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post #81 of 1537
Moonshine & Aurora - I love that sweater, too! I love Aran knitting in general. There was an Aran afghan on Knitty Gritty that I'm fantasizing about making. Of course I have several other projects already lined up before I can think about making one. And welcome, Aurora!
post #82 of 1537
Here's my running buddy personal ad...

Mostly I think I just need someone to hold me accountable and help me keep it real. I struggle with juggling my running and cycling, full-time WOHMing, and a couple of other regular weekly commitments. In summer I determine my time of day for running based on the temps. Mornings would be best but I have a hard time making myself go to bed early enough, and sometimes I have early morning meetings that are unpredictable. My main goals right now are to build mileage and get back to running 4-5 days per week with some time on the bike each week as well. I'd like to race this summer but I'm leery of setting a goal. I almost think I'd do better if I just decided to race on the spur of the moment (i.e. the night before!).

So to condense that down to ad size...

10MMFD (10 minute mile female dingo) seeks FD for support, fun, friendship, encouragement. Members of TB (Trottin' Bit****) OK. Must have sense of humor and willingness to run with grocery items. Be my buddy and we will get our bootchies in gear 2gether!
post #83 of 1537
Oh yeah, on running with a Diva... I can't do it during the first couple of days when my flow is so heavy, but otherwise it works OK for me. I ran with it the other day and it was poking me (which it doesn't normally do when I'm not running) for about the first half mile, but then it must have shifted and everything was fine.

Actually this was a bizarre AF for me, but I think the details are TMI even for this thread.

Geo - thanks for sharing your dad's blog. I will certainly be following along. Your dad is automatically cool in my book based on the one fact I know about him - that he is riding his bike across the country. I have a lot of respect for him, that's just awesome.
post #84 of 1537
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Originally Posted by eksmom View Post
So to condense that down to ad size...

10MMFD (10 minute mile female dingo) seeks FD for support, fun, friendship, encouragement. Members of TB (Trottin' Bit****) OK. Must have sense of humor and willingness to run with grocery items. Be my buddy and we will get our bootchies in gear 2gether!
laughup

The buddies sound fun, but I don't think I would be a very good buddy. So, I'll just try to be buddies with everyone for now.
post #85 of 1537
Another essay submitted I only have my final residency and then an integrative paper from that experience and I will have completed the spiritual direction program!!! I am hoping to compete all of the assignments for the Women's Studies course by the end of May. Must work on that tomorrow. Right now it is time to get outside and power walk!
post #86 of 1537
Yay Shanti! :
post #87 of 1537
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The buddies sound fun, but I don't think I would be a very good buddy. So, I'll just try to be buddies with everyone for now.
Ahhh, but you are a very good secret sprinter!

I'm not sure I want to lock into being a buddy (I'll probably regret that) but I have been known to run with potatoes, eksmom.

So I caught up on the thread then had to step away and now I'm struggling to remember what I wanted to post....

First, I broke into double digits this morning for the first time ever!!! WOO HOO : I ran 10 miles in 01:40:00 or 100 minutes or 10 min/mile - yea me! And, I felt really good for the whole run except maybe the last half mile - I get this little pain in my left knee but it doesn't stick around afterward.

My co-worker who has run a 20-miler (the annual Syttende Mai race - 6 mi short of a marathon but super hilly so it's worse) for the last 30 yrs or so (every year but the year she was in India and couldn't get a flight back at the right time - sorry, I digress) says that I am ready for the half marathon. That's good cus I sent in my money yesterday. I'm a week ahead of schedule for running 10 mi for a LR but I don't think I'll get in the total mileage for the week that's in the plan but that's ok cus I only need to run 3 more miles for the half.

Question for those who run half or full marathons: do you bring music with you? It's allowed in my race but not recommended for safety reasons. They're expecting 2500 people for the half. I want to bring music. I think I will go bonkers running that far w/o tunes, and although I am able to run w/o music, I have been running with music this winter and spring. What do you guys think?

will post more later
post #88 of 1537
buddy would be great for me too. Training for my first marathon in Chicago, October 7th. I've done several 20 milers before and everything under that and I would love encouragement to get it all in. I try to run early morning so that I know my run is in and I dont' have to agonize over it all day. Plus, with dh's schedule, I depend heavily on the TM to run on. I'm not sure what training program to use, so any tips or help on that from everyone would be great. I have about 6 weeks off before training for the marathon (after Saturday, ). My training for this half was all over the place for lack of program decision to illness and lack of sleep. I hope to buckle down and be able to run a good marathon.

Lisa

and to those that run with food
post #89 of 1537
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Question for those who run half or full marathons: do you bring music with you? It's allowed in my race but not recommended for safety reasons. They're expecting 2500 people for the half. I want to bring music. I think I will go bonkers running that far w/o tunes, and although I am able to run w/o music, I have been running with music this winter and spring. What do you guys think?
I run with music about the half the time during training, but almost always on long runs. However I could never imagine running with it during a race. Some people do though. I am too focused during a race to care about music. I think it would bug me more than anything. During a race there are so many people around and the adrenaline I've never missed it. Plus I like being able to hear footsteps behind me, makes me run a bit faster.
post #90 of 1537
I have run with my diva since the flow has been lighter. doesn't chafe or anything, but (MAJOR TMI!!!!!!) I make sure the cup is way up in there.

just a sec before I have to go read to kids but I ran four miles today with a new friend from dd's school. I couldn't get a good breath and her knees hurt bc she usually runs on trails and this was concrete. oh well, it's still four miles. but I am going to have to do early runs from now on, it is hot and smoggy here. :P take care mamas
post #91 of 1537
Schatz - i sometimes train with music, but never race with it. There's generally so much going on and so many people all around that music would be too much. People are often talkative (at my speed at least) and it's nice to have that shared suffering thing going on. Plus, it's nice to hear the "on your lefts" when people are trying to pass.
post #92 of 1537
I don't train or race with music. Way too dangerous here -I also use running to workout my thoughts and I am also usually running with K.

