Don't envy you your journey BP, esp with kiddies in tow, Good Luck! Training going well. Only setback this wk was catching bug from son - he had full blown V/D, I had the milder feeling nauseous and wiped out version. However have recovered, am drinking red wine and off to do parkrun in the morning! Only missed one swim this wk.
I challenge you to find a local parkrun whilst you are here BP and do it!! I assume you're seeing family? Whereabouts?
I managed my bike/run yesterday - did 9 miles on the bike then a quick turn around and 3 mile run at 7.20 pace which felt good. Going to do a longer ride followed by parkrun on Sat, just have to make sure I am in a parkrun location at 9am - there are loads near me so it's just a case of finding one that fits in to my cycle route (and not get lost)
One of the things I had to sign pre chemo was acknowledging the risks and that included poss cardiac trouble, and also future cancers such as leukaemia. But what choice do you have? you just have to sign it and hope for the best. Do you know if your friend's cancer is herceptin responsive? Mine isn't, so it's 'just' the tamoxifen for me. I'd say the side effects are better than they were, but you run the risk of developing osteopenia or osteoporosis so I'm now taking shed loads of calcium and magnesium supplements. I didn't sleep well for months when I first started taking it, but that's now improved thankfully. I don't know really whether the lack of sleep was due to my state of mind or the tamoxifen but I blamed the tamoxifen!
I don't fold the babyjogger - the 3 wheels come off quickly then the frame fits in the boot (volvo estate) unfolded. I managed to get daughter's bike on the back with son and she sat in the front.
I love that your cross training involves surfing! Well done on the promotion. Tomorrow is another day, start afresh and just try and be the best person you can be that day
Congrats Life's too short....hope MW appt went ok today
I certainly feel good for mixing up the training sessions - today I did a 5 mile buggy run this morning, then did 1300m at the olympic pool this afternoon. Tomorrow I will try and cycle and then run straight off the bike. If I did that much just in running I know I would break myself!
Ouch to dog bite! A cat bit me at work today (I'm a vet....you might have guessed by the name )
Tri girl I'm doing a tri at Dorney Lake on July 12th. It's a woman's only day which I thought was prob a good thing for my first one. There were several distances to choose from and I chose the longest which is a 750m swim, 32km cycle and 7.5km run. I have wanted to do one for yes but never had the guts to do it, but then last yr was diagnosed with breast cancer and so am now very much on the life's too short line of thinking.....so it's no good sitting around saying I'll do a triathlon one day! I figured that I may as well ask people to sponsor me and I have so far raised nearly 2k for 3 different charities. so no backing out now......
Kinsey I push Eric on a completely flat tow path, hills would be a no no for sure! Need to figure out how to get the running buggy and bike in the car.
BP - yes that is major surgery. I had to attach a little bag round my waist to put my drains in for a wk, and I got a post op infection and ended up in A and E 2 wks post surgery. I only had 1 side fortunately. Is she having chemo? Or has she had it? I can't remember. I didn't have rads, through choice as I was offered them. Statistically the chance of me getting a local recurrence was v small anyway, and rads only improved that by a tiny amount. Potential side effects include lung and cardiac damage, and given that the chemo can already cause heart probs, I really didn't want to add anything else. And quite frankly by that point I had had enough!! Am on a drug called tamoxifen for the next 10 yrs, which is not without its unpleasant side effects.....but at least I am 'lucky' enough to have the kind of BC that makes it a viable treatment option, and it is a very effective drug so I will keep taking it.