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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Triple Tangent Tuesday.

The workout this morning did not happen (you will see why in tangent one) but I did go for a 2 mile walk with my health class (I always find it funny to teach them about getting up and moving more when they are sitting in the desk so we walk around to different areas and then stop and talk about the benefits of exercise).   I did make Billy sign a paper that he has to help me get out the door to yoga tonight because I always feel so much better afterwards!!

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1.  Boys once again you probably don't want to read this tangent.

This is what it feels like to be a girl? Holy CRAP!?!

Good News best friends (hey, people asked to keep them updated after THIS POST) I hit puberty at the ripe old age of 25.

I want to rip my uterus out (and I think I have a pretty high tolerance.....180 miles of running on a femoral stress fracture.....or is that just stupidity, okay maybe both).

Stupid lessons in life I am learning.....I guess I will have more sympathy for my PE girls when they say they have 'cramps' instead of telling them to man up and run faster.

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The only thing that sounds somewhat tolerable today is hot chocolate, a Hershey's bar, and a loaf of french bread dipped into ranch.

Don't feel bad for me because 8 Midol's later and I am feeling back to myself again, except I will find a loaf of bread and ranch and I will eat it with a smile.

Guess what....I am INCREDIBLY thankful for this little monthly present.  What a HUGE BLESSING!!!

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2.  I made my students put their coins together and search the entire car today for my .48 cent ice cream cone from the grocery store during drivers ed.  I may have even made them run into the store while I sat in the car timing them to see how long it would take them......if less than 2 minutes, they got an A in my class.  To bad it took them three minutes.

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It looked just like the one in this picture (plus approximately 32 ounces), a twist in a cake cone.  That is all I need to be happy, oh and my Billy:)

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3.  I am going to the doctor today to get an x-ray.  Um, is it weird that I start getting anxious and shakey hands just thinking about it.  I want to hear so badly that I should be good to go really soon and that my bones are healing wonderfully because of all the calcium from ice cream I am eating but at the same time I am scared to death to hear him give me a length of time that I am not going to like.

Does my hair look lighter?!?!  I got it done for free. You too can have a greenish tint to your hair for free by just going to the local Gold's Gym and swimming in their 99% chlorine pool.

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When I get anxious I pick at my split ends. It is a bad habit but I hate to admit that it is a fun game for me to find the most split ends on a single hair.  Should I tell you the record.....don't think any less of me okay? Nine on one strand of hair.  Now that is talent people.

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And just for fun........

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Can you guess how long have I had this Costco jar of peanut butter that has 42 servings (please note, Billy and I have separate jars)?  I have to use a knife to get the goods out because my hand can no longer reach the pb.

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TELL ME SOME TANGENTS ABOUT YOU!!!!!

Do you get cramps? What do you do to make them feel better?

-I am pretty sure that crawling into my bed after the doctor's with a hot chocolate (Utah is still freezing) and season 5 of the Hills will make it all better.  That and a foot massage from Billy.

Do you have any nervous habits?

-Chewing gum and picking at my hair.

94 Comments:

At May 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM , OpenID runningonwords said...

A use a heating pad for cramps. You can also buy little warm things that stick to the inside of your pants that I think help a lot. Feel better! Cramps are the pits, but I guess they are a good thing in a weird way. You can also try raspberry leaf tea.

My nervous habit is picking my cuticles. It's disgusting and I make myself bleed a lot. I'm a charmer.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM , Anonymous Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said...

I have a special spoon that is designed to extract PB from the bottoms of huge jars! Well, I don't know if it's made just for that, but it works perfectly :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Janetha @ meals + moves said...

I bite my lip. Blech.. cramps.. but actually I hope I get them soon because I really don't want to be pregnant. Ha.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Julia said...

eeeek! please let me know how the doctor goes. I am sending so many positive thoughts your way! eeeek. eeek. eeek. praying for good news :) you have DONE SO WELL at taking care of your body...i am SO proud of you!

i am saying that PB jar was bought this past weekend. haha.

