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Posted: Yesterday at 23:56

Caro and JT - great  that you have been hanging out  JT - sounds like you are getting somewhere with the work situ.  Just keep a record of everything and know your rights (sounds like you are already doing it).   

Sonya - hope that baby has turned.  Fingers crossed.

CC - hope the weekend is going ok.

TT - hope the heat isnt too bad for you.  Not long to go

Camlo - are you going for the IM distance next year?  I am planning to enter the new UK70.3 in Staffordshire next year.

Someone mentioned bickering (i cant flick back a page without loosing this).  We bicker plenty too.  It's just not very nice though and so often so pointless

Some of you may have seen on FB but my physio wants me to move from a heel strike to a mid foot strike so i have months of trying to change my running ahead of me.  I have thought that i would need to for a bit now.  If you take my trainers off and i run on a treadmill, i sound like a herd of elephants coming along.  If i shorten my stride, i just sound like one elephant coming so i guess its an improvement.  Going to be a test of patience though.  My running has been going well but i guess it will take a backwards step for a while.  Still, Comrades in 2016 is the big goal so thats what is important.

RF - you mentioned doing a marathon in the build up to IM.  I really dont want to sound like a know it all, as i really dont, but i was advised not to do this by lots of people.  I was really advised to concentrate on the cycling, rather than running. Doing a marathon means you need a good few weeks to recover which can interfere with training.  For my first IM, my longest run was 2.5 hours and for the second it was 16 miles.  Basically, if you cant nail the bike and come off feeling vaguely ok, it doesnt really matter how running fit you are.  Anyway, i wont bang on, but am here if you want to ask anything.

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Posted: 28/07/2014 at 06:55

Jane, sounds like a nightmare.  I hope you get it sorted.  I would make sure you stand up for yourself and try and establish as much contact with them as possible.  I know the person has gone away, but maybe reply with a letter stating your thoughts and that you are disappointed that the letter was sent just before the holidays when there is no one to talk to.  Work places often get jittery if they sense a maternity returner is getting formal.

Ttid - sorry to hear you are feeling overwhelmed.  As Jane said, it's hard enough having your family a decent car ride away (mine are 3 hours on a decent traffic run).

We are putting our flat on the market soon.  Bad timing with it almost being August etc but we need to be in by end of Jan!  The only place we have to look for places at the moment is Bushey, Herts. Anyone have any info/thoughts on there or other Herts places.  We only want what everyone else wants... nice house, 4 beds, decent garden, good schools, quiet street, close to shops/parks/train station etc etc!  

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:53

Kinsey we have days/weekends like that as well. My 3 yr old daughter can be a champion winger and it can be so draining, esp if the baby is crying too.

Caro - brilliant that you are chez cm

I did my sprint tri today. Wanted sub 1 h 30 and did 1h 24 including a 26.30 5k which I was Pleased with. Its the first time I have felt like I am vaguely running since I started rurunning again. (Ignore the typo, my tablet goes mental sometimes). Really enjoyed it and had a massage this afternoon. Hubby in good books with me today.

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Posted: 27/07/2014 at 20:58

Hey Jane

I didn't think they could.  If you get lost in finding the answer, i have a few friends I could ask who work in HR.

Yikes, not what you need.

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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.

Abingdon Marathon 2014 - Number Swap

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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