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Erika ~ I hate carrying anything when I run, so if I am going longer than 7 miles or so, I'll plan a loop or an out-and-back and park a water bottle at my turnaround point.  In the summer, I plan runs that go through parks so I can cruise past a water fountain.

 

Real ~ that's stoopid (to borrow a word from Gaye!)  $150/child is an exorbitant fee, especially for families with multiple children.  Was there any talk of sliding scale based on income?

 

Geo and Penelope ~ have a fantastic run and a great meetup!  I want to hear all about it, of course!

 

Well, the crud seems to have passed from DD1 to DD2 who spent the entire night coughing.  I really wanted to get to the Y for spin class this morning, but now that's off the table since she's sick.  After all my epic workout weeks over the last month, this week will go down as the crappiest.  Seven day = one run, one bike to school.  That's it.  Boooooo!

 

 


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Real - Wow!  That's incredible!  I keep wondering when we as a society are going to dig in our heels and demand that we change our funding priorities.  I mean, families who are working themselves to death have to shell out for everything but Exxon gets a pass on taxes?  Really?  hopmad.gif

 

Um.

 

So any of you have experience with ovarian cysts?  I'm suddenly wondering if that could be the source of my pain.  I've been calling it hip, because it is but it's most intense in my pelvis just above my hip joint in front.  At least that is where the sharp stabbing pain comes from post-run/post-walk/post-sitting-too-long.  Going online with Dr. Google I see that I've got plenty of the symptoms.  I don't know whether that's a worse idea than random and causeless debilitation but at least I've got my annual exam today to ask about it. 

 

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No time for personals, but I'm off to the Mini!!!!! blowkiss.gif


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Have a great race, bec!!!  Wish I was there this year.


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Race smart bec and have fun!

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Back from my long run, and I don't know how I did it, but I DID...I had the (lofty, in my mind) goal of trying to hit my middle 4 miles at 9:30 pace, and I DID it! It wasn't pretty, but they were 9:39, 9:35, 9:23, 9:17! And then I hobbled back home because I was just flat out DONE at that point! joy.gif Who knew I still had it in me?! Maybe the Bolder Boulder won't be quite as ugly as I've been thinking it will be. But it probably will. orngtongue.gif

And now time to get showered and commence what is going to amount to three days of nonstop crazy...


p.s. GO BEC GO!!!!

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GO Bec!!!!!!!! :broccoli joy.gif

On the funding/school/fiscal nightmare; I am wading in it. My kids school - granted; a charter, but doing such an amazing job!!!!! - lost a huge amount of funding and will have to DRASTICALLY change how they operate. It is a small school (<200 kids) and they are looking at firing 3 teachers!, changing class size etc. The school is having a meeting Monday at which, I have heard a rumor, they will ask that parents pay $500 for each child next year, in order to keep some of the teachers. We are fine with this to the degree that we can afford it, and can likely give more to cover some kids that cant, BUT, this is not a long term solution, and the disregard of the state govt. for education is breaking my heart and PISSING me off!!! Meanwhile, dd1's music teacher is moving out of the state b/c her dh just lost his job as a member of the NM symphony orchestra which was just disemboweled; i.e. the NM symphony orchestra is no more dizzy.gif I should mention that our state taxes are notoriously low

Also meanwhile, I read a profile of gov. Jerry Brown (in the NYT online, fyi) in which he describes having failed in negotiations w/ republicans about the budget: he offered very big cuts, and moderate increases in taxes, and they wanted very very very big cuts in spending and no increases. He said he may just have to cut severely with the hope that people will finally start demanding to pay higher taxes once they experience what its like to have all the cuts. But of course he thinks that would be a nightmare scenario. Still, I am one of those people who wants higher taxes, in my state at least!!!! Grrrrrr.....

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I got to meet up and have dinner with Bec and her friend Sarah!  :)  :) :)  Totally forgot to take pictures!  Argh!!  Soo much enjoyed my time and can't wait to see them in the morning!!