I pick at my fingers...it was better for a while but my stress and anxiety have been out the roof lately so it has been BAD. my fingers are all red :(

see you sooooooooon. (like tomorrow). I hope I can get up...2 days in a row at 5am!? that may be a record for me lately :) LOVE YOU.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger theAlmostRunner said...

oh sick. i used to have the HEAVIEST periods. then i got on the good ole BC. i am happy for you, though, even with the cramps! gettin' regular! hahaha

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Julia said...

OH! and just noticed the rivalry relay icon...are we going to put a team together??? please say yes!!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Blogger Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

I found 17 splits in a hair once. SEVENTEEN!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:05 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

Tangents: I sometimes pick at my skin/nails and/or bite my nails..... it annoys the hubby. ha!

And yes, the special present every month is a GREAT thing!! I know this b/c of my past!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:06 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just started the pill right? If this is the first period on the pill, it will probably be better next time. Not to rain on your parade, but taking the pill pretty much forces you to get a period, it doesn't mean your body is working correctly again. It does, however, mean that your calcium will get into your bones, yay!!! After a while (probably 9-12 months) it will start to replace what has been lost. Good luck!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:06 PM , Anonymous Melanie @ Trial by Trail said...

You are so hilarious! So glad I found your blog. My nervous habit is biting my fingers until they bleed. My fingers look beautiful because of it and I never get manis, what's the point? :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Have Your Way said...

I cant find a summer job and I may become insane over here in OH. I dont usually get cramps, sorry if Im weird! Hah I bite my nails and play with my hair(which I cant do because it is like short as a boy)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Liz said...

Omg I have found nine split ends on one hair too. We are gross twins who need hair treatments.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

Isn't in amazing how getting a little taste of someone else's discomfort can change one's whole perspective? lol I love that... "tell them to man up and run faster"! You sound like me! My kids all got the flu and I was not so sympathetic until I got it, too :P Great reminder :)

I hope you just keep feeling better and better! I use a hot water bottle or hot pack when I feel crampy. Chocolate and bread might actually not help... sorry, didn't want to tell you that... sneaking off now...

Nervous habit... gritting my teeth... not grinding... just clamping down pretty hard. I usually don't even notice I'm doing it until I get the headache.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Emily said...

4 liquid tablet Aleve work wonders for me. Cheaper than midol too.

Sorry about the cramps, they are lame, but good to see your body is coming back to the normal side.

Hope the xray showed good things!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:26 PM , Anonymous Amanda @ Running with Spoons said...

Hey Janae! Long time reader, first time commenter here. Love, love, love you and your blog <3 and congrats on getting your "gift", although I hope you feel better soon. A heating pad and warm tea always worked for me, as well as some gentle stretching. Oh, and chocolate... lots and lots of chocolate :D

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I love making my students do random things for me, like going to get me cookies at lunch, reorganize my shelves, sing songs to get out of detention. Whatever it takes to get through the day!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:38 PM , Blogger Lindsey@arunningtale said...

That is great news! I hope I can post the same great news on my blog one day soon :)

My nervous habits are twirling my hair and chewing pens.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger SbMac said...

I know you dont want to hear this but caffeine aka soda works wonders for cramps too. I used to get them so bad, when I actually got my period. Now I am on a shot and i don't get it at all. Down side to that though is exactly what you have mentioned, no calcium getting to the bones. The shot actually is known to cause bone loss. So I am going off it this month after being on it for 2.5 years.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger ShutUpandRun said...

No cramps here, but I get the runs during my period. So cool.

Nervous habit. Picking my lip. Picking scabs. Biting the inside of my cheep.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:41 PM , Blogger chacha said...

I didn't used to get cramps until I started the saw palmetto to attempt to combat the pizza face. Now they (the cramps, not the zits) wake me up in the middle of the night, they are that bad. Lasts about 6 hours or so. I don't understand my body - skin is better (ish), but I am getting slammed by cramps. However, if you are starting the pill (someone up in the comments mentioned that), probably will get better. Or it may mean you need a lower dose estrogen pill.

Nervous habit? Picking at my cuticles. Very bad. Especially if I have to squeeze lemons, then I am cursing the bad habit.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Erin @ UntilYouTri said...

