How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Really? That's crazy! My sister has some massive isofix effort for Carys and she drove me and my mum and dad to a restaurant last week. Talk about squashed - mum and I were squidged in on an angle. That thing was huge!
phew, just about skim-read ... and I was going to bed!!
I often think of Hoggle too, and am inclined to agree that things didn't go her way ... just so so tragic to think about.
So, can I do a brief synopsis - unlikely I think, brief doesn't seem to occur in my dictionary!!!
Awesome running from Lotte - can well believe you did it on a spur of the moment, AND that you did so well. Sometimes I think the 'last minute factor' almost helps, less of the flapping and panicing. I have done a marathon on a whim - Clarendon Way back in 2009, last minute entry, on the back of a vomiting bug and six weeks training and loved it and not too bad a time for an untrained for trail mara. Anyhoooo I well believe you've got more in the tank to come - very exciting.
Camlo - the woman who was bemoaning no running and a sore foot one week, not long after completing her first ultra (where she did VERY well) snuck in a tough hill race - of course - well done
Oh god, no longer brief at all!!! TT congratulations, glad all well. EF ... sounds good so far, hope it keeps that way. MR - good to see the achilles is beginning to do as told.
MM - great training and love the garden planning while supping the wine
Car seats - We have a maxi-cosi one and something else I haven't a clue about, both are with the extending backs and headrests but I think J is getting too big for his. Also have two moulded plastic blue ones (Halfords £12 I think - although one I found at the tip so was free) Means I can take multiples in car. We have VW Sharan Vixo and can get three seats across in that - even when one is a full-blown baby seat.
RF - sounds like you've had fab time ... was that your little sis that beat you running the other day? So you beat her on the mbk? I like Grantown on Spey - just love all the big buildings down that wide high st and the backdrop of the hills.
Tomatoes - my baby toms are lovely and tasty, and most have gone red unlike last years effort. Have been amazed as such high winds but we've had loads of sunshine this summer
CM - I have lumpy boobs too and have been to drs before about them - he was really good about it and I didn't feel stupid. not worth the risk at all.
mad mad weekend on course. fabulous but more information overload. got to catch up with two different friends too but also spent much time totally lost in the centre of Edinburgh in my car ... dam those roadworks ... EF you would have laughed but it was totally hideous!!! Four hour drive back up, home by 9.30pm straight back into usual chaos.
J has cubs on Monday eve but last week and this no-one turned up and I'd had no messages to explain why so, in complete fury, I took him to the one up in town which he seemed to really enjoy but it's 6.30-8.15 so poor S wasn't into bed until 8.30pm and J not until 9. Not so worried about him but S will suffer. Hey ho.
Hubby said today was the closest he's ever come to phoning in sick - sooo totally unlike him, feeling the strain all round at the mo. Like Lotte - roll on the holidays, three weeks and counting.
Have lots of homework to do for course - lesson planning etc. Only have one 'victim' tmrw so she'll get a 1:1 of my fantastic teaching!!!
Running ... yes ... I did 30 miles total last week, and just shy of 7 this morning. Better than nothing so it will have to do!
sorry Hoggle ... meants Hegs!
I've done similar CM in same circumstances
oh god, it's vile out there today ... have homework to do ... to run or not to run or will it be the turbo trainer ... not sure my feet would stay on the ground tbh, there is lots of debris around and I don't want to be part of the debris!!
Don't think there is much at all between the sharan and the seat ... if you look in the glass's guide the Alahambra, Sharan and Galaxy are all effectively the same. My hubby is obsessed with VWs hence with have the Sharan. Sliding doors would be the piece-de-resistance on it - hubby and I have both said that. Apart from that it is soooo versatile (and I used to loath people carriers btw) and I find it mega easy to drive and park too (parking sensors v v helpful!). Ours now has 140,000 miles on the clock and fingers crossed still going (lets not think about £1400 last month for drive shafts!).
Well deserved sit-down, make the most of it!
Wow, have been reading but not posted for a while. So much to comment on so am sure will forget loads.
CM - really happy to hear your lump was nothing, you did absolutely the right thing though. Hope you start to feel better soon, has dragged on for too long.
Lotte - book that smear NOW! Awesome marathon at the weekend. You are so fit right now, are you still planning your cross-Shetland ultra? Will you do that this year or wait until next year now?
MM and Camlo, fab running at the weekend too. Am just about managing to plod twice a week, was jogging alongside one of the guys who was walking last week though, definitely not going to break any records!
Vixo, hope you managed to recharge your batteries a little. Not looking forward to that aspect of another little one. I'm sure it's more than twice as much hard work with 2 than 1!
EF - so it's all systems go! Those numbers sound good, hoping for some speedy positive results for you. You are getting to be quite the IT expert these days.
RF, well done on your bike ride. Sounded like a great weekend with your family get together too, some lovely photos on FB. I'm guessing that was you with the pinky top in the photos, you look fab!
Camlo, you make me laugh so much with your summaries of the forum and your self put-downs. Saggy, greying, approaching 40....been there done that, got the t-shirt!
Sorry, can't remember any more, off to do some more work....
I was just contemplating a slow cooker too, would be great to have something ready for after school so I can not be cooking tea when I could have some quality time with the kids!
Got my antibiotics today, ear was getting quite painful and I saw the doctor I like rather than the sneery one so that was good.
Vixo, we are liking our S-Max but I agree a sliding door would be handy. Having the kids sat higher up has helped a lot as well - don't have to lean over to do them all up in their seats!
Aidan and I are coming to terms with Martha not being around, I am hoping he will stop asking for cbeebies every 5 minutes at some point! I'm letting him have some after lunch but he would happily watch it all day.
CC - I'm in the 'weekend husband' club too at the moment, hubby is staying down in Oxford most nights rather than commute, and despite planning to work from here on Mondays and Fridays he feels like he needs to be there to crack the whip and stop them sloping off early etc.
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