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post #21 of 794
suck.suck.suck.

Leah woke up wet at 320 (as in soaking through her diaper + her sheets).
I get up, get her diaper off, moving towards my bed.
Dog is making like he's going to pee on the floor.
Let him out. Don't put on my glasses and don't see giant deer in yard.
Dog takes off.
Dh gets up, goes out calls for dog. Dog does not come (this is a pattern with dh and dog).
Dh returns to bed and says screw the dog.
I lie in bed. Awake.
Where is dog? Is he ok?
Hear dog on front porch.
let dog in.
go up to bed.
cannot sleep.
hear two children breathing and dh breathing and dog breathing.
cannot sleep.
urgh!!!!!!

sure to be a sucky day.
post #22 of 794
kerc~
post #23 of 794
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Originally Posted by kerc View Post
suck.suck.suck.

Leah woke up wet at 320 (as in soaking through her diaper + her sheets).
I get up, get her diaper off, moving towards my bed.
Dog is making like he's going to pee on the floor.
Let him out. Don't put on my glasses and don't see giant deer in yard.
Dog takes off.
Dh gets up, goes out calls for dog. Dog does not come (this is a pattern with dh and dog).
Dh returns to bed and says screw the dog.
I lie in bed. Awake.
Where is dog? Is he ok?
Hear dog on front porch.
let dog in.
go up to bed.
cannot sleep.
hear two children breathing and dh breathing and dog breathing.
cannot sleep.
urgh!!!!!!

sure to be a sucky day.
I hate that. I always dread those days on little sleep. But they are always easier than I anticipate. Have your caffeine (if you drink) early in teh day, and stop by afternoon. Can you take a nap? If not, plan on going to bed early tonight. Hope teh day is okay for you!!!
post #24 of 794
Oh Kerc, that sucks. I hope the day turns out much better than it started.
post #25 of 794
Hi ladies!

I'm a regular MDC poster, just not in this group...can I join you ladies? I am a seasoned runner, just getting back into it though after a knee injury and broken elbow...training for a half marathon in December in Dallas TX.

Nice to meet you all!
post #26 of 794
Hey mamas-
I am a fairly new jogger
but I love it and do not know how I lived without it for so long- I ran in hs and played soccer in college but that was years ago...
I love the mental parts of it- the clarity of thought and freedom in my mind whilst running.......how did I live with out it???
I am jogging and now doing a girls on the run with my dc's school!!!!
keep moving mamas....
post #27 of 794
Hi to love2all and holidaymama!

kerc-, you need coffee, hope the day goes o.k.!

HBM- So glad to hear your good news!

babybugmama- on the bra subject... I am so in the same boat... uuuggghhh!

poppy- wow! I hope you feel better soon!

forward motion- tues 4 mi yesterday-2 mi w/dd-8 (I think I might try her in my 5k at the end of the month she kept up really well) Todays plan 4mi outside/hills.

for the moms who have their kids run with them- how often do you take them out with you? If I was thinking of having dd do a 5k for fun is there anything I should be aware of? Or is it just letting them pace themselves, kids automatically know when to much is to much? I was originally thinking of the fun run 1k but dd says she really wants to try the 5k. She had a friend recently finish one and it made her really excited about trying it. Like I said she kept up with me pretty well for 2 mi last night.
post #28 of 794
Morning! I tossed and turned a lot, but nothing like kerc. I hope you got some good coffee and interesting work to do today.

I *need* to do yoga or go for a walk today. It's been awhile. Can anyone nicely push me some? TIA!

Alright off for some breakfast and pumpkin spice tea.

love2all and holidaymama
post #29 of 794
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Alright off for some breakfast and pumpkin spice tea.
I am sipping on some right now! For all my complaining about the cold weather, I do love a chilly morning when I can drink some hot tea!
post #30 of 794
Welcome newbies to the thread!!

piggybacking on Rene's question..... I read something recently that kids under 12 (?), 14 (?) shouldn't run more than a mile at a time. I thought that was odd, dh thought it made sense since they are developing. I'm curious though. Anyone want to hit my Pers Fitness challenge and kids questions at the same time???

RR, I had my weekly park run/walk this am. My running was smooth, easy and felt good. and I ran for longer than I thought. I think I ran about 1 mile, in 3 segments, and walked about 1.5.

So I'm doing a 5K with HBM Sat. I'm excited and nervous. I shipped my HRM off this am, hoping to get it covered by warrnaty (I can;t find my receipt ). so I have to go on RPE for speed, which shoudl be okay (it was this am).
Some questions for Paige (or anyone else):
Can I run with my ipod?
What are you wearing, it shoudl be cool at 730am, no? I really want to wear my new skirtssport skirt to snap my number onto... so would it look dumb over pants or capris???
TIA
post #31 of 794
Rene-I run with my middle dd (6 year old). We will run a couple of 2-2.5 mile runs before a 5k. She can run the whole 5k, but likes to take short walk breaks. It's so much fun to run with her-we talk about the great thing she's doing for her body, how strong her legs are, etc. It just makes me so proud of her.
post #32 of 794
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Can I run with my ipod?
Unless your race packet says differently, you can! I was bummed because I thought I couldn't run with mine and when I got to the race everyone and their brother was running with one. I am looking forward to trying the race w/ the ipod because I tend to run so much better with it, I know it is all in my head but if I can't hear myself breathing hard then I go faster.lol
post #33 of 794
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Originally Posted by HomeBirthMommy View Post
Rene-I run with my middle dd (6 year old). We will run a couple of 2-2.5 mile runs before a 5k. She can run the whole 5k, but likes to take short walk breaks. It's so much fun to run with her-we talk about the great thing she's doing for her body, how strong her legs are, etc. It just makes me so proud of her.
We talk about the same things! Do you stay with dd during the race? or let her go at her own pace and meet her at the finishline?
post #34 of 794
kerc, sorry to hear about the rough night/short sleep. Bet there are a lot of people on this list that can identify. Doesn't make it suck any less, but at least you know we can empathize.

