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Old 11-01-2007, 06:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just starting the thread 'cause I felt like it, OK? :-)

For the uninitiated, we're just a group of ladies who like to run (or when our bodies don't like us to run :, we swim or cycle or do whatever keeps us moving forward in our active lives). We like to talk. A lot. So you gotta be ready to keep up! But we're friendly and supportive and, generally speaking, a totally rad group of women.

Does that sum it up pretty well? So, bring it on, November!

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Hey...what do you mean, generally??? Hmmmm....:
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Happy November!
I'm heading out for a nice stroller free run. Ahhhh.

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and as megs will tell you, "My mom's a runner...."



GOALS: who is turkey trotting this month?


My own goals:
1. run 5 miles on thanksgiving.


that is all.

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Have fun, HBM! Oh, and I keep forgetting to tell you that I'm loving the 30 Rock quote in your siggie. We HEART that show at our house. Big time. Tina Fey is my hero.

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Hey...what do you mean, generally??? Hmmmm....:
Oh, wait, is it me???? :

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GOALS: who is turkey trotting this month?


My own goals:
1. run 5 miles on thanksgiving.


that is all.

Is that 5 miles an official race? I'm liking the idea of 5 miles on Turkey Day. It might help combat the eating that will take place later in the day. Plus, it goes beyond my local 5k Turkey Trot. I might be in with you.

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Subbing. Ran 4 late last night on the TM (while watching the end of The Wedding Planner) then lifted weights for legs. When I got out of bed this morning I was seriously stiff, and man I felt old. I hobbled for a good hour until I took a hot bath, then I felt normal but sore. Very sore.

I'm going to head over to DD's preschool early to pick her up. I've got serious separation anxiety going and just can't relax or get anything done at home, so what's the point? : I wouldn't worry about her so much if things were going well. But the last few weeks of bawling and peeing make me freak out while she's gone.

Poppy - You got it right. Stuff like I move forward in life with joy. and personalize as necessary. Really try to feel happy and joyous while you are running. Being thankful for being healthy and strong is also good. The emotion behind the affirmation is the catalyst. Words are empty without the feeling and acceptance behind them. I hope you can kick the hip trouble soon... I know how frustrating it is.

PO7 - I hope the specialist can help! I'll keep your DD in my prayers.

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thanks monica. i'll be headed out for a short run [well, all my runs are short, but shorter than usual] tomorrow with affirmation in mind.

kerc- i am planning on a turkey trot - it's habitrot 5k [habitat for humanity benefit]

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subbing~no running for me since last Friday but I say it's for healing the ITB. Thinking about a Thanksgiving weekend run, but not sure yet. Need to heal up and form a training plan for racing season in early '08.

Po7~gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that about your DD. I hope there is an easy answer. Bring on the healing. mama Good for you to listen to your mama instincts and get things checked out.
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We have an appt tomorrow with our regular pedi, and we will go from there. The hemotologist at the ENT clinic looked at her lab work and said it looks like a clotting disorder. From what I have read it could be scary like hemophelia or just something like vit. k deficiency.


I have to pick up her labs to take to the pedi. I suspect that we will run more lab work tomorrow.
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Po7 - thinking about yall

All the halloween pics are soooo cute!!

BBM - you are one hot cat! You are totally rad!

towsonmama - you are rad too!

Well, last year, DH, my lil sis, and I all did the first annual "Thanksgiving Turkey Roost Turkey Trot" 5K (Turkey Roost is the name of our family home site and of our family [plant] nursery) - which we wanted to start as a family tradition before all the madness of the 30 people at Thanksgiving...

So this year will be the 2nd annual! But I like the 5 mile idea...

Re: the race list..... Well since it is a new month, I feel like I should confess : - about 2 months ago, I signed up for this. Yes the full. : My DH doesn't know, he thinks that I'm thinking about it but that I'll probably do the half. But I'm doing LRs with a group that is training for it... I'm fluctuating between happy and excited and scared... Anyways, I felt like I should confess so that yall will help keep me on track and motivated!!!

