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post #41 of 816
Fun times last night with the dingos!

Shanti..I need your help... whatever advice you have about running with asthma. I haven't had this much trouble in years.
post #42 of 816

Hey there in the UP

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I'm also in MI, but on the other side of Lake Michigan in the UP.
So you have to tell me how you keep up your running with all that snow: when the winter months come. What is that 8 mo. out of the year for you? Did you run the bridge yesterday?
post #43 of 816
Sorry to pop in here with a question after not being on here in a while!

Dr. Jen or any midwives or LLL on this thread?? I have a question here in the bf forum asking about specific meds and bf recs after my surgery next week. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

RR-I actually tried to get out and run last week-I walked for 5, ran for 20 and walked for 5. It felt great-then my heel was killing me the next day-I had plantar fascitis years ago-and this is what it felt like My shoes are old-I shouldn't have tried running in them but I needed a run. I am hopefully going out on Friday to get a new pair of shoes. My heel is still killing me after a week and a half Grrrr.....
post #44 of 816
new dingoes! Welcome aboard!


It's hot and humid here today. I really dislike humidity now that I don't live in it! I went to the Y and swam today, partly to avoid running in the humidity. I did a long, slow, boring mile.

DS and my niece had a great time at the dairy farm yesterday...barrel train rides, wagon rides, tractors to climb on, goats to feed...

Tomorrow I get a DS-free day with my bf from college! :
post #45 of 816
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I'm sort of here. I suspect I'll be falling more and more behind in this coming month. Change to my training plan: Oct 9th is looking like my phd defense and oct 11th half marathon is flat out.
I'm sorry you've got to postpone the half, but hot damn on the defense!! I did my first 5K to celebrate finishing my diss. and it was awesome. Maybe you could reschedule the run and make it a carrot?
post #46 of 816
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Sorry to pop in here with a question after not being on here in a while!

Dr. Jen or any midwives or LLL on this thread?? I have a question here in the bf forum asking about specific meds and bf recs after my surgery next week. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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HI. I'm an LLL Leader, but I don;t have a copy of Hale's. Can you ask what would be safe in pregnancy? 99% of teh time, if it's safe in pregnancy, then it's even safer in lacation (as far as the baby goes... mucus drying drugs could be the exception as those can decreae supply).

I know a lot of MD's just don't know about drugs and bfing, so the std answer is "pump and dump", when really it isn't a big deal..

Anyway, hope my non answer helps

Sorry about your procedure
post #47 of 816
RE: sky and lav's post.......

And I was about to ask this too today.....

I ran on the TM today for a little.(AF is arriving, so I get that energy spurt)

Anyway, I think I am pretty conditioned cardio wise. But I have teh hardest time running and keeping my HR low. I like running at 6mph.. it feel sgood, and seems like a comfortable leg turnover rate. but after 2-3 minutes, my HR is up to 170, adn I hav to back off (Or I will bonk and then feel like crap all day and eat eat eat). Could my hr be so high when running b/c i ma trying to support/carry/deal with teh recoil bounce from my boobs (HUGE)????

I remember 10-15 years ago when I did 5 and 10K;s, but only ran 1-3 days a week.... I woudl come home from a race and bonk. The next 2 days, my abs were sooo sore.... I wonder if while running I really engage my core.. b/c have to for teh boobage... and it's teh engaging of my core that jacks my HR up.

any thoughts????
post #48 of 816
Sorry no advice on the HR thing. Hopefully someone else will have some advice.

But I had to come and report what I did today. I RAN!!!! I did it ala c25k style, alternating the running and walking. I managed about 2.2 miles in 30 min this way. Even though I never routinely ran 4 miles, I am hopefully that I MAY get done in an hour. Or at least not too much over. It was hard, but not awful, and I feel pretty good now. My legs are just letting me know that they are there, but not terribly sore. I should have started this a long time ago, huh? Well, we do what we can.
post #49 of 816
pumpkinseed - I replied to your over thread.

bbm - I wanted to comment on your self esteem group idea. It sounds like a great idea to me and something I would be interested in for my dd if you were around here. I wonder if you could somehow make the focus more club-like than group therapy-like? I know some kids might be put off by the idea of a "support group" but not as much by a "life skills coping club" or something similar. I think focusing on ways to build up self esteem would be great. Some ideas I'd have would be to talk about body image, and how it's portrayed in the media and how women respond to that. Also, some kind of discussion on healthy habits - forming a lifetime fitness routine for example, and not one so goal focused like PE classes tend to be but just with the goal of helping your body feel good. Keeping a goals journal, and putting short term stuff in it that you can cross off as you accomplish it - like being able to run around the block, getting an A on a math test, not running down a friend when given the opportunity, that kind of thing. Talking about healthy eating, and encouraging them to listen to their bodies and honestly focus on whether they are hungry, or eating for another reason (but with caution so as not to increase the body image issues, more focus again on health.) Encouraging pursuing things you are good at, so there is an outlet to feel good about yourself even if other things are going badly. I think it sounds like a great idea and would really like to hear more about it as you get farther into the process. And please pass along any great ideas you think would help my own 13 yr old! (I don't think she has a real hard time with self esteem yet, at least not to the extent I did, but she's still a 13 yr old girl and anything I can do to help her always believe in herself, I want to be doing!)

