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Had further rest day today - like I said slow and steady
Will decide and see what tomorrow brings
Hey people...well done Ma'am keep it up ! Horrible weather today though.
I'm knackered from those 2 shifts today so not going to run, going to save the energy in the tank for the parkrun in the morning.
How is everyone? Anyone running in this lovely weather today?
Well done keeny, doing really well! To steal one of my mums phrases, slow and steady
Mum, keep up the good work, you are doing really well, proud of you, looking forward to hearing what you've done today
I've been walking to and from the station today and done 15mins on my cross trainer, felt really tough. Planning on a nice long slow run tomorrow before the hospital for my ankle on Sunday.
Guess the only thing left for now is
1. Glad it's Friday
2. Where has K gone, think she has got lost on her run
3. Have a great weekend and happy running
Been out again this evening - 2.6km - walking with half doz intervals of slow jog betweeen lamposts 22min - so slight improvement on time/distance
Work tomorrow so short 1 day weekend
Keep up the good work all
Woo Hoo go there ma'amy!!! So work tomorrow then out again sunday? I'm well impressed
Keep up the good work you're doing so so well
Morning all, hope that everyone is keeping well.
K - still not heard from you! Where are you????? How is the ankle????
Well, I have been out this morning before breakfast and managed a 6.56k in 44:08 Feeling very pleased with myself, now just to hope that I don't hurt too much
Hope you all have a good weekend and that the birthday celebrations go well
Footie today, then think out tonight and a well deserved rest day tomorrow
Just been sorting my training diary out and putting the dates in for next week. It's the RW one, and the quote for next week from Ron Hill in 1970 I think just sums it all up:
"Get going. Get up and walk if you have to, but finish the damned race."
Just thought I'd share
Morning all, or afternoon, how is everyone?
I did parkrun again this morning pennington flash again, ran well and battered my time from last week 5k in 22.05 minutes. Made up with that!! Very icey in parts of the course but generally good!! Shaved a minute and 9 seconds off my time last week.
Anyone running today? Kirstin where have you gone?
Feeling great at the moment, very motivated so i'm glad i'm keeping it up!!
Well done Mr W - keep up the good progress - glad you had fun
I will get out tomorrow (fit in between housework/ironing and shopping - with only 1 day weekend this week lot to fit in) - will persevere. Nowhere near stage where would think of trying any sort of organised run - even fun style.
Good progress Maarmalade - another good run today - congrats - keep it up but don't overdo it
Morning all, how is everyone and what runs you got for today?
I'm back from the hospital, have to go back in few weeks for an ultrasound, but they think it is acute achilles tendonitis, good news, I can still run
Roy I can still run, just have to be careful, make sure do warm up, cool down and stretches, including some extra ankle ones , I shouldn't be making any sudden turns of direction when running and may need an insole for my shoes to help support and reduce the tension on my achilles, but all looking good. Should know more once had scan at end feb.
Well done on your run, just be careful with your ankle, I know how painful it can be. First time I did mine and over pushed it I was laid up for 3 days with regular ice packs and prescription painkillers to numb the pain!!!
I'm gettting worried that we haven't heard from K, it is unlike her to be quiet for so long! Roy, if you've got her email could you drop her a line to say we are worried and is she ok?
Housework time, but going to go for a run tomorrow after work
Been out for a steady walk this morning - 4.5km in approx 45mins - not the fastest - but is much better pace than my usual sauntering walk.
