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post #81 of 266
Running dilemma: I'm signed up to do a 5K on Dec 8 as part of the Winter Running Series. I'm not expecting or hoping to PR; it's a hilly course and there are other intervening circumstances. However, I just got my invite to the Colder Boulder a week earlier. It's an invitational based on your finishing time at the last BB--which I ran with tjsmama who was recovering from the plague, if you'll recall. The top three men and women in each division get a penguin trophy. I doubt I'd be first because I'm not the only runner who was moving slower that day, but it's possible I could place second or third, depending on who shows up.

Should I?
post #82 of 266
Toh-tully!

You can recover in a week. Plus, it's a 5k. You can race fast on tired legs for 20 minutes. Worst case: Take some ibuprofen and caffeine and "Just Do It" lol.gif Plus, It's Real! You and RM are the speediest ones here!

Bec - A big WOOT on your dh coming home orngbiggrin.gif

RR: weight circuit.. Good. A week off was felt though

NRR: school-work. Kid school-work management......
post #83 of 266

Not a smoothie technically but I just made a drink I have to share with my Dingo sisters. I tossed a quarter of a lemon, a handful of fresh mint, a little honey and a couple cups of water int he vitamix and I have never found a drink more refreshing. This may become a staple around here!

post #84 of 266

Shanti - I need you to come here and make these smoothies for me!  They sounds divine!

 

No running.  I just couldn't get out.  Just couldn't make myself do it.  I'm going to start fresh next week, I think. I am going to commit to cutting the sugar and carbs again.  Why I have to learn this over and over and over again is beyond me.  Why stress sends me straight to crap is beyond me.  Not going to give up on trying to rewire that though!

post #85 of 266

Bec - Sugar and crap = path of least resistance.  My diet is completely whacked right now but I'm home so rarely that I've sort of surrendered.  Happily the cast parents do a big potluck dinner every night before rehearsal so that the kids (and I) get to eat before working.  It's a really nice time to have everyone together relaxing and fueling up.  Of course it tends to be mostly noodles.. Though the other night our local fisherman dad cooked up a ton of fresh caught salmon for everyone.  It was the best fish I've ever had!

 

Nic -It would be socially irresponsible of you to go visiting into an area where people who have to live can't get enough access to basics.  winky.gif  Am I right?

 

Real - Congratulations!  And yes, I'd do the invitational race, I mean not that I'd EVER be invited, but if I were! 
 

Gotta fly.  Sorry for the small sampling of personals, I'm thinking more than I have time to type.

post #86 of 266
I was so excited to see the mobile app up and running but it is not working fast enough on my phone.

Geo, We did the testing through Northwestern. Ds1 took the SAT as he was older, maybe 8th grade. Dd1 took a test more like the ACT but designed for 8th graders maybe and they used it for 4-6th graders. I think it was the Explore test? The actual test was fun for them but they test well and enjoy being 'right'. The both did well and could have done more with it online and summer camps but life happened, we moved and never lined up interests with actual offerings to take more classes. In the end we used the scores as a replacement for the ISEE when they applied at school here.

This has worn my patience out on the phone. I hope I'll find time to post more soon.
post #87 of 266
Thread Starter 

Total breakdown this morning. After being left by dh to take out the trash, the cardboard recycling, and clean up the godawful mess he made in the kitchen, I totally lost it with the kids and started sobbing. greensad.gif Not good. At least they are now somewhat more motivated to get some cleaning done/help me. Doesn't help that I haven't run since Tuesday because my stomach is in an uproar.  Must have eaten something gluten or dairy by accident, this is a bad one. Sigh.

 

Sorry mamas, I'm kind of down this morning.

post #88 of 266

Oh Nic hug2.gif  Something must be in the air this morning because I am just recovering from a similar start to my day. The sweet and sunshiny part of my morning so far was cleaning up raw eggs from the floor and then several surprises of dog vomit and poop all over the house. Then my girls had one doozy of a nasty fight while I was working my way through the mess in the kitchen. I was probably hiding in the bathroom sobbing at the same time as you hug2.gif Do you work today? Can you make yourself some of the magic soup and see if that heals your spirit and your stomach? Can you get outside for a walk even if you aren't up to running yet?


post #89 of 266

goodvibes.gif Here's some joy vibes coming to Nic and Shanti and anyone else who needs some relief from the day-to-day grind.  We're getting into that season where the pressure is on to be constantly filled with gratitude and goodwill but the kids still won't pick up their #%*$ing stuff or put away their #&*$ing clothes.  Being sick and under extra pressure too is just not fair.

 

Mommajb - I'll PM you with details but did I mention that my visit to SD is a done deal for Feb?  Let's make sure we find a time to play.  I can't promise I'll be running but I can promise that this time I know I'm going to be in the right city!

 

Sparkle - That's so great about your perfect papers!  I hope you put them on the fridge!

post #90 of 266

Nic and Shanti ~ grouphug.gif I really hope the day improves for both of you.

 

Plady ~ SD in February?!  I am jealous!

 

sparkle ~ yep, put those papers on the fridge and give yourself a gold star!

 

bec ~ join me on the no sugar/no grain train.  I started yesterday. So far, so good, although I had some nasty carb-flu symptoms last night (headache, cravings, crabby).

 

Real ~ yes!  Do the race!  And congrats on qualifying too, Speedy Mama orngbiggrin.gif.

 

RR ~ PT exercises and hopefully a short run sometime today.

