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post #21 of 923
I woke up with something seized - lower than lower back, higher than SI. MIL gave me a 30 minute massage gift certificate for my birthday. I didn't use it through that whole neck/back/hip thng, but I will use it next week - just in case I am heading down that path again. I feel like such an old woman somed ays - this cold, damp weather doesn't help much.

monakita - the quilt is well under way - my dd is in love with it! I worked on a couple of other projects for a little while last night, trying some new techniques. I have a new machine and it is a joy to sew with! I will post pics when I get these cushions done.

pattiann - I am thinking of you this weekend mama
post #22 of 923
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Welcome to the October running mama thread (a little early). Everyone's welcome here; we have all levels, speeds, distances, you name it we've got it. The thread moves fast, but please just jump in and keep up at whatever pace suits you.

Here's the race list. Since I'm about to go out of town, please PM me any changes that need to be made! I'll have an easier time getting all the updates from my PM box than from posts if I'm catching up on a bunch. Thx!


DrJen - 5K - September 30
JenLove - biathlon - September 30
kpinny - half - September
lucenamama - half - October 1
Plady - half - October 1
Balancin1 - 5K - October 7
missbliss - 5 miler - October 7
wawoof - RNR Half San Jose - October 8
kate~mom - 5K - October 14
CherylAnn - 5K - October 14(?)
annelizabeth - half - October 22
Geo & Janessa - 5K - October 28
kpinny - Marine Corps Marathon - October 29
mamabeth, 2babybees - Atlanta Half Marathon - November 23
Balancin1 - 8K - November 24

The Preggo Dingo List

Patti Ann - October 2 - :
ND - December 5 -
BBM - December 30 -
I'll be running my fourth marathon oct 29 in detroit, mi! just thought id chime in
twinsr4me
post #23 of 923
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I'll be running my fourth marathon oct 29 in detroit, mi! just thought id chime in
twinsr4me
You go girl!
Where are you from? I grew up in the UP of Michigan, and all of my family is still there. We go back to visit often. I wish I still lived up nort'.
post #24 of 923
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I'll be running my fourth marathon oct 29 in detroit, mi! just thought id chime in
twinsr4me
That's my DD's birthday. Want to stop by after the race for some cake?
post #25 of 923
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You go girl!
Where are you from? I grew up in the UP of Michigan, and all of my family is still there. We go back to visit often. I wish I still lived up nort'.
we used to live in grand rapids, mi. and all of my husbands family is still there for the most part. we are just killing two birds with one stone by running a marathon and visiting family at the same time. And id much rather run detroits marathon and go into canada than grand rapids the same day.
I, too have friends who live in the UP. anyways, nice chating.
twinsr4me
post #26 of 923
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That's my DD's birthday. Want to stop by after the race for some cake?
you live in detroit? ever run the detroit marathon? if so, any pointers?
post #27 of 923
Howdy! : I've missed a lot in a week.

thanks for thinking of me and my 'log jam' as Chris calls it.... (the painful lump in my lower abdomen) Colonoscopy was fine... some hemmorhoids and IBS, that's it. Don't know what's causing the lower left quadrant abdominal pain and lump still, oh well.

I plan on working on my race report this weekend, i'll let you know when it's up. i did a short update on the last week on the blog. No running this week due to race recovery, but will start up again this week. I just ran down the block with Libby on her bike and felt fine other than my lungs...don't tell Chris that I forgot my inhaler and was having trouble for the last three days in Charlotte--oops. I had all my other asthma meds, but not my rescue inhaler. not good. He'd murder me.
post #28 of 923
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you live in detroit? ever run the detroit marathon? if so, any pointers?
Naw... I'm in Salt Lake City. I was being more figurative than literal. I could give you some pointers on the Salt Lake City marathon, though. And CReb has AWESOME pointers for marathon running, with or without gnomes.
post #29 of 923
Thread Starter 
Woo-hoo! Yay for "borrowed" wi-fi. We're at the beach... no internet in the house, but if I sit out on the deck... yeah baby!

