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#241 of 284 Old 07-26-2011, 05:20 PM
 
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Hey, thanks, dingoes. It is a very bad day. My serial hcg results looked very bad and I spoke with my very kind Dr and miscarriage is immanent. I know I am only 8/9 weeks along but it is incredibly sad. I don't have any signs of miscarrying so I don't really know what to do.

 

This  has simply been the very worst time of my life. None of it is helped by my achilles acting up this past couple of weeks.

 

So, another scan on Thurs to see where things are. I am dreading the entire process.

 

 


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ugh, alex, it just sucks to live in that zone where you just don't know exactly what's going to happen.  I hate it.  Hated it myself when I had an early miscarriage, and hated it for every client I ever went through it with.  I wish there was some way to just know definitively what will happen when.  And on top of the uncertainty to be going through the sadness of losing a wanted pregnancy is awful.  I'm thinking of you lots, and sending whatever support I can through the air and internet.

 

Real - Wow, way to go on the tri!  I'm jealous, I think - I'd really like to try one some day.  (tjsmama might have to eat her goggles for me, though!)

 

tjsmama - Fantastic job with all that riding!  Sucks that you crashed, but yay for pirate band aids!  Everyone knows those help you heal faster!

 

Lax4 - good job with the party.  You are one very brave woman.

 

memiles - did you want me to put a time on your result for the warrior dash?  It's fine to just leave that you completed it, though, since really that's more of a deal than time, right?

 

NRR - In big news, I drove to the clinic today, then to the hospital, then back to the clinic, and then home all without looking at GPS today!  I'm starting to figure out a little bit at least what the heck I'll be doing.  I don't have hospital privileges yet due to a goofy mix-up, so I can't see patients yet, and therefore can't directly supervise residents yet, but I've been shadowing and getting to talk with and meet everybody.  My high school kids are surviving ridiculously hot marching band camp and seem to be making friends even.  And my dh has a job interview tomorrow (he was planning to wait a couple months before even looking, but sent his resume one place and it generated an interview, so we'll see if he thinks it's worth pursuing.)

 

RR - Marathon training continues.  I think I'm going to have my highest milage month ever since I started keeping a log in 2004 this month!  (which, is nowhere near as many miles as some of you run, but still a lot for me!)  I attempted an interval work out on the treadmill tonight (because it was still 100Fat 5 pm) and something is up with my treadmill.  It kept shutting off suddenly - always when I was running a fast interval and nearly knocking me over.  I gave up after the third time, so only did 5 x 800, instead of 7 x 800.  Dh will take a look at it and see what's up.  Not sure I can live entirely without a treadmill!

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DrJen--yay for not needing GPS on the way to work and congrats on all the mileage. Hope it cools off there soon, too. The heat is definitely the worst thing about training for a fall marathon.

zub--I'm sorry and hope it all resolves soon.

MelW--glad you're out running, and stay far away from the bear!

La4--glad the birthday party is over and hope you can find more time to run now.

RM--that's cool about the clean eating challenge. I'm glad it's going so well.

Plady--yay for hitting the gym that early. I aspire to be an early bird, but my night own habits of going to bed at 2 am are strong. redface.gif Maybe this year, since R will need to be to school by 8 and thus I'll have to be up.

RR: ran to the library for storytime. There aren't any in August, so it's the last time I'll be doing speedwork with the double jogger for a while. Yes, we are almost always running late, so I book it over there. lol.gif Am hoping to get a ride in but it's still dark out from the storm that came through. Maybe I'll head to the gym?

NRR: There are rats in my backyard. *shudder* I don't even know what to say. We've lived here 10 years and I can't begin to imagine where they came from or why when we've had plenty of rain and there's plenty of food, they are in my backyard.

