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Happier boy today - he did a mahoosive poo this morning after 2 days of stinky farts so maybe that was part of the proble. Boys eh! He did wake in the night, but if was before we went to bed so I gave him more durgs, cuddled him a bit then he went to sleep pretty quickly.
Just ordered M a Giro Flume helmet - was that the one you said Isabelle had Vixo? We tried on one of the skate style ones but it was huge on her and not adjustable so we went with the conventional style - pretty white ones with flowers on so not too babyish, so it should last a while.
Still raining so I imagine lots of soggy long runners today!
Boo Sonya, get well soon to you and Rosie. No wonder you are feeling a bit wired.
Hoggle, yes please post pic! Hope you get a good night tonight.
Sorry to hear you are benched too Camlo, get well soon.
Had a wee dump of snow this morning. Wasn't expecting it and had a 20 planned. Didn't have to go first thing so plan was to drop Soph off at the netball tournie and then head out to get back before hubby had to leave with Reece for football. Drove Sophie the 15 miles to netball in the middle of heavy snow shower, then drove home (managing to slide the car on a corner which was a bit scary, luckily nothing coming the other way), only to get a phone call to say netball was cancelled due to weather and road conditions so we had to go fetch her again. So in the end only had time for a snowy 17 miles. But at least that take me up to a round 100 miles for the week, imagine if it had only been 99
Roast in the oven, wine in hand (to make up for last nights fail) and about to tackle some ironing until hubby and Reece get home for tea!
Get in bed with the wine Lotte, then it won't matter if you nod off . Glad you avoided an accident - not nice conditions when it comes down so suddenly.
Have ordered E's c pox vacs from the pharmacy, he's booked to be given it next Tues 19th - his b day! I am such a mean mummy........
He was sad again all afternoon and very red faced. Poor mite.
Snow on the ground here, but doubt it'll last long.
Hello all Especially the dedicated hardcore who've been on this thread for the last four years! Just checking in to say hello. Its been a LONG time! ahem...22 months exactly. I just checked...shock. Last time I was on here, I changed my name from Tamsin to Bogbaby, i'd just done Kinder Downfall Fell Race and was deliberating over whether to go for baby number two! Well baby number two, Louis came along last February 2012, in fact he will be One next Saturday! So I have Jim aged 4 and Louis now. It took months (again) to get back into my running, but I restarted last August and ran a short beach race (Blyth Sands) in december and joined a new club (Wallsend Harriers) a few weeks ago. Well i say joined...Ive been twice! Seem like a nice bunch and very handy as they meet just round the corner from my house now. So ive managed 16 miles this week...nowt compared to the likes of Lotte and co, but i'm doing my best to get out four times a week. I'm looking for a race to enter and might have another crack at Kinder Downfall again in April although i'm not really fit enough, so lookig for a nice scenic (ideally not too hilly) half marathon somewhere...from about May onwards if anyones got any suggestions! I only really run for the views! I've never been very fast! In other news I had my BIG FAT HAIRY 40th birthday last September. That was a bit of a shock! But i'm over it now. It was good to run the Blyth Sands race which is a handicap and see the women in the 50+ age group looking younger than a lot of women my age! Must keep up the running.....i WILL live longer..AND look hotter!
Loads of love to all and any race suggestions scenic 10K - half marathons in the North of England...let me know!
Bloody snow here again. Feels like everything is conspiring against my marathon training this year! Poured down throughout yesterday's 16-miler but the wind was as bad as had been forecast so it was actually a more pleasant run than the 20 the previous Sunday. My two lovely running buddies came with me as well, bless them - they have no need to run that far - which was a bonus. 16 miles in 2:10, bit slower than my last 16 but there were a couple of really muddy sections which required careful circumnavigating to the point of having to walk, so overall happy with that. I felt strong right through and given the conditions it was adecent run.
Today's plans completely scuppered by the snow - wasn't expecting such a dumping given how wet it was yesterday; didn't think it would settle. Just SO wet and slushy on the roads and pavements. Might see what it's like by this evening - I can always put plastic bags over my socks before I put my trainers on, it's just not pleasant having freezing wet feet and I don't have any other shoes. Just a short recovery run scheduled for today which I may be able to fit in later in the week. 10M scheduled for tomorrow so hope most of the snow has gone by then.
Scary when the car slides, Lotte - glad no damage done! It was total gridlock on the school run this morning - I wish women in 4x4s would learn how to drive them. One just sat in the middle of the road watching while I manoeuvred round her - thought those vehicles were designed to tackle difficult conditions, more so than my Seat anyway!
Tangy, don't worry about the missed run - you will be doing more than enough once the marathon schedule starts! Good luck with the training. Just hoping that will be it for the evil weather once this snow goes - it's been one thing after another in the 6 weeks since my schedule started!
sorry to hear about all the poorlies. i have a poorly boy too. picked him up from his dad's this morning and he has been vomiting again. that's the last 2 weekends that he's spent at his dad's that he's ended up sick. now, call me paranoid, but the state of his dad's house is worrying me. it's fetid at the best of times, but a week after J had started the d+v last time, he still hadn't cleaned the toilet or the sink. i'm now paranoid that J has picked up something nasty from his dad's. took him to the GP today who agreed it wasn't right that he should be sick again so soon, so he has asked for a poo sample to send off so that they can see if there's anything that needs treating. this sounds bad but i'm kind of hoping it's some kind of nasty bug thing that is quite treatable by anti-biotics but then i can turn around to his dad and tell him to deep clean his house and keep it clean! i have asked him in the past to clean and he's said it's fine and no issue. and his bloody mother and girlfriend were there again this weekend, and i bet it's still as bad as it was when i last went in there. the same stains on the sink; the same gross, crusty towels hanging up.
anyway, poor J has laid on the sofa watching TV all day. E had a play with the girls next door for a while, but it's scuppered all our half term plans, including going to visit MM tomorrow. need to get it sorted, whatever it is.
sorry - me, me, me again.
on the plus side, i got a new shower installed, so i can now have a warm shower. woohoo! haven't had a warm shower since i moved in in may. over the summer, it was kind of tepid but since the temps have fallen, it's been cold at best. but now - woohoo!!!
Oh, that is rubbish CM. I bet J has been re-infected with the same viris because T never cleans the place. If it's norovirus it's incredibly virulent and can survive on surfaces for up to 11 days I think - so if no cleaning has taken place then it's quite possible he could get it again. Surprising that E hasn't gone down with it as well though? You really need to be so vigilant with norovirus - thoroughly clean and disinfect all surfaces several times a day and definitely after any bout of vomiting/diarrhoea. Really hope J feels better soon.
Hurrah to the new shower though - don't know how you've managed without! I freak if someone turns on a tap downstairs when I'm in our shower as it immediately goes stone cold. And I've come back from some of my long runs SO cold with the weather we've been having that without a hot shower I'd probably have hypothermia by now. The last few times though I've walked in the door, freezing cold and/or soaking wet to find hubby is in the shower. WTF? I've been out since 7:30am and I don't get back until 10ish so why couldn't he have his shower somewhere between those two times??
No run today - too snowy first thing, then about 4" of slush everywhere all over the roads and pavements as it started to melt, now frozen so slippery. Annoying. After I've dropped Kit at school tomorrow I will check out my planned 10-mile route by driving round it - if it's too bad I will go to the pay-as-you-go gym up the road and do it on the treadmill - dull, dull, dull but maybe necessary.
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