Luckily, I don't get cramps. UNLUCKILY, I do get really bad nausea. I don't know which is worse...

When I get bored I play with my hair. I keep trying to stop myself, especially in class, because I feel like I look like a ditz when I do it:/.

Congrats on getting your "gift" back!:)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:46 PM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

Hope your xray went well!!!
I actually have my own pb jar here.....it even has a "g" on it!!! hahahahaha

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:52 PM , Anonymous Jill said...

I pick at my split ends all the time and my mom always yells at me!!! Haha not even a nervous habit, it's just fun to see how many I can find. I think my record is 4. You have me beat!!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:53 PM , OpenID ucrunnereats said...

I do the split ends thing too. It drives my mother crazy.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:54 PM , Blogger Ashley said...

I get pretty awful cramps. A heating pad is a must when at home. And if I'm at work, I take as many breaks as possible to go walking up and down the stairwells. Exercise really does help.

Nervous habits? I used to bite my nails like nobody's business. From about second grade to age 25! When I was finally done with school I managed to quit, and now I am a nail polish addict because I've never had enough nail to paint before and it's such a novelty to me. I'm getting really good at doing french tips, which are my favorite. How's that for a tangent? :)

Good luck with the xray!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Anonymous Lara @ six times the yum said...

Sorry about the cramps! When I get crazy cramps, I resort to pain killers and lots of chocolate, preferably in rich cake form!!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger The Risenmays said...

Sorry you have cramps. They are the worst... although it's been so long since I've had to deal with them I almost don't remember what they feel like. I always liked the heating pad trick too. Good luck with your x-ray! Hopefully you will be up and running soon. I am planning on hitting the road in about 6 weeks and training for a 5K (do you even need training for a 3 mile race? I know I do!) in October. I'm having my baby on Friday unless he decides to come before that so hopefully you will be running again when I start running so I can get advice from you. Either way, you still inspire me to be healthy and exercise.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:06 PM , Blogger Anne said...

Every single month I ask my husband if he would kindly rip out my uterus. Oh the joys.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM , OpenID lolzthatswim said...

My nervous habit it picking at my nailpolish on my fingers ah. I also pick at my split ends as well.

Chocolate pancakes always cure my cramps!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM , OpenID fitfeastingfriends said...

i thought i was the only person who picked their split ends!!! any time i've ever mentioned it, i always get strange looks so now i feel better haha :) i also tap my nails together and bend my fingers back and forth when i'm nervous/bored. don't ask me why. and good luck at the doctor! i'm sending positive vibes your way :)

-danielle

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:13 PM , Anonymous Cortney @ Nerd on the Run said...

I used to have the worst cramps ever and would bleed like a stuck pig, but then found the wonder drug that is the BC. I know it does some weird stuff to people but was a life saver for me!
I used to bite my nails b/c I was a nervous wreck type-A person. I have since learned to chill out and have fun picking at my split ends as well. You got a niner?! Nice!! I don't think I know my record but that's a good one! :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:14 PM , Blogger Mallory said...

Ugh cramps suck!!!! My recommendation is a heating bean bag thingy. My friend makes them and it smells like lavendar. We heat it up for 3 minutes in the microwave and then cuddle with it. Makes a world of difference!!! Feel better!!! Hope the xray went well!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:20 PM , Blogger Heather P. said...

So happy for you Janae!! No pain was ever more welcome I bet? Your bones are loving all those hormones too :) Ok, I'm living somewhat vicariously thru you here cuz I don't have mine yet but I will welcome the cramps.
Nervous habit= chewing gum

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:22 PM , OpenID cleaneatingchelsey.com said...