 

RR: 5miles this morning.  felt good, even getting off the TM 5 times to deal with ds1.  Yes,five times.  sigh. 

 

 

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Go Bec!  Have a great race!~ And, so jealous of your meet-up with RM!  And Penelope and Geo too!  Enjoy!  But remember the pictures!!!

 

Just spent the entire day painting a big drop at the theatre.  It was such a simple design I really thought I'd get it done in no time but I didn't even finish and I was there from 9-6 with an hour for the dr. and 20 minutes for lunch.  Insane.  But I love it there so the only downside is missing kids.

 

Dr (well, NP) is sending me off island for an u/s to rule out cysts.  She doesn't think I have them but some of my symptoms caught her attention so we'll see.

 

Jo  - Thinking of you in the last days of crazy transition-part-1. Hope it's all moving along at the right pace.

 

Jen~Love - It makes me feel all fuzzily and warm to think of any chance of you taking over jo's pad.  That would be wicked cool.

 

Mommajb - How are you these days?  How's the move moving along?

 

DrJen - My goodness!  Dingos on the move everywhere!  How's your transitioning going?

 

Gaye - Wow!  Nice pacing!  I'm iompressed!

 

Sparkle - I'm with you re:taxes - well, at least if they would go to basics like education and healthcare.  Do I really have faith that they would? Hmmmmm.  But yeah, I was totally mystified by the public here when they voted against an income tax that would only kick in for those making $250k and up.  It was Bill Gates' dad's idea too.  You'd think it would be easier to tax the itsy bitsy minority that has all the money but I guess enough of us are delusional enough to think that there's a ship out there with our names on it...

 

So I know I'm not supposed to drink any alcohol during the first phase of Atkins but I made a little cocktail with vanilla stoli, frozen blackberries (from 2 summers ago - I have to clear out the freezer you know?) and a little bit of fresh mint.  Oh lala! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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JayGee--that's awful. I hope you can get out this weekend at least.

sparkle--I agree with you about the taxes/services issue. They're trying the "no taxes/no services" thing in Colorado Springs this year, by literally not maintaining several city parks, no flowers, eliminating bus routes and leaving a large number of street lamps dark, among other things. The Springs is very conservative, so we'll see if they walk the walk, so to speak. (Also, I'll note that it's a huge draw for tourists--but maybe not so much when people stop at a park only to discover that the bathrooms are locked and there are no garbage cans and the grass is brown and dead.)

bec--have fun at the mini!

tjsmama--WTG on that awesome run!

RR: did my tempo last night on the treadmill. Despite the anger, it was still painful: 6 miles total, 4 at tempo. Anyhow, at least it's done. Today I biked to pick R up at school again.

NRR: cleaned house at the Skirt Sports warehouse sale this morning while R was on her field trip! carrot.gif I got a bunch of stuff for $15 apiece (Cruiser Girl bike skirt, tri top, two short-sleeve bike jerseys [one of which matches a bike skirt I bought at their last warehouse sale] and some biking knickers) and a pair of tri shorts for $2. Awesomeness! Sierra Designs and Kelty were also having warehouse sales but I thought I'd spent quite enough and headed home instead. redface.gif Two of the items will be my Mother's Day gift.

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Back again!

DrJen, can you put me down for the Middle Park Half Marathon on July 9?

And also the Grand Park Run for Independence on July 2?

I'm so excited. The 1/2 will be in Granby, CO, a mere 10 minutes away from where we stay when we go up there. I love 1/2s, I love running up there, so this is about as awesome as it gets. joy.gif

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NRR: cleaned house at the Skirt Sports warehouse sale this morning while R was on her field trip! carrot.gif I got a bunch of stuff for $15 apiece (Cruiser Girl bike skirt, tri top, two short-sleeve bike jerseys [one of which matches a bike skirt I bought at their last warehouse sale] and some biking knickers) and a pair of tri shorts for $2. Awesomeness! Sierra Designs and Kelty were also having warehouse sales but I thought I'd spent quite enough and headed home instead. redface.gif Two of the items will be my Mother's Day gift.

