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Running Away ~ October Dingos

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Carry on Dingo Mamas!

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It's October, eh? thumb.gif



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Hello October!

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Good Morning!  I'm on fire this morning, getting stuff done, cleaning, purging, organizing, so I started a new October Dingo thread too!


Plady ~ you remain in my thoughts and prayers this week grouphug.gif.


Zub ~ I'm so happy for you!


tjsmama ~ sounds thoroughly exhausting there in the postpartum unit.  Get some rest, Mama.


I am supposed to run 10 miles today, but my hip really hurts for some reason.  I'm going to try to run it, but if it's too sore, I give myself permission to cut the run short and not injure myself further!

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Hello October!


How about an RR? I ran about 3k of a total 7k run/walk today. It was ridiculously hot and humid and I did the rubberized trail around Safa Park, plus the walk there and back. Woot!


But also found out dh will remain in KSA for 10 more days...Boo!

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I'm here. My inlaws are leaving (left?) today. I need a vacation from my last two weekends. yuck.

I signed up for a running group to run M and Th nights 530-630 in a C25K kind of program.


Hugs to everyone who needs them.

Zub keeping my fingers crossed for you. The new house looks great. So.very.jealous.

Jo: let's just pretend like 10 days out of town is 10 fewer days in town over the duration.


Back to work. I have a ridculous amount of work to get done. I can't do like geofizz and unplug my internet cable because much of it centers around online teaching.

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I am subbing in and trying to do what needs doing. I should unplug like geo so that I can accomplish something like JayGee. I had a weights circuit on he agenda but not fit into a timeslot today so we shall see...
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Dragged myself out for 4.5 miles this morning. I need it. The weight has got to start going the opposite direction. I'm exhausted, but it felt good to be out in the crisp fall morning air. I wish it was a little MORE crisp. I should not need my air conditioning in October. Sheesh. I'm going to go broke from the electric bills this year...
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Happy October, mamas! Here's to autumn...my absolute favorite season. And in honor of the newly (very) crisp temps outside, chicken pot pie is on the menu for tonight (with mashed potato crust, of course).


The best thing about the long run is the next day you don't have to feel guilty about NOT getting up to run. innocent.gif

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Here's the race list for the October thread. Please PM me if you'd
like me to add something for you!

: dingo race list

JayGee - St. Louis Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon - October 23

Nickarolaberry - Marine Corps Marathon - October 30

MelW - Perserverance Trail Run 11K - October 30

bec - Hot Chocolate 15K - November 5

Realrellim - Home for the Holidays 5K - November 5

DiannaK - Louisville Sports Comission Half Marathon - November 12

tjsmama - Backcountry Wilderness Half Marathon - November 12

Naughty Dingo - Seattle Marathon - November 27

Nickarolaberry - Disney World Marathon - January 8, 2012

kitteh - 13.1 Los Angeles Half Marathon - January 15, 2012

 Other places to find the Dingos:

: cooking blog :

knitting blog

We have a private Yahoo group. Submit a request to join and mention your MDC
username in the request so we know who you are.

We also have a private location map. Send a PM to eksmom to get info
and join up.

Why are we called the Dingos?
See this post

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run.gif2011 Dingo Race Results  partytime.gif



babybugmama - Walt Disney World Half Marathon - January 8 (First half of Goofy challenge) - 2:21:14
babybugmama - Walt Disney World Marathon - January 9 (Completion of Goofy Challenge) - 5:08:02
Nickaroloberry - Disney Marathon - January 9, 2010 - 4:59:14 (PR!)

HomeBirthMommy -Walt Disney World Marathon -January 9, 2010 - 6:12:57

Realrellim - Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10, 10 miles - Jaunary 15 - 1:33:51

Tjsmama- Yeti Chase 10K- January 22 - 1:05:18

Realrellim - Snowman Stampede 10 miles - February 19 - 1:29:05

Nickarolaberry - Scrub J 10K - February 19 - 1:01:42

JayGee- Ofallon YMCA Indoor Triathlon- February 26 - 47:14

modmom- Disney Princess Half Marathon - February 27 - 2:16

Runningmommy- 10K - March 5 - 47:16

Nickarolaberry - Sarasota Half Marathon - March 13 - 2:03:50 (PR!)

Nickarolaberry- Springfest 5K- March 19 - 26:43 (PR!)

MelW - CVRR Half Marathon - March 20 - 2:10:51 (PR!)

poppywise- Oakland Half Marathon - March 27 - 2:34:57 (PR!)

