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Stripes, I just had almost 2 weeks off and thought I'd really struggle but actually I just had a really good run, the best in ages. I thought because I'm new to running I'd have lost lots of fitness but thankfully that's not what happened. Good luck on the treadmill, I hope it goes well.
Silver, I've already answered the question really but I'm so chuffed about it I'll cheerfully repeat: I just had the best run in ages. Took my usual route but had planned just to do 15 mins and test the water but as it happened I felt fantstic and grinned my way around the whole route without stopping once, usually I run it in stages: 2 mins run to warm up, 60 sec walk, 15 mins run, 90-120 secs walk then 5 mins run. Shame though because I didn't get to run with sis afterall.
Booey, that's such a strange picture, where on earth did you find it? If you photoshopped it yourself I'm very impressed but mildly concerned at the way your imagination works! Have a lovely weekend and see you bright and early Monday morning.
Sabbie, I hope you are feeling better. I am finally but not before I gave up and ventured to the doctors.
Well done on the run Mal, hope I get on as well. Still not risked it yet.
Glad you got such a quick transfer Sabbie, think we should all have a drink to help you celebrate
Did you manage to sneak out in time Silver? I can just imagine all you naughty Dads sloping off around the corner only to be found huddled in a group by a bunch of bewildered Mums!
Your run this morning sounds fantastic! Beautiful weather here, not too windy at all. Sounds like you need a bigger challenge Silver, what's next?
Update on the walking wounded please Stripes?
Booey???? Sabbie????? Silver????? Stripes???? Echo echo echo tumbleweed echo
Am being coerced into attemptimg a 10k in March, I've only done 5k until now so I'll need to have a think about it but it would keep me motivated through the winter I guess. Hmmm.......not sure.
The most challenging thing I've done today is eat nearly a whole chocolate swiss roll!
Shame you did not get to sneak off but a wise decision without the safety of numbers!
Morning folks trust you all had a good one
Stripes - Happy Birthday for yesterday hope your head is not to bad today Try and get a treadmill run in when you can, its easier on the legs and a good way to test how things are
Mal - well done on the run
Sabbie - blimey you have had an eventful few days, sorry about the job but then congrats on the new one, well pleased for you and that everything turned out good
Silver - well done on the run, always lovely to get out early although very windy Sat. You really must enter some races before your HM
Well I did my local run on Fri afternoon 3.43 miles, didn't run Sat then yesterday did my LSR 8.26 miles. Pushed on a tad more than last time but I did feel quite weak in places, but when I thought about it I only have myself to blame.
When I do a race I always make sure I eat and hydrate properly the day before and always have porridge for breakfast on the day so why do I do things differently when I run alone Sat for dins we had fish and chips and they were greasy Sun morning I had one slice of toast with honey on and a coffee......I am such an idiot no wonder I felt weaker than normal
Well done on the run Booey, thats another increase in distance isn't it?
Thanks for the birthday wishes. Head clear now but was pretty fuzzy at work today.
Itching to go for a run now so gonna give it a whirl tomorrow.
My partner and step daughter have got me a consultation plus two massages at a sports therapy place as a birthday present!
Stripes, what a good, well timed present! Hope it helps. Glad you enjoyed your birthday. Now you can truly "belong" to the group because you fit the unofficial criteria, it must be a proud moment for you!
Silver, sounds exhausting. Hope you get through the day ok. Were the boys ok?
I had a long night too trying to introduce Moo to the cot which she's never slept in, failed miserably and at 3am had a grumpy and confused baby in with me as usual! (Started at 8pm which explains my share of the tumbleweed evening.)
I'm going out when Mr Mal gets back from work. Skipped it yesterday to eat the rest of that swiss roll! I need to work out a training plan to get to the 10k but I'm clueless.
Yep I am pretty busy at work, my boss is at HQ for 2 days so am on my own which is nice but makes things busier for me
Club run tonight, think the legs are up for it after Sunday
Stripes - hope the run today goes well for you and you can start getting back to it
Silver - nothing worse than feeling tired fuel yourself up with the fruit and see how you feel later
Mal - you also had a sleepless night by the sounds, hope little Moo soon gets use to the cot
On another note - this whole sorry tragedy with Gary Speed do you think something else will eventually come out or that he really was depressed and not one person had any idea his poor wife having to find him like that, so so terrible
Sounds like you both had bad nights Silver and Mal, don't think I would be up for running after either!
Hope the club run goes well Booey and hope the Singapore Noodles are worth the run Silver.
Will be on the treadmill after work, was toying with outside since the treadmill is so dull but the weather here is awful at the mo so bottled it
You are right about the Gary Speed thing Booey, really awful, he was well respected in the game and apparently there were no outward signs that anything was wrong. If he was depressed then by all accounts he hid it very well, which having been there and spoke to others who have suffered makes it seem even more strange.