Computer trouble Tuesday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Computer trouble Tuesday
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Tue, 08-19-2014 - 8:27am

Bear with me w/ typos, etc. because our computer is on the fritz. I type and it slowly catches up, or doesn't.  It might be time for a new one.  How did summer go by so quickly?  I wonder if part of it is the weather--we've had such a mild summer this year.  I tried out my ankle more yesterday at parkour, did fine in the 401pk class for older people (which is getting more frustrating because there are people who can't do things so we spent time doing very basic stuff) but I felt a pull in the next class on leaping so I hopped into the silks room, did half an hour before class so ended up doing 1 1/2 hours of each parkour and silks. It's a good combo for me.  I'm back on the fence about the silks semiprivate I take--OTOH, my partner is moving to Iceland soon so it won't be a problem.  I might go to parkour conditioning tonight but will see how I feel. I do want to move!

GR, have you planned anything special while everyone is at BM or is everyone there? It seems like it would be a great time to do something special--although you seem to makethat part of regular life.

Karla, I'm guessing the trouble you had w/ running was lack of fuel--if you don't fuel the day before, you'll run on empty. I don't think it's a bad thing to have runs like that on occasion. First, you'll be ready for it if it happens during the marathon and second, it makes you appreciate the good runs so much more.

SJ, sounds like you're enjoying retirement.  And what a great summer for your first!

FSN, I think you're better suited to a smaller yoga studio like the one you're describing.  You'll get a better quality yoga instructor and those classes sound really good. 






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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 11:13am

Jean, having a bit of computer trouble here too.  Chrome tabs were magically opening over night so I went through all programs and uninstalled a number of things that could have been causing it... which of course, meant multiple reboots, etc.  YAY.  (not)  Let's hope I fixed it.  I haven't planned much aside from the slumber party with my two besties this weekend and lunch next week with DH's aunt.  We've never hung out by ourselves but I adore her and get on with her much better than my MIL.  

I woke up to rain beating on the windows this morning and that was really nice.  We don't get that much in AZ.  Poor OP though... he's been loading the trucks and I imagine left a lot out and uncovered.  Methinks he's going to have a lot of wet noodles.  

I'm seeing my client this morning and also working on freelance stuff.  One of my clients has requested a phone call which I'm thinking means she didn't like the last thing I submitted.  Tongue Out  Planning to do strength training, probably this afternoon.    

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 1:16pm

No computer trouble here thankfully! 

We are only two days into the school year and I am very pleased with my choice of text books. I went ahead and ordered teacher's manuals this year to help me out and while they are pricey, I think it will be well worth the extra money. 

We are entering our first real heat wave of the summer. Temps are supposed to be 95+ over the next 10 days. Ugg. This couldn't have come at worse time in my training. I am already struggling with the intensity of the mileage and am continually having to talk myself into keeping going. It's at this point the last time I trained for a marathon that I decided it isn't for me. I know if I can push through a few more weeks (3 to be exact) then I will start the decrease. I'm tired and sore all over and everyone I talk to keeps saying "no,I was never sore" after doing 16 or 18 or 20 miles. I am either a total whimp or people are just lying about it. i have only done two 16 milers and an 18 mile long run so far. I am seriously questioning my ability to be able to run 26.2 miles. :( 

Enough of my whining. I'm resting today because I have an 8 mile run scheduled tomorrow. My sister and I are going very late in the evening to try to avoid as much heat as possible since it is supposed to be very sunny and 95+ tomorrow. We can't go in the morning because we both have to work and it won't be light enough by the time we need to leave in order to get finished. 

 Oh and about the Ferguson thing. I was in grade school when desegregation (bussing) started. The riots were horrible and no one ever expected the uproar. All the violence accomplished nothing. I saw this morning where many of those rioting and looting and being violent in Ferguson aren't even from Missouri. They have come in from other states to get involved. I have to wonder if the media would pull out and wait for factual information how quickly the situation can get controlled. 

Karla
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 3:50pm

Decided to post here today. I often lurk but honestly my life is so uneventful that there's not much to report. I'm continuing to swim once or twice a week. Its not going as well as hoped for, due to sacroiliac pain. I won't bore you with the details. But at least I'm getting some exercise.

I'm eating well! Tons of summer veggies coming from my garden. We've also gone out a few times lately, to a wine bar, a vegetarian resto, an authentic Italian place. Later this week we're going for Mexican seafood with some friends. 

