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#421 of 597 Old 12-22-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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mommajb - I'm sitting here drinking coffee as well.  Yesterday I got up too late and ended up doing my run around 8pm at the gym - 4 miles yay!

 

Geo - I love the coffee and beer idea.  I got DH a new copy of the Wii Sports.  He loves the bowling and our copy is badly scratched (thanks kids).


Nicarolaberry - we have the colds here too.  Runny noses and coughs galore.  It'll make for great Christmas pictures (we're celebrating tomorrow) :)

 

Jaygee - congrats on the move and the offer!  How exciting!  I can't wait to move someday into something nicer. :)

 

Thanks for all the warm welcomes and MM is fine. :)

 


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Nic - do you have any idea what the perfectly goofy is vs. just the goofy? Do I make sense at all?  Their website is terrible!

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BBM  I can't even figure out the spectator info for my mother. There's a perfectly goofy vs. a regular goofy? Ugh.

 

You'd think Disney, being Disney, would make everything smooth and easy! (well they do, for an extra $100 for a VIP Experience plus 43.99 for a diet coke. LOL)

 


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Another 2 miles today after shopping, wrapping gifts, and baking, and before DH went to work.  I would have done more, but I was a little bit time constricted.  We are pretty much ready for our Christmas tomorrow though.  And my first week back at running I logged in 19.5 miles! banana.gif


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real~My tights are CWX. And congrats on scoring at the Skirt warehouse sale. I read that most of the sizes were going to be small, perfect for you! I found one medium that I bought at the last one (and it was a killer deal), but I don't know that it's really worth it for me to drive up there. And SMOKING fast time on your 10k. Holy cow! Pushing that massive double stroller is whipping you into some serious shape! bow.gif

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jaygee~Congrats on the new house and goodvibes.gif for the offer on the old house!


I have now transitioned to the boonies. orngtongue.gif Made the trip from Cincinnati up to my parents yesterday. I had a really nice time in Cincinnati, so screw XH. orngbiggrin.gif I finally dragged myself off my rapidly-expanding butt today and out for a run. I have had zero motivation to get out and do anything, but I forced myself today. Mind you, I didn't manage to get out of bed to do it, but I got it done when we got home after finishing up some Christmas and grocery shopping. 3.6ish, at a rather decent clip. Winter running, with snow and everything, lol!

My sister wants me to go to Kalamazoo and spend a few days with them, but I think I'm just going to go for a day. I just kind of want to take it easy and relax, and packing/unpacking constantly doesn't really qualify as relaxing, kwim?

Still waiting on grades. I definitely got A's in pharm and research, but my paper still isn't back for med-surg...I have a 93.8%, so as long as I didn't bomb it, I think I'm safe, but you just never know!

 


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RR: 3 miles on the treadmill... decent but not really satisfying. I'm hoping to get out tomorrow. I'm surprisingly exhausted by a day home with the kids cleaning and finishing up the Christmas shopping - I could totally use a nap. My parents come in tonight and we're kinda semi ready, house-wise, but excited to see them.


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Had a great tri class tonight.  After feeling pretty awful all day (stomach upset, and around 99 degree temp), but started feeling much better in the afternoon.  So, I went, and we had the crud kicked out of us (I had to censor that a couple times to make it UA compliant!).  Usually, she gives us about a 45-50 minute intense interval type workout.  I expected that.  Today, however, she gave us an intense 45 minute interval spin workout.  THEN, we had to go up and run a mile around the track.  We were split into teams, so we needed to beat our other classmates or we would have to clean up the spin bikes!  As it turned out, my team mate lost count and she ran an extra lap she didn't need to, so we ended up cleaning up.  It didn't matter, though.  It was super hard, but a ton of fun.  I love that feeling of having worked SO hard!  I'm also remembering that serious brick feeling of running after a hard ride!


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The girls have written up a Christmas plan and new lists. There is still time, right?
1. Their plans involve me running and showering before gifts. jog.gif
2. Dh will make coffee while I run. caffix.gif
3. Yoga has to wait until later as we are opening gifts between 7 and 8. namaste.gif
4. Donuts on Christmas Eve as I am to have cinnamon rolls ready for the oven before I leave for my run of 6-8 miles. eat.gif

These same girls have asked for notebooks so that they can write down everything they know. Dd2 has requested college rule so she will have enough lines but thinks her younger sister can get away with wide ruled paper. ROTFLMAO.gifbiglaugh.gif:rotflmao biglaugh.gif:rotflmao biglaugh.gif:rotflmao biglaugh.gif

I think my parents are trying to cancel on account of weather. shrug.gif I guess we could drive up there. Today is the last shopping trip.

