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It's November! Fall back into running with the Dingoes!

post #1 of 1065
Thread Starter 
Just starting the thread 'cause I felt like it, OK? :-)

For the uninitiated, we're just a group of ladies who like to run (or when our bodies don't like us to run :, we swim or cycle or do whatever keeps us moving forward in our active lives). We like to talk. A lot. So you gotta be ready to keep up! But we're friendly and supportive and, generally speaking, a totally rad group of women.

Does that sum it up pretty well? So, bring it on, November!
post #2 of 1065
Hey...what do you mean, generally??? Hmmmm....:
post #3 of 1065
Happy November!
I'm heading out for a nice stroller free run. Ahhhh.
post #4 of 1065
and as megs will tell you, "My mom's a runner...."



GOALS: who is turkey trotting this month?


My own goals:
1. run 5 miles on thanksgiving.


that is all.
post #5 of 1065
Thread Starter 
Have fun, HBM! Oh, and I keep forgetting to tell you that I'm loving the 30 Rock quote in your siggie. We HEART that show at our house. Big time. Tina Fey is my hero.
post #6 of 1065
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Originally Posted by babybugmama View Post
Hey...what do you mean, generally??? Hmmmm....:
Oh, wait, is it me???? :

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Originally Posted by kerc View Post



GOALS: who is turkey trotting this month?


My own goals:
1. run 5 miles on thanksgiving.


that is all.

Is that 5 miles an official race? I'm liking the idea of 5 miles on Turkey Day. It might help combat the eating that will take place later in the day. Plus, it goes beyond my local 5k Turkey Trot. I might be in with you.
post #7 of 1065
Subbing. Ran 4 late last night on the TM (while watching the end of The Wedding Planner) then lifted weights for legs. When I got out of bed this morning I was seriously stiff, and man I felt old. I hobbled for a good hour until I took a hot bath, then I felt normal but sore. Very sore.

I'm going to head over to DD's preschool early to pick her up. I've got serious separation anxiety going and just can't relax or get anything done at home, so what's the point? : I wouldn't worry about her so much if things were going well. But the last few weeks of bawling and peeing make me freak out while she's gone.

Poppy - You got it right. Stuff like I move forward in life with joy. and personalize as necessary. Really try to feel happy and joyous while you are running. Being thankful for being healthy and strong is also good. The emotion behind the affirmation is the catalyst. Words are empty without the feeling and acceptance behind them. I hope you can kick the hip trouble soon... I know how frustrating it is.

PO7 - I hope the specialist can help! I'll keep your DD in my prayers.
post #8 of 1065
thanks monica. i'll be headed out for a short run [well, all my runs are short, but shorter than usual] tomorrow with affirmation in mind.

kerc- i am planning on a turkey trot - it's habitrot 5k [habitat for humanity benefit]
post #9 of 1065
subbing~no running for me since last Friday but I say it's for healing the ITB. Thinking about a Thanksgiving weekend run, but not sure yet. Need to heal up and form a training plan for racing season in early '08.

Po7~gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that about your DD. I hope there is an easy answer. Bring on the healing. mama Good for you to listen to your mama instincts and get things checked out.
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We have an appt tomorrow with our regular pedi, and we will go from there. The hemotologist at the ENT clinic looked at her lab work and said it looks like a clotting disorder. From what I have read it could be scary like hemophelia or just something like vit. k deficiency.


I have to pick up her labs to take to the pedi. I suspect that we will run more lab work tomorrow.
post #11 of 1065
Po7 - thinking about yall

All the halloween pics are soooo cute!!

BBM - you are one hot cat! You are totally rad!

towsonmama - you are rad too!

Well, last year, DH, my lil sis, and I all did the first annual "Thanksgiving Turkey Roost Turkey Trot" 5K (Turkey Roost is the name of our family home site and of our family [plant] nursery) - which we wanted to start as a family tradition before all the madness of the 30 people at Thanksgiving...

So this year will be the 2nd annual! But I like the 5 mile idea...

Re: the race list..... Well since it is a new month, I feel like I should confess : - about 2 months ago, I signed up for this. Yes the full. : My DH doesn't know, he thinks that I'm thinking about it but that I'll probably do the half. But I'm doing LRs with a group that is training for it... I'm fluctuating between happy and excited and scared... Anyways, I felt like I should confess so that yall will help keep me on track and motivated!!!
post #12 of 1065
Thread Starter 
Come on, you guys!! There's nothing negative about "generally speaking"! It's like "all-around" or "consistently"... and those, in turn, imply "without exception."
post #13 of 1065
PO7 -

I lifted arms yesterday and I think I'll lift legs today. Running will take place again on Saturday.

I'm running a 5k on Thanksgiving.
post #14 of 1065
Hey!.. This sounds like a lovely group!. Well.. I used to run a whole lot when I was in high school.. then after I got preg with DD 2 years ago it all stoped and now I can't hardly jog a block. I really want to start running again.. I need to get my self a dobble jogger.
post #15 of 1065
Subbing.


Po7 -
post #16 of 1065
Subbing. Hope you get some reassuring news from your ped, Po7.

Why does it always hurt more to go downstairs than up?

ETA: I'm in for 5 miles on T-day if I don't sign up for a 5K.
post #17 of 1065
Back again! Did you miss my serial posting? But I just had to share that there was total carnage at the Target Halloween candy aisle when we were there today. Everybody throwing bags of 50% candy into their baskets. Not that I went down that aisle or anything. Nope. Not even for DH. Whom I never steal from.
post #18 of 1065
J and I are running our local 5 mile turkey trot.

Thanks for starting the new thread. For lurkers: This is a group of ALL LEVELS. That means women thinking of getting off the couch. This means women training for the Boston marathon or ultras. All comers welcome. Minimum requirement is a desire for forward motion.

I spent my treadmill run thinking about po7's dd. I hope you can start to get some answers in the morning.

Back to grading.
post #19 of 1065
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Originally Posted by Balancin1 View Post
Subbing. Hope you get some reassuring news from your ped, Po7.

Why does it always hurt more to go downstairs than up?

ETA: I'm in for 5 miles on T-day if I don't sign up for a 5K.
The stresses on our knees even in regular walking are pretty huge... my biomechanics prof actually just mentioned today in class that the force on your knee when running downstairs is something like 80 times your body weight. That's madness.

Upstairs there is just more contact area between all the parts of the knee joint because your knee is flexed when it is bearing the weight (stepping up).

Also, it seems to me like the active components of what makes our knee stable -- muscle tendons and ligaments -- are in a better position to be "shock absorbers" going upstairs. Downstairs, in a more extended knee position, the force of our body weight (ground reaction force) is translated more directly as compression straight through the knee joint.

Ahhhhh, biomechanics. I LURVE it.
post #20 of 1065
Ran 4 with DH and it kicked my . My legs were already super sore from lifting and I had a double side ache from the get go.. probably from eating reeses peanutbutter cups earlier... and he wanted to run really fast. The whole time. Whee! When I got home my face was a tomato. :

I'm tired and I don't want to move. But I'm supposed to lift for arms and if gigantic doesn't get a walk tonight he will destroy property. You can bet on it. But I don't want to MOVE.
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