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soo confused... - Big Joe Silence
Parks and Rec? "Hos before bros. Uteruses before duderuses. Ovaries before brovaries." - Andrew C (✔)
God I love Tina. - Julie Kane
Bob's Burgers - Mary Carmen
Ugh....I have the earworm from HELL!!!! "Ooo baby do you know what that's worth? Ooo heaven is a place on earth....." AUGH!
Gee, thanks a lot for sharing, Mary. Dammit! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Yikes! You could at least pick the Go-Gos! - Yvonne from FFHound!
WE GOT THE BEAT! - Big Joe Silence
Our lips are sealed! - Yvonne from FFHound!
tho, TBH, "Our Lips Are Sealed" is the tune that made me crush on them back in the day. - Big Joe Silence
*slips Mary the 45rpm I have* - Eric - Watch Me Now
Dancin' with you in the summer rain. - Melly
Gloria - you dont have to answer...leave him hangin' on the line... - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Could have been worse. Might have been "Circle in the Sand". - Steven Perez
Earworm cure: Anything from Nirvana Unplugged. Works for me every time. - Steel Penguin Slippy
Ooooo Colleen. Laura Branigan. - Jenica from iPhone
Any time I take or get or give the last of something - food, paper, any random item, immediately I begin singing, "You are the last <insert item here>, you possess the power of the GLOW!" I can't be the only person who does this, can I?
Just direct-a your feets-a to Daddy Green's Pizza!
Mariella's first train ride. At Ardenwood Farm. (I am practicing amazing restraint in not commenting about how I think I look.)
gorgeous and awesome you both are - Sir Shuping is just sir
You look awesome! Happy! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Thanks. (I feel like none of the work I am doing is paying off....but anyway.) - Mary Carmen
Gonna meet up with Yvonne at the park this morning. Big decisions: bring the "normal" or jogging stroller?????
I'm thinking the normal stroller. The other is heavier and annoying to take in and out of the car. - Mary Carmen
I think you made the right choice. =) And I totally forgot to show you the blanket I made! LOL! - Yvonne
Elmo's World is really kinda fucked up in a weird if I had a tab of acid, it would be normal.
Mr. Noodle! - Yvonne
sometimes i relate to my computer the same way Elmo does. - Big Joe Silence
Let's ask a baby how they play the piano... - Yvonne
Runnerly people, let's say a total slack-ass, out of shape person, like myself, thought they may wanna try there a good recommended place to start? Is C25K the gold standard beginner training program? Should I get my head examined?
I've never done the C25K, but the Runner's World website has some good plans for beginners. I'm no expert, but my advice is to go slow and steady. I have joint issues and problems with asthma, so I especially have to be mindful to pace myself or I won't be able to finish. - Jed
Pete used the C25K and would recommend it! - Heleninstitches
I just kinda winged it for myself. I started slow (like 1/2 a mile at a 15 min pace slow) and built from there. Advice from some of my runner friends was to not increase distance or pace by more than 10% a week. Anytime I ignored that advice (which was, unfortunately, often) I definitely felt it. - Stephen Mack
i did C25K also and recommend it. - holly #ravingfangirl
C25K, hands down. I wouldn't recommend anything else for a beginner. Get the app from ZenLabs - it's the best and it has both free and paid versions. That being said, a run/walk is always better on your body than running straight through so even though the last few runs of C25K will be running for 20+ minutes at a time, I recommend switching to a 3/1 or 4/1 interval. Eventually if you're looking to get into running races, you'll want to switch to training under a Jeff Galloway or Hal Higdon program. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Also, you'll find that by the end of C25K you'll likely not have run 3.1 Miles straight through. That's perfectly fine and to be honest that's what you want to see. Repeat the program from the beginning at faster run and walk paces to start increasing yourself to the full 3.1 in the time allotted. This is where it's actually more helpful to switch to a Jeff Galloway program afterwards since it will focus solely on distance and not time. - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Everyone else has chimed in, but C25K for sure! I'd also say focus on distance not speed/time at first. Also, you won't regret trying running. :) - Tamara J. B.