I run with my diva-although I haven't used it in months, I am way light these days-guess its a good "problem"

Monikita-woohoo-way to go Livi!!! See she just needed the push : Go Livi, go Livi, go Livi
post #93 of 1537
I don't like racing with music either (I'd rather have, say, eksmom or HBM with me chatting!) but I did bring my little teeny mp3 player with me for the full marathon. there were some parts where I just needed my girls (indigo, that is) and I was all alone and dragging. although heavily stalked by the dingoes, as I remember, which meant a lot!

running with food has several times now meant escaping from the ILs to "pick up some groceries" after a three mile run, of course. if it means I have to run with chicken, so be it. and they are coming again next week to stay for another SEVEN. DAYS. so errand runs, here I come.

woo hoo, congrats, shanti!!!! Hope you enjoyed that walk!

I don't think I'll get in on the buddy thing this time...afraid I would drop the ball...but I totally would respond to eksmom's ad.

inspired by y'all, I got out the potty for ds (almost 19 months). he is way into it! he sat on it with his clothes on and pooped. so, maybe there is something to the "window." he has been talking about the potty for a while, so that's what made it all come together...he says, "mee mee (big sis) potty, mama potty, dada potty!"
post #94 of 1537
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inspired by y'all, I got out the potty for ds (almost 19 months). "
Akkkk-he is 19 months already-where has the time gone, MB? Wasn't he just born?????????
post #95 of 1537
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I'd love to buddy up, JayGee, that'd be great. Although, let me give my disclaimer ~ by the looks of the website you recommended, the triathlons I would be doing are going to be sprint ones. I don't know what distance you're interested in doing this summer. I also don't train for the swimming segment for it. I swam competitively all through college and the swimming always seems to be the easiest and strongest leg for me, so I don't focus my training on it. If you're still interested in buddying up, I'd love to.

I had a great run this morning. Four days in a row ~ this consistency is wonderful!! I got up early and ran while it was still a little dark. The moon was full and glowing orange ~ absolutely beautiful. Between the smell of the blossoming jasmine and glowing moon ~ it was the most peaceful and calming run I've had in a long time. I felt like I could go forever. I ran for about 50 mins and the only thing pulling me back home was getting ds ready for school.

I have a Diva cup question for you runners. I love using my Diva cup, but I haven't taken the big leap and used it while running. So, I'm assuming by all the Diva users here that there's no reason why I shouldn't use it while running? I guess it's just the fear of being a few miles away from home and something happening.
Trimomma ~ I've got 3 triathlons on my schedule for the summer (two sprint, and one "almost" Olympic distance. I also have a biathlon a bike race and another road race. Plus, I'm thinking about riding the Hilly Hundred this October in Indiana. Basically I train 6 days a week ~ 1 LR, 1 sprint workout for running, two 15-20 mile bike rides, one brick (bike/run) and I swim once, maybe twice if I can.

I own a Diva Cup, but haven't gotten brave enough to actually try it! I've only had 2 AFs since DD was born. I need to give it a try next time she's in town.
post #96 of 1537
I run with mail frequently but never with food, so I wouldn't be much of a running buddy. Well, that and the fact that I can't run these days, just walk.

The buds on the trees are getting a little greener, but none have "popped" yet and we still need the heat on - I can't wait for spring to warm up!
post #97 of 1537
PL Problem: We have a little bump in the road... DD isn't completely emptying her bladder when she pees on the potty. She goes a little, then gets excited and jumps off, says she's done, etc.. then pees her pants with a large quantity about 30 seconds later. That has happened twice today. Sigh. She'll get it with time, right?

I remember Livi being excited about underwear at around 19 months. I thought about trying it then, but she had NO physical control whatsoever, so I don't think it would have worked. It has only been during the last month that she seems to be physically ready.
post #98 of 1537
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I run with mail frequently but never with food, so I wouldn't be much of a running buddy. Well, that and the fact that I can't run these days, just walk.
Running with mail counts! Anyway I only said a "willingness"

The honest truth is that I would be honored to have any one of you as my running buddy. :
post #99 of 1537
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PL Problem: We have a little bump in the road... DD isn't completely emptying her bladder when she pees on the potty. She goes a little, then gets excited and jumps off, says she's done, etc.. then pees her pants with a large quantity about 30 seconds later. That has happened twice today. Sigh. She'll get it with time, right?
Favorite song? Favorite book? Sing the song or read a book while on the potty. Encourage her to wait out the song before celebrating. But yeah, it comes. You're on day 2.
post #100 of 1537
Shanti, WTG on the finished Essay!!!

Schatz, WTG on your fast 10 miles! Hopefully that little pain is just part of adding distance and will go away once your body is accustomed.

I train with music whenever I'm not with someone else. Sometimes I'll do a 4 mile or under run without. But I love my iPod and I love the knitting podcasts I subscribe to. During my runs is the only time I get to listen to them. Since it took me almost 6 hours to do the marathon, I listened to all of my most updated knitting podcasts, the This American Life podcast, and a couple of albums...Maroon 5 and the soundtrack to the musical The Full Monte. It really started bugging me in the last few miles so I took it off and was just carrying it from about mile 23 on. Dh met me at mile 25 or so and carried it back for me.

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I hope to buckle down and be able to run a good marathon.
You are going to be awesome!

WTG, Livi!! What Geo said...She's doing great!

I skipped my run. It was pouring rain and I didn't have the heart.
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