How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Brookie that still sounds grim! Hope it subsides soon.
MM - think you did a very good race, and as others have said, you are marathon training!
CM - well at least you now know you weren't imagining it! Hope you're on the mend soon.
Sonya - take it easy! Better to have a few days off then not get to the start line at all. Hope you get childcare sorted soon. Sounds a nightmare.
Hoggle - Oh no! Hope the specialist can give you something positive to go on. Hope Fletcher remains stable.
CC - sounds like your pilates is going really well! Wish you were near here!
Lotte - know exactly what you mean about wanting to press the pause button. We had the same conversation here the other day.
Well I've been hit by another chest infection. Aaggghhh! Spotted the signs so on antibiotics and steroids again. Just as I was starting to exercise again. Doh! Just keeping everything crossed I don't mutate this one!
Had a heavy week in work too which hasn't helped. Booked a few days in the Lakes next weekend though before we go to Nanna's which will hopefully be a good rest. Lodges that are by the edge of Windermere with Windermere, Brock Hole etc very near by. Only one more week to survive at work! Hurrah!
We've hit 2000 pages! How much have we chatted we in the last (almost) six years!
Thanks RF, think I'm in need of some proper fresh air! Just down the road from Brock Hole (think we can walk there) so hopefully will be good!
Happy Birthday to the twins!
And good luck EF if the scan is tomorrow x
Hey hey - 2000 pages and 6 years of chat! Wow!
Congrats on new job RF - looking forward to 8pm Sunday night on BBC2
Happy birthday to the twins Lotte! And to Isabelle for Friday Vixo.
Good news on the run Anj, hope Evie settling in to swing of things and hubby's hand on mend.
Bugger on leg CM
Hope physio sorts you Sonya!
What are everyones VLM numbers - was great fun using the tracker last year, I've not got a marathon in me so enjoyed viacriously running it through you lot on here that do have marathons in you)
hello just been lurking last few days. yes 20 wk scan tomorrow. pretty nervous. discovered this am that andy even worse than me so fairly tense! still if it goes ok then it is a big milestone out the way. thanks for good wishes, will update tomorrow! esp as kindle blooming nightmare to post on.
oh blimey RF - that must have been so gutting!!
hope Os slept last night, TTid
JT - no way, not another one. waaah! hope you have great hols tho
EF - am sending positive vibes. let us know how you get on xx
happy birthday to Cameron and Lewis .
i am off to podiatrist today to see about my orthotics. not that i will be able to run any time soon. but my last runners wore right through to the hard ridged plastic on the inside of both feet very quickly so something obvs not right. best to try and get them sorted and then i can wear them when i go out walking too. that should help a bit.
Me too. I used to get tonnes out around 10pm, or first thing in the morning feed hubbie used to do for me too. I used to express at 5.45am, leave in the fridge and go for a run!!
Right need to clean the loos then go for an wee trot in the sun, just the 8 miles easy today. Lush!! I love easy weeks.
Freezing here today -5 first thing, ridiculous weather, so waiting until it's warmer so can enjoy the sun more!!
We have the freezing too MM, like you, am looking forward to Spring proper, although birds are singing their little hearts out and in the sunshine, away from the wind it feels grand!
EF - fingers and toes crossed for you (())
Happy Birthday to your twins Lotte - hope they have a lovely day
Wow 2000 pages, flicked back and was reading some of the opening pages of entries - so funny looking back ... I kept describing Scarlett as a delight, a happy smiley little thing ... hmmm
Wow TTid - 5 hours, that sounds good going to me!
I used to express in evening after the bedtime (7ish) feed, and usually get loads, but then milk production was never a problem for me, just consuming enough calories to cope with it, and the fact it used to just go everywhere at start of feeds!!
Whoops to the early get-up RF ...
JT - nooooooo - the wellness vibes are not getting through are they?! Hang in until Easter, not long now, sounds like a nice break.
Absolutely full of snot today - so not much sleep last night between not being able to breathe and Scarlett wandering through at random times to (a) have her back scratched and (b) just because she was awake - aaaah! Anyhoo at least cold has broken now and hopefully it will work it's way out!!! 9.5 miles round forest and felt better than I thought I would 9mm avg.
