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post #41 of 932
4 on the treadmill doing my "boil the frog" routine, ending at a 10:20 pace. Lots the think about and meditate on while running. Plady, that's so wonderful about your high school friend. Wendy was certainly part of my thoughts while running, as was Griffin.
post #42 of 932
My new motto
post #43 of 932
I NEED that shirt
I got in 3 miles in the cold and rain.
post #44 of 932
Cool shirt Wendy.

Plady - thank you for sharing the pics of your alter. I think that the whole day of the dead thing is so cool and such a healthy way to think about your loved ones that have passed on. i wish i knew more about it.

no run today. time to face the facts that it's going to be nuts until i leave. i still don't have a costume for the big party and i have no idea what i'm going to do.

came home from work tonight - dh has been home with ds all day. no dinner started or thought of. yesterday's load of laundry still unfolded in the basket. today's load still in the dryer. dehumidifier not brought upstairs. appt with small biz advisor not made, winter job not found. he did make two trips to the dump - but come on. oh - and the bed was slept in which meant that he napped because i made it this morning. Think he's depressed? I do. but it's not like he'll get help in any way so there's not much point in knowing that information.

sorry to be such a downer. i hope things will be better by the time i get back from GA.
post #45 of 932
Hi everyone!

Plady your alter is just amazing.

Well, I have been running a bit, but not keeping up with the thread. I am starting on the first day of the month and there is already 3 pages....yikes you ladies move fast.

I think of you all often and really hope to do a better job of keeping up. A "new" baby isn't an excuse anymore since she is 5 1/2 months old...the time has just gone by so quickly.

post #46 of 932
Mandy, I will PM you my info for when you come to NY.

Baring horrible weather tomorrow morning, which is entirely possible, I WILL run tomorrow. It has been ages, and I think that I am finally ready to get back to it. I am going to get DH to try and transfer all the music I have downloaded in the last few weeks onto the laptop to our other computer with itunes so I can get it on my nano. I just read last night that Johnny Depp recently started running. This is actually motivation for me. :
post #47 of 932
I actually have running to report! I went to the high school track tonight and skated for 20 minutes, then ran 3 miles. I'm hoping to get a run in tomorrow as well before my planned LR with EK's teacher on Saturday.

I have enjoyed looking at all the pictures recently, and have been thinking of those of you who've lost loved ones. I liked seeing Plady's and Loftmama's altars. Thanks for sharing that with us, mamas.

Welcome to all the newbies! I am glad y'all are finding inspiration here.

Balancin1, it's awesome to read your excitement about the marathon. I'm excited for you!

Shanti, good for you for clearing your basement of negative energy. I can only imagine what a task that has been. I hope your back and groin feel better soon.

Monikita, you're still a runner, and you're definitely NOT an intruder on this thread. Be gentle with yourself (says the one who is terrible at following that advice ). How are you feeling now? Did I miss an update? Did you go back to get another shot after the pain came back? I forget how long you have been running, but I think that since in this incarnation of my running I have only been at it for a little over a year, I tend to forget that I have the rest of my life to achieve my running goals. Setbacks, especially ones that you didn't bring on yourself, are tough to get through, but I guess it's inevitable that things will happen sometimes. Maybe try looking at your running in a yearly cycle. Just like you don't run hard every day of the week, you really aren't supposed to train hard every month of the year. This is a time when your body can rebuild itself, repair from all of the more intense training you have done. I'm totally rambling here... but I feel for you, mama. Hang in there.

BBM, you're getting so close! Congrats on continuing to run for this long. All of you who run through pregnancy are my heroines.

Mandy, sounds like you and your DH are both struggling. Have you asked him about counseling? I think I understand how you feel and I know it's not a fun place to be.

Kate~mom, glad you're in a good place with your running.

cReb, your pictures are beautiful. You definitely have a gift for photography.

I know I'm missing people right and left, but I've gotta get to bed soon. Thinking of y'all...
post #48 of 932
Subbing, on page 3. For the new posters, welcome, and don't worry, we do tend to slow down as the month goes on!

Plady - thanks so much for sharing. Wendy is so beautiful. Every time I see her pictures I'm struck at the contrast between the beautiful pictures you have of her and wanting to appreciate them as just beautiful pictures, and the terrible grief they represent.

Balancin1 - My dear friend from residency called today and asked if I wanted to consider running the Indy Mini in May with a group! He belonged to CARA, and ran with a group that my friend who died in Sept also ran with. Several of them are thinking of doing this in memory of her. I'm still thinking about it, but how fun would it be if we were both there!
If we do the Sat after Thanksgiving and you bring R., perhaps I'll bring C. so they have company.

Shanti-any more thought to what we should do?

I ran Sunday, but have not run since. I planned to run last night, but was just exhausted after working late, then staying up late finishing Justin's costume the night before. And I'm skipping tonight because - you guessed it! - I was very early for a birth and am tired now.
My friend and client who had a little boy 2 years ago with severe hypoxic encephalopathy from placental abruption birthed her new baby boy early this morning. He is beautiful and healthy, 9 lbs 9 oz, and was gently born with his 4 yr old sister, dad, and 2 yr old disabled brother in attendance. It was a sweet, sweet birth, and this little family is so happy and so relieved to have him safely here. I can afford to miss sleep to be part of such a happy occasion.

