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chimera
03-25-2006, 10:26 PM
Hello everyone!

For those new to us, we're a group of people who are planning to participate in walking/running events throughout the year. Some of us are training for the 2006 Disneyland Half and for the 2007 WDW Half/Full marathons. We'll also be posting news/training for various other events throughout the year. We range from non-running beginners to triathletes. Come join us, whether you're training for an event or walking/running for fitness!

Here's the Marathon FAQ, a great place to answer your marathon questions:
Disney Marathon FAQ (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=725285)
And some websites for further running/walking info:
http://www.runnersworld.com
http://www.coolrunning.com
http://www.halhigdon.com
http://www.running4women.com/
http://www.runnergirl.com/index.shtml
http://www.katherineswitzer.com/fitness.html
http://www.irongirl.com
http://www.marathonguide.com
http://www.marathonwalking.com
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com
http://acefitness.com/getfit/freeexercise.aspx
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/
The John Bingham site:
http://www.waddleon.com/
Jeff Galloway's site:
http://www.jeffgalloway.com/

Race Etiquette with Miss Road Manners (http://www.rrca.org/publicat/missrm.htm)

Pacing Calculator (http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/Running%20University/Article%201/mcmillanrunningcalculator.htm)

Good training everyone!

chimera
03-25-2006, 10:27 PM
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akasleepingbeauty Rhonda TX
aladdinsgirl Krista OH
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andromedaslove Dana FL
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chimera Mel FL
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MdmMim
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plutosmyfav
03-25-2006, 10:35 PM
oops, the new week started while I was busy posting my thread. So I'm double posting to be current!


Hi Guys
This is kind of a downer post. I can’t get ahold of Mom, so you’ll have to hear my wining. :confused3

As you know, I’ve been overwhelmed at work. Friday was a night mere. I got there at 8:30AM and turned around and found myself frantically trying to tie up lose ends at 5:30 so I could get to DS’s daycare on time. I don’t have 9 hours of recollection; it was all a blur. All I know is I have a “drop dead” deadline of April 18th that was supposed to be last Thursday and I still don’t know what I’m doing. I did something very out of character. I marched down the hall and grabbed people. (well, not literally) I basically said “do you know hardware? Come with me”, “do you know Simulink? I need you right now”. I did this until I had 6 hardware experts and two new guys that didn’t know any better. I have no authority to pull people off of their own projects but it’s a funny thing, when you speak with authority people responds affirmatively. I’m sure the new guys were thinking “who the h is she?” They probably went back to their desks to check the roster.

The good news is that not one of them could solve my problem, and the 8 of them forming a think tank still couldn’t come up with a “oh that’s how it goes” sort of aha moment. This is good news because I have been drowning in self-doubt and insecurity because the higher ups that dropped this in my lap keep telling me this should be trivial and acting curious as to why I’m struggling. Well if 6 MIT experts don’t see a readily obvious solution then it IS NOT TRIVIAL. Not to mention this is the sort of thing people go to school for 4 years to learn how to do. I got it dropped in my lap and the next thing I know I’m being billed as a hardware expert. The bad news is the flip side of the good news that my team of experts didn’t see a readily obvious solution and I still have to make this work.

The reason this is even remotely pertinent to the thread is I am battling a full blown panic attack. All day Friday and today my chest has been so constricted I have to force myself to take deep breaths. The only time that I don’t feel scared that I could be losing control is while I’m running. I even tried other exercises. I ran 6.5 miles today and my breathing was under control. On top of that, my blood pressure is out of control. I don’t know if its this panic stuff or one or both of the meds I had to start after the marathon, or the fact that I’ve been really sick for two weeks. But my normal bp is ~128/78. I’ve been monitoring it since Friday and I’ve had readings as high as 150/105 but mostly 140/95. And my usual "bragging rights" resting pulse rate in the 40s is now in the 90s! Can panic really cause that kind of a spike? I’ve been on the meds since mid-January so its odd that they could all of the sudden cause this. I’m a wreck. I've been working late, missing workouts and hardly seeing my family.

Sorry to be such a downer. My chest is imploding. I'd give anything to walk out those doors and never look back. Too bad I earn 80% of the family income. :confused3 :sad2:

Sunny

PS I did get in 6.5 miles thogh :goodvibes I ran at the track with my eyes closed! I just let my eye lids flutter enough to see the white lines on each side of my body. It was very trance like and therapeutic.

chimera
03-25-2006, 10:59 PM
:scared1: I'm going to quit whining about the weather for awhile. Last week, I was complaining about the heat, so this week it's cold. Cold enough that I did my 4 miles on the TM today. I did R3/W2 and ended up with a 14:27 pace...not bad for the TM, but certainly not the 13 minute miles I was flirting with outside last weekend.

Carol...congrats on your 3.5 miles! Good luck with your busy week!

Sunny...have you been taking any OTC cold or sinus meds? Anything with a decongestant like Sudafed (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine) can spike B/P and heart rate. If there's any chest, arm or jaw pain or shortness of breath with your chest tightness, go directly to your ER, do not pass GO, do not collect $200. Heart symptoms are usually more intermittent than constant, but women don't always have the kinda symptoms we expect. Could be anxiety, reflux or reflux inspired by anxiety. I ended up in my primary's office a couple years ago with wicked chest pain due to a horrible work situation and ended up with garden-variety reflux. And a plug for my specialty, heart rate and B/P could be an over-exuberant thyroid. If you don't feel up to the ER and this stuff doesn't improve with time this weekend, definitely call your primary on Monday. Feel free to PM me...I'd be happy to look at your new meds. Not likely they'd cause symptoms like this after 2 months, unless they're hormones...could cause a clot.

Papa...LOVE Bearnese Mountain Dogs! Am I the only one that watches Westminster every year? ;) Our dog's a pound puppy...part border collie and part :confused3 .

Jodi...congrats on making your fundraising goal! Hope you're feeling better and get to try the new Garmin soon!

Kim...what training plan are you following?

Lisa's back!

Nancy...glad to hear the injections are over!

TnT...congrats on your 3 miles! Great pace :banana:

Jen...congrats on your workout!

Tiff...how many days until Minnie?

Carrie...how was your weekend?

Cam...hope you're feeling okay. How's the hip?

Dana... :wizard: for you and DS with the surgery.

Helen...did you make your deadlines? Are you sure you can't stretch that holiday just a teensy bit? :teeth:

MelR...race report!

Who else was racing this weekend?

We have some health issues lately. DD13 was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis 2 weeks ago...basically something she was born with. We've been referred up to the children's hospital in St. Pete, but are still waiting for the scheduler to call us to set it up. The treatments are surgery or just watching to see if it worsens. She's about done growing by standard estimates, so there's a possibility it won't get much worse. Other problem is that she may need heart and kidneys checked...since this appears to be a birth defect, we might have to look at other organs that developed at the same time as the spine to be sure they're okay.
And we found out that DH is wildly allergic to the cat...and the oak trees in our yard...and the neighbor's yard...and the whole state ;) We can't do anything about the trees and he's not willing to send the cat away. We got the cat a few months before our wedding...cat was only 8 weeks old and fit in the palm of your hand. Looks like allergy shots may be in his future.

That's our saga for the week! Good training everyone!

gradtchr
03-25-2006, 11:43 PM
Sunny-Big hugs to you panic attacks are the worst. Med wise there are some medications that you can be on that won't affect you at first but given time the side effects will begin and can get worse. It's worth checking out with your doc. Great job on the run.

Mel-I hope things go ok with your daughter! As for your DH being allergic to everything I am too but there's no way I would give up my meowsers or by bunnies or the outside. I'm not on shots because I hate needles but am controlling with claritin but the doctor loves to try to have me get rid of my animals and it won't ever happen! :teeth:

jodistar
03-26-2006, 07:44 AM
Hi Everyone,

Feeling a little bit better today (slept most of yesterday). If I don't go out with the Garmin - I will definitely go down to the fitness center......I have to do something it's driving me crazy being in all of this time.

Mel - What is congenital scoliosis? I had scoliosis (curviture of the spine) I ended up having an operation on my back when I was 11....not sure what I went through is the same thing. :wizard: for your daughter.

I'm with your DH - can't get rid of the cat :)I too am allergic to cats but I couldn't never get rid of the cats. I used to do shots but I got such a bad reaction, so I now do drops although......Medical Insurance does not pay for the drops (it gets expensive). Just throwing out another option.

Well, I am going to run for now - hopefully I will have something to report later.

Jodi

lizdotcom99
03-26-2006, 07:52 AM
Good Morning!

Sunny, please take care of yourself! Sorry to hear of all your woes. That does not sound like a fun situation to be in. Hope you are feeling better soon and that you can find a solution between you and all those IT guys!!

Mel,sorry to hear about your daughter! Thinnking good things about her appointment and that everything else is OK. Sorry about the hubby too! I am another one of those allergic to EVERYTHING!! I have been allergic to my dog forever. There is no way he is ever going anywhere. We are both content to have him sleep where he always has....right next to me. My doc gets so mad about that. What can you do. I live with my itchy eyes and take LOTS of allegra. I once had a very bad reaction to the shots...so they are not an option for me. With or without the little guy, I still am allergic to so many things, he is just one more to add to the list/ Allergies are just something I have learned to live with.

Hi Beth, how is your training going? Hope all is going well!

Here is my news...I have been having some horrible back pain for the past few days! Today is the first day I can actually get out of bed and stand up straight! My half is less than a week away...and I am SO Undertrained!! Imagine that....anyway, I haven't decided what I am going to do yet..I may jsut do the 5K....or walk as much of the half that I can....there is still time to figure it all out. None the less, we are going to have a great time!! Hope for good weather in Columbus Saturday!

I start my new job tomorrow and an very excited! The first week...actually first 4 days...I am off on Friday :teeth: is looking pretty intense. I have to attend a week's worth of classes on all kinds of stuff. Should be interesting..or at least I am hoping it is! Anyway, off to finish reading the 9000 pages of HIPPA stuff for Monday.

Looks like we are going to have a nice day here...so a walk will be in my agenda!!

Happy training!!!

Liz

TiffJ
03-26-2006, 08:10 AM
6 WEEKS UNTIL MINNIE!!![COLOR=Red] :cool1: :thumbsup2 :cloud9: :woohoo: :lovestruc :cheer2:

ok , just had to put in alot of happy smiles. Not that I'm counting down or anything ;) And it is actually only 5 weeks, 5 days until I leave for it.

I was supposed to do 6 miles yesterday but was only able to do 4.7 because I got a cramp in my side. I tried to walk it off, but it wouldnt go away so I quit. Not a happy camper about that. My mom (who also does the Disney races) did a 10k yesterday & her pace was 13:11. And that is with NO running. I told her I was going to have to book it to keep up with Nana. DS said "you should be faster than her, she's old" Aren't kids cute :rolleyes1

Today is swimming & DS brick workout. 2 miles bike & 1/2 run is what he needs to do. He is doing great with his kids marathon & I am so thrilled about it.

Sunny-it could be the meds or it could be stress. Sounds like you have had more than your fair share lately. I hope you get it figured out soon (both health & computer issue :goodvibes )

Mel-Good luck with DD. DS5 had some health issues when he was a baby. I know how it is to worry about your kids. We are here for you :grouphug: I am getting soooo excited about the Minnie.

Have a great Sunday everyone!!!

DisneyGirl
03-26-2006, 08:30 AM
Sunny-- I hope everything starts to work out better!! I used to be an engineer and used to work with modeling software and stuff like that all the time-- this probably won't be comforting at all, but I wouldn't be able to count the number of times that I couldn't solve a problem, and it seemed like it would never happen, only to have everything click at some point. It will work out, but take care of yourself in the meantime!!!!

Mel-- I'm sorry to hear about your daughter-- I'm sure everything will be fine. I can relate to your husband's allergies-- I'm allergic to everything (except cats, that is)-- and this is the time for them to start surfacing!!

Liz-- be careful with your back-- I had some horrible back pain a few months ago, and ended up just making it worse because I wouldn't rest!

Tiff-- I can't believe it's only six weeks until the Minnie!!! I guess i've been so fixated on the Columbus 1/2 that I completely ignored it! I have to get going on figuring out my training for the five weeks after the 1/2 next weekend! Don't worry about not hitting the whole 6 miles-- it's just 1 run, and you did make most of it!!!

I'm off to get in my last "long" run before the Columbus 1/2-- 5 miles-- I really hate tapering-- I have so much energy, and I feel like I'm just not doing enough!!! It's 35 degrees out, but because I'm a wimp when it comes to cold weather (however will I train for the Goofy during Cleveland winters???), I'm going to the gym to run around the indoor track 50 times :-)!

jodistar
03-26-2006, 08:40 AM
Quick Question:

Most of you have mentioned wearing a belt that you carried stuff in during the marathon. What do these look like, where do you get them? The only belts that I have ever seen are the belts that give you support while lifting weights.

Mouse Skywalker
03-26-2006, 08:41 AM
Good Morning Everyone:

I ran with my AP Learn to Run program yesterday, and had a great run. I was at the very back of the pack, and ran and chatted with another woman. But I ran 2.5 miles in 26 min. I felt pretty good. I'm going to try for another 3-4 mile run outside today. I was talking to the people at the Fleet Feet running store, and I decided to volunteer to help out with the "Spring Forward" 15K on April 2nd. I thought I could bring the princesses princess: princess: and they could see a race too and cheer on the runners.

MelR - Wishing you luck on the Hogeye Marathon today! Can't wait to hear about it.

Jodi - You've done a great job with your fundraisers. Congratulations! And good for you those are both such great causes. Good luck getting over your cold, and hope you can get out there next weekend with your group.

Kim - where in Upstate NY are you? I'm thinking of running the Genesee River Trail in Rochester for my training today.

Hi Lisa :wave2: long time no see. Good to hear from you again. and good luck on your decision to run the Minnie.

Dana - Here's PD :wizard: :wizard: for everything you have going on in your life right now. It sounds like you really have your hands full.

Oh Sunny - I'm sorry you're having such a rough time at work right now. Hopefully your bosses will see what you're dealing with is not trivial at all. It definitely sounds like your panic attack is affecting your health and blood pressure. Hang in there, take some time for yourself. I think the runs are the best thing you can do right now to clear your mind. Maybe you could try some meditation or relaxation exercises too. You can get through this just take it like you would your training, one step at a time. And run...

OK, now I'm off to read the posts for this week's thread.

Mouse Skywalker
03-26-2006, 08:55 AM
OK, now that I'm reading the posts from this week, there's a couple of other things I want to reply to.

Mel/Chimera - I hope everything goes well with DD13's scoliosis. I hope it doesn't affect her too much and she doesn't have any heart or kidney defects. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and your daughter.

How did your run go Jodi? Hope you're feeling better. Did you get to play with your Garmin yet? I'm really coveting one of those. I have this dinky Timex Ironman running watch that I use. It was really my DWs, but she's not using it anymore. The face is so small I can barely read it. I've been dropping lots of hints that for Father's day I would love to get a Garmin or maybe the Timex Bodylink system. Jodi - I've seen the fuel belts at my running shoe store. I'm sure they have some there. Do a google search on "running fuel belt" and you'll find them pretty quickly. Here's a link for one I came up with.

http://triathletesports.com/SearchResult.aspx?KeyWords=fuel&gclid=CIj86ubk_IMCFRRDSgodknNbgg

Liz - Good luck with your new job. Have fun! How exciting. Except for the HIPAA stuff - yuck. I hate sorting through all that government gobblydy-gook.

Tiff - Oh how I wish I could be out there with all you guys for the Minnie. I'll be there in spirit.

Sunny - here's some more PD :wizard: :wizard: to wisk all of your stress away.

Run like the wind Mel!!!! Or crawl like a snail... whatever gets you there.

k_hase
03-26-2006, 09:29 AM
Haven't run yet today, planning 15 this afternoon once its a little warmer...


Sunny: sorry about your stress but loved hearing about your theraputic run, those are the best. Hope things improve.


Mel: I'm following the Furman Institutes First to the Finish plan, its 3 hardcore running days and 3 hard cross training days. My short race times are improving, we'll have to see about the marathon times.

Liz: Good Luck in Columbus, I hate the week leading up to the race, its usually the time when every ache, pain, and doubt creep into my head, but on race mornign you'll be fine!

Jodi: one brand name is fuelbelt. They sell belts that hold small flasks of either liquid or gel. There are also fuel belts (generic) that hold a larger water bottle. Roadrunner sports or your local running store can help.

Dave: I live in Sodus, east of Rochester and work in Webster at the HS and part time at Medved running in Pittsford. I typically run out here, but know lots of folks who run Ovendoor on sat. mornings in Pittsford along the canal path. We also run together tuesday nights at MCC, we meet in the ESL parking lot at 6. The road loop is 2 miles, we do between 3 and 4 loops depending, at what ever pace strikes you. There are some wicked fast guys, but lots of regular people too. After we usually go to dinner in Fairport at Donnelly's. You should join us.

Mouse Skywalker
03-26-2006, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by k_hase: Dave: I live in Sodus, east of Rochester and work in Webster at the HS and part time at Medved running in Pittsford. I typically run out here, but know lots of folks who run Ovendoor on sat. mornings in Pittsford along the canal path. We also run together tuesday nights at MCC, we meet in the ESL parking lot at 6. The road loop is 2 miles, we do between 3 and 4 loops depending, at what ever pace strikes you. There are some wicked fast guys, but lots of regular people too. After we usually go to dinner in Fairport at Donnelly's. You should join us. Hi Kim- Wow, small world. I live in Brighton, and my "Learn to Run" program is organized by Fleet Feet on Monroe Ave in Brighton. My princesses, DD5 princess: and DD8 princess:, have been taking skating lessons at the ESL since we moved here in January 2005, and I'm down by MCC all the time. I might join you some Tuesday, but I think I need to build up a lot more endurance before I do that. I could probably do 1 or 2 loops around MCC right now, and it sounds like you guys are really, really fast. I'm training to run the Lilac Festival 10K. Isn't Medved one of the sponsors of that race now? I really want to run it because the course goes right down my street in front of my house. I have visions of my family standing in the front yard cheering me on as I run by.

chimera
03-26-2006, 09:58 AM
Jodi...this is the pack I use

http://images.roadrunnersports.com/images/rr/accessories/medium/rru-901.jpg RRS Pacer Waist Pack (http://www.roadrunnersports.com/cgi-bin/rrs/rrs/ProductPg.jsp?baseProdKey=RRRRU901&brand=RRS&BV_SessionID=@@@@1770463226.1143383480@@@@&BV_EngineID=haddgfcfejiebekgcgecfeedgg.0)

DD13's scoliosis is congenital because she apparently was born with some deformities in her vertebrae...one is wedge-shaped and 3 others are fused together.

Sunny...DH is a network/IT guy. If you can explain your problem, I'll ask him about it.

Tiff...I had the cramp thing too. Distance doesn't seem to matter, I've had it at 9 miles and at 1.5. The only thing I've figured out is that it comes when I'm breathing too shallowly (often when it's cold).

Dave...the Garmin is official WISH team equipment ;) I think Amazon has the 201 on sale now that the new models are out. Great pace on your run!

DisGirl...tapering is hard! Good luck on Columbus!

Liz...good luck on your new job! :wizard: for your back...hope it doesn't keep you out of Columbus, you've worked so hard for it!

HORRORS!! Just got an email that ASICS is discontinuing my purple shoes :sad: Guess I'd better stock up before they disappear.

k_hase
03-26-2006, 10:02 AM
Yeah, we do sponsor it. I get a free entry even! I'll probably be giving out packets and numbers and not running though. I'm doing Mad City Marathon a couple of weeks later and I know that I burn myself up trying to get an age group award at Lilac.

You shouldn't worry about your pace with us. The self-named slug goddesses run with us, they average 11-13 minute miles. There are a couple of people who run/walk for a lap or two. The nice thing about the MCC loop is that we can all finish at the same time (sort of!) in the same place. If I do 3 loops and you do 2 we still end up at ESl and have dinner at Donnelly's!

Oh, and Fleet Feet is the evil interloper!!!

Just kidding, sort of!

Stop in sometime. I work friday nights til 9 and saturdays all day, most of the time. I am working tomorrow night 5-9 as well.

AmyBeth68
03-26-2006, 10:21 AM
Wow! Lots going on. :guilty:

Mel: Pixie Dust for your daugter! Please keep us posted on her! :grouphug: I'm sure all the testing is just precautionary....I will be keeping her in my thoughts that they find nothing else going on!

Sunny: Sent you a PM. But I want to send you more pixie dust that things start to settle down. The stress you are dealing with is serious and those panic attacks can be really debilitating. But as others have said medication can cause all sorts of reactions as can illness....and you have been sick for 2 weeks. Last year I had horrendous chest pain....after I had been sick for a long time....turns out I had pneumonia! So definitely go see your doc. I'm sure you don't have pneumonia...but it's worth checking our your BP, meds, etc. :grouphug: Please keep us posted.

Dana: Oh my goodness...your poor baby! :grouphug: Pixie dust for him and for YOU as you certainly have a lot going on right now. I'll definitely keep you guys in my thoughts!

Mouse Skywalker
03-26-2006, 10:33 AM
Oh, and Fleet Feet is the evil interloper!!! Ha, Ha! I thought you might say that. Seriously though, I just happened to wander into Fleet Feet when I arrived here in Rochester last year, and I discovered this Learn to Run program and signed up. It was really kind of random, but everyone there has been really great and supportive. Since going to Fleet Feet, I started to hear about Medved but I didn't know where it was. I'll have to wander down on a Friday evening sometime.

andromedaslove
03-26-2006, 11:33 AM
I just wanted to pop in and say Hi :wave2: The baby is feeling much better right now, the pink eye medicine has really helped, and quickly too. He is still coughing a bit, but it is getting better. I wish I could say the same for me, this cold is kickin' my butt!! Thank you everyone for all your well wishes and pixiedust: I have decided that I just don't like the month of March at all, it seems like every year March is the most hectic. The hardest part about being sick while all of this is happening is that I can't go for a run. I have always used running as a stress reliever. So let's all pray that this cold goes away soon!!

Here's a pic of my little man... for anyone who wants to see!!
http://images.snapfish.com/34665%3C745%7Ffp343%3Enu%3D3233%3E4%3C3%3E333%3E23 244%3C3424%3A%3A7ot1lsi
It's his little Tom Cruise impression!!

Sunny - I am so sorry about the anxiety/panic attacks. I had never had them before until after my second baby was born still. There is nothing worse than feeling terrified for no reason whatsoever. If running helps, use that to your advantage, and check in with your doctor.

Mel - I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Sending lots of pixiedust: your way. My DH is also allergic to the cats, and he won't even ask me to get rid of them!! He knew coming into this that I had my cat and agreed to let me get keep the other we found at McDonald's.


Take care everyone. I'll check back in later.

Dana

jodistar
03-26-2006, 11:47 AM
:rotfl: Hi Everyone,

Well, I got out today and ran with the Garmin.....I can definetely tell why all of you love it so much! I used the personal trainer feature; ended up run/walking a 5k (in around 37 minutes). My stomach is getting a little bit stronger but not nearly strong enough (it's a work in progress, I guess) or maybe it's like what one of the runners in the running group said that your stomach will adjust if you run outside a little more regularly.

Tiffany/Disney girl (and whoever I missed) - I am so excited for your running the Disneyland half.....you will have to tell us all about it.

Dave/Kim/Mel - Thank you for getting back to me about the belts....now I have an idea of what I am looking for :thumbsup2 .

I'm also debating on getting a reflective vest for running at night.....I want to keep up with running outside - I really dislike the running on the threadmill and now that nicer weather is here, maybe I will invest :).....Sunny you've created a monster! I followed your journal and then followed you to this thread :Pinkbounc

Dana - Your son is adorable!

Well, that's it for now everyone! I may be do practice some of my Pilates on the Bosu later (I really have to strengthen my core).

Jodi

TXBelle
03-26-2006, 01:02 PM
I took my dog on my walk/run this morning. We did 5k in 46:49. Slower than I would like, but I did do negative splits! I am off to take a bike safety training course in preparation for my MS150. Thinking of Mel during her Hogeye marathon, I mean training run. :)

AmyBeth68
03-26-2006, 01:48 PM
Dana: Your little guy is SO cute! Glad he's feeling a little better....now some pixie dust for you to get well soon!!!!

Mel: Thinking of you!!!! :cheer2:

Did my 3.5 miler today! I'm happy to report that I ran the whole time! :teeth: Managed 10:34 mpm...not too bad! The entirety of mile 3 was up hill so I felt it was a good run to prep for my 5K in April. I think I'll run that same course at least once a week. The last .5 miles of the 5K is a hill so this should get me in shape :thumbsup2 .

Heading down to stretch and do some abs!

lilouisianagal
03-26-2006, 01:51 PM
Sunny: :hug:

Mel: I'm another one who is allergic to everything (all animals, anything outside, anything inside, wasps, and shellfish!). So naturally I have two dogs, four birds, two guinea pigs, and I go out to ride at the barn. The only animal that I actually react to in real life is male cats. Why only males? Beats me! But the more I'm around them the less the reaction over time. The allergy doc tried to put me on meds but uh uh I am not doing that, when I got off of them everything was worse. Good luck with that. *pets the kitty* *sneezes*

Liz: :cheer2: You can do it! Do be careful though.

Tiff: Wow your mom was bookin' it! Is she a race walker? If I could get my walk times that high between runs I would be flying high :teeth:

DisneyGirl: Running an indoor track 50 times-- makes me dizzy just thinking about it!

Yay! I love my Garmin! During my 10mile long run Friday I decided to name him "Cricket" ....yes I named my Garmin. (My laptop's name is Bug in case you were wondering) Anyone who was watching me run was probably cracking up b/c everytime it would chirp (beep) at me I would make a face. We're still.....working out our relationship. Two quirks that I'm trying to figure out: Can you set intervals to repeat for a certain distance (or until you hit lap)? And when you are doing intervals is there anyway to get it to record your mile stats (instead of just each interval)? Definitely my new favorite toy! And I started cracking up and dancing today when it played its little music at the "Workout Complete" time!

Friday, I finally decided that I couldnt run on my shoes anymore so I went to the running store to get another pair. Keep in mind that I've only had these for two months and put 225 miles on them and they are gone. The owner of the store looked at them and was amazed at how fast they had gone thru. She says I am a toe striker and since most runners are heel strikers the shoe makers tend to design shoes to be durable in the heel and not in the toe-strike area. I had the Asics Kayono IX (sp?) and I absolutely loved them while they lasted (all two months of it) and I loved that they required no break in for me. Sooo she looked and found another pair of Asics that fit great (as I put it "they fit like home"), but that the treads in the toe area are designed differently and there is a break point that may help. She also insisted on a 20% discount since the others didnt last long. :goodvibes I've completely given up on coordinating workout colors....the first pair I had were light blue/silver (Asics Kayono X), the second were purple/silver, and these new ones are red/silver (Asics Gel-1110). Luckily I am so not a fashionista and could care less! I went running in them this morning in them and they felt great. I love that the toe box is a bit roomier which is a bonus.

