Just a little bit further 2012

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02/01/2012 at 15:25

afternoon everyone

well, got out for a 2 mile run this morning - trying to build back up after 3 weeks off, and I feel so unfit! The ankle bits that were damaged feel ok, but under my arch is so sore - not really sure why, it wasn't sore before. Shall do lots of stretching and hopefully it will be ok

managed to get the family out for a walk, kids both got soaked despite wearing wellies! Smallest got stuck in the mud and had to be rescued...

then, lunch out at our favourite cafe. I was good as I have some weight to lose. Need to work out how much I need to lose and then just be sensible, I eat fairly healthily but I think I need to control portion size

02/01/2012 at 16:09

well done franny...and yay come help me on the mile challenge..although you will be ob the scottish side obviously in da frozen norf and i am a softy southener...AF the thread is fairly near the top of the list, i think its on hot threads at the mo..you have to decide whos side you are on...north/south...and if you are a marmite lover/hater....

limper the aim isnt to see who can outdo someone else, its merely an encouragement thread to keep us all going over january...doesnt matter how little or how much...and you dont have to log miles every day...you can do whatever you like. just add yourself in and you appear on the scoreboard-just for fun!!

02/01/2012 at 16:14
mathschick wrote (see)

then, lunch out at our favourite cafe. I was good as I have some weight to lose. Need to work out how much I need to lose and then just be sensible, I eat fairly healthily but I think I need to control portion size

I'm amazed that I didn't put on any weight!!!  Taking into account the fact that I haven't done any running for six to eight weeks, and I've eaten way too much chocolate over Christmas, it's almost unbelievable.  Must be down to the resistance training - that must have helped keep everything at bay.  After all, more muscle=more fat being burned.  Fat's down a little bit as well!

+4 to the monthly pushup test (pushups until I can't do anymore).  Last month was 26, this month is 30.  I know, not massively impressive, but considering I was struggling to even get to 15 not too long ago, I'm quite pleased.  It's fun thinking about what it might be come the end of this year!!    

I'm seeing quite a few people out running - so jealous! 

Edited: 02/01/2012 at 16:15
02/01/2012 at 16:18
RR i can do 'some ' press ups....about 12....sit ups are good, i can keep going on those..
02/01/2012 at 16:37

Just joined the mileage thread.  What a good idea!

Well done on your 2 miler Mathschick.  It's hard getting back after a break.  Hope the sore bits ease up.

My press ups and sit ups are a bit rubbish.  I started doing some core work a while back but I have no self discipline and didn't keep it up.  I know I should.

I also haven't put any weight on over Christmas, New Year and 'asure' season but I want to lose a bit to help me get a bit faster.  (I'm 9 stone but only 5ft4.) But as I said I have this self control problem ..... Nevermind, I'll just have to run it off.

Still at school (it's 6.30 here.)  Wanna go home now!!!

02/01/2012 at 16:54

awww poor Jude

Loula and Jude talking about not being able to do some bits of excercise and yet still run hundreds of miles hmmmm.doesnt seem like you need to girls

Well done Mathschick it can be so difficult to get running again.Good 2 miles

Back to work tomorrow but i think an early doors run for me

Have a good evening guys and hope you go home soon Jude

02/01/2012 at 16:57
Well, little one decided to mess up my plans for a nice family walk/jog this afternoon by taking his nap very late. OH has promised to kick me out for some speedwork later. I'm thinking of some fartleks then a recovery jog home.
I have put on an obscene amount of weight due to eating hospital feed and Christmas. Also, not doing enough running
Jude, what instrument did you specialise in? I know several music teachers. One is even talking about teaching Moo....
02/01/2012 at 18:33

Back home!  Listening to daughter do her piano practice.  Computer is in the same room as the piano.

I trained as a classical singer By'Eck, but I can bash around on the piano too and know the basics of violin and cello.  I teach my eldest two the piano and I'm waiting to start the youngest one when he shows any signs of being interested. Daughter is doing grade 4 piano and grade 2 violin in 10 days time.  I'm more nervous than she is.  Actually, swimming is her priority and she doesn't practise enough but she enjoys playing, so that's fine.  Are you musical?   

02/01/2012 at 18:37

I have a couple of stone to lose... I know it is mainly a portion control thing. I am no good at situps or press ups . I have started to do planks though - hard but I can actually do it, whereas if I try to do a press-up I just collapse! Maybe I should time how long I can stay in plank position then track it through the year.

