Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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26/10/2012 at 09:47

Getting my food back on track today

Brekkie - 5 bananas, 10 Medijool dates

Lunch: 2L freshly squeezed orange juice 

Not decided on dinner yet but it'll be some fruit followed by a large salad ------- unless I get swayed by the chip shop.....................  I shall try my best not to as I need to get out for a run this weekend and for me eating anything fatty only results in running to the loo 

26/10/2012 at 10:18

Woooooo Hooooooo!!!!!

 The Leisure Centre have finally got the stuff to do the presentation for the winner of the Olympic Challange   Which would be ME!!!   Am so bloody excited; I've not won an event before and I'm not likely to again so want to make the most of it!  It's on Monday and my sister is coming to watch, although unfortunately Mum is flying out to Madeira on Monday so she can't come. 

Sofa bed is all sold now too SL, so can start looking at airbeds and will move Jessica upstairs onto her winter turbo position at the weekend   Hopefully the Sky bloke will be coming next week too to upgrade the package and then I can cycle away whilst watching my rubbish telly to my hearts content   Now just need to invest in a few weights and kettlebells and I'll be all set.

Yes, think we definitely need pictures AG!  Hope you are much better now Yeo. *hugs*

Sometimes feels the lesser of two evils doesn't it SL, compromising one thing to help you quit another.  Well done on quitting smoking though and it'll all be worth it in the long run.

So, thread party it is on Tuesday 6 November then to celebrate one year of sobriety for me and SL.  Definitely needs to be cake, are we going for fancy dress too?!

26/10/2012 at 12:21

I'll see if i can upload some pics after this weekend. I had a bit of an ankle injury yesterday on my run home, minor i think but resting it today, so hope to get a 70min run in tomorrow (Verrrrrrrry slowwwwwww) before I go round my mates house to start boozing.

26/10/2012 at 12:21

p.s. well done TST, great work

26/10/2012 at 14:20

Oh yes, fancy dress is a *must* TST


26/10/2012 at 15:05

Hi All,

Fantastic news about the booze TST and others. Sounds like a thread party is looming, am I invited?

I'm struggleing booze wise at moment, I was out Thursday, so thats twice so far this week. But the good news is I will hopefully be doing 5 miles Saturday. So thats 2 long runs, walk in a week.

I will keep trying with the booze though. I'm getting panic attacks virtually all the time now, but I can't remmeber who said it, but its to be expected when you have been so used to going for a pint when things get somewhat rough all the time.

But great news for the 50 weeks, I'm so determined to catch up to you all in a friendly way .

Glad your all running well to.

But running wise I have managed 4 runs come Saturday, so I'm back on track.

Glad to hear aboutthe chilli working to for that bug everyone seems to be getting.

When I went for my first 6 miler Wednesday, it was really foggy. It got worse when I got onto the moors, visabilty was down to less than 30 ft. I scared myself as i got to thinking of the film An American Werewolf in London, kept on having to stop myself running all the way back home  as I wanted to time myself walking the course as a gauge first.

26/10/2012 at 15:34

Hi All,

I have just ordered the forerunner10 from up and running.

I know its after the event, but have any of you people have one, and what do you think of your purchase?

27/10/2012 at 11:57

Morning, rather whooshy here.  Glad to not be doing Beachy.  Is HTF still doing it?

Garmins are great sinbad.  There's a wide variety of versions out but really enjoy mine.

Off to rustle up some tasty treats now....eyeballs, fingers and broomsticks

Have a good weekend all

27/10/2012 at 12:19

Hi All,

lol with Cinders. Thanks for that about garmins, I can't wait to get it and have a play with it.

I managed to do a 10k tthis morning, doing walk one min jog two min. i did it in one hour 14 mins. A fast waalk for some people, but I feel a lot happier than I did a few days ago.

Which one is the beechy run?

Enjoy your runs all.

Edited: 27/10/2012 at 12:21
27/10/2012 at 20:27

No running for me this weekend am dead jealous of you all .  Think that 2 HMs in 3 weeks and a multi terrain 10k last weekend was just too much for this poor wreck of a body.  Niggly knee giving me gip.  Hopefully it'll be better by Tuesday and I can go for a run in the daylight - half term yippee!

Love my Garmin and wouldn't be without it.

Hey a party with no calories yeah!

28/10/2012 at 08:28

Hi All,

Trigger2 hope you get out for yor run Tuesday.

After my 10k Saturday, my devloping muscles feel a little tight. Its throwing it down with rain in Manchester (visiting my mum), so both have put me off going for a two miler, will see how I feel later.

Hope your all okay.


28/10/2012 at 10:29

Hi All,

Sorry to put two posts together. But just had to post that...

I went for jog in the rain, just two miles today, and jogged a mile, first  time I done that from returning to running.

One question though, I know its mainly a flat run at my mothers, with only about a 200m hill, but it took me 30 min, yet the 2.6m I do at home takes me an hour, me is confused?

28/10/2012 at 10:45

sinbad, how are you measuring your runs?  There is a site, think it is called mapmyrun that allows you to track routes.


28/10/2012 at 11:40

Hi All,

Cinders I'm using Google Maps at the moment. I looked at map my runs, but thought it might harm my netbook. Is that what you use?

