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post #101 of 1308
Megs--They're in the chicken coop, but they're not chickens! Photos on the blog.

I'm scheduled for 10 miles today, and I am sure I'll run something this afternoon, but I don't know...Sundays are hard. It's -7 outside, I have beans and bread to make today, kids to bathe, a haircut to give, and all I want to do is hang out in the chicken coop. If I can convince dh to take the kids and leave me alone, great. If not, then at least thank goodness for work tomorrow.

Monikita, I have that sore throat, too.

Maying, over the last year and a half, it's been exhilarating to go from the 12- and 13-minute-miles to now under 10-minute-miles, and from running half a block (now almost three years ago) to running miles and miles (think marathon). Patience. So, you're a slow runner. You're in great company! Think about it--if you were fast, and it took no effort to become fast, how proud would you feel? The extra effort it takes means you put a lot more of yourself into running. Way to go!
post #102 of 1308
OMG, Jo. I'm getting all teary-eyed over your sheep. Isn't that silly? But I've always had this thing for sheep... ever since I was a kid. And those are such great pics. (DD loved the pics, too!) And hearing how they say "Baa" to you when you come in... I'm done for. I look forward to continued ewe reports on your blog.
post #103 of 1308
Hi Running Mamas,

After almost a week off because of a bad cold and sick kids I made it to the Gym yesterday and ran 3.5 miles! I can't believe it I feed great and I am looking forward to my next run. I have been going at it slow and steady and it is paying off.

I just want to say that this is a really neat group of women. Many of us juggle family and careers, there are knitters, pastors, teachers, wow! I just like checking in here to see what's going on.

I have always thought running, like yoga, is a deeper woman's exercise of choice and I see that reflected in this group.

Take Care and GO BEARS
post #104 of 1308
Thread Starter 
GO COLTS!!

had to get that in! I ran 14 yesterday at a faster than normal pace and 8 today at slow and easy. Foot holding up. More yoga=less pain in foot. good thing. not feeling ready for my 5k this weekend. lots to do in the next three days.

I wanted to add too, slow and short runs in the begining. fast forward years, to half marathon and redux in time, and training for first marathon. Never thought that half or full woudl happen for me. you'll get there!!
post #105 of 1308
Hope the COLTS and the BEARS have a good game today. RM, I bet it has been as crazy there as it has been here.

OK, I'm going to have to repeat week 2. : It is 5 degrees F outside and 15 below with the windchill both yesterday and today. I can't stand even to walk from the car to our door, let alone bundle dd up in the stroller, and the Y is closed by the time DH gets home from work. So, maybe I should do 6 tomorrow, take a rest day on Tues, and pick up week 2 again on Wed? I need a TM of my own and a place to put it. Neither of which are very likely.

I also think if I'm going to actually do this half I'm going to need to start running in the mornings. I hate running in the morning.

Hi to the new people, sorry I have been too self absorbed to say that.

Off to prevent some new disaster. I am so sick of being stuck in the house.
post #106 of 1308
Monikita, does the pattern give stitch and row gauge? If so and you can do both with the 9s, then I'd stick with that. Otherwise I'd use the 11s and make the next size smaller on the pattern.

Janessa and I agreed that 12 degrees and WIND is too cold for running. I had a lovely time at her SnB last night, so I feel as though I at least got my mama visit in.

STAY WARM everyone! Brrr.

I understand there's a football game today. May the right team win.
post #107 of 1308
No activity yesterday or today-I am SO congested-I am talking the kind of congested where you go to take a drink and you choke because there is absolutely no air passage through the nose: Although-a little clearer today, me and the tissues are inseperable

eksmom- and more so glad you had a good talk with your Aunt Rexie-I love that name I will be praying for her that the treatment knocks out those horrible cells and that she is able to tolerate the treatment. Is this a different doctor than before? You had talked about her moving to a different hospital for the treatments?

Welcome Maying-ditto what everyone else is saying-this is a FANTASTIC group of women-so supportive -it goes way beyond running Don't worry about speed-just enjoy those endorphins and keep putting one foot in front of the other!!

ChamaMama-I didn't realize that you lived in NM. Do you like it there? dh was born there-and his mother grew up there. We keep talking about taking a trip out there sometime-I have never been there. In our other life-we talk about leaving here and moving out there sometime! It might happen someday-who knows!

Must start some of the food for the festivities tonight. dh is SO sad that the end of football season is tonight. Sigh.
post #108 of 1308
i put on all my clothes and went out for a run - made it down the street to the mailbox and decided that it's too damn cold. we also have a -15 degree wind chill, and it's just not right for running. but how am i supposed to build mileage for a marathon if it's too cold to run?

off to lift some weights, do some squats and play with our businesses.
post #109 of 1308
look what dd did! budding photographer

http://s87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...rent=ebath.jpg
post #110 of 1308
What a gorgeous picture!
post #111 of 1308
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As an overweight slow runner I say keep going it's so worth it. I've been running since August and you already run faster then me For the bra thing. I haven't sprung for a good one yet so I wear 2, 1 a tank with a built in bra from target then another regular sports bra over that. It works but once I'm reaching the end of my weight loss I'll be getting nice bras

OMG-Janessa-I could have written that post word for word, including the tank w/built in bra from Target!!! (of course we know I have a problem with Target buying... ).

