New Year...New runner

Every journey begins with the first step and all that!

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17/01/2012 at 22:24
Well done Claire!! Feeling fitter is fab isn't it? I love not getting that awful lung burn so much anymore!
17/01/2012 at 22:32
hey claire, go you hang over running is the work of the devil, well done you on powering through get some ice on the groin, nothing worse than a groin pull. don't get bogged down bout weight, it can be so unpredictable and loads of other factors will affect it. you should take your measurements too, as there can be vweeks you dont lose weight but r droppin inches off waist hips etc, i found this a lot wen i was following slimming world strictly. going straight back on it after my birthday at end of the month x
17/01/2012 at 22:38
Flightyrachel, well done on signing up for race for life, it's something I want to do this year. How does it work? Do u have to pay to enter? Do u then get sponsorship to raise money? I too have promised myself a new pair of trainers and some proper running gear.
18/01/2012 at 00:45
What a long shift! Busy day just got In deffo not going out for a run now I'll wait till daylight breaks.

KIrstin and ange it is a Mitchell's and butler pub and the brand is a vintage inn pub.we have the log fires, very busy for food. Glad to see you rested KIrstin no need to push it mate. But get ur dominos ass to the running shop ! My orders (remember 40 sterling)

Did everyone get out today? How are you all?

Can't wait to go bed now Zzzzzz
18/01/2012 at 10:23
Morning all, I'm off to sweatshop today to buy new trainers. Also have a confession to make, I'm only partly a beginner... In 2008 I ran the London Marathon VERY SLOWLY, but since then I've had two kids and stopped running. So even though I'm not really a total beginner, I'm a beginner-again, which is pretty much the same thing!
I'm in week two of the eight week programme to get you running for a solid half hour. This week I'm on running for 2 mins, walking for 1 min seven times. I did it once and it was ok but I wouldn't call what I'm doing 'running', it's more of a shuffle. I do it around 8.30 once the kids are asleep. In a way it's annoying because I can't listen to music while running (don't feel safe doing it on dark streets) but the plus side is hardly anyone's around so I don't feel self conscious about my style or my wobbly bits!

Ange I look forward to hearing how the garmin goes.

K-Anne, I'm doing weight watchers online, the app for iPhone is really great and I don't feel too deprived. Really recommend it. I was 13 and a half stone two and a half weeks ago and now weigh just under 13. My goal is 9 and a half stone sometime this year, which is how much I weighed before getting married, having kids etc. I've been 'running' for a week and a half.

Keep it up everyone, you're doing brilliantly!!!
18/01/2012 at 10:25
PS doing a race for life is a great idea, thanks guys - think I'll sign up to one now!
18/01/2012 at 10:55
Hey apm

firstly congrats on the jealous because that is my ultimate. The good thing is you know what to expect along the route of training. I guess if we all keep mitivated then we will all get there. Im also the same as u...u run generally very late at night but havent tried the music yet.

18/01/2012 at 11:13

Hi all

Not been running as much as Id like but have been walking miles - dog thinks its k9 Xmas!!

Anyway today we did walk 1 run 1 10x then


Run 4 walk 2.

Thats nearly a marathon (at least a snickers?)

Going for a soak now and then a few hours kip b4 work.

Hope u are all doing well. 

18/01/2012 at 11:17

Was in the park on Tuesday with the dog about 06-30.

Saw  a load of flashing lights approaching me on the path and thought I was gonna be alien abducted with all the probes etc.

Turns out it was a load of lunatics doing the boot camp fitness thing with lights strapped to their heads!!

How I laughed - once Id gone home to change my trousers anyway.

