Lurking no more!
Boo I just had a look on the web-site http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/52827572/# and went through the 3D fly-through which is excellent (I think you need to be on a PC for this). I really want to do it but unfortunately I have looked in my diary and my son has a footie match starting at 9.30 on Sun morning.
Ahhh see I told you kids get in the way!
I'd ask my wife to take him but she doesn't really do the outdoor thing and she def doesn't do football. I'll let you know tomorrow if I can swing it but doesn't look likely! At least I'll save on the cost of the cereal bar - tee hee!
Cant look at the 3D on my work computer, infact for some reason I cant get on the event website to print of the map now
I reckon I am defo gonna do this one, i have just emailed them to check I am ok to sign up on the day I understand its short notice for you Silver and of course your commitments are alot more hectic
Well I went out with the other running group last night 'Run England' in Daventry and I enjoyed it so much lovely bunch of people of all abilities and fortunately another new lady started who even better ran at my pace I will defo be joining them every Weds when I can get to them on time (5.15 start) they only do about 45 mins so around 5-6K but the good thing is they change it every week so do hill and speed work.
Supposedly out with Daventry Road Runners tonight but need to phone later to see who is running. I think the way I feel is, I will join both clubs and do one night a week with each or if I feel upto it both nights with DRR, its a harder run with them though and 7pm start which is not ideal
I am really lucky and work flexi time. My drive to work is about 20 mins, I always start at 8 as I miss traffic that way then I finish anytime I want as long as I have accrued hours and my boss is ok with it. There is only the 2 of us in our dept. so if my boss is off or wants to go early I have to stay till 5 otherwise the majority of time I will finish earlier. Its really great to be honest as it also allows me to accrue an extra 12 days holiday a year
Daventry where both running clubs are are about a 10min drive from home so if I can finish work say 4.30ish every weds then I can make the 5.15 run. The other club on tues and thurs is 7pm so you can prob see why I hate hanging about till then
And as you can prob guess I post on here when I am at work and rarely go on the computer at home, hence the no posts evenings and weekends and dont use my phone for internet
I have no idea what some of these faces mean but I no I am an hahaha
I have a treadmill, I bought it off a work colleague for £50 its a few years old but hardly used, It fits snuggly in our little study. When I got it back in May I used it loads thats when I quit the gym and joined this forum. This lot on here then encouraged me to get out roadrunning so its not used as much now but I know its going to be useful in the winter months. If you have room for one I would defo get one they are handy when you cant be bothered to venture out and also good for some speed work but nothing beats the great outdoors
Am off soon, still not sure if I am club running tonight so catch you 2moz, have a good evening
Hey dont worry about turning 40, I am 44 in a couple of weeks
Had a great club run last night, just me and two ladies I had not met before and we all ran at the same pace which was great I could even hold a conversation haha so my mind is made up, I join both clubs and run whenever I can with who I can each week feel better now thats all sorted, I was a tad nervous but then I am never one to shy away from such things nothing ventured ah
This morning truly was a beautiful one, loads of mist over the fields here with the sun behind it. I even did a 'wow look at that' out loud in the car haha
So Silver are you up for the 7K today I hope so
Defo doing the Bucks 10K, had email, no probs joining on the day
I think we should re-name this thread the 'Silver & Boo Chatroom & sometimes Suzie' haha
If every you feel like jumping into another thread the 'help support & Inspiration' thread is one I use alot. These are the people that have helped me from the beginning and a nice little community of us. One of the chaps, Mykey, keeps a running list of all our races we are entering which is cool go on don't me shy *shoves silver in there*
I like our chats in here though so lets keep this going
Hope you don't mind me joining in your thread but it seemed a lot less intimidating than some of the others which seem to have been going forever.
I have been well and truly bitten by the running bug having starting jogging on a treadmill in May to try to get a bit fitter and lose some weight.
Eventually plucked up the courage to go outside in mid August and have had a run every other day since then.
I've steadily built up whilst trying to follow a plan I found on the net for someone training for their first ever 10k.
Things have gone pretty well with only the odd hiccup but the 10k that I entered in my hometown is this Sunday and I'm getting more and more nervous as the day approaches!
Hey don't beat yourself up, you went out and ran didn't you
Remember this time last week when I was feeling totally drained and tried to do the ressy run ran half walked the rest and felt rubish about it not to mention the whole keys and smashing window episode It happens to us all
Everything you have mentioned is exactly what I felt, running club and not eating right etc etc
Have a total rest this weekend from running, I am always surprised how much it helps. I remember recently having a rest for 4 days and thinking how lazy I was then went out and did my first 10K on my own
Go into the weekend feeling good that you actually went out today and ran < I hope you are smiling now
No problem joining in. I also found the other threads a bit much with the same people using them all the time so I've come to rest here with other like minded and less intimidating souls!
You started not long after myself (April) and seem to be at a similar point now - working up to 10k. In fact if you are running 10k this weekend you are probably ahead of me.
Wheres your local race? Its not the Buckingham one is it. I was desperate to enter this one but just can't make it.
I find everyone supportive on here so keep posting and let us know how you get on. Oh!, and of course, the best of luck for Sunday.
Thanks Booey - you always manage to cheer me up. Your support is mucho appreciated as always!
I just hate walking as I feel a bit of a Div in running gear looking like Im just out for a stroll! Got a couple of funny looks from the dog walkers but what the hell - its a one off.
If you are doing your flexi-time thing and finishing early today have agreat weekend and good luck for the Buckingham 10k. Not sure what I'm going to do this weekend without someone to talk to on here - may have to explore the other threads. Gulp!
Thanks a lot Silvertop,
It is in Tamworth in Staffordshire.
Hoping that I'm prepared for it physically as I've tried to increase the distances I've run fairly slowly and managed to run almost 10k in my last long(well long for me) run last Sunday.
Its more the mental part that worries me, not knowing the way things work, being intimidated by faster proper runners, falling in the canal
I've had experiences similar to yours today, I had to stop just after half way through a 4 mile run a couple of weeks ago and it left me really demoralised but went out two days later and I was okay again.
Not sure what happened but guess my body was trying to tell me something.
Sure you will be fine after the weekend.
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