That's rather speedy for one week post-marathon, DS2! Just be careful not to get carried away on every run. That's happened to me in the past - I've flown for a few weeks post-marathon then get to the point where I just can't sustain the speed. You need to keep a few slower runs in there too - but I understand the need to reaffirm what you can do on your oldest child's 17th birthday!
Well done on the Parkrun PB Angela, excellent going. A lovely day to be outside yesterday. I did 10 undulating miles at 8:33 average pace and really enjoyed it. Better still, my legs didn't even feel as though they'd been for a run afterwards. It was nice to slow down and take in my surroundings for a change too. I've run yesterday's route a few times at speed and didn't realise until yesterday that it goes past a pig farm - all the pigs were out rolling in the mud!
Well done on your award, Jason, you must have been chuffed. Loving the photo - I think there might be a caption competition in there somewhere ...!
Oh, Karen - how sad for you. Like losing a lifelong friend. Just think what I good innings she's had though and what a great life. I know she will be sadly missed though but it was her time. Hugs.
JG, well done on your 10K, agree that times don't really count on offroad courses And boo to the whole being unfriended on FB thing. Sometimes women can be so nasty (and I do think it's women rather than men generally). I think I've been unfriended by two of the women I met through antenatal classes - to be honest I never see them and didn't like either of them much anyway so I'm not bothered at all. I tend to be a bit like CM and only see women friends on a 1:1 basis (although I do go out in a group sometimes with some of my mum friends from school and that seems to be fine).
Did a lovely 10 mile run yesterday morning - glorious sunny morning and quite warm for once, a really nice route (undulating, part road and part offroad) - at 8:33 average pace Quite pleased with myself for managing to keep to pace and not speed up (it took some focus though!) and it meant I actually made it all the way up the final two miles without stopping (steep uphill back to home) and I can't remember the last time I managed that!
Hubby's birthday today so need to think of something nice to have for dinner tonight
Go for it, JG! If the last month has taught me anything it's not to care so much about the outcome of races. Enjoyment is going to be my main motivator from now on!
Thanks for all the advice re. softening poo!
I saw that film a while ago, CC - thought it was absolutely brilliant. Even though there's pretty much only one person in the whole film it was utterly gripping.
TTid, hope your day improves but you're going to be tired, that's for sure!
It's only just gone 9:30 and I've already done a taxi service drive to the rowing club, come back and had a shower, and off to swimming in about 20 minutes. Just getting some toast down Kit because breakfast was at 7am and he'll be a total grump after swimming if he doesn't have something to eat before we go (and after, don't know where he puts it all!) Then straight from swimming to pick hubby up, followed by the delights of selling jumble all afternoon (Scout jumble sale - now Kit's a Beaver we have to help out with these things ...) Then straight from there to Wickes to see kitchen designer again, to see what she's come up with after home visit last week. Busy day!
Is Movicol available over the counter or would I have to see the doctor to get a prescription? He isn't really constipated as he doesn't struggle to go, he just has trouble passing such enormous poos. Honestly, it is really hard to believe that such a small person could produce such huge ones. They are easily as big as mine! (Sorry, TMI!)
EF, at least that exam is over now. I am really impressed at you taking exams when pregnant. I found them enough of a struggle when I was 20 and my brain had not yet atrophied! Always good when there is consensus on the difficulty of an exam paper.
Camlo, boo to the black cloud and boo to being unable to run. What have you done to your back and have you had any treatment on it?