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Hope you've had a good day. Didn't run last night, went to a gig in Birmingham and am like you Silver, don't run succesive days at the moment. Know I will have to eventually if I wanna step up but at the moment I am sticking to a vague interpretiation of a half marathon schedule I found which has two midweek runs and a longer weekend run.
Went out early afternoon and tried both a new route and some new gear. Proper running socks felt great but first go in the base layer top and felt very strange being in something so tight. Breathing wasn't so great and think it was because of that. New route didn't help, its amazing how you dont notice undulations when you are driving but it was a lot more up and down than I realised. 5.24 miles in total but boy was it a struggle. The highpoint was racing an old lad in his mobility scooter
Blimey Booey, ten miles? I am a long way from contemplating that. I have had a couple of short runs by the sea. Did two miles along the front when I was in Brighton just after I started running outside. Absolutely loved it. I also went for a jog in the Jardin du Luxembourg when i was in Paris for the weekend a few weeks ago. That was amazing, like a crazy running racetrack at 8a.m. People everywhere going in different directions. Great fun.
Love the story about trying to run with your son Silver
Am off shopping for Haribo at the Asda later on
Thanks for the welcome.
I stopped neglecting the children after the baby called childline with the power of her mind! The ducks were pleased, I think they were in on it!
Did a very little plod tonight, roll on Saturday. I'll let you know how I do but I'm aiming to finish at some point anything else is a bonus!
How long have you all been running? I feel like the newset newbie there is! (Not so glad I knocked you off the top spot Stripes!)
I think we will all go through spells like that. It sounds like you have got a tough job and added to your family commitments means you have a heck of a lot to fit in. I am self-employed and my business is struggling big time so I have plenty of time to slot runs in, hence me going out at 1.30 today. Every cloud eh
I do love Chinese food, I had another salad but am not far off my target weight so if I keep the running going I can ease the odd treat back in soon
You would have laughed if you had seen the sight of me trying to make the corner ahead of this fella, if he'd got there first I would have been stuck behind him all the way down a narrow street on the edge of the town centre(can't believe I ran so close to the centre by the way, I usually choose routes where there are as few people about as possible to laugh at me!)
Vaguely remember seeing a photographer near the halfway/finish area last week, had thought no more about it until I saw a report on the race in the local newspaper earlier. There was a link to a site with hundreds of photos of the race. My god I don't look pretty
Who is the comedy gig? I've been to hundreds of concerts over the years but don't recall ever seeing a comedian. My step-daughter went to see Lee Evans at the o2 a couple of weeks ago. He sweats as much as me on a five mile run!
Ha ha, to this day I still jokingly tell my Mum that I'm calling childline if she says anything I don't like.
You'll be amazed how small increases in distance covered build up until you suddenly find you are covering distances you never dreamed were possible.
I have had a treadmill for about 4 years but had only used it in a couple of short spells until May when I got on the scales after a few days away and was 14st 11lb, bearing in mind that I am only 5ft 7in I was horrified and knew I ought to do something. My treadmill plods built up until mid August when I finally plucked up the courage to go outside. So glad I did because I think the treadmill would have bored me to death by now. Running outside may be more difficult because the treadmill does so much for you but outside is so much more rewarding and as we are all finding totally addictive.
Even my trip to the supermarket this evening was dominated by thoughts of running. Got some of those Quaker Oats sachets, lots of wholewheat Pasta and most importantly a big bag of small bags of Haribos(not sure that makes sense)
Club run was good we did about 3.5 miles, one of the ladies has a hip problem at the moment so we said whatever she wanted to do we would stick with her, the other 3 did a couple more miles. I am defo going to invest in a head torch, lady had one on last night and it really helped us, lots of street lights turned off round here council cuts etc really not nice in places
Really glad I made the move to join 2 running clubs, getting to no people more now and feel part of the group. We have a club meeting next tues with DRR to sort out their annual race next year and also a chrimbo meal
Stripes - what gig did you go to and where? I go to loads of gigs especially in Brum and have done over many years, well into my music and have some abstract tastes. At home I have made a huge collage of all my concert tickets right back to when I first started. Also seen loads of comedians, took my folks to see Peter Kaye a few months ago, love him.
Oh and the little bags in the big bags of Haribos are ideal for in the pocket at races
The base layer shouldn't be so tight you can't breath Stripes
Silver - so when you running next? Anymore thoughts on a treadmill?
I don't know how people manage with kids I am not child minded at all and knew from an early age I never wanted any. Always been the strong independent type which makes me quite selfish I am afraid I have 1 niece and 2 nephews so at least one of us gave the folks some grandchildren
I guess its that famous line that everyone must quote you 'make the most of them being young they soon grow up'
Getting out running alone is a good stress reliever and time to have a think
I really love having children, Mr Mala doesn't get a look in! I'm on Maternity leave at the moment, I wish I could always stay with the children but I'll have to go back to work in July. I work nights so I can spend more time with my little brood. Having said that I do like the chance to sneak off for half an hour to go running!
Booey, the club sounds like it's brilliant for you, It's nice to hear positive experiences of it. I don't think being a strong independent type and being selfish are necessarily linked.
Silver it sounds like you have lots of time with your boys. Your achievements sound pretty good from here! I haven't lost any weight at all running yet but as I'm still doing piddling distanced this may explain it. It has helped me tone up a bit and the wobbling jelly belly looks a little less intimidating.
Stripes, running in the dark does not sound like fun, I've had to stick to pavements by well lit roads instead of my lovely route by the local river. I've already been jeered at by drunken louts as I was running along the main road into town.
Nervously awaiting tomorrow morning's 5k!
Mal - good luck for tomorrow my first 5K was a Race for Life back in July, it started my race bug
Thanks Silver, you have a good one too. Off to Liverpool tomorrow afternoon but not drinking much because I want to be fit for a good run Sunday. Can't believe I've just typed that
There was a similar sight at my race last week. An obviously fit and talented guy came past me pushing a toddler in a buggy, never saw him again so he obviously finished well ahead of me. God knows how quick he would be on his own! Had forgotten about that, you lot reminded me, gonna look for him on the photo's now
Good luck again with the race Mal, sure you will love it, this time last week I was terrified, now I can't wait for the next one!
Right then, am off to open the Haribos
God, I've got no excuses now, all these people pushing their children in pushchairs and racing. Am certainly not a dedicated enough mother to take the children with me!
Off at 3, have a great weekend everyone
You made me laugh Silver, no glass of plonk today. None in the house but I am really pleased with myself. I love that you got a bacon sarnie on the way home!
Thank you Stripes. At least I've made a start. I have something to compare improvements to and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!
I'm going to ease back a little bit now and enjoy running so I don't get disheartened with the cold, dark nights then hopefully challenge myself again in about 6 weeks and see how I do.
What are you all working towards now?
I'm home and working towards being sober
Another race on Nov 6th.7 miles. eek, Further than I've ever been. Aiming to beat 1 hour but that will be tough.
Gonna go out for a run tomorrow and pretend the football, beer and kebab today didn't happen!
Well done Stripes and Silver.
I'm impressed you went out Stripes after your football, beer and kebab night.
I've taken my Big Girl with me too but she got suddenly very clingy and cried everytime I ran! Not exactly what I was aiming for. I might take a tip from you Silver and bring her bike, that might help.
Hope the Lion King was good.
I'm already itching to get my shoes on and go running again this evening so it won't be long before I'm back at Parkrun even though I said it'll be at least 6 weeks!