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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thursday?
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Thu, 04-24-2014 - 7:31am

This feels like the longest week ever!  Maybe it's because last week was spring break and I was in NYC.  And, the challenging thing is that I work every day but only an hour or two so it ties up my day.  I'm teaching a class this morning and then later in the afternoon I have a client--see, this is what I mean. It's only two hours of work but I'll be running here and there and it takes up the whole day.  Okay, I'll stop whining. I had the best time at parkour yesterday. I can do anything that's more strength related but I can't get myself to jump over boxes or anything where I think I'll injure myself.  I'm such a wimp!






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Registered: 09-25-2003
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 9:22am

I am wincing at the thought of landing after a jumpover a box in fear of how my knees will hurt.  :(  I have bowed legs, so I have always had knee problems, and I can feel the arthritis progressing in my joints...I can tell there will be a time when I can't wear my rings.

I woke up at 2, 3, and 4, and then slept until 7:30.  Ugh.  Time to increase my hormones...I keep saying that, and, then, forget.  I get so busy in my day!  I learned that the mother of one of the nurses in an office that I call on had a stroke yesterday...she is only 51, with no prior health issues.  What?!  Life is so fragile, so precious.  After no yoga for a week, I did it two days in a row, and I am SO SORE.  I have a massage scheduled tonight, and, afterwords, I MIGHT go to dogtraining.  We shall see.

Three grateful things...1. my parents raised me to be humble...since everything they owned was taken from them during WWII (they were put in the US concentration camps,) material items were never important to them, I have more of a focus on the intrinsic things in life (family, friends, love, having a pure/good motivation, etc.  2.  ability to learn from mistakes...this is one of my life philosophies for living out each and every day...life is about continuous growth and learning.  3.  serenity prayer...I have had this prayer in a beautiful frame by the kitchen sink for the last 10+ years and it helps me cope throughout life conflicts.  MAKE IT A GREAT DAY, EVERYONE!!! :D

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 11:26am

Jean, I hate jumping things too because I have this horrible fear of missing and scraping my shins across whatever it is I am trying to jump on or over. Cross fit regularly has box jumps and I cringe over them. I don't work out with my glasses on so it usually just a best guess effort on my part as to where to land. 

Fresh, wow about your parents. You know I never even knew about those camps until I started reading on my own as an adult. It is not something they taught in history class I was ever in. I find that shameful.  Did your parents get anything back after they were let out? How long were they in there?

Gym-any news on the chest xrays? 

SJ and Jean, thank you for the details on the running. It really helps to put things in perspective. My sister is my running partner and I shared the info with her and she was very happy to hear what you had to say. We have been trying to gage our progress and to talk to people in real life, I think many embellish about their abilities. For instance, last week my sister and I ran 11 miles. Our pace according to our Nike sport plus GPS watches was 9:55 a mile for the run. Now, the last 5 miles we ran with various people and we got together after the run and talked about paces. There were two people that claimed they were averaging 8:20 a mile. There was absolutely no way because on several of the miles those two were actually behind us a few steps. Everyone was ewing and awing them and my sister and I were just looking at each other like "what?!". 

 And I look on the internet and I see many people claim they're signing up for races and running a 45 minute 10K or a 24 minute 5K without having done any running and I think to myself that either I am way slow and weak or people are padding their results a little. Or a lot. 

I am going to do a little jogging today with my daughter. She just signed up for the Nike coach program for a beginner hoping to do a 5K and I am thinking about signing up with the coach (intermediate training) for a half. Her "coach" has her doing all sorts of different things and I like the variety. For instance, today she is to jog slowly for a mile. Tomorrow she is to do cross training, the next day walking. The mileage and activities are varied and seem interesting. I briefly looked through the coach program for a 10K and Half and saw weight training, speed workouts, etc. lol I'm not sure yet I want to do speed work but it does have my curiousity up. 

Grilled chicken for dinner. I tried quinoa last night and was barely able to choke it down. I need real good old fashioned unhealthy meat and potatoes tonight. ;-)

Karla
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 06-16-1998
In reply to: elc11
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:19pm

Karla, I think you are getting fast. I looked online at the qualifying times required for a few big marathons, for women 50-54 Boston is 4 hrs which is roughly a 9 minutes per mile pace. NYC and Chicago were a little faster. My dh chose a course known to be fast for the qualifying marathon for his first Boston. Yes people pad their times for local marathons but the truth comes out on a chip timed event!!