Shut up! (said in the nicest way possible). I LOVE my 2 new skirt sports skirts. So awesome.
 

2 walks this week (2 days in a row- 4 miles thursday, 6 miles friday.). and now I'm feeling like maybe I can run again in my life. Yay. See above note about loving skirt sports, I need to justify my purchases.

 

Yesterday was a super long day. We'd talked about taking the kids canoeing, dh even got the canoe on the car himself. I had no phone and no watch and didn't get home until late. Now the girls want to do today. Clouds loom big. I'd love it if it were well received to wake them now (630am) and go. Someday my youngest will be my partner in such outings. Rain later today, for sure.

 

Paying for school. Here's an idea: how about all the shops downtown that serve lunch begin charging a 50 cent surcharge per day on every meal. Send it all to the schools. Or charge a giant tax on a big vehicle purchase: 5 grand on a mercedes for instance. Or maybe we can just make companies pay taxes like the rest of us because it totally feels like picking on people to figure out who is going to pay more.

 

 


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Real ~ those are some great deals at Skirt Sports!!!  One of these days I'll break down and get a running skirt.

 

Plady ~ that sounds delish!  I have an Atkins question for you (and anyone else who has done low carb).  Is it normal to feel absolutely horrid for the first few days?  I've tried numerous times to eat low carb and I feel SO bad by the end of the second day that I end up bingeing on carbs just to get rid of the feeling.  I'm wondering if some people just can't go with that few carbohydrates....

 

I was supposed to do a 42-mile bike tour this morning with a friend, but the weather forecast was for thunderstorms from 2:00am-noon and I hate riding in storms so I backed out.  Of course, it's sunny and gorgeous out irked.gif today.  Stupid weather forecasters.  Instead I went to Kettlebells this morning which was a good workout too, just not a beautiful ride through the farmlands of Southwestern Illinois.  Sigh.


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Hi Guys, The month of April is over and I am so glad.  My calender was jammed full and on top of it all, in true Dingo Family style, my minivan's side exploded out and I didn't have a vehicle for over a week of the crazy busy time.  Sometimes you just have to say "Whatever" and walk away LOL

 

Will have time to catch up on all you lovelies, can't wait.

 

Ran my first race of the year.  20K and it went great.  Managed an 8:50 mile pace for a 1:50 finish.  I felt pretty good, definitely wouldn't have been able to maintain the pace though. I am really fit this year, and have (finally!) lost the baby weight, and have no idea what my goals should be????????.  I am doing a 20 mile race next weekend with lots of hills and no pace teams.  I need to think about this......

 

Exciting news, as a present to myself I have two sessions with personal trainer.  My goal is to improve my running performance and overall balance my body's fitness.  I can't wait.  REally really really!!!!!!!

 

 

Funny, I bought an Oinky pig toy for my dog an he thinks it's the best thing ever.  Its totally annoying because it oinks all the time, but he carries it everywhere and asks for fetch.  Gotta love retrievers. 

 

Have an amazing weekend, Ladies, can't wait to spend more time with you this month!!!!!!  Love, ND


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JayGee- Hoping the cough/crud passes quickly

Sparkle- Good luck with the charter school. As a Canadian (who pays taxes on my taxes) I love your plan. But I was raised by socialists, and happily vote for smart tax increases (I currently have a hate on for sales taxes, but will gladly pay more income tax and gas tax).

Plady, hope you get some answers w the ultrasound

RR- Got a swim pass this week and did a serious kid-free swim for the first time since I was pregnant. My pass is the worst photo ID I've ever had- pixellated b&w and impossible to even see that I'm a human. If you guessed dog it wouldn't ne unreasonable. Yesterday was a ton of yardwork and compost turning and the toughest bootcamp workout in ages! The trainer hurt his back so he leading but not doing, and he pushed us waaay harder. I hurt all over, but in a good way.



