sparkle to all of it. Good and bad. And that rock.
Plady, I wish I could see you performing.
I have a question for y'all...
I'm a newbie regarding jogging, started a month ago, never been a jogger since they would force us to run in high school and I've always been overweight and very self-conscious...
Anyway, like I said I started a month ago and I love it! I only jog for 10 mins (without stopping, which is good for me) but I wonder if y'all have any advice...? I have an alright cardio since I ride my bike to work 4 days a week (35 mins at a time) but what makes me stop is that burning feeling in my calves... I read that sprinting makes you loose your belly pretty fast, what do you think? I did sprint today and my throat was on fire... You think I should stick to normal jogging or give sprinting a try? Any tips? Also I have crappy 10$ Wal-Mart shoes, any particular brands that are affordable (50-60$) but good?
Sorry to pop in like that, but I think I really need advise...
Something in DS thankfully has clicked on gifting. He's got all the "going all out for a birthday/special day" genes in the family. He had DH take him shopping yesterday for supplies, and he's been up in his room crafting for about 10 hours since. I wasn't even aloud to put him to bed last night for fear I'd see something.
I've taken kerc's wise advise and started announcing for Mother's Day, my birthday, and Christmas how things are going to go. I'm not that big on it, but I appreciate something small an no hint of hearing how much following through with something small is such a burden. Actually, I think that's the biggest thing. Do something in a way that doesn't communicate to me that doing something for me a big burden. DS' delightful crafting is great because he's loving doing it.
And that's so sweet that your DS is really into making gifts. I love that.
RM - So sorry about the trampoline accident That must have been really traumatic all around. All the worry in the world can't keep accidents from happening sometimes. Hope you are doing ok and your DS, too. And of course the friend, too!
Sparkle & Lofty - you guys are on the same wavelength!
Plady - I also wish I could come see you in a play! Yay on the weight loss!!
Welcome Jaxy! I started running in a pair of shoes I got at TJ Maxx, and they were fine for the lower mileage. The advice you already got about stretching your calves diligently is good. Two other things I would add to that advice:
I had my 10k yesterday. I worked my rear end off in that race, went out fast and thought I was all set for a PR. Yeah, not so much. I missed it by about 10 seconds, and my goal of beating an hour by about 35 seconds. Grr, that darned 59 minute 10k eludes me! We stuck around for the awards and parade for the Hell Hole Swamp Festival, and wow - very interesting. There were lots of fire trucks, tractors, one band, some horses, the Shriners in their tiny cars (DS was beside himself. He now wants to grow up to be a Shriner.), and many many pageant winners, from babies up to the Miss Hell Hole Swamp. Strange stuff.
Rainy day here - trying to get my work done early because there is a neighborhood potluck going on tonight. I am making margaritas to share. I might have lost a day of work the last time I had margaritas.
Gaye, Possibly you were convinced because you're tired and busy and grieving about your grandma. I hope the funeral is lovely. As sad as deaths make me, family funerals are always something I look forward to (not in the way that makes it sound), because I have a huge family and funerals are one of the few times everyone is in the same place anymore. Safe travels.
RM, I am so sorry about the trampoline accident. It really could have happened to anyone. I hope the friend heals well, and ds can come around to feeling better. And you too.
kerc, that does suck. But definitely get the basement stuff plumbed as long as there in there. Tree root trouble or what? There was a house on our block back when we lived in town that had to have the whole thing redone, I remember...but the way it went down for them was sort of like it had been undisclosed in a sale or something. Not good. At least you guys have been there a while. Still, that is just so much money. Bah.
Hi Jaxy! I started running in cheaper shoes, and bought them in a size I would not deem too small for running, and within probably 6 weeks or so, I was at a running store on the advice of wise Dingoes. Properly fitting shoes will change your running experience! Also, yes on the intervals, running/walking. It is the best way to go longer and get more benefit while preserving form and preventing injury. Add to your running slowly over time. You'll do great. You already are.
Mel38, it sounds like you did great anyway...and maybe it's the NEXT 10K that's the 59-minute one. The fest sounds fun, too.
MelW, how is your husband? The standing workstation sounds cool (but whoa would that take getting used to for me), but accommodations make me worry, like things have deteriorated? I'm so glad you're able to manage dd's allergies so far this spring, and boy, I hope she can get some enjoyment out of this season!
I will assume we will not do Mother's Day. There is a local Mother's Day here, earlier in Spring. I want to say someone took me out for shawarma or something...I don't remember.
Plady, I will take any tips! I am still trying to shrug off the last of what I'd gained back after last summer; I am afraid that "too busy to eat much" may be the only answer, and it is not an answer I like, especially around 3 in the afternoon! I have done so well staying off all the junk, but I have some behaviors that need intervention.
Yoga last night was excellent and just what I needed. It always is. Sigh. Just having my coffee now and heading out in a few minutes, would like to run 4 miles this morning, and walk a couple more. Monday is Arabic day for the kids and HS Park Day, so we'll ride bikes later, and maybe I can convince dh to hit the gym in the evening.
Off I go into the day. Have a great, sleep, Dingoes.