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post #161 of 266
1jooj--that's good news about a house. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. Glad to hear sunlight and waves on the beach have a positive effect too.

Plady--cute pics!

lofty--one of the main reasons I haven't done FB is because I don't think my various circles of friends and colleagues should mix. The only thing that's attractive are the contests for free stuff, which doesn't require actually friending anyone beyond the company/ies offering the free stuff, as best I can tell.

mommajb--thanks for posting the story about asthma and cycles. I think I've heard that before (from you?) and it seems to be true.

sparkle--hope AF arrives soon. That sounds miserable.

Geo--yay for a data set that lines up! It's fun with the stars align, personally and data-wise.

RR: 5 miles, including speedwork.

NRR: DH. Do I need to say more? :mad (OK, I did on the other site.) Bleh.
Edited by Realrellim - 11/17/12 at 11:51pm
post #162 of 266
1jooj - thanks for the mental picture of the rolling waves. The few moments I took to envision where you are was very calming.

As for personals, please forgive me as I get to know everyone. I'm reading through the thread and wondering how some of you remember so much once you post but I realize you all know each other already.

RR - this does mean running related, right? - I haven't got a run in since last Sunday. I was supposed to do 6.5km on Tuesday and so on. I wasn't able to get anyone to watch the kiddos as schedules have been off. I feel like DD is too little for the jogging stroller. At 3 months tomorrow she's still too little, isn't she? I have a double jogger so realistically pushing her and DS who is at least 35 lbs means I'd either be out there for hours to do my kms or I'd have to cut down the distance. I am not in that good of shape yet.
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Lofty - Thinking about FB, if you take the time to go through your account privacy settings you can pretty much specify everything that everyone (or anyone in particular) sees.  I suspect that most people don't bother which is why so many things like "Penelope just spelled a whole word in Words with Friends!" appears in your newsfeed.  When that happens, if it bugs me, I hover over their name in the feed, wait for Friends to appear, hover over that until the drop down menu appears and then hit settings.  There I can check or uncheck whatever activity might show up on my wall.  Then I'm spared seeing how they 'like' everything that people I don't know say about cute kittens or finding out what their horoscope for today is.  I apologize to all if I've been sloppy about locking down my own settings, I try to rein it in quite a lot because I'm a little paranoid too.  And like Jo I often find that I get easily annoyed by the loads of dreck and then wonder why I looked in the first place but usually there will be something sweet or funny that keeps me coming back again and again, just in case.  And of course to share/inflict my own thoughts.

 

eh bien - Don't worry, this is supposed to be a RUNNING THREAD after all.  For me that means running my mouth mischievous.gif  I think you're probably right that 3 mos is too small for a jogger, but maybe it depends on the style.  I think they need some decent head and neck control before it's recommended.

 

Jo - It's so wonderful to hear how wonderful it is. luxlove.gif

 

Real - grouphug.gif

post #164 of 266
Yes, I agree. Jo, love the calming picture of the beach and waves. Sounds like this is going to be a good year. thumb.gif I look forward to hearing more...

Plady, ADORABLE GIRLS!!! You are So. Amazing! Wow! I can hardly wait to see C and finally meet Miss A! orngbiggrin.gif

Eh Bien, it's hard at first to keep up so don't feel like you must! Welcome.gif It's been a while since mine were that small. I don't think I ran with mine at 3 months so I dunno.

FB, yeah maybe I'm paranoid. I've been wondering if I click on another open website if it will post on my FB page. And that paranoia is making me feel violated. But... see... this is how I make up stuff in my head. Maybe that's not really what happens. So, although I really do miss the fun parts of FB, for now I will stick to the Dingo cafe, Twitter and blogging.

RR: none today although the weather is perfect for it. Weights instead and hopefully a run tomorrow. I will have two extra kids for 11 hours while the mama works so I plan to make'm all run with me.

T'giving. Yes, I do think there are ways to make the trip fun. I just have to re-think it. In the meantime, a friend of dh's passed this morning and he will leave tomorrow for the funeral which will be 8 hours exactly opposite of where we're going. Imagine I-10 running east/west. We're going 13 hours east. He has to now go 7 hours west. I feel doubly bad. To his credit, he has a good attitude and is not trying to get out of going to see my family and is no planning to drive solo and meet us. That's 20 hours. Solo. For 3 days. (Not to mention my 13 hours w/o him.) Or we all wait till Wed to travel but I still feel bad that he has to drive 7+7+13+13 hours (within 6 days) to see a rather small fraction of my family that he sees frequently enough just so I can finally take the kids to see Fl. I'm actually trying to figure out the most tactful way to cancel our trip although my boys are really excited. Still scratching my head. I know something will work out the way it is supposed to. I just don't know what that is yet. Dear Universe... (Did I mention that I burned the Na'an bread - to a crisp flames and everything - so everyone is mad at me right now? They're out biking while dh runs. Not sure who's giving who the wider berth. eyesroll.gif )
post #165 of 266
Hi! Just got caught up from page 2 or so although I didn't read every word so I could get through it all as my computer battery died. On my phone now to finish reading and post.

