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#1 of 794 Old 10-01-2008, 12:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Welcome forward moving and thinking mamas! This thread is mostly dedicated to mamas talking about moving forward in all ways especially running and related subgroups of activity. Throw in a handful of recipes, the occasional baby lurk, gear tips, injury prevention techniques and lots of good mama wisdom and you've got the Dingo Cafe! Welcome everyone!


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good day ladies.

I had my 1st ever mammogram today. It wasn't bad at all, and didn't hurt.

I aslo had a message from my Dr's office that my new thyroid meds (armour) were called in today. I can't wait to start taking them. I see her in 6 weeks.

Is anyone familiar with teh Presidential Fitness Challenge, for kids? My 8yo mentioned that they were doing it this year. Last week, she did the sit ups, and met the minimum. The stretching in a wide V, she did was not able to complete, and she could only do 1.5 chin ups and needed 2. But the run back and forth (agility???) she did pass. I guess you have to pass 3 of the 5 criteria to get teh award??? Anyway, yesterday, of teh40 kids in her PE class ( 2 homerooms), there were only 8 who passed 2 of 4. So those 8 had to run a mile (she said a mile, could she be wrong??). She ran it in 10.03, so she didn;t make it (all other 7 kids did).

But I'm thinking that 10.03 is pretty good for an 8 y/o, no?? I wish I could run a 10 min mile, LOL,. Anyone familiar with teh challenge???

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hi - checking in. rode laps around the yard last night on my cross bike and did some pilates dvd. may run today if i can make some progress at work.

so last week my dh was in vegas. he's saw Lance race in a cyclocross race. He didn't take this photo, but it was taken at the exact moment that someone spilled beer all over the course. DH said it was crazy. check out those calves!
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Hi everyone!

Mandy, I thought of you today as a guy on a cyclocross bike rode past me on the rail trail ! Cross looks like FUN! Was your DH at Interbike?

Back to the old thread, Lisa and Kristin, I am also an "almost A" cup and actually wear those Almost-A bras, but I prefer a little padding, just to round out my shape (or lack thereof) a little bit.

I walked 6 miles this morning with a friend on the trails. This afternoon I'm taking the girls out for a bike ride in the trailer, and tonight I've got Pilates. Phew...

~~Kristina~~ Mama to DS(10/30/01), DD1(VBAC 3/28/04) and DD2(HBAC 5/21/06)
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Great intro!

DH is in KY this week, so my run tonight will be on the dreadmill. After soccer practice.
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Hi y'all!
Just logging in, 4.5 on Monday, 3 easy yesterday, and 3 tempo today. hip feels good if I remember to massage and stretch it! Can somebody remind me to stretch, please? : I get home and make coffee and everybody's 2nd breakfast and I just don't get there.

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I'm still around (thanks for asking Callie)...I just find it hard to manage life and keep up with the dingos.

I did 4 with 2 miles tempo yesterday. I think I'm going to try and run on the treadmill tomorrow while E naps. I'm struggling to find a way to get my run in on thursdays. Dd has a huge walk in school that day and it's too much to ask her to bike 5 miles on top of that. I'm supposed to walk with her class either to the place or back, which screws with E's nap. And then I can't run. So I guess I'll try this and see if it works or not. Sigh.

On bras...Once upon a time I was a 'C' cup. Now? I'm maybe an A cup. I bought a bra about three months ago to address the chafing from my too large bra....well I'm chafing again from this bra that is now too big. Sigh. I'm going to have to call the place where I order bras to see if they can special order a 30 B (the A's for some reason are too small). The one I have now is a 32B.
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I haven't read anything yet, but wanted to get the race list on the first page, if possible! I'll try to be as good about as eksmom was, but feel free to pm or email me if I'm slacking (or just don't notice your request!)

Here's the race list for the October thread. Please PM me if you'd
like me to add something for you!

