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4 years ago I was 12stone 8lbs, old (now 63 - cant do anything about that!!) got back into running and completed the Snowdonia Marathon last Saturday - my first - in 4hrs 45:52. Well chuffed. I now weigh 9st 5lbs and would like to lose another 5.5 lbs, but my hubby says he doesnt like seeing my ribs! I found an ap for my phone called MyFitnessPal on to which yoiu log absolutely everything is very motivating. My downfall is WINE and when I drink wine I have to eat cheese! Smaller portions work, smaller fork, smaller plate. More exercise.
LLB3 and Smileybob - Well done to do marathons doenst matter about the time - you are way ahead of those who never move at all.
Come midnight NYE I will be ready to register for Snowdon again.
Happy running days one and all
JLB3 - well done thats amazing I still cant get my head around even thinking of doing a full mara so dont be too dispondent like everyone else is saying, its a great achievement that not many can do so be proud I read your report and can relate to what you said as it happened in my last half mara. I got to around 9-10 miles and suddenly started walking I didnt remember thinking about it it just happened. Then everytime I started up running again it was more and more effort and I noticed my aches more I am still learning valuable lessons about running and to put them into practice for the next one
Just had my Birthday weekend and October probably being the lowest mileage I have ever run in a month I need to pull my finger out
Helen - welcome and well done on Snowdon the hardest mara in the country I am led to believe do you live that way? I did Lake Vyrnwy in September
Thanks everyone, lessons certainly learned!
Welcome Helen, well done on the weight loss so far and Snowdonia. Fantastic.
I might do the Belfast City Marathon but I'm undecided, marathons kind of take over your running life and I felt like I was missing out on other running I would have enjoyed because it didn't fit in with my training. I fancy doing some XC races for the club for instance, and I will have already missed the first 3 races of the season by the time I've recovered from Dublin. There is a 7 race HM series I quite fancy next year as well. My immediate goal is Parkrun; I've 3 to go before I get to my 50th Parkrun, and I'd like to shave another 30 seconds or so off my time and get sub 21:00 before I'm 50. That would mean I would have run my 50th Parkrun 10 minutes quicker than my first.
JLB3 love the target... 10mins quicker than your first!
JBL3 great goal hope you hit it i haven't set my self a challenge for next year yet will have to get my thinking cap on
booktrunk well done on hitting your target weight i hope this means we won't lose you on the thread
Great work Booktrunk! You need to give yourself a big pat on the back, it's so hard to make a complete life change, which you clearly have. I hit my target weight a while back and have tried to not worry about it too much since then, keep running, keep making sensible choices, the weight looks after itself. I still step on the scales nearly every moring though, I can't lie!
I had a quick look back at my targets for 2012, target weight 165lbs (I'm 154), running target sub 23 Parkrun (my best is 21:29), not to mention 2 halfs and a full marathon under my belt that weren't even on the radar. It's been a good year!
Ok so I'm making Friday my weigh in day......
and since last Saturday I've shifted 2lb... so now 222lb
well back from my first weigh in at weight watcher and i lost 6 pounds last week putting me down to 13st 1lb did a 3 mile run again today took just over 27 minutes which i am pleased about as it's the fastest one yet since i got back into training for Boscombe properly
Wow Toby... 6lbs thats Fantastic Good Luck for Boscombe, you got a target time? Those 6lbs will make a difference!
smileybob no not really will probably run with the wife again this year so she will be looking to beat the 1hr 24 she set last year
booktrunk yes i am finding pointing every thing a little difficult also because the portions sizes are that much smaller have had rumble tummy syndrome but hoping as tummy get used to them this will disappear
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