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How do you get going again after pregnancy?

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05/01/2013 at 10:22
Prickly tummy pains and a dose of the tex ritters this morning. I'm worrying even tho I'm sure they're related rather than tummy being a bad sign. I also have headache and earache. Trust me to do this on a weekend instead of in work time. Just taken soluble paracetamol as I felt so awful. Oh joy. Here's hoping I pick up cos Andy's doing overtime all day tomorrow.
05/01/2013 at 20:04
Hoggle hope your friends are ok. best thing we had when in hosp was lots of text messages or calls from friends and family. it is very lonely in a busy hosp..... I also appreciated books/ mags/ offer of clothes washes/ someone to sit for an hour so we could get out of the hosp together for some fresh air/ things to do with little one like colouring book or simple toys.
EF hope you feel better soon and bad luck feeling ill over the wkend!
Went on the 22 mile 'run' today but was in a group which always slows you, terrain was horrendous with marsh, bogs, tumps etc and also got a wee bit lost so actually out on my feet for nearly 7 hours!!!!! Just about to dig the dirt from under my non- attached toe nail.
06/01/2013 at 15:00
oh JT glad I am not the only 1, managed to put on 7lb since tummy bug couple of weeks b4 Xmas, going to take about 6 wks of hard work just to get back to where I was . Then I have still got 33lb + still to go after that. Going to get my Dr Phil book out again, did really well at dropping the lbs pre norovirus cos I was reading that every night.
06/01/2013 at 19:02
Oh blimey Hoggle, your poor friends, fingers crossed things work out for them. A package of goodies / necessities sounds a wonderful idea and I'm sure will be much appreciated.
EF - it's awful feeling so carp but it won't be forever. Rest as much as able and hope your illness comes to nothing.
Never heard of dr phil, will have to google it! I've been watching the hairy dieters, it's good and I think they are quite funny! Back to healthier eating for me in the morning, the chocolate as gotta stop and the Pringles!!!
Bak lata, girls bedtime.
06/01/2013 at 19:15

6.5k of very very hard, muddy xc for me today and absolutely no dieting here!! SW Intercounties, running for Wiltshire at Bicton in Devon.

Fish pie followed by plum crumble and custard for us. Yum! Yum!

63 miles this week in total, cut back week and very pleased I managed to run so hard after 16 miles on thursday. Been selected to run at the National Intercounties now in March in Birmingham. Loved it today, makes me feel young again!!

EF I so feel for you. Keep posting it will help you feel better about the waiting, but sadly it can't help the sickness. The yukkiness is a good sign. I could so not go back to that pregnancy sickness again. Ugghh!

06/01/2013 at 19:57

Congratulations MM - awesome work!!

Back to work for me today! Really hoping that al the clubs I work with continue with their holidays for a good while longer as I feel I need to ease back in to work - and the sunshine on the deck is calling my name!! Very hot here at the moment. Spent all morning yesterday at the beach and then retreated home by lunchtime as it was just too hot. The sun is really vicious here so you have to be so careful not to get sunburn! Instead of the pollen count on the weather we have the burn time! Loving living near the beach though!

Spoke to my friend yesterday - she sounds so overwhelmed. The operation is tomorrow so fingers crossed it's successful. Even if it is it's only a temporary measure so he will require a liver transplant, its just a case of whether its in 1 month, 1 year or 10 years. She said that she wished that they anaesthatised (sp) the mother when they put a baby under for an operation! She is trying not to think past the operation I think as it's too much to handle all at once. I feel for her so much! Matilda is testing boundaries big time here and everytime I get annoyed I think of them and pull my head in sharpish!!

EF poor you feeling so rotten! I had a terrible cold/flu when I was about 13 weeks and that combined with morning sickness was horrendous. Are you taking any time off work? Oh for a fast forward button to get past that and the waiting!

Right really must work...... so I am going to measure my run and walks from the weekend!


06/01/2013 at 20:31
Hey everyone, hopefully your a friendly bunch and im not going to get linched for being a new comer and daring to post, as I had some nasty comments on another post on this site which was a bit unexpected boo!
Anyway by the by I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm a mum of 2 (girls age 3 and 13months) I'm running my first marathon in April eeeek! I've done a couple of halfs, my last being the paphos half in Nov (I did it in 1,40) and I really hope to do my marathon sub 4hours. I think I'm capable if I can juggle the kids, house move (well country move cyprus to norfolk! - hubby is RAF) and also just not be plain lazy and up my milage. Some of the miles you lot are putting in is phenomenal, I've done myself a training programme (started today) and I know if I stick to it sub 4hours is achievable but my problem is enthusiasm sometimes after a long day with the kid especially for the long runs (thin I will have to go at weekend and sacrifice my lie in to do it in day light) How do you lot manage?! Any tips would be more than welcomed! Thanks Mel x
06/01/2013 at 20:56
Hi Mel welcome! We're all pretty normal on here. Some are super human but all are friendly! With a half time of 1.40 you should do sub 4 comfortably. I did it and my best half is 1.45!

