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heh heh. Monica said "five minute quickie." Heh heh.


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Lows: Setting the ceiling of the lab on fire.


newbies!

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Hi: I love my Garmin! It was so helpful, and helped keep me moving and motivated through some really tough parts (never would have started running again after walking if I hadn't seen my virtual partner getting farther and farther ahead of me! ).
You mean you can have a virtual running partner set for the pace you want to run and race with them? That is too cool!!!!
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You mean you can have a virtual running partner set for the pace you want to run and race with them? That is too cool!!!!
Yeah! It has a visual display of two runners. One is light gray (the virtual partner), and one is black (you). The idea is to keep up with the gray guy. And it tells you how far behind or ahead you are. It's just a nice visual way to maintain your pace. I can't wait to try it when it isn't nearly 100 freaking degrees and the air dense with humidity! The little guy was over 1/2 a mile ahead of me by the time I gave up today.
post #43 of 1355
RM, I feel for you if you have to do an elimination diet! No fun! I was having a lot of gas a few weeks ago when I was overdoing it on fruit. Fruit had never affected me like that before so I didn't expect it. If I stay reasonable about the amount I eat, I'm okay. I seriously almost called my friend who is an ER nurse because it hurt all the way up to my neck and shoulder! Gas pain is no fun!!!

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'Though today I have good energy! Woot, woot.
Megs, I had to laugh at this because I related. You are sometimes awake half the night, don't get much time to yourself during the day, and then wonder why you are so darned fatigued. I don't really mean to laugh, though, because what if you are experiencing more than normal small-child induced exhaustion? I remember that feeling but now that my kids are bigger I'm pretty sure it was definitely their fault.

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Hi, I'm new here!
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Hi, I'm new here too. I lurked a little through July, but couldn't keep up, so I decided to wait for the new thread to actually join in.
chinaKat and emmasmommy!!!

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Dingos


wemoon, hope GF can get some workouts in and lift her spirits! A backrub sounds nice, but at our house, when dh offers a backrub, I know it comes with expectations. Thinking out loud here, but I bet I could change that if I offered backrubs at times when kids were around and other life stuff was going on. Not that I don't like what happens after most backrubs...just that I prefer them to not be so inextricably intertwined. Anyway, hope she's feeling better.

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subbing-count me in the no-sleeping baby list. : Slept through my run this morning b/c it was the only solid sleep I got last night.
HBM You needed that sleep!!!

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Lows: Setting the ceiling of the lab on fire.
Oh no!! I can't help laughing though! I hope there wasn't too much damage.

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Hi: I love my Garmin! It was so helpful, and helped keep me moving and motivated through some really tough parts (never would have started running again after walking if I hadn't seen my virtual partner getting farther and farther ahead of me! ).
Awesome, Bec! You make me want to figure out the virtual partner. Hadn't done that yet.

Okay you guys. I'm going to run tomorrow morning. It's going to happen! Just 3 miles because it has been awhile.

High: Hanging out at the lake with the kiddos.
Low: Mood issues. Certainly related to body image, but it's a chicken and an egg thing. I have to start feeling good in order to get control over my eating.
post #44 of 1355
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Hi, I'm new here!

DD2 turned 6 weeks old on Monday so I gave myself permission to start running again. I had a c-section but I feel pretty good, nonetheless I'm taking it kinda easy for starters.
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Hi, I'm new here too. I lurked a little through July, but couldn't keep up, so I decided to wait for the new thread to actually join in.
to you both! congratulations on starting.

