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post #41 of 1011
Thanks for the hugs, mamas. I went in yesterday and chatted a little more with my boss (who's no dummy) and it looks like the net result will be really, really good for me professionally, and probably a little difficult interpersonally for a while. But nothing I can't handle. And doggone it, people like me. I'll keep yall posted. Review should happen within two weeks, but there's going to be a mtg on something specific first thing Monday. Confrontation hurts me, but it will be OK.

I'm about to run. Big day ahead, and who knows what hot dogs wait around the corner?

Happy 4th. Stay away from the fireworks. Stick with the kettle korn.
post #42 of 1011
Happy Independence Day!!!!

You won't believe this but I think I am getting a cold, 4 days before race day, first cold in over a year and a half . Anyone have any good suggestions for nipping this thing in the bud before it really gets started? Right now it's just a scratchy throat.

Welcome SugarAndSun! Good to have another triathlete on board!
post #43 of 1011
JayGee - Go out and get yourself some Esberitox. You can get it from a Whole Foods or other health food store. It's much cheaper online, but you don't have time. Do it today. I promise it will make the cold either evaporate or be much milder and shorter. I NEVER recommend any kind of remedy, but Esberitox works, works, works. It's an Echinacea blend in chewable form.

So, race day for me, ladies! I'm all dressed in running clothes, and just need to have a bite to eat and put contacts in. It's cool and cloudy. PERFECT running weather. We had thunderstorms last night, so the ground is a little wet, but doesn't seem too bad. I might be revving a little. It's a good thing I'm walking over to the race start. I'll be channeling the dingos!
post #44 of 1011
Bec - Have a great race! Listen to you ! You already sound like an old-timer!

JayGee - If not what Bec suggests I'd go for Zicam and Emergen-C and lots and lots of fluids. Zicam really seems to work for me. If I take it immediately the cold just never develops. And you can get it at Walgreens or that kind of place.

CherylAnn - Listen to the wisdom of Moonshine and Jooj! And yourself! And try not to compare yourself to other people or if you must compare yourself to some huge couch potato, that's no less irrational and you win for sure!

Sorry about more lame personals, I need coffee!
post #45 of 1011
Any tips on older bedwetters? : I know it isn't that unusual, but it is starting to drive me crazy. We are getting all three kids up for one more trip to teh bathroom before we go to sleep, but we still have lots of sheets to wash most mornings. After 10 years of cloth diapers, regular laundry and now all of this bedding, our washing machine isn't happy - but there is no money to replace it. Oh well.

dd had a great experience of summer camp - she wants to go fo a whole week, maybe two, next year. How did she get so grown up?

I took the kids to visit my mother yesterday. It went okay, but it always requires so much emotinal energy to accompany the kids through a visit, let alone my own stuff. I won't take the kids very often but I felt it was important to take them yesterday. Her health is good, but at this stage of Alzheimer's something could change that very quickly. She can no longer feed herself and dh has said he will try to go and help her with supper about once a week. He is so amazing. I am still trying to figure out what I can do without tipping myself over - I guess I will figure it out one step at a time.
post #46 of 1011
I DID IT!!!

Bellmore Independence Day 4 Miler

Finish: 44:06


WAHOOOOOO
post #47 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
I DID IT!!!

Bellmore Independence Day 4 Miler

Finish: 44:06


WAHOOOOOO
Wahoo, indeed! Nice work, NCB! That is a great pace. Is there a results page where we can ooh n' aahh over your pictures?

Go Bec! Go Bec!

Well, we need to load up the car and start the drive. It's about 80 miles each way... used to be an easy drive before the child who hates her carseat lately. Blork. But, we can't have a life where we never go anywhere.

I'm taking my lap suit & goggles (the crap ones I bought at the Y because I can't find my AquaSpheres, blork) so that I can get a nice long swim in before beers go down my gullet.
post #48 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
I DID IT!!!

Bellmore Independence Day 4 Miler

Finish: 44:06
Nice job!

Rode my mtn bike last night. you can read all about my mechanical problems and see a cute picture of my kiddo on the bike biz blog.

Ran for 55 minutes on the trail this morning at a good clip. Feeling a lot better, but I need to stretch. Hear that. STRETCHING. i need to do more after running and riding.

Now it's time to make me some ETL style lunch and come up with some sort of dish for a BBQ this afternoon. i'm thinking a black bean salad of some sort.

