Just a little bit further 2012

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05/01/2012 at 18:26

hello everybody

awww poor by'eck wish you better soon.I got a kindle for Christmas and i love it.you download books and magazines newspapers etc from amazon.co.uk who own kindle.It takes about 20 seconds to download and is an excellent service.The only question i think is would is little miss use it enough to warrent the initial outlay.I use it when travelling like the tube or if i go on holiday.It saves space and is really easy to carry being so small.But i did buy a neaprene cover for it and also a little clip on light which i use at home.The screen is great and unlike reading on laptops,ipads, etc is matt not gloss so the screen is clear and easy to read. the price of the books is cheaper than the stores but still can be expensive if used a lot.Once charged you dont need to recharge it for up to a month which is brilliant.If ive forgotton anything please ask for more info. and no i havent got any shares in amazon

Well done mini llb and i can see you as a showbiz mum Loula lol

Had a great Gym session and used my heart moniter for the first time enabling my trainer to log all my heart rates which should prove useful soon.

Have good evenings guys and get well wishes to those poorly.

05/01/2012 at 19:14

Oh deary me another sicky person....hope you feel better soon By'Eck...

Phantom....Glad you had a good gym session with your trainer..will be interesting to see results from monitoring your heart rates.....Don't use my one at all.....

Well done to Miss LLB..her name will be in lights soon..she must be chuffed to bits Loula.....Well done on your 10 miler....I wouldn't do 20 this weekend though as you only have 2 weeks till your mara......last run of that distance should be 3 weeks before although it has been known for some people to do one 2 weeks before....personally speaking I wouldn't...my last long run was 3 weeks before hand....you need to be tapering now.....maybe try 14/15...but no more......

05/01/2012 at 19:20

Eckys are getting back to normal. Thanks everyone for your good wishes.

Little Ecky just ate a full plate of veggies so he is better. Keeping Big Girl off tomorrow as we dont want her to spread it round.

By Eck hope you feel better soon.People are indeed dropping like flies.

05/01/2012 at 19:22
Very quickly as I have only just fallen through the door and I smell bad (horsey smell!!)...

Sympathies to all those sick or with sickie children.

I fix fences in the dark by wearing my running headlamp! I am also very experienced at doing emergency fence fixing so I know what to tackle and how which helps when there is a storm whipping around you!

Kindle - yes, absolutely. They are great. You will never regret having one and they make reading a paperback more fun! I love mine and the limpette's both have one. We are all avid readers. I think they are brilliant. An expensive toy maybe, but I used to spend over £50 every time I set foot in waterstones so it all balances out!

Gotta go shower and eat and collapse now.
05/01/2012 at 19:28

by eck, take it easy and hope you feel better soon

physio massaged and ultrasounded the sore bit in my arch and showed me some stretches to do. He thought it was funny when I said I 'just' did a short run of 3 miles, in that way that meant that 3 miles is a long way! 'You runners are a funny bunch' he said.

haven't got a kindle, and to be honest think I prefer a book, but can see how one would be handy when travelling etc, would really keep the weight down when travelling by plane.

05/01/2012 at 19:42

Ecky...Glad all the ecky's are feeling better...what a relief for you..

mathschick.....thats good about the physio and getting some stretches to do for the pain..hope it helps....yeah i get funny looks from people when i say i have just been for a wee run and then they ask how far did you go...and they say how far...and follow it by saying they couldn't run for a bus...lol...they are the funny bunch I think...

05/01/2012 at 19:50

well done for lillte llb - how exciting for her! (and for big llb too)

Franny - I know, and let's face it, 3 miles? you wonder whether it is worth it! Well, I am building back up, he didn't tell me not to run, so I am happy!! Well, he said see how it is tomorrow and if it is sore don't run for a few days, then start with 5 mins, 10 mins...

05/01/2012 at 20:01
Good advice mathschick...and every run counts as you know..it's all miles on the clock......maybe run 1 day and have rest the next to see how it is????
05/01/2012 at 20:05

yay!! glad the eckys are getting better...hope you do too by'eck!

re:the kindle, my mum had one for xmas and i havnt even had a look at it..im not a techie really so doesnt bother me much. i rather have my books...i cant imagine having D karnazes on kindle..miss llb has enough xmas money to buy one but im nor sure itd be worth it. she loves her nintendo DS and WII  so i think she would be better buying learning games for that at the mo

i am watching top gear at the moment-sooo funny!!!

yes i am so pleased for miss llb , will find out more when they go back to dance classes next week. extra rehearsals every saturday right up to april..was trying to find something on webabt it .think i found it its called 'stars in our eyes'..looks like it could be at sadlers wells...

franny, i will be a good girl and do 15 , is that ok? and then 10 the following sat/sun?

05/01/2012 at 20:11

well, I will have a little run tomorrow, was planning a rest day Saturday anyway (well, spinning and gym), so I'll see they go and decide about Sunday

oh, better be a good teacher and plan some lessons for tomorrow - glad it is nearly the weekend already!