Also, you'll need running shoes. I never recommend running without also recommending running shoes. They are the single most important investment you will make, bar none. You cannot do it in non-running shoes without eventually conjuring up a nasty case of shin splints or plantar fasciitis. (The exception being crazy barefoot runners - that takes training and mental fortitude) - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
And a really good, industrial strength sports bra that is properly engineered. I actually find the c25k goes too fast. The last program I did was based on jack Daniels formula and that was much more gentle - Christina Pikas from iPhone
This is gonna be extra since I will be doing it with a jogging stroller. There have been many times during my walks when I thought, I could run for 2 minutes.....hrm. - Mary Carmen
Q for you. I have a jogging stroller but it has a fixed front wheel. They say that's best for running but I hated it when I tried it and planned to sell it. Do you do swivel or fixed? Also you might have to wait until she's out of the carrier- some strollers say walk only with carriers - Christina Pikas from iPhone
It does both. I can lock the wheel for running or unlock it for strolling. She doesn't use the carrier when she's in the jogging stroller. - Mary Carmen
Fwiw I'm doing treadmill only this time because my asshole of a husband refuses even to be on call or take care of them while I go out and I thought starting with 60# in the stroller on our hills would be a bit much. But I'm a wimp - Christina Pikas from iPhone
Well, I've been pushing her for 4 months now and there have been times when I felt the momentum to jog. Won't know till I try it. It is not very hilly so there is that. Bummer that the hubs won't babysit for an hour. - Mary Carmen
Second the vote on high end foundation wear for your upper half. - Janet from FFHound!
You'll want to go someplace to get fitted for a sports bra, BTW. Those of us with...erm...exceptional chests...require a little more precision and support than those who can buy sight unseen. As far as C25K moving too fast, you can easily repeat a week if you feel you're not ready to move to the next one. In fact, a lot of folks tend to repeat weeks 3 & 4 because they're kind of the... more... - Hookuh Tinypants from FreshFeed
Regarding the jogging stroller, I tried doing some light jogging without having locked the front wheel and the stroller acted like it was being pushed over a gravel road. REALLY shaky. With it locked, you're supposed to apply a little bit of weight on the handle to turn, but otherwise it goes straight. - Yvonne
If you're game for it, See Jane Run has a stroller walk/run 5K this June. I believe it's their first one ever, in conjunction with the regular SJR half marathon and 5K offering. SJR is a FANTASTIC event. I was going to do it but it's the same weekend as Camp Grounded. Oh yeah, champagne and chocolate at the finish too. :D I don't always register for races based on what they give me, but when I do, I zero in on the ones with alcohol and/or chocolate. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Atta girl! - Yvonne from FFHound!
Also, SJR starts (and finishes) across the street from my apartment. :-D - vicster: full-bodied
Awesome and yet I'm SO SORRY. You must not get much sleep that weekend. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
Luckily, my apartment is set back off of Central, so I'm not directly facing the park. So I might hear some of it, but it's not too bad. - vicster: full-bodied
I am a total slack ass ... You, not so much! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm seriously thinking of signing up for the SJR walk... - vicster: full-bodied
C25K worked for me when I first started. I prefer intuitive to following a rigorous program, so this is how I do it these days: run till I am so out of breath I feel like I have to stop, walk until I can run again, repeat until planned distance/time is completed. Also, I would like to echo what everyone said about not increasing too much. It's easy to be like "holy cow, I can run so... more... - Lo
She's on the floor trying to learn how to crawl. I'm on the stability ball doing an upper body workout. Just another early afternoon 'round here.
Do people take the doctors on The Doctors seriously?
I hope not. - Betsy
"That is one, nutty, hospital."
In what can only be described as a bout of insanity, I completed today's 5 miles by walking 2mins, followed by jogging for 30 secs. The best thing I can say is that it went by quick and at least the running got easier as time passed. Otherwise, you running people would have been mortified by my form.
jogging for 30 seconds or 30 minutes? Cause if it's 30 minutes damn, that's kind of an intense start. - ellbeecee
(note that either is awesome :) ) - ellbeecee
No, seconds! JFC no way minutes. Let me edit that. - Mary Carmen
Intervals are a fantastic way to start out. Great job, MC! - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
I can double-dog guarantee you that your running form is better than mine. And your persistence is inspiring. - Walt Crawford
Thanks, Tam! Walt, thank you, that was great to hear today. - Mary Carmen
Go you! - Jenica
Intervals is how I was trained to do the marathon (and how I trained myself to be ready for the training). - Betsy
Watching Tootsie....I forget how great it is.
