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Originally Posted by 1jooj View Post
 There will be cold drinks and hot drinks, there will be apples and bars, there will be spicy food and mild food. A full team of Percherons pulling a wagon for hayrides and farm animals for petting. A bonfire after dark with halal marshmallows and chocolate bars and graham crackers. A guest book for everyone to sign. I've done all I can. lol.gif

 

 

Oh but how I want to be there! mecry.gif It sounds like such a fun day!! I'm so happy for you that it's all working out love.gif

post #162 of 245
Bogged down with a miserable paper here, hence the absence (I have come to the realization that my writing "process" involves crying, curling up in the fetal position for >1 hour, savage cursing of the material, the instructor, and my decision to start this program, all concluding in defeat and a big F.U. to the universe ... and then I can sit down and get some words on the page lol.gif)

But I did want to say:

Jo - you are a radiant human being whose glow I feel from afar. I am regularly moved by your openness - to change, to otherness, to life - by your pursuit of a more evolved self on all fronts, reflected in your patience and wisdom and grace in struggle. I have been thinking of you every day this week and the symbolism of this weekend. I hope it holds you and carries you as you move forward. I think you are the coolest orngbiggrin.gif

RR: T: 55 min. bike intervals, 25 min. run/walk
W: Weight circuit; 80 min
F: Bike intervals 60 min., run/walk 25 min. (running at 8:30 pace)
post #163 of 245
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ords on the page lol.gif)
But I did want to say:
Jo - you are a radiant human being whose glow I feel from afar. I am regularly moved by your openness - to change, to otherness, to life - by your pursuit of a more evolved self on all fronts, reflected in your patience and wisdom and grace in struggle. I have been thinking of you every day this week and the symbolism of this weekend. I hope it holds you and carries you as you move forward. I think you are the coolest orngbiggrin.gif
 

I couldn't have said it better myself.

 

Jo, have a wonderful time. May you be blessed with sunshine, with love, and with a great fun time at your party and revealed blessings the rest of your life. heartbeat.gif

post #164 of 245
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Oh but how I want to be there! mecry.gif It sounds like such a fun day!! I'm so happy for you that it's all working out love.gif

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Originally Posted by sparkletruck View Post

Jo - you are a radiant human being whose glow I feel from afar. I am regularly moved by your openness - to change, to otherness, to life - by your pursuit of a more evolved self on all fronts, reflected in your patience and wisdom and grace in struggle. I have been thinking of you every day this week and the symbolism of this weekend. I hope it holds you and carries you as you move forward. I think you are the coolest orngbiggrin.gif

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Jo, have a wonderful time. May you be blessed with sunshine, with love, and with a great fun time at your party and revealed blessings the rest of your life. heartbeat.gif

yeahthat.gif What they all said. Much love to you, Jo. I'll be thinking of you. love.gif


Word to the wise...wait a few days (or weeks) if you have an iphone to upgrade to iOS6. It completely crashed my phone today, and I am now in hour 6 of trying to reinstall everything. rolleyes.gif Because, you know, I didn't have anything better to do today. I'm hoping that the cool new stuff will outweigh the crap that I have gone through this afternoon/evening!

Not too much excitement today. I met a coworker for breakfast after she got off work because she needed to waste some time before going to pick up her packet for tomorrow's race (she lives up in the mountains), then we hit the expo for packet pick-up. Nice shirt this year, ok expo. Nothing too exciting. Other than three free bags of tuna. orngtongue.gif I was planning on signing up for next year's race to save some money (ok, a lot of money), but apparently they haven't cemented the date yet, so it wasn't available. BUT, if anyone wants a code for $15 off any RnR race, here ya go: DENCO

DS is having a sleepover tonight, his first non-family sleepover. Our neighbor is running the full tomorrow and his wife is doing a gran fondo cycling "race", so they asked if they could mooch off my nanny. orngbiggrin.gif I figured we might as well just have O spend the night and hopefully both boys will get a little more sleep that way. I sent them to bed about half an hour ago, and shockingly, have not heard any giggles or whispers at all! More proof that my dear, dear little niece is quite the instigator for not sleeping when she and DS are together!

rr~Spin/pilates class, since I'm racing tomorrow. I thought about doing a quick couple of miles on the hamster wheel first, but spent too long at the expo. Oh well.
post #165 of 245
Have a terrific day, Jo!!! I'll be thinking of you!

