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Sorry I keep forgetting but which HM are you already booked to do Silver?
Do silverstone, do silverstone, do silverstone
forgot to tell you the most important news, I weighed myself Sat morning and I was 10'7 I have lost exactly a stone since I started running whoop whoop *does a lil dance* whoop whoop well pleased, I have been so close for weeks. I am sure I am more again now after curry and drinks in Brum but thats not the point haha
Silverstone HM is 11th March - do it do it do it
just been looking and there is a 10K this sunday at Woburn Abbey organised by Up and Running, just wondering if I should give that a go
I know how cool loosing weight and not being on a diet, its gotta be a first for me haha I really am able to eat what I like aswell, its only the drink I have kinda given up but running has total made me forget about liking to drink loads.
I never dreamed I would ever say 'I would rather run than drink' what a life changing experience this running is
Right I am off and not on ere 2moz or I doubt anyway
Catch you all weds
Hi Bobby & welcome! I totally agree, I was just doing 5k once a week with little motivation to go out any more than that - and then came the Great South Run! I went from that 5k once a week to 20+k over 3 sessions a week. Maybe that's what you need to do Mal, if you haven't already? I'm finding some of my runs hard too, hence needing a GPS watch, my min/mile is so erratic as I said earlier. Have you been tracking your pace?
Boo - Well done!! That's a fantastic loss, and I love running for the same reasons. I've only lost a few lb, I'm now bang on 10st, but my body shape has changed, my legs are slimmer, more defined, and that mummy-tummy seems to be slowly disappearing too - get in! I would LOVE to get down to my wedding weight of 9st 7 though, I felt fantastic then, but hey, I'm happy and healthier so I'm in no rush.
Silver - cheers for the trainer info, I shall pass it on to the hubby!
Just a quickie from me as my 3 yr old is demanding to play on the CBeebies website, lol!
Entering a race is a great motivator. It certainly got me focused.
I am having my first running crisis. On top of the disaster race on Sunday my usual leg aches seem to have developed into a problem on my lower right leg. The ache has become a pain when I put weight onto it. Not quite sure how to proceed but am going to have to take a few days off at least so my training plan is out of the window
Thanks Mal, not sure what to do for the best.
As regards the fluctuation in how your runs feel, I think that is normal, it certainly has been for me.
Oh Stripes, I'm so sad for you. It's got to be so frustrating! Hoping it's a very quick recovery and doesn't hinder your excellent progress too much.
Silver, I don't find it tedious at all, although I'm slightly impressed I got you to apologise for talking about running on a running forum! Think I just need to remember I'm not superwoman even if I want to be and my body is probably screaming at me to slow down.
Hydration seems to be part of my problem especially as I'm breastfeeding Moo still (she's 5 months now)
Anyway, going to do parkrun with my sister (if she's able) next weekend which should give me a goal, I really want to beat that first time and maybe not walk at all, or just walk once and not twice.
Suzie, did you manage more consistant running next time?
Thanks for the advice Bobby, I'll have a look at some of the cheaper ones over the winter months.
I'm resisting the temptation to go to the shop for junk food, where is that pesky willpower when you need it?
I love your Tuesday night ritual, can anyone join in? Well done on your run tonight, it sounds like you really battled through your stitch. You are clocking up the k's now!
You're probably right Silver, I'll ease it back a bit and see if it helps. Just had an enormous mug of hot chocolate, I'm counting it as good hydration!
Aw thanks for caring Silver. I'll make an extra hot chocolate for you if you like but if you can't run here quck enough I'll be forced to drink it before it gets cold!
Hi folks am back busy at work though so a flying visit
I didn't get out y/day for my LSR so thats gonna have to wait for the weekend, various issues y/day and what with the rain it just didnt happen I did have a tready run monday night though, did 2.5 miles so at least I did summat
Club Run at 5.15 with Run England group later so looking forward to that
Stripes - how is the leg? Personally I would give it a good few days rest and see how it is? Keep us informed
Mal - dont be so hard on yourself, you have so much on your plate at the moment anytime you do get out running is a bonus......infact with you breast feeding having a 5 month old I have no idea how you manage
Silver - club run sounded challenging and well done
pop back later if I get chance
Silver, really like your Tuesday night ritual. Think it could be a new concept. The 'takeaway relay'. I love Chinese food, may work out a route that finishes by my local takeaway if my leg improves.
Mal, hope you get to do the Parkrun, sounds like you have got a lot to cope with so don't get down about your running.
Booey, enjoy the Club Run.
The leg is not quite as bad but definitely not gonna risk running today because I know it will make it worse.
I know I could run and it wouldn't really hurt whilst I was doing it but would be really painful after.
Had to walk/limp for miles to and from the car at the LG Arena last night so that probably didn't help
Was due to go to club tomorrow but don't think I will be up to that either, really upsetting because I have got the form filled in to join
No its not laps, basically they use all the smaller tracks and pit lanes so you don't have to repeat where you have been which is good. Also from experience of going to events there and seeing it on TV it has no hills to speak off. Everyone I have spoken with that has done it says its pretty flat and a good PB course also they have music on for you over the tanoys
The only gripes I have heard are:
It can get boring in places where there are no spectators cheering you on
Its very flat and open to the elements so make sure you dress appropriately
Go on enter it
Its £15, here is the link http://adidashalfmarathon.co.uk/onlinentry/
Hope you get a place ok
I think you get a goody bag, not sure about t-shirts. If you go through a charity they will give you a t-shirt but that means collecting sponsor money. I was shocked when I signed up that I got accepted straight away as I heard it gets full quick. If you don't have any luck you can always go down the charity route
Chat 2moz am off now to get to running club