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even in our company, where we provide outsourced HR and payroll services to other companies, they still manage to screw the pay and rations for their own employees!
grr to dentists CC
well - the garage gave me a lift home with E, so no need for a cab
and my mortgage has finally been approved. they told me yday i needed a letter from T's conveyancer saying i had been discharged from his mortgage. chances of getting that - a VERY fine thing indeed. in the end they decided they could actually do a land registry search to confirm in themselves. but it has resulted in a whole week's delay!!! argh. sometimes...
Ooof, not a good day here either. My mum got antibs for a chest infection yesterday but then phoned this morning to say that she was feeling terrible with a droopy eye and double vision. She went to the GP who sent her over to the hospital. I was working this morning but went and sat with her in A&E for a few hours after I had finished. She's had lots of tests and as I left they were taking her for a CT scan. She did have a facial palsy thing a few years ago so hopefully it is the same thing and nothing more sinister. She recovered well last time and wasn't left with any drooping etc, but the Dr was a bit blunt in telling her today if it is 'just' that again she may not be so lucky as to recover well this time. Going to head back up to the hospital later, she is a bit emotional and Dad is very poorly with the flu so really shouldn't be hanging around the hospital.
Grr to the broken cars.
Good news about the mortgage CM.
Think I would be a nightmare to coach MM as I'm not very good at doing what I'm told, but you are welcome to try
Hope you're mums OK Lotte.
I would love to be coached too but really struggling to run much at all with hubby away all week (no family etc close to help) and the undelying lurgy I have had since beginning December which i now a full blown cold again
CM - Good news on the mortgage. I had one approved recently to get a buy-to-let but haven't managed to buy anywhere yet - really need hubby to get more involved but not sure thats going to happen anytime soon.
I don't think I've caught up properley - but I've been back 3 pages and that will have to do!
Hope your mum is OK Lotte.
I tried a bit of barefoot (ish) running years ago after I totally buggered my knee up. When I got back to running, after a 4 month lay off, I thought I would try some Nike Frees (rather than using the orthotics I had been given) as I had to start with very short runs only. I have to say that I think it taught me a new way of running that has helped me stay injury free since - although I have gone back to more 'normal' shoes - I do where neutral traines despite pronating quite badly on one side. I did manage to get up to running half marathons in my Frees with no issues.
Just watching supersize v. super skinny - is an incentive to run if ever there was one! Am still struggling with illness though. After the flu type thing at the beginning of Feb that wiped me for a couple of weeks I had a good couple of weeks, then I've just had another 2 weeks off with a heavy cold that meant I couldnt' breath for that long, and now - just as I thought I was on the mend - my throat is sore again!!!! Think my immune system must just be on the floor and I'm catching everything going. Trying to knock it in to touch this week with lots of veg, lots of vitamins, water, no alcohol............ Also managed to go over on my ankle twice in the last two days whilst walking the dog. Aaargh. Hurts now. Annoying.
And that's me
My lovely little E had his first lot of laser treatment under GA last Wednesday. Would say that holding your struggling child while they are gassed and looking at you with pleading eyes and then feeling them go floppy in your arms is pretty hideous. There were many tears from me that day. And now even - when I think about it. Horrid. Anyway. He was fine once he woke up and the bruising from the procedure has pretty much gone already. I'm not that confident it's going to make any difference as they only upped the strength a little bit over what they've used previously but we shall see. Several months before we know for sure.
He is amazing at the moment though - love this age. He has masses of words, can do a few colours and shapes, recognise a load of numbers, 'count' to 5 and can run almost as fast as me!!
Oh blah. All about me and nothing about running! Want to run. Can't run. Feel like my previous improvements in form are all slipping away. Again. Tch.
Glad things are on the up for some of you though - Camlo & MM spring to mind, and Minks and JT. And how's your back now CM?
Tallbird: "Would say that holding your struggling child while they are gassed and looking at you with pleading eyes and then feeling them go floppy in your arms is pretty hideous." Totally, totally with you there. Kit's first experience of GA was exactly like that for me. Thankfully this time round they put him under via a cannula in his hand (wonderful theatre nurse distracting him) and hubby went with him down to theatre so I didn't have to go through that again. It still makes my blood run cold even now.
MM, I think I'd be a nightmare to coach too for the same sorts of reasons as Lotte, and you'd try to make me do speedwork and I wouldn't
CM, was going to say same as Kinsey re. car seats in cabs. My mum collects Kit from school every Thursday and they get a cab home as Mum doesn't drive and it's too far to walk (also steep uphill all the way), and of course there's only one bus an hour and it leaves 3 minutes after school finishes = not enough time to get to the bus stop We don't have a car seat for the cab but it's been fine - and it's not that far so I don't mind as it's just once a week.