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Hi everyone!  This thread moves so fast it is hard to keep up.  It's nice to read such supportive posts though :)

 

I have a question for you all:

 

I just registered for the Honolulu Marathon in December.  I need to buy a belt to carry water bottles on long-er runs.  It would be great if I could try some belts on, but I don't think that is an option- going to have to order one online.   I'm looking at Fuel Belts, but am open to any other brand.  

 

Do you use a water bottle belt for long runs?  If yes, what kind do you use and do you recommend it?

 

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Tia, I have a fuel belt and I love it.  I have the one with 3 fairly large bottles, a small bottle, and a little pocket.  Mr. Dingo has a different type (forget the kind) which I really like too. Once you run with one you won't go back.  I have run marathons where they ran out of water and it was really stressful.  Having a belt gives you independence, both in races, and in training runs.  They are comfortable and with the little pickets, you can pack energy gels, phone, etc. They don't chafe or rub, and don't flap around when you run.  Definitely a wise investment.

 

 

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I'm back!  And successful!  This was such a huge hurdle for me.  I finished, felt strong, and, most importantly, did not hurt myself!  I ran slow and consistent.  Final chip time was 2:43:20.  Garmin time was 2:35, but we stopped a couple of times to pee!  I ran with a friend from my tri class that does this race every year.  She is a ton of fun to run with, very calming, very experienced, and just a joy to be with.  It was awesome seeing my friend Sarah and Lisa near the finish line, and so much fun having dinner and lunch with them!  Honestly, the day could not have been better.  I don't, actually remember much of the run, but it was comfortably hard, with very few places where I really struggled.  And those places were not physical struggles, but overcoming the mental hurdles.  I had a little tendonitis throughout, but nothing very serious, and for much of the time, felt nothing. 

 

Anyway, I'm home, victoriously feeling like I can run without injury!


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Nice job, bec! clap.gif

tia~If you go back just a page or two, someone else just asked the same exact thing! Summarizing my post, I prefer a camelbak. smile.gif

real~I mean this in the nicest possible way, but you SUCK. orngtongue.gif Last time I hit the Skirt Sports sale, they hardly had anything in my size. My friend and I talked about stopping in this morning, but given my previous experience, we skipped it. Of course, you're tiny, so those size S samples fit you, whereas I need a M. Oh well. I couldn't really afford even screaming deals right now, so it's all good. winky.gif

In a nutshell...I am exhausted. And still have to do my homework for tomorrow's patients. Blech.

I started off by driving up to Boulder for a ride with a friend. It was a gorgeous morning for a ride, and we had a great time, although my legs were definitely feeling it between yesterday's long run and my general lack of bike conditioning at the moment. We did one loop of the Boulder 70.3 course, and that was plenty. Kind of sad that I was over 1.5 mph slower on that one loop than I was for the full course last summer. Oh well. It'll come back, right? I hope?

Then it was a dash home, jump in the shower, and off to the school carnival. Train rides, wagon rides, bounce houses, cakewalks, cookie decorating, tattoos, and digging in the sandbox for treasure...dizzy.gif

And right after that, we headed off to a birthday party. With a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" theme, if that tells you anything. Um, can you say candy? I mean seriously...holy candy.

Needless to say, DS was a wreck when we got home, and bedtime was NOT pretty. Sigh.

All right...must.get.homework.done. NOW.

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kerc--it sounds like you're ready to justify another skirt purchase. wink1.gif

JayGee-that's so frustrating! It happens here too. I'll delay a run because I think it's going to rain and doesn't, but of course if I head out on the run it does. That's how I ended up riding in the rain to school pick-up on Wednesday.

ND--congrats on your 20K with such an awesome time!

