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18/07/2006 at 12:34
OMG. I just can't keep up. I'll be sacked at this rate... still then I'll have more time for running and posting.

Stu - congratulations on your new car. When do you pick it up? We got a new car just before we went on holiday - but we had an incident in it yesterday morning on the way to work - so it's not new anymore :(

Welcome, Beaker, Corinthian, Mij, Treiziste, IceQueen, and Minardi. And good luck with all the training and races you have planned.

I like the idea of the t-shirts Stu, we will be able to spot each other at events - but agree with Em about wicking tops.

Also, I think Dingus will be wearing his 'Make a Wish Foundation' shirt for the GNR, so he might need an INSPIRE head-band or hat.

I also find the first half mile difficult though it was probably the first 3 miles last night. When I can get into my rythm it just feels natural to keep going. Sometimes its easier to get into that rythm than others. I haven't done a lot of hill training (at all) so find when I have to run a hill my rythm goes to pot. I tend to sink lower in my hips and use my hands like paddles to get to the top and then have a nice slow recovery on the downhills. I talk to myself too - don't want to let you lot down - must...keep...going...

It's worth it in the end. What a sense of achievement!

Pain is temporary --- Pride is EVERYTHING (that's one of my motto's to keep me going)
18/07/2006 at 12:34
Well said Misty.
18/07/2006 at 12:39
Here here Misty! Come on OTH...lets hear about some of the positives. You may not feel like you've come very far, but this is a huge thing you're doing. A whole life-style change, you've lost weight, you're fitter, you're running, you will run further, and you'd look great in an INSPIRE T-Shirt.

Does that sound like a ticking off? Wasn't meant too.
18/07/2006 at 12:41
Hi Beaker

Those reformers are amazing. You can do all sorts with them, but starting off you lie on your back, feet on the bar at the end and push off or use your arms depending which exercise you're doing, while maintaining a 'neutral position' in your lower back. But just by changing the position of your toes and feet on the bar works different areas of your muscles - it's weird and takes a bit of getting used to but you do feel it working! Most pilates classes are on the floor though....but like I say - those exercises still do the job!

OTH - what is it with beetroot faces?! I just know that even when I get super fit ;0) I will still have a bright red face!
18/07/2006 at 12:42
Welcome Minardi - nice that someone has been running for the same sort of time as me. I also did R4L in June but in MK. Definitely got the bug from that. I am hoping to enter the Woburn 10K in October but waiting to see how I get on in the 5K's first. I am definitely more focussed when I have a goal - keeps me training so must be a good thing!!
18/07/2006 at 12:43
LOL Misty/Allie ... can't get away with anything can I? (thought you weren't around so could sneak it in!)

Yes, Stu forgot to say congrats on new car! Have you found all the buttons etc yet? I'm still too scared to try and put my lights on on the bike 'cos I can't remember which handle their on and am worried I might hit the 'emergency engine off' button instead!!

OK bringing list forward as it's changing so fast!!
18/07/2006 at 12:44
Hey - I get a beetroot face too! Maybe we should have t-shirts with The Beetroot Club on!
18/07/2006 at 12:45
Hotfeet ... we could always say it's so we stand out in the crowd ... easy to recognise in a race LOL
18/07/2006 at 12:45
Hi Minardi

I did the R4L in Boston last sunday! (Walked it though due to knee issue). I'm in Cambs - was too late signing up for the Stamford R4l - that's my usual!
18/07/2006 at 12:45
LOL Beaker!!!
18/07/2006 at 12:46
Now I have finished lecturing OTH I want to say a big WELCOME to all the new posters! Sounds like you are all very determined to overcome whatever you have to in order to be able to run.

Allie-That was a great race last night and thankyou for taking the time out to encourage me.

Dingus-Thanks, that really did feel like quite a milestone acheivement for me but I do find it very hard to remember to go slowly.

UKY Congratulations on your distance this morning. I was in the garden at 6am and it was a divine morning, was wishing I had not run last night so that I could go again!

Beaker-I always spend the first 10 minutes walking and doing 1 minute runs very slowly, it seems to really wake my legs up and then I find the running easier. My route is uphill on a rough track so I pass stones and twigs as little goals along the way. In my most sad moments i pretend I am racing and they are other runners I am passing!

A friend of mine has just started getting these AF attacks, good luck to all of you coping with this.

Em- ((hugs)) regarding Mart and thank you for the welcome back.

This is getting too long so i had better submit before the entire conversation has moved on!
18/07/2006 at 12:47
LOL. Our logo could be a little beetroot man with running shoes.
18/07/2006 at 12:47
INSPIRE Running Club - Race Details

Mike – Trentham 10mile – 23rd July
Beaker – Chicks Chase, MK – 5k – 27th July
Happy – 26th Wedding Day Race, Bushy Park – 7k – 28th July
Daniel - Plymouth Aquathon, 500m sea swim, 5k run – 19th Aug
Dingus, Peterhead - Peterhead 10k - 27th Aug.
LE & Hubby – Overton – 5 mile – 2nd Sept
Hotfeet – Women’s Hydroactive Challenge, Hyde Park – 5K – 3rd Sept
Allien - Jelly Tea Run - 10 miles - 10th Sept
Mike H - Lichfield 10K - 10th Sept
Em, Forest Of Dean - Badminton 10k - 17th Sept
Siân & Mykey – Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge – 5k – 17th Sept
Uk Yankee Singleton, Kent - Faversham 10k -17th Sept
Rob (Treiziste) – Cancer Research race – 10k – 17th Sept
Ice Queen – Swansea Bay – 10k – 24th Sept
Dingus, Peterhead – GNR - 13.1 miles - 1st Oct
Corinthian – GNR – 13.1miles – 1st Oct
Rob – Great Cumbrian Run – 13.1 miles – 15th Oct
LE – GSR - 10miles - 22nd Oct
Happy – New York Marathon – 26.2miles – 5th Nov
INSPIRE Ladies – Dingus’ 5K Kilt run, TBA

Best Pages to Check if you’re new to this thread

A ‘must’ for all newbies to the thread – lots of inspiration – Pages 1 and 2
Corinthian – another inspiring story – Page 4

Take a look at our old thread for more inspiration ….

Old Thread

DingusOTHEmandbelleMykeyPlodfatherUK YankeeDaniel’s PhotosLE’s PhotosAllien’s Photos

I'm sure I poste this but it didn't come up!!!!
18/07/2006 at 12:47
Glad I'm not the only one!

I got my friend into running, she started a few weeks after me - not once - say again - not once have I seen a patch of red on her face....I hate her....

(well of course I don't really, but it's not fair!)
18/07/2006 at 12:48
There, knew that would happen! Better go back and try to catch up (again!) now.
18/07/2006 at 12:49
You mean you guys actually look in a mirror after running! Must confess I have never done this, could be dark purple for all i know!
18/07/2006 at 12:49
Allie said..

"Also, I think Dingus will be wearing his 'Make a Wish Foundation' shirt for the GNR, so he might need an INSPIRE head-band or hat."

Stu says...

Caps are now created. Would like to do a propper runners beanie, but sadly only baseball caps are available.
18/07/2006 at 12:50
Ah, Misty - ROFLMHO. I promise the 20 people that finished behind me yesterday were real people.
18/07/2006 at 12:50
Misty - it's usually when I've gone in the bathroom for the post run wee!
18/07/2006 at 12:51
Quick work Stu.
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