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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 14:41
That's great Lotte, just what I needed, thank you! My long run is mostly going to be on a Tuesday as I have most of the school day child free so can fit it in with limited effect on everyone else (some effect on work, and general household stuff, but there are always compromises...!), but there are a few weeks when I'm really going to struggle to get out at all. The worst one will be when I'm working 3 days and then husband is working all weekend. I should be able to get out on the Tuesday, and a short one on Sunday if husband gets home for a short while and is feeling very generous, but that might be it. Not great, but it is what it is!

I don't think I can really justify and expensive bag as I'm not sure how much use it will get, but I'll have a look at the decathlon offerings, and may look on eBay, gumtree etc as you never know what people are selling!

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 09:02
Kinsey - your running sounds like it's going well. I find whenever I do anything different I feel like a proper old lady with muscles aching!

Turbo - hope the results come back quickly and are all ok.

Kay - I would slow down/stop if it starts hurting. I stopped running before about 20 weeks with mine as my bladder couldn't cope and I was fed up with needing a wee every 5 minutes!

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 08:40
Thanks Tangy. We have a decathlon just down the road so I'll have a look in there. I think they actually had that bag when I looked a few months ago, so will be annoying if they don't have it now! I just looked at the website and rather entertainingly the sports bra I really like is called 'first crop top'!

I don't think I'm going to be able to fit in any long back to back runs anyway as my husband is also training for a long sportive on his bike the weekend after my race, so our weekends are divided, and time is tight! I did 4 miles the day after my 14 last week, and I worked for 12 hours yesterday after my 18 on Tuesday, and must have walked quite a few miles during the course of the day so maybe that counts for something!

I reckon I could manage 20 or 22 having done 18 last week, but should I just keep trying to go a bit further each week and then stop a week before?! I'm going to try and get a cheeky 3 miles in this morning before a meeting, and will aim for 8ish tomorrow, and then might get a quick one in on Sunday since it's Mother's Day - but it's also Isabelle's birthday so there might not be time!

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Posted: 11/03/2015 at 22:28
So, shock horror, I actually need some running advice! ( it feels slightly wrong to type that whilst sitting here with a glass of wine after a rather long day at work, and absolutely no running, but there you go!).

I've gone public with my 'race' plans and have got my first sponsorship money so now I feel I need to get a little bit serious about how to get this thing done. So...35 miles in about 7 weeks. Last week I did a long run of 14 miles, and 38 miles total. This week I've done a long run of 18 miles (the furthest I've ever run!!), and will try and get another one or 2 shorter runs in. I'm not sure how long my long run should get, or quite how many miles I should try and do - any advice? Realistically I won't be able to get in more than 3 runs a week due to our work, but hopefully one of those can be as long as I want - or can manage!

I also need some kind of bag to carry water, a map, phone, but I hate running with rucksacks. Has anyone tried a cheap running vest bag thing like the decathlon ones? The race is in May so I don't anticipate having to carry lots of spare clothes, so I don't think I need anything too big.

Any advice welcomed!

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Posted: 07/03/2015 at 22:29
Lotte - you're so fast! Glad the coeliac test was negative, and hope the iron jab does the trick!

Good running everyone!

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Posted: 07/03/2015 at 22:28
I think you should take him Caro. If the nail bed is broken it should be repaired as otherwise his nail will never grow properly - I know this because my husband has a horrible gammy nail from when a window shut on it as a child! If the nail is properly cracked they should take it off and stitch up the nail bed. Sorry!

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Posted: 04/03/2015 at 11:19
Nurofen- loved your race report. It sounds like you had great support on the day, and so nice to meet some people to do it with. What was your overall finishing time, and what sort of average pace did you do? I'm trying to decide whether this run in May is in any way realistic for me to do. My brain is very willing, but I fear my body may not be able to keep up!! What pace did you do your long training runs at? I did 14 miles yesterday at about 9.30 ave, and I walked a couple of the last hills when my legs were starting to feel trashed -short, steep hills - but I don't think I could have gone a lot further. I need to raise or pay quite a lot of money to do it, so I really need to make a decision!

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Posted: 04/03/2015 at 11:13
But the whole thing about home schooling is that you don't have to do any homework...but, no, it wouldn't work for me either, I'm probably one of the worst teachers (of anything) that was ever created!

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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 22:42
I'm exactly the same Caro! Part of me loves the idea of home educating because of the freedom, and all the positive stuff, and the hippiness of it all...but unfortunately (or fortunately?) I can also see the reality, which is that it would be an unmitigated disaster!

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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 15:40
Caro - I have just listened to that series of videos you linked...whilst pottering with my sewing things in a rare 30 minutes of time just to make ME happy - the last video totally validated my choice not to do housework!!! I really liked what she has to say, and ordered the book last night so am looking forward to reading it. I especially liked the bit about not scheduling too many activities and about not being a tiger mother. I thought I was just being a bit lazy, but that 'crazy busy' feeling she describes is exactly how having too many things to do and too many places to go makes me feel, and I know I can't be happy like that, and therefore by extension, can't make my children happy. I definitely need to work on the internal motivation, and making tasks fun - how do you make putting on socks/shoes/doing hair fun when you have a limited amount of time and 3 children to get out of the door??!
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