Shanti-sorry about your doggy. I didn't hear what the outcome or cause was but that she was hurting. greensad.gif

Sparkle - I hope you can figure out the hormone issues soon and things strt looking up.

Bec- glad dh is home. It's also nice to see you on FB now. smile.gif

Mobile app? Did someone mention that? I searched my iPhone but came up empty.

Jo - did you just come to the states to vist? Did you also move towns/cities? And now you are homeschooling?

Can't remember any more right now and being on my phone I can't go look, sorry.

RR- haven't the last two weeks due to a horrific cold & sinus infection. Lost my voice for a week and lots of throat phlegm. Yuck. This week I did accomplish body weight exercises three times, not for speed because of my throat. Better than nothing.

NRR- ds2 had surgery Thursday to look for reflux issues, take biopsies, and place a device in his esophagus to measure ph levels and reflux. He is doing good now.
post #166 of 266
RunningMommy, it's not an app. Just scroll to the bottom of the home screen and you'll have the option to choose mobile.
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eh bien, most sources say not to take kids in the jogging stroller until they're 6-ish months and have the ability to sit up and better neck strength. That said, I took my littlest out sooner only on smooth paved paths at a slow and non-bumpy pace and fully reclined in the stroller. I also think if you have a jogger that the carseat sits in they probably get the neck support you need from the car seat. For me it was a balancing of mama-sanity and baby safety...

 

mommajb, I did a bunch of research about pre-menstrual asthma flares for my MIL several years ago. It's been in the medical literature for quite a while, but most doctors aren't aware of the hormonal/cyclical implications for women. The big spike in ER visits and hospital admissions for younger women with asthma is premenstrually. For my MIL it meant bumping up her steroid medication dose for a little while at the end of her cycle. Menopause and asthma can do some crazy things as hormone levels fluctuate, too.

 

real, big hugs. I suspect that your sister has been made very nervous about colds/flu/germs by NICU staff and is just trying to get her routines and preemie parenting confidence happening before she has you over. As for the other stuff- you're amazing and doing all the right stuff. Keep the headphones in and there's no need for a padded room. A spa, perhaps....

 

geo, I'm impressed. I've never seen those math puzzles before, but glad your son is finding something to keep his math brain entertained :)

 

Plady, gorgeous photos. Your littlest is too cute for words!

 

lofty, I second/third what others say about FB settings. You can make it quite private if need be. It's also possible to create "lists" of people, so that you can post some things that are only visible to a select group of people. I have systematically blocked notifications for pretty much every game that people play and diminished or blocked the annoying posters, so can mostly get only the news I want from the people I'm interested in (plus the newer marketing, but I'm learning to skip over it). Good luck with the thanksgiving plans, whatever you may decide to do!

 

jo, it sounds like you have a nice routine that you're settling into. The gym membership for yoga and the evening runs sound great.

 

RM, I hope you're feeling better. Glad your DS's surgery was successful.

 

RR- I'm waiting for a break in the rain to go for a quick run with kids on their bikes. It's the first time I've tried a "real" run with both on bikes and I'm not too ambitious. A few blocks would be great. The forecast is for rain every day this week, so I took advantage of a brief sunny break yesterday to prune the fruit trees and rake the leaves.

 

NRR- Thanks for the advice about the classmate with leukemia. We've decided not to mention it and to go light on info if asked. On the conference, I emailed the prof and he's not going to be there! Others from the department will be, and the conference program arrived with lots of interesting workshops and presentations. I'm over being nervous and back to being excited. Plus, two days and nights away by myself!
 

post #168 of 266
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RunningMommy, it's not an app. Just scroll to the bottom of the home screen and you'll have the option to choose mobile.

Thank you for that info!!!

post #169 of 266

I did the funniest run with the kids on bikes. The rain never stopped so we put on rain gear and they biked around the neighbourhood while I ran. Lots of puddles, splashing and a sloooow 1.5k, followed by fireside yoga to warm up.

post #170 of 266
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..I can hardly wait to see C and finally meet Miss A! orngbiggrin.gif
 

Now that the play is done I can start getting excited for your visit!!!!  I asked C if she remembered G.  She said no but when I reminisced about the two of them doing somersaults on the mattress in the TV room (she in the buff) she blushed and said, "Oh!  That's G?!" and then got all giggly.  I can't wait to see your boys again.  And you!  I just know there won't be enough time already. 

