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#841 of 913 Old 08-29-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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They also make lycra swim caps, they gave them out to the girls at my dds' camp this summer. They are very comfortable (I wear one when swimming as well) and speaking as someone with course long curly hair, the conditioner tip is right on target!

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Ladies, thank you for your love and support, I don't feel worthy!! Last night the said neighbors called to tell us 7 out of 9 of the people that stay in that house have lice so I should check my boys. With in the hour, they are coming ridx stuff through everyone's hair in. the. front. yard. sigh. Wenesday when dh came home the nice neighbor beside us had some car in our yard, so he put the house for sale by owner. He said he can't take it anymore. With GM here, I so want a bigger house. I feel selfish for wanting that and a better neighborhood but if we can afford it okay, I guess it is okay.

RR: I havent' run all week with GM here. I'm really really struggling with my desire to try to squeeze in running and everything that goes with it. I feel really guilty because there are dingo sisters that really want to run but can't. to you mamas healing, take care of yourselves!!

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swim caps: yeah, they do help a lot with hair. Also know how you're supposed to take a shower before getting in the pool? Getting the hair wet before swimming helps -- I don't know the chemistry, but I think it helps make it tough for the chlorine to bond to the hair. Don't tell the pool manager but when you get your hair wet, put a little conditioner in it. Leave it in and hop in the pool.

heel fracture, OY! That sounds painful.

Kids had day 4 of daycare yesterday. Leah is finally adjusting and able to cope a teeny tiny bit. One issue she's had is that the dcp's college age kids live there. They come home for lunch with mom every day. Personally I hope my college age kids want to come home for lunch with me. Ok I know they will likely be living someplace else, but .... in any event the boys/men arriving for lunch made Leah cry 3 of 4 days. But yesterday she made it through. Thank goodness. DCP is a fabulous match for Erin and the location enables us to keep Erin in PT care AND let her ride the bus to school.

I'm on day 5 of my new job -- 1 semester replacement FT instructor. I'm already having serious doubts and I'm pretty sure that it is because I don't have my heart in it to be a college professor. If I could be 50% time with a permanent position I KNOW I would love it. In any event, if you guys could keep your thoughts and prayers out there for me to figure out my life, I would really appreciate it.




Jo: it sounds like a crazy week. Somehow I missed the return of DH. I hope his trip went well. I'm glad they at least made the offer of PT, since they don't think telecommuting will work.

Lisa: To hear stories about where you are situated, I'm so amazed at how much you can put up with. I'm just amazed by you.

Beth: are you officially at your new job yet? and are you the official pastor of a church? Assistant?

Nickolaberry: The woman who owns this shop does a lot of sewing (probably the reason why she owns a sewing shop). She and her girls only wear skirts (also for religious reasons), even for swimming. I recall a while back when i was active on another board, she talked of buying swimsuits in the boys dept., cutting the legs apart, sewing them into skirts and then the girls would have the lining to allow them to be a bit more modest. In any event, I think it would work for running as well -- except it might be tricky to find a long enough pair.

drjen: great birth story. I hope you aren't in trouble. Glad the nurses are on the same page.

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nic (can I shorten it? ) those skirts are cool! quite a find. ITA with mothercat, not a geek, just observant and modest. I will need to ask you mamas who cover some things to tell my dd...she will probably be going to a school next year where a lot of people are Muslim and cover and I know she'll have a million questions about why and etc. anyways....

I ran 7 and a bit with my neighbor and it was great! although she did wipe out once, stepping off the trail and skinned her knee, yipes. but she was okay, just scared me since neither of us happened to have a phone. lesson learned. we did about a 9:40 pace.

RM, retail therapy helps so much, and you sound like you need some!!! wish we could shop together, i am headed out for some later today. Although I am excited about buying a calendar, which makes ME a complete geek. oh well! enjoy mama!

ETA: kerc, I start Sept 27 bc I had committed to a wedding the week before at my old place, and am just going to finish it out. I'm basically an associate pastor, although they're not calling it that.
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RM - Don't feel guilty. You have to do what is right for you and your family. I'm glad your DH took the first step.

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You can totally shorten me to nic!

Actually I do own a swim skirt/coverup thing that I wear at least to the pool or beach. It's called the Aqua Modesta. It's pretty neat. I wear a regular (old ratty) bathing suit underneath.

