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I know what you mean about the longer runs, after about 3 miles I usually settle nicely and feel like I could just keep going
Ladies at run club not going tonight so I wont be after all, I will get out for a longer run tomorrow in the light though so looking forward to running over Xmas I cant wait
Silver I was only thinking a while ago after today I may not get back on here before the big day so I just wanna say to you all.........
HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL OF YOU I will defo be on here before NY so will let you all know how the running is going
I want to go out running but I'm too busy. At least I can finally feel my motivation returning. I will aim to get a daytime run in tomorrow afternoon because part of the problem is I don't like the streetlit route
Have made penguin and polar bear cakes and mini buttermilk scones, only savoury biscuits to go with the cheese and spiced apple tarts to do tomorrow. Failed attempt at fudge too but shh I'm not telling anyone that.
Sorry for hijaking the conversation with baking this week, normal service will resume after Saturday!
Sorry not been on. Been a mad busy day. Work, shopping, visiting rellies.
Managed a 5k last night, really hard work and very slow but pleased I finished it. Legs were really tired at the end but iced them and they feel okay today.
Mal, you sound like an amazing cook, can I come to yours for Christmas dinner?
Scarlet, I don't mind running alone but found it much easier running with others. I do think its much more difficult to run alone at this time of year.
Silver, we should have won easy but always seem to struggle there.
Booey, Merry Christmas, have a good one.
Maladroit, have you any pics of the penguin and polar bear cakes, they sound interesting!
Managed to do an 8.6km run up hills (with doggie - who kept trying to trip me up!) and went right up to the wind turbines that we have there, I know there's a lot of controversy and some people hate them but I think they're very majestic. Didn't feel a bit unsafe which was great. Saw a family out walking and a couple of women walking.
Silver, my watch only shows splits when the data has been uploaded, not sure about the more advanced watched though, sorry can't help. Do you wear a Heart Rate Monitor with your watch? I have stopped wearing mine as I think it's faulty (at least I hope it is!)
Silver - the place I ran is off the A680 Rochdale Road/Edenfield Road - Cheesden - up near Knowle Hill, (Knowle Hill was my original destination but got swayed by the wind turbines!) don't know if it's classed as Edenfield or Rochdale?? Peeing it down very heavily today so glad I went yesterday, I did get my feet soaked though as there was lots of mud at the beginning. Legs were aching this morning, especially so as I went to the local track last night to find it wasn't on, so me and friend did nearly 5k just running around the track chatting, taking it easy. Hoping to do Parkrun tomorrow but don't know if the weather will be any good. I hate getting wet. Where do you live, presumably down south somewhere? What's your running territory like? And running with a cycling 7 year old?!! You must be brave! 7.5k in 40 mins sounds great to me, wish I was that fast... is that on flat roads?
Hope all OK with everyone, have a peaceful Christmas and don't eat too many cakes!
Oh my just read this:
Lots of cake still because the party is tomorrow. I'd save you some but not convinced they'll be much left intact after I let the kids loose. I'll let you know if I've achieved domestic goddess status afterwards. I have gifts for everyone who is attending so that should earn me brownie points!
Desperate to go for a run after 4 days of not getting out. Can't wait for Boxing day so I have time. How have you all been finding the time?
The party was magical, everyone loved it. The house looked amazing and festive and Big Girl declared it her favourite day ever! Eat your heart out Nigella! It was so satisfying to see everything come together so perfectly. Apparently they're all expecting the same next year.
It's also nice that I'll be able to get out for a run tomorrow or Boxing Day with a clear conscience.
Big Girl was exhausted after the party and has gone straight to sleep, I'm expecting an early morning too. I'm stupidly excited about giving everyone their gifts tomorrow, I can't wait either, I might wake her up instead of the other way around!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. If anyone gets out for a run I hope you enjoy it.
Happy Christmas everyone!
Silver yes there is a lot of fell/hill running countryside around me! I probably run sometimes 4 times a week, sometimes 5. Did Parkrun yesterday and got a new PB, really want to get under 30 minutes. I was so close... I have my eye on a 5 mile trail race in Smithills in Bolton in April, especially as there's a technical tee shirt to all finishers. My next XC is in January, near the end I think. I am going to really try hard not be last or nearly last!
Happy running everyone
I had a lie in until 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both children exhausted, Big Girl so hyped up she couldn't sleep until 9pm (bedtime is 6pm!) and I drifted off feeding Moo in bed this morning until Big Girl woke up at 10am.
We all had a really perfect day yesterday, no arguments and a really fun time. Everyone thoroughly spoiled with presents, and Big Girl ate more chocolate yesterday than she's been allowed for the rest of her 3.5 years put together!
Did you get a lie in Silver? Progress report on the castle too please.
Hello Scarlet, well done on your new PB. That's brilliant.
Hope Stripes, Booey and Sabbie also had a nice Christmas, and anyone else reading.
Off for a run this afternoon, can't wait, it has been nearly a week.
Hello, thought it was just me bouncing around on here today.
Lie in was definitely a one off, but how lovely.
Tried to get out for a run but failed for the same reason as you, not enough time. Like you, I'll try again in the morning. Hope the trail shoes are good.
Congratulations on the completion of the Hogwarts castle, bet they cheated and used magic for the original. So unfair that it resigns us Muggles to hour upon frustrating hour of faffing with Lego pieces!
I was going to ask to see your efforts at recreating Hogwarts!
(Quick, think of something running related to say) I need to work out my training schedule for the 10k in March. It's looming ever closer particularly as I've been slacking since early December. Must get a move on. Must incorporate a long run each week and a couple of park runs.
More unexpected rellies turning up at our house today so having a quiz tidy of the Christmas debris and getting the kettle on instead of pulling on my shoes. Frustrating but I am looking forward to catching up with the family.
Hope you all had a good Chrimbo and still are
Have done plenty of running, Xmas eve did 6.75 miles then y/day did 3.43 miles and had a lovely long walk with hubby today gonna try for a LSR tomorrow
I have found out how important hydration is with running I drank (booze) chrimbo eve and chrimbo day tried to rehydrate myself ready for boxing day but my calf muscles completely locked up on my last mile and allsorts of wierd feelings in my legs and I know thats what it was. Luckily it was a short run for that reason but it was certainly uncomfortable that last mile. Anyway I think I am more or less rehydrated again and ready for tomorrow and see what I can achieve.
Hope your all having a lovely break and I will catch up again soon
Ooh welcome back Booey! Glad someone got lots of running in. Can you spare a little bit of energy for me please?
And Silver *high five* for killer hill!
Hope you all had a good Christmas and received lots of running related presents.
Booey, I am now the proud owner of a red flashing light armband thingyo for night running. Used it this evening
Managed 4 miles on Christmas Eve and 3.4 miles this evening. Boy is it a struggle. Legs feel incredibly sluggish and am going a hell of a lot slower than pre-injury. All feels like very hard work at the moment.
Well done on the runs Booey and Silver.
I can imagine how frustrated you are Mal, hope you manage to get out tomorrow.