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03-04-2013 03:36 AM

Shiny new thread!

03-03-2013 09:45 PM
MelW It was a lovely night shift, with two quick unmedicated births before midnight. My arms and butt are still sore today from the Fri/Sat exercise.

My habit of only sleeping 3- 3.5 hours after a night did catch up with me today. I lost a large piece of salami while making lunch. It's mysteriously missing, along with the bag it was in. Not in the cupboards, pantry, recycling, garbage or compost. The fridge has been emptied and cleaned. I double checked the fridge this afternoon and found my cell phone in there, but no salami anywhere. I know we didn't eat it all (especially with the bag missing, too). Next week if I'm complaining about a strange stink in my house, will someone please remind me of the missing salami?!

RR- Stretch, stretch, stretch day.
03-02-2013 09:14 PM
Realrellim MelW--hope you survived the night shift, in spite of or thanks to the climbing!

1jooj--hope you managed a nap after your early morning.

RR: 17 miles, aka, the middle part of marathon training where I wonder what I was thinking when I signed up. Spent 5 miles fighting off the negative voices and other demons in my head before I pulled out my headphones and listened to podcasts instead. I don't run with headphones outside because I don't think it's safe, but obviously I made an exception today or I wouldn't have had headphones on me to begin with. Instead of my usual Camelback two-bottle system, I had my single bottle and a hand-held one that has an iPhone holder. The distraction helped. I also got to see the Metzger Farm open space that they just opened up last month when I hit the 8-mile mark. It turned out that the run around it was about a mile: perfect! I had no idea that farm was hidden up there, even though I've driven past the area on the west and run past its eastern boundary numerous times. The farmhouse and buildings are fenced off but still there, along with a couple of ponds and some neat wildlife.
03-02-2013 06:46 PM
1jooj Reading along and thinking of you all.

Up before the sun today to bring my parents to church. To make some kind of point to Mom's friends, I think, about religious freedom and tolerance here. Anyway, dh has to work in Dubai today. Might go there, or we might just hang around and nap. Napping sounds more fun to me just now.

03-02-2013 05:08 PM

real, it sounds like your DH could use some acupuncture, perhaps even more than you need it. I hope it helps the funk, anyways.


lofty, I'm glad for the freedom of time that giving up the childcare will provide.


RR- I was aching from yesterday's bootcamp, and even more after a few hours of climbing today.


NRR- I picked up a night shift tonight. I'll probably think the climbing was an insane idea at around 4 am, but it does give me a nice boost at the start of my shift.

03-01-2013 09:24 PM
Originally Posted by kerc View Post

Does it have a little fireplace with a gnome who stokes the fire?
So. Awesome.

lofty--glad to hear that there are some upside to the breakup, like not being tied to that schedule.

I was thinking about friends and my lack thereof today while J was a dance class. I'm in a funk anyhow, probably hormone-related. It's half depression, half loneliness. Had my first session of acupuncture on Tuesday and I'm hoping that will help balance out whatever is going on. DH has been...challenging...and that's been going on since November. I'm kind of over it and kind of ready for the defensiveness and the knee-jerk response to anything he thinks might be telling him what to do and being fixated on stuff and unable to move on and the constant regression to guess-culture and just all of it. Bleh.
03-01-2013 06:21 PM
loftmama I need to explain the break-up bit, I guess. lol.gif I sort of fell apart the next day and decided I really needed to get out of town. So the boys and I went to my mom's house and I called to cancel watching her kids and she told me something about her dd getting her feelings hurt because my kids got sick after she was over here sick and I mentioned making a sick room in the house - which was where my ds1 was holed up at the time. Anyway, it was an overdue breakup just b/c 1) her kids are old enough to be home a couple hours before their mom gets home from work, 2) being tied down to the school schedule, the log cabin, and therefore, isolation, for the last 1.5 years is a big part of why I've been depressed, 3) her kids are sick a lot and my ds2 always catches it and then it always, always morphs into asthma, regardless of what the virus is. So while ds1 may or may not catch it but will rebound in a day or 3 at the most, ds2 is knocked out for a good week, so yes, I'm a bit anal perhaps about keeping sick kids away. Sorry but asthma is just so much worse than colds, flus, viruses, in our experience. And since we are the only 2 people we've been able to locate in the county after scouring churches, schools, libraries etc who read a lot, it's been a struggle to find friends in common so we both feel the need to preserve our friendship and I think the break-up was actually about that - choosing to call it quits on childcare to maintain friendship. So that's all good. And I feel so relieved that I can finally leave the house for a couple nights in a row! Yes!

