Follow Wotsit as she embarks on her sub-4:30 FLM campaign (Mentor: Nick Anderson)
What Abs said. I absolutely don't want to go and see football! Premiership football is better quality than olympic football and cheaper to watch. Especially when you're talking about seeing it in Coventry's Ricoh stadium... oooh, the excitement
Dreadful couple of weeks in our house, most thankful the worst is all over. Just everything coming together at once, to a poitn where Wickett and I managed to spend 4 waking hours together in 10 days and most of those were spent barking instructions and bickering. Not the best. We do, however, have an evening together ALONE tonight, kids are off for a sleepover at Grandma's house I am looking forward to a lie in, followed by a relaxing morning with Wickett off for a long run, while I stay home alone. Probably. Or more likely get talked into doing the first 5 miles with him...
I'm loving the sound of cycling the Tour stage! How far?
My contract ends on Wednesday. I've got an interview on Friday for something new, tutoring not teaching, less money but not marking/preparing which offsets it. We shall see. After that, I am all done for the summer, which from a position of barely seeing my family for the last 2 weeks, sounds very lovely. Might change my mind in August, when there is no money!
Sounds so familiar Wotsit - they say tough time at work, easier at home but it never works out that way here. If we both work all hours, the sniping steps a gear for sure. Have a lovely evening and good luck for the interview - sure you will breeze through it.
Tour stage is 125 miles - it is the long stage, the East Anglia one and will all be set up to replicate it. We will be doing half of that, purely because B still waiting for hernia op and he thinks 100k is achievable if it clashes whereas 200k is not. Am looking forward to it though and may carry on with the cycling and do a Duathlon at the end of the summer. Currently browsing the net for cycling shoes.
Hubby now going shopping with the kids - F has made a list of all things she wants to get Mum for birthday - bless her. Relaxing few hours in bed or housework???
no autumn challenge but one for 2015, lol!
ooh this wine is good!
Hope you had a lovely birthday, Abs?
School sports day today. And day 3 of me running every day. Wonder how long I will manage to keep it up? Reckon at the moment that 5k every day is much more easily achieveable than running less often for longer, especially given the temperatures. I am such a wimp.
Was sports day rained back on??
To run in these temperatures at all is a good thing, no wimps here - sure that 5k every day does wonders for the fitness. I am not running every day but trying to do something. Mixing running cycling and pilates. Do now have some goals - a 10k on 11th Sept and a half on 9th October - the half is in Peterborough, nice and flat i hear Will increase the running after the bike ride thingy. No hernia appt as yet - looking good that he will not be cycling during the recovery phase.
No - I wrote the post this morning, pre-run, but it only actively posted when I switched the laptop back on this afternoon. Poor kids, they were gutted
This morning's run felt a whole heap easier. Wonder whether that is because its the 3rd day or just because it was cooler and less humid? I certainly felt more able to push today. Which is nice.
Any news from Gladrags? I worry when people go quiet.
nope am still alive - and no major dramas here. bootcamp finished last week and have the sumer off before doing another month.
came second in the Mums race at sports day!
and had horrific run this morning. was running back from tower bridge along the thames path when my stomach suddenly went completely liquid. miles from anywhere (or at leat from any public loos) and no phone on me. am not going to go into detail but really really had one of the worst hours of my running career.... stomach now on the mend.
would lower my sights to my usual 3 miler round greenwich park tomorrow but it's closed off for some pre-olympic trial run thing with the horses. harumph. the residents consultation process never mentioned anything about closing the entire park for eweks on end the year before the olympics???
running every day? why? agree that 5k a day sounds v manageable but is that the reality? won't it start bringing all the niggles to the fore?
how did the interview go?
Well, I've got this niggly ankle thing and resting it has made no difference and it doesn't like me going much over 5k, so the only way to do any reasonable running is to do fewer miles, more frequently. Plus its a bit of a nod to not working - everything has taken such a back seat to work in recent weeks that it is nice to find space in every day that is just for me. I washed the kitchen & bathroom floors as a cool down today (last week was the end of the cleaner, until I know I have work for next term) and the house has to take priority a bit too, as it is a bomb site. When busy I tend to stuff things in cupboards, rather than sorting it properly. My cupboards are about to do that comedy explosion you see in cartoons!
Repeatedly closed park sounds a bit of a PITA. Not surprised they kept that one quiet!
Blurgh to the stomach, there seems to be a lot of tummy bugs doing the rounds here. Not even a she-pee would help you with that one!
Congratulations on sports day. No parents races at ours due to previous over-competitiveness. Not sure whether I'm pleased or cross about it. Its a pressure, when everyone knows you run!