I have no clients due now until Dec. 9th! I love attending births, but I really feel like I need a break, so this will be great.

I will run tomorrow, even if just a mile, as I have to get back in the habit! Parent teacher conferences for both middle kids tomorrow - will have to run after that.
post #49 of 932
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Originally Posted by eksmom View Post
Monikita, you're still a runner, and you're definitely NOT an intruder on this thread. Be gentle with yourself (says the one who is terrible at following that advice ). How are you feeling now? Did I miss an update? Did you go back to get another shot after the pain came back? I forget how long you have been running, but I think that since in this incarnation of my running I have only been at it for a little over a year, I tend to forget that I have the rest of my life to achieve my running goals. Setbacks, especially ones that you didn't bring on yourself, are tough to get through, but I guess it's inevitable that things will happen sometimes. Maybe try looking at your running in a yearly cycle. Just like you don't run hard every day of the week, you really aren't supposed to train hard every month of the year. This is a time when your body can rebuild itself, repair from all of the more intense training you have done. I'm totally rambling here... but I feel for you, mama. Hang in there.
Thanks for that! I've been running for 10 years. My best running years during that time (when I did over 1000 miles) was when I was 22, 23 & 24. Now I'm 31. BUT, I didn't do a marathon during those years - the most I ran at one time was 13.1, so this year is NOT a total loss, right? It is just hard, because I feel like the injury is because I'm getting old, and that makes me worry about how many years of good running are ahead of me. Lame, huh? New goal: stamp out that sort of thinking and stay positive.

I haven't gone back to the doctor for a second shot yet because the only day I could go (due to child care issues) would be this Friday, and I'm flying to Seattle tomorrow night to visit my brother in Sammamish for the weekend. I'll try to get in to the doctor next Friday. I really think I need PT because the shot only temporarily solved the bursa problem, not the other pain in the front of the joint.

Yay for the trip! This will be my first time away from DD for more than 3 hours since her birth. Crazy, huh? I'm psyched for the break.. and sleeping in!!!! But I'm going to miss her like crazy. You guys will think I'm nuts, but I'm taking one of her little socks with me as something I can hold and think of her, and feel close to her while I'm away.
post #50 of 932
Hi everyone,

Long time no post! We moved to Texas in August, and I've started a faculty position (brand new department, and I'm the only petroleum faculty right now...so I'm pretty busy)

We've gotten settled in, and the cool thing is that now dh has decided to start running! So, I've been getting some running in again, and I also live close enough to campus to ride my bike in everyday. Dh, after about 2 weeks of running, is already much faster than I am, even when he is pushing ds in the jogger. I now have someone to work to keep up with, and my runs are better for it
In other news, Ds is going to be 2 on Saturday!!!!!

Well, better run, I've got two lectures to prepare and my folks are coming to stay with us tomorrow for ds' birthday!
post #51 of 932
Subbing. Nothing to report. I'm skipping my run tomorrow, too. Tomorrow night will mark a week since we started building this plant for the show. There are 5 sizes from about 8 inches tall to 8 feet long/tall. 1-3 are done as of tonight. 4 is more than half done, and the mondo one is still very much in process. Here is a link to some photos of a preview we did last night for Halloween. The plant wasn't done in these pics (this is 3). We finished it today. Preview. I was such an ice cube! Seymour and I and one of his employees have been building this plant day and night. This is the first night I'm in bed before midnight in so long! (I'm in bed now. :-) ) I just need to let it go a little because I'm so overstressed and freaking out. And running at the fingers here. I don't have any pics of my kids in their costumes because I was working on the plant. My house is still completely packed in boxes (or the contents of boxes are strewn on the floor) because I've been working on the plant. My mom has been doing all the cooking because I've been working on the plant. I can't wait until the damned thing is done so I can stop feeling so guilty about skipping out on most of my life!

Planning to run on Saturday. My goals for November include running 3x a week with one run of 6 miles or greater.

I loved seeing all the pictures!!!
post #52 of 932
balancin1 and drjen - I am open to suggestions. In 14 years of coming to the Chicago area to visit my in-laws, all I have ever done is be at their house and go to their church. Once we went to the Oak Brook Mall, once dh and I went to a museum when we were recovering from the flu - I barely remember what it was I will join in on whatever is fun for you guys. I like walking, playing , eating, whatever.

balancin1 - when you asked about races up my way, did you mean near my home? There were a couple of marathons in Toronto in October, but there is nothing up here until June. Except shovelling marathons, that is Our area gets the highest average annual snowfall in all of Canada. Not the coldest temperatures, but the most snow since we are nestled in between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay - all that moistures gathers up over the lakes and dumps right down on top of my house.

It does feel good to have so much excess stuff gone from the basement, although I am dreading moving the firewood down there - It is only 5' high so we have to move around hunched over. It will be nice to have the wood already at house temperature when we go to burn it though. Now I am noticing all of the "piles" in other parts of the house and wanting to fill a few more garbage bags.
post #53 of 932
getting on the TM for 8 this morning. finally got some good yoga in last night, really been needing the stretch.

