Yes, 50 kids!! The one and only I did was for my daughter's 3rd and there were 23. I was exhausted after.
CM - text that mum who you co-hosted with and say something like 'great party today. I didnt get chance to get the money from you. Please can you transfer the £120 to me' and send your bank details. Cheeky c*w, esp as she did nothing.
JG - one step at a time, literally. Keep up the progress and you'll get there.
EF - I know how you feel about having work done. We had a loft conversion, new bathroom and kitchen last year. The 10 week job lasted from the start of Sept to after xmas. I am not even sure it's going cheap that does it as it seems to happen to most people.
Hello, yes I am still here. Blummin ek! Even the phone stalkers are bored with asking now and have stopped
Welcome Sazzle. I haven't really run in either pregnancy. I tried with the first one but it made me feel really dizzy and I got injured in a bike accident in Feb last year and still wasnt better when I got pregnant for the 2nd time in May. I've done lots of swimming though (I am in a swim club so we cover a fair distance in the hour session) and I continued at body pump at least once a week until I was about 35 weeks. I've done more strength work in pregnancy no 2 as my physio recommended this. She said that CV fitness comes back a lot quicker than strength so felt it was better to keep strength up. My back has suffered a lot less than it did the first time round. Re the HR, best double check, but I think the recommendation of not to go over 140 or 150 bpm no longer exists. It makes sense not to go to high though and not get too hot or dehydrated.
One thing I found about being pregnant and continuing to be active/train, people often have a view that you shouldnt do it. I find most of these people know nothing about science or running/training, they just think that so they like to tell you. I would have gone nuts if i had sat on my (ever expanding) backside for 9 months. If anyone tries to tell you what you shouldnt do during pregnancy, I like to ask them which studies they are referring to when they give me their 'advice'.
I hope everyone's races went well today. Sounds good for Caro's pb. And running 5 miles in 40 mins is worth a jelly baby!!
Firstly poor you. A dog knocked me off my bike 6 weeks out from London last year and caused me to miss the race. A regular injury I could have handled, but something so stupid made me really hacked off (I've been banging on about it ever since!).
I would get an xray and see a physio as you really dont want to do any long term damage. The race might seem like everything now, but I promise that it's not. Firstly you are unlikely to run the race as well as you could if you are properly injured and chose to bury your head in the sand and hope. Secondly, there are other races, other months and years. As someone else said, there are lots of little bones in the foot, so you should check one isnt broken.
Assuming you are ok to run the race, but need to rest it now, can you aqua run instead of swimming? Swimming is much better than nothing, but aqua running would be better than running. You'd need to get yourself a belt.
Good luck. I know how it feels when you are on the rollercoaster of 'can I/cant I' and it sucks