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Come on, you guys!! There's nothing negative about "generally speaking"! It's like "all-around" or "consistently"... and those, in turn, imply "without exception."

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PO7 -

I lifted arms yesterday and I think I'll lift legs today. Running will take place again on Saturday.

I'm running a 5k on Thanksgiving.

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Hey!.. This sounds like a lovely group!. Well.. I used to run a whole lot when I was in high school.. then after I got preg with DD 2 years ago it all stoped and now I can't hardly jog a block. I really want to start running again.. I need to get my self a dobble jogger.
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Subbing.


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Subbing. Hope you get some reassuring news from your ped, Po7.

Why does it always hurt more to go downstairs than up?

ETA: I'm in for 5 miles on T-day if I don't sign up for a 5K.
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Back again! Did you miss my serial posting? But I just had to share that there was total carnage at the Target Halloween candy aisle when we were there today. Everybody throwing bags of 50% candy into their baskets. Not that I went down that aisle or anything. Nope. Not even for DH. Whom I never steal from.
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J and I are running our local 5 mile turkey trot.

Thanks for starting the new thread. For lurkers: This is a group of ALL LEVELS. That means women thinking of getting off the couch. This means women training for the Boston marathon or ultras. All comers welcome. Minimum requirement is a desire for forward motion.

I spent my treadmill run thinking about po7's dd. I hope you can start to get some answers in the morning.

Back to grading.
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Subbing. Hope you get some reassuring news from your ped, Po7.

Why does it always hurt more to go downstairs than up?

ETA: I'm in for 5 miles on T-day if I don't sign up for a 5K.
The stresses on our knees even in regular walking are pretty huge... my biomechanics prof actually just mentioned today in class that the force on your knee when running downstairs is something like 80 times your body weight. That's madness.

Upstairs there is just more contact area between all the parts of the knee joint because your knee is flexed when it is bearing the weight (stepping up).

Also, it seems to me like the active components of what makes our knee stable -- muscle tendons and ligaments -- are in a better position to be "shock absorbers" going upstairs. Downstairs, in a more extended knee position, the force of our body weight (ground reaction force) is translated more directly as compression straight through the knee joint.

Ahhhhh, biomechanics. I LURVE it.

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Ran 4 with DH and it kicked my . My legs were already super sore from lifting and I had a double side ache from the get go.. probably from eating reeses peanutbutter cups earlier... and he wanted to run really fast. The whole time. Whee! When I got home my face was a tomato. :

I'm tired and I don't want to move. But I'm supposed to lift for arms and if gigantic doesn't get a walk tonight he will destroy property. You can bet on it. But I don't want to MOVE.

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All comers welcome. Minimum requirement is a desire for forward motion.
I'm not so sure that is even a requirement. I mean we're not kicking M out because she doesn't want to walk her beast of a dog.

I'm not sure if there is a turkey trot round these parts but darn it if I don't run 5 miles on thanksgiving then I might not make it this year before winter. Also about 10 years ago I suggested starting a 5km on thanksgiving trend. Dh agreed but he couldn't find a 5k-er. So I didn't find out until his friend picked us up that it was actually a 5 miler. Mind you at the time the longest I've ever run had been 1.8 miles. oy! But i made it. and now the longest I think I've ever run is about 6 miles. heck I SWAM 7 miles in a row one day in high school. : And now ladies, I must write write write. DH just submitted something to a conference in SLC in April and I really WANNA go meet Monikita. He just reminded me of it and I'm staying late tonight at work....go me. :

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DH just submitted something to a conference in SLC in April and I really WANNA go meet Monikita. He just reminded me of it and I'm staying late tonight at work....go me. :
YAY! :

I'm not walking the giant. I picked up all of Livi's toys downstairs and put out 4 dog toys in all the areas he usually lays. I'm crossing my fingers that we don't find anything destroyed in the morning... Livi agreed that we will walk him in the morning.

And now, to bed. At 9:00 pm, that is a record early bedtime for me, but I can't even keep my eyes open. Or walk. I'm so sore...