Plady, you've been on my mind all day. We were cutting up magazines this morning and one was a 1995 National Geographic with an article about the San Juan islands. A beautiful tree from your islands is on our new French go fish card deck smile.gif
post #166 of 245
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Jo - joy.gif blowkiss.gifgrouphug.giflove.gifrainbow1284.gifloveeyes.gifflowersforyou.gifluxlove.gifenergy.gif  We're all there in spirit, have a wonderful celebration! eat.giforngbiggrin.gifcoolshine.gifwool.gifbiglaugh.gifbellyhair.gifpartytime.gifchicken3.gif

 

MelW- I like the sound of your go fish game!

 

Gaye - Happy running today!  You're probably already done, hope it was a good time!

 

Bec - photosmile2.gif Don't forget a camera!!!!!

 

RR: Not much, however, after boxing on Thursday I spent 15 minutes in a hot tub stretching out and I felt significantly less stiff yesterday even though the class was at least as hard and I'm certainly still as out of shape.  So I'm going to try to make that a standard finish and see how it goes. 
 

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Jo, I hope that today has been a celebration of your love and the love so many have for you. You have been in my thoughts all day. May there be peace and joy today and into the future for your family.
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Jooj ~ congratulations to you and your DH on a wonderful marriage: past, present and future!  I hope you had a marvelous celebration!

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I'm home.  Can I just say, everything was beautiful, serene, elegant and country, perfectly Jo! 

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Sounds wonderful, as expected :)

 

I'm post-night shift with a tight glute hanging on since bootcamp on Friday. Time for some foam rolling and yoga.

 

I had my second round job interview on Thursday and an offer, which I'll be officially turning down tomorrow morning. I have also managed to schedule myself for an insane work in the upcoming week and a half between teaching and the hospital, Tues/Wed teaching, Th/Fri 12 hour days, Sat/Sun 12 hour nights. I get off on Monday morning and teach Tues/Wed again. If I'm not online very much, you'll know why.
 

post #171 of 245
While running this morning I got a wee bit nauseous at mile 5 so I walked a block or so. A half mile later I had the cold sweats and decided to head home. I was running with dh and w/i a mile of home so I wasn't too worried about collapsing on the side of the road. eyesroll.gif My question/concern is that it did feel heat related but it was only 75F and 75% humidity (guesstimating since I checked 2 hours before and 2 hours after). Air quality was fine, foggy but clean and not pollen filled. It wasn't a long or hard run for me. I was about 30 seconds/mile slower than usual but it was sunny and I usually run early enough that it is dark and foggy. I have been fine since then; I even braved Costco on a Sunday afternoon. What gives?
I really crave one of those cool fall runs I keep hearing about!
post #172 of 245
mommajb - are/were you dehydrated? I noticed it was muggy here today, even though the temp was not that high.

Jo - Thinking of you - wow did you look STUNNING, my dear friend. So happy it all came together for you, you deserve it.



I think most of you saw on FB, but tomorrow is our annual "group run" (or any forward motion) in honor of Patti Ann's Griffin, born silently, and all those who have lost those born silently or left us too soon.



At the risk of sounding broken record-y, I need some advice from my wise dingo sisters:

I have ITBS and runner's knee on my left side. It has been persistant, even though I had taken off 4-6 weeks of regular running (until this month when I decided to run or walk at least 1 mile per day in honor of my friend who is 40 yo and battling colon cancer). So, naturally, that idea of mine has not helped my situation.

