How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Xpost MM - well done on the job offers, that's fantastic!
Great racing going on! And now EF has a PPB
Congratulations on the job, MM, that is amazing news.
TTid - sorry about your friend . Hope all goes well with nursery for Oscar.
Got back from hols last night so back to reality today with a mountain of washing and cat mess to clean up! Moomin has bowel issues so the kitchen was an interesting sight when we got in... Someone was coming in to feed them but obviously didn't expect them to clean up shi*e. Then again, I would have done. Well, I say ME, but it is Ben due to my current condition
Holiday was fabulous though, and now feel very relaxed.Had some great walks (and runs!) in the mountains. Beautiful, unspoilt terrain with virtually no-one else around. I do still have quite bad DOMS from the 5 miler on Saturday - it was 2.5 miles and up 2,5 down (trashed quads from the down!). Good job I really need to rest now. I mean, all I have done this morning is mopped the floor and done the washing and I feel like I need to go to bed! The last few days I have started to feel very sick - frustratingly not actually being sick - and there are very few foods that I fancy. My staple diet at the moment is crisps , and I can't even eat many of them! Oh well, I am sure it will pass. I hope so - I am wasting away!!!
Quick posting as busy here and virtually no 'me time' at the moment - bah.
Fantastic news MM on the job, hope they can find you some extra pennies, am sure it's the right decision, but again, how fabby is that - great interviews and TWO job offers ... hope you are feeling up there with confidence at the moment!
Tatty - boo to feeling nauseaous and wasting away - we cannot have that ... am sure taste buds will sort themselves out though. Hols sound lovely
Woohoo to Karen and the PB, pacing - well I always get that wrong when I race these days as I race so rarely, and do speed work so rarely!!!
Can't remember anything else, will try and read back later.
Full-on day entertaining parents and kids yesterday ... snowing and freezing so did Dufftown to Keith steam railway, everything did look pretty in the snow and journeys short enough for kids not to go too mad!! Lunch in Aberlour and then walk along banks of Spey in the sleet and occasional sun ray and playground afterwards. Sadly missed hubby who was out biking with boys in morning and left for airport before we returned!!
Parents gone out on own today - phew!! (how ungrateful does that sound? sorry, I am mean but they are quite hard work at the mo - you forget how set in their ways they become until they stay a while!!; BUT kids are loving them here and parents are fab with kids in the morning when I want a few extra minutes of shut-eye). Anyways biking this morning in forest with our friends - few snow showers but sunny now so currently on trampoline.
Will be glad to go to work on Weds morning for a rest!!
Running really not great these holidays - looking forward to getting back to it properly next week, still have about 11 weeks until my 28-miler but need to start clocking a few 18 and 20+ milers ...
Oh goodness JT, you don't need all that juggling along with everything else (())
Hoggle - must have missed you somehow - it's just so sad, but I agree with the others that you are being fabulous and for your friend, I imagine, just knowing she CAN contact you if she wants to is as reassuring as if and when she actually does.
Bleugh to the cat leavings TBogle!!
Brookie - yay to exercise in the sunshine, helps with so many other things.
Mum and dad had a lovely day out today and things seem to have settled down a bit in the house so we can spend the next few days enjoying each others company rather than sniping at each other!!! Families are funny aren't they? And I am very fortunate as my parents ARE fab and we have a good relationship as a rule.
Um - running kit: shoes: 5 ( 2 x trail, 1 x road, 1 x minimal, 1 x not for running) shorts: 5 ( 2 pairs I don't wear so should be banished), Tights: 2 (have just thrown pair out), 1 x skort, 1 x knee length, 3 t-shirts, 3 long-sleeved. Not too bad I think really??
Oh Anj, been there just recently. Nightmare. No idea on that front, have to ask pharmacist if your doc I guess.
Glad O enjoyed nursery TT. So hard for you having to work again so soon though...
Shoes - I have loads in various stages, 3 steady running road shoes, that I use for off road too tbh, two lighter pairs for training/racing, one pair of light racing flats for 5ks etc, off roaders, xc spikes and 2 pairs of others for dossing around in. Also have a lot of running clothes, 2 capris, 4 pairs of tights, 6+ pairs of shorts, 6+ LS tops, 6+ vests, 4-ish t-shirts, 1 x running jacket and a few warmer tops/fleeces.
