How do you get going again after pregnancy?
glad you had a good day JT and are (fingers and toes crossed) feeling better
I shall be doing my Delia 'Creole Christmas Cake' that I did last year which basically can be made up to just one week before Christmas!! Plenty of fruit and booze in it still though
12 boggy miles sounds good Camlo...infact reading that I decided to go "off road" along the thames path today which was pretty muddy but much nicer than on the road and I avoided the looks I get when running on the long walk with a pregnant bump!!
Funny CC, I was just looking at that recipe this afternoon at my Mums as it is the cake she will be making this year. Sadly we are going to hubbys parents, but I am hoping there will be lots left for Boxing Day...although I do remember it being fairly boozy!!
We are also going to get a treadmill as I think realistically it is the only way I will get any running done in the day whilst Leila at preschool when the new baby arrives. They look like they fold up quite smallish!!, so we are hoping to keep it in the relatively empty understairs cupboard.
Hubby just come in with dinner, so back in a while!!
Hope your embryos are doing their thing EF.
i can't bake a cake as my oven is shagged. it burns at the back and doesn't cook at the front. and i don't have any shelves so it has to be cooked on the bottom. that's my excuse and a fine one too... i shall be ordering a new oven but then i won't have time to make a cake...
glad you are feeling better JT!! are you back to work then?
i have conceded that my back is, once again, knackered. it happens every sodding time that i do speed work and get some speed again. ARGH!!!!! i am doing pilates as well these days, but it obviously isn't enough. i am p155ed right off! i have a race at the weekend too, so am just going to ice and do core exercises between now and then and hope that i can do it without knackering myself further.
Oh no, which part of your back CM?
Camlo, I have to get some fresh air everyday or I feel kind of stuffy and not clean lunged...(if that makes sense, the only way I can put it) so the treadie would be to get the running in when I'm desperate. I think I shall join a running club which meets on Tues and Thurs evenings once I am back up and running too.
I think the biking is ok when pregnant isn't it? The only danger is falling off, I remember going over a car bonnet on my bike when pregnant with Leila at 4 months Hope you all stay illness free too Vixo!
Glad you are feeling better JT. Hope it keeps going in the right direction and you feel right as rain in a couple of weeks.
Lotte - that is a ridiculous mileage for a week. I hit the dizzy heights of 18 miles this week. Good luck for the 80 miler.
What is the 24 bike thing RF? Sounds fun!?
oh bu**er CM that sucks and I know cos that's what always happened to me.
Camlo - why not biking in pregnancy? I did
I really like that particular cake as it doesn't have any of the other stuff on it, is just a really rich fruit cake which I LOVE, no icing, nothing. Makes fab hill food. Can remember going on my first ever trip winter climbing (ice axe and crampon stuff) one new year up in Scotland with friends, we had some epic long days (talking 12 hour days) and we fuelled ourselves wonderfully on on of the guys mums Christmas cake, clearly had so much booze in it that it didn't freeze
Treadmills - well I have a love/hate relationship with them and have been over and over this plenty (as we all know). BUT put that up against complete inability to get out during school holidays, before/and or after normal hours, INSET days, kids off sick etc and husband generally not here, I think it's become a kind of MUST for me. Hubby always reluctant because of price etc, but the turbo trainer just doesn't do it for me, and I've actually just come off phone with him and he's pretty much agreed (obviously I need to work lots of hours at library between now and Christmas though!!) cos he's clearly not expecting to fund it!
sounds sensible plan, JT. hope recovery speeds up
it is lower back pain. sacro-iliac area. it is caused, apparently, by my scoliosis, which is only slight, but which throws everything out of line so that i end up with one leg longer than the other (even though it's not) and wonky pelvis. hence all the problems down the right hand side. have iced like mad tonight and done stretches and core stuff, including cat stretches and rolling down the wall vertebra by vertebra. have also just spent an hour packaging stuff up for eBay. i love the 217 quid but don't love the to-ing and fro-ing to the postoffice. and the guy who has bought my hi-fi separates lives in germany so i have to send them via DHL. which means going to get a quote tomorrow (don't have scales so can't weigh them here) and then going back again once he's paid. not to mention the fact that some people pay immediately and some take days to pay, so you are back and forward to PO all the time. i waited 2 days to send stuff once and someone commented that i took a long time to post, which is ridiculous as i have waited FAR longer. so now i am paranoid and post the day following the payment, even if that means multiple trips to the PO. PITA!!!
oh and CC - hmmmm to hubby not funding treadmill. that doesn't sound ENTIRELY fair to me. but then i am probably not the best person to comment really...
ooo that looks good. am about to go and try it, caro!
I cycled a little bit in my first pregnancy but had to stop not long after running as my knees were sticking out to the sides due to my bump, which then started to hurt my knees, as I remember. That was round a reservoir so no traffic
Sorry trying to keep up but hard at times!
JT - just picking up snippets about your cough. Sounds as though it's on the up?
And Lotte - your run sounds amazing, I'm reading the advice on 80 mile runs with interest (though I have NO intention of ever running that far!).
Running still off the cards for me Last weekend I was down at my mum's so no run then, then all week I've had a splitting headache and felt really rubbish - bit hot and cold etc - so not even any group classes never mind running . Been sticking mostly to the diet though so I have lost about 5lbs so far even without exercise . Ideally I'll lose about another 11lbs.
Also I found a very local pilates class with an instructor I know, included in my membership on a Thurs night....then hubby decides to take up footy again on a Thurs night without telling me . Had only been once and now can only go once in every 4 weeks - really annoyed. None of the other classes fit in so well, or I don't like the instructor/find it too hard. I did discover, though, that my frozen shoulder is almost entirely useless. I couldn't hold a side plank on that side at all, it just felt really weak. Not sure if it's stiffness or weakness so whether I should work on it or just keep stretching??
Hopefully will get back to exercise this week...had 2 weeks of feeling a bit crap!
Sorry that was all a bit me me me! Yeay to new curtains and making a profit on ebay CM - you really do need a new cooker by the sounds of it!!
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