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26/09/2012 at 21:35

They have to issue to all though don't they, as cannot be seen to 'cherry pick' but there will be some that are just waiting for this opportunity and will go voluntarily. Horrible place to be though ... hubby has been through this three times I think in the last three years!!! Ironically, now they've done most of their clearing out and it's unlikely in the near future, I think he'd actually accept it if offered now. 

My current mantra which I have stuck on the fridge is "sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering and doubting. Have faith that things will work out, maybe not how you planned but just how it's meant to be" perhaps you need this on your fridge!!

Have now eaten large bowl of fresh stir-fried vegetables and noodles cooked with fresh ginger and garlic (lots of), lime juice, sunflower and pumpkin seeds - yum yum - feel healthier already!!

26/09/2012 at 21:43
Had tea altogether tonight, at 5.30, which means I am hungry now! Better go to bed before I start raiding the cupboard!
26/09/2012 at 22:11

if you are hungry, does that not mean you should eat?! Especially if your son is devouring all your bodyfat stores!!! I'd be raiding the cereal cupboard if I'd eaten at 5.30pm ...

26/09/2012 at 22:16
I just did! More yummy granola.........! I wasn't really hungry, it's just that feeling you get when reading about someone else's yummy supper!
26/09/2012 at 22:18
Thanks again ladies -you are amazing!
JG stuff them! It's hard making decisions that affect others but I find it is so much easier when they are complete pigs!
CM -try not to worry, as you say it could go any way and no point stressing when you can't influence it. Hope kittens ok.
Lotte - good running/ biking but boo to the poorly car.
RF -hard working back to back but nice to get it all done in one blitz.
I volunteered for helping out at a new junior running club and went along tonight for 3 hour training. ended up doing on run, jump and throw workshop and looks like lots of fun / stress as need to actually run the sessions not just chivvy them along.
Work was fine (i am a specialist nurse) and kids slightly improved as I glared at them!
26/09/2012 at 22:28
Caro - if I'm hungry I HAVE to eat. After porridge breakfast and a huge lunch (which I provided for 20 people) I had a huge roll at 5:30, took muffins to the workshop and just devoured a banana roll, grapes, a bake well tart, some cold lamb and some shortbread..... No wonder I feel sick.
Sorry to hear about your colleague (nice one not the horrible one) - would be good if she could use you part time!
26/09/2012 at 22:52
I love my slow cooker, was 7 quid from Asda. I never brown stuff either. Always do a big pot of bolognese with lentils in, dish half up then add mixed beans, cumin, coriander + chilli, give it another hr or 2 + out in fridge or freezer for another night. love a good gammon + bean hotpot or chicken stew too.
27/09/2012 at 09:55

CC I love your mantra!! Boo to redundancies CM although does the fact that so many are in scope lessen the chances of you being effected?

I totally need to get a slow cooker for next winter - you ladies have convinced me!!

Big day - 5 hours driving, meeting on the way and then a potentially really really tough meeting (needed my big girl pants on for sure!) went far better than I could have hoped for! Just what I needed after a frustrating week. Matilda was apparently very sad at bedtime though which makes me sad. Leaving super early tomorrow to make sure I can pick her up from daycare tomorrow. Not sure how next weeks big trip away will go though. I'm away for 5 nights!!! It's the only trip like this in the year and it's the tradeoff for all the flexibility I usually get but am dreading it! Mum is coming up from Thur til Sunday thankfully. So much to organise though!

Glad hubby and I aren't the only ones who mean to try and spend more time on our relationship but fail!! The intention is there but life just gets in the way. WOrk ends up taking priority which is wrong but it pays the bills sadly!! Will try harder - I like the going back to bed idea!! Hubby would love that!

