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CM. I would ring nursery and warn them and go there and take her home with you just after. I would be seriously worried about that. He is such a tw@t!!!
Totally agree JT ...
Lotte you do make me laugh. My mile PB is 5:15. I will never get near that again. My 1500 is 4:57. As the others have said we're not speed merchants at the end of the day. I would be annoyed about the session though. Did you do something on the road instead?
I am feeling rubbish. Usual taper stuff. Feel slightly more up beat after 4 mile run this morning. Shoved in 0.5 mile at race pace and that felt OK and has lifted me a bit. Felt awful awful on 6 miler yesterday which was a shame as was running with friends and I hate not enjoying runs like that. My breakfast was jigging around. Must remember to eat less for breakfast when I'm going to run straight after school drop off . My body is too used to the 6am no breakfast running like Lotte!!
Hubbie has been told he can't go to Aus by the GM until at least mid Nov as the new guy they have recruited here doesn't have enough experience yet to cope for 6 weeks. Hurrah!! Might still be a no for then too. Here's hoping!!
Caro. I get mine revamped every year as they do fall apart. I pay £15 a year insurance which means they keep the cast of my foot and they will revamp for free. I get them replaced probably every 4-5 years. I do have 2 pairs no though as like trainers they need to 'recover' after each run and the double days wear them down even more. Mine cost about £175 to replace. The guy I see is fab if you can drive over to Marlow. He is worth it. It takes me 75 mins to get there but worth it for someone you can trust. Website here: Podiatry Marlow
Hope little E OK CM...
Reading but not posting - just not enough hours in the day at the moment! The school lark is giving me logistical nightmares!
Hello TattyB - long time no see, but sooo nice to see! Hope you can get the lurgy shifted.CM - talk about cutting off nose to spite face! Why didn't he just let you have her instead of taking her to nursery? Men, eh? Hope E is ok.
Achilles still giving me bit of bother, but physio identified that problem is with more gneral with arch/pronation. Cannot afford new shoes or swanky orthotics right now so will just have to be off-the-shelf orthotics until after christmas. Any advice welcome...? Guess they will need to be superslim to get them into existing shoes & trainers!
On holiday today - after week of glorious sunny days the forecast is now for peeing rain, blooming typical!! Although the weather matches my mood - took car to garage and needs £400 worth of brake repairs and 2 new tyres. Bu**erations.
Another one creeps out from behind the woodwork....
Hello again! Been busy job-hunting (no luck so far) but still manage to skim read here most days. Interesting that so many of us have a child in reception this year. The long settling-in periods most of you have been having sound a bit tedious. I guess it's due to the sheer numbers of new children as it didn't happen at LB's school last year where there were only 20 new ones starting. They were all dropped off at 9am on the first day and that was that!
We've been doing reading and writing this term too. LB has taken to it quite easily and I am proud of the way that he takes his school work seriously (in a good way). I had no idea how phonics worked so I did a bit of research a couple of years ago simply so I didn't mess up what the teachers would be telling him. When I was at school it was "look and say" but I gather that, after a raging battle in the eighties, phonics was found to be the most successful single strategy for most children. Having said that, if you read a lot to your child and they have a good memory, they will recognise lots of words and don't need to use phonics to work them out. I also read that, for Spanish children, phonics is incredibly simple as there is only one "sound" per letter of the alphabet, unlike English where there are 42 phonemes. No wonder it's so tricky to learn!
I'm also incredibly proud of the fact that LB rides his little bike the last mile and three quarters to school each and every day. He is the only pupil in the whole school to do that!
I'm another orthotic wearer. The type I have got do not need adjustment or replacing - I've had mine for over ten years. This is the third "generation" of orthotics I have had. Previously I had carbon fibre and, before that perspex, both of which needed adjustment/replacing every couple of years. I got mine from the London Podiatry Centre, which I would thoroughy recommend.