I ran yesterday and today. I feel great. joy.gif Maybe I just need to run more and maybe the girls know this but really? Before I can open my presents? eyesroll.gif
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mommajb ~ now that's funny!!!!  Have a great day and enjoy that Christmas morning run.  After all, there is hot coffee waiting at home for you! P.S. it's great to hear you so happy biggrinbounce.gif

 

I ended up not running yesterday with all the unpacking and tree buying and grocery shopping. This morning, I AM running, no matter what.

 

And the super good news ~ we accepted a buyers counter-offer on our Bloomington house!  They have to secure their financing (they are preapproved) and then we'll close between January 18-31!  We won't even have one month with 2 mortgage payments joy.gif

 

Will be back later to report a run, no matter how sad it may be (and after not running for at least 3 weeks, it's going to be pretty sad).


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Yay, Mommajb! Yay, JayGee!

 

Woot!

 

Had a nice 5 miles this morning with my group. Have I mentioned I LOVE running with this group? Such a nice bunch of people. And the coffee and bagels after is fun too. It makes the runs go so much more quickly.

 

Getting a haircut today (should I say pruning? She needs pruning shears for my mop).

 


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Good morning all.  I would love to join despite being intimidated by the frequency of posting and the amazing runners!  I am a seasonal runner and winter cross trainer here in the snow and dark.  I run in the summer and ski and ride my bike on a trainer in the winter.  I will try to keep up, but most of my computer time when not at work is at 4 am on said trainer....... I am looking forward to getting to know this community.  Happy holidays and safe travels to all!


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JayGee - That's wonderful!  How amazing to have everything fall in place like that finally!

 

Motivated Mama - Congrats on getting going again with running.  Have you been doing a lot of other exercise?  If not, starting with an almost 20 mile week seems like a lot - don't want you to end up with an overuse injury right off the bat.

 

kerc - not only did I fail to come up with a decent Christmas gift again this year for dh, I recycled an old idea again instead.  My big plan is to smooth that over by writing a love letter, too.  I feel like I don't mention my heartfelt appreciation for him enough - so I hope he'll enjoy it!

 

Disney runners - a perfect vs. regular goofy?  Geesh.  I hope you can figure it out.  Maybe mamabeth would have some insight since she did Disney before?

 

NRR - Spent all day yesterday baking cookies and putting gingerbread houses together with friends.  We had 9 kids total running around, and it was a blast.  We even ended up with some actual houses!  Looks like my interview day is going to be January 14th.  Working out the logistics now.  We haven't said anything to our kids, figuring it's best not to stir anything up until we have some idea if we'd even consider a move.  We'll just tell them we're going away for the weekend.

 

RR - Sadly, nothing to report. I've been busy baking and wrapping, etc and haven't run since Saturday.  I've been so good about keeping a good schedule going recently, too.

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Hey, Dingos!  I cannot believe how this holiday week is flying by.  I have so much to do!  I am working hard at not being crabby that we are travelling instead of staying home.  I need a day with my family, big time.  At least we'll get lots of time together in the car, right? dizzy.gif

 

My leg is feeling much better now.  I am hoping it will continue to be pain-free.  I still have some twinges going on when I crouch, but nothing too bad.  I think regular yoga will help with that.  I need to run!  Saturday for sure!  

 

kerc- whew!  I am exhausted just reading your updates.  

 

mommajb- that's quite a list!  Donuts and coffee!  eat.gif

 

jo?  Is she on her trip now?  

 

Anyway, I hope you all are doing great and have awesome holidays, if you haven't already.  I had to work the solstice and I am running behind, so I will eat crow and gladly celebrate Christmas this year with the rest of the family.  The girls did miss the solstice traditions, but I was working till 1am and it just didn't happen. 

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Welcome, Aimee! 

 

Mommajb - It is so good to hear you sounding like your old self.  I love the notebook idea!  And I love how their plan includes a way for you to run!

 

JG - I'm so excited for you and your house!  It is all coming together.  Now you can really enjoy your new house with no stress!