27/09/2012 at 11:21

thanks for your thoughts all. the fact there are 700 in scope and they need to save 10% just means more people will go, so i think the odds of being selected are still the same. i had horrid stress dreams about it all last night

anyway this morning i have  been stood down from a large piece of work i was supposed to be doing as they haven't got the budget for it. normally i would panic about being under-utilised but since they have already done the scorings and utilisation analysis for this round of redundancies, i'm thinking 's0d it'! the sun is shining and for the first time in about 3 weeks, i feel like i might ACTUALLY be able to try a r*n. don't suppose it will be anything special however

i am also sorting out my will at the moment. after discussions with FA yesterday, i do need to do it. it's not hard as i don't have much, but i do need to do it, and strangely it is making me feel better. i don't have a next of kin which is a bit sad really. obviously can't use my parents; N is still married to someone else ; not right to use my exH! i have asked my good friend to act as emotional executor on behalf of the kids and my cousin to do the 'family' bit. my FA will do the financial bit. it is all a bit surreal and does make me feel a little disenfranchised. however, at least my will is straightforward. every single penny goes to the kids ultimately. T gets some each year to help towards bringing the kids up in lieu of the contribution i normally make.

oh and i have started discussions about xmas with him. not going well. kids are with me this year as they were with him last year. he says that's fine but would like them at his on xmas day in the afternoon.  errr..... NO! that would cause SOOOO many meltdowns. imagine dragging them away from their toys here to take them over there for 2 hours for more toys and then drag them away from those toys to bring them back here. i suggested we do what we did last year - i went to his for a couple of hours last year, so he could come here. he said 'no'; i said 'no' to his suggestion. and eventually he capitulated. it's not that i don't want him to have access on xmas day because that would be unfair - and i also want to be able to have access to them on xmas day when it's his turn. it's just that the kids are going to be sooo overwhelmed as it is and i do hate all the hype over xmas and the way it affects the kids.

27/09/2012 at 13:32
Am really tempted by a slow cooker now but still not sure if it would get enough use by a vegetarian? Hubby and the girls would do well as I could make meat stews but then I'd be jealous!
With you on the hungry thing Camlo! I have to eat too, got so hungry yesterday on the way home I was forced to eat Rosie's snacks as that was all I had in the change bag, rice cakes and bread sticks, poor baby getting such dull snacks! And hope things are better today (())
JG- that is so sh@te with the youth club. As others have said you need to forget it and walk away, easier said than done I know.
Caro- that sounds like a good job possibility then?! Can save her from being screwed over by your old boss?
CM- fingers crossed for you re redundancies. You do sound well prepared for any eventuality, and doing a will is horribly sensible too! Can't bear to think about Xmas yet! Understand you needing to get discussions going though, and completely agree the kids would be too hyper by going to Ts for half the day. When I was young we always did boxing day at my dads. Hope you got the run done too.
Lotte- boo to the car! When you told us your swimming schedule the other week I can see it must be a nightmare! Bit late but well done on that amazing marathon, what a time on a last minute decision! You are in top form!
5 nights is long hoggle, but only a one off so don't worry, and if granny is coming she'll be fine I've only ever spent a night away from Mags, not saying there's anything wrong with being away now and then I just have never had the opportunity!
CC- your dinner sounds yum! I was watching the food hospital last night which is into how little fibre we eat, although other than my love of white pasta, rice etc I am right up there with the mountains of veg I eat (shame about all the crap I eat the rest of the time....).
Got my London marathon reject magazine. Quite disappointed as feeling in good form for the first time since pre-children. Obviously there are plenty of others so as I mentioned on fb I'm up for spring marathon suggestions? I would love to be adventurous and go abroad but realistically I should stay in uk, especially if I want hubby and kids to come support. Hubby is very good to me and has always come, but this will be with a 1 and 3 yr old.
Best get on with email and cleaning up. Desperately searching for childcare now as my last hope nursery I saw this morning was a bit dire
27/09/2012 at 13:50

Good to hear you stood your ground re Xmas CM and glad you were feeling well enough to attempt a run too.  Will-making, we don't have them but have been nagging hubby we really ought to sort something out. Our two don't have godparents either as never did the baptising thing, despite having religous beliefs. 

