How do you get going again after pregnancy?
17 - blimey!
Anjelicats - that was my thinking re the growth charts - seeing as I'm a size 6ish, how on earth would I measure up as the same as a size 14 person? Like you they were giving me dire predictions of a seriously underweight baby until my last scan where I got a lovely sensible consultant who was really calm and said it would be about 7lb and she was 6lb 9
Back later, need to shower before school run. Just done a 12-miler but was sooooo windy, was trying to blow me back up the downs. A fair amount of yomping as well as running as was off in the hills a bit. Great for clearing out all the cr*p in my lungs though although a bit too much coughing for my liking. But glad to get it done after 10 yesterday too. No running for two days now hey ho!
ha ha CM, that's funny!
Great news EF! And do do those injections, a friend of mine ended up with the most horrendous problems because she ignored advice when she fell pregnant with her twins after fertility treatment... Thankfully, they are all very well and the twins are now aged 6
Anj/CC - I was a 12 when I got pregnant and was always just about on the line, so yes, surely a smaller person would be smaller! That said, my sister who is about the same sized as you guys got known as the 'Lady with the magnificent bump' in her village, but Ollie was 9lb7oz!
Hope all ok Vixo x
You 'enjoy' that moment Vixo ... I can't imagine you get many opportunities to sit in Costa with a coffee, child-free!
Phew just fed 10 kids tea and got half of them out the door to athletics on time! Time trials for them tonight for team selection for a competition south. Have my friend coming over later for a takeaway, yum. Think I have earned it today, followed up my 10 miles this morning with 10 miles this afternoon, taking advantage of hubby being home! Windy here too CC, but I managed to stay dry this afternoon for the first time in ages.
Good news EF. Hope Vixo got on fine too, child free coffee time sounds bliss.
Boo to no running for 2 days CC but yay to yesterday and today.
Eek Caro but yay too and hope you find something better.
Oh thats good news Vixo.
CC - starting to really panic about this 80 miler. I need tips! Been reading some stuff and my main plan of running as far as I can and then taking walk breaks thereafter is really not the recommended method! I don't really know how to go about it. Obviously it is not a race so there is no need to kill myself over a time BUT being me I would like to do it in a decent time. The route is all on road and constantly undulating. Any suggestions? Just read about 15mins run and 3 mins walk, But I am a rubbishly slow walker, too many years of plodding at kids pace!
Think I'd prefer some type of motorised assistance Tatty Lotte, I have no idea! Could you practice some walking? I know that's a recommended method for Ironman...
Vixo - excellent news! Hope you can rest easier now. It is possible to get a substantially bigger baby... Ted was 7lb2oz, Archie 8lb 1oz. My sister went from 7lb 7oz to her second being 8lb 15oz!
Caro - Ha ha! 12 + 20 years for baby number 1! Good luck with the job hunting, for your own sanity I think you needed to look elsewhere.
Lotte - one of the best energy foods I ever had was Kendal Mint Cake when I did the brathay marathon, a change from gels?!
So, in my wisdom I decided to let Ted choose said new helmet so it can be ordered for Christmas. He chose the Kiddimoto police helmet, all fine, except everywhere has sold out apart from one shop which has unpleasant postage levels! Debating whether to risk the other shops getting more stock in (kiddimoto are saying to email for details of stock) or to just try and ignore the fact that this shop is about the only place that charges postage for these!
Ooh, and finally got physio for my back today... Had to cancel a number of times due to said cough, It's basically a mess... I have very limited movement in the shoulderblade area on both sides, a lot of stiffness and swelling around the spine from the neck down. The plan (once the coughing has stopped!) is for accupuncture, apr, manipulation, posture realignment... I've been strongly recommended to do pilates or yoga, but thankfully apparently my core is ok!
Vixo - good news from you. Will be interesting to see what weight 'it' appears at then.
LOL at the pregnant aged 12, I read that too but quickly realised - just shows how we don't really read doesn't it!!!
Lotte - first - stop panicing hee hee. 15/3 is probably not the way to go, I actually find the whole run for a time/walk etc a bit difficult - hard to slow to a walk when you are on a roll etc and you DO have to be disciplined about starting running again when it's all hurting. Thankfully all my ultras have had significant climbs in them so I've been able to use the "walk all the big hills, jog the flats and run the downs" mantra successfully. The biggest challenge is not to go out too fast, start off slowly, and then go a bit slower!!! Too fast at the beginning = more walking at the end. Whilst your route is undulating, any definite incline becomes a power walk, the walk breaks are also good for the getting fuel on board without actually having to stop. Walking is meant to be 'purposeful', I always think of it as walking with attitude, definitely not an amble, although my 'walk with attitude' probably wasn't at the end of the SDW race!!! I always try and keep in mind while I am walking that I do not want to be slowing significantly (clock ticking and all that) and it usually is enough to keep me focussed on a decent walking pace. I also find at the end, when my quads are trashed that going uphill becomes very pleasant compared to the downhills!! Given your training you definitely have the stamina to do this, key will be the pacing I think. Obviously this is advice from a somewhat slower ultra runner - I am in awe of those that win the ladies races doing 8.5-9mm throughout the race ... something I suspect you will be quite capable of doing once you've had a bash at the distance and figured out what works for you!
The thought of 80 miles on road brings me out in a cold sweat tbh!!! Beware the camber of the road too.
Fuel: don't underestimate your requirements, you are going to be out for a while no matter how quick you are. I start taking stuff on board from the start really - well something every hour for sure and just keep on going like that. I know you can get away with not a lot on your training runs but again, it's all about not hitting the empty light! I wouldn't say I ate loads on the SDW but I was taking on board gels, sausage rolls (well until about 70 miles when they were yeuch), mini flapjack, chopped up mars bar, peanut butter sandwiches and electrolyte in my drink.
Just been reading the crew instructions for the WHW race, have been so caught up in the applying for ballot that hadn't thought too much about that side of things so will be touting my Northern friends for willing crazees looking for no sleep over a weekend!!!
God Lotte - bet you wish you'd never asked now! Am probably talking absolute boll*cks but the above is what I have found so far ... but now I need to find out how I can get faster over these longer distances so I'll be needing your help there!
another who thought u a pre teen mum janie!
well ouch ouch ouch. now in a fair bit of pain. obv been on google and self diagnosed severe hyperstimulation. however it may just be mild hyperstim coupled with constipation!
at any rate i need to ask them about the blood thinning injections when i call tomorrow. sure it is a sunday start but all a bit woozy!
they only replace one 5 day old embryo - which is then a blastocyst. chances are better with blastocyst but is risk if they dont develop on days 4 and 5 that you get nothing so is not sn easy decision.
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