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I'm doing a turkey trot! An 8k. I do it every year, even last year at 8+ months pregnant. Granted I only ran about 15 minutes of it...but I did it. You may recall though that I couldn't move for two days afterward because of that weird pelvis thing...

Po7 I am thinking about you and your sweet one. I have a clotting disorder...I have to get checked in fact to see what's up with it. Peace and love to you...
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callie~ You ain't so bad yourself! I can.not. believe you secretly signed up for a marathon! You are so my hero!

balancin~I went to Target yesterday too. What a madhouse. I commented to another shopper that it looked like some crazy doorbuster sale the day after Thanksgiving.

jaygee~How's the lack of boob tube going?

I've been thinking it would be cool if we came up with a dingo affirmation or mantra for all the dingoes running (or wishing to run for the those on the disabled list) on Turkey Day. Kind of a way to tie everyone together for the day. Obviously something involving being thankful would be appropriate but I'm open to anything.

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Po7- thinking of you and your dd.

I ran 6.25 last night and it felt pretty good. I realized that I haven't done enough training on roads with hills lately. I'll need to do more of that in the next couple of weeks.

Can you get a callous under your toenail? I have a hard, white spot under my next-to-littlest toenail and it hurts. Any idea what it is or what I should do about it?

I get to meet Mamabeth and Mommabelle for coffee this morning and I'm excited about that!

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Lots of cycling, walking and yoga here but no running. I wanted to try out a couple of different things to manage the asthma annoying-ness but then our van needed $2500 worth of repair last month so there went any spare change (as if ) for new running shoes and I won't risk hurting my knees or back by running in shoes that are - I am afraid to admit how old they are - but definitely older than many Dingo children. I think I bought them before getting lost in the blizzard a couple of winters ago : I fell down the stairs a few nights ago and wrenched my hip and back, so I think yoga is in order this morning.
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Hey guys! New month, so I figured it was time to quit being MIA. Life has been crazy (what else is new, huh?)

Goals include getting back into a regular routine. I'm not going to train for anything for a little while, I think, but just get back to running for fun and sticking to a schedule. Perhaps substituting a little cross training (no, not that kind to keep my running feeling fresh.

I have a bunch of life stressors right now, and even thinking about writing them out makes me feel more stressed, so suffice it to say, mama really, really needs a run.

Balancin1 - I take it you are not running this Sunday?

Pof7 - Good luck with the appointments. I'm not sure what you're dealing with as I think they may have not quite told you the right lab values (PT, or pro-time usually ranges in the low 2 digits, like a normal around 12 or something, but there a something called the INR related to PT in which the normal is 1.0, so maybe they were talking about that?) I hope they can give you answer very soon.

I haven't been keeping up well enough for more personals. Just know I've missed you all and am hoping to keep up better!
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if gigantic doesn't get a walk tonight he will destroy property. You can bet on it. But I don't want to MOVE.
Pity we can't send my male dog to come chase your big dog and tire them both out. I think you deserved to take it easy!

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I've been thinking it would be cool if we came up with a dingo affirmation or mantra for all the dingoes running (or wishing to run for the those on the disabled list) on Turkey Day. Kind of a way to tie everyone together for the day. Obviously something involving being thankful would be appropriate but I'm open to anything.
I love this idea! I agree Big Red looked like a doorbuster sale. It was CRAZY!

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I fell down the stairs a few nights ago and wrenched my hip and back, so I think yoga is in order this morning.
Oh no, Shanti! I hope you are OK!

So, how'd I miss Callie signing up for a marathon? : WTG!

Megs--your explanation of stairs makes perfect sense to me, and explains why landing on my ankle going down is so much worse than going up. I just always think that with gravity and all it should be harder work going up so it always baffles me that the strain on muscles can outweigh that...

I skipped the ibuprofen last night and am a little swollen this morning, but I'm mobile. I thought the ankle was going to be a lot worse than it is turning out to be, but boy is it annoying!
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Jen, how is it that we can always end up posting at the same time? I'm out for Sunday, but was going to call you...
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