 

MM - I am kinda with Jen on the high mileage week.  Just pay close attention to how your body is feeling and don't be afraid to rest it! (says the woman just getting back to things after a stress fracture likely caused by over training).

 

Holiday Report - So, usually, this is the time of year when my mother goes off the deep end.  It is usually all my fault, and I usually spend Christmas with her incredibly angry or hurt by me.  The catalyst for this is usually things like me wanting to occasionally take my family to spend Christmas with my husband's mom, or to have the celebration be spent in a venue that doesn't have cats that my husband is severely allergic to.  Anyway, this year, I am happy to report that I am only a very minor player in her drama!  And, bonus, I'm not the one in trouble!  On the down side, though, my poor father is getting it with both barrels!  They don't use credit cards, and he needed to have a credit card to get his printer replaced.  It's a warranty issue, and in order to not be without his printer (he is a photographer, and uses it DAILY to print pictures), they wanted to secure the amount on a card while they sent him a new one, and he returned his old one.  It's NOT a big deal, he's not asking to borrow any money.  We happily agreed, and took care of his business.  As it turns out, though, my mom FLIPPED out when she found out about it.  I'm not sure of the logic, but it is exceedingly upsetting to her.  As of last night, she wasn't talking to him.  I'm very tired of the annual drama, though!

 


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JB ~ Your kids are AWESOME.  And I love how they put your time front and center.

 

MM ~ I concur on the sudden high miles, sez the one frantically trying to make the 750 mile goal for 2010.  (33 more...)

 

Shanti Cookies are cooling to be wrapped up and shared with friends.

 

Going to COSI today for trains and legos.  Groceries for the weekend, planning meals and getting things done ahead of time for my BILs family to come ... sometime.  Saturday probably.  I called over a playdate for DS who has had the constant attention of grandparents for nearly two weeks now.  K is now sulking.

 

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Welcome searcher!

 

Reporting 3 miles of run/walk on the indoor track at the Y.  And sadly, my old tri club is no longer active greensad.gif.  Perhaps it is my newfound calling to bring it back to life.....


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Gaye, are you in med school?  If so, I am jealous.  I'd like to be there someday. winky.gif  I've got a BS in Biology and I'm almost done my M.P.H (4 credit practicum left) so I'm halfway there!  I'm waiting until the kids are a little older before diving back in full tilt.

 

mommajb - that's so cute of your girls.  It sounds a lot like my crazy day yesterday.  We celebrated Christmas today.  The kids are so excited with all their new toys.  My Mom really makes it happen for everybody.  I'll remember when I have grandkids and spoil them just as much.

 

JayGee - Congrats on the offer and good for you getting out there and running today smile.gif

 

doctorjen (and others) - good luck with the interview!  I was running 3 miles a day in the summer and we did a month of P90X in October.  I've been taking it slow and throwing in some walking.  I actually feel really good!  I only hit almost 20 miles 'cuz I got out everyday orngbiggrin.gif

 

Well, I have a busy work weekend ahead of me with two 12 hour and one 10 hour day at the animal emergency clinic.  It's been really slow lately, and usually is during the winter months, but holidays can be hit or miss.  I remember my first Christmas overnight, we had 25 in-house patient with one veterinarian and two techs!  Sheesh!  I'm heading to the gym tonight again to run because I don't see me getting out tomorrow or Christmas day.

 


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bec, what was the name of your scarf thing? I need to know for a family debate. lol.gif

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bec, what was the name of your scarf thing? I need to know for a family debate. lol.gif


Are you talking about the Buff?

 

Bagged the run today for doing the rest of my shopping.  Ugh!!!  I've been going at it for about 6 hours straight!


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Buff! Thank you. I am comparing it to the 'snoods' the footballers have been wearing in Europe and dh isn't buying it.

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Welcome, Searcher!

 

Ladies can anyone help me? Dd1 is ten and her pants are constantly falling down and exposing plumber's crack. She is not skinny, has a little bit of a belly and a thin tush and legs. She will not wear a belt (claims it's uncomfortable) and her waistbands have to sit under her belly.

