How do you get going again after pregnancy?
The ship will so NOT have sailed EF ... I am going to be 43 this year and still hoping for the odd PB ... ofcourse, I could be expecting for blooming miracles!!! I think I'd love to still have a bash at beating some of my pbs:
obv if I would stop breaking myself by running on trail all the time and get some form of speedwork in that would help enormously, although I do do hills!!!
MM - that still sounds a fab session so well done, esp as feeling crap. I get nervous before speed sessions. I also get very nervous before every pilates class I teach although today I did both without nerves (only two people in each class) but I REALLY enjoyed it and they all said they loved it - phew
Awesome coaching too
Tangy - that throat thing in pregnancy sounded grim
Yes - everything that goes wrong with you can apparently be blamed on running - according to most of my family and even my husband at times.
Brookie - I also found with both of mine sipping on sparkling mineral water flavoured with lime helped (citrus felt good) and sucking on foxes fruit drop sweets too.
JG - hope gym trip did the job
Hoggle - yes, agree that generally women probably do mid-life crisis much more quietly!!
Agree, EF still plenty of time for PBs. And CC you just need a bit of luck now to get a decent block of training without lurgies, injury etc.
I am the same about my wed night track sessions, i get so nervous and really dread them. I think thats why making it up as you go along works for me. Yesterday I just felt good so decided to do it. I didn't have time to ponder what I was doing or talk myself out of it with excuses like "well don't worry if you can't hit your target pace since you have already done 10 so tired legs etc." I think most of the time your mind determines your limits not you body.
Good session MM, what length of recoveries did you have? Well done on the coachee, great stuff.
When was Karens half? Would that h ave been on Sunday, was wondering how she did.
Cold wet and windy, not feeling the love for my run today and now running late...
Ugg I have speed session anxiety. Roll on 9pm when it's done! I get nervous about coaching and nervous about the session too. Feel starving too as usual which isn't good . Just can't eat enough at the mo to get me through.
Oops gremlins!!! iPad ones!
Recoveries were 60, 90 120 secs. We had 2 mile warm up with drills and strides and 2 miles warm down.
Happy to help EF. Its just consistency in training. She is so enthused now bless her. She used to run once or twice a week when she felt like it but now has toned up and looks like a proper runner and is running 5 times per week with speed session, tempo run, mid week long run, long run with paced miles in it and an easy run. Was going for just sub 4 but now I reckon 3.40-45. Very excited for her!
15 miles of for me today in what looks like yucky drizzle, such a shame after yesterday's glorious sunshine and warmth. Now have a shin niggle. It will be a miracle if I get to the start line!!!
Feeling very very down today. Serious money problems in our house both shouted at each other for the first time in ages and I couldn't sleep. Looks like going to have to take a mortgage break and pay just interest. Boys going to have to stop guitar lessons and maybe even gymnastics and probably cut back on S's childcare too. Oh God! I really need to find some kind of work ....
oh dear, MM. sorry to hear about money woes. they are absolutely the worst. i hope you can find a way through
i had a bad morning too, but probably triggered mainly by fact kids off to T today and won't see them till sunday night. J still majorly overreacting about hands this morning. started crying when i said i had to change dressings and then proceeded to heave over the toilet after i did them. he whined, cried and wailed for about 20 mins. seriously?!?!?! anyway, then E started crying so i said 'right fine. you are by yourselves this morning. i don't care if you eat or get dressed, i will take you to school as you are'. both of them then got dressed (E put on dress, skirt, trousers AND a cardigan ) and E got and ate a yoghurt (miracle for her in the morning as she usually needs spoon feeding to eat anything!). maybe i need to do this morning often!!!
i am chock full of cold this morning. and have physio appt at 11am - at least i hope it's today. not like yesterday's asthma nurse, which is next monday!!
Couldn't sleep as way too much work stuff whirling round my head so decided to get up and do some of it rather than lying awake angsting about it! I hate it because I feel (and am) behind the ball on a whole lot of things and usually pride myself on being reliable and having everything done well. However had a lovely email from my managers manager praising a piece of work I do regularly - just what I needed to hear! Hoping that an evening of work tomorrow night will catch me up a bit and then I can keep on an even keel (ended up in tears on phone to manager today which was annoyingly pathetic and she must think I'm a drama queen!).
