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post #21 of 752
Congratulations JenLove! I'd love to meet up this summer, and July will be a lonely one.

Shanti

I didn't run today, but I did push the lawnmower around in the ditch. A lot. I'm burned.
post #22 of 752
Gaye, I came across a rather contentious bulletin board thread about preclipped bike shoes once... there was a very vocal faction in strict opposition to the practice -- citing some injury stats, whatever, that it's so much more likely to cause you or others injury because of falls in the transition zone. I have no idea if their stats were valid or merely skewed to support their cause, but they were sure passionate about it! In any event, I was glad to feel like there was a good reason not to learn that trick :-) Besides, I don't think I'd get my shoes tight enough if I had to try and scoot into them on the pedals already.

So I think I might look for a late summer Oly Tri instead of the marathon. I'm just really being paranoid about my right knee, but also I think I'd like to be able to *continue* to use it in the years to come! And besides -- I have this gorgeous bike and I live 3 minutes away from the best biking in my area, so I might as well use it to my advantage -- right?
post #23 of 752
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So ladies, did you hear/see what I did?

Look!
AWESOME! dh had some for years and cut them off about nine years ago. and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on the pregnancy!

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Ladies, listen up. If you want jeans that look AMAZING and do NOT do the muffin-top thing but still do NOT look like "mom jeans," get your butt to Nordstrom, go to the T.B.D. section and ask for Jag or Kut from the Kloth. They are about $80/pair, but that's similar to GAP, and they are just soooooo much betttttterrrrrrr. And the Jag ones, especially, just feel like you're wearing sweatpants -- they are so soft.
i love love love jeans from ann taylor loft.

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Our kids think we are nuts, btw. They always think we are going to a race. Yesterday I was eating a Gu before my run and ds1 (3 years) says, "You're eating Gu mom? Can I have some." Hm, my toddlers know what Gu is.
my ds loves gu, sport beans, etc., etc. racing has become such a part of their lifestyle.

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Well, as they say "the check is in the mail." I faxed my application yesterday, and it was received, and my info packet should be coming in a couple days. Looks like I'm training for a marathon. :
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drjen~you need those 20 milers, at least two of them. If nothing else for confidence and time on your feet. yay! happy for you!!
great! congratulations on registering. i have mixed feelings regarding the number of 20 milers before a marathon. i did my first with just one twenty, and then boston with two or three. yes, i felt better during boston and was faster, but i think that's just from experience of actually running a full marathon rather than from the training plans themselves. i really liked hal's beginner plan for my first.

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Oh - re: allergies... is it just really bad this year? My poor DH is having a terrible time. He normally is on Claritin in the spring anyway, but this year it's like it's not helping him at all. We still have pollen on the windshields and it seems like it's been that way for longer than usual.
yes -they are AWFUL!

this past weekend, we were away at my college reunion (10 years - eek!). it was an absolute blast. saturday morning, there was supposed to be a 5K race on the cross country trails, which ended up being just a fun run - it was pouring early in the morning so it was kind of cancelled, then when people showed up, it went on. anyway, it was so great - and such a reminder that, even if i had discovered my running gene earlier in life, i wouldn't have necessarily been a good cross country runner - i got lost (resulting in approximately 1.5 extra miles) and ended up bloody. but it was a blast and i had a great run with another alumni's wife.

dd went rock climbing at the climbing wall on campus and was begging to swim in the pool every chance she got. ds charmed the pants off of everyone - who all reported that he just needs a dirty white baseball cap and a lacrosse stick, and he'll fit in perfectly in fifteen years.
post #24 of 752
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dd went rock climbing at the climbing wall on campus and was begging to swim in the pool every chance she got. ds charmed the pants off of everyone - who all reported that he just needs a dirty white baseball cap and a lacrosse stick, and he'll fit in perfectly in fifteen years.
What fun! You didn't go to Colby, did you . Sounds like everyone I went to college with ! That cross country run sounds like a blast (even with the extra mileage and blood...)
post #25 of 752
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jenlove - i deleted the 70 mile bike ride one first by accident, should i repost that one?
I haven't decided yet. It can stay off for now. I'll make a post if I change my mind.

Jo - The beginning of July will be lonely here too and most of June. DH will be gone as a counselor again in WI. We definitely have to plan something!
post #26 of 752
Checking in to sub. I just ran 4 on the treadmill. It was a crazy day - I'm on call and was at the hospital on 3 separate occasions today, plus had birthday cake with the little one summer in there. But after tonight, no call for the whole month of June! I still have my own patients to worry about, but I only have 2 clients planning vaginal births in June, so I'm hoping for a peaceful month. (I have 3 other clients who will be having scheduled cesarean births, but we do those in the daylight.)
Off to shower and then finish the last 30 pages of the Sevenwaters Trilogy.
post #27 of 752
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I'm pretty sure talking my DH into watching all three children while I ride for 3+ hours on a Saturday or Sunday just isn't going to happen !
hmm, yeah, not that I have anything telling me to go out for 3+ hours but I can't quite imagine dh being very enthusiastic about that kind of training plan.
That said, the marathon was fun today. Small but fun. Did I mention it was small? I think there were all of about 52 runners doing the full distance and of that only maybe 8 women? With those numbers maybe I could even place! But really I was thinking that the Dingos could own that race if we all decided to do it! Kate~Mom would win and the rest of us would surround the daytrippers from Seattle and surprise the handful of locals who run it It's a thought! Right? Just throwing it out there since I have to sub in anyway!