 

NRR ~ kids are off school today.  I made them clean their rooms before giving them their iPods.  DD2 is going to friends' (twins, my grammar is right!) house to play.  DD1 and I are going to find her some more shirts.  DS is planning his birthday party which is tomorrow night.  We had parent teacher conferences last night.  DS is doing awesome and has been recommended for math and science enrichment (LOVE his teacher this year), DD1 is doing great academically, but shows her volatile temper on occasion eyesroll.gif, and DD2 is also doing well academically but cries when things don't go as she expects. Yeah. I know.

post #91 of 266
I'm so happy Mothering went mobile! I may be able to post now instead of just reading all the time.
Thank you all for the welcomes. I've signed up for a few races but I've only ever run a 5km and a 10km. I actually feel like I'll do this one. My sister is doing it with me so that's probably part of it.

Shanti- those smoothies sound delicious. I've been counting on protein shakes to get my day started. Can anyone recommend a delicious protein powder?

Mel38- DS has just started protesting meals and will have a crying fit if something is placed before him that he doesn't want...but used to eat no problem.

RR- I did a 6.5km run last night and didn't stop to walk! So far since starting my training (Nov 1st) I've ran 2 5kms and 2 6.5kms. Last night took me 48 minutes. I had to stop at 3 lights.

NRR- I'm almost 3 months pp and really craving things like ice cream and yogurt. Can't think of anything besides breads and cookies that is rather eat. And we're finally finished the Halloween candy so I don't have to try not to eat it anymore.

I'm off to find something delicious to eat. I had frozen yogurt (mint chocolate chip) for breakfast.
post #92 of 266

JG - I'm going to join you come Monday. 

 

Nic, Shanti - grouphug.gif  I have been there with the dog messes all over the house. It isn't a fun place to be.  And I have been there with having to clean up everybody else's messes.  It is certainly not fair, especially when you are feeling sick and drained already.

 

I am very happy to report that my husband has returned!  I am so glad to have him back home!  He has 2 more nights next week that he has to travel, but then he's home for a month.  It's been so hard to be the only adult on call!  Oh, and he brought me special mud from the dead sea!

 

Still no word from the organizers of the Hot Chocolate 15k on my results.  I've sent them two emails, and not even an acknowledgement that they know I'm trying to talk to them.  Really don't want to do this next year.  I did, however find some pictures.  So, at least I have some proof that I ran the damn thing.  Also, some pretty good photographic evidence of heal striking!  I need to ponder that bit of information!

 

Running?  What is this activity you speak of? 

post #93 of 266
Bec and JG - I have a friend whose weight, like all of us, fluctuates 10-15 pounds depending on how "on the program" she is. She said to me once "it's fun putting it on, and it's fun taking it off". I try to remember that when I'm eating "poorly, and try to enjoy it, because I'm old enough to know that the health wagon will roll through again, and then it will be fun to eat healthy and get back in shape. Even when I'm eating and exercising well, I think about that "bad" stuff I'd like to "indulge" in, so when I am "off the wagon", I try to remember that Ive been thinking about the bad stuff, and try to enjoy it. Of course, you end up feeling yucky, and then the healthy life makes you happy again. dizzy.giflol.gif
post #94 of 266
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Bec and JG - I have a friend whose weight, like all of us, fluctuates 10-15 pounds depending on how "on the program" she is. She said to me once "it's fun putting it on, and it's fun taking it off". I try to remember that when I'm eating "poorly, and try to enjoy it, because I'm old enough to know that the health wagon will roll through again, and then it will be fun to eat healthy and get back in shape. Even when I'm eating and exercising well, I think about that "bad" stuff I'd like to "indulge" in, so when I am "off the wagon", I try to remember that Ive been thinking about the bad stuff, and try to enjoy it. Of course, you end up feeling yucky, and then the healthy life makes you happy again. dizzy.giflol.gif

Unfortunately, when I'm "off the wagon" it's not indulging in the stuff I dream about when I'm on the wagon.  It's more like "what easy carb can I cram into my face" ~ plain bread being the go-to binge food.  If I were to binge on the stuff I dream about, it might be a lot more enjoyable.  Maybe I should try that!  Like your friend, I only go up and down by 10-15 pounds, but it's not the weight but the emotional toll of my forays off the wagon that kill me.

post #95 of 266
True Dat nod.gif

but for me its also the self-recrimination
post #96 of 266
I'm feeding the kids paleo pancakes and making mine to eat post-bootcamp. And thinking of the dingoes. My husband is away for the weekend so we're celebrating with eggs for meals (he's allergic). More later.
post #97 of 266

This morning we have a fall-comfort-smoothie winner.....

 

chia seeds

flax seeds

pumpkin seeds

sunflower seeds

almonds

peaches

ginger

kale

pumpkin butter

coconut water

 

and yesterday's smoothie boosted my mood and energy after a terrible start to the day - 

chia seeds

flax seeds

pomegranate

blueberries

mango

almonds

kale

coconut water

honey

 

I am off to a craft show today. Was there all day yesterday and not one sale so hoping today makes the gas use and time not studying and not with my kids worth my while! 

post #98 of 266
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True Dat nod.gif
but for me its also the self-recrimination
Yeah, that too eyesroll.gif.
Busy, busy day today. DS is having his birthday party tonight with 6 boys at our house for a cookout, indoor soccer in the basement, and a giant squishy ball fight (hey, it's what he wanted). DD1 is still coughing and slightly feverish (99.4), but fighting with me to go horseback riding anyway this morning. Not happening. There WILL be tears.
post #99 of 266

Yep, I know the self-recrimination well!  It's been something of a lifelong struggle to internalize that poor food choices do not actually reflect on my quality of a human being or my self worth.

post #100 of 266
wave.gif It's been such a long time. I'm off FB and I've been missing you ladies so I tho't I'd see what you're up to. Not much to report on my end - just the usual sporadic running, yoga & weight lifting...

I heard there was a mobile app so I'm trying it out now.

Catching up now...
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