Oh and I decided during my long run that I definitely need to be bringing food with me so I picked up some Kudos granola bars (the height of nutrition neh? hehe) at the store and I will be hunting down a fuel belt. I need to get one anyway for my runs this summer where I'm not pampered by having water fountains along the route. But I'm trying to figure this out: if you are supposed to get 8 to 12 oz of water every 15 min when you are running then for a 10 miler (takes about 2:15) then I would need to carry 90 oz of water? None of the belts even hold that much! I did see the platypus-type thing (I don't know what runners call it but thats what we called it when hiking), and that carries more. Does anyone use one of those? Does it get hot? Can you rate your water flow? ...I'm gonna be so weighed down by water I wont be able to :Pinkbounc

Well I'm off to....rest...uh I mean study :teeth: yeah..study :rolleyes2

jodistar
03-26-2006, 01:59 PM
Yay! I love my Garmin! During my 10mile long run Friday I decided to name him "Cricket" ....yes I named my Garmin. (My laptop's name is Bug in case you were wondering) Anyone who was watching me run was probably cracking up b/c everytime it would chirp (beep) at me I would make a face. We're still.....working out our relationship. Two quirks that I'm trying to figure out: Can you set intervals to repeat for a certain distance (or until you hit lap)? And when you are doing intervals is there anyway to get it to record your mile stats (instead of just each interval)? Definitely my new favorite toy! And I started cracking up and dancing today when it played its little music at the "Workout Complete" time!


OMG - that's so funny, I tend to name things but I haven't named my Garmin (at least not yet)......I too love the workout complete music. That put a huge smile on my face. :teeth: Glad you enjoy your Garmin as much as I do mine. :)

aladdinsgirl
03-26-2006, 02:37 PM
Well, we're back to square one. :rolleyes: I attempted to run 6 miles yesterday, I made it 2 before my IT band started hurting. I'm not sure what to do now, I took 2 weeks off from running, cross trained 5 days a week for the past 2 weeks, started lifting weights, stretched before I started, I even did w3/r2. I had a 20 minute breakdown after I got off the treadmill before I reevaluated the situation. So here's my plan: I'm going to take another 2 weeks off from running, continue to cross train, but use the ellipitical instead of the stationary bike, continue to lift weights and walk at least 2 twice this week--instead of only cross training. I bought an ITBS band to help keep things in place, hoping that helps too. I'm still doing the Flying Pig half (6 weeks from today :cheer2: ), although I may be walking it or walk/running it. I'm walking 8 miles Saturday (gotta get the steps in), 9 miles on April 9, and then I'm going to trying running 3 miles on April 11--that will be 17 days off from running. If anyone else has any tips, I'd love to hear them!! :listen:

Sunny-- :grouphug: so sorry that you are stressed out and not feeling very well. Take care of yourself, your health is your #1 priority.

Melissa--How was the "training run"? I've been thinking about you all day.

Mel-- :grouphug: for your daughter. Hope you figure things out.

Liz--Good luck tomorrow!! How is the house situation coming along? Have you broken ground yet? We built our house in 2003, I loved the whole process. Stephen and I have already decided that we are definitely building our next house.

Dana-- :grouphug: for everything!! I'm glad your baby is feeling better, what a cutie!! I'll be thinking about you this weekend, keep us updated.

Jodi--I told you that you would love your Garmin!! Good job on your fund raising.

Kim--Good luck on your 15 today!

Carrie--How was your weekend? I hope this week is better for you, you deserve a break!!

Tiff--I get the side stitches every once in a while too. I don't get it, I always thought people who weren't in shape got the side stitches, I've learned that's not always the case. I've read in Runners World if you get a stitch, stand up as tall as you can, put your hands in the air and lean against the stitch (if it's your left, lean right to stretch your left side out) this can be done while running or walking. If that doesn't help, stop and stretch out, doing the same thing, but holding the stretch. I think the side stitches have something to do with lack of oxygen, but like Melissa, I will not make medical guesses!!

I think I'm going to try to walk 3 miles in a little bit, feeling like slug with only doing 2 miles this weekend.

goingthedistance
03-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Greetings everyone, just checking in to see what all is going on. Looks like the DL 1/2 is now full. It seems that the DL 1/2 filled up faster than the WDW did last year.

I have not signed up for the goofy again this year yet, but it is becoming more and more likely. Receiving the certificates and the CD definately helped me forget what running a 1/2 and full back-to-back feels like!

I did 20 miles yesterday in 3:34. It felt good to get out there and get the miles back up. Now it is taper time for the Albuquerque Tricentennial Marathon on Apr 22.

I have discovered that I am faster when I run with music. Maybe the music distracts me from my legs? Who knows. Of course, I just loaded a bunch of random songs from my computer onto my MP3 player, so I have a wide variety of songs. It goes from U2 to Disney songs to Guns'N'Roses to the Wiggles.

Happy training everyone, and try to stay injury free. Even if it means taking a few weeks off to recover.

Paul

MelRhoads
03-26-2006, 06:47 PM
Hey everyone!! I'm back. I'll have to post race report later. I ran the marathon, got free massage, ate pizza, went to awards ceremony, used the bathroom paper towells to "bathe" (memaw calls it a "spit bath") and went to a baby shower 30 minutes away!!! I'm home, but filthy w/ horrible hair and in a dress! Must take a shower and love on the boy. Set a PR today 4:42 :-) I didn't mean to, it just happened.

I have lots to respond to and I will, just not now.

Mouse Skywalker
03-26-2006, 07:11 PM
Welcome Back Mel!!! Congrats on the PR!!! :thumbsup2 :cool1: :thumbsup2 Maybe that pig nose opened up your airways like a breath right strip.

k_hase
03-26-2006, 07:12 PM
Two quirks that I'm trying to figure out: Can you set intervals to repeat for a certain distance (or until you hit lap)? And when you are doing intervals is there anyway to get it to record your mile stats (instead of just each interval)?


But I'm trying to figure this out: if you are supposed to get 8 to 12 oz of water every 15 min when you are running then for a 10 miler (takes about 2:15) then I would need to carry 90 oz of water?

The Garmin Question: You can set it to track your intervals. Go to Interval Training using your mode and arrow buttons, select it. From there you can tell it what intervals you would like, by distance and rest time, by distance and rest distance, by time and rest time ,and time and rest distance. For example on tuesday I need to do 6x1200 with 2 minutes of rest. So I select distance and rest time, type in the numbers and it will ask me how many reps. It won't take mile splits in this mode however. You can get your average pace for the run off you history page, but it won't give you each mile.

The Water Question: 8-12 oz every 15 minutes is a little excessive I think. I usually carry none for any run less than 15 miles. Over 15 on a cold day I can get away with a 20 oz bottle, leaving me a little thirsty at the end, on a hot day I have to refill that bottle at least once (usually at a convenience store!) on runs between 15 and 20. IF it were really hot or I didn't feel especially good I would take water on even a short run. And I take it to the track. I typically drink every two miles because that is how far apart most water stations are and only a couple of ounces at a time, otherwise my stomach gets upset.

crzy4pooh
03-26-2006, 07:16 PM
Hey everyone! :wave2:

Sunny - so sorry to hear what you're going through! I hope things get better soon! :grouphug:

Mel - I hope you are able to get an appt for your DD soon, and that things go well! Good job on the treadmill! Thanks for complaining about the heat - I ran outside and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! (although I was frozen by the time I finished... but much better than last week's heat!!!) :sunny:

Jodi - so glad you are feeling better today! You asked about the fuel belts - DH and I both have the ones by Fuel Belt. Mine has a place for a water bottle, a flask for gel, a larger zipper in the back (that fits a cell phone nicely), and a small pocket in the front (used it for gel incase I lost my flask). The have pretty much any configuration you could think of, including one with two water bottles, or those with a bunch of little bottles. Our running store carries them, but I also got mine off their website - more options to choose from. We both used them for the marathon and they worked great. Hope that helps!

Liz - I hope your back gets better quickly! Yea for the half coming up - you can do it! :cheer2:

Tiff - Sorry to hear about the cramping. I also do the arms over your head & stretch thing. I've gotten some very strange looks while out on the road, but you gotta do what you gotta do! :thumbsup2 EEK - 6 weeks til Minnie - but I can't wait to see you all!!! :banana:

Disneygirl - Hope your last run went well! Good luck at the Columbus!!! Ya'll are going to be awesome!!! :wizard: for great weather!

Dave - good job on your 2.5 miles - that is a great time!

Kim - Hope your long run went well! :thumbsup2

Dana - Your little man is so precious! Glad to hear things are getting better for him - :wizard: for you feeling better as well!

Heather - great job on your negative splits!!! My dog has to socialize with everyone on his walks - we've never even come close to your time! :dog:

Amy - Great job on your run!! You are going to be awesome on your 5K!!!

Claire - Too funny about Cricket! And I'm glad you got your shoes switched. Sorry I can't help on the garmin questions - I never use the intervals, but DH has on occasion - I'll ask him if he has any suggestions.

Krista - I don't have any advice on the IT band, but hugs!!! :grouphug: I hope you are able to run again soon - you have a great attitude about it, though!

Paul - Awesome job on the 20 miler and good luck on your next marathon!!!

Melissa - Great job on your PR today!!!! Way to go!!! And you have to love the free massages! ;)

:goodvibes Lynnda

crzy4pooh
03-26-2006, 07:25 PM
Duh! I got so excited by how well everyone was doing that I forgot to post my own update... :lmao:

Saturday I ran 8 miles and I had negative splits. The best part was that miles 7 and 8 were in the 11 minute range - Woo-Hoo!!! And I shaved 6 minutes off last week's time. It felt great but my legs were sore this morning!!! Today I went to the pool - I LOVE the cooler weather because it means I can actually get a lane on the weekend! :thumbsup2 I did 90 minutes. After the guard trainees left, I had to pool all to myself - I would have loved to have stayed longer, but my calves were seriously cramping. The workout felt great, though! Tomorrow will be a long bike/short run if my calves are better - otherwise a light bike day.

Hope everyone has a wonderful evening!!!

--Lynnda

jodistar
03-27-2006, 05:32 AM
Morning Everyone,

Today is going to be a tough one to get going.....I had a hard time sleeping not totally sure why.

I finally heard from my friend who will be doing the goofy challenge with me. I now understand why I haven't heard from her - she had nothing to really report, she's been laid up for awhile because of a foot injury. She's probably going crazy right about now because she is a super competitive person. Hopefully she will read a bit about running now - she thought I was crazy for reading all of the books that I have been reading.

Last night I did end up doing a little bit more training - I ended up doing the Bosu exercise DVD that came with the piece of equipment, along with some of the exercises that my trainer had given to me.

Well, I should start getting ready for the day now. Have a good one everyone!

Jodi

Kristi1357
03-27-2006, 06:38 AM
I am still getting used to who's who here - but you guys are all such great inspiration!

I went out Saturday morning to do my 2 miles with hubby's Garmin. I ended up walking/running it in 25:xx. I cut over 1 min. off my time from Thursday.

I also took over DH's mp3 player. Awhile back I gave him a list of "Kristi's running songs" and asked him to start making a playlist for me. I forgot alot of what I asked for. So, I was about hysterical, walking/running in my neighborhood when Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch came on with "Good Vibrations!" I was laughing like a fool around my neighborhood! :crazy:

Yesterday was my crosstraining day, so I did my Leslie Sansone 3 Mile DVD last night.

sap1227
03-27-2006, 07:18 AM
I missed checking in and training last week, we have all been sick around here. I have some kind of cold/flu thing and I am still miserable. I am having a really difficult time catching my breath. I am hoping tomorrow I will be able to get through my walk/run.

I am off to read last weeks thread so I know what everyone is up to.

Christy

DisneyGirl
03-27-2006, 07:48 AM
Good morning everyone!!!

Only 4 days until the Columbus 1/2!! I was up bright and early for my very easy 30 minutes on the elliptical machine (I can remember when that machine was hard at level 3-- this morning I cranked it up to 7, and should have gone higher!!). Yesterday's 5 mile run was less than stellar-- I got a cramp at about 3.5 miles, and ended up walking the rest-- it just wouldn't go away (I guess I should have stopped for a few minutes, but I'm just not that good at doing that). But, for motivation today, since all I can think about is the 1/2 in 4 days, I am listening to my running playlist on my Ipod all day (in fact, I just might do this the rest of the week!)

Jodi-- great job doing some more training (I can never do anything besides a few sit-ups at night!) I always see those Bosu balls at my gym, and want to try them-- I see more and more people trying them out

Kristi-- isn't it fun to have songs like that to run to? I have quite a selection of New Kids on the Block songs myself (don't tell anyone :-)), but Marky Mark sounds like something I may have to add!

Christy-- I hope you feel better!! It seems like everyone is sick around here!!

have a great day everyone!!

keenercam
03-27-2006, 09:02 AM
Sunny – I am sorry work is so stressful for you. I hope SOMEONE realizes soon that what they are asking for just isn’t possible. In the meantime, DON’T let it affect your health. Good thing you have running for an outlet but don’t overdo. Sending a :hug:

Mel – Sending pixiedust: for DD13. How scary. Has she been having symptoms of back pain and such? Poor kid. Teenage years are hard enough without having to deal with health issues, too. How sweet of your DH to be willing to suffer with his allergies to avoid sending the kitty to a new home. I knew I really liked that man! :goodvibes: BTW, are your plans still such that we will miss each other when I am in WDW this weekend? :sad:

Jodi – I found a great fanny pack online at the REI outlet. It is made for women and has a place where the water bottle slides in on a slant so it fits nicely at the base of my back, and the pocket was large enough for my camera and cell phone and power bar and Kleenex. It was perfect and I can’t imagine doing a distance event without it, especially since I can’t tolerate a lot of energy products or drinks. It lets me carry everything I need, comfortably.

Lisa -- Nice to see you back and I'm glad to know you are taking a much needed break, but hope to see you here more frequently.

Dave – That was an awesome pace! You have come so far in such a short time – literally and figuratively. Congratulations!

Liz – I am thinking of you so much today as you start your new job and training. I hope it all goes very smoothly and that you enjoy the people you will be working with. I am glad to know you will enjoy the event this weekend regardless of whether you do the entire thing or within the regulated time. I am jealous of all the fun that you and Lily and Molly and everyone else will be having!

DisGirl – Tapering is very unsettling, but you are going to have a GREAT time this weekend! Have fun and good luck!

Dana – You have been through such a rough time, but I hope you are all feeling better soon. Your little man is absolutely adorable! What a cute picture!

Claire – I’m glad you found another pair of shoes, and I hope you find they feel like home, too! I know how it feels to try a new style and I am still trying to bring myself to try the new style I got for a trial run when mine were discontinued. Of course, I also went on line and found my discontinued pair somewhere else and ordered another pair of those, in case the new style doesn’t work out. The new style is U-G-L-Y so I am really going to have to talk myself into them if they are otherwise a good match.


Melissa – Welcome back, sweetie! And congratulations! You sound wonderful! :cool1:

Heather – congrats on your great walk and what wonderful exercise for your furbaby! I am going to have to take Cali out soon, though I really have no faith in her ability to even make it a mile. She is built like me, very short and broad and short legs. She is so outrageously cute, though and I know she’d be wonderful company!

Paul – Good to know the memory of the physical torture dims! DH is planning to do the Goofy in January and I am hoping that is far enough off from the Delaware Marathon that his memory of the torture of a full isn’t too vivid!

Lynnda—Awesome workout! I can’t imagine WANTING to work out longer, but right now I’m hoping for WANTING to workout at all!

Kristi – We’ll have to compare playlists. Sunny gave me some great ideas of some European techno music that really gets me moving so fast that I have to slow myself down. I haven’t heard that version of “Good Vibrations” – will have to check it out on itunes.

Christy – feel better soon! :goodvibes:

I haven’t had time to train at all, since we were in and out of town all weekend. I leave for WDW Thursday night and have a ton of stuff to get done between now and then. I really need the getaway, and I am definitely looking forward to getting in some workouts while in the World. My breathing is marginally better, and my cardiologist assures me it is something I can improve with time and training. My hip still isn’t better but I am going to do lots of stretching before I do an extended workout next time and see if that brings any relief at all. I haven’t even had time to think about it, much less do anything to work through it. AND – it is soooo gorgeous here today (high 50s and sunny!) and it is so hard to be at work when I actually, finally feel like getting outside for a LW. UGH!

Well, back to bury myself in the paper on my desk. Get well and stay well everyone!

solotraveler
03-27-2006, 09:16 AM
Good morning all!!

Just back from Arkansas late last night. What an amazing incredible trip!!! :cool1:

I did manage to get a couple of runs in down south, although I forgot to bring my Garmin charger along so I don't know about distance. I did about 25-30 minutes through some fairly rolling hills.

Heather- THat's a great time running with your dog!! If it were my dog, it would easily take twice that long since A) he's 115 lbs and therefore slow, B) like to hold onto his leash while walking slowing both of us down and C) would constantly need to stop for extended sniff breaks. :rolleyes:

Krista-- I hope things improve quickly with your IT band. pixiedust:

Paul-- 20 miles in 3:34 is an awesome time! Great job!

Mel-- Wow!! A PR when you weren't even trying!! I wish I could do that! congrats!

Sunny-- :grouphug: about the work stress. Been there, done that for sure. I hope things calm down for you soon.

Today should be 5-8K for me. Depends on my mood and the weather, though. I STILL need to get a 10K in... hopefully this weekend.

Got to dash for now-
Happy training all!!
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

MelRhoads
03-27-2006, 10:02 AM
So... Here is the race report

This weekend I ran the Hogeye Marathon in Fayetteville, AR (Sunny calls it fatville). The marathon is actually very small. The 1/2 Marathon is really big b/c it is a part of our "Grand Prix" race series. Sarah, EC, always runs the 1/2 every year b/c she usually places or wins in her age division. This race comes just b/4 the best adventure race in Arkansas. Last yr. I did the 1/2 w/ EC's husband and we considered it a training run for the adventure race. (He is fast too, but ran w/ me to keep me company). This year, EC, Phil and EC's husband are doing the big adventure race together w/ our other team mate john and I am going to be the support crew. Basically all that to explain my running partners for the marathon.

Since we went rock climbing on sat., we missed the expo and packet pick up at the raddison in fay, on sat. We all got up early (6:00am is early for me, especially on a weekend) and got our race packets and numbers. It started out in the low 40's, but was to be warm and sunny, so we were all wearing shorts and long sleeve shirts over short sleeves. Since it was cold, we waited in the lobby of the raddison until just b/4 race start (very nice compared to disney) We all lined up outside just b/4 and someone mumbeled something over a bull horn, then there was a gun pop. OK that must be the start. We walked until we could start running (just a few seconds) The race starts in the downtown square and then winds through the older parts of the town near the U of A campus (for the 1st 4 1/2 miles) It was very hilly and pretty. Phil and EC's man were pretty good about staying w/ me. EC's husband and Phil had not really done much running training. They each did one long run of 10 miles 3 weeks b/4 the race. They both train very hard for the adv. races, so they just don't spend as much time running as they do mt. biking, orienteering and other outdoor activities (they do a ton of aerobic though). They are both very quiet men, so..... They were actually quite funny to run w/ b/c they both love to practice for the adv. races, so they were estimating distances and counting paces to mile markers and other land marks. We ran pretty consistantly to the turnaround pt. I actually had a cramp in my calf at mile 11. I have never cramped on any race ever!!!! I kept running and it just slightly bothered me the rest of the time. We pretty much ran until mile 20, only walking the h2o stations. We did stop for 2 or 3 bathroom breaks. That was the most well supported race I have ever run in regards to hydration! Since the race was a relay and an out and back, EC finished the 1/2 and then after her post race massage, turned around to jog back to the 1/2 t/a pt. again (this was the 6.55 out and the 20.whatever back) After she met me there, we sent the fellows on to run at their desired pace. The last 2 miles are super hilly so I walked the inclines. At about mile 23 sarah and I picked up a young man who was running his 1st marathon. He was sitting on the side of the road! We gave him a pep talk and forced him to stay w/ us till the end. I'm sure he enjoyed being drug around the last few miles by a couple of older ladies!! I did have a sip of beer at the top of the huge hill at 24 mile marker. (I wanted to experience the whole course) We did not make it to get the pig noses, so EC and I used our fingers to make pig noses for the photograher! I think they are going to turn out nicely.

The best parts of the race were 1)spending all that time w/ Phil and knowing that he was out there just for me. 2)Running that young man in to help him finish his 1st marathon. 3)When we got just around the corner from the finish line, the boy was standing on the corner w/ my parents and he was cheering and blowing a whistle (That was THE BEST!!!!)

My time (I checked official time last night) was 4:43.02. Still a PR (but the clock was still reading 4:42 when I came in the chute!!!!!) I placed 4th in my age group and 13th overall. There were 5 in my age group and 16 women overall.

Phil and EC's husband finished in 4:31. They gained 12 minutes on me in the last 6 miles. EC's husband came in 3rd in his age gp.(running by far his slowest marathon ever - i think his best time is 3:45) Phil came in near the middle of his age group. (Obviously a PR as he has never run anything longer than 1 10k race last april!)

I sore this morining, but I'm hoping it's nothing an afternoon nap won't cure. In a little while, I'll post a race pic that my dad took and the elevation profile.

MelRhoads
03-27-2006, 10:36 AM
Here is the elevation profile for Hogeye
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p9a946105f8e2788b2df46fb32afbec23/efaf7767.jpg

Here is the pic of phil and ryan finishing (phil has the dark hair and black shirt:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p192524cf3c9441a1a597d0843074ebb1/efaf86e0.jpg

EC and I finishing (me for the 1st time, her for the 2nd :rotfl2: )
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p1973bcffd69d82b98a51bb46c9637492/efaf819a.jpg

k_hase
03-27-2006, 10:36 AM
Mel-great report! And congrats on a PR. Helping out newbies on the course always make a race better.

Paul-yippee, try not to fall into the madness that is taper time.

Lynnda-love love love negative splits, great run

Kristi-only thing better than negative splits is cutting time from your run, awesome (don't you love the garmin/mp3 combo, make me feel like robo runner with all my attachments!)

My 15 went alright. I decided to run with out garmin, I've been feeling too much pressure lately to reach specified paces etc I decided just to run how I felt and enjoy the sunny day. I think I only went 14, took a new route just to make sure I wouldn't make time comparisons. Overall not bad, just a hair short.

wtpclc
03-27-2006, 10:50 AM
Oh my, where to start?

My weekend was fabulous! Went to quickly and always hard to say goodbye to my friend, but it was great. Plus, I got all of our marathon training logs and all of our marathon trip in my scrap book!! 109 pages!! I still need to journal, but what fun to relive it!

solo - Congrats on teh results of your trip!!! Must have been a lot of fun, what a great year for you guys!

mel - (((hugs)) Good luck with your dd's appointsments!

Sunny - That is awful! Try to take care of yourself! ((hugs))

Dana - What a cutie!

Amy - Woo hoo for your new running partner!

Kristi - Welcome!!

Cam - Hope you're doing better and did not have to work too hard this weekend!

Apologies to the many, many poeple I missed!

I'm fully recovered and feel much better. Now I just need the time to start work outs again! meetign tonight, so it looks like tomorrow. :(

plutosmyfav
03-27-2006, 11:09 AM
Mel-- So sorry to hear about DD. I will PM you with my "TMI" when I get a chance. I'd love your opinion.

Lynda-- great job on the neg. splits and shaving 6 minutes. That's an awsome improvement.

Lisa(lovesPooh) Glad to see you! I've missed you :grouphug:

The water question: Water consumption is largely dictated by weather conditions. I recall an 18 miler last summer where I consumed a gallon of water/ade and still was 2-3 lbs lighter at the end of the run. It was 80 deg and high humidity. (Remember my shoe puddles?) I've also done 14-15 mile LRS with a single 16 oz bottle in the cold climates. YMMV

MelR-- What a great race report. That must have been so fulfilling to help the guy make it through. I saw a guy on the side around mile 20 at Disney and his friend/girlfriend trying to get him to continue you on. He was crying. I said a prayer for him, I felt so bad for him. Your PR is awsome, and that's with 2-3 pit stops. Wow!

I'm still in panic mode but I've made my voice heard at work. I've got to go pump some iron to get some muscle relaxation. This is doing a job on my fitness level :sad2: Poor DS is now sick with what I've had for 2+ weeks. TG Spring is (almost) here.

Sunny

Honeibee
03-27-2006, 11:24 AM
Good morning everyone. :flower1: It really IS spring-like today here in New York for the first time. I love it! :mickeyjum

I've been suffering from two ailments. One I know what to do about, the other I don't. :rolleyes2

Both my knees have been killing me lately. I was trying to think of what I've been doing differently. I added only ten lunges each leg and a couple of minutes on the stationary bike. I have stopped both things and I'll see what happens over the next few days. Other then that I have no idea why they hurt so much.

The other thing I'm suffering from - which I really don't know what to do about - is lack of enthusiasm. MFM has been sitting on my nightstand for a week now and I haven't even picked it up. I've skipped my last two LWs. I'm not feeling all psyched about doing this. What do you do about waning enthusiasm? Maybe the nicer weather will help. Maybe getting outside and getting some sun. I've got to get out of this slump. It really stinks.

Having said that....I did do my usual 45 min @ 3.8 @ 1% this morning. And it did feel pretty good. (Except for the grapefruit-like knees I now have.) So maybe I am already on my way out of this slump. :rolleyes:

Lisa - Glad to see you again! :yay:

Sunny - OMG! I feel so badly for you. :hug: I hope you get things resolved. No job is worth your health. Thank goodness you are so fit and strong and can work out to relieve some of that stress.

Mel - My DH was/is allergic to our cat and our horses! He got the shots and now sleeps with Lena on his pillow. (Lena is the cat, not the horse :lmao: ) The shots worked like a charm!

Jodi - I'm glad you're feeling a little better today! :goodvibes

Liz - Good luck with the new job! You are probably already there as I write this! :shamrock:

Dave - Wow, you re really doing fabulous! :thumbsup2 And BTW, thanks for the visual on the pig nose. Hee hee.

Dana - You're little man is so handsome! :love:

Claire - Ha ha! Rest..study..same difference! :rotfl:

Krista - :wizard: for your knees. Maybe we should look into a group rate for knee replacements.

Paul - 20 miles??? :worship:

Mel - OMG! :cheer2: Way to go on the PR!! Great race report and pics!

Lynnda - Excellent run on Saturday! :thumbsup2

Cam - Geez, work always gets in the way, doesn't it? :upsidedow We have no time for work, we have to TRAIN!

OK, let me go see what they want from me now. Geez. :surfweb:


Judy

keenercam
03-27-2006, 11:58 AM
MelR -- awesome report! Great pix, too! Thank you for sharing! Geez, just when I thought my admiration level for you couldn't get any higher! THat was so nice, what you did for that young man. He will always remember that he finished his first marathon because of the kindness of strangers. Maybe at the 2007 full, you could double back and drag me off of whatever curb I collapse onto before the end. I am shaking already, just thinking about it.

AmyBeth68
03-27-2006, 12:06 PM
Yippeeeee....SUNSHINE and relatively WARM today! :sunny: Happy Monday!

I went to KBX today....it was a HARD class. Made my run feel like a walk in the park LOL! He did 1 hr. 15 minutes and at the end of class he says...ok now three sets of FORTY push-ups but keep your boxing gloves on.!!! ACK! Yeah...I think I managed two sets of 40 if that. Geesh! My arms feel like spaghetti right now.

