New Year...New runner

Every journey begins with the first step and all that!

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12/01/2012 at 16:00

lol, i must be crazy Maam, the more i think about it the more i wonder if theres such a thing as race refunds. but worth a try 5k's are an excellent idea, get a lot of free entry ones too so no reason not too. as for the cleaning, i'd say you've done enough for the day, leave the stuff on the landing and call it art.

thanks for facebook link, finally got it, request to join has been sent

Cuba...Mexico....Jealous of you all, your so lucky.....closest i'll get to "sunny" will be turning big light on in living room maybe get something booked for after the dreaded marathon, serious incentive!!!!!!

like your treat idea........though i did that completely wrong this morning, i was so annoyed at myself for my poor performance this morning that i got myself a jumbo chocolate cream donut from greggs to try cheer me up lolol........from now on, i'll only get it if i complete the run i set out to do lol x

12/01/2012 at 16:03
Fingers crossed maam for sunday! Hope weather is going to be good!

K surely it cant beat abit of TOWIE hehe!

India is amazing. Only went Goa i dont think i could stomach the really deprived parts. 40 degree heat is jusr what you need in this cold.

Im hoping to maybe doing a 5 miler.tonight, will see how it goes
12/01/2012 at 16:08
Chocolate orange all the way k!
12/01/2012 at 16:09
Hi Everyone!
I'm new to RW as of today and I started running as a New Years resolution and its going well! Its nice to find a space where people are on the same page as you, I tend to find two responses to's either A) ''I hate running...why do you do that?!?!'' (to be fair that was my response about 3 months ago!) or B) ''Oh the furthest you've done is 5 miles! that's nothing! I did a half marathon on Sunday!'' (That usually comes from my boss!)
Its nice to find the medium, running is hard..but I'm finding that I'm loving it which brought me here! I was also wanting some advice...I did start running in November but I was infrequent. My Resolution is to be consistent with it on weekly basis, but I've recently been getting some discomfort in my knees...not whist I'm running but as an aftermath...has anyone else has this problem??

Thanks guys!

12/01/2012 at 16:21

hi lidi, welcome to RW consistency's a good resolution. good luck, hope you do well with sticking to it i've actually had an achy knee this week after my run on monday, just the one knee, but was just trying to ignore it, so b good to see if anyone does come up with any advice on that.

Wilson- r u referring to the Jaffa Cakke Greggs Donut..........cause there's no way a person could chose to have that when its placed insignificantly next to the jaw dropping strawberry milkshake donut lol.........i have to start dieting lol

12/01/2012 at 16:35

Lidi - sounds like you're in the right place, running, fun and laughter is the aim Well for me it is and the guys on here definatley help with that one.

K- def keep the donut as a treat, it will make it taste so much better, or you might find you're so proud of yourself that actually you don't want to undo the hard work and go without with a huge smile of satisfaction on your face

I sometimes get knee trouble, I tend to just rest and listen to my body, if knees hurt during a run I stop and walk.  No point pushing it and causing more problems, I did that with my ankle and has put me out for 3 months, never again. Pain is a warning sign of don't overdo in my book

I've almost made it far enough with the cleaning, just feel like I have done yet another workout. Must confess, I have dipped into the celebrations for a odd sneaky choc, just for the energy of course Decided was ok after all the exercise I'm doing today, going to work till 5 ish then stop for my dinner and a chill out, now there is an incentive, better get back too it

12/01/2012 at 16:53
Maam everyone's gotta stop and have a Mars break, its crucial for energy do you mean your working till 5 in the morning??
12/01/2012 at 16:59

No - just sorting house until 5, as in now, I've done for today and am somewhat pleased with what I have acheived.  Not looking forward to his face when he gets in though and I break the news how much he has to sort, oh well all in a good cause.

Now its me time, only chor left is the dishes, but they can wait until I've eaten.  Feel like I always have food on the mind Happy thoughts

12/01/2012 at 18:46
Maaam relax chill out put them in the dishwasher then press go!

Lidi congrats on the resolution. Just keep up the motivation side and u'll keep going. It sounds you might need some new shoes as they might.not be suitable for you? Have you had a gait done?

K although im trying to put on weight all this talk of food we will all be scoffing our faces . I have to say though i am a big choccoholic!can you blame me?
12/01/2012 at 19:15

Dishwasher - what's one of them???? In our house, when he works late, I am the dishwasher!

Chocoholic I think seems to be a theme, but everything in moderation instead of just pigging out is going to have to be the way forward, or just get it out the house then I'll be sorted

Have I mentioned I can't wait till sunday to go for a RUN!!!!!  Just a little sad won't have new watch by then, but guess you can't have everything.

12/01/2012 at 23:05
Just got back from run. Hadn't digested my tea properly so felt heavy when running so just went for a shorter one. 3.24 miles at 24.10 minutes. Think I definitely need to slow down on next run if I'm to get some further distances.