18/01/2012 at 12:03

hey all, i'm having a very unproductive day in work today, hope you all are too

APM thats amazing, cant believe you've already done marathon, if i can get my ankle back into action then thats what i'm aiming towards i also run at night and to b honest not in the best lit route, but i have to listen to music, i hate tuning into things like my breathing or the sound of my trainers hitting the ground and things lolol, so i just wear a high viz vest and run and hope i don't run into trouble lol,

As for weight watchers, i've tried it a couple of things but i just cant be doing with the point counting if i'm totally honest, but i think different diets have different things to suit everyone, and its clearly suiting you really well if you've lost that much so quickly, well done

Joe, apparently walking is just as good a running, or so my superfit uncle tells me all the time, so good for you for still getting out. what kind of dog do you have?

Roy-is today the breaking out of the leggings haha, what restaurants do they have in Glasgow then? xx

18/01/2012 at 12:05
Claire, I signed up for Race for Life online, the site is a bit temperamental, I think that works!

Slowjoe, I love your story of aliens! Would have made a good excuse for not finishing the run, at least!

APM, well done on the weightloss, over half a stone already!

I've just popped to Sports Direct and invested in a thermal layer, some leggy things and some little gloves, I've been getting a bit cold! I don't like to run on roads (too hurty) so have been running along the seawalls of the creeks, a tad breezy!
18/01/2012 at 12:12

k anne - i have a border collie x labrador - he is insatiable. He can run for hours come home lie down for 5 minutes then wants to do it again!!

Rachel - the aliens were very scary. Keep an eye out for them!!

18/01/2012 at 12:22
aaaaaaaww thats amazing lol, is he good a keeping with you wen he runs? mines gets distracted constantly lol x
18/01/2012 at 12:46
Hes very good we always run in parks and he always keeps me in sight. So he might stop for a sniff then gallop 20 yards to catch up then run off 30 yards away have a sniff then catch up again.
18/01/2012 at 13:09
KIrstin - trickled trou in bears den, The stables in Kirkintilloch, The ospreys in Newton mearns and the red deer in cumbernaulds. Ring any bells? You got that gait done yet? Hehe.

Ange any news on the watch yet?

Playing football later in a match so not going to run till in the morning. Getting a workout at least.

Hope all is well!
18/01/2012 at 13:30

Lol the uppercrusts of Glasgow, no haven't heard of them, i don't darken the doorways of these areas lol, more for the well to do hahaha, look out for them though if ever i jump on the wrong bus.

Just found out there is a sweatshop in GLasgow YAY!!! its in the afore mentioned Bearsden tho unfortunately so i'll have to look my best and mind my P's and Q's.

Joe your dog sounds like a dream lol, how do you feel about fostering an extremely hyperactive though loving pup for a week and see if you can get him to be just as well behaved cause i'm struggling lol. love him when he's sleeping though, angel lol x

18/01/2012 at 14:11
Ooops! Just bought a garmin 205 from sweatshop. It was supposed to be my reward for being able to run thirty solid minutes (7 weeks away according to the programme I'm following) but I had to buy it as it was reduced from 149.99 to 99.99. I've asked my partner to hide it until then so it will still be a reward. Look forward to letting you all know how it goes. I also got new trainers - brooks adrenaline and they were also reduced from 90 to 60 so I'm quite chuffed.
Ange I look forward to hearing how you get on with your garmin.
Slowjoe - run 4 walk 2 is amazing - well done! You won't be slow for long!
Edited: 18/01/2012 at 14:13
18/01/2012 at 14:28
If any of you live in London you might want to sign up to this very beginner-friendly 5k:

I did!
18/01/2012 at 15:33
Apm how did you go about training for your marathon last time? I'm really keen to run one, gonna do a half first though. I'm considering getting one of these garmins although need to know how accurate the mileage is on it.
18/01/2012 at 15:43

K hope the ankles ok?

How cold is it please!!

I am doing my 3rd session of wk1 for the c25k tomorrow did my davina dvd today for 40 mins Still no sis, text her today as she was supposed to go to the gym said she was tired so i text her saying sometimes you just have to get on with things and the gym would make her feel better?? then i thought i feel like am hassling her so am not going to anymore, as long as am doing my thing then great!

Any runs today?

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