So here is my ego-busting moment of the day. A good friend of mine...who has been doing KBX for a long time....ran a half marathon this weekend. No big deal right?! WRONG! The girl never trained. Other than going to KBX and occasionally running 5 miles (at most) on her treadmill. She told me two weeks ago "I think I signed up for a half marathon on March 25th". I'm like..did ya' train? She laughed. NOPE! Never put a moment's thought into it LOL. Well....drum roll.....she finished in under 2 hours. And I'm happy for her...really I am....so supportive and thrilled :bitelip: :rolleyes1 . J/K...I really am happy for her but I can't imagine doing that! :confused3 She is super-human....trust me....she is in amazing shape. Obviously LOL! :rotfl: But the whole thing blew my mind. She said all the other Team in Training girls were yelling at her on the drove home! They've all been seriously training for the event and she finished ahead of everyone. She claims KBX is the reason she can do that. I beg to differ....no way could I run a half marathon today. :rolleyes:

Judy: Sorry to hear about your knees :(. HOw are your dizzy spells...any better? And about your waning enthusiasm...I really believe that we all will be more inspired once spring finally arrives and the sun shines on us a bit more. It's been a long grey winter here! I know what makes me feel better....shopping! Maybe treat yourself to some new running type thing...a new outfit, book, something? Anyway. Hang in there!!! And have a doc check those knees if they don't feel better soon!

Mel: WTG :woohoo: on the race!!! Sounds like fun! And thanks for sharing pics! And I sure hope there's someone like you to help me out at my first marathon...I'm sure there will be times when I'll need a pep talk! You really were wonderful to help him finish! :cheer2: Great job!!!!

Carrie! Glad to hear you are feeling better and had a fun weekend!!!

Kevin: Glad to hear you had a great trip!!! Good luck on your run :)

Lynnda: WOW! Great run!!! :cheer2: WTG!!!

Sunny: Hope your little guy feels better soon! You guys really had some nasty bug there! Are you feeling better yet? Hang in there :grouphug:

Kim: WTG on your 15 miler. I don't run the long distances yet...but I find that I start to obsess over my pace. So I have tried to change up my routes a bit so that I don't know ever .5 and 1 mile marker LOL :rolleyes: . SOunds like you did great!

Cam: Wow your trip is really right around the corner :goodvibes . I'm glad the doc said your breathing is not an issue (phew!)....just keep working at it. I know that is one of my challenges as well....I try to focus one run a week on breathing and running technique. Literally not bother with pace, etc and just work on my form! Including my breathing form! I find it helps?!

Dave: Great job with your running club! Sounds like you are really improving rapidly!!! WTG!!! :woohoo:

MelRhoads
03-27-2006, 12:51 PM
Judy - I totally love amy's advice re: motivation!!!!! Buy yourself something running related. That is often my solution :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Sunny - sorry your little man is sick! That is way worse than being sick yourself. Oh, and, lift weight for muscle relaxation :confused3 :confused3 :confused3 If i did that I'd be in bed in pain for a week!

Amy - Glad it's spring for you! My running partner is super fast (she does train though)

Cam - Thank you! You are so sweet!

Carrie - Glad you are back from the land of the infirmed!!

Krista - How are your knees? I know phil had a big IT issue and he has done lots of stretching and strength training and it seems to be better.

Kim - I've gone out w/o my garmin b/4 just to experience the whole "freedom" thing. I'm not very obsessed w/ pace (basically b/c I'm a slower runner and will always be) but I obsess about the numbers. Like how far, mileage splits..... I feel your pain!

Kevin - So.... You thought your trip to Ark was wonderful? Did you enjoy Hot Springs? Have any hilly runs?????

So I found a pic of us w/ the guy (I don;t know how to spell his name, but I know what it is) We yelled (err. I mean encouraged him) to start running here and run out the finish. His parents were waiting at the end taking pics and they were very appreciative (I'm sure they heard us "encouraging" :rotfl2: :rotfl2: !)

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid202/p9119c1638bfc7adf08f05eac7139c3f6/efaf1a25.jpg

Honeibee
03-27-2006, 01:27 PM
Say. Is it me...or does novice guy look a little like Keanu Reeves???? :teeth:


Thanks for the suggestions, ladies. I think I will buy myself something inspirational. Like perhaps some lime green running pants. :goodvibes


I just realized how much of a whiner I sound like. It's hard to keep up with all my ailments. Let that be a lesson to you young'uns. Take good care of yourself or else it will catch up to you later! But anyway, I'm going to stop my incessant whining and get my booty in gear! Enough already! :moped:


Judy (going back to look at Mel's picture again....)

TXBelle
03-27-2006, 01:33 PM
Maybe at the 2007 full, you could double back and drag me off of whatever curb I collapse onto before the end. I am shaking already, just thinking about it.

Cam- I will pick you up on my way! I am sure to be behind you! With Howard's pace, he could probably double back and meet both of us at AK! ;)

MelR- I love your race report and the photos! How great of Phil to run the marathon for you. He needs to do the Disney marathon with you in January. I think Krista, Carrie, and Christa have started a trend . . . marathoning with spouses. My DH is going Goofy in January, like Cam's DH. He plans to run the marathon with me and carry my stuff. :goodvibes

Judy- Feeling unmotivated is very normal. It is hard when you are working for a goal that is so far off to keep up the intensity level. Just keep putting in the steps and maybe mix up your workouts with some other type of activity to make it more interesting. When the weather is good enough, definitely go for some LWs outside. That will definitely make you feel better.

I enjoyed my bike safety course yesterday. I am feeling more confident about the MS150. I probably will not make it the whole 180 miles to Austin, but I have raised over $900 so far for the National MS Society, and it will definitely be a great experience for me. Hey, I will actually sleep in a tent the first night of the ride. I have never ever even come close to sleeping in a tent before. (Motel 6 is as close to "roughing it" as I have ever come) I was very excited to learn yesterday that there will be massage therapists at the overnight rest stop, which my team provides for free. A free massage at the end of the first 100 miles, plus free food and beer? I am so there! :banana:

I went to the gym this morning and rode the stationary bike for 30 minutes, practicing for the hills with the hill training setting. Then, I lifted weights and was surprised to learn that I needed to increase the weight on several of the machines. Geez, working out really works. Who knew? :confused3

:wizard: to everyone with colds, aches and pains. I hate to admit this to everyone still waiting for spring, but I actually got a sunburn yesterday during my bike training. :blush:

Keep up the great work everyone! To everyone training for the Columbus 1/2 marathon, we will all be cheering you on this weekend! :cheer2:

ScoJo15
03-27-2006, 02:29 PM
Hello everyone!

Mel invited me to stop by and join the thread so here I am!

I've got a WISH Journal going on and have been at it for one month now. To make a long story short, I'm a non-runner attempting to compete in the Disney half in 2007. I've got a 5k in my sights on April 15th (my first) and I sent my application off to run in the Peachtree Road Race (10k) on July 4th. I have found the Journal to be incredibly motivating and my results have been great over the first month. I'm using Marathoning for Mortals as my "training guide" and am still figuring out my optimum r/w pacing. This weekend I did my best 4 mile run ever, averaging 11 minute miles and even completing the first mile in 9:41.

I look forward to hearing everyone's results and plans and hope that I can help out in the thread. This week I've got 32 minute runs on Mon/Thurs and 30 minute elliptical XTraining sessions on Tues/Fri. My distance run is on Saturday (4 miles).

Thanks for allowing me to join! You all are really inspiring. I hope to make some new online friends and maybe even see some of you at WDW in January!

AmyBeth68
03-27-2006, 02:46 PM
:yay: :wave: Hi Scott!! I'm so glad you're joining us here!!!

You really had an amazing week of running and XT! :cheer2:

I know you will find this group to be amazing in support and knowledge! I've learned so much from everyone here. :grouphug: THanks guys! :)

TXBelle
03-27-2006, 02:50 PM
Welcome Scott! It is great having so many guys joining our group. I know that Dave, Kevin, Craig, and Stephen will welcome the company. I love your blog site, and the photos of your family are fantastic. I sure miss my miniature schnauzers who are now chasing cats in heaven. I also admire your spirit in taking your DD to Disney alone last September, and I know it will be a trip she will never forget. Welcome to the WISH marathon team! :cheer2:

Mouse Skywalker
03-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Welcome Scott! :welcome:
This weekend I did my best 4 mile run ever, averaging 11 minute miles and even completing the first mile in 9:41. Wow, you have started off great! You will be able to do the half in no trouble. Good for you.

Great race report Mel. And good for you for helping that fella' finish the marathon. That was great, and I hope someone would do the same for me if I need it. I definitely expect pictures of you making pig noses with your fingers. Did you do that the whole race? Maybe that opened up your sinuses like a breath right strip.

So, I think I lost my running watch. I ended up going for a walk yesterday instead of a run. My DW needed to get her hair done. So I took the princesses, DD5 princess: and DD8 princess:, out to exercise with me. I took them to the Genesee River Trail and they rode their bikes while I walked. We went for an hour and did a couple of miles. I was really impressed with their biking - especially my 5yo. To be honest, I didn't feel much like running yesterday. My shins were sore from Saturday's run, and I think I had a little stomach bug (found that out later in the day). Anyhow, I took the princesses, princess: princess:, out to lunch after we exercised, and I think I left my running watch in the restaurant. Hmmm, maybe I need to get that Garmin now. Is that a sign? Kim do you have the Garmin 201 at Medved? I may have a reason to stop in now. Although the sale price at amazon.com is looking pretty good.

littlegreydonkey
03-27-2006, 04:09 PM
Hey all - well you know I said we were cyclone free, ummm wrong!!! We now have the tail-end of cyclone Wattie (?!!!) hitting us at the moment. Was very glad I did my hour run on Saturday this week as Sunday was gale force winds and sheet rain. Although the fact that we had booked a girly tour of the vineyards on a nearby island means I was on a ferry during it, that was interesting. One girl (not from our group) spent the whole day with seasickness, thankfully I used my normal seasickness treatment (sausage roll and a beer) and survived with only a mild green tinge.

Thankfully the winds have now stopped but it's still raining, so yesterday was gym day. Am trying to motivate myself to do more gym work and have a new toy (well hopefully I do, it's downloading as we speak). It's called podfitness, and it's basically workouts from trainers, that you mix with your own music and download onto your ipod to do at the gym. Will let you know how I get on but I can't wait to try a treadmill one.

That's my news, sorry not to tackle everyone in turn, but it wouldn't let me post yesterday and now there's too many people and I've forgotten what I was meant to say - other than wooo-hooo Mel on your PB and the saving of Keanu. Helen

gradtchr
03-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Dana-your little boy is a cutie!

Jodi-great job with the garmin

Heather-great job with the run with the dog. I wish my cats would go on runs with us they are leash trained but they also have us trained to follow them instead of them following us. :teeth:

Amy-great job running!!!!

Claire-I love your Garmins name-to cute!

Krista-sounds like you have a plan in mind good luck.

Paul-I know for me having something to distract me keeps me going. Whether it's music or when I'm at home on the elliptical watching tv the more distracted I am the better I do.

Lynnda-great job and hope your legs feel better

Christy-feel better soon!

DisneyGirl-good job!

Cam-Have fun at Disney and I hope you aren't TO buried

Kevin-way to run even when you're out of town. I need to keep that one figured out.

Mel-great report!

Kim-good job!

Carrie-that sounds like a great weekend. I need to get back to scrapbooking but that means finding more hours in the day.

Sunny-still thinking about ya

Judy-I hope your knees feel better soon. As for the motivation I've been lacking the past couple of months and finally found it last weekend. I hope you find yours soon.

Dave-I love the fact you are with a running club. I've looked for one in my area but they are all to far for me to want to travel to run.

Scott-WELCOME!

My update: I was not happy with the walking time that DH and I had on Saturday so Sunday we went back out and kicked it up. I was able to job more than I had on Saturday and we went 4.15 miles in 60 minutes. It is getting better to run but still taking it kind of slow to make sure my lungs are ready for it. :) Total yesterday we walked/jogged 70 minutes and went 4.75 miles.

plutosmyfav
03-27-2006, 05:34 PM
Oh, and, lift weight for muscle relaxation :confused3 :confused3 :confused3 If i did that I'd be in bed in pain for a week!


Oh don't knock it 'till you've tried it :goodvibes I hit a PB today on the leg press.... 550 lbs :sail: (don't ask me why I chose that smiley) I was feeling extra super for at least an hour before the work kicked back in! But I now have a team of about 8 people helping so I may survive!

Judy-- oh definitely buy something running related! I finally had to resort ot wearing running clothes to work 'cause that's all I got :lmao:

Helen-- Do you still have those sequinn shoes? I'd say you better start clicking and look out for flying monkeys.

Welcome Scott!

Heather-- Kudos on the fund raising and embarking on such a cool adventure! Stay safe! :wizard:

Carrie-- you organizing mad-woman, you! Not only have I not "scrapped" a signal paper, my medals going all the way back to Applefest (Oct 05) are draped over my bedroom curtain rod! Yikes, where does the time go....? I'm impressed and green with envy. Come to think of it, the family photo albums only go upto DS's 2nd birthday. ugh.

I know I've missed a ton of replies I intended...

Also, has anyone heard from Christa? Lisa (MickeySP)? Lynn? If you're lurking, I miss you :grouphug:

Sunny

MelRhoads
03-27-2006, 06:50 PM
Not only have I not "scrapped" a signal paper, my medals going all the way back to Applefest (Oct 05) are draped over my bedroom curtain rod!

Sunny - There are 2 points I would like to make about this statement. 1)That's cool that you get to keep them, the boy takes all of mine! As a general rule, he drags them on the ground and bangs them around and discards them when he becomes bored. He didn't really want the hogeye one b/c it looks like the medal i got for the 1/2 last yr. He just looked at it and said, "oh, you ran the piggie race again." 2)You could just take a picture of your bedroom curtain rod and put it in a scrapbook!! This would save time and it would be complete! :rotfl2: :lmao: Whad ya think?

Glad you got some help at work and congrats on your PB w/ the elephants or VW's!!!!

Tiger Lily 03
03-27-2006, 08:53 PM
Hi everyone!

Welcome to the newbie! More new folks! This is getting exciting. :banana: :banana: :banana:

MelR, Loved the report.

Judy, don't overdo on those knees. Maybe try some XT and mild leg work to get keep you moving and building strength in the legs and joints. Motivation?, put one step in front of the other on those days that are just not ones you want to do. Some days will be like that. Don't stop!

Love the little guy pic! So cute.

Sunny, so hoping you get it all figured out. Stress is not any fun for sure.

Dave, looking forward to the "socks report."

Columbus 1/2 is this weekend! I am looking forward to the time. I missed my 5 miles this weekend. DH and I did 2 miles today. It was a great day. XT this weekend with cleaning stuff. Spring cleaning chores and we had the weekend free, so it has begun. Had the dogs in for their dentals, major dollar investment here. One had 5 teeth extracted, X-rays for some wheezing she was having, a growth removed from her lip and stitches; the other had 1 extracted. Pain meds, heartworm meds, antibiotics....and Moaning Myrtle for a couple of days. Things are improving. I'm on taper this weekend. (Shhh don't tell anyone, but I've been on taper since my return from Goofy in January! :lmao: ) This is my quarter with the docs. I have a follow-up with one of the docc tomorrow. I'm getting closer to being done with most of the docs now I hope.

I ordered a Goofy plaque from Fond Memories and it was delivered today! It is beautiful. I am challenged in the creativity department, so I bought one. I printed a couple of pics from the event that we took and I am thrilled with it!

Keep on keepin' on everyone. We're doing great!

Mouse Skywalker
03-27-2006, 09:31 PM
Good Evening Everyone:

It was a beautiful day here today so I got myself off the treadmill and ran outside. I didn't know my course, but I think I ran between 2.5 and 3 miles in 28 min. It was a tough run today, very hilly, and my shins felt sore, but I got my steps in.

I also wanted to thank everyone here for being so positive and supportive. :thanks: So many of you have said such kind things about my running. I honestly think I would not have stuck it out for this long (almost 3 months now) without the encouragement I've gotten from this TEAM. Just this week Mel, Lynnda, Cam, Judy, Amy, Beth, and others have really been so kind in offering up support for my running. And I know the rest of you have been really supportive along this 3 months as well. Sometimes, I don't think I'm really doing all that much, but your support really is such a help to me. I just wanted to say really do appreciate everyone's kind words, and the camarderie I get from this board.

OK, enough of the mushy stuff. Thanks for everything. BTW: I got an e-mail from "The Sock Guy" and they said custom sock designs for us will be coming soon. I can't wait.

MouseDogMom
03-27-2006, 09:43 PM
I never got around to finishing last week's posts, but I've almost caught up with this week's... If my life hadn't been crazy enough for the past few weeks, my MIL went in the hospital Friday and will have surgery sometime this week. So we had to make more hospital visits last weekend while trying to move the rest of the furniture out of my mom's apartment.

It had been 10 days since I last ran, but while DD was at the orthodontist today I managed to get out and do a 30 minute wog. I was afraid I'd forgotten how!

Amy - Great time on your 3. miles!

Mel - Congrats on your PR!

Liz - Hope your back gets better soon.

Scott - Welcome!

Good luck to everyone running the Columbus 1/2 this weekend!

Jackie

crzy4pooh
03-27-2006, 11:03 PM
Lynnda—Awesome workout! I can’t imagine WANTING to work out longer, but right now I’m hoping for WANTING to workout at all!


Cam - :teeth: I have to agree with Sunny on this... it is such a great stress reliever! I will admit that at this time in my life I really do have very little stress except that which is caused by a hyper 2yo... :blush: I think I should have been a fish, though - I LOVE the water! Have a great time at WDW - maybe it will inspire you so much that you will want to workout!!! :thumbsup2

Jodi - Great job on the bosu last night! Hope you had a good day - I totally understand the not-sleeping thing!

Kristi - Yea for improving your time!!!

Christy - get well soon!!!!

Disneygirl - great job on the elliptical and good luck on your half!!!

Melissa - Awesome race report! And that is so cool that you talked the guy through to the finish! :goodvibes

Kevin - glad you had a great trip and good job on the run!

Kim - great job on your 15! I also get hung up on the pacing with the garmin, but I'm too addicted to it to go without! :blush:

Carrie - WTG on the scrapbooking! I wish I was better at it - I haven't even started DS's baby book - and he's almost 3!!! :lmao:

Judy - So sorry to hear about your knee problems! As for the lack of motivation - I was struggling last summer because the marathon seemed so far away, and it was way too hot to run, but DH kept encouraging me. That and the fact that I had already paid money for the marathon meant I couldn't quit! ;) Do you have any short term goals - any local 5K's?

Amy - great job on the KBX - 2 sets of 40 pushups is AWESOME!!!

Heather - the MS150 sounds neat! I will have to look into some of the longer rides around here (but not that long...) - biking is definitely addictive!

Scott - Welcome!!! You are certainly off to a great start!!!

Dave - I think that is a sign - get a garmin!!! You'll love it! :thumbsup2

Helen - so glad you got through the cyclone okay!

Sunny - I'm with you on the medals, except mine and DH's are draped over our mirror above the dresser! No scrapbooking here! ;)

Lily - good luck at the Columbus! And how neat that you got your Goofy plaque!!

Jackie - So sorry you are dealing with all of this stress, but great job getting your wog in today!!!



Here is our happy news of the day... we got our certificates and recaps from the Marathon - Yea!!!

I decided to rest my legs today. However, we have friends coming in tomorrow, so I decided this would be a great day to scrub down the house. So I guess I got about 8 hours of upper body work in! :rotfl: DH did a 6 mile run tonight and had his best time for that distance - averaging 10:24 - Woo-Hoo!!! :lovestruc

Everyone is doing great!!! Can't wait to see many of you at the Minnie!!!

--Lynnda

ohMom
03-28-2006, 07:12 AM
i'm just jumping in here -- i think it may take me all year to catch up on the chit-chat with this group :)

i registered for the WDW 1/2 last night -- it's official!

lily! you didn't post that tidbit on skipping out of your 5 miles on the columbus thread! tehehe -- actually i did the 5 mile WATP with mom on sunday and figured that would do!

jodistar
03-28-2006, 07:41 AM
Morning Everyone,

I still have to catch on posts from last night - last night was my rest night (I walked earlier in the day though). I ended up getting some much needed sleep last night. Feel a little bit better - the only thing that could make it better is if I had today off from work :teeth: .

I ended up bumping my goal up again for the Breast Cancer 5k, I made my goal again last night :teeth:. So now the goal is $200.00, I guess that's where it should have been in the first place :confused3 .

I just registered for a 1/2 Marathon in October (beginning of the month) - I'm hoping that I will learn how to pace myself while in Disney with that and much practice with my Garmin. I mentioned the Garmin to my friend, Heather, who will be running both the half marathon in October with me and the Goofy Challenge with me in January, and now she is also going to buy a Garmin. My husband, Bob, has already mentioned to me that if I decide to get a more recent Garmin model that he would like to have my 101 - I thought that was kind of funny (especially since it was the first day out of the box).

Oh - question for all of you. Right now, I am following the Non-Runner's Marathon Guide.....I'm in the 4th week of training but I was thinking about the upcoming 5k, do you also Taper for the 5k? I know a little bit of a stupid question but I thought I would ask anyway. By the week of the 5k, I should be on my 7th or 8th week of training. When I started this training I had no idea that I would register for such an event (I'm glad I did though).

Have a good day everyone!

Jodi

jodistar
03-28-2006, 07:43 AM
So, I think I lost my running watch. I ended up going for a walk yesterday instead of a run. My DW needed to get her hair done. So I took the princesses, DD5 princess: and DD8 princess:, out to exercise with me. I took them to the Genesee River Trail and they rode their bikes while I walked. We went for an hour and did a couple of miles. I was really impressed with their biking - especially my 5yo. To be honest, I didn't feel much like running yesterday. My shins were sore from Saturday's run, and I think I had a little stomach bug (found that out later in the day). Anyhow, I took the princesses, princess: princess:, out to lunch after we exercised, and I think I left my running watch in the restaurant. Hmmm, maybe I need to get that Garmin now. Is that a sign? Kim do you have the Garmin 201 at Medved? I may have a reason to stop in now. Although the sale price at amazon.com is looking pretty good.

I guess you will just have to get that Garmin :woohoo:

TiffJ
03-28-2006, 07:46 AM
Wow our group is getting huge! That's great. Next year we'll have to rent out the convention center for a WISH meet :goodvibes

Yesterdays SR was great!!! I did 3.6 total but the .6 was warm up/cool down. So for the 3 miles of my actual training run I did a 13.12 pace :cool1: :cheer2: And it felt great. Yesterday was a beautiful day so that helped too. Also did ST at the gym. Starting to feel the pressure of leaving in 5 weeks, 3 days (not that I'm counting :) ) Today is xt.

Dave-mushy stuff is o.k. here. I would have never gotten to the point I'm at either without this group. Not only did they get me through the 1/2 but now the Minnie, a tri & DL 1/2. This is so atypical for me. I have always been anti-athletic (some would call it athletically challenged) not lazy in the work sense but lazy in the exercise sense. You are doing great, keep up the good work.

Cam-good luck getting everything done. I love going out of town but I know how crazy it is the few days before leaving.

Lily-have fun during your taper and good luck on the Columbus 1/2 :cheer2:

Scott-Welcome!! I'm glad to see another southerner here. I'm orig. from Atl. and grew up with my mom doing the Peachtree. She wants us to do it next year so maybe I'll see you there.

Judy-it is hard to maintain motivation with your goal so far off. Maybe you should schedule some smaller races to have something to look forward to.

wtpclc
03-28-2006, 09:03 AM
Dave - You call that mushy?? Just wait until the last month before the marathon. ;)

jodi - I don't really think a taper is necessary for teh 5K as it should be about in line with teh distacnces you are training at. You probably don't want to push tooo hard in your work outs before and after, but I sdon't really think you need to taper. Good luck!!

The work and illness stars have finally aligned and I can get out again tonight!!! I don't have a clue what we're scheduled to do , but it's supposed to get almost to 50 today, so it should be a great evenign to run!!! I love not running in the dark anymore!!

I came home last night to find dh rifling through the marathon album. that maed my effort worthwhile! :goodvibes

keenercam
03-28-2006, 09:12 AM
Good morning, all! Not much time to post but wanted to respond to just a few things:

Dave -- I am thinking you need a Garmin, kiddo!

Heather -- Thanks for the offer to drag me off the curb. I knew I could count on you. :hug: The only problem is now you'll have to slow your pace to mine. Or you WILL have to double back. I am sure Howard will keep you company. Congrats on all your amazing bike training. I am in awe of you! I have a dear friend with MS (the one I went to WDW with last summer, as some of you will remember) and the biking events the organization sponsors are amazing fundraisers! However, I am not sure I am selfless enough to sleep in a tent on the ground after a hard day of riding!

Helen -- Your cyclone account is scary! I am glad to hear that you and yours are safe and sound. :grouphug:

Sunny -- 550 lbs!!! :eek:

Carrie -- As the lucky beneficiary of your motivation and talented scrapping skills, I can honestly say I'd LOVE to spend a weekend scrapping with you or just admiring your handiwork. I am so glad you are feeling better!

Judy -- Don't overdo, sweetie. Knees seem to be very susceptible to injury and you don't want your training to get derailed.

Well, I have done a big fat nothing the past several days. Just working on the program for Andy's musical, getting DD ready to leave for WDW tomorrow, working on a fast-moving case, and really, really looking forward to leaving Thursday night. The good thing is that I seem to be maintaining my weight even without working out, and I bought some great summer clothes last night in the smallest size I've worn in at least 28 years! I guess all that wogging really does reshape our bodies, even if we aren't doing quite as much as we'd like.

Keep up the great work, everyone! Oh, and if anyone has some motivation to spare, maybe you could toss it my way so that I can report back next week that I actually did some formal training in WDW (not just walking in the parks and XT "lifting"-- as in food-to-mouth! ;) )

solotraveler
03-28-2006, 11:01 AM
Good morning all!!!

Carrie-- yes, it has been quite a year around these parts. Oh, and I can't tell you how excited I am that it's WARM! :banana:

Mel-- Hot Springs was good. It was mostly arena to the hotel, hotel to the arena, arena to the hotel, etc, etc. Although when we did go further afield we discovered that Hot Springs drivers are SLOW!!!

Scott-- Welcome! I have been following your blog for a couple weeks now. Sounds like you are making great progress. Keep it up!

Lily-- Those plaques from Fond Memories looked really good at the Expo. I ordered one from Crossing the Line that came about a month ago that I LOVE. Expensive, but worth it. I will definately be getting one for the Goofy next year as well.

Lynnda- WOw, great pace! Keep up the good work.

Helen-- :umbrella: Hope things dry out soon!

Jodi-- Unless you are hoping for a big PR, I wouldn't bother tapering for a 5K. Particularly since it sounds like it will fit so nicely into what you are doing for training now.

Well, yesterday I ended up doing crosstraining with a friend, so no running. Today is looking so nice that I will run yesterday's run today! And then I will, I WILL get back on schedule. .... .... .... I hope...... .... ... I think... ... ..