I really, really, REALLY want to run the Oakland Half in March. I deferred this past March due to the aforementioned ITBS problem. I went to my primary care physician, got the referral to PT but my stupid insurance won't cover it. mecry.gif

I feel like I am left to try and figure out how to fix my stupid brokedown body on my own with no professional help. I have a great person to go to that does ART - I have been told that I have a lot of scar tissue built up from my poor form - but honestly, that visit costs me $70 each and when they want/need to see me 2-3x week, I just can't swing the cost.

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How long should I expect to take off from running before this runner's knee finally gives up? The only thing I can think to do is (a) get serious about foam rolling every day (b) ride the stationary bike. Ugh. two of my least favorite things to do!
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Poppy - For me, cross-training and recovery activities are the bread and butter of exercise and running is the dessert. I'm 42, and I just have to accept that I need to give my body a lot of support in order for it to do what I really want. There is NO question that cycling and weights enable me to run, and moreover, keep me feeling stable all around (not pulling my back out lifting a light box, like dh did this summer). It definitely sucked. My injuries started piling up 5 years ago, and its only in the last 2 that I think Ive maybe started to let go and accept. Now I find that I really enjoy all the things I used to resent. Runners knee (are we talking patellar pain) is SO strength related! Quads quads quads. Start with just sitting with a straight left leg and flexing the quad for a count of 15. Try to do this 10x/day. Once that gets easier, put a pillow behind/under your knee and press down as you flex. Eventually you will get to wall sits. Same with foam rolling. I hate it, but try to find times (TV, sitting around gabbing with the family) when you can do a little here, a little there) Its a matter of having the roller in your face (in the kitchen, living-room, whatever) so you can remember and just grab it. Those are my thoughts for now. Gotta read to dd2; bedtime... goodvibes.gif
post #174 of 245
What an event! Thank you, Dingoes, for making it wonderful in so many ways. Poppy, wearing the shrug really was like being wrapped in a beautiful, perfect embrace all day. I felt loved to begin with. So awesome. Then, of course, to havemy dear old Dingo Reb taking photos of us, well that's pretty indescribable. I wish everyone could because she is just amazing. And then, to see bec right there, IRL, and to be able to open my life and friends and family to another of my Dingo sisters...pretty wonderful. What a day.
Introduced lots of family and friends to delicious Pakistani food, and introduced other friends to the concept of the hayride. It was a cross-cultural experience for sure.
Only way it could have been better would be unlimited time and budget, so every single friend and family member could be there, and so we could have time to really visit with every single one.
What a lovely memory we will keep.

MelW, congrats on the offer. I hope it is symbolic of the perfect offer in your future, the one you will someday be able to accept.

Poppy, have you checked out anti-inflammatory diets? You're veg, right? So W30 is out, but the recurrence is so troublesome. You doing much yoga? Maybe that would help realign and improve gait?

We are back to reality tomorrow, with school and everything else. Dh's work looks to be brutally busy and will probably remain so until we fly out. He seems to want to fly all the way back to UAE before doing the family trip to the Atlas mts. It only remains for me to hang in there.

Looks like my running will be walking this week. I picked up a cold a couple days ago and kept it together through the party, but now iam all zinc lozenges, herbal tea, nasal spray and sweatpants. First cold since I had flu in January, though, so I can't complain.

Looking forward to going back and properly catching up with you ladies. After a solid sleep.
post #175 of 245
jo~I am SO happy that all went beautifully for you. You looked GORGEOUS in the photo on FB!!!

mel~I feel your pain, sister...I managed to schedule myself for 20 hours of call this week on top of my 36 hours of work. Well, 8 hours was scheduled for me, but I volunteered for the other 12. So far, so good on tonight's 4 hour call. I would actually kind of like to get called in for at least one or two of my calls, since I am broker than broke right now, but not 20 hours worth!

mommjab~Humidity?

