Just a little bit further 2012

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01/01/2012 at 21:05
Ooo ecky that sounds like proper winter food. I had spaghetti hoops on toast but was too full to finish it. The diet really needs to start tomorrow...
01/01/2012 at 21:40

Mine needs to start again as I feel rubbish.

We have been invited out for a meal tomorrow night too.I am so fed up of rich fatty foods. I am craving Salad and I dont even like it that much.

Just been trying to get my team together for the Great Midlands Fun Run again this year. I love this one as we do it as a family. I just hope we get a really big team this time.

01/01/2012 at 22:11

Oh my! four pages of posts already! We are well named the CRAC Team.

Welcome Limper, Mathchick, Deva and Liz. Great to have you join us.

Hi SLegs - so pleased you're back with us.

Jude - Congratulations for reaching 16miles

And Loula, another 20! Are you doing a long run next week? When does your taper start? Am so excited for you. 

AF - well done on your race. Good to hear you are alright. Was MrsAF there to cheer you on? I know that was important to you.

Well, this evening I finally did my first run for a week. Felt wonderful. Just my usual 5 hilly miles in the dark. But it's so mild out there. I didn't need hat or gloves and I saw a cherry tree in blossom

My goals for the year are to improve my time on the marathon in July. Complete my first Ultra in Aug. Run with the CRAC team in Abo marathon in Oct and hopefully do the Druids 2 day in Nov. It's a bit scary and I've a long way to go.

I weighed myself this morning expecting to have put on a few pounds but I haven't! Am still the same 9st7lbs. But I do have a layer of fat round the middle. Is it worth trying to shift it? If I'm happy with my weight as it is, will it make much of a difference to my running if I lose a bit? I've never been overweight so it's never been an issue or something I've ever paid any particular importance too. I'm just trying to decide if I can be bothered to try and get a nice flat set of abs

01/01/2012 at 22:14
AF and By'eck - there are a couple of good events in Portsmouth... there's a half in Feb usually and a full mara in Dec. Excellent organisation.
You're well placed for some great runs though aren't you AF. I love the Mel's Milers 10k at Christs.
The Knacker Cracker lives up to it's name from what I've heard!!

I had salad today. I lurves salad And it's so healthy that it can be countered with cakecakecake for pud!!
02/01/2012 at 05:02

Morning all!

Sorry I didn't make it back on last night to say well done to you AF!  Sounds like a really tough race with all those steps.  So... very well done! And so glad you are OK.

I love salad almost as much as cake and could easily eat it everyday as long as it had plenty of olives and onions, yummy! (I'm a veggy but I eat fish - I think that makes me a pescetarian!)

Anyway, normal day for me... work and then teachers meeting until 7 (every Monday, aaarggh) home by 8.  No run today. But only 3 weeks until the end of term and then 2 weeks holiday. Yipee! (I live in Turkey for those who are new. I teach English here but I was actually a Music teacher in England.  The terms are all different here.)

Have a good day everybody!

02/01/2012 at 08:06

good morning all...didnt get back on here as took miss llb up to bed and promptly fell asleep with her!! was sooo tired after the festivities and guests etc. had a little lie in this a.m before the deccies come down today. mr llbs uncle sent me a text saying it shouldnt take too long....erm, he was in shock whn i said it normally takes 3 hours to take them all down and then clean up afterwards....it must be done today though as tomorrow im back at work and day after schools are back!..aw i miss having little missllb off school.

jude thats a long day for you! hope its not a crazy one, just keep thinking of our hols coming upwill you get to run then?

chili, yep next week i start taper , forgot that until i loooked at the schedule yesterday was my last really long run! next weekend i will do 12 , then week after 8 ..although i have recovered well the day after each LS i know my bod must be tired what with everything else in the past few weeeks. hoping the weather is ok that week of Jan or else i will have to find another mara.   after it i plan to have maybe a few wqeeks of lower mileage and then wind it back up again towards May and continue for the rest of year

 on the healthy eating front im pretty much ok, in fact ive had to really push to take more food on runs. we dont have takeaways or Mcds or anything much in this house so we are not too norty....i will just have one aim though ...to get my abs looking like gastanks.....*throws down the gauntlet to gastank*

02/01/2012 at 08:57
Morning Loula & Jude et al.

