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21/10/2012 at 22:27

Hi all,

Good running Stewart, two runs in one day, well impressed.

Nice photo Maam, glad the meal was good. Did you have anything really exotic?

Emma, how was spinning? Am considering giving it a go but looks like very hard work.

Well done on getting out Mal. You will build it back up in no time.

Love the idea of you doing a John McEnroe Silver, 'You Cannot Be Serious'

Had a heavy day at the match yesterday

Managed a slow ten miler this afternoon, 27.5 miles on the week

Work situation is mega complicated because I am in a partnership. Struggling badly but lots of ties to sort out. Not sure whether to take the job because it requires a long commute and the money isn't great. Will give me less time for running as well

22/10/2012 at 08:06
Morning All - some great running yesterday - Stewart that sounds like real hard core stuff and im guessing it involves hills too!

Stripes - maybe you could run your commute!? Unless it's down the M6 of course.

I'm still feeling poop but don't have any obvious signs of a cold - just reaaly lethargic and energy less which is not like me. Mrs S feels the same and thinks its a virus? Oh well I'm desperate to get out for another run but I'm really not up to it at the moment and don't want to have another disaster like last week. Good news is I have 3 whole days off work next week - bad news is its half term so I'll have the boys in tow! Oh well I don't see them much during a normal week so can't complain.
22/10/2012 at 12:46

Hi guys - yes I know where the hell have I been  I only went for a week but was flat out at work all last week and just no time

Anyway I hope your all good and running well, Maam happy belated birthday wishes  its mine on the 29th yeehaa

Fuerteventura was fantastic, great weather, hotter than we expected which was lovely.  I ran on Sortovento beach 5 mornings which was truly stunning and beautiful (will post a pic) I even did some barefoot running along the beach  my calfs killed the following day lol loved it though

I manned the water station yesterday for the Daventry 10 miler which was good fun with OH and mother helping

I will have a read back and see whats been happening

 

23/10/2012 at 21:35

Hey - welcome back Booey  you were missed!

Tripes (Booey - this is what we now call three stripes though he is resisting a bit) - the spinning was good.  Really hard core class on a monday night I go to.  The instructor barks at us all (scares me a little) so its out of the saddle for 45 minutes, standing up sprints and massive 'hill' climbs.  I lean on my handle bars so much on the sprints I have black, bruised forearms.  My war wounds.

Stewart - will defo do a race report, but it won't be anywhere near as good as yours.... more like - turned up, had a wee, waited for the race, needed another wee, started the race - felt like needed a wee, finished race - went for a wee..... not because I'll need to go - but because the little devil on my shoulder will be telling me i'll need to stop......for a wee.

23/10/2012 at 22:01

 Emma!

Booey!!

23/10/2012 at 22:02

Ha Ha Emma. I reckon between childhood with my Mum and in the last nine years with my OH I have spent far too much time waiting outside womens toilets! and I don't want any Jimmy Saville jokes thank you

Was talking to a fella at the Gym last night who had just finished a spinning class and he was saying how evil it is, I will be wimping out for yet another week

Did a very slow 8 miles after work, its amazing how easily I am getting used to going very slowly, not sure I will be able to go any quicker when I want to though

24/10/2012 at 09:53

Hi all

Good to see everyone is in good spirits.  I've been having a quiet time lately, well finishing my job application which is now submitted so can just wait.

When I went out saturday I had a crocodile starter which was really nice, but then decided to go to English as didn't want to blow the budget before desert My mates OH had Zebra though which sounds different.

I have been walking more this week to and feeling really good for it. Still doing my floor bike bit too. Infact yesterday after work when walking to the station I wanted to break into a little jog, but managed to hold myself back.  The one thing it has left me knowing is that 'THE BUG IS BACK!!!' and I can't do anything with it

Spinning sounds horrendous to me, can't imagine anything worse, but each to their own and I'm sure it is fun and very beneficial. The best I will try (subject to physio ok) is to start gentle cycling when my knee is ok to

Been today for the flu jab and walked to dr and back

Now off to wrap OH Christmas pressies before he goes routing for them then off for a spinal and deep tissue massage

Might have a wee first though

24/10/2012 at 12:08

My running is proper slacking and I need to shed the couple of pounds I put on on hols  its my birthday next monday so as from November I am going to run loads which in turn should see some weight come off  fingers crossed

dark dark nights as from sunday  now that is depressing BUT I do love running in the cold winter months

Maam - consultant yesterday said I should have the flu jab as my meds reduce my immune system......told him I dont want it, not had a cold for years  hope I am not eating my words this winter  I will have it if I need it

24/10/2012 at 12:25

Can't wait to hear about all your peeing Emma, I would also imagine the length and quality of my race reports will diminish over time, after all that was my first HM.

Maam, glad to hear things are going well, you'll be back at it in no time just be patient .

Stripes, I agree spinning look like hard work I'll stick to the running;), 

Booey, I love running in the dark espically when it a clear crisp night stars out, it quite spectacular.

5 miles last night is not so spectacular fog, 54 minutes and we only lost three runners on route , they turned right toward the sports centre instead of right into the car park. the leader for the night was in a right panick!

