So those on facebook might have noticed (Wabo & AH have already!) that I had a running dream last night.. it's my most common recurring dream ever, and I usually get it at least once in the run up to a marathon - in short, I get lost half way through indoors somewhere, it's always quite distressing!
The 2 things that made it a nicer dream this time were 1) Russell decided to run it with me, bless him (assuming the significance of this is that he will be there with me through childbirth!!) and 2) I found Jovi at the end and she excitedly told me she'd come first lady in a new pb of 3.18! It was Edinburgh Marathon though so hate to say it Jovi but not sure in reality that time would win that particular mararthon. You were with Steve and showing me a massive certificate you got and some clothings and vouchers and stuff. You were beaming ear to ear, it was very vivid and lovely and made up for me having to pull out of the race due to getting lost. I was even still pregnant in the dream too, haha!
A 3rd thing that made the dream better than usual was not having to get up and go out on a 20 mile training run in the cold too!
Sorry for not keeping up with you all on here. Those doing London or Manchester marathons, I am planning on / hoping to come and spectate at both! So it would be great if baby and I can cheer some of you on. Will ask nearer the time who is doing what and hopefully be back running myself by then so I can be more in the loop with the whole scene again
I've heard they need to be 6 months to go in a running buggy, not sure how strict that is, but I suppose getting back into it by myself is probably a good thing.
I keep hearing about the York Marathon, October sometime? Definitely too early for me but I'll go over to watch if I know a few people running it.
AH - Mr Tutu is very excited about the arrival of the little one thanks. It's fun being at home with him during the day and just having this quiet time with the 2 of us and the cat though - obviously he is technically 'working' still, I think having me kicking around is a bit of a distraction though, oops. Off to see the Hobbit in the bit, hurrah!
Wise words from the Hen there, you are definitely in the right place Oliver.
Ikle - eek!
Susan - loved the pic of Sian on facebook, made me giggle. Hope you're having a lovely time sunning yourselves. Have you been to the souks yet? They are fun but crazy, I found it a bit hard not to get stressed when I went!
Haha, weird to pop in and find you talking about me! 4 weeks and counting so nearly due but hopefully not just yet. Yes it was a real shame we couldn't talk properly yesterday Jovi but lovely to see you anyway and hope you enjoyed the race, I've not looked at the results yet.
Hope everyone is well. Those off on foreign travels, enjoy!
I'm off work now - aahhh lovely - so may well pop in a little more frequently and try and actually get my head round who is training for what and what you are all up to. It will get me excited at the idea that I can run again in the not too distant future, yippee! I've really really missed it. But it's strange to think I have absolutely no idea how it will be when the little one arrives in terms of time / sleep / desire to leave the house without him/her! (I wish newborns were allowed in running buggies, boo)
Hi all - thought I'd pop in and say Merry Christmas and I hope you are all well.
Jovi - just seen your sub 3.30, 1st lady and 6th overall - WOW!!!! That's fantastic, I'm so so pleased for you, congratulations. Sorry for not reading back for anyone else's news. Hoping I can catch back up with you all once I'm on maternity leave!
We've had a stressful few weeks as our housing chain fell through so we've had to accept that we will be having the baby where we are now which wasn't the plan, BUT it's fine, it's just been frustrating as we'd been waiting since July (when we bought / sold) to move. Baby is well, I only have around 8 weeks to go now! Obviously no running-related news from me but pleased to report I have kept up the swimming 3 times a week and I still feel really strong in the pool despite feeling like I have no fitness left whatsoever when outside the pool!
Didds - I know the feeling but don't be silly, it doesn't matter how often you post or how often you run, don't you dare threaten to leave us! I won't be running at all until at least next April but I plan to still pop in here and be 'part' of the thread even if v loosely and won't have any great running tales to tell! Same with you Susan, at leas you are still running!
Well done everyone though, far too much going on, you are all amazing!!
How is Howard by the way, has he been on recently?
Would love to see you all before Christmas but realistically very unlikely I could make it down unless it's a weekend, but even then, with imminent house move (no actual date) all a bit up in the air. We'll see though, if you guys choose a date I'll see if there's any way I can make it.