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26/07/2013 at 22:12

CM you need a little mantra to chant every day - 'I'm nothing like my mum and dad' and keep on saying it! The fact that j can express himself like that speaks volumes about your parenting. You're doing an awesome job!

Well hubby has officially finished working as a head chef! He starts his course on Monday (will be doing 2 days a week chefing though. Fingers crossed this is the right move for him (and us!). Well to be honest any move is a good move. Just need to tighten our belts for the next while!!! 

Camlo    pirate
26/07/2013 at 22:24

CM - great advice from Hoggle, look yourself in the eye every day and say out loud - I am a good mum and I am a good person. 

Yippee to dressing up (or dressing down in the case of those who prefer no clothes), racing this weekend, anniversary games and new bikes.... or is that last one just me???? Yep went "shopping" and came home with a TREK complete with proper cycling shoes, Top, shorts, oil, bike computer and bum butter... I think that's for the chaffing but hubby wondered if the guy mistook us for honeymooners. 

Boo to worrying about whether we are good enough - cant change it so my attitude is stuff it! People only put others down because of their own insecurities and jealousy. Not a quality I like. 

26/07/2013 at 23:28

Bum Butter reminds me of Last Tango In Paris Camlo  Just back from seeing Usain Bolt at Anniversary Games. Jessica and Mo tomorrow!

26/07/2013 at 23:36

Was it good RB?  Met friends in Westfield for dinner tonight not really thinking about the fact it was on, and the logistics of getting everyone out seemed really bad compared to the Olympics.  Everywhere we went to try and get to the station there were barriers and people telling us we couldn't go that way.  So we just walked totally round the outside of the shopping centre, along a service rd and eventually ended up at the tube.  There was no way I was queuing to get a tube when I hadn't even been to the athletics!

26/07/2013 at 23:36

Which trek camlo?

27/07/2013 at 08:10
Good shopping Camlo!
27/07/2013 at 08:39

Golly, you picked the wrong night to go to Westfield! The athletics was very good, although I have to say that the event it replaced (Diamond League at Crystal Palace) was much better from a spectator point of view (and a lot cheaper). Thanks to the Olympic effect, they can get away with charging twice as much and putting on half the events that they used to.

I managed to get home in 35 minutes by pelting out of the stadium after Bolt had done his stuff and running to the tube station. I didn't fancy being stuck behind thousands of people queuing for the tube.

Looks like we'll get soaked today though - thunderstorms predicted for the afternoon!

27/07/2013 at 09:11

Ooh, just ran!  Must make more effort to get out there, bloody baby had me up twice in the night and the other two woke at 5.30am so enthusiasm for exercise is seriously lacking!

Camlo    pirate
27/07/2013 at 10:06

Caro - the receipt tells me that I got a trek domane 4.5  C WSD 47cm in white shell /rage red! Defo entering the sprint  tri in Aberystwyth now and thinking my ironman may come in the form of the Tenby long weekend this time next year...... all fired up. 

Yippee to seeing athletics RB, not good about cost and having to leg it just to beat the queues (good that you can though!!).

Fab running Kinsey - small things make a difference and even if you are knackered just a wee run will lift you. 

Good luck  CM today and hope everyone has a fab weekend! 

27/07/2013 at 11:02
TT - happy birthday to Nat! What a beautiful young woman she is.

Kinsey - ha, was just coming on here to ask if you'd sorted B's sleep, and if so, how. O was awake at midnight, 3, 5 and 6, and then slept until about 10 - which obviously I couldn't! She has had a streaming cold, but I'm not sure why she's waking so much - have tried less clothes in case she's too hot, more clothes in case she's cold, with sleeping bag, without sleeping bag, etc etc! I'm shattered, and it's seriously affecting my patience levels with the rest of the family. The other two have at least been sleeping really well, but who knows what will happen when we go away.
27/07/2013 at 11:22

Thank you Vixo, still struggling with her being referred 

to as a woman tho , my baby . So glad she is more 

interested in her school work than boys, feel sorry for Mums 

who have to deal with boyfriends with their teenage girls much 

younger than Nat.

27/07/2013 at 11:29

My Mum was married and 3months pregnant with me 

when she was Nat's age. Altho turned out a good thing for my Mum 

as she got ill at 30, which was obviously easier having 2 children over 10, she could have had 2 toddlers to deal with or not have bn able 

to have kids at all if hadn't had her kids so young

27/07/2013 at 11:36

Vixo - its his molars so I can hardly blame him.  Mine have all been quite rubbish until they got their teeth.  I medicated him early evening and at 2 in the morning but he was also quite sweaty at one point.  He is a lot better generally and when he's on better form I just go back to shush and pat without lifting him, however when he yowls like its hurting that all goes out the window!

TT - funny you mention that about boyfriends.  Martha has been kissing boys at school which I am discouraging, but should I be worrying?

Nat does indeed look gorgeous!

27/07/2013 at 20:03

We are at the para event tomorrow. Yet again we missed out on tickets for friday and sat. I am so peeved about the whole thing tbh given how much time I give up as an athletics coach and my boys well Harry especially is very talented. Nevermind far too much hype. We'll go to something less hyped next year like the tour which tbh excites the boys far more, but at least they finally get to see the stadium.

