Belated thanks for the birthday wishes, and the well wishes for my dad. He's still in hospital but recovering well, and the most important thing is he's finally getting some rest! It's not been the best week or so... my little hamster passed away the day I got back from London. G was looking after her and said she seemed fine until then (apart from behaving a bit oddly by moving her bedding), so it appears to have been quite sudden and was probably just old age.
Anyway... have had a quick read back so some catching up...
Alehouse, glad your son found somewhere
Excellent PB 7daughters, well done!
Stickless, really sorry to hear of your DNF, but good that you're already thinking ahead. Take care.
Hello and welcome, LBL, Pink and Max's Mum
Glad the Christening went well Alex, and well done on the weight loss! My mission starts again today, after a shocking week of very little training and too much cheese.
LMH, good to hear you're starting to build up again.
Well done on the swimming breakthrough, Blisters! Sounds ace to me.
Nice 2 miler, Wabo! Well done.
Good result for Germany, Chickadeee - I was cheering your guys on!
What: 4 miles steady
Why: My behind was threatening to move into another continent
Last hard: Everything at the moment
Last rest: yesterday
Was on the other side of the fence yesterday watching G run a local 8.5 mile event. He ran very well - finished in 1:18 despite the congestion (and hills!), and still managed to bake me some Italian biscuits when we got back
Belated thanks for the birthday wishes, and for the well wishes for Papa MO He's still in hospital, but being treated and recovering well. He'll be in another week or so, but doesn't mind so much as it coincides with Euro 2012!
Was thinking of you and your mum Nam - hope she feels much better soon.
Hello Mima, sorry to hear your sad news When things were really crap for me, a friend told me to do something nice for myself every day - so I did. Whether it was a run along the canal, getting myself some nice chocolate, or a DIY pedicure, I made a conscious effort to do things that were purely for me and no-one else. It won't stop the hurt, but it will be a small way to take some of the time out you need. Take care x
Hello SP, hope you're enjoying Jersey!
TP, I hope you feel better tomorrow and that the conference goes as well as possible.
Last week was generally a nightmare here. Dolly the hamster sadly passed away the day I got back She was quite old for a dwarf hammie (over 2 years), but had seemed fine when I left, and G said she was ok when he saw her the day before, as in active and eating... although he thought she was acting oddly by moving her bedding to a different spot. Very sad to lose her, but she was already about a year old when we got her and was the friendliest little hamster I've ever met, so feel very lucky to have had 13 months with her.
As for the running, have barely done any to speak of in the last couple of weeks! Hope everyone else is faring better!
Have a great trip LMH! Re iron, I have reduced the supplement I've been taking so that might be it... probably not a good idea the month after a marathon!
Emzap, , sorry to hear your marathon debut didnt go as smoothly as it should have, but if you still achieved a time you were happy with then you should be very proud I can recommend VLM or Amsterdam - fantastic organisation and lovely races, although very different. Also Abingdon, but you need to get in quick for that one.
Well raced the other night, Wabo!
Well, today is my birthday - I'm a year off vet age, but the trauma has been displaced by my dad being taken into hospital with an infected leg ulcer. He seems to be doing ok, but I'm going down today to spend a few days with him and do some stuff around the house etc. Probably won't get to post over the next few days, so hope you all have a fab long weekend - and good luck to any racers!
Why: No time!
Last hard: Fitting 4 days worth of stuff into a small bag
Last rest: Wednesday
The trauma of turning 34 today has been well and truly overshadowed by my dad being taken into hospital I spoke to him yesterday and he sounded ok, just hoping they can sort this ulcer out once and for all! I'm off to visit him for a few days so probably won't get to post... hope you all have a lovely extended weekend!
Brilliant to see our thread romance progressing so well by the way *waves to BDB and SP*