Patagucci, hah! love it. I think I have heard that before. And I got that same email, clicked and spitdrink.gif haha. I don't think so. I actually "splurged" on one of the vests when it went on sale but then decided it was silly given Texas weather and my very, very old Woolrich fleece is perfectly fine, so I returned. Good thing I did, since I'm not making $ now!

Kerc, love Inga & Helga! And I LOVE how excited they get about good gear over $3 jeans. Haha! love.gif My dh skies in khakis with running tights under. What did you decide about the race?

Mel, I'll do the Math for BBQ Salmon & Asparagus, too. Yum! smile.gif

Tjsmom, Good luck with the skis!

And now, one more silly pic:

03-01-2013 05:19 PM
Geofizz I thought jeans were a sign of a good skiier because you must not fall much.

I can't find a recommendation for a sports med PT that's not from the practice I called. Everyone seems to go there.
03-01-2013 05:14 PM

lofty, those are some super-gorgeous bearded kids you have!


And kerc, I love Helga and Inga's new gear, too.


Geo, yes, call another PT for an earlier appointment. If only to give you a bit more progress before the end of March. It all seems like a very long time to wait!! Good luck with the bonkers department.


Mel, my dad skiied in jeans. I totally embarrassed me because it showed how poor we were- but I'll now mentally reframe that as how badass rockstarish he was.


gaye, fingers crossed for your skis. I think that student life leads itself to seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and a certain kind of superhuman power. The full time grind, especially of shiftwork seems endless and therefore more exhausting. And that is my motivational moment for the day duck.gifI just tallied my hours to renew my nursing license, and I worked more than full-time in 2012. I knew it while it was happening, but it was even more than I expected (especially since the college calls full-time appointment 30 hours/week, while acknowledging that everyone works 40+).


RR- Bootcamp night. I've missed for three weeks from sick kids, sick me, then bootcamp cancellation, so I'm glad to get back.


NRR- We had a super-productive homeschool day with my oldest and she finished a big section of her math book. I offered a celebration, and she asked for bbq salmon and asparagus. Can't argue with that!

03-01-2013 01:37 PM
Originally Posted by kerc View Post
Does it have a little fireplace with a gnome who stokes the fire?

lol.gif  At that price, I should hope so.

Every time we go skiing, I think about the regular prices on ski clothes and how insane they are. I do this mental math exercise to tally up how much money all the people are spending on all the equipment and clothes. We are big Sierra Trading Post shoppers, here. Patagucci lol.gif


Only semi-related... a few years back, my BIL was at the same ski resort as the singer of a band (German rock band that's been around for the last 30 years) on vacation with his family. This guy skied in a tattered parka and jeans. That makes me like him even more.


Lofty: de-friended you? disappointed.gif Not nice.


No RR for me today. I'm a little under the weather.