MelW--I'm lol.gif about your swim pass story!

mama_y_sol - I use a couple of different kinds. My favorites are by Ultimate Direction. I have the women's Strider and that's what I usually use. For longer runs where there aren't water fountains to refill my bottle, I have one of the waist packs with a 26 oz bottle that also has a smaller, 10ish oz bottle for the front and a gel thingy. It's kind of like their Solitaire. I just looked on their website and I'm not sure they carry what I have anymore, but the Solitare looks pretty nice. I love my Strider though. And recently I just got a Nathan 2-bottle belt. What I like about that: that I can get either of the bottles out and back in one-handed, and that the pocket is big enough for my phone, some gels, my keys, etc. It's not my favorite though.

BTW, if you get a fuel belt make sure that you can get the bottles in and out easily. I was going to get one, until I realized that it was a struggle (for me) to get the bottles out or in without using both hands. And, the little pocket on it wouldn't even hold my very tiny cell phone either. Also, make sure that your elbows won't hit the bottles when you run. I've noticed that on some packs too, unless I can wear it low enough on my waist.

bec--yay for such a great run!

tjsmama-- orngtongue.gif Hmm, would it be insult to injury to wear them when I see you for dinner this week? lol.gif If it makes you feel better, I'm telling myself that my new bike stuff will make me look fast even if I'm still averaging a pathetic 8-10 mph. rolleyes.gif On biking, I'm sure your speed will come back because you, unlike me, are fast!

RR: ran 3 after dinner with the double jogger. R's been in tears every morning this week, and today may have been too much for her. My city is celebrating its centennial and one of the buildings up on a high hill had an open house where they let you go up the tower and check out the 360-degree view. It was awesome. So we did that and then the three of us packed up and went to a birthday party this afternoon. The breakdown hit after dinner, when she wanted to go running with me and help DH mow the lawn, simultaneously. She was wailing so loudly that I told her to get in the stroller so she could calm down. It worked (just like when she was a baby!) but bedtime was ugly. She's so overtired, and despite being put to bed at 8:15, she was still awake at 9:15 mostly due to being difficult. shake.gif

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bec - congrats!  Wonderful to run pain free!  Bummed that I couldn't do the mini this year, too.

 

Naughty Dingo - congrats on your run, too!

 

RR - Somehow, I've managed to run 4 days this week so far, despite the usual life craziness.  I'm wondering if the iron is kicking in, as I definitely feel stronger - paces that were pushing it feel a lot easier now.  Tonight, I did 4.23 outside in shorts and a t-shirt for the first time in forever in a relatively quick for me 39:05.

 

NRR - Much of the day was dedicated to getting dd1 ready for prom.  She was absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself.  I'll post the link to her pics on facebook, but I'll probably take it back down in a couple days.  Prom pics  Later tonight, I went to the high school for the "Grand March" and got some pics of her friends as well.  Long, poofy dresses are definitely in!

Ds2 was at the state science fair yesterday and today, too.  His project was best in category at state, for the second year in a row.  His asteroid observations also got published as part of another astronomer's paper!

Now that prom is over (and all the sewing that dress entailed) I need to get sewing on wedding stuff.  My dd2's flower girl dress is almost half done, but I haven't even cut my dress out yet!  4 weeks to the wedding.

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Plady ~ that sounds delish!  I have an Atkins question for you (and anyone else who has done low carb).  Is it normal to feel absolutely horrid for the first few days?  I've tried numerous times to eat low carb and I feel SO bad by the end of the second day that I end up bingeing on carbs just to get rid of the feeling.  I'm wondering if some people just can't go with that few carbohydrates....

 

 

Yes, I think it's commonly known as withdrawal.  I haven't felt anything too bad yet this time but the first time I did it I thought I'd gotten the flu for a day.  That was when I was really glad I'd actually read the whole book so I was ready for it.  But yeah, that can suck.  And totally derail the change you're trying to make.
 