DrJen - Have I ever told you you're my heeeeerooooo? I don't know how you do it all mama!

Okay, I'm off to find that no-knead bread recipe (Moonshine? You lurking??), my new carb addiction knows no limits.
post #28 of 752
I want to talk to Moonshine, too! I did the baking soda & vinegar hair wash tonight and thought of her. I've been thinking of doing it for a long time, and since I ran out of shampoo this week... well, there you go. Super easy!
post #29 of 752
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OK, this brings up an interesting mental image... can you elaborate? Do you pre-clip your shoes to the pedals and then get your foot in while riding? But then how do you pedal and keep from falling over? Hrmm...
Yep, you pre-clip them in. I didn't attempt to start and get on, so I'm not quite sure how it works in actual practice, but I know you put your feet on top of your shoes and pedal that way to gain enough speed to not fall over while you're getting them on!

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I'm thinking about using my iPod again for my mid-week runs. Am I insane to go back to using music after weaning myself off of it?
I don't really think it's insane. I do wear my ipod for most training runs unless I'm running with friends and talking, but I never wear it for a race. I didn't even miss it during the first half, the second one I kind of wished for it around mile 10, but that's just because I was hurting and desperately seeking any kind of distraction!

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tjsmama ~ This is the training plan I'm following. They also have a 10 week beginner one here. As for getting into/out of bike shoes while clipped in, I have NO idea how I'd get in. Seriously, I need both hands and to be sitting on the ground to get into those things. I could probably get out though....

Crazy day today including 4 baby bunnies, dead car battery, no naps for the girls, and lots of other nuttiness. I'm ready for tomorrow.
Awesome! Thanks for the training plans. I have 7 weeks to go, so I can probably tweak one or the other, I just need a starting plan, kwim? My bike shoes are actually tri-specific shoes, so they don't have all the straps and doodads normal road shoes have. There is one big velcro strap across the bottom and a smaller velcro strap across the top, so all you have to do is slide your foot in and pull the velcro down and you're off! And a big for your crazy day!!

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Originally Posted by Megs_BK View Post
Gaye, I came across a rather contentious bulletin board thread about preclipped bike shoes once... there was a very vocal faction in strict opposition to the practice -- citing some injury stats, whatever, that it's so much more likely to cause you or others injury because of falls in the transition zone. I have no idea if their stats were valid or merely skewed to support their cause, but they were sure passionate about it! In any event, I was glad to feel like there was a good reason not to learn that trick :-) Besides, I don't think I'd get my shoes tight enough if I had to try and scoot into them on the pedals already.
Hmm, interesting. I don't know, I kind of feel like the risk of falling on the bike is balanced out a little by the risk of slipping and falling while trying to run in my shoes with the giant road cleat on the bottom. Honestly, I don't really want to do either option, but those darn clipless pedals...


I am T-I-R-E-D. I was feeling pretty good this afternoon, but man is it hitting me now. I was thinking about trying to get out for a run in the morning, but I'm just not feeling that right now. Maybe a swim in the evening, instead.

I went to REI to get tri shorts and came out with tri shorts. And 2 (really cute) bike tops. And a (really cute) yoga top. And running shorts. And cycling gloves. And a case of Luna bars. Yeesh. And THEN I went to the mall. Luckily, there wasn't a great selection there, so I just got a few cute tops and that's it. Expensive day!

Oh, and I FINALLY got the blog post written/pictures posted of the birthday festivities, so feel free to check it out. www.thebeckmans.com (I know, I should probably put it in my signature, but I just feel weird having it out there for EVERYONE to see...my dingo sisters are more than welcome to check it out, though!) Oh, and here's a direct link to the picture of the birthday cake, so you can all see what I was stressing over!
post #30 of 752
towsonmama - not insane at all, as long as it is safe to use one where you run. I run better with music. It motivates me, helps me to pace myself and distracts me from my breathing (I have asthma) - because when I hear myself huffing while I run I get discouraged and feel like I have to stop. With music I don't hear that so much and I only stop if my chest feels uncomfortable. I would never run further than around the block without my iPod

Little dd is still sick - she has only eaten a handful of crackers since Thursday Needless to say, we are keeping her home form school today to see if she can start to get some strength back. Fortunately her wrist seems to be better
post #31 of 752
JENLOVE!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

I'm heading to the Y for 3 miles or so. Not really looking forward to it, but it must be done. Then we go to the library for the summer reading sign-up program and then back home b/c our creepy exterminator is coming.

Then I'm going to nap b/c I can't kick this cold. I've had it for a week and it seems to have settled in two places: my chest and my right eye. I'm coughing like crazy and look like I've been in a fist fight. I'm done being sick. Blech.
post #32 of 752
Good Morning!
I'm going to organize our summer today!

