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Not posting as flipping depressed. Managed 1.5 miles on the treadmill and the pain kicked in so got off. No pain at all doing anything else. up and down stairs is fine, driving, pushing trolley with Josh attached round the supermarket, all strengthening exercises all fine. Just running. Arrhhhhhhhhhhhh! So rest this weekend and try again Monday. Icing and rolling for Britain, drinking lots of wine and eating too much and just praying ...
Oh no MM, hope it all works ... this bench is getting a bit busy at the moment and there isn't going to be much space left soon!!!! Condolences, CM and I can imagine exactly how you feel ... I have now cancelled three races planned for the next 3-4 months on the back of my injuries and germs!!!! It's grim and seriously frustrating when time and energy is put into the training. My bank of autumn training seems dim and distant for sure!!
TT - you were so right yesterday about having perspective on things. I know I am a great one for self-pity at times, although I find if I have a good dose of being pathetic I am usually so disgusted with myself it shocks me back again!!
Hoggle - it must be just soooooo frustrating ((()))
Not really a lot better here - thought I was but yesterdays three-miler wiped me out again come evening so didn't even bother to attempt orienteering course today. Just shadowed J round and S went with another friend and her dad. Have spoken to a few others who seem to have same lingering germs.
Hubbys birthday and he's struggling too. Decided he wanted beef wellington for tea so he bought all the ingredients and I put it all together tonight and the whole family enjoyed. Am most proud as was first effort at it. Probs cost us £30 all told, if we'd gone out for it ... well ... no change out of £50 for sure!
Great run today Lotte - fantastic weather by the looks of it. Some time this year I WILL run 30 miles
CM - lovely to have a friend in the same boat (well not lovely that you both have to go through such rubbish but good to have a kindred spirit etc). Well done on the cake making. I have that next month ...
oh, cc - sorry to hear you are still struggling. i am glad you had a nice birthday dinner. not sure i have ever had beef wellington. i am not good with meat really. i think i have never progressed from sausages and mince and don't really like meat that looks like, well, dead animal! i cook lots of casseroles for the kids using diced meat from aldi 'coffins', and do meat in slow cook pot but i am not good with chunks of meat. i spent years as a veggie and a couple of years as a vegan and even now i can't bear to handle meat. when i made meatballs last weekend, i put latex gloves on!
NOooo MM, but don't fret the red medicine will help. Seriously don't panic, you have banked great training, it will just be a wee blip. (())
CM, CC, Hoggle sending you healthy vibes. We need to get you all off the bench. (())
Beef wellington sounds fab CC better than the scabby pizza, suasages an chips I fed up to my lot tonight. Only got home at 6.30 and 8 hungry kids needing fed so needs must.
What amazing weather we have had today. Went to the beach with my sis and a friends and kids this morning, passed hubby on the doorstep at lunch time (he'd been coaching all morning) and I headed off for my run. He did the gynmastics/football/dancing taxi-ing and i met him in town at 5.30, car engine running, he handed over the keys and kids and he is off on the boat to take club athletics trip away (13-16 year olds) and I took kids home, picking up extra kids on the way - Sophie has her three friends over tonight. Never a dull moment.
Anyway I got my 30 miler done.Legs felt tired from the off so it was a bit of a slog, was very thankful for the weather as if it had been a bad day I might have been tempted to cut it short. Took me 4 hrs 13 mins and averaged 8.27mm. So glad to have it in the bag. Mile long hill at 27 miles nearly killed me and I had a bit of stomach cramps at various points. Ate a mule energy bar at halfway as no gels left so not sure if that was the cause. Phone call from hubby at 28.5 miles telling me to hurry up was not welcome either. I don't think my reply was very polite! SO so so tired now but 104 miles in 6 days what do I expect. An easy recovery run tomorrow if I can find a babysitter or a day off if not! Bit of a tweak in my left calf so going to get the ice on it tonight. So I am joining you in the red wine and ice dept MM.
LOL Lotte, what are we like thinking 7am is a lie-in? It is to me too! Up at 6:30 this morning to take hubby to rowing club, then back for a shower and a second breakfast for Kit before heading off to swimming. Straight from swimming to rowing club to pick hubby up again, back for lunch then to supermarket for food shop and rush around doing essentials that we can't do tomorrow as we're out at my brother's all day. Will be doing my long run early to get it in before we leave.
That is SO rubbish about the knee, MM. I hope it's nothing to do with Bramley. The one year I did that and ran the second half quite hard I ended up on the bench for two weeks. Am paranoid about doing tune-up races now and tend to avoid. Let's hope the red medicine and the icing helps.
Such a shame you have a poor self-image, CM. TT is right that we should be grateful for what we have and that compared with many others we have nothing to complain about. But it's hard to see that perspective when you're in the mire of despair which it sounds as though you are. It's good that you have someone in a similar position to offload to - we can only offer virtual support here! I don't, however, like your use of the word 'punish' in relation to food/diet. That is not good at all and rings alarm bells for me. I know that you feel you have no control over certain areas of your life but that the way you eat is something you can have full control of but that is where serious eating disorders start. Please look after yourself - if not for you then for your children, because even if you think you're not worthy then you will not dispute that they are.
CC, that dinner sounds lovely. I would not even attempt to make anything that complicated! I am not a cook by any stretch of the imagination. I'm pretty crap actually. I can do decent 'standard' fare (roasts, casseroles,bologneses, lasagnes etc) but I don't feel confident doing anything complicated or involving carving or boning meat and I don't really bake either. Hubby tends to be the one to make cakes in this house!
Rest day here and glad of it - was bitterly cold all day. Went out for a swift 5 miles last night before going for a curry with some of the mums from school - really good night out and lots of wine consumed!
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