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JayGee, I'm chiming in to agree that it's totally unfair to be finished with running. I hope you find something joyful to take it's place.


On the whole diet/exercise thing, I think I'm an outlier on the diet before exercise issue. If I'm exercising regularly I feel more motivated to treat my body well and feed it better food. Of course, I've never exercised at the level that some of you do, and 20-30km per week seems to be a sweet spot where my body looks and feels good without much effort on the dietary side other than what I feel compelled to eat. That said, I'm 34, so may be here looking for wisdom on this matter in a few years...


RR- 5ish km with some hill repeats thrown in today- watchless and gpsless this morning. I spent from 6:30 to 7 trying to escape the 4 year old sleeping on my arm before escaping the house while everyone slept in (though apparently only until about 10 minutes after I left).


NRR- We hit the farmer's market today, watched a couple street soccer matches in the qualifying tournament for the homeless world cup that hubby was refereeing all day (he's now horribly sun-burned) and spent the afternoon weeding the front yard and garden and biking to the library. It's the first rain-free day in a week. I think summer is here! Tomorrow the multi-stage mountain bike race is in town and my youngest is going to ride in the kids race again this year. I will be checking out all of the bikers ;)


In other news, my husband was offered three courses for the fall semester. I convinced him to take only two, since he has some writing work that needs to get done at some point (and the associated grant money, which will surely be spent). The work world always seems to provide when we need it.

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I really do love.gifcaffix.gif. What's funny is that I rarely drink it outside of work, I usually prefer tea. But, at work, it must be coffee...the stronger, and sugarier (is that a word?) the better. Mmmm.

Yes, I made it through my shifts, and they weren't even that bad, really. The first night flew by, since it was only 8 hours. Last night was slightly longer, but mostly because I had a highly anxious, chronic pain patient who was freaking out over the fact that her baby was withdrawing from all the narcotics she took during pregnancy. Sigh. Fortunately, my other two couplets were lovely, lovely people, which made dealing with that a little easier. DS is driving me crazy, but admitted today that he just wants to get my attention, so I made sure that I shut everything down and snuggled with him on the couch to watch a movie before bedtime. Poor kiddo...he came home from Ohio just in time for me to work 2 days followed by 2 nights. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he's feeling a little neglected. It's not gonna get any better till we go to Florida next week, either, since I work the next three nights and then we immediately get on a plane. I'm starting to get excited about our trip, although also stressed out about the logistics of packing when I work the next three nights and traveling on no sleep and figuring out what we're going to do when once we're there. Oh, and XH asked if it would be ok if he brought his wife and stepson and joined us the last weekend that we're in Florida so the boys can go to Disney together. I'm mildly annoyed that he's horning in on our vacation, but I don't want to be a beyotch and say no, either. Plus, DS is really excited at the prospect of going to Disney with his stepbrother. I guess it IS XH's dad that we're going to see, after all. orngtongue.gif It's gonna be a wee bit awkward, though, I have a feeling. It could be good in some ways...I've never done more than exchange a few words with XH's wife, so it might not be a bad thing to get to know her a little.

m.cr (match.com report innocent.gif)~ Not much to report yet. I've been exchanging emails with a couple of guys. One guy seems very nice, but hasn't shown much personality in his emails. I got an email today from a new guy, and it made me laugh out loud, so I emailed him back. Several emails that have not impressed me (form letter, asking to meet in the very first email, one email whose entire content was "Hi. I'm jealous of your flexible work schedule."...um, ok). I emailed a couple of guys who are way too hot for me. I have not heard back from them, but you never know, right? Nothing else that entertaining going on, but I did email three guys last night while I was at work, so I'm trying!
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Oh, Gaye, you are making me ROTFLMAO.gif. And, I think you're doing very well at being a gracious ex.


MelW, your home sounds so intriguing to me. Congrats on the working out of income! Not a small thing. I tend to have a similar benefit when I am regular and good with exercise. I think for me it is the stress management aspect. I let out extra energy that I would otherwise funnel into emotional eating. Either way, the result of plenty of exercise is better overall health.


In that vein, I know I have a long slog ahead to get back into the place where I feel super-good, but I'm really motivated, I am pretty single-minded, and being in the whole just-me-running-the-place mode, I know I have all the tools and fewer obstacles. So I am working on fat-adapting a la Mark Sisson, which is sort of painful in this moment, but in another week, I will be on fire, and it should bode well for long fasting days without a fried food and sugar binge at 9PM every night for 30 days. winky.gif


Just ran/walked 6.2mi and now taking the kids over to the gym for our fun gym time and a swim.

post #264 of 267

Go with the guy that makes you laugh, Gaye!


RR - big workout yesterday, big workout today.  It was 52 miles on the bike today.  I was supposed to follow that with a 4 mile run, which would have coincided with Emily's 4 mile run that she needed to do today.  After the bike, though, I totally bonked.  I was, however, able to pull it together long enough to ride my hybrid while she ran next to me. It was obviously an easy end to the morning.  Emily tore her run up, too!  Very proud of her!luxlove.gif

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Holy bonks, mamas. Went out for an 8 miler and came home nauseous and gasping at not even 6! It was humid but not more than the other day...I don't know. Blech. I am ovulating so I guess it's possible that's a factor. My hormones and their wackiness is way more of an issue now than it ever was before (well except for that hemorraging thing every month that I had surgery for. sigh.). Another weird ick...it seems that if I ingest any simple sugar (like, juice or a gf cookie) after noon with nothing else, I get a whomper of a headache and then need a nap. I suppose on the up side, it puts me off sugar. But wow, that's kind of harsh. 


Anyway, here in NJ at my parents' for one night and taking my girls to camp in PA tomorrow for a month. Bittersweet. Lots of hours in the car tomorrow for ds. Ugh...


On the up side, vegan chinese food tonight. broc1.gifyummy.gif  It makes me laugh to order 'roast pork fried rice' on the phone ROTFLMAO.gif(also weirds me out. but the whole place is totally vegan) Makes spending time at my parents that much more worthwhile. 

post #266 of 267

Yes, Nic, that would be a strange thing to have to force out of my mouth, too.


I am just finalizing plans for our wee one-day road trip to Madison today. Ds is coming along and dd is staying with family. I have stops at two markets to stock up on meat options, a swing through TJ's, and I'd like to take a walk on State Street and check out the Capitol Building, maybe sign some petitions or something, you know...taking two coolers and hoping the meat stays frozen for the drive back.


After my 6 miles yesterday, I did a short bike ride, just 15 minutes, but it felt like work to my quads. Then lifted with ds.


Also working on raising my fat and trimming carbs extra low to encourage the body to burn its own assets (ahem) and not bonk like crazy while fasting. One more week of practice.


Which reminds me, Plady--that was EXACTLY the kind of camp I'm talking about!duck.gif


bec, I know I would have bonked. Seems lots of bonk-inducing weather out there these days, between heat, humidity and barometric pressure. Oy.

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