Giving up the booze

Can I?!!!

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13/02/2013 at 10:55

nice one for getting your run in early Sinbad. it's always a good feeling to have got the run banked before the rest of the day interrupts you.

i've got a 12mi run home tonight. my missus has started to voice some annoyance that i'm getting home late a couple of nights a week. Nothing too serious I think, she'd just prefer I let her know in advance so she's not waiting around for me so she can eat. It really eats into your personal time this marathon training lark doesn't it?

Sinbad, what has your average weekly mileage been like over the last month or so? And how long have your weekend longer runs been like? Say, the last 3-4 weekends? That should help to inform what shape you're in at the moment and give you some clue as to how much you can push the mileage up in the next few weeks.

13/02/2013 at 16:59

Great going Sinbad - getting up early is something I want to do but never manage  Isn't it just a fantastic feeling when you finally conquer a hill without stopping - well done   That's a good suggestion of AG's re training, either that or just follow a 'get you round' schedule like the kind you can get on here.

Hope the run home's good AG and the Mrs doesn't moan at you - probably wise to let her know when you're going to be late....

Just me doing Brighton Cinders - I don't know what HTF's doing this weekend.  Last time I ran it I did it with Runner Duck - I still chat to RD on fb   

I've decided not to bother running till Sunday - hopefully the 10 days rest will be a help rather than a hindrence - I'll find out Sunday!

13/02/2013 at 17:29

Hi All,

it's been between 10 and 15 miles AG. I'm sticking to what you have suggested. The route I'm doing at my home will eventually lead back onto itself. I the think in all that will be about 16-20 miles.

SL its a great feeling having beaten the hill, I'm now onto the next one that is on the opposite side of the road, and goes on for about a mile, then its just a mixture of small nd loong hills too many to mention here .

AG I think letting her know you will be home till late on for her to eat. At least its the running and not the booze your staying out for the booze.

SL hope the half marathon goes well for you. Keep us informed? We don't see much of  HTF at the moment,is she all  right.

Hope you all enjoy your Valentines night

Edited: 13/02/2013 at 17:30
13/02/2013 at 19:07

Good luck for Sunday SL

Well done for getting up sinbad, something I too always wanted to do but I'm just not a morning bod!

I did however do a small *run* today, first in....dunno


13/02/2013 at 19:13

Hi All,

Good for you Cinder's. Hope it develops in the training, in way you want to Cinder's.

Shows you that I'm single, Ithought Valentines is today

Is it me, or are the emicons not working?

14/02/2013 at 09:58

Hi All,

I did a 2 mile run, on the large part on the flat, in 25.46 mins. Those hills may just be working.

Enyoy this your special day people.

14/02/2013 at 14:38

Well done sinbad

Today is far too commercial, same as Xmas, Easter, Mother's Day etc......  I did however cut little C's sandwiches into hearts

14/02/2013 at 17:39

Hi All,

That's sweet Cinder's what you did for llittle c, and yes its like all celebrations now.

Well, I have found on trak alcholol support place, in cutting down of booze. I honestly would love to think I could stop completly. (not sure if right spelling), it's just a question of ringing them , and getting there now.

I have also sent an email offering Marshal volunteer for Parkrun, if it got there. I will see what happens there now.

Hope all okay?



Edited: 14/02/2013 at 17:40
14/02/2013 at 20:19

Sounds worth giving them a ring sinbad, see what they do and offer

Lol, found out that little C actually thought his sandwiches were shaped like ice creams!  Ah well

15/02/2013 at 12:31

Hi All,

Lol with little C sandwiches.

As far as I been told, they help you to keep on Trak with keeping up with your own goals with cutting down possible stopping drinking, That's all I know at the minute.

I managed 10 miles this morning, it was dammed hard  but I'm glad I did it. The moving time on my trusty Garmin was 2 hours 32 minutes.

One thing though I'm back on track with getting up to 20 miles within the next 5 weeks, with just one long run, and shorter runs, 3 to 4 times a week.

Hope your all okay?

15/02/2013 at 13:33

sounds like you're making good progress sinbad.

i wish someone would cut my sandwiches into icecream shapes, Cinders

Took the missus out for a fairly mediocre tepenyaki (spelling) last night. I didn't advertise it as mediocre, but the food was a bit "meh". Had most of a pint before and a glass of champagne with the meal, so i'm up to about 17 units this month. Still on target for lowest monthly alc intake at this rate. Was thinking of giving up booze for lent, but to be honest I'm about as lapsed as lapsed Catholics get, and I think i prefer alcohol moderation to abstinence. works for me.