Happy training all!
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

Mouse Skywalker
03-28-2006, 12:11 PM
Cam- I just wanted to say have a great weekend at WDW. I hope all goes well for your DDs parade. Travel safely, get some rest, have some fun, and get your mojo... I mean motivation back. I'm sure being back at Disney and thinking about your experience with the 1/2 back in January will be enough to get your motivation back.

Tiger Lily 03
03-28-2006, 12:17 PM
HI WISH Team!

What's this I hear? Dave is getting a Garmin! :teeth: :love: I love mine. (Don't bother with any other type, you will not need it.) Mushy? You've only just begun! This is what goes on here. Not only mushy, but it will get real personal and you will know more about us than you could ever imagine. :blush:

Lynnda, I think your XT is similar to mine of this weekend. Did a lot of Spring cleaning stuff. We had the opportunity, and I grabbed it.

ohMom, Molli! Great news about registering for the half. You know you can never completely catch up on these training threads. Just do as you can and try to stop by more often.

jodi, congrats on making your fundraising goal and going for more. I'm trying to raise $ for the American Cancer Society Race for the Cure. I'm thinking the same advice already given about the 5k. Just keep on wogging, wogging, wogging.

Papa, what is going on with your steps? Hope all is well and you are going to be outwogging the dog. I cannot believe it, I am actually able to go longer than my pups. Now when they get home they would romp in the yard, but go long...nope.

Tiff, great pace. You are doing great. It will be a "walk in the park" for you now.

Carrie, Yay! for the stars being aligned. Yes, it is a good sign when family is reviewing the event. It was happening for me yesterday too. Only thing for me, I haven't made the commitment for January yet. :blush:

Cam, you are doing great! Maintaining and all. You have a great time at the World. Enjoy a citrus swirl, or some other delictable thing in my name. You can get those steps in there. You will be motivated. You are in the World! Remembering will be the best. Stroll around whatever part of the course you can and know you will be working on that for January. Good luck with your case, and have a great time visiting Mickey.

Kevin, enjoy your run in the better weather today. You will get on schedule. Yes you will!

AmyBeth68
03-28-2006, 01:38 PM
:cool1: Hey guys I'm really excited. Just got back from my 30 minute run! I hit 3 miles in 29:58 today :cool1: . I have to admit that I pushed hard for the last .25 miles just to get under 30 :rolleyes: . But I really wanted to see if I could do it! I think my body likes these warmer days as my runs generally feel better now that it's not frigid!

I have to say, however, that I am SO SORE from yesterday's KBX class. I think I'm going to head down to do a 30 minute yoga session to see if I can work out all my muscles and get some good deep stretching. Yikes....my entire chest and upper arm area is sooo tender (guess all those push-ups did their job!)

OhMom! Congrats on signing up. I haven't actually sent my paperwork in yet for the full. But I know I'm going to....I'm just the worst procrastinator!

Jodi: I'm looking for a half in the fall to run....sent you a PM! :)

Carrie: So cool that you got all your scrappin' done! I am SO FAR behind...we're talking YEARS now! :blush: Maybe you have motivated to get going! My poor kids keep looking at the books and saying...but what about the last few years mommy??? I've got the pics....just have been LAZY!

Cam: Have soooo much fun in sunny Florida :sunny: . Enjoy yourself and don't worry....you'll get plenty of exercise walking around the "world". :cloud9:

Dave: I want a garmin too! I'm sick of tracking my routes on the GMaps. ALthough it's better than driving around in my car which I used to do :guilty: . I told my DH that I'm treating myself to the 201 when I hit 5 miles! :woohoo:

Kevin: You'll get back out there. XT is good too!

Helen! Hope you guys are doing okay. That sounds frightening. I think I heard there is ANOTHER cyclone out there :(. I hope it's not coming anywhere near where you are?!!! Stay safe!

Jackie: :grouphug: Oh I do hope your MIL is okay! Hang in there....10 days is really not that long to take a break. So proud of you for getting out there today!!!

Lily: :cheer2: Good luck in the Columbus 1/2. I'll be thinking of you and cheering you on from cyber-space :D.

littlegreydonkey
03-28-2006, 03:26 PM
Hi guys - well the weather is nice now so Wattie has gone, it actually wasn't sobad at all (except for the fact that I was on a ferry and my office roof leaked) but Amy you're right there's another one in OZ - glenda I think. We only ever get the tail end of the ones that come east so we should be okay here.

Running buddy is having tooth out today so looks like I'll just be racing the 5k at the running club tonight. Mind you I think that's harder work than running my normal wednesday 10k with no time pressure. It is the first night we have to start wearing reflective gear though as the clocks have changed and we're on 'winter time'. kind of hard to believe that when it's still 75 degrees out there but it is getting darker earlier

Jodi: I wouldn't taper for a 5k, but if you're hoping to do a good time and really push yourself, I would take a rest day the day before it. Helen

Disneefun
03-28-2006, 03:30 PM
OK, I know I haven't been around much since January but I've been trying to catch up on life in the real world that got sort of neglected during the last part of training. I'll be doing the Minnie though and I've been training for that so I've not been a complete slug.

Now here's the problem. After going Goofy this year, I said I wouldn't run again at all in 2007. We have a cruise scheduled for early Dec. and I didn't want to train on a boat or give up any cruise fun to do the workouts.

DH also said that since we had the cruise he didn't want to go b/c it was too much travel back to back (plus the holidays), too much Disney (a trip this past Jan., another for the Minnie, a DCL cruise and then another marathon trip) and too much $$$.

Well, the tunes have changed. DH got a raise :cool1: and a bonus :cool1: :cool1: and now money is not so much the issue. He's also softened on the back to back trips, as long as the marathon trip is just a long weekend, which is all I want, anyway. He finally said "Well, what did we buy the motorhome for if not to travel?"

I have changed my tune as, looking at the training plans, the week of the cruise is actually a cut back week so I wouldn't have to do any really LR's on the boat. I would have to jiggle one long run to get it in before we go, but other than that some time on the TM should keep me sharp enough till I got home in time for the last long run.

So, I called Fort Wilderness and they can get us in a site marathon weeked. I had thought they might already be booked and this conversation would end right there. But, there's availability so I booked since I can get the deposit back if I decide not to go.

Now I have to decide which race I want to do. I know not Goofy -- I can get away with a slack week on the boat for one race, but not the Goofy. Plus I think that was a one off for me -- it took so much out of me to train and run it that I don't think I had as much fun as I would have had I done one race. And right now I'm all about just having fun. But I digress.

I know I could do the half, no problem, even with a slack week on the boat. But of the two, I liked the full better and with only $10 difference in the registration fee, I feel like it's more bang for the buck. But I'm wondering with the full how much I would be punished for my slack cruise week. I think if everything else went well in training it would be fine, but if I got sick or hurt something, I'd need that week. But having done the distance, I'm pretty confident I could do it, even with a cruise, unless everything went totally to pot in training. So I want to do the full, but know the half would be the safe choice. What to do...

I'm teetering on the edge here, with a campsite already booked and just trying to decide whether I should race at all and, if so, which one. I think I know the answer... but I'm trying to either talk myself over the edge or away from the edge. Help!!

MelRhoads
03-28-2006, 04:02 PM
Disneefun - I would do the full!!! I think you are right about it being the more fun race and more bang for the buck.

keenercam
03-28-2006, 05:50 PM
Disneefun - I would do the full!!! I think you are right about it being the more fun race and more bang for the buck.

I agree, Disneefun! Definitely do the full! Unfortunately, I won't be able to cheer you on as I will be behind you on the course, probably about 3 HOURS behind you on the course!

Tiger Lily 03
03-28-2006, 08:16 PM
Disneefun, What are you waiting for! Hurry on and register for the full. You know you will be able to walk it if necessary and you will have the best time! Do it! You know you will, just jump off and go! Once you've registered you know the joy of the roller coaster to the event is as much a part of it all as the day is. Have fun and let us know you've registered.

chimera
03-28-2006, 09:31 PM
I've decided I'm not a late evening runner. I didn't get to the TM last night 'til about 9pm and only managed about 20 min. My foot's been bugging me since the LR on Sat. I got a steroid shot at work today to try and bring it along a little.

Scott... :welcome: Glad you made it over here! How was your elliptical tonight?

Cam...we'll be at DTD about noon on Sunday. We looked into coming up on Sat for the night, but availability is pretty limited for this weekend...nothing reasonable left on FL resident/AP rates.

Jen...welcome back...glad you're planning to join us again for 2007.

Helen...Yikes! Glad you got through the cyclone okay. Reminds me that hurricane season is not too far away :umbrella:

AB...congrats on your pace! :cheer2:

Jodi...I've never tapered before a 5K, but do have an extra rest day afterward, especially if I've pushed it for a PR.

Kevin...what's your next race plan?

MelR...great race report! congrats!

Carrie...glad to hear you're feeling better and work's tapering off. How are your parents doing?

Tiff...WDW offered to let us rent some special room in Norway for our large group dining ;) We could also do an Illuminations dessert party :teeth: How's your training for the Minnie going?

Dave...we laugh, we cry, we hug, we talk about things you never, ever wanted to know about (bras, chafing, farmer blow...). I certainly wouldn't have made it to and through the half without these guys last year.

Sunny...how are you feeling?

Lynne, Colleen...where are you guys?

Lily...you make it sound so easy...just one extra LR a week to do the Goofy...I think I'm having serious medal envy.

For those of you that have done halves vs fulls...what's the difference like? Do you feel much different after a full (with appropriate training) vs a half? I'd like to be faster before I attempt a full...right now a 20 mile LR would take me half the day, but I'm really thinking about it.

keenercam
03-28-2006, 09:38 PM
Mel -- I sent you a PM!

Good night everyone!

BTW, has anyone heard how Liz's first couple of days at her new job have gone? Hey, Liz, thinking of you, sweetie! :wave: :flower:

NYcpa
03-28-2006, 09:44 PM
My foot came out of the soft cast it has been in since March 10th. I had a steroid shot in the top of it on March 2nd, but it didn't get better. Still not sure it is better and I still cannot start walking and training for the Minnie. Looks like I won't be able to do it but I will be there to cheer everyone on. The podiatrist doesn't want me doing much walking for at least two weeks. She doesn't even want me on the foot for extended amounts of time until I strengthen the muscles in the foot again. She said when I start TMing it again, I should start out with 5 min and work up slowly. I don't usually do anything at that pace. I can start riding my bike again as long as it doesn't bother the foot. She also decided if the foot goes back to its post marathon problems, she will order a bone scan or mri to find out what is going on.

Lynne is busy with school and training for her triathlons. Erin is busy having fun at WDW. As far as I know, she and her BF plan on doing the Minnie. We surprised her by showing up at WDW on the 18th instead of the 19th as originally planned. I would rather be there instead of here even though is appears spring has finally sprung.

Everyone is doing great with their training. Keep up the good work.

lizdotcom99
03-28-2006, 11:10 PM
BTW, has anyone heard how Liz's first couple of days at her new job have gone? Hey, Liz, thinking of you, sweetie! :wave: :flower:

Love, love, love my new job so far...although I haven't really done much with my department as I am in orientation!!!! But me and my co-worker seem to hve LOTS in common...one being our love for a certain mouse :teeth:

Here is my sad news....I think the transmission or something really big decided to die on my car :guilty: Ohio is not looking good for me this weekend because of it and I am feeling horrible........I know I am letting so many people down...here is hoping that whatever the problem is can be fixed...quickly and cheap......somehow I just don't think that is going to happen. If you have any PD to spare...I think my car could use a lot!!!! Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will have to do some catching up tomorrow. I am beat, depressed, feeling sorry for myself and my Ohio buddies.... and headed to bed.

Nighty night.

perfectmatch300
03-29-2006, 01:25 AM
Y'know, I can't afford to miss even a single day here - never mind several days! Takes me FOREVER to catch up!

Liz- Sorry to hear about your car. Hope things work out for you. Any chance you might still make the race this weekend?

Judy - pixiedust: PD for your knees!

Chimera - Sorry to hear about DD's scoliosis problem.

Sunny - God luck getting that project at work solved. I'm sure you'll get it solved.

MelR - great job in the Hogeye!

Sorry, there's a lot more of you I should be responding to, but at this hr I really need to go get some sleep.

My knees are doing better, well enough that I am trying to decide on the 1 mile ( and try to run it) or the 5K Minnie (and go for a PR). 15K will be too much for me. I'd better get that decision made soon because Minnie weekend is right around the corner!

Kim10110
03-29-2006, 05:34 AM
Hi Everyone,

I must say im a little lost/overwhelmed with all the post and information here. I am new to the board and I am looking to become part of the walking/running club. How do I go about that.

Thank You

Kim

Mouse Skywalker
03-29-2006, 06:38 AM
Good Morning Everyone: :surfweb:

I ran outside again yesterday. It felt a lot better than Monday's run. I did almost 3 miles on my loop around the Mt Hope Cemetery. Whew, there's some big hills in there. I don't know what my time was because the stopwatch I snitched from the lab got bumped and shut off. After I read through these posts, I'm going to order my Garmin.WDW offered to let us rent some special room in Norway for our large group dining We could also do an Illuminations dessert party How's your training for the Minnie going? Mel - I saw the information on the Illuminations dessert party on the packet of stuff you e-mailed me. It sounded like a lot of fun, and might be a fun place to have a WISH gathering in January. I hope your DD is doing well.

Kathy/NYcpa - here's some PD :wizard: :wizard: for your foot. Yes, it does seem like spring has spring around here. It feels great doesn't it? I've run outside the past 2 days, and I'm looking forward to the upper 60 degree temperatures starting on Friday. Hey, so I was considering bringing the family out to your area at the end of the month for the Mountain Goat Run in Syracuse April 30th. My princesses, DD5 princess: and DD8 princess:, are interested in doing the kids run, and I thought it might be a fun family outing. The princesses princess: princess: are training for it now. It's pretty cute.

Liz - I'm so glad your new job is working out well so far. Here's a lot of PD :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: :wizard: for you to feel better, for your car to feel better, and for you to get over your bout of the blues. I hope a good night sleep helps you.

Kim10110 - Welcome :wave2: :welcome: Don't get too overwhelmed here. It's a good group, and everyone is so, so supportive. Good luck as you begin your journey.

TiffJ
03-29-2006, 07:42 AM
Dave-you will LOVE your Garmin :lovestruc WTG on the run!

Mel-training for the Minnie is going great. It is finally warming up here which makes being outside great. (except now the pollen is driving me nuts) I am so excited about this trip & counting down the days. I cant wait to get there & see everyone. Hope your foot gets better quick :wizard:

Cam-have a magical trip :tink:

Kim-yes, we are a chatty group. But that's what makes it so cool here. We all support each other in training & what ever else you need. Stop by often & join in the conversations. Let us know how your training is going & what you are training for. Good luck!

Disneefun-I'd go for the full too. I still have that tiny thought in the back of my head but not sure if I can get back in Jan or commit the training time to it. You already know you can do it, so just go & have fun with it!

Liz-that is great about your job, not great about your car. Hope you can get it fixed without using too much of your new paycheck :teeth:

Amy-WTG :cool1: you are rockin'!

Yesterday was xt so I did the 3 mi WATP tape. Boy could I feel that I had increased my thigh reps from the day before. Today is beautiful & am going wogging & ST after I drop DS5 off at preschool.

Have a great day everyon :sunny:

jodistar
03-29-2006, 07:52 AM
Morning Everyone,

Well, yesterday I followed my plan and did my 5 miles on the threadmill (I prefer the road - but it was getting late). I'm still having that problem with my stomach tightening.....not totally sure why :confused3 - It's really starting to get me down.

Tonight I will probably do some pilates not sure if I will do Winsor Pilates or the other Pilates that works with the BOSU.

Thursday is weigh in again - I hope that I'm still keeping steady with the weight loss - I have no idea what I weigh, until I go in to the meeting. I know someone asked if I was Lifetime (last week - can't remember who, and sorry I didn't get back to the answer). I am Lifetime but that is the weight watchers goal - my own personal goal is what I'm working at now......I want to get down to 115 or 110 - last weeks weigh in was 123.....so I'm getting very close :woohoo: .

This week it has been so beautiful out that one of the girls from work and I have been walking during lunch. Today, I brought my Garmin to see just how far we walk in a half hour. It doesn't seem like much but you never know.

Well, I'm going to run - I have to start work :rolleyes: . Have a great day everyone.....I will try and catch up on everyone later tonight.

Jodi

jodistar
03-29-2006, 07:54 AM
Oh - one more thing thank you to all that had answered my question about tapering yesterday......I didn't think I had to but I wanted to make sure that was correct.

I will be relaxing the day before the 5k and the day after.

aladdinsgirl
03-29-2006, 09:04 AM
I am not having a pleasant day. Warning: whine on!!! My dog was very, very bad this morning. He found some mud and I think rolled around in it because there was mud and mulch all over his paws, legs, stomach, chest, under his chin, and his back. I didn't discover this until I called him in so I could go to work. I tried to clean him off, but he doesn't like to be wiped off, so he was biting at the towel and knocking my hands away. I had to drag him across the carpet to get upstairs to our room where his crate is, so there is now mud and dirt on our carpet. I have no idea what I'm supposed to do tonight when I have to face him again and he’s still dirty. Has anyone read the book "Marley and Me"? I think Hines is worse than Marley.

So then I get to work, feeling a little better after my morning escapade, and one of my co-workers is coughing every 30 seconds. It's driving me insane. I know she can't help it, but I can't listen to her cough and blow her nose every 30 seconds until 5:00. I've been at work for an hour and I already have a splitting headache.

On a positive note, I had a great work out last night. I walked 3 miles in 39:34 and then I did some crunches and push-ups. You all aren't going to recognize me when you see me in January, I'm going to be so buff. ;) I tried out my ITBS band, my knee doesn't hurt when I walk, but I wanted to wear it to get used to it. I think finding the correct tightness is going to be a bout of trial and error. The first half mile or so, I had the band on so tight, that I think it was cutting off the circulation in my leg. I loosened it, and it started slipping down my knee. I just have to find a happy medium.

Melissa--Great race report and :woohoo: on your PR!!! Thanks for reassurance that Phil has had IT band problems in the past and doesn't have problems any more. Do you remember how long it took him to be "healed"? I told Stephen the other day that I think I'll never be able to run again because my knee will never get better. I've been doing my stretching and lifting weights. Crossing my fingers that I'll be okay.

Carrie--Glad that you had such a great weekend. I love weekends with my girls (my roommates in college), it's awesome to just get away from life for a little bit and regress back to my junior year in college. I remember thinking at the time how stressful college was and now I laugh--college was the best and least stressful 4 years of my life. Have you been able to get out there and run?

Cam--Have a great weekend in Disney!!! As long as you are doing some strength training, can you eat a kringla for me?? :thumbsup2

Sunny--How are you doing?

Dave--It's time to get a Garmin!!

Kim10110--Welcome!!!! I think you make the 3rd Kim we have here! :teeth:

Amy and Mel--Did you watch American Idol last night? What was that? That was the worse show by far!!

Helen--Stay safe!!

Who is the New Kids on the Block fan? Dana? I LOVE the New Kids on the Block, I have them on my mp3 player and I listen to them all the time. You can call me Mrs. Joey McIntyre. :lovestruc :lovestruc

I'll just say :wave2: to everyone that I missed. Our group is getting quite large!

My Aleve is starting to kick in so maybe this won't be such a bad day after all.

Mouse Skywalker
03-29-2006, 09:21 AM
I did it! I ordered my Garmin Forerunner 201!!! I really wanted to go with Kim's store here in Rochester, but I just couldn't pass up the amazon.com price with no shipping or taxes. I promised Kim I would buy my next piece of equipment from Medved. I really do like to support the local economy, but it's hard to balance the desire to do that with the desire to also save money in your wallet.

So I want to do the full, but know the half would be the safe choice. What to do... Disneefun: Do the full... do the full... maybe we can run together. Seriously, if you know you can do the half, then it's not much challenge or motivation for you. If you're going to go to the trouble of getting down to WDW in Jan, might as well do the full. I think you will get more of a sense of accomplishiment, and make those last few training days on the cruise worthwhile.

MelRhoads
03-29-2006, 09:33 AM
Krista - I think his problems started off and on in april of last yr. He had trouble during an adventure race in oct. and nov. and then started the additoinal stretches and lifting (he also ran a little) He did a big adv. race in feb and had no IT probs. at all. He didn't have IT probs during the marathon either. I think one other thing he does is concentrate on how his foot strikes to keep it from hurting. Sorry about hines. Huck used to do the same thing!!! The worst is when they go running around outside (due to an unforseen escape) and roll in poop or some kind of plant fertilizer that has poop iin it!!! Huck did that alot. It was more than i could bear!!!!

OK, me too, whine on!!!!! I have a bladder infection (OUCH) I just took the boy to preschool today instead of going to bible study. In addition, phil left town this morning. I think i'm going to be a total weenie and go to my parents' house until phil gets back. that way i'll have some extra sets of eyes on the boy and i can get out and play if i can start feeling better!

In addition, some circumstances may keep me from attempting the 50miler!!!!! I'm really bummed about that. I have another week to decide, but it's not looking good. the bad thing is that i don't think i'll ever be this trained again in my life. I did goofy in Jan, a 50k(31.7miles) in feb, cowtown marathon in feb, and hogeye marathon in march. that is NEVER going to happen again!

WHHHHAAAAAAAAAA!!

OK, now I'm done!! :)

wtpclc
03-29-2006, 09:46 AM
Hi Everyone,

I must say im a little lost/overwhelmed with all the post and information here. I am new to the board and I am looking to become part of the walking/running club. How do I go about that.

Thank You

Kim
Kim! Welcome, you just joined us!!! (good luck hiding from us now! ;) ) I get overwhelmed with everyone too and I've been here since last January. My advice? Start telling us about yourself and your workouts. When you get comfortable or feel you have something to help someone else, chime right in. DOn't worry about keeping up with everyone, though.

Mel - Mom and dad are doing great! Dad's recovering well and regaining feeling in hands and feet. Don't talk to them much, though as they are always running around. I did tell them to have an eclair at Two Jays for me, though. The classic is when they asked how our weather was. I told my mom it was nice becaus ethe sun was out and it was almost 40 degrees. Dad comes on and says, "I'm glad it's nice,m what's the temp?" I told him. he replies, "Oh, and we were upset that it's getting down to 56 tonight."

Hope your foot gets better soon! At least you can get quick access to help at work. DOn't worry about that 20-miler, you only have to do it once. Plus, for you it's half a day, for us, it was a weeknd in GA! :p

Kathy - So sorry about your foot! You know you are invaluable as a cheering section though, right? Glad to hear Erin adn Lynne are doing well! Tell Eirn we need to hear more about this bf! ;)

Cam - Have a wonderful trip! Oh how I'd love to be Disneying with you!

Dave - Did you order that Garmin yet?

Krista - :wizard: that your day gets better! One of those wish I could crawl back in bed days. WHine on!

I did get out last night and boy could I feel my time off! I'm kind of depressed, but hoping it's just that I'm back to my weekday runs being blah.

OK, not sure if my day just got better or worse. Co-worker just walked in with Latte's and eclairs, There goes my eating healthy!

OK, last time I talk about my scrapbook, I promise. First, I am by no means caught up with my pics, but I do what's current so I see progress. FOr all of you who want to catch up, do your marathon. The motivation fo rcompleting that will help get you on track again.

ANyway, I pltted out all of the logs fro all of our runs and all of the maps from our Saturday runs. Holy cow is it fun to look at how far we came! It's amazing how much you remeber oabout the runs when you look at the map too. So, Dave, have you gotten that Garmin yet?? ;)

goingthedistance
03-29-2006, 09:52 AM
For those of you that have done halves vs fulls...what's the difference like? Do you feel much different after a full (with appropriate training) vs a half? I'd like to be faster before I attempt a full...right now a 20 mile LR would take me half the day, but I'm really thinking about it.

For me, the biggest difference between the half and a full is that I remember all of a half...just kidding!

When you are training for a full, you routinely go farther (further?) than a half during your training. As your mileage increases you will probably get at least 6 workouts longer than 13.1 miles under your belt before the full. I am going a little bit from memory here because I do not have my copy of MFM in front of me.

I do not want to diminish anyone's half-marathon journey or experience by giving the impression that a half is easy...it is still a challenge and anyone who tackles this challenge is worthy of applause :cheer2: . For me personally, there is a world of difference in the feeling of satisfaction of completing a full than a half. The key truly is making sure that you train appropriately.

If you decide to do the full, there will be plenty of people to help you along the way. And it is easier to change your training from a full program to a half-marathon program than vice-versa. You CAN do it!! :thumbsup2

ScoJo15
03-29-2006, 10:44 AM
Quick update from the world of ScoJo:

Decided to run the "ScoJo 5k" Monday night...I was scheduled for a 32 minute 3w/1r, seeing how I did 3 miles in around 33 minutes on Saturday I figured I'd just do the 3 mile since it was so close to 32 minutes anyway. I have a very hilly course and completed it in just over 35 minutes so I was very pleased. I also increased the level of difficulty during my elliptical workout on Tuesday so I covered less miles but had a better, more intense 30 minute workout. And...

I'm running the Peachtree 10k!! My check cleared this morning so it is official! I never ever thought I'd be excited to run over 6 miles but I'm pretty stoked! Today is an off day so I'll work on abs tonight while watching the American Idol results & Lost.

Thanks for the kind "welcomes" from everyone! This board moves so quick that it will take me a while to get to know some of you....

AmyBeth68
03-29-2006, 11:23 AM
Krista: ITA American Idol STUNK last night. I can honestly say that I didn't really LOVE any of the performances. I was really shocked? :confused3 And wtg on your walk and xt! :cool1:

Dave: SOOOO jealous that you got your Garmin. I'm still waiting to "earn" mine with my first 5 miler! Not sure I can make it. Perhaps I deserve one after my first 4 miler ;)

Scott: Great job on your hilly run :thumbsup2 . You're doing great! And congrats on officially signing up for the 10K!

Mel: Pixie dust to you...sure hope you're feeling better soon :(.

Just got back from KBX....GREAT class today. I really felt good and kicked booty! Not literally....but I stayed high intensity the entire class :woohoo:

wtpclc
03-29-2006, 11:30 AM
Amy - Spending money helps the motivation process! ;)

Kim10110
03-29-2006, 11:44 AM
HI everyone and thank you so much for all of you welcoming me and making me feel comfortable here. Well, to give you a little background I am in the military in the AF. I live in Turkey I have been here for 11 months and I have 4 months left here. I am getting remarried in Aug at shades of green resort. Me and my husband got married here in turkey and we have no idea what they said but we have a marriage certificate :) well I think it is, its all in Turkish :). I run but not as much as I like and I love kickboxing. I try to go a few times a week but it has been more like 2ce a week lately. Before here I was stationed in Alaska which was nice for working out. I move to cali in Aug and cant wait to join some running groups and get ready to try for a half marathon or a full. Well sorry for rambling on but now you know a little about me :) Talk to you all soon

Honeibee
03-29-2006, 12:12 PM
Good morning and Happy spring! It really feels like it here today! :goodvibes

Yesterday I did my usual 45 min @ 3.8 @ 1%. It went well. Today is a rest day so I slept until 6:00. That went well too. :rotfl2:

I had my MRI yesterday. I spent an hour and a half in that machine. They did give me a break to go to the LR about midway thru. I just didn't open my eyes the whole time. I might have been OK except for the Hanibal Lechter mask they made me wear. THAT freaked me out. I felt like my head was really restrained, which I gues it was, so that made me nervous. I should know the results on Friday. Quite frankly, now I feel fine, so hopefully whatever it was has cleared up.