poppy~How can your insurance not cover PT? That makes no sense to me! My guess is that it's not going to get better until you address the underlying issues. Which, of course, is hard to do without PT. greensad.gif Any way to try to work out a deal or a payment plan with PT? Something where you go twice a week for the first couple of weeks and then once a week until you're better? I can't believe you're still going through this. hug.gif

DS and I were all set to head out on a hike and see some fall colors this morning, and the car wouldn't start. Dead battery. And, you know, I JUST had the dealer check the battery when I got the oil changed a week ago because it had had trouble starting a couple of times. irked.gif Stoopid dealer. Luckily, the Sears auto store was able to get it changed pronto for me, and their warranty looks to be far superior to the one on the battery the dealer gave me last time. Another $200 down the drain right there. Ugh.

We did get up and have a (mostly) lovely hike, though. DS was excited to use his new camelbak, but the excitement wore off about halfway through when he decided that the hike was really far and really hard. Mind you, we were starting to go downhill at that point. It was a little on the long side, but not nearly as bad as you would think based on the whining. My guesstimate, since I forgot my Garmin, is that we did about 4.5 miles, with somewhere around 1500 feet of elevation gain. Not too shabby.

rr~Rock n' Roll Denver 1/2 yesterday. This is one of my favorite half-marathons, I just really like the course. It takes in a lot of downtown Denver (Pepsi Center, Coors Field), and a couple of great parks. I felt really good at the start, so I figured I would just go with it and see how long it would last. To my surprise, I was hitting 10 minute miles and staying there. Well, for the first half anyway, then it kind of all crashed and burned. Around 7.5ish, I hit the wall. It wasn't awful, but there was walking. More than I would have liked. As always, the evilness that is the uphill both ways loop of Cheesman Park and mile 10.5 kicked my butt, but from there, it's all downhill back to the finish line in downtown. Mile 11 was my worst of the race, but mile 12 rebounded nicely! It was a gorgeous day for running with 15,000 of my closest friends. I think my official time was 2:20:49...disappointing compared to last year's 2:09, but right around what I was expecting based on my training. What worries me the most is how crappy my legs felt after I hit the wall, and I was less than 8 miles in. Hello, I have to run 26.2 in 6 weeks!!! yikes.gif
post #176 of 245
1jooj--I'm so glad the party went so well!!

tjsmama--congrats on the half. It sounded like a beautiful morning to be out there. Also, I feel your battery pain. My car battery died, with no warning whatsoever, last Monday when I was at St. Anthony North. Good times, that. There's nothing quite like discovering I'd parked at the wrong entrance (one that closed at 8; it was now 9:30), walking all the way around the hospital to my car and discovering it wouldn't start. Thank goodness for auto clubs to jump start me, and mobile auto repair services to get us a new battery the next day. DH had tried to jump start my car on Tuesday so we could at least get it to a store that sold batteries, but even then there wasn't enough power from the one car to get the other car started.

RR: 7 miles, only after spending time wondering whether wearing running clothes excused one from actually running.

NRR: my sister's in-laws came up for the weekend to watch my niece, so we headed to the mountains. That sounds so awful, doesn't it? But we knew if we stayed here we'd just pester them for information and figured everyone was better off with us not also trying to help. The baby finally has a name: Carson, and he's still stable. I think he's on room air now and no longer intubated, but I have no real details other than I know they were reducing his oxygen all week. Mom and I were debating whether he was on a ventilator or not (her argument was yes, because there was "a big machine by his bed" but my argument was no because in the one video I saw, his breath intakes weren't evenly spaced like they would be if a machine was doing it. We're like the two blind men examining the elephant...). My sister is struggling with the situation, of course. She hasn't volunteered information at all, though she did call me on Friday night and was very excited to tell me that because of his low birthweight, he qualifies for Medicaid while at the hospital and that will pick up what insurance doesn't cover. I agree--that's fantastic news because their insurance out-of-pocket ceiling is $12k and they don't have $12k--but then she offered to get off the phone and I'm all "HOW IS THE BABY?" She also doesn't think she needs to recover, that she doesn't have time and I guess that's for us sissies who actually understand that allowing a body to recover from major surgery (and in her case severe pre-eclampsia) takes precedence over getting your own groceries--especially when the person on the phone called and offered to pick up any groceries you need the next morning. I think she needs a lot of goodvibes.gif and grouphug.gif