Looks like the weather (in London at least) will be a bit warmer, dryer and brighter this weekend. Hope it's nice where you all are. Enjoy your weekend running

15/02/2013 at 13:46

Hi All,

AG what area of the world that you had your meal from, you lost me with the name

It nearly finished me off though that distance.

Question I'm so looking forward to hitting the wall  when I actually do the marathon. But is it possible to hit the wall, as you increase the distance on a weekly basis?

Good going with the booze AG.

15/02/2013 at 18:23

Definitely sounds like you're on the right track now Sinbad and the time for your 10 miles was definitely an improvement.  

I've no idea what you ate last night either AG - I moved out of London 30 yrs ago so not up to speed with all the cultural changes!

Bless Buttons Cinders -  wonder how long before he gets all embarrassed when you make him heart shaped sandwiches 

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a dry and non windy Sunday - 13 miles along the coast  can be lovely or hellish depending on the weather...........

15/02/2013 at 19:45

Hope you have a good run on Sunday SL

AG, I've no idea either....that style of food did you have?

Romantic fail here last night....ended up with pizza and it upset my tum

16/02/2013 at 06:03
Hi all, ive found since training i dont want to drink, i used ti drink heavily , always a can in my hand, if they was in the fridge they had to be drank. Now is a different story, on the odd occasion i fancy a beer, i end up cracking a can and realising ive only had a couple of sips by bedtime and pouring the rest away, i did it in the pub yesterday (my birthday meal) had a pint and left half! I have also been quit smoking 6 weeks, something i couldnt ever imagine! I feel 16 again and signing up for my first half marathon in may, could be my lifesaver. Sod the fags and beer, running is the real addiction!

Jonny M
16/02/2013 at 12:08

Welcome Jonny M and well done on quitting booze and fags - that's not easy to do! Took me years to give up the fags but finally managed to do it last October.  Feel free to join in the conversations that go on here - could be anything from gardening to psychotherapy and sometimes we even chat about running 

Shame about the effects of the pizza Cinders - and I bet you thought it was your best choice of instant food without horse 

16/02/2013 at 12:16

Welcome Jonny M

Mmm SL, you never know where this horsemeat is going to turn up next!!! 

16/02/2013 at 12:44

Morning peeps.

The smallest, smallest hint of spring out there!

You running Brighton tomorrow SL?

16/02/2013 at 17:08

Hi All,

Hello Johnny 'M' welcome to the thread. Good going with the booze and running. This thread is a great one for non judgemental support, knowledge of running and genuine friendship.

Well I'm having a day off running today, I hope to do 10k Sunday morning, I will see how it goes.

Teletext news says this could be the tip of the Iceberg in finding out how big it really is Cinder's.

Yes good luck with the half marathon SL.

Don't post too soon hopetofinish lol, forecast on BBC says it couuld turn cold again from Wednesday, I hope for this time there wrong

Well I have decided that I'm going to try and not go into town till the 27th February (I have a meeting that day), at the job centre and will have a couple before going into the meeting. Till then I won't need to  go into town. As we have a Morrisons and Aldi's two miles walk away, and I will add it to my mileage as it a steep hill yet again.

If people are wonderingg why the meeting will be so stressful, as its about going back to work, I'm worried about being pushed instead of walking back into work. The regulars know why, and I don't want to through the new people in at the deep end. I just hope they listen to me, and not the amount of peoplethey have to get back into work. Twice, I went to see disability, once before starting uni, and once whenI got my degree, they refused to help. I will be typing what help I need and about mental health matters, asking them to reassess and hopefully help me back into work. Anyway enough negativity, they will give me the help I need. Just be aware as the meeting gets closer it may become all I post.I hope it doesn't put any of you chatting to me,

Enjoy your weekend all. Good luck Sunday SL. Hope that injury won't hinder you?

16/02/2013 at 20:34
Gonna test the shin splints on a 6 miler in the morning, did 4 in thursday and it felt like my shins were going to explode. 2 days rest and hopefully should be ok. They was ok when ice skating with my daughter earlier lol.
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