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post #121 of 932
Hi all...I'm afraid you're moving much faster than I can keep up these days, but I am trying!

Still slow and short here, have not run more than 6 miles at a stretch, and I am maxing out at a 10 minute mile average pace, using walk breaks every 1-1.5 miles. Trying to run at least 4, preferably 5 days weekly, want to work it back up to 30something miles weekly. Weight seems to be dropping for now (and would drop faster had there been no such thing as Halloween!).

Dh and I are also in the midst of trying to buy a farmette. Yes, for real. I am freaked out a little. It's not a sudden desire, but rather a sudden opportunity we are pursuing, and we hope it all works out. Wish us luck. It would not be a full-time, career-switch farm, but rather an addition to our current work farm. Not so much for income as self-sustaining family work...anyway, we're trying. I'm doing all I can to try and shore it up.

And now I am off to run.
post #122 of 932
1jooj, are you thinking of animals or vegetables on your farmette?(asks the farmer who likes the idea of a farmette vs a farm some days )

So, I just got back from a great 5 mile run! I haven't had such a great run in a while. I did it in 52 min, it was outside, hilly, and incredibly cold and windy. I definitely need to get my outside winter running gear in order. Also, I realized I forget a handkerchief around mile 2 when my nose started to run from the cold. Will definitely remember that next time! I feel so awesome now though, let the endorphins flow! Why do I forget how much better it is to run outside? And now it is getting dark already and everything is already frozen and crunchy out. I really can't believe it is Nov. already. I think I am going to sign up for a T-day 4 miler in Portland. I was going to do a 10k tomorrow, but due to many factors, one of which I am on call for a friend's birth, I'm thinking I won't do it, and do the 4 miler instead and just work on speed goals until then. Have a great weekend everyone, Abby
post #123 of 932
got my 5.25. Woo-hoo. TV is becoming part of my t'mill thing. At least I am running, though...

missbliss, we're talking an animal here, a vegetable there. Small and a little of everything. Couple sheep, couple goats, maybe a small multipurpose breed pair of cattle, chickens, turkeys, a couple of fun animals, large garden, fruit trees, bees. I grew up on a dairy farm and dh grew up a shepherd. We both have some experience with vegetables, trees and even bees. One thing at a time. One thing neither of us minds is poo, which is good.
post #124 of 932
WTG, 1jooj!!!

Dr.Jen, I loved reading your post about how your kids learn. I'm totally fascinated by that stuff!!!

Thanks for the good wishes for tonight! I'll post pics of tongue hair, asap! A young friend of mine posted a video of Seymour and I on her myspace. I won't link to it, but it was fun to see it and see how I need to change what I'm doing! Yikes!

ETA: HBM, thanks for the advice for my eyes!!!!!
post #125 of 932
3 miles on the treadmill.

DH should be a physical therapist. From his dozen visits, he learned enough about anatomy of muscles + joints that he can pretty much puzzle out what's wrong at times. For the last several days, my hip has been so painful when I stand or walk that I've been walking stiff legged and I sat while I lectured Thursday. BUT it's pain free when I run, walk fast or ride my bike. From my description, he suggested one specific stretch. I've done it 4 times today and I've gone from 70% to 80% to 85% to 90% better.

DrJen, I find your description of your oldest son's learning style to match Karen exactly. She can add and subtract, but she's not that solid on counting. She's spent the last 3 months or so peppering us with questions on the moon and the earth and globes. Suddenly in the last few days everything has clicked, and she seems to understand what the Earth is and why she can talk to her grandma on the phone in CA and they can both see the moon at the same time. She has no interest in music, though, much to my disappointment.
post #126 of 932
has anyone done 'lose your mummy tummy'? i remember saskiasmom [at least i think it was her] used to avocate the tupler method and i am now getting serious about trying to lose the remaining post child paunch - or what i can lose of it, anyway!

i was at the bookstore today and was overwhelmed with the choices and 'mummy tummy' wasn't among them..so i was wondering if anyone had luck with that or a different method. thanks!
post #127 of 932
Sounds interesting......... does it work even if you still have a mummy tummy when your "baby" is approaching her seventh birthday? Or is this just a premanent feature on my body? And why do I care so much - I wear a size 4 , sometimes a 2. What is it that makes me actually care that my shape isn't the ideal? Good grief. I need to run not to get rid of the bumps so much as to feel good in and about my body.
post #128 of 932
Hey kids, what's shakin?

