Fall on Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fall on Tuesday
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Tue, 07-15-2014 - 6:47am

Oooohhhh.  It feels like fall this morning.  I LOVE it, although  my garden tomatoes are looking sparse.  I have to drive 80 minutes each way to a 90 minute meeting.  :(  Working with my manager yesterday was pleasant.  I took a different approach - tried to find something in common with him, let him highjack my calls, listened to him and tried to find something positive through the arrogant lecturing, looked at the positive of everything, and complemented him on positive things I could find.  The day went well.  I have to work with him next month, too, as he already scheduled it.  Life goes forward.

Jean, no, the support group for this month was cancelled, and it meets monthly.  Surprisingly, I am feeling ok about everything, given that my mom is safer at this place.  Karla, you are an uber-runner...another half?!  OMG.  SJ, aren't you leaving for France soon?  GR, you haven't mentioned your sinuses in a while...how is your health?

Gotta go to this meeting...more administrative trackers to manage. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-15-2014 - 8:43am

Lucky you with the weather! I love cooler, low humidity summer days. I read something about a polar vortex hitting our area but no further details.  It would be nice to have 10 degree cooler days!

I think I'm just going to move a bed into the parkour gym.  I feel like I live there but the funny thing is it's the crowd--people tend to hang out there all night, doing classes, playing. It's really awesome. I worked out for about four hours yesterday but keeping in mind that in a class, there is a lot of waiting around for people to go.  I taught boot camp in the morning, did a couple of parkour classes and then did the silks. I'm normally the worst person in the class but I can keep up. Lately, there have been quite a few deconditioned women who pop into the classes. I think it's great that they do but at the same time, the class is made much easier because they are there.  We did these tacs (kind of like those quad steps in American Ninjar Warrior) into a hang on a wall. The young guy in the class (probably wondering what kind of class he got into w/ only old women) got bored and set up a few vaults to add onto the course to make it more interesting so that was fun.  And, he was good natured and was the first to cheer when the other ladies got some of the moves.  Being fearful, I don't get how some people who have no skill or fitness just throw themselves at these obstacles w/out fear.  One woman keeps falling and it looks so dramatic but it doesn't seem to deter her.  My son said they're actually the scariest students to have, not cautious ones like me. I have to suspend fear on everything I do!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 07-15-2014 - 11:54am

Today is the day...We are leaving for the beach this afternoon! We originally weren't going to leave until Wednesday morning but it is a 14 hour drive and my husband has a broken rib so we are going to travel some today and some tomorrow. I can't wait to get in the car and head in that direction. It's been a few years since we have been on a nice vacation so we are excited. We are taking our 15 year old daughter and one of her friends so she has a companion. 

I don't plan to run or workout today or tomorrow at all. I did bring my running gear and my hotel has a weight room so I am sure I'll work out a few days but probably not heavy at all.

I need 75 miles to make 1000 miles run since I started back running and I have 3 weeks to get it done if I want to get it logged by my 50th birthday. I typically run 25-30 miles a week so even with vacation I think I can get it done. Hahaha-maybe I am a runner. I told my sister about our conversation on here about whether or not we consider ourselves runners and after that hot hot run on Sunday she looked at me as she was wringing out her shirt and said-I think we can safely call ourselves runners.

SJ, I have talked about end of life so often these past few years with my family. We all watched my dad and my MIL die very slowly over the course of a few years. They were both in their right minds and suffering miserable pain. As they become more and more dependent on everyone else it seemed more torture than anything. My dad was beyond horrified when he had to be put in diapers. It was an humbling experience for all of us and something I will never forget. My father in law has dementia and doesn't seem to notice what is happening to him. My mother is following the same path. It seems so much better to lose your mind than to have your body fall apart first. To just suddenly die would probably be the best, imo, after watching people go slowly. It may be shocking for those left behind but probably far better than to sit and contemplate what death is all about for years. {{shudder}} 

Okay, I'm finishing up my packing and I'll try to check in here in a few days. :-) 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 07-15-2014 - 12:12pm

Ladies, I was browsing the message boards and saw that someone got injured while working out: http://www.ivillage.com/forums/health-fitness/fitness-and-weight-loss/losing-weight/losing-weight-support-and-ideas/pulled-leg-muscle

I offered my advice but I am not an expert like the rest of you so if anyone has time to offer her some advice, she would probably appreciate it. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 07-15-2014 - 12:32pm

FSN, good for you for dealing with your manager...I think a good percent of work success is figuring out how to manage up. I waitressed in an ice cream store when I was in college, and at one point we had seven managers in six months...I learned a lot about working then, because I was the same, the customers were the same, but the work was different with each change...I learned to figure out what mattered to the manager and do it, and then let it go when the next one didn't care...Jean, if you put a bed in the parkour gym, people would just use it as a trampoline or something to vault over...while you were sleeping...Karla, have fun at the beach! I could not live away from the ocean...just walking on the beach is peaceful for me. And I think you will hit your 1000 miles...because yep, you are a runner...GR, hope you had a good weekend...I am starting to get a little frantic for. France...I will get everything done but I will be glad to get on the plane...last night, I was out later than usual (I don't drive after dark) and my GPS wanted me to take the highway (which I avoid) but I didn't have time to be lost, so I toughed it out...on the Cape, the major road is not a divided highway all the way...part is two lanes...called 'Suicide Alley' by the locals, and so I was driving on Suicide Alley at dusk...then today, I was putting trash in the dumpster and the lid came back, hit me in the face, and sent my glasses flying...I had to ask someone in the pool to come help me find them...and we did, not broken...I have a second pair in Boston and sunglasses with me, so I could have managed, but it would have been a distraction...I feel like a disaster waiting to happen...I will be careful from here forward. I am on the bus now, and will be at the gym later....

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 07-15-2014 - 1:46pm

HAve fun on your vacation, Karla!  Where are you going? I must have missed all the talk last week.  At almost 1000 miles, yesh, you're a runner!

SJ, glad to hear you didn't get more seriously hurt!  I normally wear contacts and am constantly misplacing my glasses. It's a cruel irony when you have to look for glasses and you can't see w/out your glasses!






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 07-15-2014 - 2:54pm

Happy, I have those times when I feel like a walking disaster.  Actually, I feel like that a lot so I do my best to minimize the chances of ending up in a viral video.  It doesn't always work.  Tongue Out

Karla, enjoy your vacay! 

FSN, congrats on trying to stay positive with a difficult person.  My best strategy with that type of thing is reminding myself that that person is the way they are because it works for them... and then I think something awful kind of happened because they developed those coping/relational strategies. 

Jean, I think happy is right...  Your parkour bed (with you in it) would become part of someone's workout.  

Had a lovely time at my birthday happy hour last night.  Unfortunately, DH and I HUGE fight we got home, we were up late and I've been fighting a wicked migraine ever since.  Yay married life.  Cool  Usually it's wonderful but there's always a flip side.  

I've been moving rather slowly today and trying to get laundry done and pack for tomorrow.  I'm flying to Vegas tomorrow afternoon to meet up with my Aussie friend.  Planned to work out today but that seems unlikely.