Have now completed week 1 of my training diary and all in all do not think too bad a start (any start is better than none) - will be interesting to see how fitness improves over the weeks/months - will keep you all updated - as well as keeping up to date with how you are all doing
Maarmalade - take care of your ankle (and the rest of you of course) - you are doing great - keep it up
Others sound as if you are doing gook - keep it up
Rach - good luck with sport relief training/run
Ta for the words of encouragement - will keepyou posted on how I am doing
gemgemx - enjoy the skiing - great fun (although a lifetime ago since I was there - back in school days can just about remember that far back) - work on strengthening legs - lots of time spent with ankles and knees bent
K-Anne - enjoy dance class
Looking forward to seeing how you are all doing
K good to have you back, you have been missed x
Gem you'll love the skiing, it is great fun, but mum is right, strenghten the legs, it so much on the ankles and knees
As for how I'm doing with the ankle, I have been out for another run tonight and feel so proud of myself. 5.23km in 33:38! That was 32:13 to 5k compared to last time I did pretty much the same route which was c. 34:45! Feel really good for it too Think it's going to be a stepper session on Wednesday but will see what time etc is like, can't wait to run again
Hello everyone,....I'm not really a new runner so to speak. Have been a "beginner" of sorts for about 18 months now. Everytime I seem to get with the programme and get up to a comfortable 5k I injure myself and have to take time out.
I had a minor knee op way back in Oct last year and have been given the go-ahead from the consultant providing I take it easy. So, this time round I am starting back out on the threadmill. Yes I know they can be a tad boring but the cold air outside makes breathing painful when I run and that knocks my confidence which then makes me not want to go out. This way I can bouild myself up again in the warm and with help onside with qualified trainers in the gym. No more excuses! My friend (yes we are still friends surprisingly hehe) has signed us up for a 10k race in Camborne, Cambridgeshire on April 15th. I have completed a couple of 5ks (pb was 36 mins) and in my head I know I can do the 10k. The problem is that my brain just cant' seem to convince my feet that they can do it! I am determined to do this race but may be alot slower than the others. I'm not too worried about the time it takes but moreso that I actually finish it!
Fingers crossed everything goes well this time. I do love the buzz that running gives me and it's a great feeling keeping fit and healthy. At a mere 5' 2" short I do have trouble maintaining my weight unless I exercise. This way I can have the odd treat and not feel guilty about it
Anyway, I hope that you all have a fun week and thank you for letting me rabble on.
Hey gang !!
Happy Bday Kirstin!!! Hope you spent my voucher money wisely and bought some new treds! haha.
I went and got my GAIT done properly today from a specialist shop and they said i'm neutral but werent wering right size shoes. I have bought some new brookes GHOST 4 trainers and feel so comfy. Tried to do a birthday run today with them but i felt absolutely knackered with no energy and my achilles went again after few miles. I think ive aggrevated something in my achilles, do i go doctors first to see a physio? How does it work?
So so tired from all the hours i've put in work the last week I'm going to take a couple of days rest and maybe not run due to my achilles.
Welcome to the thread Audrey, slow and steady is deffo better than being injured as it looks like I maybe.
Kirstin what did you get for your birthday, hope you've had a good one !
Ange well done...told you that you will move on quicker than you thought! You will be running parkrun with me soon enough
Evening all and firstly let me say:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Roy and K - hope that you've both had a great day
Auds - Welcome to the thread, pretty much the same boat as us lot so you'll fit in really well, just remember take it slow and listen to your body
Roy - as for the ankle, I'd go see the quack and get it checked out. As for the parkrun, give me a couple of weeks and I'll be there with you, princess park to start with.
Oh - looks like I might be out with the begging bowl too - Subject to how I get on between now and pay day, looks like I'm going to be applying to do the Great Manchester Run (10k) running for the RNLI. It is in May so have lots of training time
Rest day for me today and going to hit the stepper tomorrow, variety and all that
Thanks for the comments.
K-Anne, good idea on walking the 10k route first. I will give it a go.
Hello Marmalade thanks for the kind words.
As we're going into February I have set myself the goal to go to the gym and get on the threadmill 3 times a week and build up my distance. Will add a half a mile per week but if I am finding it too hard going I will take it back a step but I'm optimistic that I should be ok. I'm going to mark it off on my calendar so I can see my progress and keep me focussed.
Feeling really positive
Hope everyone has had a good Twattsday (Tuesday) and are keeping warm