How do you get going again after pregnancy?
verbal diarrhea? moi?? Have also met some of those friendly posters ... nicest forums I have been on are this one and the Scottish runners one
X-posts CM - sounds lovely weekend but you really do need to get well.
Definitely agree with whoever wished this forum lots of good health for 2013, there are some definite contenders who seriously need it - CM, JT and Kinsey for starters ...
ha ha to massage Camlo - S does that to me all the time - sits on me and digs elbows in quads and hip-flexors, unasked for ... nice ... not
Yes, full-subs, no wet suit ... sea temperature was 7 degrees and there was a nice off-shore breeze blowing too. Didn't hang around for sure, but did get round of applause from some people out for a stroll on New Years Day, also managed to get one of the other dinner guests from friends we went up to on New years Eve to join in too ...
Have thought about that mara but is always same weekend as OMM mountain marathon and if I'm not doing that with hubby then he'll be off doing itt with a friend. Plas-y-brenin often do B&B at weekends but think that's a last-minute kind of thing. Have you tried Youth Hostels - one at Pen-y-pass probs booked but there is one in Llanberis ... otherwise there are plenty of campsites ... some even have lovely hot showers ... will have a think of other accom recomendations as spent many years climbing/walking/scrambling in that neck of the woods.
Happy new year all! Yes we've been away for a week, back on Friday but busy being ill and catching up on washing/taking decorations down etc. We had a good week on Carsington Water (Derbyshire) but the weather was hideous until the day we left pretty much (when the sun came out ). None of us slept well as Sophie hated sleeping in the cottage for some reason - just found it all a bit spooky or something - and wet the bed several nights then was up crying saying she couldn't sleep. We also discovered when we got back and I took her to the doc's that she has a viral ear infection so that was hurting her at night too. And she hasn't been able to hear properly for about a week poor thing!
So Nicky was ill on Christmas Day and didn't get his appetite back until the 29th (Sun) when he devoured 4 fish fingers, a mountain of chips and 2 scoops of ice cream in the pub (!), then I was ill on and off and slightly sick on Wed and have spent the rest of the week with a gurgly tummy and bit of a headache. Then hubby started with it yesterday. What a bunch of crocks!
And I was really up for a run yesterday morning but hubby said he wasn't well so I just took the kids for a walk and lunch in the pub which they enjoyed, but I was very frustrated not to be able to run. Then he didn't even seem that bad when I got back but he looked after them when I was ill so I can't complain. Just annoying though.
Welcome Mel! Definitely friendly bunch here. I have Sophie (4.5) and Nicky (2.5 nearly) and am definitely a jolly jogger!
Hoggle - awful about your friend's baby and echo what others have suggested, especially the lack of healthy snacks in a hospital! And the need to get out of the place from time to time - it's strange how time stands still when you're in.
Right enough waffle. Back to work for me tomorrow and not prepared in the slightest! Also need to have a big toy clearout to accommodate new stuff. Sorry to anyone I've missed.
Welcome Mel. Yes very friendly on here. Some of us been here far too long. I 'met' this lot when my twin boys were born, over 6 years ago. I also have a wee girl 2.5.
Shame you had a crocked xmas JG. We were lucky as apart from a lingering cough we have all survived xmas well and unscathed. We had a unwell patch early on Dec.
10 miles from me today in the daylight, easy road run and some core stuff. Achilles niggling again and arthritic bit in ball of my foot, so lots of icing. The ground in one part of the course went from knee high mud to stony gravel and spikes felt very hard on that especially on the 2nd lap so I think its a wee bit damaged again .
Right must dash and get hair dried etc before school pick up. Don't know where the day has gone, but I have done some cleaning, tidying and washing too!!
Hi Mel. We're definitely friendly! Don't understand why anyone on these types of forums wouldn't be but I am obviously niave to think this! Reckon you're very capable of a sub 4hr marathon. I managed 3.55 and my best half was 1:48 I think. I've got two girls, 2yr 10m and a nearly 1yr old.
Haven't posted for ages but first day back at work today so finally some spare time
MM - fabulous running from you! Hope todays soreness can be reversed. I'm pretty sure going from mud wading to gravel would cause anyone pain. Saw your fb posts about hubbys crazy challenge. Is he still feeling confident?!
JG- boo to the poorlies over Christmas, ear infections sound particularly horrid for little ones, have yet to experience anything like that with my two.
Vixo- woohoo to first post baby run! You are sounding in fine spirits for having a 3week old and no sleep I presume? Another superwoman
JT- I also thought Dave was an island after reading your post....
CM- saw your fb post about gp, not good Glad you had a wonderful weekend to finish off the xmas hols though.
Camlo- 22miler to escape the kids sounds good to me! Ouch to the massage. Just looked up the snowdonia marathon, I'd love to one like that but have a feeling it might not happen, hubby is being very understanding about my training for a spring marathon so I don't want to push it. If it doesn't sell out I might be a late entry...
CC-crazy tour of the south by you then! Very exciting about starting your pilates proper! Have you got a few people signed up already, pay as you go style?
TT- love that Max is golf obsessed! So cute. When are you due again? February? Is there a possibility of the kids having the same birthday or was Max born in March? sorry can't remember, just know we were all due around the same time back in the pregnant runners thread days (saves on birthday parties if so )
Hoggle- (()) for your poor friend and her little one.
Sorry, can't remember much else! Except for EF feeling very crappy! Will start to perk up soon I'm sure of it ()
All good our way. Kids aren't ill(!), first day back at work/childminders, few tears (from them not me) but need some routine back after all the spoiling, daddy time (ie. too much tv) they've had.
