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25/05/2013 at 17:32

Who was it who had TFL problems? Think that is  

what is causing my lower back pain + pain dwn side of thigh 

Not bothering me while running, but sitting has bn uncomfortable 

for a few wks now. Think it was doing squats which triggered off 

my quad injury from last yr that has caused it. Foam rollering + lying on 

a tennis ball but worried it's going to go big time during marathon + end 

up crippled for wks. Got really busy wk after marathon too 

with primary 1 school visits, getting wisdom tooth out, award ceremony for Nat at school 

+ teeny's dance exams

25/05/2013 at 17:45

TT glad you postponyou having your wisdom teeth out until after your mara. 

Didn't we have someone running EMF? Was lotte planning to at one time?

25/05/2013 at 17:47

Grr iPhone autocorrect is doing some really stoooopid things at the moment. Hopefully you could work out what I meant. 

Woohoo ran this morning (well, jogged). Only about 3.5 miles probably but was glad I went. Almost stayed in bed. 

25/05/2013 at 18:57

well done on the run TT 

yes lotte doing EMF

also glad I postponed tooth extraction, but not relishing having it 

done the day after either.

25/05/2013 at 23:43

It was the same for VLM, uncharacteristically warm day after months of freezing training. It definitely affected a lot of runners on the day.  Even in my state of misery I was aware of a lot of runners feeling even worse than I did.  Hope it's a bit cooler for the EMFers tomorrow - good luck Lotte.

Ditched last night's run in favour of a warm sofa and a couple of glasses of wine.  Weather was SO cold, wet and windy and having run through similar conditions all winter because I had to, it was nice to think - sod it, I am NOT going out in this!  Have been very unfocused this past week but I think I've needed the rest.  Have only run twice since last Sunday and haven't really felt any desire to do more.

TTid, scary but exciting.  It will all work out.

Camlo, good to see you.  Hope you got packed!

EF, a night out? Can't remember the last time I had one of those!





26/05/2013 at 12:04

Hoping Lotte approaching 18mile mark + well on her way

26/05/2013 at 20:44

Seen on FB, well done Lotte. U did good girl!

Result- just found a massive mag of maltesers so munching my way through them. Prior to that I ad crisps and biscuits, ooopppppps!!!!!!! PIG!

have been reading but not posted for a few days I think? Time flying by, don't know e where the days go, it's scary. Have found a new hobby- crocheting and painting furniture!!!!! I bought an old sideboard for  ten pounds & have sanded it, primed t and am painting it cream then will kinda make it look distressed!!! I have made a crochet cushion cover!!!


26/05/2013 at 20:54

I just had to post that as iPad keeps freezing, grrrrrrrrrr.......... Now where was I?

ah yes was having an easy week exercise wise as yesterday I did my 'sportive'. Wow it was tough, new it would be but harder than I thought. It started in Sheildaig on west coast and did a big 44 mile loop over Applecross and round the coast back to Sheildaig. Amazing part of Scotland especially on a sunny day, totally awesome i must say. There was a 10 km climb 8 miles in, boy it was unbelievable & it is so steep  that in a car you have to be in second gear! Called 'bealach na ba' if any knows of it. It was warm going up it also, had to stop for several breathers, thought my chest was going to explode! Going down the other side was steep and very windy & my hands ached from gripping the brakes! There was a welcome food stop half way, water bottle filled and half a banana & yummy flapjack consumed.

26/05/2013 at 21:05

Reluctantly I got back on my bike as the beach and blue skies at Applecross were very inviting! Chatted to a few people along the way, everyone was very friendly. The next 10 miles along the coast were undulating but got pushed along by the wind so was fab n fast 20-30 mph, brilliant. Then the last 10 miles were very hard, into a head wind and the road was just up, down continually. My legs were screaming at me, could have cried every time I saw a hill!!! Had some flat coke & shot block & a few jelly babies along the way. I was pleased to pass a few people in the last few miles sprint finish at the end and passed someone! Finished in 4 hrs 2 mins. Yippee thank goodness. My average was a very slow 11 mph! There was about 50 people behind me at least I reckon so not too bad. Bike down & straight into the q for food- wee bit of chillIi and another yummy flapjack. Then the 1.40 hr drive back home. Whew. Knackered. Oh & when I went for a pee after (TMI!!!) the stinging pain was agony!!!!

anyway pleased to say today I don't hurt, just a bit tired, yay. 

26/05/2013 at 21:09

Treated ma sel to a day of anyway to recover!!!

sorry about all the posts but this dumb iPad keeps freezing when ever it feels like.

now cant remember anything after my ramble.........

EF- hope u had a great night out.