I don't find wearing a knee-length skirt to be too confining or hot when I run. I actually get a nice little breeze. I do wear a 3/4 sleeve t shirt (like a Hanes cotton baseball style shirt). If I go to the gym though and run the 'mill or work out, I wear crop pants and a t-shirt b/c it's an all-women's gym. I do always cover my hair though, with a baseball cap or bandana, even if it's all ladies. I'm not required to with all ladies, but I feel naked without something on my head

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Just getting all caught up... what a great birth story, Dr. Jen!

Got a run in today after 5? days of no running. My insomnia kicked back in, big time, after I'd missed 2 or 3 days. Hopefully I can sleep tonight. Dd and I have a mud run on Sunday (5K for me 1m for her), but she missed school today and is totally wiped out on the couch - high fever, maybe a stomach bug, but she's hot and sleepy and feels pretty bad. I hope she can make the run on Sunday - she's been looking forward to running with Mommy, poor kid.

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mothercat~ for the bum foot. I'm sorry to hear it may be so serious. Just out of curiosity, if your doctor thinks that casting and being non weight-bearing are aggressive treatment, what does he think is more conservative? : In my experience, that IS conservative treatment! Good that he is sending you on to a specialist, though. I never would have thought to send you to a PM&R...they usually help manage chronic pain or spinal issues. Can't wait to hear more about your journey! Thanks to my background, I love to hear stories about the paths people take to diagnosis and the different treatment options that they're given.

jo~ Sorry to hear that they turned down your proposal. But YAY for working PT! I hope you enjoy it and that it works out well for you and your family!


Just got DS down for his nap after a busy morning. I dragged myself out of bed at a relatively early hour so we could get out for a run, then back home to shower so we could go to the big ski sales. Labor Day weekend is when all the HUGE ski blowout sales are here in Denver. I bought new skis in June, but they've been sitting all naked down in my garage, in need of bindings. I found a pair that I think (hope) will be good for a great price, and also got a new pair of goggles. It was kind of nice to buy my own goggles for once. H has always bought our goggles in the past and it usually consists of going in and finding the biggest deal he can and buying two pair. : I, on the other hand, talked to the rep, tried them on, and made sure that the tint will work for what I want them for. Oh yeah, and they're a very pretty purple.

Now I just need to get my butt in gear to finish the house cleaning and get started packing for our crazy trip. Have I mentioned this trip at all? Get this...we fly out tomorrow morning (at 7 am OUCH) for Cincinnati. Fly back Friday morning. Then we'll leave Saturday morning to drive up to Rapid City to meet my parents and will stay there until Wednesday. Back home for a day, then we'll drive down to Durango (with my parents, but in separate cars since they're going on to the Grand Canyon) for a few more days. It should be a fun trip (well, trips), but I am NOT looking forward to the portions involving me and a 2 year old alone in the car for 6-8 hour drives!

rr~4 miles this morning with dog and DS in the Chariot. Well, DS in the chariot, not the dog. The first two miles were a little rough, but then I got warmed up and felt great! And now, I get the pleasure of being around grandparents and not having to run pushing the stroller for two whole weeks. :

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*sigh* I feel like I'm falling off the face of the world (or at least the internet). Things have been busy here. I've totally fallen off my fitness, eating healthy routine, and I'm really trying to pull myself up by the boot straps.

We had a nice vacation in NYC, visiting MIL. Abby was a little sick, though, and went on a 3 day nursing strike. It was really nice. And, since her health has returned and she has wanted to nurse again, it has been very painful (latch is right, but milk supply just isn't there). I'm not very interested in going through the effort to make it right again, so I'm encouraging weaning. We're down to 2-3 times a day for a very short period of time (less than 5 minutes tops). Part of me is feeling sad, but most of me is feeling impatient. I want my body back, I want to be able to do a cleanse, and I want my almost 3 year old to stop pulling at my clothes. I feel guilty, but also liberated by the decision.

I've also written out a running schedule for myself that will take me from 20 miles a week to 30 miles a week by the middle of December. This was my goal for the summer, but it never materialized. I'm also committed to losing the rest of my extra weight.

I'm sorry I'm so short on personals. I feel like a stinky Dingo for not keeping up with everyone.

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bec ~

tjsmama ~ Good luck with all of your travels ahead of you!!

Penelope ~ for dd! I hope she can run with you!

I just got in from a wog. I went about 1.25 miles or so. I ran for a total of 8 1/2 minutes and walked for 6. I wish I could feel like this for the rest of my pregnancy. I feel normal - energy feels good and a little pudge around the middle isn't so bad. My arms are sore from yoga yesterday, and it feels good knowing that I'm still working just hard enough to feel it.

