Time off Thursday

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Time off Thursday
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Thu, 06-19-2014 - 7:19am

I am off to the quilt convention where I will be taking a Fabric Painting Master Class, Working with Painstiks class, and a Landscape Quilts class.  Tomorrow, I should have time to walk the convention floor, and, hopefully, be inspired to start creating something artistis, although I will be doing that at the classes.  A quilt convention has been on my bucket list, and although the one in Houston is, "THE Quilt convention of all conventions," I don't particularly like crowds, so this is more my speed.

I am sore from yoga yesterday.  It was a very slow class, and, therefore, I held deep poses for longer periods of time.  It was quite a workout!

Everyone have a great day!

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 10:24am

FSN, enjoy your quilt convention!  I think you deserve it after the week you've had.  

Elc, nice to see you back.  I must tell you, DH and I "play" Jeopardy on TV and there was a question about the velodrome... and I knew it because of you.  (I looked it up when you started posting about it.)  

We went out last night with our two best friends and it was a most enjoyable evening.  We tried out a new cocktail bar and then ended up at a favorite restaurant.  Lots of laughs, good food and delicious cocktails.  It was definitely a much needed emotional boost.  

I'm doing cardio, freelance stuff today and I have a massage this afternoon.  I am in need of a manicure so if possible, I'm going to take the rest of the day off after my massage and give myself a manicure.  My knees have been bothering me and I think it's patello-femoral syndrome.  I may have jumped into doing lunges too quickly plus not wearing my orthotics for months.  So... I'm wearing shoes today for as long as I can stand it.  

OP is officially in escrow with the house.  Inspections will happen in the next couple of weeks so fingers crossed that nothing major is discovered.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 11:13am

Fresh, have fun at your quilt convention. My older sister came to town to take my mother on a quilting bee/scavenger hunt. The drive all over the state to participating fabric shops and get peices of a quilt. If they get them all they can enter into a drawing for a new sewing maching. I am shocked at how popular the hunts are. It takes about 3-4 days to complete the entire thing. 

Gym, I love Jeopardy and it's one of the shows I do watch when I have to watch TV. Congrats to OP on his house. Hopefully everything will be smooth sailing from here.

Elc, how did your husband do on his 30 hour run? I can't even begin to imagine such a thing. He must do nothing but train all the time. Do you ever run with him?

SJ, I have to admit I don't like to swim laps because of my hair. lol I feel like I spend a fortune on my hair color and it doesn't take much swimming/sun to turn my hair an ugly orange color and I refuse to wear a swimming cap. 

Jean, rather than a belt for my car key and park pass I am wondering if there are any kind of wrist sweatbands with a key pouch. I wear sweat bands on my wrists to run when it is hot anyways so if you know of any that have a key pouch let me know. 

I ran 4 miles early this morning and got stung 3 times by sweat bees. I was in the park and the flying buzzing things seemed to be everywhere today. My run was not pleasant and it wasn't because of the heat or my feet; it was all the insects I had to battle with today. 

Karla
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 12:59pm

FSN, have fun at the quilt convention. Is it in your area or are you traveling/staying at a hotel?

GR, hope you get the knee issue resolved. Its always something isn't it? The cocktail bar sounds fun, did you have any interesting or "craft" cocktails?

Karla, dh's 100 miler didn't go well. It was pretty hot and at mile 35 he started feeling bad, vomiting and leg cramps. Mile 40 was the next place where he could drop so he did, and called me to pick him up---he'd been running about 11 hrs at that point. He determined that he had ingested too much sweet stuff (in the form of gels, hydration drinks, etc) and apparently if you eat too much glucose then you stop absorbing water. Even though he had been drinking the correct amount of fluids to prevent dehydration it occured anyway because all that water stayed in his stomach. He was disappointed but accepted it pretty easily. The good news is that he has promised that he won't attempt that distance anymore, 100K will be the max and 50 milers more likely. I do not run with him, I can barely do a jog-walk workout....running just feels like I'm pounding myself to pieces. If you google "wrist wallet" you will probably find some items to carry your stuff while running.