 



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Plady, hope you get some answers w the ultrasound
 

Thanks, me too.  It'll be a while though.  I'll have to go off-island because apparently the only u/s on-island is the vet's and I guess they don't mix it up.

 

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She was absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself.  I'll post the link to her pics on facebook, but I'll probably take it back down in a couple days. 

 

 

Gorgeous girl!  And lovely, elegant dress!  You are as amazing as ever!

 

Bec - Congrats on your great run!  I'm so glad you've got a fresh race to feel great about!

 


 

 


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Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

 

Dr Jen ~ amazing, amazing job on the dress.  Seriously, just WOW!  I hope your DD had a wonderful time.

 

Plady ~ glad to know I'm not totally crazy about feeling so bad on LC.  I hope you can get that u/s soon.

 

Real ~ your DD's meltdown about wanting to do two mutually exclusive things simultaneously made me laugh (although I'm sure you were NOT laughing as it was happening).

 

Bec ~ awesome race!  Yes, you CAN run and not be injured!  It's been a long hard road back for you, which I can totally appreciate.

 

tjsmama ~ phew, what a day!  Sounds like a good bike, even if you didn't feel that it was particularly speedy. 

 

My poor DD2 is so sick.  She woke in the middle of the night with a fever of 104.3, so I broke out the Motrin.  Several sweat-soaked sheets and pajamas later she finally got back to sleep, but now she's laying on the sofa, coughing like crazy, and the fever is making a comeback.  I'm thinking my plans for a Mother's Day bike ride with the family will not be happening.


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Jen - Catherine is so beautiful in her dress!  So elegant!  I can't believe the wedding is only 4 weeks away!  Eek!  Hopefully next year, we can get a big Dingo representation at the mini.  It is such a fun race!

 

JayGee - I hope your daughter is feeling better soon.  No fun being that sick!

 

It's been a really calm mother's day so far.  I got to snuggle in bed with each girl individually as I slept in, then came out where DH made me bagels, and went and got me Starbuck's.  I've since been spending the morning relaxing and reading.  It's just been lovely.  I've been a bit sore, but not too bad.  I'm always surprised at how sore my shoulders get at big races. 


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For all of you experiencing hip pain, here is a link for the style of PT I'm using.  Postural Restoration   The site is really vague and the clinician finder doesn't list the clinic I'm seeing (so I'm guessing it's not really updated), but it's working.  My biggest long term issue was hip pain in my right hip, which had been diagnosed as bursitis (a year or so ago) and a few other thing along the way.  It's amazing the differences I'm seeing- I am equally flexible in both arms in yoga, I can do back bends again, etc- on top of the lack of the leg heaviness/pain.  I also feel like I am breathing better any time I'm doing cardio.
 

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Real - Wow!  That's incredible!  I keep wondering when we as a society are going to dig in our heels and demand that we change our funding priorities.  I mean, families who are working themselves to death have to shell out for everything but Exxon gets a pass on taxes?  Really?  hopmad.gif

 

Um.

 

So any of you have experience with ovarian cysts?  I'm suddenly wondering if that could be the source of my pain.  I've been calling it hip, because it is but it's most intense in my pelvis just above my hip joint in front.  At least that is where the sharp stabbing pain comes from post-run/post-walk/post-sitting-too-long.  Going online with Dr. Google I see that I've got plenty of the symptoms.  I don't know whether that's a worse idea than random and causeless debilitation but at least I've got my annual exam today to ask about it. 

 

Oy.  Okay, coffee time.


Yes on the services/taxes issue.  Our district actually ended up having to sell a building to the Tulalip Tribes (who already give the district several million a year for NA support programs and funding for the schools serving their kids) because of our budget crisis.  The tribe is using the building to create a HUGE early childhood education program, providing daycare and preschool for every tribal member.  They are funding this from money from a complex of very successful businesses- they lease land to WalMart, Home Depot, the outlet mall and a bunch of other smaller businesses, as well as the casino and hotel/resort/amphitheater.  I find it fascinating that the tribe is willing to basically tax their business ventures and donate their profits to the public school district, benefiting ALL of the city's kids, because the city council/state/voters aren't willing to do it themselves.  And yet the prevailing attitude in this racist town not flattering regarding the tribe.  Seriously.

