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Hi Scarlet welcome to the thread your more than welcome to join us and our silly chat which is sometimes about running haha and your never to old to start running, I started outdoor running 6 months ago and I am 44
Mal - I have lost 16lb since I started running post a pic of you with the antlers
oh btw my dad downloaded dominic the donkey for me and the aldi parrot like it like it like it hahahaha
Not run since my longish run Sunday, I will be club running tomorrow night and Thurs. Run England tomorrow night always on the last one before Xmas do the Christmas lights run, basically run around and look at all the houses that have over the top xmas lighting hehe
Still not sure if I am finishing Thurs or Fri I have the flexi hours to finish Thurs so I may well do although OH finishes 1.30 Fri
The final hill where I finished like I said, mum kept popping up taking pics of me haha
Thanks for the welcome Silvertop.
I am no running machine believe me! I only like the idea of hill/fell running I haven't actually done it yet! It's just in my head...
My monthly mileage this year has been: Feb - 13k, March - 37.5k, April - 50k, May - 80k, June - 88k, July - 51k, Aug - 55k, Sept - 101k, Oct - 90k, Nov - 77k and not much this month According to my Garmin I have done nearly 680km and burnt 35,000 calories. That would be quite a few biscuits.
Love the antlers Maladroit! How brave of you to go out alone, did you not get any heckling?!
Do any of you do Parkrun?
I got lots of friendly jokes but nobody was unkind, I only ran 2.5k so it was over pretty quickly! I've done a Parkrun, just one so far and I really enjoyed it.
Silver, not sure you'd call Big Girl gentle if you met her! You're not alone with the excuse making this month, I've been making excuses too, but I've decided it's better if I go for a tiny run than none, even if it's only round the block.
Mal am loving the pic its very cute and festive
Am winding down now dunno bout you lot just wanna finish for Chrimbo now still not sure when I am finishing but I guess I will find out tomorrow and hopefully it will be tomorrow
Boss already said I can finish early tonight so at least I know I can defo make Run Club tonight
Scarlet not done a park run as I dont have one local but since started running I have joined two running clubs and they have helped me loads where abouts are you in the country?
YAY! Home for the holidays, hope everyone escapes unscathed in January!
No running for me tonight, wrapping the last of the presents with a glass of wine and hopefully doing a bit more baking for this tea party.
Not sure if I'm allowed to invite my friends to Big Girl's party, it's probably against her rules!
I'm pretending it's just casual but really I'm hoping to out do the gorgeous Nigella Lawson, can't tell anyone that in case it goes wrong!
Am enjoying reading all your running / other stuff!
Booey - I am in the North West, approx 16 miles north of Manchester, it's a rural area but very close to a few large towns. Lots of trails/tracks/bridleways. My local Parkrun is called Heaton Park.
Silvertop - the Garmin holds quite a few hours of information but overwrites it when it's full (I forget how much exactly). I can look at the history on the watch but I just upload it all to the Garmin website and spend hours analysing all the data! Sad I know. Which Garmin have you got? I have the Forerunner 110 which is a basic model compared to the others, so I have read, but dearer. for some reason. I have just ordered a much cheaper Casio watch with a few other functions that my Garmin doesn't have, such as a pace maker to help set/maintain a rhythm (it beeps, like a metronome) and a stopwatch. The mileage that I've done include running with different groups, 25 Parkruns so far, and more recently a few cross country races (in which I came nearly last!)
No I don't have any family to occupy me and not currently working (long story). So have a lot of spare time when not doing housework/baking/cooking/gym/running
Not seen anybody running in anything remotely interesting (as in antlers!)
Did xmas lights club run last night, only 5 of us we had a right laugh. We ended up doing just over 5 miles, some of the houses were very pretty some were very over the top hehe apparently one of the very over the top houses even brings presents out for the kids that go for a look I guess thats nice lol
Yes I am finishing work today yippeeeeeee I have to work till 5 today but I have flexi hours owing so I can take tomorrow off, the Boss is cool with it that means I can get up early 2moz and get the last minute food shopping done leaving chrimbo eve free
Silver - you are making excuses I sense your passion for running is dwindling, get yourself out there your HM will be upon you before you know it........come on chop chop
Scarlet - I do work but don't have any children so I more or less please myself when I get out running, its only the dark nights that sometimes hamper me but I have the treadmill at home to use. Like Silver I have the Garmin 305 which I think is great and use all the time, I log all my runs on fetcheveryone.com
Silver I think it's much harder in the winter to get motivated, it takes real willpower but you don't want to lose what you've achieved - when is your HM? Have you done a lot of 10ks? I started reading all the posts to find out what people had been doing since this thread started but got half way ish and had to go to bed! It is a faff I must admit getting all togged up but hey it's even worse for women, we've got even more to put on!
I will take a look at the fell runners link - the trouble is I need to actually do some fell running before I join the fell running club but difficult to do on my own - i have visions of being attacked by a mad axe murderer with a vicious dog (though the dog would be the least of my worries) or falling into a bog and not being found for weeks like that famous fell runner Bill Smith - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8810847/Pensioner-Bill-Smith-who-lay-dead-in-peat-bog-for-three-weeks-was-famous-fell-runner.html
Trouble is I don't really like running alone, and my running friend that I had has a hip injury and can't run any more, and other friends that ran for a bit have given up due to family stuff or injuries! The clubs I go to (which are for beginners) have all finished for Xmas so I either go alone or don't go. Do other people not mind going on their ownsome?
What a great idea a run to look at Christmas lights!
The Garmin 305, does it have a virtual running partner? Think that one does a lot more than mine.
I like Fetcheveryone, there's a great thread on there about 'things you wish you could say..' which makes me laugh.
Well I am contemplating going for a run up a hill with the dog we are minding and taking my chances
Scarlet - I like running on my own, but thats just me. Don't get me wrong I enjoy running with both the clubs I have joined and I know that they have helped me no end, my pace has defo improved since I have been with them
Not sure about the virtual running partner on the 305 I really dont use it to its full potential, I got it for £70 on ebay
Did you hill run with the doggie?