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oooh - Yersinia and Zara the cakes all sound great! Like the thought of only having to imagine myself running! Mind you I think I'd miss it, when i can't run for whatever reason I find myself planning my next run and thinking about how good it will feel!
Hope everyone has had a good weekend. Andrew - I'll join you on a new diet tomorrow!
Stu - I agree with the others, buy the jacket, it's good to have things to aim at and when you get to wear it you'll feel amazing.
I have been much better today, I have eaten well but healthily and done a 12 mile hilly muddy run, the sort where you come back caked in mud from the knee down and grinning like a loon. I've really noticed how cold it's suddenly got though, I had to wear gloves this afternoon.
The only down spot is that my boiler has gone the way of Jess's and is not working - as it's 27 years old it could well be time for a new one - I get the shakes just thinking about how much that will cost.
well done Julia
Nigella mmmmmmmmm (not tried her cake though)
ooh eck Puffin -new boilers are dear close to Christmas aint the best time.
Been very good today -getting back into fruit a bit
See if jacket is till there, if not I will get summat else too small for me-lol
just a quick post
Had a rest day Friday but went over the gym Saturday afternoon with the O/H
May well have ago at a run this week just to see
glad every one is getting on ok well done Julia T on your time
Morning all, Puffin - well done re that fast swim on Fri. I checked and Lucozade comp prize included drinks, powder, gels, jelly beans, bottle etc. .. should arrive today. Oops re the too many wines, over-indulging. But impressed with that 12ml muddy run you did. I could have done with some gloves when i set off yesterday - but my hands warmed up after a mile or so. BTW I decided to go for that govt scheme earlier this year and got some money towards my new boiler.
(((Yersinia))) - sorry to hear you've not been well but glad to hear you're better. Sorry to dissapoint you but imagining exercising does not help!
JT - you don't have to like the Beatles! I like all sorts but still enjoy hearing the old Beatles tracks from time to time. Like recently when I started to digitise my lp's for my ipod. Am re-discovering old tracks as I work my way through them. I tried art classes myself a few years ago - at least it proved to me I don't have an artisitic eye. Well done re that 10k run and a great time too.
Jess - great to hear you have heat and hot water. Are you still in the bath? Piccies? (fnar fnar)
Decamp - gentle run vs. up and over Hellvellyn .. nope, does not compute! Impressive stuff!! Chunky chips are the best - less surface area for fat.
Stu - clothes shrinking has been my problem lately - I blame the tumble dryer myself.
Andrew - hello and welcome to the thread <psst! playing along with idea you are new here>
Zara - I also have lots of trousers in my wardrobe I hope will fit one day.
Brendan - great time re that 2ml run .. good luck with the next one.
Toby - well done re they gym *waves*
I managed my first 10k run yesterday - was pleased to manage that distance as I've only been back running 6 weeks. Ankles are a bit stiff again today - will keep on with the stretching until they improve. I pottered around in the garage yesterday afternoon - moved some more stuff upstairs to my study and made a bit more room in the garage as a result.
Julia - well done on the race time, it's such a great feeling to finish overtaking other runners even though you're only really competing against yourself. Can understand why you fancied the Wii fit option this morning, it was horrible!
Wtnmel - well done on getting back to 10k. Thanks for the tip about the scrappage scheme, we have looked into that and should be eligible, we were hoping ot would last until the spring but it's refusing to light now. Still we'll see if the can be fixed, at least temporarily. Thankfully I have always washed up by boiling the kettle and we have an electric shower.
Hope everone else's runs etc go/went well today. It looks like the weather may be a little more clement this afternoon at least. 7m easy paced for me this evening, the rain may help me decide whether it's on or off road. I'm trying to as much off road running as possible as I'm doing Hell Down South at the end of the month but sometimes I can't really face all the sliding about and ending up covered in mud - I have a piece of newspaper by the backdoor at the moment so I can step out of my shoes straight away and get my socks into the wash before I walk mud throughout the house!
Oh the shame got on the scales this morning and was 13st 8lbs was so disappointed
Well went for my first run in over two weeks this afternoon and only the second one since i ran Leicester on the 10th of October weather was lovely quite a change for this morning on my way home from work when it was blowing a hurricane start outside the gym and did a 3.38 mile route that took be back to where i had started
Had a nice steady plod well when i say had i nice steady plod that was about all i was able to muster any way i wasn’t in any hurry and the whole idea to day was to see if the shin splint had mended?
