Happy birthday Theresa's oldest dd!

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Happy birthday Theresa's oldest dd!
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 6:22pm
Theresa Shared in the grocery thread her oldest and "dd22 (today is her birthday; I have to get used to writing dd22 ) was here with her boyfriend for dinner" Thanks for sharing your family joyfulness with us Theresa! I feel like she is one of my nieces.Did you bake a cake? Now want to share in the miracle 22 years ago? How much has she blessed your life?
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 6:58pm

Thanks :smileyhappy:  It was definitely a memorable birth, in a hazy, "I'm in horrible pain, why don't these freakin' German people use pain meds or do c-sections?!?!' kind of way... Good thing my German (I gave birth in Harlaching Hospital in Munich) wasn't good enough to convey my true feelings after 41 hours of labor.  And to think that I later thought that giving birth was the easy part!

But, she has blessed our lives in numerous ways. She's smart, funny, loyal, engaging, kind and empathetic. She's a good sister and a good daughter. We had dinner of her choosing last night since we have a sports night for dd12 at the middle school tonight. I made homemade angel food cake, one of her favorites. For her birthday, we gave her a pair of Lululemon yoga pants - a splurge she would love but wouldn't buy herself. She is training for a half-marathon in November and loves to do yoga with the boyfriend (whom we like in spite of the tattoos).  Altogether, it was a nice night and she was very appreciative. She's also very affectionate and emotional, which can be bad, but was great last night (when she gave us a big hug, thanked us sincerely, and told us how much she loved and appreciated us).

It's weird to think of all the changes in 22 years. I'm sad her dad can't see how well she's turned out.

 

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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 10:30pm
Thanks Theresa for sharing Your night and the birth! I'd think German would be a good guttural birth language!:smileywink: I would have needed Massive pain meeds for 41 hours! Is the marathon around the lake? My favorite cake is angel food with strawberries.
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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 10:49am

The marathon is a Turkey Trot (not that she'll have any turkey to work off, lol, since we're all vegetarians) in Schaumburg IL. It says on the site that "The USATF certified course runs though scenic prairie and forest, over bridges, and by an Elk Pasture." Hmmm... elk pasture??

My only concern is the weather - Chicago in late November isn't exactly balmy. But on the good side, she won't be running in her usual running bra, short shorts and (if you read my lovely news) belly-button ring. As dh said a few weeks ago, "my God, I feel sorry for the old guys sitting on their porches at night trying to enjoy a restful evening when she runs past.... " He is NOT a fan of the minimal clothing look on anyone, but especially on his dd. So, he'll be happy when the weather turns colder and she has to actually put on clothing to run...  unlikely to happen the next few days though - 95 degrees today and 99 tomorrow where we live. Poor ds12 with cross country for two hours each day!

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:52pm
I have not caught up with everyone, a belly ring? Too many of them here... On Oldies too.
So I have become almost immune...but my boys like to bring up my reaction to my oldest bleaching his hair...It was like my baby was gone. I am pretty traditional I don't even like jewelry on guys much less piercing. For gals I can kinda understand 2 earrings but more is outside my own personal taste box, but I know this generation pushes the envelope.
Now as to workout clothes yes the Olympics proved we run with skin covered only. :smileywink:
Guess we have to choose our battles??
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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 4:50pm

<<she won't be running in her usual running bra, short shorts>>> My dd wouldn't run in that, period. She RUNS, and she sweats when she runs. She wears clothes that help prevent sunburn or keep her warm, and that wick away moisture. She learned her lesson long ago, after sustaining a bad case of monkey butt.

And her current competitions ain't no Turkey Trots, either. Last year, one of her gf's asked her to do a Mudathalon with her, and she enjoyed it. This year, she & her bf did a Rugged Maniac, and she had a blast, even tho she said it was downright scary in some places.

"Rugged Maniac is a running event that combines the most rugged terrain and burly obstacles to allow those with a sense of adventure to define themselves... Each Rugged Maniac features at least twenty obstacles constructed by an experienced crew of licensed contractors. These aren’t the pop-up kiddie obstacles you’ll see at other races. You’ll climb over walls up to 12’ high, crawl through mud under barbed wire, slide down a 50’ water slide, jump over fire and face many other challenges all while running through a combination of forests, fields, motocross tracks and ski slopes!" It was held at Wilmot Mountain, in Wisc.

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 12:08pm

My dd wouldn't run in that, period. She RUNS, and she sweats when she runs. She wears clothes that help prevent sunburn or keep her warm, and that wick away moisture. She learned her lesson long ago, after sustaining a bad case of monkey butt.

And her current competitions ain't no Turkey Trots, either

Well, I'm not quite sure what you mean by that. Just because dh doesn't like what she runs in doesn't mean dd isn't actually running. It's been in the 90s here all summer, so many folks are out running in running bras (or shirtless for guys) and short shorts, and a healthy dose of suntan lotion. Frankly, when dh did the Boston Marathon I thought his short shorts and sleeveless running shirt didn't cover enough either (he's a really tall guy, so the shorts looked very short!).

Dd's "Turkey Trot" is a half-marathon, which I think is a pretty awesome accomplishment!  I'm really proud of her - she's always been very interested in health, and she's found that running and yoga are a perfect combo for staying in shape and also keeping her on a very even keel emotionally. With a father who died of atherosclerosis in his early 40s, she knows she is at significantly higher risk than the average person for heart disease and she's proactively eating very healthy and working out.

The Rugged Maniac looks like fun, and a great workout, but just appeals to a different kind of athlete (going through basice basic training once was enough for me, lol, but I know a lot of folks enjoy that type of workout). I think dh, dd22 and now ds12 (who runs Cross Country) enjoy a solitary, thoughtful, peaceful run - but that doesn't mean that they're not getting a great workout.

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 6:11pm

I did not mean to imply that your dd isn't getting a workout, or that her half marathon wasn't a challenge.  And you should be rightfully proud of her.  What I ment was that my dd's workout outfits would not give old men the faints, and the competitions that she favors leave her looking like 5 miles of bad road--wet, muddy, and often bloody, with unidentified plant or animal matter stuck in her hair and various other places.  She has often said that even at the gym, she ends up looking like a old, wet, dishrag--hair akimbo, face red, and sweat running down everywhere.  She wonders how in the world people go to the gym to meet people.