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10/11/2012 at 21:27

Hi Emma,

I was over sixteen and a half stone at the start of new year 38" waist, I'm now in the high twelve stone range 34" waist good mileage this week, for Sunday I would go long and slow, make sure you post those pics.

11/11/2012 at 12:46

Awesome effort Stewart, bet you are very happy with that, and needing a new wardrobe!

11/11/2012 at 13:03
Can't beat long and slow
11/11/2012 at 14:59

Really Stripes

Well my weekend so far has been long, very long and I guess you could say slow. Up at 5am yesterday to go to my mates to go diving for the day. Did 2 dives, totally loved it and used my legs fully on both dives with only a bit of pain on the second dive. Knee tired as a result. Once home it was kit, shower and change as went to see a band called Deepsnake (Deep Purple and Whitesnake tribute band), really good, then to a mates for catch up. Finally home around 2:30 this morning!

Today is proving to be a tired lazy day a result. Waiting to pick OH parents up as they are due back from their coach trip to Italy! Yep, by coach. They early night me thinks. Good news is, I'm off work tomorrow

Hope everyone has had great runs this weekend, especially the long slow kind  Oh how I miss them

Edited: 11/11/2012 at 14:59
11/11/2012 at 18:40
Sounds like a good weekend Maam.

My two best mates love their classic rock so would have enjoyed the Gig.

Did 5.6 miles and a swim yesterday then 13.2 this morning. Was a little tired and had another Paula moment so not my best run ever

34 on the week so just behind Stewart but not so many hills!
11/11/2012 at 19:59

Good training Stripes, sounds like you've had a good weekend too

12/11/2012 at 11:36

Hi all,

Good running and swimming Stripes, hope the legs are feeling fresher today.

Maam your weekend sounded fun, hows the knee bearing up after this weekend's activities?

Hope everyone else had good runs over the weekend.

13.14 miles taking 2:30:xx yesterday, 8 miles in a group and 5 on my todd. all but 3 miles off road, the route was prodominantly flat, not that I'm complaining  

12/11/2012 at 14:50


Knee is ok ish, rested up yesterday and having a lazy day today. Now I'm back diving just want to get back to diving all the time. I want to dive again

Good running Stewart,

13/11/2012 at 20:17

Hey Hey - Did a five mile lunchtime run today and felt like I was going to die - checked my watch and understood why.... running at 8.5 min miles is not the pace for me.... feel fine now but if you burn out too quick, you just can't keep going!! 

45 miles so far this month.... quick run tomorrow morning before I go to London for the day then must do a decent run on thursday as am due to go out for curry thurs night and tapas on friday night..... nom nom.  Lots of lovely grub!!

Booey and Mal about at all? x

14/11/2012 at 09:45

That's a speedy 5 miler Emma, that you half way to your monthly toatal already I see your carb loading before your long run at the weekend

Maam, it's good that you've got another passion to keep you occupied will you get the knee fit enough to run on

Monday night I did a very slow 5 mile recovery run and it really was I felt great at the end.  Last night was Jog Scotland and my first time as a jog leader, I took the four mile group on one of my favourite routes and of course a mandatory hill thrown in, the group seemed to have enjoyed the run which was the main thing.

69 miles so far this month  

14/11/2012 at 11:35

You are doing crazy milages! I'm very jealous

I have been out today and got a helmet and padded shorts so now just needing a bike with 2 working wheels on it and I'm all set. Should get first outing this weekend

Hope everyone is well

14/11/2012 at 19:45

Hi all.

I bought a helmet yesterday Maam(not got a bike yet though, long story!)

Did ten miles last night but tonight I have done something new, or according to my OH 'you are mental' I ran 3.4 miles to the Gym, swam 400 metres, and then ran home.

68.68 miles sofar this month.

Ruined the good work by eating the Samosa's she brought home from school yesterday as leftovers from the Diwali celebration they had on Monday.

14/11/2012 at 21:40
Evening All. Your mileage is fantastic - makes my tiddly little tready runs look a bit feeble. I'm actually struggling to even get on the tready at the moment as its work, work, work.

Stripes I think you are really getting close to a triathlon what with the run to the pool, a swim, a run back and buying a cycling helmet. I'd love to do a triathlon but just don't have it in me.

Ma'am glad you've bought a helmet too and padded shorts. I bought a massive gel saddle for my bike as I couldn't walk after a couple of longer rides.

Stewart well done on the mileage and also the weight loss - that's admirable at our age!. I lost 2 1/2 stone at my peak but ive now stabilised at around 14.5 so about 2 stone less than when I started in early 2011. After tonight's Ice Cream it's probably 1.5stone.

So where have Mal and Booey gone hey?
15/11/2012 at 22:30

Hi all,

Have you planned your route for your bike run Maam? I'm sure you will enjoy getting out into the fresh air espically if can get out into countryside

good running Stripes, I also do the run to and frm the gym infact I'm doing it tomorrow, I'm treating it as a recovery run.

Silver thanks mate, I'm loving the running and it means I can almost eat what I want try and make some time for the treadie, you'll get grumpy if you don't get your endorphin fix

7 mile tempo run last night first mile as a warm up 10:30, then steadily increased my pace up to 9mm.

tonight jog scotland, which included a run too and from so 9 miles in total

15/11/2012 at 22:44

Blimey Stewart you are a machine

Just did half hour each of cycling and rowing tonight.

I have hit a point food wise where I am eating like a horse. Trying to keep it as healthy as possible but the bad stuff does creep in, especially beer and curry

16/11/2012 at 08:59

Had a curry last night - so a curry fuelled run this morning.  Lets say when I got home, the bedroom was in a kind of haze 

Tapas tonight so tomorrow its going to be just as bad!!

58 miles so far this month - trailing behind the boys but it won't always be this way (mwah haw haw hawwwww) 

Good running and everything in between!  x

16/11/2012 at 16:48

so just got back from my Grans funeral and I must say, as sad as the day has been for my family, the running really did help me to deal with everything - it really has been good for me to think about her and remember her undistracted.  Just thought i'd say.  Tapas soon

16/11/2012 at 19:14

Em - Sorry to hear about your Gran, I hope you are ok xxx

Well done on the running everyone And Swimming, Cycling, Rowing

I'll be cycling this weekend, got a route to try but not sure how far I'll manage, going to put running watch on to see how far I manage. 

Found out about job this week, didn't even get interview

Physio is also favouring sending me for more surgery Not looking good for running any time soon.  Also been told I may never be able to kneel or crouch again   Here is to trying to prove them wrong

17/11/2012 at 00:29

Sorry to hear about your gran Emma. Hope you are okay. I agree that running can be cathartic when you are feeling at your lowest.

I'm with you Maam, I didn't get even get a reply from the job I applied for which I could have done in my sleep. Oh well, their loss

17/11/2012 at 10:02

Too right Stripes, bigger and better things await us Maybe it is meant to mean we win the lottery and then can do our dream job

Waiting for OH to get home before trying a bike ride, gulp, nervous is an understatement, but hey ho  it's exercise

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