Which i am pleased to say it seems to have it took me 0:34:18 to get round which works out at just over the 10 m/m so not to bad then in to the gym for a swim
feeling much better now as i have dropped back to 13st 4lbs so there’s a good chance i will lose some more over this week and hopefully get under the 13st mark
may be forced to have a rest day tomorrow as i have someone coming to have a look at a conifer tree in the back garden that needs cutting back it actually belongs to next door and must be at least 30 foot tall and that’s with the 10 foot they had cut of the top a few years back
It does look nice but the bottom branches are now half way across the garden so it needs looking at
Puffin i hope the weather holds for you this evening and that your run goes well
Julia T did the wii personal trainer go well i don’t blame you for not wanting to go out the weather was terrible this morning and the wind was very strong most of the trees that had turn are now bare
Mel glad the running is progressing nicely
Toby - well done for getting out running again, especially in that horrible weather this morning. It's worth taking a rest day tomorrow if you haven't run for a while as you'll need extra rest until you get used to it again.
The weather did hold for my run, it's turned out clear and cold. Only slight problem was my headtorch batteries decided that tonight they would go from working okay to barely functioning, so I could harly see where I was going. And as I couldn't really see where I was going I kept landing in great big puddles! Very wet feet by the time I got back. Then to make matters worse I dropped down off a hill into a village and encountered fog patches, meaning I really couldn't see a thing with the pathetic beam from the torch! Everytime a car passed I climbed the bank off the road cos I was worried they wouldn't see me despite wearing a high vis reflective gillet. Oh well, new batteries now in torch and it's working much better!!
Hi to everyone, just back from slightly short of a 10k run this morning, weather still bearable this time in the morning, but you can feel the cold is on its way. Just need to keep training as the thought of the miserable weather feels me with dread, as it does get difficult this time of year to keep training and motivated as the weather gets worse, however, just need to keep training as already booked some races next year and will only have myself to blame if I don't achieve what I set out to.
Next run I have planned is the Hell runner down south at the end of Nov, never done it before, but by looking at the videos, should lose a few pounds in weight.
Well done to Julia T for the race time and everyone else for keeping going.
Anyone else from the South East (Kent) area and have any races booked going forward?
My Lucozade prize arrived yesterday - drinks, cereal bars, gels, powders, jelly beans - loads of stuff. Looking at it all I couldn't help thinking if I did as suggested (energy bar before, drink & gel on the run, recovery bar/drink afterwards) I'd end up over-dosing on glucoze! I shall be using some of it when I'm doing my LSR's on Sunday's and I expect it will last me several months.
JT - I think the Billericay 10k is a distinct possibility next year as it's an ideal way for us to meet and I'll be able to combine it with a visit to Mrs Wm's sister. Make sure you let me know the date - and yes, I'm hoping to have speeded up a bit by then!
Puffin - my boiler was getting old and unreliable and spare parts were starting to get scarce. So having a handout from the govt meant replacing it was a no brainer. The new boiler does seem to be as efficient as they promised if the latest gas bill is anything to go by. Well done for getting out for your run but not good news that your torch gave up on you. Guess I'm lucky that all the roads near me are well lit. Removing muddy shoes by the door? - yep, been there and done that. Been out in such wet weather as well sometimes I've had to remove all my gear by the door to stop me dripping everywhere.
Toby - sorry to hear you were dissapointed when you weighed yourself (if I was only 13st 8lb I'd be leaping around like an excited Tigger!). Glad you managed to get out for a run without any problems with your shin. I had a tree cut down last year - my eucalyptus was 40ft high and spreading over the back garden. It's 2 ins high now and I couldn't believe how much brighter the garden was as a result.
AHA - well done for getting out this morning. Just keep adding extra layers as it gets colder! Or think of the hot shower when you've finished. I'm south-west (Wilts/Glos) myself and the only race I have booked is the Bath HM in March.
Lost 2.5lb this week and I'm on the last week of the beginner prog so yesterday I ran for 30 minutes. My aim before Christmas is to get back to running 6mile/10K. So far so good.
