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#1 of 1351 Old 01-01-2009, 11:57 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Come one, come all, come join the Dingoes!

We are a group of women who are united in the desire for forward motion, and we support each other in our quest to find balance and reason in our lives.

There are no requirements for joining the thread besides a desire to move forward. So, if you're just starting the couch to 5k or training for an ultramarathon, you belong here!

We post fast (figure ~1000 posts per month), and it's great when you follow along and encourage others. If you fall behind, it's just like your training schedule: Hop right back in and continue on.

DrJen below will post a list of pregnant dingoes, our race list, and the links to the question: Why are we called the dingoes?

So, post your intro and your goals, and we'll welcome you and cheer you on!

Edit: Spelling in title changed to reflect group consensus, though not necessarily English-language norms.

Edit II: We are the dingo pack: a bunch of badass women jet-setting around the country, b!tch-slapping, giving props, and holding babies.
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Goals for the rest of the week:

Today: run 4 miles
Friday: walk/rest
Saturday "long run": 5 miles
Sunday: Bike with C.

And hire a new babysitter.
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ETA: Goals: to take a walk sometime before Monday, in advance of C25K next week.

Geo, new babysitter because the one you had was only through Dec. or did something go wrong?

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And just hoping to get moving again sometime soon after kicking this crud. Sigh. I was hoping to maybe get out for a run today, but after waking up ridiculously early thanks to the river running from my sinuses, I think I probably better bag it. At least I've been productive...fresh squeezed oj, sliced up some fruit, cooking bacon. PT tomorrow, where I might graduate (if not, probably Monday), so there will be at least *some* exercise tomorrow!

Happy New Year to all! :

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Happy 2009 Dingos!!! DH and I stayed in last night and watched 2 movies on our projector and then we rang in the new year with the ball dropping and sparkling white grape juice.

I woke up and had some Naked Juice and did a little bit of yoga to help my hips and just get me in a good frame of mind for the day. DH and I plan on going to the gym later. I will probably walk on the treadmill for a bit and lift arms and legs on the machines.

2009 resolutions in affirmations:
*I make healthy choices with food, drinks, and exercise.
*I am effectively training for the CopperMan Triathlon which I will complete in August.
*I take time to care for me so that I can be a great wife and mother.
*I create a peaceful, welcoming, and simple home.

Sorry I haven't been posting a whole lot to keep up with the conversation, but everyone!

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The new babysitter is because the December one was just for those two weeks. She's so awesome that other people notice -- she got offered a research assistantship (as an undergrad!) and so is not so interested in babysitting. I'm thrilled that when I find someone I think is golden that other people seem to agree, but geez, I hate this! I interviewed two more between bouts of puke in December (knowing TGS might not continue into January), and they were less than inspiring. As a hint, when interviewing for a babysitting job, the first question out of your mouth shouldn't be "what channels is she allowed to watch?"

On the plus side, we went to check out preschool options for DS (all at the univ center). They're all great. We're going to request one that's slightly greater than the others on account of indoor space for bath weather days, but we're happy with all options. His transition should be in late January, become a fulltime preschooler in February.

OK, debate time: The plural of Dingo: Dingoes or Dingos?
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I tried replying last night, but something went wrong. Probably too much post run alcohol! Yes, I did run last night! It was so much fun! Total blast. I got a decent time, too! 40:16 by their clock (it was a fun run so no official times), 39:25 by my Garmin. The costumes were cool, and it was so much fun running to fireworks! A guy proposed to his girlfriend at the finish line over the P.A. too! There were more fireworks when she said "YES". Definitely well worth it!
way to go Bec!!

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dingos v. dingoes - i looked it up once and it said they are both correct
i think it was dictionary.com but not exactly sure..

ETA: there is a video on CNN.com titled 'Runners live longer, healthier lives" but I can't get it going in order to post the link here.

ETApt2: here it is
it's very relevant to the sparkletruck/mothercat conversation on aging, etc

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Interesting. I expected the part about longevity, but I thought there was natural degeneration of cartilage and the like over years. Cool Now to get my a$$ going with better form; maybe some Chi running for me too

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Sending some "find good babysitter" vibes for you, geo! :

And I vote for dingoes, but that's just my opinion...

