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post #21 of 1086
eks, how about you tape your glasses somewhere (helmet, bike?) before you go?

You'll LOOK stupid, but...at least you get water.

OK--just raised my voice. It was the only way to get the kids away from right behind my head. And I did it, really, as nicely as possible. Just louder than usual. We have a 1200 sq ft house, and they bring their toys to 3 feet from me (when I'm working at the computer) and argue about them there while I try to work. It's sooooooo infuriating.: There's a huge basement toyroom, a living room, three bedrooms, hallway, kitchen--and they're on top of me. Arguing.

They're gone now. I feel bad, but then...nah.
post #22 of 1086
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Originally Posted by 1jooj
OK--just raised my voice. It was the only way to get the kids away from right behind my head. And I did it, really, as nicely as possible. Just louder than usual. We have a 1200 sq ft house, and they bring their toys to 3 feet from me (when I'm working at the computer) and argue about them there while I try to work. It's sooooooo infuriating.: There's a huge basement toyroom, a living room, three bedrooms, hallway, kitchen--and they're on top of me. Arguing.

They're gone now. I feel bad, but then...nah.
Hmmm, yea, I get that. Or they decide to follow me where ever I go. : Even going to different floors. But of course not when I want them too. Now, why is that?
post #23 of 1086
nak so no long post...

eks--packing tape or tie the case to your bike? do you have prescription sunglasses, and if so, can you tell me all about 'em? and the decision you made about changing training plans sounds right on to me!

thanks for all the support about the race. I am so pumped about running right now and wish I had both hands free to talk your ears off about it. y'all can thank my dd for sparing you
post #24 of 1086
Lisa ~ Goshen. Sorry, not near you.

Off to find squash and cuke recipes. We're drowning as well, and only E and I seem to want to eat the squash.
post #25 of 1086
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by 1jooj
OK--just raised my voice. It was the only way to get the kids away from right behind my head. And I did it, really, as nicely as possible. Just louder than usual. We have a 1200 sq ft house, and they bring their toys to 3 feet from me (when I'm working at the computer) and argue about them there while I try to work. It's sooooooo infuriating.: There's a huge basement toyroom, a living room, three bedrooms, hallway, kitchen--and they're on top of me. Arguing.
ok I was clearing out my sewing area yesterday -- dh was outside, playing with the hose and sprinkler on a hot day, and my dd was inside, right at my feet, asking me to play. I didn't raise my voice but suggested rather strongly that dh take the kiddos to the park for a while.
post #26 of 1086
Hi guys,

Ek's Mama, how about using a chalk bag that climbers use? They are pretty deep and can cinch on top. You could slide glasses in there pretty safely. They are light and can hook to your pants or shirt.

2BBs and Chelsea, thanks for the reports. I loved reading about your fabulous days.

Plady, yikes about the shoes, what a bummer. Have you tried running with them tied really loosely? It almost sounds like the sole of the shoe isn't right, with the way they are feeling under your foot. I hope it gets better.

Shanti, you have a big week planned, but wonderful too. I hope you get the yoga time in and have some great creative moments.



I did a mile jog today (and then I got too hot ) my foot felt good and my sacrum feels like it is still attached to my spine LOL It was great to run for a bit. Tonight I get to go to yoga.

I took the kids food shopping in the burley today. They both brought their special babies.... and forgot them at the kid area there : bad mommy forgot to check for them before I loaded the kids up and went back out into the heat. Now it's naptime and 1) I am hoping they will sleep without their babies, and 2) that they are there when I go back before yoga tonight. Yikes.


ND
post #27 of 1086
OK, I'm about to set off, Dasani water bottle in one cage, glorified glasses case (water bottle) in other cage. Heat index 100. I think I'm good. Y'all rock with all the creative suggestions.

Chelsea, I LOVE my prescription sunglasses. You might have noticed I almost never took them off the whole Dingo camping weekend. I don't know how I ever survived without them. They are polarized. Having to swap pairs back and forth is a minor annoyance but still better than giving myself a headache squinting all the time. Anything else you want to know, ask away.

Welcome HappyToBe!

Kristin, nice squash recipes... the stuffed one w/ pepperoni sounds like something my DH would over. Well, 'cause that's just how he feels about pepperoni.
post #28 of 1086
GMM, are you and dh compatible bike riders? That would be fun! My dh likes to ride for leisure. I like to go as fast as I can! We'd probably end up getting competitive which would be a downward cycle for me because he's such a natural athlete. But, the concept is fun.

Moonshine, I like that kind of triathlon!!! Could we just replace the swim with some yoga?

Mamambeth, wtg on the "don't think" plan!

