Lurking no more!
I don't know how people manage with kids I am not child minded at all and knew from an early age I never wanted any. Always been the strong independent type which makes me quite selfish I am afraid I have 1 niece and 2 nephews so at least one of us gave the folks some grandchildren
I guess its that famous line that everyone must quote you 'make the most of them being young they soon grow up'
Getting out running alone is a good stress reliever and time to have a think
I really love having children, Mr Mala doesn't get a look in! I'm on Maternity leave at the moment, I wish I could always stay with the children but I'll have to go back to work in July. I work nights so I can spend more time with my little brood. Having said that I do like the chance to sneak off for half an hour to go running!
Booey, the club sounds like it's brilliant for you, It's nice to hear positive experiences of it. I don't think being a strong independent type and being selfish are necessarily linked.
Silver it sounds like you have lots of time with your boys. Your achievements sound pretty good from here! I haven't lost any weight at all running yet but as I'm still doing piddling distanced this may explain it. It has helped me tone up a bit and the wobbling jelly belly looks a little less intimidating.
Stripes, running in the dark does not sound like fun, I've had to stick to pavements by well lit roads instead of my lovely route by the local river. I've already been jeered at by drunken louts as I was running along the main road into town.
Nervously awaiting tomorrow morning's 5k!
Mal - good luck for tomorrow my first 5K was a Race for Life back in July, it started my race bug
Thanks Silver, you have a good one too. Off to Liverpool tomorrow afternoon but not drinking much because I want to be fit for a good run Sunday. Can't believe I've just typed that
There was a similar sight at my race last week. An obviously fit and talented guy came past me pushing a toddler in a buggy, never saw him again so he obviously finished well ahead of me. God knows how quick he would be on his own! Had forgotten about that, you lot reminded me, gonna look for him on the photo's now
Good luck again with the race Mal, sure you will love it, this time last week I was terrified, now I can't wait for the next one!
Right then, am off to open the Haribos
God, I've got no excuses now, all these people pushing their children in pushchairs and racing. Am certainly not a dedicated enough mother to take the children with me!
Off at 3, have a great weekend everyone
You made me laugh Silver, no glass of plonk today. None in the house but I am really pleased with myself. I love that you got a bacon sarnie on the way home!
Thank you Stripes. At least I've made a start. I have something to compare improvements to and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be!
I'm going to ease back a little bit now and enjoy running so I don't get disheartened with the cold, dark nights then hopefully challenge myself again in about 6 weeks and see how I do.
What are you all working towards now?
I'm home and working towards being sober
Another race on Nov 6th.7 miles. eek, Further than I've ever been. Aiming to beat 1 hour but that will be tough.
Gonna go out for a run tomorrow and pretend the football, beer and kebab today didn't happen!
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