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Logically I vote for Dingoes, but aesthetically my vote would be for Dingos. That "e" in there just doesn't appeal to me.

Good luck with the babysitter, Geo!

I am impressed that the video was based on a 2 decade study!

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my mistake. dictionary.com says the plural is -oes

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Dingo
–noun, plural -goes.
1. a wolflike, wild dog, Canis familiaris dingo, of Australia, having a reddish- or yellowish-brown coat.
2. Australian. a cowardly or treacherous person.
3. a kickass runner

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I've tended toward the -oes.

bec~Awesome race! Sounds like so much fun!!

I should be helping dh take all the boxes for Christmas decorations down from the attic. Instead my 2 yo ds and 3 yo dd are helping. :

To run or not to run today, that is the question. Still feel a little drained from the stomach yucks the past few days.

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my mistake. dictionary.com says the plural is -oes
Oh dear, I've always been a "dingos" person... I never cared for that "e" either... but sounds like it's time to change!

Hmmm... of course I don't spell it "tomatos" or "potatos" or even "mangos" so I guess I have been inconsistent all this time!

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Oh dear, I've always been a "dingos" person... I never cared for that "e" either... but sounds like it's time to change!

Hmmm... of course I don't spell it "tomatos" or "potatos" or even "mangos" so I guess I have been inconsistent all this time!
Good point! I'll try to remember the E from now on.

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Too much last night not sure about a run today.
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I'm with everyone else here. I write it Dingos because I just don't like the "e"...but ultimately, it's an Australian term, so I shouldn't be trying to apply some kind of Latin aesthetic to it, should I???

Hooray for 2009! A year of great changes! No doubt we have a lot of work ahead of us, individually and as a whole. Lots of big ships to turn. Luck to us all.

Geo, luck to you on you babysitter quest. It's been a long road. One of these days...

Dh and I were predictably in bed well before midnight...and I before he...but he did wake me up for some new years xtraining. There are just some things you need to consciously affect the trend for, yk? :

And I started the new year with one good day of 2008 on the wagon, and I got 4.65 in on the TM today. Good stuff.

Off to log my exercise and bfast...
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Logically I vote for Dingoes, but aesthetically my vote would be for Dingos. That "e" in there just doesn't appeal to me.
Yes! But the phonics class that I had (teaching reading in elem ed, which I took in 1995) suggested that any word ending in a vowel you add -es.

Good luck on finding the babysitter Geofizz, totally NOT the funnest thing to do.

No run planned today, but I'm taking my dds skiing -- that means I'll ski at about negative miles per hour. And then we're meeting some other toddler-ish age friends + parents for a little snowshoeing. Luckily Erin (dd1) really likes these friends so doesn't mind being the oldest by about 3 years.

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Bec-your race last night sounds like so much fun. :

I did zumba this morning and it was good. My stomach is still not normal, but it's close enough.

Add me to the camp of "Dingoes", but don't care for the E.

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Here's the race list for the January thread. Please PM me if you'd
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: dingo race list
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cornflakegirl - Surf City USA Half Marathon - February 1
tjsmama - Chilly Cheeks Duathalon series - February 28
mamabeth - Tampa Bay Distance Classic Gasparilla Marathon - March 1
HomeBirthMommy - ING Georgia Half Marathon - March 29
towsonmama - Cherry Blossom 10 miler - April 5
Realrellim, tjsmama - Platte River Half Marathon - April 5
JayGee - Carmel Sprint Triathlon - April 19
SugarAndSun, kate~mom - Boston Marathon - April 20
Penelope - Kentucy Derby Half Marathon - April 25
JayGee, doctorjen, Balancin1, Runningmommy, babybugmama, Geofizz, mommajb, bec - Indianapolis Mini Marathon - May 2
grnmtnmama - bike race Flower Power - May 23
CathToria - My First Triathlon - June 6
Plady - San Juan Island Half Marathon - June 7
HomeBirthMommy - Peachtree Road Race - July 4
tjsmama - Boulder Peak Olympic Triathlon - July 12
Plady, poppywise, 1jooj, crebrun, cornflakegirl - San Francisco Marathon - July 26
JenLove- Copperman Triathlon - August 1
grnmtnmama - Single Speed World Championships - September 16
bec - Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon - October 4

