Lurking no more!
Hello Maam! I'm here - watching the grand prix in bed that I recorded and waiting for the footie later!!!!
Didn't do my 8 miler this morning - I have not yet got out of bed *almost 3pm* - aaah bliss
When you've had your knee op, how long after that before you can put your running trainers on again???
Here but busy.
Think England got what they deserved. Second best all over the pitch.
Sounds like a fun weekend Silver! Think I would have chosen Emma's day myself though
I have been mad busy over the last few days. Working hard at the sinking ship because my partner is away and then fitting in two hospice visits to my OH's Dad.
Managed two five mile runs Friday morning and this evening to take my monthly total up to a paltry 24
Hi everyone, sorry I forgot to say I was off friday as took my mum for a spa day which did mean I did some swimming
Race yesterday was abit of a disaster, I did it but only 5K the conditons were appalling to be honest after a very heavy nights rain. Weather come 11am was ok but the damage to a mainly trail race had been done water logged, mud, cow sh*t and running on stones was not ideal, to say I was plastered is an understatement so whilst doing the first loop I made the decision to only do the 5K and not risk any injury, I was not the only one who did this.
So my running total is terrible about 39 miles I think my arthritis is giving my knees some problems so I am not happy got the Weedon 10K race tomorrow night which is race 7 in the EMGP series and wondering if knees will hold up I do want to do it though
60.5 miles done so far this month.
seems like there's a few of us struggling with their knees at the moment!
Booey - don't blame you for stopping at the 5k mark - i'd not have gone that far - I would've been cursing and swearing all the way round!
Stripes - you can catch up on your mileage next month after you drink-a-thon. Your OH's dad in a hospice doesn't sound good. Hope that you and your OH are ok - its always tough when nearest and dearest get very ill
Silver - did you get out this lunchtime?
england were rubbish last night. i'm not suprised - they've been constantly complacent of late. The best players in my opinion were terry (boo) and parker (yay, spurs). Rooney was a complete let down.
Maam - I hope that your nail varnish has been stripped of the england flag out of disgust of our poor performance
Mal - 5 more sleeps......
Feels like forever since I last went for a run. When this wedding is over I'm looking forward to getting out lots! LOL Emma, I'm excited and scared now.
Shame about the 5k Booey but risking injury isn't worth it.
Stripes lovely to have you back again.
Maam, how are you feeling? Holiday?
Overnight with the cubs sounds adventurous Silver!
My whole body ached so much this morning, my knees my hands god its really getting to me I know first thing in the morning is the worse with arthritis but it slows me up so much. Am just going to see how I feel later whether I do the 10K race if I dont I shall get out on my own.
Mal - not long now how exciting
Boo - sounds like you are really suffering with your arthritis. Is there anyway your Dr can bring your appointment forward to get seen and reduce pain for you quicker? I know my Dad has been put on Tramidol for his arthritis as got so bad that diclofenic wasn't working enough. Really hope they sort it out soon for you. Good luck with the run tonight if you go.
Mal - Not long now till the big day, try not to let the nerves and excitement make you worry or be ill. Look forward and enjoy
Silver - you are a braver man than me spending time at London Zoo with kids, or is that just the spending time with kids? Sounds like you had fun though and hope the back has settled down again for you.
Em - Full of busy and running well as always - when do you start the new job?
Stripes - you recovered from your trip yet? Sounds like you are having a hectic time with the hospice visits, hope all is well x
I've had a busy and fun weekend for a change. Went out Saturday night to see a friends band play, was really nice to get out, even if couldn't dance or sit comfortable, but nice change. Sunday my Aunt, Uncle and Cousin came to visit which was great as haven't seen cousin in about 12 months. We went to a marshland area near where I live and had a walk (on the crutches) along the front, they stopped for fish n chips while I had ice cream Rum n Raisin and Banana Choc Chip nom nom nom. That isn't forgetting all the footie and the grand prix. As a result spent a lot of yesterday asleep They are coming over again on Saturday after I get back from the hospital for my MRI so will be another great weekend
Oh, last night I did a workout too was great, sit ups then weights for my arms while sat on the bed. Still can't do anything with the lower body, but at least it is something, and it felt great
Looking forward to going to Cuba, I'm planning on going and if hospital say no they will have to give me a really good reason. As got the all clear to dive, my OH is going to drive me next Friday so that I can have a trial dive using my new gloves as I've never dived without using my legs before. Should be interesting and fun
The monthly total to date are:
Silver : 15.8 miles
Em - 60.5 miles
Boo - 39 miles
Stripes - 24 miles
Mal - 7.5k and wedding planning and party planning
Have fun everyone
Hey Maam - should start the new job 2nd August - fingers crossed.....