03-01-2013 11:42 AM
tjsmama kerc~I've been FT for a year now, you'd think I'd be used to it by now! I definitely still feel run-down from working FT, though. Which kind of boggles my mind, seeing as how I was working one shift a week, having clinical two shifts a week, and going to class one day a week plus homework, etc., while I was in school.... Love Helga and Inga!

lofty~CUTE pic! And I second kerc on the ex-friend not being good enough for you. hug.gif

I'm still unbelievably snotty, but at least I don't feel completely awful. Just tired. So I think I will take a nap before I have to pick DS up from school. Hey, I got my workout in, ran multiple errands, AND showered already, I think I can make the time for a nap, no? shy.gif

Ooh, I found another pair of skis, almost identical to the ones I lost out on! They're $125 more BUT they've been skied a few days less and they come with bindings, and I don't think the bindings will even need remounted for my boot size, just adjusted. So, not only will I save the hassle of having to order/buy bindings and then take them in to have them mounted, but also the cost of having them mounted. I'm picking them up tomorrow, so keep your fingers crossed for me that nothing happens to make them disappear in the next 24 hours!

rr~Dragged myself to the Y this morning, where the workout actually wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I did my usual hill workout on the hamster wheel, followed by spin class. I did kind of lose steam halfway through spin, but I sucked it up and finished.

Naptime! orngbiggrin.gif
03-01-2013 10:14 AM

Cute kids!  How's Erin's rash healing?  Hopefully there's progress.


I just looked at the patagucci site for the first time ever.  Wow.  Give the prices, your name makes a lot of sense.  I had no idea.  And um, I recognize a lot of the clothes from certain colleagues and from the wardrobes of my kids' friends. 


I love my doctor.  She totally gets that it's an issue of getting me back out running of getting me Xanax, Ritalin, and SSRIs.  I got a lecture on not doing swimming strokes right.  As in, do the breast stroke for arms and flutter kick the legs.  She's not convinced that it's the IT band, but that it might be more having to do with my quad.  I've got a sports med PT appt scheduled for late March.  I'm contemplating calling around to other PT places for an earlier appt. 


I've said it before.  My department is bonkers. 

03-01-2013 09:43 AM

also snorting in my office:

I buy all our long johns from patagucci (patagonia) when they have their semi annual sale. So I'm on their email list.


I just got an email advertising the best down parka ever made.





Does it have a little fireplace with a gnome who stokes the fire?

$700 for something to wear around town?


uh, no.

03-01-2013 09:36 AM

It is the end of the snow season. Each year I buy my kids new gear in the fall, but this year the coffers are a bit more flush than normal because we got a sizeable tax refund. My husband called me yesterday to tell me that he'd been in the ski shop and they had junior sized ski gear on sale at a sizeable discount. My 10 year old really needs tights vs. thicker snowpants, she's about as fast as me and gets hot in snowpants.  The deals were good enough that I could get her a jacket too. I didn't want to leave out Leah Lu and I knew she needed long johns for next year because Erin wore right through the knees of the size Leah needed. So I bought her some fleecy long johns (about the same price as patagucci on sale). But I didn't take them out of the package and didn't realize they said "norway" on the back until she tried it on.


Both girls were over the moon over their new official xc skiing duds, Leah Lu slept in hers. Photos are worth sharing here.  Also worth noting: Under her ski pants Erin is sporting the $3 pair of jeans I bought at goodwill the day before. Utilizing the local thrift shop helps when I'm spending nut.gif on ski gear for kids who are smaller than me.  And now I give you 'helga' and 'inga' , our Norwegian skiing goddesses.


03-01-2013 09:20 AM
Originally Posted by loftmama View Post

So my mama-friend whose kids I watch broke up with me.

Who would break up with you? What?!! Insane. Or maybe someone who isn't good enough to be your friend.


Also Zak Brown Band love.gif ok my secret crush. My husband hates ALL form of country, except maybe Johnny Cash. But I grew up listening to country music with my dad on the way home from swim practice. As in daily. And I miss my dad. So I listen to lots of country. Except the radio station's djs are so dumb.

03-01-2013 08:43 AM
loftmama Kerc, we KNOW you're a rock star. The revelation will definitely hit them - just maybe not today. jammin.gif

kerc, shanti, grouphug.gif

Nickarollaberry, I still blame you for our family's conversion to country! winky.gif Well, it's not a complete conversion; we like all kinds of music, but we never listened to country before you talked about running to it. So last night we took the kids to see Zac Brown Band. They were over the moon. DS1, who plays violin and likes to play it like a fiddle and ukelele-style, almost cried watching the fiddler's fingers. Both boys wore their beards. People kept asking them for autographs and taking their pix. I tried not to smile too big, but they were pretty cute I'll have to figure out how to post the pic. (eta: figured it out) I know you're busy. Hope you're well. Just wanted you to know we're thinking about you!

