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JenLove - What a sweet set of pix! You are so cute!

I don't see much action in my future today, maybe a workout this evening but I think it's really just going to be a potluck goodbye party for the mama who has been organizing all our a$$kicking circuit training workouts. I don't know if the rest of us will be hardcore enough to organize ourselves without her here. Lame but true.

So I have prayed to St. Anthony and now I'm calling all the hotels we stopped at between TX and here about Wendy's blanket and so far no luck . But at least once I've called them all I will feel like I've tried everything I can think of and maybe let it go, you know?

Love2all and holidaymama!
post #42 of 794
Forgot to post what I am doing today!
3 miles on the track...easy pace. Whenever I get on the track for some reason I think I should sprint! Must be highschool memories from sooooooo long ago!

Are the rest of you hungry ALL the time when you are training? Whenever I am training for something, I just want to eat everything in sight...luckily it's good food I am trying to choose!

Does this sound like enough or too much or too little food for a day:
B: yogurt and strawberries with granola...about 1/2 cup strawberries and yogurt and 1/8 granola

Snack: Kashi Granola Bar

Lunch: burrito with brown rice and black beans and cheese with a salad

S: Orange

S: pear, hard boiled egg, kashi bar

Run

Dinner: let's just say wholewheat pasta with marinara and hamburger...not really sure yet.

S: fruit or vegan jelly beans or popcorn (something before bed)

I am only eating when I am hungry, but when I'm not running regularily I am never hungry like this...ok sorry to rant on like I have an eating disorder...I don't, but I am just curious to everyone elses eating habits when they start picking it up with training. Just fueling the machine
post #43 of 794
Ok, it's been dead silent around here for at least a week, and suddenly everybody's chatty again! What's up with that?

Trying to catch up with personals...

poppy~ and : that the ebola is on the way out!

kerc~Sorry for your crappy night, but I'm glad the day hasn't been TOO bad!

and a big welcome to love2all and holiday mama! Jump right in, it's great here!

mothercat~CONGRATULATIONS and Happy Anniversary! WOW. 32 years is just completely AMAZING!

jenlove~Aww, so sweet!

CT~I've never heard or read much about limiting mileage for younger kids. Obviously, you don't really want them training for long distances, but I don't see too much to worry about at the 5k distance. Weight training is a big concern because of the stress it puts on their growing bodies, but I would think running should be fine as long as there's not TOO much pounding, kwim?


SO much going on the last couple of days. Both good and bad. I scheduled my knee surgery this morning for two weeks from today, the 16th. That leaves me the best part of fall for fun outdoor stuff, and I should be sufficiently healed up for Halloween festivities. I have a weekend with some girlfriends planned this weekend which I've been looking forward to for MONTHS. Well, one of them bailed yesterday and created a bunch of havoc as a result. She did it in a way that really, really pissed me off (including canceling the hotel reservation that was in her name). She did it over email, (I was lucky enough to be online and immediately called the hotel and re-reserved the room in my name (it was otherwise sold out) and she didn't even give a reason. And then she started disappearing off the face of the earth...deleted her facebook account, unsubscribed from a yahoo group that we have, etc. I spent last night alternating between being seriously pissed and writing her off for life and being seriously worried about her (she struggles with depression). The other friend who is going talked to her this morning and I guess it boils down to her husband being an ass and now she MIGHT be going with us after all, but I don't have the full story yet. Just another stressful event to add to my life. I'm torn between wanting her to go so we can get to the bottom of things and have a big heart to heart and kind of not wanting her to go just because of the awkwardness that might be there as a result of the hurt feelings and anger all this has caused. Either way, I'm going to Glenwood Springs and having a fabulous weekend. I'm determined.

Now that I got that long and drawn-out saga out of the way...no running today, but I took DS up for a hike in one of my favorite open space parks. It's absolutely gorgeous right now with the fall colors, and the weather was perfect, at least until we stopped to eat our picnic lunch and a storm cloud blew in! Time for a shower...I'm stinky!
post #44 of 794
Welcome Newbies!