Just started my marathon training schedule for Stratford. Did some good mileage over xmas period (kept disappearing out the door as early as poss and leaving hubby with my mum, oops) and the RW schedule I'm following actually has my weekly mileage lower than it has been. Do any of you experts think I might be going backwards if I follow it? Or is it preventing injury... Its not a very high mileage as I'm certainly not one of the pro's on here but I was getting up to 30miles/week and its only getting me doing 20 odd and on the 4miler today I found it hard to go as slow as it said. Maybe I'm thinking too much about it! Anyway, must get back to work before hometime
You know my feelings on this Sonya. If you were running 20mpw I would suggest hat should be your starting point really. I don't think you can run a marathon, even a get round one on 20mpw.
Yes hubbie is rather nervous. He has raised just over £1000 now so he has to do it now! Lots of support from fellow running club members and friends so I'm sure he'll pull through. We have over 40 coming for a curry with us on Sat night though after the event but no idea if he'll manage it let alone be capable of being sociable!!
I have to make a cake yet too. Going for a yellow jersey with 40 as the number and 'Tour de Wiltshire' or Maxwell. Still getting the ideas!! Kids just made their cards for him so feeling organised!!
Hi Sonya, good to hear from you, glad you had a good Christmas. Due date is Feb 20th, if I have csec, they will do about a week before that. Max was March 8th so no chance of shared birthday, dammit - didn't plan that very well
MM - hope the weather doesn't put too much of a dampener on C's challenge. All I can say is 'wow!'. Are you planning to run any of it with him?
Fletchers operation is this morning so am on tenterhooks waiting to hear any news. Got up to M in the night and somewhere in my sleep addled brain I decided to get into the spare bed with her (I think subconsciously I needed her close to me - can't remember what I was thinking!), anyway was fine until 5am when she woke and instead of going back to sleep decided to play. Totally my own fault but man that's an early start. Mega breakfast tantrum and tears at daycare drop off which is very unusual so all round I'm feeling a bit fraught! Waiting til the rain eases to get out for a run and clear my head.
So many poorlies on here - hope you all get some respite soon (((())))
Run done and head much clearer. A fairly ploddy run - just shy of 6km (am slowly building up!). Legs tired from lots of walking in last few days but sped up towards the end. The whole time I lived in London all my runs were pretty much flat so the hills here are a good challenge.
Ok, a couple of totally non running and non related questions :
1) anyone ever stayed with a chain of campsites called Huttopia?
2) this one is a bit trickier and requires someone with a knowledge of employment law, or maybe a part time employee who works Mondays. I am still negociating the job. (the alternate one didn't come to anything so we are back with the first one). I would be working Mon, Tues and 1:4 Saturdays. They offer their employees 5.6 wks holiday a yr which includes the bank holidays, which is 28 days for a full time employee. I would be pro rata which I think would be 11 or 12 days. However, as the 5.6 wks includes bank hols, on a bank holiday a full time worker is required to deduct it from their 28 days, so it means they get 20 days to do with as they please, and 8 days which are bank hols and therefore not flexible. So if I work Mondays, every yr there will be a minimum of 4 bank hols on the days I work, and if xmas and NY fell on a Mon/Tues there could be up to 7 bank hols on the days I work. Does that mean that I would have to use 4 (or up to 7) of my holiday days every yr because it is a bank hol, therefore leaving me with not many days to take when I want?
I can't find a definive answer on line, the practice haven't employed someone on a p/t basis before so I don't think they know, and I have just spoken to a supposed expert in employment law on the BVA legal advice line and they are going to get back to me as they don't know either!
School back tomorrow, but actually have had a really nice last wk, M has been a delight, E is now crawling everywhere and is a major liability! We are going to start going to all the various playgroups again this wk as he is now down to one nap a day so we need to fill our mornings with fun! (or I need to drink coffee and chat to other mums!)
Oh went and saw my lovely physio on Fri and filled her in on all my woes and the huge no of different 'experts' I have seen over the past yr, incl psycho osteopath, and she was so nice and positive. She did some ultrasound and electrostimulating stuff, and says she thought it was my sacroilliac but that I could also be gettig some referred pain from the couple of bulging discs that showed up on the MRI. But she said she thought it should all go away with time, and that in her opinion BF definitely leaves things loose for a long time, so I just need to be patient. She said walking was fine (hense my sudden obsession with miles on the 2013 FB page!) and also mentioned maybe a support brace to give those muscles a break for an hr or two each day. But I'm still waiting for my appt to have orthotics made s I think I'll see how that works first.
Good luck to your hubby MM. Shame we're not in Wilts or I'd stand by the rd and support!
Hi to everyone else
Camlo, I think running with weights may be more likely to injure you as you will change your gait to accomodate the extra weight... why not try some press ups/tricep dips on park benches or when you get home to break up the run? Do 3 sets of 12-15 and the arms will soon feel stronger.
Good to see all the marathon training starting. I struggled to slow down enough on my long runs but can totally appreciate why you should. I guess stick with your mileage you are doing now Sonja either by adding a couple of miles to easy runs or doing the lsr to the distance you are currently doing. I can't wait to get back running... awesome that you are running so soon Vixo. I don't think we are "friends" on fb, how far did you go?
I have entered a half marathon for late july which should give me enough time to train and give me something to aim for after baby makes an appearance.
Boo to feeling ill over Christmas JG. And hope you are feeling better CM and JT and EF. Has the prickly tummy subsided?
CC, your trip down south sounded lovely. Hope you get out for some decent runs.
MM, good luck to hubby and I hope he enjoys his birthday!
Thinking of you and your friend Hoggle. How was the light display at the park?
Right Brookie, this is twice you have left us hanging now... your last post you said you were excited about the new year for reasons you will share later and now not sharing about your new years eve!! Come on spill!!
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