I thought I saw one on Saturday under my deck when I was hanging diapers, and then again later that weekend when I saw something grey run into a bush by the bird feeder. R went out in the backyard this morning to play before it got hot and she saw it. She told me it was a mouse but I asked her how big it was and um yep, there aren't any mice that big. Later this afternoon my niece and R came running up the stairs yelling "we saw it! The rat is out on the lawn!" Anyhow, there are at least three. I don't even want to think about it. We removed all the tree branches from under the deck and the cartop carrier is just going to live on the car for now (I saw the rat under it the first time. It also got scrubbed down with hot water). DH blocked up the spot where they are coming out under the shed, though there are plenty of other places they can get out so I'm not sure how useful that will be. And we took down the bird feeder and squirrel feeder until they're gone. The pest control people are coming on Tuesday. And meanwhile, I am oh so grateful that we're going to the mountains tomorrow night so I don't have to think about it. Ick ick ick ick ick.

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real~yikes.gif on the rats! OMG, that would freak me out. And, guess what? I'm pretty sure I'm going to do the Splash-Mash-Dash tri, too...we WILL get to race together after all! At least, assuming that I have it in me after the 70.3. I have to defend my 3rd place AG finish, though! Wait, are you in my AG? Crap, you'll probably knock me off the podium. winky.gif

I am surprisingly not *that* sore today. Like, I felt that I could have even perhaps gotten on my bike. Of course, had I done so, my girly bits may have screamed at me in major protest. My quads are more tight than sore, really. The thing that hurts the worst is the cut on the back of my ankle from my crash, and even that's not that bad. Actually, the worst thing is the ridiculous bug bites on my butt. Seriously. Who knew they would go right through bike shorts like that?? I have at least 8 bites, and they are enormous. And itchy. And it's not like you can walk around your clinical rotation scratching your butt, ya know? rolleyes.gif

One more day of clinical, then some major final exam cramming and two days of work. THEN, vacation! Kind of. You know, except for the family coming to visit, the 2 shifts of work a week, the senior practicum project I volunteered for, the half-ironman, blah blah blah...

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Alex ~ grouphug.gif I'm so sorry.  I had two early losses and remember how painful and heart-wrenching it feels.  I'm thinking of you.

 

Gaye ~ congratulations on your amazing cycling accomplishment!  You rock!!!

 

Dr Jen ~ it's nice to feel like you know where you're going isn't it!  So glad your marathon training is going so well and that your kids are making friends and acclimating to the new surroundings.  Good luck to your DH on his job interview.

 

Real ~ given the insane mileage you put on your last jogger, I think a new-to-you one is a good choice.

 

RR ~ walked and ran a little at the Y for an hour yesterday

 

NRR ~ I got my MRI results and my back is totally normal.  No herniated disc, no degeneration of any kind, "perfect" is what the doctor told me over the phone.  So the eternal question continues..... what the hell is causing the numbness in my left leg???????  I thought about it this morning and in 2+ years I've seen 2 family medicine doctors, 3 sports medicine specialists, 1 orthopedic surgeon, 1 neurologist, 3 chiropractors, and 2 physical therapists.  I've had 3 MRIs, compartment testing, nerve conduction testing, and an EMG.  PT, ART, chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture.  It will get a little better for a time, but then back to the same numbness, tingling, weakness and burning pain down my leg.  I'm running out of differential diagnoses.  SOMETHING is compressing my peroneal nerve, somewhere.  But what?  And where?  And most importantly, how can I fix it????


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JG - Ew, sorry about the icky NG, I hate kids who blow things like Santa, don't they realize they'll be remembered forever as wankers?

 

Plady, you have such a way with words.  Love it.

 

Real - totally impressed with your jogger mileage. bow.gif I'm glad I have one for "emergencies" but I really hate running with it.  You rock.

 

JayGee - so sorry, I feel frustrated for you just reading all that you have been through.  I hope that somehow, someway you can get some answers.

 

Gaye - congrats!!!  What an accomplishment.  You amaze me with all you juggle, too - enjoy your "vacation."

