Kinsey - I agree basically with Caro on the point of having children at hospital appointments (we try very hard not to allow them where I work!), but I strongly suspect you'll be quickly in and out anyway, so hopefully it won't be an issue.
Caro - we've got an inset day that day too, and although we may be camping for the weekend we'd be back home by Monday afternoon, so we can touch base nearer the time. Appreciate you may not want to delay your journey home on a Monday evening though!
CC - so sorry to hear it's tough going. Thinking of you all, and hope you can resolve things to leave you both in a place you can move on from. I guess a degree of emotional blackmail is not unexpected if something's happening to you that you don't like and can't do anything about - but maybe (hopefully) with some time you can get things settled and organised in the way that's best for you all. Thank goodness you've got your family supporting and looking after you, x
Kinsey - I think taking young kids to clinics probably wouldn't be anyone's choice, but if there's no one you can call to pick him up if you're delayed, then I think you'd be better to have him with you than to end up having to leave if there are delays. If at all possible I'd try and gave someone on standby to get him though...I wouldn't want to have O stuck in a clinic waiting room with me, and bearing in mind that some people may be getting bad news/be unwell etc, it's not really an ideal environment for them. Fingers crossed it all goes ok.
Nurofen - glad you've had a good weekend. One day at a time and all that...!
PG - what half ironman is it? Good to hear you legs are ok post marathon!
Caro - When are you down at paultons park? If we're around you could pop in here for tea before heading back home...let me know if you fancy it!
Hoggle - sounds like a lovely time, and loving the pics on fb. Your baby is another real cutey!
I'm in a funny running place at the moment having felt on fire a few weeks ago. I feel like I've totally lost my mojo/motivation and have passed up several running opportunities which I should have taken. Maybe laziness getting the better of me! I've been feeling really tired and haven't been sleeping well, which never helps, but still not sure where my running energy has gone. Still, 11 days to go until the 'race', so I suppose it's not too bad a time to have a slow down! Fingers crossed I've done enough to get me round, and no injuries currently so should at least make it to the start line...
It's cheating really Kinsey - I did my long run on Wednesday last week, and Tuesday this week, so within 7 days that already made 39 miles before I did anything else. I then decided to run to my parents house on Sunday but massively underestimated the distance - not sure how really, since the direct route along dual carriageways along the docks is about 12 miles, and I was running much more cross country so it shouldn't have been a big surprise - and I nearly missed lunch with all the family! Anyway, that added another 15 miles I wasn't expecting and since I have a limited number of times I can be out running for 3 hours I had to do the next long run on Tuesday despite my legs feeling quite tired by that point!
Camlo - Thank you. I think I'll have to aim for slightly slower - I was thinking 10/10.30 as a reasonable 'running' pace and walking the uphills. It does depend a bit on the terrain and what the weather's been like as it's mostly off road so I guess I might be much slower than that if it's tough going! How's your training going?!