My gift to you! A brand new December Thread
I like what you've done with the place!
Here's the race list for the December thread. Please PM me if you'd
like me to add something for you!
babybugmama - Walt Disney World Half Marathon - January 8 (1/2 of Goofy challenge)
babybugmama - Walt Disney World Marathon - January 9 (Completion of Goofy Challenge)
Nickarolaberry - Walt Disney World Marathon - January 9
Realrellim - Frosty's Frozen 5 and 10, 10 miles - Jaunary 15
Realrellim - Snowman Stampede 10 miles - February 19
poppywise - Oakland Half Marathon - March 27
OceansEve - OKC Memorial Marathon - May 1
Nemesis and dh - Minnesota Warrior Dash - July 23
Realrellim - It's a girl! Welcome baby Julia!
VeganCupcake - It's a , welcome Li'l Cupcake!
Jenlove - It's a girl! Welcome baby Valentine!
Other places to find the Dingos:
: cooking 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
Dingos 2010 Race Results List
mommajb - Hang Over Classic 10 miler - January 1 - 1:23
tjsmama - PF Chang's Rock-N-Roll Arizona Marathon - 4:53:54 (very first marathon!) - January 17
tjsmama - Chilly Cheeks Winter Duathlon - 1:21:03 - January 23
grnmtnmama - Singlespeed USA - February 6- Women's Champion!
cornflakegirl - Surf City Half Marathon - February 7 - 1:47:07
Nemesis - Frozen Feat 5K - February 13
ashcav - Hyannis Half Marathon - February 28-1:49:02
bec - Lifetime Fitness Indoor Triathon - March 7
Nickarolaberry - Sarasota Half Marathon - March 14 - 2:18:57 (PR!)
Eaglevoice - Newport Spirit 10K Run - March 21 - 1:01:38
doctorjen - Spring Valley Walleye Club 5K - March 27 - 30:33
doctorjen's ds2 - Spring Valley Walleye Club 5K - March 27-39:54
bec - Des Plaines River Half Marathon - March 27 - 2:23:ish
poppywise - Oakland Half Marathon - March 28 - 2:49 (PR!)
zubeldia - Run for the Border Half Marathon - March 28 - 1:58
bec and bec's dh (very first!) - Reach Out and Run 5K - April 10 - bec 35:10, dh 35:04
eksmom - Komen Race for the Cure 5K - April 10 - 33:05
Plady - Whidbey Island Half Marathon - April 11
mommajb - Flying Pig Half Marathon - May 2-1:55
ashcav - Marine Corps Honor Run 5K - May 8 - 22:53 (PR!) (and ashcav's mom's first 5K - 32:30!!)
memiles - NARAL Run for Your Rights 5K - May 8 - 28:21
cornflakegirl - Palos Verdes Marathon - May 15- 3:58:40
Penelope - Papillion Half Marathon - May 16 - 2:13:26
ashcav - KeyBank Vermont City Marathon - May 30 - 4:10:47 - 1st Marathon!
tjsmama - Bolder Boulder 10K - May 31 - 56:52 (PR!)
doctorjen and ds2 - Streator YMCA Memorial Day 5K - May 31 - 31:20- 41:05
Geofizz - UACA 5 Miler - May 31 - 44:50-(PR!)
bec - Naperville Women's Triathlon - June 13 - 1:50:18 (recovering from stress fracture and required to walk the run!)
doctorjen - Steamboat Classic 15K - June 19 - 1:38:34 (automatic PR, because first time racing this distance!)
kerc - Grandma's Half Marathon - June 19
Realrellim - Habitat Hobble - June 19 - 42:13 (pushing a double jogger on a trail!)
tjsmama - 5430 Sprint Triathlon - June 20 - 1:49:46
tjsmama - Slacker Half Marathon - June 26 - 2:12:48
doctorjen - Toluca Double Diamond Dash 5K - June 26 - 29:28
CathToria - Aflac Irongirl Atlanta Triathlon - June 27
doctorjen - Streator Run for Glory 5K - July 3 - 28:03 (course was probably a little short)
bec, dh, and dd1 - Freedom Classic 5K - July 3
Realrellim - Rendezvous Run for Independence 5 miler - July 3 - 51:11 (pushing the double jogger!)
Plady -Firecracker Run 5K - July 4 - 29:30 (PR!)
tjsmama - Boulder Peak Triathlon - July 11 - 3:27:04 (PR!)
