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Back home after a marathon few days. The funeral was as you would expect very very sad - an old school friend of ours led the service and it was in their lounge so very personal but just devastatingly sad. I really fear that the really hard stuff has yet to come though now that the funeral is over etc. I have told her that I will phone every few days and she can answer if she wants to talk and just ignore if not. The only thing that helped when my brother died was to talk talk talk and my friend is similar so thats the best I can do. Saw some dear old school friends which was lovely and stayed with my sister so that was a treat.
Wish I could have seen yout tv programme RF
Very very sad about your friends boy CC, also sad to hear about your Uncle JT ((()))
Caro - I have one disc that looks like a 70 year olds apparently but the rest are all healthy. The prolapse is really big so injections wouldn't help especially with the muscle weakness which is the real problem. I'm really glad that because its covered by ACC (accident compensation thingee) it means I don't have to go on a waiting list.
Now I have to get stuck in with work again
lots of tough sad times then - big hugs to Hoggle and JT.
No idea on the age of my spine, but I imagine I have the right ankle of a 70 year-old!!! Think I was 15 when I first really bu**ered it up.
Snow receding and sunshine today but more weather warnings of snow etc for end of week - met office said to prepare for more wild and challenging conditions!! Difficult to believe that for Scarlett's birthday last year we had a heatwave and were all in the garden in our shorts!
Oh Camlo. Nightmare times. We had more incidents on Monday and more tears and upset. I am going to talk to the Mum of the boy on friday as she takes her daughter to the same dance class. I am sure she would want to know what has been going on and and said.
Sounds like you are being an amazing friend Hoggle. Such a hard time. I can't imagine losing any of my babies, but it does happen to folk and I would hope I'd have some friends around me if it did.
I certainly have parts of me that are like a 70 yr old. Especially the last couple of days. Still so sore after running so slowly. Madness. Anyway hoping I'll make it round 15 today. Can cut short if it ain't happening. Still very snotty too. Just hope with 4 weeks to go I can get over it, recover and get the pace back.
lots of grotty stuff going on on here. sorry to hear about your uncle JT
i think you are right to approach the mum, MM, especially if you know her. i hope school are being supportive tho
i have had a frustrating morning. work is shite and i have been trying to find out for the last 2 weeks if E has been allocated a morning placement at nursery in addition to the afternoon. school told me that, if i worked 30hrs a week, she could do both morning and afternoon sessions as i am a single parent. so i have upped my hours to 30 from 1 april and supplied the paperwork (had to do it in that order as they needed it in writing) and now they say they don't have a space for her. i am gutted. i know it's nothing in comparison to what some of you are dealing with. but i have been in tears. she absolutely loves school and the reason i thought it was okay to up my hours before september (when she goes fulltime anyway) was that she would love to be in school fulltime. as a result of not getting a place, she will have to go to the local day nursery for an extra day (they will take her to school in the afternoon) and she is really not keen on going there. she is fine once she's there i think, but doesn't really like it anywhere near as much as school. i know it's a non-problem essentially, but i feel so guilty because i should just have waited until septembe, but when school mentioned about the full-time place, i thought it was a way of earning more money sooner than waiting for september. she will be so sad when i tell her she has to do an extra day at the nursery each week. fortunately i have loads of childcare vouchers, otherwise i would be shelling out for nursery fees, which i would be really cross about.
Oh CM - what a complete headache. Naughty of the nursery to suggest to you that she can do the sessions if they don't really have space. Is that likely to change any time soon - waiting list or something? With regard to E, I guess a lot depends on how you tell it to her ... if she detects that you are upset about it then I'd imagine it would be asking for her to play up and make scenes - certainly that's what I find with S. Whereas if I present things calmly, as a fait acomplice (sp??) she is much more reasonable. Hope it sorts itself out for you though, the sort of things that create lots of stress and hassle.
MM - boo to continuing bullying, but good if you can talk to the actual mum, she will probably be mortified and hopefully that will sort it. Please stop beating yourself up about Sunday - you had stinking cold!! realise you obviously didn't hit your target pace (don't know what you were hoping for? ... 1.2?), but am guessing you were not running at long slow run pace either?? The snot sounds horrible, nasty nasty bugs around still. Make sure you get over it proper. You've got loads of endurance so hopefully just a case of getting back on the pace. Horrible when you've had a disappointing race though - took me a fair while to stop beating myself up about my last London Mara (2010) even though I'd still done it in a time plenty of people would have been more than happy with!! (())
Ran just over 4 miles with a friend this morning - she hasn't run since Christmas so nice easy pace, then I did another 6.5 on my own so 10.7 miles in 1.35. Ankle/foot complaining but not interfering with running - yet ... but feeling quite sprightly anyway
Planning for S's party on Sat afternoon ... although will be interesting mad day as we have orienteering in the morning and severe weather warnings for Fri & Sat for more snow ... will hubby get home or not???