Mel38, poppywise -Cooper River Bridge Run 10K - April 2 - 1:09:18 

bec, and bec's dh - Reach Out and Run 5K - April 9 - 37:40

Nickarolaberry - 10K - April 9 - 58:45 (PR!)

Realrellim - Platte River Half Marathon - April 10 - 1:57:38 (PR!)

Geofizz - runcbus 10 miler - April 10 - 1:34:42

Penelope - Lincoln Half Marathon - May 1 - 2:17:42

Bec - Indy Mini Half Marathon - May 7 - 2:43:20

Naughty Dingo- Lake Monona 20K - May 7 - 1:50

Naughty Dingo - Syttende Mai 20 Mile - May 14- 3:15 

tjsmama- Summer Open Sprint Triathlon (converted to duathlon due to weather) - May 22 - 1:34:23

Mel38- Charleston Sprin Triathlon Series - May 22 - 1:31:07

Naughty Dingo- Madison Marathon - May 29 - 4:29:43

Realrellim - Bolder Boulder 10K - May 30 - 55:33

tjsmama - Bolder Boulder 10 K - May 30 - 57:13

doctorjen - Streator YMCA Memorial Day 5K - May 30 - 27:39

bec - Naperville Triathlon - June 12 - 1:51:24 

tjsmama - Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon - June 25 - 3:40:16

Realrellim - Grand Park Run for Independence (5 miler, but a little short) - July 2 - 44:54

doctorjen - Streator Run for Glory 5K - July 2 - 26:27

Realrellim- Middle Park Half Marathon - July 9 -  2:00:25

memiles - Warrior Dash - July 16

Realrellim - Lookout Mountain Triathlon - July 23 - 1:42:39

tjsmama- Courage Classic 3 day bike ride, including a century - July 23-25

MotivatedMama - Beach to Beacon 10K - August 6

tjsmama - Ironman 70.3 Boulder - August 7 - 7:03:05

bec - Bangs Lake Multisport Festival (Olympic distance triathlon) - August 14 - 3:44:27 ( PR!)

doctorjen- Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K- August 14 - 26:37

Realrellim - Splash Mash Dash Triathlon - August 20 - 1:28:35

tjsmama - Splash Mash Dash Triathlon - August 20 - 1:23:51

tjsmama - Venus de Miles Road Ride - August 28 - 4:32

Dmitrizmom - Pufferbilly 5K - September 10 - 45:03 (7 min PR!)

Realrellim- Devil's Thumb Ranch Trail Race (7.5 miles)- September 17 - 1:15:29

bec and bec's dh - Warrior Dash Upper Midwest - September 17 - 41:13 

JayGee -  YMCA Lakeside 5K - September 24 - 24:05

Realrellim - Granby Oktoberfest 10K- September 24 - 1:05:50 (pushing the double jogger!)

tjsmama - Oktoberfest Sprint Triathlon - September 25 - 1:36:42

poppywise - Lake Merritt Joggers and Striders 5K - September 25 - 32:47 (gun time)

eksmom - Star City Women's 5K - October 1- 27:58.7

kitteh - Santa Monica 500 10K - October 2 - 56:19 (first race ever!)

bec - Prairie State Half Marathon - October 8 - 2:58:55.5

tjsmama - Denver Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon - October 9 - 2:09:18

doctorjen - Kansas City Marathon - October 15 - 4:25:44 (PR!)

Geo - Columbus Half Marathon - October 16 - 2:05:51 (PR!)

LaLaLaLa- BayState Half Marathon - October 16 - 2:08:47

bec - Corn Maze 5K - October 16 - 37:44

bec - Des Plaines River Trail Half Marathon - October 22 - 2:48:29







2010 Results

Edited by doctorjen - 11/1/11 at 8:10am
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Nick - mm, chicken pot pie.  Can you shoot me the recipe?


JayGee - Yay for getting things done!  Take a pause on the 10 miler if you're not feeling up to it!  It occurred to me that I should think about coming to St. Louis to run something one of these days.  Is there a spring half?


Geo - glad the school has some plans in place, even if it seems like it will take a long time to get sorted out.


NRR - my little dd is less grumpy about reading and doing her homework every day, thankfully.  Daily she has to read for 20 min and then write a response based a prompt the teacher gives them.  Last week was about "text to self" connections - so they were supposed to say what triggered a "text to self" connection and write about it.  This week's theme is apparently "mental imagery" so I'll be interested to see what the prompt is!  We found the library, though, and she picked out books herself, and that has perked up her reading desire quite a bit!  Am I just nuts that it bugs me that her teacher sends home a weekly newsletter every week in which her students are always referred to as her "critters"?