Penelope - Missoula Half Marathon - July 11 - 2:17
tjsmama - Ironman 70.3 Boulder - August 8 - 6:51:31 (PR!)
doctorjen and ds2 - Mr. C's Run for Your Life 5K - August 13 - 32:27
doctorjen - Boo Milby 5K - August 14 - 30:05 (running with beginner group)
tjsmama - Highlands Splash Mash Dash Triathlon - August 21 - 1:27:38 (3rd in age group!)
Penelope and family - Strides 5K - August 21 - Fundraising walk
Penelope - Ultra Mud Run - August 28
zubeldia - Pumpkinman Triathlon - September 11 - 1:27:28
doctorjen - Chicago Half Marathon - September 12 - 2:07:27 (PR!)
Many Dingos and friends - Griffin Patrick Run - September 24 (chose our own distance, location, date and ran to honor beloved baby Griffin born silently, and all babies loved and lost)
Realrellim - Panerathon 10K - September 26 - 1:06:30 (with the double jogger!)
Penelope - Omaha Half Marathon - September 26 - 2:35 (injured)
doctorjen - AAFP 5K, Denver - October 2 - 28:55
tjsmama - Donor Memorial 5K - October 9 - 29:45 (1 week before a marathon!)
tjsmama - Denver Rock and Roll Marathon - October 17 - 4:54:53
JayGee - Jill Behrman 5K - October 23 - 24:09 (1st in age group!)
zubeldia and dh - Camp Ellis Pumpkin 10K - October 31 - 49:22 (sharing pushing a jogger!)
doctorjen - Canal Connection 10K - November 7 - 57:41 (PR!)
Nickarolaberry - Women's Half Marathon St. Petersburg - November 21 - 2:12:16 (PR!)
tjsmama - Highlands Ranch Turkey Trot 5K - November 25 - 31:23
Nickarolaberry - PAL HAlf Marathon - November 28 - 2:09:39 (PR!)
Realrellim - Rudolph's Revenge 10K - December 18 - 56:49
I've been missing you, and trying to catch up on everything between Thanksgiving and now (hopeless), so I'll just jump in and start here.
DrJen, I did read your the story of your patient's birth. And I searched up and down through the smileys to find the one wiping away a happy tear, because that's just how I felt reading it! But couldn't find the smiley. You know what I mean. You are a fantastic doctor!
JG: I just wanted to add my best wishes for a good outcome! It sounds scary. I hope that all the stress and uncertainty is soon cleared up, and that your dad is feeling better soon, too. Whew, that's a lot of surgery on the heart. It's amazing what they do these days.
Gaye: congrats on finishing your first rotation! I can't imagine how you keep so many balls in the air at the same time - you are like wonder woman in that respect. How's DS doing now? The last I read, he was very clingy with you because of the transition, new sitter, etc.
Jen, did you find a house yet? Congratulations on selling yours!
Sparkle, that sounds so exciting!! And fantastic that your DH is so supportive. That's awesome.
Nick, I hope you find a doctor who has the time and understanding to listen to your specific case. Frustrating, for sure. And wow, you are running so well, so much, so fast these days! I love hearing about it.
I love-love-love my dingo shirt, too!! I wore it for a run (c25k) the very day I got it! Love it. (Need a smiley here. Not going to take the time to find one though!)
I visited my ortho on my birthday. It was my last appointment, 3 months post surgery. He was a bit reserved, as in, not enthusiastic about my running. I told him that I have some swelling after running and he said "that doesn't surprise me." He asked whether I had been doing any cutting sports - tennis, soccer - and I told him no. I wonder now, in retrospect, whether he felt looseness or something in my knee, which led him to believe that the reconstruction had failed? I am tempted to call him to clear that up and just confirm that he felt that the replacement ACL was still good in there. He tested the knee and didn't say anything. The only other discussion that we had was his belief that I will not be running in 15 years, so it would be good for me to cultivate different sports (swimming, biking) starting now. All in all, it was a sobering visit.
But on an up note, my DH got me a new bike for my birthday! Yay! It is a Schwinn frame, but very light. The tires are skinny, like a road bike, but the handlebars straight like a mountain bike. It feels different from my other bike that I rode all last year. This one feels like I am right up over the front tire almost. It has zero shock absorption, though, maybe that's the skinny tires. I took it right out to ride over the bridge into Charleston on the first day! How exciting that was!
Ok, one smiley for you guys:
mom to 3 lovely kids
Melissa - Triathlons! But, I'm hoping the doctor was just overly pessimistic, like it seems a lot of doctors are.
Tri class was difficult. It was a strength workout in 4 stations. Each station had 5 exercises to do, and we had to do them for 1 minute each. There was a cardio station that was running around the indoor track. 1 lap easy, 1 medium, 1 hard, and repeat for 5 minutes. The entire thing was just tough! I'm sore today, but, I'm in running clothes, and intend to get out for 3 miles!