Ouch, RM! I would think that anything with calendula and lavender in it would aid healing.

1jooj, you must be the most amazing cook!! I would love to be able to come up with ideas like that!

Plady, I like your x-training plan!!

Geofizz, good luck while your IL's are visiting.

HBM, school shopping already? We don't go back until after Labor Day. Hope you got some good stuff!

Monikita, good thoughts being sent your way while the IL's are in town! I think it's great that your dd is making up her own signs!! We signed with ds and he was later to speak but just a hair. But, he's so reasonable. I think it's because he was able to communicate with us in SOME way before he could actually talk. It was a good trade-off. He's 4.5 now and can't remember a single sign! But, dh said that recently he asked for water and signed at the same time, so even if his mind doesn't remember, his body does.

Wow, Eksmom!! You were so productive!!! Sounds like you made the right decision about your training schedule.

pumpkinseed, I get irritated with my dh for seemingly small things like that, too. Then I feel bad. Then I have to try to justify myself. I hope you and dd have fun at the pool!

Moonshine I'm sorry your feeling so blue. I can feel myself slipping into a funk, too. I'm trying to remind myself (like 1jooj) that I don't have to say yes to everything. I'm also trying to figure out what is going on in my life that is bringing me down. It's my tendency to just blame it on the mood disorder, but in retrospect (like 2 years later) I can look back and see what triggered the down time. So, I'm spending some serious effort right now to figure it out instead of waiting until later. I don't know if that's anything like what you do. I just hope that you can keep your head above water.

eksmom, here are my events...

http://www.chelanchase.com/chase_info.html 5k in mid-october. They haven't updated their site yet...small town.

http://www.runlakechelan.com/ 10k September 16

http://www.irongirl.com/seattle/index-seattle.html 5k with my two sisters

http://www.mikeutley.org/biketour.html Century September 30

September is going to be a busy month!!!

Why does Kerc's name come up as Old Lady R-C when she is quoted?

ND, I'm glad your foot felt better today!

Goals:

Monday 35 min run
Tuesday 30 min run/walk
Wednesday 40 min hill run
Thursday 30 min run/walk
Friday 40 min run with emphasis on speed
Saturday Off but maybe a long bike ride
Sunday 55 min run

1) Drink 80+ oz. water
2) Eat 5+ servings of veg. or fruit daily
3) Drink less beer and wine
4) Ride my bike at least twice

My runs are starting to feel good!! Today was supposed to be 35 min, but I did my 3 mile loop in 29:45. It was still over 30 minutes because my driveway is so long and steep. I don't get how I can go from 12+ min miles to under 10 and back again and they all feel the same! Today is day one of my cycle which is normally a day when I feel like crap. I did when I woke up. Since that most excellent run, I've felt great!

I'm trying to change my form. I'm trying to hit the pavement 50 times every 20 seconds. It's so hard!!! My quads are feeling it! I'm no where near 50, but I've been told that's the best way to run for long distances. I do notice that it makes me faster which probably helps to explain why today was so much faster for me than the same run last week.
post #29 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Busy Busy Cheryl
Why does Kerc's name come up as Old Lady R-C when she is quoted?
'Cuz eksmom changes the names
post #30 of 1086
Oh. Duh.
post #31 of 1086
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Originally Posted by Geofizz
'Cuz eksmom changes the names
A trick I learned from Loftmama. Where is she, anyway? Yoo-hoo, Loftmama?
post #32 of 1086
Balancin1 - just thought I'd jump in and gush about prescription sunglasses too. I don't have a pair right now and I miss them terribly! They are awesome! I just went to Lenscrafters and picked out a frame I liked and then got the darkest lens possible in them and they worked great. After my last pair disappeared or broke I started wearing contacts all the time but now I need new contacts and haven't had a chance to go get some so I'm out squinting in the sun all the time.

ND - thanks for the idea, for some reason I haven't been able to make myself loosen them up a lot, somebody must have scolded me about tying my shoes tightly enough when I was little or something.

kerc, jooj, moonshine - yeah, why is it that we are most wanted in the five minutes we need to take for ourselves? (dd is at my elbow right this second because this is the second she needs a water balloon).

Also, moonshine and CherylAnn, I just read somewhere (maybe Health magazine?) that 15% of SAD sufferers have it in the summer when the light is the longest. Who knew? Well, you guys did but now you have stats to back you up. Hope it doesn't last!

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Eksmom wrote-
I think I need a bigger wedge bag
and I read "I think I need a bigger wedgie" Sorry Eks, your poop posts must still be on my mind. Hey, if it happens again you don't have to be mortified and embarrassed you can think of it as just a little more material for comic relief to use as needed.


