How do you get going again after pregnancy?
that is just so shocking TT, stuff out of your worst nightmares
Camlo - ha ha ha to fast ultras and less pain - I would love that to be the case, but I suspect it will not. I am fully expecting to be injured, ill or just getting slower with age!!! I do occasionally have moments of dreaming i might be faster again but just doesn't seem to happen for one reason or another. Hey ho. I know I have good endurance, whatever the speed so perhaps I just need to find longer and longer races to do instead
Sadly LDWA events don't seem to exist in Scotland as they have a fab reputation for cameradie and tea and cake!
Lap ultras are not for me I think, but I know many who enjoy them. It's a beautiful area to run anyway - think they are 6 mile laps but Lotte will know!
JT - glad you are on the up, hope it stays that way
A light dusting of snow but now it's just a bit 'dreich' - is that the right word?
Had to come back as left mobile phone here but then discovered it didn't charge up overnight anyway so still dead - doh!!
LOTTE - I hope you are resting!!!
I'm working! Well I'm supposed to be Set my alarm for 5.30 as usual but slept through it! A well another rest day will do no harm.
Its 4 mile laps but does look really nice. I like the idea. I seem to spend most of my life running around in circles so it seems kinda fitting!
Shocking about your mum TT, just shocking. (())
6 mile laps sounds hugely better than the 1.5 mile ones Scott Jurek talks about in his book. My sister has even talked about 24 hr races on a track!! (dont think it's her cup of tea!)
Fortunately for us it's mummy, daddy, grandparents etc who bring most of the pressies, and santa just does the stocking with the small things in, so no need to explain why santa pressies cost money. Fortunately as well she hasnt really understood you can ask for things yet either, and we still only let her watch Cbeebies, so no ads, and she never really gets taken shopping apart from to the supermarket! Sheltered child
TT it's absolutely shocking, your poor mum. A friend M's at school has a severe milk allergy, and was blue lighted to our local big london hosp as a tiny baby. Yet even though she was in there because she had a milk allergy, a nurse still gave her a bottle of formula!! Beggars belief, as does removing your mums epidural when it was the best pain relief for her due to her morphine reaction, not to mention all the rest of the shocking treatment.
Right, should be writing xmas cards!
Sounds fair enough to me Vixo .
TT - echo what others have said, your poor mum. That is just shocking.
Caro - Sophie hasn't understood the concept of asking for things yet either! She only watches CBeebies and Milkshake, so does see some adverts but I think she doesn't connect the advert with being able to buy one...! I've bought her a Mike the Knight castle and 2 dragons for Christmas which I think she'll like though isn't an avid fan or anything.
Well I seem to have persuaded him to have a nap! He's been virtually lying on me all morning so clearly tired, and hasn't had a nap for about a week but is always shattered. Still can't get him to sleep in his big boy bed though - Sophie was the same, just preferred the security of her cot I think. No urgency this time though as no 3rd baby but I think we need to do some stronger persuading soon. He pretty much fills his cot now!
Glad you've had a rest day Lotte .
Hubby home unexpectedly for lunch so better look like I do something I liked your comment about posting on here not constituting having a life Caro !
oh mine have to do the thankyou letter writing for sure. They write their lists to Father Christmas and then get a stocking and one item from Father Christmas and the rest come from the appropriate relatives. Hubbys dad and some of the other aunts and great aunt/uncles tend to send cheques so that satisfies some of the other stuff on the lists. Equally, although mine see TV adverts etc they are not 'want want want' kids and still seem happy with simple things. Plus J certainly understands the concept of not spending money you don't have and the value of things, S is getting there. She has been obsessed about a DS, only cos J has one so that will be a BIG present for her.
Lotte - why oh why oh why did you want to set alarm for 5.30 ... glad your body had other ideas!!! Can you not at least for this week contain yourself to the mountain bike or something!
Right, am meant to be rectifying the advent calender situation so best get off here as have just over an hour until pick-up.
Absolutely disgusting outside - was sleet but now just rain and a lovely 2 degrees. Still 10 miles done in forest at avg 9.3mm and legs felt OK, just a couple of niggles in calves. Happy with that after yesterdays 15
Definite yes to thank you letters!
Tree and decorations will go up next Sunday. It was hubby's b day yesterday, so like to be able to separate that from xmas a bit, but now it's over let the festivities begin
Back to the damn cards........
My sister has her birthday on 16th December, tree always used to wait until just after her birthday but decs were already up. The only thing that was of importance to her was that she got BIRTHDAY presents and BIRTHDAY cake and that nothing was combined with Christmas. She's got her tree and decorations at home up already and beaten me to it hands down!!
TT - that does sound terrible, hope your mum is on the mend now. I was pretty impressed with the nurses and doctors when Benedict and Aidan were in hospital but did find the maternity care a bit patchy although better than 2 years ago. Sometimes I think people with actual cause to complain don't have enough time or energy to go through the process, difficult to decide when you should take up an issue but what's happened to your mum sounds terrible.
Lotte - well done! Fabulous running, hope you recover okay!
Should really try and get some sleep, have a persistent green catarrh and lack of voice going on!
It's probably featuring the Royal Gwent!!!
TT - absolutely horrific care. There's also the thought that you don't want someone else to go through that... I was encouraged to complain about my care after having had Ted, ended up with a formal meeting, which was really hard. If the nurses have so many other health professionals telling them that their care is substandard, surely someone, somewhere has to start doing something! Really hope she's on the mend soon, sounds like a horrific time for you all.
Yes, Father Christmas has limited cash here too! Ted was told that if he asked for too many things then FC would start crossing things off so he needed to decide what he really wanted! It's always been the thing here that the presents get sent to the North Pole for him to deliver so we can say thank-you afterwards.
Lotte - you are allowed to rest after an 8o miler
CC - yay to running again! How's the treadmill?
Vixo - my neighbour has is the Clinical Governance bod for UHW so I think the person that people like your husband have to explain to? When her daughter was in the Royal Gwent, she found umpteen areas of concern that were promptly written down. I knew the ward wasn't great (things like a door labelled 'Sterile Medical Room, Keep Door Closed, Staff Only' that I was encouraged to enter and was permanently propped open kind of gave the game away!), and I don't do that job. Her letter was 3.5 pages long
EF - hope all is well!
TT - glad to hear D is doing so well.
Well I survived! Generally everyone was great. HT admitted that after seeing my last week she really hadn't expected to see me today so my worries about her thinking I was a hypochondriac were allayed! Most people showed genuine concern apart from my playground duty share, her turn today on the rota. Spun me a load bull about swaps (she gave me timings that meant I knew she was lying!) so I had to do it. Apparently she's passed the buck every single week and hasn't done a single duty while I was off. Furious with her lazy moo. Anyway, trying to get the PE sorted for next term before it sends me insane!!!
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