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Kaz - have you had a look at the Lufthansa timetable to see if there is an alternative flight which will allow you to get your connection?
Lufthansa were happy to change my return flight when they messed me around.
EHN - ouch. Rest your knees
That would mean changing airways. I avoided Lufthansa to begin with for this very reason. Looks like an extra night in Aberdeen and first flight home on the Wednesday morning.
Kaz - sorry I thought you were already with Lufthansa.
No Orbutt, I went with KLM as the flight got back in time to get the cheaper option of the ferry home from Aberdeen. Now looks like there is a very late flight on the Tuesday but only at 8x the price of the ferry!! On the plus side we will get home an awful lot quicker!
Kaz - I'd still give them a call and try for better flights, if there's any. Always worth trying.
Hey, have you noticed how the forum is insertin links when companies are mentioned? I didn't link to Lufthansa and I don't think that Kaz would have linked to KLM - a new feature?
I noticed that too Orbut, and no I didn't link cos I don't know how!!!
I've not even open last RW.........maybe because I couldn't run I didn't want to look at it?
I need a plan though so heres hoping mine arrives soon...........
Have a great one. Happy Running
Hi all, hope everyone had a great Christmas with family and didn't have to work too hard. It's New Year soon!
So, I work in the hospital that recently showed Weight Loss Ward to the world (that has ITV1 reception). Phenomenal and awful stuff. I'm not sure if anyone saw it but I simply couldn't watch it.
Now, I speak as someone who has gained probably a stone since Berlin in late-September through bad habits/injury. Mainly bad habits/over-eating/laziness. I still find the excuses people make - amplified particularly this time of year - for gluttony are incredible. And I do it regularly myself. I've been overeating probably since my first marathon in 2008 - thinking I'd 'sort it out' with a few runs. It's abject nonsense and aberrant behaviour really - not good for our bodies/psyche at all. But now, the pattern is probably the norm. The diet in our community is shocking (as is mine at times).
I spend my life talking to smokers/alcohol-dependent people at work, tying to dissuade them from self-destructive behaviour, wondering why someone would voluntarily damage themself so - then I look at the amount of Toblerone I've eaten over the festival period...
Don't really know where I'm going with this but still wonder at the over-indulgence at Christmas/starving oneself in New Year festive period patterns. We're a bit strange really, us human types.
On that note, enjoy. And apologies!
Iain - I know what you mean. I'm a bit weak willed when it comes to eating and Xmas is the perfect excuse to 'get into the spirit'.
I have to make a conscious effort to cut down again afterwards (although indigestion seems to help) but being on the injury bench doesn't help.
The thing is, I have Paris to aim for - followed by Berlin, so I know I have to cut down. Anyone without a goal or reason is well and truly stuffed
Orbutt - I also have Paris to aim for, still struggling. Like you, I need a next race to look forward to - motivation can be lacking in the extreme...
But it's ok - the days are already getting longer!
(Just found the Christmas smileys btw...)
Happy new year all!!!
Just got an email about the GNR ballot. FFS!! I have to buy the daily mail to enter. things we do for running.
whoops, it's the daily mirror not mail...doesn't make it any better though.
Do you *have* to? I entered it all online last year and didn't have to spend a single penny to do it.
Damn I wish I had signed up for this. It is the day before my birthday. I did not realise.
Khanivore - stick around, you can run it vicariously, through us
Haha - i will sign up for 2014!
darn, completely forgot to get the mirror as work went awol. ops. I'm saving all my charity credits for London next year. I'll survive not doing the GNR this year. Thanks for the offer anyway. I shall hunt you out next year for london.