Mamas, I am so impressed with y'all going out and running/biking/wogging/driving to the freakin' store in the heat you have up north there! Honestly, I do not know how you do it.

BTW - I got a note from Lofty and she sounded like she was still hip deep in unpacking so I think it'll be a while yet before she's back to normal with the dingos.

elcome HappyToBe!

: everyone else!
post #33 of 1086
I thought she needed a bigger wedge BADGE!:
post #34 of 1086
Just popping in quickly. Shopping was exhausting. The girls discovered the fun that is the fitting room. They wanted to try on everything in sight and then wanted to buy anything that came close to fitting. We did score some excellent end-of-season Land's End stuff at Sears, though. If you've got one near you, it's worth checking out. We got their awesome playdresses for $9.99 each.
I'm heading to yoga in a few minutes and my cousin and her dd (4 1/2) are coming to spend the night tonight and I'm keeping little cousin until Wednesday night. The girls are VERY excited.

Goals:
Drink, drink, drink
Walk every morning
Yoga tonight
Eat more protein
Keep BP down
Get off butt and do some laundry so we don't have to go commando by Wednesday.
post #35 of 1086
Whew. It is HOT today. We had corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, peaces, and kiwi for supper. The kid are snacking on some nuts right now - I don't feel like cooking tonight.

I got a little more painting done - had lots of purple paint left over so I painted dd's dresser. She is very impressed

I did do some yoga today and looked at a used bike but decided not to go for it. I am not sure what I am looking for and the guy was just too eager to sell - I would rather miss out than regret it later. As soon as this humidiuty breaks I will get out my running shoes again.

Did some more sewing, the quilt for dh and I is well under way and I did another pieced square for a quilt I started a couple of years ago. I think I will try to finish it for dd's birthday in November. This one is a traditional quilt instead of the frayed edge ones I usually do.
post #36 of 1086
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Originally Posted by 1jooj
I thought she needed a bigger wedge BADGE!:
So does that make me the Chief Poop Enforcement Officer?
post #37 of 1086
You know I am too hot and bored when I decided that instead of getting OFF the computer and sewing or reading to my children or even going to sleep - I play around and get excited about changing the colour of MDC from tan to green and purple.

Some people have too much time on their hands.

It does look cool though!
post #38 of 1086
: i just posted a reply, then the server was too busy and it disappeared. So I spent another five bucks while waiting to get back on the site

MY HUSBAND RAN TONIGHT!!! Somewhere between 2.5 and 3 miles! He even went really slow, as i'd hoped, so he wouldn't get discouraged and quit. When he was in High School he ran cross country, then ran for a long time after that... then raced mountain bikes and when I met him six years ago he was in great shape. Then he stopped doing anything and gained a bunch of weight and despite buying several pairs of good running shoes "because he was going to start running again" he never ran again. Well, since 1jooj can't do the marathon with me in September and I've been having hip issues affecting my training, I have been considering only running the half, but going for a PR. Well, while discussing this with Chris this weekend, he said, I think I could train up to a half by Sept 24. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) And he seemed pretty serious. I've wanted to do a race with him since I started running...thought it would be so cool to do together. I hope he sticks to it. His mood post-run is so much better than usual.
And i ran four miles before him at 10:13 pace. I had some shin trouble but was not too bad. I planned on going slow and easy tonight, so I started slow, but then really wanted to go faster, so pushed it for the last half. If i'd just have started faster, I'd have been well under 10:00 pace. Maybe next time. I have to keep up with 1jooj
post #39 of 1086
barely keeping up with the thread...i meant to go to the workout room and run this afternoon after my meetings finished up. but i was convinced for an early dinner (fish n chips at the pub), which pretty much finished me off for the day.

fitness goals for august:
-110 mile charity bike ride for the Vermont Foodbank. i'm trying to raise at least $500
-mountain bike more
-begin training for philly distance run

dh and i are very compatible bike riders. we used to ride together all the time, then ds happened and we have trouble getting a chance to get out together. this is a shame because it's how we really connect.

now i'm just going to try to get a little work done on dh's site and then crash in this big comfy hotel bed.
post #40 of 1086
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Originally Posted by grnmtnmama
dh and i are very compatible bike riders. we used to ride together all the time, then ds happened and we have trouble getting a chance to get out together. this is a shame because it's how we really connect.
dh and I are the same way about running-its been tough since we had K. We do get out there for long runs together about once a month or so and have my parents watch K. It helps so much We have planned our life on our runs-jobs, moves, travel, kids, etc...!
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