On here realy to ask if CC and maybe Lotte can recommend light hydration systems. I am going for an off road marathon event in October but also with this heat would like something I can run easily with for long runs. I am not fond of the whole rucksac thing and had an awesome camelbak waist with tubes and sac not bottles but they don't make it anymore and its rotted in the cupboard. Bought one in desperation after a horrific hot run last week which left me an awful tummy, and its just not good so have sent it back today.

I have been diagnosed with early menopause and have been suffering from quite bad depression, massive highs then massive lows, hence not been here, plus no time at mo. Just about OK but looking at options. So pleased I've made my running decision to avoid time based road events for now. Pretty OK this weekend but was sooo bad Monday and Tuesday. HRT is not an option (well it is but not going there!!) so looking at others with a lass in the club who has had depression previously and is a nutriontist.

Hope all good. Been reading a bit and kids of know whats going on. CM you are a far better Mum then I. I think I get by but I do shout and I'm not fond of too much mess, but am fine not in my house etc. So mud baths etc in westonbirt on walks etc as long as I can get it all off and clothes changed before they hit the car!!!  I am not great with craft but they make massive pictures now which span the whole house, stuck together with sellotape and I just let that go. Sophie and Harry also mad for dressing up. Amazing mixed up costumes.

Right best sort the grumps going on with the boys as I just turned off the Wii in the middle of a football match. Bad Mum!!  It is 8pm though...


27/07/2013 at 20:56

Nice to hear from you MM - hope the work is not getting you down - or at least trying to fit it all in around the work rather than the work itself.  As for the tour next yr, it literally is going past the end of my rd so if anyone wants to come and stake out a good place to watch with us you're more than welcome!  It's on a Monday so I'm hoping they take the kids out from the school, but maye the logistics of that would be too hard.

I'm not that fussed about not going last night or today, partly coz I dud see so much olympics, but also because the chaos last night with people trying to get back to the tube was so bad compared to the olympics I think it would have really pissed me off.  

Had yet another barney with hubby tonight as am getting slight stressed about packing for holiday.....maybe he bore the brunt of my hormones  Poor man.


27/07/2013 at 22:52

Hi MM, good to hear from you even if life does sound pretty stressful.  It's a bit of a short straw option being a woman sometimes, I have had some unpleasant night sweats which just make me realise its next stop menopause.  Hope you can find a fix!

27/07/2013 at 23:02

Well the athletics was great again today. We went prepared for a downpour but it was roasting hot instead. So crowded, though, and the Usain Bolt hype is just silly - three hours of top class athletics and then, as soon as he come on to the track just to line up, everybody is on their feet taking pictures with their silly big iPad cameras.

Top tip is to get the DLR from Straford International afterwards - no queues.

It's not hard to get tickets for the London Diamond League MM. Just go on the UK Athletics e-mailing list and you get priority booking when the tickets go on sale in February.

28/07/2013 at 21:36
JT - I'm not sure what's wrong with her! We've all had a cold so I think it's that, but it will be interesting to see what she's like when we're away, and my husband has certainly had awful hayfever this year. I think though, that she's probably just not going to be a great sleeper!
28/07/2013 at 21:51

((MM)). Hope you manage to have a nice birthday though - hopefully you will have some fun and that will make everything seem a bit better

I have had a wicked weekend - did the ThunderRun 24 in Catton Park. The first few hours were blisteringly hot. One of the guys in our team did two back to back laps (2x10k) and got heat exhaustion. And then the thunder and lightning started at about 6pm and it didn't stop lashing it down until about 4.30am so it turned the course into a complete quagmire. I did the first lap in the blistering heat at 12 noon; and then I was supposed to do one at 9.30pm and another one at 4am, but the schedule got all screwed by a missed handover, someone taking 3 hours to do a lap, and I ended up just doing one at midnight (after I had been woken up about 20 mins before, having had 2 cans of stella at 8pm-ish thinking I wouldn't have to run until 4am!). It was truly the hardest thing I've ever done. I did it in walking boots as I have no trail shoes. The mud was up to my shins as was the water in places. It was pitch black (obvs) but I did have a torch. However, it was such a battle to stay upright.

So I only did 2 laps in total (2 of the guys did 3 laps, but the rest of the team of 8 only got 2 in); so it wasn't arduous in terms of mileage, but it was absolutely mental. Once the rain stopped, the sun came out again and then the people who ran in the morning were struggling with the heat PLUS energy sapping mud up to their shins!!

28/07/2013 at 22:24

cc - sounds like things still hard for you. although I would have loved to have helped out with that Russian guy!

I know what you mean about time away with just the close family. I had such a fab time with my 2 down in devon last week - great to catch up with family and friends but the best bit for me was when it was just the 3 of us.

and yes - it was bloody insane for me at the weekend. Given that I don't EVER run off road. And I mean literally never. And I don't do dark. So the combination of pitch black, offroad, mud and lashing rain really did make it challenging. Tree roots hidden by squelchy  slippy mud, banks of mud, slippy grass, invisible puddles that end up nearly knee deep when you put your foot in them! I didn't fall but that's only because I went so slowly. That said, the girl who took 3 hours to do the lap did fall really badly, so I think I was just lucky really!

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