How do you get going again after pregnancy?
huge amounts of good luck, sprightly legs, settled tummies, clear heads and positive vibes to all who are racing this weekend. my friend is supposed to be doing her first mara in llanelli this weekend and came down with D&V yesterday and couldn't keep water down. she still has diarrhoea today and i think she knows she can't do it. how absolutely gutting for her. .
have had a truly unpleasant time in london this week. not london's fault but all to do with the solution director and client manager that i'm working with. they are truly obnoxious people. the solution director is very shouty and stressy and won't let me get a word in edgeways. everytime i tried to open my mouth yesterday he mouthed a 'shh' to me. he is so controlling. the client manager just sews confusion everywhere as she has no idea what she is doing. she is also very rude and abrupt. so all in all it's truly awful. i am back there again next week too. waaaaah
Just popping in to wish our Marathon competitors all the best.
Sadly I won't be joining you - I gave it all I could in training but I realised that something was badly wrong with me when I started getting slower and more tired instead of faster! I've just had a blood test to find out what is wrong with me so fingers crossed that it can be fixed.
I'll be out on the course as it goes past the end of my road so I'll look out for you all.
I'm glad that meeting me and Angelicals was one of the nicer aspects of doing the London marathon CC. It was lovely to meet both of you too!
Belated happy BIG birthday to Karen.
Good news on the peak flow JT
Hello. Not had a chance to post for ages. The holidays were so busy and we sort of had a no computers rule, we were away in the caravan and had visitors (BIL and family). I did have sneaky peaks at my phone to read I can't post on my phone for some reason. Then back to school on tuesday and yep, as CC says, its been a bit manic ever since. Plus it is so hard to catch up properly when you haven't been on for a while!
Feeling quite envious of the London crew. ITs not my favourite race but then when it comes around and there is all the hype you do miss not being there. Anyway I hope you all have brilliant runs, smash your targets and enjoy the day. Looking forward to following progress and hearing race reports. Can't believe its a year since Janie, Caro, PP, EF, Karen and I met up at VLM
Hope you find out whats up RB but that its nothing serious.
Belated birthday wishes to Karen on the big 40!
Take it easy EF, sorry to hear of your scare but glad all ok. I had two big bleeds with Dylan, at 15 and 19 weeks. Scared the bejesus out of me. First one I called the Dr in the middle of the night (you could then-a-days!) and she came and did an examination and said I was having a m/c get to hospital. Then the bleeding stopped and I had to wait until lunchtime the next day for a scan which showed all was ok. What an agonising wait. Low lying placenta but it moved up and didn't have any more bother after the 19 week bleed.
Have had a niggly knee for past week or so, so been on low (for me) mileage. 55 miles last week and nothing longer than 10 miles. Then today I went to see how far I could get and felt no pain so ended up bashing out a totally unfueled 20 miles this morning. Well wobbly by the end given I'd had nothing to eat since 6pm last night, was wishing I'd had carbs with my tea thats for sure. Pleased to have it in the bag though as hubby is away this weekend to some coaching workshop in Inverness so no other chance to attempt it.. Had almost given up on the idea of doing Edinburgh marathon in 5 weeks time but maybe there is still hope! Have a 15 mile trail race at Balmoral next weekend so will see how that goes and then make a decision.
Sorry not to name check everyone else. Will try to keep up from now on
Happy Birthday Karen! Well done on getting the last of the cake!
Hope everything is okay RB, one of my friends here has just had glandular fever, fingers crossed whatever they find is minor.
Good luck to everyone for Sunday - we have the inlaws here so I doubt I will see much of it unfortunately.
CM - some of your colleagues sound like utter muppets!
Am sure I'll be on here before tomorrow evening, but adding to all the other GOOD LUCK wishes to you, may you all fly round
RB - hope nothing serious, but glad to hear you are having a blood test as slowing down etc NOT good.
Lotte - good to hear from you, am sure if you recover properly you will be fine for Edinburgh, just make sure you've got all the ultra out of your legs - ie when they feel proper sprightly again. Wow to the unplanned 20-miler though!
I did 14 today, was originally planning an 18-miler but after yesterdays impromptu hilly 10, the day after the hill reps with 7 miles, I just knew I was asking for trouble!!! So I've run five days in a row this week and hoping to get an easy 6-8 in on Sunday. Mad weekend what with orienteering tomorrow and I am helping with the running of it and hubby out for his usual 60-mile bike ride on Sunday before departing in the afternoon, so knew I needed to get long run done today!
S had her first tennis lesson after school today - loved it so much she was crying as she didn't want it to end!
J & S had a fab assembly this morning - up int he woods to celebrate end of their Spring watch week. So lovely with the sun streaming through, but freezing. Lots of lovely sunshine now though and almost warm!!
CM - that sounds dreadful, boo to having to work with such imbeciles, and double-boo to having to go back for more next week.
For those of you not tieing yourself in knots about racing on Sunday, have a good weekend, for those racing, keep up the carb-loading.
And yes Lotte, know what you mean about not likeing the race but getting pangs when everyone else is doing it!!! I think my dislike of London is well documented but I do love the buzz about it.
Good Luck!! See you in Rotherhithe
JT - depends if you are going on your own or taking the kids? On a Full Colour Coded event WHITE is the absolute easiest, then YELLOW, ORANGE, etc. If it is a guide, J will go round YELLOW courses on his own now, after a year or so of me shadowing/advising him; S can do a WHITE with me shadowing her. I can get round an orange just fine, light green provides more challenge and I usually make stupid mistakes but mainly cos I can't run and read map at same time. First time I did one on my own I did an orange, figured better not to go too hard and make a total hash of it. If with kids the definitely YELLOW. Not all courses are created equal and there is the distance to consider too. Just bear in mind the scale of the map - nothing like a normal OS map ... good luck though, hope you enjoy. YAY to the biking, looking good
Vixo - that's my aim too!
Been reading but not much time to post so just a quickie to say good luck to all you marathon runners tomorrow. Sooooo pleased they've caught the second suspect so we can all enjoy it properly tomorrow.
Hubby let me have a nice lie-in this morning till 9.15 Better get dressed I suppose!
Glad you're ok EF, take it easy.
CM - boo to irritating male colleagues!
Sorry to anyone I've missed, enjoy the sunshine if you're lucky enough to have it
good luck camlo and hope my logistics advice works out!
also MM, JohBo, minks and who else?
fab night's camping last night. only made it as far as llantwit major which is only a few miles from cardiff - as M4 was stuffed westbound with 11 miles of stationery traffic. didn't fancy that, so we went for a campsite closer by. had lovely walk on the beach last night and i ran similar route this morning. then we went to merthyr mawr - area of huge sanddunes including the highest in europe - this morning and had lovely walk. cream tea for lunch (!) and home then for cleaning and wine and crisps as the sun went down in the garden. nice day
oh and RW won't load on my phone either
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