More sub-zero temperatures on Monday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
More sub-zero temperatures on Monday
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Mon, 02-10-2014 - 7:44am

OMG, BBBBRRRRR.  You know it's cold when it hurts your lungs to breath outside.  :(

Jean, how was your happy birthday weekend?  It sounds like you did exactly what makes you happy....SKI...you are definitely an inspiration for being active, and "living your best life."  Karla, how are those grandbabies?  Do you see pure joy and wonder and hope every time you look at those cute, pudgie cheeks?!  SJ, yes, I share in your thinking of, "I may get fired any day," as that is what corporate america does...I can't believe I just got sold to another company.  :P  Gymrat, are you back from vacation?  If so, how was it?!  Arryl, have you chosen your retreat?  I know I am missing someone...sorry, I am pleading menopausal memory loss along with stress.  Saturday, I did NO WORK, and, yesterday, I started to feel like I was coming down with a virus, so I made some chicken broth (along with grilled veggies), and then laid myself down on the couch to watch the olympics and beatles tribute.  Oh, that was after a fun yoga class.  :)

No, it's back to reality.  Work, work, and more work.  I have a really important client meeting today which I am very nervous about.  My manager and manager's manager have been involved, so "all eyes are on me."  Plus, I have two coworkers who are just trying to "skate under the radar" which reallly annoys me since they will join me in taking credit for my stress-provoking-type A-get-it-all-done-extra-work.  Oh well, c'est la vie.  I am doing something new, and that is to PUSH this one guy to try to do one program (I am doing nine), which is like pulling teeth.  :P  I have been calling him every other day, asking for an update, when, in reality, it seems that he has done nothing.  :(  At the end of the week, I go visit my mom.  Her friends (and sisters) are now calling me, concerned, but, hey, I can't force her to do anything she doesn't want to do without a legal fight.  One legal fight (my ex) is enough for me, thank you.

Today is my rest day.  At the conclusion of work, I am laying my butt down on the couch with mojito and the olympics.  I LOVE the competition.  It brings back memories of my swimming days...all of that training and conditioning, along with adrenalin pumping effort, and the thrill of victory and defeat, but always doing your best which is all you can ever ask for!  Make it a great day everyone!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 02-11-2014 - 10:37am

Ooohhhh...a painting and yoga retreat?!  That is right down my alley!  Can I add Linedancing and Cuban salsa to that list?  :P

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 9:13pm
Oh Karla, your mother and the Mayor made me laugh....I know it's not as funny when it's 'your' mother, but it is kind of funny...and if you can't be unreasonably demanding when you're old, when can you? And Gymrat, 10,000 pool noodles? That is a workout even though they are lightweigh! I think I tooam getting acolyte. Iwasn't really tired on Saturday...got dressed. Togo to the gym, took my coat and boots off. And went back to the couch. I don't get sick often andi practice a lot of denial, which is where I am now. I. Didn't do laundry yesterday - the washer and dryer are shared in the building and someone else was using them when I tried yesterday so. I am sucking it up and doing it tonight. Aryl, I was reading 'More Magazine yesterday while getting my nails done and they had an article about a woman who did painting and yoga retreats. I thought I memorized. The website but I didn't, and I tried. Googling and don't see anything familiar...but if you ripen across the. Magazine, you might see it...the article was about reinventing your life or something like that. I came out of couch mode yesterday long enough to swim 100 laps and grocery shop, and typical Minday workout...10 minute bike warmup, lifting for chest/back,floor abs, ran 2 Milesian 26:27. It wasa different treadmill than I usually use and I think the calibration must be different between them because I don't think I ran any faster....
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 7:14pm

So, GR, what is the solution for low igG/E?  It DOES sound like me!  My allergies have always left me "down," and I am more susceptible to any/all virus.

10,000 pool noodles?!  OMG.  I want to see the finished product!  That sounds crazy fun!

Arryl, skydiving?!  My cousin was trying to get me to do that, and I actually considered it...only to learn that he recently dislocated his shoulder when his chute didn't open, so when he went for his secondary chute, the first one opened up and boom, he was in a bit of pain.  I DO like the wind tunnel, though.  It's exhilirating without the safety risks.  And with your retreat, you got me to thinking about a yoga retreat to team up with other like-women (and men?) where I could also push myself to new poses.  That would be fun!

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 7:07pm

Ok Karla, mothers...love 'em and hate 'em.  :P  I guess that's how my daughter feels about me, too.  The cycle perpetuates itself.  My guess is that it's not the first time the mayor has heard things like that...and remember, it's not a reflection on you.  Your mom is her own person.  Still, I completely empathize.  It is so nice that you are back to running!  But in this cold?  Yikes!  I have a hard time just breathing "normally," and cannot imagine "heaving" while running.  You must have very healthy lungs!  Is your injury healed?  My guess is yes, or you would be in pain.  Enjoy your running.  You have had so much success with it this year. :)

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 4:02pm

FSN, I hope your client meeting went well!!  I am going to wait on tax return/refund and see what happens, but I am strongly leaning towards Deerfield.  I'd love to call and put a deposit down in the next few weeks, but I need to wait and find out what weeks my mom gets approved for vacation for the summer and she won't know til the first week of March.  Then I can nail down dates and babysitting arrangements for the little ones.

another 3 day weekend for us, so I was home with the kids Friday - Sunday, luckily the middle one was on a sleep over, so the girls got a much needed break from each other.  DH went skydiving Saturday and sprained his foot, and did a bunch of stuff yesterday so I didn't get as much done as planned, or groceries yesterday.  But I did get about 90 minutes of yard work done yesterday, mostly raking leaves.  I started my cleanse/detox today.  5 days of a liquid diet, fast. So far so good, ask me again tomorrow evening after I've went 2 days without food, I may change my mind.  I did cross fit at lunch.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 10:59am

Karla, do you want to come visit?  It's going to be 85 by the end of the week.  It is absolutely better than what you're dealing with but we're griping because it's a bit too soon for that.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 10:57am

FSN, I strongly encourage you to go get your IgG and IgE levels checked.  I would almost bet money that you have an immune deficiency and I'll also bet that your working environment is contributing.  I hope you feel better!  

I've got a session this morning and I worked on two pieces as well.  I might do cardio when I get back?  I'm unsure because I'm spending the afternoon unloading about 10,000 pool noodles from a truck.  OP is doing an art piece with pool noodles and they're arriivng today.  We've got two hours to get them off the truck so we've assembled a crew.  I'm actually not sure how strenuous it'll be.  I may just do some light cardio.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 02-10-2014 - 10:37am

Speaking of moms, I am so pissed at mine today. She  called the Mayor and asked him to come shovel her driveway from where the plows piled up ice and snow. It is so cold that everything is solid ice and we can't get her drive cleared. By the time I got mine done enough to get my car out, hers was frozen solid. I keep trying to tell her that everyone is this small town is dealing with the ice but she thinks because she is old she has a license to be a pain-in-the-arse. 

I had a great weekend just relaxing. I got in several good workouts include a fantastic outdoor run yesterday. Someone in my little running group found a 3 mile loop around the hospital that was cleared so we met up and ran. The wind was so darn cold it hurt to breathe but it felt so good to be out there struggling. We had one guy in the group who was doing his first outdoor cold run and everyone was cheering him on and trying to encourage each other. We didn't break any speed records for sure but it was one of those things that you just won't ever forget.

My skin is so dry I feel like I have used a bottle of lotion just this week. I can't wait until I am complaining about the heat. :-)

Karla
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