Pat feels he's a really happy man.... And that's my wake up call. Lots to reply to but gotta get up. CM - I want to print that out and frame it!! So brilliantly written and a massive warm hug for us all.
EF - how is leg?
Hope it went ok PG - thinking of you Too. Having been there with work myself, and having found that anti deps were the only thing that helped me cope even enough to go in some days, I know how you guys (CM etc too) must be feeling. It is the worst thing.
Lolmto quiz night Caro. I love a good quiz and your telling of it at least brought s smile amidst all the pain around right now. Hi chynah! Good to hear from you. Hope all turns out ok. Sounds like a stressful time for you right now too. Echo what others said about getting mojo back CM helped me by saying justbtry 20 mins that's reallybhelped me so some days all i do is 20 mins but cos it's short it doesn't hurt much and I usually enjoy it then feel good for having gone.
Nurofen and CC - dunno what to say really. When your relationship isn't going well it just pervades everything With this horrible gloom and anxiety. Hugs and thinking of you.
I found a friend to run with this morning - a mum from preschool. We were both in our kit at drop off so I asked where she was going and when and we ended up doing 4 miles together around the copse and the village. Not far but it was so nice to have company. Anyway, I might rest up a bit now before Reading on Sunday.
Yeah JG - good stuff. Energy gels definitely do help. I bought a bunch today for my half on Sunday. I think I might need them! In terms of timing - who knows really? Historically I've always enjoyed the Reading half and done OK in it, despite rsther patchy training! I did 8 miles today with E in the running buggy. Gosh it's harder pushing a 3.5 yr old compared to a small 17 month old! He fell asleep in way back so I didn't feel too guilty for making him sit still for ages. My legs feel v tired though now which is weird as normally I wouldn't feel an 8 miler and I can't believe buggy made that much difference. I therefore suspect I am fielding a virus similar to E's. So to be honest, if I get round in something near 2 hrs I'll be pleased enough.
Hugs CC - I can't even imagine how stressful all the hubby issues must be. We are going through a bit of a rocky patch at the mo but I'm hoping it's just cos we are tired and ice hardly seen him, rather than anything more serious. Forgive me if I've missed it, but are you guys gonna try counselling or anything?
Caro - glad work going well. Know what u mean about cancer at the end. It's tough. Right, I think/hope kids asleep so off to do some jobs!