The early rise is a fave of some on here to get the runs in. I just had to get up sharp on a Sunday and get my ass out the door!

Anyway am on iPhone so just a brief hello.

I'm better today (in terms of head, ears etc) but still utterly blah. Was in bed 7.30 last night and got up at 10. Tummy still churny but no bleeding so I think it's just dodgy tum caused by too much shit fatty food. Had roast chicken for tea. It was ok but now I have indigestion. This is def becoming an issue, not one I had with Lou or even last year. Oh yay!
06/01/2013 at 21:37

Welcome Mel! Quite a few super humans on here - I am not one of them!!!

06/01/2013 at 21:58

welcome Mel. i am a blob not a superhuman

hoggle - fingers x'd for your friends

sooo tired. 2 nights of sharing a bed with my little starfish. . but was absolutely brilliant weekend. full of friends and cousins and singing, dancing, digging in the sand, walking dogs. just the ticket to end the christmas hols with

and so off to bed. GP appt in the morning as i still can't breathe properly...

06/01/2013 at 22:42

Welcome Mel, we are all lovely on here and no-one will be rude.  I used to do long runs at weekend early in the morning - used to kill me getting up as I am so NOT a morning person but it worked as didn't impact on rest of family for the weekend, now I have both kids at school I can usually fit my long runs in during the week around work etc.

Well done MM, fabulous achievement, and the selection too. Can we have less of the 'old' from you though please, it's not like you ARE old or anything ... there are a few of us on here that have a few more years that you for sure!

Hoggle - that's just awful for your friend

EF - hope you are surviving the grims.

Finally back this evening from tour of Great Britain ... bless hubby, he drove me and kids from Coventry to Luton airport, drove back to Coventry and staying at his dads tonight before heading back off to Waddington in the morning for work for the week ... and then flying back home to us on Friday!!!  Check-in at Luton - hideous; security - even more horrendous. Despite starting at checki-in queue as soon as it opened, had to go straight to gate when emerged from security!!! Better than on way out when got times wrong for check-in at Inverness and made it with 1 minute to spare!!!! Shouldn't have gone for the dip in the sea clearly ...

So no Camlo, I am not looking forward to another year of this commute but can't see anything changing soon

Lovely to see everyone but a bit full-on manic though. Someone mentioned benefits of having an understanding hubby and training ... love my husband - NOT - when I mentioned I wanted a run this weekend  "didn't you run at your parents then" said with some heat ... erm two 3-milers doesn't really count I think????  Erm this is the guy who seems to think he's going to provide support for me on the WHW Race ...

Great sounding run Camlo - are you signed up to any more ultras?

JT - glad to hear you are getting some swimming in and hopefully some sense re the lungs too?

CM - hope you are feeling better?

I have a new inhaler to try courtesy of the nurse at the asthma clinic. It's a purple mixed dose thing so we shall see

Sorry if missed loads, am totally boggle-eyed. Kind of relieved we are back to school tomorrow as so need to get back into routine, but also absolutely terrified of my 'official' start pilates classes this week - ie they have to pay for it ... so need to get my five-week lesson plan sorted tomorrow ... eek!  Need to get a running schedule sorted too as am determined to TRY and get some speed in my utlras.

Lotte - probs too late but this is what I have to run with on races where I don't need lots of extra kit for terrain/weather, although can fit a fair bit in, it suits me as I like water in a bladder rather than a hand-held, I love the fact it's a vest and doesn't have to fit waist as they never do


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06/01/2013 at 23:17
Hi Mel - I can be incredibly rude, in fact my son told his friend that I fart every morning...... Which mara are you doing? i think 4 hours sounds realistic but then it's a goal I have too and my half pb is more like 1:50. it is hard fitting runs in and early mornings can be the only way but I have a sister close by who helps me loads. Hope the move goes well too.
MM Fab!!
CM - glad you had a good wkend, hope GP is understanding tomorrow.
Hoggle - I totally disassociate when Archie is in theatre, go walking, go to the shops, go anywhere really. It is sooooooo scary. Really hope they get good news after xxx Weather sounds beautiful but boo to getting back to work.
CC oops to just catching flights and rushing all over the place. When you say new yrs day dip, do you mean totally in!??? Like swim???! Bbbrrrrrrrrrr
JT funny how you bump into people in strange places. Is Dave a person or a place???!!
EF hope the bleugh is manageable. When will you tell Lou about having a new bro or sister?
Legs are sore today and a massage off 3 kids (at the same time) did not help. Have been looking to book somewhere to stay the night before snowdonia mara but all b&bs in llanberis are full and I don't know if I will have to go up by myself or car share, will I be ok to drive home after the race or not??? Argh it's so complicated! Anyone else fancy entering???
06/01/2013 at 23:19

verbal diarrhea? moi??  Have also met some of those friendly posters ... nicest forums I have been on are this one and the Scottish runners one

X-posts CM - sounds lovely weekend but you really do need to get well.