FSN, I love how you are so positive all of the time. Did you get that from your parents? They must have been very young when they were "relocated" and that would surely affect their outlook on life. Jean, what did you decide about that gym membership? Did you find a class there that you would attend? GR, how's the bronchitis? I hope you are feeling better.

A comment about running shoes, dh got ~425 miles, mostly on trails, out of the Hoka One Ones (the marshmallow shoes) that were mentioned a while back. I don't think they're dead re: cushioning, but the tread is quite worn on the heel and they're looking torn up. He said that was comparable to the Brooks Cascadia that he used to wear.

This morning is yard work day. I really need to get the planting beds prepped and get veggies in the ground, its getting late for planting a summer garden here. I'll stop by late morning because of sun exposure. Otherwise not much going on here. But sometimes, no news is good news.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:41pm

Elc, 9 minutes a mile for Boston? Wow, my mind is suddenly thinking thoughts that my body is not prepared for. I want to volunteer to help, not run the Boston. I want to volunteer to help, not run the Boston. I want to volunteer...lol

I need new shoes and was looking at the Hokas online. I can't find a place within a reasonable driving distance that has them and I would love to try them on to see how they feel. Right now my fav shoes are a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13 and I love them but hate that they are fast approaching retirement. 

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:48pm

I have knee pain from most activities and when I walk too much, it hurts to walk downstairs. The hardest thing in NYC was walking down 6 flights of stairs at the Empire State Building to avoid more lines. I'd much rather have walked up.  My feeling is that they're making so many new improvements w/ osteoarthritis that it'll be a matter of time before they can fix it.  I'm an optimist but I'd rather hope for a better future than take it easy now and sit out on what I want to do.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:52pm

That's exactly the fear I have, Karla, on jumping over things. I've seen some really scary looking scrapes!  Maybe I need to bubble wrap my legs first but then there is also the fear of face plants on the other end.  There is this one move, the kong vault, which scares me to death because it's a potential face plant as you head towards the vault and then one on the other side when you pull your feet through:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjLL-9iwuAE

I've been able to leap towards the vault and get my feet on top. But, pulling the feet through and landing on the ground?  My mind stops me!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:53pm

What veggies are you planting?  We have a raised bed garden and I've been unsuccessful w/ everything I've tried. I just don't do maintenance well.






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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:57pm

Jean, I totally empathize with the driving around for a several hours of work taking up an entire day.  I do not miss that about the training.  On top of that, I always found it stressful trying to schedule things back-to-back (which I try to do to conserve on gas and drive time) because you can't predict traffic and accidents.  

FSN, have you considered using one of those pill minders?  I realized a while ago that I take way too many meds to actively think about which ones are for morning and which are for evening every single day, twice a day.  I fill it up once a week and am on auto-pilot with them for the rest of the week.  If you used one, you would not forget to up your hormones.  

Elc, I have the Hoka shoes!  I don't run in them though.  

Karla, I'm going to play devil's advocate here for a second and remind you about the gal who was super competitive with the running.  You did say at one point that competitiveness takes the fun out of it for you...  just something to think about.  Meanwhile, Happy and I are running our 14 minute miles well behind you and somehow managing to carry margaritas at the same time.  Cool

No news on the bronchitis.  If I don't hear from the doc by this afternoon, I'm going to call the office.  It was done offsite so the radiologist has to review it and then it gets sent to the doc to review.  That always adds extra time.  Just working and resting for me.  

Frustrating client this morning.  He says "You got most of it wrong."  And then, of course, provides absolutely no details about the things that are wrong.  WHY DO PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND THIS IS NOT HELPFUL?  Sheesh.  How about some constructive feedback?  I'm gonna take stock for a second and remember that I'm working in my Mickey Mouse jammies, listening to my Pandora music and intermittant kitty breaks.  Yes...  this is worth it.  Wink

Brazil friend arrives Monday and the part of me that is not sick is excited...  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:57pm

lol face plants are the main reason I have trouble doing walk walks and a few other things. I have seen a few face plants (mainly from young over enthusiastic men) and no way do I want to experience something like that first hand. 

I can't vault. My fear of getting hurt is waaaaaay too strong. Just the thought of missing...{{shudder}}

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
In reply to: gymrat76
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 12:58pm

You know, Jean, if you sent me a video of you doing parkour in one of those sumo wrestling suits, my bronchitis would probably go away.  Laughing

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