 

24/10/2012 at 14:51
Hi all,

Ha ha Stewart, thought you were joking at first about the lost runners

Glad you are getting back to walking Maam.

Nice to have you back Booey.

Just done a little five miles. Lovely to get out into the country lanes even in this crappy weather.
24/10/2012 at 15:37
If the dark puts you off running come round to mine and have ago on the tready!

I'm not doing the Grand Union HM as apparently the towpath is a quagmire at the moment - not fun. Just thinking ahead though.....

http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/nyc-half-2013

And if you are fast enough you can get guaranteed entry but check out these times for the different age groups.

http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/nyc-half-2013/guaranteed-and-non-guaranteed-entry

Phew!!
24/10/2012 at 18:51

Hey hey!  I just tried my first ever fresh gnocchi.  I feel all continental! 

With spinning, my physio basically told me that I needed to do some cross training or spinning.  They are both super beneficial to runners and the spinning helps with stamina and speed.  If you think about it, my 10k pace in March was 1:00 hour and its now 55 minutes.  So somethings pushed me along a teeny bit.

I'll never be able to compete with the skinny, lean, super runner types mind - but no one looks like they're enjoying themselves at the front!  The further back you get - the bigger smile (and probably bigger sense of achievement!)

I just opened a twitter account.  Its going to be running and food focussed mainly - anyone on twitter want to 'follow' me i'm at @run_twinkle_run 

I'm so excited because I got two fluorescent running bibs to wear in the dark. I am now with head torch (don't wear really but can if needed), flashing arm band light, snap bands, fluro bib..... I may get the glow sticks out from my clubbing days.

25/10/2012 at 08:05
So true about the smiles nearer the back Emma, although in my case there's usually quite a bit of grimacing too. Sounds like you'll be lit up like a Christmas tree in all that get up - really a treadmill would save you all that hassle.

Actually Mrs S has commented on the electric bill going up don't think she's linked it back to the tready yet but it's only a matter of time. Feeling a lot better after my recent bout of lethargy so it's back to the running tonight for me. Can't wait - I've worked til midnight last 3 nights so I need a break.
25/10/2012 at 15:28

Did my local run last night 3.5 miles in the fog, loved it  it was really eary and just before it got dark

Silver - pah to the dready tready  aint you bored of it yet  

Em - I have a twitter account but only to follow a few celebs, dont really use it I stick to facebook

Also got all my hi viz out and wearing it now, plus the head torch

Stewart - was I away when you did your HM  well done anyhow and its great to get the first one under the belt ah

Got free tickets to see Saints v Saracens Rugby on Saturday, not been to my local ground before so looking forward to it

25/10/2012 at 19:37

Hi all

Well done on the running for those getting out and Silver on getting the elec bill further up.

Em - love the christmas tree approach. As for twitter I just can't get to grips with it and only use Facebook to keep in touch with friends overseas really. 

Wish I was running, I do miss it. When I drive home at night and see the runners going past in the hi viz makes me smile, but a half saddened smile since I can't get out there

Knee is giving me heaps of gip today, but there again today I just feel really yuk. Guess that's what you get for having a flu jab, then a massage to run it round your body closely followed by no sleep! Oh well, better luck tonight and physio in the morning so a nice lie in for me

Update on the job application. I've had email from the hiring manager to confirm my app has been received, but the closing date has been extended to 6th Novemeber so a nice long wait for me I hate waiting, it is the cruelist part of job applying, well other than the interview bit. Why can't they just know I'm great and give it to me???? Oh how I'm now dreaming, that plus a lotto win

Chicken dippers and chips are calling so have a great night everyone

26/10/2012 at 07:52
Bored of the tready Boo? Me? Never!! Although there is a coat hanging on it as I write!

I've just opened RW mag and seen that picture of the Gower Bay - god I'd live to be running there now. People are so lucky having that on their doorstep. Very envious.
26/10/2012 at 21:25

The RW mag just a couple of issues ago had the Itchen Way trail in it - that's where i'm from and i've run parts of it myself.  Lovely.

Day of rest tomorrow and pasta for dinner   

I am officially carb loading in the form of rolo's and cheese - it counts right? 

26/10/2012 at 22:27

It counts Emma!

27/10/2012 at 10:08
Emma just wanted to say best of luck for GSR on Sunday. I know 4 people who are doing it including super fast running Dad who's been put in the elite sub 1hr pen at the front so I'll be watching on tele. What colour are you wearing?

Just done 4m on tready including middle two at 8mph. Knackered but feeling great. Did it all in socks too - no trainers - barefoot running. I'm going to take a lead out of Paul Tomkinsons book and try to run at least a little bit everyday for the next week to see how it feels.

Folks visiting for weekend so busy family weekend. Have a good one all.

Hi Mal.
27/10/2012 at 13:26

I am running in the white wave.. It's safer than the orange and not quite Mr Blobby and Skippy the Kangaroo in the Green Wave......

Couldn't sleep last night (excitement?) so am taking today easy.  It feels odd because I regularly do the 10 miles at the weekends but trying to taper off this week and carb load has felt kinda weird....

So windy out and due to be around 7 degrees tomorrow - its ok but its right on the water front so the last mile is blaaady freezing anyway! put in the biting wind i shall be lilac by the time I finish.

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