You are getting one HUGE congratulatory TEXT!!!! I am so happy you got your period back. Tell me your secrets.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Girl!!! You MUST wear a swim cap when swimming to protect that beautiful hair (and prevent you from having to wash it!). I have been following your blog for some time but never commented since I am not nearly cool enough to have my own profile/URL/any form of ID to comment with but I couldn't not comment on this! I can't believe your hairdresser sister has not warned you re the effects of chlorine and your hair.... SWIM CAP UP!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Blogger France is said...

ugh girl cramps! im prego so right now i'm just feeling crazy awesome labor cramps! which are normal menstrual cramps times one bazilliontrillion.... blreigh. so right now i'm actually envying all once a month egg bearing women everywhere. congratulations on getting your groove back! (is it weird to call it groove?)

as far as bad habits? i bite my nails when i'm nervous or when i watch too much tee vee. it's the grossest habit ever. also i eat when i'm bored, growing up my dad would always yell "he's not in there" every time i went to the fridge- which was(um, is) often. :]

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Spencer Family said...

I am a pro when it comes to cramps--unfortunately. As soon as you feel them starting or even think they might start take two motrin (ibuprofen) and drink some coke (super important, you want the caffeine). (Side note: my sister and I both get cramps really bad and we joke that we keep a huge stash of coke in our food storage just for this purpose) The sooner you take the medicine the faster it will work and the less pain you will have to feel. I've got it timed down to about 20 minutes of pain if I take the ibuprofen and coke right away. I told you I'm a pro! Also make sure you have something in your stomach cause ibuprofen on an empty stomach is a bad idea. If the above isn't working (or not fast enough) then definitely a hot pad. HTH!
Oh and like previous posts have said, birth control made my cramps a lot better too most of the time.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:30 PM , Blogger Danielle@For the Love of Running (and peanut butter). said...

Heating pads are a lifesaver!!! When I have cramps I have that heating pad basically glued to me whenever I'm home. I've considered taking it to work too! I bite my nails!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:40 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

yea for cramps, I mean that in the nicest way too. haha. Midol works like a charm, so does wine.....for me at least. tee-hee!
;)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Sally said...

Hey Janae!! I'm thinking of you today! I hope the doctor appt brings some good news. You're recovering well and taking care of your body, so I have no doubt that you'll be running again soon.

my bad habit? I paint my nails one day and the next I'm already sitting at my desk chipping it off. Such a waste!!!!

hugs!!!!
Sally :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:02 PM , Anonymous stoppingfordaisies.com said...

9?? Totally impressed! Good luck with the doctor, hope you have good news!!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:11 PM , Blogger Running Ricig said...

AH! I do the same thing with my hair! Mike thinks it's gross, but it's so fun to find the most split hairs!

You know what's funny? I literally NEVER get ice cream, but everytime you have it on here I always think "I should really go get ice cream more" but I never do. I'm just not motivated enough, I guess.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:31 PM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

YAY periods! haha I'm having my monthly joy now too...twinsies! haha :)

I tweeted you! help a sista out and retweet for me? LOVE YOUUUU

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:39 PM , Blogger Wealth is Health said...

I used to get cramps, but not I went on my birth control. I love it... but totally sympathize for those who get them... yuck!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:42 PM , Anonymous kate@hautetotsBOS said...

had to comment on the ranch dressing and loaf of french bread, because i thought i was the only one who did this. pizza crusts too. so bad but so good.
for the cramps, i make hot tea (in a mug. obviously.) and then lay in bed and put the mug on my belly when im not sipping it. sometimes ill be driving down the road with a hot mug of tea against my tummy. maybe not the safest.... feel better

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:44 PM , Blogger Tricia said...

boo hiss for cramps!

hoping the xray went well

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Anna Walker said...

Cramps Suck!! Seriously! I just kind of die and not want to do anything the first day, but I usually try to workout and drink lots of water because I know they both help!!!
***HONESTLY though I tell my self that the cramps are a good thing because it's my body's way of preparing for having a baby someday, and that gets me through!

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Sarah Dailey said...

I may have the split end record....18! I also have that bad habit, and it drives my dad insane. I tend to do it when I'm bored, or when I'm sitting in class and would rather not be paying attention!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:55 PM , Blogger Chunky Monkey said...

Cramps mean I take aleve and take a long hot bubble bath. Then bed. Good luck sista!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 6:57 PM , Blogger Shelly said...

