Thanks for the new thread EK’s Mama
Shanti, what a difficult period of time your family had. I can see why your runs and walks out in the fresh air near the lake are so powerful for you
AnneElizabeth, this is a wonderful group.
BBM, I loved hearing your long route, it sounds wonderful.
EK’s Mama, I hope all goes smoothly with your aunt and she responds quickly to treatment.
Dr. Jen, you did a great job on a hard race in the middle of a baby marathon! WTG
HBM, have fun away in Savannah. I hope you have a great time. I can relate to the feeling of being bummed out about missing something. It’s ok to wallow in it, and then find a way to have fun doing it differently this year
Kerc, I am thinking of you Mama as you write. You know, your sister’s note reminds me of myself when I was recovering from depression in my 20s. I was on meds for the depression and they were working but I also have pretty bad anxiety issues that weren’t being addressed by my meds. I went on some hard core anti-anxiety meds and it was like being given a whole new life. With her description of her panic attack, I wonder if she has something like that going on which isn’t being addressed?
Jooj, congrats on your PR 10 miles. That is so awesome and you are an amazing woman in general. I am glad you are a friend of mine
Geo, the best features on my treadmill are the different types of programs, different sprints and hill workouts. There are lots of different combinations so the runs are never boring. Ours also comes with a heart monitor which for some folks is an important feature, for others not so. We did a lot of research and found that the best TMs to get for serious runners are the more expensive ones, vs. the basic fitness ones which don’t hold out under the type of use we would give them. OF the running grade treadmills, they all seemed pretty similar, and had differences which we only appreciated while running on them. For example some were more elastic than others in the footfall and that is a personal preference sort of thing. We looked at this reference quite a bit. http://www.tmdoctor.com/pages/best_buy_awards.php
they also have reviews of pretty much all brands of TMs. Also runners world has good reviews. We ended up getting the most basic pacemaster TM. Also if there is a sports store near you, go and run on the different ones to see if any particular brand has a feature you don’t like. There was one that I didn’t like because it was way too bouncy to me.
2BB I am excited and a bit jealous of you as you get ready for the tri. I miss racing more than I let myself admit
sorry you had a bad weekend Mama, I hope the week gets better for you.
Aw Mandy, I hope you feel better soon. What a bummer that coffee can do this to you Does it bother to make your coffee soap?
Reb, those gnomes are cool! So how are you feeling?
Hi Athansor It is so good to hear from you. I have been wondering where your move is taking you!
Wawoof, your run sounds really nice. I have this fantasy about our whole family running together when the kids are older and realize it is just that, most likely a fantasy
Have fun on your dingo run, I can’t wait to hear about it.
Pumpkinseed, oh no, that was totally a hard core run! Feel better soon.
To everyone else, I hope you are all doing well Mamas.
I am doing OK. My foot is still really painful. I think I pushed it way too hard last week during my 5 days of houseguests. So now it hurts worse again and I am still sedentary. Wah. I am going to go to yoga tonight and just do what the foot will allow me. I need
to do something!
My non-running life is exciting though. Me and the other zine mamas are taping an interview for Air america radio this week! Yikes, I am so excited for this opportunity but I fear I am not well spoken enough or cool enough
for radio. I will have to try to not say "like" all the time haha
: The lady at the station said we can even tape a little promo spot that they will play in between, you know those "This is so and so and you're listening to blah blah blah radio" so we might be hearing our voices randomly on the radio as we drive around town. Cool but definately strange.
I took a 4 month belly pic
today. I will be 18 weeks tomorrow. Don't know where the time went. Getting big and I love it even though I look a bit grumpy in the picture.
Hey, speaking of births, my good friend had her vbac this morning. She was 14 days past her due date, scheduled to be induced today, but went into labor Saturday night. Then her little boy started throwing up and it all stopped. Her inlaws took her son to their house and her labor started up again last night. She labored at home with her MW that she had for her first pregnancy (MW doesnt do vbacs, but helped her as a doula this time around) until she was completely dilated, then went to the hospital to push. After 2 hours her baby girl was born. I am so happy for her.
Take care, ND