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hi everyone, hope ya'll find this thread.<br>
I ran yesterday afternoon -- a brief 1.5 mile jaunt with the dog. I was reminded of why the plan of drinking lots of coffee, eating some chocolate and then going for a run is a bad call. Maybe TMI, I know.<br><br>
My goals for the week:<br>
(a). run two more times (in laws will be here so life might be hectic)<br>
(b). continue situps every other day.<br><br><br>
Dh has a plan to do a turkey trot on thanksgiving. Only there are no official races so he's running his own. 1030 on thanksgiving he's trying to start a group run. We'll see how it goes.
 

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Hey...good to see somebody else is out and about this week (not shopping, running!). I ran once this week and will run on Thanksgiving with my friend who'll be here, and then I have a 23-mile run scheduled for Saturday! so I'm gonna eat my fill on Thursday. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
In other news, dh announced last night out of the blue (helped by Brazilian liquor, it was his birthday) that he is going to start running! So I'll let y'all know how it goes. He just lost 20 pounds through diet, but he said he's starting to feel "creaky" and wants to get in shape again. woo hoo!<br><br>
Have a great day, everybody.<br>
Peace.
 

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I did a turkey trot this morning! Woo Hoo. It was an 8k and I did it between 40:45 and 41:00. It took 45 seconds to even get to the start line and then another 15-20 before I even started running! Very crowded. It was really windy which made the 33 degrees feel much cooler. I went out a little too fast and I could tell I haven't been doing my speed workouts <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So the next race is the jingle bell run (5k) the second week in dec.<br><br>
I ate my fill for dinner! Mmmmm...turkey, candied yams, green bean casserole, corn, herb cheese bubble loaf...and pecan pie for dessert. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
Have a Happy Thanksgiving all!!
 

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I ran my first race this morning... a 5K Turkey Trot. I was soooo nervous, but it worked out just fine and I made it in under 30 minutes. I just wanted to 'finish' - that was my only hang up. LOL!<br><br>
So glad I did it! Wouldn't have ever done it without these threads! Thank you, Patti Ann especially, for even inspiring me in the 1st place.<br><br>
Thanks,
 

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no running for me.there's no official turkey trot in town and I was hosting thanksgiving. yay to those of you who made it out. we did a walk yesterday.<br><br>
My own personal win today was leaving some dessert on my plate (that and having my MIL witness my dd asking for noodles instead of dessert!).
 

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Dawn-great job! Kelsy and I ran together again. We ran 30:39, but it took us about 45 seconds to even get to the start and then we had lots of slow people in front of us. She definitely was not feeling as good as last time because she hasn't been running as much, but she kept running and finished. About the same time as last time with the time delay. Doesn't it feel great to say you finished the race and accomplished that goal. Under 30 is also great.<br><br>
Mamabeth-Good luck on the 23 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"> . I will be thinking of you. Carbo load tonight. Yeah for dh. I think my getting into running more has really inspired my dh too. It's great. He was a runner in high school, but got out of it. Now he runs 3-4 times a week regardless if I do or not.<br><br>
Kerc- <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> for leaving the dessert on the plate. You're a better woman than I.<br><br>
BBM-Good job on the race. Glad we didn't have your weather for our Turkey Trot. It was 61 when we woke up. It only started to drizzle after we finished the race. I wore the long sleeve shirt they gave out and I was a little to hot. You never know what the weather will bring on Thanksgiving. I was preparing for your type of weather.<br><br>
Did some marathon shopping today. Maybe a jog tomorrow.<br><br>
Patti
 

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I have to agree with Patti about mamabeth's 23 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> I will hopefully be there in about 5 months...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> So did you buy anything good Patti?<br><br>
I ran about 5.25 this morning...slow pace, but it felt nice. It was cold, 27...but it didn't feel that cold...maybe because I was running in the woods...At one part in the run I have to run up the steps to get out of the glen...I am estimating it to be about like 3 flights of stairs. I'll have to count them next time.<br><br>
Dawn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Great job and congrats on your first race!!!<br><br>
Kerc - you're a better woman than me. I ate all of my pumpkin pie tonight and I will probably have a piece of pecan later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy">!!!
 

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Hi! I went running three times this week. Thanksgiving was today because DH's brother's family decided to come out yesterday instead of Wednesday because of snow. I think they made a wise choice. Karen has a bad case of Hannah (age 6) worship.<br><br>
We had a great time playing with all the kids, and the turkey dinner came out fabulously. We served just a little bit to go with the turkey and stuffing since we were serving only 9 and you can barely count the 4 kids. I think the 3 year old ate the most and he had 1 slice of turkey and a slice of bread.<br><br>
I ate all my dessert and Karen's too, since she prefered a muffin to her pie. I plan to run tomorrow as well.
 