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I did the funniest run with the kids on bikes. The rain never stopped so we put on rain gear and they biked around the neighbourhood while I ran. Lots of puddles, splashing and a sloooow 1.5k, followed by fireside yoga to warm up.

Oof!  There's some serious rain coming down around here!  I hope your fire was pumping it out for your yoga!

 

RR: My goal is to get to the gym to start back on weights with my friend who is recovering from a double mastectomy.  She is amazing.  We were gym partners last year until she got a job and dh told me I was spending too much time on myself.  Now we're going to try to go again.  Of course both my girls were sick last night.  Probably just succumbing at last to Macbeth fever.  I'm going to let them both stay in bed today.  Hopefully by 2 they will be feeling recovered enough to veg out together without me.

 

NRR: I should check my cycle for clues to my mood today.  Or maybe I'm just reasonably pissed that dh is so reliably unhelpful at night.  We are just so out of sync these days it's bumming me out.  But, we've got a date on Wed. to see the new Bond film, maybe I can even convince him to go for a drink after.  Don't know if we'd have anything to talk about but it's worth a try right?

post #171 of 266
Plady, have fun at the Bond film. You can always talk about us and how we've been to hell and back in our marriage! wink1.gif I still can hardly believe I'll get to see you soon!

MelW, you are one wise woman. You have so much wisdom to share. I'm so glad you get to relax on your conference trip. Thanks for the "lists" idea on FB. I had no idea that was possible! LOVE your rain run! FUN!!!

RM, glad your son is doing well. The Mobile option is not an App. LIke Mel said, you have to go to the website on your phone and then look for the Mobile option there. It's not great but it's better than nothing!

I wonder if my hormone cycles are off. I'm only 15 days in (if I counted right eyesroll.gif ) but I'm feeling everything so acutely and my eyes keep having this stinging, teary feeling. Thanksgiving with my family is off. bawling.gif And since I have no place to really express this, can I just say I'm so terrible sad? I don't know why I built up so much emotion about it. This is the right thing to do. My friend who brings me her kids to watch when she has to work called last night to say they have the flu and can't come. It was an all-day gig that was going to pay for most of our fuel for the trip. When that got cancelled, I just really felt like the universe was trying to tell me something and that I was trying too hard to make it happen. I already talked to everybody. We will try again for a longer trip after the holidays. We have enough family interspersed around Fl to keep hotel costs down. If we go off-season, visiting Orlando won't be so neurotic and hopefully it will be warm enough to swim. So. It's definitely the right thing to do. I'm just so very sad. I think it's bc, although I see my family frequently enough, we rarely are able to do anything "vacation-y" together. My dh's family makes a big big deal about it and I'm so grateful for the time we get together with them. Mil makes this happen since we couldn't afford to on our own. But it makes me feel terribly guilty about not being able to make it happen with my own family.

Anyway, I think I'm going for an emotiona-releasing run all by myself while dh can watch my kids. Yeah, I'm emotional. Just writing that made me feel sappy-cry-ish.
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Lofty - hug.gif  I'm sorry mama.  You're probably right that it's the right thing to do but it's still a real disappointment.  I hope that something even better and cleaner will develop for you down the road and make it more obvious why this is falling out the way it is.

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I really missed these threads smile.gif

 

Thanks for the warm welcome back!

 

Plady ~ Love the pictures!

 

Loftmama, Shanti and all the Mommas who need it grouphug.gif

 

Re: FB - I am still not on there and not entirely sure why.  I guess I am a bit scared of it.  Sad really.  Lots of pressure from family and friends to join but I just haven't been able to do it yet.

 

RR - Ran on the treadmill this morning while watching a infomercial for The Magic Bullet...now I want one bag.gif

post #174 of 266
Lofty of course you're sad. Hormones or no, you were looking forward to thus trip.

I am beat today. Beat.
But life is pretty good.
post #175 of 266
RR - Just finished a very nice run in beautiful weather. Thank goodness I have something to do to help clear out my head. I'm just so emotional lately; it's making all my thinking seem fuzzy. Plan B is to head to my mom's in the morning and see her briefly before she leaves for Fl. Then dh will join me at my mom's house (which is in a much bigger town so it feels almost like we've gone to the city) and maybe head to a museum, have T'giving lunch with his mom Thurs and head back to our house for a quiet weekend. Truthfully, it is exactly the amount of activity and expenditures. Can't believe how worked up I got tho' still a bit sad. Sorry to be so rambly - there are so many more important things to discuss here. bag.gif

So grateful you ladies have kept this thread going... love.gifkiss.gif
post #176 of 266

Good Morning!  So happy to finally have a few minutes to check in with my Dingoes winky.gif.