 

As for the cyst issue, I had a big one that was presenting as pain in my hip, pinching sensations, etc.  Glad you are getting it checked out.

 



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I'm back!  And successful!  This was such a huge hurdle for me.  I finished, felt strong, and, most importantly, did not hurt myself!  I ran slow and consistent.  Final chip time was 2:43:20.  Garmin time was 2:35, but we stopped a couple of times to pee!  I ran with a friend from my tri class that does this race every year.  She is a ton of fun to run with, very calming, very experienced, and just a joy to be with.  It was awesome seeing my friend Sarah and Lisa near the finish line, and so much fun having dinner and lunch with them!  Honestly, the day could not have been better.  I don't, actually remember much of the run, but it was comfortably hard, with very few places where I really struggled.  And those places were not physical struggles, but overcoming the mental hurdles.  I had a little tendonitis throughout, but nothing very serious, and for much of the time, felt nothing. 

 

Anyway, I'm home, victoriously feeling like I can run without injury!


Wooohoo!  Way to kick that thing's butt!!!

 



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NRR - Much of the day was dedicated to getting dd1 ready for prom.  She was absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself.  I'll post the link to her pics on facebook, but I'll probably take it back down in a couple days.  Prom pics  Later tonight, I went to the high school for the "Grand March" and got some pics of her friends as well.  Long, poofy dresses are definitely in!

Ds2 was at the state science fair yesterday and today, too.  His project was best in category at state, for the second year in a row.  His asteroid observations also got published as part of another astronomer's paper!

Now that prom is over (and all the sewing that dress entailed) I need to get sewing on wedding stuff.  My dd2's flower girl dress is almost half done, but I haven't even cut my dress out yet!  4 weeks to the wedding.

 

Gorgeous.  I so admire your sewing.  My sister is planning her wedding right now, and I jokingly suggested that we sew our own dresses.  It didn't go over well.  I'm also glad for the return of long and puffy, as the style when my son went to prom was short and tight.  
 

 

Mother's day so far has been relaxing.  Woke up at 7 but stayed in bed as I heard clunking and movement in the kitchen.  I cannot believe the sheer volume of food they made- french toast from Udi's GF raisin bread, an omlet, bacon and fruit salad.  For a woman who drinks a green smoothie for breakfast every say.  But so sweet, so I put myself into a food coma and vowed to make this the end of a very ugly food week.  

 

Now it's pouring, and I'm thinking that dh had plotted a bunch of yard work as my gift by the whispering going on outside.  And while I'm sad not to be running the half this morning, a part of me is looking outside and thinking 48 and pouring is not the experience I want for my first 13.1, right?

 

NRR:  C had soccer tryouts this weekend.  Long story short, she ended up with an offer to stay on her same team, but only after a come to Jesus talk with her coach.  Basically, he loves her, knows she's committed and thinks she has great talent and technical skills, but something (fear?) is holding her back from being as aggressive as she needs to be.  You can watch her and basically see her drop back from the ball any time any of her teammates look like they are making a move.  And it's a cycle, as now they think she's going to drop back so they have to push in and save it.  I know part of it is social- she's shy and passive, and really overwhelmed by the not-so-nice-but-pushy personalities in the group.  And last night, Dave told me that she confided in him that things socially aren't going so well in school either.  In all, she's a pretty miserable girl right now and it's breaking my heart.  I'm trying to get her to open up to me and really talk, but right now it's like she really wants to be with me but not to talk about it.  Her coach and I talked and agreed that, at least in the soccer arena, it's not something anyone can fix but her, and we are both crossing our fingers and hoping that something clicks and she starts standing up for herself both on the field and off.  We are giving her the tools and support, but she has to do it.  If she doesn't, unfortunately it will be her last season playing select, and that will be hard for everyone.

