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A nippy one here in Bothwell - some paths quite icy for my pre-work plod. Great to get 5/6 miles under your belt first thing - self righteous or what!
TT - Fingers crossed for a white Christmas - come to think of it you got some good snow over the last few years. End Jan / early Feb last year was nice. I come to the West Country 4/5 times a year with work. Usually stay in Carnon Downs - handy for an evening run along the Bissoe Trail. Do you do any of the Grand Prix events ? My first ever race number was at the mid summer turkey trot - I entered thinking it was a fun run! Got a PB - but then it was my first and only 4m race!
Hoose - I'll check it out and put my name down for a leg.
Very snowy here in the Dam today. There's also a flasher on the loose in the woods where we run so I think I'll be training on the treadmill today
not so nippy and slippy here in my little plod
SFC-well worth doing a bit-really think it will take off
H - flasher eh? Not right sorta weather for that-lol
really looking forward to doing Dam as now i want to train for Ultras and stuff
Decided not to run before work today - good call! - had difficulty walking to my car with black ice everywhere.
Spent half an hour salting and gritting the road down to our flat so I could get my car out - with not one bug**r coming to help.
Fell flat on my back at one point - had to go back in and change as all salty and wet! - glad to get to work for a rest. . Grump over
Lucky you H ! A flasher - we don't get many in Scotland. As Hoose said its normally a wee bit cold to have anything worth flashing! Still it would add a bit of interest to a run in the woods!
Can't quite get too excited about the Amsterdam half yet - 10 months is a long way off. It will probably be my last half of 2010 with 8 others between now and then (if all goes to plan!)
Anybody done their running goals for 2010 yet ?
H, am envious of the snow, it is just cold here! However, that is far better than the relentless rain of the last month.
SFC - that counts as your cross training for the day! (You have to see the good in everything!!)
Running goals.... hmmm...... Plymouth half and then Amsterdam full, possssssiiiibly Stafford half at the end of March...
A little snow here last night, very light dusting..... hoping for more tomorrow.
Hope everyone is well.
Some snow in Macc but nothing too bad - planning a plod later.
Lots of snow up here in the Scottish central belt. Roads poor, pavements worse!
Have not run now since Wednesday! . Ho hum.......I don't mind a brief lay off, although I am getting a bit grouchy without my running fix, but one of my goals for 2009 was to be under 12 stone on Christmas Eve. 11st 13lbs this morning - not a lot of leeway -so need to keep burning the calories!
Entered my first race for 2010 this morning, the Glasgow Half, aka the Great Scottish Run. 5th Sept, a long way away but first inked into the diary!
My running goals for 2010
1 run 9 halfs2 run 3 10ks3 run 900 miles4 run 4 new events5 weight <12stone on Xmas eve
There! now that I have put it in print its cast in stone!
Excellent run round Macc Forest in the snow and sun this lunch time with H and others.
Think that was my last run of 2009 as I'm off skiing on Xmas day.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all.
Ho Ho Ho, Higs
Hope everyone had a fab christmas.
SFC my goals are to run the full in Amsterdam (one and only)
Lose 2 stone before Amsterdam
Have an injury free 2010 !!
Registration for Amsterdam opens on the 1st Jan peeps!
Greetings from the Alps.
No running but the skiing's been good so far. And I've remained vertical.
jammy sod Higs
Hope everybody had a great Christmas and successful running.
I am just finding my feet now and feeling stronger. Will have the odd race and some bits of the coastal relay to do before Amsterdam -so, should walk it really
Hope you had a great Christmas.
Envy you the Skiing Higs - vertical eh - early days yet though!
Slow anfd steady Hoose!
Tigg! No Cornish Grand Prix events?!?
Have not run now since the 16th - longest lay off since April - snow, ice, family berevement + funeral.
Am now up home in Argyll where I thought the milder climate would prevail - Wrong - can't even walk on the paths and roads round Craobh! So running and cycling out of the question - keeping bones intact must be primary objective.
Back to Bothwell on the 3rd, so just chillin'.
SFC, no don't often do Grand Prix events... Will be good for you to have a rest whilst in Argyll
Ironwolf...... go on you know you want to..
Higs hope the skiing is going well, I love snow....all we seem to get here is rain!
Hoose hows things going?
It is easier to get back into a routine when your back at work!
Not sure how motivated I am yet though..
Can i join in please? Just entered for this one, will be my second marathon (assuming I finish Brighton )
Morning Mrs W, all welcome.
This will be my first.....
Good luck with Brighton!
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You all sound so motivated. Sorry to hear you've had a tough time though SFC. This is also my longest lay off since my run on 23rd. Snow, ice, no access to a gym, toblerones to be eaten, family and friends to visit, mulled wine etc etc. Will no doubt get back into a routine next week
Welcome Mrs W.
I've also not run since the 23rd. I have done 6days skiing but also eaten twice my weight in Alpine food, most of which appears to consist of melted cheese.
It's still cold and icy here at home so (i) no running for me today and (ii) the podiatrist's cancelled my appointment as he can't get in to work. Will go to gym later and try to wean myself off melted cheese over the course of the week.
p.s. I'm the chap with the yellow gloves...
Hope the skiing was good Higs
Icey here too, but hoping that the sun will just of melted enough ice to make a run possible.... fingers crossed!
Ha ha higs, and I'm the one in the attractive turquoise hat
5 miles done today, no chocolate and only two coffees!!!!!!
Where was the photo taken?
H, have you got snow there? Very icey here, but as yet no snow still. Running yesterday was a mare!
The photo was in Macclesfield Forest on 23/12. It was beautiful!
Meanwhile I'm now back in the Dam and yes it snowed yesterday. It's not really sticking in the centre of town but I work on the outskirts and it's a bit heavier here