 

La4, yay for a successful party!  That sounds like something my kids would LOVE.

 

Alex, still thinking of you.


RM, hugs to you and DS1.  Y'all start school pretty early in August, don't you?

 

RR: I finished Couch to 5K last week and for now am just running 3 miles 3x per week.  I'm turning over the idea of the Outer Banks (NC) half-mary in November but have to get the fall schedule figured out a little more first.

 

NRR: I'm coaching DD's soccer team (U8 girls) again this year and practice begins next week!  I'm so excited... coaching last year was one of the most fun things I have ever done and while I'm nervous about the time commitment, I'm really glad I was able to work it out.  This Sunday my handbell partner and I are playing two duets in church and I am kinda freaked about that.  We're rehearsing Saturday morning and then hopefully going to see Harry Potter - the kids and the H are going to MIL's so I will have a day to myself, which is sorely needed.  Last night was the last class of the statistics class I've been teaching this summer, and it was a little bittersweet.  I have so far to go to be the kind of teacher I want to be.  Of course, I'll be in grading hell for a while longer - they have a big final assignment due on the 5th and they get to submit drafts to me for feedback... it's gonna be a long couple of weeks in that regard.

 

OK, must put soccer clothes in the wash - DD is doing 2 a days right now with soccer camp in the morning and soccer clinic in the evening and we are out of clothes since she comes home dripping from each one.

 

 


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Jen, congrats on the mileage and being able to navigate to work. Hope your privileges get sorted out soon.

 

real- Ewww, rats  (shudders)

 

JayGee- I can't imagine how frustrating the lack of answers is. Someone, somewhere must have an answer, right?

 

eksmom, soccer coaching sounds fun! You sound busy!

 

NRR- My youngest dislocated her elbow this morning when my husband pulled her off of her big sister who she was scratching. She was pretty sad and still (and quiet!) for a couple of hours, but the doctor fixed it easily and she's back to running around like her usual self. I'm trying to find my groove for the day again, though- we spent the first part of the morning with worry and guilt and I'm crashing a bit now.

 

RR- Pool date with my husband this afternoon :)


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oh my word, y'all are funny! come for the running talk, stay for the waxing tales...SO INTERESTING!

i need to catch up properly. will be back with more interesting things to report ...just wanted you to know i was thinking of my dingoes. treehugger.gif

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You scoop a little blob of paint onto paper, then use a straw to blow hard about a quarter inch away from it.  The little blob of paint should explode outward, like fireworks.  It's fun.

 

Zub, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with the mental anguish of a miscarriage, but are still waiting for the physical effects.  It must be a terrible place to be.  I wish there was something I could do to help.  I hope the people in your real life are being supportive and kind to you right now.  I continue to think of you, and hope that things from now on happen quickly and painlessly.

 

Real, what a bummer about the rats.  I'm not even sure what draws them or why you would have them.  Are they hard to get rid of?  I'm not creeped out by rodents in general, although I don't know if I've ever seen a rat outside of a pet store.  I hope you'll find a way to deal with them.

 

eksmom, I hope you have another soccer season as successful as the last one.  I seem to remember you were a superhero of a coach!

 

JayGee, I'm sorry you aren't getting answers about your leg.  It seems as though you have seen every variety of doctor who might have an idea of what it is.  What is the next step for you?

 

MelW, I'm glad your DD's arm is better.  Aren't dislocated elbows in kids really, really common?  I think at least one of my kids' playgroup friends has had that happen, and I've heard of it a lot more than that.

 

I did manage to get out for a run last night, after the thunderstorm passed and after we ate dinner.  I pushed myself a bit for six miles, then spent most of the rest of the night curled up on the couch, feeling like I was about to throw up.  It was such a terrible stomach issue; I don't know what my problem was.  I did have coffee earlier in the day, which has been an issue on days when I do a much longer run, but I suppose I ought to avoid it altogether on days when I plan to run.  Bummer.