I haven't run since last Wed. Last week was ridiculous. I was up in the night Mon night/tues morning to catch the baby with my shirt on inside out, then Wed night for my waterbirth (saw that baby today, mom is breastfeeding like an absolute pro - 17 yrs old! - and doing great) Thurs night in the operating room with a very tragic and sad ruptured ectopic pregnancy, Friday night up until 2 am admitting patients in the ER, slept Sat night and then Sunday I had a delivery and did 9 total admissions of my partners' and my own patients, getting to bed at 4 am finally Mon morning. Yesterday I was too beat to do anything, although I had a lovely long nap in the afternoon and then some very nice crosstraining before bed that at least got the heart rate up a little! I am really panicking about this Saturday's 20 miler. Then, my training partner called up and told me her dh had just driven from one town to another in the country and it was 20 miles. I've driven that route myself numerous times and it seems so freaking far! I can't believe I'm going to try to run that on Sat (and neither could my friend who was freaking a bit herself!) I will run tonight - I had a good night's sleep, and early supper, and will be set to go when Caroline goes to bed.

Today was supposed to be a big important day with the bad work situation. There was a meeting over lunch time, and I have no inside spy so I'm dying to know what happened and have no way to know. It's making me a little crazy.

I can't remember who else I wanted to comment to? I'm jealous of you Atlanta dingoes! How lovely to be able to have a party. One of these days Balancin1 and I will have to try to arrange a Chicago area something for us (I know bec is close, and also 1-2 others, right?)

Speaking of Balancin1: I'm a horrible person. I just found my check I never mailed, and I put it in the mail today. I'm so sorry. Any chance you want to come out here and run the Turkey Trot? You could have turkey with us too! (I don't know if you usually have family over or anything, but it's always just us here - with ds's gf thrown in) The Turkey Trot I do is in Oglesby, a little town 30 min or so away. Here's a link: Turkey Trot.

eksmom - I miss you on the thread. We don't care if you aren't running a ton!
post #50 of 816
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Anyway, I think I am pretty conditioned cardio wise. But I have teh hardest time running and keeping my HR low. I like running at 6mph.. it feel sgood, and seems like a comfortable leg turnover rate. but after 2-3 minutes, my HR is up to 170, adn I hav to back off (Or I will bonk and then feel like crap all day and eat eat eat). Could my hr be so high when running b/c i ma trying to support/carry/deal with teh recoil bounce from my boobs (HUGE)????
Woah, I had no idea you were running that fast. What happens if you slow it down to 5 mph? I wonder if you could do more running without draining yourself? When I'm running on a tm, I start slowly (4.8 mph) for a few minutes, then speed up to 5 mph for the bulk of my run, speeding up to 6 mph only once I'm very warm -- maybe 20 minutes of running.

HOT HOT HOT here. Bike commute today coming home at 92 F and an air lack-of-quality alert.
post #51 of 816
drjen - those are some great ideas and some of which I'd already incorporated. But I like the idea of marketing it more as a life skills coping club or something like that. I have so many ideas for 13 year olds. They really are my favorite age to work with. There's just something so amazing and powerful about a teen coming into adulthood. They are amazing!

Balancin - did you get my pm about clothes? LMK

I am trying so hard not to lose it with my dd. She is having such a hard time with school starting. She has just been out of control. She hit me over the head with a book today when I told her to stop hitting her brother (I was reading to her) and when she hit him again I told her we were done reading. Well I guess she thought the appropriate response was to hit me in the head. Sigh. I sent her to her room to give me a chance not to go ballistic on her little butt. But then I had a pretty good idea, the actual outcome was so so (I think it was just a little too above her head). I had her draw a picture of herself and then around herself all the feeling she was having. Then I had her draw a picture of what happened and the feelings, and then a picture of what a better way to handle the situation. Her feelings were almost all anger. But when I tried to draw out the whys of the anger she focused on me and dh. I challenged that as he and I haven't changed in how we are behaving, but she has...so what else is different. This is where she just couldn't do it. I guess it's to be expected developmentally, she's in the now. So I just keep trying and wait until she adjusts to school.
post #52 of 816
ran for 45 minutes on the trail today. felt okay, but still lots of walking.

blogger just ate my big long post on my recently finished knitting project

walking away from the computer.
post #53 of 816
new Dingos!

