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Sarah and Clive I'm so glad I was in your group at BC. I think your group and the "Good 4 Age" group are tough deciders!!Sarah your 5km PB on the track at BC was very impressive, you will EASILY go sub 3:30, no doubts there from me either! All the very best, I'm loving reading all your daily goings on... what a character you are!
Sarah - believe me if I can do it anyone can (although I haven't done it yet!) . I'm sure this time next year it'll be your dad's pb you'll be looking to beat.
Morning Sarah - just posted this on my site when I meant to put it on yours although it was a response to something you posted last night on mine:
Yes - I agree about the distorted view portrayed by the media! The lovely thing about the Olympics in the end was that the world felt a nicer place to be around. That feelgood factor is so important.
There are so many nice people out there - in all walks of life. Luckily, I'm public facing as well and my clients are lovely. We rarely come across anyone that isn't and when we do we choose not to deal with them. I guess you don't have that privilege?
I imagine General practice is very hard work but incredibly rewarding? And I guess bloody hard work getting there in the first place?
We have no snow down here now but the lanes around my house were full of black ice. The car was sliding all over the place this morning. Have a great day! I think you are getting a lot of votes - I know you are in tough competition but I have a good feeling that you'll be trying on new kit next Sunday. And if you are and RRR is there don't let her talk you inot those socks!
what do you think you can gain from the forums and what do you think you can give to the forums
Hi DS2, the olympics were great, such a good atmosphere where ever you went because of it. It was so nice as everyone in the country shared the same hopes and dreams. I didnt get to follow as much of it as I wanted to which was a shame, but I managed to watch that fabulous saturday with Ennis, Mo and Rutherford. It felt to surreal watching it.
The majority of people I meet at work are lovely just like your customers, you occasionally get the one or two that arent but they usually have a good reason for it, such as it is their way of coping with something thats happening in their life at that time. I do work in a very friendly area so im very lucky.
Being a GP can be difficult at times, and sometimes quite stressfull (like alot of jobs) but running helps me to unwind, sometimes I think I would go mad without it! Its taken me 12 years to become a GP from when I left school. Ive got to admit it wasnt an easy career choice especially as I worked throughout all of college and university (at the weekends and in my holidays), but I wouldnt change my job for anything (well maybe winning the lottery or becoming a world famous athlete but thats it). How about you?
I hope you had a safe journey into work and all that ice has melted. Thankyou for your positive words, I really do hope I make it, but like you said everyone in this competition deserve it just as much, so only time will tell. If i do make it through I promise, no pink socks.....I prefer illuminous yellow!
hey seren nos;
I would like to give the forum and the people in the forum as much as I can. I guess firstly by answering any of their questions. I would like to pass things on that I learn from the Ascics team. I will update people at least daily with the highs and lows of training and will be honest about it. I will try and encourage others to go out there and get pounding the streets.
I would hope to bring some new people to the forums to enable more people to learn and gain advice from each other.
I aim to learn as much as I can from the forum members, Ive already had encouragement and advice which Ive taken on bored. Marathon training can be tough, it will have its ups and down, it will be nice to share these with each other and encourage each other. I hope to make new friends who hopefully I can bump into at races.
Mens health survival of the fittest at Nottingham 2012
Thought I would put a few photos on my thread to brighten it up a little, but most of my pics are to large, despite chopping them and reducing their quality!
Hey Sarah - great reading about your parents and how you got into running - I'm a little jealous as my parents were never into any exercise/athletics and couldn't take me to track meets and so on with the athletics club at school so I missed so many events... Hey ho
Sounds like you definitely fit into the "busy lifestyle" category!! Do you enjoy being a GP?
Best of luck with the voting!
Great pics!! Love the one with your medal - you look so proud! Lovely!
Love the photos Sarah!
Hi Sarah I was going to ask you if you enjoyed your day off work today, but clearly from the sounds of your run today you did!! xox
That's great to hear Sarah, planning on doing just that with my son - can't wait to stand in the freezing cold, ankle-deep in mud, waiting for him to cross the line he did a 3k a while back so off to a good start!
Glad you enjoy the job - and lucky you to have so many runners where you work! My workmates all think I'm nuts
Hey Sarah. What was the Men's Health Survival like? It looks like what I imagine the Tough Mudder would be. Was it as enjoyable as a normal race?
I like the pics too!!!! Pictures are always good in my world...
agree with sleepy bear! Great idea to post some pics. If I hadn't voted for you already I would now That session you did yesterday was mental, Sarah! But you know that . You got enough flak over on t'other thread!! If run slow and aerobically now you will avoid another 7 minute posititive split it he spring
I can't wait, Sarah, going to be amazing I've got a lovely pic of the two of us at the finish line at my last half mara where he had done the 3k and we're both showing off our medals - I'll post it on my thread, seeing as how pics seem to be appreciated!
Shame your husband doesn't share your passion - maybe he will be converted one day! Being a sad singleton, I don't have those concerns - no-one to moan at me for going on too many training runs haha!