Camlo- have a brill hol gal, u deserve it.

minks- quite right, put your feet up.

right betta stop eating the maltesers, nearly consumed the 230 g bag!!!!!!

26/05/2013 at 21:33

Well done RF sounds like an awesome effort!!! God I am soooo lazy compared to all you lot at the moment!! Can't remember if I said I don't need an operation anymore which is great, unfortunately I still have a lot of weakness in my foot and ankle but as it has improved I just have to hope it keeps improving! No way I could run yet and am considering getting an ankle support as it's so weak still. I did go and do a walk in the weekend but need to do more. Specialist has said that there is no treatment just time (so at least I don't have to fork out masses to physio or osteo) but will definitely be signing up for pilates as need to make sure it doesn't happen again!

We are on the hunt for a big girl bed for Matilda - I was hanging out washing while she was having a nap and all of a sudden she was in the doorway! Gah - just got her to stop wanting to get up at crack of dawn and now she can get herself up!! The other pain is that furniture is soooo expensive here!! I miss IKEA!!! Better now than in a couple of months when hubby is studying and we are skint I guess but having just spalshed out on a really good warm duvet, the credit card could have done without this!

Sorry very me me me today!


26/05/2013 at 22:50

Handcuffs are cheaper Hoggle 

27/05/2013 at 02:12

Yeah good point Caro!!!


27/05/2013 at 15:21

bonjour ma cheries!! Je suis en Paris, grande vin et grande pizza. Mardi Notre Dam et Eiffel Tower. Tres Bonne! 

(Tres Bien Lotte!)

27/05/2013 at 16:34

Bonjour Camlo, espérons que la météo à Paris est magnifique et vous avez un moment fantastique. Apprécier le vin!

27/05/2013 at 17:20

Altho stuff going to see churches + big towers, if I were in Paris 

I'd b at Rolland Garros watching the statuesque tennis players 

mainly the lovely Rafael

27/05/2013 at 19:08

lol at the French

27/05/2013 at 20:48

Bonnes vacances camlo. Jealous!! 

Well I was working today took a 2h lunch mind you. Got new maternity bras. Woo. But bloody hell I needed them. Was loathe to buy more just now but realised that meant being seriously uncomfortable for at least 2 months which was just silly! 



27/05/2013 at 21:03

First WELL DONE Lotte, magnificent effort.

Loving the French, mine is dreadful and am not going to attempt to match any of that!  Sounds fab though Camlo - am trying to persuade hubby that that is where we should head for the couple of child-free days we have in the summer while kids with my parents. We should have about three days I think (including travel).

Scary but very very exciting TTid. I would love to buy a plot of land and put up a kit house on it ...

Hoggle - loved your post about your starlit picnic, envy envy.

Tangy - when I got lots of tightness like that I used to do lots of hip flexor stretches. When sitting down to do computer stuff I used to let the afflicted leg hang off side of chair with knee bent at right angles so I could stretch it as much as possible as sitting definitely aggravated things for me.

EF - definitely worth splashing the cash, that kind of discomfort for another eight weeks is so not funny.

blimmin hamster wheel is squeaking - agh!

RF - fantastic well done and more magnificents to you too!  Three of hubbys cycle gang did it and hubby said no way, although partly because he was meant to be away with the family but he was happy for the excuse!  You had slightly better weather than us, we didn't get as much sunshine.

Lovely weekend on Skye. Went early Saturday morning and got there about 10am (I waved for you Tangy).  Did a good walk up The Storr taking in the Old Man of Storr. Kids did fantastically as some of the terrain was pretty hard-going although the rest was on decent paths. A good bit of exposure in places made it quite interesting.  Dinner at holiday cottage friends were staying at in evening and then spent day on Tallisker Beach yesterday in mainly glorious sunshine. Exploring rock pools, swimming in sea. Was really sad to come home as all very chilled.

No bank holidays for us but did have hubby home so got to have lunch with him today out in nice cafe in Findhorn

Eight easy miles on coastal path today, but blimming windy still - gusting to 40 mph at one point ... sigh.

Got to squeeze a longish one in tomorrow between teaching Pilates classes, dropping hubby at airport and various school stuff. That will make me put a foot on the pace for sure!!

27/05/2013 at 22:27

OMG just been out for dinner, hubby had snails so I tried one, then i had carpaccio of beef not realising it is totally raw..... nice but RAW! Have pretty much given up trying to speak French, saw that Monday was Lundi not Mardi..... oops! Notre Dam was lovely but didn't make it up eiffel tower as there were huge delays to get to the top. Have plenty of time as not coming back until Friday!!!!! YIPPEE DO DAH!! 

Fab running folks, yippee to new bras and nice trip CC! 

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