Jude - till 7:30 every Monday? Yuck. Mind you, I used to teach English in Spain and worked till 10 every night. Mind you, used to go out after work every night! Hours seemed fine then, just a different way a life...

02/01/2012 at 18:59
When I first did a TEFL course I wanted to go to Spain but I found a job in Turkey instead.  I wanted to travel the world but I met my hubby here and I never got any further. I did a couple of Spanish courses in Malaga though.  Had a great time.  Spaniards certainly like to party and stay up late.  Where were you Mathschick?
02/01/2012 at 19:00
Jude, I used to play the piano to a reasonable standard and I can hold a tune as our choir leader puts it. (he is very strict - we have to pronounce our words properly and that's hard when you have a lancashire accent). I love it when kids learn an instrument because they really want to. My OH was a semi-pro horn player and was cathedral chorister as a boy so there should be some musical genes about.
Mathschick, life before kids is so different. I can't believe the hours I used to keep!
Ok, my problem with my weight is snacking and eating when the kids do, then with my OH
02/01/2012 at 19:01
Jude Yazicilar wrote (see)

Back home!  Listening to daughter do her piano practice.  Computer is in the same room as the piano.

I trained as a classical singer By'Eck, but I can bash around on the piano too and know the basics of violin and cello.  I teach my eldest two the piano and I'm waiting to start the youngest one when he shows any signs of being interested. Daughter is doing grade 4 piano and grade 2 violin in 10 days time.  I'm more nervous than she is.  Actually, swimming is her priority and she doesn't practise enough but she enjoys playing, so that's fine.  Are you musical?   

It's great that your daughter is interested in the piano - starting young is the best way, not like me.  I started all the performing malarkey at 21 - I'm confident that had I started when I was a child, I would be reasonably established in piano or guitar, if not acting or singing.  Guitar/piano + singing is enough to make a start on building a reasonably solid career by itself.  Oh well, eh?
02/01/2012 at 19:03

Jude - I was in a small town near Madrid - had a brill time. Had a boyfriend there, but I decided to leave him and come back to the UK.

by eck - kids certainly change everything! mind you, age doesn't help either! No way could do the same things now as I used to.

02/01/2012 at 20:07

Evening!
Nice run Franny.

And well done to all those taking decorations down - ours have gone too.

Jude - that is great that you are able to teach your kids music.

mathschick - hope you foot heals.

Limper - how is you feeling after your first run since the injury?

Mmmmm, we still have too much cheese in the house. And lots of sweets, but I don't eat those (just chocolate ). We have 'Saturday Sweetie Day' in our house which it the only day our girls are allowed sweets/choc and so we probably have enough to last us until the end of Feb.

I had fun today. Sweatshop are selling Brooks Adrenaline shoes in their sale at 1/2 price. Since those are the shoes I wear I trotted along to the shop today and bought two pairs! They are even different colours so I wont get bored. The ones I'm wearing at the moment still have some miles in them so I should be sorted now for 2012. 

Loula - it was colder today, but did my usual 5 miles in the dark this evening. But motivation is back and I'm bouncing *boing! boing! boing!*

02/01/2012 at 20:08
Have we heard from Gastank today? Just wondering if he'd recovered from his New Year party?
02/01/2012 at 20:30
Blister hurt but I still managed 30 minutes of fartleks. Only 2.25 miles because I'm still rubbish at it.
02/01/2012 at 20:38

mathschick, planks are really good for your abs but i always get the giigles doing planks and collapselol im useless!!!! must try harder i think is my motto for this year!!

phantom i will think of you out running when i am glossing my nails and cuddling my hot cup of tea tomorrow.....

chili, yes it WAS much colder today but i am sooo excited about all of this year! my firend in the village has got out of the habit of running but she has offered to crew me in summer whn i do longer and longer runs by coming on her bike or running part of the way in trainingbless her,it will really help me!

02/01/2012 at 20:45

just heard Loula that i have a 7.30am appointment in the West End so no early run for me tomorrow

but enjoy your glossy nails and hotty tea and good news about your summer runny mate

02/01/2012 at 20:49

Well done ByEck.

Loula - that is really nice of her.

Phantom - are auditioning for a musical? If so I think we need photos

And I've signed up to KK's monthly chalenge too

02/01/2012 at 21:02
 its a kind of show Chili but unfortunately nothing to do with showbiz.
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