Good luck with your weekly plan Ecky and all your homework! It's funny how everything is relative, isn't it? At the moment 15 miles a week sounds a lot but I'm sure in the past while marathon training it felt like very little!
A 5 miler yesterday morning for me and now trying to pack around three visits to 2 different swimming pools for kids' training....
Hi Ecky! Good to hear from you. Well done on getting your mojo back.
MC - Hope you feel OK now. We are going to Granada and Cordoba to see La Alhambra and the mosque in Cordoba mainly... oh and to drink some cafe con leche, also just to have some alone time.
Well I managed a short run with my big boy and then we went to get him a tablet with his birthday money and other savings. This afternoon we had to collect all the branches from where the nectarine trees had been pruned. It's back breaking work. Now home and drinking a creamy coffee
Yippee! My 2 week holiday has started! Hoping to get some running in. First short run planned for tomorrow with one or two sons. And should be able to run while they are swimming during the two weeks.
Hubby and I are going to Spain for 4 days on Thursday. m-i-l and s-i-l are looking after the kids. It's our first time away alone (apart from the Istanbul 15K races) since the kids were born. Sort of excited but already had one bad dream about the kids being alone.
Kids will be really busy though. Daughter has 5 days double training each week, and a hard single session each Saturday plus three gym sessions each week. Hardly a holiday but she is looking forward to it???? Boys have training too but a lot less.... and of course they have lots of homework eg Mikail (the 7 year old) has two books to read, 12 pages of English, a power point to prepare, a book report, comprehension questions and 4 pages of maths problems??? Some private schools are actually working for an extra week - how crazy is that? Makes me a little bit angry actually and I can see it becoming like China...
MC - massive congrats to your son for his distinction! It was worth the wait! Elif and I were really pleased too although she just got a pass. She didn't do enough practice and it was touch and go whether she would pass at all as one piece was really ropey and slow!
MC - Hope you aren't aching too much and that you get out for your 11 miles.
Franny - Gosh that sounds a tough session on Thursday! Must be enjoyable though!
AF - well done on your training. Good luck for your 11 miles too.
Daughter's piano exam went OK (she said). Hubby took her as it was during school time and I couldn't change my lessons. She may not pass this time as she really hasn't done enough practice. It's just so hard fitting everything in with 2 and a half hours swimming every evening and on Saturdays (plus travel time). She wants to keep going though so she must be enjoying it...
MC - gosh that's a long wait for a result, isn't it? We have waited up to 6 weeks here before but then we are abroad.
I'm planning a run with big boy tomorrow morning. Little one says he wants a lie in. I need to run as I'm feeling lethargic and had trouble fitting in my trousers today.
Spent day at school today with portfolios again. They are finished now thank goodness. Little boy had his one too. It was sweet and he has improved so much since we took him to my school. School is hard work nowadays though. Can't believe he is only seven and is doing long multiplication already. How much homework do your kids get MC and AF?