05/01/2012 at 20:17
Loula.....Yeah do 15 this week and then 10/12 the following week..BUT if you do do more than 15 ie I know you and you will want to do 20...lol the next weeks run should be 10 at them most ...probabaly lower.....you could always concentrate on shorter speedy runs to get your legs going round.....its all a learning curve and you will know better what suits you after your 1st marathon is over...Ooooo I'm so excited for you...there is no better feeling than completing your 1st marathon....I was on cloud 9 for weeks and was telling anyone and everyone who would listen what I had achieved....LOL
05/01/2012 at 20:19

Hi all!  Back from my Turkish lesson and had some supper.  It was the last lesson tonight but it might start up again in March.  I hope so!  I couldn't squeeze in a run but I had a very productive practice with daughter and violin teacher for next week's violin and piano exams.  I'll try to run tomorrow.

AF - I was watching Brokeback mountain - one of my favourite films, it's beautiful and sad and Heath Ledger is in it.  If you don't know, it's about a love affair between 2 cowboys and most straight men have difficulty watching it

RR - Good news about the diagnosis and that your doctor knows what he is talking about but pretty lousy you are out of action for a little while. Keep positive, it sounds like it will mend just fine.

Franny and Loula - well done on your runs girls! And LLB - exciting news about Miss LLB! 

By'Eck - get well soon!  Gosh there is a lot of sickness going around.  I am 42 (but I was only 41 in the photos!)  How old are you?

Mathschick - Enjoy cake day!  Gosh that's a good idea!

Phantom - well done on your gym session!

Limper - have a good rest!

Ecky - Glad your family are feeling a bit better.

Off to put some washing on....


05/01/2012 at 20:23
Jude - I love that film too. Glad the practice went well for your daughter's exam.
05/01/2012 at 20:29
nope never seen it.never want to see it
05/01/2012 at 20:29

15.01.12          Stubbington 10K (DJ)

22.01.12          Gloucester Marathon (LLB)

29.01.12          Romsey 5 mile (DJ)

13.02.12          Valentine’s run Southwater (AF)

19.02.12                   Brighton HM (AF)

22.02.12                   Tunbridge Wells HM (Spartak)

04.03.12                   Eastbourne HM (AF)

04.03.12          Frank Harmer Memorial 10K (Ian Kirsh)

04.03.12                   Steyning Stinger HM (Spartak)

05.03.12          Chichester Priory 10 K (AF)

11.03.12                   Bath HM (Matt)

17.03.12          The Mighty Deerstalker Night Race 10K and then some… (Gastank)

18.03.12                   Surrey Tempest 10 mile (AF)

? April             Bursa 15K (Jude)

15.04.12                   Brighton Marathon (Spartak)

15.04.12                   Rock and Roll HM Edinburgh (Franny)

29.04.12                   MK Marathon (ByEck)

05/01/2012 at 20:31

06.05.12                   Three forts HM (AF)

13.05.12          Votwo Kamikaze The final sortie (AF)

27.05.12                   Edinburgh Marathon (Franny + Gastank)

27.05.12                   Northants Ultra 35 (LLB)

01.07.12                   Marathon leg of Outlaw Ironman Nottingham (Chili)

11.08.12          NDway ultra50 (LLB + Chili)

19.08.12                   Isle of Wight HM (Jude)

22.09.12          JW Ultra (LLB)

? Sept              Maidenhead HM (Angel)

21.10.12          Great Birmingham HM? (Ecky)

21.10.12          ABO Marathon (LLB, Spartak, Chili, Franny, Angel, ByEck, Matt, DJ)

11.11.12          Istanbul Eurasia Marathon (Jude)

Nov                 Druids (LLB + Chili)

05/01/2012 at 20:34

Lol Phantom!

OK this is the racing list.  Newbies please tell me if you have a race you have entered or are thinking of entering and I will add it to the list.  Also please tell me if I have made any mistakes!  Thanks guys.

05/01/2012 at 20:41
Hi Jude...hope your turkish lessons start up again and hope you get out for your run tomorrow
ChallengeGoGoGas    pirate
05/01/2012 at 20:57
Oh Lou, two weeks!!! Nervous yet, you do got this one! Congrats on the miss Llb news, obviously talented like her mum. Glad you are liking Dean K book, next one is also good too

Phantom - you're still inspiring the heck out of me! Have lost some mojo this week, so I'm taking a recovery week and will run hopefully on Saturday and gym on Sunday - fingers crossed rubbish weather isn't helping, alarm goes off at five and while it still sounds a little like the wizard of oz outside, I just go back to sleep instead

Ecky bunch hope u all feel better soon!

Kindle, can't remember who asked but Miss g'tank has one and loves it! LM prefers the feel of a real book and refuses to get one, the 6'2" g'tank jr doesn't know what a book is and I read books of any description on any format... I have an iPad and iPhone and read on both and have the kindle software so I can read books on both.

Limper - I love horses but haven't riden in years, been bucked into a fence once and broke three ribs.. That was interesting! Good job on the fences hope you have a well deserved relaxing evening.

MathsChick - good news! Yes the distance thing is a funny one, I've started looking to see how far away some of our friends live from us, the LM thinks I'm nuts but it might be an interesting way to get some long runs in!

RR - glad u found a decent doc, you'll just have to push on the upper body training for the time being mate. What about swimming or cycling? Might just give you a alternative to the TT if it gets a bit mundane

Hi to everyone
05/01/2012 at 21:22
Aw gastank..I hope you find your mojo soon....its all this rotten weather and that january feeling that does it....Hope you get to do your run on Saturday.
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