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running, wogging, walking mamas - NOV - it's cold!

post #1 of 708
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here we go mamas - a new month and a new thread



welcome old-timers and new mamas. This thread is for those who want support getting out there to move whether that's running, jogging, walking or wogging (yes, we have few pregnant mamas here - watch out for the water). We like to chat so the thread moves fast so hang on for the ride!

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Subbing.

No run today yet. Hoping for one later (again). I did so much walking and being at the park yesterday with 2 little kiddoes that I didn't run in the end. Oh, well.

Grnmntnmama, I did Vermont City. It's a nice marathon, because the field isn't super duper fast (I wasn't even nearly last, and it took me 5 hours!) and because the way the course is set up, you run past the same point several times. So if you want to stash a pal there with supplies, it's easy to do! Plus the course support is great. There is a killer hill around mile 18 I think, and there is an in-out section in the first half of th emarathon with rolling hills and banked roads (it's highway) which was hard on the legs a bit. But I found pals to run with. Also, people do parts of the marathon as a relay so there are lots of areas with tons of people around to cheer! And Lake Champlain is lovely.
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ok. so the muscles are a better (no more nausea), but I realized in the midst of all the soreness that my boob was sore (?) and not my pec; alas, I have a plugged duct, and I think I may have a slight fever, although need to check again after the hot beverage. Oouucchh. I had 2 plugged ducts and mastitis twice w/ DD but only 1 plugged duct so far with DS. I Hate these things! Is there any other remedy besides massaging it so hard you want to cry? This has worked in the past; hot towel, hot shower, and brutal massage He doesnt seem to drain it much when nursing 'cause its in a far outside spot. hmm....


funny story: my friends' DS got steamrolled at the park yesterday by Richard Gere. She said he apologized profusely and everyone in the park was looking on, probabaly wishing their kid had been taken down by Richard Gere

still aiming for a run in a bit, will "report' after
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Originally Posted by saskiasmom
Is there any other remedy besides massaging it so hard you want to cry? This has worked in the past; hot towel, hot shower, and brutal massage He doesnt seem to drain it much when nursing 'cause its in a far outside spot. hmm....
try to orient your ds so that his chin is pointed toward the plug -- this may mean you have to lay on the floor to nurse with his feet above your head but it works -- they have more pull on the bottom of the mouth. Also, try getting in a hot tub and soaking your breast, then try to hand express a bit after it's good and warm, and then once the water is cool enough for your ds, bring him in the tub and nurse him there. You could also try laying your ds on the floor and kneeling above him to nurse. My SIL swore by this (she got plugs all the time from wearing her running bra) method but it didn't work for me. I needed the chin orientation and the hot baths. Good luck!

Glad the rest of you is not as sore!
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grnmtnmama - congrats on your marathon. I should have checked in here before the day - I was there (not running) ALL day. I would have loved to look for your number. I was inspired to start working out after being around that all day. My BIL came in 3rd and my SIL (his wife) came in 13th. My dh (not entered in the marathon - just there as a spectator) had to go find his other sister who was injured and ran (walked/helped her limp along) the last 4 miles with her. My dh is getting in such great shape these days I'm feeling like a slug. (he's preparing for a 5k). I need to get a jogging stroller. Until then I'm jumping rope at home and doing calasthenics (sp?). Many of my in-laws are runners and I'm surrounded by these athletic chizzled people - kind of intimidating.
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subbing! dh home sick today-so getting ready to put dd down for a nap and head out the door for a quiet run with the leaves
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I ran at 6:30 this morningand saw an amazing sunrise. Seeing it reflect off of the trees with their beautiful colours sent chills up my spine. I will get a run in tomorrow and Friday but then probably not again until Tuesday. I will try to do some pilates and yoga before the kids wake up those mornings.

I forget who provided the link to the recipe for pumpkin and black bean soup but I just printed it out. I think I will try it this week while dh is away - for some reason he hates black beans and is often suspicious of squash things. Thanks for the recipe! If you want I can post my black bean soup recipe.

We moved in to this house last January and yesterday I picked out colours to paint or house. I am dreading the work but excited at how it will look eventually.Right now everything is a basic greyish beige and quite dark and dull. When we are done, everything will be yellow and white except for the girls' bedroom and it will be blue, green and purple. Does anyone have a magic wand I could borrow to get this done? Even the ceilings and trim are beige so they will have to be painted too :
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Saskiasmom - argh, plugged ducts are no fun. I've been successful with hot showers/warm cloths before nursing, massaging the area while nursing, and I second the thing about the chin pointed towards the spot. I hope it resolves quickly. I am amazed you still want to run... you must have a stellar bra!

I printed out the pumpkin and black bean soup recipe and I am hoping I can talk DH into trying it next week. We have an uncarved pumpkin and besides pumpkin bread and muffins, I need ways to use it up. Plus I have this fascination with recipes with black beans and anything orange (like sweet potatoes). I haven't actually tried any yet but I have a bunch lined up, DH just derailed me this past week with the Portabello Penne casserole thingy.

Shantimama - good luck with the painting. We painted our bedroom (walls, doors, and trim, but not ceiling thank goodness) when we moved in and I found it so stressful. We still need to do DD's room but I am debating having it done (so I can be mad at them instead of myself for any mistakes) versus being frugal and doing it ourselves.

We are planning to go to the track tonight so I can run intervals. I am a little achy today, but nothing that shouldn't work itself out. Also, my knees are doing better. The issue is still there but no serious pain. I am practicing leaning forward while running downhill and it is amazing how much less jarring it is.