The rodeo was fun, too.

So my mama-friend whose kids I watch broke up with me. Ah well, it was for the best. Now I'm back to being completely broke. (And friendless, as in zero locally. Prayers needed, maybe? shy.gif ) No more coffee shop school days. It's okay. The weather's almost good enough for picnics at the park instead. The good news, is I feel like a ton of bricks has been lifted off my shoulders. It's been really hard lately to not be able to take advantage of homeschool activities that are mainly during the day when brick & mortar school is happening. Now, we are free to go - only with packed lunches. I don't even care. I'm so happy to have my freedom back. Anyway, all is well.

RR: Tomorrow! fingersx.gif
03-01-2013 08:11 AM

Kerc - Ugh on the whole weekend!  It drives me nuts when my instructions to pee before going are ignored to the detriment of all.  In SD I started insisting that Ali G sit on the pot for at least a minute just-in-case.  9x out of 10 she'd end up peeing, and then laughing because even she could see how dumb her previous protestations are.  But it took a few incidents like yours to get it through my thick skull that I couldn't take her word for whether she was empty or not.  And I'm sorry aout being dissed by the friend's wife.  That's lame.  As for your upcoming 20k, do that and tell your kids you won the gold medal.  And buy yourself nice finish line photo, frame it and put it up in their bedroom. 


Gaye - Your plague sounds like my plague.  At least I can control it with DayQuil but I'd really rather just stay in bed.  Oh well.


MelW - We'll figure something out!

03-01-2013 01:36 AM
Originally Posted by MelW View Post

kerc, gah! You deserve a medal for surviving kids in snowsuits, never mind needing to do it in front of childless folks. You are strong and amazing whether you ski a 5k or a 50k. Don't hurt yourself trying to prove something to your kids (or to yourself).

Thanks. It was just exasperating. And I need to remind myself that these friends might never have kids. And they are fun. But there's a reason they might never have kids :P



I'm on my third night of middle of the night insomnia. So hey, I'm doing the 20km. And my children will have to figure out some other way that I am a rockstar. And I need to


Gaye: you just switched to working FT, no? And you're working a crazy schedule. Both I think lead to feeling crazy and sick (those are different things).


I ordered two pair of sanita clogs. both non returnable. one is size 35 (I thought that was my dd's size) the other is a 42. Well although my two other pair of 42 fit, this one feets too small. (black closed toe, "safe" coating -- perfect for lab or nursing job). And apparently my dd1 is no longer a size 4. Who knew? Clogs anyone? Cheap. $40 for the ladies and $30 for the smaller pair.


Emma:  I second Gaye's idea that it might be the treadmill. Can you make it work outside every now and again? The treadmill makes my feet hurt after a while. Ok it's probably how I run on the treadmill...

02-28-2013 07:54 PM
Realrellim kerc--I'd do the 50 'cause we're all (reasonably successful) overachievers, don't ya know? wink1.gif Or at least I would if you want to be out in the cold that long and if I was sure it would make a difference. Otherwise, shorter distance, better time. It really is a toss-up that way!
02-28-2013 06:28 PM

Shanti grouphug.gif I hope that you get a break soon. You deserve a nice warm vacation with room service and no balls to juggle.


kerc, gah! You deserve a medal for surviving kids in snowsuits, never mind needing to do it in front of childless folks. You are strong and amazing whether you ski a 5k or a 50k. Don't hurt yourself trying to prove something to your kids (or to yourself).


Welcome, emma! I agree with the rest of the advice- excellent shoes, some rest and a bit of a treadmill incline. As a devoted trail runner, I need to put in a plug for running on a softer surface than a road or treadmill- I find it harder to get a good rhythm/form on a treadmill.


