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10/04/2014 at 14:00

Oh no Caro - hope you're feeling better?  Thanks for the company on Sunday - hopefully we can do it again sometime in drier conditions!  Funny that you ran to work yesterday - I ran home.  With Eye Candyman   We met at Liverpool Street, took train to Tottenham Hale then got straight on the River Lee Navigation towpath and followed it back to Cheshunt for 9 miles.  His car was parked there so lift home.  Started run at 6pm and was indoors by 7:25pm - great way to get a slightly longer run in and still have some evening left and perfect run now it's lighter.  Think we'll be doing that a lot over the next few months while his runs build - the great thing with the towpath is we can just start further back depending on how far we need to run.  It was a lovely evening for it (apart from the flies - think I swallowed tons!)

MM, really hope you make your ultra and salvage something from all your training.  I would love to do London again - maybe next year - and am also considering an ultra next year: Royal Parks Ultra which is 50K mainly on Thames towpath but starting in one of the London Royal Parks.  Hubby is against it - he thinks that kind of distance puts too much strain on the joints, even though I pointed out it's only 5 miles more than a marathon.  We shall see

Have read back but forgotten most of it!  Brookie, glad you're seeing GP and I hope it helps.  CM, hope you found the offending payslip!  Hate it when that happens!

Currently in throes of organising a party for hubby's 40th next month.  Cocktails and karaoke theme - have booked karaoke, in negotiations with bartender to come and make cocktails, hopefully should be a fun evening!

Will try and catch up properly but at work at the moment and need to crack on!

10/04/2014 at 22:30

Hi folks. Caro hope you're on the mend. 


Yay to all the weaning. I'm being mega carp mum and using way too many pouches instead of cooking. No time! 

Andy's mum got home about 1 1/2 wks ago. Her twin sister left on Sat. And yesterday she got re admitted to hosp.  Infirmary this time. She fell going to the loo at 5am and has broken her hip. It never rains.....


So life a bit mental but kids are great. Still in dire need of a lotto win so can quit work and stay at home. 


11/04/2014 at 09:35

Mil texted during night to say that her op was going ahead today. Only she sent it to our landline so phone rang in middle of night. That was pleasant. Not. Then of course it's apparent that she's just totally confused so text this am to say op cancelled. It can't go ahead yet, her INR (some sort of clotting measure) is 14! It needs to be 2. She's off her warfarin so hopefully will come down soon. 

11/04/2014 at 19:58

Golly EF. You got it all going on right now. Hope she's ok. And I agree, midnight calls always make my hairs stand on end with thw dread of something awful. Hope your weekend is ok and your MiL's clotting level thingy comes down soon. 

Hubby has to work this wkend. Bit gutted as I crave the weekends so much because of having some hlelp with the kids so when I know he won't be around much it's gutting. Means no long run either probably. Well, know I'm luckily really so mustn't grumble.... 

11/04/2014 at 21:17
Funny I never minded running in the dark early morning and am happy to run in the dark with company but not keen alone.
11/04/2014 at 22:05

knackered, off to norfolk tomorrow, no more puking, now just need to escape  

12/04/2014 at 10:37

As long as my Dad doesn't get it..........

12/04/2014 at 15:25

Good luck in the tri camlo. 

Camlo    pirate
12/04/2014 at 20:35

Boo to voms but hopefully we are all clear now and can enjoy easter hols. Pack some alcohol gel and get your dad to use it liberally caro. 

Tatty - JP looks so grown up in his passport photo! 

Good luck to chynah for tomorrow - hope i have linked real name with you! 

have spent the day swimming, messy church and running up and down a field watching motorbikes, just packed boys case for 5 days with sis in law and thrown shoes, towel, talc, goggles, sunshades and number belt in a box for tomorrow. Not exactly rested for it!  It is only a sprint tri so should be done and dusted in time to hear the finish of the mara. Would LOVE to see mo win it! 

12/04/2014 at 21:39

Good luck camlo!  Not chynah (who I think is yve on here) but Yvonne Linney who is running tomororow and I don't remember her name on here!  I met her last dec at a race I did, and she is in the same running club as my cousin.

now my dad is sick!  Argh.  I feel so bad.  He looked after both kids all day yesterday whilst we were at work, took them to the Olympic park, gave them ice cream, played with them, drive all the way up to norfolk and then started feeling rubbish.  Well it went through the rest of us fast so hopefully he'll be feeling better by the morning.  He can join me watching the marathon on telly whilst the kids and hubby go off and leave us in peace.

i don't think mo will do it though..........lbit you never know.


our cottage is gorgeous, so rural.  Have to figure out some running routes, and hubby and I have brought our bikes too.  


