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post #321 of 913
Our first day of school is over too! The kids had a great time and both loved their teachers and I do too!: Dd's teacher is expecting around T-giving time, but the sub that is coming in just retired from teaching at the school last year and the scoop is that she's good, so I'm not worried.

My job is just that...a job! The women I work with are great though and the tuition break is awesome. My legs and feet ache at the end of the day, but running or any exercise actually makes them feel better.

I'm contacting my reference person this week so I can send that in to the county. I've always worked with children and that's what I really like to do. The only other thing that really interest me besides that is teaching German, and I will have to take two more classes to do that. I do get to teach Sun School this year, so that's something to look forward too.

JayGee..My Mom had some wierd virus this past weekend, with the headache and neckache and stomach thing.

I hope I don't catch any of y'alls bugs!

Gotta go, will catch up later!
post #322 of 913
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So I didn't convince you to see anyone with my longwinded post? I'm sure the guy at the running store was nice & helpful... but that's not the same as someone trained in gait analysis who will look at the angles & rotation of all your joints to narrow down the problem. And that's the end of my sermon and I will leave you alone now.
I actually do have a call into my doctor based on your post, but it will likely take me quite a while to get in to see a PT - this time of year here it's pretty much a nightmare getting an appointment anywhere. So in the meantime, I don't like sitting around waiting - decided to explore other solutions as well.
post #323 of 913
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Lisa, your post made me smile . I'm glad your boys had such a good day at school. DS starts on Wednesday, First Grade..... gulp! And DD1 begins her second year of preschool on the 25th ! Oh, and have you decided on the Nov. 1 1/2 marathon yet? If you decide to do it, maybe we could get together for a long run or two beforehand.

eks ~ ditto everyone else. You just had a baby for Pete's sake! I really hope you can get the knee issue straightened out.

I'm still feeling a little blech. I'm contemplating a bike ride tonight. Nothing long or fast, just a little something to get the lead out.
Hope your illness is GONE! I hear ya on the school front! Mine are in first and third. geez time flies!

........I'm waiting for the o.k. from dh for the half.....then I'll fill out the form! Thanks for the kick in the pants, I need something to motivate me and I need the kick in the pants to get it. I'd love to do some runs together before hand too!!
post #324 of 913
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painful, bloated Oing like some of you were describing a couple pages back...is up two pounds. Probably more the Oing than the eating
OMG! This is completely me too all of a sudden! What's going on with us? I've never had such gross bloating or noticable O ing before but now it a real deal. Could we all be going through a phase? Please someone say this shall pass!

I've been reading along with about 0 time to type. Ali G has been cutting an upper tooth and she's sustained a quite high fever for the past 24 hours. She's so uncomfortable and restless poor kid, can't sleep, can't get comfy. Um so that goes for me too At least I know that it's all about the tooth.

I had a whole pile of multi-quotes, I forgot about the new expiration thing. Of well, let me think:
HBM - Sending prayers out for those poor girls that they can learn to recognize sincere love when they get it. How sad and hard and stresssful for everyone.
JayGee - Hope you're better now.
DrJen - Hope you've dodged the bullet
Eks - I'm with KERC, that doc gets the big ole stink eye from me.
MB - I LOVE that you are a girl crush having chickpastor! And congrats on the job if I forgot to chime in earlier!
And thanks all for the champagne wishes on Friday. Dh and I had a really nice anniversary. We went kayaking (I loved it, he didn't really but was nice about it), had a yummy lunch out and then went to see The Tempest at the outdoor amphitheater here with the girls.
Hmm, I'm blanking on what else is happening, I think I'd better try to get to bed on time tonight, we signed up for Netflix and I've been sleep deprived ever since.

Night mamas!
post #325 of 913
Taking a quick break from labor sitting. My laboring client has her room temp set at about refrigerator level and I needed to thaw out my hands. It's funny, because after griping about labors a week ago, this one is making me remember why I love my job. I've taken care of this young woman since she was 15, she's 21 now. I did her first pelvic exam back when she decided to become sexually active for the first time. She eventually married that same guy, a strong silent type who is currently got his arms wrapped around her and hasn't left her side except to pee. Her mom is my patient, her grandmother is my patient, her brother ran cross country with my son, her cousins ran in the 5K with us Fri night and in fact her one cousin was 2nd overall (he's 17, and finished in 16:06!) Some times I love being a small town doc. Anyway, she's 7 cms, and was 3 3 hours ago, so hopefully she'll be holding a baby soon!
post #326 of 913
Dr. Jen, love hearing about your births!!!