 

Sigh.  Happy freaking Mother's day, right?

 

 


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JG, oh no! Your poor DD. Too bad for the family bike ride, but I hope she's feeling better soon.

 

Bec! Wow, fantastic! Congratulations! clap.gif Well done race, and no injuries/soreness except for the shoulder thing. What do you think that's from, just the tension?

 

ND, congrats to you, too! Nice time. The sessions with a personal trainer sound fantastic. Just curious, did you find one specialized in running? Or how did you choose one?

 

Plady, I hope you get some good answers from the u/s. I had to laugh at the u/s at the vet comment - my BIL is a vet and my sis actually did u/s herself while pg. bag.gif She doesn't like to admit it (but both kids turned out finelol.gif).

 

DrJen - fabulous dress, and lovely daughter! And congratulations to your DS2! A budding scientist, sounds like to me.

 

Quiet Mothers' Day here, just perfect. DH (who is actually adamantly against giving his wife a present for Mothers' Day eyesroll.gif) got me a bike trainer! Yay! That is going to be awesome in the heat of the summer, and I just used it today for my first workout and to get used to my new clip-in bike shoes.


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I think the soreness in the shoulders was tension.  I've been wound up pretty tight about this race.  I have a little quad soreness, but nothing really too bad.  AF started today, so I am wondering if some of the soreness can be attributed that way.  I'm just enjoying a calm day of rest today.  At least until I go to work later this afternoon!


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Bec~so glad af didn't come yesterday for you like it did that other girl!!

RR: got in 5.25 miles today. Was also going to lift weights lager but that depends on how I feel as I..........


Fell down the stairs on the way out the door for church!! Went down hard hit my knee, shoulder on something, landed on my water bottle with my side, and now feel like I have some whiplash. Funny parts? My ds2 was singing behind me, Michael Jackson's "Billy Jean" as I went down. My dress was up around my waist so when ds1 saw me (not knowing i had a dress on) he asked, "what happened to your pants?!". Lol!! Wowzers. smile.gif.

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Jo~ you doing okay?

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Hi everyone!  This thread moves so fast it is hard to keep up.  It's nice to read such supportive posts though :)

 

I have a question for you all:

 

I just registered for the Honolulu Marathon in December.  I need to buy a belt to carry water bottles on long-er runs.  It would be great if I could try some belts on, but I don't think that is an option- going to have to order one online.   I'm looking at Fuel Belts, but am open to any other brand.  

 

Do you use a water bottle belt for long runs?  If yes, what kind do you use and do you recommend it?

 

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I have decided to get either the Camelbak Delaney or the Ultimate Direction Stridor to start with. I am just getting to the point of being gone for 40 minutes or more and am working my way up in hopes of running a 1/2 in October, so I need to start somewhere. Plus, this would give me a place to keep my cell phone as I need to keep it on me when I am oncall. A sweaty bra cannot be a good place for a blackberry ;)

 


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I have decided to get either the Camelbak Delaney or the Ultimate Direction Stridor to start with. I am just getting to the point of being gone for 40 minutes or more and am working my way up in hopes of running a 1/2 in October, so I need to start somewhere. Plus, this would give me a place to keep my cell phone as I need to keep it on me when I am oncall. A sweaty bra cannot be a good place for a blackberry ;)

 


From one on call to another, no it's not.  I use a SpiBelt waterproof version for my phone (which also has my tunes), it will also carry a bit of fuel for long runs.  I have a hand held bottle but it bugs the crap out of me, so for runs over an hour I have made sure to be in proximity to parks with water fountains.  I wish I could try a run with a CamelBack without investing.  My son has a huge one for snowboarding, but I'm 5'1 and when I put it on it feels like carrying a full backpack.  I've been debating this for years.

 


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