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Lows: Setting the ceiling of the lab on fire.
story?

this week is the 2nd anniversary of the week that i was finally able to run a mile without stopping. : (i know this because it was the same week as a major music festival around here.)

last of the summer series 5Ks was tonight. i am really going to miss these in the fall. they are such a blast - even though the course will never be a PR. hung out for a little longer than we usually do at the pot luck (the kids are usually getting rammy by the awards ceremony and we have to high tail it out before it gets ugly). i only came in 6th tonight, as the 15 yr old triplets were there, taking 2, 3, and 4. that said, i won the overall award for the summer series for the fastest three times out of the four races. . won a cool plaque and a polo shirt.
post #45 of 1355
Have you all seen the news about the bridge collapse in MN? I was SHOCKED to turn my TV onto coverage of it on all TV channels... I've driven that bridge many, many times. It is scarey to think about who I know could have possibley been on the bridge at the time of collapse. It is during bumper to bumper rush hour traffic, all four lanes of the bridge collapsed into the Mississippi river.
post #46 of 1355
RR - I got out for a short run later than I wanted to. I didn't sleep well last night (too much birth adrenaline, I think) and got up early. I need to be up early tomorrow, too, so decided to just shoot for 2 miles or so. I figure it's better to run 2 miles than 0, right? Usually I try to do some speed work on Wednesdays, but I had no inspiration for a good speed workout tonight, so decided to just push the pace. Ran 2.21 miles in 19:23, for an average 8:46 pace! That's blinding fast for me these days. Also, I saw a shooting star - and then somehow managed to not fall and get injured running in the dark while craning my neck to not miss any more star action!

NRR - survived the family meet up. My mom was pleasant and excited to see us (and stayed only a little less than 2 hours for lunch, go figure) I wore my dingo shirt and really felt the love. I'm not sure I'm ever going to figure out this relationship, but I'm managing to let go of expectations and try to just enjoy what there is!

Welcome to the newer folk! Such fun to have new runners to learn about.
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Tonight I ran 3 miles in sprinkles with mid-to-biggish dog, then walked gigantic dog our usual loop. I like running at night.

Gigantic dog goes to the vet tomorrow. On Sunday I found a lump on the right side of his abdomen that fits into the cradle of my palm. He doesn't like me touching it very much, which makes me think it is sensitive. I'm worried. I keep flashing back to discovering The Best Dog In The Universe had cancer and would be dead in three weeks, and worrying that it is happening all over again. I've been a little devastated, really. I'm not as close to him as I was to T.B.D.I.T.U., but he's still my dog and I love him immensely. The trip in its self will be very traumatic for him, which makes me feel like crap. How could a lump that big, located in that spot be anything but bad?

I'm off to stretch and watch Knitty Gritty. 'Night, y'all.
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Thanks for the welcome! This is definately a fast moving thread!

I have a question for the more experienced runners. I did a couch potato to 5k training program to get ready for the run portion of the triathlon, and now I want to work up to running a 10k. Are there any programs out there for going from 5k to 10k, or do I just gradually increase the distance i am running each day/week? Any advice would be great, I'm still pretty new to this whole running thing!
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if you go the the home page at runnersworld.com, there is a link to their personalized training plan calculator - i think it's called smart coach? anyway, i really like it because you can enter in your current weekly mileage, a recent race time, and how long you have to train - and it gives you a full training plan with distances, target speeds, speedwork, hills, etc. - designed for where you are in your running currently.
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NRR - survived the family meet up. My mom was pleasant and excited to see us (and stayed only a little less than 2 hours for lunch, go figure) I wore my dingo shirt and really felt the love. I'm not sure I'm ever going to figure out this relationship, but I'm managing to let go of expectations and try to just enjoy what there is!
Oh, I'm glad it went so well! You really have a great attitude about it.

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I've been a little devastated, really. I'm not as close to him as I was to T.B.D.I.T.U., but he's still my dog and I love him immensely. The trip in its self will be very traumatic for him, which makes me feel like crap. How could a lump that big, located in that spot be anything but bad?
Monica, I'm hoping for the best for you and Gigantic Dog!!!
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I got up at 5:45 this morning and ran 3.8. I even left a sleeping baby to do it, so you know I needed that run! It was so humid that I was sweating before I even started running.

