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Welcome to the September running mama thread. Everyone's welcome here; we have all levels, speeds, distances, you name it we've got it. The thread moves fast, but please just jump in and keep up at whatever pace suits you. This promises to be an exciting month with a birth to stalk, a mini-meetup at the Philly Distance Run, and a memorial 5K.

Here's the race list. Please let me know of any changes that need to be made!


CherylAnn - bike century - September 30
DrJen - 5K - September 30
kpinny - half - September
lucenamama - half - October 1
Plady - half - October 1
Balancin1 - 5K - October 7
wawoof - RNR Half San Jose - October 8
CherylAnn - 5K - October 14(?)
annelizabeth - half - October 22
Geo & Janessa - 5K - October 28
kpinny - Marine Corps Marathon - October 29
eksmom - Suntrust Richmond Marathon - November 11
mamabeth, 2babybees - Atlanta Half Marathon - November 23
Balancin1 - 8K - November 24

The Preggo Dingo List

Patti Ann - October 12 - :
ND - December 5 -
BBM - December 30 -

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Woohoo! Subbing, thanks for the new thread.

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Sulking b/c there is NOTHING going on now.

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woo-hoo eksmom! thanks!!

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Aw, HBM, hang in there, mama.

I'll sulk with ya if you think it'll move things along.

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I'll sulk with ya if you think it'll move things along.
Aw, thanks. Here's what I'm doing: Put on your best pouty mouth-stick the bottom lip out really far and stomp a lot.
Dh is sick so it looks like "natural induction" is out. I'm so desperate I even told him we could just do it quick and not kiss. Pretty darned romantic, huh? :

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HBM hang in there. i hope things pick up for you soon.

Monikita, Karen's language was very similar to what you describe. Livi isn't even 2 yet, right? Karen would also clamp down hard if you ever did the "can you say...?" pressure. I can't remember now when she did start talking, but now she won't shut up. I'll go back through my notes when I get home to see when we started seeing more words. I'm thinking it was about 26 months, right after her last molar came through.

Amara (wawoof) and I had our dingo run this morning! I really held her back. I was pushing 1 jogger with 19 pounds of baby, and Amara was pushing a double with substantially more kid mass. I took her on a 3.75 mile route, but all in all, I think we probably ran 2.5 miles or so. My legs just gave out.

Post-run photo
Harder than it looks
Photo by Amara of Elliot
baby boys

Amara, if you've got the email space, I'm happy to send you full resolution copies of all the pictures (about 10).

I felt a bit like 1jooj's husband and invited the woof clan over to my parent's house for lunch. It was great to have more of a visit!
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have you tried pineapple?
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have you tried pineapple?
We just bought a nice fresh one at Costco...we'll see...

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HBM, you could visit this restaurant...

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LOL-Eksmom, we're going tomorrow! My SIL tried it and started labor about 72 hours later. She never went back for her free meal, though.
We bought some eggplant parmesan at Costco, too.

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You ladies crack me up.
HBM, I'll be thinking of you!

I just wanted to post quick to let everyone know that I am around and still reading. I am also working out, but will update with more of that later (when I have time). For now I"m subbing.

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HBM -I was going to suggest some pesto, that is what got me going with dd1 (well that and castor oil - shhh!).

Okay, subbing and lurking.

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I'm so desperate I even told him we could just do it quick and not kiss. Pretty darned romantic, huh? :
Hey, maybe if we did it that way, I could stay awake for it!

Hopefully, I'll be back later for more, but was just checking in on HBM!
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subbing...awesome run with dh this morning! I'm really going to miss him being home next week.
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oh hbm, so much for that "natural" method. i've got a uti right now and am out of commission. my poor dh. dh says your dh must be really sick. : hope i don't get in trouble for all this.

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HBM, I made the Scalini's eggplant dish and 48 hours later was holding DD2!

Maybe your babe will get busy once you give up and settle down for the night.

I hope so!


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and checking in on the imminent arrival (because even though it doesn't feel like it, it is soooo close.)

I only walked today. I had a little twinge of mastitis the last few days and haven't felt up to much. Must have been the stress of moving my mother, which btw, was much worse than I ever imagined moving anyone could be. I hope she never ever ever moves again.

I have her stupid piano and a chair in my garage now. I am sure it will be months before I can use that space again. My mom is so great about so many things, but her ADD can really get to me.