 

Today I got an email about signing up for DD's fall dance class.  Eek, already?  Where has the summer gone?  I feel like the time is flying by.  This weekend we're going to our local amusement park, which is always DD's choice of birthday activity, and then the endless seven-year-old birthday extravaganza will finally be done.  August ninth she goes in for more surgery, so we need to get all of our fun stuff out of the way now, then plan on several weeks of too much TV, lots of craft projects, puzzles, and reading, and no swing set, bike, pool, or contact activities.  Boo.  I'm hoping she'll be cleared to play soccer, but we might have cut things too close this year.

 

Running tomorrow?  Maybe.
 

 

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Off to my first ever spin class - a little nervous!  I'll be back later for personals, I'm thinking of you and I'm sure I'll be invoking each of your particular strengths over the next hour or so!


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Thanks for all the love on here, FB and my blog. So, no cardiac activity this morning. No matter how much you prepare to see this, it's just hard. Not sure what to do.. I should be 8 weeks along (9 weeks by LMP) and no signs of miscarrying. It's awful to feel so pregnant when you're actually not...

 

What a month.

 

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I'm back from a crazy 15 days away. I feel like I could write a book, nod a lot and just enjoy. But I must press on with my work. So hello to everyone, hugs to Alex especially.


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Oh Zub - grouphug.gif I'm so sorry mama. 

 

JayGee - What a ride you've been on!  Maybe it's time for some sort of mystic to read your aura or something, you've certainly tried everything else!

 

La4 - For a girl who hates parties you sure did throw a whopper of one!  I'm so impressed, if I can arrange a single party game and get everyone out the door with their party bag I've exceeded my expectations of success.  You should be careful though, it sounds like something your kids (and their friends) are going to want you to repeat.

 

MelW - Where do you do ocean swims that aren't arctic?  I thought all the water in this neck of the woods was cold enough that you'd need a dry suit to stay in for any length of time.

 

Poppy!  Hi!

 

Eks - Woot woot for you and your team!  I'm so glad you're going again, it seems like coaching really fills you up - you know, in a good way.

 

Real - Maybe you could borrow a terrier to come and play in your yard for a few days? 

 

RM - Ugh, hugs to your son, the poor kid, I can only imagine how stressed he must be to be literally tearing his hair out.

 

DrJen - It's good to hear you're getting settled in.  I bet you'll be loving those hills in no time too.  But I hope your TM is back in action for you soon.

 

Gaye - I love your vacation line-up, it sounds like ours.  Why is there just never a boring day?

 

Speaking of not enough time - spin class was good.  I can't say I loved it but I did like getting my HR rate up again, it's been too long since that was a daily thing.  I'll definitely go back if only because of the signing up in advance thing.  It's actually a great perpetuator, having to commit to class three sessions ahead should play well to my reluctance to quit things or let people down.  Now I'm off to give a finish coat (!!!) to some drawer fronts for the kitchen and then I should try to fit in a playdate for Ali G regardless of how trashed the rest of the house is. Sheesh.

 

 

 

 


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I just lost a whole post. 

 

Alex, I'm so sorry.  My heart is aching for you.  HUG

 

eks~did you find out what the bugs were?

 

rats~eek!!

 

poppy~good to see you!

 

thanks for the thoughts and support on ds.  had his regular therapy appt today and psychiatrist appt in a few more weeks to talk anxiety meds.  If I homeschool I don't think he would need meds and that is a decision that is tearing at me.  Although he has to learn to cope in society at some point.  sigh.  Much to think and pray on in the next few weeks.  My poor kid.  :( 

 

RR: yesterday  miles and 12 minute body weight work out with 8lb medicine ball.  tdoay, nothing yet. 

 

 

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Many hugs, Alex.  That baby spent every moment of its life loved.