Agreed, a really great movie. I must watch this with Waif one day soon. I had a professor seriously discuss changing my major based on the review I wrote of this movie (well this and some other pieces I did in her class). One of the best things I've ever ridden. Road not traveled and all... But I wouldn't have Wife or Waif most likely. And I'm good with them. - MoTO Moca Blend
Dear sinuses: KNOCK IT OFF
I have a pair of brand spanking new, never worn, size 8.5 Ryka Dash running shoes. These are beautiful, lightweight running shoes. If you are in the market for a pair, these are great. They are too light for me, I need way more stability. I bought them on sale for $30 plus tax & shipping, that's all I am looking to recoup....
it kills me that we are not the same shoe size. kills me. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat
I'll ask that lady that lives in my house :) - Steve C
I'll take them! - Jenica
Hush, Stephen. Jenica, they are yours. I paid $6.95 in shipping so just PP me $36.95 and I will get these out Monday. - Mary Carmen
Will do. :) - Jenica
They are here! (they may have been here for days, I just discovered and opened the box), and they fit great. They're just right for me, in terms of lightweight -- I would run barefoot if I had something other than a road to run on. :) - Jenica
Oh good! They told me it would take 8 days and I was all *sideeye.* Glad they fit well. They are great shoes, but just not for me and my gait. - Mary Carmen
I've been wearing them around the house and they rock. :) - Jenica
I know there are several parenting rooms, are there any new mom or SAHM rooms? Anyone interested?
I'm gonna make one since the one that exists has not been used in 4 years. Let me know if you're interested. - Mary Carmen
I'd be interested! More SAHM than new mom. =) - Yvonne from FFHound!
I invited you. - Mary Carmen
Yes please. - Rochelle
I love that show. - Derrick
Because I thought it was canceled years ago. - Not Me
Halfway into the first episode and I can't stop laughing. - Mary Carmen
I watched the first three seasons over the holiday break. Twice. - Derrick
Oh I'm definitely not complaining, super funny, but I didn't realize it got renewed after the first season. This is awesome news. - Not Me
It's suhhh good. Excellent character development these past couple seasons. - Lily
though i still have cognitive dissonance about Archer's voice coming out of his mouth. ;) - holly #ravingfangirl
^This! - Derrick
I don't know how we got the happiest baby ever, but I'm not gonna question it. I keep thinking we're gonna be in for it when she hits 13.
Either that, or you have a comedian on your hands. - Steven Perez from Android
I'd be super happy too if I was around you & Scott all the time :-D - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Awww, thanks, Mandy. - Mary Carmen
That's so awesome! The old adage is with boys you pay early, with girls you pay later. Hope that's not the case for you! =) - Yvonne
Scott is convinced the next one will be a boy and a hellion. - Mary Carmen
What Mandy said. Life is just daily, sugar. Enjoy it. - MoTO Moca Blend
Judge if you must, but Scott and M sitting together playing video games is the cutest and funniest thing ever. She gets crazy excited by all the movement and he gives running commentary and talks to her. They are currently playing Tomb Raider "together."
Awww. :) - Laura
Got a photo? =) - Yvonne
I'll try to get one tomorrow. - Mary Carmen
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt, folks.
Just finished baking ALL THE THINGS!
Current Status: listening to my husband and daughter giggling uncontrollably in the other room.
I wish I could know what is going on inside of her head because judging from her inflections, the "story" that M is babbling to us sounds like it is really interesting.
maybe it's "duuuuddes, you will not believe this dream i had last night. you and daddio were both in it, but you were like my size and you had wings and dragon tails, and i was like a unicorn, but i was myself, just bigger and with a cat's tail or something." - Sir Shuping is just sir
^ I want me some of that, Daddio - hee hee! - Heleninstitches
I'm Carole, Paula & The Chuckle Patch old.
I have the Magic Garden on DVD!!!!! - Yvonne
I'm "every single one of these proclamations of old" is making me feel old, old.
You can tell a lot about people from their backyards
Michael McKean as Virgil Von Vivaldi on Sesame Street....searching for rocks for his rock band. Hat tip to David St. Hubbins. Brilliant.
That's more like it....6.03 miles.
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