Wet weather Wednesday

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wet weather Wednesday
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Wed, 09-25-2013 - 8:20am

My undesirable weather running was short lived. It is raining this morning and I don't have the gumption to run in rain. That might be my next goal. lol

I lifted weights this morning and will do Insanity tonight. I have a busy day planned today as I am finally going to get my hair maintenanced (cut and color) and work on paperwork for my father-in-law at the nursing home. 

Grilled chicken for dinner.

What is everyone else up to today? 

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 8:46am

I think the best way to run in the rain is unexpectedly, getting caught while you're out and already warm.  One of the best runs I've ever had is when I was about three miles out and it started sleeting/snowing/raining on me, only I was three miles from home and had to get back. I was dressed for the cold. I felt so hard core!  And, one day, my friend and I decided to run in the pouring rain in the middle of summer and that was fun, too. But, I normally put off running when it's rainy.

I had an early morning client, have to go back for an advice client and am teaching dance conditoning. It's crazy how just 2 hours of work will take all day. I'm going to hike out to the far gym to do parkour this afternoon.  I've been down lately w/ my son gone and my daughter being the normal distant teen girl.  I need to stop comparing our relationship to others I see where the moms/daughters are happy to hang out together because at least we're not fighting but this is painful.  






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 9:13am

Jean, I would have felt great too after I successfully ran 3 miles in sleet and snow. lol

I was just reading over the permission/release form for the Warrior Dash and the first few lines are enough to put anyone off. I have never quite seen one like this. LOL ....

 "I understand that the Event is an inherently dangerous activity that presents extreme obstacles, including, but not limit
ed to, fire,mud pits, barbed wire,cargonets, junk cars, heights, climbing,
jumping into water, water crossings, swimming,steephills and/or uneven terrain.__

I expressly acknowledge and agree that the activities of the Event involve the risk of serious injury and/or death and/or
property damage.

I am fully aware of the risks and hazards inherent in participating in
the Event and I voluntarily, knowingly and freely assume all risks associated with participating
in the Event and entering the Premises, including, but not limited to, my own actions or inactions
(or the actions or inactions of my minor child/ward), the actions or inactions of others (including Event attendees, staff or volunteers), falls, injuries, illnesses, infections, contact with others (including Event attendees, staff orvolunteers), navigating
any and all obstacles, Premises defects and the effects of weather, including, but not limited to, heat and/or humidity.

 I represent and warrant to Releasees that I am in good physical condition, am able to safely participate in the Event and
have no medical condition that would make my participation in the Event more hazardous.

I understand, agree and accept that some of the obstacles may go through water that has not been treated for chemicals, disease or contamination.

I understand that the Event course may contain wild animals, insects and plants.

I agree not to dive or enter any mud pit or body of water head first, as doing so may cause serious physical injury..."  

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 9:28am

LOL, gotta love it when the lawyers get involved.






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 9:54am
It's a beautiful sunny day, here. :O. I always feel better with full sunshine. Plus, my cold is lifting, as is my energy drain. Jeeeezzz on the legal document. It just shows you how many frivolous lawsuits have been filed in the past. Have fun diving head first into that mud. :O. Jean, your day sounds exhausting. I am doing the same training I did last week. Since I am the "lead", I am the knowledge resource after the training. This trainer has already said 100, "Uhs" and we are only 20 minutes into the training. :(. It's gonna be a long two days. :( No idea on workouts today or tomorrow. I still feel weak, and I am a bit congested. Jean, it is a significant transition when your children go off to college. Be easy on yourself. I am finding, aft a year, I really like it. Plus, I feel like I am helping my children grow up. I think, also, that since I have shared visitation with my ex for so many years, I got used to my children not being around for periods of time. I can't imagine how it would be had I not had those visitation breaks. {{{hugs.}}}
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 10:37am

I'm realizing that my son going to college has made me realize how distant my daughter is some times. When I think of those times you've talked about , with hanging out w/ your daughter, I wish we had that same closeness. A few weeks ago, she bought me a chocolate that said, "I heart you...chocolate" and she told me her friends thought I was a cool mom (not that I care what her friends think as much as that she told me that) but then weeks go by and she only replies to my questions, barely.  At silks, there is a mom/daughter, same age and they're super close, giggling and holding hands. I guess I should keep in mind that's probably a minority!






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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 11:41am

Jean, I'm delurking to tell you I feel your pain about the kids. My ds, with whom I was close, went off to college leaving me very sad. Dd was 15, hid in her room and was surly except when I was dropping buckets of money on pointe shoes and more dance wear. I recall that both kids opened up better in a moving vehicle, especially in the dark. Anyone else notice that? Just remember that they are *supposed* to separate from us and lots of girls have a harder time doing it gracefully. Eventually they come around again, probably around 21. (There was a visible jump in maturity in both of my kids at that age). So hang in there.

Since this is supposed to be about exercise, I'm going out on the bike this morning. I come here sometimes to try to get motivated. You ladies are all so hard core.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 12:32pm

Thanks for that. It's exactly what I'm going through. And the car ride is the worst now because of their phones. I have told her that it's polite to put it away but it's an even more surly attitude then.  Don't even get me started on her response when I told her she needed to thank us for giving her a ride.  When we travel, it takes about 2-3 days for her to get into the grove and join the family. It helps to know that it does get better!

Please join us here! It's not just about working out but every day living.  We all have hard core days and not so hard core days.  Honestly, it's great to get input from different people on things that we're going through.  This used to be Gym Rats but now our focus is about every day healthy living, mental and physical.






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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 12:54pm

Thinking of that nail in the head situation... this is where I'm not like other women. Tell me to take the nail out of my head or how, even if it means pushing it all the way through to get it out.Undecided






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 4:55pm

Elc, it took me years to delurk because I felt so fitness inferior after reading the workouts these ladies do but I finally started posting and I am so glad I did. Everyone is so encouraging and motivating. It is so comforting to me to know that everyone else here struggles with health, family and life issues the same as me, yet they keep on moving. 

Jean, I had three of mine move out in just over one year and my life was completely upside down for months. I struggled with what to do with myself. Now, if they said they wanted to move back in, I'd probably cry. lol 

Karla
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 09-25-2013 - 4:59pm

Fresh I laughed out loud when I saw your comment about diving head first into the mud. I have to wonder what kind of a person would actually do that?? 

Karla
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