Ran 7 miles this morning and niggly bits didn't niggle, but a sore area on my left hamstring was hurting where chiro had massaged it yesterday. Not too bad though and definitely feel that I'm 'straighter' somehow! My mum came up for lunch which was lovely, and we went to the big M&S near us and I bought some bits for the house - new loo brush and holder and bin for the cloakroom, new towels for the cloakroom and a photo frame for the landing. Hubby has been nagging me about never getting round to doing anything in the house (like I have loads of time!) so I decided to get off my backside and do something! Then made a lasagne for this evening, and since Kit's been in bed I've cleaned the bathroom, cloakroom and kitchen sink and am now psyching myself up to do the ironing!
21 mins girls, 2.5 miles. Whoop! Whoop!! Little things hey! Well it was 9 mins, 1min walk, 11 mins and no pain. Hurrah!! Trying to decide what I try on friday, 20 mins run or 15 mins run, 1min walk, 10 mins. Hubbie thought that might be better??
JT do you have any bumpf on beginners/foundation level running. I have no idea and need to read up before course. Shame you aren't coming to Bristol though next weekend. Hopefully we can help each other though. I can help you with the more advanced running and you can help me with the foundation level stuff??
Coaching is all about feedback and working together not a coach telling you what to do. I have already given advice to so many of you on here including Fran and Lotte, so you can be coached my lovelies. I have been coached by some amazing people and they can be really supoortive and inspirational. Thats what I hope to get from it ...
Boo to crashed cars and broken down cars. Not good. Also boo to GA and our babies. Harry had GA when he was a week old. We didn't see him go under though. I was terrified when I saw him being wheeled in an enclosed incubator down the corridor. Absolutely terrified.
Right must dash, tots group and have to pick up my friend who is showing her wares today. Baby Woohoo to all you mum's of babies or have friends who have wee ones. Beautiful handmade shows and toys. Mum I met through baby massage with Sophie. She is amazing...
Treadmill being fixed today too hopefully and tesco shop arriving at 12pm, so mad day as ever. Swim lessons after school and pilates tonight. Try to do some work inbetween and clean the house as FIL coming tomorrow!!
Woo hoo. Good news MM.
Hubby is away to Aberdeen in a couple of weeks to do his level 2 Ahtletics coach course.
Still waiting to hear results of Mums CT scan. Thanks for all the good wishes. Went back to see her last night and have phoned this morning. She is doing ok, not feeling great but no worse. Things haven't changed so it looks like some kind of nerve palsy but will be good to hear that the scan is clear.
Dylan had to go under for his hernia op. It was upsetting.
Better get some chores done while twins at nursery. Then they are having their mop heads cut! Cameron looks like a girl at the moment it is so long!
Kit has been under GA twice in his short life and it is not pleasant. Worst is the waiting time while they are in theatre. Last time I was told he should be in theatre about 25 minutes - the moment it went over that I started panicking and imagining the worst. Getting the call to say that he was in recovery and I could go down was the best news ever!
Vixo, I know exactly where you're coming from - I am a bit the same which is why I think I don't race much. I hate achieving below my own expectations and if I think I'm going to then I would rather not attempt something in the first place - which I know is a bad attitude! I may have to learn to handle it though as I am not convinced that 3:15 at VLM is a reasonable target in my present form - not even sure I'm in PB shape to be honest. But as I keep telling myself, I am doing an extra session a week compared with last time, and the majority of my runs are longer than last time. Over the whole schedule I will have done an extra 100 miles compared with last time so that must surely count for something? Not going to write myself off just yet but I wish I could have more self-belief sometimes!
MM, great news about the leg - cautious optimism though I think is the way forward.
Tallbird, really hope E's treatment makes a difference.
CC, liking the sound of your evening. I must think about a Pilates class and see whether I can realistically fit one in - I'm sure it would help.
Lotte, hope you have some positive news about your mum. Must be very worrying for you all.
Kinsey, well done to Martha - that's lovely! No danger of Kit winning anything like that any time soon - drawing is not his forte!
JT - glad GP was supportive.
woohoo MM - good stuff. i managed just over a mile to the garage. not painful at the time but a bit stiff now. more stretching needed i think, but think it's on the mend.
have had a very poorly wee lamb today. E was out of sorts yesterday evening - after the mega tantrum walking down the hill from school, which resulted in her screaming, throwing her doll on the floor, stamping her feet and shouting 'stop walking mummy, i need to hit you'. was hilarious. anyway, after that she went downhill and by bedtime was in a right old state. she was up four times in the night and this morning had a temp of 39 degress. by 11 o'clock she was back in bed and slept for 4 hours until i woke her up to go and get J from school. was meant to be working today, but took the day off as holiday when she couldn't go to nursery, and then ended up working anyway for the 4 hours she was sleeping!
anyway, she is back in bed again now. fingers crossed she is ok for tomorrow as daddy has her and is planning on sending her to nursery...