Just spent a windy couple of hours sorting out my horses for the day and am now settling down with 'second-breakfast' (first is at 5:30am).
I was going to be marvellous and go straight for a weeny jogette when I got in - but the croissants were already warmed and waiting for me!

Loula - I used to hate it when the limpettes went back to school after the hols. I just love having them at home 24/7. It's even worse now though... today they will depart the lily-pad and both head back to uni

I think today and possibly tomorrow will see the last of the norty food cleared from the fridge! We're veggies here but we do all rather have a sweet tooth. And pastry type things... nomnomnom.
Back to work tomorrow, so unless you all get round here quick the cake tin will be going in with me for my deserving colleagues to enjoy!
02/01/2012 at 09:21

*grabs coat to do a little runette to imers for tea and cakies*

aw, limper, i was only thinking i am petrified of miss llb going off to secondary school and its not for a while yet...cant believe where my baby has gone!..she is currently still asleep in bed -practising for being a teen already i think!!....we have big decisions to make when next school comes around. well, i say decisions...i have already made them lol but its IF she gets into tht school as we are not in catchment....we are just 1.8miles outside it..arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh........

i too am about to commence taking down decs and i think out fridge is pretty much clear of norties now but we still have copius biccies and chocs..my ecxuse is that they are my fuel on LSR...HONEST GUV!

02/01/2012 at 09:26

its a very bright n sunny day here, looks chilly though.

morning phantom, have you run today?

02/01/2012 at 09:26
Morning all,

limper-It's a small world the Mel's Milers race is the race organised by my club (I am one of the few male members!), I ran it in 2011 as I wasn't a member of the club when I entered It, I got my 10k PB in it as well. Have to marshall it this year- will you be entering? it is on 1 April this year. Did you enter last year? I run along the parts of the route 4-5 times a week. I live in Soutwater where the Country Park is. Hopefully I will be able to cheer you on this year.

Mathschick-Yes it was a very hard race and there was a runner in a gorilla outfit. 95% of the runners were in facny dress.

chilli-Mrs AF was there to support me which was nice.Well done on your run & mainating your weight over Christmas..

Well I am a bit achey. I don't think i said that the 276 steps I went down were also the same 276 steps I had to go up. I will hgowever go for a short slow recovery run this pm.

Also will detox from tomorrow and am going to make a huge pot of Minestrone soup as a start of going back to healthy eating.

Bye for now......
02/01/2012 at 10:00

mornin'all. first prop run on my schedule early am it was ok but my calfs ache a bit now hey ho

Dont forget to get an appointment tomorrow AF Its probally nothing at all but ive got to tell you that if id fitted it would freak me out and id have to find out why.

Just come back form Sainsburys with lots of healthy stuff I too am a veggie but do absolutely love cake n choccies but being a tad on the short side if i got round and fell over i wouldnt be able to get up so i dont indulge my passion very much at all

Have fantastic morning my amazing friends and newbie friends too.

02/01/2012 at 10:05
AF - thanks for the date of Mel's Milers. I do it every year that I can, although a couple of times it has clashed with other commitments. You may have just made up my mind to prioritise it this year though!
Do you know about the Dorking area events that 'Run to Live' do? The Badger Half etc? They are good.

Limpette #2 has just informed we that we WILL do Mel's 10k!! It's two weeks before Brighton Mara but I never follow a training plan so no reason not to do a 10k that week. Yippee
When will entry open BTW?

I'm just re-charging the battery for the bathroom scales. Wibble.
02/01/2012 at 11:01
limper- did the Baccus 1/2 Marathon last year, Both Dunsfold 10 milers as well as the Dunsfold 10k and the Leatherhead rotary 10k. I will find out about the entry- should be in the next week or so.
02/01/2012 at 11:45

Morning Cracers...

Sorry never got back on last night...but was sooo tired after our meal at the in laws...Lovely Homemade steak pie.....yummy it was....and some champers too....

Well done AF on your race yesterday and gald you were alright.Hope you get that Doctors appointment.