 

RM ~ your poor, sweet, DS.  FWIW, I've got a friend who put her DS on anxiety meds.  They have done the world for him in that they've made it so that they can allow the other therapies to work.  Before he was too wrapped up in the worries arising from his other issues that he couldn't actually respond to his cognitive and behavioral therapy.  It's definitely not looking like a life-long need for medication.  It's something so that the other treatments can work so that he can learn to manage it. 

 

Do I have MelW living on the wrong coast?

 

La^4:  I'm totally taking your fireworks art idea for next month's b-day party.

 

I've not been running.  My RP is out of town.  It's HOT, and I've got the slightest of knee twinge.  I'm taking the week to eat and sleep and not run.  It's a conscious decision.  It's not laziness.  Nope.  Nuh uh.  Not lazy.

 

On the kid front:

 

DD wants to learn sign language.  For real.  As you would a second language.  Enough with this alphabet and number stuff, she wants meat.  She's had a taste of it in the last three weeks at camp, and in this huge city of a million people, home to a deaf school, with multiple speech and hearing centers for kids, I've found nothing for kids.  Nada.  Zip.  Zilch.  So, now I'm looking for a tutor and 3 other kids to come to my house weekly.  She wants to learn in a group.  She's clear on that part.  No DVD.  No web <sigh>

 

DS (the other not easy one) has a full hearing work up scheduled next week.  The audiologist suggested the same thing as bec.  When I read what it sounds like to a kid, it seems really close, but it doesn't really fit when I read the description of its effect on the kid.  And the annoying part of this whole thing?  Every single person I've talked to has said that I'm (1) right to be doing this before he's failing in school (2) his other smarts are going to make it so that he can always muddle along without really failing, but becoming frustrated instead, and (3) the tests they'd need to use aren't valid until he's failing in school and he's at least 7 years old.  Meanwhile, his autism evaluation is set for October.  :eyeroll:

 

I found a 1936 book on reading development that looks like exactly the kinds of work he needs.  So again, my undiagnosable kids get mommy-derived invent-her-own-wheel therapy.

 

Mommy wants a run.  Hmmmm.

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Zub: hug2.gif Take care.

 

Geo, vicious circle you have there. The mommy-derived therapy sounds like the best bet, but exhausting work for you. Sounds like a run is in order.

 

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MelW, I'm glad your DD's arm is better.  Aren't dislocated elbows in kids really, really common?  I think at least one of my kids' playgroup friends has had that happen, and I've heard of it a lot more than that.

 

 



Oh, I've done fireworks painting before. Just didn't know that name. Though it sounds much cooler (and less suggestive) than "blowing paint with straws" lol.gif And the dislocated elbows are pretty common, but not without parental guilt. Looking at her today, you would never know anything had happened.
 

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MelW - Where do you do ocean swims that aren't arctic?  I thought all the water in this neck of the woods was cold enough that you'd need a dry suit to stay in for any length of time.


 

 

 

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I'm on the west coast, but the east side of Vancouver Island, on the Salish Sea (formerly known as Georgia Straight). The water between the island and the mainland is warm enough for swimming in the summers (they do the Vancouver Triathlon every July with an ocean swim). The west side of Vancouver Island is open ocean freezing Pacific, too cold for swimming all the way to California. Not that I haven't been swimming in that, too, but here we can really swim. Warm enough that I convinced my husband to cancel our pool date yesterday in favour of an ocean swim.

 

I had plans for a run this morning, but they evaporated with the bathroom cabinet falling off the wall. I got it back on, but it took up my morning. Perhaps after bedtime tonight? I came online to check tide charts, because I offered the kids river or beach and they chose beach. So off we go... forecast is for more rain over the weekend (long weekend here for provincial holiday), this week is my "marking week" before I start clinical teaching for the rest of the summer, so I'm taking advantage of the weather and trying to swim every day. I need to do some prep for clinical, but it might wait until the weekend...

 

 

 

 

 


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So I guess I had MelW horribly mislocated.

