I have slightly changed to more midfoot running, possibly a little forefoot since all my injuries and physio. Not too much though as I'm still wearing my clompy brooks adrenalines which do not favour forefoot! I think after this baby I'll get re-tested and see if I can at least go into a more neutral shoe. Not barefoot but I am considering some merrel sandal things for summer walking, as I'll be heavily pregnant and think my good old flipflops might not do me any good...
Brookie (()) glad to hear you're seeing Dr. Have you ever had counselling too? I know CM does but just wondering if any others have had counselling either for depression or eating disorders? I often think it would do me wonders to talk to someone as I don't talk to anyone in the real world about issues. You know how you feel they will always watch you if you tell them certain things, especially hubby. Still struggling a bit with overeating then undereating then thinking about baby and feeling guilty, then eating healthily for a day then the cycle starts again. Keeping some exercise going helps me do more 'healthy' days though. Had another 'you're massive' comment today
Tangy - yum to flapjack, reckon it would work a treat! I was always boring old gel person but never did ultra distance. Your training sounds like its going so well, always mega impressed by your descriptions on FB.
Camlo- that is some speedy swimming! I need to get back in the pool before my pelvis gives up. Its ok to wear a bikini when hugely preggers isn't it?! I hate maternity swimsuits as they always ride up my belly.
Thanks for all positive comments about PT. I will make sure I have a parttime course picked out with an aim to start it when baby about 6 months. I know if I don't plan it life will get in the way and with 3 kids I guess I wont have much time to think?!
Oh yes, had a lovely mothers day! Hubby was great, breakfast in bed, long lie in, then I went shopping, they made me lunch when I got back and for dinner homemade pizzas followed by eton mess (yum! even if I don't approve of out of season strawberries). He did washing etc and I did potter about but mainly sorting my clothes drawers so not real housework. Really must say thankyou again so he knows I appreciate it! Not sure who mentioned their hubbys upbringing to what they did in house but mine definitely doesn't get it from his dad, who wont even get off his arse to make a cup of tea, and wouldn't have a clue even how to turn the dishwasher on! His dad left when he was 3 and his mum had a series of husbands who I doubt did anything around the house either. Tis strange where he gets it from! Not to say he isn't incredibly messy and doesn't drive me insane sometimes but he does do a fair bit and always spoils me when an occasion arises
Gosh, waffling on when there's work to be done...
Sure there was lots I wanted to say from last page but have forgotten it all!
Sounds like awesome running to me Tt! Especially adding a wee 21miles of bike to the end! There will always be someone to pale into insignificance next to (lotte ).
TurboT- yippee to the product launch (i'll tell my gadget loving hubby about it) and yippee to the mortgage! Would they really finish it before August?! I cant imagine UK builders managing that Why is it that we all do house moves/renovations when babies are on their way/just arrived. We have decided to try and buy our rented house, he is going to sell so would need to move if not. I know it shouldn't be so stressful as we won't physically move but still got to sell our rented flat in Earlsfield and sort all the other gubbins. And guess what, then do renovations! Will be after baby is born but want to entirely redo the downstairs of the house - I may have to move out - 3 kids with no kitchen/washing machine, in winter....
And turboT, are you finding out the sex?! We're going for another surprise although I will be shocked if its not a girl again!
Sorry about the niggles MM. Hope they can be calmed down enough for marathon and then an enjoyable ultra. Yep, I definitely have more time now I'm pregnant and not marathon training as would've been happening!
Well done on the PB minks! Glad you're enjoying the shorter distances. I think we all know the feeling about not doing either 'job' well! When I read about yours, or CC, MM, lottes juggling I realise I don't have it too bad! The fact mine aren't actually school age yet makes things a lot easier. I'll be finished with job when Maggie starts school, eek!!
I think I'll have a coil fitted after this babs. Would like hubby to get snipped but I'd still like the hormonal coil then would feel happier that even with no periods I'm getting the hormones. Bet he refuses to be snipped if I mention the coil though
And lastly I've been thinking for a while of retraining as a PT when I'm officially unemployed (with not much to do except look after 3 small children...). My hubby is supportive and I was getting into the idea after finding a parttime/weekend course but my sis has put me off saying I'm too old and won't want to do it for more than a few years as I won't want to be a 50yr old pt! And that it is has nothing to do with my degree/phd/years of postdoc - what a waste etc. Need some positive comments please! (Think Karens hubby now pts?).
That is funny CM! That's gonna take a while to eat all of them as I doubt they're particularly moreish...
Pip - I have no experience of C-sections so cant answer that. I know I definitely couldn't run after natural births by two weeks though, think I was still waddling cowboy style (lots of stitches etc). Impressed by your energy, well done!
Boo to period EF! My sis has hormonal coil and no periods, however she does still get a bit of pmt symptoms.
Haven't been on for ages so too much to catch up on! Great running/walking from all the little ones on sport relief miles! awesome mileage from lotte (loved the fb pic by the sign). Camlo- I did bootcamp without running 10miles first and that was plenty enough!
