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Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 14:09

My daughter has a thing for cashews at the moment...has put me off praline chocolate for life.

Beginning to run after birth

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 12:14

Go and ask your GP if it is ok, rather than relying on 2nd hand advice from a friend. I know plenty of breast feeding mums who run, with no issues like you describe. I had a prolapse after giving birth to my daughter, nowt to do with running, I was unlucky. Fortunately it is much improved after lots of Pilates and I now have no problems with this and running.

I personally found 17 weeks post birth too soon to be running again, but again, I know lots of mums that have run from earlier than that. If you've been doing bootcamp without problems I would expect that some gentle running would be ok, but do give yourself lots of time to build up slowly. One thing to bear in mind with all exercise and breastfeeding is that all the hormones do make all your ligaments etc more flexible than usual, so you should take things carefully so as not to get injured.

Bra Suggestions for Small ladies who are 'Big' !

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 14:00

Get her to take a look at the Freya Sports Crop Top. The sizing can be a bit odd, so she'd need to try a couple on maybe to find the right fit (Less bounce give great advice over the phone and have good returns - and actually may be able to advise on what else could work), it's the only vaguely comfortable sports bra I have ever had, and it works.

Running capri tights - recommendations?

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 12:17

I know what you mean about the tightness around the calves. There seems to be a fashion for them to be a bit longer than I find comfortable at the moment.

I've a couple of pairs of Nike ones, but the others I have which I find comfy are from Trespass. Cheap, cheerful, very lightweight and comfy just below the knee.


Running tops with pockets

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:17

Another thumbs up for the flipbelt. I adore mine and I've tried many belts! Having said that I don't have an iphone, but I seem to be able to fit all sorts into the belt.

Not Again!

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:14

The oat milk will also add to the fibre load...not quite the same, but since my 2 year old has started drinking oat milk she manages to poo three times a day!

It could be nerves, even if you don't think you are nervous, especially if you have trialled the food before, when training, without problems.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 11:28
Nessie wrote (see)
mingo_the_flamingo wrote (see)
Maddy. wrote (see)

Dear Berlei Why does your running bra stops stop at FF

Those of us above that need the super doper design much more

If it's any consolation they're no good anyway. I wear mine as an ordinary bra, but seriously regretted trying to run in it.

Even the Ultimate Run Bra?  I find it great (only DD/E though, so maybe better in smaller sizes).


Yep, wearing it now for slobbing round the house, but was seriously bouncy when I tried to run. May be my gait I guess. Maddy, the only one I've found to be any cop at all (other than doubling up) is the Freya Active Underwired Crop Top Sports Bra. Fitting is a bit odd (but I had excellent advice from the customer service people at Less Bounce) and it is pretty comfy. Much better than wearing two shock absorbers!

Garmin Forerunner 225

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 10:45

I use a scosche and love it, so was a bit disappointed to hear Garmin have gone for the Mio. Having said that it may work wonderfully. I think a lot of the early Mio problems were down to a dodgy antenna?? I purchased the scosche whilst waiting for Garmin/Polar to catch up on the optical side of things before upgrading my current watch. I definitely find it more comfy than a chest strap, but then I think due to having to wear a pretty heavy duty sports bra (not a problem the gentleman of this forum may have), I probably can't wear the chest strap in the most comfortable place.

I think I'll be keeping my scosche for now, but it is my birthday in August, so may be tempted to see how generous husband is feeling. I suspect Polar will come up with something soon, and as DC says this is probably the beginning of it appearing in many Garmin devices.

Training after a baby

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 17:24

It took me a couple of goes to get back into running after pregnancy. Even starting back with run/walk intervals was really hard the first couple of times and I think basically my body just wasn't ready for it. The third time I tried, about 9 months after having the baby, I felt much better when I attempted it, even though I was a long way off my previous best.

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