Posted: 17/09/2014 at 10:17
Have been reading but not posting - sorry. Every time I get to the end of the posts there is no time to write one of my own!
Caro, so glad the figure was high enough for you to receive your chemo. Not that it's pleasant but I'd be totally the same on not wanting to push back the time I'd be undergoing treatment. Hope you feel a bit better this time round, and so pleased you now have your sister with you. Is that 3 rounds done and dusted - so halfway through? I am SO impressed that you are still managing to run and cycle so much. And even more impressed with your 3rd lady result at Parkrun - still a super-speedy time too despite all the chemicals bouncing around your system. You really are an inspiration.
Lotte, wow to Dylan - that is amazing. How old is he now? He could have a lot of real potential for the future if he can run that fast now.
Brookie, well done on the walk. I'm with CC - walking 26.2 would be a lot harder for me than running it simply because of the amount of time I'd be on my feet. Would far rather run it any day! Was it the Thames Path Challenge you did?
I am a bit peeved as I'm planning to enter the Royal Parks Ultra next year. However, found out on Friday at work that our department is going to be hosting one of the top accounting journal conferences next October, over a Friday and a Saturday. We don't have dates yet as that's a lot down to what space we have available on campus and I have put in a request for rooms, but obviously I want to avoid the conference taking place on the same weekend as the ultra. Emailed the Royal Parks organisers and they can't give me a date for next year yet, so a bit difficult for me to try to arrange anything. Grrr. The conference will involve Friday afternoon and a full day Saturday, including the conference dinner Saturday night which I'll have to attend, so it would be pretty tough to have to do a 30-mile run the day afterwards. We shall see, but I hate not being able to plan ahead!
So pleased for you, Sonya - birth sounds horrific though and I don't even want to know about manual placenta removal! Must be fab to have a boy though after two girls, and a big surprise - much like TTid and Fay. Can't believe she's a month old already TTid!
CC, sounds mental with the upcoming move. Hope all goes OK. All you can do is get stuck in I suppose and get on with it. Really hope the knee comes good soon too - you will need running for stress relief if nothing else!
My dodgy back/piriformis is playing up a bit again. Saw chiro last week and he unlocked a few things which helped a bit, but it's felt a bit sore after a couple of runs recently and I've had really sore and stiff legs post-run. Of course I haven't helped myself any by doing too much fast stuff, so have backed off a bit now as I'm entered into a half on Sunday and don't want to end up with a full-blown injury which stops me running at all. I may have to just run the half rather than race though - the bigger picture is still 12 races for the year and I have 5 to go!
CM, hope the back is a bit better. Sounds awful. But could be stress-related and I'd agree that everything you mention seems linked together. Terrible doctor appointment system where you are. Ours is bad but not that bad!
Camlo, that race sounds amazing. Well done - it sounded hard both physically and emotionally.