Like jooj I am completely unable keep up anymore. I'm working to get my photography business going and working ft and trying to get my running back on schedule (I'm shooting for four times a week starting next week...but it's going to be tough to get the fourth each wee)
Today I'm shooting a portrait of 1Jooj to commemorate her HUGE weight loss (what is it now...95lbs??) and marathon finish. I can't wait. I'm also shooting portraits of a mother and her two kids (family and separately). They are all runners, which ties them together, so I'm taking them to a track for half of the shoot, and making them wear their running gear In 40 degree weather..... They'll suffer, but I guarantee they'll love the photos. I have a portrait shoot of a 4 year old next weekend and a 6 month old a couple days later... and bookings are coming in.
Have a great day. I'll be sure to post when 1Jooj's portrait is up on my blog for you to see!!
HEY NAUGHTY DINGO.....YOU'D GET THE 'RUNNING MAMA-FRIEND' RATE FOR SOME NEWBORN PHOTOS.....
post #129 of 932
Great to see you here reb- we miss you! Glad you are busy with such good stuff though.
post #130 of 932
Morning y'all... uh... I'm supposed to be going out for 11 miles in an hour. It's um, 24 degrees outside. I haven't run in anything colder than about 50 yet this season. At least there's no wind... if there were I would be thinking about bailing on EK's teacher, which wouldn't be nice.

Crossing my fingers that this goes OK...
post #131 of 932
You know Reb - I wish we could afford someone to come and photograph the birth. I see all these cool shots of that and wish I had that...that would be an awesome thing to advertise as something you could do!
post #132 of 932
Ran 2 in the cold on Thursday and am trying to figure out how to squeeze a run in today. Weekends are hard because DH is working. If my child did not scream when I get out of bed without her I would have gotten up and done it this morning. As I type this out it all sounds like excuses just to be overcome, doesn't it? I'll work something out. Maybe bundle up the kid and put her in the stroller. I sure wish we had room for a treadmill.

If this is going to happen today I better boogie so the day moves along...
post #133 of 932
Well..did a treadmill run this morning with the kids asking me all sorts of questions at the same time. I finally told them I can't talk right now..go and ask Daddy. They are funny little honeys. I'm following along as best I can with the chit chat..interesting. Cleaning out the basement today so the kids can have a run around space on cold/rainy days this winter. Have a good weekend!
post #134 of 932
LOL what if Reb came and shot the birth.... We'd also get a gnome by gnome replay after the fact I bet, a la marathon training style. And that would be pretty much the coolest ever

I am still sick but getting better. Happily it is the weekend and all is better on the weekends.


Baby dropped on Thursday. My pelvis and lover abdomen is still adjusting but I am a bit less sore. Woohoo for progress in the right direction. Now she has some time to do her work on my cervix for that nice short easy labor

I am just doing yoga now. I to BBM who is still getting out YEAH! But my body feels good despite being tired and cumberous (don't know if that is a word but it describes how I am feeling haha)

Recently I have been so excited to resume running. What a great feeling and what a great way for me to be able to kick off the new year.

OK gotta go play candy land :

Smooch to you all - Have good runs today ND
post #135 of 932
BBM and ND... 1jooj and I were just talking about making that a special area of photography I could offer.... doing a photojournalistic documentation of labor, birth, and the first portraits after birth. It could be a nice package, even including the newborn portraits at two weeks and baby portraits at three months and at whatever intervals a customer wanted. I'd use black and white so the blood didn't really show and to make it more in the photojournalism style. I could stay above the waist or not, depending on the person. I don't think anyone is doing birth portraiture/documentation here.
ND, I'd do it if we knew I could get there in time. I would.
post #136 of 932
um...ND...I think I can describe it for myself...GINORMOUS! I am freaking GINORMOUS!!!! I actually scratched my belly coming out of the bathroom because I didn't give myself enough room to get past the door latch

I'm trying not to flip out here...We just got the estimate to fix dh's car... 1600. His radiator is cracked, he's leaking transmission fluid...Now let's add this to me being pregnant, about to go on leave in 6 weeks and facing 3 months of unpaid leave. F*@k.
post #137 of 932
Oh Reb!! That sounds awesome! I think if more people could see things like that they would love it and want it. I never even thought of it as an option until seeing some montages around mothering.
post #138 of 932
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Originally Posted by Shantimama View Post
Sounds interesting......... does it work even if you still have a mummy tummy when your "baby" is approaching her seventh birthday? Or is this just a premanent feature on my body? And why do I care so much - I wear a size 4 , sometimes a 2. What is it that makes me actually care that my shape isn't the ideal? Good grief. I need to run not to get rid of the bumps so much as to feel good in and about my body.


ITA about feeling good in my body and there is no "diet" or "mummy tummy nixer" that will do that for me. Running it is. The golden key to balance and happiness.
post #139 of 932
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Originally Posted by Shantimama View Post
Sounds interesting......... does it work even if you still have a mummy tummy when your "baby" is approaching her seventh birthday? Or is this just a premanent feature on my body? And why do I care so much - I wear a size 4 , sometimes a 2. What is it that makes me actually care that my shape isn't the ideal? Good grief. I need to run not to get rid of the bumps so much as to feel good in and about my body.
yeah i hear ya - it's not like i have to get rid of it or else i won't feel good about myself. it just bugs me and i want to get fit to feel better in general - does that make sense? maybe not : anyway - i thought a couple of mamas here had tried it, but perhaps just saskiasmom
post #140 of 932
Poppy, I tried it. I bought the book. But I quickly discovered I didn't have the patience to sit against a wall and contract my stomach muscles eleventy-hundred times while thinking of an elevator. Bottom line is I was too lazy.
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