Thank you to everyone who had comments ans suggestions on my lack of motivation. I'me feeling more in the groove now, so let's just write it off to PMS or too long a winter or something. I haven't yet bought something running related but I've been browsing. Even that helped! :teeth:

And whatever I did to my knees, well, now they feel better. I wonder if I just didn't over do it by adding the bike and lunges. I think I will phase one or the other back in slowly and see what happens.

But...enough about me. :smooth:

Dave.... :blush: I'm glad I can pass along some of the support I have gotten here. I got so much from everyone I have plenty to share! Isn't this group the best???

Lynnda - Thank you for the suggestions. :) I am looking for some local events. Plus yes, I have already paid for the WDW Half too so I can't back out!

Alright, off to do some "real" work now... :surfweb:

Judy

plutosmyfav
03-29-2006, 12:37 PM
Sunny - You could just take a picture of your bedroom curtain rod and put it in a scrapbook!! This would save time and it would be complete! :rotfl2: :lmao: Whad ya think?


That's a great idea! I could also take a photo of the shoe boxes filled with photos and stick it in a photo album and be done with that job, too. Leave it to my running buddies to come up with great time saving tips ;) :lmao:

I did 5.25 miles last night. It was hard but I felt great when I was done. I guess sometimes that's all you can expect from a run.

Sunny

aladdinsgirl
03-29-2006, 02:27 PM
Melissa--It's funny that you should mention foot strikes because I've been wondering if some of my running shorts are the problem. I have about 6 or 7 pairs of running shorts: 2 Nike pair that I absolutely love and the rest are New Balance and Adidas. It seems to me that the New Balance and Adidas shorts tend to be cut narrower (narrowor?? :confused3 ) than the Nike shorts and ride up really weird when I run (sorry to be so blunt). Whenever I wear them, I feel myself running differently to either prevent the riding or I'm trying to get them to come back down. It seems ever since I've had this IT band problem, when I try running, I'm either wearing the NB or Adidas shorts, I'm running differently and therefore my knee hurts. Does that make any sense?? Am I grasping at straws?? For the record, my Nike shorts stay put and don't ride, at least one pair do, the other pair are quite short and to be honest, they have no place to go! :lmao: Maybe I just need to chuck all of my other running shorts and just stick with the Nikes. Anyone want to go on a shopping spree with me?? :teeth:

Amy--Awesome job on your kick boxing class!! That sounds like it's quite the workout. Remind me never to start an argument with you!!

Kim10110--Ramble on all you like! You'll find that we're a talkative bunch. ;) Congrats on your marriage!

Judy-- :wizard: for your test results!

Scott--Sorry, I meant to say hi in my earlier post. Glad you're here.

I better get back to work!

Jen117
03-29-2006, 03:57 PM
Hi everyone. My life has been so busy lately. Yesterday I did get to the Y over lunch and did some work on the cross trainer. Hopefully tonight I can get a wog in. The weather here is finally in the 50's. I never thought it would come!

I was so excited this morning. Airfare rates went down and we were able to book a week in August to go to DL for the 50th celebration. We were starting to think it would never happen. The girls are going to be so excited. This will be our second time there. We will spend a couple days at DL and a couple days at other places and maybe the beach.

Krista - all my shorts ride up, but that because I am still chunky. I notice that when they start riding up, I do adjust my stride to try to fix them. Oh and what girl didn't like NKOTB. I was in HS in the 80's and they were so dreamy. Hangin' Tough!!!

Judy - Hope the MRI comes out A-OK. I would never be able to lay for that long. I am a busy body, it would drive me insane.

Mel - WOW on all the races you have done this year. Now that is inspiring. Hope all works out for your 50 miler. You sound so motivated to just keep it going.

Ohhh.... gotta run - HA, no pun intended!!! :lmao:

keenercam
03-29-2006, 04:01 PM
Hi, guys! Still no training here. Dismal results on the March exercise challenge, too, except for however many hours I can log on Friday in MK. UGH! Can't WAIT until tomorrow at 3 when I am out of here. Can you say "burnt-out"?

Krista -- I bet your theory on the shorts is not at far-fetched as you might think!

Okay, for anyone who is interested, here is the link to an article about DS's play:
Seussical Article (http://www.cdow.org/033006.pdf)

I hope it works!

wtpclc
03-29-2006, 04:16 PM
Too cool Cam! That looks so fun!!! Thanks for the link! Have a GREAT trip! You deserve it!

Mouse Skywalker
03-29-2006, 06:55 PM
That was a really nice article about the musical Cam. You must be so proud of your son. Have a great trip, relax, and have a lot of fun! I wish I was going!

goofyguy1958
03-29-2006, 07:23 PM
aladdinsgirl, As a nurse, the brother of an exercise physiologist and a veteran of 17 years of running I have one thing to say to you: if the shorts make you change your stride then find shorts that don't do that. It is more than possible, in fact it is probable, that the stride change is the root cause of the knee pain. Do you experience the pain when you wear the Nikes? If not stick with them. And great job keeping up with your training.

Hey guys, can I join in on the talk about training? I have been posting on other threads but have not posted here because I was concerned I would sound condescending when offering advice. I completed the marathon with a Team in Training group this year and was one of two who were referred to as "the fast guys" by the rest of the team. This is far from true but we were faster than the other 100 plus people in the group. However, I have 17 years of running races under my belt and the other "fast guy" was a collegiate runner who has been running for over 20 years. The one thing I have found in the running community is that we love to talk running/training be it with vets or new runners and advice is always just a question away. So, if you all don't mind, can I jump in? :blush:

AmyBeth68
03-29-2006, 07:41 PM
:wave2: Hi Goofyguy!!! YES YES YES please join our group :). I know that I depend on the advice of all the experienced runners here. I am new to the joy of running and currently I'm training for the 07 Marathon, in addition to several other races leading up to Jan. 07. Please feel free to post your training here, answer questions and generally join in the fun and friendship :teeth: . You truly won't find a nicer group of folks :goodvibes .

Cam: Thanks for sharing the article!!! Your son must be so excited for his performances!

Judy: :grouphug: Glad to "see" you. I'm really happy that you aren't experiencing the dizzy spells! Now once that MRI comes back just fine...you'll know it was some weird inner-ear thing. Pixie Dust for great results from that awful MRI, you really were a trooper.

Kim: Glad to see another kickboxing fan! It's a great cross-training activity!

Kristi1357
03-29-2006, 07:46 PM
I haven't had much time to post, but I want to check in here quick.

I did 4 miles yesterday doing my walk/run thing. I finished in 54:25. Slow compared to most of you, but good for me. I am just trying to stay under the 15 min./mile requirement for the Minnie 15k. In addition to that, I am only 7 lbs. away from my Weight Watchers goal! :banana: I think this new exercise is finally giving my body the push to get to goal for once and for all.

I did my 3 mile Leslie Sansone DVD today for my crosstraining and my schedule has me doing 3 miles tomorrow as well as strength.

Mouse Skywalker
03-29-2006, 08:35 PM
Hey Team: I got a preliminary design from "The Sock Guy" for our team socks. Let me know what you think. My preference would be for green socks with either white or black letters and designs. Seems like black on green would match the shirts from last year pretty well. I like the feathers on them. Do you want to try to incorporate little penguins at all? Maybe alternate feathers and penguins on the socks. Let me know what you think.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/dparfitt1/WISHsock.jpg

gradtchr
03-29-2006, 08:55 PM
Very cute socks!!

I rode the excercise bike tonight at the gym for 40 minutes and got on the treadmill to run since I was warmed up and got half a mile in before my hip cramped. I need to make sure I'm stretching better. Oh well I still got a 3 mile walk in today as well as the bike so all in all I am back in training.

chimera
03-29-2006, 09:33 PM
Weird experience today. I was on the TM when the power flickered...enough that the TM shut down immediately, then popped back on. Unfortunately, I lost all my data. I know I was almost at 35 min, but have no clue where I was distance-wise :furious:

Kim...:welcome: Wow...tell us all about Turkey! congrats on your marriage!

Goofyguy...:welcome: Always glad to have another voice of experience on the team.

Dave...the socks are cool! Where do you think they would add the penguins?

Kristi...congrats on your 4 miles! Great pace! :cheer2:

Krista, Amy...Kinda figured Lisa would be the one leaving tonight. Last night was definitely not a good one. Hope next show is better...did they say what the theme would be?

Off to do some painting...we're redoing the kitchen and dining rooms!

TEK224
03-29-2006, 09:49 PM
I'm ba-a-ack :wave:

Spent the last 5 days in San Antonio, Texas visiting family. Had a nice time and got a little work-out in here and there.

There's no way I'll catch up on this thread, but I did get the chance to read a little.

Dave: Love the socks!

Cam: I haven't had a great exercise month for March either. Gonna make a serious effort to get back on track in April.

Mel: Missed the Idol show last night. Watched the results tonight. They said next week's theme will be country. I was sorry to see Lisa go. I liked her.

Terri

Mouse Skywalker
03-29-2006, 10:07 PM
Dave...the socks are cool! Where do you think they would add the penguins? I thought they could remove half the feathers and replace them with penguins. So you could have feathers and penguins on the socks, but that might be a little too busy.

MouseDogMom
03-29-2006, 10:39 PM
Y'know, I can't afford to miss even a single day here - never mind several days! Takes me FOREVER to catch up!


I'm scared not to check in every day cause there's no way I'll have the time to read several days at once! I should be in bed, but I knew I had to read or else be hopelessly lost.

For all the new guys, welcome. You'll find more encouragement here than you'll ever imagine.

For everyone else, I'll have to catch up later! But I just had to share that tonight we were having dinner with friends who were asking how the training for the Minnie was going and if I knew anyone else who was doing it other than DH and me, and I said "no, other than about 50 friends who I've never met!" Then I had to explain all about this group, and I realized I really did feel like I knew lots of people who'll be there. How's THAT for mushy?

Jackie

lizdotcom99
03-29-2006, 10:42 PM
OK...this is it...my last whine.....

Car damage is 3 grand :furious: The good thing is...I could have been halfway to Ohio when this happend....so now we are trying to figure out what to do...is it really worth it to put the $$ into the car....or should we just lease something at this point.....and then there is the house stuff to worry about :sad2: So no Columbus for me this time.

Sorry about not being so positive these days! I do have a lot to be thankful for! And I do really seem to love my job.

And for those heading to Columbus, have a great race! I will be thinking about you all.... a lot!!!

jodistar
03-30-2006, 07:25 AM
I thought they could remove half the feathers and replace them with penguins. So you could have feathers and penguins on the socks, but that might be a little too busy.

Dave -
I love the socks.....I do have an idea though. What if they could print a big feather in the heal area (where it is now green) and have the penguins as the rest of the print? Just a suggestion, don't even know if that is doable. :confused3

BTW - hope you don't mind the suggestion :goodvibes

jodistar
03-30-2006, 07:34 AM
Hello Everyone,

Well, today is my Friday at work :) I have taken tomorrow off - what a very stressful week. No one seemed happy with anything and I just feel like I needed the added day off.

Last night was my rest night - Tonight is the Weight Watchers meeting but I hope to still go running. If not, I can do my 3 miles outside tomorrow (still supposed to be beautiful.

Saturday is my personal trainer day......good thing to because if I went running outside with the group I think I would be running in the rain, at least that is the prediction today.

Well, I talked to another personal trainer friend and she said what I am going through with my abs tightening is normal - it happened to her as well. Now, I don't feel like there is something wrong with me.

I still have to pick up my allergy medications.....I went last night and discovered that I had brought the wrong card, I brought my healthcare card and not my prescription card. :sad2: My allergy meds should help me with my breathing......I've had problems breathing through my nose, so I asked the doctor's office to call in nasal spray and some allergy pills.

I'm going to go and check out some of the posts from the past couple of days. See what is happening with all of you. :)

Have a great day!

Jodi

jodistar
03-30-2006, 07:55 AM
Amy - I sent the information about the half marathon that I will be doing in October. I did try to look and see if I could find anything in your area but saw nothing.

Liz - I'm so glad that you are doing well with the new job. Sorry to hear about the car though.

Dave - sounds like you are doing a great job keeping up with the running. Congrats on buying the Garmin. When are you expecting it?

Again, I hope you don't mind my suggestion about the socks. :goodvibes

So then I get to work, feeling a little better after my morning escapade, and one of my co-workers is coughing every 30 seconds. It's driving me insane. I know she can't help it, but I can't listen to her cough and blow her nose every 30 seconds until 5:00. I've been at work for an hour and I already have a splitting headache.

I have people like this at work also.....although, it isn't a cough it is blowing there nose - It's really grossing me out. I feel bad I feel that way but one guy makes a lot of noise with his nose - drives me crazy. :)

Decided to run the "ScoJo 5k" Monday night...I was scheduled for a 32 minute 3w/1r, seeing how I did 3 miles in around 33 minutes on Saturday I figured I'd just do the 3 mile since it was so close to 32 minutes anyway. I have a very hilly course and completed it in just over 35 minutes so I was very pleased. I also increased the level of difficulty during my elliptical workout on Tuesday so I covered less miles but had a better, more intense 30 minute workout.

Great job! :woohoo:

Cam - Thanks for sharing the article about your son's play. They all look so cute! I still have to read most of the article (limited time at work), I will read it once I get home.

Well, I have to start the day everyone!

Jodi

aladdinsgirl
03-30-2006, 08:18 AM
Good morning everyone! I was lazy exercise wise last night, so I have nothing to report there. I'm counting cleaning up dirt from the carpet and folding and putting away 2 loads of laundry (that Stephen swore he would do on Sunday :rolleyes2 ) as cross training. :teeth:

I think we may be on to something with the New Balance shorts. Isn't that too weird??? The funny thing is, I've had these shorts since last summer but I didn't have problems with my IT band until about a month or so ago. I'm guessing it was taking 3 weeks off after the half and then jumping back into training where I left off caused the initial problem and now the short are just aggravating it. So I guess I'm going on a shopping spree for Nike shorts. Can anyone use some size small New Balance shorts?? :teeth:

Goofy Guy--:welcome: Please, share your wisdom!!!

Liz-- :hug: I'm so sorry about your car! That really stinks. But thankfully, you were home and not half way to Columbus.

Dave--Cool socks. Do you know if the socks are cotton or Cool Max?

Mel--The theme for AI next week is country. :rolleyes2 I'm not a big country fan, there are certain artists I like (Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and the Dixie Chicks), but overall I'm thinking YUCK!! I wasn't surprised about Lisa, but I was very surprised about Katharine being in the bottom 2. I didn't really care for her performance Tuesday night, but I think she has been great every other week. That is frustrating about your treadmill!! I hate when stuff like that happens.

Terri--Welcome back!!! We missed you!!

I better get to work; the end of the month is also so hectic. Can you believe that Saturday is April??? :rainbow: (I had to sneak these guys in because I think they are cute!)

AmyBeth68
03-30-2006, 08:46 AM
Kristy/Mel: I was sad about Lisa Tucker. She was so composed for such a young girl. I'm not surprised though...she was in the bottom 3 now a few times. Katherine surprised me though...I couldn't believe she was there?!?!? I would love to go shopping with you for new running shorts :teeth: , I need warmer weather running clothes now that the weather finally got nice here! Where do you guys usually find the best running clothes at a decent price?

Dave: CUTE socks!! I love the idea of adding penguins too! And as someone asked....are they by any chance cool-max or similar material?

Liz: Sorry about the car problem :(. That totally stinks!!! Hope your week is getting better :grouphug:

Jodi: Thanks for the info on the half marathon! :goodvibes I used to live up in Mystic CT, so I was hoping the race would be up there so I could incorporate it into a visit with my friends. I think I found 2 half marathons down here in NJ (one at the beach and one with views of the Statue of Liberty). Both sound cool!!!

I was healthy for exactly one week AND.... I developed a sore throat yesterday afternoon :confused3 . Just came out of nowhere. I'm supposed to run for 30 minutes this afternoon but I'm not sure I want to do that as I know it will irritate my throat even more. I'll see how the morning progresses but I may be taking a rest day today and push my run off until tomorrow. It's VERY frustrating! Arghhhhh :furious:

aladdinsgirl
03-30-2006, 08:55 AM
Amy--Sorry you are feeling bad again. Here is some :wizard: for you to get better and STAY better. :) As far as looking for running clothes, Target is a good place to find Cool Max running clothes and their prices are pretty good. Another thing I do is shop on-line at Champs, Foot Locker, and Finish Line, looking at their clearance section first. Champs rips you off on shipping, but I saw yesterday that Finish Line has free shipping now. I looked for some Nike shorts, but sadly they didn't have my size (only bad thing about looking at clearance stuff first). If on-line shopping fails, I head to Dicks, hoping for a sale because they are outrageously over priced, especially on name brands. I LOVE to shop and I'm never opposed to finding a good deal!! :teeth:

keenercam
03-30-2006, 09:01 AM
Hi, everyone! I am sure you are all sick of hearing me say how I have done NO training and whining all the time, but I wanted to pop in and say mushy things (insert mushy things here, so that Cam won't embarass herself -- what are friends for? right?)

Anyway, I am hoping to report back next week with good news about having the discipline to work out while in the World.

Mouse Skywalker
03-30-2006, 09:25 AM
Good Morning Everyone: :surfweb:

I had a rest day yesterday - so nothing to report training wise. I'll answer a couple of questions about the socks if I can. What do people think about the colors? Anyone interested in all green with white or black letters and designs?
Originally posted by jodistar: I love the socks.....I do have an idea though. What if they could print a big feather in the heal area (where it is now green) and have the penguins as the rest of the print? Just a suggestion, don't even know if that is doable. Jodi - I don't mind the suggestion at all. I really want these to be our TEAM socks, and I'm hoping a bunch of us will really like them and want to get them and race in them as our team. I figured the design was a first step, and I didn't make it so I don't have any emotion invested in it. I'll ask about the feather in the heel area and penguins as the rest of the print. Maybe we could have a feather coming up from the heel like it's coming out of our shoe or something?Originally posted by aladdinsgirl: Dave--Cool socks. Do you know if the socks are cotton or Cool Max?Orignally posted by AmyBeth68: Dave: CUTE socks!! I love the idea of adding penguins too! And as someone asked....are they by any chance cool-max or similar material? Krista and Amy the socks are definitely NOT cotton. I'll look into what they are made of I'm not sure off the top of my head. They are biking socks, but they also have "Channel Air" padded running socks which I'm hoping we can get.

Here's a description of their basic biking sock:
Made with 75% Ultra-wicking Micro Denier Acrylic, 15% Nylon, and 10% Spandex for exceptional comfort and strength. ALL of our socks feature our "Stretch-to-Fit" sizing system and our exclusive "Easy-fit" cuff for a PERFECT FIT every time on any foot. These features create superior softness and comfort and help eliminate blisters and hot spots. We also feature a double stitched heel & toe for added strength and durability. We deliver Superior Quality and High-Tech Comfort in every SockGuy sock we make. We guarantee it.

Here's a description of their Channel Air running sock:
Our Channel-Air(tm) socks are designed with 5 channels of padded cushioning where you need it, and 4 channels of mesh for increased air flow. Typical padded socks have more bulk in the foot that increases heat build-up and puts undue stress on the moisture management system. We have solved that problem with the introduction of 4 channels of air-mesh eliminating needless weight and bulk. Our Channel-Air sock design delivers the perfect combination of Ultra-Plush Cushioning and Air-Mesh with an arch support for a cool and cushioned fit.

I'm going to send another e-mail to the company now with some suggestions. Please send any other thoughts you think of.

Mouse Skywalker
03-30-2006, 09:44 AM
Here's some more information I got from the SockGuy website. Remember - I am definitely not a salesman for these people, and I don't want to push anyone into getting these socks. It's just an idea. OK - here's the clips from the website. Feel free to take a look at the website if you want and see what you think.

http://www.sockguy.com/

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Minnie
03-30-2006, 09:58 AM
Hi everyone,

I just had to pop in with a quick post:

Cam - Have a wonderful time in the World!!!!

We will be there definitely in July for a week and maybe in May for a weekend. (See my post on the resort thread about this if anyone has a chance) http://disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1066883

Dave - I love the Wish socks!!!!!

GoofyGuy - :welcome: You truly will not find a better more encouraging group of people. Advise is always welcome!!!!

Okay gotta go. Hope to check back in later.

::MinnieMo

solotraveler
03-30-2006, 10:32 AM
Good morning all!!

Wow, look what happens when you miss a few days!! :teeth:

Disneefun-- I agree with everyone else-- go with the full!!

Liz-- Sorry about your car troubles. :guilty: Been there, done that for sure.

Kim-- :welcome: I LOVE Turkey. I spent two weeks vacationing there in 2001 and it was just incredible!

Scott-- Congrats on the %K... great time!! I find myself doing that a lot too... if I know I am going to be close to a 5, 10 or 15K I'll up my mileage to get a nice round number. Every little bit helps I figure.

Cam-- What a cool article! You must be so proud!

Chimera-- My next race plan.... hmmm. I don't know. I was due to run a 5K at the end of April, but that turned out to be a busy work day. I would like to get a race in now that Basketball is finally done, but it's just not working out. May is tough.... one of those "we might be on the road with work" periods, right up through early June. I want to do a half-marathon as a training run July 4th weekend. I'm looking for a "real" summer race... but of course there appear to be none in the midwest :(

Your post about your Minnie dining plans also reminded me that this year we are going to have to get our reservations in earlier.... I believe the window this year opens in July (180 days out)!!!

So, do you think I've been running?? Of course I haven't!! :rolleyes: But it's because I'm a good human being. :teeth: First, my roomate is sick and is the BIGGEST BABY in the whole wide world when he's sick. So I've been playing Florence Nightengale for the past two days. Then I was on my way out the door to run yesterday when the phone rang. I was the Newfoundland (dog) Rescue group I'm a member of. "Can you foster a dog for a couple weeks??" :dog2: We did this with an 8 year old Newfie last fall for three months-- a Katrina orphan we were able to get back to his owner in mid-December. So of course I am a big softie and say yes. They dropped off.... a 3 month old puppy. :lovestruc So last night was spent playing with the puppy.. and trying to make sure that our two boys didn't get too rough with him (and caretaking the still sick roomate... :rolleyes: )

Today, I WILL run. It's gorgeous outside. I don't know how long I'll go, but I WILL get out there and run.

OK, got to dash-
Happy Training all!
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

Honeibee
03-30-2006, 11:25 AM
Good morning everyone! :flower1:

I did my usual 45 min @ 3.8 @ 1% this morning. :teeth:

I have been giving this some thought....I know it's so beautiful out and probably many of you are wondering why I haven't gotten off that TM yet and walked outside. I was also wondering the same thing. I also realize my need to train on pavement, as that is what I will be doing the Half on. However, I've found I really enjoy the structure that getting up early and getting on the TM gives me. It starts my day off on a positive note, and I love accomplishing so much before even 6am. Plus, I really love watching movies and I never get to, so this also serves that purpose. I also know that if I try to train after work, when it's light enough, well, that will just never happen. I tried that for years and never stuck to it. So by getting up before dawn and getting on the TM, I KNOW it will get done. It's a habit now. And a happy one.

So, my plan is this.... We have a two mile loop road here at work. A lot of people walk it at lunchtime. I did all last summer too. I can do two laps at lunchtime, most days of the week. Plus on the weekends I can do my LW on the roads. How's that sound? This way I can still do my TM workout PLUS a walk at lunchtime. I think I like this plan. Plus walking at lunchtime gets me out of this office and into the sun for a bit.

Krista - Sounds like you should stick with the Nikes. Better go shopping right away! :teeth:

Cam - :hug: for the burnout. I know what you need. You need to go to Disney World! YAY! I hope you have a fabulous time and I expect a detailed trip report as soon as you get back. :dumbo: Enjoyed the article on Suessical and the picture of DS! Looks like a really fun show!

GoofyGuy - Welcome! :welcome: We can always use more expert advice! I certainly depend on it. I have learned a tremendous amount here.

Amy - Thank you for all the :wizard: . You really are so sweet! I had my ENT appt yesterday. He said it was most likely an inner ear pressure issue. He had me stop all the meds YAY except for the one that sends me to the LR every 20 minutes. Oh well, only another few days of that one. So I'm doing well! Thanks in part I am sure to all your PD! Sorry you aren't feeling so great, though. pixiedust: back at cha!

Mel - I always wondered about that. Did the TM come to an abrupt stop? Our power goes out often but so far not while I was on the TM.

Jackie - Aww! I think that's so sweet! :blush:

Liz - Oh I think I missed the car posts! But :hug: to you cause it sounds like you need it. Remember that saying..."If it has tires or...you-know-what, it's going to give you trouble!"

Minnie - Hey, hi! :wave:

Kevin - What a great person you are for fostering! A Newfie puppy! What fun! How about a pic???? :teeth:

Off to pretend like I am working.... :surfweb:


Judy

MelRhoads
03-30-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm such a big baby! Since phil went our of town, I loaded up the boy, the kayaks, the jogger and the bikes and went to my parents!!! The boy rode in the jogger this a.m. while i walked w/ my dad and his friend. we averaged aprx. 14mpm. for 4.5 miles. My parents don't have high speed internet UGH. I'm having trouble keeping up w/ my virtual friends.

Dave - the socks kick booty. i love them!!!

cam - have fun!

Krista - keep us posted on the knee/shorts saga!

Judy - I'm like you, i have a really hard time changing my routine.

mel - if the pwr flickered while i was running on the tm, i would have hit the deck!!! You must be pretty coordinated!

ok-better go, the boy is getting impatient! (and we are meeting my mom for lunch) I'm such a bum!

magslite
03-30-2006, 12:52 PM
Good Afternoon!

Just checking in with the TEAM! No confessions of blown off workouts today. Since my first 5K, i have experienced some heel/foot pain. So, I have taken to the rowing machine at the gym. I just love it. I have done some easy walks outside as well. The pain seems to be improving. I would say that I have gotten in 3 workouts a week. Since I have major scheduling conflicts due to my dkids, I am happy with this for now.

GoofyGuy - Welcome! As a new runner/walker, I value any advice I can get my hands on. BTW, I am also a nurse. There are a few of us here. I think we also have some PA's and an student MD.

Judy -I too had some waining enthusiasm until I ran my 5K. It has really helped me get back on track.

MelR - your race report was awesome!

Dave - I love reading your posts. I can feel your motivation. I too just ordered my Garmin 201, I just couldn't pass up the price. It will be a great training tool now that I am seeing spring around here and I can head outside. I can't wait to try it out.

Cam - you have talented kids!

Jodi - your training is amazing, I am tired just reading about it.

Jackie - I know exactly what you mean. I know that when I head to Disney next January, I won't be alone - even if my family isn't able to join me.

Liz - what a bummer about your car! very glad you were not on your way to Ohio when it happened.

To all those doing the Columbus Distance Classic - :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:

I have missed most of the TEAM. Way to hard to keep up these days. Our group is huge!