Sparkpeople, fitday, etc.... I have not looke at fit day in a long time, but I've "heard" people at 3fat chick complaining about the chnages. I've been tracking weigth and measurements at sparkpeople, but I am now loving The daily plate for calorie/food tracking. IME it is easier and has many more foods listed that I eat

My oldest started school yesterday.. 3rd and 1st grade like many otehrs here. I missed them, but it was nice being able to pick up an dclean teh house a bit. My oldest loves her teacher and likes her class. My 2nd does too, but her real teacher is out for 2 montsh on maternity leave. My 2nd is very esy going, so she will be fine, but it's always a bummer having a "sub" for a few months.

I really don;t want to HS or pay private tuition, but IMO the PS day is just too long. I wish my kids went to school 7:30-12 noon or somethign like that.

Headed to the gym today. I plan on doing cardio machines in front of teh TV's b/c I love the olympics! I'm still not feeling 100%, this is a yucky virus that I have.

I haven't really seen teh scale move in 3-4 weeks, despite 2 weeks of hard and numerous workouts, and 2 weeks of low intensity workouts while feeling bad.. and good diet tracking. I was really discourgaed last week when I was expecting to see teh scale drop, and it did not. I think it is catching up though, b/c it is looking like I may be down 3-5 lbs over the last few days. 9 year low for me, yay! I just have to keep going. I also need to measure myself, b/c I feel smallr (LOL)
post #327 of 913
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I really don;t want to HS or pay private tuition, but IMO the PS day is just too long. I wish my kids went to school 7:30-12 noon or somethign like that.
Me too! They are so tired and then have, IMO, a lot of homework for their ages and afterschool activities. We're all exhausted at the end of the day. They have to get up so early that bedtime is 7:30. *Sigh* Then they hit middle school and it flip-flops-they don't get out until 3:55 and home until 4:30 or later.

I'm heading to body sculpt this morning and then hoping to do a little speedwork on the TM if my legs can handle it.

Plady and Jo (and Callie)-The O thing is just making me crazy, too. : As if I need my stupid hormones influencing another part of my life.

Doctorjen-I'm so glad you found the doctor love again.

Eksmom-I agree with KERC, that doctor stinks.

Mbelle-glad your kiddos had a good first day.
post #328 of 913
DrJen, I hope the birth went great!!!

Gigi, I'm right there with you on this virus thing. Ugh, it just will not go away! I use Sparkpeople right now, but I may have to check out the Daily Plate.

And I totally agree that the PS day is way too long. DS is out the door by 8:30 and doesn't get home until almost 4:00. I can't imagine what it will be like when they are in high school and have sports and activities after school too.

I biked 20 miles last night, very slowly. My total time was a full 8 minutes longer than I usually take for the same distance. Still, I'm glad I did it. This morning I'm attempting a short run and swim at the Y. Then it's off to meet-the-teacher for DS !!!! And then braving the crowds at Target to buy his school supplies !
post #329 of 913
All this talk about school ... out of curiosity .. does anyone homeschool?

I'm having a homemade tropical smoothie and then it's off to pick up the house a little. I have a friend coming over to do yoga with me this morning. She's 2 weeks ahead of me in her pregnancy and wants to learn. :
post #330 of 913
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I biked 20 miles last night, very slowly. My total time was a full 8 minutes longer than I usually take for the same distance. Still, I'm glad I did it. This morning I'm attempting a short run and swim at the Y. Then it's off to meet-the-teacher for DS !!!! And then braving the crowds at Target to buy his school supplies !
Dude, I hope you are feeling a LOT better to do something as crazy as braving the Target school supply section right before the start of school!!! Good Luck.

Jenlove-Patti homeschools and I'm pretty sure Party of 7 does, too. We did it for one year and decided it just wasn't the best fit for our family. I swore my kids would never go to public school, but they are in one now and we're pretty happy with it.

Incredibly hard body sculpt done for today. She was extra hard b/c so many people were back from breaks over the summer. My entire body is shot right now. Maybe a run tomorrow...if my legs work.
post #331 of 913
HELP!

I come here humble, cap in hand, to beg for a kick up the bum!

I've had a sore foot on and off since May, with no apparent cause and neither rest nor RICEing making any difference. So i'm rusty... My GP is now leaning towards tarsal tunnel as there is nothing obvious causing the pain (forward part of underneath of arch, not plantar faciitis, not a sfx, possible arch strain but doesn't improve with rest and also cuboid joint pain, which i've had on and off for years, since badly spraining my ankle), so i'm cleared to run at least.