DS is convinced Mel's avatar picture is goose poop. I cannot convince him its garlic.

DH came home sick today, and now DS is partially upchucking but swearing he's ok. I'm feeling doom settling over the geofizz house.
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MelW - Hmm, I'm suddenly feeling like a super wimp.  Maybe the water is colder on my side of the Strait?  lol.gif

 

So I made it to the strength class this morning by the skin of my teeth.  I woke up at 5:50, rolled over thinking "ah screw it, I'll make it up later while dd is swimming" then realized I'd arranged for a dog park date then and also realized that I wasn't likely to fall back to sleep but would instead just lie there feeling guilty and lazy.  I'm glad I made it, it was a pretty mellow class, the teacher is rather stern and I nearly got scolded because I couldn't get myself steady on the yoga ball and had a giggling fit at the absurdity of women everywhere doing these weird moves on balls at dawn all over the world.  But now it's done and I can be self-satisfied for the rest of the day.

 

 


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Alex ~ grouphug.gif hoping you're not stuck in this awful place too much longer.  I'm so sorry this is happening.

 

Lala ~ you may not have enjoyed the process, but it sounds like you threw one heck of a great party!

 

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RR ~ 3 miles on the indoor track at the Y, 1/3 walk, 2/3 running

 

NRR ~ saw the chiro again and he's working on my piriformis some more.  I felt a bit of improvement after today's ART and ran pain-free.  Basically, you diagnose piriformis syndrome by ruling out a back cause for the numbness, which we have.  The two older kids started camp at the local college today.  DS is taking a roller-coaster design class and DD is taking an animal art class.  School starts in 2 1/2 weeks.  So not ready.


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I think you have more cold currents there because you're more exposed. I just checked the weather and it says water temp is 20 C, so 68F today.

Geo, your DH might have pushed me to change my avatar. I've been cconsidering it for a while, but goose poop could motivate me to do it.

I registered for an intro stats class today in my get ready for grad school master plan. It's by distance so I can fit it in with my work schedule. My husband just got his teaching schedule for the fall and we're going to be insanely busy.

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I think you have more cold currents there because you're more exposed. I just checked the weather and it says water temp is 20 C, so 68F today.

Geo, your DH might have pushed me to change my avatar. I've been cconsidering it for a while, but goose poop could motivate me to do it.

I registered for an intro stats class today in my get ready for grad school master plan. It's by distance so I can fit it in with my work schedule. My husband just got his teaching schedule for the fall and we're going to be insanely busy.

Headed off for a hike with my husband now- kids are going to visit with grandma.

DS sees goose poop, not DH! Personally, I love garlic. What's the grad school master plan? What does your DH teach?

I will not be using any of that "I was in labor with you for Xhours and suffered X stiches for you" to shame my ungrateful kids. Nope, it will be "I suffered through your summer school 'graduations'" kinda shame here. Seriously, I sign my kids up for these things for them. Not me. Gotcha, you liked camp. Great. Tell me about it at the end of the day.

Today's even had a program and all camp sing a longs. Sorry, I ain't singing about puking in the back of the car.

I've swam every day this week, and I have weird pains, like it feels like I pulled my calf muscle in a tiny little spot. Swimming?
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Can I join you ladies? I'm not at all caught up on the thread yet--14 pages is a lot to read with an 18-month-old demanding my attention! But I've been getting back into running lately and just signed up for a 10K on October 2nd. It will be my first race ever, so I'm excited and nervous. I'm beginning to wonder if I should have started with a 5K as my first race, but I felt like I needed more of a challenge in order to really get my butt in gear.

 

Today I'm dragging a bit. I've been trying to slowly change my sleepschedule to wake up earlier every day in anticipation of a new job starting at the end of August, so I'm feeling sleepy and really hoping to get a nap in soon. But I'm planning to go for an easy jog tonight. Probably a trip to Trader Joes, which is 1.5 miles each way. Real training doesn't start til second week of August.