I'm slow. I just got back from a run with Mamabeth and yep, I'm slow. Oh well, I'll keep at it and the speed (all relative of course) will come eventually. I did 4.42 and it felt good. Wow, I had forgotten how nice it is to run with somebody and chat to pass the time. Thanks MB.

BBM-Adorabe picture!

Modmom-I feel the same way about this group.
post #112 of 1308
ran that 10K this AM - when dh and i checked the weather forecast last night, it was supposed to be 12F, and -2F with the windchill - so he and the kids opted to stay home.

i wasn't expecting miracles bc a) the part of the course that was in the park was very icy, b) i had heard rumors of a killer hill, and c) i haven't been training as much as i should. but . . . .













: i ended up setting a 10K PR : and winning second in my age group : despite a slow start and some ugly, ugly ice patches.

i was pleased with my run for a number of reasons a) i ran just about the pace i was shooting for, b) i stayed consistent (usually my splits are all over the place), c) i passed people on every hill, and d) i did not get passed by any women (a few guys, but i think i passed enough people that it evened out).

my time by my watch was 43:40 something, averaging just around a 7:00 mile. apparently i ran some sections as fast as 5:45 but i have NO IDEA when THAT happened (gotta love the gps )

i have no idea where i finished overall or for women in general bc i didn't stick around to read the board. i won a g.c. to a local running store for the age group finish, and a pint glass for finishing in the top 100. there was beer and pizza after the race, which went down surprisingly well.
post #113 of 1308
kate~mom, as always you ROCK. Fast.

The rest of us rock, too, just a little slower.

And then there's me...I kinda suck. Don't think I'll manage the LR today. Thank God for PT, and make-up Tuesdays. Here's hoping my "big project" at work doesn't go all crazy this week. It's OK.

But, man, I need to LAY OFF the FOOD.
post #114 of 1308
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Originally Posted by 1jooj View Post
But, man, I need to LAY OFF the FOOD.
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(actually w/ your whole post )

I spent some time this afternoon going through my fabric stash 1) to remember what I have 2) to make room for some new purchases :

Anyone want a piece of heather grey fleece about 3 yards? Some lavendar monkey flannel (about 2 yards) and some pink kitty/dog flannel (also 2 yards)? I have pictures, and there's more I want out of here, if someone has a child who might like to have a stash to play with, I could probably pull together a box. Free to first taker...
post #115 of 1308
pssst...someone had asked about loftmama. I don't know what she's up to, but I do know she's around...and checking things out. Loftmama, hope to see you around.:
post #116 of 1308
balancin... I may be a taker
post #117 of 1308
I finally got my butt (and DH's) into gear, and have been getting things in order to sell. Posted a few things in TP, and will be adding bunches more. I am trying to remember that I wouldn't have been making any money today anyway, but it sure is taking a bunch of time. But I love the getting rid of stuff and (hopefully) getting some $4 for it.

I want to paint our study, but decided that I must first get rid of this stuff. And it will be a major project to paint because 2.5 of the walls are floor to ceiling "built in" (as in not taking them out) shelves. But I want this room fixed up! I'll have to do some before and after shots.
post #118 of 1308
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Originally Posted by Balancin1 View Post
:

(actually w/ your whole post )

I spent some time this afternoon going through my fabric stash 1) to remember what I have 2) to make room for some new purchases :

Anyone want a piece of heather grey fleece about 3 yards? Some lavendar monkey flannel (about 2 yards) and some pink kitty/dog flannel (also 2 yards)? I have pictures, and there's more I want out of here, if someone has a child who might like to have a stash to play with, I could probably pull together a box. Free to first taker...
LOL I'm a total fabric whore, happy to pay shipping. DD needs a few more nightgowns. Have funded paypal
post #119 of 1308
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Originally Posted by 1jooj View Post
The rest of us rock, too, just a little slower.

that's the thing about running - everyone DOES rock. that's what got my dh back into running. he stuck around the finish line of one of my races while i was getting water or a banana, and the people who were finishing at the end of the pack still had huge smiles on their faces - hitting the stop buttons on their watches, pumping fists with a huge "YEAH!", and hugging family and running buddies.

today, since i didn't know too many people in the beer and pizza tent, i went back out to the finish line to hand out with my friend steve who was working the finish chute - and it was absolutely the same. the BEST runner i saw today was the woman who came in third to last - who finished with the BEST sprint at the end and biggest smile. THOSE are the inspirational people - not the olympians or the kinda front of the pack in local races like me.
post #120 of 1308
hola kids

thanks for thinking of me. I do follow along at least every couple of days. I'm in on the SS thing and excited!!!!!!!!!!!
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