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How do you get going again after pregnancy?

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21/05/2015 at 08:47
Thanks Kinsey. Good to know it's not just me. I am also in the dog house with my eldest because I squashed a cockroach! Apparently he liked the cockroach and I was mean to kill it. He was in floods of tears and we had a big row. I pointed out that he and his friends spend the lunch breaks at school torturing ants but apparently that is different because ants can bite you. One of those days when I just want to go back to bed
21/05/2015 at 10:17

Must be tantrum season.  We had 5 separate meltdowns during lunch out last weekend.  But I suppose they were all major traumas in a 3 year old's mind:

"Ok, do you want pasta, a sandwich or sausages for lunch?"

"I don't want sausages!!!"

"Ok, how about pasta?"

"I......DON'T......WANT.......SAUSAGES!!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*

"You don't have to have sausages - what do you want?"


"I......DON'T......WANT.......SAUSAGES!!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*

(repeat ad nauseam)

Eventually ordered pasta.  Sister had fish fingers.  Fish fingers came on a red plate, pasta on yellow.

"I didn't want yellow. I wanted red"   *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream* etc., etc., etc.

"I didn't want water in a cup, I wanted a bottle!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*.....

"I can get my own fork!  I don't want that fork!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*

"I wanted to sit on the red chair.  YOU sit on the brown chair.  DO IT NOW!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*.......


At least she's consistent.....

Camlo    pirate
21/05/2015 at 22:09

Nightmare.... We are just about of of the random tantrum stage but every now and again Archie will still lose it and we almost have to jump out of the way! Why dont restaurants know that coloured plates are a certain cause of arguements! 

Hope results are ok Nessie

Just realised next week is half term but naughty mummy has not booked football and not got childcare for Thurs or fri.....oops. 

21/05/2015 at 22:22

Ooft. We are just entering tantrum time. Gonna be a long road. 

22/05/2015 at 16:21

Oh Nessie, what a nightmare!  Oscar's latest is 'I do it!'.  I've given up fighting that one as it's usually something he can't do like opening a wrapper on food or reading a book so I just let him try and the next thing is 'mummy help me'.  He's also specializing in the 'I don't want it' about something you give him to eat.  Instead of forcing the matter now I just put it out of his reach and only give it to him when he then decides he DOES want it.  I have a 2 strike rule on that one though, after the 2nd 'I don't want it' it goes for good!  Who knows what I will have resorted to in 2 weeks after 2 whole weeks of parenting alone, I'm sure he'll get away with murder as my nerves and patience wear even thinner!

LOL about the cockroach, nasty great things.  I'm trying so hard not to pass on any of my bug hang-ups to my kids so have to remain all cool when the big suckers walk through and casually scoop them up in the dustpan and throw them outside (rather then standing on a chair and throwing rolled up socks at them while screaming like a baby!).

22/05/2015 at 17:14

Urgh - could probably not cope very well with cockroaches - ewk!

B is the same when he grumpy - nothing is right and its all wrong and he's going to make sure she all know about it!  Its tiring!

I'm in that phase of thinking he will totally not be prepared for school next September as he really doesn't want to try potty training and is not interested in getting dressed by himself.  I think I also felt like that about Aidan though so I think I'm just doing a bit of advanced worrying as we have 16 months to sort it out!!

Camlo    pirate
23/05/2015 at 18:09

Yuck to bugs....

kinsey - no point stressing about getting ready for school, it will just happen when he is ready. 

Tt - i love 2 strikes rule, however i hate throwing food out so either let them have it after i have said no or eat it myself..... Not good. 

Did my 5 (and a half) hour bike ride this morning and covered over 70 hilly miles then quick shoe change and ran 4 in 40mins which would be fab if i could hit that running pace on race day. Found a lamb stuck in a branch so stopped to help but its leg was totally broken so when it was free it was walking on 3 legs with the 4th just dangling... i could see a farm across the road so put a hill sprint in too. 


26/05/2015 at 12:32
Where is everyone? Hope you all had a good weekend. Just 5 more sleeps before my marathon run. Feeling a bit scared and fighting off a cold which isn't great.
I'm just hoping I don't wreck my legs too badly in the process but also a bit excited and think all the support and preparation has been a good distraction for my friend and her husband as she recovers from surgery.

Camlo it sounds like your training is going really well. It is so hard to keep going at that level but you are getting there. Must only be a few weeks now until taper? Rescuing lambs is an impressive side line

Kinsey 16 months until school sounds like a long time to me. They change and develop so quickly at that age. Am enjoying all the tantrum tales. They make me feel a bit better about my youngest. We toilet trained him about 6 months ago just after he was 2 but poos can still be a bit hit or miss. And he has been regressing on both over the last week or so. I have to remember that my eldest was still in nappies until after he was 3 so he is still very young but man it's hard to keep cool about it.

Any results yet Nessie?
26/05/2015 at 17:22

I know it is daft to worry, it just seems to be one of those things that niggles with me and then they are fine when it comes to it!

Good luck on your run BP!

Poor lamb Camlo, well done on the bike ride though! 

Camlo    pirate
31/05/2015 at 23:08

How was marathon BP????

Hubby just taken on extra work so right when i am hitting biggest training weeks i am going to have to cover more childcare, housework, shopping, washing etc etc. Find it really hard to to squeeze training into my life as it is!! 