jenlove, please consider this a gentle push toward your forward motion today.

holidaymama and love2all Just jump right in.
Will try to catch up on personals later. Spent a few hours Weds. and yesterday rearranging the birth center.
Did my pool time today and up to drill 12 of 15 in the TI book. Have totally forgotten my original freestyle stroke, but that is a good thing because I'm learning a new one.

Tonight is the B B King concert and tomorrow I go back to the FP doc to find out what the MRI and X-ray showed.
Celebrating 32 years with DH. How did we get to be so old?

Found out this week that the Y will be doing the supersprint tri again in April 09. I already know I'm doing it.
post #35 of 794
elcome holidaymama and love2all!

Gigi ~ how cool will it be, do you think? I ran at 7:15am last Sunday, it was about 50 degrees, and I wore shorts and a ls shirt without being chilly. I don't know that you'd actually need pants under your skirt.

Happy Anniversary, mothercat! Yay for 32 years !

kerc ~ here's a virtual for you. Hope it helps.

I ran 7 miles this morning with DD in the jogger. My form is so crappy when I push her, and I always end up with weird aches and pains in my hips and shoulders. Even so, it was a very nice run, in perfect weather, and I kept a really good pace throughout . I'm beginning to think I really CAN run my half in 1:45 (shhhhh.....).
post #36 of 794
Subbing and checking in. It has been some busy days. The kids had the last 2 days off, and we did much together. Was quite nice, but I like that they are in school today too.

Sorry no personals. We are leaving for Pittsburgh tomorrow (first dropping off kids with family for them to go camping over the weekend). We used to live there and haven't been back in like 10+ years. Going to see old friends and going to a black-tie optional wedding reception. Dh and I even got a hotel room. It hasn't been just us in a hotel since, oh, our honeymoon?

Will catch back up with all of you next week. I think that I need to sign up for the half so that I get motivated to start training. I have been a slacker.
post #37 of 794
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kerc, sorry to hear about the rough night/short sleep. Bet there are a lot of people on this list that can identify. Doesn't make it suck any less, but at least you know we can empathize.
Thanks! And thanks to you all. I'm making it through and I actually managed to get a fair amount of work done during my night waking hours.

Career conundrum ongoing. not much ya'll can do to help, but I feel like I need to mull some stuff over. I woke up this morning feeling like I'd decided what I was going to do and then, well now I'm not so sure. I'm the ad hoc replacement for a faculty position at a local (to me) state liberal arts college. I don't totally LOVE it thus far (but as Wendy was kind enough to point out that I'm working 2 jobs currently and also finishing my phd and writing 3 new classes to teach in the process).So anywho....I decided last night, that's it d*mm*t, I'm sending off my resume next week. Screw this university gig, I'm going for the local consulting office and I'm going to ask for a part time at the office four of my friends work for that's very family friendly. Just got off the phone with the chair of the dept I'm working for currently. She's strongly encouraging me to apply for the long-term position if/when it becomes available. grrr. I mean it could be a nice deal. But then again....20 hours a week year round beats the pants off of 60 hour work weeks sometimes.
post #38 of 794
New belly shots for my Dingos!

21w2d

Shirt up

Sexy bump haha!

Off to lunch with James before he leaves for his camping trip - then I will workout once it settles. I swear! Thanks for the push. :
post #39 of 794
Ahhh, Jenlove. Thanks for posting those.

Rene-I run with her. We certainly aren't setting any records (not that I would by myself anyway), but we have fun. Usually she surges ahead when she sees the finish. She just takes off with all of that stored kid-energy and I get such a thrill seeing her "beat" me. She also HAS to stop at every water station and get a drink. I think that's her favorite part.
post #40 of 794
Wow! So many posts in one day. I was thinking I would rejoin this month and I am already behind!

I am on the taper for an Oct. 12th marathon. I have been sick and am barely running, hoping to be well for the marathon. It feels crazy to go from running 60 miles a week, biking 1-2 times per week, and swimming twice a week to doing nothing!

I guess it will make me stronger for the marathon, but it still has me worried!

Wow JenLove, you are definitely a dingo! You are so tiny! Don't press the workouts if you don't want to, just do something easy.

Wow mothercat, 32 years rocks! Your a marathon marriager!

Cath, there was another thread where someone was saying they thought kids had more endurance. I commented I thought they had less. I don't know, but I would guess that it is about endurance capabilities.
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