How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Wow JT, honoured indeed!!! Great news that you've had the xray, and I guess the big coughing fit was a kind of blessing. So at least it's nothing sinister ... 'just' a nasty old virus. Hope the resting (YOU ARE RESTING OF COURSE AREN'T YOU) starts to pay off and you feel better soon.
Fishing sounds good TT.
I think changing of the seasons can be a bit of a shocker really ... certainly I get some kind of wierd exczma that flares up on my face in autumn and spring, it's aggravated by hormones but only at these times of year ... get red itchy patches in the creases that run from nose to sides of mouth - really attractive ...not! All hail to sudocreme which seems to be saving the day at the moment!
Managed another mock pilates class - only have one friend on a Tues so she's getting 1:1 tuition, lucky lady! Have three others coming tomorrow eve though. Think it's beginning to slot into a place a bit more and I can make stuff 'flow' a bit more.
Eight-miler in lovely autumnal sunshine before school pick-up. Chilly now but still in run stuff. Swimming canx tonight - quite pleased after last-nights marathon after school stuff so best be off here and get productive.
Brookie - hope the pox situation is OK. Meant to say ((())) to black clouds. It's hard juggling everything at best, let alone when black clouds loom. Have never been on antids at any point but I do suffer from the clouds at times and now how horrible it feels.
Sorry to gatecrash your thread (it's too busy for me to attempt to keep up and join in full time). Was hoping that someone could recommend a fitness dvd for me to have a go at. Had my little girl 6 months ago, and am managing to do 2-3 runs a week now, plus one 'fit mamas' exercise class, along with loads of pram pushing so I'm not doing badly on the exercise front (actually looks like quite a lot when it's written down), but with winter and dark nights fast approaching I can see that it might be a bit difficult to maintain. Thought an exercise dvd that I could stick in on rainy days might be a good plan, plus might help my abs to get back to their previous level. Anyone got any recommendations? I have little coordination, so nothing with too many dance moves. Thanks in advance.
Argh struggling to catch up and I've only missed a day! I'm not going to attempt to name check everyone but have enjoyed reading. Yesterday was busy, out at 5.30 for 10 miles, worked 9.30 - 3pm back home for a couple of hours to get kids fed and out to athletics and gymnastics then I had to work at a book launch 6.30 - 9pm. Don't know how on earth you guys who work full time manage.
JT - take care and rest up.At least you know what you are dealing with now.
Brookie, hope the spots aren't too obvious and they let you fly. (())
Caro hope the meds sort M out. Don't think I said well done for your sister, that was awesome, was that her first sub 3?
I can't imagine trying to teach my twins to read and write yet, they arent ready for that. Strange to t hink if we were in England they would be at school. They draw, Lewis more than Cameron, and can write their names ish but I haven't really been backing up any of the stuff they do at nursery at home. Plenty of time for that next year! I read them two books every night and they sometimes point out letters but thats really it.
Kinsey it does get easier and you got through phases when things are more/less work. My 6 now are probably easier than the stages your lot ar at the moment. Or maybe my standards have just slipped! The calm before the storm here I think, twins not yet at school and Sophie not yet a teenager. Sophie started school the day before Reece was born so I had one at school, two at nursery at a different time (one in the morning and one afternoon) and a new born. I think that was my hardest period of time and the pressure of wanting to help Sophie with homework and having a newborn was tough. You tend to be far pushier with the first and then after that you chill considerably, well I did. I shall just be delighted if the twins manage to avoid prison
What else... fighting. My lot do have little squabbles but nothing major. They wind each other up for fun alot and occasionally it gets out of hand but nothing too much. I think I just tune out and ignore it tbh. The twins are such good buddies, they rarely fight at the moment but I suppose that will change when they go to school and start competing against each other. Lewis is so chilled out and so although Cameron likes to be better at things it really doesn't bother Lewie. He will probably change though. My sister always jokes Lewie should have been agirl, he will sit happily and concentrate of drawing, jigsaws etc wheras Cameron is far more physical.
Calm day here but baltic. Cannot warm up at all. Did 10 miles first thing this morning adn then 5 miles later. I was so pleased when I returned from my early run and hubby said "sorry hun, I forgot to tell you I'd taken today off!" grr. Was up in the night and we had the most amazing display of northern lights. Stunning.
Parents evenings tonight and then school hols on friday and we are on the boat on Sunday, woo hoo.
Hope you got your run done EF (might see you at Jedburgh;))
Eek run out of time, need to get tea sorted. Back later.
Saw the northern lights on the news - v pretty.
Had my second session with the osteopath this evening. It really is quite surreal as she is so rude! I thought maybe it was a one off last time, but no, she has the personality of a brick and the people skills of a mushroom! Firstly because I am an NHS rather than a private patient I am very much a second class citizen - again I thought maybe that was a one off last time but definitely not! And secondly she has no idea how to respond when someone actually questions what she's doing, and why she's doing it, and the rationale behind the treatment etc. Today she basically said we can either sit here talking or I can treat you, as I was asking her more questions and trying to udnerstand why she was saying something totally different to what the physio has said. It's obvious that I get not one second over the alotted half an hr for NHS patients, and she is incapable of working and talking at the same time. The best was the first time I asked her what an osteopath was and she said 'I am an osteopath'! Well great, that cleared that up then. You get the impression that the NHS patients she sees miss appts, are late for appts and also never come back privately after the 6 sessions - well there is no way on earth I would ever give her any of my own money that's for sure!
So I reckon she does actually know what she's doing, but I still dont really understand how this has all come about. She says I have very flat feet so I need to see a podiatrist, but when I queried why my flat feet would be the cause of probs now when presumeably I've always had flat feet she couldnt answer that. She obviously never sees runners, or at least people for whom running is a significant part of their lives as she definitely does not get it. I was asking her what her treatment plan for me was and she said for you to live your life free of pain, and when I said 'and run free of pain' her reply was 'that's not my goal' - well surely if I'm the one paying you (albeit indirectly) then that should be your goal too! In her opinion the most important thing in my life right now is the fact that I am a mummy (everybody either say ahhh or puke, whichever you feel is more appropriate!) and that should be my priority!!
So needless to say, after my 6 sessions I shall not be going back!
Pilates now, where I pay so they treat me nicely
MM is it you that has orthotics? Do you see a podiatrist? If so please explain (although as I am not paying you for your time or your answer feel free to ignore me )
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