Ah, 1jooj, crazy time ahead!
schatz, I'm with you on the cats!
I've had wonderful indoor/outdoor cats in the past, but our last experience has ruined us. He might be our last kitty. He's outdoors only now and he will never be allowed back inside. We've tried to find him another home, but no one wants the poor guy. He's very sweet and still gets plenty 'o lovin. Outside.
Good for you, Balancin! I'm glad you are still checking in, though! And 6 miles does not a sucker make.
plady, yuck! I hope you are feeling better today!
Janessa, we are planning to buy a take-off from the Total Gym. I keep thinking I'll do yoga for x-training, but have only done it a couple times. Today may be the day for #3!
modmom, wtg, on the 3.5! I'm still waiting for running to be fun, too. The best part of it is hanging out in here at the dingo cafe!
cReb and 1jooj, great long run! Aren't 11 min miles faster than last year?
grnmtnmama, you are so fit! I think you could do anything!
Monica, can we see pictures of the sweater at some point along the way? Good run! Thinking of you today and hoping that it is going super smoothly.
Moonshine, sorry you feel disgusting.
How is your sale going? Are you collecting a pile of loot?
Mamabeth, how were the Police?
what are you sick with? You need a break, too!!
eksmom, I'm sorry you've been feeling anxious. I get uptight about things like that, too. Your mom was making a choice there, but she might not have seen it that way.
Patti Ann, wtg, on the 3.4 miles! What do you do for abs?
ChamaMama, woohoo!!! Great race! You ARE a runner and you were before this most of awesome of races.
ProudMom, hope you feel better soon!
I did the 13 miles yesterday on the TM, I think...I hope. At one point I paused it and hopped off to run to the bathroom. When I got back, Oliver had messed with the console and was running on it. I flipped! There was no L&L happening at that point. I had to guess how far I'd gone and how long it took me. It might not have been such a big deal if I hadn't had to tell him just that morning that he had lost the privelege of using it because he was mistreating it. Plus, he knew I was still in the middle of my run. So now it is permanently off limits to him. He asked with sadness, "You mean, until I die?" I almost said, "Yes!" But instead I said, "I don't know how long. I'm really upset about this." I feel badly for making him sad, but I'm still steamed about it! Of course it didn't affect the rest of our time together...he doesn't know I'm still angry about it. It seems that he, more than his sisters, will just blatently disobey me. They didn't do much of that and I've never had much patience for it. Anyway, the rest of the day I felt both annoyed that I don't know how far I really went or how long it took me, and badly that I grouched at him so intensely. But, what's it going to take? I think I'm more upset about it because by mile 8 or so, the TM started smelling like it was burning. I checked all around it to make sure it wasn't the carpet. It's definitely the TM itself. This was my only Christmas present. A super-cheap TM to get me through until April. Everyone uses it. Dh ran for 1.5 hours just before I got on it. We let the kids run on it whenever they ask. I think it's great that we can encourage them in this way. But, now? I don't want anyone to touch it! It smelled so badly by the time I finished my run. I was wondering if the smoke alarms would go off. So, I'm totally feeling sorry for myself. It's under warrenty for 4 more months, but what am I supposed to do while it is being repaired?!? Should I get stingy with it? I really don't want to. But it's MINE, dangit!
This is a stepback week.
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 7 miles
Thursday: 4 miles or rest
Friday: rest or 4 miles
Sunday 10 miles.