Hoggle it was me who recommended 'Overwhelmed'. Its taken me ages to read it but I have found it so interesting. Its really changed the way I think. I will never mindlessly say how busy I am like its a status
Camlo if the vibrating thing works then great. I am so bad at even stretching but I have been getting massages every 3 weeks or so before the marathon and it really helped.
I went out for a 'long ride' yesterday and managed 30 miles in 2h20. I was hoping to do much more and I was really tired when I entered this half ironman I was not worried about the distance at all as 90k never used to feel far but now... I have 7 weeks left I think and a week in oz, four days away with hubby and so much improvement to make to just get round. If I hadn't paid so much to enter, I would bail. Hey ho.
Off to oz on Tues for a week! Feels surreal. The wedding is next sat. 26 hour flight but no kids.
I had a virus before Edinburgh 2 years ago, nowhere near as bad as yours, i felt rough and sick on Tuesday before the race. I ended up pulling out as i wasnt race ready. I felt fine but not well enough to race. I went for a 5 mile run on the Monday (race was Sunday) and it confirmed that pulling out was the right thing to do. I found another race to do a week or so after. At least i salvaged something.
It's really bad luck but i think you have to pull out. You'll be lucky to make it round and you'll be even luckier to do the race any kind of justice.
CC - thinking of you. Sounds like a sh*t situation. If you are sure this is the right thing to do (sounds like you are) then stick to your guns, no matter how hard this is. You are an amazing lady xx
CM - thinking of your foot.
Kinsey - when if your race?
My legs are feeling pretty good one week on from the marathon. I am glad I have this half ironman looking otherwise i might be tempted to use my friends London place and i know this would not be a good idea! I am still tootling around on my bike and totally in denial about how tough or far 56 miles really is! I guess it would help if i worked out how to use my speedo. I could do that right now but i am on here instead.