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I have not read replies, but the new VP candidate on the Repub ticket is a runner
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1220...?mod=yhoofront

My NOLA "refugees" are safe and sound in my house. Now we just wait and see where this storm will go. It will be nice having them here to visit, and I just hope that NOLA does not get another Katrina with all fo teh flooding. My 95 yr old grandmother told me that she doesn;t think she could go through it again (her house flooded in Katrina).

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bec, if it is any consolation, we took both DDs to the dentist today. We went to a university clinic and i feel that we got much better and more detailed treatment there than an "ordinary" dentist. Anyway, my point is that DD1, who is 6.5 and breastfed for 17 months appears to need years of ortho work, actually starting now. Not that her teeth look so bad just to look at her, but she has a cross bite as well as overcrowding, and a midline shift. DD2, who breastfed until 3.5, has no problems whatsoever. Now it could be any reason, but I do know that breastfeeding does shape the palate, etc. So be very proud for many reasons that you have made it this far, and hey, I think that we all know what it feels like to want your body back.

Am very exhausted from said dental trip, which involved driving to the next state. Since we were there, we also went to Ikea, and then to Toysrus. Thank goodness DH knows by now that that sort of day will wipe me out. (i get overloaded after much shopping/being out of the house) Plus, I have had insomnia all week, which I never get, and last night was up til 4am. At least I had a good book to read.
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mothercat~ for the bum foot. I'm sorry to hear it may be so serious. Just out of curiosity, if your doctor thinks that casting and being non weight-bearing are aggressive treatment, what does he think is more conservative? : In my experience, that IS conservative treatment! Good that he is sending you on to a specialist, though. I never would have thought to send you to a PM&R...they usually help manage chronic pain or spinal issues. Can't wait to hear more about your journey! Thanks to my background, I love to hear stories about the paths people take to diagnosis and the different treatment options that they're given.
Maybe conservative and aggressive are relative terms?:

He mentioned something about new research coming out of Japan that shows that with certain types of fractures they actually heal faster and stronger w/o casting.
He knows me well enough to know that once I have a diagnosis I will read everything I can find on the matter, analyze it, and choose a path that gets me better faster with the least need for intervention, allopathic medication, and surgery.
Using homeopathy and reasonable supplements are at the top of my list. He knew that I had already done the basics and came to him because those hadn't worked. His suspicion is that I have already started the healing process but needed a bit of guidance to finish it.
So far today, I have added gel inserts to my shoes, gotten my labs and x-ray done, called the PM&R guy, and scheduled the MRI for Weds. And, kept up with pool time.
I chosen this route before and it's worked out well. DH thinks I should just listen to the docs; I think I know my body better than they do. The docs are good, but they don't, and can't, know everything.

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Oh, also meant to ask, did anyone get the RunnersWorld book that they are shipping to all subscribers? I just got it today, but haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
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DH thinks I should just listen to the docs; I think I know my body better than they do. The docs are good, but they don't, and can't, know everything.

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Amen to that, sister. Oh, I could write volumes to that, but will leave it there. Done serial posting and off to join DH, whatever we might be doing tonight.
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So nic's and mamabeths' comments have me wondering.

Are there things you will and won't wear when running/working out and why?

I'll start:

Prefer spandex 7" shorts or capris for running. There are body image issues involved, but I also prefer the coverage I get. Wearing really short shorts or running shorts exposes too much thigh for me.
Prefer sleeveless tech shirts, V-neck. Running tanks just leave me feeling too exposed and I really prefer a running bra under my tech shirt rather than the built in bra of the tank. May be small breasted, but the girls just aren't as perky as they used to be.
For swimming, a basic speedo racing back, not the low cut version.

Anyone else?

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I can wear a variety of bottoms - I found an awesome pair of running shorts (not the tight kind, but they're shortish) recently that I love. Target clearance rack...

But I have trouble with tops. I have a couple of tech tops that are somehow too shiny and look wierd. I kept looking for a nice running tank (not a fitted one with a bra, just a tank) but didn't find any this summer. I ususally wear an old t-shirt or one of my two shirts with the name of my graduate school on them. Fitted tanks with built-in bras are not enough support, and I don't need that much!

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Bec - Don't worry, you'll get your rhythm back, here and IRL.

Jo - The PT sounds like a good move for now. Maybe it's just the right compromise or stepping stone.

Mothercat - : Heal! Heal! Heal!!! And yeah, why would a doctor know more about your own body than you do? That's the kind of mistake we should only make once.

I had a great circuit workout yesterday that has me walking gingerly today. In a good way. I was so far off the wagon I couldn't see the dust cloud.