Hope everyone is having a great day!
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Subbing.

See you after my track work.
post #10 of 708
Hello everyone!

I'm subbing for now.. still inconsistently running. The story of my life, yes?

Today and tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful around here, and with little amounts of homework I should be able to get in a few enjoyable runs. YES!!!

Has anyone heard from MonikitaUT? I know she's busy adjusting to her job, but I've been thinking about her. I hope everything is well, Monikita!
post #11 of 708
hi everyone!
I was planning a run this morning and then realized my boobs are WAYYYYYY too big for any sports bra I might own. And too big to run without. Must be all that milk I keep squirting into Leah's face bringing a whole new meaning to the idea of milk face. So holding off on that.

I second the idea of where's monikaut?

can someone post the pumpkin soup link here?

Goals for the rest of this week:
1. avoid eating all of my daughter's candy
2. walk 30 minutes 2 more times
3. stay hydrated (apparently a big problem given my chapped lips at the end of the work day).
post #12 of 708
just got back from 6.5 miles. My body is very sore. it has been a week of overdoing with food and exercise. ...not writing, or making art, or cleaning

So Im trying to get DS to nurse. I just got out of a 15 min. shower with hot water on my boob and expressed HARD. It hurt a lot, and I feel like weeping now. I think i 'popped' the plug, but I need him to nurse to clear it out and he WONT! He never wont! Im begging him "after all Ive done for you" and Dh is trying to explain that women dont often beg to have you suck on their breasts , but still nothin'. Craaaapppp. My boob huuurrrrttttttsss

The reason I can run w/ a plugged duct is that my breasts are little

have good runs/walks/wogs everyone
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Hello all! popping in since I caught it at the beg of the month. naking

started running again aug 1, and have run every day but 10/11 since. the first week in oct, i injured my left knee and satout a few days. then last sat, my back went out! went to the er sun and the doc did an adjustment. still sore at times, but went a mile last night and again this am.

i'm slow - my miles have beeen about 9:21-9:23. once i'm more certain my back's good to go i'll work on increasing my speed and distance. but for not doing any sort of cardio for years, i feel really good about my progress.

k
post #14 of 708
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Originally Posted by saskiasmom
Dh is trying to explain that women dont often beg to have you suck on their breasts , but still nothin'.
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kinsey43, I would not call 9:21 slow!!! Especially considering your knee, back, and that you've only been back at it for a couple of months. WTG!
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baby and kid photo

disregard the fact that erin INSISTS her sister needs the "pillow" and we have to jam her little head into it. Leah does just fine with head control.
post #16 of 708
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Originally Posted by kinsey43
i'm slow - my miles have beeen about 9:21-9:23. once i'm more certain my back's good to go i'll work on increasing my speed and distance. but for not doing any sort of cardio for years, i feel really good about my progress.
k
Is there an echo in here?? Trust me that is not slow! A lot of these mamas are running that speed or slower (including me). That is a great speed! Welcome to the group!!

Kerc- Abolsutely adorable kiddos!

saskiasmom- Just keep offering and let him nurse all day if neccessary. Try and rest up a bit today. Like that's possible with kids I know.

Eks- Good luck on intervals! I'd send you my mom for the painting if I could. She repainted my entire house nearly when we moved in before ds was born. She loves it. If it had been just me I'd of hired soemone too!

Shantimama- Yay for a morning run!! Moments like that help me keep heading out the door even when I don't want to.

I'll be doing a quick run after work. Dp is working tonight and dd is still not feeling well. It will be comfort food and the Wiggles this evening I think.
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thanks, eksmom! i just feel sluggy, yk?

kristin, your babes are adorable! Leah's a little chunk! so cute. w always tried to "help" C w/the pillow, too, lol.

I meant to say earlier that I need to pay attention to hydration, too. My lips have been chapped by the evenings as well.... it only took me three days to figure out that I need to drink more - duh!.

k
post #18 of 708
No, 9:20 miles are not slow. 9:20 miles are faster than most of the women here. The point is it get out the door and get some good cardio-vascular exercise so that we can live good, long lives.

Kerc, thanks for sharing the photos. As always, beautiful trees.
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Cute girlies, Kerc!
post #20 of 708
ah - be greatful for small boobs when bf'ing. When I was dealing with plugged ducts, painful breasts, etc. I had to sleep with pillows to prop them up when the babe wasn't nursing. I am a 30E now - At the height of my breastfeeding life, I was a 32J ouch.

kerc - they are adorable. Walking sounds like a good plan until you are ready to run again.

beans are cooking ready to turn into yummy baked beans for tomorrow. Maybe I will put some pumpkin in the crockpot and try and make the soup this weekend. The kids love pumpkin gingerbread so I will use up all of the pumpkin.

I need patience when it comes to my education - all see right now is years of studying ahead of me until I can start bringing in some $$$. I am sick of tight finances but don't want to take a job and then not have the time to study and take care of my kids. How did you all do it? dh cracked a joke the other day about me applying for a job at the nuclear facility (as if!) because it pays well instead of studying for the next 5 years. When I asked him if he was prepared to take care of cooking, cleaning, kid raising, etc, etc while I am at work his face went white. There is no way he could have the freedom to work the way he does and still have such a nice home life if I wasn't here - too bad my work doesn't show up in the bank account. We got a flyer in the mail today looking for people to deliver Sears catlogues. Maybe that would so something to help.
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