No time now, gotta get settled in, but I'm glad I won't be cut off from y'all for a week. :

Patti, I'm thinking of you too. Let us know how you are doing when you feel like it and have a chance.
post #30 of 923
Hola Mamas!

I am hopelessly behind here! But I will have to catch up after I get home. I just wanted to check in and ask for lucky run thoughts tomorrow. I have not run since last Sunday and that was only a 6 miler, I'm freaking out a little that tomorrow's race is going to suck the big one (even if it isn't rainy and cold as predicted ).
Good luck to this weekend's other racers, hope everyone has/had fun!

Patti - I'm thinking of you especially mama
post #31 of 923
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Originally Posted by MonikitaUT View Post
Naw... I'm in Salt Lake City. I was being more figurative than literal. I could give you some pointers on the Salt Lake City marathon, though. And CReb has AWESOME pointers for marathon running, with or without gnomes.
I will re-post the pointers, but gnomes are highly recommended for full effectiveness.

Reb's Gnome's (unprofessional) Marathon Advice for Monika

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Okay, the woman I follow around has now run two marathons. That makes me a little more knowlegable on the subject than the average gnome. Not much more. A little more. She is, as you see, not a fast or strong or champion marathoner. She is a slow, uncoordinated, jiggly, slightly pudgy, and front-of-the-back-of-the-pack marathoner. Therefore, my advice will not get you into the front of the pack or to a sub-3 finish (I think that's what those crazies call it when you're fast : ) I can, however, be of assistance when it comes to the enjoyment of the marathon. Take the advice as you may...

: Keep thine eyes peeled for flying fleghm. Runners tend to spit a lot. It is not pleasant when it runs down your cheek or GnomeGod forbid shoots into an open mouth as you gasp for air while trying to keep up with the sub-three people.

If you can feel your heartbeat on your funny bone, you're going too fast.

: Don't eat popcorn at the aid stations. Gu is more effective. Those damned husks can get caught in your teeth and you will stop in a diner for a toothpick and screw up your time in grand fashion.

: If you see stars and your arms start flopping, you may have caught Reb's seizures. Drink more Gatorade.

Try not to run behind exceptionally well defined men. Especially if they are wearing tiny shorts and a nice tight tank top. The drool that is created can cause you to slip and fall if you step in it just so.

Drink one cup of coffee an hour to two hours pre-race. Add Kahlua.

Don't let anyone circumsize you until after the race.

Keep your mind busy with other things until the race starts, so as to not get too nervous. This also helps during the race if you start to get bored. Think about gnomes dancing in chocolate pudding wearing only their red hats. It works for me.

Try and stay away from brick walls. Really, do I need to explain?

: Swords + fanny packs = trouble.

Two words. Vas eline.

: Keep 'em in your shirt. I would think that all of that bouncing would hurt.

I do not recommend running a marathon if your body is shaped like this. It's not very aerodynamic.

Beware of terrorists carrying fake babies in slings. If you see one do not make eye contact. Trust me.

Launder your running clothes before you wear them again after the marathon. Unless you are trying to repel mosquitos or sexy bikini-clad gnomes

I'm serious about washing your running clothes.

Wear a lot of sunscreen. If you are anything like Reb, you'll be in the sun a LONG LONG time.

: It would be in your best interest to not run with your hamster in your shorts pocket. For obvious reasons.

: If you see any fans who look like this, take the extra minute to thank them for their support, hug them, and take a bite. You'll be getting hungry.

:Puke There may be a lot of vomit. From others. From you. From others who see you vomit. Watch your step and please be respectful of the other runners. Puke in bushes.

Try to wait for short lines. And always remember, "Salad Shooter!!!!"

:cop: Always thank the policemen when you pass them at intersections. They are out there to make sure the people in cars don't run you down. And they're probably hot and thirsty, too.

No matter what, HAVE FUN. Make fun memories.

: Look around. Enjoy the scenery. Look for hot men and rogue gnomes. It passes time, makes you smile, and you never know what craziness you'll see.

