Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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19/12/2012 at 11:50

Sorry to hear the knee still giving you trouble trigger

Off to the gym now, did a bit of pressie wrapping and managed to cut my thumb, bashed my head on Thomas' light saber box and pulled a muscle bending over! 

19/12/2012 at 17:50

Hi All,

Yes its a lot of coke, way too much. I'm trying to cut down.

Trigger2 sorry to here about the knee though, keep trying.

TST i agree with Cinders get well soon. lots of little accidents there Cinders, may be saying slow down a little? if at all possible Cinders.

Well the bad news I got drunk Tuesday, I had a little cash then another friend kept buying more eah time I tried to leave, he didn't mean to we just enjoy each others company. The god news is that today I went to gym and attempted to do 10k, no chance body would only let me do 5k on treadmill, its just getting too cold out there. I also had one pint in pub, after having two or three lime and water, then came home a rare first for me. I hope to build on that now.

People, I'm starting to panic a little about training, no gym near my mum, so i will to get out there in rain etc. But i'm not getting the mileage in. So im going to increase distance by 1 mile a week, with smaller runs inbetween, and hope the acctual running cathes up with the distance (Hal Higdon).

Did anyone else start to panic like I am?

Be careful out there.

Hope people had a better day today.

Yes im frustrated at getting drunk again, at least im back down to one a week. I think it was Trigger2 said today has gone, try and build up the next time, or something similar.

Hope all okay?


19/12/2012 at 18:01

HI All,

I had a little chat with my mum and brother (army brother) about being followed by security services. It appears he drove high ranking officers around to different meetings during the time when there Germany had the Berlin wall, and split into American British French sectors.

I have been informed that immediate members of the family were also followed by the army brother security.

In essence I knew I was being followed, you just built up if you like an iinner sense of it all happening. With thee abuse that was happening at home at bullying at school, who could I tell, who would believe me. I wonder if you all think its a tall story, I just wish I had proof, your never given proof, I just stayed quiet about it all.

Consequences are, that when i'm in a group or just one other person,I get a bit insecure, and I just get up and leave, or ask people to leave me where I am, my brain works overtime.

I honestly think because of my security clearence it helped get me not many other cadets got to see.

I am telling the truth honestly. Too late I have posted it now

19/12/2012 at 18:44

Oh dear TST, hope you're feeling better soon - I felt rubbish for almost 2 weeks  Better now but still knackered 

Hi Trigger, what made you book a personal trainer rather than a physio/sports massage etc. for your knee?    I bet you can't wait for tomorrow - our school finishes on Friday.

Wow that is lots of coke Sinbad, evil stuff, I never touch it   I have no reason to disbelieve what you tell us, I just hope you find out the truth some time in the future.  As for getting drunk the other day - look at the bigger picture, you were getting drunk many more times a week not so long ago so overall you're doing really well.  Try not to panic with the training, just follow a plan and do what you can.  It doesn't matter if you miss some sessions, I missed 2 weeks of training and I'm fine.  Are you training for a particular race - I thought you'd done one recently but didn't realise you had another one?

I finally got out for a run today - 8 miles,  first one in two weeks and surprisingly good.  I I was really really slow - I just couldn't go any faster but I felt I could go on longer.  I've got to do a minimum of 16 Saturday - if I feel good I'll go for longer ....

Hope everyone's ok today x

19/12/2012 at 19:23

Hi All,

I think all the truth I will get is out now SL regarding being followed, I don't think there is going to be anyway I can get more truth than I have, mum says its just something that happened and she's right in that respect.

No SL no more runs now till I do tthe Manchester marathon 28th April. Forecast is rain for next day or so, so I will be on the treadmill Thursdsay.

Wow SL some distance you have got going there.

Hope all of u ok?


20/12/2012 at 07:08

Hi SL I've had two lots of physio and the last lady said that I my calves and hamstrings are tight but my quads and glutes need strengthening.  I haven't got a clue about how to fix this so decided to book the PT to work me out a programme so that I can work on it and hopefully relieve the strain on my medio collateral ligament.  I can run but for a couple of days after my knee is sore and that's after only 5k so building on it for a marathon programme isn't going to happen any time soon!  You think you're panicking Sinbad - I'm right there with you!

School finishes today at 12.30 and I can't wait!  Off then until 7 January yippee!

20/12/2012 at 12:02

That makes sense now Trigger  I'm sure the strain on my medio collateral ligament would be helped if I knew what it was   I hope you get it sorted, niggly knees aren't good.

As for panicking - me and HTF are grabbing bragging rights on that one - it's only 6 weeks till Pilgrims - Yikes 

20/12/2012 at 13:38

Hi All,

The support your giving is ace, just want to give the same support back for you all.


Triigger2 thanks for that it all means a lot for me. Sorry your still having prblems with training still keep trying.

Cinders SL I know its a lot, and i'm slowly cutting down, its my alternatice to alcohol at the miin, I'm sloly changing to fresh orange and apple juice,

OOw er you and HFT panicing too, try and do what you have suggested to me, pick a plan and try to stick to it.

With regards to a training plan, manchester marathon organisers sent an email with suggestions of a 16 week training program today. I can just about manage 5k  with very little walking. it suggests starting with 7 miles with 3 shorter runs, with cross training. I hope to stick to that from January, but sill doing 5k upto that time.

it will be exactly 16 weeks till the manchester marathon from1st January.