Today I decided I was bored of running at lunch and did stadium stairs. Ran up and walked down. I only did 15 min and I felt fine while I was doing it, but my butt is talking back right now! I wonder if I'll be able to walk tomorrow.

Plady..hope you find that blankie!

Eksmom..how is your running coming along?

gaye..wow..must be alot going on with your friend.

jenlove..I swear you do have the cutest pregnant belly!

hbm..we have been using the math trainer too and things have settled down on the math front.

gigi..did I mention before that I take Armor? I've never taken the other kind though so I don't know the difference.
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For the ATL dingoes...

I forgot to mention earlier...remember our discussion back in May about the Bolder Boulder vs. the Peachtree and their claims of being the biggest road race in the country? There was an article in our paper yesterday that talked about it and cleared it up. So, in 2007, the BB was the fifth largest race in the world and the largest in America that times every racer. The Peachtree was larger, but not everyone was timed. Just had to share, I immediately thought of you all when I read that!
post #46 of 794
You all are too nice about my belly.

Plady ~ for that blanket.

I went for a short walk with Tripod tonight and figured since I got moving I might as well just move right into yoga. I did about 30 minutes of yin yoga and I really got warm, which is nice because the house is chilly and I refuse to turn the heat on yet.
post #47 of 794
Jenlove- you look awesome for being that far along! Way to go on the yoga and walk! I ended up giving in on the heat thing my kids were complaining that they were so cold all morning long and around 1p when the house was at 62 degrees finally turned it on. How's the fall color up there?

mothercat- Happy Anniversary!

well I left my 4 mi till now and it is cold and raining and almost dark baaahh! I guess it boils down to how committed to my schedule am I, alright, going to get my shoes on.:
post #48 of 794
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Jenlove- you look awesome for being that far along! Way to go on the yoga and walk! I ended up giving in on the heat thing my kids were complaining that they were so cold all morning long and around 1p when the house was at 62 degrees finally turned it on. How's the fall color up there?

well I left my 4 mi till now and it is cold and raining and almost dark baaahh! I guess it boils down to how committed to my schedule am I, alright, going to get my shoes on.:
Thanks!
Yeah our house has been around 60-64, so I've been adding layers to wear and more blankets to the bed. We have fuel oil and it's not cheap, and I will have no way around heating the house once Sprout comes along.
Fall colors are starting to pop around here, but it's definitely not peaked yet.
Go go go!!
post #49 of 794
attempted to run tonight, but asthma was really bothering me so it was a walk run. and then my knee was bothering me. but hey, at least i was out there.
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hey y'all...I tried to post a couple times today but my new laptop was bleeping in and out with the internet. oh well! it was a quiet day at work which was weird, but I know it's just because I don't know many people yet. trying to enjoy it while it lasts!

long run tomorrow, 8.5 hopefully! must go watch ugly betty....sorry I am lame on the personals today...love you dingoes!
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Can I join you all? I'm a runner, but not a mother yet. I've been lurking and reading for a little while, you all are very inspirational!

I'm Ashley, I've run on and off for the last few years, I've done 2 5k's and then a 4 mile race this past weekend, I came in first in my age group somehow even though it was 8:37 min/miles (34:30 total) but it felt good to be able to run the whole time and not walk, that was my only goal! I have another 5k planned for Thanksgiving, and then I may be running 1/2 of the Boston Marathon with some friends for fun. We'll see, I have a bad back and had to quit figure skating last year because of it, and my doctors have mixed opinions on running (PT says it's okay, Sports Med Ortho says to weigh the risks ... but since it's not bothering me, I'm listening to my body for now). I also want to do a Tri next summer.

Anyway, that was a long intro, sorry!
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ashcav ~ I hung around these parts for a long time before I got pregnant (my Sprout is due in February) and this is the best place to learn about running, becoming a mama, and having some great role models before doing so. Welcome!
post #53 of 794
Welcome, Ashley!