Hubby came home with flowers which was lovely too - first time in a LONG time! We so desperately need some time together we are like ships at the moment! Decided to go camping for the night on Fri night just because we can - yay!
Stupid leg playing up and really painful today which hasn't helped anything I think. Especially when I have to do swimming lessons! M is really loving them though and really gives it her all!!! She swallowed a load of water today because she was laughing too hard before the teacher put her under to swim to me! Came up spluttering and still laughing!
Boo to financial worries Tangy and MM - was horrible when we were in that situation last year and will be similar again if hubby decides to requalify.
Speed sessions - what are those?!
Had a long chat with friend whose baby had a transplant - wow pretty much a miracle. Drs have since told them that if he had not got a donor by Tue he would probably have died - so scary!!! They have a tough road ahead though. They stay up in Auckland in semi-isolation for 3 months then anotehr 6-8 months where he can't be in contact with any other children. They are going to live with her parents who are in the South Island as they feel being at home with friends all around would be too hard too keep away and easier this way to not have to keep putting people off.
Right, I REALLY must go to bed - will be rubbish tomorrow!!
blimey, hoggle. makes you realise really we have nothing to complain about with your poor friend's wee lad.
hope camping is good, and that your leg doesn't play up too much while you are away. sleeping on the floor / in and out of tents doesn't sound like it will be ideal...
just been to physio and she reckons i am being a chicken and need to get out walking even though it still hurts. . so i will do as i am told. also lots of stretches - every hour - and strenghtening from next week. she reckons about 3 weeks of that regime of stretching and strengthening and i should be able to test a wee jog on a walk, which is such good news. will have to see how it goes tho as obviously i am paranoid that it will go again like it did last time. she thinks that was just bad luck (and my stupidity trying to hop!)
Oh what good news CM . I guess walking will gently get it moving. You can't do much damage in day to day walking. I think introducing exercises is key to preventing it happening again, so a good move. Trouble is I've had so many niggles over the past year I have so many exercises I have to do to keep on the road. It is a nuuty past-time!!
Back from 15 painful miles. Shin has flared up now. You know I just give up!!! Hopefully this is one of my usual shin niggles and they only last two days. So rest day tomorrow instead of friday and will use the x-trainer friday morning, maybe try a run friday night before the race. Grrrrrr!
Have been moving money around all day from my business acc (although hardly anything in there ) and from our last ISA into savings acc. We literally will have no money once they have gone. Mortgage is huge so no idea where we go from here other than not eating
That is so hard for your friend hoggle, can't even imagine what it must feel like to know you were so close to losing your little one. Fingers crossed everything goes well for them now and he lives a long and healthy life. And try not to panic about work! You must be doing something right for the manager to praise you, only good workers are up at night worrying about it too! Boo to leg playing up though.
CM- sounds like good news to me!
Need advice re. physios actually. I have never been to one!. My ankle/lower leg/foot pain is much worse following yesterdays run (it was so sunny I couldn't resist!) and then I stupidly did bootcamp too. I can't walk without a limp so no run today obviously and have put voltarel gel on and trying to rest it whilst at my desk before rest of week at home with the girls. Can feel it throbbing Anyway, I am obviously really worried now and don't want my really good marathon training all going to pot, so should I see a physio?! Looks like I can get an appt at a local one tomorrow if needed.
MM- lol to your comment about being a miracle getting to the start line! I'm feeling extra pressure to do my marathon (Shakespeare in Stratford - week after London) as I've paid quite a lot for accomodation for me and my family, plus my mum, sister, bil all staying with us. Will be a miserable old weekend in Stratford if I don't run!
CC- impressive PB's which I will never match! And no, none of us are over the hill yet I know I can do better, but thats mainly due to only getting serious in last 5 years and the inspiring girls on here keeping me going
MM and Tang, (()) with the money problems. It's what most people argue about I guess (although housework comes a close second on here!). Things have gone up hugely, utilities and food (after my £800 gas/elec bill..). I realise I am lucky to be in a situation where I can consider quitting work. Just saw in the news how much childcare has gone up in the last year. I realise that doesn't necesarily mean extra money for the childminders such as Tt. And MM, it if makes you feel any better we've been on an interest only mortgage for 8 years.
Can't remember what else I was going to say! Oh yes lotte, if I had 6 kids and a hubby who did no housework I'd expect to be a kept woman...
x-posts MM (()) to money worries and injuries
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