12/04/2014 at 21:52

The two yvonnes are chynah and Yve I'm pretty sure but can't remember which way round! 

Boo to your dad being sick. Fraser vommed all over himself and his high chair today - 5 mins after Andy left to visit his mum.  It was quite spectacular. I've just taken the straps out from steeping them in virtually neat napisan. Bleugh. 

12/04/2014 at 21:55

Chynah is Yve Gilding and is running tomorrow. Good luck!

12/04/2014 at 22:05

Hi all just having a quick read before bedtime.  The other Yvonne (L) is Yve on here and I am Yve on fb (just to confuse!!).  Think we are both running tomorrow.

 Boo to all the sickness and Good Luck to Camlo and everyone else running this weekend.x

12/04/2014 at 22:30

Oops sorrychynah!  Good you both.  And I wished u luck on fb but thought I was saying good luck to the other yve! Mind u, it doesn't take much to.confuse me these well


12/04/2014 at 22:31
That saves me posting lol I have a written list of all the names cross matched with FB names
12/04/2014 at 22:33
I am quite sad aren't i lol
12/04/2014 at 22:38

MiL op is tomorrow now. Hope to god that means no early phone call. 6.45am she called today then she couldn't get it to work so it was silence but she left the line open and then she sent text to landline again. The other night it seems we got off lightly. We got a text to landline at 4.51 which was bad but andy's brother had her on for a chat at 4am and that's the second time she's done that to him! She seems to lose track of time in hosp and has no idea if it is 3am or 3pm. 


Edited: 12/04/2014 at 23:11
13/04/2014 at 09:35

Hi everyone, I was just hoping to pick your brains about your experiences of returning to running after having your babies and any advice as I attempt this?!? 

I went on my first run yesterday after having my baby 9 weeks ago. Prior to being pregnant I ran regularly (3-4 times per week) and have done lots of half marathons and one full one in 2012, but i stopped running during my pregnancy as I was sick up until 6 months and then was too tired and uncomfortable to start again.... So it's pretty much like I'm starting again! 

I had a normal delivery although a slight complication meant I needed a blood transfusion but I've been feeling fine in myself so decided to try a little run. I have a place in the GNR in September which suddenly seems not too far away!!! Also I had a place in VLM but have deferred until next year although currently no idea how il ever fit all the training in but it's early days I guess! 

yesterday was a bit of a reality check - had a stitch by the time I was only half way down my road (!) but kept going and managed nearly 20 mins very slowly, did about 2 miles. Since then I've had pain in my stomach area whenever I move which I'm guessing is due to a lack of abdominal strength now?!? 

Any advice or experiences would be much appreciated! Especially any advice on strengthening your core & pelvic floor muscles  thanks!!

13/04/2014 at 13:11
If u have discomfort in abs area just now I would take it very slowly with the running and core work. Would suggest a run walk schedule like a 5 k beginners schedule, altho u will find it comes back quicker and easier than when 1st started running. As for core work I would stick with tensing and pulling in tummy/abs, short bursts one after the other and holding for 30 secs a bit like doing pelvic floor exercises if that makes sense. And then when u r feeling stronger slowly introduce harder core/ abs work like planks.
13/04/2014 at 16:26

Welcome soswalker!  Sound advice from TT, definitely core and pelvic floor muscles.  I was given a leaflet by the hospital which was basically what TT describes, though I used to do them in bed at night and often nodded off halfway through .  I bet if you search on YouTube there'll be a postnatal workout of some sort?

Hope the marathon runners have had a good run!  Probably a bit warm in this sunshine, but there's a strong breeze up North, not sure if it is in London.

I did my first speed workout today, prescribed by the physio on Friday.  5ish mins jog then 5 mins fast, 1 min rest then another 5 mins fast, then 10 min jog.  Hip ached by the end but doesn't seem too bad since I got back.  Getting a bit annoyed/frustrated by my running buddies making constant requests for me to do races when I clearly can't !  I know they mean well but I just sound as though I'm making excuses all the time.

Anyway, banana bread smells as though it's done   Enjoy the sunshine!

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