: dingo race list
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kate~mom - Women's 5K Classic (will be doing 5 miler) - October 18
JayGee - Jill Behrman 5K - October 18
renep6 - Every Stride 5K/10K run - October 25
JayGee - Indianapolis Monumental Half-Marathon - November 1
poppywise - Presidio Trail 5K
its_our_family - 99th Annual Thanksgiving Day Race (Cincinnati) - November 27
HBM, mamabeth, & Mommabelle - Atlanta Half-Marathon - November 27
doctorjen - Turkey Trot - November 27
mommajb - Drumstick Dash - November 27
SugarAndSun - NYRR Hot Chocolate 15K - December 20
SugarAndSun, kate~mom - Boston Marathon - April 20, 2009

The Preggo Dingo List

VeganCupcake - It's a , welcome Li'l Cupcake!
Jenlove - mid-February

Other places to find the Dingos:

: cooking blog :

knitting blog

We have a private Yahoo group. Submit a request to join and mention your MDC
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We also have a private location map. Send a PM to eksmom to get info
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Why are we called the Dingos?
See this post.
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DrJen ~ thanks for taking over the list . Can you take me off for this weekend's 5K? Too many kids activities (soccer, birthday parties, etc.) for me to be able to race .

~~Kristina~~ Mama to DS(10/30/01), DD1(VBAC 3/28/04) and DD2(HBAC 5/21/06)
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I'm back from my gyn appt. and the lump is either a cyst or an enlarged milk duct. Either way, she's not very concerned. I am so relieved and can stop thinking about the darned things all the time. She did find a marble sized cyst in the *ahem* farther south portion of the exam. She was amazed that neither dh nor I had noticed it. I'm not sure what that says about us.

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Also wanted to shout out a big Thank You to Geo for suggesting the MathIsFun website. It has helped dd's math and confidence a lot. :

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Subbing... :

A lovely double workout today. First up, track, wherein we did 6x600 with 200 recoveries. The 600's were split into 200 at 5k pace, 200 at 10k pace, 200 at 5k pace, which actually made them tolerable.

And then, a wonderful birthday ride with a good friend. There were three of us, plus kiddos in the trailers. We had a nice ride in the beautiful fall/indian summer weather, followed by playground time/lunch/birthday mimosas to celebrate!

Now I'm just trying to get motivated to go shower two workouts worth of stank off of me. P.U...

I'm back in the world of cellphones and loving my new phone...very very cool.

And for one more disjointed thought...almost scheduled my surgery for next (!) Thursday but realized just in time that I'm supposed to work Friday night and the following Monday, so that's probably not the best idea. Hopefully I can get in on the 16th, or it may be November...he's not doing surgery on the 23rd, and I really don't want to do it on the 30th and screw up Halloween...

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i need to catch up :

i have been sicker than a dog lately. it has been so long since i actually come down with anything like a cold or flu that this one has taken me out. started with sore throat [on fire!] and fever then transferred in to serious sinus pain and congestion and now the last act is a cough.

question: does anyone know if lacking an ovary can cause me to feel menopausal...ever? i feel dumb about this stuff : but this morning when i got out of bed i got a HUGE hot flash and started to sweat big time and then it was over. i felt like i was going to pass out. i suppose it could just be sickness related but it was very strange.

mandy - how was pdx? did you do any of the kid things?

eks - how are you doing these days? i've been meaning to ask b/c i feel like you haven't been around the thread much or maybe it's me that hasn't kept up

plady - yay deck! woot! looks nice...

i took a day off from running yesterday due to aforementioned ebola virus so i hope to at least walk tomorrow if not run.

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Poppy - I keep meaning to email you. K and I went to OMSI on Friday morning and had a blast. he loved the submarine. and that huge area for preschoolers was great, but we didn't find it until it was nearly time to go. My brother's wedding was at Beacon Rock State Park, and ds was very entertained with the forest and playing in the dirt. Edgefield has a great soaking pool now, so we spent a lot of time in the outdoor pool. They keep it heated so even now it was just lovely.

happy to report two sections of the pilates dvd were done today. better than nothing.
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Planning to get out tomorrow to run, if I can get Mr. Cheerful to sleep any time soon. Ah, to have the energy of a four year old...

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Waaa! Mandy was in Portland!!! Soooo close... yet so far awayyyyy...

No RR to report. Back in classes. I am tired. Must go to bed. I love my Dingoes. Someday I will actually start running or cycling again. I took a junker bike frame to the shop this week for commuter tires and a tune-up, so hopefully I will start doing that twice a week or so. NOT hopefully!!! I WILL.

Blork. I'm really beat -- must sign off, but I needed to end my radio silence and say that, while I am quiet, I still have much dingo lurrrve.

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suck.suck.suck.