TJ..great job training, you will work it all out.

Poppy. ...you're back out running! Hope your health is great from here on out!

Shanti..how are you doing?

CT..I set the TM at 1%.

RM..I need to read the myth about the 1% incline!

Megs..take care of the knee!

DrJ..Hope June is peaceful!

Towsonmama...music is different for different people. For me it is not distraciting..it helps free my mind. It seems like my brain needs something to keep it busy so I can focus and/or be free. Does that make any sense!?

I"m starting a new workout routine today, because I have kiddos home all summer! We will go to the gym 2-3 days a week and then I will either run on the treadmill at home or do a workout video the other days! I hope to keep extra active by going to the pool and playing with the rascals too! Now that I have some breathing room, I'm ready to focus on losing more weight. I have 9 weeks until school resumes and would like to lose 10 lbs. That's alot for me, but not impossible!
post #33 of 752
Happy June, y'all!

CONGRATS JENLOVE!!!!!!! I am a leetle upset that we didn't even get to lurk to see if you got a BFP but not really...... that is awesome and you will be SUCH an amazing mama!

well this post is going to be sadly short bc ds just reported "I just made a big giant poo in my diaper." Such an articulate boy is surely ready to potty learn????

I ran about 4.5 this morning with one of my neighbors...we had been trying to get a run in together for a long time but finally made it today. She is faster than me which is good...it was challenging but I didn't quite feel like I was going to die, which I was afraid of. I think we did just under 10 min miles with lots of hills.

must go change poopy boy. :P
post #34 of 752
I finally got a run in this morning but I'm slow and cranky. Will any amount of cross-training on a bike help me out here? I feel like I'm in a running rut, and I did quite a bit of stationary biking in the winter, when I was actually running better than I am now. Sigh.
post #35 of 752
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Anyone read Lance Armstrong's "It's not about the bike?" It's what I'm reading now and it's surprisingly good.
Yes, I read it about 5 years ago. Although I liked it at the time I think now he's kind of a jerk and I don't think I could ever re-read it.

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Subbing. DD and I took the bike trailer to a museum today. It's been a while since I've done that, and I start commuting by bike to my night class this week so I wanted to test myself over the distance. (my dingo tee came along for the ride) Right now I cannot imagine running after biking, though I am thoroughly convinced by the sore parts in my quads that they use muscles differently...
night class? for what?

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Crazy day today including 4 baby bunnies, dead car battery, no naps for the girls, and lots of other nuttiness. I'm ready for tomorrow.
whew. that does sound crazy.


I bought a treadmill for 30 bucks at a yard sale this weekend. Right now I'm considering putting it on the porch similar to PO7's treadmill from years past. Although it would require a tarp to keep from getting wet in the rain as the rain appears to come from the side and get everything on the covered front porch wet.

I also spent much of the weekend putting together a new swingset. The girls are very happy, we are very happy and I'm sore from random stuff I don't normally do during my day job.

Jenlove: congratulations! Although I second the idea that MB put forth that we didn't even get to stalk the 2WW.

Everyone else: wave to you all. Hope all is well in dingoland.
post #36 of 752
OK back from the Y. I did 2.5 on the treadmill and then 20 minutes on the elliptical. Reminded me how much I HATE the treadmill. : I really enjoy the elliptical, though. At least it's done for the day.
post #37 of 752
Looking forward to my first June run which won't be until tomorrow! I miss my running, it's been almost a week! I am doing a 5K in july with my SIL'S but other then that, running just for the fun and love!
post #38 of 752
Gorgeous morning here and I had no decent excuse not to work out.

Decided to start riding to the Y to increase the mileage I'm putting in. So 3 miles each way, did 2 sets of strength training and then ran 2 miles on the TM. Sounds like a lot of work to me, but I had to make up for yesterday. Might go back for a swim later today.

poppywise-could you please alter the Sylvania Tri. Decided I'm going to do the Olympic length bike leg.

I spent most of last night having dreams about participating in tri's. Does this mean I'm addicted and obsessed?
post #39 of 752
It means you're awesome.
post #40 of 752
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poppywise-could you please alter the Sylvania Tri. Decided I'm going to do the Olympic length bike leg.

I spent most of last night having dreams about participating in tri's. Does this mean I'm addicted and obsessed?
Yay! I'm glad you decided to do it . You'll do just great. I also fine triathlon to be incredibly addictive and obsessive, not that it's a bad thing in this case . If you want to read about triathletes who are truly O/C, check out the message boards at slowtwitch.com. Some of those guys are insane!

Well, dropped the two older DCs at VBS this morning, brought the last living baby bunny to the WildCare animal shelter across town, brought my van to the dealer for a new battery, and while they were installing it, ran 4 miles with DD2 in the jogger. Phew!!!!! As for the rabbits, apparently my cats found a nest of newborns and kept bringing them home yesterday. Two died immediately from injuries, one we brought to the shelter yesterday, and the last we brought over this morning (found him last night). The cats are locked inside until all baby animals are a little more grown up and able to get away from them.

I also plan to ride 25 miles tonight after DH gets home this evening.
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