The Preggo Dingo List

VeganCupcake - It's a , welcome Li'l Cupcake!
Jenlove - mid-February

Other places to find the Dingos:

: cooking blog :

knitting blog

We have a private Yahoo group. Submit a request to join and mention your MDC
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We also have a private location map. Send a PM to eksmom to get info
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Why are we called the Dingos?
See this post.
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Back later with goals - but first, I'm sure I missed some races from the old thread. Can anyone whose race is not on the race list please let me know?
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Our house is just about de-Christmased. I love the new sense of unclutter that comes with putting all that stuff away again. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of the Christmas decorations, but the house seems so prepped for the new year with the fresh emptiness.

drjen~Can you add this race for me? (Cherry Blossom 10 Miler--April 5th) Thanks!!

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Had a *great* 3.5 m. fun run this morning - it was the first time I've ever overtaken people going up hills before. I ran really well, no rest breaks, and although it wasn't timed and I haven't gotten my Garmin out yet so I don't know the pace it felt strong and I worked hard.

It was so nice to be outdoors and not on the treadmill! But I also felt like all my treadmill running has been worth it for training - I just am so much stronger than I was six months ago. My last 5K was early October and I'm not sure I'm faster but the running was better.

My goals for the year ~

half in the spring (April 25, in Louisville)
marathon in the fall (hopefully Chicago, if not then Omaha)

work on publishing and conference papers

garden faithfully all summer, so that we have tons of veggies and so the garden starts to feel like my home, my space.

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Happy New Year Dingoes! I don't really have time to post, but I wanted to wish you all the best in 2009!
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Our house is just about de-Christmased. I love the new sense of unclutter that comes with putting all that stuff away again. Don't get me wrong, I love the coziness of the Christmas decorations, but the house seems so prepped for the new year with the fresh emptiness.
That's what I am working on right now. There are totes, newspaper, and decorations all over my living room floor. I can't wait to have my house back... as much as I looked forward to putting out the decorations.

DrJen ~ Can you add me to the race list for August 1, 2009 for the Copperman Triathlon?

Triathletes ~ What training plans have you used for sprint tris? I have found a few, but was just curious how they compare to what's been tried around here.

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subbing...I prefer the Dingos without the E...but will go with majority.

No RR for me today, resting and enjoying. Will get some yoga, pt and push ups in throughout the rest of today though.
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Doctorjen-Could you take me off of the Tampa Marathon on March 1st? It's just not going to happen this year w/o my SIL. But I am going to do the ING Atlanta Half on March 29th. And the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th (are all the ATL Dingoes doing this one? )

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freezing here today. the weather is cold with a terrible wind which = -21*

i'm with modmom - too much sauce last night left me feeling very uncomfortable today. i'm almost back to normal but am enjoying watching the looney tunes marathon with dh and ds.
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Hello Dingo ladies! I am Abby! I fell off the face of the earth about a year ago, switched user names again due to security reasons, and have been struggling to fit in running amidst nursing school, marital funks, and some health issues. I have been lurking through the end of the last thread, getting excited about running again! Can I rejoin?

For those of you that may not recall my long absent self, I have two dds, Z, 5 and N- almost 3. I am a non-traditional student in my 3rd year of nursing school on my path to be a CNM. I am in the middle of my first in-hospital clinical rotation on a surgical/tele unit. Former organic farmer, who has left the farm and bought a house in town. (pretty much the opposite of Jo!)

I am so inspired by all of you, and have sincerely missed everyone. I am excited to get to know the new folks, and find some races for this spring.

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Abby! I was thinking of you when I was doing my Christmas cards and wondering where you were and hoping you were doing OK. So glad to see you here again. Welcome back!

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so good to see you again abby! :

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