RR - 12 days until the marathon!  I'm progressively more nuts every day.

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oops double post.  I cannot make these lists edit on my work computer - weird stuff happens!

Edited by doctorjen - 10/3/11 at 5:54pm
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Subbing and sending good vibes to all who need them, especially Plady, Zub, and Jo... love to you all!

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NRR: Birthday party done. A success. One girl couldnt make it (..at the last minute, as in, we waited an hour for her before leaving for our activity, and then got a call at the pottery painting place, 2 hours after the start of the party! that she would not be able to make it!) so there were 5 girls total, and then DS and DD2. Cake was a success as well: 100% black beans (NO flour of any kind), agave, and then full on frosting lol.gif 9 years, and one hour ago (after 2 hours of pushing, 3 days of labor!) I became a "mom!", "mama", "mommy", "mim mim", "mo-om", "MO-OM!" luxlove.gif

Plady and Zub - you are in my thoughts

RR: I can see exercise in my future. My groin continues to feel better and better. I'm gun-shy, so continue to stay off exercise until I really cant feel lit at all. I read somewhere that you should wait until you cant feel it, and then give it two more weeks.... dont know if I'll do that, but anyway, progress thumb.gif
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Zub - If it isn't just too weird coming from me I offer my warmest wishes for a trouble-free and peaceful pregnancy.  It's wonderful news, I guess we'll just be the yin and yang of pregnant Dingos.


Gaye - I really laughed at your description of the kid being three months old at birth!  That poor mother!


Kitteh - Thank you for the story, it really does help to know that it's not a life sentence of second thoughts.  More and more I know it's right.  I mentioned in a PM that it's triage really and this weekend that became so apparent.  Dd1 is just becoming sucked into such blackness.  We're going to consult with her ped later this week about getting her on some meds.  She is just in despair as often as not and it's gut wrenching to not be able to stop it.  She was crying so much this weekend her poor eyes never de-puffed and she kept telling me that she's just too tired to continue living.  At 9.  I keep thinking of RM's ds and wondering if he's finding relief from his anxiety yet? 


Nic - You're amazing!  Enjoy that pot pie, it sounds wonderful!

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Jen, critters is weird. She probably thinks she's being cute/funny, but it's a little too close to pests for my comfort.

Nic (my phone wants to autocorrect your name to NIC, because that's the acronym for my work)- the pot pie sounds delicious. I just noticed your avatar- it's lovely. Is it new?

Plady, big hugs to you and to your DD. I hope you can find good help for her.

RR- Yesterday's run was just far enough to clear my mind...and to remember that I was supposed to be taking the violin in for repair. I was out on the trail and already 10 minutes late when I remembered, but had a terrific pace for the run home!
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Sparkle - So was that cake vegan and GF?  Dd wants cupcakes for her class next week for her b'day and she's got a vegan and a gluten intolerant in her class for the first time.  I don't want to just send them fruit cups, it seems sort of depressing.  Can I have the recipe? :)  Glad your party went well, and happy anniversay of momdom!


DrJen - Yeah, critters sounds so Missouri but I wouldn't really like it much either.



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Plady - They are gluten free but not vegan (eggs). There are many gluten free vegan cupcake recipes on google. Some require more specialized ingredients than others, so may be kind of a p.i.t.a. in contrast to a can of black beans...
Here is the recipe though. Maybe you can replace the eggs with the flax/water mixture, or EnerG egg replacer? I used the 1/2 c. honey and 1 tsp. stevia option, but subbed agave for honey... Oh, and remember, my cakes did not rise (elevation perhaps). They did not look like the picture, more like the height of my finger, laying sideways....

hug.gif for C and for you. I hope you can find her the support she needs!
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Happy October.


RP and I did 13 on Saturday, and recover has been 1000x easier than 14 was a week ago.  It was COLD and windy, surrounded by drunk football fans, and hints of fall.


DD's soccer team won 5-1.  Our team is full of space cadets, a few "I'm on the cusp of preteen and I'm in a mood so watch out" attitudes, and yet, the team is full of speed.  Even though the soccer skills might not be the best, evidently our team can out run anyone else out there.  At 8 and 9, little else seems to matter.


I had something else to report.  Can't recall it now. <Sigh>


Much love to my Dear Dingos.

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