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I just had a wonderful run! The weather was so nice! Warm (ok, I now call 45 warm) with the sun shining and no wind. DD fell asleep ten minutes into the run so I got to run without pointing out every dog, squirrel, cat and airplane. I think I've found my route, easily expandable from 2 to 6 miles with minimal car traffic. It remains to be seen if it works well at night, though.<br><br>
DD is now finishing off her nap with DH in the recliner. They're so cute. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Hey y'all...<br>
Sounds like everybody had a great turkey day. Any other race reports? Congrats on your first race, Dawn! And BBM, great time! Patti, I think it is just so cool that you can run with your dd now. I'm looking forward to that if my dd is into running.<br><br>
I did my 23 today, and it was rough. I hurt my neck (slept wrong plus stress) on Thanksgiving when my friend and I did three miles, so that wasn't good, plus I didn't go to the chiro beforehand, and it was way colder than I'm used to (um, what you call warm, Geo! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"> ). But all that aside, I did it, at about a 12-minute pace. Slower than I've been doing but oh well, like I said, it was rough. At that pace I won't break five hours, which is my secondary goal (first is to finish, of course!), but maybe that's not meant to be for this first one. So I am sore and tired but not too horrible.<br><br>
Keep on running!<br>
Peace.
 

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Congrats on the 23 miles, Beth! Wow. That's amazing. Remind me now, when's the marathon?<br><br>
I didn't used to call 45 warm, either. I used to call 45 @#$% cold, and I'd go out with a hat, scarf, turtleneck, sweater and jacket and contemplate adding long johns and wool socks. Then I moved to Michigan. Today I took DD to the park wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.
 

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WTG BETH!!!!!<br><br><br>
(due to a crazy spam filter problem, mdc made me unable to post for several days. fixed now)....<br><br>
dh and I ran almost 5 miles sunday. He was pushing the jogger and I was struggling at the end, but we made it.<br><br>
Geo -- where are ya running these days? Have you been along the bike path by the olentangy? Phil might like it for roller blading. (you can see it from 315 as you head north)
 

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I'm running more towards the west than heading to the river. As it is, it's about 1.5 miles to the bike path, so to run along the path is a pretty long run these days. It's good to hear it's good for rollerblading. I'll mention that to Phil.<br><br>
I wonder if we should just start a December thread instead of a weekly one? Our numbers are sliding with the mercury.
 

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Geo I agree...a monthly thread may be nice. If it gets too big we can always start a new one. I'm going to need you guys more than ever this winter!<br><br>
I ran a 5 m fartlek this morning. It was pretty pitiful, given that I'm sick yet again (3 x in a 5 wk period! grrrr)<br><br>
Welcome to ohio!<br><br>
kerc - cool running with dh and getting him to push the jogger to boot! :LOL
 

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Beth- <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbsup"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> That is great. How many weeks until the big day?<br><br>
BBM-Feel better. When is the marathon you are starting to train for? Maybe one day.<br><br>
Kerc-Yay on the long run!<br><br>
Geo-Hope you're enjoying Ohio.<br><br>
I haven't run since the turkey trot. Hoping to get out there today. No chance tomorrow, and then we leave around 2am on Thursday morning for Mont Tremblant, Canada until Monday evening. I will be skiiing instead of running over the weekend. Maybe I could see if the hotel has a treadmill.<br><br>
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Thanks Patti - the marathon is not until may. So, I just began the training program for it. Oh I am green with envy over your skiing!! Have a great time.<br><br>
Okay so question of the day/week/month...whatever - any ideas what I can do to build my immune system? It really seems to suck right now and I'm getting downright evil about being sick so much. I was going to look into vitamin supplements (in addition to my multi-vitamin). I already eat a pretty balanced diet...so I think I'm good there. What do you all do to stay healthy?
 

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Hey all,<br>
thanks for the good wishes. I am feeling more recovered after a short run and chiro visit, plus lots of casual walking. I'm feeling very confident about the marathon though, because even though I was hurting I knew I could have squeezed out three more miles.<br><br>
It is...(thanks for asking).....on January 9! Less than six weeks away!!!!<br><br>
BBM--which marathon are you doing? Somehow I missed that you had actually signed up and are training! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/partytime.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="partytime"> Which program are you doing? I've had great luck with Galloway but lots of people do the Higdon plan and it works too. Sorry you've been sick. I wash my hands a lot, but other than that, I think it's just luck, good or bad. My whole congregation was hacking and coughing on Sunday so maybe it's just a bad streak.<br><br>
Patti--I am soooo jealous of the skiing! I hope it's great weather (or snowy, at least) for you guys. I was always so tired after skiing that running didn't happen. Hope you guys have a great time.<br><br>
Take care! I'm all about recovery this week from running, plus dh is out of town again this weekend.<br>
Peace.
 

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oh and I think that a monthly thread would be fine. I love checking in though and I will definitely need the support at least for the next six weeks or so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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mamabeth you are rockin'!! I am so impressed. I haven't signed up for the race, but my plans are to do the Cincinnati Flying Pig in May. We'll keep pushing you on! The program I'm doing is the one on the cool running website for intermediate runners. The beginner program I didn't like. I just don't think you can train 5 days a week with one long run...I did that for the 1/2 marathon and I was always recovering from the long run. I think you have to have a strong enough base and enough mileage to handle the long runs, if that makes sense. But the intermediate level does that for me, some of the speed workouts may be a little intense and I may modify them somewhat for my needs.<br><br>
Geo - I'm not anemic, but I'm frequently borderline. As long as I take my multi I'm okay with my iron levels. I think I get enough vit c, but I'm wondering if I should take a supplement. sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> yeah uh-huh...Actually I get a good amount, but still not quite enough for me - I seem to need a lot of sleep.
 
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