Not perfect, Just amazing!
Mel ~ I'm not saying you will be running in 15 years, but I am still running 14 years post ACL reconstruction and menisectomy. Yes, I have degenerative joint disease, but I will keep running 'til I can run no more!
Just talked with my Mom and Dad is getting better. He slept poorly last night due to pain from all the tubes, but his chest tube and blood gas tube are coming out today, so after that he should rest better. I am amazed at what modern medicine can do!
Happy Hannukah, Nic!!!!
Off to pick up the remaining medical records and unload the rest of the storage unit. Fun, fun, fun.
Mel, I hope the doc is wrong, but some alternate sports might also keep you running longer.
You know, I had a mtg yesterday and was kinda dreading it because I was having a sort-of standoff with (of all people) my supervisor over pretty core philosophical stuff...anyway, I let it all go in advance of the mtg, putting it all in the same bucket as power struggles. Power is a currency in which I refuse to trade. So I went in and put on my patience and sat through the talk with supervisor and added all his "insights," and then in our larger meeting (with the boss of us all), all my concerns and thoughts and POV were totally vindicated, and forward I go with the project, unencumbered by mediocrity. It's exhausting and schizophrenic.
Going through the pre-dh-travel roller coaster at home, too. Blech. I am looking forward to working out daily and hard for the two weeks that he's on the road, and not having to cook all his high-carb winter comfort foods. Two weeks of soup!
I took a rest day yesterday. Could have used a workout before work, but didn't have time. Going in this morning, though, and hoping to meet my sister at the Y tomorrow. We usually chat as we jog the track.
FMR 6 miles in the books for today. Without the jogger running is such a stress relief and a joy. With the jogger I get my workout done and that feels good but the stress doesn't get relieved. This means dh is more than willing to stick around long enough for me to get a few miles in.
I'll be back for personals later.
mom to ds (11) and dd (9)
Good morning all!
Wow, it's pretty cold and windy here today. Did 3 outside this morning but the wind was really difficult to run through, so I'm going to try and hit the 'mill later at the Y for my second 3 while the girls have swimming lessons. If not I guess I'm running tomorrow which is my official rest day.
Thanks for the Chanukah wishes!
DrJ, can you add the following to the race list for me?
Jan 22 Ringling Bridge 5 Mile Run
Feb 19 Scrub J 10K
Mar 13 Sarasota Half Marathon
"Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)
Getting all my work done early today so that I can get out and ski!
Snow snow and more snow here. (I consider this good news, not everyone does).
I am in the depths of post event blahs. And I think I may have slightly injured my hamstring either on my ill-fated 5 miler last Monday or in the <10 minute circuit workout I did on Sunday. Wah wah wah! I'm really dreading the Fat Ass, I'm an ass for not having begun training for it months ago but then I was both sick and crazy busy. Wah wah!
Anyway, sorry to pop in just to moan.
JG - Glad to hear your dad seems to be doing well. :fingersx for your follow-ups to be all good.
I could use some prayers and good thoughts coming at my friend who was my music director. He'd been having chest pains (that he ignored) all through the rehearsal process and finally followed up the other day, had a big scare about his heart, that turned out to be fine but now the dr thinks there may be lesions on his lungs. He's had cancer in the past so he's pretty worried that it could be making a reappearance. Makes all my whining seem even lamer.
ST (and JG!)- I think you should follow your path, whoever said you were going to be whatever age regardless of what you're doing when you get there was right! Think how fast the first 5-8 years of our kids lives go by, it's like nothing.
Alrighty, I really need to go clean clean clean.
xxoo to everyone!
A little bit grasshopper a little bit ant
We haven't found a house yet. We went to look at one yesterday and the seller took it off the market when talking to the agent. Doh! We are looking at another tomorrow. Farmhouse, old barn, 15 acres, pond.... I haven't seen the inside via pictures so I'm anxious. Thanks for asking... it's a roller coaster.
I didn't get to Zumba, and V didn't even get to Wiggles and Giggles. We stayed home listening to music, reading about Latkes and cooking a good supper together. I needed that so much.
Will be back later for personals.
Jen - Mama to V (b. 2-18-09) and AJ (b. 10-9-11) Wife to DH
Nick, I was singing the Adam Sandler song while getting dressed this AM. And I got home from work this afternoon to find dd and ds spinning the Dredel. Dd's friend's dad came in and discussed the holiday with the class and sent everyone home with a dredel and instructions. Happy Chanukah!
