Just popped on to add my support to Caro. I'm not far from you - please do let me know if I can help in any way at all. Even if just a therapeutic run Others are right thoguh, the prognosis these days, if it is confirmed as cancer, is SO much better and there are many, many success stories. It is a stark reminder to us all to check ourselves regularly for lumps and other changes; something I know I don't do nearly regularly enough. If the diagnosis is as you fear, we are all here for you and will be here for you every step of the way. Lots of love and hugs to you, the waiting must be unbearable.
Oh no Caro - hope you're feeling better? Thanks for the company on Sunday - hopefully we can do it again sometime in drier conditions! Funny that you ran to work yesterday - I ran home. With Eye Candyman We met at Liverpool Street, took train to Tottenham Hale then got straight on the River Lee Navigation towpath and followed it back to Cheshunt for 9 miles. His car was parked there so lift home. Started run at 6pm and was indoors by 7:25pm - great way to get a slightly longer run in and still have some evening left and perfect run now it's lighter. Think we'll be doing that a lot over the next few months while his runs build - the great thing with the towpath is we can just start further back depending on how far we need to run. It was a lovely evening for it (apart from the flies - think I swallowed tons!)
MM, really hope you make your ultra and salvage something from all your training. I would love to do London again - maybe next year - and am also considering an ultra next year: Royal Parks Ultra which is 50K mainly on Thames towpath but starting in one of the London Royal Parks. Hubby is against it - he thinks that kind of distance puts too much strain on the joints, even though I pointed out it's only 5 miles more than a marathon. We shall see
Have read back but forgotten most of it! Brookie, glad you're seeing GP and I hope it helps. CM, hope you found the offending payslip! Hate it when that happens!
Currently in throes of organising a party for hubby's 40th next month. Cocktails and karaoke theme - have booked karaoke, in negotiations with bartender to come and make cocktails, hopefully should be a fun evening!
Will try and catch up properly but at work at the moment and need to crack on!
CC, I'm in that boat too. I'm training a guy who's doing Ironman in August. When I started running with him last September he had never run before (is a strong cyclist though). He only did two runs per week with me but I paced him to 1:47 for his first half in December. I do his long runs with him each week. He used to row with hubby - gave up rowing a year or so ago - and he is single with a reputation for being a bit of a shark. I don't think hubby likes that I run with him or that we text each other all the time about training. Doesn't help that he's fit and good looking but he's also 9 years younger than me! I admit I find him quite attractive but I am fully aware that the grass is not greener plus I would never jeopardise my family.
Caro, not sure yet about next Sunday - it's a possibility if we could run early doors? I've got my brother and SIL (yippee) and my mum coming for lunch so need to get run done early that day to get back in time to cook etc. I may even end up running Saturday instead but we haven't finalised arrangements yet so depends what time they're coming.
Well done Tangy, that run looks great! And to feel that good after 18 miles is impressive! CC really pleased that things are coming back together for you, that's great news
Cannot believe that about your work, CM. Just do the bare minimum that you need to do to get through this project - no putting yourself out, you hear?! They are not worth it. Bet you can't wait to leave now!