ETA - read a few posts back on that blog link to see what dh thought about our 10 day absense. It's actually really sweet.
post #49 of 1011
Shantimama, we have an almost 10 bedwetter. But, we do pull-ups. She is seriously wet every night and I couldn't do cloth anymore. But, that was years ago that we made the switch. She had kidney reflux and other neurological disorder called something like diffusor sphinctor dys-a-something that caused her to not be able to void. When that got treated, she suddenly lost control of her bladder and had to relearn to stay dry. She managed that pretty well during the day, but never has figured out the nighttime thing. If we wake her around midnight, she still wakes up with a very heavy pull-up. I don't know what to do, either. We've been waiting for her to decide to want to stay dry, but she's still not ready. Fletcher brought it up with her the other day when she reminded us that she needed pull-ups that night and it was already evening. She completely fell apart at the suggestion that we get her up several times in the night. It was like she was afraid, but she couldn't describe the feeling she was having besides "anger." But we've set a date to start working on it. We'll revisit the conversation at the beginning of August and we'll have a specific plan by the end of summer. She was okay with that time line and so were we. Let me know what you decide and how it goes. And, I think it's so important that you take care of yourself in the situation with your mom and I'm so glad to see you are. I wish there was some way for you to relieve yourself of the guilt feelings.

WTG, Nickarolaberry!!! Woohooo!

JayGee, oh no! Don't get sick! I so hope it never goes beyond the scratchy throat stage!

Bec, can't wait to hear how it goes!!

Plady, thank you for your kind words. I'm working through them in my mind...the irrational part. I know you are right, but I can't get it to my heart from my head.

1jooj, I'm excited for you. You are a great example to everyone of what happens when you take the high road. Can't wait to hear how it works out.

Have fun, Megs!

I was going to run this morning, but we slept in and I missed my window. I have to get showered now so I can get to a rehearsal in about 45 min. I'm so excited about this! I get to sing with a jazz trio tomorrow night! I have 6 songs and a couple of them are new to me. I probably told you guys about the gig I did with them back on Valentine's day. That was just two songs, though, and it was more spontaneous. They don't like to rehearse because it cuts into profits. It was terrifying and I was way too stiff. But, they called yesterday to offer me a rehearsal and I'm so relieved! I don't think I'll get a run in later today but it's probably okay. Or, maybe I can run to our evening commitment and shower at their house. I barely know these people. What would Emily Post say about showing up at their house all sweaty and jumping in their pool or asking to use their shower? Think she'd be better with that than me dripping sweat all over their floor? We'll see if it happens. It would be a long, hot run.
post #50 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
I DID IT!!!

Bellmore Independence Day 4 Miler

Finish: 44:06


WAHOOOOOO
Congratulations!!! You did awesome!


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Originally Posted by grnmtnmama View Post
Feeling a lot better, but I need to stretch. Hear that. STRETCHING. i need to do more after running and riding.
Reminding me that I must go stretch *again*!!


Megs ~ On the tops at the tris, I just wear a one piece Speedo and pull on shorts for the bike and run. My 34As don't seem to mind an occasional run without the extra support!!

JayGee ~ on the cold. Hope it doesn't make its way to you. I have only used Emergen-C.

drjen ~ Sounds like an emotional day for you ~ the kind that wipes me out for a few days.

Haven't done much running the past few days. My knee is flaring up at the slightest stray movement. I think I'm going to take it easy (read: no running) for the next several days. I just need to let it heal completely before I go out and run, rather than this one step forward, two steps back that I'm doing right now continuing to run on it.

I joined a master's swim team a few days ago. My day to start is on Monday. I'm looking forward to getting back in the pool ~ I swam competitively through college ~ so swimming has always been a love of mine. The monotony of going back in forth through the quiet water brings me a sense of much needed peace. My dreams at night have been filled with all sorts of swimming...

Oh Callie ~ I thought of you, also, while reading the RW article re: running in the heat. While it's hot here in FL, I don't think we need to get up at 4am to escape the on-set of the heat.

Hope everyone has a good day!! Can't wait to hear other 4th race results ~ go, mammas, go!!
post #51 of 1011
My running buddy was not feeling great today, so we had a slower run. But, I still finished in 21:59. I'm well pleased. I probably could have shaved off 30 seconds to a minute off that time, but not much more, and I wanted to run with my friend.

It was a good race, and we went out to breakfast at the end. Of course, I was thinking of the dingos while I ran!

Oh, and to those of you attending the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, my mom says, if you mention you are a dingo, she'll give you 5% off! She's also teaching a class or two there.

I hope everyone has a great fourth of July!

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS, Nicarolaberry!!!! Great job!!
post #52 of 1011
Been thinking about all the racers all morning!!!

way to go Bec and Nicarolaberry!!! how fun and fast!!

How about HBM and Mamabeth? How'd the 10K go??
post #53 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
I DID IT!!!

Bellmore Independence Day 4 Miler

Finish: 44:06


WAHOOOOOO
Congratulations!!!!