I persevered with Google, and it works out that the course I did was 7.6km/4.8miles. The run I did this morning worked out at 1.9km/1.2 miles.

Hope your all okay

28/10/2012 at 15:49

Mapmyrun or mapometer are both good sites Sinbad - no reason why they should harm your netbook.  You won't need them when you start using your new garmin, it'll tell you everything you need to know.  Well done on the almost 5 miles - there's a new goal for you to hit.  Ps, it's a thread party - everyone's welcome 

Enjoy your rest Trigger - hope it's all better by Tuesday.  There's nothing as good as a run in daylight when you normally have to run in the dark.  I can run most daytimes but have to run in the dark (now) with running club.  They use the winter to do speed work and hill reps so I hope to be a speedy bunny by the spring 

Did you get out for a run Cinders?  Entries for Paddock Wood are open now - are you going to go for it................

I've done 7 miles today along the groombridge trail, kc came with me on her bike and the dogs came too    I put a party mix CD on the mp3 - there's 5 cd' sin total and I don't know whats on each one so i ended up running along to agadoo, let's twist again and YMCA.  For my finale I did the actions to the Superman song - I don't think anyone saw me   I haven't uploaded the garmin yet and it won't be accurate as I pressed stop by mistake and didn't notice for over 1/2 a mile plus I had all the usual stops toput dogs on and off leads, pitstops, stopping for horses and roads etc but I know I was pretty fast by my standards.  When I glanced at the garmin the pace was starting with 10 or 11 min miles even in the last couple of miles which is speedy for me 

Hoep everyone else is good today x

28/10/2012 at 19:08

Speedy SL   Am chuckling at you running along with your party tunes

Didn't run here, been busy with a halloween mini party yesterday and still shaking off the last of the lurg! 

Any news from HTF?

Have printed off the entry form for Paddock Wood

28/10/2012 at 21:39

Yay to Paddock Wood - I'll have to get myself a club vest!

I just texted HTF about Pilgrims and forgot to ask if she did Beachy - she hasn't put anything on fb.

29/10/2012 at 08:42

Morning everyone - it's been a bit chilly lately hasn't it!

Sinbad - I would find measuring runs a pain if it weren't for my Garmin. I used to drive the route and measure that way but I adore my Garmin - like SL says, it tells you everything you need to know. Mine recently told me I hadn't run for 10 months but I have rectified that recently!

SL - it sounds like your mojo is flying with good (and fast running), no smoking and that super healthy diet!

Cinders - October - December must be your favourite time of the year - so many parties and dressing up to be done! Are there any Santa runs planned this year?

I'm still going well - I had a couple of pints of Guiness on Friday after completing a long and successful work project but nothing since so it's 2 pints in 6 weeks. I also ran 3 miles on Saturday and am planning to start Parkrunning, now I'm up to 3 miles. 

I hope everyone else is doing well.

29/10/2012 at 09:01

Morning peeps, and a extra good morning to apps .  Well done that man, I have yet to do a park run, but have the registration card!

I had the most wonderful Beachy experience.  I went down and watched!!!  Hubby ran in it 6hrs and 30 minutes which was an excellent effort.  It was cold, wet and very, very windy.  We stayed in the most beautiful B and B, had dinner out, and a wonderful breakfast.  Think this running thing could be overated.  I may have found my new vocation in shouting everyone else on .

So how many for Paddock Wood?

Hope everyone has a lovely morning.  House cleaning here.  Could take awhile.

29/10/2012 at 11:21

Morning everyone   Sinbad you will definitely find things easier with the garmin!  I don't know if you can download your information to the computer (I've got a different version to you) but if you can that's well worth doing.  I log all mine on a site called Endomondo and then I can see all my workouts and how I'm progressing.  And it's free!

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend HTF, despite the blustery weather.  And Cinders sounds like you were kept occupied with lots of spooky stuff!

How is KC doing at the moment SL?  What have you got lined up for her over the holiday?

Well, I go nothing done at the lottie at the weekend due to hail and other nasty wet stuff.  We went down and put my carniverous girls in the greenhouse for the winter as they need to go into kind of hybernation, and checked to see if there was any mare's tail coming through where I've already dug but at the moment it seems fine   We also moved the sofa bed from the spare room and put Jessica up there so once I've moved the couple of boxes that are in there I'll be pretty much set for my little gym; will post a picture when it's all done.  We also hauled my old mountain bike out of the shed and are going to sell it, which hopefully will fund some weights or kettle bells   Didn't get a run in though as I agrevated my knee on Friday night at circuits doing a kind of pick up the bean bag shuttle thing; too much twisting with the bending down and running backwards and forwards I think.  Managed a little run 5, walk 2 x 3 this morning without too many problems.

So, tonight I go and pick up my medal (or maybe trophy) from the Leisure Centre for winning the Olympic Challenge!    Have done my nails gold ready for it and am leaving work early so I can go home and get all dolled up!  We're going for a drink with my sister afterwards and then originally we'd planned to go to a lovely pub near us for a meal, but Mr TST is not feeling too well with my stinky cold, so we are going to have something at home and a snuggle night instead.  Think I may have to make him suffer watching a Keanu movie

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