I read the bullying article and just loved it! Thank you so much for writing and sending it to me! Definitely food for thought.
Not perfect, Just amazing!
Haven't been around much because I'm depressed about my knee and not being able to run. I got new shoes, tried to run Monday, made it 1 mile before the pain set it and the pain hasn't gone away since. I've been icing, taking ibuprofen and doing exercises and stretching for it. Rode the bike for 40 min yesterday but at a really easy level.
mom to 3 lovely kids
Subbing, so I remember that it's now March and the old thread is done. =)
Tomorrow my MIL is coming over after work to do a list of chores for me. How nice is that?! Our families sure have been great to us.
Did I miss a memo? Is there a major life transition when both kids start school?
rr~stroller + tired legs + stiff wind = a very sloooooow 4.5 miles. But, it's done! I was going to try to run in the morning, but based on how my legs are feeling, I think I'm going to skip it and save up for the 8 I need to run this weekend. Hopefully I'll get a bike ride or spin class or some swimming in somewhere in there.
STBX finally showed me the court paperwork last night. We have to schedule a case conference in a few weeks I guess. And go to a co-parenting class. He wants to come over this afternoon to talk about financial stuff to try and save time (money) when we go back to mediation. Yeah, that'll be fun. Yuck.
Gaye, single mama to Tyler (5/06) and Baxter the labradoodle
Wait...I signed up to DO an Ironman??? I thought I was signing up to go SEE Ironman!
I did get a treadmill for Christmas and have been training on that. I thought for the first month that it was great but now for the first time in all of my running I am have trouble with my right knee. I can feel I don't run the same as when I am outside. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to correct that problem or if that is just what running on the treadmill is. My stride is definitely shorter on the treadmill. The max seems to be 7mi and then I really start to have trouble. I hate it because it puts me out of commission for ANY kind of exercise for at least a couple of days and that is so unacceptable. Any suggestions?
Oh and congratulations on your little one JenLove!:
She's doing this race in June, http://www.muddybuddy.com/ .. it's bike, run, obstacle course, and roll in the mud ... all with 1 partner/friend. anyone????? ETA, never mind, it's $150 to enter and I don;t have that $$$
Also need to clear the schedule. How soon is June?
But here's a totally unrelated story for y'all. Our dog spends her days huting rodents in the meadow around the house. She eats a lot of them because she rarely touches the kibble I put out for her. The other day I got her some turkey backs as a special treat (she used to only eat chicken heads in Mexico). I saw her take the turkey, bury it yesterday, she guarded overnight and just now I saw her dig it up, roll on it and now she's eating it. And I think brining my turkey sounds like a hassle!
A little bit grasshopper a little bit ant
I feel lame on the personal front but I send : that all the missed runs are found soon.
I am following the bullying discussion and appreciate it very much. I only hope that I laid a strong foundation with Alice (and my other girls) and that she can cope with what will come her way. When we enrolled her in ps we were warned about the 5th graders being mean. There does seem to be more than an average number of trouble makers and quite a bit of trouble in the 5th grade classrooms. I am watching how the school handles it as closely as I can. I wonder if the current 4th graders wouldn't seem similar next year?
I just posting all this stuff in my own thread before finding this!
I posted about training for a half-marathon- I am not sure if it will work out for me to actually run this race, but my hubby is running it with Team in Training (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's charity team). I'm so proud of him, and though I can't attend the team workouts with him (someone has to watch our kids!), I'm trying to keep up so I can enter with him.
But the problem is time! Mileage is so time consuming, and I'm still in the 4-6 mile stage of training. I hope to run 8 miles this weekend, but it will probably take me an hour and a half!!!
It's frustrating to constantly have to wait for dh to get home (which never works on weekdays) or beg my mom.
Anyone use a jogging stroller? My youngest is 2 1/2, then my middle is 5...I'm wondering if they wouldn't just fight the whole time in the stroller. My oldest can ride his bike.