Yayyy Janae I'm so glad you're becoming a girl again! Good for you, you've been trying and now it's working! When I feel crampy and gross (today actually... we're related) I just let myself give into every craving I have and I take 100 ibuprofens. Also stretching when I can, it feels good. The craving thing isn't different from every other day I guess... haha.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:02 PM , Blogger Missy said...

Sometimes I get cramps, last year I went off my birth control for about 3 months and I got the worst cramps ever, I was doubled over! I was eating Midol like it was candy to cure those suckers!
Good luck on the x-ray, hopefully the dr will give you a clean bill of health!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:07 PM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

Your driver's ed students must love you as a teacher if you get to stop for ice cream! Hope your x-ray goes well!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

i can't think of a good tangent about myself right now but had to comment anyway to tell you that you look so radiant and beautiful in that picture with your ice cream cone! :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:07 PM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

uuuggghhh i HATE cramps!!! but serisouly, now that i've had labor pains, cramps hardly phase me. advil, a heating pad and a foot massage do the trick though ;)

nervous habits? i constantly move something...a foot, my fingers...W always knows when i'm anxious because i get so fidgety.

ps, i would looooove to have been in your class...walks and icecream??

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Lucy said...

My friends and I used to sit on each other. Sounds crazy but it's MAGIC. Really.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Anonymous Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots said...

For me it totally varies sometimes I get godawful cramps and sometimes hardly anything but CONGRATULATIONS! :) that is so so wonderful!!!

hope you feel better <3 i like to use a hot water compress or take bubble baths sometimes it helps ;)

and i would totally get anxious about the appt too ;)

<3
n

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:24 PM , Anonymous Courtney said...

Chocolate is always an instant cure for my cramps...works like a charm! And I have a terrible habit of picking my split ends too--my record is 12 on one hair!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Maddie said...

I have a heating pad that is my best friend once a month. It's seems old school, in that my Gramma is the one who passed it down to me (not the one I have now...I upgraded to a new one that actually has settings and won't set my bed on fire a couple years ago), but I couldn't survive without it.

Annnd I also pick my split ends. I just can't help myself sometimes.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous Laura @ Meet Virginia said...

What great news! My split end record is 14!!!

Okay I am really so sorry that I have not been able to comment recently but I promise I have been reading every single post. I am so deep in exams that i never have time to comment on any blogs and it makes me so so sad. :( BUT I am still here never worry and hopefully you still want to be my blog BFF!!!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:56 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

YEAH!!! Congrats. Ice Cream, or frosting eaten like frosting always helps me.

Erica
PS. You inspire me!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 7:58 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

I ment frosting eaten like ice cream.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

Am I a weirdo stalker or is your wedding ring on your right hand in that pic? Also I have a perfect cure for cramps but it's not quite PG rated. Just to make me sound more weird. This post has some good reasons to teach high school (aka making kids bring you ice cream). Today I went to a speed workout with a new running group and when I passed my husband on the track I ran up and slapped his butt. Then I realized there was no way for people to know we were married since I don't wear rings while I run and we were chatting with different people when we got there. Way to not make friends in this new group.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:04 PM , Anonymous Caitlin said...

When it comes to cramps I used to have them real bad in hs, my doctor suggested taking 2 motrin before bed, and 2 when you wake up (before the day you are expected to get it- obv for you, you didnt know) but maybe in preping for next time?

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Missy said...

I wish they could load endorphins in Midol for you.
Alas, though, congrats!
When I get anxious I twirl my hair...it makes it twirly. Maybe that is because all the chlorine.
I one swam in a "poison pool" for like a month before the health department shut it down. All the hair on my body fell off, my head hair was ravaged and at one point it made my skin bleed. I still swam (exercise addict anyone?)

PS- I'd go back to high school for a day if I could sit in on your class.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Korin Lopez said...

I hope the news from the dr is exactly what you wanted to hear! I have had five kids and I still suffer from cramps! I feel for you they are horrible!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:27 PM , Blogger Christina @ The Athletarian said...

After going on BC I NEVER get cramps. Ever.

And I chew gum like it's my job.....

PS I love your sunglasses in the ice cream pic!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:32 PM , Anonymous Dorry said...

