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Oops, forgot to mention that I thought of you all today... when I finally took down my Christmas cards. : It was great to look at all the dingo pups one more time.
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yes i have only done one treasure map [this past year] and i am pleased now that i look it over how much has come to fruition, in some way. monica - you kept it in the closet? i remember we did ours last year together. i have had mine pinned up on my sewing studio wall ever since...i did not always want to look at it, but i guess that's the point. it kept my mind thinking about those things

here is the thread about it - the time to work on it is april 5 this year

treasure map
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Jooj - I hope those lambies pull through. Nurse, babies nurse!

GMM - Ooooh! Good luck with making #2!!

Economy - DH is in IT, in an IT rich area, so I'm not, personally concerned. There's a sort of overriding angst about the economy as a whole, but not in a how are we going to eat sort of way, kwim?

NRR - Everybody seems to be getting better. Katie, after coming down with Pink Eye, is finally back at school. DH says he woke up with Pink Eye this morning, but I'm hopeful that the rest of us will avoid it.

RR: I got my 6 miler in yesterday (even if it was interupted), and I was finally able to get back to the gym and got in 5 miles there. Tomorrow is my long run (9 miles). That will leave me only 6 miles down from my missed long run from last week. I will try to make that up on Sunday. But, because it is a lot of miles in a row, I might have to do it next week. It's an easy week next week, so that shouldn't be a problem.
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I didn't want DH to see it. He thinks I'm enough of a freak as it is. I keep my spirituality to myself.

You know it is really funny... when DH and I worked together, looooooong before we had ANY interest in each other, I actually drove him NUTS. Right about the time he started working for the company I was introduced to the Louise Hay book You Can Heal Your Life. I went around the office saying (out loud) affirmations about everything that was bugging the sh*t out of me. Other co-workers started to do it too, and DH was going insane. It was really rather funny. Poor DH.
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i'm digging this treasure map thing, and i've admired tracy for several years now, so COOL! i'm in! thanks for the links.
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i am totally going to do a treasure map this year.
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I would love to do a treasure map, but am not sure I can do a household purge right now. That would involve a lot more energy than I think I have.
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I didn't want DH to see it. He thinks I'm enough of a freak as it is. I keep my spirituality to myself.
you know what's funny? i have had mine hanging up in my studio for one year now and dh has never once asked me what it was! and i didn't offer it up, either. i wanted to hang it up, but i didn't feel like explaining it to him or anyone since it is very personal. it's easy for him to overlook that stuff, though, because he is used to me pinning inspiring stuff up around me as i work. i think he just thought it was an inspiration board and never dwelled on it. [interestingly i had put something on there about remembering to always work on our relationship and as y'all know, we've been certainly tested recently]
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Exactly.. way personal stuff on there... and there is some stuff I don't want to share with anyone, not even my spouse. I didn't want to have to answer questions about it, either.. so it stayed hidden in the closet and I never looked at it. So there you go.

I wonder what the solution would be.. put less personal stuff on there and deal with him wondering what my latest nutcase thing is? I have no space in the house that is mine alone. We have a really small house.
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the treasure map sounds interesting! I am definitely down with a household purge, but I'll be travelling that weekend. But I will be by myself so maybe I can take some time to do it....is there a web site or anything with more specific instructions, or is that somewhere on the thread (did not have time to read thru it all).

Tomorrow is consignment sale day so I have been mainly doing that, but I did get in a six mile run today, shoehorning it between working on the sale and dinner. It was really a crappy time to run for me, my energy dips way down at about 4 p.m., but I did it in just under 10 minute miles so I'm happy with it. need to sign up for the 10K next week too before the price goes up.

not much time this week but I hope to catch up next! thinking about y'all!
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Originally Posted by mamabeth View Post
the treasure map sounds interesting! I am definitely down with a household purge, but I'll be travelling that weekend. But I will be by myself so maybe I can take some time to do it....is there a web site or anything with more specific instructions, or is that somewhere on the thread (did not have time to read thru it all).
It is the intention and positive energy behind it (in combination with the whole nature aspect, which I'm not sure what that one is for the Treasure Map) that draw the things you put on the map into your life. I mean really, gluing pictures of stuff you want onto a piece of cardboard board isn't going to do anything for you if that is all it is! (For example, that's what I did by putting it in the closet facing backwards.) You're supposed to put the intention into it every time you look at it throughout the year.

But basically, all you do is go through a bunch of magazines (or other sources?) and find pictures of things you really want to actualize in the next year of your life and glue them onto a poster board. It can be material stuff, like if you want a new car, put a picture of the car you want, etc. or it can be other things and you put a picture that represents what you want to bring into your life. Some people get really artistic and creative, so that the end result looks like art, but that isn't necessary. Then you hang it someplace you will see it often, and whenever you look at it you can either welcome the stuff into your life, say thank you to God like you've already received it, etc. Basically just put positive thought and energy into it. You don't need to worry about the "how", because the Universe (or God, whichever you choose) is in control of that.

