Parkrun for me today too. Did a very short warm up and was very pleasantly surprised to run strongly, possibly clocking my fastest mile ever in mile 3 as I'd had a conservative start. Fab holiday, 8 Munros and over 16, 000 feet of climbing according to the Garmin - equivalent of quite a few hill reps in there I think!
Maybe way off the mark here, but sports drinks etc probably don't help. I've recently had braces put on my teeth and have totally had to rethink my diet ... No sports drinks, fresh fruit juices, sweets, deserts, sugary foods, or at least that was the recommendation.
As a result, I've started eating lots more healthy foods, have lost about 5 lbs over 4 weeks, and am feeling great, although it was tough to start off with. I think if you can find ways if getting the energy without the sugar your teeth should benefit too. That said, I've decided against marathons for a year or two as I'm not sure how I'd fuel them!
I have no children and never will have. I met my husband when I was 31 & he was 41. Having already had 2 children with his ex-wife he was adamant that he didn't want any more. This was fine until my mid 30s when I might have liked one. His feeling then was that he didn't want to be a father of a pre-school child at 50. I thoroughly respect that honesty.
There are many more people meeting 'second time around' and with this comes a whole new set of variables. For many, this means one or the other having kids in addition to an existing family, possibly when the first lot are into their teens or even twenties.
It's not for me. I decide that I'd rather have my husband and stepsons than kids of my own. I'm now 40, the urge to have my own has passed and I like my lifestyle as it is. I can't imagine now finding myself single or with a new partner and wanting to change it at this point in the day, but you never know.
It's horses for courses really. What's right for one isn't right for another. Some people have kids and wish they hadn't bothered; others dote on theirs regardless of age. Life is never simple!
Phew, thank goodness it was a mistake Jason! I thought perhaps you were feeling guilty as we'd won for once! I'm hoping to clock up a few miles this week before going on hols for a week of hill walking.