Are you camping at Crystal Palace Lotte? If so, you might like to visit the Horniman Museum, which is only about a mile away. We go there a lot - it's free apart from the small aquarium - and it's got something for all ages. When are you in London? I'm tempted to take a quick trip to the campsite and see you! It's only a few miles from oor hoose.
yikes to the car, MR
nice to hear from you, R_B. sorry about the job thing. i find out tomorrow if i am required to go to Birmingham for a 'meeting' on monday. that will be interesting as i don't work Mondays and don't have childcare...
just heard back from T - doctor has said it's viral. he has, himself, admitted that she is not well enough to be at nursery. hoo-bloody-ray. so they are going back home. finally, the man sees sense!
We are at cystal palace RB would be great if you wanted to pop over and say hello! We are there from Wed sometime until Saturday late morning. Me and the older 2 kids are intending to do CP parkrun on sat am! What a nightmare the job situation is, hope you find something. Thank you for the museum link, looks like a good place to go.
Poor E, hope she is better soon,, and you too CM. Words fail me on T!
Nightmare on the car MR but good to hear from you.
My orthotics started to fall apart after a year (of high mileage) instead of sending them back to be refurbished (£45), I didn't want to be without them for a couple of weeks, I ordered a new pair which I now have and so now can send the old ones off to be refurbished so I have two pairs on the go.
Ran 17 miles this morning, house was in chaos when I got back as hubby had overslept, was a nightmare trying to get everyone out on time. Emily somehow managed to miss the bus so I said I would run her up to school only to find out that Hubby had helpfully buggered off to work with my car keys in his pocket. So we had to leg it up the hill and were mad late. Can't do the swimming runs without the car so waiting for him to come home with them in his lunch break.
blimey, Lotte - your hubby has some making up to do after that one, i reckon. would have been pretty unimpressed at the oversleeping and then the car key thing. sometimes i am glad i live on my own. nope - make that, all the time
Oh Lotte - my hubby has stitched me up like that on numerous occasions and is rarely very apologetic about it!! Good going on the run though. I was thinking of you today - by way of motivation ... I got out of bed feeling absolutely shattered, did my morning at work and then went of to forest to squeeze in a run before pick-up but felt soooooo shattered, it felt more of a shuffle than a run BUT I made myself do two more hill reps than I planned and completed the route!!! I just kept saying I do at least half the mileage you do therefore I had no excuse!!!
CM - well we know he's a to**er, but good to see some sign of sense and caring I guess!! How are your germs doing?
MM - definitely sounds like taperitis. Also, didn't you have a sports massage the other day, I often find that can make me sluggish the following day. You will be fine. Phew to a reprieve on the trip although still a cloud lingering I guess ... so could it be Christmas on the beach with no arguing about which relatives have to be appeased by visits etc??
JT and TBogle - you soooo need the happy healthy fairies to visit your houses! I hope they do very soon and you are feeling better - some really vile viruses
JT - that's the oven stuff I use, a bit messy but pretty straightforward and definitely works. I love the putting the trays in a bag and leaving them too it bit!!
MR - double bu**er to the achilles AND the car - sometimes it feels like money is just pouring out of bank account as quick as it goes in!!
Hubbys car needs MOTing so hopefully that'll pass. We still recovering from the Sharran bill!
RB - sounds like Little B is doing fantastically at school, love the biking too. Big boo to the job hunting though, really really hope something turns up soon for you.
Camlo - get massaging those calf muscles, probably all this leaping up big hills thats tightening them up and agravating the achilles. We don't want you on the bench too.
TB - I'm with you, give me teenagers any day ... when I was a Scout leader I always swore I'd never work with Beavers or Cubs, and I stand by that, but I absolutely LOVED my years as an Explorer Scout and Venture Scout Leader. Scouts aren't too bad either.
Weather due to be absolutely vile tomorrow - weather warnings and everything, yet today it was so warm - bizarre weather. Am meant to be squeezing in a 10-miler between work and school pick-up tmrw ...hmmm
well with all that cr*p going on you still have the same peak flow as me (on a good day) JT!!!! Sounds grim though ((()))
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