Jean, how old is your computer? When I replaced mine a few years ago the guy told me that a computer is considered obsolete at 6 years old, and they don't have to have replacement parts available anymore (in CA its 7 yrs) but in terms of technology they're obsolete much sooner. About the parkour for older people.....ummm, you're not the average older person by a long shot! And aren't most of those people newer to the sport? I can see why you get frustrated and impatient. I think it requires a mental adjustment. I used to go on group road rides (bike) called developmental rides. Most of the riders were around my level but there were always a few very experienced riders who *could* hammer but for that day they rode at the slower pace to encourage and advise. Could you get into that mindset? Or maybe that class is no longer appropriate for you because you are at such a different level?

GR, sounds like you will fill your weekend with fun stuff after all. And you get kitten-cuddle time whereas the BMers will be cat deprived.

Karla, I sure admire how you can home school. We did one semester with dd and I swore never again. You're making such good progress with your running. All of the problems are part of the training, to experience them and learn from them and figure out how to prevent them or roll with them. I have no doubt you can do 26.2. I hit the wall once on the bike and it was kind of scary because I was soooo far from the car. It really taught me the lesson to stay on top of fluids and calories. Are you still in contact with the coach? Maybe you can make some adjustments to the training plan because of the heat? Are the Injinji socks helping with your foot problems?

FSN you are always so crazy busy. Did you manage to have any fun in DC or was it all work? 

SJ I have trouble figuring out where you are because you're often on the move it seems! Is the Cape only on weekends or do you stay there during the week too? Do you wear polyester swim suits? I ask because my nylon-spandex Speedo is already showing chlorine damage and I heard that polyester suits last longer.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 4:25pm

Elc, homeschooling has been my life for the past 20 years. It amazes me how "mainstream" it has become in the last decade. When I first started I hid my son and we never ventured out during the day. Our books arrived in brown paper packages and I only knew of two Christian publishers were I could buy them. Now the selection of curriculum and supplies is incredible. I see kids out and about all day long and people even ask my daughter now if she is homeschooled and no one bats an eyelash about it. I've been asked to speak at several homeschooling groups on graduation and getting a child into college and the crowds get bigger and bigger. 

Oh, and for what it is worth, the first year is the hardest in my opinion. Most parents are very nervous and afraid they are making a mistake or going to "ruin" their children. It takes a while to break free of the mindset that schooling needs to be done a certain way. Once you get your feet wet a little and realize you are no longer a prisoner of the school system, it really isn't all that bad. ;-)

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 5:39pm

Elc, nice to see you!  And feel free to join conversations regardless of whether anything "exciting" is going on.  And you're right about the kitty snuggles!  My eldest one has been intiating contact a lot lately and I'm not sure if he's on a health upswing or if its "Hey, Mom.  I'm gonna die soon.  Let's hang out."  Wink

Karla, when I was growing up, homeschooling was primarily a religious thing.  I think a lot of us forget as adults that school can be a cruel and terrifying place.  I'm glad kids have alternative learning options these days if conventional school doesn't work for them.  I did a series of articles for an online virtual high school recently.  Their list of classes is awesome!  I want to go back to high school.  Cool  (But only that one.  High school in general is terrible.)

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 08-19-2014 - 8:52pm

Elfc, sometimes I wonder where I am...I usually am on the Cape Thursday afternoon through Tuesday morning, and then in Boston Tuesday afternoon through Thursday morning. I work out with a trainer, and I come back to work out and do other daily life stuff and social things. Karla, I have no doubt you can run 26.2 miles...GR, the idea of 'wet noodles' cracked me up...but it probably wasn't funny to OP. Jean, I think you need to teach 'intro to Parkour' for all the people who are clogging up your class....FSN, hope you are having a fun day whatever you are doing...I had a blood test this afternoon - I have been known to faint, so I am happy it went smoothly. I sat at the pool for a couple hours, then I had my usual workout..20 minute bike warmup, lifting for chest/back, abs, ran 2 miles in 28:20.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 08-20-2014 - 7:24am

GR, my husband claimed it was Chrome that was tying up our computer so I switched to Firefox.  Now he says to go to Internet Explorrer.  Our computer is ancient--at least 6 years old I'm guessing so it is past time for a new one.

Karla, I've also heard that a good number of protestors who were arrested are from out of state.  The majority are peaceful but the trouble makers seem to be looking for trouble and making it bad for everyone.

Elc, I actually really enjoy having new people try it out and do the class. I get frustrated w/ a lot fo waiting around and doing nothing while it's my workout.  I want to move!  And, this is the class for people over 35 so it will be slower moving.  Are you seeing anyone for your SI pain? Glad you decided to post again!

SJ, do you have a place at the Cape?  I think you might have told us before but I'm drawig a blank.