Good morning mamas...
I got out for 8.2 this morning and it turned out to be a nice run. My legs were a little tired from biking to/from work yesterday but not enough to make me miserable. This is the first week in a while that I've stuck to my schedule and actually done the mileage on the days I said I would do it, rather than shifting things around a bunch. Tomorrow I am going to take a total rest, and then Saturday morning is 15. It's funny, if I think too hard about what 15 miles really is distance-wise, I get sort of freaked out. It's much better if I just think of it as one mile more than I ran last Saturday.
1jooj, you have the New Deal, I have Get a Hold of Yourself Day. I've had two of those this spring. Good luck with it. I will certainly party with you when you get where you're going!
Pumpkinseed the weather was nuts earlier in the week, wasn't it? You'd think, oh, maybe it's stopping! only to have the rain start up again.
ND, thanks for sharing about your MIL's non-hodgkins lymphoma. Glad you got a bike ride and yoga in and the foot cooperated. Sorry the u/s was inconclusive. At DD's at 18 weeks, they said 75% girl. She was such a wiggly little booger (a theme that continued once she left the womb) that they could never get a clear view. Me and my statistician brain thought, well, it was already a 50% chance to start out with, so 75 isn't good enough for me and we're going to act like we don't know. Anyway, let us know if you find something out! And... thanks for the zine link!
Moonshine, elbow on the neck FACE UP?
Is this lady made of steel or what?
cReb, I feel the same way about bike rides... they don't do quite as much for me mentally and my breathing is quite irregular. Still, biking has thrills that running can't provide, so it all evens out I guess. Hope the x-ray and bone scan go well today.
2bbs, thanks for your encouragement about my speed. Maybe I will be one of those ladies who really picks it up in her 40s? Maybe I should adopt the motto: "I don't have to get faster, I just have to get older."
Katie, that sounds like quite a workout you did yesterday! I'm glad MIL saved the day!
Balancin1, it's frustrating when something is interfering with your goal-setting.
My advice for the next few weeks is to let the chest pain be your guide. Do what you can as fast as you can as long as it isn't hurting. Kinda like you would do with a muscle/tendon injury. You'll have 2.5 weeks or so between the EKG and the race... so maybe set your time goal after the EKG? Hey - glad you are coming to the dingo meetup!!
Poppy, sorry about the Barbies. That kind of thing would infuriate me. When do you get to go home?
Hi to everyone else! Have a wonderful day!