May we all have beautiful weather to enjoy very soon! :wizard:
Happy Spring,
Maggie

Mouse Skywalker
03-30-2006, 01:42 PM
I don't feel like working!!! Anyone out there want to play? Originally posted by magslite: Dave - I love reading your posts. I can feel your motivation. I too just ordered my Garmin 201, I just couldn't pass up the price. It will be a great training tool now that I am seeing spring around here and I can head outside. I can't wait to try it out. Maggie - that was such a nice thing to say. This group really has been motivating to me. I really do attribute this TEAM to helping me stick with it this far. If my shins hold up, I think I can really get this third wave of running to stick. Have fun with your Garmin. I can't wait to get mine.

MelR - it's great you have your parents so close by that you can pack up and go visit so quickly. Sounds like your body needs a break. I hope things work out for your 50 miler.

Judy - do you know anything more with your MRI? My DW had some trouble with vertigo, but it eventually just went away. And you know, I never thought twice about you sticking with your TM routine. You gotta do what works for YOU! And it sounds like you have a great routine going. You've got a plan that works for you, you get your exercise and your steps in, and that's all that matters. Don't worry about what other people think.

Krista - good luck with your shorts. I agree that you should go with the Nike shorts. I'm sure you could get a nice pair of Steeler socks. Hey I had a thought for someone the Steelers should pick up in free agency - LaVar Arrington the LB from the Redskins. He's a Pittsburgh native - went to Woodland Hills High School just down the road from where I went to high school, and he went to Penn State. A LB like that would fit really well into the Steeler defense. That would be AWESOME!

Beth - great job on your exercise bike workout! :thumbsup2

Scott - congrats on your 5K, and congrats on getting into the Peachtree 10K. That will be cool to run in such a big race. Good practice for the Disney races.

goofyguy1958 - Welcome! :welcome: Advice and support are always appreciated. it's nice to have another experienced runner here.

Sunny - I hope work is going well for you these days. Good luck with everything. I picked up an issue of Runner's World this month, and noticed that had an article on relays in it. They mentioned the New Hampshire relay in it alot - sounds like it's a pretty cool race. Hope the team works out.

OK, I should do some work now.

TiffJ
03-30-2006, 04:20 PM
Dave- I love the socks too! Too bad we can't get them in time for the Minnie.

Cam-have a wonderful trip. :sunny:

today was xt so I went swimming. Havent been in a couple of weeks & boy could I tell. I only did 600 yds & it was tough. :crazy: Tomorrow is my LR of 7 miles & I hope to beat the rain.

crzy4pooh
03-30-2006, 04:29 PM
Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a great Thursday! ;)

Last night I had a good run - 3.5 miles. This morning was supposed to be a swim lesson, but my coach had to guard at one of the lakes, so I just did a long swim. I did three long sets of 100, 400, and 1000 yrds - woo-hoo - by far my longest at one time. :banana: I also did a good bit of drills and slow technique work in between the longer sets, so a total of 80 minutes in the pool. DH had the day off so I was able to get in a 9 mile bike ride this afternoon. I'm starting to feel good about the triathlon - yea! Tomorrow will be another swim/bike day, and a 9 mile run scheduled for Saturday.


Maggie - hope your foot gets better soon! I used to do the rowing machine at the gym while in college - it was awesome! Glad you like it! :thumbsup2

Melissa - great job on the walk - enjoy being at the parents!

Judy - I think your plan is a good one! The treadmill is not my friend, but I understand wanting the structure (and the movies). :goodvibes

Kevin - YEA for fostering!!! I would have to stay and play with the puppy instead of running, too! :teeth:

Minnie - How are things going for you? By the way, I would vote to also go in May - the flower/garden show is beautiful!!! :flower1:

Dave - I LOVE the socks!!! :thumbsup2

Cam - Hope you are having a wonderful time!!!!!

Amy - Feel better soon!!! I have a sore throat, too. My thinking is that as long as I'm not coughing and don't have a fever, it's okay to run. You have to listen to your body, though! Hugs!

Krista - Love the cross training!!! ;)

Jodi - Enjoy your long weekend! I have WW tonight too - let's hope for great reports for both of us!!! :cool1:

Liz - So sorry to hear about the car and no Columbus! :grouphug:

Jackie - I love the mushy stuff! ;) And I can't wait to see everyone at Minnie in just a few weeks!!!

Terri - So glad you had a good trip! And great job getting the workouts in while travelling!

Mel - Sorry to hear about the power flicker - I would have been on the floor if that happened to me! :blush:


Time to get ready for work - I'll check in with you all later! :wave2:

--Lynnda

crzy4pooh
03-30-2006, 04:33 PM
today was xt so I went swimming. Havent been in a couple of weeks & boy could I tell. I only did 600 yds & it was tough. :crazy: Tomorrow is my LR of 7 miles & I hope to beat the rain.

Tiff - You are doing awesome!!! When is your tri? (I was thinking ours were fairly close together.) Hope the rain holds off tomorrow for you! :thumbsup2

--Lynnda

Mouse Skywalker
03-30-2006, 04:41 PM
Hey, where's andromeda'slove/Dana been? Dana, are you lurking out there? How's everything going in your life? I remember you had a lot going on in your world right now. How's the quitting smoking going? Hope you're doing well. Good luck with everything. Here's some PD... :wizard: :wizard: :wizard:

Maherae
03-30-2006, 05:06 PM
Ya'll are just great! said with a verrry southern accent and accompanied with :grouphug:!! We may be a large group...good grief 75 and still growing??!!..but we do care!! :sunny:

Dave, good work with the socks! Their materials description sounds great! Hey, look at all of the guys..Paul, Scott, Kevin...

Judy, the only time I walk on the road is for my LWs, so that better work out! I think you will shock yourself when you hit the road and see you speed jump up! Something about that 1% incline.... I'm up to 3.6 for 60 minutes which is a 16.6 minute mile, but on the LWs I'm getting closer and closer to that 15 minute mark (15:18/5 miles!). MelR is pushing a stroller and walking with her dad..and still gets at 14 min mile..siiiggghhhhhh :rolleyes:

Cam, have a magical time :wizard:
TiffJ, 5 more weeks ::MinnieMo!! or at least until we are packing...
Claire, 2 more weeks for CCC!!

Everyone's talk about shopping got me out to check out Target :moped: . I did walk away lighter in the checkbook area, and with some warm weather walking clothes! :crazy:

We have our 10 miler this weekend. Had to push it to this weekend due to anniversary plans last weekend. Will be thinking of all of the Columbus Distance people. Anyone else have races this weekend?

MouseDogMom
03-30-2006, 07:41 PM
DH is concerned that I'm not training hard enough for the Minnie 5k - can't imagine why, since I'd never run until Feb 12 when I decided it was a good reason to plan a trip to WDW. So tonight I went out and did a 4 mile wog in 52 minutes, just to prove to him that I'm going to be okay! Nothing motivates me more than him questioning whether or not I can do it... Today is the first time I've run more than 3 miles since I started, so I'm very happy that I actually finished and could still walk.

Judy - I totally understand the morning routine. Even before I started running, I'd been doing a morning workout for the past year or so, and I can so tell the difference at work when I skip it. If I know I'm running in the afternoon, I still have to do a short workout in the AM just to get going.

Kevin - Way to go being a foster parent. DD LOVES Newfies - I told her she has to wait till she has her own place to have one - our 50lb lab/chow is big enough for me. But I would have skipped the run and played with the puppy too!

Amy - Feel better soon! You're having a really rough time of it this month!

Mel - Can't imagine being on the TM when the power went out. Our power has been flaky for the past few weeks, but the worst so far was having to go to work with wet hair when the transformer blew after I got out of the shower. Come paint my house when you're finished?

Dave - The socks are great. I'm wishing I was doing the marathon so I could wear the socks!

Cam - Envying you this weekend. Hope you have a great time and your daughter and her band have a wonderful experience!

Jackie

Kristi1357
03-30-2006, 08:15 PM
Dave - I also love the socks!

Cam - have a great time in the World!

I wogged 3 miles today in 42.xx (garmin is in the kitchen and I am too lazy to get up now). I am definately coming down with something and felt crappy for the first mile. I got better as time worn on, but feel really crappy now. Debating calling out sick tomorrow, I think I am getting this sore throat thing that is going around...but I digress!

I wanted to ask you experts a couple questions:

1. My feet always go numb and tingly while walking/running. I even tied my shoes looser today - it was better, but still got alot of that tingly feeling going on. I got fitted for these running shoes 1-2 weeks ago at a very reputable running store. I really don't think it's the shoes. I think it's my narrow feet. I think I have to tie the shoes tighter to keep my heel in place - therefore cutting off some circulation. Anyone else have this problem?

2. Do any of you have problems with your hands swelling to enormous proportions? Mine get so bad, I have a hard time bending them into a fist and they are very uncomfortable. I know I've always had bad circulation, but this is ridiculous. I do have lymphodema (swelling condition) in my left arm, but both hands swell equally (if anything, the "normal" hand gets bigger), so I know it's not that. And as soon as I finish, the swelling goes right down. It's just plain weird, IMO.

jodistar
03-30-2006, 08:33 PM
Last night I had a good run - 3.5 miles. This morning was supposed to be a swim lesson, but my coach had to guard at one of the lakes, so I just did a long swim. I did three long sets of 100, 400, and 1000 yrds - woo-hoo - by far my longest at one time. :banana: I also did a good bit of drills and slow technique work in between the longer sets, so a total of 80 minutes in the pool. DH had the day off so I was able to get in a 9 mile bike ride this afternoon. I'm starting to feel good about the triathlon - yea! Tomorrow will be another swim/bike day, and a 9 mile run scheduled for Saturday.

Jodi - Enjoy your long weekend! I have WW tonight too - let's hope for great reports for both of us!!! :cool1:


--Lynnda

Hi Lynnda,

Great job on the 3.5 run, I'm hoping to get out there tomorrow and run - it is supposed be another very warm day. God, I wish I could swim....I never really learned.

How did you do at your weigh in? I stayed at the same weight - I guess that's ok.....at least I didn't gain. :thumbsup2

jodistar
03-30-2006, 08:36 PM
Jodi - your training is amazing, I am tired just reading about it.

Thank you, that's a great compliment! :goodvibes

jodistar
03-30-2006, 08:53 PM
Jodi: Thanks for the info on the half marathon! I used to live up in Mystic CT, so I was hoping the race would be up there so I could incorporate it into a visit with my friends. I think I found 2 half marathons down here in NJ (one at the beach and one with views of the Statue of Liberty). Both sound cool!!!

Oh - you're welcome! Mystic is beautiful - do you ever miss it? That's great you found a half marathon close to you. I was hoping to find a closer one also........We live closer to New Haven - Hartford is quite a drive.

Jodi - I don't mind the suggestion at all. I really want these to be our TEAM socks, and I'm hoping a bunch of us will really like them and want to get them and race in them as our team. I figured the design was a first step, and I didn't make it so I don't have any emotion invested in it. I'll ask about the feather in the heel area and penguins as the rest of the print. Maybe we could have a feather coming up from the heel like it's coming out of our shoe or something?

Thanks Dave! I only mentioned it because someone had mentioned about how you were going to work in the penguins.....Hey, once the design is in place, how much will the socks be? Is it more expensive to have them custom made? Very exciting - having custom socks! Maybe I will get more than one set.......It would be cool to put in a shadow box (I will be putting one together after then marathon), with all of pictures of all of the WISH people. Is it bad that I'm already thinking about that? :teeth:


Okay, I've been quite chatty today (have no idea why)......I will check in on everyone tomorrow. :wave2:

Jodi

Jen117
03-30-2006, 09:01 PM
Hey all. Not much to report. Last night I did 30 in the treadmill and today I was able to run to the Y at lunch and did 30 of cross training. I feel kind of slacky lately, but I just don't have the time.

Judy - If the TM works, then keep it up. I am faster on the road than on the treadmill, but I agree that sometimes it is just more convenient. At least you are getting your minutes in!!

Dave - I LOVE SOCKS! I have a ton of funky socks and love to wear them to work. I always get the look!!! I like the design also. I am kind of novice and not sure what the feather means (I know the penguin).

Mel - I would have been laying on the floor if the power went out on me. I fell off the back once just because my DD talked to me and I lost my concentration. Seems I can't TM and talk at the same time! :confused3

MelRhoads
03-30-2006, 09:05 PM
Kristie - I have both of the tingling and swelling probs you mentioned. My hands get HUGE. I actually decided not to wear my wedding ring in the last marathon b/c it feels so gross when they swell. I don't know why. They are worse when I walk long distances b/c my arms are lower and not pumping as much. They still swell when I run (especially when it is hot) I actually put them up in the air when I run sometimes so I look like someone has just said stick um up!!! As far as the feet thing, mine do that when I'm having some probs in my sacro-illiac area. If it is your shoes or feet size and tight tieing, there is a tieing technique where you use those top 2 lace holes to pull the shoes tighter in the heels. I can't descibe it very well, but they should be able to show you where you bought your shoes. If not, I'll bet you can find an illustration on the internet. Good luck!!

crzy4pooh
03-30-2006, 09:17 PM
Hi Lynnda,

Great job on the 3.5 run, I'm hoping to get out there tomorrow and run - it is supposed be another very warm day. God, I wish I could swim....I never really learned.

How did you do at your weigh in? I stayed at the same weight - I guess that's ok.....at least I didn't gain. :thumbsup2


Yea for not gaining!!!! :cool1: I lost 1.5 this week. I'm happy, but I always wish it was more! ;) We can do this - next week will be awesome!

As for the swimming, I started taking lessons in January at our community pool - it's $10 each week. I could swim okay, but certainly not with actual form or proper technique. Really, I could only swim under water or doggie paddle... :lmao: It's amazing what a little coaching can do. If you are interested, you could check out your local parks/recreation group.

Hope you have a great run tomorrow!!!

--Lynnda

TnTsParty
03-30-2006, 09:41 PM
Wow I can't believe its almost the end of another week. This week went by pretty quick probably because my mom is down and she always has to go go go. LOL
I haven't gotten a chance to even read this post sorry. But I am moving along with my training. I have my first 5k next Saturday so I need to keep my training up. I have started to cross train by riding my bike. I am comfortable now with jogging 2 miles taking walk breaks and actually yesterday I did 2 miles in 18:58 (that was actual walk time since I had to wait for the draw bridge to go up and then down before I could continue. I am going to do 3 miles tomorrow if I get up early enough. Oh well I need to get to bed hope to be able to catch up on everything soon but this week isn't good (its also the busiest week at work since I work in Accounts Payable and its end of month) To everyone one who has a race this weekend good luck.

perfectmatch300
03-30-2006, 09:58 PM
Got about 3 miles walking in today. I do not know my exact distance but I know my pace was not as fast as I would have liked. At least I am out there walking.

Dave Great job with the socks. I do think more penguins would be nice, simly because I think they are so cute!

Minnie I posted on your other thread about your trip decision but I'll say it here too. In my mind, 2 trips to WDW are always better than 1 trip, especially since you're still looking at 8 days for the second trip. Besides, you may still be able to fit in some of the extras, and Flower & Garden is really beautiful!

Kevin Enjoy that foster puppy! Hope your roommate feels better.

Lynnda You had a great swim workout! Your swimming has come a long way! Good for you for taking advantage of the instruction available to you!

Jackie If you can wog 4 miles in 52 min, you'll do great in the Minnie 5K!

Kristi I get swelling in my hands when I walk, too, but not quite as much as you do. It is enough that I generally do not wear my rings when I am walking. I'm thinking about what MelR said, though. I think I will try pumping my arms more when I walk and see if that helps any. Maybe it will get me moving faster, too!

Chimera I'm sure I'd have fallen off that treadmill. I'd look like the people in that TV commercial who are walking on their hands on treadmills and fall off one by one till only the one who drank the sports drink being advertised is still up.

perfectmatch300
03-30-2006, 11:45 PM
I forgot to tell you about our animal encounter on our walk today! We were walking along and I thought I saw a branch alongside the road. DH said he didn't think it was a branch, but as I was telling him I was pretty sure it WAS a branch it lifted it's head, looked around at us, and took off running! Yep, it was a gator encounter! Fortunately, it was a cute little one, and it was running back towards the lake and not towards us! That little critter could really move! Wish I could run that fast! And this was in the neighborhood we rented in before our house was built, where I used to go walking by myself late at night! Such are the joys of living in Florida! :sunny: Gotta love it! :teeth:

jodistar
03-31-2006, 06:27 AM
Yea for not gaining!!!! :cool1: I lost 1.5 this week. I'm happy, but I always wish it was more! ;) We can do this - next week will be awesome!

As for the swimming, I started taking lessons in January at our community pool - it's $10 each week. I could swim okay, but certainly not with actual form or proper technique. Really, I could only swim under water or doggie paddle... :lmao: It's amazing what a little coaching can do. If you are interested, you could check out your local parks/recreation group.

Hope you have a great run tomorrow!!!

--Lynnda

Good job on the weight loss! Congratulations!!! Don't we always wish it was more? Next week - Definetely losing :) I'm getting closer to where I want to be and of course it is now taking it's time getting down there!

Yeah - the doggie paddle was about all I ever knew but never took it further, I haven't been in a pool since I was around 11 years old. Good idea about find a community center to get swimming lessons - never really thought about it!

Mouse Skywalker
03-31-2006, 06:39 AM
Good Morning Everyone: :surfweb:

Wow, another beautiful day out there yesterday. I did my 2.8-3.0 mile run in Mt Hope Cemetery again yesterday in ~31 min. I don't know exactly how far it was or how long it took me. I'm waiting for my Garmin to arrive... Speaking of the Garmin, remember how I said I needed a Garmin because I watch the running watch I was using? Well, ummm, I just found it yesterday. Whoopsie, I guess I didn't need the Garmin afterall. Oh well, too late now.

Lynnda - great job on your run and swim. Good luck with your triathalon. When is it? Is it the Danskin Tri?

Maherae - Good luck with your 10 miler this weekend. Oooh, I'm thinking I might need some warm weather running clothes too. My Mr. Incredible tights might be too warm for me soon.

Jackie - Yeah! Great job on your 4 mile workout. WTG! The socks are great. I'm wishing I was doing the marathon so I could wear the socks! You can get the socks anyway. You're a TEAM member, right? It would be just another way to think of your TEAM while you're training.

Kristi - Good job on your 3 mile run. Sounds like you might be having circulatory troubles. Have you ever had any other issues with your circulatory system? Originally posted by jodistar: Hey, once the design is in place, how much will the socks be? Is it more expensive to have them custom made? Hi Jodi :wave2: Here's the pricing for the socks: 10-19 dzn $4.75/pair, 20-39 dzn $3.95/pair, 40-59 dzn $3.75/pair. I thought that pricing was really reasonable. The only thing is there is also a $50 one-time setup fee to get our design into their sewing machine. I must admit I haven't thought at all about the the logisitics of how we would pay for the socks. Do I have to get all the socks and send them out to people, or can team members get SockGuy to send socks directly to them? I also don't know how to handle the $50 setup fee. Should TEAM members pitch in for the fee and we just pay a little more for our first few socks? Those are all details I don't know about, and if you or anyone have ideas I'd love to hear it.

Jen - Great workout! Wow, 60 minutes of exercise in 1 day doesn't sound "slacky" to me at all.I like the design also. I am kind of novice and not sure what the feather means (I know the penguin). The TEAM members from last year can correct me if I'm wrong, but the feather came from the design of the shirts for the marathon last year. It is supposed to represent the feather that Dumbo :dumbo: holds to believe he can fly.

Tricia/TnTsParty - good luck with your 5K coming up! Great job on your 2 miles in 19min! Wow, sub 10mpm pace, that is great! You are really moving out there!

Good luck to everyone running races this weekend! Especially to all you in the Columbus Distance Classic tomorrow! Have a great weekend!

Kristi1357
03-31-2006, 07:04 AM
Melissa, PerfectMatch & Mouse Skywalker - thanks for your replies! Since a couple of you have the same thing happen, I don't feel so bad now. I will try tying my shoes a bit looser next time. Taking of my rings is probably a good idea also.

I have always had bad circulation. I remember is 8th grade having swelling problems in my lower legs. The docs said it was growing pains and that I'd grow out of it in 1-2 years! :rotfl: My legs still swell up if I stand still for periods of time! It's probably just me and my bad circulation - but now affecting my hands more due to the walking/running. Maybe I'll start running around the neighborhood with my arms in the air like MelRhoads!

I am sick today with this sore throat thing that is going around. I stayed home from work, so I am not going to even do the yoga I planned for today. I am going to crawl back to bed now...Hopefully, I'll feel up to my 4 miler tomorrow.

DisneyGirl
03-31-2006, 07:22 AM
Kristi and Mel-- I used to have the hand swelling problem *really* bad. I tried to do some research on it, only to find that there are a ton of reasons why it could happen. One of the things it can be is the first sign of hyponatremia (that is the opposite of dehydration)-- it occurs when you drink so much water you flush the electrolytes out of your system. (How it causes the swelling, I have no idea). I switched to a half gatorade/half water combination for runs over an hour, and to full gatorade for runs over two hours, and it seems to work. Occasionally, I still have it a bit, especially on really long runs, but it's an idea!

TiffJ
03-31-2006, 07:58 AM
Lynnda-wow you are doing awesome on your swimming. Its amazing how quickly one can improve learning the right way to do it, isnt it? My tri is Memorial Day. You're doing the Danskin, right? I'm thinking of skipping the one in May & doing one in June. 2 reasons, outdoor pool swim & still really cold water here then & close to Minnie & is hard training for both. Not sure what I'm doing yet. I would love to do the Danskin next year. Congrats on the weight loss :thumbsup2

Dave is right, the feather is the feather from Dumbo to make him believe in himself. That's what this is all about, right, believing you can do something you never thought you could do.

Kristi-I get tingly toes every once in a while. And when I do my LR my fingers get so swollen that they look like vienna sausages and its hard to bend them. I never wear my rings when wogging. They go down within an hour or two. Dont know the cause. :confused3

MDM-Great job :banana: You showed him, didnt you. How dare he doubt you :teeth: And you most definately do not have to be doing a marathon to wear the WISH socks. You are here & part of us & doing what its all about-getting healthier, no matter what your event is. :sunny:

And yes 5 weeks from right now I will be on a plane headed to ORLANDO :cool1: (very early flight) I am so excited about it that I am driving everyone crazy with the constant updates on how long it is until I leave. (even those going with me) Oh well, they new they were going with a Disney nut when they signed on for the trip :crazy:

Have a great Friday everyone!

aladdinsgirl
03-31-2006, 08:29 AM
I am so sad!!! We started mixing big boy food into Hines' puppy food this morning. My baby is growing up!!!!!!!!!! :sad: :sad: I had a nice walk outside last night (glad that it's finally warming up), I did 3 miles in 41:09 (wearing my Nike shorts ;) ). I would have liked to have gone faster, but I still averaged 13:43 a mile, so I guess that's pretty good. While I was walking, Stephen took Hines on a walk and his first swim at the lake. When we met back at the car, I looked at Hines, saw that he was sopping wet (and we were driving MY car :furious: ), and looked at Stephen. He got this little grin and gave the explanation that Hines wanted to go swimming. :rolleyes2 He was very well behaved last night, I'm guessing because he was exhausted!!

Melissa--Are you feeling better? I don't fault you at all for packing up and heading to Mom and Dad's. When Stephen and I first got married, he used to travel 6-8 weeks at time, only coming home every other weekend. I would stay with my parents and only go home to get the mail and more clothes from time to time.

Lynnda-- :cheer2: on your weight loss!! I know how exciting every pound can be. I lost 15 lbs from Jan-Apr last year, it's the best feeling in the world.

Kristi--I have problems with my hands swelling too. They swell more when I walk than when I run. You should have seen my hands after the half marathon, I did run 4/walk 1, but they still swelled up and it was painful to bend my fingers. I'm with Melissa, I think it has something to do with pumping your arms and maybe your hands being below your heart when you walk. I don't know, that's pure guessing. I run with hands up in the air sometimes too. Good luck! And feel better!!

Jackie--Way to show DH that you CAN do the Minnie!!

Good luck with everyone doing the Columbus this weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheer2: :banana: :cheer2: :banana:

solotraveler
03-31-2006, 08:56 AM
Good morning all!!

Thank you to everyone who validated my playing with the new foster puppy instead of running the other day. :teeth: He's going out on a couple of home visits tomorrow so it doesn't look like he will be here long. (And really, that's a good thing. You always want to find them a good permanent home ASAP.) He sure is cute, though... and the other pooches in the house are totally enthralled. Judy, I'm working on getting a picture uploaded this weekend.

Jackie-- You can tell your DD that Newfies are GREAT dogs. Very affectionate, even tempered, gets along with other dogs well. That said, they are BIG BOYS (and girls). They eat you out of house and home (and usually require a high quality (expensive) food.) One of the reasons I got involved in rescue is that they are such big boys they don't get adopted so easily from shelters since a lot of people just don't have the room.

Dave-- I too had a running watch before I purchased my Garmin and I MUCH prefer my Garmin. The display is a lot easier to read and the GPS is a huge help with training runs.

Yesterday afternoon I finally got my run in and did 4 miles in 36:48 or 9:12/mile pace. I'm very happy with that. If the weather holds I might try and get another few miles in today-- otherwise it'll be crosstraining. I am definately shooting for a long run this Sunday as well.. 6 miles, maybe more.

Best of luck to all of you participating in Columbus this weekend! Go Team GO! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2: :yay: :banana: :wizard:

Back to work here....
Happy training all!
Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

MelRhoads
03-31-2006, 09:01 AM
Hey... that overhydration swelling hands thought makes alot of sense to me. I have that happen when I'm hot and when I'm running marathons b/c i drink alot of gatoraide. Hummmmm. Very interesting to think about!!!!

Kristie - I forgot to tell you that i actually use 2 insoles in some of my trail shoes to make them fit better w/o having to tie them so tight!

I'm hoping to go kayaking on the buffalo nat. river w/ my dad and the boy. I'v never kayaked a river b/4 but it should be pretty gentle. I have to check the h2o levels (on this dial up pokey machne!!!)

I didn't bring my little camera, or i would post pics later!!

AmyBeth68
03-31-2006, 09:02 AM
Hey guys! Well I was really sluggish yesterday, still not sure what I'm dealing with. My head is stuffy and I am still coughing....UGH! It may just be allergies :confused3 , so I think I'm going to give it a go today and try to run. If I feel awful I'll cut the workout short. I definitely want to skip KBX today....too intense.

Tonight is costume night for my DD's plays. I was asked to be parent coordinator to help the cast of 65 kids and teens get their costumes on and checked. It's going to be a loooonnnngggg night LOL.

Yesterday I bought myself new warm weather running clothes. Only one outfit until I find shorts that I love....but it's a start. Next week we leave for Arizona and I get to run in beautiful Sedona and Scottsdale. :sunny:

Krista: Hines sounds so cute! WTG on your walk last night! BTW....I ordered Nike Tempo shorts yesterday and thought of you right away. :teeth:

Jackie: :cheer2: You can DEFINITELY do it....just hang in there and continue to believe in yourself!!! Way to girl, awesome wog!!! :grouphug: .