Definitely agree with whoever wished this forum lots of good health for 2013, there are some definite contenders who seriously need it - CM, JT and Kinsey for starters ...

06/01/2013 at 23:25

ha ha to massage Camlo - S does that to me all the time - sits on me and digs elbows in quads and hip-flexors, unasked for ... nice ... not

Yes, full-subs, no wet suit ... sea temperature was 7 degrees and there was a nice off-shore breeze blowing too. Didn't hang around for sure, but did get round of applause from some people out for a stroll on New Years Day, also managed to get one of the other dinner guests from friends we went up to on New years Eve to join in too ...

Have thought about that mara but is always same weekend as OMM mountain marathon and if I'm not doing that with hubby then he'll be off doing itt with a friend.  Plas-y-brenin often do B&B at weekends but think that's a last-minute kind of thing. Have you tried Youth Hostels - one at Pen-y-pass probs booked but there is one in Llanberis ... otherwise there are plenty of campsites ... some even have lovely hot showers ... will have a think of other accom recomendations as spent many years climbing/walking/scrambling in that neck of the woods.

07/01/2013 at 01:15
Welcome Mel, you'll definitely get nothing but support here. You are definitely in the right place.

Hoggle, thinking of your friends for tomorrow, hope the outcome is positive.

CC, welcome back, did miss you. It has been quiet with you, MM and Lotte not really posting. Funny how those of you who run the most miles also seem to find the most time to post

Had a lovely weekend. Lovely family day yesterday. Was a bit of a pain in the morning as car wouldn't start outside Starbucks after I had coffee with running group (definitely not running myself!). Turns out battery was flat but even when we jump started it and took it to garage they could find no reason why so now just waiting for it to happen again. Then took Max to play mini golf then after snooze we went across to beach where they had a bonfire, snacks and a disco. He was a bit shy at first but once he got into it Max had a great boogie. Was hilarious to watch and good to see so many kids as it is a bit fogie-fied here.

Then today had quite relaxing morning then Costco shop this afternoon then popped in to see our English friends who have just signed paperwork to buy a house. Shattered today, shall be in bed very soon.

Sorry, meant to respond to more but brain fried tonight. Have a good week all.
07/01/2013 at 09:28
Another distinctly average human checking in here!!

You can tell it's back to work/school time - I think there have been more posts in the last 12 hours than in the last week!

CM - hope you get some joy from the gp

EF - hope the indigestion settles soon. When's the next scan?

CC - sounds like a busy trip away. We have been toying with the idea of going to Switzerland at Easter, but think I'd need a few stiff drinks to contemplate the drive, and can't even begin to face the idea of flying with the 3 of them! Isabelle would be ok, but E....!

Camlo - great running. I was going to say I don't know where I could run 22 miles from here without going round and round housing estates, but given that we live very near the start of the south downs way, that's not really a valid comment!

JT - hope work is ok, how are you now?

Well, you've probably seen on fb that I've done my first run. Physically I felt so well from the birth that I didn't see the point of waiting - plus hubby is now on paternity leave so want to make the most of his time off! I will be sensible though, and won't run today or possibly tomorrow to make sure that everything is ok.

I will be back later to read in more detail. We're supposed to be meeting some friends at soft pay at 10 (inset day here) and no one is dressed yet!
07/01/2013 at 10:03

Happy new year all!  Yes we've been away for a week, back on Friday but busy being ill and catching up on washing/taking decorations down etc.  We had a good week on Carsington Water (Derbyshire) but the weather was hideous until the day we left pretty much (when the sun came out ).  None of us slept well as Sophie hated sleeping in the cottage for some reason - just found it all a bit spooky or something - and wet the bed several nights then was up crying saying she couldn't sleep. We also discovered when we got back and I took her to the doc's that she has a viral ear infection so that was hurting her at night too.  And she hasn't been able to hear properly for about a week poor thing!

So Nicky was ill on Christmas Day and didn't get his appetite back until the 29th (Sun) when he devoured 4 fish fingers, a mountain of chips and 2 scoops of ice cream in the pub (!), then I was ill on and off and slightly sick on Wed and have spent the rest of the week with a gurgly tummy and bit of a headache.  Then hubby started with it yesterday.  What a bunch of crocks!