 

lofty ~ I am so sorry your Thanksgiving plans didn't work out.  Your plan B sounds like a decent work-around though.  I understand your sadness.

 

Plady ~ fabulous pictures of the play and huge kudos to you for pulling off Macbeth with children!  Your little one is so expressive.

 

MelW ~ sounds like a fun run! Have a great time at your conference.

 

RM ~ hope your DS's procedure is revealing some useful information.  Sounds uncomfortable.

 

sparkle ~ I really hope AF shows for you soon so you can be relieved from the misery. Have you thought of going on one of the pills that has you only getting a period 4x a year?  Probably not the "natural" choice, but you sound so unhappy for two weeks out of every month.  Mental health trumps natural, IMO.

 

mommajb ~ grouphug.gif

 

RR ~ Ran for 8 whole minutes on the treadmill at PT yesterday!  Not a lot, but the whole thing was comfortable and easy, with no hip, butt or knee pain.  And I'm registering for the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 5K.  It will be slow, and I may end up walking, but I've got a craving for a race!

 

NRR ~ I am always a little sad at Thanksgiving because we live too far from family to actually visit over such a short weekend.  My parents are hosting my brother's family, my sister and her DS, and my aunt and uncle from Boston on T-day.  And once again, I won't be there....  It is way too expensive to fly 5 people to the east coast and too far to drive, so this is the way it is.  I just feel this way every year.  Thanksgiving is about sharing with family, and while I'm incredibly grateful for DH, Jacob, Kay and Kirsten, I'd love to be with my extended family too. [/end whine] Heading to the commissary now to get all the yummy food I plan on cooking tomorrow and Thursday!

post #177 of 266

Morning mamas,

 

Shanti - been thinking about you mama, hope you're hanging in there.

 

RM - You and your ds too, I hope the information is all worth the ordeal.

 

RR: I did go to do some weights yesterday.  I kept it super light but I could feel it just enough.  Today I'll see if I can push it a bit harder in boxing than I did last week and tomorrow back for more weights. 

 

NRR: The girls are still sick so they're home again today.  Happily dh is around so I can still get my own stuff done too. 

 

TGR: We're also too far away from any family to have that sort of Thanksgiving.  For the past few years we've been going to the community dinner here and it is as perfect as a turkey dinner can be.  It's a free dinner of the traditional spread and everyone sits together at long tables and can stay as long as they like and you end up seeing nearly everyone in town.  This year dh and I are going to spend an hour serving and I'm bring a turkey too so I don't feel like as much of a drain on resources.  But really, it's all done so generously that it just feels totally warm and welcoming.  The only downside is not having leftovers, but at least this year our house will smell warm and Thanksgivingy from roasting the turkey.
 

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TGR: We're also too far away from any family to have that sort of Thanksgiving.  For the past few years we've been going to the community dinner here and it is as perfect as a turkey dinner can be.  It's a free dinner of the traditional spread and everyone sits together at long tables and can stay as long as they like and you end up seeing nearly everyone in town.  This year dh and I are going to spend an hour serving and I'm bring a turkey too so I don't feel like as much of a drain on resources.  But really, it's all done so generously that it just feels totally warm and welcoming.  The only downside is not having leftovers, but at least this year our house will smell warm and Thanksgivingy from roasting the turkey.
Plady, that sounds perfect!!
post #179 of 266
RR- I got back on schedule and did 6.5kms. I guess that week off did me some good. I was able to go the whole way without walking. 45 minutes! I think that's a first.
During my cool down/walk home I immediately felt faint - hearing loss and all.. not sure if it's dehydration or maybe I need to up my iron intake. Either way, just glad to get that run in.
post #180 of 266

Argh, RP tore her calf muscle last night playing soccer.  No running for her for at least 3 weeks.  I'm going to have to figure out how to run by myself.  DH has orders to kick me out of the house tonight.

 

TGR:  We're going to C's again.  DH hates it because her in laws are just *there.*  No husband to buffer things, no nothing.  It's rather uncomfortable.  I asked DH if he wanted to go when she invited us again, and his feeling was the same as mine:  "go because it's what friends do for each other."

 

DS announced this morning that he's 6 years and 365 days old today.  When I started to correct him, he reminded me that this was leap year, so there were 366 days in his 6th year.
 

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