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Welcome kitteh! A lot of us find that we get more running done if we literally run our errands! Please, no overachieving here, ok? Don't actually try to catch up on the posts. Jump right in and try to keep up from here. Life gets busy, and sometimes you gotta give up on even that. wink1.gif


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Thanks GeoFizz. I've definitely gotten the hang of literally running my errands.We don't have a car, so that helps. Plus it's easier to keep dd strapped into the jogging stroller as I do my quick shopping than it is to strap her in to the WeeRide seat and get her helmet on and then take her out at the store, and then try to convince her to get back in and put the helmet back on, lather rinse repeat for each store on that day's agenda.

 

Just waiting for her to wake up from her nap so we can get going!

 

Anyone have recommendations for an inexpensive running watch/heart monitor? I've been drooling over Garmins, but no way is that in our budget.


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Welcome, kitteh! I feel your pain on the Garmins...mine is crapping out (battery not holding a charge) and I was forced to order a new one this week. I am OCD enough that I NEED the Garmin, though, so I'm sucking it up. Much as I wanted the nice new 310XT, no way I can afford it, so it's another 305 for me...not that I can really afford that, either. rolleyes.gif

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So, apparently, I'm getting a bike trainer! My friend Sonja (she of IM AZ age group winning fame) texted me tonight to ask if I had one, and when I said no, said she was sending me some love! Huh! joy.gif I'm thinking that perhaps one of her sponsors hooked her up and she doesn't need it, and I'm probably one of her only friends that doesn't already have one. orngtongue.gif Cool! Now I just need to figure out how to make it work in my house...

My summer semester is officially over. It was officially over yesterday, but I was too tired when I got home from work last night to stop in here. redface.gif I'm relatively certain I did well enough on the final to get my A in the class (I only needed an 84, and I think I got at least a 90), but I won't know until she posts grades next week. I was actually slightly annoyed because myself and two others took the final early, and she wouldn't let us check our answers against the key afterward. I understand that she doesn't want us to be able to tell others (who were taking the exam today) about the exam, but...we already had seen the questions, right? Oh well. I really don't care except that I want to make sure I got my A! Regardless, that's one more class in the books. One semester till graduation!

rr~I had computer training for work today (they're switching to a new platform in September and it's a HUGE ordeal), but fortunately got out early enough to get a run in. During the hottest part of the day, of course. I figured I need the acclimatization for what is sure to be a ridiculously hot run portion of the half-ironman next weekend. It wasn't entirely awful, but my legs were tired. I'm hoping that's more a function of working a 12 hour shift yesterday and less of a lack of recovery from last weekend's ride/lack of running in the past few weeks.

Tomorrow, hoping to get in 8 miles for one last "long" run...

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Hi Kitteh!  Welcome to the madness!  It's nice to have you join us.

 

Tomorrow (technically today, since it's 1 in the morning) is the last day of chaos around here.  It's DH's birthday, so there's another ice-cream cake assembled and frozen (Oreo cookie crust, forbidden chocolate ice cream, fudge, Reese's pieces, peanut-butter-chocolate-chip ice cream, more Reeses pieces), another gift bought, and another round of breakfast waffles with ice cream and dinner out to plan.  Plus, since DD's crazyparty took up her actual birthday weekend, our annual trip to the amusement park was pushed back to tomorrow (today!).  Last week was also my wedding anniversary.  And my parents' wedding anniversary.

 

Is it terrible of me to kind of hate July, which is full of so many wonderful things for my family that make my life more difficult and stressful?

 

ANYway, provided it doesn't pour rain tomorrow, we'll get to the amusement park and have dinner out and then that will be it.  Surgery in a week and after that we won't be allowed to do anything even remotely fun.  Three weeks solid of television to follow.

 

Is it also terrible of me that I am much more stressed out and concerned about throwing a birthday party for a seven-year-old than I am that the same seven-year-old is having major surgery in just over a week?  bag.gif  Someone come over here and fix my priorities.