Loula.......Took me ages to get our decorations down this morning....I am back at work tomorrow so really had to be done today...I will be glad to get back to a normal routine once again...

.I was going to go out for a longish run  but may just do family walk instead so as I am not deserting them for hours..LOL..plenty time for me to get long runs again soon and I am so looking forward to it.Can't wait

Ecky....Hope your feeling better............

ByEck, Hows the blister today now that you were brave and popped it.???

Jude..How are your leggies after your 10 and 16 miles ????

Phantom...Impressed with all your healthy stuff from the shops.

Hi Chilli...you running today......

Hi Limpers,mathschick,Gastank,RR and anyone I may have missed .....Have a good day...

02/01/2012 at 12:05

hi franny yep i have only just finished taking down the decs, moving furniture back to where it was, dusting, hoovering, then i start dusting one thnng and it just turns into a whole room blitz...the hall, stairs, kitchen, living rm, conservatory, ALL had deccies or lights somewhere!...have had todo a spiderman event climbing around the window sills of the conservatory to get down the tiny lights i fixed up above the blinds..problem is the conservatory is quite high...and im quite small, so it involves climbing on the dining rm table too.......which is why i always do these things whn mr llb NOT around........all hoovered now and clean again..phew...i was getting a bit tetchy with the clutter of cards....i think i have mild OCD....I LIKE TIDYNESS AND ORDER

phantom, well done on a run, was it a bit fresh out there today?...i think i too would be a very round lickle teletubby if i ate too much ..we would be like weebles

am going to do my nails all pwetty tonight...have had nice dark red and purple for last 2/3 weeks but may do some nail art tonight now all my mega cleaning done.

02/01/2012 at 13:18

apart fom me and by'eck is anyone joining KKs monthly mileage challenge thread? its really a good way of keeping everyone at it and running throught the rubbish weather...i was in the lead yesterday and still lead female today...yay!!! i think my position may be shortlived though lol...

AF, have you any pics from yesterday?

02/01/2012 at 13:19
boss!!! i just found a pic of you in your convict suit very good!!
02/01/2012 at 13:41
LLB-There are quite a few pictures of me. I am going to try & cut and paste them from my offcie laptop when I go to the office. Can't suss it out on the mac!!! I will look up the KK monthly mileage challange which forum is it on?

Phantom-Well done on your run. I am also going to pop into Sainsburys & get some healthy stuff today. Last naughty week day for me today.

Franny-Enjoy your family walk. I love Steak,Mushroom & Onion pie but not for the moment.

I was very achey going down the stairs today,but, amd back form a 5.27 mile run in 43 minutes so amd recovered from yesterday!! Now off to the kitchen.

Yesterdays race results have come through I came 97/252 finishers so happy with that as I followed peoples advice and didn't aim to finsih in the top 25%. The boss was a good boy & will try and book a Dr's appointment tomorrow.
Edited: 02/01/2012 at 13:47
02/01/2012 at 13:59

Afternoon guys...

Loula..glad you got all the cleaning and decs down...I like tidiness and order to I mut admit....

AF....Well done on your result..fantastic indeed........

Well we didn't go a family walk...no one wanted to and hubby wanted to go and watch football...he asked me if i wanted to go...erm No..so i went and did a 7.57 mile run...a different route through woodland and then back via the road...very nice but very muddy and slippy in parts.....very cold and strong wind to but glad i went out ..it wasn't the fastest run but was out for 1.18 mins so a good base bulid up for my mara training which starts in earnest the day after Loulas marathon...woo hoo....

Loula   maybe i will join the challenge......

02/01/2012 at 14:27
Loula - I'd be too embarrassed to join the mileage thread at the moment! My recently mended broken bits are still deciding whether they are going to allow me to do very much at all yet.

AF - I will be ready by April 1st though, so yes please to a heads-up when entries are open for Mel's
Everyone keeps mentioning you being poorly - hope things are OK now and that you are being sensible. Best wishes for that.

Franny and Phantom - well done for your runs.

I popped in to Tesco - and popped straight back out again! It was chaos in there. Healthy shopping can wait - for now I shall look after my sanity by not going near the shops!!

Just packed one limpette off to uni
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