Geo, I love the exchange with the doctor's office. Hooray for a quick appointment!


Plady, I would love to run with you on the 16th, except I'm at a wedding that weekend :(


I had a very short call into work this morning, and took an 8 hour shift (they offered 12, but I counter-offered 8). It busted my plans for a fourth run in a week, though. Fingers crossed for tomorrow. This evening I had to settle for push-ups and circuit stuff at home instead.

02-28-2013 05:37 PM

Where are the weeks going? I wish I had time to keep up with reading here but this has been a crazy busy stretch. I think I am juggling too many balls in the air but I can't see how I can drop any of them. Yikes.

02-28-2013 05:11 PM
tjsmama emma~Welcome! It sounds to me like you probably jumped in a little too quickly. Definitely make sure that you're wearing appropriate shoes, and that you're putting the incline at a 1. I feel like the treadmill surface can contribute to shin splints, too. Is it possible to run outside? I hate to say it, but you may need to back off a bit until you heal up.

kerc~Sorry that your weekend was a bust. greensad.gif

plady~Good luck to your DH!

real~Enjoy the drive. It sounds lovely. As long as they don't get a freak snowstorm like they did last week. winky.gif

I had great plans to go to the Y this morning for a run and spin. Instead, I'm coming down with the plague. Again. irked.gif I've had some sinus drainage for the past couple of days, but when my alarm went off this morning, it barely even registered. So I apparently turned it off and then I woke up at 12:30. yikes.gif Hopefully that helps a little, but I am SO snotty right now, it's disgusting. And tired. Ugh. Must get better before working 4 out of 5 nights starting Saturday...
02-28-2013 11:38 AM

Hola, It's been a busy week of lots of reading on my phone. That means I can't type very much.


Last weekend dh talked me into traveling to the ski marathon (to watch) that's about 2 hours from here. We stayed with friends. A couple who own a condo, a couple who work in town and a couple we didn't know. No one else had kids. I could probably just stop there and not go on with my story.


But I'll tell you anyhow:  ski marathon. Lots of friends doing it, some who are parents, but no other mothers. I, of course, am not skiing the marathon. I'm there to schlep kids around who don't particularly love crowds and who don't love spectating ANY sporting event. We can walk to the start from the condo. We do, much talk about how there isn't a place to pee so we should go before leaving the condo. You can see where this is going, no?   Oldest tells me she HAS to go about 30 seconds after dh starts. HAS to go. We're about 1.5 miles from home. It's soft snowy roads. So we boost little kid onto my back and bam, make it just in time for oldest to get her pants down and pee ALL.OVER the bathroom floor (but fortunately not on her pants or boots, which she'll need for the day). ~crabbing, moaning, etc.~ Leave to watch the finish. Youngest's turn. There's no place to park but she's telling me she's about to pee her pants (did we not learn anything from dd1?). Quick park car, onto the back, into the bathroom (no pee on the floor this time). But we're now 40 minutes from "home" and have zero dry clothes with us. Walk out to where we're spectating and look at watch. Super. It's about the time I'm expecting dh and our (childfree) friend. Friends' wife didn't want to stand and watch with us (which felt pretty dang awful btw), so its me and the kids. And Leah has to pee again. Super. See guys go by, hit bathroom, find dh at finish line. Avoid major freakouts by small children (miracle, since it is PACKED).


We're all rounded up and head back to the condo. Friends call after we've been there for at least an hour. They stopped for beer, won't be back for dinner.


So...not an athlete, no other mamas to hang out with and leftout of the social scene. It was a kinda crappy weekend.  Here's the killer: you know how kids draw broad sweeping conclusions? 7 yo: "Mama, Moms can't do ski marathons." No amount of convincing would allow her to understand that the woman who came in 10th is currently pregnant, the woman who took 1st in the age group I fit in has three kids, etc. Until she sees it happen, it isn't real.


