Slow loading Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Slow loading Friday
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Fri, 08-29-2014 - 8:24am

Is it just my computer?  Other sites are fine but this site seems to be slower than half time.  I'm also slow loading today!  The massage therapist I use gets in really deep and I always feel like I've been beat up the day after a massage. But, I feel so much better a couple of days later.  Ugh, I was at the dog park yesterday and one dog, a large puppy, jumped on me w/ sharp nails. I have this long gash up my forearm like I was slashed w/ a knife. So on top fo the sprained ankle wrapped up, bruises from parkour and silk burns from silk, I look like I took on a slasher. It's not looking good!  

I'm wondering if getting a massage, especially one as deep as that, is considered a rest day.  I feel more sore than when I work out.  Anyway, enough whining.  I'm going to parkour conditioning this morning and probably silks at night.  Since I consider silks my strength training, I'm wondering if I need to take a day off in between doing it. I have been but wouldn't mind hopping in on other days.  I'm throwing my daughter a surprise birthday party tomorrow at the trampoline place. She turns 16 next week. It'll be low key, just a few friends. Then we'll come back to my house, do pizza from this restaurant that's supposed to have the best pizza in the area, ditto cupcakes and then liquid nitrogen ice cream.  I'm hoping to get to parkour after her party but I might be wiped out!






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 08-29-2014 - 11:06am

Jean, that sounds like an awesome birthday party.  I want to come! Tongue Out  Yes, handling two big dogs IS exhausting.  I have all sorts of scrapes and bruises from them.  But it was worth it.  Re: the back spasms, they only happen every once in a great while.  It's not often enough to actually seek help.  

Because I'm OCD, I had to go out and give my car a thorough cleaning this morning after carting around the dogs.  It was kind of due anyway but I'm going to go through a quick wash on my way home today.  I'm headed out before long for an ENT appointment, going to my client's house and then probably picking up prescriptions and a few groceries.  I'm gonna work out this afternoon, I think.  I was thinking cardio but now I'm thinking maybe I'll do a slow yoga workout to get some serious stretching in.  I have a hot weekend of work planned.  Money Mouth

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 08-29-2014 - 11:07am

Jean, it is iVillage. I've reported it but no word back on what is happening. 

Between my other job, school, and grandchildren, I never had time to post yesterday. My daughter is having a yard sale today so I spent a good part of the evening getting stuff ready for that for her. I hate doing yard sales but she and her husband love it so I thought I would help out a little. 

I also spent some time yesterday reading up on carb loading. I have been trying to be smarter about it this weekend than my previous attempts. Carb loading has been leaving me feeling bloated with uneasy intestines so I found some sample meals at Runners World and I am giving that a try. I am really excited but very nervous about my 20 mile run tomorrow. If I complete it, it will be the longest run I have ever done. I am hoping to finish it in 3.5 hours or less. I've read many times that it is not good to do training runs over 3 hours but I really don't think I am capable of doing 20 in just 3 hours at this time unless I give it all I got and I dont think that is the best idea. My plan is to start out slower for the first 10 miles then attempt my hoped-for marathon pace for the next 10. I just don't want injuries at this point. 

Hope your daughter enjoys her birthday surprise Jean. 

What is everyone else up to? 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 08-29-2014 - 4:52pm
I wonder if anyone at Ivillage cares that the boards are slow...I expect everyday to try to log in and find you all gone....which will make me sad...Jean, the birthday party sounds fun. I think we have no idea how to actually 'rest' but I think a massage should count. Karla, I think you have to run at your own rate so that you know where you are at and learn that you can do this. GR, enjoy the solo weekend...your guys (and their mess) will be back soon! FSN, hope you are dancing!...I went to my first step class today! It was challenging - I took one set of risers but I think I should have just used the step...one woman wasn't using a step - she must have an injury because I've seen her in other classes going all out - and she inspired me to not use the step on a few things that involved very fast changes. I definitely am a 'slow and steady' exerciser...I don't seem to bounce well,I think because I am very careful with my feet. I will do this class again if I get the chance. Have a great weekend everyone!
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 08-29-2014 - 9:07pm

This site IS slow!  Jean, I hope you and your daughter are having a wonderful time at the party!  I have had some whopper-scratches from my dog, too.  GR, doesn't it feel wonderful to have a clean car?  I have got some OCD tendencies, too, so I can relate.  Karla, good luck on your run tomorrow.  Geeez, it's a bit hot for 20 miles, no?!  SJ, I am envious of your step classes - I MISS step so much, but my previously broken foot gets too sore.

So, I took a private dance class yesterday to learn proper form and technique for the west coast swing.  I have learned some bad habits that must be unlearned.  This instructor is very connected in the local ballroom dance chapter, so I am hopeful in continuing with private and group classes with her.

