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Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby pts » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:38 am

eme wrote:
pts wrote:I have a good story that I figure HRMs would sympathize with (as both runners and people who have been pregnant). I was at a race yesterday since DH and my sister were doing it. So, I had the two kids and me at 8.5 months pregnant, outside in the cold while they ran for over an hour. M decided she needed to be held the entire time (and I forgot a stroller) and I did a fair bit of walking (to start line, to car, to tent, to bathroom etc.) with my 25lb weight attached to my hip. We decided to go in the 'warm tent' for a bit and there were only a few chairs there. I got a chair for G and M to split and then was standing myself on the hard concrete floor. After a few minutes I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to stand for that long (getting a lot of SI and pelvic pain these days, made worse by carrying M). So, I saw a woman with not one but TWO chairs, one with her feet up on it. I normally am not the type to use the 'pregnant can I have your seat' card, but I was in a bit of pain and could really use a chair (the concrete floor was not working for me). So, I went over and asked the woman if I could have the chair her feet were on. She replied "Oh, actually I am elevating my foot, I twisted my ankle on wednesday." and DIDN'T give me her chair- FFS! :roll: Gotta love the self-entitled runner (and there were places she could have moved her chair to elevate the ankle on a ledge!). Anyway, someone else saw me ask and gave me her chair (and I thanked her very loudly and she gave dirty looks to the other woman). Anyway, I almost hit angry pregnant lady stage with this woman (and I generally am not an angry pregnant lady!). But, I figure- running KARMA can be a B!tch, woman! :lol:


She twisted her ankle on Wednesday and still raced? Then she is not only a B!tch, but stupid. Karma will pay her back ;)


No, she was just spectating, this was while we were waiting for the runners to come in. If she had run, that would have ALMOST justified (well, not justified but at least explained) her taking up the seats. She was just another spectator who NEEDED two seats because she was an 'injured runner' :roll:
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Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby eme » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:39 am

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pts wrote:I have a good story that I figure HRMs would sympathize with (as both runners and people who have been pregnant). I was at a race yesterday since DH and my sister were doing it. So, I had the two kids and me at 8.5 months pregnant, outside in the cold while they ran for over an hour. M decided she needed to be held the entire time (and I forgot a stroller) and I did a fair bit of walking (to start line, to car, to tent, to bathroom etc.) with my 25lb weight attached to my hip. We decided to go in the 'warm tent' for a bit and there were only a few chairs there. I got a chair for G and M to split and then was standing myself on the hard concrete floor. After a few minutes I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to stand for that long (getting a lot of SI and pelvic pain these days, made worse by carrying M). So, I saw a woman with not one but TWO chairs, one with her feet up on it. I normally am not the type to use the 'pregnant can I have your seat' card, but I was in a bit of pain and could really use a chair (the concrete floor was not working for me). So, I went over and asked the woman if I could have the chair her feet were on. She replied "Oh, actually I am elevating my foot, I twisted my ankle on wednesday." and DIDN'T give me her chair- FFS! :roll: Gotta love the self-entitled runner (and there were places she could have moved her chair to elevate the ankle on a ledge!). Anyway, someone else saw me ask and gave me her chair (and I thanked her very loudly and she gave dirty looks to the other woman). Anyway, I almost hit angry pregnant lady stage with this woman (and I generally am not an angry pregnant lady!). But, I figure- running KARMA can be a B!tch, woman! :lol:


She twisted her ankle on Wednesday and still raced? Then she is not only a B!tch, but stupid. Karma will pay her back ;)


No, she was just spectating, this was while we were waiting for the runners to come in. If she had run, that would have ALMOST justified (well, not justified but at least explained) her taking up the seats. She was just another spectator who NEEDED two seats because she was an 'injured runner' :roll:


Oh please. If she was that bad off, she shouldn't have come :roll:

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Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby IronColl » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:44 pm

Are you sure you even look pregnant?? 8)
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IronColl wrote:Are you sure you even look pregnant?? 8)


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Postby pts » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:29 am

Nope- I definitely look pregnant. I think I should get an extreme spectating medal:

http://photos.mysportsshooter.com/viewphoto/17741-874-18153229/2/

(ps- my daughter is so cute!). :D
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Postby AndyM » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:03 pm

pts wrote:Nope- I definitely look pregnant. I think I should get an extreme spectating medal:

http://photos.mysportsshooter.com/viewphoto/17741-874-18153229/2/

(ps- my daughter is so cute!). :D


Yes, she IS so cute. But no....you kinda don't look all that pregnant.