The baby seems to be doing really well. To the best of my knowledge he's been stable all week, and obviously getting off oxygen is huge (my full-term daughter was on oxygen as long as he was, so I'm quite impressed). He's been moving around and well, I guess that's all I know. He does have an open valve in his heart (the one that allows blood to bypass the lungs while in utero but then usually closes up). They tried to close his with medication and it didn't work. They had mentioned surgery, perhaps in passing, but the latest word I had was that because his stats look fabulous and they were continually able to reduce his oxygen that they'd just keep an eye on it for now. Maybe it will close with time? Maybe it will never be an issue? Either way, being stable is fabulous news.
post #177 of 245
Just wanted to report 3 miles of run/walk in memory of Griffin and the other little ones born too soon.
post #178 of 245
Sparkle - somehow I think we keep having this same conversation and you are always right! For some reason, I keep doing the same thing (not cross training, not foam rolling) and expecting different results. What is that again, the definition of ignorance or something? redface.gif

Gaye - I know, right? Ridiculous. I called the insurance to be sure and nope. We are self employed and had to find our own coverage, if that tells you anything. My kids are well covered but we're on the "cross your fingers" plan, or something. I will call the PT office this week and see what they can do in terms of payment. I think you're right about needing it and just sucking up and doing it. greensad.gif

Real - relieved for that little babe - what a fighter!

Jo - The shrug was just that, a virtual Dingo hug. I even sewed a little dingo label in the side seam just to make sure we were there and accounted for on your special day (along with Bec in person!) treehugger.gif

Jaygee - I will be getting out there today too candle.gif
post #179 of 245
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At the risk of sounding broken record-y, I need some advice from my wise dingo sisters:
I have ITBS and runner's knee on my left side. It has been persistant, even though I had taken off 4-6 weeks of regular running (until this month when I decided to run or walk at least 1 mile per day in honor of my friend who is 40 yo and battling colon cancer). So, naturally, that idea of mine has not helped my situation.
I really, really, REALLY want to run the Oakland Half in March. I deferred this past March due to the aforementioned ITBS problem. I went to my primary care physician, got the referral to PT but my stupid insurance won't cover it. mecry.gif
I feel like I am left to try and figure out how to fix my stupid brokedown body on my own with no professional help. I have a great person to go to that does ART - I have been told that I have a lot of scar tissue built up from my poor form - but honestly, that visit costs me $70 each and when they want/need to see me 2-3x week, I just can't swing the cost.
 

A. Do you really like this particular PT?  My dh was refered to someone this fall who specializes in runners. He sees other people too, but has in mind the goal of getting runners out again. Anyhow point being: dh went in and after 2 x was back to running. After resting alllllllll summer. Guy gave Erik take home exercises. His issue might not be as serious, but my point is that maybe you can figure something out that does work.   ANd UH 3 x 70 x 4 = almost 1000 dollars by the end of the month. Who has that kind of cash laying around?

post #180 of 245
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Hi mamas,

I'm about to head out for my own little Griffin?k.  i doubt I'll manage 5 but I'll take as long as if I did. 

 

Jo - I'm so glad the party went well, the pictures just show how radiant you are and it looked like a wonderful occasion.  The best parties are never long enough are they?

 

MelW - Hang in there for your long week!  And yes, may this rejected offer be just the first step down  the right road.

 

Mommajb - Don't know what to suggest but I hope it's an isolated incident.

 

Poppy - I'll try to remember to foam roll every day if you will.  Maybe we could each set a FR alarm and just drop everything a roll when it goes off?

 

Real and Gaye - Ack with the batteries!  Something in the air out there?

 

Okay, I'm off before something distracts me.

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