Ok, thanks for letting me ramble- sorry to hijack! I'll be following along from now on!
rode the bike inside for 1.5 hours yesterday. a spin class made up one hour of that effort. it was annoying. spin class is just not for me. read my analysis on my blog if you're interested.
was supposed to do another 1.5 hours today, but meetings were scheduled and i only had time for an hour. so i made it a good one.
now i'm heading out to meet a friend for a drink. i'm tired and would probably prefer to stay home, her too most likely. but we need to make it happen.
i cooked some bulgar for dinner that was pretty old and a little gnarly. now i feel like i should have thrown it away. i definitely should not have eaten it. blech.
On the jogger - some but not much. My recently turned 6 yo would ride a bike to keep up last summer. She is my middle child. I could jog with one of the little ones but it will slow me down a bit, when I put them both in I just walked.
I have to use my jogger most of the time or go to the Y for the dreadmill (which I despise). DS is almost 3, and is pretty content in there most of the time. I was consistently doing 6-8 with him last summer, and even did 10 once. I'm still working mileage back up from knee surgery right now, but I did 4.5 this morning, and he was totally happy. I have a Chariot (bike trailer/jogger combo) which is totally enclosed, so I can load him up with snacks, drinks, books, and toys!
Gaye, single mama to Tyler (5/06) and Baxter the labradoodle
Wait...I signed up to DO an Ironman??? I thought I was signing up to go SEE Ironman!
Could you get up earlier and do it before dh goes to work? At night after home? Do you have access to a treadmill?
I'm sick. blech. The runny nose from hell.
RR: I am now on the fence about a full marathon in three weeks. Blah. i haven't run since Monday, and I cannot visualize doing 20 miles on Saturday. I'm not ruling it out, but I am seriously considering the half vs the full to do a good race in Kville and not waste the training.
take care mamas, I am reading along! I would like to read the bully article at some point, could you email it to me? bethbirk at g mail.
Do you have a nearby gym or rec center that offers daycare while you exercise? You could then get your runs in on the treadmill (or an indoor track if they have one) with them in daycare.
We ended up getting a treadmill so when all else fails, I run on it after she's in bed. I have a friend who gets up really early to run before her DH leaves for work.
rr: 6.5 long miles on super sore legs. Somehow, my Ipod got stuck playing the same 2 songs over and over. Thankfully, it didn't take me too long to think to switch it over to shuffle, which fixed the problem.
It's balmy outside, in the high 40's. I'm thinking that if I can get all ready for shabbos early after work, I can get in a run outside.
I've done my tae bo circuit workout twice this week and been watching what I eat and guess what...down 2 lbs.! :
Nothing like success to motivate a person.
Just sent a really cool package to my secret sprinter.
Wish me luck, my parents are coming for the weekend. I've had to run around the house and remove all the paperwork/scheduling reminders about stuff for moving to israel because my mom is so overwrought about the whole thing that I'm afraid she'll just pitch it in a fit of pique. :
Snow is melting....maybe springtime is on the way? Tuesday is Purim...day of much joy and celebration. My kids' costumes are all ready and the hamantaschen (special cookies) are baked, gift packages ready to go. Will post pics!
"Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)
I thought I would post and say hi. I try to keep up with you all, but you are too fast for me! All these posts!
plady, I wanted to say that with ds2 I starting asking him to hold my hand at night instead of nurse, and often he would do that. He was really just checking in and needed comfort. With ds1, I would let him hold onto my hair (I was tandeming and would be nursing ds2 on the other side). It helps just to offer some comfort.
cdmaze, sometimes a track is good because you see them all the time. If you have one that is pretty quiet with no one else there. I am able to let my kiddos ride their bikes or run or whatever while I do some quarter mile repeats.