01/06/2015 at 12:51

Thanks for remembering Camlo!  We did it   3 of us, me, my friend's husband and another friend of his ran 42kms, over 500m of ascent and had a great time.  We set off at 6am and were done by 11am and 5 hours somehow flew by.  We took it very steady and walked a lot of the hills and the last 10kms were hard (and particularly hilly) but by then we knew we'd make it.  Very happy for my friend's hubby as 6 months ago his longest run was 5km and he was hurting by the end.  We had a great welcome from our families and friends at the finish, lots of families from my son's school turned up.  And my friend had made individual medals for each of us despite being only just over 2 weeks post surgery .  Between us we raised more than $12,000 for Breast Cancer Institute Australia so was very worthwhile.  I am sore now though   I dread to think how you would feel if you ran/raced the whole thing but its good to know I can do a looong run if I put my mind to it.  

01/06/2015 at 12:56

Sorry to hear about hubby's work Camlo - it can't be long until taper though?  Extra childcare, housework etc. doesn't sound conducive to taper either though .  Hopefully you will find a way to make it work - you are so close now.

Totally understandable to worry Kinsey.  I do it all the time.  I know I should be grateful for healthy, happy kids but there are so many pressures out there.  How are the tantrums?  We have had a slightly calmer few days and a lot less accidents.  Have resorted to chocolates and reward chart but need to get this sorted before our UK trip .

Camlo    pirate
01/06/2015 at 22:20

Wow well done BP! Was that your 1st mara distance? 

Want to do an open water swim tomorrow but need to find someone to come and watch in case i drown! 

02/06/2015 at 14:12
It's quiet on here. Yes Camlo first marathon. I have only done half marathons in the past and my last half was nearly 5 years ago in Truro, Cornwall! I usually get injured when I increase distance so have been concentrating on speed and 5/10kms for the past few years so training for this run has made a really nice change. Not sure what my next challenge will be but I would like to keep some long runs in my schedule if I can. My legs feel much better today which is exciting. I almost want to go for a run!!!

Where will you do your open water swim? I love ocean swimming and there is lots of it where I live. It's definitely worth getting as much practice in as you can as it is different to pool swimming, although quite easy to make the switch. What are water temps like at the moment over there? Hope you have found someone to watch out for you. How many weeks to go now?
02/06/2015 at 15:46

Well done Blossom.  Sounds like you had a really good run.  I've run 10 marathons and my fastest is 5:17, and that was flat!  Brilliant amount you raised too - worth a bit of pain.

Well, I'm just back from A1's school sports - freezing cold and the rain didn't quite manage to stay off until the end, but all the kids seemed to be having fun.  A1 came last in all her races, but she did have a sore ankle after daddy taking her out to practice last night (bad enough) and letting her sprint on concrete with no warm up!  I was fuming.  Still, she tried her hardest, and to be honest would probably have had similar results, as she has my athletic prowess (i.e. none).

However, despite my lack of speed, I managed to come second in the mums' race.  Ok, there were only 4 of us brave enough to start, but hey, who cares.  And the winner was a fitness instructor in full lycra get up.  So moral victory to me, I think, as I was in my work clothes and waterproof jacket.  (The trail shoes helped, and weren't too obvious under my boot-cut trousers......)

02/06/2015 at 21:11

Well done Nessie!  I haven't made it to one of lou's sports days yet so have avoided mums race Thus far. Andy did the dad's race and said it was carnage!

Camlo    pirate
02/06/2015 at 22:32

BP - sounds like the preparation was perfect if you are not suffering today. A short, gentle jog may be ok. 

Yay to mums race Nessie! EF - you cant avoid it forever! 

I got a call from someone wanting company in the lake so thankfully search was not necessary. Rain and gales meant it was choppy and much colder than last week (Think it about 10-14 degrees?)  The lake is only 20 mins away whereas the sea would be a good hour away and the lake is safe with noone around so can leave clothes, keys etc at the edge without fear of them being swiped. I thought i did 1900m which would have been half my ironman distance but then hubby told me my watch is in yards..... Grrrr.


03/06/2015 at 11:34

Hello everyone, After some advice please me and my boyfriend have been talking about trying for a baby. We have been together for nearly 3 years, lots has happened in those 3 years including a miscarriage at 12 weeks in 2013. My boyfriend has 2 girls from a previous marriage and the x wife has not been very nice and has caused lots of problems. I've been running since I was 17 and next week I will be 35   and I've only recently got back to some kind of fitness. As my boyfriend didn't like all the training I did at the beginning of our relationship but he's now ok with it So I'm basically scared as I've only just got some fitness back. I just don't know what to do !!!   To try or wait a bit longer ???

03/06/2015 at 12:25
Wow Camlo you are amazing swimming 1900m (yards not much less surely?) in a gale and that temperature. When we lived in the UK my hubby and I used to surf year round. I can hardly believe it now but there is something invigorating about it. I hope the water and weather warms up a bit or we will feel the difference when we are in cornwall in July!

Love the mums race Nessie - definitely a moral victory. I haven't done one yet but I know I would be unbelievably competitive.

Hi Trigirl. I'd go for it. It does affect your fitness but in the scheme of things it's not that long and it is worth it
03/06/2015 at 12:58

Hi Trigirl - I'd say if you think you want to start trying then just do it as it may take a little while to conceive and you can keep training up until then.  I think most of us found we could train for longer and get fitness back fairly easily after our first, its just fitting it all in and listening to your body and not overdoing it that is key.  Good luck!

Well done Camlo - especially with the weather we were having!  I'd have stayed indoors!

Nessie - well done!  I'm a parents race shirker too, if they did a proper race I might do it, but the whole turn up on skiddy grass and try not to fall over aspect means I'd rather leave it to others!!

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