Urghhh. Went out for some drinks with a couple of mates last night, ended up about 6 pints down by 11. Got last tube home, didnt eat, and felt like dogshit this morning.
Planning on running home, it's only 5 miles but I have a feeling it'll be rough
Ouch AG - as the old saying goes 'that'll teach yer' How was the run home?
Can't remember all the posts on the last page so hope everyone's alright (put it down to my age)
I've been to the club tonight - hill reps for 24 mins. I must be getting quicker as I got in 6.5 circuits (13 ups and downs) and it didn't feel too tough.
The plan for the rest of the week is a steady 6 tomorrow, speed work at club Thursday, rest Friday, 13m Sat round Bewl Water then the Crowborough 10k Sunday. If I miss anything it'll be Thursday's club run - god I feel knackered just writing all that.
TST - I got my headtorch out of the cupboard - it's never been used but the batteries have gone flat since I got it! I'm planning on wearing it for the first time Saturday morning - I want to get out really early if I can.
Morning everyone Been having a bad time of late but today I'm bouncing off the walls! Am seeing the counsellor today so am going to speak to her about it as I seem to be cycling through being either up or down but there not seeming to be an inbetween.
How was the run home AG? I could never run with a hangover (not that I had many) I'd just have thrown up!
Get you SL with the running, you're a machine at the moment! Well done. Yes, get out there and use it! Remember you can't put rechargables in the Gamma for some reason though.
I was out at 6.50am on Monday morning Cinders and certainly would have used it then if I'd have gone anywhere without street lights as it was dark.
Boxing gloves should be here today, and the medals I've ordered for my little celebration run on Saturday with my close friends who've helped me stay sober. Very exciting! Am also going back to running club tonight, going to see how it goes but I think I really need the support of being back there even if I can't manage all the training. Mr TST will do the food shopping while I'm there and come and pick me up if I have real problems. Am also getting myself a club vest! I've never had one before so am well excited! I've got to get a lardy-belly size 40 one to go round my big old gut and boobs (and that's only just ), but hopefully it'll help stop me binging as I really want to wear it at the New Years Day 10k and I'll need to have lost an inch from both if I want to wear it over another shirt.
i've got an image of you running through the streets TST, with a crowd of kids following you, hurdling benches and the like
Run home last night wasn't too bad. I drank lots of water throughout the day, so flushed a lot of the booze out I think. Still felt a bit sluggish and heavy but i managed it. Got a 9 mile detour route home tonight, then a 5 mile run in tomorrow morning. I'm still feeling a bit lacklustre, but i'll take it easy.
Then i'll have a 3 day hiatus, as I'm off to Bruges on Friday; taking the missus for her birthday as a surprise. (the destination is a surprise, not the birthday, she knows when that is).
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i've got an image of you running through the streets TST, with a crowd of kids following you, hurdling benches and the like
Why?! Don't understand!
Well done on the run, rather you than me in that state! What have you got planned for when you get to Bruges?
TST, it's the scene from Rocky, 6 raw eggs to start with and a run through the city before he ends up running up the steps in Philadelphia.
When we get to Bruges I plan to propose to my gf. We met 2 years ago on her birthday. I'll let you guys know next week whether she says yes or not.
Awww, how exciting AG, hope you both have a lovely time
Oh, I've never seen Rocky so that's why it didn't make sense!
Great film, very inspiring (seriously).
Just never watched it as I don't like Sly Stallone, or even boxing really. Yeah, I know, I've just started doing it, and it probably sounds stupid, but I just find there's a big difference between doing something and watching it! I loathe football, won't have it on in the house, but if you chucked me on a field and gave me a ball to kick around I'd love it!
Great going AG - I could never run with a hangover either but then my hangovers lasted at least two days, up to 4 sometimes Hope the Mrs enjoys her surprise.
I'm the same as you TST when it comes to watching sport - especially cricket but love to have a bash around playing it Hope it all went well with the counsellor yesterday. Glad you enjoyed running club - I've got a large vest too
I'm planning to leave the house before 6.30am Cinders and I'll be running around the lake - no pavement or lights anywhere. I've got lots of batteries, hubby bought a box home from work for me.
Having been woken by the seagulls at 6 this morning I now know how dark it is now so you'll def be needing that torch! I was so disappointed. It was so dark I thought it must only have been about 4am!
Hope you got on ok with the counsellor TST.
Gritters were out again, got stuck behind one!
Running club was fab SL, didn't want to reply fully in the album as I promised no running stuff in there! Although did mean to respond We did hills and I really wasn't sure how it would go, but the hill kind of starts off gentle and gets more or a hill as you go up it, so I thought if it came to the worst then I could just go up and down the bottom bit! Managed to do the section which went 2/3 of the way up so was pleased with that and did make it to the top once at the end, although slowed right down to a little job, but just wanted to know I'd done it. Knee was a bit niggly on and off during the session, but that's to be expected as I did just over three miles without any walking really, although I wasn't pushing it uphill and was taking it very easy on the way down. Was just so good to go back though and lovely to see everyone, and now I'm the proud owner of my first ever club vest It may well be a size 40, but if I ever lose the weight then I'll be able to get a top on underneath it if it's cold!
