Thanks everyone - even through the bite drew blood the dogs' teeth didn't actually come into contact with the skin so I don't think I need to see a doctor or anything. It has swollen up and I already have an impressive bruise with a line of red teeth marks down the middle. I remember a couple of months ago crossing the owner's dad in the forest with the dogs. He had this belt lead on too and actually had to hug himself round a tree to hold the dogs back. I thought it was quite funny at the time but I'm not so sure now.
KK - Yay! Nailed that 100 then
Three changes of clothes and you've only been for one run Shades! Must be really wet where you are. I still have my kettlebell gathering dust as a doorstop
That's great that your mum is still able to enjoy an independant life - and that you are around to keep an eye on things too.
SK - I'm not sure vomiting is due to op. That was Thursday. However the thought of a sickness bug sweeping through us all is just too awful to contemplate
Thank you for posting a photo of the Beauceron Shades. They are big dogs. And scary. On a positive note I think that I have now done my speedwork session for the week. My HR rocketed way up out of it's comfort zone during my (unintentional) sprint finish over a ploughed field
Emmy - That is an amazing time for your day 2 marathon.. brilliant running. You must be so fit now. Enjoy your weekend off.
Mowzer - Well done on another epic from you. Glad your daughter is on the mend too.
SK - Hope you're eating enough to keep on form with your plan. That gym sounds a good (cheap) idea too. Are you still doing Pilates as well?
Big G - Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Definitely keep with your plans to go to Bruges after the funeral.
Healing vibes going out to those with niggles!
Shades - Amazing age for your mum. Is she still managing to live on her own ok? Disappointing for your run this morning - good job you didn't fall over. Do you use a gym as well..? I remember you do kettle bell classes but wondered if you ever dreadmilled it when the weather is too bad to run.
3 yo op went well and we went home the same day which was a relief. He was a bit spaced out but seemed to recover well. However this morning I was woken at 4am by him vomiting everywhere (sorry to any breakfast eating Shadies) At 5am I handed over bucket duties to Mr Fox and went out for a run. Got in a good steady 28k and managed to up the pace a bit for the last 5k. Just coming up to my house when I crossed my neighbour walking her two Beauceron dogs. She attaches them to a belt round her waist and as I approached they started to lurch towards me, baying their heads off. She tried to hold them back but was unable to, the dogs gathered momentum and she water-skiied helplessly towards me. I turned and sprinted but one of the dogs leapt and bit me on my arm. It bloody hurt and broke the skin in spite of my two (Lidl) layers. It is now quite swollen and sore. She has been round to apologise but I am still a bit shocked by it all. Anyway - back to mop duties.... I hope the rest of you are having a good weekend!
Forgot to say tried my new knuckle duster lights out - big thanks going out to the lovely Emmy - they are FAB. Really light up well all around you and best of all I don't even feel I'm wearing them. They are so light and fit snugly round my hand. Only thing to be careful of is turning your wrist round to look down at your watch. Completely blinded myself a couple of times and had to stagger round until I could see again
Big G - That turned out to be a good race after all then! I think lopping off two minutes from last years time is a great result. I know you said the weather was worse last year.. but 2 mins faster is still going some in my book.
That would be very poignant if Steph could be buried near Claire. You have shown yourself to have such strength of character in dealing with this unbelievably sad situation. You describe how you are feeling so well.. sometimes I find myself thinking that you are reacting in a completely "normal" way - then I remind myself that the word "normal" cannot possibly be used in these sort of circumstances. I'm wittering on here but what I guess I'm trying to say is that I think you're coping brilliantly. You're keeping your head up, keeping going - and you are supporting your family too. As SK said earlier - Claire would be so so proud of you.
SK - Forgot to thank you for the tiger balm tip. Definitely helps! Hope minikoala had a good birthday.
anniesophie - Great result for your race... which is your main target race this year?
Iain - Will be interesting to see what that physio says.
Shades - Hot Chanel bath v plunging into ice cold water....ooooh now that's a difficult choice.....
There was a programme on sport on tv last night and they had a short report on your Hoka shoes Shades. Even though it is a french design the take up in France is very low indeed so they are going all out to try and increase interest in them. They had a stall by the side of a race in Paris and were persuading people to try them for the race itself. Unfortunately the Hoka rep ended up giving the reporter a pair of shoes without double checking and she ran off with two different sizes.. It was interesting seeing them training up the reps as well. Apparently the Hoka is the only shoe which you can completely bend and then it bounces up again. They had a room full of people boomeranging shoes around
3yo is much better thank you. Still not 100% but better. Operation is Thursday - general anaesthetic but we SHOULD be out the same day (On prayer mat already)
Big G - Even if you have an average race it'll still be a better option than the staying in bed one
Shades - Never heard of your sugar free sports drinks. Mind you, I have no idea whatsoever about that sort of thing. The only time I ever try any out is if it's on offer during a marathon!
Good forest run yesterday - got a bit lost and ended up adding on a couple of km which was not a bad thing. Well for me anyway.. my daughter had an extra half hour of quality time looking after the three year old and wasn't quite so positive about that Early out this morning and absolutely freezing. Bit of a rubbish run as felt really tired. Had a bit of a bad night as woken by the littlest but I really do need to make an effort to go to bed earlier.