Better pack some trainers then sinbad When are you off on holiday?
Looking at the weather forecast I'm glad I'm not going back to work for a few days, the snow looks like arriving this evening.
Good luck with your getaway, Sinbad. As you're going to Manc by train you should be ok, and the airport is pretty efficient.
I'm the wrong person to ask about non-running guilt, as I'm not a regular runner (yet!), but yes I think feeling guilty about missing a week is normal. But don't worry, you don't slip back a week in your fitness level, and the important thing is you're bouncing back again!
Enjoy your holiday, you deserve it
Lol, can't remember our last family Sunday lunch
Just remember to have a holiday too sinbad, relax and enjoy yourself.
Not sure re the smileys I'm afraid.
Ah well, we had a bbq for xmas day. Make your own traditions I say I like food but think too much focus is made of it, time better spent doing other things
No snow here yet.
we woke to a light covering of snow too - brrrrrrrrr, I really don't like the cold at all
Hubby did roast beef, yorkshire puds and all the trimmings yesterday - and very nice it was too. Unfortunately the cold weather just makes me want to eat stodgy food. I'll make myself a nice big jug of orange juice to make up for it.
I felt really sluggish on my run in the South Downs on Saturday morning, put it down to big hills and trying to keep up with a much faster good looking younger man It was obviously a cold setting in and I haven't stopped sneezing and snuffling since and today I feel really rubbish. I wanted to go back to bed but couldn't I didn't feel well enough to run yesterday or today, hoping to feel better tomorrow but might just leave running till the weekend - I've done the bulk of the training now - would like to have got a few more runs in but it would be daft to go out when I'm not feeling well and totally knacker myself with only 3 weeks to go.......
Hope you all have a good day whether you like the snow or not........
Afternoon all Glad Buttons is better now and enjoyed opening his pressies! We had a Sunday roast yesterday, but we rarely have a big meal at lunchtime. Never even did when I was a kid, always had a roast but at tea time as everyone was out doing stuff in the day. I stick the meat in on a really low heat and let it cook all day and then it comes out yummy and fall apart
Just relax and enjoy your holiday Sinbad, think of it as pre-preparation for getting right back into you training schedule when you get back as it will put you in a good frame of mind. As Yeo says, you're not going to lose loads of fitness in a week and if you do some walking and stuff while you're there then you'll be fine.
Can't think of anything I'd rather be chasing than a good looking younger man with a nice pert butt SL, it would just intice me to be a bit slower! Hope your cold goes soon, and a few days rest getting over it would probably be the best thing.
Glad you can see better now Yeo, must be fantastic for you
Sprinkling of snow here at the moment, we are due a lot more this evening and it's been trying on and off during the day. At least I didn't have to go out in it this morning after my bloody awful run on Saturday, so every cloud and all that! Knee started playing up after 4 miles (as usual) but quickly got worse this time and by 5.5 miles I had to take the decision to walk the rest of it. Just before 8 miles I had to cross a pedestrian bridge over the A11 and that just totally buggered it up, was limping by the time I got over it and called Mr TST nearly in tears to get him to pick me up as I still had a mile or so to go to get home. I said I'd carry on slowly while he drove round as I would have got cold standing waiting, and a lovely chap ran up behind me and asked if I was ok. He only lived up the road and would have given me a lift home if Mr TST hadn't been on his way. Right cheered me up he did, he was training for Hell Runner, which really is a nut job's race!
My running coach has advised no running or sports that will impact on my knee all week, so doesn't look like I'll be doing much this week. Might do a walk on Wednesday and then will swim on Thursday. The thing that frustrates me is that it only hurts when I run, I get no problems with boxing or circuits, and it pretty much only hurts when I'm actually running. It was a little niggly on Saturday afternoon, but I felt fine yesterday, it's really doing my head in Am seeing the physio again on Thursday, so will have another chat with her and see what she thinks. I have one more set of run/walking to try (run 2, walk 3) on Saturday and if that still plays my knee up then I've made the decision that I will walk the VLM. I can't keep pushing it as I could end up really injured and it's obviously liking it less this time than it did the week before, so it's obviously trying to tell me something. I'll have to wait and see what happens.
My first week of eating properly Sunday to Friday and have what I like on Saturday went well Was pretty bad on Saturday and did have a pretty big binge, but as I said to Mr TST I think it's the novelty factor of being allowed it. I'm sure as I get into more of a routine with it then I'll get it under control and not have much. I worked through the calories for the week and even accounting for Saturdays binge I should (in theory) still have lost just
SL, yes you should definitely be in non-knackering mode now, you've done the miles, great if you can get a few more plods in, but don't fret if you can't. Getting yourself to the startline in one piece is the priority now. Oh, and the finish line!
Sorry about your buggered knee, TST, but you WILL get round VLM, even if you crawl it!
It's difinitely white out there, so I'm glad I'm not going anywhere today. I've phoned both my bosses and told them I hope to be back in the day centre/cafe on Friday and back to the domiciliary next week, assuming the consultant gives me the go ahead when I see him on Thursday.
no sunday lunch for me yesterday, but mrs AG did a nice chili con carne last night, which i wolfed down after 14 slow but steady miles up and down the thames.
hope you have a fun holiday sinbad, don't put too much pressure on yourself to train whilst you're over there, but relax and if you feel like doing a bit, then go for it. i guess the trick is learn to enjoy it, so it's a pleasure not a chore. easier said than done, especially in this weather. i suspect your weather will be a bit nicer than ours though
bummer about the knee TST, if cross training, like cycling or swimming, is an option for you it would be a great way to maintain and improve your cardio fitness in the lead up to VLM. It's not the same as running in terms of prep, but it's better than nothing, and will give you confidence that you'll be able to make it round. a lot of sheer bloody-mindedness on the day will do the rest
Good running there AG and yum to the chilli
I have pool envy sinbad, I love swimming. Who are you flying with, you don't have to pre print your boarding card etc do you?
Boo to the knee TST. Can you aqua jog?
Snow just about melted here, it's now raining. Was a shock to see it this morning as we usually get a token flake!
I can't eat chilli these days with the Crohn's - it just isn't worth the pain and - ahem- after effects......
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