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28/06/2012 at 22:52

Well done on the run Silver, bet it felt good to be back out.

I'm feeling lucky after the rain today that we don't have flooding, lots of folks back home do


29/06/2012 at 07:30

Hi everyone

Stripes - such sad news.  I'm glad that his passing will bring him peace. Nothing worse than seeing a loved one suffering.  Its the sense of loss afterwards that can get a bit overwhelming.  Nothing you can do to make it better except speak of him often if it helps your OH.  I prefer people to talk about loss - others like to bury it.  Hope that all the funeral arrangements go smoothly.  maybe plan a short weekend away afterwards to treat your OH - maybe a spa weekend like Boo did with her mum? something to look forward to.

Silver - good job on your run.  It sounds to me like a good lie in and a chilled weekend is in order - although with kids its not so easy huh!

Boo - sorry to hear about your knuckles - mine do that too although its only really base of my thumb joints I get bad pain in - not too bad at the moment 

Maam - saw about the flooding last night - are your family newcastle area where there's been the flash floods?  wherever they are, i hope it doesn't destroy property or put lives at risk!

Mal - ONE MORE SLEEP!!!!!  


I've done 73.5 miles this month.  I don't run on saturdays normally, but I have to get 1.5 miles in tomorrow or I won't make my 75 mile total.

Oh yeah, and booked a holiday, flight and transfer last night to go to Greece (kos) on wednesday next week. I'm bricking it as i've done them all separately and I'm not normally 'that brave'.... I just feel more confident going through a tour operator I guess....

29/06/2012 at 09:12
Thank you all for the kind messages. She seems very together but obviously the funeral will be tough. Her Mum has asked me to be a pall-bearer which I am honoured to do(they are an enormous Irish Catholic family) but I am shorter than all the others so could do with some big heels!
29/06/2012 at 11:09

Stripes - an honour indeed and sure that you'll do a brilliant job and that you OH will be very proud and touched with you. I think Em's idea of taking your OH away for a pamper weekend is a good one, after the funeral to give her time to chill, relax and have her own time.

Em - Well done on the running, enjoy the holiday. I've done booking seperate and it turned out fine, but know what you mean about being daunting.

Mal - Bet you are hyper at the moment, have a great day tomorrow and can't wait to hear how it has all gone, think the invite got lost in the post

I've been doing 120 sit ups a day and various weight circuits to make a half hour work out, up to doing it daily, feeling good for it, but it just isn't a run

Have a great weekend and catch up soon

29/06/2012 at 12:25

Had a rest day yesterday but finishing at 3 today so will have a run then and also tomorrow.  I will let you know my feeble mileage for the month after all complete

Em - well done on our mileage this month  lucky you going away, wish i was

Mal - lots of luck for your big day  cant wait to hear about and see a pic

Silver - glad you got out for your run and enjoyed it

Maam - well done on the daily upper bod workouts  

29/06/2012 at 12:55


I've found this on the internet as an upper body cardio workout. What do you think?


29/06/2012 at 22:07
Good luck tomorrow Mal!!!

Ma'am - I followed the link and ended up watching a woman talking about her power panties!!! Not sure how that helps with the cardio or was I looking at the wrong link??
29/06/2012 at 22:44

Think looking at wrong link.  I found it showed a video of upper body cardio workout.  I had googled it.  Going to give it a go and see how it works.

 Not long now Mal

30/06/2012 at 08:41
Don't worry Maam it still got my heart rate up!!!

Ran 7.5k this morning peeps. Well I say ran I actually walked twice for a min each time. Frustrating but I need to get back to proper fitness. Still I'm pleased I got my lazy arse out of bed and did it. Light rain half way round was lovely too - much better than the sauna run on Thursday. So Maam you can put me down for another 7.5k this month. Hurray I almost made 20miles I think

NO footie, No cubs just a school summer Fayre and some time with Silver minor who I haven't spent enough time with lately. We are going swimming and Im teaching him to ride without stabilisers much to his annoyance!!!!

I'll be thinking of Mal today - is she off on honeymoon afterwards?
Edited: 30/06/2012 at 08:43
30/06/2012 at 17:31

Silver, welll done on the run, sounds like it was lovely.

I've been thinking of Mal too, hope the day has gone really well.  I have another friend getting hitched today today too

Hope everyone is doing well.

Em - did you get out for your 1.5?

I've had my scan this morning, think went well but won't get results till 11th July Been walking a bit too, well on crutches but nice to do some.

30/06/2012 at 18:02


Not been yet for my 1.5..... i know if I don't do it, i'll kick myself but its an 8 miler in the morning too - 

I am definitely procrastinating but there's still 6 hours left of June!

Not sure about honeymoon - don't recall seeing anything or maybe it'll be a surprise that she won't find out about until today.

I went to a school fete today and judged the 'photography' competition.  It's horrid ultimately choosing winners and losers because some kids do take it personally if they don't win....

I liked your training vid Maam for people with lower body injuries! I've downloaded the nike training app from the istore and have been using my 'powerspin' thing to tackle the old bingo wings / dinner lady arms.  One day, i'll be toned......

30/06/2012 at 19:42

Hi all,

Hope Mal is having a great day. Been thinking about her too.

Went to see the Olympic Torch come through my hometown today. Nice to see there is no corporate sponsorship attached to the whole thing

Totalled up my mileage for June and it comes in at a pathetic 34 miles

Must do better in July!

30/06/2012 at 20:44


75.5 miles done for June.  Phew.  Just went out with my sister - she has not run for a year, had only been running a couple of months last year before falling pregnant.

Annoyingly she is just like my brother - tall and gazelle like, not an ounce of fat upon her (baby Hannah is 9 weeks old) and she did 2 miles, off the bat with me, no stopping in 20 minutes.  Seems like she'll be the natural and i'll be the slogger! typicals

Not had the beetroot juice yet.  keep looking at it......

It's been a lovely day today, I hope the weather has been lovely for Mal, Mr Mal and the kids.  Mal when you're on here next 'CONGRATULATIONS'     

30/06/2012 at 20:59
What Id give for 34miles Stripes - well done mate!
01/07/2012 at 12:40

Hey all, I'll do the final total for June tomorrow.

Silver are you still doing July? If so my pledge is nil on the running, but will still be doing sit ups, weights and the new upper body cardio I found, oh and hopefully a holiday to Cuba, lots of swimming and diving

Good new, weighed in this morning and still managed to loose 0.6kg in June, happy with that given how much I've been laid up and trying to sort weight only on diet.  Looking to continue loss in July.

Mrs Mal - hope you've woken happy this morning with your new husband xxx

01/07/2012 at 14:57

8 miles this morning. 


67 to go.....

01/07/2012 at 19:19

6 miles for me. Went up a lovely country lane not far from ours, it is usually deserted but this morning there were loads of walkers and a car or two to dodge. Still enjoyed my run though, hope to get over 70 for the month if the knee doesn't play up.

01/07/2012 at 19:41

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I'll try to put a better picture up later but not many photos back yet. We had a wonderful day with no rain. No honeymoon for us I'm afraid, maybe we'll have a delayed one.

01/07/2012 at 19:42

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01/07/2012 at 19:42

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