Hope it helps me sleep anyway.

Night all
12/01/2012 at 23:32
Well done WiLson..good time.
13/01/2012 at 00:12

trying to put weight on Wilson, thats every womans dream, i'm just in from a nice dinner, literally got my moneys worth then some lol, defo be heavier on the old sneeker soles tomorrow lol, not more Greggs delights for me!!

Maam, 2 more sleeps till the run.......then you'll b back!!!!!

night guys x

13/01/2012 at 10:27
Thanks for all the support guys! Its nice to know there's other people out there doing it with me! I go to a running club but no one sticks! lol

To the lady with the doughnut - Excellent reward well deserved! I always tend to find that chocolate always tastes better after a workout! My boyfriend brought home a triple dark and white chocolate cheesecake last night after I had done a 5 miler and i did not have a single piece..IT WAS THE HARDEST THING I'VE EVER it's gone I wont make that mistake again!

Maam - you've been out for 3 months?? I bet you are pumped to go for your next run! is it your first proper run in all that time?! U'll be back on the horse in no time!

As for my knees a friend of mine suggested yoga to build up joint muscles...ill give it a go and see what happens!

13/01/2012 at 15:43

lol lady with the donut......i'm definately gonna have to make that my new screen name hahaha, classic....if its easier u can call me Kirstin, though lady with a donut definately suits me better

5 miles well done you that amazing, can't wait till i can cover three miles lol......i reckon that would have merited cheesecake & wine lol. how many times a week do u run Lidi?

as for your knee joints, yoga is a shout.....i actually found a few articles in the blog section that had 14 or so yoga poses or positions to really help your muscles, joints and posture after runs. It has pictures, step by step instructions and includes the benifits of each pose, found it really interesting, not tried them out yet but its definately on my to do list. also, wither your interested i don't know, but i've heard a lot of runners take glucosamine capsules which are aimed at keeping joints supple??? wither or not you'd be willing to try i dont know, sometimes i wonder if these things are a bit of a gimic but i reckon it want do me any harm to try them for a month or so, so i'm gonna give them a bash.

been flat out at work all day, done massage after massage to the point where i want to kick my next client off the bed and try get a leg rub myself, legs are aching to do. swapping tomorrows rest day for today and going out a run tomorrow as i've more time

Hope everyone is doing well today

13/01/2012 at 15:58
Kirsten or kirsty? My names Roy by the way so call me by that. Mr wilson reminds me of dennis the menice.

How did we get talking bout donuts and wine ? i miss my late night kebabs on naan mmmm!!! Aharrr!

Been hard at work here to although not touching other people . Think ill make mine a rest day as aching abit in the quads.

How is everyone?
13/01/2012 at 16:23

Kirstin- Scottish spelling

oh yeah late night kebabs.....thats what i call Saturday though taste even better on a Sunday morning wen u wake up spooning that precious polystyrene container that you fell asleep in mid mouthfull lolol....god i miss my student days

Em i would avoid touching people unless its in your contract lol, people dont tend to take well to it.

Right so its agreed........friday is the new day of for me!

wonder how Maam is doing today? i missed calculated last night and said it was 2 sleeps to her first run, but it was 3 bad day wen u cant count to 3. 2 more sleeps now though!!!!! must be excited

13/01/2012 at 17:37

Hey all,

I'm doing good thanks, been finishing sorting out the back room, hopefully picking cross trainer up tomorrow (change of weekend so can get earlier ) After 2 days it is finally sorted. Car full to the skip, few bits to charity, shopping done!

Not that I could wait I've done 30mins on my stepper, had dinner and a nice choc yoghurt as a reward

Friday rest day would sound good, but mine is going to be tomorrow before the run on Sunday, did I mention that I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!

Kebabs are def memories from student days, many nights in Liverpool! Many nights unable to remember too

Since we're onto names, I'm Ange. 

Sounds like everyone is doing great with the running, going to be a great running weekend too! I'll be running again

13/01/2012 at 22:07

Kirstin as in Kirstin dunst?  haha 

Nar you gotta eat kebab when its fresh but i understand what you mean if you don't even remember eating it mmm!  I havent had one in months !

Ange would you like to come clean my house? 

Looking forward to my run tomorrow, shake off the cobwebs from a few heavy days at work.  Gonna take a look at some events next week probs start off in about March.

14/01/2012 at 00:04
Hi guys seems everything going well for you all, all this talk of donuts, kebabs, chocolate and wine is making me feel rather hungry. My running days are Monday, Wednesday and either fri or Saturday, so I'm going tomorrow. My neighbour has invited me to go running on Sunday, but that means I will be running Saturday Sunday and Monday, I am usually out for 30 mins ( 5 min warm up and cool down 20 min run / walk) do u think 3 days in a row will be too much? Or if I pace myself do you think I will be ok?
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