Emmy/Shades, yes it was very tough. It just brings it all back, but I need to get some answers if I can. It's just taking a lot of time. Emmy, if I need more meetings with the staff there I'll get them set up. The next immediate steps are for me to reread through the reports alongside the minutes of the meeting that will be published soon. Then I need to speak with Claire's Mum and Dad (who were present) and decide what, if anything, we want to do next.
I'm back in my own bed now, so I think/hope that with the continued stretching and getting better sleep I should be back out running soon...fingers crossed.
Hi all. An extremely tough day yesterday as I had a meeting with a load of people at the hospital about Claire's care etc. it's been 6 months now, but reports are still being prepared. So many quesntions still....
Still no running but I saw a physio on Wednesday. She had a good poke around and put her elbows in places they have no right being But she doesn't think there's anything seriously wrong. She has given me a load of stretches and exercises to do, which I'm doing. It's early days yet but no improvement at the moment.
Hi all, sorry for being away for a few days. I'm staying with my Dad at the moment as he's had his hip replaced recently, and the person who was looking after him is away for a week. We haven't throttled each other yet, but there's still time But, yes I'm back home now. I happened to fly back to the UK on the day of the Tunisian troubles.
From a running point of view, I am getting thoroughly peed off with things at the moment. I've now got another back issue, which is further up my back and on the side. I have no idea what it is, but it feels like I've trapped a nerve or something. I did a lovely 7.5 miles on Friday, but Saturday I was in agony. I don't think it was from the running though; I think it may be the bed I'm sleeping in at Dad's. I'm not a happy bunny
It means I've taken the decision to pull out of the DD. I just don't think there will be a chance of me getting ready for it with all the running I've missed, so I am in the process of transferring the race number. I was hoping to do a marathon in April and one in May for prep for the DD, but I have to be realistic and say it's just not going to happen. So I've stuck my name down to help out again at the race, and I think I will be timekeeping again at the marathon point.
But, the 10K Claire's school is organising has been firmed up, with posters made available etc. It's the day after the DD so I hope I'll trot around that. A few of my club have said they will turn up too, so that will be good, but probably very emotional for me!
HI all, thanks for the messages. I'm fine, but it was a shock seeing the news. I was in that museum yesterday afternoon. On some of the coverage there are people cowering under a mosaic and I have a picture of that mosaic. It is very sobering
I had similar in London when the bombs went off, as I was in London that morning. I was travelling from Ipswich down to Devon, and I missed my "usual" train, but if I had caught my usual train I would definitely have been underground when the first bomb went off. Poor Claire was beside herself - she could see the news unfolding, but because the mobiles weren't working, as far as she was concerned I wasn't answering texts or calls and she was thinking the worst Also, I was in India in 2010 and we were drinking tea in a cafe there. We left and a few hours later the cafe was bombed. It's all very sobering, and I try not to think about it really!
Great running and racing from the Shadies - I love reading all the reports
I didn't run yesterday but did 6 along the beach the day before and I loved it. On the way back a couple of Tunisian lads ran with me for half a mile or so. I can't speak Tunisian and they couldn't speak English, but we all knew how to run so there was a certain connection. That's part of what I love about running.
I am hoping to do 8ish later but I'll see how I feel.
Yesterday was quite a tough day for me, but I knew it would be when I booked it. It would have been Steph's 30th and of course it would have been Claire's first Mother's Day. Claire and Jay were in my thoughts a lot and I raised a glass or two to Steph. But, I'm honestly fine - I'm really glad I've come.
A few months ago it didn't seem possible that I'd ever be able to spend a week on my own, but I'm doing it!! I'm quite proud of myself and I think Claire would be proud too, and that makes me happy. And it's a New Year's resolution ticked off.
I have been quite antisocial though as I just want to be on my own and read my books etc. One bloke interrupted me, loudly, by saying "Put the book down pal. Why are you here on your own?". I just looked at him and replied "my wife died 6 months ago and I wanted some time away". His face went a funny colour and he started muttering an apology as I turned back to my book. For some reason I found this amusing