Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Just a quick update

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Lots of family worries at the moment - Mum needing a lot of support. Work is stupidly busy too, but they know about Mum and I am able to take the time off when I need to help her, so that's ok.

Some bits and pieces:

The triathlon I was training for was last Sunday. My goals were (a) finish, (b) finish running, (c) finish in under 1hr 45 min and (c) not be last of the women. Guess what! I achieved all 4 aims! And I will probably never do another triathlon. Ever. It HURT!

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29 comments:

Honeysuckle said...

Congratulations on the triathlon - don't know what it comprises but it sounds like something that would take a lot of training and energy!
Sorry to hear about your mum - that must be worrying for you.

Maddie Moon said...

Well done on completing the triathlon and meeting all those targets too!

Sorry to hear about your mum - I hope things improve all round for you all.

Colette said...

Sorry to hear about your mum womag - its good to know that you can get time off work when you need to. That's one less thing for you to worry about.
Well done on the triathlon. It sounds like way too much excercise.

Quillers said...

Well done on the Triathlon! You're a complete star!

(I've shared my wishes about your mum elsewhere, and they're just as true here, sweetheart)

Kath said...

Sorry to hear about your Mum, Womag.

Jan Jones said...

Very well done on the triathlon! And ((hugs)) of dealing with your mum. Sending good wishes for improvement.

Aj said...

Well done on Triathlon. I am impressed. I ran 10k in Great Scottish run on Sunday. Did it in 1 hour 7 mins and 3 seconds. Was my first time and I was chuffed I finished. Don't think I would attempt a traithlon. You must be super fit!

ChrisH said...

Triathlon? Well done, I'll stick to the running. I hope you and your mum are both coping. Best wishes.

HelenMHunt said...

Still in awe of you for doing the triathlon. Well done Mrs.

Bernadette said...

Fantastic achievement on the triathlon! (Just thinking about it would wear me out.)

Sorry your Mum's not well. I've been having a lot of parent worries too lately and know how stressful and upsetting they are. Make sure you're looking after yourself, too.
x

Teresa Ashby said...

Sorry about the worries with your mum - thoughts are with you and I hope things improve soon.
Well done on hitting all your goals in the triathlon. Bet it was worth the hurt!

Janie B said...

Congratulations on your accomplishment! Hope all turns well again in your family.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I admire you for the triathlon! That's just awesome. Awesome!!

Queenie said...

Congratulations for the triathlon, and commiserations for your worries about your Mum. I hope life calms down for you soon. And, as Bernadette says, take time for yourself when you can.

Tara said...

Oh, womag, I'm so sorry to hear about your mum. That's really tough.

But well done on the triathlon!

Debs said...

Congratulations on the triathlon, that's such an achievement. I'm impressed.

Patsy said...

Sorry to learn of your worries, Womag.

Sally Zigmond said...

Great news on the triathlon. I know how hard they are. And I think you're very wise not to think of doing another.

As for family worries. I understand. I, too, am in those awful 'sandwich' years when I still worry about my boys as they start out on adult life but then I'm having to keep a wary eye on my ageing Mum and Dad without upsetting their fierce independence.

penandpaints said...

Well done on the triathlon, impressive stuff!

Lydia said...

Congrats and comiserations in equal measure. I'm walking midnight charity event tomorrow, which I'm sure won't be anywhere near as hard as yours and am also a member of the "sandwich" generation.This week has seen an emergency for both sides of the sandwich and I'm feeling pretty squished between the two. Keep your chin up Womag and all the best whatever the outcome with your Mum.

Dolores Doolittle said...

Wonderful, Womag, to achieve so much: triathlon, working And caring for your mum, and still posting here for all our benefit!

Many thanks, and warm wishes to you and your family.

Karen said...

Brilliant triathlon news, well done but sorry to hear about your mum. Hope things improve soon :o)

Kath said...

Womag, just to let you and others know that I submitted a story to Yours yesterday and they have emailled me their latest guidelines. These seem more or less the same except that the wordcount must now be 1300-1500 words long. They confirmed that the yours@bauermedia.co.uk address is the one to submit to. You still have to include a 150 word synopsis on the title page. Best wishes.

Patsy said...

Heard the bad news about The Lady?

Kath said...

No, what? They've just bought a story off me, my first ever sale!

Kath said...

Have just read your own blog, Patsy, what a shame! I was thrilled to be sent an edition last week with my story in it and a request to submit an invoice. My first ever published story and beautifully illustrated. My son bought a copy, so did the one friend I've told, and even my husband quite liked it.

This story had actually been submitted for the competition but I've never seen anything about the results, despite checking the website regularly. Wonder who won the £1000?

Patsy said...

Congrats on your sale, Kath.

I didn't see the results of the competition either.

Kath said...

Thanks, Patsy. If I never sell another one, I'll keep that magazine till the day I die!

womagwriter said...

You'll sell another, Kath, as long as you keep writing them and submitting them!

Patsy - no hadn't heard that news. Thanks for passing it on. Will link to your post from here.