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Subbing and I did my "speed" workout tonight. 5 miles with two 1-mile repeats in the middle. I think I *may* be getting faster...
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HBM, I made the Scalini's eggplant dish and 48 hours later was holding DD2!

Maybe your babe will get busy once you give up and settle down for the night.

I hope so!


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1. no half marathon for me. see above posts about being overemployed

2. no run this morning for me because I have mastitis. ick. On the other hand, it is an official day to stay in bed and knit or something. Need to call my doc later today for a prescription because I cannot kick this on my own. In the 48ish hours I think I've had it it has only gotten worse (of course that could be because I was working and what not).


language:
Leah can now sign for more. She did it twice a month or so ago and hasn't done it since. Last night she was going nuts over some lentils and was very excitedly saying "more".

Erin's language came really early. At ~22 months we went camping at a friend's cabin and her dad (retired early childhood language guy) told us she was speaking WAY early....we had no idea. But we just read a lot to her and were happy with anything she said. I noticed that when we pushed her AT ALL, she backed up about 3 steps. So she said "uppy" and we said "yes, that is a puppy." and moved on.


HBM wishing you happy labor vibes soon.

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!buenas dias, mujeras! ?que tal?

good morning, ladies! what's up?

I love this quote from the October Runner's World from Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong's coach and now Dean Karnazes coach: "Nobody does anything great who doesn't also take great risk. Athletics is all about inspiration. What people are able to achieve in doing the unachievable is inspiring."

Get inspired and take that great risk! For one it may be enter the 5K when they have never raced before, for others it an ultra marathon, and lots more fall in between. We all can achieve great things!!!
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On your quote, RM, Ramadan is 3 weeks off, and I am looking forward to approaching the month with positivity and gratitude, and enjoying every run I manage to do after breaking my fast in the evening!

OK...and I want to say, I think dh and I have reached a new plane of disagreement. It's a good one. We can disagree and function. And even LAUGH about it. I've given up on trying to convince him, deciding he does not have to approve of everything I do. And it works for me. I feel less like a dancing animal now.

(He suggested, too, that I disappear for the day today.: I think I will.)
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ijooj, i loved it when i got to a similar place with dh. lately since i turned 39 and with 40 approaching, i've been thinking about how, to me, i've tapped danced around him, unconsciously trying to constantly please him. i took a long hard look at the last 10 years and decided the next 10 would not be like that. in that instant, i was over tap-dancing and worrying and caring for him emotionally. that was it. i'm done. it's so liberating!!! we don't have to agree and it's okay. not only is it okay, it's like totally normal. there are some things that are negotiable and some that aren't. i no longer care whether he agrees or not. let him figure out how to compromise and deal with and live with it. it's a bit uncomfortable at times as he is getting used to this new me, but the payoff is enormous. he does keep mentioning how happy and thriving we all are. it's so nice to walk away totally letting go so he can work through the problem WITHOUT ME!!! Oh and another thing: I don't think we should be each other's therapist. There's too much at stake and it's too personal. oh and since i'm happier, i think there's he's become more attracted to me. go figure.

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Hi ladies!

DH is running once again. If anyone remembers he had issues with his knees that no Dr. could diagnose, but he said he was going crazy and needed to try it. We went on our 2nd run together this morning and still no complaints about the knees. Running with him sure pushes me to faster though... I thought my PowerBar wouldn't stay down this morning.

When we got back, I even managed to do my 2nd day of weights this week for arms. It sure feels good to get things accomplished. I pray I can keep up this schedule as the school year goes on.

OH! DH and I also decided that we are doing the YMCA Biathlon on September 30th. It's a 5K run and a 12 mile bike. It sounds right up my alley, and I am pretty excited about it. Now I need to break out the bike once a week or so to feel prepared... and a "brick" might help.

1jooj ~ So what are your plans for the day?

kerc ~ Take care.

HBM ~ Where are you? Are things moving along? *crosses fingers*

I hope everyone is having a great Labor Day Weekend!

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I'm here. Nothing's going on. Oh well, I'll happen what it's supposed to. I'm dreading going to church tomorrow b/c we've already been getting the "when are they going to induce you" crap. I don't think many ladies there actually even went to 40 weeks. :
We went to the town farmer's market this morning and got some yummy figs (for $2/lb ) and some other goodies. The girls picked out the biggest peaches I have ever seen-they weighed over a pound EACH. Then we went to the library's used book sale and got lots of kids books and I found Wise Woman Herbal for $.50. SCORE! It's nice and quiet right now with everyone reading their new books.

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