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#1 of 886 Old 05-01-2009, 08:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
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May Flowers!!! Are they hear yet or are we just drowning in April Showers?

From DrJen:

"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.

Below, I'll 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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Okay folks...packing up for the indy mini!!!
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Yay for May!!

Yay for Indy Mini!! Can't wait to see you all!!! :

Must get into the shower to start the day. :
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Goals: rock the indy mini with dingo friends. Really step up the weights after the race.


Mamajb~sorry been meaning to answer you. I found Jorge Cruise's "12 second sequence" book and dvd at the library and just bought the book online last night. It has more advanced moves than the dvd and I love the dvd. Before that I was doing "Cathe" abs video which kicks serious butt on the abs and the push up challenge which was awesome for the abs/arms, etc. Let me know what you go with, love to have a lifting buddy.

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If April showers brings may flowers, what do May showers bring? Bummer, that's what. Rain, rain....

 "Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)

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off day, or maybe a walk later depending. i feel sore and tired overall. having a nice late start to my day.

good luck to everyone heading toward Indy - sounds like so much fun!
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Here's the race list for the May thread. Please PM me if you'd
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: dingo race list
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grnmtnmama - bike race Flower Power - May 23
Realrellim, tjsmama - Bolder Boulder 10K - May 25
JayGee - DINO 15K at Brown County SP - May 30
CathToria, Mommabelle - My First Triathlon - June 6
tjsmama - HRCA Tune Up Sprint Tri - June 6
Plady - San Juan Island Half Marathon - June 7
1hautemama - Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon - June 27
tjsmama - Danskin Women's Triathlon - June 28
HomeBirthMommy, renep6 - 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
doctorjen - Chicago Rock and Roll Half Marathon - August 2
tjsmama - Rattlesnake Olympic Triathlon - August 15
grnmtnmama - Single Speed World Championships - September 16
bec - Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon - October 4
Nickarolaberry - Marine Corps Marathon - October 25
mommajb - Monumental Half Marathon - November 7
HomeBirthMommy - Atlanta Half Marathon - Novemeber 26
The Preggo Dingo List

VeganCupcake - It's a , welcome Li'l Cupcake!
Jenlove - It's a girl! Welcome baby Valentine!

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
username in the request so we know who you are.

We also have a private location map. Send a PM to eksmom to get info
and join up.

Why are we called the Dingos?
See this post.
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Leaving for Indy in a few minutes! Can't wait to see my dingo sisters - and I get several hours in the car with Balancin1 to catch up on all my need to talk!
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If April showers brings may flowers, what do May showers bring? Bummer, that's what. Rain, rain....
LOL. Sunny skies here.

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Hoping to find my way to the living today. Have to pick up my shoes, boil sugar syrup for the bees (which means buying sugar), pick up some lumber...and I'd like to do a small run to prep for Sunday. I am finding with all the injury, stress and illness that threatens that I am probably just going to have to figure out how to train smarter. Fewer miles, better miles.

Have a great Indy weekend, all you! Enjoy, enjoy enjoy! There's nothing like a Dingo meetup!

Nick It's raining here too.
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geo, re the crying, I cried in a meeting one time when my internship committee (they were supposed to be support!) asked me how I was doing (terrible and depressed) and they recommended to the sem that I not be allowed to be a pastor. yeah, we can't cry. anyways...

enjoy the meetup!!!!!!! wish I could fly and meet y'all!

Nic, I have a good friend in Brunswick. She is a Lutheran pastor too and really could use a friend or two outside her church, and she runs, so if you end up going there, lmk. and also I get down there every now and then! hope it smooths out for you all, I spent my childhood not knowing where we were going to move next and it was rough.

must go get some pinestraw....it is supposed to rain here but I need to go get it while i don't have kids with me (can't fit it in the car otherwise). also, inspired by italy, I'm finally going to get a clothesline for the porch. take care mamas!!!!
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plady - No worries. I still have the instructions from the first time I attempted this. I'm wondering, though...do yours say to only use plain ol' white sugar and no evap. cane juice? All I have on hand right now is ECJ.
I don't know really, I just read somewhere that scobys tend to prefer to stay with the same form of sugar throughout but if you try the ecj and it doesn't like it I still have another one I can send.

Jo - Hope your tummy is okay. I made a video of my run yesterday for you but as you can imagine it's a little bouncy. It's kind of funny that way, it makes it look like I'm running faster than I am. Anyway, if I can edit it enough I may put it over at FB, we'll see.