Day 4 run complete. I'll be missing Saturday due to the school summer fayre. Then 6 more days till we go on holiday (and I stop running for a bit!) Woo hoo!
hello! - Mum's op went well yesterday and determined woman that she is, she was sitting up in bed this morning when we arrived in intensive care. if she can carry on fighting like this - she'll be fine! am increasingly convinced that strength of character can be inherited!
great running wotsit - have you carried on? news of dodgy toes and dodgy hotdogs don't sound too good?
managed a 4 mile run after seeing mum today. ran round greenwich park and got very cross - park wupposed to have fully reopened by 12 july after trial horsey events before the olympics but.... vast chunks of the place are still closed to the public and they have yet to start dismantling the dressage stadium - so it'll be another week at least. who do i complain to? seb coe?
inverness? remember the midge repellent! (think we might manage 5 days staying with friends. friends do now live in the south of france though - so am imagining lots of lounging while the kids swim?!!)
Delighted to hear it went well - have been thinking about you both. Definately think that strength of character is passed on and suspect that in the face of illness a lot of women pull out a strength that they'd kept hidden before. Funny that it isn''t seen as a very feminine characteristic when, if you think about it, the quiet strength you need to be a good mother and advocate for your family, never mind go through childbirth is pretty amazing.
Hope her recovery goes smoothly.
How frustrating about the park! Do you have Seb's email address?
I did 6m last night, which is the furthest for nearly a month. I've also run as many miles in 2 weeks as in the whole of last month. Think the sporadic runs were playing havoc with me. I've got one aching patch down the side of my foot and unfortunately caught exactly that patch on something in the shed yesterday It feels all a bit odd this morning and I'm trying to decide whether to ditch the final run of my week in favour of last minute packing and sorting before we go away.
Majorca for 2 weeks, from tomorrow. Rain forecast for Monday!
So glad it went well Gladrags - what amazing strength and courage. Completely agree that women just seem to have that inner strength - i think Wotsits words say it all. Best wishes for her recovery though.
I thought i had Sebs email address but must have misplaced it - probably with Mick Jaggers somewhere Nah - you should give them what for though.
Majorca - how fab, have a superb time.
Hope you are still enjoying the peace Tatty - is it still wine o clock??
And as for running - grrrrr! i am soooo slow but having turned into a little porker that is not surprising.
2 weeks in majorca - brilliant - suspect w is sunning herself (or rather wining herself!) as i type... hope she keeps up the running every day lark? impressive stuff.
yup - remain disgruntled about greenwich park still being partially closed. although oddly the bits that the horses ran on are in better condition than the rest - think they were protected by matting and sand so are actually v green and springy now. odd.
planned to run home from chelsea after seeing mum on sunday. made it to big ben before the heavens opened. wow. was so wet in 10 seconds that there really wsa no point in stopping to shelter (as the thousands of tourists did...) - ran all the way along whitehall to trafalgar square with not another soul in sight. blissful - if rather soggy! trainers were like sponges, and did think that i needed goggles at that point, the rain was that heavy. oh well - another memorable (if rather abridged) run to chalk up to experinece - got the train home rather than run the last 7 miles!!
wonder if i dare chance it again tomorrow???
running has drawn to a halt here as i have sole charge of the children this week and mr g has not been getting home (from new job) until 9ish ..... so have signed up for early morning bootcamp starting next week.
anyone see all the articles on dean kanazes (sp??) - last week? v impressive. he reckons the first time he ran he just decided he was going to do 30 miles, left the bar he was in and went. and he did it..... think the quote that has stuck with me the most is that he sometimes runs until "every cell in his body hurts". makes me feel like a right prat for my CBA days!
I am home. We had a lovely time. I like going away at the start of the holidays as they are now stretching out in front of me, starting with a week of drama and football clubs for the kids and me having some much needed time to sort. Hurrah! Back to running every day and might even get finally to ParkRun at the weekend. I won't run till every cell in my body hurts. That man is a bit mental.
Those new jobs are tricky things. Wickett's new one is still proving challenging from a coordinating and balancing point of view.
Hope everyone is well?
phew - not been on here for a bit!
tats - 2 month break in running? you're worse than me - i calculated i'veonly done 50 miles since my marathon - bringing my ytd total in at a measly 352..... in my defence there are a lot of bootcamps that count for zero miles.... have a half at the end of september so will try and build up to that.
but - there was some talk of an ultra? i could be persuaded. training starts in earnest when the kids gfo back to school.....
wotsit - agree that man is mental. do not sapire to hurting myself. intriguing that some people have the willpower to push themselves that hard though? when i think of some of my cba runs it seems really pathetic. what made me stop? why does he not have that problem? (and glad you had a good hol - my 2 both seem to have that adam ant white stripe on the nose - tihnk it's from scrunching face up in the sun??)
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