Squeezed in a short, weird combo this AM before work. TMs were booked so I biked 8min to warm up and then did the elliptical for another 40min. My meeting tomorrow has been canceled, so I can write blog articles and get some lifting in and maybe also some whirlpool time tomorrow.
We had our every-other-week dinner with the former neighbor tonight, and I made pizza. We just love his visits.
Working on booking a flight, I think...
Where to, Jo?
Fun night here with gymnastics tricks on the air mattress and bad Christmas TV (Santa Claus is Coming to Town). We tried to bake pumpkin muffins, but I forgot to put in baking powder. Oops! DH called to say that our new house is DONE!!! He stopped by today and they were just finishing hanging the inside doors. I can't believe I haven't seen it since they poured the foundation back in September.
No workout again today, other than moving some boxes. Tomorrow's not looking good either ~ I'm chaperoning DS's field trip to the grocery store where they will buy food for the local food pantry with money they raised last month. Mama REALLY needs a run, but when?????
Jo, oh gosh that Adam Sandler song is hysterical.
If you want a couple other good songs, Matisyahu has a nice new one out: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleybaccam/matisyahus-miracle-on-ice The video is odd, I must say. But the song is great.
Another one, my personal favorite right now -- Yeshiva University's a cappella group The Maccabeats (which is itself a name related to Chanukah, but they sing year round) -- a takeoff on "Dynamite" it's really fun -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJCSR4MuhU
My kids have been rockin' out to these all day. I played them for my students too; some of them have never heard of Chanukah, Jews, or a cappella music. I'm quite honestly not quite sure which of those elements of ignorance appalls me the most.
Quotes of the day: 1) "So what do you DO on Christmas morning?" (uhhh...wake up?)
2) "Are Jews, like, you know, failed Christians?"
3) "Is Chanukah when you eat those things -- you know -- lotus?" (would that be latkes?)
4) "Well seriously why don't you just have a tree too? It's a lot bigger than that candle thing."
"Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)
I should really be finishing up my last care plan of the semester right now, but I just can't make myself do it. I think it's going to have to be forced tomorrow night. I got the stuff that MUST be done for tomorrow done, but I'm just tired and can't focus enough to do anything else right now. Oh well.
Yesterday was a nightmare of clinginess/crankiness/meltdowns from DS. Sigh. And he's been in my bed every night this week. Which is all well and good until he starts bouncing around on me around 6. Of course, he fell asleep in the car this afternoon while we were out running errands, which resulted in him JUST falling asleep, even though I put him to bed an hour and a half ago. Double sigh.
And I feel like a slug since I totally bagged my run this morning. I don't think I posted here yesterday, so I didn't get to tell you guys about my track workout. Which involved 4 800's. Ok, not so bad. 200 recoveries in between. Fine. With 15 walking lunges on each leg during each 200. So, that would be 60 lunges per leg. When I have not lunged in months. O.M.G. OWWWWWW. My butt and thighs are SO freaking sore today! It's ridiculous. Result = could not motivate myself to go out for my planned 4-6 mile run, even though I know it would have loosened me up.
Oh, and FYI. Freaking Gap Outlet. I went in to look for a holiday sweater for DS and came out with four things for myself.
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!
Here's the cool part of it though: Nic teaches students who get to ask her those questions and get real answers. So apologies for the ignorant, but honestly when my friends' mom came into class and showed us what the festival of lights was all about, I remember it. And frankly: since Christmas is so dang commercial I totally "get" why the heck they would think you might still have a tree.
O.M.G., nic. I mean, come on. I grew up about as sheltered as it comes (the big divide in my hometown was between the catholics and the protestants! Jews? Muslims? What are those? ), but I can't imagine anything like that ever coming out of my mouth. Or for that matter, out of any of the friends that I grew up with. Sheesh. I guess, on the bright side, it's good that they're asking questions? Maybe?
I think I updated the race list to here. Please check it and make sure it's right if you asked for anything recently. Nick, the Sarasota half was already on the list, and I think the first race is actually a 4M not a 5M if I found the right one?
Nickarolaberry - I can't believe some of those comments. All the middle school kids I know would have some better sense. Need that face/palm smiley.
JayGee - Sending you a virtual hug about your mammogram. Hopefully, the biopsy will be benign - and if not, this is why we do screening mammograms - to catch things early! That's so exciting about your house - I can't imagine having a house no one else has had the chance to mess up yet!
I'm having a crazy week, so I'm trying to be creative on getting workouts in. I ran yesterday morning and did body blaster class in the evening. Nothing today, but I'm scheming for how to fit something in tomorrow.
Oops! You're right DrJ on the Ringling run.
More to say, fighting kids...more later.
"Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)
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