Leah woke up wet at 320 (as in soaking through her diaper + her sheets).
I get up, get her diaper off, moving towards my bed.
Dog is making like he's going to pee on the floor.
Let him out. Don't put on my glasses and don't see giant deer in yard.
Dog takes off.
Dh gets up, goes out calls for dog. Dog does not come (this is a pattern with dh and dog).
Dh returns to bed and says screw the dog.
I lie in bed. Awake.
Where is dog? Is he ok?
Hear dog on front porch.
let dog in.
go up to bed.
cannot sleep.
hear two children breathing and dh breathing and dog breathing.
cannot sleep.
urgh!!!!!!

sure to be a sucky day.

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suck.suck.suck.

Leah woke up wet at 320 (as in soaking through her diaper + her sheets).
I get up, get her diaper off, moving towards my bed.
Dog is making like he's going to pee on the floor.
Let him out. Don't put on my glasses and don't see giant deer in yard.
Dog takes off.
Dh gets up, goes out calls for dog. Dog does not come (this is a pattern with dh and dog).
Dh returns to bed and says screw the dog.
I lie in bed. Awake.
Where is dog? Is he ok?
Hear dog on front porch.
let dog in.
go up to bed.
cannot sleep.
hear two children breathing and dh breathing and dog breathing.
cannot sleep.
urgh!!!!!!

sure to be a sucky day.
I hate that. I always dread those days on little sleep. But they are always easier than I anticipate. Have your caffeine (if you drink) early in teh day, and stop by afternoon. Can you take a nap? If not, plan on going to bed early tonight. Hope teh day is okay for you!!!

Gigi. Mommy to 3 girls.
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Oh Kerc, that sucks. I hope the day turns out much better than it started.

Paige, mama to three girls, (10), (8) and (3)
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Hi ladies!

I'm a regular MDC poster, just not in this group...can I join you ladies? I am a seasoned runner, just getting back into it though after a knee injury and broken elbow...training for a half marathon in December in Dallas TX.

Nice to meet you all!
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Hey mamas-
I am a fairly new jogger
but I love it and do not know how I lived without it for so long- I ran in hs and played soccer in college but that was years ago...
I love the mental parts of it- the clarity of thought and freedom in my mind whilst running.......how did I live with out it???
I am jogging and now doing a girls on the run with my dc's school!!!!
keep moving mamas....
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Hi to love2all and holidaymama!

kerc-, you need coffee, hope the day goes o.k.!

HBM- So glad to hear your good news!

babybugmama- on the bra subject... I am so in the same boat... uuuggghhh!

poppy- wow! I hope you feel better soon!

forward motion- tues 4 mi yesterday-2 mi w/dd-8 (I think I might try her in my 5k at the end of the month she kept up really well) Todays plan 4mi outside/hills.

for the moms who have their kids run with them- how often do you take them out with you? If I was thinking of having dd do a 5k for fun is there anything I should be aware of? Or is it just letting them pace themselves, kids automatically know when to much is to much? I was originally thinking of the fun run 1k but dd says she really wants to try the 5k. She had a friend recently finish one and it made her really excited about trying it. Like I said she kept up with me pretty well for 2 mi last night.
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Morning! I tossed and turned a lot, but nothing like kerc. I hope you got some good coffee and interesting work to do today.

I *need* to do yoga or go for a walk today. It's been awhile. Can anyone nicely push me some? TIA!

Alright off for some breakfast and pumpkin spice tea.

love2all and holidaymama

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Alright off for some breakfast and pumpkin spice tea.
I am sipping on some right now! For all my complaining about the cold weather, I do love a chilly morning when I can drink some hot tea!
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Welcome newbies to the thread!!

piggybacking on Rene's question..... I read something recently that kids under 12 (?), 14 (?) shouldn't run more than a mile at a time. I thought that was odd, dh thought it made sense since they are developing. I'm curious though. Anyone want to hit my Pers Fitness challenge and kids questions at the same time???

RR, I had my weekly park run/walk this am. My running was smooth, easy and felt good. and I ran for longer than I thought. I think I ran about 1 mile, in 3 segments, and walked about 1.5.

So I'm doing a 5K with HBM Sat. I'm excited and nervous. I shipped my HRM off this am, hoping to get it covered by warrnaty (I can;t find my receipt ). so I have to go on RPE for speed, which shoudl be okay (it was this am).
Some questions for Paige (or anyone else):
Can I run with my ipod?
What are you wearing, it shoudl be cool at 730am, no? I really want to wear my new skirtssport skirt to snap my number onto... so would it look dumb over pants or capris???
TIA

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