Re: What to wear (not). I'm most comfy in capri length pants/tights and a racer back tank. I love my dingo shirt too of course for days that aren't too hot.
I can't remember how long since Ive had a comfy pair of shorts. Hmm.

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Running skirts are my fave. I have a ton of the Target Champion C9 line (when I find an XL on the clearance rack, I buy it, so I have lots of colors)

For tops, I have such a hard time finding something that I like. My stomach and boobs are still so big that finding things that fit is tough. And I feel like regular T shirts (like race T's) are so boxy that I just feel fat and frumpy in those.

So my fav is a s/s 95/5 cotton/lycra Vneck tee. I also like my fitted technical tanks because it makes me suck in my stomach all.of.the.time. But I end up wearing 3 racreback bras with those....

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Wearing to run ~ I'm really not too picky. I wear something depending on the weather. In the summer it's usually a tank or a cut off t-shirt with shorts. I don't usually like having sleeves unless it's a wicking shirt because I sweat so much. Once it's gets a little cooler, I'll wear capris or long yoga-like pants and a my Dingo shirt. Eventually.. it's all out layers with winter cap and gloves. For me, the less clothes when running the better. :

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I need to have some spandex when I run. Otherwise things chafe. So, some spandex shorts and a technical T are pretty standard running fare for me. When it's cooler, some running capris or tights. I'll even wear sweat pants, as tightness isn't as important when they can't ride up.

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It sure is quiet around here. People must be out doing Labor Day activities.

Penelope (so I don't forget) - Good luck tomorrow!!! How's dd?

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Thanks! Dd is sacked out on the couch ATM, but was up reading for several hours this morning and ate a decent breakfast. I'm pretty sure she won't want to run tomorrow but I'm hoping dh and the kids will come with me - I've never been to the place where the race is, don't know anyone, and it sucks to do a theme thing like a mud run all by yourself.

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If any one has any good vibes to share, I could so use some this way. DD is a phase of contstant wildness and aggression, work politics are sucking the life out of me, I haven't run in 5 days, and I just got news that one of my close high school friends died in a car crash thursday He had a very tragic life, starting from when he was a baby, and then to have such a tragic end. I can't get it out of my head....

Hoping for a run tonite to clear the cobwebs.... Penelope have a great race! I am going to enjoy that and all the dingo running vicariously!

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Callie - hope things pick up for you, that's heavy stuff.

just writing to report a 45 minute trail run this morning. there was some walking, but overall i think i did pretty well.

now off to do some relaxing and dinner prep.
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callie, so sorry about your loss

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Callie~

penelope~Good luck to you and (hopefully) your DD tomorrow!


We made it safely (and mostly sanely) to Cincinnati. 3 hours sleep last night, though. I am :yawning:. No forward motion today, but hopefully a nice run in the morning!

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callie~ I hope your run was therapeutic. I've been thinking of you a lot lately as I reach the peak of my training for my first marathon. I remember "watching" you run yours online and cheering along as you crossed the mile markers. My marathon is still over a month away and I'm already starting to get nervous.

penelope~Good luck tomorrow!!

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Oh Callie, so sorry

We had a quiet Shabbos (Sabbath). As usual I ate too much (challah). All my good intentions during the week go straight south on Shabbos. Sigh. No running today. Goin' out early a.m. tomorrow with a friend/colleague on the boardwalk.

Re: what to wear when running. Even when I'm in an all-ladies' gym I still don't do sleeveless. I hate sleeveless because I feel like I sweat so much and it just gets sticky and icky. I even always wear an undershirt layer in the summer so I don't sweat through my outer shirt (no for whatever reason I don't sweat more). This seems to be a problem that developed since my first pregnancy and ever since (even though I'm not pregnant and my youngest who is 3 weaned a few months ago).

I found longer running shorts (for when I do an at-home video workout) also in the clearance aisle at Target. I also got nice capri workout pants there that I wear in the gym.

 "Now bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible." (William Shakespeare -- Julius Caesar)

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For the next month or so, I'm really going to focus on HIIT sessions when I work out. With some weight training and group fitness classes thrown in for variety. I'd like to see if that interval training can help me get over this plateau. And of course getting my eating/calorie consumption lower. I know that as I lose weight, I will be able to run longer while keeping my HR low enough that I don't bonk. I did HIIT this am for about 50 minutes (doing a 30-45 sec sprint every 4-5 minutes). 30 min on teh ellipt, 20 on the TM. The calories ticked off so much faster than when I stay constant. ANyway, that'smy forward motion update

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