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I rarely do a whole 'pilates class' on my own CM, I just do like Caro 10-15 minutes most days.
I am continually bounced upon by dogs when I am out running in particular areas round here where dog walkers go. Drives me nuts as I really don't share their confidence that said dog won't do me any harm when it's already leaping up at me and got paws on me, so yes, WHY oh why would leave on with a baby? Guess you can tell I'm not ecstatic about them either!! That said, a couple of friends have seriously soppy well-behaved ones and I will happily pay them attention.
and NOPE Camlo - rubbish mummy ... I don't think so!
Actually, this incident happened at Js guitar last week and made me realise we all do really really really stupid things sometimes!!! Parked car in car park, got mine out of car and set off, other car started to reverse and back door flew open at same time and small child fell out of car hitting head on ground. I leapt over and scooped child (age 3?) off the ground as mum came round and said 'so, what happened?' to me! We have travelled with door not quite shut a couple of times, and once when both children were small I forgot to clip actual seat into seatbelt (baby was clipped into seat), but not done that particular combination for sure!!
I think I was so shocked Camlo, like, did that really happen??? kind of shock, it was pitch black and my kids were equally stunned. It was only once I'd got J into his lesson and sat down with S to wait and she was talking to me about it that it all sunk in. Didn't see her this week to ask how her son was!!??? But yes, could have been absolutely awful, she could have easily run him over with the front wheels etc. Is still imprinted on my mind.
J loves dogs. in fact, i think he is one. part springer spaniel or something. he wakes up in the morning and literally bounds around. even if i have to wake him up, as soon as his eyes open, he gives me a daft grin, shoots out of bed and starts talking and bouncing! then there is the running round in circles when he is excited and general levels of enthusiasm about everything. so he is either part dog or has ADHD or ASD - i think i prefer the dog theory
sounds like a close call with the handbag. i know JG has done something similar. i left J's nursery bag on the pavement in the car park once, but that is about it. which is amazing given how scatty i am. most of my scattiness relates to personal possessions - key, purse, phone. they have places which they are supposed to live in, but if they aren't there, i have absolutely NO idea where they are. and i am so absent minded when i put things down. if i come in with bags full of shopping and my keys in my hand, i can find my keys literally anywhere in the house!
I regularly lose my car key, only to find it in the ignition still. Few times I drove away from gym with bag left on the floor.
Oh lordie CC. That is horrific. My car beeps at me is the doors aren't shut properly. But yes I have driven off without strapping in. Although tbh Sophie shouts at me now. 'Mummy strap my in Mummy!'
Bless E CM. She is such a cutie. Not worried about the glasses thing, just be nice if one of them didn't have to wear glasses thats all. We have our fair share of stuff. Still don't know if Harry will go through puberty yet after losing a testicle. That plays on my mind every so often. I'm sure its fine but you do worry don't you...
Dogs and babies. No... I didn't let the cats near my babies without me there, although tbh they kept well clear!
I have done the buggy thing before. Thinks most of us have. Still can't find my ted baker watch that I lost near or in the car at a race the other week. I took it off near the car and put on my garmin. Had it one as drove straight to race from being away for the weekend. Doh!! Hubbie not happy with me ...
I think Josh must be a dog then too. He also does the running in circles pulling stupid faces and he bounds everywhere too. Harry bounds but doesn't do the silly faces and circles thing ...
I go to a pilates class once a week and do my own thing about 3 times a week. Mostly I focus on my gluts after my injury but do some other stuff too. Time is the key. Just not enough it at the mo. I was still sorting washing at 10.30 last night as have had so much work this week just not go it done. So must get off here as more work to do, some bits of food to go and buy. Parcels to collect, pop into Comet to see if anything to buy like DVD players for the car. Do some packing as away to bro's tom for Mum's birthday. Then collect kids, swimming lessons and then club run. Actually have a sitter so both going in the wind and rain!!
So behind this morning. Hubbie didn't reset the alarm after he got up at 6am and we all slept until 7.30am. Ahhhh! Out the door by 8.15, no idea how??!
CC - (and anyone else who may know the answer to this) - have really stupidly agreed to enter the thunder run 24 (24 hour offroad race which we are doing in a team - 10k circuits, someone has to be out there at all times) and we now have a team place. what shoes should i get for this? am assuming trail rather than xc? bearing in mind i can't even run offroad at the moment. am going to have to start to learn how to do that! it isn't until july next year tho so i have time to get some practice in?!
Woohoo EF so chuffed to hear your news.
Dogs can be such brilliant pets and such a bond between them and kids . Also caring for an animal gives kids so much back. Most of the time it is stupid people who should never be allowed to own a dog, or a child for that matter, that makes it go wrong. It makes my blood boil when people treat dogs like babies, sleeping on beds and ruling the roost then wonder why it all goes wrong when circumstances change. A dog can be a faithful friend and companion but it is still a bloody dog so train it well and treat it like one!
Scary on the kid falling out of the car. Makes me shudder. Thats how my friends wee boy was killed, he fell out the back door of his dads landrover and was hit by the livestock trailer it was towing, he died instantly. Can hardly believe it was 6 years ago.
Sophie and Dylan have glasses and I must admit I am so nervous and very relieved when the others have had eye tests.
CM - when is the race? It might depend on the ground conditions. I ran my trail races in road shoes but they weren't technical courses just off road, paths. grass, tracks. Was a wee bit slippery because of torrential rain but not too bad. CC will have good advice for you I'm sure.I've yet to buy trail shoes but keep looking at them.
Had a good track session last night. 4 x 1mile reps in 5.59/6.01/6.03/6.02. Was pleased because I was running on my own, first guy was 20 secs ahead and next two folk were about 40s behind. Thinking I might do the big run next weekend. Been waiting for the wind to swing round as its been a 20mph plus headwind for the last week! The route runs north to south.
Was hoping to have time to write more but going to have to take boys to their swimming lesson. Alot going on at the moment, always hectic here but more than usual. My friend is having a really bad time just now and I am trying to see her everyday. We did a 4 mile walk while the boys were at nursery this morning. Got some work issues going on too and other stuff but too long winded to go into at the moment. Still keeping my head above the water anyway thats the main thing.
good to hear your head is above water Lotte!!! Was thinking of your run today as I battled my way back along the coastal path ... was hilarious actually as I had quite loose shorts on and they were blowing up to my waist and my t-shirt was being blasted up too - was a struggle to keep me decent!!
Back later, somehow seem to have used up most of my time allocated to house clearing doing other random stuff - oops and have 40 mins til pick-up to achieve miracles ...
So glad for you EF, great news!
well i'm not really looking forward to tonight's run. have been sitting at my kitchen window today watching the massive oak tree branches bending and twisting. it hasn't stopped sheeting down either. and i'm off out with club to do mad intervals somewhere...
hope everyone is safe. friends in devon / cornwall are flooded / stranded etc. train station roof blew off in plymouth...
just called to speak to the kids and J is the camel in his play. he is delighted, as he had hoped to be the dog, the cat or the camel. i am just wondering how the hell i make a camel outfit. suspect i may be searching eBay for an outfit!!
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