Good news today. Harry has just been discharged from the orthoptist for his eyesight, so just normal optician from now on every year which is much easier. Sophie just to go now and she reckons it won't be long till her eyesight is good enough to not wear glasses.
Full of cold sadly. Its finally hit me. Quite relieved tbh as just been fighting it off for weeks now and just what it over with. So going to rest until better as makes no difference now.
Right she wants lunch so best get on...
oh dear, MM - not another cold. grr!
JT - sorry to hear about your uncle, but do hope that things are settling down for everyone now
boo to full time work already, TTid. US holiday allowances are really mean; but i guess if you run your own business, taking holiday at any time is hard to justify!
great news re: Harry, MM. E was also discharged from orthoptist last year. Her astigmatism has got worse since then but they still aren't worried about sending her back. she will always have to wear glasses. in fact, i have just ordered her some sunglasses today
back to GP this morning for J's eczema. makes a difference when you get a lovely GP for a change. she was so kind and gave me loads of information (some of which i knew from my own experiences, but some was new, as J's eczema is not contact based which mine is).
i only have one pair of running shoes. haha. i need some trail shoes too, and i need to replace the road shoes i have as they are the wrong type for my orthotics
in fact my kids have more pairs of shoes than i have, i reckon. i have one pair of boots which i wear in the winter. i always really struggle when it comes to the summer as i can't find shoes which don't rub me! i buy a pair every year and then curse because they hurt (only ever buy clarks etc as i have such wide feet). i also have running shoes, snow boots, walking boots and wellies. E has a pair of shoes from clarks, trainers, wellies, boots, a pair of red shoes from Asda and a pair of pink sparkly shoes for parties; oh and 2 pairs of snowboots! and ballet shoes. even J has school shoes, trainers, wellies, snowboots and football shoes! for the summer they will both have crocs too.
I have a pair of Merrell sandals I live in during the summer, I mean literally live in, last pair fell to pieces!! Are not especially dressy but do look reasonably smart (I wear to work anyway) and just soooooo comfy.
I do have a bit of a boot thing going on but mainly cos I rarely wear shoes and boots out - must be light on my feet or something - and I have some going back years!!! Faves are my Merrell winter ones (from last Christma) my brown leather Converse (over eight years old now), a pair of black FLY ankle boots from two years back and some fabby cowboy lookielikie boots I got in sale from Shuh for £25 (brown with flowers embroidered over them which is why I LOVE them!!).
Oh no to the vomming Tatty
Can't believe you are 'back at work' TTid already, only seems like yesterday you had him ... glad he survived his first day OK and hope the sleep fairies visit
Bugger to the cold MM, but good to listen to body (or be able to anyway!), hope it goes quick. Fab news re the eyes though.
Trip to Inverness today with kids and parents - walk round Floral Hall (hot house and gardens, small place but felt like summer in the hot house!!), then nice walk along Caledonian canal after lunch - will be a great place to take kids and bikes - dead flat and wide path. Back home and getting kids bath/bed etc.
Anj - boo to threadworms, hope you eliminate them quickly. Not sure re the bfeeding - nothing on packet? Chemist should be able to advise I would think ...
NEED to run ... NEED to run ... NEED to run!!!! Work tomorrow morning, perhaps squeeze one in before heading back home. Parents looking after kids while I work.
Karen - well done!
Anj - I'm sure you can worm yourself when BF, as dogs can certainly be wormed when preggers and feeding But check the bottle/ask the pharmacist.
Plotting with my friend where to watch VLM this yr. Think we'll be in Rotherhithe around mile 9, so we see Mo. So anyone running can you post your numbers, outfits(!) and expected time at mile 9 - time of day would help as I have no idea what time the thing even starts! And I will write it down this time.......MM, Minks, Camlo, anyoe else?
Chippenham vest (white with blue stripe)
Black shorts with pink trim
Black trainers with pink trim
Hmmm! Expected time for 9 miles: Anything from 11am to 11.15am I reckon? Start is 10am.
Ooo dinner ready. Like this being lazy lark, well for a few days anyway!!
Oh and hubbie planning on going to rotherhithe too. 3 kids with his Dad, should be easy to spot!
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