Getting ready to go Thursday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Getting ready to go Thursday
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 7:27am

I leave for my week long ski trip tomorrow!  So excited but I have too much to do for Christmas still. What I don't want is to get back and have only a few days to finish. I won't be around here, either so have happy holidays!  I'm teaching sports conditioning this morning.  Bleah, my life these days is planned around puppy walking!  I haven't, knock wood, had problems w/ her wetting the floor but both my daughter and husband have. I don't think they get that housebreaking is more about training the owner than the puppy!






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 7:59am

Hah!  I am always joking that it should be called "people training," not Dogtraining. As I observed my dog trainer in action, I realize that he has much better boundaries than I do. In general, the people that have the hardest time with their dogs are the ones that have the lowest boundaries. In my last class, one of the ladies who has the lowest boundaries was attacked by her pitbull with cuts on her face and hands. I read in a dog training book that a dog can smell one part per million a hormone that is released when you are fearful. So, I wonder what other emotions dogs pick up on  when they are in protective mode of their owners.

I have lots of work today, a test, administrative paperwork, and if my jaw holds out, I will go to my salsa class tonight. I am expecting a call from my lawyer today, so by next week, I hope to set some actions in motion to counter the actions my ex took. It's all about setting boundaries.  

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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 8:38am

Jean, have an awesome time!  And to answer your question from yesterday - no.  One of the sites I use for jobs has freelancers submit proposals about why they are best candidates for the job.  My proposals I mentioned are those.    

Karla, did you hear about your foot?  (Or did I miss it?  Read below where I say I'm distractable.)  

FSN, I can't imagine how tough is must be to have boundaries in a blended family.  You're a parent to your spouse's child but you don't wield the same authority that they do.  I'm super glad you found a good therapist.  That can be worth it's weight in gold.  

And you counters... wow!  I'm too distractable to do that.  That's the same reason I can't do books on tape.  My brain likes to go places so I'll check out for a minute and when I come back, I've lost count and/or I've missed something in the book on tape.  I like to think I have good focus but really, I don't.  The only time I consistantly count is when people are doing reps - and it doesn't matter if it's my client or someone on TV.  I just automatically do it.  

No training today but doing cardio for myself this morning.  I'm going out to get my allergy shot and then having lunch with OP.  My landscaper redid the courtyard at my condo and he wants cash so he can Christmas shop for his kids.  It's understandable as banks hold checks but who has $700 in cash laying around?  DH's and my accounts are primarily in online banks and you can't withdraw more than $300 per day at ATMs.  So, I was able to have OP pull out $700 in cash from his local bank account and I transfered the money back to him.  Sheesh.  What a pain.   

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 11:30am

Jean, I am totally not envious of your ski trip. It was 7 degrees this morning and all I can think about is summer. lol 

Ugg. I went to see a podiatrist and he took xrays, etc.I have damaged the achilles and plantar tendons in the heel. I am to take a prescription anti inflammatory drug (Nabumatone) twice a day whether I am in pain or not for the next 10 days and soak my foot in warm epsom salt 2X a day. He said absolutely no stretching at all until all the inflammation is gone. He said the stretching I am doing is the right thing at the wrong time and most likely it is the stretching that has kept the injury aggravated for so long. He also said that all too often this kind of injury could result in a chronic condition if not treated appropriately. Ugg again.

So, I am going to do some weights only today and then settle in and read a new book "The Rosie Project" after I do some grocery shopping. They are calling for a potential winter storm this weekend and I want to be sure I have storm essentials. ;-)

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 11:34am

Gym, the daily cash limits drive me crazy! It does seem like more and more people want cash for services. I personally think it is because they are trying to avoid the IRS rather than a mistrust of check writing. 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 11:35am

Fresh, I have deep sympathy for you. I had a root canal a few weeks ago and my whole face hurt for a few days. The procedure itself wasn't as bad as I had imagined though, thankfully. 

Good luck!

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:50pm

As GR said, therapy is great, especially dealing w/ extended families.  My sister did it w/ her daughter-in-law. The thing my sister didn't realize (and I don't know if she still does) is that she has very high standards of behavior, for herself and others.  She was always nagging at things w/ her daughter-in-law and didn't know why her behavior wasn't more thoughtful. At the same time, DIL felt like she couldn't ever do anything right.  My sister, like my mom, grudgingly gives praise.  Being perfect is an expectation.  Therapy helped her see what her DIL is feeling, although I don't think my sister sees that her standards are very high, though.  I guess we all set our standards where we see them for ourselves and rarely see what we do as extreme.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 1:52pm

Good thing you went to the podiatrist!  I have achilles problems, too, and stopped stretching because it felt like it was aggravating it. I have so many issues, though, so hope ski season and doing less impact stuff will help. Did the doctor say when you could resume your activities.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 2:32pm

The doctor doesn't want me to run for at least 10 days (my next appointment) and then we will take it from there. He said  the main goal at this point is to keep this from becoming a chronic situation. It's kind of ironic I get injured like this because I have been trying so careful not to irritate another chronic issue I have dealt with for years (bursitis in my hip).

Interestingly he said the internet (people looking for home remedies) is why so many people's injuries don't heal as expected, which I can believe because that is exactly what I did.

What kind of problems do you have with your achilles? Is it from the jumping you do or from running? 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 4:04pm

I'm glad you got some "official" advice.  Sounds like a solid plan and I hope it helps!  

Speaking of books, I'm reading a book (and it's a book-book) called "S."  It's written by J.J. Abrams and another guy...  it's a interactive book because there's the actual story, and then there's all these handwritten notes in the margins that is a conversation between two people.  It's fascinating and I'm really enjoying it so far.  It's kind of a mystery that these people are solving together so there are all these things (papers, a napkin, a spinny wheel) tucked in the pages.    

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 12-12-2013 - 9:01pm

My achilles just feels kind of tight and when it stretches too much, it hurts. Running and impact don't hurt it, at least immediately, but if I step in a hole (which I did on our driveway) and the heel goes low quickly, it hurts a lot.  Come to think of it, it's not bothering me nearly as much lately. I haven't been running, either!  Maybe that has helped.






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