Wemoon It is so sad, especially when it hits that close to home.

Doctorjen-How cool to see a shooting star! I'm glad it went well with your mom.

Kate~mom-Congrats on your runnerversary. And your overall award!

Patti-thanks for asking about Lydia's hand. She got the splint off and is using it fine now. She is loving riding her bike now and Madeline took her training wheels off and is riding also. I seriously doubt she would have done that without seeing Fiona. They both said to say "Hi" to your kids and loved their mail!
post #52 of 1355
Good Morning Dingos!

DrJen ~ your attitude toward your relationship with your Mom sounds great. I'm glad the visit went well.

Kate~mom ~ I'm still amazed at what an amazing runner you have become in such a relatively short period of time. Congrats on a good 5K series .

I'm still horrendously unmotivated . The sheer magnitude of unpacking 300+ boxes of accumulated crap into a house that is 1400 sq ft smaller than our previous house is more than I can wrap my mind around. So instead of unpacking, I find myself lounging at the computer and returning repeatedly to the kitchen for snacks. I've got to snap out of this, pronto. I did join the Y last night, and then ran 3 miles on the indoor track there. Thought I was doing well, pace-wise, until some long-legged gazelle-woman lapped me.... twice. The curse of being 5'1", I suppose. One of her strides equalled about 3 of mine.

Trimomma, where are you? And Megs, how is the tri-training coming? I saw your races on the calendar. Busy month for you!
post #53 of 1355
subbing three pages in :

On vacation. Having lots of fun training time and play time with the kids. Despite the 90 degree days. 100 mile ride(with J) on Saturday morning. Tri on the 12th. I am looking forward to it all. But also looking forward to training with less intensity. DD starts kindy on the 18th. It is going to be a whirlwind few weeks.

Off to take the kids to the sitter so I can get a run in before it is 90 degrees again. Will catch up next week hopefully....:

Mandy congrats on an awesome race!
post #54 of 1355
Thanks Elizabeth!

Kate - congrats on your runniversary! I almost came down this weekend for a little music and a parental visit, but the majority of the parents were going to be out of town.

welcome to the new folks. jump right in cause it moves quickly around here!

CherylAnn - to find other races like Jay, surf the event listings on active.com for trail running. maybe that's the kind of thing you need to get re-inspired to get out there...

didn't do my abs this morning i have all my running stuff and if it's going to happen it needs to happen while i'm at the office. it's supposed to be 90 degrees or so today, so i'm pre-hydrating now for my 3pm run.

feeling a little overwhelmed by our house. i'm allergic to the dust and pet dander and our house is making me sneeze uncontrollably. things should get better when we remove the carpeting in the bedroom (hopefully this weekend) but i'm so frustrated by how quickly it gets so filthy and how little time i have to endlessly sweep up the front entryway and swiffer up the pet hair. i can't keep up! Back to Flylady 101 for me.
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wemoon - that bridge collapse is so awful. i have a friend who moved there last month and am wondering about her commute. by the way, i forgot to mention that after my ds' high fever, the rash appeared. he's seemed to have shed it now, though.

2bb - 100 miles! wowza

drjen - whew. mom crisis averted. nicely done.

plady - how ya feelin?

monica - good luck at the vet today. hope its benign.

welcome emmasmommy and chinakat!

hi: got out running this morning! it's going to be scorching hot all week so i did an abbreviated morning run and hope to do more maybe after the sun goes down.

lo: watching the news, trying to get ready to teach school in a week and be a good parent to my kids all day
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Yesterday my SAHD hubby (well sahd for the month he has off here) kept Leah from taking a decent nap by going to the home improvement store. Mom came home from work cranky as all get out and it was hot. So I left dh to get both girlies to sleep and took off running in my dingos shirt. Apparently I just needed a run as I didn't even feel the first mile. Vanessa and I should NOT run together as I suspect we'd both quit before the mile was up because I always have to talk myself into the groove of the first mile. Same with swimming, same with biking....Anyhow I did 3.5 miles on a new loop, came home and felt great.

