Tuesday 30th June 2020 - Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall


Lyrics - Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall
             Mama's in the kitchen, baby and all

Nice progress Wabo. Are you feeling better this morning?

Grey and chilly this morning but not as windy as it has been. Mark wants to spend his birthday morning on his bike making room for the Snickers cake I baked him so I shall try a longer run though I'm still struggling for motivation.

What:            hopefully at least a MLR
Why:             have the time to pass
Last hard:     making Mark's birthday special
Last rest:      16/6

Yesterday's lyrics - Raining Again by Moby.
If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.


  • DustinDustin ✭✭✭
    Morning all
    LMH - hope Mark has a lovely birthday and if there is any cake left......
    Ale - ooh, hope the additional bloods aren't a concern?
    Wabo - Birmingham eh? make sure you stop off on the "curry mile" !

    What - feeling I ought to try something more than just plodding
    Why - Would be nice to be "fast" (ish) again 
    last rest - 20/06
    last hard - Sunday given how the legs were yesterday...
    lyric - don't think so

  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭

    Lyrics: no

    What: stretches plus a run of some description

    Why: Tuesday. 

    Grey and wet again. Currently 13 degrees. Wind has dropped by the look of things.

    Yes, I would like to do "fast" again, Dustin, but scared of the injury risk!
    Enjoy the MLR or longer, LMH, and hope the birthday is enjoyed.

    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • elspeth fayelspeth fay ✭✭✭
    Happy 50th to Mark.....new age group awaits!
  • WelshpoppyWelshpoppy ✭✭✭

    Happy Birthday to Mark.

    What: 4.5 miles
    Why Achilles has said yes
    Last hard Achilles
    Lyrics: No

    Third day on the trot I have been able to run-yayI am so pleased I maybe able to biuld up a little next week.
    Live each day as if it was your last  give it all you have to reap the rewards.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭

    What: stretches and just over half an hour easy

    Why: to end the month/recovery run

    June stats: 30 days run, 216k completed. Highest for quite a few years.
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • elspeth fayelspeth fay ✭✭✭

    Happy Birthday Mark
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    afternoon all
    LMH getting there, turns out oh's mum, sister and niece have all been similar as has my mate who I ran with on Sunday. So a bug maybe, I haven't had any sickness and diarrhea though. I do have a strong stomach and bugs only ever seem to do this to me. Hope you get a good MLR in, I am sure you will make Mark's birthday special
    alehouse good going good miles!!
    Poppy, happy t o hear that!
    dustin, think I better swerve the curry mile :D Have a good run, I too would like to get some pace back, actually it is coming

    What: 3 miles done, playing with HR
    why: to mix it up!
    last hard: that was
    last rest: 31/12/16

    I saw my HR was at 122 so picked up the pace  to get 135, then dropped it too 127, took to 140, down to 130 and so on. Bit like fartleks really but using t he HR.  I really enjoyed that and it got me round my 3 miles in a better pace than of late

    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
  • RFJRFJ ✭✭✭

    still here, still running and bit of biking.

    been signed off work for another 6 weeks ref MH issues, so not in the greatest of places at present

    4.25m this morning and 5k on the bike

    Take care
  • HazelnutCHHazelnutCH ✭✭✭

    Happy birthday to Mark! Hope he had a nice bike ride and snickers cake sounds interesting.

    Hope you also had a nice MLR LMH.

    Enjoy Birmingham Wabo ;) Interesting idea doing the fartleks via HR. Good news on the stomach.

    Similar thoughts regarding speedwork Dustin.  Need to find a balance somewhere between not hurting too much and too often but enough to do some good.

    Well done on the June mileage and streak Ale.

    Nice pic Els - that looks fun (though I guess the water was chilly!)

    Good news on the achilles WP.

    Sorry to hear that RFJ. Take care also.

    What: group run this evening plus either run there and back or bike there and back
    Why: Tuesday
    Last hard: niggly tooth which likely needs a visit to the dentist -uggh
    Last rest: 30.03

    Lyrics: no
  • Thanks for the birthday wishes - I have passed them on.

    Els - the photo made us both smile and remember happier days, thank you.

    I hope the time off and the meds help RFJ.

    Pop in Dustin - there's plenty of cake left :-)

    Sorry to hear about the tooth Hazel.

    Good news Poppy.

    Glad you're feeling better Wabo.

    Mark and I walked about five miles this morning then he decided that he wanted to go out for a long bike ride (on his own - he doesn't like cycling with me). I had a lot of trouble getting myself out of the door, just no motivation at all, and when I finally managed to get myself out I very nearly turned round after a mile. Everything felt awful and my head just wasn't in it. I actually stopped and gave myself a good talking to and decided I had to do a minimum of four miles which I managed to talk up to six and following a couple more stern conversations with myself dragged myself round the minimum miles for a MLR (for me). 
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • elspeth fayelspeth fay ✭✭✭
    Hazel photo is an oldie from 2012 Mark kakaying in Orkney!
    Walk on Inganess trail this morn..furthest gone on my own since u know what!
    Successful attempt at sourdough cinnamon buns,lunch, trip in to work/ex work to contribute to colleagues retirement and mini catch up then visitors in garden before mist came in and it got cold.
    Enjoy rest off birthday and whatever else folks are doing! 
  • chickstachicksta ✭✭✭
    How nice to post a pic of Mark, els

    Happy 50th Mark. You have a toy boy, LMH ;)  woa, a snickers cake. That sounds soooo yummy. :+1: on the self talk. 

    Good stats, ale. :ZERO for me. But a minimum of 20 mins s&c every day. That is a new monthly best :)

    Sorry to hear that, RFJ and what LMH said - really hope it helps. 

    Wondering when I may think about speed again ... Today is 5 weeks post op and I think it's healing rather well. I have no pain, the scar is smooth and the toe doesn't swell much at all and if it does (because of me being naughty and walking around too much) it subsides as soon as I put the leg up.

    Ouch, Hazel. Hope it's nothing bad with the tooth.

    At least the heat wave is gone. Bit of a shock to the system today with a high of 17 degrees ... 

  • It sounds as though you are doing really well Els. Is a return to running likely in the future?

    Good news chicksta. I was surprised how well the cake turned out.
    If you think you can or you think you can't you're probably right.
  • WaboWabo ✭✭✭
    Hope the birthday boy had enjoyed his day lmh and well done talking yourself into more miles! 
    Hazel, ouchy tooth
    Rmj sorry to hear you're having a tough time - take care
    Chick great how your toe is healing! I'm liking the cooler weather
    Els great photo
    So June had ended on 134 miles- highest all year
    possunt quia posse videntur - we can because we know we can 
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