Ttid - you're like Kylie!! I am 5ft9 and am big boned. Lotte - i refuse to believe that anyone 'big boned' could run as fast as you! CM - surely you haven't shrunk?! Can anyone beat 5ft9 then?
Ttid - i really feel for you. I hope it comes good.
Caro - dont worry about only breathing to one side. I breath bilaterally in the pool but if i try it in open water then i zig zag all over the place so i breath every 2 in OW. Did you say that your triathlon is at Dorney? If so, you dont even need to learn to navigate. They have ropes under the water that secure the bouys and you can just follow the ropes. Easy peasy.
Camlo - good work on following your plan. Dont stress about the smaller sessions though if you have to miss the odd one. Just try not to miss the long rides if possible. If the weather gets too bad then its a long turbo session (yawn). You are doing really well though. Sorry to hear about the continual problems with your mum. She sounds like she cant take any kind of responsibility.
CC - that race is nuts!
I managed 4 straight days at work but looking forward to a day with the kids tomorrow. I've actually enjoyed being back working although the project I am on is a steaming pile of poo. My marathon plan starts from Monday (and yes CC your comments on a plan were right. I get too obsessed with needing to tick every session and its a major issue in my head if i miss one. I need to take a leaf out of Lottes book and chill)
So much sh*t going on but a few lovely things too.
Hoggle, baby Freya - brilliant. Well done on getting her out so efficiently. You are a star.
Nurofen - defo change your pic, even if its just to a generic one. Hugs to you as well. I hope the health scare is just a scare. I would defo try and go for couples counselling. It's so hard to work through stuff without someone there. It's not going to be plain sailing. There will be times when you both get angry and say inappropriate things. It's really important to fess up when you are in the wrong and ALSO remember that no one can make you feel anything. People do things and its up to you how you decide to react to it/feel about it. I am only saying this as its really easy to say things like 'you made me.....' (i know I do). Of course easier said than done. It's just good to keep thinking about these things in horrible times.
Ttid - awful about your visas. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you. Big hugs xx
Camlo - your mum situation sounds so tough Glad you started your IM training. I hope the winter isnt too harsh so you can get out on your bike.
Caro - i hope your sister can work it out with her hubby. Everyone likes a happy ending (and not of the massage variety!) dont they? Caro - can you treat yourself to some swim coaching? It would probably make the world of difference. Nice of HRace to call you and offer you a refund if needed (hopefully not).
CC - 3 weeks to go. The race is probably weighing on your mind as well as everything else. I know I am quite obsessive when I have a big race and it's there in my mind all the time.
Lotte - you are my inspiration. How much you juggle and seem to do it with relatively low stress levels. Re IM, if you are a decent swimmer, you wouldnt need to train much for an IM. My swimming is very average and I can do an IM swim on 1 session a week. My friends husband is an uber swimmer and barely bothers swimming ahead of an IM. It's most about the bike really. That's the thing that takes all the time. If you can have enough time to get a decent bike ride once a week (up to 5 to 6 hours but thats the longest really, it would probably start at 3 hours) then you could do it.
All ok here. Went out with hubby last night for our xmas night out (we do this instead of presents). We'd booked a Michelin starred Peruvian restuarant. It wasnt mega expensive but it certainly wasnt cheap. Anyway i rocked up and they sat us by the door. I sat there with my coat on as it was freezing. I wanted water as i had cycled to and from work and was thirsty but they just kept trying to flog cocktails. I sat there thinking that i just wasnt going to enjoy this night. Hubby suggested going somewhere else and we did. We had a much better and cheaper night
Wont be exchanging on the house until early Jan at the earliest. My solicitor is an arse who makes work for himself. I dread to think what our bill is going to be. I am sure i could have done this myself, and much quicker, if i was allowed to.
I need to pull up a marathon training plan as i guess its time to start training to a plan, rather than just run when i can and at what speed i feel like
Re the water, I also chucked the bottle after a few mouthfuls and was glad it was only in cups after the first station. I was glad not to waste 3 bottles. If the cups were too small, you can always grab 2!