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post #81 of 913
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Lisa - need a friend?

Yeah that! what happened with Jojo?

Shanti - ugh...my revenge is getting my squealing boy up at the crack of dawn...oh let me correct that, my squealing boy just waking up! I have nothing to do with when he wakes up (5:07am this morning :yawn ).

Hoping for a 3 or 4 mile run at lunchtime today.
BBM~thanks mama!! sending you a pm about illness. I'm just waiting to spread the word until I have more information.


Ran 4.19 very relaxed and loved it. Would have gone longer but kids wanted me to play.

10 pull ups so far, looking for more later.
post #82 of 913
Hey Dingos,

RM - Use it whenever needed
JayGee - wow! Great times!
Gaye - Here's the good luck fairy for avoiding legal issues! That sucks and I totally relate to your concerns.
Moonshine - Good to see you! Can't wait to see your kitchen! Post pix! Post pix!
HBM - Welcome home! Glad JoJo's ER run wasn't a huge event.
Bec - 10 miles is way more than I've been logging!

I got a huge bowl full of cherries off of our tree today and I'm making some crumble. I cant wait! But now it's time to get dressed for TKD. We're not allowed to ask if we passed our tests so I hope they'll tell us. C says they didn't tell the little kids though , maybe they'll give us a hint.
post #83 of 913
Gaye - that sucks. hope it turns out okay.

I'm happy to report that on my ride home I did not have to stop once for my heart! at one point I passed three guys on mountain bikes, and thought I was heading for trouble but got through it. then i climbed the big hill, slowly but still climbing the whole time, and didn't have trouble . is it too much to hope that maybe i'll just get better? maybe it's just stress or something and trying to take it down a few notches will improve the situation? hard to say, but i'm awfully happy about my little victory.

off now to work on the new website.
post #84 of 913
Wanted to report my best run in ages. Only 4 miles but it felt fast and strong!

I have a question for you swimmers. I am going to attempt lap swimming. I know how to swim but I hear there are special techniques when swimming laps. Any tips? I plan to take lessons at the y this fall but I don't want to wait to take the "plunge"

Gaye that does stink about the biker.

Mamabeth-any more word on the job search?
post #85 of 913
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Gaye, sorry that happened. hope it all works out for the best, mama.

GMM that's awesome that you felt so good! hoping it was just stress....it can do crazy things to your body.

plady, I can't believe you have a cherry tree! mmmm....

no run today but I'm feeling better (although still have that wheeze way down in my chest, will it ever leave?), so hopefully tomorrow I can do 4.5 or so. modmom, thanks for asking, I actually have an interview today to meet the staff of a church and then Thursday night with the personnell committee! so good news...but I'm not going to count my chickens just yet. It's where I talked about going in May where I could work with young adults/families, which is rare in most churches (as in, most churches don't have a dedicated YA pastor in our circles). Anyway, will have more to update by the end of this week. I am SO hopeful that I will actually have a job this year that I won't have to drive a million miles to.

now, what to wear, what to wear.....
post #86 of 913
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I have a question for you swimmers. I am going to attempt lap swimming. I know how to swim but I hear there are special techniques when swimming laps. Any tips? I plan to take lessons at the y this fall but I don't want to wait to take the "plunge"
My best advice woudl be to focus on your form, not speed. Like when doing freestyle, try to keep your tummy pointed o teh bottom of teh pool and your butt to the sky bu keeping your kick even and efficient. Also, try to alternate breathing every 3-5 strokes to keep your body balanced
post #87 of 913

things to do today

1) Fix flat tire on bike
2) Buy pump for bike tires
3) Buy maintenance manual for bike, so I can learn to fix my own tires

Things to do while waiting for ride home
1) Watch the wildlife and add to the life birding list
2) Listen to the rooster crowing
3) Make list of things to do
4) Try to look like I really don't have a flat tire and was too silly not to have already bought a bike pump.


In case you haven't guessed, I was ~4 miles from home on a 12 mile ride on a really nice morning. Just got to the best part of the ride and got a flat. Had to call my 19 y/o DS to come rescue me.
Lesson learned.

mothercat
post #88 of 913
mothercat, you'll also want to get a spare tube and levers. You can get a bag that fits under your seat so it's always with you. Ask at a bike shop, they'll fix you up.