Indy Mini Racers! : : :

BBM - that was some prompt new thread action!

Poppy - Hope your tummy is better too!

I don't have any run scheduled today, just lots to do around the house. In fact I'm banning myself from the computer for the rest of the day. Between this place and keeping up with the flu in SMA it's crazy.
so ! :

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:: Good luck to the Indy mini runners! ::

I'm hoping to be running again this month. I think I'll also be visiting a chiro who specializes in sports injuries, that my doc recommended. I feel the need for some adjusting.
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Just had an awesome zumba class. :

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Goals for May ~ Start training for my tri and keep up around these parts.

Indy Dingos ~ Good luck! I am thinking of ya!

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I went for my swim this morning. It felt great, but it was tough. Gigi wasn't there to help share the lead and I did feel pushed...but then that might just be a good thing! I talked to the lady swimming behind me and she feels the push to keep going behind me, so we keep each other going that way. Whew! We swam about 1850 in an hour!

I was thinking about Geo on the drive home.
This may not be related.
My own opinion, which may not be worth much, is that we have to be true to being women, and be equally valued for our own innate ways. If we have to act like men to be equal, then is it really? That is my condensed rambling thoughts on the matter. I don't work right now, and I have never worked in a male dominated field, but anyway. I had a man tell me last year, regarding my education, that a "fat lot of good it did me, because all I did was stay home and look after kids". I need to let it go, but it still makes me SO MAD that people are so ridiculous!

Woo hoo it's Friday, it's a new month!!! I'm so ready for new things!
Happy Weekend dingos!
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Just signed up for a 5K tomorrow. It is a fundraiser for the school and we are doing it as a family, so not sure that I will be "running" it per se. I really hope that it is not raining!

Mandy, that is great news about your fitness/size drop. Are you still doing Eat to Live?
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Okay, I'm not really here but I just logged my run from yesterday at mapmyrun and it says my average pace was 9:30!!!! That is far and away the fastest I've ever managed! Don't laugh!

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Okay, I'm not really here but I just logged my run from yesterday at mapmyrun and it says my average pace was 9:30!!!! That is far and away the fastest I've ever managed! Don't laugh!
That's awesome!!

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I am :. The dog woke me up at 6 because he had to go out thanks to diarrhea. Then DS let me sleep over an hour later than normal, which is actually NOT good because I had plans to go for a swim before spin class this morning, but didn't have enough time. THEN I take DS's breakfast over for him to eat and look over to see a giant poo mess in the playroom that the dog apparently DIDN'T alert me that he needed to go out for. Disgusting. So, even if I had been trying to squeeze the swim in still, I wouldn't have been able to thanks to cleaning up the playroom mess. Which still isn't cleaned up. I've got spot remover soaking the really bad spots, praying it comes up, planning for Stanley Steemer to come out soon, and poor DS is banned from the room at the moment. : Great start to May for me!

Hopefully the rest of the day goes better...I need to get going so we make it to spin class on time, then back to shower and fix a dessert to take to a friend's house for dinner tonight. Sigh...

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feeling a bit better but i had a fever all night. it's derby day tomorrow and i am trying to rally to celebrate but i need to make sure we're all sickie free first!

plady! that is fast, girl.

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please check out my tee question on the yahoo group if you can!

ETA: decision made, thanks!

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I met up with real live Dingos and forgot to take any pictures!! Ack!! Wendy, Kathleen, Jen, Bec, Kristin and I were able to hook up at the Expo.
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Lisa ~ We'll forgive you this time. So glad you got to meet them though!

Plady ~ I think 9:30 is fast. I'm built to look like I should run really fast, but my body is deceiving. So I know how 9:30 feels like such a big accomplishment. You are kicking butt, woman! :

RR ~ I just grabbed some lunch and will nurse V and head out for my run. Yay!

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Before I forget and it's too late for any of them to see it...


: GO INDY MINI DINGOS, GO!!!! :

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15 minute run from day #1 complete. Okay, I walked a little too but it's all good. The training has begun! :

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Go IndyMiniDingos!!! Have a great race.

Geo, I scrolled all the way back through the last thread till I saw your story. I hate academic encounters that make a person cry. Hope today is better.

Such a bad night of sleep (ds = all snuggle, all knees, all night) that I skipped my run this morning. But tomorrow is looking good.

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Go Indy Mini mamas!

Looks like...winner might be...Pittsfield/Lenox MA area (Berkshires)...

 "Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)

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