JG - good running but about your mum. It's a tough situation and its bound to cause tensions between family members. I guess all you can do is try and be tolerant with each other. Not easy though.
Caro - hope you the fog is starting to clear for you. Hopefully the taste buds will be back for Dec when you really need them to be ok and you can indulge in everything.
Still waiting to find out if the bank will loan us enough money to keep the flat and still buy the house. The lady who offered on our flat is probably getting annoyed by our evasiveness by now (she offered on Monday). We are both now really set on trying to keep the flat so i hope it works out.
8.5 mile run yesterday. Just over 2 weeks of mat leave left and then its back to work. I am hoping that i can get some more runs in when back at work as its tough now, although i do get every thursday to myself and i do a long bike ride. I will miss that.
I have used the first (3 runs a week) plan before but wanted to put in 4 runs a week. Does anyone have a plan I can use? I cant do more than 4x per week as I need to still do 1 swim and at least 1 cycle per week as I have a 70.3 in June next year, which is 12 weeks after Brighton marathon.
Hoggle, how old is M again? The difference between mine was just over 3 years. Someone told me to give the older one jobs or a job to help with the baby to make them feel important. My baby is now 8 months old and I imagine that Georgia can't remember or imagine life without him. It's so cute to see them giggling together (I'll enjoy this as I know they'll be fighting in a few years time!).
Sonya - you are a mentalist (in the nicest possible way!). 4!!!!! If you are really thinking about it, best get saving for a mini bus
I am still pondering one of those new coils as I am rubbish at remembering the pill and defo dont want another. Hubby could have the snip but I think he is hedging his bets in case we split and wants a family with someone else. I joke but there is some truth there
I thought I had replied yesterday but apparently not!
EF - hope you are feeling ok, sounds like you are juggling so many balls. Poor you. I hope you can have a nice weekend. I know when I feel stressed, I find it hard to relax even at times when it's possible. Please take a deep breath and try and take some time for yourself.
Caro - hope you are ok. I can imagine that sometimes you just want someone else to come in and take over all the decisions for you. Sadly only you can do that and it seems like you have to do the questionning and research to be able to make the right call for you. I loved that article on FB. I can't believe anyone said to a lady with breast cancer that 'it's not just about you' or whatever it was. Sounds like something Katy Hopkins would say.
Hoggle, you will manage. I remember being really scared at the thought of having my two on my own as i was spending so much time feeding, I felt that I couldnt give my oldest any attention. It was nowhere near as bad as i thought. I didn't enjoy the 'fog' of the newborn phase but it only lasted a few weeks. Not really sure what I am trying to say. Both me and hubby were really scared at the thought of a) birth (me more so obviously) and b) going through the baby phase again but i found it much easier. No it wasnt easy but it was WAY easier as i felt like i knew what i was doing and didnt worry as much. Not sure if that is any help? Just some ramblings!
Camlo - not managing as much running as I would like but i am managing to get out on my bike once a week when they are both in nursery on Thursdays. I am only on my 4th long ride (70k) and admittedly i was getting out for about 40k each week previously, but i can really feel the difference I havent had any bike fitness since I did IM Austria in 2009 so its nice to feel it coming back. Not sure how I will manage with cycling when I go back to work though (less than a month away). I'll deal with that when i get there.
House update - place still on the market but looks like we might actually be able to keep the place and rent it out, and still buy the house we want. It means we owe the bank more money than i can probably ever earn in my lifetime, but i am trying not to freak out about that. It's a gamble as its huge sums of money and we could end up with a vacant property, non payers or people that trash the place but it might also work. It also means that if we can get the mortgages approved, we can proceed with the sale and get moved in before the schools application window closes. We'll see if it works. Does anyone have any experience of letting places out?
Off to Bristol tomorrow to meet up with friends, go out and we are all staying in a hotel. How exciting!!
TT - sorry to read about your issues.I imagine every expert would probably give you a different diagnosis. Grrr. Defo take some rest though and reasses in a week.
Lotte hope you aren't too stiff. I do this too, although don't run so far!
Kinsey - sounds like you need r and r too.
Caro - glad you are finding out about everything available. Make use if it as you deserve all the support possible.
I did bushy park PR on Saturday (i am pretty sure its the home of PR) and my speedy friend towed me round. I got a shiny new pb of about 40 seconds - 24m31. So chuffed but it hurt like mad. Made me feel better after a shitty week. Can you believe our 'buyer' still hasn't been in contact.we don't think we will ever hear from him again. I accept things fall through but be decent!!!! Flat back on the market. I have accepted that we will probably lose the house we want and the chance to apply for primary schools in time.