Sending you big hugs Esther xx
I hope you are doing okay. Haven't heard from you in a while...
Miss you, Esther. I hope you're ok.
Sometimes I feel that way - like I know something's wrong but don't know what it is - when I'm fighting a cold or something. Almost prefer being sick to getting sick! Hope this feeling goes away for you quickly!
I feel 'dreamlike' too when I'm stressed, due to disassociation. Hope you feel better soon
I was stressed too Kim so maybe that was it.. I'm tired Jeff so maybe that's an influence.. x
Congratulations! So happy for you
Thanks all! Really happy about it :)
Don't hate yourself, little one! ❤️ Your body is not failing, just hit a bump. You'll recover & be back to your usual self in no time if you stick with your therapy. You've got this! *big strong hugs*
Oh that would kill me, Esther! But I've known a bunch of runners who got injured. A few took up swimming and loved it and ended up doing triathalons when able to run again. Plus, swimming or cycling is good to keep muscles up, good...
...cross training for running and will help you not be starting all over again! You can get through this...a month is ok. Remember to start back up slower for a few weeks.
Thanks Jeff. I hate swimming but maybe that's a good thing to do. Not allowed to cycle yet. In another week I can try. Hugs
Ohh! Good book. Enjoy! Well done in the exercise & socialization. xx
Can you take the exam again? I've been eating too much too - know the feeling.
Hope you are able to take it again like Cindy asked. What happens when you fail? Do beat yourself up for eating too much. It's easy to do when things aren't going well. You'll get back on track. xx
I've been eating too much too...and drinking too much. Ugh. I feel for you, Esther!
I can and must Cindy and Manda. I have to pass before April 1st but because I'm going into clinical therapy from December till April I must pass for December. Pressure is on!
Hugs for Jeff and Nixi. I just binge chocolate at the moment
Best of luck on the next test, Esther. I'm sure you'll get it this time! I think I'm going to eat some dark chocolate covered dried cherries as soon as they leave for church. It'll count as my breakfast. No big deal. 😊
Hope exam went well xx
Have you tried moisturising after swimming? My skin always gets dry after swimming in chlorine water and it always helps me.
I use a lot of moisturizer Max! I have two on doctor's prescript actually. Thanks for suggesting though :)
Glad you got to relax at the spa and get some swimming in! I wish I could take up swimming...supposed to be so good for you. But I barely have time for running let alone another physical activity, and the gym with a pool is not nearby.
That sounds relaxing. I'm glad you got to do that but it's too bad your skin ended up itchy. I just learned today that I can't go swimming on my new med but that doesn't really matter because I can't swim! 😜
Aw bummer! I'm so disappointed for you! But there are others! You can get over this injury and get ready for the next one!
Oh, no! That is terrible news. So sorry to hear that, Esther. Remember to be proud of yourself for all the training you did! And rest up! xx
Always more races, Esther. Enjoy the nature and your friends company, this just means you'll come back stronger and faster next time!
Thanks John Cindy and Nixi. 🐼
And I know John but I've been preparing for this one for so long..
I have faith that you'll be able to do it, Esther! I'm 'rooting for you!
Do lots of good stretches...hope it will be ok for your race too! Have you run half marathons before?
Wholewheat pasta, wholemeal rice, frietjes! Keep the fuel levels high! Be sensible if you're injured, there's always another day. If you heal up, think of all the miles you've put in the last 12 months, smash it!
Hope your leg feels better soon. xx
No Jeff I haven't. Have been training for 21k. Running 3 times a week now. But it wasn't my leg apparently but my pelvis!
Ooo, exciting, Esther! I bet you'll do great! Do a lot of stretches for those sore muscles, and you'll get there.
Great time! You're faster than me!
Wow, way to go! :) That's awesome!!
Wow. Go girl
WHOA!! Way to go, Esther! That's incredible! xx
Great job! Happy to see you feeling good from a good run! I love that feeling after a good run... Keep it up!
Wow! I'd be dead after 10 minutes... ^^
Aw, Esther, I'm sure you won't end up alone. :(
🕵🏻♂️💷🧔🏻 Here you go barman, 2 pints please. 🧔🏻🍺🍺🕵🏻♂️ I've got a round in Esther. Cheers! 🕵🏻♂️🍻👩🏻. I've got to go to the opticians, using this magnifying glass is no substitute for glasses. Oh look, a cat 🐈. Keep trying Esther.
You'll get there.
Haha John you've made me laugh :)
I'm watching Ozark too! Season 2 is sooooo slow and dark. I loved Season 1, but this one, I feel like I'm struggling through it.
BF is dying for me to watch it with him. I'm not sure a dark show is good for me right now.
I've been falling asleep too Jeff. I just can't seem to focus on season 2. And Amanda I don't think it's dark in that kind of way. Its about money laundering.
Oh, ok, good then. Maybe I'll give it a shot soon. It'd make BF happy & maybe I'd actually enjoy it.
Wow! Just a few sips is great! I wish I could feel that. Glad you had such a good day. Hope today is even better! 😊
Thanks Manda and Pen! 🐼💕
Glad you had a good day! It's so nice to be able to recognize those nice days and remember them when things get hard again. And wow, just a few sips! Ha...cheap date! :)
I am Jeff! Fancy a date? 😋
Ha! Sure, I'll be right over. If I leave now and run there...wait, I'd have to swim. Bummer! ;)
Haha thats a pity John.i hate swimming
Hopefully tomorrow is a better day!
Maybe go to an lower league/semi pro/amateur match. Something about being stood out in the rain with a pint watching terrible players that is really soul stirring!
Sometimes you have to listen to your body and rest, and that's ok. Sometimes you have to tell your body to suck it up and get out and do things to recharge your mind/soul. Hard to tell when, though.
I can imagine John! Too bad I didn't go. It was a champions league game :(
The 3 - 0 win?? Yep... Definitely curse of hindsight! Don't blame yourself, just enjoy the 3 points.
It's good to take those breaks when you know you need them. Well done, Esther! xx
Yes John! I'm happy indeed. I will go to the next 2 games so will be fine :-)
Thanks Manda xo