD1 gets home from climbing practice...
It's the end of a looooong day for me. This evening shift thing has it's pluses, but also kinda blows. I really do not enjoy getting home at 11:30 pm. Especially when I had a short person in my bed at 6 am. Clinical was much better today, partially just because we were on the unit long enough to kind of get used to things. I had my first "therapeutic conversation" with a patient and I'm a little less intimidated now by the homework things we have to do, having done that. I think I picked out the patient that I want to write my (ridiculously long) paper about, so I can start gathering information/interviewing/chart mining tomorrow.
rr~spin class, where I discovered that I am most definitely NOT yet recovered from last weekend's race, followed up with a quick 20 minutes on the hamster wheel before DS's swimming lesson. Tomorrow, I have no idea what I am going to do, but it's supposed to be blazing hot, so I'm almost contemplating going to the Y just so I can run in air conditioning.
JenLove--yay for the signed offer!
Mel38--yay for the next tri! On hearing the water: honestly, I don't remember. Probably, but maybe that was when I was running over the spillway? (The road to Monarch lake goes over the dam and spillway, so I got to see the water coming out of the lake, though not the awesome dropoff from that angle. There used to be an observation deck, but that was all fenced off after 9/11.)
JayGee--glad you have an appointment, and hope it nets you some answers.
bec--the weekend you are camping and tjsmama is riding through the mountains is the same weekend as my sprint tri, and my dad's birthday party is sometime the next weekend. Also, on the swim.
mommajb--that run with your son sounds awesome!
tjsmama--I'd totally run in the a/c. I might on Friday, actually. However, tomorrow we are going to the zoo because it tends to be less populated on hot days.
RR: biked 14 today, solo! I took a route that includes a decent hill and marveled at what tjsmama is going to be doing in a few weeks. My ride only included 775 ft of elevation gain, though about 400 ft of it is in 2 miles and that was the part that was going to get me. I would have gone longer but needed to get back so DH could run. Oh, and I ran 3 this morning with the girls to library storytime.
Sparkle!!! I know that feeling of relief!
My older two have done tris the last two summers. They both had a great time and really enjoyed the experience. In fact, DS mentioned last week that one of the many things he misses about Bloomington is the YMCA summer tri camp.
I'm exhausted. DD2 has had this awful cough for the last 4 nights which has resulted in both of us setting up camp on the bathroom floor with the hot shower running just so she can sleep a little. Let's just say that the bathroom floor, even with a blanket, is not doing anything good for my back. I just hope she's feeling better by the time we leave for our vacation, and that I don't end up catching her crud. The fact that she's been coughing in my face for 4 nights doesn't bode well.....
I WILL get to the Y for "something" this afternoon. This morning is a bust because the refrigerator repair man is coming between 8-12 to figure out why the ice maker is making no ice. Maybe he'll get here closer to 8:00.
Real - you do the most awesome rides!
Gaye - those evening shifts work well for me b/c I get to go to the gym in the morning without kids (I'm a morning person fo sho) while Dh is home with them
RR: Nada. Rest day. Which I need. A day of eating and not being stressed.
NRR: I talked to the kids about the tri. They are worried about the swim. It is 100 yrds. DD1 could do it (survive it anyway) but DS... So I may try to get DD1 in the pool and see what she can actually do...
oh, and p.s. I just bought an airline ticket for Dh from Boise to Here. We are going to CA/Yosemite in Aug. for a week, and he had 5 days more off (yes, the end of August is gonna HURT when he is working EVERY day) so we added a leg to our trip going to Boise, which we want to check out. But he needs to be back for work sooner than he could if he drove, so I am driving back with the kids by MYSELF. I'm actually excited (and nervous). We will go through southern Utah the second day, or maybe stop through Crested Butte just for sentimental reasons. Dh said "you wont go to the Butte ..... after two days you will be 'get me out of this car and away from these kids!'"
Sparkle - Whew! I thought of you and your kids last night, a friend was telling a very funny story about her taking an intro to climbing class for ages 5 and up to celebrate her 40th b'day in the Black Hills. I was picturing your kids as the ones she described as moving like spiderman around her terrified self. :) - Why are you checking out Boise? A possible relocation? I bet you'll have a great trip with the kids. I always like being the sole captain on road trips.
JG - I hope your dd is better soon, that sounds like a brutal string of sleepless nights.
Gaye - Long day! It sounds like you're finding your footing nicely though.
Real - Yes, seriously cool rides.
Bec - Yay for Gromit!
RR: Again with me and exercise! Could it be becoming a habit? Oh please! I hit the pool this morning early (for me) and did some lifeguard stuff. It was kind of short but I was super feeling it from yesterday's weights and I'm glad I just got there and did anything. My friend (the newbie rock climber) is there every morning for the early classes and wants me to join her. I know I should. I have no good reason not to except that it's one more trip into town and home. But, that's probably not enough of a reason not to try it. A friend and exercise and being done by 7:30 all summer. Push me please.
Okay, time to putter on. Happy day Dingoes!
Sparkle - Why are you checking out Boise? A possible relocation? I bet you'll have a great trip with the kids. I always like being the sole captain on road trips.
We're always "possibly relocating" Yes, we are going to check it out for that reason. My good friend (the "because I can" chick) lives there, and when I went to visit her 3 years ago (!) I really liked it. Then two friends/colleagues of Dh took jobs there. It has all the outdoor resources we want (they are currently building a whitewater/kayaking park in town that Dh is drooling over), but there are also things that dont appeal (hello white people). Sadly my friend will not be there when we are. She is visiting her in-laws, so we will stay in her house and walk her dog...
Sparkle, such great news!
Sorry for the lack of personals but I am pretty preoccupied with thoughts of pregnancy. Thanks for asking about it... I don't know what to think. The test lines aren't super clear, though they are still there and I took a digital test this morning and it was positive. My Dr told me to stop POAS as I am making myself crazy. I do remember being like this with DS... I don't know how I suddenly turn into this lunatic woman. I have a viability/dating scan on July 14th, all being well, and I'm so hoping for good news.
FM - a bike ride yesterday and a slow run on Monday. Hopefully I'll get somehing in this late afternoon when DH gets home.
Zub - I agree with your doc! Of course, while I wasn't a POAS addict, I was a constant panty checker. If anything twitched, I was running to the bathroom to make sure I hadn't started bleeding. Be gentle with yourself. Sending many sticky vibes to you! Those early weeks can be so stressful!