 

I'm trying to find elastic waist school pants for her (i.e. jeans/cords/khakis but not sweats or leggings) since she has a uniform shirt she has to wear. I have plenty of elastic waist skirts with cute leggings for her but she wants to wear pants. The Lands End elastic waist jeans do not fit her. She wears about a size 10 girls'. Any suggestions? I'm at my wit's end here. The only compromise we've been able to reach is that she'll consider wearing one of the Lands End type polo dresses with leggings underneath (I can get it mongrammed with the school logo, it's part of the acceptable list). But they're very pricey! So if I could find some pants to use with the shirts she already has, that would be better...

 

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Nick, what about Hanna Andersson? I haven't looked lately but had we some jeans, cords, and khakis with an elastic waist in a 130ish size from them a few years ago. The styles there do not change that often. We deal with way too much visible crack here. Today I asked dd3 if she could feel the breeze and she knew just what I meant.

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Geo, 33 miles? I have 32 miles left this year to hit my goal. Just today I decided I might make it by running more consecutive days than usual. We'll see if my body will let me.

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I teach middle school and thus understand exactly what your daughter is dealing with.  It is so hard for girls with the style and cut of clothes these days.  Can she wear a longer tank or short sleeve shirt layered under her uniform shirt?  Lots of girls do this in my school to meet dress code.

 

Thanks for all of the welcomes.  I would write more but it took me over an hour to put the small people to bed tonight.....Ahhhhhhh!!!!  This too shall pass.  At teh moment sleep is as elusive as fairies and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

 

Over an hour on the trainer today plus shoveling our beautiful new snow.  I desperately need a run outside tomorrow, hopefully without the double stroller, but I will take whatever I can get before the holiday marathon begins here.  Happy holidays and good night!!


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Don't know anything about little girl pants - mine are too young yet (4, 3, and 2), but my two youngest both have tiny little bums.  For my girl, the Old Navy jeans (bought by a friend for my oldest) fit the best.  And for my son, pant with an inner adjustable elastic work the best.  Maybe those are options for older children?

 

I love the euphoria of running.  As I was doing my 3 mile progression jog today, I had so many plans running through my mind.  It's funny, but when I run I think of 1) goals and 2) math.  For some reason I like to do a lot of math in my head while I'm running, like if I run at such and such pace on a treadmill, how long will it take me to complete the last quarter mile.  There's something calming about math for me.  I know, I'm weird, right?  And I'm not a fan of listening to my iphone while running.  I find the ear plugs distracting.  Anyone else get that?

 

For those of you mamas running outside during the cold winter, how is it?  What do you wear?  How long are you running?  I have no desire to go outdoors at the moment, but maybe once I feel more confident about my runs...


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Searcher, I am also teaching middle school right now! For some reason my dd (who is 10) can't keep the longer tanks tucked in properly. She is adorable and wonderful, but almost always totally disheveled. I need something goof-proof. Sigh.

 

Okay, got this today when I went to the running store. Ignore the commercial part and enjoy the poem, my gift to my Dingo sisters! LOL

 