Just did a tempo run at the local running club. still feel like i'm trailing behind by several hundred meters but you got to do it for yourself and not compare yourself to others (that have been running for years so clearly have an advantage)
Mal - 4 more sleeps!!!!!
Boo - how you feeling now? Did you limber up enough to do the 10k or just a gentle run by yourself? Hope it settles down soon for you x a miracle cure would be nice eh!
Gents = all quiet on the western front? have the kids got the better of you Silver? Stripes - you been busy on the family front?
Got given a bottle of beetroot juice tonight from the running club. i'm not sure. it does have the disclaimer on it that if you drink too much of it it could turn your wee pink. must be worth a try surely.....
Em - let me know what it's like, it's meant to be really good for you x
Didn't do the race but went out on my own and did 6.25 miles, I took it steady and my knees were aching this morning they ached but no more than before. I think as my knees have not ached since the very beginning when I started road running is has to be the arthritis I loved being out though and just alone running, love that feeling
Maam - the meds they are saying they will put me on are Methotrexate I have a booklet to read which tells me all the side affects to be honest, the way its crept up on me the last few weeks I will try anything to get rid of the discomfort. I have my ultra sound scan on my hands next Monday at the hospital then my local GP said call him and he can see the results and maybe push for a closer appointmernt with my specialist, which is currently Aug 31st we will see
Em - beetroot juice is very good for you and yes it does make your wee red
Stripes - Sorry to hear about OH Dad. My thoughts and love is with you and your partner, take comfort in the knowledge that he will no longer suffer and that he will always be watching over you. Take time to relax, time together, and try to sleep yourself. xxx
Oh Stripes, I'm sorry to hear it, I hope you and your OH are ok. It must be a difficult time for her and for you.
Maam, I hope you are ok, how are you feeling?
Booey, sorry to hear you are suffering too. You have my sympathy.
I'll invite you all, are you getting us good wedding gifts??! (actually we've told everyone we dont want gifts because they're all helping us such a lot on the day and we're happy they'll be attending instead)
Emma, update on the beetroot juice?
Stripes - so sorry to hear your sad news I hope you are both ok *big hugs*
Well I ran again last night in the heat, and boy was it hot did 3.4 miles. My knees are fine today more or less so defo arthritis, kinda eases the pressure that its not the running as no way could I give it up its obviously moving around as my wedding ring finger joint has today swollen for the first time I had to take my engagement ring off a few weeks ago and need to get wedding ring off for ultra sound on Monday I think I am going to struggle to get it off and its panicking me abit to say the least also upsetting as I think it will have to stay off until I get this all under control and I have only been married 2 years boohoo its also very very sentimental to me as its my mums wedding ring and has her mums melted into it too, so 3 generations. The uncanny thing about it all is, my mum had to stop wearing it years ago because of her arthritis
Mal - really excited for you
Prob have a rest day today and run tomorrow, so that will be the last contribution to my monthly mileage. Which I have to say will be rubbissssssssssh haha
Silver - you manage to get out?
Boo - try icing your finger to get it really cold to help get the ring off, understand what you mean about not wanting to take it off, but if it is for the best then that has to be a better thing. Maybe wear it on a necklace until you can wear it again on your finger, that way you still have it with you
Silver - Hope you have made it out.
Mal - Bet you are so excited now ??? Thinking of you and sure you'll have a fab day
Em - How is the juice? Taste any good?
I've done another weights/sit up circuit last night and again this morning. Feels good to be doing something but it isn't running. I'm trying to work out if can do any cardio without my legs and without having to travel - I'll swim on holiday (if I'm allowed to go), but while I'm in the house could use doing something. Any ideas?
Hope everyone is having a good day x
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