Balancin1~ I AM JUMPING FOR JOY HERE at so many things from your post. I am so proud and in awe of your progress. I'm so excited for you to be here for the Indy mini and us to be in it together. Wowed that you are shooting for the preferred start corral out of 35,000 people and think that it awesome!! I know you can do it!! Overjoyed that we will run the Chicago Marathon together for our first marathon (AND ANYONE ELSE WANTING TO JOIN US!!). YAY!!!!!

DrJen~ooohhh, I soooooooooooo hope you come for the Indy Mini too!! Better sign up fast though, they are expecting it to fill by Thanksgiving I think. Here is an excerpt from their email newsletter:

Online registration for the 2007 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Finish Line 500 Festival 5K has been open since May 6 and nearly 20,000 people have registered. Official registration forms have recently been mailed to past participants and are also available throughout Central Indiana. The Mini-Marathon is scheduled for May 5, 2007.

Register today for the opportunity to experience the nation’s largest half-marathon and the greatest spectacle in running. The current registration is ahead of last year’s pace, when the field filled on December 2. Based on the current pace of registration, the Mini-Marathon field of 35,000 entries will fill the last week of November!
Join us in 2007 for the 31st Running of the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon! Register now!


Anyone else want to run it with us???

CherylAnn~your Little shop looks so much fun (and work). I've wanted to post on your blog about your super cool looking knitting! I usually crochet, but it makes me want to go to knitting for a little!! I finally have a battery for the camera, hoping to get you some pics in the next two days. thanks for being so patient.

MOnikita~I didnt' want to make anyone feel down about their goals. You have accomplished a lot this year, you are a great runner. You are taking care of your body right now so that you can run many more miles and accomplish many more great things.

got to get a move on, busy day,
post #54 of 932
monikita and others getting back into running~I just had another thought while on the TM. You are strong because you are not giving up. So many people would quit when faced with adversary, you are not quitting, you are perservering. It may be difficult, it may be a long road, but you are doing it!!
post #55 of 932

could someone tell me...

what does it mean when you say you are "subbing"?
feeling really slow and not so bright.
thanks
michele
post #56 of 932
I didn't really keep track of my miles for Oct, but I think it was prob in the 50 miles range. I need to either get a weathershield for the jogger, or get disciplined about running around indoor track w/little dd, since she is absolutely refusing to stay in Y babysitting anymore, although they are such lovey grandma types there, and dh gets a little salty about my taking more me time for running, beyond all the me time I'm already taking by being back in school.

Speaking of dh, Mandy, it sounds like our dhs have a lot in common. My diagnosis is depression, but I also know that dh won't do anything about it. I keep encouraging him to do something, for instance, he has always wanted to take some kind of Martial Arts, and I think he should just sign up for something, but he gets snobby about finding a good class in rural Maine .

Ugh, it is my least favorite type of day today, cold, wet, rainy, and yucky . I have lots of Spanish homework planned. And I am making stuffed hamburglets for dh. I have this guilt on class days that makes me cook things for dh, and since I don't eat meat and won't be home, they are usually meaty. Yesterday I made homemade chicken potpie.

Monikita, I would have to agree with RM, if you weren't a runner, you would have thrown in the towel and be enjoying couch potato time. Don't worry, you will make your way back.

And to finish with a question...Mamas who live in snowy areas(Shanti and others), do you run on packed snow, or on shoveled/plowed roads? I think I'm going to sign up for a New Year's Day Race, and am just thinking about the logistics of running outside to train....

Have a lovely Thursday,
Abby
post #57 of 932
holly's mom: "new" baby counts until said baby is atleast i year old. so... you can hang on to that new baby reason. "new" is extended for each month one extendly b/f's after 1 year.
peace
michele
post #58 of 932
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Originally Posted by hmsmomma4 View Post
what does it mean when you say you are "subbing"?
feeling really slow and not so bright.
thanks
michele
it means we are posting so that we can subscribe to the thread to keep up with everything. I get daily e-mails from the thread that I read to try and catch up what I may have missed.
post #59 of 932
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Originally Posted by hmsmomma4 View Post
what does it mean when you say you are "subbing"?

Subbing = subscribing, when you reply to a message, there is a thing under the text area to select whether you want to subscribe or not. If you do subscribe, then you get emails whenever there is a response to the thread.

Sorry, I'm not very technical in my explanation, but hope it helps
Abby

eta: oops x-posted w/2bbs
post #60 of 932
crazy baby this morning : he is in such an, um, destructive phase. I went out last night and bought a bunch more child proofing stuff, because the stuff left from dd is not enough!

he was kind enough to ride along for my 3.5 miles yesterday. I did a very "don't think, just run" thing and ran in the park next to dd's school where there's a trail a little over a mile. I've been to the park a million times but never run there, and it kicked my butt! It was totally hilly plus gravel with the jogger...I called it "Brooke's Butt Buster Workout" (from Legally Blonde).

sigh must go screaming kid will pm the atl folk soon
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