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March 2009

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Location:

Provo,UT,USA

Member Since:

Aug 02, 1999

Gender:

Female

Goal Type:

Other

Running Accomplishments:

I ran the Top of Utah Marathon in 4:43 after having my third child the year before. 5 K in 24:19, 10 K in 53 minutes pregnant. Survived personal training from my lovable but slightly overbearing husband Sasha for more than 8 years!!

Short-Term Running Goals:

Break 23:45 in the 5k.

Long-Term Running Goals:

Stay thin and full of energy.

Not be an embarassment to my family full of world class athletes.

Personal:

Madly in love with Sasha. We have been married since 1996 and have been blessed with seven of the most adorable and talented children : Benjamin, Jennifer, Julia, and Joseph, Jacob, William and Stephen.

All of our children have run in at least one race, including Jacob and William who did it inside the womb. I enjoy various non-running activities such as: baking, sewing, playing organ, piano and flute, painting, and playing with our  vivacious children.

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Had an interesting weekend. Mostly a lot of fun. I took all six to a baptism because Sasha had a race to go to. My friends at the baptism treated me and my family like royalty and helped in every little way they could. Good idea to make friends with some of the most nurturing and selfless creatures on the earth...they make sweet friends.

Sasha got major points when he tried his darndest to get home early so he could try and make it to a family function later that day. Turns out that our car (the natural gas van that we can't bring gas to...) ran out of gas and we had to get a tow....fun stuff..I let Sasha deal with that one.

I had to go up to Salt Lake myself right after the baptism and got treated like royalty by my family up there. While I nursed the baby my mom and my older sister served the dinner they had prepared to all of my kiddos. Wow!! What a break for me. All in all it was a good day.


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Felt tired today but it was worth the fun run with Luz. She is such an interesting person to talk to...now onto Russian Days with my friend. We get together once a week and have an immersion day of Russian for the kids. It's crazy but lots of fun. 

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ya dumayoo schto ya napishoo norusski. Did anyone understand that besides Sasha?

Tired again today. I'm thinking back on my pregnancy and wondering when my thryoid went out. I remember trying to run one day and feeling so exhausted...and after that it was down hill. I think maybe it was around last March and that all this time I've been out and haven't really noticed. I'm hanging in there and things are really going pretty good since I feel like my relationship with Sasha is doing well...that really helps everything go better. We are going on a date on Friday and he's trying to cop out and call Costco our date. I told him I would consider that a date if he bought me a new shirt there.

Actually I want to go to a sports event at BYU...gonna get online and see what's going on this weekend. That is something fun I can look forward too. 

My two little boys just walked by with purple and yellow rabbit ears on from the dress up box eating carrots and singing their own made up bunny rabbit song. CUTE!! My 8 year old took 40 minutes to eat one bowl of soup so she is cleaning up the kitchen as punishment. Harsh? I go overboard sometimes....

I'm looking forward to planting my garden this week. My friend found this amazing gardening club that sells 4,000 varieties of tomato seeds and other crazy things like spiral beets (white and maroon...she's going to give me some and I can't wait to harvest those babies. All of these seeds are heirloom seeds, not genetically messed up spiral beets for me. :)


 

 

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My  left leg was bugging a bit today but felt okay after I warmed up. I didn't get to go buy my seeds yesterday...I waited for an hour for Sasha to come home. He decided to go shopping and came home with lots of interesting things including a box of oranges and four bunches of radishes (guess what we are having in all of our salads?) I've found if I dice them up pretty small my kids will eat them without saying they are bitter or hot. I need to make a recipe entry today because I tried some fun new stuff yesterday...

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felt pretty good today..typing one handed so gotta keep it short

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don't know the distance..ran for about 15 minutes in between a homeschool conference I went to today. :)

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Stopped a little bit short today because I felt done....listen to your body I say..especially when you have 6 and 1/2 kids and a migraine. 

Funny thing..saying that 6 and 1/2 felt good. I've been having issues saying I had 6 children ....it just didn't feel right. I think 6 and 1/2 is accurate. I'm not talking about Sasha...He has 6 and 1/2 children too but his extra burden is in himself and my extra burden is in me. We had a lesson yesterday about gossiping. I've had some experience with this as I'm sure most of you have out there. I think I'm finally done with it...or at least I've decided to make a more conscious effort to really not be the person to make another's fault known as the song "Nay speak no ill" counsels us. I think as I look at my patterns of behavior I'm going to find I've got some long overdue spring cleaning in that area.   

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Felt pretty good today. Lovely Luz diagnosed my leg as similar to the hip problem she has been having. She was gracious enough to share all her hard earned knowledge about stretching that group of muscles and ligaments. I really don't know how Billy Bubbles feels about that. We'll have to take it up with my main man and see if he will hold the baby while I stretch.


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I'm not giving in and calling myself injured just yet....not just yet. I'm going to take a day off today and hopefully tomorrow will look a bit better. I tried hanging upside down to see if my leg pain was caused by a back problem (Sasha's idea) miraculously it worked ....until I ran on it...now it hurts to move at all...but I'm not admitting to me down yet.

we'll see what tomorrow brings 

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A day off and some hanging upside down on our inversion table seems to have done the trick....no pain to speak of today....a few twinges here and there and I just stopped to walk a couple of times to baby it. I don't know if I'll have time to run anymore today. I may get on our stationary bike some....the kids liked it when I was sitting there pedaling the bike on the back porch. I think they like it when I'm outside with them. 