 

This morning I finally managed to hook up with my neighbor, who runs a bit.  She's had a stress fracture in the past, so she's a little leery of pushing herself, and she also moans and groans a lot about how she's so much slower than me and does so many fewer miles.  It was great, though, to have that motivation to get out of bed this morning and to get to chat with someone while running an easy three miles.  I had a really great time!  Unfortunately, her house is on the market.  Boo.  It's been a long time since I've run with anyone; I'd forgotten how you can forget how awful it feels to run when you've got someone talking and talking and talking to you.

 

Okay, if I am to survive running the family's lives tomorrow, I'd best get some sleep.

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8 mile run, done. I went to the group run from the running store that I go to sometimes, but there weren't very many people there, and none my speed, so I ran pretty much alone at the group run. I tried to hang with a pack of ladies for the first half-mile, but I was dying so I let them go and ran the rest by myself. It was a beautiful morning, and while I didn't feel spectacular, I also didn't feel awful, so that's something, right? And I picked up a new SkirtSports tank for 30% off afterwards. bag.gif

I then took the car to get washed and the interior detailed. I figured I should take advantage of the fact that there is currently no car seat in it and that I mostly cleaned out all the junk last weekend so I could transport people and stuff to our ride. Underneath the carseat was pretty disgusting. I don't think it had been removed in at least two years, so even though I don't allow anything but dry snacks and water in the car, for the most part, it was still kind of gross.

And now, I think I have earned a nap. Really, it's just so I can have enough energy to be productive later. I swear. orngtongue.gif

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This morning I finally managed to hook up with my neighbor, who runs a bit.  She's had a stress fracture in the past, so she's a little leery of pushing herself, and she also moans and groans a lot about how she's so much slower than me and does so many fewer miles.  It was great, though, to have that motivation to get out of bed this morning and to get to chat with someone while running an easy three miles.  I had a really great time!  Unfortunately, her house is on the market.  Boo.  It's been a long time since I've run with anyone; I'd forgotten how you can forget how awful it feels to run when you've got someone talking and talking and talking to you.


DH runs with me once a week and it's such a huge difference to have someone else along. Though, he's naturally much faster than I am (I tell myself it's just because he is taller) so I usually use my runs with him to really push myself, so there isn't a whole lot of conversation going on, usually. But even still, the runs somehow seem easier, or at least more satisfying.

 

I didn't get in a run last night. DD slept til almost 9:30! And then DH asked me not to go out in the dark (though I usually run in the evening, so I'm not really sure why he didn't want me to go last night. Anyhow, my lazy side took it as an excuse to take a rest day. SO the goal for today is 3 miles. I'm trying to decide if I should get it over with right away (meaning running during the peak heat of the day, which I despise) or waiting til later and hoping nothing pops up to deter me.

 

 

 


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OK ladies, maybe you can help me decide which training schedule to follow for my first 10K.

http://running.about.com/od/racetraining/a/10Kadvbeginner.htm

This one doesn't incorporate any interval training. Longest distance that it calls for is 7 miles, only once during the schedule.
http://running.about.com/od/racetraining/a/10Kintermediate.htm

Technically I'm not really an intermediate runner since this is my first race and I've only really been running since January (and just took 4 weeks off) but my competitive side thinks I should try for a good time. But I've never really done intervals before and I'm not really sure how to go about it since I run outside (not on a track) and I have no idea how to "eyeball" 400 meters. I guess a running watch would help out here?


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Don't.  With a break and less than a year into running, keep your goals modest.  The best goal is "don't hurt myself", second would be "finish without walking."  How far can you run now?  If you can run 3 miles, keep doing the three for most runs, then start increasing the length of the runs 1-2 days a week, adding 5% (10% if you're not nursing) total mileage each week.

 

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Bad form with breast stroke?

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