Did 10k race couple of weekends ago, it was hot(!) but dead flat and surprised myself by not stopping for a wee and doing it in just shy of 1hr! Obviously alot slower than I have done but just happy I did it at 16wks gone with very little other running going on. starting to get a twinge/sore bit right at the top of my right thigh/pelvis which maybe signalling the end is nigh for my running in this pregnancy. Might see the physio first and see what she thinks. Oh and Mags did her first little kids race too, was so cute and she loved her medal
Hmmm, day time naps. Caro - think Rosie is getting near end of hers too (Mags was far older). she can do a day without fine and is often still wake chatting in her cot (or yelling!) 2 hours after bedtime. I guess all kids are different and my littlest just does not need as much sleep as her big sister. What is amazing is Maggie fall asleep on the dot of 7pm with Rosie literally a meter away yelling in her cot at her! It annoys me from downstairs! And last night I went to bed before Rosie was even asleep
Maggie's 4th on last thurs and feel like we've been celebrating every day since! My mum came down (her bday today) so did extra stuff, pub lunches etc. Then huge Tesco shop on Sat for party tat/food, cake making sesh on Sat night (quite enjoyed making a little mermaid cake though!), party on Sunday in our small house.... Was chaos but really nice, I only invited one old friend and 1st NCT friends and they all came plus hubbies! So lots of grown up chat, beer and wine (does get more expensive when you feed and water the adults too though...) ignoring the kids mostly! Hail stayed away all afternoon so I dashed out and hid a load of little choc eggs in the garden - got them all outside for half n hour anyway! Ate cake and leftovers for dinner last night, felt sick, having a good day today (unless there is cake still left when I get home...).
Just got one small moan (sorry!). I do have an impressive bump for 17wks but getting a bit down by the constant comments, was bad yesterday as many hadn't seen me for a while and lots of 'wow, you're huge, bigger than last time' etc. plus girl at work just called me massive! It would at least be better if they said my 'bump' was huge rather than me as a whole! I know I have over 20 more wks of this but its hard to not suddenly want to exercise more/eat less, especially after a weekend of gluttony and no exercise anyway to make me feel bad already...
Ok, that's it, will stop now!
btw, loved all the toilet talk. promise I won't start it again but I used to get horrid IBS and cut down all dairy/eggs for a year or two. but restarted it all (not slowly either!) and I am generally fine now, except for the odd bout which is usually running/pregnancy related! I do worry about osteoporosis a lot and now eat a lot of dairy daily - mostly yoghurt/milk. Those who eat little dairy should think about a supplement of calcium? Or almond milk? I have read journal articles reporting increas
Randomly my mum has just asked for a new toaster for her birthday as hers just blew up!
Was watching an old supersize/superskinny last night which had a teenager on who barely ate and ran long distances, don't know how she survived. She managed to put on 4Ibs by the end.. Chrissie Wellington was on it too talking about eating disorders in athletes. I think many of us have disordered eating, I know I've struggled since uni days where it did manifest into a full blown disorder for a while. Only time I truly ate happily was in the first few years with hubby when I hung out mainly with him (as you do when all loved up!). Now I suffer I think due to hanging around with neurotic mums/female friends or being on my own and either over or underindulging. I worry about my girls too and always tell Maggie to eat a bit more (she is v skinny) to make her strong or to give her energy - never say to make her bigger. But I do think it is often just in our personalities, not due to how we were brought up, I'm very OCD and have issues, while my sis is more relaxed and eats normally! My mum brought us up on extremely healthy food, all homemade, organic etc (too much so sometimes - causing me to balloon two stone when I first got to uni and could shop for myself!), she did complain about being fat a lot and mentioned my belly a few times when I was porky but I can't blame her for my problems.
Sorry, going on a bit there!
Some lazy hubbies around . Mustn't complain about mine, he would never get up and take a cup of tea back to bed (or expect one brought up!). I have rarely gotten up with the kids and given him a lie in but he would sleep and not want coffee anyway! Doesn't usually happen as I want to go for a run so dump the kids on him.
Understanding the tough issues being parttime. Great points from hoggle that you have to protect your own time not expect it. I have to admit to getting less worried now I only have 5ish months left here (such as being on here during work hrs ). Think everyone at work must realise I'm pregnant, I am huge! The belly is proper hanging out and I'm only 15ish wks! Please tell me this is normal for the third and I won't keep increasing at this rate until the end! Trying very hard to eat well and keep doing moderate exercise and not worry about it.
We were in Disneyland Paris last week! Had a great, if exhausting, time. Maggie just adored all the characters and princesses and Rosie got quite into it all. Went on some lovely rides (so glad the morning sickness had gone) and was very jealous of hubby going on space mountain as I love a good fast rollercoaster. Can imagine how nuts it must be during term time though, massive queues even on a Monday in march!
Oh and amazing running Caro and Lotte! Spectacular times. You should consider a club caro, you are in such good form. Sorry to hear cough playing up.
Think I will go to Holland and barret for some flour mixes, I do love making seedy bread! And you don't need a bread machine just a kitchen aid! I hate kneading but with dough hook I just chuck it in and turn it on. leave it to proof in there then just shape it and in the oven. most expensive piece of kitchen equipment we've ever bought but me and hubby use it constantly so well worth the money.