I think my thyroid has started to work better because I'm sleepy in the middle of the night again. yay for modern medicine. My friend keeps telling me that her sister-in-law cured her hypothyroidism on a raw diet after a few weeks. Hmm....I'm still thinking about that one.  

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I've been able to run 2 miles the last couple of days with no pain. I'd say that is amazing!! I have been in pain with this for about a month or more. It just wasn't a priority so I kept ignoring it to deal with sick children and other more pressing matters....like "what's for dinner?"  It is truly amazing to me that the inversion table worked so quickly. Just a few minutes a day and the injury improved significantly....do I sound like an infomercial? Well, I'm not trying to sell you anything...really. But I am really excited that I don't have to pay $5,000 for a year of chriopractic again. 

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3 miles!! yay! It was good to get back to a normal run today. About half way through I thought I might call it quits because I was up all night Saturday night throwing up. I decided however to keep going and it turned out great. I had one of those good feelings towards the end that I could keep going forever. Not sure what was up on Saturday but I cleaned myself out pretty good. It was bad enough that I called someone to sub for me playing the organ on Sunday (something I've never had to do in all 2 1/2 years of the calling...except for after I had the baby for the first 2 months but that doesn't count)

We'll see how today goes but so far so good. :) 

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I opted not to go with Luz today just in case I wasn't able to keep up. I was worried I hadn't fully recoverd from Sunday's throwing up adventures. I actually haven't run today at all...there was a stray big mean dog outside of my neighbors house chasing me every time I walked outside. I chased it away with a big stick but didn't feel like messing with it around the corner for nine times around the block. Anyway, I feel good this morning so I'm pretty sure I'll be able to squeeze in 3 miles sometime today.

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Did everyone have a good St. Patricks Day yesterday? My kids were hilarious in the morning...trying to hide their green from each other and then pinch the offending pincher 6 times...or is it ten?  

My leg was hurting a little bit today. I need to baby it again looks like. Very annoying.

 

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felt okay today. I hung upside down and that really seems to be the magic for my leg right now. Thank goodness for our inversion table. 

Yesterday I heard this crazy thing that I'd never heard of before...someone almost dying from a tubal pregnancy. It was a lady from a computer class my children attend. Her mother said her other daughter found her on the bathroom floor passed out when she happened to stop by. Another hour or so and she probably would have bled to death. Scary stuff. I guess we really just have to take this life one day at a time. Sasha bless his cute little geeky heart gave me a really complicated running analogy to help me try and not stress too much about what happens in our home. I won't go into it because I couldn't do it justice. I'm so grateful for him and happy that I married a geek :) 

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got in my 3 ...I slept in today which feels good but throws me off my schedule. Also it should probably be a law in my house anyway that if I go to Enrichment night then Sasha and the kids clean the entire kitchen for me while I'm gone...especially if I've already slaved over a dinner for them. Unfortunately I have a terrible time bossing people around. Have to find that balance of leadership to them because I also don't want to fall into the martyr/resentment trap either.  off...to the kitchen....

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I just couldn't finish today...my leg was hurting pretty bad today and I decided to call it quits part way through...easy to do when you are running around the block and passing your house every 3 minutes. 

We got to go to the temple last night..very peaceful and nice. :) 

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Pretty good day today. I felt great at the end and now actually feel energized from my run. 

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Fun run with Luz. Dentist appointments today. I have decided that I hate the dentist far worse as an adult than I ever did as a child. Those are some expensive balloons and toothbrushes that we pay for with every cleaning. 

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a little bit of tightness but not too bad....pretty good pace. 

Crazy thing happened last night. The decompression from hanging upside down fixed part of my hip that has been out for four years and wasn't fixed by a year of going to the back cracker. For the first time in four years I was able to sit on the floor indian style. I did miss it because I'm a floor type of person and I'm a mom to small children....felt good. ;) 

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so after not getting my teeth worked on for like 12 years or so ( I got my wisdom teeth out  5 years ago but no fillings since I was a kid) I have a cavity for every year...but only 1 root canal. Sasha is taking it in stride and not stressing about the moula too much. I'm not happy but I totally asked for it by ignoring that part of my health for so long. 

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My leg felt good today..hopefully it's on the up again and will stay happy. I want to hike the Y with Sasha for a date sometime but need to wait until my leg is really happy. We hiked in Rock Canyon for a little bit last night. It was so beautiful. A cute little lady was ranting to us about the guy who actually owns the mountain. Seems he is planning on cutting out a big part of it and wants to sell the rock. My babies have been keeping me up late for three nights in a row..zzzzzzzzzz

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leg good 

baby woke up   try later

blocked milk duct....ouch  

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I ran 1.3 and then decided there are too many dogs awake in the middle of the afternoon and my household back home was buzzing too much for my liking so I rode the stationary bike for 15 minutes fairly hard...my legs feel funny. 

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