Just had a quick look in, and thanks for all the good wishes for my hernia op. The recovery is going to take a little longer than I hoped for, and the idea that I will be running Pleshey HM next Sunday is frankly ridiculous. I have a 2.5 inch incision healing in my abdomen and today is the first day that I've made it out beyond the end of my road walking. I am guessing that at best I may manage a very gentle jog / walk by next week. I am a bit gutted about missing the Half, as I've made a lot of progress this year and was pretty well ready for a good (PB?) time, but these things happen, and I've been waiting for nearly a year for this op.. All went well for the op, and I was rather flattered to hear myself described by the consultant as an "athlete" as I woke up from the general anaesthetic... My resting heart rate was, apparently very low at around 46 (??)- and the nurse was worried, but apparently this is normal / good for "athletes" like me!?
Some cracking training going on, and well done all- swittle, lily, dank-art, DD, birkie, SB... Hopefully I'll be "back" within the week... I'm missing the running
swittle- amazing. Just amazing. I could not articulate it like SB, but one day I would like to grow up to be just like you seriously, when life gets less busy, this is one of my aspirations- to run every day- a constitutional, like eating breakfast. I first got the idea from Murakami's book but much more so from reading your updates swit. And another awesome pic. I love those beachy blokes.
Lily and Pig- great stuff! Lily, you're a hero in my book
SB, living up to your name again. Empathise mate.
Me- going into the hossie in the morning for my op, so last run for a while. I did a mini 5k on Saturday and then it was my Monday night hills, 8 reps as ever. Fine. Hopefully I'll be back to it soon-ish
11 miles for me at what could only be described as a leisurely pace. Enjoyable in spite of it being on slightly dull roads-- solo forest runs are probably not sensible ATM :-/
I have my hernia op next Tuesday, so am wondering now if I might not be able to run the HM on the 20th... am guessing I'll be out of action for a little while but I guess I'll just have to see how it goes.
Oh, if any of you MLRers are documentary fans, have a look at the new Channel 4 series Educating the East End. It's my boy's school
I tried the run to / from work thing today, leaving the car at the childminder's. It's a stupidly short run- 2 miles each way, but I am pleased to report back that it's an excellent way to start and end the day and well worth the forward planning of leaving towel / shower gel / clean clothes/ extra lunch at work. It helps that we have great, clean showers and lockers. So I shall try to make it a regular thing.
DD, SB- yes I can only do intervals at a track or with a leader from the group. Too self conscious but also I do not have the discipline :-/
JT- amazing mileage! Your running is fantastic ATM
Swittle- am pleased the snot is shifting!
Lily- great to see you back- agreed- guilt gets you nowhere. And you had a great holiday Is it good to be back to it or a bit of a slog?
Me- struggling to fit it in with kids still off but me back at work, and huge juggling of childcare. They are back on Thursday so it should be easier then, although it's also a marker that the summer hols are *really* over
Managed 7 miles with my friend this evening, including some of Epping Forest . Nice to get some forest before the sun went down completely and I figure we're safe together. I'm toying with the idea of trying some run to work but the logistics of what to take in / leave there the day before etc, are killing me!