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Weather been pretty miserable here today, was out most of day but squeezed in a very quick run before it got dark, did 1.66 miles in the cold and rain still aiming for my LSR 2moz fingers crossed. We are out 2moz night to a party so I will have a drink so use Sunday as a rest day unless I really feel upto getting out.
Silver, my folks are great to be honest don't get chance to spend time alone with them that often as hubby would normally be wid me so I am enjoying it. Mum loves cooking for me and its nice to have lovely scrummy meals. Bread and Butter pudding for afters tonight
Stripes glad you managed to get out and well done I still think you are being to hard on yourself, just give yourself time to get back into it. I still have the odd problem with my knees but strangely never when I am actually running always usually when I am in bed. Keep positive and give it another go tomorrow morning
Boo it sounds like you're having fun.
We've been getting into the Christmas spirit making glittery cards and decorations, the house looks festive at least.
Off out for a run as soon as I fed and settled Moo. Just a very quick one because I'm not really in the mood. Present wrapping tonight too.
How are you guys?
Thanks Stripes, I resembled a penguin by the end, and also similarly ungainly!
Silver, please can you decorate our house, I've always wanted to be the sort of household with enough lights to make it daylight for the poor neighbours.
Off out for another quick run tonight, just a little amble to keep me sane.
Have made glittery cards with the kids and wrapped a ton of presents, I've put them under the tree with dire warning to Big Girl that she mustn' touch them. None are for her, I'm not that silly but place your bets until I see a mound of wrapping paper and a cheeky face or two peeping out!
Well the weather here has been rain rain rain and wind but I still went out for a long run. Mother and I went shopping to the local town so I ran back from there which is 5.5 miles but I did a detour and went down the beach and back on the way so I did 7.27 miles. It was cold and I got wet but you no what I enjoyed it my mum bless her turned up at certain stops and took some pics of me haha my dad has already downloaded them and emailed them to me so when I am back at work I will post you one didn't manage my longest run but pleased with that, and I need to get use to the crap weather when running as my HM on 11th March could be terrible weather
Mal good for you getting out for a run, dont you feel good once you done it
Stripes so pleased your run went well, I really think you will be fine just take it steady have a great time at your gig
Silver oh god I feel for you with the xmas lights round the house, but good on you for sticking at it till they were bright and lighting the street up
Hope you do get out. I opted for half a glass of wine (very good of me) and a non-disastrous attempt at making mini melt in the middle puddings for Big Girl's tea party. Must not eat them!
Have a 5k planned tomorrow but I'm feeling really drained so possibly just a 2.5k-3k instead.
Little 2k instead. Feeling drained still so for once I'm just going to listen to my body and remember I'm doing a lot.
Anyone else running?
Booey, are you enjoying yourself?
Stripes how are you feeling? Have you managed any more or are you resting and taking it easy?
Silver (and everyone else!) I'm jealous of the Garmin. I can't afford one and neither can Santa this year.
Sabbie are you ok? We've not heard from you for a bit.
I want to know how Booey got on too.
I studied Sociology and Criminology so certainly nothing to do with making things! I left (pregnant) after my second year and have always hoped to get back to do some studying. I'd have to start from scratch again but I relish the challenge. It's sadly out of our means financially but I hope one day I'll get a chance.
I'm lucky that I really love doing things with the children so it's not much of a chore, and Mr Mal is very helpful and although doing things with the children isn't his thing at all he does help clean up and keep us all vaguley down to Earth when I've come up with some crazy idea.
Going to attempt a run tonight again but it'll be a short one again I think, better than nothing though.
By the way, how much weight did those of you who tried to lose when you started running and at which point? I've still got a stone and a half to go until I'll at my happiest weight (pre children, I'm having a laugh!) but my weight and measurements are forever stable.
Well done on the run SIlver, nothing wrong with your time either, wish I could knock out a 55 minute 10k at the moment
Sorry you were all alone on here Mal. I was on the second day of a manic weekend of gig, football and lots of bevvying so wouldn't have made much sense anyway
Sounds like you are a great Mum, think your kids are really lucky that you wanna do stuff with them.
I have lost 2st 6lb since I took up running at the end of May, although I'm 4lb heavier than I was a month ago
I was a ridiculously heavy 14st 11lb though when I started and since I am a short arse at 5ft 7in so you will realise how overweight I was
Strangely though I have hardly lost any weight since I've been running outside!
Where is Booey? Still in Wales?
Just Googled Hugh Jackman as I'm ashamed to confess I had no idea who he is, Mrs S has good taste, what an amazing smile he has!
Thanks for the compliments about the parenting, very nice of you. *blushes* I do put a lot of work into being as good a Mother as I can but at the same time it's so rewarding, I couldn't do anything less.
What amazing weight losses from you both, that's very impressive, I've just worked out my BMI and it's 25.5 so a little over the top range of normal. Better than I expected but I'd feel better if I can lose a stone or so. I am going to try really hard to ditch the habit of eating rubbish after kids bedtime.
Stripes, sounds like you've been having fun getting that 4lb's back!
Enjoy the club run, I'm not going out today, going to leave it until tomorrow and see if I can manage 5k again.
I had devised my own plan which built up slowly to about 11/12 miles a couple of weeks before Feb 19th.
That is totally out of the window now though so will just see how things go in the next few weeks before I give up on the idea.
Hi I am back at work but very busy
I did post whilst in wales that my LSR only turned into 7.26 miles, have you forgot that post donuts lol
I will pop back as soon as I can
*waves* hope your all good
Hi everyone been reading your posts with interest, I'm too intimidated to go into the other forums but you sound like a friendly bunch! How's it all going, are you all keeping running over the Christmas period?
I started running earlier this year (about February-ish) on the treadmill in my local gym, and finally ventured outside in Spring. I know I have started a bit late on in life but better late than never as they say!
I want to get into hill/fell/trail running but don't want to go alone and nobody will come with me . I decided to look on this website as I can tell I am boring other people sick (as in their eyes glaze over and they stifle a yawn!!) when I talk about running... however my partner is very supportive so that's the main thing.
Anyway I don't want to bore anyone else so I'll leave it here!
ps does anyone have a real photo of themselves as their avatar on here?
We are a very friendly bunch and that really is me in the picture
Hello Scarlet, welcome, I sloped on here not that long ago, everyone is friendly.
I don't think most people have real photo's on but I've seen a few. I'm pretending to be a competent and elegant runner so can't put my photo up, it'd give the game away I know what you mean about the running conversations, you can see the other person is trying to nod in the right places and stiffle a yawn.
Booey, welcome back, did you have a good time away? Sorry to hear you're manic at work already.
Stripes, I hope tomorrow's 5k finally feels promising, I'm sure you'll be ok once you get back into it regularly again. I have faith you'll be crossing that finishing line in Feb.
Silver that chocolate torte sounds Divine! Between us we probably clock up more food mentions than running ones on here! Speaking of food, I'm making a lot of naughty food for Big Girl's Christmas Eve tea party. I made peppermint creams in festive shapes yesterday and must stop myself "testing" them! Lots more baking and making to go, hold on tight willpower it's gonna be a rough ride!
I am determined not to be a frumpy Mum for much longer.
PS. Going running in reindeer antlers later so I can win a bet with my twin! May take and post you all a photo.