HBM--My friends are all "girlfriends." DD is starting to pick up on that phrasing. It sounds cute when a 4 yo talks about playing with her girlfriends but I have to admit I worry it will cause confusion or teasing when the whole puberty boy/girl obsession starts. Oh, and Stray Cat Strut is a well-loved classic in my household!
Pumpkinseed--I'd love to run without music but I usually sound like I'm dying so I try to mask that noise.
Mama to three crazy, wonderful kiddos: dd1--12/2002, dd2--3/2005, and ds--3/2006
I have a friend who listens to audio books when she runs. She says it's awesome. I'm just not sure I could concentrate!
Some songs that I WOULD listen to when running, if I listened to music....
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
Limp Bizkit - My Way (I am so not into LB, but I loved this song...I used to listen to it before every race!)
Katrina and the Waves - Walkin' On Sunshine
As for peanut butter...DH does most of the grocery shopping so I just eat what he gets. Right now it's skippy. We did have some good organic stuff...possibly from Costco, of all places....but I haven't seen that in awhile. Have you tried the peanut butter/dark chocolate combo spread? Like Nutella only better. Scarrrrrrrrryy stuff to have in the house, esp during PMS....
1. The car coming before it runs me over. (Sometimes they don't have headlights on.)
2. The cyclist coming before he/she runs me over. (For some reason they never have lights, despite it being pitch black, and they always aim for the light flashing on my arm. They pass about 2 inches from me, I swear.)
3. The dogs that fly off of porches and out from under cars that leap at us to kill us.
4. The psycho rapist killer running after me.
I don't mean to be a kill-joy... but for those of you that run outside, it isn't safe to listen to music. I wish I had that old Runner's World article on how to be a safe runner. Two of the main things I remember are don't wear headphones and don't wear a ponytail (because it makes it easy to grab you from behind).
Hey Moonshine-I was thinking of you when I ran this morning. Have you started quitting yet? Please do come here for support when it gets tough.
Funny, some of you are naming songs that I really don't like, but I do know what you mean, mamabeth, about liking songs for running that are different from non-running songs.
My class was so incredibly phenomenal. I learned a word today..."tacit." Never knew that word before. But, it's perfect for describing the classes I've been taking. Instead of just feeling inadequate in my ability to be articulate I've discovered that the reason the class is so difficult to descibe is because the material is "understood or implied through actions." Which is only partially true, but accurate nonetheless.
Planning a run tomorrow afternoon. But, now I shall sleep.
ETA: Got into ravelry just now!!! Woohooo!
Another that doesn't run with music. It seems that i'll frequently run in the rain or chance of run, so i never got in the habit and don't need it. I like to use the time to think, all my good ideas come while running. all of them. i save up things to think about while running. since i run on the trails, i don't worry about getting run over by cars but i do need to listen for bikes. but they're usually pretty accommodating on the trails.
Schatz, I remember that pre-op appt with my mom. It was a long appointment and overwhelming. Lots of explanation about the procedure, which was a complete hysterectomy including lymph nodes. She also signed up for some research her doc is doing so that probably made things longer. If you don't mind my asking, how did they diagnose her? My mom had a D&C to check a thickened lining. My biggest fear was that it had spread to her abdomen - but she didn't have any abdominal pain or tenderness, and no swelling or bloating and it turned out it was still contained. Halfway through the uterine wall, but still contained.
No running last night but dh and I went for a walk between rain showers. Big flowin' today and I'd rather eat ice cream than run. So, I'll aim for tomorrow morning.
Made an appt with the clinic for an annual exam so I can probably get an IUD. I'm thinking that's the best option for now. But, I can't get in until Dec 4 so I have time to research
songs -- I like American Girl (tom petty), just about any bee gees or abba song, and some old Bo Deans songs (I used to run to a Bo Deans tape). I can run with or without music but Monica's right - I probably shouldn't run with it - especially in the morning when it's dark. I also need to get some new reflective gear.
that's enough for now
oh wait - I forgot that I just noticed HBM's signature and it cracked me up:
|***I NIP so put on your big girl panties and deal with it.***|
Oh, one more thing -- I'm not a nursing mom anymore. It's a thing. I just can't do it anymore. Ds is 2.5 yr --- I think he'd nurse til age seven if I let him. We were down to just a few minutes before bed and I just had to finally stop. Poor ds doesn't really like the idea. He tells me he wants lots of boo and that I'm mean. He always has been a boob man from day one. So much so that the NICU nurses were bummed because they didn't need to bottle feed him because he would nurse so well.
Ok, I'm really done now (for today )
ran 11 tonight, just because.
Saw the OB today and we heard the heartbeat, in the 170s. So all seems well despite the spotting, but I'm still on pelvic rest. We also found out that they routinely do a Level II-type u/s at 18-20 weeks, which is raising new questions for us and bringing up the "do we find out the gender?" issue again.
towsonmama, I added you to the race list. WTG, signing up is half the battle.
Katherine, mama to Emma Kate (7) and Griffin (3)
EK: a hundred belated thanks for the package, R loves it. I have a picture of her in one of the dresses to send you, and an envelope, and the two will meet tomorrow at last. Maybe I can even convince Mr. Stamp to come to the party.
RM: there's marathon madness here in town, can't wait to see you Saturday!
Jen: dug your VM out of my cell phone inbox but my archaeological skills do not extend to finding out how old, precisely, it is (I know it is old because of messages after. : I would love to see you as well and if for some reason the other place does not work out, you are always welcome here. Maybe dinner? I'll call/email you.