I got out for 4 miles this morning, but it was a. cold and b. dark. I'm going to have to think hard about a running strategy for the fall/winter. I don't mind the cold (when I've got gloves, etc.) but it was really tricky in the dark and I felt disoriented. I kept kicking myself in the ankles.

I can run probably S/Su, and maybe sneak one weeknight in there - the best day work-wise would be Friday, but I don't want to run F/S/Su and not M-Th - I do much better every other day. The only other thing I can think of is to go at 8:30, run till 9:30, race around showering, and then make it into the car by 10 so I can get to my office hours on time. And that won't work at all for next semester, when I'm much busier.

Anybody run at the gym in the middle of the day? How does that work for you? I could go from 12-1 or so any day, but the showering and changing in the middle of the day is a little daunting.
post #54 of 794
to all of the new Dingoes! It's so great to have you join in.

Gigi-I'm probably going to wear shorts on Saturday and probably a short sleeved shirt. I'd rather be cold to start than too warm afterward. I have some capri length tights and might wear those if it feels really chilly.

I did a short run with dd2 tonight. We ran to the bookstore that's going out of business and then ran home with heavy bags. We walked the last 1/3 or so b/c the bags were hurting us. We had a big doll, two pairs of shoes, and probably 10-12 books in there, running down Main Street. I'm sure we were a sight.
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TY atl dingoes for helping me with decide on my 5K fashion deliema.

Penelope, maybe I'm really weird, but I shower 1st thing in the morning, and then I work out. If I get really sweaty, I towel off and change shirts, but otherwise I just go on with my day. I feel like it's clean sweat, LOL, and I don't think I've been stinky in teh evening (maybe teh Atl dingos can LMK if I am disillusioned)

MBelle, I don't remember the Armour detail. I sooo hope it helps me. yesterday, i had taken my synthetic, then I got the message that my new script was ready. So I took the Armour later the same day. Anyway, I felt great... not my usual afternoon fatigue. So we'll see.

I;m waiting for teh results of my insulin test from Monday. I can't decide if I will call the dr on Fri or wait until MOnday to bug them. The dr offisc shoudl have gotten the results on Weds, so i hope I get a call tomorrow
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mothercat- how was your concert?
post #57 of 794
Super Zumba class today, but my shins are hurting. I guess I need to ice.
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for those who run with a fancy watch - I'm considering buying one for my dh for christmas:
a. what is it and do you like it?
b. cost?
c. any I should look for? avoid?
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for those who run with a fancy watch - I'm considering buying one for my dh for christmas:
a. what is it and do you like it?
b. cost?
c. any I should look for? avoid?
Regular watch, or GPS watch? I have a Garmin 205, which I like. I'd get a Garmin 405 if I had to do it again ~ it's got HRM capabilities and is a little smaller than the 205. That said, I LOVE being able to track distance and pace while running and biking.

No forward motion for me today. I'm having some shin issues that have me a little worried (stress fx..... ???) So I'm taking 2 entire days off from running and icing/heating the shin plus doing a lot of shin stretches in hopes that it's just shin spints at this point. I've have upped my mileage from about 15/week to 20+/week and run more on the road than I have previously. Any of you MD or PT types have any words of wisdom?

I spent the morning watching my friend's two sons who are the same ages as my two DDs. They were pretty funny .
post #60 of 794
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Originally Posted by kerc View Post
for those who run with a fancy watch - I'm considering buying one for my dh for christmas:
a. what is it and do you like it?
b. cost?
c. any I should look for? avoid?
yeah, what do you want.. just laps, GPS, HRM.. or are you talking a fancy jewlery type watch?

I have a (broken) POlar F6 HRM, and I do love it. They are $90-120. There's much fancier Polar HRM's than the F6. For gym work, I love the Polar.

I'm going to google that Garmin 405, maybe for my Chrsitmas list
ETA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUtul...eature=related
wow, that's a pretty impressive rmachine!!!

HBM, get your shins rested, woman!!!!
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