Sorry for those who have been rejected from London and actually did want to do it ... but there really are so many other fabulous races out there - road or trail. I enjoyed Shakespeare Marathon as was very family-friendly, nice scenery, a little undulating (but I like that), only down-side for some is that it's two laps but that doesn't bother me.  Otherwise you could try a trail one like the Neolithic Marathon - obviously NOT a PB course, but nice scenery. Sure others have suggestions.

Kinsey - hope you are surviving flying solo.

Run for me this morning, was meant to be a long run of about 15 miles but to say my head was in the wrong place was an understatement.  Late to bed last night, then S had me up at 1am screaming the place down (she does that whatever the level of discomfort!) about pains in her leg which seemed to have disappeared now but she was NOT happy. Back to bed eventually and then at 4.30am I was WIDE awake ... sigh. Just stressed I think. Anyway ... thought I'd just head off into the hills, oh boy did I find bog, more bog, heather, more bog and not a lot of path ... the first 4.5 miles took me over an hour!!!!  Topped two hills with cairns on though and managed to run all the way back to start as I got onto decent path then. So 8 miles but it was FUN and kind of blew the gripes away a bit.

Hoggle - that's tough, I guess just have to grit your teeth cos the rest of the job flexibility does sound wonderful. 

Right need to be out of here in half an hour so best be off

27/09/2012 at 14:08
I'm in...
27/09/2012 at 14:11
Woo hoo!!
27/09/2012 at 14:30
Just got halfway through my guaranteed entry for Edinburgh marathon form when thought maybe I should check with hubby first..., would be less distance to travel if I did Paris?!
27/09/2012 at 15:02
Oh Camlo, woo hoo?!?! You're running well at the moment so hope you're happy about that. Have you run London before?

Sitting waiting for doc appt at moment. Just a check up. Was very embarrassed to get a call yesterday to ask why I had missed my appointment. Haven't missed an apptmt in forever. Had completely not registered it when I booked it. Oops.

We were talking about wills just yesterday. Must must get on and write ours. Max is only US citizen at moment so really don't know what would happen to him if anything happened to both of us.

CM, totally understand why you don't want to do that on Christmas Day. Sounds as though your suggestion worked last year so makes complete sense to repeat it.
27/09/2012 at 16:54

just found out infant school caretaker from J and E's school was found hanging today in the boiler cupboard at school. i feel sick to the core. i lived opposite him for nearly 2 years and saw him just about every day. he was always very funny around the kids. spoke to him on monday because the playgrounds were flooded and we had a laugh about it keeping him busy. feel so so sad and shocked.

the only thing i can think is that the junior and infants schools are going to merge and possibly he has been told he might lose his job? god knows. anyway it is shocking, and i feel so sorry for the teachers and for the kids because he was so popular.

27/09/2012 at 17:07
CM that is awful and seems even worse that it happened on school grounds!
TTid I have done London before in 2010 but had typically over trained and injured myself so did 4:45. Hope for a little better this time!
Wills - eerrm yep it's on my to do list as well. obviously eldest has different dad from youngest 2 so it does add complications. I did have one when it was just me and him though as needed to make sure if I died then god forbid he did too - my house wouldn't go from me to him to his dad.... Bit like you CM - your kids would inherit from you but then t would inherit from them.
Crappest day at work, now don't have a desk at all.....
27/09/2012 at 17:14

actually camlo - hadn't thought about that. no idea who it should go to if the kids died too... i don't have a next of kin! come on then girls - who wants to be my next of kin in the event of me and my kids dying together. what's it worth?

camlo - oh dear re desk. surely you just work at home then? we have to book hot desks whenever we go anywhere as i don't have a desk in any office.

 

27/09/2012 at 17:22

well CM at risk of seeming shallow..... ME, ME, ME..... or you could nominate a charity close to your heart? If I die then hubby (and later the 2 kids) would get it all and eldest would get nowt. When I wrote my will first time i was almost in tears! You think it wont happen but.... a colleague of mine died on Saturday from cancer at 33yrs.

27/09/2012 at 17:53

camlo - suddenly i do feel old and vulnerable. and the realisation that i don't have a next of kin is stressing me too.

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