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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:17

Caro, when I was about 20, I dislocated my clavicle and had to have surgery to put pins in to put it back together and my arm was in a sling.  I called my car insurance people and they asked me if the doctors had told me not to drive to which I honestly replied 'no'.  I guess the fact that I only had one working arm (the one furthest from the gears) meant that they probably thought it was a given that i couldnt drive.  Anyway, I did.  V stupid and there is no way I would do that now, but I was stupid when i was 20.

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:22


Glad you got some physio this morning Caro and it sounds like she could be a good person to talk to.

I am also so glad I am not pregnant.  I had babies in Jan and March and I was disgustingly hot throughout winter, god knows what I would have been like with a summer pregnancy!  I hope all you ladies are ok.

Sonya, if you need a c section, i recovered pretty quickly after mine and was driving before 6 weeks and most people I know did too.  The issue with driving is that you need to be able to do an emergency stop.  I called my insurance company and said I was ok to do one and they were fine with me driving.  I think I might have said earlier, but if given the choice again (and no more babies for me, i wish i could have had my tubes tied!), i wouldnt hesitate to have a c section.  Also, i hope you get the house situation sorted.  Try and be philosophical and only get stressed/worry about what you can control.  The rest will be what it is.

I had my 3 hours off today as baby Isaac went to the childminder so i went to Richmond park on my bike and did just over 40k.  My legs are tired now and I have a race  (sprint tri) on Sunday so i will take it easy for the next few days.  I sold my Abingdon marathon place today as i had a think about it and it's too soon for me.  It's 13 weeks away and I probably would just have got injured but if I made it, I would probably just run a time that i wouldnt be happy with so why do it?  I would sooner concentrate on getting a good base, not getting injured and getting my speed back and go for it at Brighton next year.

Talking of wrapping babies up, Isaac has been in a vest day and night for ages.  I saw a baby in the park the other day wrapped in a massive blanket and it was 27 degrees.  I did wonder if i should say something but the mum was in a big group and looked a little scary...

Ttid - glad you got to put your feet up, even if it meant going to the doctors to do it.

Minks - well done on your race

I hope all you Scots are enjoying the CW games.  The first day has been fab.

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Posted: 24/07/2014 at 14:45

I have a place if anyone wants to buy it.  i cant seem to get messages to work so the place goes to the first person to reply on this thread.

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 18:46

Blummin heck Caro, you've got enough going on without all this.  Well done for getting yourself heard.

Sonya, hope you are ok.  Personally I was chuffed to be given an emergency c section but i guess recovery with 2 kids, not driving and all the moving stuff going on would make it hard.

Just waiting for hb to come home so i can go to swim club. My lower back is feeling a little dodgy.  I remember this when marathon training a year after i had Georgia.  I am trying hard to do my core exercises but suspect i might (!) be overdoing things.  Anyway i will stretch, see a physio and plough on.  I have another sprint tri on sunday.

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Posted: 21/07/2014 at 07:41

Good luck with the scan Hoggle.


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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 21:35

IG - I would put it towards a garmin or similar (if they do them) so you know how far and fast you have gone! Seriously I blummin love mine...

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Posted: 19/07/2014 at 18:18


Am still sweltering here. We went to a local 'country' show here this afternoon and I am sticky and hot. Did my first park run this morning in over 1.5 years and managed a 27m40. It was a 25 sec negative spilt as it was congested on the first lap but I was pleased. My pb is just over 25 so a way to go but a good start. 

Fitflop - welcome. I ddidn't run when pregnant either time. The first pregnancy I tried and I felt awful and I was injured in the second. I would say don't go too hard or get too hot. Listen to your body and people who don't run will probably tell you not to as they think you shouldn't do anything whilst pregnant! I swam with a club and did body pump during pregnancy and my fitness is coming back. I had a c section in mid March and I did my first triathlon about three weeks ago. I am with Jane that it does come back quite quickly. Oh my physio told me that its important to keep strength up as that takes longer to get back than cv. 

Baby crying so best go, sorry wanted to do more replies. Caro hope you make some progress with dates so you can get away.

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Posted: 16/07/2014 at 15:19

EF - I dont get people who just talk really loudly on the phone whilst on a train.  I am so careful when I am on a train to not speak too loud or for too long as I know how much it irritates me listening to other peoples banal bollox!

Hubby back on Friday hopefully.  It's not been so bad actually although Sunday was a bit rubbish as we usually just hang out as a family on Sundays.

Isaac has his first morning at a childminder tomorrow.  I wanted to put him in to the same nursery as Georgia but they need at least 2 mornings a week and its £40 a session, whereas the childminder will take him for 3 hours and its £5 an hour.  I am going to take off on my bike for a few hours and hope he is ok.  I feel a little self indulgent but I am usually pretty careful with money and I get 6 months full pay maternity leave so I am going to spend a little bit of it having a morning to myself.  I hope the childminder is ok.  Her English is a little ropey but she has a good ofsted rating and has been childminding for 22 years so surely she knows more about babies than me?!

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Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:02


Caro - great to hear you got out on the bike today and the infection is sorted out. Also if you dont know anything about bikes, you can join most triathletes  I have been doing triathlon for 14 years and I am still useless with my bike.  When I used to take it abroad (before kids!), I had to take pictures of it so i knew how to put it back together again, and this was all basic stuff.

Minks - I used to bail on sessions more often than I do now.  Before kids, I could always go later or in the morning etc. Now I am pretty good at grabbing any chance I can and enjoying the peace and quiet.

I went to my daughters pre school sports day today which was fun.  She came last in all her races as she just giggled and looked at the other kids.  I went in the sack race and came last as well  My trousers kept coming down and I had huge turquoise pants on (in my defence, they were in the sale!).

I had a nice swim earlier whilst Isaac was in the creche and I paid a babysitter so I could get out for a run tonight.  I've never paid someone so I could run but it was totally worth it.  I did 5 miles. Am missing hubby but its getting easier.  I guess you get used to someone not being around.  

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Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:50

Sonya and TTid, I feel for you both.  House stress is pretty rubbish.  I remember when we were doing all the work in our flat, it was awful.  I am about to enter the same stress myself as I am having estate agents round to value the flat and we'll look for something when we are (hopefully) under offer.  We need to move by the end of Jan for schools so best get a move on.  Btw, does anyone know if it's an issue getting a mortgage whilst on maternity leave?  I am still being paid now (I get 6 months full pay) but my last proper payment will be next month.

Well done Camlo.  Did i see you were doing Chatsworth tri?  How was it? Hilly?  Where was the swim?

I am on day 2 of the final (for now) stint of flying solo.  My daughter kept getting up from about 3am and then Isaac (baby) woke up at 5am.  Georgia then poo'd herself in the gym creche!  Only 4 more days to go!

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