I don't mind the winter. I find it invigorating, once I've warmed up, to be out in the icy cold air glowing bright red. And it's wonderful to run in the daytime when the sky is blue and the trees are frosty white. Plus If it's on the weekend and I haven't got to get back to the office there's the pleasure of a hot bath and an Irished coffee.
Julia - in case you are still here, bend over as this ones for you .. *KICK*
(and well done re the weight loss btw!)
JBiT - well done re the 2.5lb off and for the 30min run. I'm with you re the hot bath/shower after a run when its frosty and cold outside (I draw the line at icy though). makes me feel very virtous when I go out when its cold as it would be easy to stay indoors in the warm. And if I ever get Mrs Wm's garage sorted and my sauna moved I have that to look forward to as an alternative.
I can cope with cool weather and a house that would be cold by most people's standards, but this sudden cold really disagrees with my skin, and gives both myself and my partner migraines, especially if we try and run or cycle into it. I want to swim today, and will need industrial quantities of moisturiser to have a hope of coping.
So I'd like to cancel winter please.
i am lucky i have a treadmill in the garage so when it got to wet or if there was snow on the ground i used that but it even got too cold to go in there so being the wimp that i am moved the treadmill into the front room
I liked go in out when the air is cold and crisp the only thing was trying not to fall over when the paths were covered in ice or a layer of frost
have a look at this link it may find it helpful
well back from the lakes the LCD on the scales has given me a weight of 9?.4kg
Buy some new scales, Decamp!
I WILL go swimming tomorrow. My skin is calmer this evening than it was this morning, and the weather forecast is better for tomorrow too.
I don't have a car, so I have to cycle to the pool, and it was raining at the times I'd have to leave to get to the pool for my favourite (i.e. very quiet and laned off) sessions.
Just a quickie today as I don't have much time. Well done to all who have lost weight this week, keep it going.
Julia - hoped the kicks worked!!
AHA - we are both doing Hell Down South, I'm on the Saturday - how about you? It's a bit out of my normal area as I'm in Oxfordshire but really fancied it and the outlaws live nearby so we're combining it with a weekend with them. Also means I can put the horrendous dirty kit in their machine!!
Boiler man is coming Thursday afternoon,OH has been checking out the boiler we have on the web and the problem may be fixable temporarily but in the long term we will need a new one. Would jsut help to get it through to after Xmas. I am used to a cold house anyway as when it was working it made so much noise and was so inefficient we hardly ever had it on anyway. I'm pretty much zipped into a fleece until spring now!!
Yersinia - sorry to hear the cold weather is making your skin play up again. Let's hope this Winter is a mild one for you and OH's sake. But glad to hear you skin was a bit calmer yesterday evening - hope you managed your swim session.
Toby - I'm hoping I can get my treadmill moved to Mrs Wm's garage before the Winter really sets in - for the same reason as you (a safe alternative when its too foggy/icy outside). Mind you, it's a biggy .. once it's in the garage it won't be moving anywhere else (needs minimum of 2 strong blokes to move it).
Puffin - had a chuckle at your cunning plan to clean your kit using the outlaws laundry facilities! Hope for your sake your boiler is easily fixed (something simple like thermocouple). Good luck for Saturday.
AHA - good luck for Sunday.
I was impressed with my self-control yesterday. I got in from work and made a cup of tea and noticed a packet of dark chocolate hobknobs on the worktop which Mrs Wm had obviously been attacking - but I managed to ignore them! I didn't even 'treat' myself to one after I got back from my 5ml run.
Impressive restraint there!
Gosh, my skin doesn't like this. Been taking a linseed / omega oil supplement, and slapping on the old axle grease, but it still feels tight. I'm going to try swimming today though - at least it isn't raining.
Weigh-in day today. Only 100g off since last week. Boo. I blame Nigella.
I think Nigella is worse (or better, if you are one of the lucky people able to eat lots of cake and not gain a pound) - I have to admit, though, her cakes are easier to make and come out looking like you have spent hours slaving over it, plus they taste delicious.
Julia - maybe an indoor circuit class will help get us through the winter months? I am very much an outdoor person in the daytime, but don't particularly enjoy running in the dark + mud combination - just tried my first indoor kickboxing/circuit training class yesterday evening and it was great fun.
wtnmel - pats on back for heroic restraint.