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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: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 8:46pm

LOL, we do cover a wide range of topics here!  Yeah, when I think of Ukraine, I think it would be great not to get involved but then you think of WWII and how we all asked in grade school how the US sat back and did nothing when all that was going on, for as long as it did. 






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Registered: 05-08-2006
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 7:47pm
Some days, our discussions remind me of the improv on 'Who's Line is it Anyway'. I was in the. Boston Marathon carrying a tray of margaritas when I saw these twins trying to vault over a box in a sumo wrestling suit....we have pub runs in Boston where you ru from bar tovar having a beer at eact one. And the FalmouthRoad Race has its origins in a bar discussion. FSN, it always amazes me what our parents generation endured. In Krakow, at the museum at Schinler's Factory, there were oral histories from the people who worked in the factory. They were palm Beach Jewish grandmothers, perfectly coiffed, sweet pantsuits and tasteful jewelry, recounting this horrific nightmare that was their life. The human spirit is amazing. I am worried about what is happening in Ukraine - I don't want WW III but I don 't want evil to triumph either. We had a beautiful but old day here..we usually can't plant gardens until Memorial Day...I lifted early, than ran two miles in 27:19. I ran the first half mile without stopping, which I think lengthens the time because I start at a lower speed...but it was a good run. I walked this afternoon but it was so cold I cut it short and came home.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 4:47pm

Hmmm, I wonder if it had anything to do w/ talking about your pregnancies?  






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 4:46pm

There's some race where you drink a beer per mile. I can't remember how far it is.  I'll stick to margarita flavored gummy chews!






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Registered: 04-05-2002
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 4:45pm

Ugh on bad feedback. That's one thing they keep telling us as ski instructors--feedback needs to be factual and objective.  

Have you considered being a hasher? The club is "for drinkers with a running problem"? You might like that.  I'm not a competitive runner but it does get some people motivated.  Most people. Like almost every runner I know.  I told someone recently that I just run.  I don't know how fast, how far, how long. I ran until I felt like I wanted to stop.  Sometimes fast, sometimes slow. It's awesome.

LOL, maybe a sumo suit would be the key. I wouldn't be afraid of getting hurt.  Either that or a glass of wine. I think wine is good in helping conquer fear.






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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: jeanwl
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 1:41pm

Oh I forgot to tell you girls about this weird piece of a dream I had last night. I can't remember where I was in the dream; it seemed like a library when all of a sudden I had twins. I didn't remember being pregnant or giving birth but there I had my "twins" there with me. I was confused and shocked because I couldn't figure out where they came from but everyone kept reassuring me they were mine. One of the twins was a rather large girl with a head full of hair. She didn't look like a newborn. The other, a boy, who was a tiny baby infant. The last thing I remember about the dream was I was looking at them and saying their names. The girl's name was Claudette and the boy's name was Here To. 

lol Any ideas on what that dream might mean if anything?? 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
In reply to: karla1842
Thu, 04-24-2014 - 1:05pm

Gym, I know, I have thought about Ms. Skin and bones and her freak obsession with times and I don't want to be like her. But...lol I am thinking about entering some bigger runs and the competitor in me whirls up. I don't know why because I hate competition. Maybe I don't really hate it and I am kidding myself about that. Maybe I thrive on it. Ugg. 

I have the perfect competition for you and SJ! It's called run for the Rose`. It's mainly servers running with a tray full of wine glasses in their hands but margaritas might work very well too. I'm going to guess people are feeling "phenomenal" by the time they get through their runs. ;-)

Karla
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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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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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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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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...  

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