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One thing out of all this even if I don't win, I've realised how much fun the forums can be and I'm loving my running at the moment and this competition has really stirred something in me I thought had gone forever.
I will run my target time at Halstead if I don't get picked!!! There I've said it.
DS2 - sub 3:15 in 2013 - nailed on!
Usual Saturday for me today. Off out soon to take my eldest daughter to hockey - freeze by the side of the pitch!! Doubt I'll be on here much today since I'm expected to join in with a bit of Xmas shopping this afternoon and out to dinner this evening. Need to fit in a short recovery run somewhere if I can!
Yeah - that's not a bad idea. I might do that. I could probably get 3 or 4 miles in while thay are warming up.
Just read your latest comments on your thread. Your husband sounds like my wife
She did come out in Edinburgh and walked to various places to see me and the friends who were running. She was with my sister and bro-in-law so she had some company!
Hockey is even worse! It's been like a third party in our relationship! She hated it from Day one, probably because I was so committed to it and the matches were often not local. She's seen me play three times in 24 years! Two of those I got sent off in - and I've only ever been sent off 5 times! Obviously not a good omen when she does come!
We all find it very funny now though. She's a lot more supportive of my running. She keeps fit herself and used to run quite abit but a couple of years ago she got a lesion on her spine and it has really caused her some problems. She's made good progress though!
You are mean! You are supposed to have some sympathy - or is that restricted to your patients?
I am easy going but very competitive. That time I got sent off was in a huge cup final and I got sent off with one of the opposition. We'd had a running battle all game and it boiled over. The good thing was, though, that he was an England international and it was a good swap for us!!!
Daughter won 5-3 today. Big win and she played very well. (Goalkeeper).
DS2 : have enjoyed reading your thread, both the personal and running aspect. I'm a beginner ,so read all these threads in awe and admiration of you all. However as a secondary SEN teacher of a similar age to yourself you've gained my utmost respect! All the best for the comp. I'll look forward to following your progress if you get through.
thats some good running...i went out for a 5.5 mile run with a friend and lost a glove.......retraced my steps but failed to find it....i then discovered it down my shorts............i had checked my shorts 3 times so i think it was an nasty devil imp hiding them to make me run more
Sarah - Sorry, I mean to get back to you yesterday. I'm pretty mild mannered at sport but always have a lot of chat. I've always got on well with the umpires and that's let me get away with a fair bit. I don't like people pushing the rules though and that game was one of those where the other guy was getting away with some pretty dangerous stuff and because he was an international the umpires weren't strong enough to deal with him.
We'd always had lots of words on the pitch but got on well of of it. Same for the opponents. Horrible matches but always good natured in the bar. When we got sent off together we had to sit next to each other on the naughty step. We shook hands after and laughed about it. They won 4-3!!
Lost every cup final I ever played in. Hope I'm not a bridesmaid again this time.
I bet you were peased with the footie results yesterday? My team won up in your neck of the woods!
Nice to see you managed to get a long run in DS2 like you I also did 15 miles this morning did you get any miles in yesterday?
Sarah I have watched netball and it can be a very fast game I was amased how one women scored standing on one leg she was all of 5'5'' and was up against another women 6'2''.
Hope everyones training is going well.
No Pain - Nice work. Always feels great to get the Sunday run done and dusted doesn't it? Didn't get to do much yesterday but did warm my daughter up for her hockey match so did run around for 20 minutes or so.
Netball - mad game. I've seen quite a bit of it. Brilliant game especially at the top level. Amazingly quick.
Won't be on here much this afternoon. Got my miece and her husband coming over to show us their wedding video. My three girls were bridesmaids so looking forward to seeing it. The girls were brilliant on the day. Stupidly we got really stressed before hand thinking it would all be too much for them. Sometimes they surprise you!!!