And I was really up for a run yesterday morning but hubby said he wasn't well so I just took the kids for a walk and lunch in the pub which they enjoyed, but I was very frustrated not to be able to run.  Then he didn't even seem that bad when I got back but he looked after them when I was ill so I can't complain.  Just annoying though.

Welcome Mel!  Definitely friendly bunch here.  I have Sophie (4.5) and Nicky (2.5 nearly) and am definitely a jolly jogger!

Hoggle - awful about your friend's baby and echo what others have suggested, especially the lack of healthy snacks in a hospital!  And the need to get out of the place from time to time - it's strange how time stands still when you're in.

Right enough waffle.  Back to work for me tomorrow and not prepared in the slightest!  Also need to have a big toy clearout to accommodate new stuff.  Sorry to anyone I've missed.

07/01/2013 at 14:24

Welcome Mel. Yes very friendly on here. Some of us been here far too long. I 'met' this lot when my twin boys were born, over 6 years ago. I also have a wee girl 2.5.

Shame you had a crocked xmas JG. We were lucky as apart from a lingering cough we have all survived xmas well and unscathed. We had a unwell patch early on Dec.

10 miles from me today in the daylight, easy road run and some core stuff. Achilles niggling again and arthritic bit in ball of my foot, so lots of icing. The ground in one part of the course went from knee high mud to stony gravel and spikes felt very hard on that especially on the 2nd lap so I think its a wee bit damaged again .

Right must dash and get hair dried etc before school pick up. Don't know where the day has gone, but I have done some cleaning, tidying and washing too!! 

07/01/2013 at 16:57

Hi Mel. We're definitely friendly! Don't understand why anyone on these types of forums wouldn't be but I am obviously niave to think this! Reckon you're very capable of a sub 4hr marathon. I managed 3.55 and my best half was 1:48 I think. I've got two girls, 2yr 10m and a nearly 1yr old.

Haven't posted for ages but first day back at work today so finally some spare time

MM - fabulous running from you! Hope todays soreness can be reversed. I'm pretty sure going from mud wading to gravel would cause anyone pain. Saw your fb posts about hubbys crazy challenge. Is he still feeling confident?!

JG- boo to the poorlies over Christmas, ear infections sound particularly horrid for little ones, have yet to experience anything like that with my two.

Vixo- woohoo to first post baby run! You are sounding in fine spirits for having a 3week old and no sleep I presume? Another superwoman

JT- I also thought Dave was an island after reading your post....

CM- saw your fb post about gp, not good Glad you had a wonderful weekend to finish off the xmas hols though.

Camlo- 22miler to escape the kids sounds good to me! Ouch to the massage. Just looked up the snowdonia marathon, I'd love to one like that but have a feeling it might not happen, hubby is being very understanding about my training for a spring marathon so I don't want to push it. If it doesn't sell out I might be a late entry...

CC-crazy tour of the south by you then! Very exciting about starting your pilates proper! Have you got a few people signed up already, pay as you go style?

TT- love that Max is golf obsessed! So cute. When are you due again? February? Is there a possibility of the kids having the same birthday or was Max born in March? sorry can't remember, just know we were all due around the same time back in the pregnant runners thread days (saves on birthday parties if so )

Hoggle- (()) for your poor friend and her little one.

Sorry, can't remember much else! Except for EF feeling very crappy! Will start to perk up soon I'm sure of it ()

All good our way. Kids aren't ill(!), first day back at work/childminders, few tears (from them not me) but need some routine back after all the spoiling, daddy time (ie. too much tv) they've had.

Just started my marathon training schedule for Stratford. Did some good mileage over xmas period (kept disappearing out the door as early as poss and leaving hubby with my mum, oops) and the RW schedule I'm following actually has my weekly mileage lower than it has been. Do any of you experts think I might be going backwards if I follow it? Or is it preventing injury... Its not a very high mileage as I'm certainly not one of the pro's on here but I was getting up to 30miles/week and its only getting me doing 20 odd and on the 4miler today I found it hard to go as slow as it said. Maybe I'm thinking too much about it! Anyway, must get back to work before hometime

07/01/2013 at 17:16

You know my feelings on this Sonya. If you were running 20mpw I would suggest hat should be your starting point really. I don't think you can run a marathon, even a get round one on 20mpw.

Yes hubbie is rather nervous. He has raised just over £1000 now so he has to do it now! Lots of support from fellow running club members and friends so I'm sure he'll pull through. We have over 40 coming for a curry with us on Sat night though after the event but no idea if he'll manage it let alone be capable of being sociable!!

I have to make a cake yet too. Going for a yellow jersey with 40 as the number and 'Tour de Wiltshire' or Maxwell. Still getting the ideas!! Kids just made their cards for him so feeling organised!!

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