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by Andes
Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Anners and AndyM - awesome that you are doing what I hope to do next year; you can be my role models :D Pts - that would be neat if you work toward the same goal; we could be virtual training buddies! 8) But yes, I totally agree about not getting ahead of myself. I think I'll be fine with changing m...
by Andes
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Thanks for the replies everyone - it is neat to see everyone's stories! My little guy is expected in early March, and my secret goal is to run Around the Bay in 2012 when he is just over a year (and work toward that with some shorter races over the course of the year). I have no idea what to expect ...
by Andes
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Hi everyone, as I am getting down to the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I have been daydreaming about my running comeback. I know that I will need to listen to my body and can't get ahead of myself in making plans, but it is still fun to think about. So, for those of us who will hopefully be back t...
by Andes
Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Pts, if you get a chance to post your jungle pictures that would be awesome! :D I am not very crafty, so the more inspiration the better...
by Andes
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Pts, in my opinion a decorated baby room is mostly for the parents - if the baby is comfortable, he/she will be happy. So, if you are happy with the current set-up, you should not feel you need to paint etc. I will admit that for us, we do feel a bit of pressure from the fact that everyone seems to ...
by Andes
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Irongirl, I was searching the web for inspiration for decorating our baby's room and came across pictures of Delilah's room posted on another forum a couple of years ago! We are looking at apple green walls and espresso furniture, so it was helpful to see the pictures you posted as I think the colou...
by Andes
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Thanks for all the feedback on baby wearing. I am glad to hear more good experiences with the Ergo. I will try to make the infant insert work, but it sounds like I may have to get brave and try a real wrap during the infant stage. Maybe they will seem less intimidating after we have settled in with ...
by Andes
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Go racers! I love the Angus Glen race, and I have heard great things about Hamilton as well. It is a beautiful day for a race - now I wish I was out cheering!
by Andes
Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

I was telling DH this morning- IT'S RACE DAY TODAY! :) I'm so excited, I hope there is online tracking! btw- I think I am officially past babywearing stage this pregnancy :( I tried taking G on my back in the ergo (all 30lbs of him, he was wearing his Hallowe'en costume- so cute) and took Hudson th...
by Andes
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Boo, I hate hearing the stories about increased bra size lasting long after the baby is born. I appreciate my 'normal' size so much more now - exercising was so much more comfortable! I am in the same boat as a few others - I have one sports bra left that I can still squeeze into, but probably not f...
by Andes
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Thanks for the replies everyone! :) I am having the same experience with finally having a use for race shirts which is nice. Bottoms are the biggest pain since I find that the type of tights/capris that I normally buy are stretchy enough to fit but compress too much to be comfortable. It sounds like...
by Andes
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: The Scenic Route
Topic: Hot running (newish) Momma's thread...
Replies: 5154
Views: 418338

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

Hi everyone, I'm an aspiring hot running momma (due in March) and find all of you very inspiring! I have stopped running until after the pregnancy, but am filling the gap with walking and the elliptical. Does anyone have tips on good pregnancy fitness clothes? I have been wearing some of my larger w...
by Andes
Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: arm warmers??
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: arm warmers??

Just checked out the lulu website and their arm warmers are on "final sale" for $12! I may have to cave and make my first purchase from lulu...
http://shop.lululemon.com/Ultralight_Ar ... /1871.html
by Andes
Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Nutrition and Weight Management
Topic: Soup Recipes
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: Soup Recipes

Lonerunner, I don't have any recipes to contribute yet, but the curried zucchini soup sounds awesome - could you post that recipe?
by Andes
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Lure of the Marathon
Replies: 96
Views: 5094

Re: The Lure of the Marathon

This is a great discussion. I have not yet run a marathon, but for me, I think that the mystique of the marathon is tied to the huge 'unknown' factor. Having run three halfs and improved a bit each time, I now have a pretty good idea of what I am capable of based on the current state of my training....
by Andes
Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Gearing Up
Topic: What is your favorite running book?
Replies: 19
Views: 901

Re: What is your favorite running book?

I loved Once a Runner and had no idea there was a sequel, so I will have to give that a try. Have just started Running with the Buffaloes. I also have On the Run in the audio version and have been listening to it on long runs; I'm enjoying it so far. Other books I enjoyed and go back to frequently a...
by Andes
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Surprise PB at Angus Glen half
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Surprise PB at Angus Glen half

Congrats on your PB!!! It sounds like we have similar stories....Scotia vs Angus :wink: This is the 3rd year that I have run this race and love it as a great 'small' race to end the season. The showers/lockers/massages and buffet lunch just tops it off!!! Yes, just read your race report and saw you...
by Andes
Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Surprise PB at Angus Glen half
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Surprise PB at Angus Glen half

So at some point this summer, when I was training for the Scotia Toronto half, I decided to sign up for the Angus Glen half as well, thinking that it would be nice to milk my training for two races. I trained pretty consistently for Scotia and was happy with my time - 1:47:41, a PB of over 3 minutes...
by Andes
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: The Speed Zone
Topic: speed methods discussion (split from favourite track workouts)
Replies: 185
Views: 16185

Re: speed methods discussion (split from favourite track workout

MichaelMc, that was a great summary. So I know now why too much recovery between VO2max intervals is a bad thing, but I'm not sure how much is too much. I usually jog about half the interval distance at a slow pace - does that sound reasonable?
by Andes
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Race time Sunday!
Replies: 41
Views: 1023

Re: Race time Sunday!

What a perfect day for a run - sunny, crisp air, leaves showing their colours. Just what I needed to remind myself that I love running, as it has felt a bit like a chore the last couple of weeks. Ran for approx 7km on the trails. Now, back to cooking! :D
by Andes
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: STWM Hoopla?
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: STWM Hoopla?

On a semi-related note, does anyone go to the pasta dinner for events like this? I have never been to one before, so am not sure if they're worth it, but I'm thinking about it as I am interested in hearing Joan Benoit Samuelson speak.
by Andes
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tapering for a half?
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: Tapering for a half?

Thanks b_squared and Ian! I am pretty comfortable with the 21km distance (have been running at least that long each week for a couple of months now) but the max I have run is 25km and my mileage is not high, so I think a taper run of around 14-16km is sounding pretty good for this weekend. B_squared...
by Andes
Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Toronto Scotiabank 5km, half, and marathon??
Replies: 116
Views: 3817

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5KM Blanken- going for 17:30 no matter what Quickchick's school's grade 4-8 students (with her colleague, NOT her!) bmotds Half Runshorts + Mr. Runshorts Blanken's mother Robinandamelia b_squared - faster than last time JSmitty (training run) Mr JSmitty (Greg) lorei RayMan (1:50 pace bunny) andes M...
by Andes
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Tapering for a half?
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Tapering for a half?

10 days til the Scotia Waterfront Half :shock: I think I'm more or less ready, except I haven't yet figured out my taper plan. I trained for my first half with the RR, and our long run the week before the race was basically the same length as a mid week run. But, when I look at the various canned pl...
by Andes
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: First Half Marathon freak out thread.
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: First Half Marathon freak out thread.

Good luck! I have my 2nd half coming up in less than 2 weeks (Scotia Waterfront in Toronto). I think I am more freaked out for my second than I was for my first, because this time I have a real time goal. My first one was so much fun, partly because I really had no idea what to expect!

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