Don't start too fast, go for a negative split, and in the end make sure you've left everything out on the course. You'll regret it if you know you could have run five minutes faster had you not been pokey on mile 24 or in the blue house of stench at mile 11.

That's about all the marathon advice an old gnome can give.... Good luck. you'll do wonderfully.
post #32 of 923
I loved the marathon advice! I had to read most of it aloud to dh while giggling Especially the one about fake babies in slings....

So, I am off for my longest run yet. Hopefully it will be sixish miles. I have downloaded some interesting podcasts and made two rocking running playlists on my new(to me) iPod. I am so excited. Just drinking my coffee, eating a little cereal, and I'm out the door! Happy October everyone!
Abby

ETA: I'm thinking about Plady, since she is in Maine running in her race right now, and I just wanted to say that it looks like awesome weather, not the rain that she was worried about. Although she is 2 hours southish of me, but hope it is just as beautiful there
post #33 of 923
That gnome's marathon advice saw me through my first marathon!

Have a great run, Missbliss.

Plady - You rock that half, woman! You can do it! Sending speedy vibes your way.
post #34 of 923
I'm back from my run. I ran six miles :! Then I walked one as a cool down. And now we are all going out for brunch! I'm terribly tired and hungry and my pelvis feels a little like it might fall apart, though not painful. It is an odd feeling. I ran 6 miles in 68 min, which is 11.33 min miles. I was going for 12 min miles, so I can't quite believe it. I felt like I was running really slowly. I guess some of the TM inspired speedwork I've been doing is paying off.
post #35 of 923
Wow, Missbliss, sounds like a fantastic run!! I'm hoping to mirror your run this afternoon...6 miles.
post #36 of 923
Thread Starter 
Hey mamas! I ran this morning! It's amazing how much better I feel after one little run.

Go Plady!!

Missbliss, sounds like a great run!
post #37 of 923
go plady!

i ran my usual mile loop this morning. i went to a hockey game last night and drank a beer [which i rarely do] so i was feeling tired this morning, not the best morning to extend my run route!

my MIL is coming to visit with her friend who has many ultramarathons under his belt. his body is now starting to break down - hips, knees, etc. so he doesn't do them anymore. hoping to get some good running tips from him though

happy sundays all!
post #38 of 923
My race report is up on the blog.
post #39 of 923
Plady- Good Luck mama!!

My body decided that it was just plain tired yesterday so I only did 6.5 miles instead of 10. Stopped halfway through at my grandparents house to say hi and get a drink. Figured it was just about getting out there and enjoying myself right??!! Went for a walk to the store with ds in the mei tai this morning. Planning on going to for a bike ride once he goes down for his afternoon nap.

Must go outside and enjoy this beautiful fall day...

Patti is being induced tomorrow right? Let's all think peaceful birthing baby vibes:
post #40 of 923
2babybees, too cute picture!! I was thinking of Patti for her induction tomorrow as well. Hope her mother's funeral went okay. thinking postive thoughts and sending many prayers her way.

Plady~I'm sure you are done by now, hope you had a blast!! can't wait to hear about it!!! rockin' mama!

eksmom~been thinking about you! so glad to hear you had a good run and feel good too!! How was the trip out there? did you drive or fly? I can't remember if you already told me, sorry.

I had a 12 miler this am, and it went well. still getting used to running with 40 oz. of drink around my waist. it's heavy. I'm really glad I exchanged the belt for the smaller size, it worked out so much better. Had a huge german shephard run towards me barking meanly in the first quarter mile, so I yelled stop at him and held up my hand in the stop sign. amazingly it worked and I slowly started the other way and changed course.

ran 9 minute miles throughout and some good hills. Right hip was a little sore during (new exercises?) and right knee after wards, (ran in the old shoes so I can return the new ones). I took a lovely ice bath (complete with ice) and then hot shower. Just got back from store with two of three boys so I am beat. Ready for a nap.

thinking about you ladies!
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