Today will be yardwork/housework/party prep. Dh wants to thank his training partners so we're having them over for dinner on Saturday. The menu is Spanish: paella, tortilla Espanola, Sangria, tapas, etc, all of which we have made before but its a pretty big production---too bad he didn't want to serve them burgers or grilled chicken! This morning I walked into my office to discover cat barf on the curtains and sofa (cat was on the window sill for better projection I guess) so I need to shampoo the upholstery and take down the curtains and wash them, not what I needed today on my list today. Better get to it. 

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 1:05pm
FSN, have fun at your quilting convention...my mom quilted, and I have three tops that need to be put together..a bed quilt, an antique baby quilt that she took apart to wash, and a wall hanging from some samplers we did together when I was young. I have two sewing machines (she had one in each house) but I have an unreasonable fear of them...there is something about the noise of the machine that really makes me nervous, plus the fast moving needle seems super scary to me...my sister in law's mother is an experienced sewer and may be relocating to our state, and I hope she might be able to help me with these projects...If not, I am going to try to pay someone to finish them because it bothers me that they are not done. My mother was so talented but she had a fear of running out of things to do so always had multiple projects going at once....when we got near the end of her life, I urged her to finish things because I have little craft based talent....I found someone to take her unfinished knitting, but these quilts are just waiting for finishing touches! ELC, you are right, our conversations are all over the place...some days, they make me laugh...in a day we cover the gamut! GR, cocktails sound so fun..I am a boring drinker...usually white wine, but I love how pretty cocktails look on a mine and the pretty glasses they come in...two piña coladas and I will be able to tell my deepest secrets but maybe not remember where I live...Karla, if you can't find those wristbands, maybe you can invent them...Jean, how are things going with your son and daughter? We haven't heard much since the basement locking...are they adjusting to each other? I am on the bus to the Cape. My condo meeting is Saturday...I will spare you the details but I am dreading it...one person is making life difficult for everyone...hopefully, no one will hit anyone else...I am coming back on Saturday for a party Saturday..one of the trainers is leaving the gym - after 25 years - he and my trainer are very close, and this is just one of many changes at the gym in a year. The person leaving is moving due to his wife's work,so not related to the gym, but he he a great personality and this will make a big dent in the energy level at the gym. And I am concerned that eventually there will be one change too many for my trainer and he will relocate. Although there are a lot of things they do that I find very bad management, the gym is very clean, has some classes I like, has the indoor and outside pools, and is convenient for me...but I guess all I can do is wait and see...and while I was writing this, the bus pulled over with 'mechanical problems' and we are waiting for another bus....fun times
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 2:19pm

OMG Elc, he ran 5 miles vomiting with leg cramps AFTER running 35 miles. I can't begin to imagine that. I know how I feel after 35 miles in one WEEK. To run that far all in one day...yowza!

SJ, I love how the conversations go here. I sometimes forget to comment about topics because I get involved in others. It makes things so interesting. 

Karla
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 5:12pm

Karla, let me clarify: I don't think he was vomiting while running, I think it happened at mile 35 and then he felt horrible until he got to the mile 40 aid station. And he wasn't really running either, a lot of it was walking or slow jogging (thus the projected 30 hrs). But yes, quite a feat to ambulate for 35 miles without even a rest period.

The conversations here are all over the place and enhanced by mobile devices' auto-correct, based on some of the mystery words. Like SJ's "how pretty cocktails look on a mine" ??? Sometimes I can figure out what it was supposed to say but sometimes, no idea LOL.

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 06-19-2014 - 10:24pm
Ohhh...on a MENU...I am lazy about proof reading ....
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 06-20-2014 - 7:40am

Elc, we've had some good laughs here about the autocorrected words/phrases. I'll fully admit that any I make is my own fault. To top it off, I have monovision-like multifocals and the computer is at the worst distance.  I can't imagine what your husband must have gone through w/ his ultra but ultra runners have a totally different pain tolerance than the rest of us mortals. It seems like 30-40 miles is so close to the end but it's stilll 10-15 miles to run. That's a feat in itself!

SJ, my kids have reached a peaceful coexistance which means my son has decided it's better for him to do the shared chores so not do upset her and to be her personal chauffer. I'm worried this sets up future relationship problems for both of them. ;-)