How the Grinch Got Fit


Every Who down in Whoville liked Running a lot...
But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!
The Grinch hated Running! The whole Running season!
Would you like to know why? Well, I might know the reason.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right,
But it could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
Yes, I think that the most likely reason of all
Is that his running shoes were two sizes too small.
Whatever the reason, his head or his shoes,
He stood there all brooding and hating the Whos,
Staring down from his cave with a sour, Grinchy frown,
At the runners all running about in their town.
For he knew every Who down in Whoville below,
Was busy now, jogging around in the snow.
"And they're running in comfort!" he snarled with a glare.
For the Whos shopped at FLEET FEET (and Fitlosophy's there).
Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find some way to stop Whoville from running!"
For tomorrow, he knew, all those ridiculous Whos
Would wake bright and early. They'd rush for their shoes!
And then! Oh, the fun! Oh, the fun!
Fun! Fun! Fun!
That's the one thing he hated! The FUN!
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Then the Whos, young and old, would go out for a run!
And they'd run! And they'd run! And they'd run!
RUN! RUN! RUN!
They would run down the road, they would run up the streets,
Which was something the Grinch couldn't stand in the least!
And THEN they'd do something he liked least of all!
Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small,
Would all run together and all have a ball!
And they'd jog and they'd laugh and then run some more!
"It must be," he thought, "because of that store."
And the more the Grinch thought of the Fitlosophy bit,
The more the Grinch thought, "I must stop that FIT!
For fifteen years I've put up with this now!
I must stop Whoville from Running! But HOW?"
Then he got an idea! An awful idea!
THE GRINCH GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!
"I know just what to do," the Grinch laughed as he grabbed
A white little label to use as a tag.
And he chuckled and clucked, "This will cause quite a stir!
I'll be Whoville's first phony Fitlosopher!
I'll provide the wrong fit! The Whos won't know
What caused the big blister on Whoville's big toe!
All I need is an S3..." The Grinch looked around,
But, since S3's were scarce, there were none to be found.
Did that stop the old Grinch? No! The Grinch simply said,
"If I can't find an S3, I'll make one instead!"
So he found an old calculator, some plastic and glue,
"It isn't quite right... but I suppose it'll do."
Then at night that old Grinch in disguise headed down
Toward the store while the Whos lay asnooze in their town.
The windows were dark, quiet snow filled the air,
When he came to the dear little store on the square.
He sneaked into the shop with a wink and a pinch,
For he was a sly one, that awful, sneaky Grinch.
He saw all the shoes on the wall in a row.
"These shoes," he grinned, "are the first things to go!"
And he mixed up the shoes-stability and style-
And then what he did, with a terrible smile,
Was fill all the FLEET FEET water bottles with rocks!
And replace the synthetic with all COTTON socks!
He created new flavors of Sport Beans and GU-
Like Monkey Brain Punch and Swamp Water Stew!
Then he snatched all the Garmins (and in this he found pleasure)
And replaced those devices with a simple tape measure!
He knocked down the books that were tidy and stacked
And took the reflective gear-and painted it black!
Then he viewed all the damage and cackled with glee,
"This will stop the Whos from running. I did it! ME!
PoohPooh to the Whos!" he was Grinchishly humming,
"They're finding out now there will be no more Running!
They're just waking up! I know just what they'll do!
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two,
Then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry BooHoo!
That's a noise," grinned the Grinch, "That I simply MUST hear!"
So he paused. And the Grinch put his hand to his ear.
But the sound wasn't sad! Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn't be so! But it WAS merry! VERY!
He stared down at Whoville! The Grinch popped his eyes!
Then he shook! What he saw was a shocking surprise!
Every Fitlosopher was there, busily cleaning
And re-organizing the store-from the floor to the ceiling.
They were fitting for socks! They were fitting for shoes!
They were fitting for running! They were fitting the Whos!
The store was wide open! And the talk of the town
Was how even a Grinch couldn't keep FLEET FEET-ers down!
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling, "How could it be so?"
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe FLEET FEET," he thought, "is more than a store.
Maybe FLEET FEET... perhaps... means a little bit more!"
And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say
That the Grinch's small shoes grew three sizes that day!
He went to be fitted-yes, the Grinch! Got fitted! It's true!
The Grinch went to FLEET FEET to find the right shoe!
He sat on the bench and had his feet evaluated.
Then he ran on the sidewalk... and over-pronated!
He was given a shoe with the proper stability and fit
(And it's a good thing, too, for he hurt quite a bit).
Yes, the Grinch overcame his chronic Grinch-itis
And even bought inserts for his plantar fasciitis.
And the minute the old Grinch's feet stopped their aching,
Every Who in Whoville's hand the Grinch started shaking.
"Who would have thought I'd be FIT?" he asked. "Who would have thought I'd have fun?"
And then HE, HE HIMSELF! The Grinch went for a run!


All of us at FLEET FEET hope you

have a wonderful holiday season!


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

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Nic - The little girl I watch has that same problem!  What about something like Jeggings?  It's a cross between a legging and a knit pant.  They are all the rage and Target has them on sale for like $7 a pair.  They can be worn under a skirt, or on their own.  Another thought is a belt.  Something that will fit her around the hips, but be able to be tightened around her waist? 

 

JB - I was watching football (american) the other day and wondering if what they were wearing was a Buff.  I totally think they are the same sort of thing!


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Re: pants - my dd wears either leggings or adjustable-waist jeans - we get them at Target or TJ Maxx, mostly. She's leggy and super slender, with butt but no belly, and if pants are long enough, she swims in them unless they're adjustable waist. Might be worth a try!

