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10/11/2009 at 11:34
Wow thats brill Debbiedoodar,you should feel so proud,Im not a fantacstic runner even after a year but I enjoy it and it gives me a real feelgood factor. The sky is the limit.
10/11/2009 at 11:37
Thank you i do feel proud of myself,  it was very satisfying turning the box green on my excel training program,  its funny what makes you smile.  Today is definatley a good day!
10/11/2009 at 11:41

I love the feeling when you do a race and you cross the finnish line and you just think,WOW I did that,little old me who hated any form of exercise at school.

10/11/2009 at 11:58

I'm really new to this forum, well, writing in it! Always been a bit scared to write before so just read threads and then runaway with the hints and advice. But this thread has made me think maybe I should join a running club to help motivate me. I need a kick up the bum sometimes, it's so easy to avoid/cut short a training session when it's you on your own isn't it? I find I work harder when I have a target. I've only been running a year and I did my first half marathon in October which was a fantastic motivator - and helped a bit of the weight to shift! Feeling addicted now and keeping an eye out for other races... I want more of that finish line feeling!!

Anyway, thanks guys...i'm going to look into local club's now! I'll let you know if I wimp out...

10/11/2009 at 12:36
I plan to use yuou guys as my running club at least until i feel abit more confident,  your words or encouragement, wisdom hints and tips are great to a unsure beginner,  thanks again
10/11/2009 at 13:33

Debbiedoodar,that confidence will come with time.

Welcome Smiley Jogger girl,Which HM did you do? It is an amazing feeling crossing the line,I agree with the training thing aswell,when you are on your own its so easy to cut it short,I know my local club caters for all abilities,we even have a walker in our group.

10/11/2009 at 18:28

Well done Debbiedoodar - we all have to start somewhere - stick with it and you'll soon have lots of green boxes on your spreadsheet.

 FT - the race series sounds great - wish we had one of those round here.  The physio was ok but just confirmed what the doctor suspected - onset of plantar fasciitis.  He advised stretching and icing but another thread seems to suggest that that's not the way to go about things so at the mo I'm at a loss what to do.  Haven't run since 1/11 so am feeling a little fed up!

10/11/2009 at 20:28

FT, that race series looks fantastic.  What a great way of building the distance!  Good luck with it. Hope the credit card thing works out & well done on the 2.5 miles.

Ecky, glad the food intake is going well, keep up the good work.  Enjoy running club.

Debbie, a big well done on your 2 miler.  Isn't it fab when you break a new barrier!

Smiley, welcome and well done on your HM, fantastic stuff.  You're in the right place for friendly advice.  There's a few of us trying to loose some weight.  a few members of clubs here too.  I get my motivation from entering an event and telling loads of people so that I have to take it seriously.  Plus the running plan on the fridge is what keeps me going and focused.  Without it, I just drift & don't do much at all.  For the social side, I do BodyCombat & BodyPump at the gym.

Trigger, that pap isn't it.  Conflicting advice.  Did the fizz tell you not to run?

Fat Club (SW) last night, lost 5lb!!  Woot!  Pleased cos I tried really hard last week.  So, 4lb to get back into target range; no more paying.  Will try to get that in 2 weeks.  7lb to be back at target.

BodyCombat tomorrow night.

Take care all.

10/11/2009 at 21:37

Burnie well done on your weight loss this week,thats amazing.

I had a realy good run at club tonight,I feel like I am improving and the ankle is getting better even though Imnot resting much,I just need to keep up my good food and will lose more weight.

10/11/2009 at 21:55

Hey Burnie, hope the new job is going alright. Does this mean less travelling now? I moved places in May and really threw myself in at the deep end with the new place, so I completely understand what you're going through. Just remember that it's all perfectly normal to feel completely bamboozled for a while. Sounds like your running is going well. Watch that ITB though! Good luck with SW too, with such an incredible loss this week, I'm sure you can do it!!

