JG - if I try and type anything lengthy on threads, via Firefox on my pad, it basically bombs me out ... I have to literally do two lines at a time which is rather tedious but hubby tends to hog the computer when he's home so it's either that or give up!
Yes Lotte, that sounds positively exhausting!! Know what you mean about the running of events - organising the orienteering event earlier in the year was a complete eye-opener, complete with going out with a head torch and compass on a January morning to plant controls for the route!! And then collecting them in afterwards - just as well we love our sports!! Well done on all that running/biking/mbking etc etc
Feeling a complete slob here at the moment, doing so little exercise compared to usual :-/ ... knee coped well with o-ing on Saturday but biking on Sunday seems to have made it grumpy - grrrr. Going to try a wee run tmrw anyway. Definitely getting stronger with the exercises anyway.
boo to d&v babies - hope you don't succumb, boo also to bad sleep and wriggling unborn babies accompanied by colds
Yay to multiple marathons (and yes they all count, even the walking ones ).
Still have yet to do an overseas race, has always seemed like an enormous hassle (when even trying to UK ones provides challenges) but next year I am DEFINITELY doing something overseas
Drinks/food at school - no home-bakes allowed at all. Cartons of fruit juice can be bought at lunchtime for those bringing in money but other than that it's water unless it's a special party. Mainly water at home, occasionally squash, diluted fruit juice at breakfast but S loves milk and drinks it anyway.
ummm, what else ... moving next month ... need to phone removals now we have a quote and book it all. Three weeks until 'tattie hols' (two weeks autumn hols) can't believe it's coming round so quick! Looking forward to a week away with kids, meeting up with mum and dad in a cottage in Northumberland. Not sure if husband joining for all/some or at all but I'm sure he will advise at some point (to be fair, he is trying to spread his holiday across moving and cleaning out here too, but then he shouldn't have used so much up already!!!).
Bit of biking, no real running but I'm OK with that providing I can get out walking. Planning a solo expedition to Knoydart next weekend with me, my rucsac and my tent for some getting lost and wild camping. Never done anything like that solo and have never been to Knoydart so am looking forward to it in a slightly scared kind of way. Thought I'd do it before weather starts closing in and then do something in Cairngorms in November ... got to get this spine training in somehow ... just ordered new headtorch
other than that, nothing very different here on all fronts ... but I seem to be filled with autumn equinox energy and for the first time in absolutely weeks have shifted the black cloud (even if it's just a break between clouds I'll happily take it!!).
and on that note I need to be away to my bed as oh god, it's nearly midnight ... again ...
Caro - hope you felt a wee bit better today, and that you feel even better again tomorrow (())
Got a 2.5 day adventure planned in in knoydart in a couple of weekend time ... Never been there before but just over two hours away. So solo trip with wild camping testing rucsac, shoes, navigation and reminding myself how my tent pitches ... And I'll be going whatever the weather seeing as the childcare is booked! Feeling excited
blimmin amazing swimming Camlo and PG3 on the biking too
tried to post other days but kept losing it - hubby being home means he hogs the main computer and posting from my pad involves lots of stupid autocorrects and it bombing out of posting! So finally here I am ...
Been thinking about you Caro and hope you are coping as best you can and not feeling too awful (although I imagine you are (()) )
Boo to the awful work situations - CM, sounds like you did the best you can but yes, pants that you don't feel supported.
Minks - tough but I guess you've got to try and override feeling bad if you can justify it all on paper (ie logically).
House chains - that sounds all a bit scary, hope it doesn't end up being that bad after all.
Busy busy here, although sadly not on the exercise front. Biked 10 miles Mon and Tues after leaving car in town and biking home etc, today I did some aqua jogging in the pool - oh boy is that weird but strangely satisfying, albeit rather tedious. Only got heart rate up when I started sprinting but is better than nothing and it kind of felt like good physio although not sure tendons feel any better really but kneecap no longer sore.
Inter-school orienteering comp in our town this morning. our school are cr*p and never support it so myself and friend said to school that if we took the kids over to participate would they find us a team? They found us 8 kids (half a team) from Js class, some who'd never actually done o-ing before!! I was so proud of them all - all finished, no miss-punches, no missed checkpoints and all in the right order. And a couple really struggle with fitness so all in all a great day.
Madam took her promise at Brownies tonight - pleased as punch with herself.
I had massive sugar cravings when pregnant with S and never really got rid of them properly afters. With J I was a much healthier craver :-/
Working all day tomorrow in library - going to be an interesting day with the general public whichever way todays vote goes ... no way I'll be able to stay awake all night to watch and see the outcome, even if have my usual dreadful nights sleep!!
Sorry for what I've forgotten - way too mental here at the mo ...
For luck with the MRI, ouch ouch. Must say, everything I've read about that race points to it being in a TOTALLY different league to UTMB ... On bucket list but not quite yet ... Wishing a speedy recovery for you.