Yay for the monthly gift! Despite the discomfort, that makes me happy for you, sweet friend. I used to get the worst cramps ever, but not too much lately. That's good news for you! Maybe the older you get, the less cramps? I got home from work today and wasn't hungry for dinner because I ate my 2nd lunch at like 5:00PM so I proceeded to eat an obscene amount of almond butter, 2 apples and a banana. Just listening to my body! :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

You know, I *never* have had low low body fat (I'm thin, but not skinny), but when I run a lot I lose my period, too. I think there is more to it than just body fat percentage. Here is my old post on this: http://complicatedday.blogspot.com/2011/01/does-long-distance-running-change-your.html

 
At May 10, 2011 at 8:48 PM , Anonymous Lu @ A Mix of it All said...

Cramps for me would be an understatement. I'm pretty sure there's stuff going on that I don't want to know about in there. Like a party or a fire... I hope you feel better soon.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Katie Mitchell said...

A few years ago I had to take medication to force a period, and was in so much pain that I went to the ER. I could barely move, so I feel for you! Just be grateful that your period came. Definitely a blessing in disguise sometimes.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Lynn said...

S'mores with peanut butter are the ultimate cramp cure.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Running Mama said...

I totally do the split ends picking and I no longer have a uterus but when I did...at the ripe old age of 10 I had some MEAN cramps! Like lay in bed for 2 days cramps and LONG visits from 'Aunt Flow' every month....just wasn't fair. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with that anymore.

runningtobeskinny.com

 
At May 10, 2011 at 9:27 PM , Anonymous Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet said...

Thankfully, I don't cramp too badly. But I don't want to say it too soon, because I'm still 19 and who knows what my body will do to me down the line!

I used to pick my spit ends all the time, and it was SO MUCH FUN. But I've started cutting my hair more often. RIP split ends :(

 
At May 10, 2011 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Neon Blonde Runner said...

French Bread with ranch sounds good to me, I like eating weird things too as you very well know :)

The pool at my gym (check out the photos in this post: http://neonblonderunner.blogspot.com/2011/05/cary-street-gym.html#comments) is salt walter!

If only I actually used the pool as much as I talked about it. Swimming is my weak link.

I get so nervous about doctor stuff too, I remember going to appts about my pelvic stress fracture and feeling shaky.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 9:54 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

Oh goodness, glad to hear you are back on schedule! But boo for cramps.

Why didn't I have any fun teachers like you in HS?!?

When I'm bored I find split ends all the time. Especially when my hair was longer.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:13 PM , Anonymous Alaina said...

I haaaate cramps! Usually some ibuprofen and a heating pad get rid of them for me. And a whole lotta cursing. :-P

I still bite my nails. Not as bad as I used to, but it's still there.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:33 PM , Anonymous Elena @ Gaga For Grapefruit said...

i get INSANE cramps. all through school i used to have to miss days because i was in so much pain. heating pads, fetel position, bananas and midol help. avoid caffeine (even though some people say it makes it hurt less?). and lots of t.v. :)

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I love finding split ends and picking em... it's always fun to find a strand that's split all the way up, or just has a random split halfway up.

Cramps, okay, this may sound weird, but I get them and I don't know if they're PMS related... but they hurt! Ibuprofen is my friend.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Ashlee and Scott said...

I do not have cramps. I get backaches and can I say just one thing...your experiencing a preview to labor.

I have no bad habits. You know that. Oh, minus pb and jam in the fridge. And watching Alias 24/7 like a slug who doesn't open the curtains. And leaving hair all over the bathroom...maybe I should stop.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Ashlee and Scott said...

Two more things...I signed up for the Hobble Creek half marathon...pray for me!
And...I hope all went well at the doctor's today! I'm sure we'll hear tomorrow.

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:56 PM , Blogger MrsQ318 said...

I use a heating pad and drink hot tea. Usually sweets help too!

 
At May 10, 2011 at 10:58 PM , Anonymous Susan - Nurse on the Run said...