Question: I don't sweat much. Apparently my body is thinking that radiation alone will do it for heat relief. I used to think I was dehydrated or just out of shape. I know neither is true for yesterday. I came home, doused myself with water and cooled off a bit that way. Any suggestions for what to do on a run to cool myself off?


personals:
geofizz: : Was this a part of squeezing water out of rocks?

welcome to the new folks! Just jump in and keep up as you can. (when i'm MIA for a few days I just read back about 10 posts and move on).

dingo: has this been posted yet? In summer of 2005 mdc member Naughty Dingo was posting more frequently to the running thread. Someone said something about chasing the naughty dingo. We all agreed that it would be a fabulous band name. Somehow it became the tribe name....

nonsleeping babies: may they all find the karma they need for the day to get their acts together and blissfully sleep tonight.

katemom: how's the house selling/buying?

monica: my doggie had a tumor develop quickly in his armpit. Turns out it was a fat lump. I'll be thinking of you.

drjen: glad the visit with your mom went ok.

2bb: nice to see you. have fun in your tri

bridge: holy smokes! I drive on that thing often (when I visit the main campus of the university). I can't imagine.

unpacking boxes: yeah, i can imagine. My basement is just a mess with boxes -- just get a little "donate" pile going as you uncover all kinds of stuff you no longer need.

mandy: we have one of these. My dh mounted it in the pantry area of our kitchen and it helps IMMENSELY. I have hardwood floors downstairs and a golden retriever. It seems to do ok. Once a week or so I'll wash the floors but I love being able to pick up the little vac and just get the dirt that comes in with 2 kids, a husband and a dog. IMO much faster than a broom. Not as effective as something like swiffer, but somehow we use it more than the swiffer style mop we have.

ok must get back to the paid work....
post #57 of 1355
i forgot:
mandy I have a book I'd like to send you. It's a craft book, I bought it because I wanted to figure out one of the projects but now I'm done with it. PM me your address and I'll send it your way.
post #58 of 1355
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Question: I don't sweat much. Apparently my body is thinking that radiation alone will do it for heat relief. I used to think I was dehydrated or just out of shape. I know neither is true for yesterday. I came home, doused myself with water and cooled off a bit that way. Any suggestions for what to do on a run to cool myself off?
I don't sweat if I don't run fast enough or it's not hot enough. I evidently sweat if I go faster than a 10 minute mile or I'm running *and* it's over 80F. Otherwise, I cool off by drinking water when I get back.

Congrats on the run!

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geofizz: : Was this a part of squeezing water out of rocks?
I was trying to align my infrared laser. The standard way you align something like this is you toss the light on the ceiling, and watch the path as you rotate a mirror. This laser, at its lowest power, burned a hole in the ceiling (painted black to reduce reflections -- but also causing a lot more absorption).

I finished the alignment a different way.

Oh, and no water in this experiment. Now we're squeezing K and Rb into metals.
post #59 of 1355
Monica ~ You're both in my thoughts today.

grnmtnmama ~ I'll be with you doing flylady when we finally get into this house.

JayGee ~ That unpacking sounds stressful. Make a list and go for it. Don't over do it or it will feel too big to accomplish.

Hi chinakat and emmasmommy!

Lo yesterday: not doing any physical activity and eating way too much pizza.

Hi yesterday: having a food fight while driving with said pizza and best friends.
post #60 of 1355
Good Morning Ladies!

Well feeling much better the past couple of days so that is definitely my high. Haven't had much in the way of lows which is a good thing.

Welcome to the newbies! This is an amazing group, both for on and off topic advice


Obviously not running, but thinking about it I know some of you run with a double stroller. How much harder is that? I find it tough to push one child I am not sure how I would with two. Does it slow you down a lot?

Have a great day!
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