Going north to Canada this weekend. My options are: 8km, 20 km, 35 km, 50 km.  My initial intent was to do the 35km race. But I never got in a real long training ski (I'm a mom with a full time job, married to a guy who works 4 jobs to make about 1.8 full time jobs - this just happens). I could certainly finish 35km or 50 km. I'm slower than the rest of the (childfree) friends who are going. What race do I do?  I did a "I have an hour, how far can I ski before picking up kids" trial run Monday and skied about 7 min/km.  My athletic ego says either do a long ski and just go for a "tour"  or do the 20km and feel ok about how you finish.  My mama ego says, "dammit I can do the 50km, my kids apparently are getting the message I can't."




and now I have to run to a meeting. so hello all of you sorry this was all about me.

02-28-2013 09:57 AM
sparkletruck Emma - Yes on the shoes! Get checked. I go to a running store where they have a treadmill (TM) that is filmed, so as you run on it you watch a video of what your feet are doing. It was amazing. I tried on several shoes and watched myself run with each of them and found one that prevented X,Y and Z, and my injuries have subsided a LOT. Good luck!

Geo - dont you love how bureaucracy's target the lowest denominator? I have such a bad blunt attitude when I deal with them, like, ok, let's just cut to the chase shall we? Here's what I know, and here's what I want bag.gif

Plady - Fingers and toes crossed!!!!

Real - Are you me?! Are we the same person?! Crabby: check. Not cut out: check. disappointed.gif You are a powerhouse! You can be an occasional crab without guilt! If I was nursing that much I'd have posted the kid on ebay wild.gif Flagstaff is beautiful! If you have time for a run, its a beautiful place for it (maybe google search some trails). And the drive should also be beautiful. And if you have time, Sedona is maybe 30 minutes away and much warmer, and, that's right, beautiful lol.gif
02-28-2013 09:53 AM
mommajb Emma, plady and geo had great advice. Enjoy the running an let the blisters heal. Stepping and running on the same day is quite a bit.

Plady, :goodvibe for your dh and the bar exam.

lofty, you sound like you feel better. if I never answered, JCC is Jewish Community Center, much like the YMCA but this one was much posher than any Y I've been in.

real, alone time in the car? scenery? I'd enjoy it as long as the roads were clear. I hope you find it blissful.

runningmommy, are you doing the monumental? Haven't you done that half before?

NRR: I just simplified our schedule. Each daughter (and each son for that matter) had a different place to be at the same time on Wednesdays. This would work if I only had 2 daughters but I have 3 dd and 2 ds. I took middle daughter's carpool last night and pulled her out of the activity (and ran after speaking with the teacher). She will join one of her sisters as she is already enrolled in those activities and had been missing practices. As a funny aside, it was the second day on my running clothes so after taking the others home I asked dd if she could smell me. She said yes, and that I smelled like a skunk. There was bad skunk smell in two big spots coming home so I still don't know if I was too stinky. eyesroll.gif

RR: I had a great run last night - just hard enough to make me feel accomplished for finishing w/o walking and met my goal for the month. Time to step it up a tiny bit. (and do some laundry)
02-28-2013 09:14 AM

I figure that setting to "1" would mean 1% incline.  The point is to give it a little incline to help you strike more on the ball of your foot.


Originally Posted by loftmama View Post

Geo, love that confirmation from ds's teacher! Great news! Now, I'll be curious if it's a one-time phase or if it's a learning style. Sounds like he has a great teacher, too, which is awesome!

If we ever get human cloning working, I'd suggest we start with her.  We'd fix the country's education problems.  She truly is a gem.  I have orchestrated a campaign to have all the parents nominate her for the town teacher of the year award.  It took very little effort.  I sent an email to the parents in the class, and by the end of the day we had 15 nominations.  I haven't looked to see if the other 4 families put something in later...

02-28-2013 08:52 AM
loftmama Plady, oh no! fingersx.gif that he passes! love.gif the polar bear comparison. Perfect! Bwahahaha!