I haaaaaate being female about once a month...I've never had problems missing a period (as in...I've 100% regular since my first when I was 12...give a girl a break! ha), so it's a monthly issue. :) But really, it's anywhere from 2-6 hours of me feeling like I'm going to vomit and my uterus feels like it's trying to come out of my stomach. This didn't start until a few years ago...I always wondered why people complained so much until one day I woke up and wanted to die. Men have no idea...

 
At May 10, 2011 at 11:50 PM , OpenID noiseandmess said...

I don't get my period at the moment (low body fat) but when it returns I'm sure I'll be commiserating with you! feel better soon. try a heating pack!

I have loads of nervous habits and they're too humiliating to list. ;)

tip: use a long handled mini spatula to scrape out all the peanut butter goodness. :D

 
At May 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Honey, I experienced the SAME thing when I finally got my monthly visit back! The thing I find that helps: Caffeine (They actually have it in Midol), and a heating pad!

What a blessing though :) GREAT JOB!!!!

 
At May 11, 2011 at 6:46 AM , Anonymous Pam said...

YAY Janae!! Good Girl!!! :) Do I sound like your mother? :)

I'm one of the lucky ones and don't get cramps.

You're so adorable and I think your hair looks very pretty w/"natural" highlights! Maybe I need to start hitting the pool so, I can start saving some moolah!

 
At May 11, 2011 at 7:08 AM , Blogger ZippyZu said...

PB is amazing and recently I have been enjoying a bulk sized jar of Nutella as well- put the two together and there will be a party in your mouth!! Craps don’t stand a chance.. Feel better, and good luck with your xray!

 
At May 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger ash said...

yay! i'm glad you finally got your monthly present back :) ironic that it happened so soon after your post about it.

for cramps, i find the best thing is heat. a heat pad works great for me.

my nervous habits are chewing on the inside of my mouth (gross, i know) and picking at my nails.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Emily @ eat.drink.run. said...

i pick at my split ends when i'm anxious too!! its gotten a little out of control...a couple months ago i was taking the GRE and i was super nervous and halfway through the test i realized i was paying more attention to my hair than the test questions! ha that is not the way to do well on a test!

love you love for peanut butter! i am a psycho for nut butters (esp peanut and almond) and can't go one day without at least 2 servings. yum!

 
At May 11, 2011 at 1:14 PM , OpenID fashionablemiles said...

i get horrific cramps- pretty much always have although they got better briefly and have now come back with a vengeance.

when speaking my nervous habit is the horrible "um"--not sure what my other habits are--will have to ask the husband.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Blogger Abbie said...

No swim cap?? They ain't pretty, but they'll keep your hair from going crazy colors. Or smelling like bleach -- my other favorite pool benefit.

 
At May 11, 2011 at 2:07 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do the same thing with my hair so does my sister. It drives my family crazy

 
At May 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM , OpenID runaroundaroo said...

A little late to the party - but I just wanted to say I know [almost] exactly how you feel getting slammed with cramps! I spent about six years on hormonal BC and didn't experience anything but minor discomfort from cramps. About three years ago I switched over to a non-hormonal IUD (Paragard) and holy heck! I thought I was dieing!

I talked to my Dr about it and she suggested I take 200-500mg of ibuprofen the day or two leading up to my period. This helps. It is weird, but it does. I think just having the ibuprofen in my system in advance helps out! I'm also a firm believer in putting ibuprofen to good use during my monthly visit (the Dr says I can take up to 800mg at a time...!). I swear it helps!

Just my personal experience and what my Dr told ME, but I thought I'd share...good luck getting used to the wonders of womanhood! ;)

 
At May 12, 2011 at 8:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have plenty of advice but here are my two cents for cramps. I've always had them, and I always feel like I have the stomach flu. :(

I take advil. I also can't stand the heat, so I use a cold water bottle on the outside of my shirt held against my stomach, while curled in a sad, useless ball on the couch, rocking back and forth till it dies down. Sounds fun, huh?

I've heard that being on all fours helps - letting your uterus move forward (so maybe some easy yoga stretches?). Good luck!

 
At May 12, 2011 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I do get cramps. I don't do anything about them, I don't take asprin I just am really grouchy.

I laugh when I'm nervous. Just random giggles that make me seem crazy.

 

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