There is so much snow here! I have been on the tm all week. I plan to get out today for ten that includes some speedwork. I just got a cute Nike running skirt yesterday in anticipation for some warmer weather!!!!
cdmaze, I used to run with my 2 in the convertible stroller/trailer thing, and they'd put up with ~5mi, then sometimes we'd stop at a park and give them a play break, and then go a couple more but those last couple would be pretty awful. It all ended when ds got to kindergarten. We also bought a TM, and I often get up early to use it. I am not a PM person, so it's a struggle for me to do much after work besides my chores.
My advice (which I sometimes actually follow) is to get the kids on board for your shorter runs, and save the LR for when you have childcare.
I'm bummed about missing another run yesterday. : I want to run long today, and doggone-it, I am going to. Even though it's going to be in the mid-40s :, it looks like I am going to have to do my miles on the TM. And I am so mad at the stoopid TM/outlet problem that I am ready to hit circuit breakers every mile if I have to. I am SO fed up!
I am also fed up with living in a construction zone and never having real down time...I told dh that if we were in just a teeny bit better financial situation, I'd quit today. Not to test him, and no, I am not on the fence anymore. I just want a couple more months of earnings to put us in a stronger situation. His response was tell me go ahead and quit today.
So I think my focus at work over the next 2-3 months will be to make sure all my work, files and client info are in sweet order so that it's neat and nice for the person who has to do this stuff when I go. I'm tired of trying to make lemonade there. I hung out with a friend who may have freelance opps for me in the future too, so I need to let go of the control/fear thing and just embrace possibility.
So. Definitely a run today, a run tomorrow, and maybe even a run Sunday. Next week looks cold again...but spring will come to WI.
Gigi-that race looks so fun.
Rene-I was so excited to see you that forgot to address your concern. I don't really know why, but I definitely run a lot different on the treadmill. I avoid them at all costs. I guess that's easier to do in GA, though.
Nic-could you forgive my ignorance and explain Purim? I am learning so much from you.
MBeth-I saw some pics of you on FB. Y'all look great! What an experience. If you don't do 20 tomorrow, you're still welcome to come to zumba!
BBM-Hope you feel better soon. Its sucks to be a sick mama.
Mandy-Hope you had fun last night!
cdmaze- Glad to have ya! I run with a 2 1/2 year old in the jogger sometimes. 5-6 miles is my absolute limit, though. She is getting heavy! It works for weekday runs, but I couldn't do it for my long runs.
Penelope- You will run again!
Jo-did you figure out a way to get a run in?
Mommajb-I'm with you on hoping I laid a good foundation. I feel really confident that I did with dd2, but I have my doubts about dd1. There is a girl at school with whom she has a lot of conflict, but I'm not sure it's bullying. I think it's more that this girl and dd are very socially immature, though from being around her, she's really not very nice. My poor dd keeps getting grouped with her though and it's driving her crazy. They are in the same Brownie troop and got stuck in the same cabin for their trip this weekend. I'm so hoping they do OK. :
I'm off to watch Dora in hopes of 22 minutes of no whining...
Jojo's got the flu. Her main symptoms are fever and whining. OMG-I am going crazy. She is seriously whining every.waking.minute.
I had 3 hours of sleep after getting back from AZ, and then last night we tag teamed on Sir Whiney. I need a run, but I also need sleep!
Alright, piles of work await.
HBM...I do plan to come to Zumba tomorrow. I need to run 3 miles too!
How do y'all talk to your dh without them getting defensive? I have honestly read and tried so many different approaches. We get along great and I love him very much. I believe that it's totally normal for issues to come up in life, and we can't avoid them, so why not try and resolve them? I'm frustrated.
we're headed to tahoe this weekend to go snowboarding, very excited! it's been years and my dh is beyond thrilled. we got the kids all geared up so this should be interesting! here's hoping i don't injure myself...
ETA: if anyone was considering the nike women's marathon in SF in october, random drawing registration is open now and will close on march 18th.
mom to ds (11) and dd (9)
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