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post #801 of 920
Oooooooo, I am fast approaching

Today would have been a good weather day to run, but no, it didn't happen. I am not going to stress it. It will happen when it happens. I have a lot of things taking up space on my plate right now.

Eks, re: food. What 2bbs said. Less processed foods (like bagels), piles of greens, lots of fresh stuff, more protein and good fats (avocado, coconut, whole milk, nuts, meat). And don't forget eggs! As far as weight control, I have come to the mindset that it is the grains people eat that causes the problems.

Speaking of which, off to get me protein.
post #802 of 920
Ek, we cross-posted. As far as worrying about the woman who can barely finish 1/2 a bagel (whatever ), you are doing LOTS of exercise, not to be compared to the appetite to someone who doesn't. And you are still nursing, right? And don't forget your stress level. I think that can either kill your hunger or make it grow.
post #803 of 920
Moonshine, thanks for the input. I am going to make a menu for what I will eat tomorrow. Do you think the steel-cut oatmeal (made w/ half milk, half water) is OK? I do eat that about 3-4 times a week... I can cut down on the bagels certainly. I think I have deluded myself about their nutritional value because we get them from a bagel shop - so fewer chemicals, preservatives, etc. right? Otherwise I try to only eat whole grain bread or Ezekial bread.

I also eat whole wheat pasta, and sometimes, regular pasta? What about brown rice? Should I cut all that out too? I guess I am confused because I thought runners needed lots of carbs... and that as long as I was eating some fruits and veggies, it was OK to get the extra "runner's carbs" from grains.

Nutrition is confusing.
post #804 of 920
Holy #$%& y'all... my favorite aunt, my mom's sister, just found out she has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Time to educate myself about another type of cancer... :
post #805 of 920
Hello!!

I have not been able to get on the thread with a reply to my first post due to heavy traffic....a couple of times I wrote out long posts, only to have them get "stuck".

SO! I want to say (((THANKYOU))) for all of your warm welcomes!!

I took the week off after my 10k to recover from my shinsplints....then went out this weekend to run 40min and then 50 mins. I have a pulled deltoid,and blocked eustachian(sp?) tube in my right ear, so I tried to address those while I was icing my shins.

Our van bit the dust, and we have many med bills, so I think I will be doing a lot of walking and running over the next several weeks. We are a 1 car family....

I will run ds out to his "Mud Camp" (as he bikes) for the rest of the week. Dh thinks it's about 4 miles there and back. I have to figure out a way to transport his mudboots, and a book for me.

Thanks for the bra tips! I will go with the Enell, but need the cash first...will make do meanwhile.

I have tried to go back and read some of your posts and blogs. I am so inspired by all of you. I wish I could spend more time on the puter....

Take care and thanks again for the warm welcome!

mp
post #806 of 920
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by moonshine
As far as weight control, I have come to the mindset that it is the grains people eat that causes the problems.
I absolutely agree with this! Even as a runner. I use the refined carbs only when doing long workouts (over 80 minutes). I am trying to cut the bread out completely but I fall back on it when I am broke or stressed. I am finding once I adjusted to more fruits and veggies and protein I actually felt better without it. I rarely do pasta too. I'm probably somewhere between a Paleo and Weston A. Price in terms of nutrition.

yummmm avacados...and I use coconut oil for sooo much.
post #807 of 920
ek, so sorry to hear about your aunt! Hopefully it will resolve as quickly and as well as your mother's.

As for grains, at the moment I don't eat any (because of my stomach issues). There are moments when I wish for a big fat piece of fresh bread, slathered with the cultured butter I recently found (which must be sent from the heavens, by the way), but overall I am fine without grains. Certainly does put the focus on unprocessed foods. I have been reading about almost nothing else but nutrition these past weeks and still so much to learn. I have read that soaking grains makes them more digestible. So soak your oats overnight with water and a spoon full of yogurt. You might even be able to notice a difference in how you feel afterwards.

You see, 2bbs, the WAPers have gotten to me.
post #808 of 920
Elks, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. Your family is having such a terrible streak of crap! We need a crap-o-matic to suck it all away.

Update on my hip is on the blog.

Off to pick up my little nugget o' love at daycare.
post #809 of 920
oh jeez reb, my dh has a stress fracture in his tibia (i think? the pain was up by his knee, but i don't know what bone it was in). it got bad in the beginning of april, and he only started running again about two weeks ago. sorry to be a voice of : . i know how painful it can be though.

to you too eks, another tough situation to deal with just as things with your mom were looking like you could relax.
post #810 of 920
Oh Reb, when I find a crap-o-matic I'll get 2 and send one your way. So sorry about the hip. I hope it's not a stress fracture. But, yay for Dr. Marathon!! I'm glad you found someone you are comfortable with.

Moonshine, what we do is make the oatmeal on the stove on the weekend, and make enough to last through the week (stored in the fridge, of course). Wonder if that counts as soaking.

DH is preparing dinner and I am off to the store to pick up some produce and protein. Cheese, glorious cheese!
post #811 of 920
Oh Eks! What a nightmare!
And cReb, I was going to say that Baby Einstein is lame but after reading about your week in your blog I say "Load it up!" Good job on finding Doc marathon!