 

I didn't pipe up during the earlier discussion of outdoor gear, but I wear running tights + a long-sleeve tech shirt or tech turtleneck + an underlayer if it's super cold (I have this weird merino wool athletic sweater that's tissue-weight but so warm) + a fleece coat, and gloves and a hat. If it's super cold I wear a warmer hat and fleece running pants (my mom got them at a craft fair for me about a decade ago - no idea where to get something similar.)

 

I love, love, love winter running. I'm not great on ice, but if it's even mostly navigible I'm out there. I've run in blizzards. smile.gif It's nicest in sunny, cold weather but even in the wind I would rather be outside than in. That said, I don't go more than about 7-8m in the snow, and I tend to do a combo out and back - so I'll go out one way 2m, then back, then out 2m the other way, then back so I'm never stuck 4m from home in bad weather. And I find that I need water even if I'm not sweating/hot, so I have to remind myself to take it even if it's counter-intuitive.

 

Welcome, Searcher!

 

RR:  a nice 5m outside earlier today - my Garmin battery died so I have no idea how long it took me, but it was a really nice run (and I was away from home, which was kind of awesome.)

 

Shopping report: I took my mother to Chico's and Talbots, and then we spent a few minutes at Banana Republic. All I can say: it is not a Chico's kind of day for me. (I so rarely have a problem where sequins are the obvious answer... ) I did snap up a couple of sweaters in the $13 range at BR, so I'm now warm and cozy. I am not ready for Christmas in terms of wrapping, but have done my duty as a consumer this week.


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mommajb, you can do the 32!  I'm down to 29...  I hired a neighborhood sitter tomorrow so I can get a daylight run tomorrow so I can see the ice.  6+ tomorrow to whittle it down to a <25 mile week.  A mid-day run Saturday (4-5?), yoga Sunday, then 3-5 miles most days next week.
 

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I teach middle school and thus understand exactly what your daughter is dealing with. 

Welcome!  Stick around.  We tend to talk education a fair amount, too.  We'll be picking your brain, I'm sure.

 

Book I have on request at the library: Smart but Scattered.  Anyone read it?
 

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I love the euphoria of running.  As I was doing my 3 mile progression jog today, I had so many plans running through my mind.  It's funny, but when I run I think of 1) goals and 2) math.  For some reason I like to do a lot of math in my head while I'm running, like if I run at such and such pace on a treadmill, how long will it take me to complete the last quarter mile.  There's something calming about math for me.  I know, I'm weird, right?  And I'm not a fan of listening to my iphone while running.  I find the ear plugs distracting.  Anyone else get that?

 

For those of you mamas running outside during the cold winter, how is it?  What do you wear?  How long are you running?  I have no desire to go outdoors at the moment, but maybe once I feel more confident about my runs...


Yours in weirdness.  I do the same thing.  With an annual goal of miles run, I also calculate how many miles per day I need to average, and if I do 5 mile runs each time, then how often I should have a rest day...  I actually use it as a measure of when I'm running too hard.  If I can't keep the numbers in my head (or my to do list, or ...), then I'm not getting enough air and I need to slow down. It's the solo runner's equivalent of the conversation test.

 

I posted above on winter running clothes.  I've tuned mine quite closely according to the temperature, with different choices in the <20F, 20-25F, 25-35F, 40+, etc.  The precision to which I've tuned my outfits might related to the arithmetic obsession above...

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Bec, JEGGINGS?! LOL. biglaugh.gifI know they're all the rage but I just cannot bring myself to purchase these or let my dds put them on. I think I had a facebook status about this once. Forgive me if someone loves jeggings. It could be because so many people wear these things who really shouldn't...

 

We have several pairs of jeans with the adjustable waistband but as those of you with sensory-challenged kids know, buttons and tags can be a problem. She complains that the tabs bother her (and truthfully I can understand this).

 

Sigh.

 

I did find several pairs of older Hanna Andersson elastic waist capris and beach pants on eBay. I'm waiting to see if the seller accepts my offers on those. That would make a nice start anyway.

 

Amazing how these things can overtake your entire evening. But really...she just cannot be going around with her fanny half hanging out of her pants all the time. rolleyes.gif Just call me mean mommy.


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Forgot to add -- I realized what the "Perfectly Goofy" thing is, BBM. It's for people who have run every single Goofy Challenge since they started having it. One of my friends from my running club is a "Perfect 18" that is she has run every Disney Marathon! They get VIP status and extra special treatment.


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