It's crazy hot here too, and we've had such a nice, mild summer. Oh well. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill this morning, with lots of fast intervals (five 1/2 miles at a 7:30 pace with recovery). Tomorrow morning I'm running with the Mom of one of DS's classmates. Should be fun to run with someone else .
post #54 of 816
I snuck in 4 miles this evening - it was cool and beautiful out, but boy does it get dark early these days! I did the last 1/2 mile in not quite enough light. But it was great to get out - dh goes out of town tomorrow a.m. so it was tonight or up at 5 to run.
post #55 of 816
renep6: another Michigander! Welcome!!. That make s three of us, but I'm down on the hem of the mitten at the thumb side.

sky_and_lavender: welcome!

pumpkinseed: I replied to you bf question

drjen: : waiting to hear what happens at work


forward motion report: none. I was at a birth today and didn't get home till dark. Know I'm not supposed to run, but had to sprint through the birth center a couple of times today. Running is stocking feet didn't hurt. MRI is scheduled for the morning.
post #56 of 816

other fun things at the birth center

So, I have to pass along what happened at the birth center today while labor was happening.

There are 3 suites in the building. Ours is the biggest and in the middle. The newly leased space up front is supposed to be a sleep disorders clinic. One of the rooms they want to use for a sleep lab shares two walls with our kid's play room, our waiting area and the bathroom. It is not unusual for moms to labor not so quietly in the bathroom and we've had 6 births in there.
I felt it was only fair to warn the new leasee of this and they have decided to add soundproofing to the sleep lab so we wouldn't bother them.

So today, while the labor is going on, the contractor comes in and wants to do a sound check to be sure I was accurate. He's standing in the hallway yelling at the guy in the other suite. I tell him there is a labor taking place and he needs to leave. Not a problem.

Comes back an hour later with the guy who is in charge of the soundproofing and they want to try out the aucoustics, only a bit more extensively~like all the way down the hall in front of the room where the mom is laboring. I tell them this is not OK because mom needs quiet and we are close to a birth. They both look rather surprised and very quickly leave.

I'm pretty sure these people don't really believe we have babies here. The family and I all had a good laugh later, but Sheesh!

BTW: baby came out fine and it was a nice birth.

mothercat
post #57 of 816
p-seed - I'm thinking of you and sending some good healing vibes!

mothercat - that is a great story! These guys are probably used to working on rich people's entertainment rooms, movie theaters, or recording studios. Not places you would expect babies to pop up!

RR: I have 5 miles today scheduled. It will be a treadmill run. I can't wait until my big DD's get the hang of riding on two wheels. Then, they can bike while I run with little dd in the stroller.
post #58 of 816
3 hot sweaty steamy miles, done! Seriously, it's humid here. I could literally *see* the air while I was running. Then you add in that it's trash pickup day in my MIL's neighborhood and I had to run by all the trash cans, so that was pleasant for the breathing. : Nonetheless, I managed a pretty decent tempo run, although I'm still off my race pace. I at least got under 9 minute pace, though. Barely.

Must go get in the shower...my best friend from college will be here in an hour and we're going to go up to our alma mater and hang out with some old favorite treats. Also need to stock up on new gear for the kiddos since they've all outgrown what we bought them last year!
post #59 of 816
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So you have to tell me how you keep up your running with all that snow: when the winter months come. What is that 8 mo. out of the year for you? Did you run the bridge yesterday?
Last winter I didn't get out much to run, but usually you just throw on a lot of layers and run in the street or where ever it's plowed. Or when I lived in the country, you just run in your dad's truck tracks from when he left for work. It's usually not bad around here until sometime in November and it lasts until March? It is cold, but it sure is beautiful. :

Can I just say how awesome the Idol concert was last night? It was 3 hours long! I didn't fall asleep until 1 in the morning I was too awake and pumped up. Ramielle should not have been top 10 - she was pretty horrible. Chickizie and Michael Johns did really well and they should've been higher up. Jason made my heart melt (and my throat hurt from screaming so much). David Archuletta was actually really cute in person, and David Cook rocked the house. So much fun! : Sprout kicked during Chickizie, Brooke White, and Michael Johns.

Off to St. Louis tomorrow...
post #60 of 816
wow Jenlove, when did sprout start kicking??? that is so fabulous. : my absolute favorite part of being pregnant. glad you had a good time!

I ran a shorter loop today, 3.4, since I am trying to add in a running day to go up to five days total. So I'll run tomorrow and then MAYBE Friday, but I'm doing a 5K on Saturday. No need to add it to the race list or anything....just for fun, a charity we support and stuff. It does have lots of hills so I'm not expecting a great time or anything either.

Those of y'all who have done marathons, which training plans did you use or are you using? I am looking at intermediate Higdon or a coolrunning plan that's similar.
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