FT hope you managed to sort the CC problem. Must be pretty stressful to find that out. When did it happen? The race series you're doing sounds like a really good way to progress up to 10 miles! If you can do a 10k then you can do a 10 miler without too much extra work

Glad you're back on the losing streak with your weightloss again Ecky and that your ankle is feeling better, well done

WELL DONE Debbie. Massive achievement. Give yourself a huge pat on the back. It's hard to start running at the best of times, let alone in the cold, miserable winter

Welcome Smiley - JOIN A CLUB!!! Best thing I did and it left me wondering why I'd wimped out so many times before. If you don't get on with the one you join, move around and try different places until you do find somewhere. I was lucky with mine and fitted in straight away. I love club nights

Trigger - Sorry to hear you're injured at the moment Hope you managed to get it sorted soon

Club night for me tonight and we did snaking. I went out with the middle group for the very first time and was really pleased with my pace. I seem to be making progress recently. Hopefully I can keep improving it

P.S. Hello to all the lurkers too

10/11/2009 at 22:38
Just a little plod for me tonight (1.6 miles) to test out the ankle - was fine so might go a bit further tomo, maybe 2.5 or so
11/11/2009 at 05:37
Glad it's feeling alright, Kwala. Hope todays plod goes well
11/11/2009 at 08:31


5:37 - early posting!

Glad to see abit more traffic in here.

Trigger, sorry to hear about the physio's verdict, but hopefully if you've identified it early you can start the road to recovery (? don't know much about platar faciltis, so apologies if that's crap)

Burny - cracking weight loss - it's about 2 years since I last went to WW, and I've put on nearly 2 stone since - can't really afford to go at the moment, but trying to stick to WW meals. Good luck with the next 7lbs!

DebbieDoo -  well done for getting out there! Good to hear you sounding so positive after, long may it continue.

Kwala - glad the ankles feeling ok, and again, well done for getting out there.

LK  and ET - glad your club nights went well -  i think club will be the way forward for me, but I'm going to wait until the new year, when Mrs FT goes back to work and we have a bit more £

11/11/2009 at 12:22

(((Trigger))), missed your earlier post - don't know a lot about PF, but here's a link to an RW article, don't know if it's useful at all.  Hope you're on the mend soon plantar doodah

11/11/2009 at 12:38
Thanks Dwala - I hadn't seen that article before but it does explain exactly what's going on.  Am waiting for the day when I'm clear of symptoms for 7 days in a row before I attempt to run again.  Am going to have a session on my cross trainer tonight to try and whip myself out from this apathy and feeling sorry for myself.
12/11/2009 at 07:46

Got out on my 2.5 route again last night.

I've also been up doing Wii Fit Yoga every morning before work, and according to that my weight is coming down

I have an 'official' weigh in with Mrs FT on a Monday, so hopefully I can keep it up until then.

12/11/2009 at 08:06

Morning all,hope everyone is ok.

Trigger,I realy hope you feel better soon,its awful when all you want to do is run but your legs wont let you,I struggle with mine all the time and its pants,you will be back on top form before you know it.

Well done FT on your run and your weight,the wii fit seems pretty accurate,I used to do SW aswell and it was always right so you must have lost.You can do it,Mondays not far away now.

I def think I am a bit of a Loser(woop woop).I have been quite good with my food lately  and I have been walking for miles,running club tonight,I so look forward to it.

12/11/2009 at 15:22
Another green box on my spread sheet, ive been out for my 2mile bimble and feel great for it.  I suffer from depression and some days i find it hard to motivate my self to do anything,  so i came on line read through all your comments and encouragement and as soon as i felt a tiny bit inspired put on the kit and me and my running mate Ruby (yorkshire terrier x jack russel) were off.  Sometimes i forget how lucky i am and how beautiful it is outside so getting out there, wind in my hair and chill on my cheeks is great and running the track passed the swans on the lake, left past the horses,  left again past the farm smells and cows,  its a great reminder how great life really is.  Thanks guys x
12/11/2009 at 16:37
Wow Debbie - I'm jealous - that running route sounds great - not too much of that in Norffff London although the sunshine looked great from the office window.  Keep at it!
12/11/2009 at 16:37
I have never suffered from depression debbiedoodar but I do have down days when I cant motivate myself,I do find once I am out there tho I tend to feel so much better,I find it helps with my Grief so much.
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