1jooj, I am sending out all the positive thoughts I can muster!!! A change sounds so necessary for you. You'll be so much happier. I don't think you should compare your stress to others' because no one can quantify stress. You are experiencing this difficulty and you are making plans and working your way out of it. That's commendable!! That half-marathon should be a breaze for you now!
Po6, I still don't like running enough to say I really enjoyed a run. I loved reading that you had such a wonderful run this morning!!!
Mamabeth, sounds like a great run!
Shantimama, I hope you post pics of your Ukranian Eggs!! I've never made them, but I'd like to. It's intimidating...looks really hard.
Eksmom, your exercise enthusiasm is inspiring! What kind of bike are you interested in?
Grnmtnmama, it's dark already where you live!! How do you use your single gear mtn bike? I definitely want a road bike and I'm leaning toward a Specialized or Trek, their women-specific models. The Trek I could buy new for about $600 and the Specialized for about $1000 but I think they are pretty equal in quality. I don't know. It probably won't happen THIS year, either.
Welcome, Realrellim!!! WTG on your half!!! There's a story in there somewhere and I would love to read it (a dead body?!?!). I breastfed all three of my kids until they were 2.5, 3.5, and 3, respectively. NONE of them drank cows milk and only occasionally had soy or rice milk. DD#2 actually wouldn't eat or drink anything but breastmilk until she was 11 mo old. I went to work full time when she was 13 mo. and had to learn to pump for her so she'd have enough to eat. I couldn't pump much and she had no interest in drinking breastmilk from a cup. She happily learned to eat and drink more of other things (she had allergies as a baby and we kept her away from most things until she was about 18 mo) and is now a healthy 8 yo. At 21 mo, your daughter could safely go without milk entirely. Any milk. It is my opinion that this culture's opinion on milk is driven by the dairy industry, not by actual science. She will be fine. My kids still only drink milk occasionally. I never give it to them with meals. We use it for cooking and on cereal. My point is that now, all these years later, they haven't suffered for their lack of dairy products. My dd#1 was so teensy as a baby and toddler that I was really worried about her getting enough to eat. She was 17 lbs. at a year and didn't grow much more until she hit age 3. I didn't want to wean her and I thought she got most of her calories from breastmilk at age 2, so when I was pg with #2 and it was just way too painful to continue with nursing, I had to stop. She did just fine. Didn't lose any weight...didn't really increase her appetite, but she was fine. Now, she's huge!! She's this beautiful, 5' 2", slim, 11yo, and she eats twice as much as I do! I'm not trying to lecture, but if you are like me, you worry far too much about things that your dd will do naturally...regulating her food/milk intake is one of those things. If you are worried about supply, you could skip nursing for a couple days, and then once you got back to it, it would only take your daughter about 12 hours to get your supply back up to meet her demand. Most kids your daughters age only nurse that frequently because of comfort and habit, not because they need the nutritian. That said, I'm all for nursing her as often as she wants!! But there is no need to deprive yourself of running a marathon. Good luck to you!!!
DrJen, I wish I had some advice for you!! I hate being late to the extent that I am pathalogically early (okay, I know that can't really be a disease, but it's probably annoying to some of my friends!). If dd is the reason you are late, then I think her band instructor could be an ally in coming up with some natural consequenses for those times she can't get herself going.
cReb, Sheesh, total bummer about Chris' job. Why didn't he get a raise? Congratulations on the new house!!! Would it be a bad thing for your mom to get involved with Merrill? And, girl! How can you be calling a 3 mile run a day off, huh?
Moonshine, I didn't figure out until reading your last post that you are a massage therapist! Do you work out of your home?
Monika, one of my favorite things about running is getting home after a hard one. It makes it more worth it somehow. Sounds like you had a run like that today. It's over!
Thanks for the new thread, Kate~Mom!
I haven't met you before.
I did NOT run today. It's spring break. DD#1 was all ready to babysit when her friend called and asked her to go to the city with her and spend the night. We had to leave right then. Instead, I went on a 2 hour hike over some property that we are hoping to buy with 2 other parties. It's 120 acres of gorgeous view! http://www.lakechelanidx.com/agent_s...1&site_domain=
We took a picnic lunch up there. DS didn't complain at all, although getting down off this mountain was really hard!!