DrJen - Wow what a day you had

Not posting much, but reading along. Still not feeling great, but getting through. My day pretty much consists of getting up, going to work, coming home, putting the girls to bed and then going to bed myself. Dh is totally neglected (and not happy about it). The only bonus is the Nanny keeping the house clean. When I was pregnant with dd2 I didn't clean my house for 3 months and then had to hire cleaning people to make it managable again. Since she didn't know me before and I have been pregnant since she started working for us I am sure she thinks I am the laziest person alive. Wait until she finds out why...that is going to be a whole other trauma....sigh.....

Oh and way to go Bec!!!

Take care ladies!!!
post #54 of 1011
so sorry, I meant to add to drjen and 1jooj.
post #55 of 1011
Way to go Bec and Nicole!!!
post #56 of 1011
Hi mamas, my computer/or internet connection is definitely on the fritz...very frustrating! But I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to do the annual LL Bean 10k. It was very hilly, with the first three miles being mostly down and the last 3 mostly up. I think my time was in the 56-ish minute range, but the times haven't been posted yet. It ended up being really fun, with the woman I was running with at the end(known as purple tank top lady) and I sprinting to the finish. She finished a step ahead of me, but hey, she had longer legs

Great job to the other racing mamas today!

s to DrJen.
And now I'm off to make a dish for a potluck tonight. Have a good day everyone!
post #57 of 1011
*Finally* some rain. Whew. The lush brown lawns around here will be thankful.

Slow, painful 3.5 miles this morning. I tried to squeeze it in befroe the parade. I picked the totally wrong route. I ended up fighting parade traffic for the last 2 miles, people trying to park and walk to the parade more than an hour before the start.

I grew up in liberal hippie-ville. These 4th of July parades out here are just different.

There was a gymnastics troupe that went past doing cartwheels and handsprings. Karen is enraptured. We'd already been thinking of signing her up for gymnastics, and now she's begging for lessons. So many wants, so little time. Off to research evening/weekend options.

Congrats to the racers! There are some seriously speedy mamas here! Aguacates -- 56 minute 10 K with the last 3 miles uphill?!? : Congrats bec, Nicole, and those that are finished but haven't checked in yet

Off to a bbq tonight with the crowd I'd love to be better friends with. DD is napping right now because we told her we could go see fireworks if she napped. It took her 5 minutes to fall asleep. Fortunately, the cats and dogs should stop falling within the hour.
post #58 of 1011
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My running buddy was not feeling great today, so we had a slower run. But, I still finished in 21:59. I'm well pleased. I probably could have shaved off 30 seconds to a minute off that time, but not much more, and I wanted to run with my friend.
Wow, Bec!! 21:59!! That is seriously fast! Like just over 7 min miles! Congratulations. I don't even run that fast in my dreams. I'm even more impressed because you are still relatively new to running. You have a lot to be proud of!

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Hi mamas, my computer/or internet connection is definitely on the fritz...very frustrating! But I got up at the crack of dawn this morning to do the annual LL Bean 10k. It was very hilly, with the first three miles being mostly down and the last 3 mostly up. I think my time was in the 56-ish minute range, but the times haven't been posted yet. It ended up being really fun, with the woman I was running with at the end(known as purple tank top lady) and I sprinting to the finish. She finished a step ahead of me, but hey, she had longer legs
WTG, Aguacates! You had a fast time, too! Congrats! I've been thinking of you...hoping there is some improvement in your situation.

I made peanut butter bars and brownies for the thingy we're going to today. I would have made something healthy, but I had no groceries in the house and very little time. The brownies are still in the oven. I know it's a mistake. So, tomorrow I'm jumping on the E2L bandwagon with gusto!
post #59 of 1011
cherylann~been thinking a lot about you and meaning to ask about the weight gain. didn't you say AF was here or around the corner? I know that makes me have gain, big time. mama, this weight issue bugs me too. I'm lookin' for the E2L book from the library to find out more.
post #60 of 1011
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Originally Posted by Nickarolaberry View Post
I DID IT!!!

Bellmore Independence Day 4 Miler

Finish: 44:06
WAHOOOOOO
Good job!

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Originally Posted by bec View Post
My running buddy was not feeling great today, so we had a slower run. But, I still finished in 21:59. I'm well pleased.
Are you secretly Kate~Mom? That is super fast!

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Originally Posted by aguacates View Post
It was very hilly, with the first three miles being mostly down and the last 3 mostly up. I think my time was in the 56-ish minute range, but the times haven't been posted yet.
Another speedster!

DrJen - I wish I was going to be in TN!

We had a really nice 4th of July despite the fact that we're not really ideally located. For months dh has been working on building a pond for swimming out in the country and today I got to get in and swim! It is only about a third full but already it took me 15 strokes to freestyle across (and not very straight without goggles and wearing shorts and a T-shirt ) so when it is full it will be HUGE! It was so fun. I grew up swimming in ponds but it has been years since I've had the opportunity. On the way back into town we got popsicles and rented movies just to make it fully festive.
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