How do you get going again after pregnancy?
agree with Hoggle Caro, you definitely had to leave. In fact I am sure you specifically asked us all to remind you of precisely this when you went on mat leave - it was horrible and you loathed going in. Onwards and upwards I say!!
EF - that sounds really really uncomfortable. I can only relate it to how I felt when my body finally started ovulating properly, it was seriously quite sore, and I imagine you are suffering way more than that. Be very very lazy!
JT - I can't imagine weeks and weeks of coughing have helped you at all. I just know what I wreck my ribs were after just a month of severe coughing (ripped intercostal muscles etc) and you've been suffering for much longer. Anyway I hope you get a chance to have the treatments asap. Obviously I can highly recommend Pilates. I consider myself to have a reasonable core but it still amazes me how apparently simple moves can be so challenging!
Caro - today I have been as vile back to my children as they have been to me! I have definitely failed on the mummy stakes today but I am just totally fed up with it all, so tbh I DONT cope at all really!!!
Hubby refused to talk at all about things over the hols, head in sand etc, so he's got it on the phone this week several times, which he hates - can't go anywhere then can he and he's clearly too scared to put the phone down on me!!!
ummm - baby sizes, well I'm just under 5 ft 3" and a size 6 and hubby is a 16 stone 6 footer so I had a son who came out all skinny and long at 8lb and in a very short time turned into a 90th centile for weight/height, and then along came madam at 6lb 9 25th centile. They are both going to tower over me I think eventually - J already up to my shoulder and S has ridiculously (and enviably) long legs.
Just trying to decide what to do with kids tomorrow, coastal walk or biking down at Rothiemurcus ... watch this space
Hmm, yes CC, think that's probably about right!
Ok, so I asked hubby to clean the back door, he's just gone and done it with, PETROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The scary thing is, he seems quite proud!!!
Got 13 embryos. Another 2 fertilised but abnormally so they've been discarded. Now have to decide between 3 and 5 day transfer. The suggestion is now that I phone in on MOnday and see how they're all doing and if they're doing well then we make it a 5 day transfer. They seem really surprised that I am not pushing for 2 embryos!
I find the whole thing quite mind-boggling, it's really interesting hearing it from a 'first person' point ... have images of a hen sitting on eggs - 13 of them!!!!!
Agree with CM ... GO GO GO!!
JT - petrol?????
Lovely afternoon biking with the kids in Culbin Forest, J planned the route using the dodgy forestry commission map but it worked, so about 6.5 miles and a wee play on the beach, where I learnt that I CAN still do a cartwheel, albeit in one direction only!!
S made me chuckle yesterday ... 'mummy, is there a Granny in Need, Grandad in Need, Daddy in Need day as well'
So exciting reading about EFs little chicks. Fingers crossed.
RF - strathpuffer sounds great fun. Good on you for entering. Go for it with the bike club.
CC - lol at the cartwheel. I can still do them too much to Emily's delight but don't think my wrists are up to too many! Thany you for your reply about the 80 miler, all your points have been noted and filed away! I think you are right, starting slow is important. And fuel will need more thought. Running 80 miles doesn't fill me with as much dread as walking 80 miles. I should probably have been practising some walking. Hoping some friends will accompany me for bits of it and that should help with motivation and pace.
Feeling a bit down on it. A close friend of the family died yesterday afternoon. Bloody cancer. He was diagnosed and then died within 3 weeks. He was 60 but only had one page in his doctors file, such a fit and healthy guy and then bam. 'Tis life but it sucks.
Long run after breakfast today, thats a novelty.
Camlo - Hope you enjoyed your muddy 12 miler. Say out yesterday sounded lovely.
I did 22 miles this morning. It was a slog. Enjoyed some of it off road near the beginning and then ended up in a muddy bog so socks and shoes and my hands which I put out to steady me were very wet and muddy and cold for the rest of the run.
So I have done 107 miles this week. FFS! That is a bit insane. First time over 100 in a straight week. Now a couple of weeks taper and then hopefully the 80 miler if the weather plays ball.
Oh Vixo, I hope you all get that run of good health, you definitely deserve it! That sounds a lovely day and the food sounds totally yum!
Camlo - that's very harsh categorising!!!!
Lotte - yep that's an awesome weeks training, that's clearly what happens when you have a cold and have a week off, you make up for lost time!!!! Hope some of my ultra stuff makes sense, it's hard really as you are so much faster than me and will run way more than I ever do, very much 'suck it and see' for you me thinks! Hope weather DOES play ball, I like the way you wait until we are almost at the most short daylight hours and then go for it!!!
RFree - that mbk race sounds absolutely fabulous, if I'd been out on my bike more then it's just the thing I'd love a bash at. Sadly it's all I can do to get any running in at the moment. Hope your foot sorts itself though - have you had it looked at all?? Is there good biking trails up your way? Ones that kids might manage? We like a change of scenery sometimes Another question, am seriously looking at the treadmill option now - where do you keep yours? Garade would be ideal for us but not sure how it would cope in there during mid-winter and the - minus temperatures?
and yes Camlo, was on bikes round the forest, I probs could have run (might have kept warmer) but J is so much faster now I'd just lose him totally! Am very envious of your 14-miler, complete with peat bog!!
J had rememberence day parade with the cubs in town this morning, so church service then parade lead by our new Army friends, strange seeing the brown after blue in previous years!! Trying to get final stuff typed up for pilates next weekend this afternoon while kids flung glitter and paper around the kitchen ... and then lost the hamster too! Thankfully he emerged after about half an hour of hysterics from both kids, frankly I felt like joining them. Feeling ridiculously frazzled at the mo, not good when you wake up in the morning feeling stressed before you get out of bed!!!
Right best be off here and making our haddock chowder for tea
lotte - really you are truly exceptional!
loving reading about your weekends. we had a busy but fragmented and frustrating day yesterday - too many things to do
but... i have ordered curtains! 199.99 from dunelm mill! they are 86 inch drop though and 102 inch width, and that includes blackout lining as i end up sleeping in the lounge when we have visitors. so that's not too bad. plus N paid
i have made 220 quid on ebay this weekend, so i am also going to buy a new oven as mine is buggered now. i have no shelves now and can only cook on the bottom. stuff at the back burns and stuff at the front doesn't cook. so i have made enough to cover my new oven. only buying a single electric as cheapest option. will do me tho!
not much running - did 30 mins on treadmill tonight. doing old deerpark 10k in richmond next weekend (staying with friends). hoping my back holds up...
go embryos. go embryos. go embryos!!!!!!!!!!!!
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