So, i have a 10k already booked and paid for on the 7th of September but i'm NOT race fit! I have a plan (i'll begin with 3x 2.5k runs and add to them until i have a long 10k and 2 shorter runs). I'm fit still from step and resistance work - i just need a kick up the beehind to make me run.

Tonight is Pump, tomorrow is my first run. Please yell at me to motivate me!

Bec
post #332 of 913
Mine are starting school this week, too, and I'm starting my first full-time job. Ds is four and seems to be really liking his preschool so far - I'm worried that the days will get long for him, but I'm still optimistic. Dd was so delighted to meet her teacher at her open house last night - it was fun. But they'll miss each other when they're apart most of the day, sigh.

I got a nice 4 miles in this morning - it felt great. It's finally cooler and less humid here.


Bec, I'm doing my first 10K at the end of September, and I'm still a beginning runner, but the best advice I've heard about getting back into shape is that you've got lots of miles behind you - your body is not starting from zero. You can do it!!
post #333 of 913
Interestingly, the US average is a shorter school day than any of the developed countries. In the 1930s, it was the longest, but everyone else has increased and we've remained the same.
post #334 of 913
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All this talk about school ... out of curiosity .. does anyone homeschool?
I've been homeschooling my 14 year old for the last two years, undecided if we are going to do it this year, he might be going to a local public school for high school instead. It's not the school for our district but in Massachusetts we can send kids to a different district through "school choice". This particular high school only has 215 kids in the whole school - 8 students per teacher. Pretty nice. My eldest's girlfriend just graduated from there and really liked it.

I ran again this morning - 2 1/2 miles - but I think my form might have been a little off today because my knee did start to hurt when I finished. I'm also feeling the effects of being out of commission for nearly a week because I was pretty out of breath. Bleh.

Got some yoga in after that though which felt awesome.
post #335 of 913
Our bus picks up at 6:50 (it was 6:38 2 years ago!!!) they get home at 2:40. If I drove them, we could leave here at 7:15, but it's not wwrth my time, gas, etc.

One of my main reasons for HSing woudl be so they could do more activities. I hate having to limit the sports and activities... but I think family time, down time and sleep are impt (LOL).

but like any decision, you have to weigh the pros adn cons, adn right now PS has teh most benefits for our family.

I had a good workout today, I felt 99%, so that's good. And I worked out upperbody, and my chest muscle felt almost perfect.. def good enough to complete the workout. The sclae didn;t show the loss I was expecting, but it's okay. My legs are turning into solid muscle. I can see all kinds of muscle definition, lines where each muscle starts, etc. Gotta get my stomach with the program, LOL
post #336 of 913
Yeah, I'm definitely not saying public school is bad. I hope it didn't come across that way. I was just being nosey.

45 minutes of yoga with a friend done for today (which coincided with the Fitness plan of having a cross training day).
post #337 of 913
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hi y'all! I took the kids biking with a playgroup on my usual running trail. It was kind of chaotic but they did really well, esp with the crazy fast bikers going around them and such. I did yoga too this afternoon, speaking of stomachs. I cannot let it go for long until my #$%^ diastasis starts to pooch right out again! it is so frustrating. But yoga felt totally good and I am feeling energized. good thing bc I am STAYING UP tonight to see the women's gymnastics, my favorite!

jenlove, I think hs'ing is always a good option to have. I don't think my family would do well with it...well, me and dd anyway....but I never want to rule it out if we can't make anything else work. thankfully we have one more year that she can stay in Montessori until we have to try something else, and I am sort of dreading it. OH and I was going to suggest to you to take belly pics on a regular basis in the same position, maybe with the same shirt on? I did that with ds and I just made the album (yes, he is almost 3 : ) and it was so cool to have the belly growth. I didn't with dd and I regret it. Oh and we also want to see 'em

running tomorrow with my neighbor if it doesn't storm...if it does, I'm hitting the mill with a good podcast.
post #338 of 913
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Yeah, I'm definitely not saying public school is bad. I hope it didn't come across that way. I was just being nosey.

Didn't really come across that way.....(at least from here).
post #339 of 913
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Didn't really come across that way.....(at least from here).
ITA, I was just explaining for me.
post #340 of 913
I didn't think you were down on public school either, JenLove . I thought long and hard about homeschooling, but decided against it in the end for a variety of reasons.

DS's teacher seemed nice, and the room was full of great stuff. He knows about 3 of the kids in his class from kindergarten last year, which is good. We braved Target and are ready for the first day tomorrow. I ran 3.5 on the TM this morning at the Y, but my chest hurt so badly when I was done that I bailed on the swim.
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