Lurking no more!
Did my last LSR before half next week. Ten miles in pouring rain. Will probably get a cold now
Have a good weekend everyone
Stripes / Booey - good running!!!
Maam / Mal - glad you're both more upbeat - made me smile!!
Silver - you glued to the treader or weighed down by a vat of icecream.
I have had the worst night sleep since my OH went away last night. I was sorting out filing (yeah, fun) and incy wincy spider, the size of a light bulb suddenly appeared down by my side of the bed. I even bought from b&q some ultra fine garden netting to put over the windows so I could have fresh air without the critters coming in but noooooo - the muvver of all spiders was there in my bedroom after screaming, crying and generally running around (and sweating a lot) I got a mop and attacked it - the bugger was fast but I got it in the end - and then had to hoover him up.
Shaken, I did not get to sleep until nearly 3am. I hate spiders. They properly scare me.
Today I woke up with the biggest puffiest bags under my eyes (aged 10 years in one evening) and mount etna on my face. And not in a discreet place.
I am officially haggard. and tired. and worried about what else is under the bed!!!!
Em - sorry to hear about the lack of sleep. I too hate spiders so totally get where you are coming from. I've just given in and keep the windows shut as it's spiders and mozzies that get in at our house Sure you'll perk up soon and be back to it.
Silver - good treadying keep it up. So you've set your challenge, your next HM in 90mins, go for it!
Stripes - great LSR, now to chillout ready for next week. Sure you'll do great with all the training you've been putting in.
Boo - good running as always, very consistant. How is the health these days?
Mal - hi
I've been diving today, a lovely sunny day, only managed one dive as knee gave me heaps of gip, but it is a starting point and great to see friends that I've not seen in about a year. Planning a halloween dive too I can't wait, should be great fun.
Planning on chilling out for the rest of the night, GP qualifying to watch and the GP tomorrow. Hopefully a lotto win tonight and I mean big £, wishful thinking I know, but god loves a hoper
Monday sees me back to work full time minus physio appointments but on my new hours so do longer days and have wednesdays off plus want to get back on the diet and start some exercises to get this weight loss back on track. I've got about 10kg to go to get ot where I'd love to be.
Happy weekend everyone
Just done the most treacherous 10k race - mud bath - slippery and rutted underfoot - my friend and I eventually crossed the finish line but not without having to walk large sections through the mud - the ministry of funny walks with feet going in all directions, mud everywhere.
Lovely medal though and am just about warm again after being pretty much sat on a hot radiator for the past two hours.
Oh the joys of UK weather!!! I won't even mention my time as really - that went out of the window completely when just being able to move forward without slipping up became the main focus of the event!
Mmmmm, say no more....
Silver - now that does look very very nice glad your enjoying the dready tready
Ran sunday just before the rain and will be club running this evening
Maam - glad the diving went well and things are going ok, hope getting back into work doesnt cause you to much grief
Em - well done on the very muddy 10K, was it fun? These races seem to be more and more popular and I just dont get it? I love running, but just normal straight forward running
Stripes - you resting up now ready good luck for the HM this weekend
Ha. I've always wanted to run through mud thats on fire. Don't think life would be complete without it
Booey - i'm not really into multi terrain - I would be if it was 'dry multi terrain' as it was through woods and down tracks and very lovely - except the bog underfoot.
I ran with a friend of mine so it was a much slower pace than i'm at. In fact, it was a bit too slow for me - i kept on having to go back on myself and stop and wait. I felt bad because I just was not able to run at that pace. Plus when the muddy bits came and my legs were going all over the place, there was no running then...
All in all, I prefer a straight forward run. The GSR next month - am looking forward to it a lot. I did it last year too and the atmosphere is amazing!
Silver / Stripes - toughmudder - errrr, noooo - don't think so thanks very much. I wish it was me, but its not. I can't lie - I don't mind getting wet, or a bit muddy but full blown mouth full of cr&p as I trip over a tree stump and electrocute myself does not sound like fun!!! I would however if you guys were doing it, come and watch. I could make good money from that when I send it off to an out-take tv channel.....
The scone looked a bit tasty - luckily I don't have a particularly sweet tooth - i'm all about crumpets / toasted muffins / cheese and marmite toasties..... carbs and cheese basically...
Mal - did you manage to get out for a trot at all this week how's your littleun doing now at nursery?
Maam - how you feeling? (it's your day off tomorrow isn't it)?
off to bed for me (zebedee)... got a run in the morning and a spin class tomorrow night....
Silver/Stripes - think I'm with Em on the running front (when I can run that is) don't mind diving through crap floating in the water as I've got my air keeping my mouth clean but to have a mouth full of it, naaa.
Boo - good running as always
Mal - hope you are ok.
Em - Enjoy spin, I think... something I've never got my head around is spin classes, too much like torture from what I've seen of them
As for me, I'm doing ok ish I guess. Suffered heaps on Sunday after the dive, knee was in so much pain it was unreal. Also it has taking to collapsing again and my knee is popping all over the place. The physio says this is good as it means the swelling is finally going down so will need to start on quad strengthening, but when she got me to do one basic one said my quads weren't there, they have depleated so much Long old road ahead and one I'm fed up of already.
For the day off, yes it is today and I took great pleasure in ensuring I stayed in bed till gone 9am was wonderful, only downside is that I've still not done anything (other than eat) and have no motivation to do anything.
Oh - just to let you guys know I've invited a guy called Stewart to join us on this thread. We have been chatting for ages on a different thread and it has dwindled to just the two of us. He is in very north Scotland, love running, plays cricket, has a daughter who runs, helps out at his local running club, has a 10k booked soon (could be this weekend) and after many discussions signed up for his first HM in October. Some of his running sounds crazy hard work and makes me cringe, but a good guy all round, thought would fit in well and that would be good motivation for us all and for you lot to help someone else too
Ok, off for a brew now while thinking of shower, getting dressed, dishes, cooking lunch and most importantly being ready when OH gets home from work as he is taking me shopping for some clothes, new boots and to cheer me up
See you later and have fun
Silver - I forgot to say that cake looks really nice, but very sickly and far too full of cream for my liking (allergy) but hope you enjoyed every last bite and didn't think too much of the calories.
Em - the lady of the house has received the magazine haven't read it yet but have got it so thank you.
OH has taken me shopping today for some flat boots to keep my feet warm and dry (can't wear heals which all of my boots have). They are great, biker type ones from tesco but I'm loving them
Off to carb up now on chicken and bacon with pasta and a creamy sauce followed by an egg custard tart nom nom
Good luck with that, but is the running before or after the chinese??? Hope you manage the running ok and that you stick to the time you want. Good to hear you are so happy at the thought. I wish I could run.
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