I totally agree with the refined carbs thing, now I just have to cut them out of my diet!

Okay everyone, I'm going out to run the farthest I ever have, the latest in the day I've ever run. Send me some perseverance vibes!
post #812 of 920
Oh Eks! What a nightmare!
And cReb, I was going to say that Baby Einstein is lame but after reading about your week in your blog I say "Load it up!" Good job on finding Doc marathon!

I totally agree with the refined carbs thing, now I just have to cut them out of my diet!

Okay everyone, I'm going out to run the farthest I ever have, the latest in the day I've ever run. Send me some perseverance vibes!
post #813 of 920
Woah ladies - I was only gone for one day and there are THREE new pages to read! How am I supposed to keep up??

We are off again tomorrow. The plan was to leave early early in the a.m. but dh told me the school phoned today to say that tomorrow all three children will be receiving awards for academic excellence - so we kind of want to bring them in for that. Messes up the beginning of our holiday plans but..... we still have to decide what to do.

pof6 - not really hs'ing again. School is out for the summer as of tomoorw (we were planning to take them out a day early) but all three kids are wanting to jump back into hs'ing for the summer. sd, who has just completed grade 4 in frencj immersion but always homeschooled until this year had glowing comments on his report card about his initiative, enthusiasm and ability to work independently - yay for the effects of hs'ing! Now we just have to keep that alive while "in the system."

to everyone - not enough time for personals tonight.
post #814 of 920
Shanti, would you mind sharing why you decided not to homeschool anymore? Well, fulltime, that is. I remember when I first started reading along this tribe, your kids where just starting public school and it was bittersweet for you. Just curious as to why you changed course.

I would NEVER be cut out for homeschooling, as much as I love the theory. DD1 has regressed to the why's for ever blasted thing, and I find myself wanting to snap at her to be quiet already. Not really the response to nurture an inquisitive mind, is it?
post #815 of 920
Hey Moonshine-I'm going to jump in and answer that one, too if ya don't mind. I homeschooled my older dd last year (pre-K age) and though some of it was great, it just wasn't for us. Toward the end of the school year I was dreading it and we were butting heads constantly. One example: when I introduced lower case letters, she refused to consider it b/c she already knew how to write one way and that was enough. It was frustrating for both of us.
I felt like a failure at first b/c I had said over and over again that I was going to hs and my children would never set foot in public schools. Ugh-nothing like eating your own words, huh? I love the concept of hs'ing and wish that it would have worked out better for us, but I love much more being able to guide her on a child-led learning journey (we still do lots of supplemental stuff of her choice) without feeling the pressure of making sure she has skills A, B and C.
post #816 of 920
ok, question for you twice a day runners . . . here's my situation: i was planning on doing a speed workout with the local club tomorrow night (while mil watches the kids); however, i forgot that i have a dr appt in philly at 3:30. if all goes *perfectly (as in being in and out of the dr and no traffic), i can make it to drop them off with mil by 5:30. i'm not counting on that though, so i'm going to get up and run with ds in the jogger - probably 3 or 4 miles on the bike trail.

here's the question: will i be ok doing a fairly tough workout later in the evening if i do make it? i'm thinking of bringing lots of high energy snacks for the car with me (and getting a latte on the way : ).
post #817 of 920
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kate~mom
ok, question for you twice a day runners . . . here's my situation: i was planning on doing a speed workout with the local club tomorrow night (while mil watches the kids); however, i forgot that i have a dr appt in philly at 3:30. if all goes *perfectly (as in being in and out of the dr and no traffic), i can make it to drop them off with mil by 5:30. i'm not counting on that though, so i'm going to get up and run with ds in the jogger - probably 3 or 4 miles on the bike trail.

here's the question: will i be ok doing a fairly tough workout later in the evening if i do make it? i'm thinking of bringing lots of high energy snacks for the car with me (and getting a latte on the way : ).
I ran 4 miles this morning and rode 18 miles tonight without feeling any fatigue from the run. When I do two runs in a day I always find the second one to be the stronger run. With that amount of time between them you should be fine regardless. Eat well and run your heart out!
post #818 of 920
two-a-day runners :

2bbs, I just read your blog and it is so right. my dh jokes that there is a place for everyone on the internet (crunchy running mamas, etc) and this is ours...amazing.

going to run tomorrow morning....going to run tomorrow morning....going to nurse and then run tomorrow morning!
post #819 of 920
Hey, what does it take to get your running shirts clean? : I'm wearing a just-washed running shirt, ran less than 3 miles and it stinks. Like peee-you get outta my space stink. I barely even sweat when I run...
post #820 of 920
Where's the soaking in the bath smilie? I did it, a new PR and it felt amazingly easy. And I felt like 1Jooj because at the last minute I convinced my friend Edith to join me. On lap 22 or something I asked her casually what the farthest she'd run was and she said, "6 kilometers, and we only have one more right?" I said "One more what?". She said, "Kilometers!" She had been thinking in km when I said 7 miles and the poor woman was just jogging along, practicing her english for the second half of the run no less! So it was a record for both of us
No I'm going to put those epsom salts claims to the test! 'night 'night
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