Anyone seen this? http://gasfreecommute.com/
post #89 of 913
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Hey Dingos,

RM - Use it whenever needed
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Thanks Plady!

RR: none today, have nephews and neice coming over all afternoon and it's raining. Cleaned up house a little (amazingly it was in pretty good shape already) and preparing indoor things for them to do for 3+ hours. Will run tomorrow though!
post #90 of 913
Geo - Yeah I saw that site. I think it was on the news here. Cool stuff.

I had my first OB appointment yesterday, and all is well with Baby Sprout. His/her heart rate was in the 150's and nice and strong and loud. : Almost into my 2nd trimester!!! ::

I am babysitting my niece on Thursday, and I'm planning a playdate with some friends who have kiddos her age. I am so excited. We are also going to have a picnic lunch in which I am going to make Lexi some awesome homemade baby food.

Forward motion related - I'm walking to and from work today. Once the humidity drops around here I am going to start running again. I've been feeling really good.
post #91 of 913
JenLove~ belly pics! belly pics? please, please, please???? :
post #92 of 913
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JenLove~ belly pics! belly pics? please, please, please???? :
Okay okay. There are 2 here.
post #93 of 913
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Okay okay. There are 2 here.
Aaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is a sweet little bump. :

No RR to report and we didn't find out if we'd passed our TKD test but the instructor taught up three new more advanced kicks so I'm thinking it was a good sign!

Okay, must get :
post #94 of 913
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Okay okay. There are 2 here.
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Thanks for sharing. You look fantastic!
post #95 of 913
Awww, I love early pregnancy bump pictures!:

I actually got to the gym today, and actually ran for an hour! about 5.5 miles with my cooldown. Yeah! I'm tired, though. Can that be caused by allergies? Allergies have been running rampant through my house, and I'm wondering if that is why I've been feeling run down this summer. Or should I actually get over my "issues" and haul my butt to a doctor?
post #96 of 913
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Okay okay. There are 2 here.
Yay!! I see it! I see it!!! beautiful!!!!! Thank you!!!
post #97 of 913
bec~in my experiences over the course of this last year, a yearly physical opened up a whole slew of issues for me that could have been terrible had I not known about them. Doesn't hurt to ask (other than the medical bill...)
post #98 of 913
Almost 4 miles today....hot and kinda slow, but done!

I should get a check-up too - it's been a year. I even like my dr, but that doesn't mean I like going.....
post #99 of 913
Lisa, we're here whenever you need us

tjsmama ~ sorry about what happened with the biker. I hope he decides to just let it all go

JenLove ~ ooooohhhh! Love the bump! I can't believe your first trimester is almost through.

mothercat ~ I always have a spare tube, a CO2 cartridge, and tire levers in my bike bag. And a little laminated piece of paper that gives me step-by-step instructions on how to change my tire. I've flatted 3x in my riding history, and I know it will happen again.

I have a new theory on how my running is getting faster. Twice a week I do a progressive treadmill run, usually only 20-30 minutes, where I begin at 6.0mph and 2% incline. Every quarter mile, I add 2/10ths of speed (6.2, 6.4, 6.6, etc.) and usually end up running at a 7:30/mile or so pace by the end. It's different from speedwork, because there is no recovery, but the increases are so small that they are hardly noticable over the course of each quarter mile. I usually move the incline down to 1% at about 7.0mph and to flat by 8.0mph. Anyway, I started doing these basically to keep myself from getting bored on TM runs, but in the most recent issue of RW, they discuss the progressive run and it's merits for increasing speed. For my N=1 sample, it seems to be working!

No workout today. I'm SORE!
post #100 of 913
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Aaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is a sweet little bump. :
Oh stop or you'll make me teary. Not that it takes much these days.

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Thanks for sharing. You look fantastic!
Aww... thank you!

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Yay!! I see it! I see it!!! beautiful!!!!! Thank you!!!
You're welcome. I figured I'd better post them soon.. I didn't want to disappoint.
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