Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:40
Really well done on your tri, Camlo - am so impressed with anyone who can do that! I'm a runner 100% - have no desire to take on anything like that. Aside from everything else the logistics of three events just make it all so much more complicated! And although my swimming has improved exponentially in the three terms I've now been doing it, I am still rubbish! I now have fairly decent technique but still struggle with the whole stamina part of front crawl and although I can manage quite a lot of lengths I do have to have breaks. I would so love to be one of those people who look really relaxed and effortless in the water and can keep going up and down seemingly forever, but I think it's unlikely that I ever will be.
Yes, I also hope Lotte and CC are having fun! It will be manic and full-on but hopefully fun too!
Sorry that both TTid and Sonya are suffering from MRS (Moving-Related Stress). We have moved house twice and it is definitely one of the most stressful things you can do. I think the second time I just took the attitude that what would be, would be and it did help, but with babies imminent it can't be pleasant facing the possibility of homelessness
Really pleased you're feeling much better, Caro - and what a fantastic present from Vixo (saw pics on FB). That must have been a lovely surprise. But yes, frustrating that no next steps have been agreed for you yet, and once again you are left in NHS limbo. Take no notice of hubby's comments; he'll get used to the idea of the buff soon enough. Not sure what I'd do in your position but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to wear a wig - although my hair is such a nightmare to do anything with, being so straight and fine, that I suppose I might enjoy the chance to experiment with styles I'd never be able to have normally!
Had a really dreadful run home last Wednesday with IMTB. It was warm and humid, but incredibly windy and gusty - and of course, we had the wind fully against us all the way because we were on the towpath and therefore never changed direction (sadly, neither did the wind). Maybe it just took it out of me more than I thought, or maybe I didn't notice the humidity as much because of the wind, but by 11 miles in felt pretty dreadful; slightly nauseous and spaced. As usual IMTB hadn't brought a drink so we shared the 500ml bottle of water I had - frankly could have done with at least that to myself. Weirdly though, I happily run that sort of distance (15 miles) first thing in the morning on a Sunday having drunk nothing all night, maybe had a cup of tea when up, then no breakfast and no fluids during run and am fine. What's that about? Maybe something to do with the time of day? I felt completely done in by the end of the run and didn't really feel recovered until the following day.
Fortunately we only have two more of these long midweek runs to do, one tomorrow (only 9-10 miles though) and then one next Wednesday. Then I am off on hols and IMTB has only about 3 weeks until his race - for which, frankly, he is not as well-prepared as he should be! Yet he has sooooo much time to train! Funny how much more productive you are the less time you have!