I tried to go to Hot Doug's in Chicago today, but there was a 5 hour wait.  Can you imagine?!  I wanted to go five years ago during our staycation, but dh wasn't interested.  Now, they are closing, and because of that fact, the wait is way too long.  We settled for some pork belly cubanos at another restaurant that got one Michelin (sp?) star.  YUM.

Make it a great three-day weekend.  I am going to my new yoga studio to try out a different instructor tomorrow.  I am only sad that there are no classes on Monday.  :(

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2014
Sun, 08-31-2014 - 10:52pm

Hi all, have been trying to join you but site here so slow even when it lets me in to post it will not load up.  So just a short post to test & explain (with fingers crossed that it gets through). Hope you all have a good day.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 09-02-2014 - 7:23am

Sooo frustratingly slow!  Hope it speeds up so you join us.  






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 09-02-2014 - 7:23am

Hi Florrence,  it's nice to "see" a new face on the board.  Please feel free to join us in our daily chats on life, fitness, and healthy living.  We would love to hear from you.  :D

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 09-02-2014 - 11:35am
Jean, I know what you mean about the theory of motion...about your daughter and thanking you - does she thank people outside the family and it is just you she takes for granted? Do you thank her for doing the things you expect her to do? Do you and your husband thank each other? Teens are pretty self involved, but I suspect if she is polite to others, you don't need to worry. On the other hand, maybe you want to do less for her so she appreciates things more. FSN, it must be so frustrating for your mother to know her memories are slipping away...I often start to do something, and then realize I got side tracked and didn't do it, or walk into a room and realize I don't know why I am there....but I can usually figure it out eventually. I think your husband likes to move. I have lived in three places since college, and I never want to move again...and the first mve I had so little stuff my dad moved me in a pickup truck, and the second time, I had this awesome contractor with three brothers, eighteen cousins and a wife, and he told me 'I'm going to mve you. My wife is gonna come and organize you, because you gotta get organized'. I went to the Cape, he called and told me he was moving me that day, and voila, when I came back, all my stuff was moved, unpacked, arranged on shelves...I spent six months wondering 'where did they think x should go?' But the mve itself was no effort to me...they hung up my clothes, moved the stuff in the refrigerator, everything. Later a friend of mine used them, and she called me one night to say 'where do you think they would put cookbooks?' So everyone got that service...I had a good weekend - Zumba and Pilates on Saturday, an event at my volunteer job Sunday that was fun and profitable. But we had a storm on Sinday night, and lost half the power...it was so odd...my place is actually two units connected...the part with the kitchen had only one working light and outlet. My other unit had full power. One unit had nothing working. Others were split...some refrigerators worked, some TVs...we had the electric company and an electrician and hopefully a master breaker is being replaced this morning...I took a lot of the food in the freezer back to Boston and will cook it up and then re freeze what I can't use this week...not that much stuff...but I threw some stuff away....the whole process threw off my day and I ended up doing very little yesterday...not sure what I think I should have done but whatever it was, I didn't ;)
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 09-02-2014 - 5:13pm

Good questions, sj. Yes, I do way too much for her.  She's your typical overprivileged teen girl, designer names, people drive her where she wants at the drop of a hat, surprise parties, trips, etc.  She doesn't see that, though she definitely sees her peers as such. There is something about pulling back when I see how little attention my SIL pays to her daughters and how they work so hard for her approval.  What people have told me is that she's very polite when I'm not around.  But, I don't know if that means she says, "Thanks" enough.  My husband and I are probably excessive thankers if there is such a thing.  I think more than anything I want her to realize how lucky she is to have what she has.  She expected my son to be her chauffeur all summer and he did but she never thanked him for it unless I told her to.  

What a great gift to have someone move you!  I'm trying to wrap my head around the idea of only moving three times. I have moved constantly, growing up and then being married to someone in the military. We've lived where we are for 11 years and I've been antsy for about 8 of those. I'm ready to move on! The realization is setting in that my kids grew up here and this is where home is for them and it might be where we stay forever.  And that makes me even more antsy!






iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2014
Wed, 09-03-2014 - 12:24am

Hi Jean, a deep massage should be 'felt', though more of an 'ohhh, that's good' than an 'aghhh, that hurts'. Feeling off for a bit (the Healing Crisis) is ok, it's the effects of the massage continuing to work on the body. When I give a deep massage I usually log it down as exercise as I feel as exhausted as after a gym class. If you have aromatherapy you can get similar results but with a more 'pampering' massage. I do swedish, deep tissue & trigger point, lymph drain, aromatherapy, crystals and reflexology and find that if someone has a problem that one doesn't relieve another technique will.