Counselling was ok, am going to keep a diary rather than try and fill in the forms she gave me as I can't identify triggers easily (everything in my head is bad most of the time) and am not good at putting down the unhelpful thoughts as little facts, I just tend to ramble on So I'm going to do a diary, which may also help pinpoint if something is causing the massive crashes and highs I get, and then we will look at how I can draw the facts out of that which need to go on the sheet. Still have a very long way to go I think!
Hope your run goes well tomorrow SL How's your cough Cinders, have you been out yet?
Won't be around over the weekend, have friends coming for my celebration run tomorrow, then an engagement party Saturday night although we're just going early and for a little while. Sunday morning is swimming then pole dancing with the friend that is staying for the weekend and a big old roast chicken before she heads back home. Going to be knackered by the end of it!!
Oh, and they put me in the ring at boxing last night, was really funny as I was rubbish! Think he wanted to make sure we know what the boxing bit is all about as I wasn't expecting to be sparring that soon. It's tiring as you move a lot and mentally very hard work trying to process that you have to hit them as well as trying to defend. Gonna take a while and I'm not sure I'll be any good at it, but we're having fun and that's all that counts
Have a lovely weekend everyone
14 miles round Bewl Water this morning - it was still minus two when I left home so I wrapped up warm and was fine. Mostly is was icy crunchy underfoot but sometimes it was muddy where the sun had thawed it or my foot went through the ice so it was up to the ankle in freezing icy mud - brrrrrrr. Crowborough 10k tomorrow and it's not forecast to be any warmer.................
Have a good run tomorrow SL Certainly has chilled down somewhat, brrrrrr.
Evening Apps, always lovely to hear from you, you must try and post on here a bit more regularly Sounds like you're doing well and staying on the path to health
I saw your photos and certificate of fb TST, it seems like it was a great success. You're going to be a force to be reckoned with soon - I've got a mental picture of you charging round a boxing ring then getting on down with some pole dancing but still dressed in pink boxing gloves and bunny ears
Did you get out for a run this weekend Cinders - or even in for a run on the dreadmill???
Yeo, how did the concert go, were you still singing 'Hallelujah' at the end of it
The 10k went much better than expected - I was expecting it to feel tough and it did. I swear that hill gets steeper every year - and you have to do it twice I also think it's tougher than the hill in the T.Wells 1/2m, I can normally run all the way up that for the whole mile but I've never managed to get up this one......that sounds like a new goal for me I'm really chuffed with the time - 1:08, that's mega fast for me especially after yesterday's 14 miles I suppose it will count as a post 50 pb
Sorry I not been in, last week was tough I went out 3 times not good.
TST keep up with the counselling, it takes time but can help.
SL awesome runnning, I hope to catch you up eventually.
AG I'm positive your romatic trip will run smoothly
Cindrs, hows it going?
Apparition thanks for that.
The medal from the prostate cancer fun run is a good one, its got a moustache across europe, with little runners going across the moustache, someones really thought about that medal.
I had a blazing row with my mother. She started preeching to me about how well a paralimpyan was doing, and comparing it with my unseen disability and pts, I had thought she really understood, apparently not, I have never stopped trying yet she preceeded to lecture me. No thanks.
I went out for a gentle jog this morning, and will be out Tuesday morning to. But i will be having a few beers as its his 40th tomorrow, and although planning a cheap night with friends Wed and one for the more expensive night Friday, he wasn't going to go out on the actual day, you can't have that on his actual 40th. It won't be all day, as he has a pool comp that day to, but i'm determined to have him at least a little tipsy.
Hope your all okay?
Hello Chaps and Chapettes
Weekend in Bruges went well. I left with a girlfriend and came back with a fiancee
(can't remember if it's fiance or fiancee, and I think there's an accent in there somewhere too, but nevermind).
So haven't run since Wednesday evening, planning on running home tonight. Thankfully didn't drink much over the weekend, and was a really chilled, relaxing weekend, so feel fresh today. My beloved stats show I drank less in Nov than any month in the last half a year, so that's good. Must now navigate the glut of xmas parties without getting sooo boozed up that my running is badly affected, as I'll be starting my 18 week Manchester Marathon training on xmas eve
Sunluvva, well done on your post 50 PB
Sinbad, I had a bit of a rocky relationship with my mother. I know how draining it can be when you're not getting support from someone you should be able to expect it from. But chin up, it is what it is, accept that she might never get it, and make the best of the relationship as you can. I'm not in a position to advise anyone on relationships with parents, but try not to let it anyone grind you down, even your own mum.
Apparition, i envy your frosty run, I actually really enjoy being out in the freezing cold running. Since I always massively overheat anyway when I run, I find running in the cold quite comfortable. One of my favourite ever runs was a long run through Hyde Park in the snow about 2 or 3 winters ago. Apart from the occassional near slip it's really beautiful being outside in that weather, so long as the wind and rain keep away.
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