Hope your easy 8 was nice MM, I did the loo cleaning the other day! all the lovely jobs hey!!
yes, it's very sunny here too. at least it's not windy like it was on mon / tues. it was SOOO cold in the wind that it was taking my breath away
spent over an hour at the podiatrist today. she looked back through the 10 years of notes and injuries and said 'you've never had a period without injury have you?' and she's right. it's one thing after another - always back problems but on top of that tendonitis (tibialis posterior and achilles), knee problems, piriformis, hip problems, hamstrings, and now the calf tear. she actually isn't happy with my shoes but the problem is that i get my orthotics prescribed and then when i go to choose running shoes and run in them, i get told i need motion control shoes as well because i wobble all over the place. she thinks i have too much support now, but who knows!? anyway, she did all the scans and stuff and then said that, other than having a heel raise put in (because i have leg length discrepancy due to my scoliosis), she wants to try me in a totally neutral pair of orthotics. she wants me to wear them all the time in all my shoes (which i must admit i haven't been doing). i then need to go back and as i start running again, we will see how it goes. she said my orthotics had had so many amendments and tweaks made to them that she had no idea whether they were doing what they needed to do (plus they needed replacing anyway), so she wanted to start from scratch again. since i won't be running for ages, i'm cool with that. as i increase my walks and start jogging, we'll soon see what is needed.
Lush bowl of tomato soup and toast with cottage cheese, marmite and ham. Yum! Feeling better now although still hungry so will have some more food in a bit. Also rather worried a cold has surfaced. Nice easy plod in the sunshine though. Actually wore shorts but did have my calf guards on too. Its March for goodness sake and my legs liked some sun exposure even if it was only 5 degree warmth!
Sounds promising on the orthotics front. Must admit am really happy with my new orthotics. They are made from carbon fibre and are so much lighter than my last pair and durable I reckon too.
Yes happy birthday for the twins Lotte. Happy days. They are all growing up so fast hey!
Got the tesco vouchers sorted. They have emailed me the pizza express vouchers so still on for our cheap meal tom night and have Longleat passes for April too. Hurrah! Then have to wait till May to get the other vouchers again. Just hope they don't get nicked again!
Best crack on before Sophie pick up time. Boys at a film night after school so shall attempt to do some gardening with S, but need to pop to supermarket too.
i had carbon fibre ones when i first had orthotics and really couldn't get on with them at all. they caused immense amounts of pain in my toe joints. the ones i have now are made of ... well... foam i guess? but they are pretty rigid. obviously not solid like the carbon fibre ones. but they don't 'give' when you try and squish them. unless they are reaching end of life. they need replacing every year. it's about £80 for an hour's assessment, including all the scans and a new pair of orthotics (altho today i got given 3 pairs?? not sure why!! think she felt sorry for me). then for the next year you go back and get them adjusted as many times as you need and get them maintained. then if you just need a new pair of orthotics the following year, it's £30 or so and again you can get them adjusted / maintained. but if you need a full assessment, then it's another £80. i don't think that's too bad really. not when you think that physio is £35 a pop!!
Happy Birthday Lewis and Cameron! And Isabelle too! The last 5 years have definitely flown. Benedict managed to push himself up to standing on the bottom of the stairs this week and then let go with both hands - he didn't even realise he did it. Not really wanting my baby to turn into a toddler quite yet!
EF - good luck for tomorrow!
Hoggle, my friend had a prolapsed disc removed, hope you can get it sorted xx
Ooh where do you go CM? I keep thinking I should look into orthotics so that seems like a pretty good deal. Hope they get you sorted soon.
MM - I was with you till I got to the cottage cheese and marmite! I think I'll stick with my prawn mayo butty! Gorgeous day for a run though. We're off to Longleat this weekend, don't think the weather is supposed to stay!
EF - hope all is well
TT - that is so funny about your friend!
RF - rah! just the type of thing I'd do, but not to the excess of TT's friend!
CC - hope that you're ok, I think the wellness vibes may be returning though, keeping everything crossed that I am getting better and it's not the steroids making me think I am! Timescales fit with abx etc though.
MR - I'd like to be tracking too, it's was also really great fun to see what everyone was saying about me whilst running after the event
Feeling a lot better today. Think antibiotics are working, difference in 12 hours is emmense so hopefully nipped it in the bud. Peak flow back on the up so everything pointing in right direction.
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