Think I am over it CC. So hard though as really wanted to use it as a guide of where I'm at. I thought I was in 85 shape as was only 10 secs behind my friend at the intercounties XC and she ran 85 at Bath. Still I did run 1:30:10/ I know I know what you all think. Well apart from Lotte who is super quick now, but it just felt awful from the gun too and it's never nice to race feeling like that.
I managed 15 at just over 8mm, legs still sore but good to see the 7.xx miles.
Will plan to get my speedwork in tom night on the treadmill, then have 22-ish on sunday with some pacey miles chucked in to get through. 10k in 10 days time which should give me some idea too.
Shocking weather you are getting. It's OK here, bit of sunshine on my run and I did wear shorts, with my calf guards!
Talking of Lotte, been thinking of her with her injury. How are you love?
Right peanut butter on toast scoffed off for more food and house sorting ...
I can relate to E CM as when M was doing pre school and nursery she much preferred the pre school by the end and really didnt want to go to the nursery - but obviously had to so I could work. I think once I went on mat leave with Eric and she no longer had to go to the nursery she was happier. Although we drive past the nursery all the time and she talks happily about it, and we were always pleased with the place. Annoying of them as you wouldn't have otherwise upped your hours.
At work today, finished consulting this morning to missed calls from child minder and e mails from hubby as she had got homd of him. Eric had a temp of 38.5 and wasn't himself. We hd to wake him up this morning which is unusual and hubby thought he felt warm, but he had milk, ate 1/2 banana and seemed fine so we didn't drug him. (more fool us!) Anyway he's had some calpol, lots of sleeps and cuddles and is ok, and hubby is hopefully going to leave work early to get him -she said he didn't have to go unless his temp went above 39.
I have my orthotics, am still breaking them in slowly. The left one is v raised up into my arch and not v comfy, and they are v hard, non flexible things. What are other people's like? My next ch up is June. I plan on starting running again in April, but I need some new shoes first. I know nothing about shoes and orthotics - do I now need totally different shoes? I'll obviously take the orthotics into the shop and try them on with shoes.
JT I hope your uncle's suffering is over soon. I think when I hear about aunts and uncles dying it hits home just how old my parents are........
Was thinking about Lotte too ... probably mad mad busy as ever, and hopefully healing??
I did a marathon a few years back now MM when I felt just like that. In all my training I had done so well and reckon I was on for a definite sub 4 hour, probs 3.45 but from the off felt leaden and HR was all over place, nearly bailed at half way but soldiered on, was awful and I ultimately did 4.01 (was trying to break 4 hours). Was gutted but then came down with stinking cold so that told the tale really! Anyway, good pace for you today.
Out of wind and in sun it is actually lovely, but really biting Easterly so today despite wearing my gloves my fingers were all white and wouldn't work for about an hour afterwards, so was wearing gloves and a shetland wool headband/earwarmer that Lotte gave me when she stayed last year. Is fab as lets the heat out top of head at same time!!
You need neutral shoes Caro. Other than that its whatever suits you and what your othortics fit into.
Mine are also hard things but guess I'm used to wearing them, they do give after a while and they do bed into your shoes. Worth persevering with I'm sure as I def get less injuries than I used to.
Nightmare about the school CM. I guess there is no solution unless you keep pestering and saying that they promised a space?
I think D&V is still rife everywhere Brookie, was chatting to another mum waiting at guitar lesson tonight (she's a teacher) and in her school there were nine teachers off vomiting ... one called her for help as she was going to be sick in the class!!! eek! Hang in there with feeling yeuch, it may lift. I found with both of mine I felt absolutely dire and shattered from weeks 6-14 and did not a lot apart from power walking, then at 14 weeks I started running again as felt so much better! Continued running until 20 weeks and after that spinning for a while, x-trainer, swimming, light weights, power walking right until the end. I did still feel pretty yeuch throughout with S but working out kept some of the nausea at bay.
bugger to stuffed tubes. Will be interesting to see how you are with the orthotics Caro. Hope E picks up.
Am off the hook on the fairy/ballet dancer cake - a surprise one will do - phew ...
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