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December Dingos ~ Running Through the Holidays!

post #1 of 855
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Okay, I couldn't stand it, so I started a new thread ! Anyone racing this month?

No exercise for me today, but DH took DD1 and DS and a friend to the Y for open swim, so DD2 and I have been hanging out at home. I cleaned the playroom, so DD2 is engrossed in toys that she forgot existed !

Happy December!
post #2 of 855
hello new thread!

a bit of snowboarding done, but it was very cold so I wasn't that into getting frostbite for such icy conditions.

ds is being quite the PITA today. really, enough already.
post #3 of 855
Subbing-no run today- great run yesterday.

Happy December
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I just got back from run #1. DH and I are going together for run #2 after dinner. It should be interesting with the melting snow turning to ice by that point.
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we had a brief romp in our <1" of snow today. dd was excited but also a bit disappointed when she had to concede i was correct, that it was not enough snow for a snowman. i let her drink a ridiculous amount of hot chocolate afterwards, and she had her sugar crash during the Nutcracker performance we went to see. oops.

now she is snoring on the couch.

can i skip making dinner tonight and do a core workout instead? something about bundling up in snow pants (yes, <1", but i am a weather wimp). makes me feel enormous.
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I'm thinking popcorn tonight instead of running in the sleet...

I got an alarm clock today. Gah. I haven't used one regularly since college. I've started oversleeping my 5:30 am wake up time, and I gotta get more work done, especially this week.
post #7 of 855
hola! subbing.
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post #9 of 855
Subbing. Thanks, jaygee!
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I'm so excited, we are expecting snow tonight! lots and lots! I am from Montana, I love snow It makes me happy to see everything white. Yay. Okay, must go supervise wiping.
post #12 of 855
OMG I LOVE Chex mix...I think one year that WAS my gift for the holidays. My mom made me like 2 ice cream pails of the stuff. Totally extra Worcestershire. I love it when Cheerios and wheat Chex are totally soaked in Worcestershire. Mmmm...

I ended up NOT making chai biscotti...instead, I made choc chai muffins. Think the chai bread, with cocoa and choc chips. But extra spicy. Yum.

And I swear there's nothing more to the recipe...just eggs, flour, sugar, salt, flour, baking powder and whatever fun you decide on.

Yeah, this cold weather makes me want to CARB LOAD.

Bright side, I ran 6+mi on the TM, averaging under 10min miles. If I can find a little more time to do that, I can keep a handle on my weight over winter. If I can just keep away from all the stuff I'm compelled to bake!:
post #13 of 855
Those muffins sound heavenly.

Off in a few minutes for run #2.
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I'm still hacking. I swear I think I'm actually getting worse. I broke down and went to the market to get some cough medicine (I checked kelly mom to see if it was okay for nursing). It's store brand robotussin...any one know of something I should, but didn't find on kellymom?

It really sucks because I basically haven't run since thanksgiving. I had two little 20 min runs. But that was it. The cough wakes me up at night and then I'm up for like an hour and a half to two hours coughing. I think it's a vicious cycle, between E and my cough I'm not getting rest so I can't recuperate.

Ugh Ugh Ugh.

We did get our Christmas tree today. It's really pretty.
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BBM The ongoing joke at work is that the hacking is a great core workout. You'll have your 6-pack in no time.: Sorry, mama. Lots of liquids, hot showers, and maybe try the Vicks Vaporub on the feet trick.
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Ok, munchkin 1 is asleep - grnmt, something must have been in the collective air this weekend, bc my ds was also a complete disaster from the moment he woke up. munchkin 2 is reading. i've given her permission to stay up until she finishes harriet the spy, which may be 5 minutes, maybe half an hour. we'll see. i cannot keep that kid in books. i need to take out stock in barnes & noble or scholastic and maybe i'll make my money back

i ran yesterday! i had run 4 back from the car dealership last weekend, which was not so fun. on saturday, i met up with a group i've run with in the past, and had a great time. we did a VERY hilly 10 in 1:23. it's a great group - about 80% women, with a random guy or two every week - and fantastic personalities, conversations, etc. we run within a relatively comparable time range, too. four other people from the group are running boston this year, so it will be a fun winter. since dh probably won't be working a ton of saturdays anymore, i should be able to make it out to meet them.

my knee REALLY hurt last night, although it was fine during the run. i iced it and it's been good today, so i'm starting a maintenance training plan on tuesday and will start official boston training in either late dec or jan - haven't totally decided which plan to use.
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bbm~ I've also become a firm believer in Vick's vaporub. Just the smell of it makes me feel better psychologically now.

jooj~What's the trick with vaporub on the feet?
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Okay, you coffee drinkers...I have an ugly Diet Coke habit that I'm determined to beat but I NEED caffeine in the morning. I've tried tea but that's not fun enough because I drink it the rest of the day. I'm looking for a special morning boost. I bought some instant coffee for the black forest cheesecake recipe (you inspired me, Po7!) and I'm going to try that tomorrow with some gingerbread-flavored creamer. Is that a horrendous mistake? Instant coffee sounds kind of sketchy to me but I don't have a coffee maker and can't afford a new Starbucks habit. Any advice?

I can't even believe I'm writing this. I've hated the smell of coffee my entire life but just recently it intrigues me. I think it's the chemicals in Diet Coke that are scaring me to the darkside.
post #19 of 855
Subbing...even though I never keep up
I've been doing a lot of walking, cycling and yoga, and hope to start bringing some running back into the picture soon. I'm starting to get that big energy boost of the second trimester!
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What about something like really fancy tea for the first-of-the-morning cup? My hands down favorite is Pete's Pride of the Port loose leaf tea.

Coffee: I don't have a coffee maker. I use a coffee cone and #2 filters. The filters+grounds go straight into the compost.
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