Hi to everyone else! I'm buried at work, R just hit the part at preschool they warned us about where it is hard for her all of a sudden, and DH is teaching this quarter unexpectedly so my recreational computer time is non-existant. I am holding the memory of Tennessee in my head to keep me sane and every time I drive or walk along the half route Jen and I ran last month I have a big grin on my face! I'm doing more biking than running but hoping for a 10K at the beginning of next month with Jen. Miss you all!
How do you train a dog to consistently run? She has ADD on the leash. (FYI she still is a puppy.. about 4 months old.)
Jen - Mama to V (b. 2-18-09) and AJ (b. 10-9-11) Wife to DH
But when i used to use the elliptical machine or bike or whatever at the gym, I found that I liked "Heya" by Outkast to get me motivated, but that "3X5" by John Mayer had a reallllly great rhythm for my pace. "Butterfly" by Crazy Town always pumps me up, too. And "Mysterious Ways" by U2. I decided a long time ago that if I ever had to strip for money, that last one would be MY SONG. And I would ROCK IT.
Still loving school. I'm hosting a little review session tomorrow about free-body diagrams and other general statics concepts since I am the lone EngiNerd in my class. The kinesiology kids probably did a lot of them, but all the Bio kids are like "helllllllp!" I hope I don't screw them up even more!
Gah...I am so frustrated with my dd. I get home last night from work and apparently she tested dh so badly! At one point he told her not to touch ds (God only knows what she was doing before he told her that), and she apparently very purposefully and slowly poked him. This morning, ds and I were still asleep and suddenly I hear screaming and yellling (from her). When I find out what it's about? Dh had drawn her a fairy, but didn't want to cut it out. So she threw the mother of all temper tantrums. I think she is testing her limits with dh since he can't do anything physically. But what is confusing to me is that he never used physical force in disciplining her before...so what gives?
Racing keeps me going, I swear. I wish I could run for running's sake, but I need to have a goal. Must be my personality.
It's official! I'm registered for the Gwynns Falls 6K on Oct. 28! My first real race!
And "Mysterious Ways" by U2. I decided a long time ago that if I ever had to strip for money, that last one would be MY SONG. And I would ROCK IT.
I don't run to music either. I've done it for super short runs on very well-known roads but that is it. I don't feel safe and the MP3 player becomes super annoying to me. I used it once on a 3-miler and I hated it by the end. But, I would still love a Dingo CD because I could listen to it in the car on the way to races or use it if I start running on a treadmill this winter. One song for me would be No Doubt, I'm Just A Girl. Not sure about my other song yet.
Going to run 7 today after work. GF was going to run with me this morning but decided not to. She didn't want to be rushed to get to work on time. The most I've ran is 6, so this is a big day!
Balancin1 or RM - call me for sure. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to check email!
Haven't run in a week and a half, but am planning to gut out a 5K on Sat associated with the conference. That should be interesting, no?
I wonder if stress alone is enough to cause a case of mastitis. I have been going like crazy since last week. I need a relaxing weekend for sure.
Hope you ladies have a better day today than I am having!
Can anyone direct me to some sort of plan to tone and trim arms? i'm unhappy with my upper arms and want to start doing some work on them.
ab workout is done for today. i have my running stuff and am looking forward to trying to do a tempo run this afternoon to break up the stress of this month.
I think we are working on a 2 disc set with our song list. I am hoping to start downloading today.
PO7 - Oh no! I hope you feel better soon.
DrJen - Good luck at your 5k!
B1 - Glad you found us over here. The months sure do zoom by don't they?
Jen - Mama to V (b. 2-18-09) and AJ (b. 10-9-11) Wife to DH
I'm hosting a little review session tomorrow about free-body diagrams and other general statics concepts since I am the lone EngiNerd in my class.
Thanks for that, Meg!
TMI Alert, description of graphic injury follows:
The gist of it my eaten post was yesterday my fingers got caught in the coffee grinder. : I now realize there are better ways of getting coffee into my system than directly through my fingers. After x-rays and an agonizing time having coffee dug out of my fingers, I am feeling very lucky that I only hit the bone, and didn't break it.
On other fronts...reading along but not getting any time to run. I think I need to think about a dreaded Treadmill....
Typing is slow (one handed), so that is all I have time for, but I'm thinking about all of you and I'd love to participate in the song thing. I'll have to think which song, but I'm really liking running to Pink these days.
Oh and I bribe my kids daily to take a bath with popsicles. It buys me a few minutes of relative peace and quiet, they are homemade juice pops, and the mess is contained. :
I'm following along but still no RR to report. I've been dogged by a cold for the last two weeks now. I think it is just a matter of not getting quite enough sleep and having dd1 bringing all the back-to-school germs through. But I'm ready to stop sniffling and coughing!
A good friend of ours just got back to town and has offered to babysit at the track so I can get some running in. I figure I'll probably start running for time until I feel like I'm a little bit more back together so that should work. This woman is my role model for sure. She's about to turn 73 and is planning on doing a sprint tri next summer. She has always been very active, she was a Nat'l champ swimmer back in the 50's I think and still teaches swimming and water aerobics. I'm thinking that it would be worth figuring out how to fit in a trip to New England next summer just to do the tri with her. There are pictures of her and Ali G on the blog.
I think having a dingo cd (or 2) will be really fun. I wouldn't necessarily listen to some of the songs normally but knowing who has requested them will make all the difference, it will be like having a running date with each of you!
Okay, time for Ali's sunbath, the doc thinks she's still a little jaundiced so she gets her nudie time about now each morning.
A little bit grasshopper a little bit ant
I think i get the idea behind the "you see a dog and you instantly think..." and sadly I thought to myself, that's a really useful way to put it.: