Excited new runner

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03/11/2011 at 20:31

The ones I liked were £105 but they weren't right for my crappy style

Find a 10k or a 5-10 miler and get your entry in. Once its done she can't argue? What date is your Reading HM? I must admit I like the idea of running into a stadium, sounds like great fun

03/11/2011 at 20:48
Hi all
Well I did it!! 4.86m (about 7.5k if I worked it out right?) in 1:02.. Bit slow but they run UP hills!! Daft huh!! at least I can only get quicker.. I hope! lol
Like was mentioned b4 there was a bit of stopping and starting but as we were planning on running along the sea wall it was unavoidable, tide was in and no one wanted to get washed over the edge I stopped to walk a few times but the guys and girls there where lovely and made sure I wasn't left behind and surprisingly I was quicker the last 2 miles! Must be better at pacing myself than I thought can't wait to speed up though!
03/11/2011 at 20:53

Hi Sabbie,

Thats great. Sounds brilliant running along the sea wall, whereabouts is that?

If you can run the latter part of a run quicker than the earlier you are definitely doing something right!

03/11/2011 at 21:06
Running clubs at Dawlish in Devon love being near the sea, used to live in Reading but wouldn't go back now!
I reckon the only reason it was quicker the last two is because the club knew what they where doing and I paced myself with them wouldn't of stood a chance on my own hahaha
03/11/2011 at 21:11
Reading is not until 1st April Stripes. Gives me plenty of time to build up the distance I guess but I'm worried that unless I get some decent races in and start covering more distance I'm not going to stay enthusiastic until then.

Just going to keep getting out there and enjoying it while I feel so enthusiastic about the running.

Where's your race on Sunday near Tamworth?
03/11/2011 at 21:21
Sabbie well done on your run. Knew you would be ok with the club.

I'm very envious of you living and running by the sea. My runs in Swanage in August were some of the best I've done because of the setting.

Has this rejuvenated your enthusiasm. Will you join the running club and make it a regular thing? Will you give up the smokes?

All these questions and I haven't even had a drink tonight!
03/11/2011 at 21:41
lol well not to rub it in but the little village I live in has a castle with a deer park and it's right by an estary!! that's nice to run around
Definitely joining the club.. Hopefully my energy levels will have returned by Tuesday which is the next run lol
The smoking I will work on, but not ready to quit totally yet..
03/11/2011 at 21:58
Blimey sounds idyllic!

And to think I'm stuck here in Reading!

Teehee only joking

03/11/2011 at 22:11
Haha I'm sorry, but I do love where I live it's great to be outside but u've found that too haven't u! Always running through fields I found earlier this year the nettles went manic for a bit! never noticed it before!
04/11/2011 at 07:23
Morning Sabbie.

I know what you mean about the nettles I get stung everytime I go out but tbh I'd rather be running through fields of nettles than road running given the choice. I love the countryside and I love getting away from it all. My family and most of my friends think I'm mad which is why I inhabit this forum to speak to people who understand this crazy obsession!

By the way I'm not from Reading although 3 guys in my office live there and think its the centre of the universe. Don't get the attraction myself.
04/11/2011 at 09:30

Morning everyone

Stripes - my runners are Asics and cost £55 in the Sweatshop Sale, they did my gait analysis by me running up and down the shop.  I can honestly say its the best thing I have purchased for running, I have had no problems what so ever with them and they are so comfortable.  Also told me to go up a size as feet swell when you run, this is very true and wise words, did they say the same to you?

Sabbie - glad you enjoyed your run with the club.  We holidayed in Dawlish Warren when I was a little girl, I don't remember much of it to be honest but it was so lovely there

Silver - so you found a race you can do soon?  The ones I have marked before Xmas are prob not gonna happen, I just seem to have so much on.  If I can do one I reckon I will be lucky

Well I am finishing at 3 today so get home in the light and will do my local 5K run, I have a docs appointment at 5.10 about my swelling hand joints (arthritis I think)  I had xrays and blood tests last year but nothing was detected.  In the last few months things have got worse, I have constant aching, swelling and its causing slight deforming now  not good.  To top it all I have had trouble with my knees the last week, I wake up in bed and they just ache (not the same ache as after running) so I think its now travelling to my lower half joints   It is worrying me more now as I am struggling to open jars and things and it does run in my family  

I sound like an 80 year old  haha

04/11/2011 at 10:00

Hi all,

Silver , my race is in Shepshed, Leicestershire, about 45 mins from me. Never been there but reviews of previous years make the race sound good. Know what you mean about coming on here. All my family and friends are sick of hearing about me going on this run or trying out this route etc etc

Booey, he did say about going up a size. I told him I was an 8 but sometimes I can get into a 7.5. He tried me in 8.5 but I ended up in an 8. The trail shoes I bought a few weeks ago are a 9 but apparently they do come small.  Hope things go well at the doctors.

Sabbie,  you are so lucky living somewhere like that. Never been to Dawlish but went through there on the way to Torquay once. I live about as far away from the sea as its possible to be I think

04/11/2011 at 10:48
Morning All

Well that's 2 kids school drop offs done, dentist done and haircut done - a productive morning you could say and now I'm free for ooh at least 1hr 20 before I pick up my little one from pre-school.

Booey I don't like the sound of those swollen hands does it cause you any pain? Hope the doc doesn't stop you running if it's going to your knees. Honestly why didnt we all take this up years ago when things like arthritis were old people's problems. Not that you're old Boo! Didn't mean it that way!

I've noticed that when I run I grip my right hand really tight and it gets very hot. Then when im finished it aches and my fingers feel very tight to uncurl. I'm sure this is also an arthritis related thing. I also get shaky hands too (I've got them as Im writing this) but I think that's another thing entirely which I don't want to think about.

Well the weather is weird today. Showery but with a fair bit of sin. I'm actually itching to get out again on my 7.5k route but like Stripes I'm going to take a day off between to recover.

Still undecided on the HM but I will have a look at your bookmarked races in a min Boo to see if there's anything else I could do. Achy legs aside I have so much energy at the moment it would be a good time to have a race. And my weights down to a spectacularly low 14 4 which considering I was 16 8 on the day I started training makes me feel great.

I'll be on comms all day again today so look forward to reading your posts. Let me know if you get bored of my witterings!
04/11/2011 at 11:05
'Showery with a fair bit of sin'  Sounds like great weather to me
04/11/2011 at 11:09
Thanks Stripes didnt notice that one and I read it back.

Bloody IPhone could get me into a lot of trouble with its autospell.

Thinking about it I wouldnt say no to a bit of sin in the rain though. I'm fact I wouldn't say no to a bit of sin whatever the weather! TeeHee!
Edited: 04/11/2011 at 11:15
04/11/2011 at 11:29

Ha Ha Ha.

Chapter Three of our book. 'Running Into Sin'

04/11/2011 at 11:31
Ha ha - Brilliant! This book could be a best seller Stripes especially with a bit of sin in there!
04/11/2011 at 12:33

Was looking for a pic of something to resemble running into sin and found this haha

Thats tickled me  hahahaahhahahaahahah

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/657705/Gallery/dunkin1.bmp

Sorry I will calm down thats totally off the wall haha
04/11/2011 at 12:51
Ha Ha Booey. I like that.
04/11/2011 at 13:18
Blimey with all this talk of sin I typed rude running into Google to see if there were any funnies but it translated it as nude running and I got a right shock, well a right eyeful anyway!

Let's just say don't do it when the kids are around.

Didn't think the forum police would be happy with me posting that kind of image so I'll save it for personal consumption later tonight!



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