Oh CM - that is just so vile and mean and horrible, Sadly not surprising, and it's always amazing how blind some parents can be to their children's less than pleasant behaviour. And just a really awful thing to deal with - as already said - NO WAY can J ever be considering fat and it's heart-breaking to think that he thinks this too - he just gorgeous. I hope you manage to get some kind of support from school (certainly for me, last year finally getting some head/teacher support on board broke the cycle of bullying that my J has suffered from the off, and this year is the first year EVER since he started to school that life is - currently - settled for him).
Um, what else? I have been reading properly but brain drain has set in - CAMLO - blimming amazing effort in the pool, well done.
Lotte - I think the mental aspect potentially has more to do with it even than the mileage? Were you already worrying that the lesser mileage wouldn't get you where you wanted to be? I know, for me, when I did the Great Glen Way, I had in my head that the wheels would fall off at 50 miles because it had all been going too well, and guess what? 51 miles I started to fall apart - even though I suspect the pain in my knee was no worse than it had been before that point, but I'd told myself it would happen and therefore it did!!! Sounds like the trip home was just as much of an endurance test ... and just ask my husband about the exploits of FlyMAYbe!!
Brookie - amazing doing two races so close together!
Hope everyone's houses etc are staying in one piece with this lovely weather. all sorts of stuff blown around the garden here and I certainly got blasted on this mornings 4-miler!
Of course, packing and lugging boxes around is so good for your health isn't it? Not, really tight glute this evening - and that's because I was thinking how good my back had been and how it was nice to get back to some regular (if not much distance) plodding!
We move Mon/Tues - and Lotte, your comment about cold sweat - oh my god, absolutely. It's never ending, just as I think I'm seeing some headway I realise the reality is something else! Not much I can do, just keep plodding on. Kids bless them are being starts (although getting away with murder in the meantime) as I pack away while they do god knows what!! Thankfully they are actually back at school when we move next week. Hubby due home late Thurs eve but no idea if he's actually WFH on Friday or holiday/packing.
Anyhoo, feeling absolutely vile and tired tonight and eaten too much bread so stomach is all bloated and grumbly (I hardly ever eat bread and now I remember why ... need to stock up on my oatcakes/nuts etc), so I am away to my bed now and bracing myself for another day of ... you've guessed it ... packing ...
When we moved up here we had packers in to do it as company was paying - lord that was an absolute treat. As I know we will be moving again I am reluctant to fork out for the packing, but hmmmm Happy days, plod on we do!
I got a pair of Salomon Ellipse Mid LTR Gtx hiking boots ...
Booktrunk - yep, that was my experience totally. First I thought it was just bad luck but after literally skidding along on one knee when a foot went beneath me; hanging on for grim death on a scrambling bit on the Munro I was topping out on; and then finally, slipping off wet rocks while crossing a river - ENOUGH!! My Mudrocs are way more reliable than that.
Circlip - I'm definitely not going to be at the pointy end of this race - just to be at the end having travelled the whole way on foot will be my aim
Think I am resolved to stick with the tent and just purchase a straightforward bivi bag - however I may engineer a trip to GO in Inverness and just take a look at the hooped bivi - tbh, the hooped bivi's are only marginally lighter than the tent - I just need to get better at pitching it!!
man, I know I've missed loads but it WAS a skim ...
Fabulous week away with my parents - kids had a ball, great to spend decent time with mum and dad, weather was glorious for most of the week too. I didn't pack shorts but could have got away with it! Managed to run most days, mainly little 3-4-milers but good to do something every day. Husband appeared for bits of the week, but as usual, plans changed at various points and he spent a fair amount of the 'holiday' time working too ... sigh ... so I wouldn't say it was quality time for the pair of us but kids loved having him around when he was there.
Packing packing packing - OMG - so flipping much to do and panicking a little bit!! Kids booked into badminton camps for Mon,Tue, Weds 9-12 but I have to say, tmrw I am using some of that time to get out for a run or the lid might blow! I did 15 boxes today though (kitchen/office) while kids played and entertained my friends three kids. Am under strict instructions not to pack anything electrical, or throw anything away without hubby knowing what it is!!! FFS, will get stuff to the tip before he even knows it's gone!!
Paid final payment for The Spine now - that's it, no going back!!! Parents are lined up to come up here for the week while I do it, what absolute stars they are, so at least I know I should have childcare covered
Just done the speediest skim ever as I really ought to be off to bed but ... here I am still!!
Bit late but am sure you will still be needing them so sending huge huge hugs to you Caro Not surprised it's getting you down mentally - I loved your friends analogy to the wall in a marathon, and chuckled at whoever said you should give your prosthetic to your hubby to play with!!! You are just amazing, coming 5th in a 10km, oh my, and your continued hanging in there, just such an inspiration.
Boo to all the black clouds floating around - Camlo is quite correct in that they are not choosey where they decide to hang out, and tbh 'snapping out of it' is not usually the answer ... hang in there though ... brighter stars await on the other side ... honestly, they have to!
Yay to JG running 10 miles - bet you didn't think you'd manage that a few months ago
Fab marathon running from the Abingders - it sure was warm and very windy this weekend.
CM - your boss does sound like a complete and utter to**er for sure and fingers and toes crossed for Hoggles hubby and his job