I think that's about it. I'm sure Tracy could tell what the significance of the planetary alignment or whatever is, but I'm no astrologist! If I missed anything, or got it wrong, feel free to correct me!

And now back to your regularly scheduled running thread.
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Hi from NY yall!

No RR here, but lots of walking, touristing, and eating...

tonite we're going to see DJ Jazzy Jeff (yall remember him) at the Am Mus of Nat History - how random is that?

I just had to come on to report how nice it has been to enjoy some yummy Starbucks that has been keeping me warm in the cold weather up here, thanks to my awesome Secret Sprinter sending me a Starbucks gift card!!! Thank you SS!!!!

okay back to eating and drinking too much :
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ladies, i am worried about my running and the half coming up. with the minor sickness and travel, i am off my plan and have still not made it past 4 miles yet.
poppy, my half is just a couple of weeks before yours, and I'm only up to 6 (7 this weekend). I'm doing the hal higdon beginner program. It's really low-key and easy to play with, which is why I picked it. I was sick a couple of weeks ago and got pretty much wiped out for a week, but have been able to get caught up. You can do it!!!

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Hi from NY yall!

tonite we're going to see DJ Jazzy Jeff (yall remember him) at the Am Mus of Nat History - how random is that?

okay back to eating and drinking too much :
Callie, I'm so jealous! I NY!!!! We lived just outside of Manhattan for a couple of years and I loved it. We'd probably still be there if we could have afforded a house there. And I'm at DJ Jazzy Jeff...how can he be any good w/out the fresh prince???


I'm really intrigued by the treasure map thing. God knows there's enough things in my life I need to work on.

Re: the economy...I'm kind of worried, just because of my situation. It's looking like I'm going to have 3 years of full spousal support, with possibly partial support for another year. The amount is enough that I should be able to live comfortably with just cutting out some of the luxuries that I indulge in way too much. I'm worried about AFTER that. I just can't go back to my former career. The hours are not conducive to being a single mom, and the pay was terrible (but it was a "fun" career). I would probably *barely* be able to support myself, but not DS, and I would have to downsize our home significantly (and we're only in a 2 br condo). So, I have to figure out what I can do that will make me a decent amount of money, whether it's somewhere in healthcare or something else entirely (which would make me feel like crap that I have a master's degree that would be wasted). Ugh.


STBX took DS last night and today so I could ski today. It was a really nice day (sunny and 40) and I got some good skiing in until the last run. I don't know WTF I was doing, but I somehow caught an edge and took a rather spectacular fall. Thank god I was wearing my helmet, or my brains would be seriously scrambled right now. Well, more than normal. As it is, I think I possibly have a *very* mild concussion. Started out just a little lightheaded and dizzy, but now I have a pretty decent headache going. I would like someone to explain to me why it is that I can ski blacks, bumps, etc., but I always bite it the hardest on a groomed blue cruiser. :

I had it all planned out that I was going to take tomorrow as my day off and do my long run on Sunday, but now the weather report has changed and instead of being beautiful on Sunday, it's supposed to be beautiful (sunny and 70) tomorrow, and snowy/rainy on Sunday. Bleh. I guess we'll see how I feel tomorrow and if I feel decent, I might go ahead and do the run tomorrow so I don't have to freeze.
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oh my goodness, gaye! i hope you're okay! take it easy, okay? that sounds really scary to me.
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Hi mamas!! I just have a quick second to post. We are having a busy busy weekend. I found dd a piano!! We have to rent a trailer and make a 2.5 hour drive to pick it up though. I think it's worth it. I found it on craigslist....it is just what we wanted. DD is excited....which makes me happy. She is still sad and moody. Horses are her first love, and the piano is her second.

Anyway, it should be a fun road trip.
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I've been sticking with my Yoga lately. Learning headstands and handstands and all sorts of cool things about myself as I go along.

Last night I went the Y and ran/walked on the treadmill. I at least want to be able to go for good length runs when the spring weather hits. My yoga teacher (who has become a really good friend) and I are going to be taking spinning classes the Y too. Woot!

I love all the talk around here about Abundance. I have been doing a lot of visualizations and meditations around it lately. I am definitely doing the check thing!

I just wanted to let you ladies know if you haven't found it already... if you have Netflix, you can watch The Business of Being Born right on your computer. I'm off to grab some tea and watch it here.

Have a good weekend everyone!
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posting to report a 1 hr ski today. we got another 8" of fresh fluffy snow, so i put on my backcountry x-country skis and took the dog up to the forest for a little untracked skiing. it was beautiful and peaceful and quiet. just the kind of thing i wanted this morning.

hoping to do some abs this afternoon and hoping K's playdate goes well.
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