Dave: Sure you lost your watch...it just magically reappeared after you ordered your garmin LOL! :p (just kiddin') ;) . I think those socks sound so great. And thanks for explaining the feather.... :goodvibes I love the whole tie in to Dumbo with the feather and Bingham with the penguin idea. I would definitely buy those team socks!!!

Tiff: :banana: Your trip is right around the corner!!!

Lynnda: Wow! That is so wonderful that you're swimming too! And congrats on your weight loss this week, you're really doing great :cheer2: .

Jen: Nice workout yesterday! An hour is definitely NOT slacky LOL! Now doing nothing (like me yesterday) is slacky!!!

Nancy: :scared1: A gator!! Yikes. Nice job on getting out there and doing 3 miles. Don't worry about your pace, the important thing is you put the steps in and did something healthy for yourself yesterday. WTG!!!

Kristi: Hope you feel better soon. :grouphug: I can relate to the sick thing...I felt yucky yesterday. Hopefully it comes and goes quickly for you! Rest is truly the best thing!!! Take Care!!

Jen117
03-31-2006, 09:59 AM
The TEAM members from last year can correct me if I'm wrong, but the feather came from the design of the shirts for the marathon last year. It is supposed to represent the feather that Dumbo :dumbo: holds to believe he can fly.


That makes TOTAL sense to me and I actually love the representation. Now if only I could fly!!!!

Oh and I meant I was slacky because my weeks have been so busy and crazy that I am not getting in my running. I am planning to run a 5K on May 6, but am really only at a 2 mile mark right now. I gotta kick it up!!!!

BIG QUESTION! I am struggling with how I should warm up and stretch before running. What do you all do? Some days I feel great and can run for awhile, other days my legs and shins start aching right away (this more often than not). Thanks in advance!!

AmyBeth68
03-31-2006, 10:11 AM
Jen: I struggle with what to do with warm-ups myself. This is what I've found works best for me lately. I usually do a nice 5 minute warm-up walk. Then I do some standing stretches...particularly calf stretches, quad stretches and hip flexors. I'll then begin my run...right now I run 30 minutes twice per week and then run for distance (currently 3.5 miles) once per week.

I find that what you do after your run is equally important and impacts my next run. I do a cool-down walk of about 5 min and then stretch. I just bought a Yoga for Runners DVD and use that as my stretch. But as long as you take about 10 minutes to seriously stretch out your legs, hips, back, etc you should be fine! :thumbsup2

Kevin: I forgot to say that I'm so impressed that you are fostering that Newfie. It's such an important thing to do....my friend rescues and fosters Boxers so I know that it's hard work BUT a much needed service! Great job on your run too! Wow....awesome pace :cheer2: .

Honeibee
03-31-2006, 10:43 AM
T.G.I.F.! :mickeyjum

This morning I did something a little different. I have been reading The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Running or Walking a Half Marathon, and I realized I am in a rut. So today I alternated speeds. I did 10 min @ 3.8, then 10 @ 4.00 then 10 @ 3.8, then 10 @ 4, then 5 @ 3.8. I think I need to add one higher intensity workout per week. I consider my LW my lower intensity walk since I do it at 3.6.

Also, even though I have been watching movies (This morning's selection: Calendar Girls. What a great movie!) I have been paying attention to my form, and every couple of minutes I do a mental "Form Check". I was pleased to realize I have been carrying myself correctly. My arm swing is appropriate, my stride is not too long, my posture, well, OK, I need to remind myself to stand up straight! But I'll work on that. I'm pulling my abs in somewhat. But, honey, my abs ain't been pulled in since 1975! :p

Dave - Thank you for asking about my MRI. I am supposed to hear from my doctor today. She has been out of the office the last few days. I'm sure they didn't find anything. I suspect if something was really obvious I would have heard from somebody. Right????

Maherae - I am so sorry! You sent me a PM and I haven't answered you yet! Bad Honeibee! Bad bad! I can't wait to get outside and do something! I want to go to the HS track, but the only chance I will have this weekend looks like rain! Guess I shouldn't be a wimp, hu? Let's see...inside on the TM with a Cary Grant movie, or out on the track in the rain??? Hmmmm..... :rolleyes1

Jackie - You go girl! :banana: You must be in great shape! Nothing like someone telling you that you can't do something to set you right out on proving them wrong!

Nancy - COOL! :goodvibes I love seeing wildlife! Even gators!

Dave - Ha ha, you're funny! :lmao: Well, what if one breaks? You need a back-up, right?

Oh Kevin, enjoy him while you can. He deserves a fur-ever home, though, I agree. No matter how hard it is to give him up. paw:

Amy - Gosh, I hope you feel better soon. :wizard:

:wizard: :wizard: :wizard: to Cam!!!


Judy

lizdotcom99
03-31-2006, 12:07 PM
Hi WISH Team!! I just wanted to share something very special with all of you. As you know, I am supposed to be in Columbus today with my WISH team buddies gettting ready for the big race tomorrow. As my transmission would have it...I am here...and was feeling a bit pouty faced about the whole ordeal. Well...guess who just called me? The Penguin himself! He wanted to know why I wasn't there with the rest of the bunch! The conversation was sparse as we had a horrible cell connection...maybe that is a good thing because the whole sentiment brought tears to my eyes! He told me he would see me in Chicago...and he will!!

If you ever for one minute thought it was weird to be a part of an internet group.....you could not have been more wrong! The support and the friends I have made here are incredible. For all the times I thought I could not do something...I have been encourgaed that I can....for the times I have doubted myself, I have been told I could not have been more wrong. For the times I have not wanted to get my butt out there and walk...I have been encouraged (sometimes stronger than other times :) to get out there and get the steps in. When I have been missing, I have been found! This is such a great group of people. And for those that have met in real life...what a treat!!

I will check back in a bit after I hear all about The Penguin getting his shirt and let you know what he has to say. My thoughts are that he will say someting very kind and encouraging!!

Anyway, I am going to get my shoes on and go for a little walk! I think I need to!! :cloud9:

Also, just needed to share my special moment!! Gotta love this WISH Team!!

Have a great day!!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Honeibee
03-31-2006, 12:14 PM
:banana: :yay: :woohoo: :bounce: :faint: :hyper: :eek: :jumping3:

solotraveler
03-31-2006, 12:25 PM
BIG QUESTION! I am struggling with how I should warm up and stretch before running. What do you all do? Some days I feel great and can run for awhile, other days my legs and shins start aching right away (this more often than not). Thanks in advance!!

Jen-- I will usually do a little light walking around to get loose before I run, especially if I am running first thing in the morning fresh out of bed. After I run, I do a slow recovery walk until I feel cool down sufficiently then stretch for about 10-15 minutes-- not just legs, but the my upper body as well.

I would strongly hesitate recommend stretch cold muscles. You are apt to hurt yourself that way. If you feel the need to stretch before your run, I would warm up first, then stretch and ease into your run. Of course you also want to make sure to stretch afterwards as well-- that's very important. Just my .02. :)

Liz-- OMG!!! How incredible is that!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: I'm totally jealous! ;)

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

jodistar
03-31-2006, 12:25 PM
Hi WISH Team!! I just wanted to share something very special with all of you. As you know, I am supposed to be in Columbus today with my WISH team buddies gettting ready for the big race tomorrow. As my transmission would have it...I am here...and was feeling a bit pouty faced about the whole ordeal. Well...guess who just called me? The Penguin himself! He wanted to know why I wasn't there with the rest of the bunch! The conversation was sparse as we had a horrible cell connection...maybe that is a good thing because the whole sentiment brought tears to my eyes! He told me he would see me in Chicago...and he will!!

If you ever for one minute thought it was weird to be a part of an internet group.....you could not have been more wrong! The support and the friends I have made here are incredible. For all the times I thought I could not do something...I have been encourgaed that I can....for the times I have doubted myself, I have been told I could not have been more wrong. For the times I have not wanted to get my butt out there and walk...I have been encouraged (sometimes stronger than other times :) to get out there and get the steps in. When I have been missing, I have been found! This is such a great group of people. And for those that have met in real life...what a treat!!

I will check back in a bit after I hear all about The Penguin getting his shirt and let you know what he has to say. My thoughts are that he will say someting very kind and encouraging!!

Anyway, I am going to get my shoes on and go for a little walk! I think I need to!! :cloud9:

Also, just needed to share my special moment!! Gotta love this WISH Team!!

Have a great day!!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Wow - that's a great surprise Liz! After something huge going wrong like car problems and then getting a call you must be on :cloud9: now :)

Have a wonderful walk - I'm getting out as soon as I can finish a few things around the apartment. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

AmyBeth68
03-31-2006, 01:16 PM
Oh Liz!!!! :goodvibes :cloud9: How amazing!!!! What a wonderful thing to have happen! You sure are right...what an amazing bunch!!!

Judy: Soooo glad to hear you're doing well. Sounds like you had a successful run AND good for you taking the time to check your form, stride, etc. That is soo important! You are doing really GREAT!!! :thumbsup2

Well....I feel SO MUCH BETTER now that I've run! I did 2.8 miles in 30 minutes. Not a personal best by any stretch....but I felt so good afterwards. I was in a comfortable stride and chose a tough route with two long hills. I ran the whole thing and felt really strong the entire time. So I'm happy :goodvibes . Plus that warm spring weather really lifts the spirits! :sunny:

Mouse Skywalker
03-31-2006, 01:35 PM
Hey TEAM: I just got a reply back from the rep at SockGuy, and he said if we can finalize the design in the next couple of weeks we could get the socks in time for the Minnie Marathon at the beginning of May!!! Ooooh, even more reason for me to wish I could run the Minnie.

Mouse Skywalker
03-31-2006, 01:40 PM
OK, I just went back to read the posts.

Judy: I'm glad you're doing better. I do hope the MRI comes out negative. Please let us know how everything comes out.

Liz: WOW!!!!!! That is absolutely amazing and incredible!!! :cool1: :thumbsup2 :cool1: My respect for Bingham has just gone up and up!!! I'm glad I ordered a copy of Marathoning for Mortals from amazon to go along with my Garmin!!! Now, I wish I could have an autographed copy! I can't wait to hear how the t-shirt presentation goes!!!

Maherae
03-31-2006, 02:13 PM
Oh, Liz, how absolutely fabulous!!! The Penguin KNOWS you!!! What a great person. Wait til Cam reads your post!! party: :jumping1:

aladdinsgirl
03-31-2006, 02:21 PM
I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT TO ASK THIS!!!! Wisher's from 2006 marathon, have you received your finisher's certificate yet? Stephen got his yesterday and it's AWESOME!! For the full, they have your name, official time, chip time, 10 mile split, half split, and 20 mile split. Plus it has your rank overall and your rank in your class. And the best part, it's signed by MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MickeyMo

The certificate comes with a cd-rom of the race weekend that is just amazing. I seriously wanted to get out there and run after watching it. Very inspiring! It made me so excited for next year!! And excited for the Flying Pig--5 weeks from Sunday. :bitelip:

Also, things I meant to talk about in my earlier post....

Judy--Do whatever works for you! If you like walking on the treadmill, then by all means do it. The only disadvantage you might have would be getting used to the impact of walking on the ground, but if you are doing your long walks outside, then you should be fine.

Kevin--I would have played with the puppy too!! There is a Newfie that goes to our obedience school too, whenever he is there, I always tell Hines to say hi to his cousin, since Labrador retrievers and Newfoundlands (did I spell that right? It looks funny) are both from the same area and thought to be closely related. How big are your dogs? I know Newfies can get really big. Hope your roommate is feeling better!!

Amy-- :cheer2: :cheer2: on your run!! I'm glad that you are feeling better. Did you find any good deals on running clothes? I love finding a good bargain. Sometimes I buy things I don't particularly want or need, all because it was a good deal. :teeth:

Liz--I can't believe John Bingham called you!!!!!!!!!!! How amazing!!! I am jealous!

I better get back to work, I'll check in later. :wizard: for everyone's long runs and walks.

wtpclc
03-31-2006, 02:31 PM
OK wayyy too much that I missed. Here's what stuck in my every little brain:

DAve - Love teh socks!!

Feather - Yes, my non-boarding dh came up with teh dumbo's feather idea for my new "virtual friends." ALthough he'd never be on the boards himself, he will admit that advice from this group was instrumental in our doing the marathon.

Kevin - Cool about the puppy!

Kristi - I have very narrow feet and was very concerend when I got longer new shoes about slippage. I do MUCH better too loose than too tight, as long as my feet don't wobble. I had numbness and pain when I tied too tight.

GoofyGuy - Welcome!!! We need all the support and advice we can get. I'd like to think you might glean something from us tha twill help you along. If not, just know you're appreciated!

Amy - Hope you feel better soon!

Krista - Isn't is sad when our babies grow up? Actually, our dogh was 10 months when we got him, so we missed the fun puppy stage. WOuldn't have traded my Bruno for the world, though.

OK, missed yet another run due to work. These 12-hour days have got to stop! They should be about over, though. Have a great weekend everyone!!!!

solotraveler
03-31-2006, 02:33 PM
I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT TO ASK THIS!!!! Wisher's from 2006 marathon, have you received your finisher's certificate yet? Stephen got his yesterday and it's AWESOME!! For the full, they have your name, official time, chip time, 10 mile split, half split, and 20 mile split. Plus it has your rank overall and your rank in your class. And the best part, it's signed by MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ::MickeyMo

The certificate comes with a cd-rom of the race weekend that is just amazing. I seriously wanted to get out there and run after watching it. Very inspiring! It made me so excited for next year!! And excited for the Flying Pig--5 weeks from Sunday. :bitelip:


Kevin--I would have played with the puppy too!! There is a Newfie that goes to our obedience school too, whenever he is there, I always tell Hines to say hi to his cousin, since Labrador retrievers and Newfoundlands (did I spell that right? It looks funny) are both from the same area and thought to be closely related. How big are your dogs? I know Newfies can get really big. Hope your roommate is feeling better!!



I got my certificate and CD-ROM in the mail and I LOVE IT! The certificate is so cool (although I was strangely bummed about my "place" and the CD is wonderful. Did you see on the course map section where you can click on each mile marker and it will show you the sign they had at each mile marker along the course with the inspirational quote?? Too Cool!

And I will admit to watching the video intro on it over and over again to see if I saw any WISHers or myself, but I didn't catch any. :teeth:

To answer your dog questions, my roomate has a 6 year old black Lab and he's about 80lbs or so. I have a 4.5 year old Newfie (whom I got got from the rescue when he was 11 months) who is about 120-125 lbs right now due to his winter weight gain. By Newfie standards he was a "runt" and he couldn't be sold by the breeder, hence the adoption. He's the biggest lap dog I've ever seen. (Yes, he likes to sit on my lap. Yes, I let him. Yes, I know who's in charge..... :rolleyes: )

As it is suddenly become very cloudy outside I am beginning to worry about my run.... keeping my fingers crossed that the rain holds off a few more hours (or gets going and pushes through).

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

wtpclc
03-31-2006, 02:37 PM
Did you see on the course map section where you can click on each mile marker and it will show you the sign they had at each mile marker along the course with the inspirational quote?? Too Cool!

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:
I sepant a VERY long time trying to find those quotes. Now I have to see if I can squeeze tehm in my book. Argghhh! Hoping our certificates are waiting at home.

gradtchr
03-31-2006, 02:57 PM
Liz that is so awesome about that phone call!! OMG I would be in tears! I am working on reading his books at the moment and he is definitely an inspirations. I hope you enjoy your walk!!

aladdinsgirl
03-31-2006, 02:58 PM
I have a 4.5 year old Newfie (whom I got got from the rescue when he was 11 months) who is about 120-125 lbs right now due to his winter weight gain.

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Tell me you are joking. Your dog weighs 125 lbs??? He weighs more than me!!!!!!!!!!! I think Hines is a little small, which is surprising because his parents were both big. He'll be a year on April 14 and a month ago weighed 49lbs. Don't you think that's small for a full-blood lab? I know his Mom was around 80 lb and his Dad was more. When are they fully grown? And how in the world do you keep the hair under control? Hines sheds so much, I am always covered in black hair. :dog:

wtpclc
03-31-2006, 03:15 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Tell me you are joking. Your dog weighs 125 lbs??? He weighs more than me!!!!!!!!!!! I think Hines is a little small, which is surprising because his parents were both big. He'll be a year on April 14 and a month ago weighed 49lbs. Don't you think that's small for a full-blood lab? I know his Mom was around 80 lb and his Dad was more. When are they fully grown? And how in the world do you keep the hair under control? Hines sheds so much, I am always covered in black hair. :dog:
Krista - That does sound small. I've had many lab owners tell me abou tehir 75-pound dogs, thinking they were huge. Bruno was 150, so I used to laugh! ;) Kevin, how big is your place for 3 big dogs?

Jen117
03-31-2006, 03:20 PM
I think the black labs are the smallest of the lab breeds. I have a Golden Retriever and she is 70 pounds. She didn't reach her adult weight until 2 years old. She likes to go running with me, but doesn't like to slow down when I need a break!

Oh and I knew someone who had a chocolate lab that was HUGE, like close to 100 pounds. I think they are the biggest of the labs.

jodistar
03-31-2006, 03:25 PM
OMG - I had a breakthough today.........I went running today with my Garmin (god, I love being outside - love the Garmin). Anyhow, I was running the course that I ran with the running group that one day - my goal being just to take it slow and steady - I really didn't care about pace, etc. just wanted to get the 5k I had planned for.

Well, not only did I make it through the whole 5k without out any major stomach tightness (actually, I can't remember feeling any) but I also, shaved a couple of minutes off my last time out with the Garmin. :banana: You have no idea how happy that made me :teeth: . I did the whole 5k in 35 minutes at a pace of 5.3.

Next time I go, maybe I will try and shave more time off - although, at this point I'm looking at doing that for the 5k that I have in May - I really would like to do better than a 12 min/mile, not that there is anything wrong with that but I just want to go a little faster, as long as my body will allow (not going to push myself too hard).

Dave - I'm with you I wish I could do the Minnie run too! I can't wait to do the Goofy Challenge next year. The socks sound like they are reasonably priced too! I wasn't sure what to expect as far as price.

BTW - Dave, you will absolutely love the Garmin! I love mine, I'm so happy I bumped into this thread on the WISH boards - I would have never heard about the Garmin.

I will check in with everyone later on -

Jodi

solotraveler
03-31-2006, 03:36 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Tell me you are joking. Your dog weighs 125 lbs??? He weighs more than me!!!!!!!!!!! I think Hines is a little small, which is surprising because his parents were both big. He'll be a year on April 14 and a month ago weighed 49lbs. Don't you think that's small for a full-blood lab? I know his Mom was around 80 lb and his Dad was more. When are they fully grown? And how in the world do you keep the hair under control? Hines sheds so much, I am always covered in black hair. :dog:

Oh no, I'm absolutely serious. And he's on the small side for a Newfie. Most adult male Newfoundlands are in the 150-160 lb range. Our carpets have a touch of black in them, which helps to mask the hair issue. That said, in order to keep up, it's Daily Vacuuming. When summer rolls around, it's even tougher since they tend to shed a bit more than usual due to the warm weather.

49lbs does seem a little small for that age. That said, a lot of labs you see are slightly overweight due to lack of exersice, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Carrie-- Normal sized ranch house, actually. Just with a large yard, a nearby soccer field and no kids in the household... so that helps.

Jodi-- Congrats on the 5K PR!! Great pace!!

Kevin (Solotraveler) :earsboy:

Honeibee
03-31-2006, 03:42 PM
Are you going to be on the Wonder for Christmas then go Goofy???? :smooth:


Judy

Mouse Skywalker
03-31-2006, 03:46 PM
Jodi- congrats on your breakthrough and 5K PR! That's great! You really have come a long way since you started. BTW - Dave, you will absolutely love the Garmin! I love mine, I'm so happy I bumped into this thread on the WISH boards - I would have never heard about the Garmin. I'm with you there too Jodi. When I first started reading this board I had no idea what a Garmin was, then I found out about and thought "well, I'll never be a serious enough runner to spend money for one of those." And now I can't wait for mine to come in the mail.I'm with you I wish I could do the Minnie run too! I can't wait to do the Goofy Challenge next year. It will be so fun to hear everyone's reports from the Minnie, but I really wish I could be there just to meet everyone on the team. I guess I'll be there in spirit. Jodi, have you already registered for the Goofy Challenge? I still haven't registered for the marathon yet. Not quite ready to break it to the family yet. I'm not sure if DW is going to be thrilled with me wanting to go to WDW in January on the same weekend as DD8's b-day (she'll be 9 on Jan 6th). I just don't want to wait so long that the marathon fills up because I'll be really bummed.

lilouisianagal
03-31-2006, 04:56 PM
Okay whew I finally got done scanning to catch up--lotta typing been going on this week.

Shorts discussion: (yes I'm too lazy to look up who :sad2: ) Definitely, the shorts can change your stride. The only kind of shorts that I can wear that don't bunch up are Umbro shorts with the checkerboard design. Any other brand-nope! Any other style of umbros--Nope! I have to wear those spandex/cotton bike shorts under anything other than checkers Umbros. I just about died a few years back when they stopped marketing in the US. Then they stopped making checkerboard style. Thank heavens that they started making them again and that my uncle just happens to make semi-frequent trips to London :goodvibes And it isnt just chubbiness, b/c like I said any others will bunch but the c.b. style doesnt.

Anne: :yay: I'm sooo ready. I really hope that its good weather that day, right now its not bad temp-wise, but it is nasty-humid out there--you feel like you are swimming instead of running! I'm trying to figure out my running schedule for the week leading up to CCC, since I'm thinking that doing my 14 miler LR on friday is not gonna fly!

Dave: The socks sound great! I wonder if we could do a penguin holding up a feather.... :rolleyes1 I think I have an idea of one accessory I will be carrying during the Goofy *tiptoes off to go find a lime green feather*

Kristi: Here's a page on lacing tips: http://www.roadrunnersports.com/cgi-bin/rrs/rrs/rrLacingTips.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1235132308.11438 41392@@@@&BV_EngineID=iaddgfeldlimbekgcgecfeedgf.0 And my hands tend to swell up if I am walking for a long distance with them down near my sides, as long as they are even with my heart they are all good.

Cam: Say "HI" to the Mouse for us! Have a super trip.

Kevin: Puppy!!! :love: That is soo neat to do fostering. And btw our female black lab (a runt when she was a pup) is about 65 lbs but she didnt reach that weight until she was 2 or 3 yrs old.

On warm up/stretching: I have a good 5 min walk to get to the running trails so I consider that my warm up. I *try* to start my workout jogs slowly. I always stretch after I run so that I know that my muscles are good and warm.

I've had a rather hectic past few weeks with school, but my runs have been going quite well. I love love love :love: Cricket (garmin). Today I had a 12 miler. I was a dorcas and forgot to program my intervals to repeat more than twice so I ran into the third interval and was wondering what was going on....stopped, fixed it, kept going though it messed up having one coherent workout report --grrr. Overall I went 13.1 miles (gee isnt that convient :smooth: ) including my cool down walk at the end. It took right at 3 hours which I am happy happy about.
I tried using granola bars during my run but I think I'm going to switch to gatorade, b/c the bars were just too sweet and I sweat like a horse, so I really need to be replacing salt/electrolytes in addition to fuel. Guess that means that I need to go shopping for a fuel belt :rolleyes1 gee golly darn!
I've had some nice short runs where I got a 12 min/mile pace going and that makes me :teeth: :woohoo: .
My best friend's DS1yr had to be put in the hospital a couple of days ago b/c he hadnt been putting on weight and then he stopped eating and drinking and dropped from 25 lbs to 16 lbs in four days. They have been running tests on him but dont have back any conclusive results yet. They think it might be Cystic Fibrosis, which is very scary for my friend. Good news is that they have him on an IV AND he has started eating and drinking again. Her husband has had to miss work which is even more stressful, plus Child Protective Services were called in (b/c he dropped weight so much) which is another headache through all of it. Her other two kids DD6 and DS3 are both healthy and happy, plus she has many many people (including her doc who had just seen DS1 just before he started dropping) who can vouch that she does feed her children, so its more just a headache than a problem. So please keep her and her DS in your prayers and thoughts this week.

I'm going into NOLA tomorrow to help clean/gut/rebuild houses, so I'm gonna call that crosstraining.

jodistar
03-31-2006, 05:09 PM
Jodi, have you already registered for the Goofy Challenge? I still haven't registered for the marathon yet. Not quite ready to break it to the family yet. I'm not sure if DW is going to be thrilled with me wanting to go to WDW in January on the same weekend as DD8's b-day (she'll be 9 on Jan 6th). I just don't want to wait so long that the marathon fills up because I'll be really bummed.

Hi Dave - Yes, already registered for the Goofy! Looking forward to it - I plan on taking it at a comfortable speed for the 1/2 and then go a little bit harder (but not pushing it) for the full.

I going to Florida alone, but will be running both races with a friend that had moved to Florida last year.

I say talk to your wife about the trip, just to get an opinion mention it is something that you would really like to do. I did that with my husband......I started reading everyone's race reports and wanted to the the marathon, mentioned to hubby how cool it sounded.......then asked him after a few weeks if he would be okay if I did the race and he was fine with it. :love: He doesn't know about the Goofy, but knows that I will be doing the marathon.

I just couldn't break the news to him about the Goofy. He would think that I'm crazy.

Anyway, be sure to mention to your wife about bringing your princess to the Happiest Place on Earth for a birthday celebration (of course, don't say it infront of the princess).

So if you don't do the marathon in Disney, will you be doing one near home? Your wife might be more into the experience - after seeing all that you are putting forward with all of the training.

jodistar
03-31-2006, 05:13 PM
Dave: The socks sound great! I wonder if we could do a penguin holding up a feather.... :rolleyes1 I think I have an idea of one accessory I will be carrying during the Goofy *tiptoes off to go find a lime green feather*


Wow - this is a good idea too!

gradtchr
03-31-2006, 05:59 PM
Claire your friends son will definitely be in my prayers. I hope that they find out what's wrong and get CPS out of the picture.

Jodi-great job shaving off your time and good luck on the 12 minute mile. Right now I'd be thrilled with a 14 minute mile.

DH and I are going to eat dinner wait for a bit then go out for a run/walk and we hope to shave some of our time from last week off and I am hoping that I am able to run further than last week. We got a 3 mile walk in today at lunch in 50 minutes so I was happy but hopefully come the next few weeks that will be quicker. DH and I are also going on a bike ride this weekend (23 miles) pending good weather, I can't wait!

TiffJ
03-31-2006, 06:34 PM
Liz-WOW!!! All I can say is WOW! That is so cool you got that phone call. Is really is a great guy! :thumbsup2

I got my certificate today, haven't had a chance to watch the CD yet. I just found out my grandfather died & we have to go to SC this weekend. He was very old & it was definatley his time but my dad is pretty tore up.

I did get my 7 miler in today. My pace was 13:25 :cool1: And I am now a truly dedicated athlete. It started raining when I still had 2.5 miles left & I DIDNT QUIT!! :banana: That is so not me. I was determined to finish the whole 7 miles. Luckily it quit after about a mile.

Dave & Kevin-sorry you cant do the Minnie with us. Although since it's for women only I'm hoping for pink race shirts ::MinnieMo

Sorry got to go get everything ready to leave town. Have a great weekend everyone.

gradtchr
03-31-2006, 07:11 PM
Tiff I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Great job on the run and doing it in the rain!! WTG!!!!

