How do you get going again after pregnancy?
by 'eck - i had a new kitchen when my son was 2 and i was pregnant with my daughter. i washed up in the bath; took the microwave into the lounge and used a camping stove in the hallway. lots of toast, frozen meals that i'd cooked previously defrosted in the microwave with microwavable rice and frozen microwave veg. moved fridge into hallway as well.
No heating would be my idea of hell! I hate being cold...thermals?! Hi By'eck... I have 1 daughter who is 4 and a new baby due any day now. I dont do the distances some do on here, but use running to stay sane and get my "me time" Looking forward to getting back to it, I stopped about 6 weeks ago.
Ha ha to no patience and shame and quality street Camlo!!
That Iron Man sounds nuts. I don't think my body would get through the training, but looking forwards to following yours CC and RF!
Lovely cold, crisp day today so getting out for some air after staying in after gym and dropping L at preschool yesterday and getting my head down with my assessment.
ah now i see it was heating. not kitchen. ffs. should read properly
i quite often have no heating as i am too tight to have it on!
Mine would never keep anything on their hands despite having frozen fingers. When I could get stuff on that is what I'd do - cheapy gloves (those one size fits all packs you can get in Tesco and the like) and then some waterproof mits to bung over the top - with the obligatory elastic to stop them losing them. In fact just about to sew elastic on the ski mits - go J some fab ones in the Tiso sale for £8 but with a retail cost of £20 we are not losing those off a chair lift!!
We had no heating when I was 7+ months with S and J in tow. Had one bedroom that used to catch the afternoon sun and get quite cosy so would camp out up there. Layers, hot water bottles, electric heaters are good for heating a small room - do that here in the computer room during the day if hubby working from home. Saves putting on the heating for the whole house. I did eventually decamp to my parents for a week then as well.
Am actually feeling quite fired up about mixing up the training a bit - I always am when injured! But am absolutely going to get down the swimming pool when we get back from skiing and start working on the swimming, biking will come anyway and will fingers crossed be building back up the running. That race is really calling me!!!
Right, really need to get back to the packing ... collecting kids from school at 2.30 then across to Inverness airport, fly to Gatwick and meet hubby, night in hotel then Gatwick to Grenoble tomorrow then coach to La Plagne. Phew. So looking forward to a sleepless night tonight - four of us in one room. Kids are sooooo excited though after seeing pictures of how much snow is out there. J's face was an absolute picture. So even though I have been stressing about trying to remember everything, their excitement is definitely contagious
Oh and good luck Kinsey with getting out for a run - some really evil stuff around. Chatting to a friend this morning in Tescos who's friend is a dr who basically said recovery from current viruses is about 10 weeks
my god - 10 weeks. i am about at that point now. cough is still very much there, but the inhaler helps when i start wheezing. i have actually started taking the antibiotics now - put it off for a week but the cough is as bad as ever so i am now taking them as i don't have the kids till monday so if i start vomming, it will not be so bad. all ok so far
am going for a swim at lunchtime. won't have time for a mile i don't think - will have to see how busy it is!
gloves - cheapy ones from tesco. the ones you get for a pound - or is it 2 pairs for a pound? i just put those on E. she likes to wear odd ones. obviously...
ooh yes, meant to ask where you were moving too Kinsey?
Hope you get out soon RF - is nice here at the moment.
Hope the antibiotics are useful CM and you don't vom . Question for you - how are your eyes now after the laser op? Was talking to friend this morning (big gossip session in Tesco's with friends in the 'beauty isle' - ha), she is -7.50 with some astigmatism and would love to have them lasered ... I know you were similar to me I think (I am -8) but couldn't remember how it all panned out in the end ...
Big heap of stuff on lounge floor so time to start making it fit in the two bags I am taking!
yes, it will be no heating and no kitchen
I must confess that we have never been on holiday since having moo. Its too much work given everything he needs food wise and I just cant face the hassle of packing and unpacking and paying for the 'pleasure'.
Forgive my ignorance, but how does a mooncup help/work?
Jeez you lot have been chatting, struggling to catch up!
CC - Have a brilliant hol, sure you will. I am so envious. Looking forward to seeing some lovely piccies! We get that First News for the kids, they seem to like it. Our local shop stocks it.
Minks - good to hear from you. Just keep the faith and it will all come together on the day.(likewise MM). And yes, sure we have heard you say no more marathons before!
Welcome to LankyLiz and by eck. I have 6 kids ages 12, 11, 9, 7 and almost 5 year old twin boys. Also like the longer stuff, currently training for a 100k race next month and putting in too many miles!
I would like to do an ironman one day too. Always thought I would but at the moment I am too focussed on running to give up any run time for other training so can't see it happening yet, but maybe in the future when the twins are at school ... oh they are in August .
Been getting plenty of miles in this week. Have had a bit of a wobble this week worrying that I am not making the most of my training. I don't do training plans. Not sure if that is good or bad but works ok for me. I basically try to do two speed sessions a week(one track and one on the roads usually tempo or marathon paced) and a long run and then fit in as many miles as I can where I can otherwise. I think my worry is that I tend to just pick my hard sessions from mid air and they don't follow a progression or have any scientific thought behind them. I like reading about running up to a point but when I try to understand the sciency stuff I fall asleep! Sort of wishing I was doing a marathon in a few weeks as I feel ready for one! Don't think I will ever feel ready for this 100k!
cc - haven't had to be re-lasered and vision is good and stable. went back for my 1 year check and they were really pleased. there still seem to be some days where it's better than others but i never find myself struggling to see things and i don't get all the glare i used to have at night either. so all in all, it's been a success. just been swimming again - haven't done much swimming for myself since i had the op. it is brilliant being able to see properly. i had prescription goggles before but they didn't make them strong enough for my prescription (-10 and -9) so it was all a bit blurry.
did 2km today in the pool. it was lunchtime lanes and a big difference from weds night when it was full of people d1cking around! everyone was swimming today and that makes a big difference!
and yes, mooncup / tampon means your muscles have to contract slightly as they grip it (i think) and that helps with the leakages. fortunately i don't suffer, although recently with all the coughing i've been doing, there have been a few occasions where it's been pretty close!!
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