With regards to trying to find out more about brothers security checks on immediate family. I have ssent an email to Mi5 (not sure if right people to contact) asking them to yes or no if this happened, and release information on the 30 year rule. They admitted on web site that the ma not even send confirmaion to any email. I guess I just got to wait and see now.

SL HFT you will be great in the Pilgrims, I have been reading your posts regarding training.

Hope your all okay?

20/12/2012 at 14:24


How are we all???   Well im still sober and smoke free.  Two weeks short of two years now.   My challenge last year was an ultra so did50 miles on NDW and for this coming year it is 100 miles.

20/12/2012 at 14:37

Hi All,

Nice to make an aquaintance with you spen71

Im impressed with you going for two years now, along with the distanes your covering.

20/12/2012 at 16:07

Hello Spen -fancy seeing you here   You've done really well, here's to the next two years, does this mean that in 2014 you've got to do a 200 mile run  

20/12/2012 at 16:17

Hi spen and well done, fab going on the 50

Dunno about the world ending tomorrow but at this rate we'll need an Ark! 

Little C had his first nativity play this morning, he was a shepherd

20/12/2012 at 17:41

Hi All,

I forgot about the wrold ending tomorrow. I may as well get drunk .

Its only been light rain here so far. If rain not too bad, I will do a 5k run in the morning.

How did it go for little  Cinders?


20/12/2012 at 18:00

Hi All,

SL HFT. I have just read a little about the route. It says its not till September 2013, Have I misread it? It also didn't say anything about the distance the web site just said thhe route, and that its multi terrain.

I would be interested in giving it a go if its September 2013.

21/12/2012 at 11:45

Morning everyone   Finally on the road to recovery, woo hoo!!   The decongestant stuff seems to be slowly working and the cough, headache and teethache are all slowly disappearing so I'm hopefully of a run on Sunday.  Must be getting better, been stuffing my face with all sorts of crap for the last couple of days!

Can I ask why you aren't running outside Sinbad? (might have missed why when I was poorly-sick).  You won't be the only one panicking about the distance, I have a 10k on New Years Day and have no idea if I can get round it, and that's the begining length run in my plan   Still have a physio appointment on 27 December so hopefully we can finally get the knee sorted out. 

Trigger, did the phsyio not give you some sheets with quad exercises on?  If not I have some at home from my last round with the physio that I can scan in and email you.  Also core is good to work on if you have weak glutes and quads as they all work together.  Let me know if you want the sheets and I'll send them all over, have a few of them now!

Oh, meant to ask, someone mentioned some website that buys books a while ago but I can't remember who it was.  I have six boxes of books that need sorting and getting rid of so if anyone can remember what the site was called and could post it I'd be very grateful!

*waves at everyone else* 

21/12/2012 at 12:47

Hi All,

I'm not quite sure why I' not running outside TST , I dont mind the rain or wind its just ice I hate. I think I'm in a rut and confidence crisi os at the moment, and I have being feeling out of sorts all week.

Glad yoour on the mend TST, wow 10k on New Years .day, i can understand your concerns, yet I feel with your experience you will do great.

Six boxees that a lot.

I have decided on my nexxt step career wise. I'm hoping to start on a Cognitive Behaviour Therpay Diploma course some time next year. IT's a private comany, not university, but has BPS accreditation, and mostt peopke who have the right amount of hours nunder their belt, gets the chartership from our governing body.

My reason for the private comoany is; that universty diploma insists that you must be working in nhs or private sector first (or voluntary, very difficult for me to get volunteer work, they don't like pts). The second is I could have done the open college network (study at home for £300 for each module). But as i asked one person. They suggest the private company £800 a module, for two reasons. I get three days of practice for each module, and lectuers. Plus and probable most important, I will be networking with people already  working in the orofession, and who knows where that may take me.

Hope your all okay.

21/12/2012 at 13:11

Sinbad - what run is in September 2013???? The Manchester one you mentioned is definitely in April.

TST - it was me who mentioned about the book site but I can't remember what it is now.  You could try amazon or ebay or there are others on the net you could try.

It's not raining Cinders - we're still here and the sun is shining 

For those who don't already know - I got THE most fantastic surprise at running club last night.  My name was pulled out of the hat for one of the guaranteed places for the VLM in April - I've still got a smile as wide as the cheshire cat and can't stop grinning  


21/12/2012 at 13:41

Hi All,

Yes the Manchester pril. I have found a 16 week program starting from 5k, and I think I will be able to stick to it.

Sorry SL it wasn't very clear. I'm talking about the Pilgrims race

 Mayan Apocolypse was jsut just about apocaalypse. It was also saying if we survived it was the start of new era for humanity. Lets hope their right, that huumanity does become more caring and undeerstanding.

Hope your all okay.

21/12/2012 at 17:34

Well done SL

Na, it was raining yesterday.  Today was lovely and sunny, so mild we joked at work that it was warming up for the end of the world....that never happened!  As I saw it, their calendar ended, they just needed a new one?

Good luck sellling your books TST, fraid I don't know the site.


22/12/2012 at 11:12

TST I'd love to receive the sheets - I went to the PT yesterday and today I'm so sore so obviously worked very hard.  She's going to be typing up descriptions of the exercises we did and e-mailing them to me.  Just as well because I can remember very few right now. Almost wish it had been videod!  I mentioned a book selling site that was called fatbrain but I've not actually used it.

Absolutely tipping it down here at the mo and looks like it's going to do that for at least the next three days - ugh!

Hope everyone's keeping well

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