Kristi1357
03-31-2006, 09:26 PM
Carrie & Claire - thanks for tips on the swelling hands & numb feet! I am going to try not to tie my shoes as tight. If that doesn't work, I will try those other ways of lacing and see if that helps. I am also going to make a conscience effort to keep my hands at heart level while walking. I tend to swing my arms but keep them down to my sides. I bet keeping them up like I do when I am running would help alot.

Liz - awesome phone call!

Today was my rest day, thank goodness, cuz I am still stuck with this sore throat/cough thing that's been going around. And whenever I have a cough, my asthma goes right down the tubes. I am hoping to be good enough tomorrow morning to go out for my walk/run - even if it's all just fast walking.

DH mentioned to me today that the Goofy is already over 30% full, FYI. He is going to sign up soon. We didn't think it would fill up so fast - must be all the WISHers!

gradtchr
03-31-2006, 09:53 PM
Kristi-I am exactly the same way the minute I start coughing I better make sure my inhalers are current and full and I also have to make sure the nebulizer is working. After losing weight I am very rarely bothered by asthma any more but when the sinus's keep draiining and the coughing starts I'm in for it. Good luck tomorrow!

Minnie
03-31-2006, 10:28 PM
Nancy - Thank you for the reply on both threads. I am very close to selecting the 2 trip option to go to the flower/garden show since I won't be there for the Minnie.

Liz - Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tiff - Please accept my sympathy on your family's loss :grouphug:

Krista - I have a yellow lab (Samantha Jo) that topped out at 125 before we had to put her on a diet for her joint health. She is getting older but is a wonderful part of our family :love:

I hope to be albe to walk outside tomorrow as the day is supposed to be nice. I am so ready to get back to it!!!!

Happy training everyone!!!!!!

::MinnieMo

MouseDogMom
03-31-2006, 10:32 PM
Jackie - You go girl! :banana: You must be in great shape! Nothing like someone telling you that you can't do something to set you right out on proving them wrong!


I only wish I were in great shape. I'm paying for that stubborn streak of "I'll show him" today. Nothing like overdoing it to make the next day seem really long. I'm hoping when I wake up tomorrow I'll feel normal again and be ready to run.

Amy - How'd the play go?

Liz - Wow! What a great phone call, and what great motivation!

Dave - I can have socks for the Minnie! Yea!! Now we just have to work out the details... As for your DD's birthday, we celebrated my DD's 8th birthday at MK - had a great dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, she got to be in the parade, all sorts of fun stuff. You might try it from that angle...

Kevin - Why, of course the dog's in charge. Who else would be? It's all about the dogs!

perfectmatch300
03-31-2006, 10:38 PM
I had a good walk today. I tried keeping my hands up and pumping as if I were running and not only did it help with the swelling, but it also seemed to help me pick up my pace! For me, anything that gets me going faster is a very good thing!

Liz Awesome phone call!

Tiff Sorry about your loss. It's never easy to lose a loved one, regardless of age or circumstances.

Claire Prayers and PD :wizard: for your friend's son

Jodi Awesome 5K!


Hope everyone doing Chicago has a great race! Waddle on!

MelRhoads
03-31-2006, 11:18 PM
Liz - That is so AWESOME!!! How very exciting to be missed! You probably set a record pace today walking on air :teeth:

So, my work out partners for the last 2 days have been a 3yo, a 63yo and a 68yo. We must look like quite the crew! Yesterday we did the walk along a river trail for 4.5miles. Today (after my dad and his friend) finished w/ their men's fri. morn. coffee gp, we loaded up to go to the Buffalo Nat. River (one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen) for a kayaking trip. It started raining on us on the way down, so we milled around for a while and had actually decided to bail. The boy (from the back seat of the car) yells out, "God, will you please stop the rain so we can have our 'eventure' (that would be boy talk for adventure). We drove down river to pick up our shuttle car, and the rain stopped and sun came out. B/c we grownups were a little more cynical than the boy, we decided to just put in and mess around and paddle as far upstream as we could b/4 the rain started again and then turn around and come back if it did rain. Well, (as Forrest Gump would say) just then, God showed up, b/c it did not rain another drop on us the rest of the day. We paddled for aprox 7.5 miles (sadly 1/2 of that was upstream) It was wonderful and it was the 1st time i have had the kayak on the river and the 1st time the boy has been on a river instead of the lake. He seemed to have a great time!!! I think we are all pretty much exhausted!!!

I'm thinking about dragging someone to go mt. biking w/ me tomorrow as there are awesome trails around here (not the 3 yo, maybe i'll get one of the elder members of my exercise crew) I have been keeping phil informed of our adventures while he is doing his Cme in CA. I'm feeling just a little guilty about my mom and dad's extreme sports retreat get away, but oh well!!!

Mouse Skywalker
04-01-2006, 06:46 AM
Good Morning Everyone: :surfweb:

Forgot to say that I had my 1 hour yoga X-training yesterday. It felt good to have an hour of stretching, etc. Plus I really needed that relaxation time in the last 15 min of the class.

Thanks everyone for the advice on breaking it to my wife about wanting to run the Disney marathon. I know I need to break the news to her soon. I just need to think about when the best time would be. Oh, and I definitely want her there in WDW with me to see me run. I wasn't ever thinking I would do a solo trip for the marathon because I want to share the experience with my best friend/my wife.

Claire/lilouisianagal- wow, I'm really impressed with your training runs - 12 miles, 13.1 total. That is awesome! :thumbsup2 :cool1: WTG! Best wishes on your best friend's kids. Sounds like she has a lot going on. And good for you for your work in NOLA. Be safe. Thanks for the idea about the penguin holding the feather for the socks. I think I'm going to hold off on sending SockGuy anymore ideas right now because I just sent them about 4 different ideas this week. I want to see the new designs they come up with, and then I thought I would post a poll to vote on the socks.

Tiff - WTG about running in the rain!!! :thumbsup2 You are so dedicated now. That is awesome! Dave & Kevin-sorry you cant do the Minnie with us. Although since it's for women only I'm hoping for pink race shirts I sure hope someone takes a team picture of everyone at the Minnie and posts it on the board.
Finally, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your grandfather. I hope he was able to go peacefully. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Kristi - good luck with your training and I hope your hands swelling problem goes away. Hope you're feeling better soon. Goofy is already over 30% full YIKES!!! :scared1: I need to get my act together. Originally posted by MouseDogMom: Dave - I can have socks for the Minnie! Yea!! Now we just have to work out the details... As for your DD's birthday, we celebrated my DD's 8th birthday at MK - had a great dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern, she got to be in the parade, all sorts of fun stuff. You might try it from that angle... Thanks for the tip - I may try to look into birthday celebrations at Disney. Both our princesses princess: princess: have January birthdays so I thought maybe we could have separate birthday celebrations for each princess and then we wouldn't have any birthday parties here. Use the money we would use to have a birthday party here for our trip for the marathon next Janaury. I was also thinking of inviting my sister-in-law (i.e., cool Aunt Anne to the princesses princess: princess:) to come down to WDW that weekend too. She's never been to WDW, loves the kids, the kids love her, and I thought that way my wife wouldn't have to handle the princesses princess: princess: alone while I'm running the marathon. I thought it might give us a built in babysitter too for DW and I to go out and have some quality time ourselves. Can you tell I've been doing a lot of thinking about this during my runs?

Great job on your walk Nancy! :thumbsup2

MelR - sounds like you are having a great weekend with your parents. I certainly don't know your situation, but it doesn't sound like to me you have any reason to feel guilty about your sports retreat getaway at all. Is it because Phil isn't there with you? I'm sure the boy is having a great time on the eventure with Mom and the grandparents. Sounds like a great weekend. Keep having fun. Any news about the 50 miler you've been training for?

OK, I have my group run today. When I first got up it was raining, but I'm determined to go. I think it stopped raining now, and I can hear the birds singing out there. Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Sending out happy thoughts to everyone running in Columbus today :goodvibes. Waddle On!!! Go WISH TEAM!!!!

lilouisianagal
04-01-2006, 07:24 AM
Hi Dave - Yes, already registered for the Goofy! Looking forward to it - I plan on taking it at a comfortable speed for the 1/2 and then go a little bit harder (but not pushing it) for the full.

I going to Florida alone, but will be running both races with a friend that had moved to Florida last year.

Yikes. I guess I need to go ahead and register for the race(s). I'd like to run/walk both half and full at 12 mpm or better.

And I'm also going to Florida alone, so yall keep your eyes out for the short, curly-headed girl dressed in lime green carrying a feather! :goodvibes

lizdotcom99
04-01-2006, 07:32 AM
Good Morning!!!!!

Just wanted to WISH all of our Columbus folks a great race!!! Hoping for a nice day and a great race! I know you ladies will rock!! Can' wait to hear all about it!!!

:woohoo: :cheer2: :woohoo: :cheer2: :woohoo: :cheer2: :woohoo: :cheer2: :woohoo:

TiffJ
04-01-2006, 07:45 AM
Thanks to everyone for their sympathy. It is so great to be a part of this wonderful group. I truly feel blessed that I found you guys. :grouphug: My DS5 goes to preschool at our church & when I picked him up this afternoon I told him about Paw-Paw. He said at least now he is where someone can watch over him (meaning in Heaven with God) and that he was going to pray for him every day & when it was his turn to be leader at prayer circle he was going to ask all his friends to pray for Paw-Paw. Aren't kids great! :angel:

Dave-that would be a great idea for a birthday trip. DS8 b-day is right before Christmas so I gave him a choice of having a party or doing something extra special while we where at WDW. Being the smart Disney addict that I have raised he chose to do something at WDW. We did Chef Mickey's character breakfast & rented the sea mice (2 person boats) They were so much fun. I had DS8 in the boat with me & DH had DS5 with him. We were staying at WL so we rented from there & could race with each other & drove over to in front of MK & Poly & GF. It was awesome. :thumbsup2 And after doing all that his favorite part of the trip was when we went to the expo & he got the free Clif bars in his race bag (he did the 5K)& we gave him ours too :rolleyes: There are lots of great things to do for girls. DTD has a new place called Bibbity Bobbity Boutique that does dress up girlly things and there are several princess breakfasts you could do. Taking aunt would be good too. I had a whole crew there(my parents, SIL & 2 nieces)It was great to have a bigger support group to enjoy the event with. Sorry to go on, but planning a WDW trip (even if it isnt my own) is kind of an obsession of mine. :lovestruc

Good luck to those doing the Columbus race!

Today is an off day but I will be xt with laundry,packing & cleaning up to leave town in the a.m. The hotel we are staying at has a small gym so at least I should be able to get something in while I'm gone. My poor mom had to leave last night & is going to have to do her 7 miler in SC.

AmyBeth68
04-01-2006, 10:42 AM
Tiff: Thinking of you and your family. :grouphug:



:cheer2: :banana: :cheer2: CHEERING ON ALL OF YOU AT THE COLUMBUS RACE TODAY :cheer2: :banana: :cheer2:

Good Luck and Have FUN!!!!!!!

Jen117
04-01-2006, 11:45 AM
Hey everyone. Hubby took the girls with him to grandmas, so I went out for a run. Today was supposed to be sunny, but its not. Instead it is dreary and a bit breezy. I did 3 miles in 42 minutes. I was pretty proud of myself. I even called hubby on the cell phone while I was doing my cool down walk.

Dave, last fall we took DD5 to WDW during her birthday. We booked a breakfast at Cindy's because she is a princess nut. They gave her a Birthday Card picture and all the princesses and Fairy God Mother signed it. She thought that was the best thing in the world. In fact she is bummed that she can't go again during her birthday!

Mel, your eventures sound great.

Claire, wow, you are doing great with your running. Someone from my church is in NOLA right now helping with rebuilding. He was raised there and still has family living there. That is great that you are helping out.

OK, I am home alone right now, so I best not waste that time on the internet!!!!

goofyguy1958
04-01-2006, 12:52 PM
All righty, you all were so nice in inviting me on board and I feel bad because I have not posted for 3 days - got really busy at work and was bushed each night so I did not log on until today.

Mouse Skywalker, I am in the very same boat with DW and doing the Goofy. Unfortunately, she already knows how much I want to do this but she will not be coming with me. She does not want to take DD and DS out of school for even 2 days (Friday and Monday) and we have no one to have the kids stay with for a parents only trip. So, it looks like I am going solo. What a great wife I have to let me go solo :love:.

My training today was again longer than anticipated. Seems every time I run with the running club I belong to I add miles. Started out going to do 10 and ended up doing 11.5. The killer is is that our group went out this route that had a hill that was more than 3-miles-long - not steep but 3-miles-long - those guys are evil :stir: . The good news is the top of the hill was the turnaround and that meant the next 3 miles were all downhill. I returned to our starting point by myself and did that in 7 less minutes than it took us to get out to the turn around point. So I ended up with 11.6 miles in 1:24:36 for another great Saturday morning run. I do so much better when running with a group.

Well, thanks again everyone for welcoming me aboard and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE IN COLUMBUS TODAY.

plutosmyfav
04-01-2006, 01:00 PM
Go Columbus Racers!!!!!

I got out on the bike path for the first time since Dec 3rd! It was great. I did 8.4 miles in 1:29 (10:40 pace). No speed records but I enjoyed myself. By the end I was starting to think I might still be a runner.

goofyguy1958
04-01-2006, 01:10 PM
OOPS, I forgot, it is now official - they have my money and now I have to make sure I keep up the training - I am now registered for the Goofy Challenge for 2007.

jodistar
04-01-2006, 02:13 PM
OOPS, I forgot, it is now official - they have my money and now I have to make sure I keep up the training - I am now registered for the Goofy Challenge for 2007.


Yeah! :woohoo: When I registered for the Goofy I also had the same thought as you.....I have to make sure I keep up with the training.....the motivation on the board will keep you going.

jodistar
04-01-2006, 02:17 PM
Yikes. I guess I need to go ahead and register for the race(s). I'd like to run/walk both half and full at 12 mpm or better.

And I'm also going to Florida alone, so yall keep your eyes out for the short, curly-headed girl dressed in lime green carrying a feather! :goodvibes


I know there is a place on the WISH board, where people have posted pictures - maybe closer to the time of Marathon weekend, we should all post pictures of what we look like?

crzy4pooh
04-01-2006, 02:59 PM
Wow!!! I miss a day, and I have three pages to catch up on! ;) Good Luck to all our racers this weekend! I can't wait to hear from the Columbus Crew! :cool1: Also, thank you so much for all the well wishes on my swimming and weight loss - your encouragement means so much!!!

goofyguy - great job on the run!!! And congrats on signing up for goofy - YEA!!!! My DH is still deciding between Mickey and Goofy... I told him he just needs to go for it! :thumbsup2

Sunny - Great job on the bike today!

Jen - Enjoy your alone time! :goodvibes And good job on the run today!!! Oh - I just read back a little more... we have a golden baby, too. He is 5 years old, 65 pounds, and his name is Tigger (and yes, he really bounces!) :lovestruc

Tiff - I am so sorry for your loss! How sweet of your DS, though - you must be doing a great job with him! :thumbsup2 By the way, my DS has "Paw-Paw" too! Please know we are praying for you and your family. :grouphug: As for the tri - yes I'm doing Danskin, and it's the week after Minnie. I'm concerned about them being so close together, but I'm just doing the Minnie for the experience, not for a specific time, so I will try to take it easy... Of course all bets are off on race day! Which one are you looking at for June? I would LOVE a pool swim rather than a lake swim. I am going to try my first open water swim next weekend - YIKES!!!

Claire - Sign up for Goofy!!! ;) You won't be alone - you will have tons of Wishers there to support you (and have lots of fun with!!!)

Dave - It sounds like you have the trip all planned out - everything sounds great! Lots of pixiedust: for when you talk to your wife - I'm sure your family will love going!

Melissa - Love your "eventure" - it sounds awesome!!!

Nancy - YEA for being faster!!! And I'm glad that helped the swelling! I will have to try it next weekend. I freaked when I read about your gator encounter! For our 10+ mile runs, we go past two retention ponds that we know have gators... I am paranoid about being face-to-face with one!

Jackie - Sorry to hear you're in pain - hope you feel better soon!!!

Minnie - I hope you are able to go to WDW twice - how exciting! Let us know how your walk goes tomorrow!

Kristi - Feel better soon!!! :wizard:

Claire - AWESOME job on the 13.1!!! That's great that you are going to NOLA - I would definitely call that cross-training!!!

Jodi - great job on your 5K time - You will be flying by May!!! :cool1:

Kevin - Yea for getting your certificate! We will have to look for the quotes on the CD. DH did manage to get a picture with all of them along the course, but some quotes got cut off because of the time clocks being in the way. Can't wait to read tham all again!!!

Carrie - Hope work lets up for you soon and you are able to run again!

Amy - great job on your run, and especially on the two hills!!! Way to go!!!

Liz - WOW!!!!!! How awesome!!!!!! :woohoo:

Judy - good job on changing things up! How did you feel afterward?

Krista - I had to laugh when I read about Hines going for a swim! (Not funny that it was your car, though!!) Our golden HATES the water - we have tried and tried to get him to swim... NOPE! We even tried one of those doggie life vests - he swam back to the edge of the pool, and he was done! Oh well!

TnTsParty - Good luck on your 5K!!! Let us know how it goes! :thumbsup2


For my update, I have a math lesson for all you WISHERS...
9 mile run/walk + head cold + cold meds + hot Florida sun = STONKER!!! :lmao:
I did it, but it was not pretty!!! I finished under the Minnie pace, though, so I know I'm okay on race day even if I'm sick - yea! Yesterday was an 80 min swim workout. Tomorrow evening is supposed to be a 9 mile bike/2 mile run along the beach with a couple friends who are also doing the Danskin, but we'll see how I'm feeling.

ETA - I forgot to share about DH's run this morning... He did 12 miles at 11:11 pace - his best at that distance - YEA!!!! :cloud9:

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Keep up the great work!!! :banana:

--Lynnda

DianeL
04-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Hi Jodi.... Both Susan and I use the Amphipod system. They close with velcro. Mine is simply a plan belt that I can slide on a fluid flask, gel flask or a pocket. Susan's is able to be resized, mine is one size and you need to try it on to make sure you have the right fit. The first one I bought I didn't realize this because Susan's resizes and was listed as a one fits all.

When I bought my belt it came with 4 fluid flasks and the small pouch. I have since bought the large pouch which I prefer because I always carry my cell phone (even on the Half, I was able to call DH from the finish area before I was given my Donald). The gel flasks are sold separately and I have the 1 which I think it took almost 4 powergel size packets to fill for the Half which I didn't even use over a 1/4 of it, but that's me. We both had 1 water and 1 gatoraide and 1 gel flask on our belts for the Disney Half and our Jelly Belly Sport Beans in the pouches (never touched them on the race).


We really like our system. I know some don't so check all the systems and see what you think will work best for you. The flasks can sometime be a bit hard to slip them into their cradles but I've only dropped 1 once. :)

We use our belts for almost every time we go out to train so they are very much a part of our routine. For the Half I had used a iPod zippered pouch that had a belt loop that I was able to also works well on my belt. The only complaint I have with my iPod case (bought at Target) is that with gloves on I was afraid to take my iPod out of the case to turn it on and had trouble handling it with the gloves so left it off for the entire Half. Either I'm getting a new case for Disneyland or it's not making the race ;)

I saw the beginning of the thread and the list of 2007 WISH Members and my jaw hit the floor when I saw my name LMBO Thanks for thinking of me and addingme to the list. Very kewl! I'm in Michigan :) We did the Hanson 5K last weekend, poorly I might add LOL I did better then last year but only by seconds LMBO Next year I vow to be much much better, at the very least 30 seconds faster ;)

We've been getting in the steps this week more than in past weeks. We've had some troubles prior to this because the park we use has a tendancy to flood with the heavy rains. :rolleyes: Even then though we tried to get some short walks.

This past week though has been good.

Sunday we did 2.9 miles with our DHs and short legged dogs
Monday 1.25 for me and 2.00 for Susan separately with the dogs
Tuesday I took off
Wednesday we did 7 miles - lots of chatting with 3 ladies.
Thursday was another doggy night of 3 miles
Friday - off
Saturday - 8 miles :) I know todays the pace was slow but we only planned on doing the miles. Susan's been having a pain with her foot and has a Dr appt scheduled but can't get in till after Easter.

So we're finally getting our schedules back together. We were able to get some walks in during the days it was upper 30's and low 40's but it's awfully nice to have temps over 50 again :thumbsup2 The other day it was almost 60 and I was feeling warmed up enough to add in some short runs while DH held the leash. Poor pooch, she was so zonked out that night :)

Our pace sucks right now but we know we'll get it down again and hopefully even better then our paces from January.

Happy training to all :) Oh, we'll be traveling down to Toledo for the Zoo's Dart Frog Dash (the weekend after Easter), it's a 5K and we did their 1st one last year and it was fun so we decided we'd do it again :) They allow both walkers and runners. Last year it was cold, raining and snowing so hopefully this year will be warmer and sunny :)

Tomorrow is Doggy & Hubby Day, the plan is to do 3 miles. We have a bowling league in the afternoon and in the fall I was zonked with doing the 7 miles followed with the bowling so tomorrow we're happily doing a short walk with the "family"

SoccerDogWithEars
04-01-2006, 05:41 PM
This is a random post, but I felt like it needed to be said. Since pming all of you would take FOREVER, here it all is:

Y'ALL ARE AWESOME!!!!!!! I admire each and everyone of you for doing what you are doing. And y'all are all really supportive of each other. I can not tell you how much you have brightened my mother's life (heehee, HI MOM!!!!!). So yeah, I just thought that it needed to be said. GO GET 'EM TIGERS!!!!!

*note to self-lay off the sugar*

xterratri
04-01-2006, 06:08 PM
Yes, I'm still alive. Mostly lurking though. It's great to see all the new people joining the group.

Lynnda- don't worry about doing Danskin 1 week after Minnie. The training complements each other. Besides, I'm jealous 'cuz I've wanted to do a Danskin event for years and it just hasn't worked out. I really can't travel from ME to FL 4 weekends in a row. Three of those 4 is bad enough.

TiffJ- PD and hugs.

Lizdotcom- WTG on the new job and the call from the Penguin. Too bad about the car.

Confession time- I'm not bothering to train for the Women Run the World 15 k(I love that name!) Minnie weekend. I'm in 100% triathlon training race prep mode meaning I'm only running 3 days a week. Now before anyone gets concerned(as if), I ran 10 miles today w/ a 9:37 pace the day after biking 51 miles. Frankly, I think my body likes this 3 rather than 4 X week running thing. I just might be getting some carryover cardio from the bike too. (Okay- probably no 'might be' to it considering my best ever running fitness was when I was a 17 yo riding 6 days a week for the USNA team. Funnily enough, I think in many ways I'm actually in better shape now than I was then. I'm certainly in better shape than the last time I did an Ironman and it's only April 1st.) It's something to keep in mind when I decide how I'm going to train for Goofy.

Alot will probably depend on whether triathlon season ends after Ironman Wisconsin in Sept or the 70.3 Champs in Clearwater in Nov. Umm, does anyone have an 8 week marathon training program :rotfl2: I actually don't expect it to be a problem as my coach has me building to a 14 mile run during training for the FL 70.3(WDW)( I haven't seen my schedule for past May 21st yet but the miles will only go up as I switch from half to full ironman focus) and there's got to be some carry over fitness from being able to run 13.1 off the bike.

Enough babbling. Hope to see some Columbus race reports soon.

gradtchr
04-01-2006, 07:06 PM
Just checking in to see if there were any race reports yet.

Great job to those who have run today! DH and I are headed out right now to run I'll report back how we didn. I am hoping I can run at least two miles straight without dying but we shall see.

Lynnda-hope you feel better soon-I agree that the support found here on WISH is the best. :goodvibes

Sunny-great job on the bike-I can't wait to get ours out on the trail tomorrow our last trail ride was in November and we have truly missed it. On a sidenote DH and I are hoping that we will be able to use the trail when we start doing our long runs.

Mouse Skywalker
04-01-2006, 07:37 PM
Greetings Everyone: I ran with my Fleet Feet running group this morning. When I left the house at 8:45a it was a fine drizzly rain, but when we started our run it had stopped. I did 3.3 miles in ~32 min (~9.7 mpm pace). Of course I was at the back of the pack, but I was really pleased with the run. It felt hard, but I felt good when we finished. Tomorrow the princesses, DD5 princess: and DD8 princess:, and I are volunteering for the "Spring Forward 15k Distance Run". We'll be passing out water at the 2nd water stop. The princesses have already made up these really loud noisemakers to cheer on the runners. Afterwards we're going to go out for a special "Daddy B-fast".

I can't wait to hear how the Columbus race went.

gradtchr
04-01-2006, 09:11 PM
DH and I just back from our run and I am so excited! Last week we wogged 4.15 in 60 minutes this week we got 4.25 in 60 and last week we got 4.75 in 70 minutes and this week we got over 5 miles in 70 minutes. We're progressing!! Our first 3 miles were at a 13 min pace which is great for our second week back. I am doing a :banana: :cool1: right now. I feel great and can't wait until our bike ride tomorrow!!

Dave-have fun with your princesses tomorrow!!

jodistar
04-01-2006, 09:38 PM
Hi Everyone,

Almost forgot to post my exercise for today - had my personal trainer session today. Did an overall workout using the BOSU, medicine ball, free weights, and weight machines.....today was my crosstraining day I guess.

It felt great - I told my trainer about my sucess yesterday with no stomach tightness during my running :woohoo: , she was really proud, after all she has been helping me with my core training and I can call her at anytime if I have questions about my training or run into problems with training.

Tomorrow I have to do my 8 mile run - although, I'm not totally sure that I will be ready for it......If I don't feel like it is the right thing for me I will do less.....but althoughwise.....I'm into it! It's supposed to be another beautiful day (a little bit colder but I can deal with that). Just a little concerned because we did a lot of ab exercises today. I love working the abs......odd isn't it? :teeth:

Have a good night everyone!

Jodi

gradtchr
04-01-2006, 09:55 PM
Great job with the trainer Jodi! Good luck on your run tomorrow.

lizdotcom99
04-01-2006, 10:26 PM
Hi There!! SOrry I have been MIA...it has been one BUSY day here.....

Before I forget...Tiff, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I heard from Molli, Lily, Pat and Amanda...they are done!! Whoo hoo! I hear the race went well and they were even a bit ahead of the planned pace. After the race, Lily I guess ran into the Penguin...and there was a big round of hugs. I really can't wait to hear more about this myself.

Greg and I got three miles in today at the mall as it was cold and rainy! I am very excited that Greg has decided to get into the training mode....guess he is really thinking about doing Chicago. Whoo hoo!!

Hate to cut this short, but I am pooped and gonna call it a night. I will post more tomorrow as I hear more about Columbus!!

Have a great evening!! And just for the record..since The Penguin loved his shirt and gave his blessing...I will work on getting that idea into motion!!! Question....Do we just want it to say "I had the courage to start" on the back with the renguin design...and use the same front that was on the shirt last year? Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!

Liz

chimera
04-01-2006, 10:43 PM
Come join us for a new week!

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