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DL I was going to suggest running might lighten your mood but knowing your luck you would fall over!
Farty ...never mind a marathon, what about an ironman :-)
DL. I love the sound of that weekend!!
morning WAISTer chums
((( WAISTeroonies))) It sounds as though a few hugs wouldn't go amiss.
(((sluggy))) I'm sure you can find some mini chrimbo trees. My mum has a sweet artificial 2ft tree in with the stand being a hessian ball which is cute and takes up very little room. Wow visit Bournemouth for £89! Perhaps a WAISter fest is on the cards :-) A festive sing song will definitely get you in the mood for a little warmth and fond memories.
(((Daffers))) That is definitely a year worth forgetting. I had no idea things have been so tough. Here's to the next year being full of good fortune and happier times settling into your WAISter retreat premises. It might be worth putting a dead body in those freezers because the poliss will remove everything as evidence. job done.
M...eldy, Brum chrimbo market sounds rubbish. I was under the impression that Christmas was about the baby jesus, gold, frankinsense and myrrh not beer and bratwurst. Funny how our pin ups change as we age. Although with Alfie Boe you get a free Michael ball thrown in if you're into that kinda thing ;-)
DL, a lovely present but as you say the downside is you have to take OH - sorry I mean organise travel and accommodation and outrageously pay extra because they can' accommodate the dates you want. Bet you can't resist saying get down Shep. Do you think you will be able to pry yourself away from your static desk life?
Podds, You're just too darn good at your job. Your tolerance to your workload is clearly higher than others. What matters is that you feel value and not stressed. I hope the houndie walk went well last week.
excellent running, Mrs Farfar. I assume by those conditions you mean it was hot and hilly? With the snow here its hard to imagine that your were running a hot half on the same day :-)
MC, I can't believe you didn't manage a snow day. How disappointing for the teachers and children :-)
Run club meeting this week to discuss the mess its in. I think I left feeling more resigned to the fact its never going to recover despite the efforts of some good people. I'm very disappointed at the bitching and animosity between some of the committee members - thankfully most of whom have resigned in the last couple of months. Club now 75% beginners/improvers who seem to want a nurse maid and club to revolve around them and are hugely sensitive to anyone more experienced who dares to speak the truth about what the function of a run club is or admit they can run further than a 10k. It was suggested by an experience runner and coach that we pause the C25K groups this year and improve the club. This was not universally popular. However I think another C25K group will tip me and my ladgygang into joining the other local club where most of our friends have left for.
I think NYL was suitably mortified over last weekend. She said nothing I said would make her feel worse than she already felt but I did explain in a calm and grown up way why I was so unhappy about it.
HO HO HO nearly Christmas and I'm completely disorganised :-) All is well !
Meldy I can pretty much guarantee I will never do an ironman
Yums shame about the running club - it sounds like it will continue to focus on getting people started rather than progress more experienced runners. my club is a bit like that but there are some excellent runners and lots of who enjoy racing so a bit more balanced.
well done on speaking to NYL - at least she was prepared to listen and felt suitably mortified - that's got to be a positive?
oh Daffers! I don't know what to suggest on the weight thing except that for a lot of people it seems to be a circle of putting on weight then losing it with some sort of diet club, but not changing lifetime habits. easy for me to say I know! Planning events will certainly help with the running mojo. last year I made a commitment to do something every month after not doing any races the year before (after losing my dad) and that certainly worked for me
Merry Christmas lovely WAISTer pals. I hope that you all have a peaceful time filled with good company and fond memories of those we miss.
Daffy, good advice from Sluggy. Acceptance is a better place to start from opposed to guilt and loathing. Now you have a proper job as opposed to your carefree student days, life can get in the way no matter how determined you are to stick to a commitment to fitness. I would recommend Mrs Fastfast's suggestion of an event a month but your training was always hit and miss even when you had a big event :-) I find the best things are ones that slip in alongside work/are close to home. rail running is fab though and a great incentive to get out because theres always a sense of freedom and it changes everytime you run it
Sluggy, that's a fab amount to raise just by opening your gob and exercising your vocal chords. Has SB landed ? Did you put a stocking out for him ? What have Sky and Alfie got from Santa ? I know this year will feel very different without SM but I hope you can smile at fond memories
Pippi, I am assuming that the children in your school are supposed to be from good church going families so that's why it was odd for the pupil to say he hadn't been in a church ? Its well known round here how many families suddenly become vocal about their religion when their children approach school age despite the fact they aren't practising. Hope you haven't run out of Baileys yet
Podds, I hope you are feeling well enough to enjoy Christmas. Are the boys excited? I defo miss having a dog but especially using her as an excuse to escape for an after dinner walk on Christmas day :-) Did you get peepee cam installed
DL I love the idea of the beginagain run club. What is great about WAISTers is that we embrace all abilities and are happy to share experience with plenty of encouragement and acceptance. Do you remember the old days when people posted up when they'd been running :-) To be fair your nomadic existence must surely make it harder to have a regular run/fitness plan.
MC I did laugh at your description of maths being easier than kids :-) I don't dislike maths but it baffles me fairly quickly when it comes to quadratic equations. its at that point I joing sluggy for a lie down in the darkened room.
An event a month is a fab idea, Mrs farfar. Do you do the same distance or mix it up. How do you choose what to do? A know a chap in our club did 10 x 10K and boobs and flr did 12x12 half marathons. Will Ned be wearing his santa hat today ? :-)
Life here is full of too much to do because of Christmas but we're here now :-) I had a nice run through the woods with the other run club and my ladygang yesterday followed by the bellybuster brekkie :-) I am lucky that I have a choice of local run clubs but I am very fond of running with the trail club because of the routes, support and informality and apparent lack of bitchiness. NYL and I are good. We had our Christmas on Saturday as we both stuck to our original commitments to family/friends. Talking of which I must get ready to get Ma. On the note of fitness and physique. I am finding that the menopause/increasing age is a factor :-o
Merry Christmas Waister pals
I hope everyone has had a good day, I am just about to start a 12 hour shift ... I am full of turkey and pudding and in need of a good snooze but I suspect that might have to wait until the morning now !!
... its been a bit bizzy
5 hours to go