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Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby FishPants » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:45 pm

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pts wrote:Nope- I definitely look pregnant. I think I should get an extreme spectating medal:

http://photos.mysportsshooter.com/viewphoto/17741-874-18153229/2/

(ps- my daughter is so cute!). :D


Yes, she IS so cute. But no....you kinda don't look all that pregnant.


Winter coats hide a lot!!

I think I am obviously pregnant, but I have had people tell me that they aren't sure - even when I am in a tight shirt with no coat. :roll:

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Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby IronColl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:30 pm

AndyM wrote:
pts wrote:Nope- I definitely look pregnant. I think I should get an extreme spectating medal:

http://photos.mysportsshooter.com/viewphoto/17741-874-18153229/2/

(ps- my daughter is so cute!). :D


Yes, she IS so cute. But no....you kinda don't look all that pregnant.


I could still wear my regular winter coat through my pregnancies so you couldnt tell when I was wearing it. However, if you think aboiut that statement for a few minutes you can see how awful it really is! :lol:
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Re: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby pts » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:47 pm

IronColl wrote:
AndyM wrote:
pts wrote:Nope- I definitely look pregnant. I think I should get an extreme spectating medal:

http://photos.mysportsshooter.com/viewphoto/17741-874-18153229/2/

(ps- my daughter is so cute!). :D


Yes, she IS so cute. But no....you kinda don't look all that pregnant.


I could still wear my regular winter coat through my pregnancies so you couldnt tell when I was wearing it. However, if you think aboiut that statement for a few minutes you can see how awful it really is! :lol:


You guys are all too sweet.

Colleen- it means Santa better be getting you a new winter coat to show off your hot momma figure!
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Postby Irongirl » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:10 pm

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Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...

Postby Jwolf » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:52 pm

I saw those jackets- the babies are cute but the jackets look kind of useless. :)
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:19 pm

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It is pretty much the cutest thing ever, but we didn't get a tonne of wear out of it this year, because it's a pretty light weight jacket, but not useful for rain. I think it will probably still fit in the spring though. (it was a gift)
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Postby rockstar79 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:44 am

Happy New Year, Mommas!!!

Goals for 2013?

I am going to take a few minutes off my half-marathon pppb in February, and I am training for a May marathon. And you know, all that other life stuff too. :D
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Postby FishPants » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:11 pm

rockstar79 wrote:Goals for 2013?


-Positive birth experience and happy, healthy baby in March
-Be engaged and loving with my boys, eke out some one-on-one time with each (including Dan!)
-Run 5K comfortably by the end of the year (resolution run goal?), barring illness, injury, etc.

I hope the holidays were good to all our Mommas! We kept Christmas modest, and I am happy that the boys are playing with all the things that were given to them. To me that says we didn't go overboard. :)

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Postby IronColl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:00 am

I know there are some mommas running! Report in!
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:25 pm

I'm here and running! Or at least, trying to. My early bird has been getting up extra early lately, so I'm having a hard time fitting in my runs. I usually get up early to run before anyone is awake, but if she wakes up before I go, I feel really bad leaving her, because then it means DH has to get up too (and he's not getting much sleep these days trying to finish his PhD).

I need my morning run to make me a happy camper before I go to my crazy job! Not sure what to do. :(
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Postby Irongirl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:35 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:I'm here and running! Or at least, trying to. My early bird has been getting up extra early lately, so I'm having a hard time fitting in my runs. I usually get up early to run before anyone is awake, but if she wakes up before I go, I feel really bad leaving her, because then it means DH has to get up too (and he's not getting much sleep these days trying to finish his PhD).

I need my morning run to make me a happy camper before I go to my crazy job! Not sure what to do. :(


do you think a lunchtime run would ever work?