Emma, Welcome.gif So glad to have you join us. I'm in Texas, too. Which part are you in? I think Geo and Plady have some great advice - especially about running shoes and a professional store. I switched to barefoot and Vibrams a few years ago; if you have questions about bf, let me know. Ow on those blisters!!

Geo, love that confirmation from ds's teacher! Great news! Now, I'll be curious if it's a one-time phase or if it's a learning style. Sounds like he has a great teacher, too, which is awesome!

Tjsmama, speaking of awesome... great report on your ds, too. You think he gets all that helpfulness from his mom? smile.gif You do sound busy, but it sounds fun, too. I couldn't find a skiing icon, so jammin.gif

Real, good luck on the trip. Nice job on the run. And hug.gif on the less-than-perfect-parenting day.

RM, My boys love rollerskating and rollerblading, too. No night munchies here, but I 2nd nuts.

Mel & Sparkletruck, love.gif the book talk. I've added those titles to my Goodreads list.

Sorry if I left out anyone.

Exercise: Got in a bit of exercise yesterday. Soooo much happier to finally move my body! I'm out of town with no running shoes, so it's just lunges, planks and push-ups but at least it's something. But, oh, what a difference. I think I'm almost back to normal!
02-28-2013 08:33 AM
Originally Posted by Geofizz View Post



*Make sure your shoes are appropriate to your gait.  Head to a proper running store and have them watch you run/walk and find a shoe consistent with that gait.

*Put the treadmill on a 1% incline instead of flat.

*Make sure you warm up, cool down, and stretch out once warm.  I run 5 minutes, then stretch out slowly, then resume the run. 

*Make sure you take rest days to not run -- either take the day off entirely or mix it up with another activity.


Good luck!  And stick around to tell us how you're coming along. ;)


Thank you so much!


Ok a question:  What is a 1% incline?  Does that mean set the incline to 1?  redface.gif


I'm warming up and stretching...maybe not enough though.  I'll start spending more time on that. 


I do yoga on 2 of my off days, but I'm also doing step aerobics 2x week (on my run days).  I don't know how the step action is interfering with the whole process...


I'm going to get to the shoe store this weekend!  Thanks. :)

02-28-2013 08:25 AM

Hi Emma! 

I think it's easy to forget how new a new activity is to our bodies!  Have you also changed out your socks to see if that makes a difference in the blisters?  Maybe you could do some aqua jogging until the blisters are healed, it sounds like they're not going to be able to if you continue running on them.


Real - Enjoy the drive, I'm sure I would.  It gets increasingly beautiful as you go farther north IIRC.


Gaye - Congrats on the good report from school!  That feels good!


MelW- Do you want to come over for the SJI marathon/1/2 marathon/10K?  I think MegsBK may be be coming too!  We could do some dingo partying. And maybe I can figure out how to get running again enough to do the 10k.  June 16.


RR: No.  I tried sitting in the steam room yesterday to see if it would help but I actually feel worse today than I did Tuesday so still no boxing. 


NRR: Dh is currently on day 3/3 of the bar exam.  He says he was surprised at how difficult it has been.  He says he hears now that it's the 2nd hardest in the country after CA, why this is news now I don't understand.  But whatevs.  I just hope he passes because he has studied so hard and because spring tends to trigger his allergies which triggers his depression and I think failing the test right at the start of that could be incredibly difficult to navigate.  So fingers crossed for him to pass and be able to move forward.

02-28-2013 08:07 AM



*Make sure your shoes are appropriate to your gait.  Head to a proper running store and have them watch you run/walk and find a shoe consistent with that gait.

*Put the treadmill on a 1% incline instead of flat.

*Make sure you warm up, cool down, and stretch out once warm.  I run 5 minutes, then stretch out slowly, then resume the run. 

*Make sure you take rest days to not run -- either take the day off entirely or mix it up with another activity.


Good luck!  And stick around to tell us how you're coming along. ;)

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