I'm considering bringing an extra set of clothes (if I have two sets!) into the office since I find that without my running stuff here, I often want to run at lunch! A quick 30 minute run would be great.....
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Postby scrumhalfgirl » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:17 pm

Irongirl wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:I'm here and running! Or at least, trying to. My early bird has been getting up extra early lately, so I'm having a hard time fitting in my runs. I usually get up early to run before anyone is awake, but if she wakes up before I go, I feel really bad leaving her, because then it means DH has to get up too (and he's not getting much sleep these days trying to finish his PhD).

I need my morning run to make me a happy camper before I go to my crazy job! Not sure what to do. :(


do you think a lunchtime run would ever work?

I'm considering bringing an extra set of clothes (if I have two sets!) into the office since I find that without my running stuff here, I often want to run at lunch! A quick 30 minute run would be great.....


Unfortunately, I can so rarely get away at lunch. :( And if I can, I can't count on it, so I'd hate to aim for a lunch time run, and then not be able to go. But you're right - maybe I should think about bringing in some clothes *just in case*. Tricky in the winter though! I have two coats, but not sure about two sets of gloves etc.
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Postby Kristi » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:08 am

Just signed up for the Mississauga 1/2 this morning! The boys have been sleeping really well lately and I've been making good use of the treadmill after bedtime and it's been feeling great. I'm very much looking forward to the nice weather so I can run outside comfortably. I'm mostly just trying to stay healthy so I can keep running. Last year was a bit rough and now that I'm back into a regular running routine, I'm reminded (again!) how much I love it.

Let's hear from the other mommas!

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Postby anners » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:11 pm

yay for signing up for a race, Kristi!

I'm putting in 20-30 min on the treadmill a few times a week. That's all I can handle right now. One more month and I am back to work :(

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Postby FishPants » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:55 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:I'm here and running! Or at least, trying to. My early bird has been getting up extra early lately, so I'm having a hard time fitting in my runs. I usually get up early to run before anyone is awake, but if she wakes up before I go, I feel really bad leaving her, because then it means DH has to get up too (and he's not getting much sleep these days trying to finish his PhD).

I need my morning run to make me a happy camper before I go to my crazy job! Not sure what to do. :(


My solution might not make me very popular - but leave your early bird with your DH, go for your run, and don't feel guilty about it. You can also try things like tucking her into bed with Daddy and some form of video player. Then he can doze, and Pixar can parent for him.

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Postby IronColl » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:57 pm

Yeah Kristi and anners! Except for the return to work sad face.
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Postby eme » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:22 pm

FishPants wrote:
scrumhalfgirl wrote:I'm here and running! Or at least, trying to. My early bird has been getting up extra early lately, so I'm having a hard time fitting in my runs. I usually get up early to run before anyone is awake, but if she wakes up before I go, I feel really bad leaving her, because then it means DH has to get up too (and he's not getting much sleep these days trying to finish his PhD).

I need my morning run to make me a happy camper before I go to my crazy job! Not sure what to do. :(


My solution might not make me very popular - but leave your early bird with your DH, go for your run, and don't feel guilty about it. You can also try things like tucking her into bed with Daddy and some form of video player. Then he can doze, and Pixar can parent for him.


This. Your sanity is just as important as his. Take the time for yourself.

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Postby Jwolf » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:39 pm

scrumhalfgirl wrote:I'm here and running! Or at least, trying to. My early bird has been getting up extra early lately, so I'm having a hard time fitting in my runs. I usually get up early to run before anyone is awake, but if she wakes up before I go, I feel really bad leaving her, because then it means DH has to get up too (and he's not getting much sleep these days trying to finish his PhD).

would it be better to try to use the treadmill in the evening instead? i realize that you like the morning runs, but if it's evening or nothing, i would guess you'd settle for evening. then you'd be less likely to wake her up in the morning and everyone could get some extra sleep.
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Postby da » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:53 am

I'll be joining the running Momma's in the spring. I'm currently not running through my pregnancy but I'm trying to stay active.

I'm currently looking at strollers and from what I can tell from past threads the BOB Revolution SE seems to be a popular choice.

I am considering only buying the one stroller and using the bucket carseat attachment for walks until they are ready for running. Has anyone else done the same?


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