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M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2012 at 00:33

Has everyone gone to a party? 

I think it may actually have stopped raining ...

I am more than a little pooped and need my bed, sadly its a long time coming so I am writing my Chr*stmas Card list instead which prompted me to think about the Waister Secret S*nta .. can I presume that we continue with this little tradition?? 

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
20/10/2012 at 07:21


of course M.eldy, Christmas wouldn't be the same without a WAISTer gift 


20/10/2012 at 07:30

G'day each.

Dry here too Melds, lots of areas near here are flooded though.

A day with GD at dance school = coffee, cake and chatter.

I have to recable my 'good' bike today.  I think cable corrosion is why the brakes seized. I'll strip them down later and find out.


20/10/2012 at 07:51
Tea please Nogs.
Off to the new pool by us soon with youngest.
Long run tomorrow.

Its foggy here at the moment but dry and quite mild.

I am hungry, anyone fancy bringing me breakfast
20/10/2012 at 08:28

I'd love to Amanda, but I'm toddling off to my first parkrun since, er, goodness knows when! Poor old Heart Bypass Man will be wondering what happened to me Gorgeous morning for it. Going to wear my Chester t shirt Think today will be toddling round the back with HBM, but mine and sister's next challenge is to get under 30 mins for 5k (might take a while - especially as she still has a bandaged foot!)

20/10/2012 at 08:56

Morning all, thanks for the coffee Noggy.
Daffs I would love to get under 30 for 5k but may have missed the boat on that one but it is one of my targets.

Have not met eldest son yet but will see him today. When he arrived in Edinburgh He met up with Scott and as he was staying at his place last night as brothers do they went out for a pint.
I have managed to shed 7lbs so far tthe last couple of months but need to get running again to help burn off the calories as I do like my food.

Looks like time to play taxi man and take Mrs to the shops (Oh Joy )

20/10/2012 at 09:19

Morning all

Lovely 1 1/2 hours on the beach with the boys and their pals - Stella, Taro, Harry, Tess and Hugo

And now..............2 things

I have to abandon my boys in kennels

I am off to meet a true WAISTer superstar


20/10/2012 at 10:31


(((((XB's peeper,)))))

I am indeed a Doris couldn't drink and run next morning!

The boy and I have Parkrunned I think he's on for a PB I was slightly faster than last week

Count me in for Secret Santa

20/10/2012 at 10:34

oooh meant to say saw Lurker and have in my possession the updated JW buff!

20/10/2012 at 10:43

Count me in for secret santa too!

Have fun meeting our waister superstar Podds

Parkrun runned Lovely to be back and a gorgeous morning. Ran with HBM, although we weren't quite at the back today. Bumped into an old friend from PhD days who I'venot seen in years - it was her first and she *was* at the back but looked like she was having a grand time Tea and second breakfast now I think

20/10/2012 at 11:48


Well done to the parkrun runners. Twin1 and I had a jolly good time of cheering the Preston lot three times as they lapped the luscious autumnal park.

How exciting for Podds meeting the old nag. And getting to see Murph as well.


20/10/2012 at 12:09

Just had the funniest conversation with "My Mate J"

there was a lot of "Gawd" and "Be Jesus" going on......

but it would appear we might be doing Ashby 20 again!!

and it would appear to have been mostly my idea!!?

Her parting words were...." You better inform DL, so she can beat us again!"

So, DL your presence is required by the short Irish one

and as Far Far is a race tart we know she'll be there !!

Which just leaves XB......

20/10/2012 at 12:20

The boy has a PB    29:05   

20/10/2012 at 12:21


Ooooh, you are obviously feeling brave today, XB! Sorry to hear about the problem with your peeper. Do you think it might be a bit of scarring from your previous problem that caused the alarm?

(((Tubs))), it really is one thing after another for you, isn't it?! As DL wisely said (dog, I never thought I would put 'DL' and 'wise' in the same sentance ) the internal video will always remain.

Well Parkrunned Daffy, Spence and SpenceBoy. Well supported XB and Twin1.

How exciting for Podds to be meeting Murph, I bet she is well stocked up with polo mints for the occasion.

Glad to hear that your son got home safely, Westie.

My hozzie appointment lasted about 2 hours yesterday - some people wait longer than that just to see one specialist! They all agreed that the next stage is to refer me to Brizzle with a view to having one of these things fitted  I would actually prefer to go to Southampton or even London as I cannot drive myself to Brizzle and it is not a straightforward train journey. However, despite everything we hear about 'patient choice', the PCT will only fund referrals to Brizzle (cos they are cheaper) . I am expecting it to be a long process before I actually get the stim (if I am judged suitable) but at least it is a glimmer of light on the horizon.

Alfie is being a proper little monster this morning - I think I will have to change his name to 'Daemos'! I suspect that he is bored, I will give him some 'Out There' time a bit later on.

Nothing else planned for the weekend, so far. MS is playing bowls this arvo, we will see what we can think of for tomorow.


WAIST well xxx


20/10/2012 at 12:55

Well done young Spence he don't take after his mum then

Sluggy as you say there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel (((((((()))))))))

Scott and Tony ended up in Edinburgh last night until the early hours of this morning so glad I did not go over with them (I'd have put a damper on their night ).Ended up in a Taxi home which would cost a fortune( he won't tell me ). Anyway a good night had by them both, Tony off to sort a few things out with his ex and Scott came over to ours so he could go and run the beer off up the hills.He has entered London and has his number so looking at accommodation for that weekend for him and his mum.
We are all off out for a friends birthday party meal tonight so there will be a few of us together and hope to have a good night with Tony.

Leg easing off so still may be in with a chance for a jog next week .

Count me in for Santa as well please .

20/10/2012 at 13:14

Hello again,

Westie, there comes a time when us old uns can't match the nippers on a night out.

Last time I went out with jnr and his mates we ended up in a Spearmint Wino's followed by a kebab shop at 5 in the morning.  I recovered after a day or two but my wallet suffered a lot of collateral damage.

HL is now on GD duty for a couple of hours.

 I've fettled the bike and replaced the corroded cable.  GD has extra show rehearsals then exam coaching until 5.30 so i still don't know if I'm free for the Waisters Tour de Chilterns tomorrow.

The bikes still needs a clean though so I'm off to do that before I go back to the dance studios.

20/10/2012 at 13:47

Hi, been running for about 3 years but can't seem to get my speed up. Trying to lose weight but even that has 'sputtered'. Any ideas?

20/10/2012 at 15:10
Hi Roadrunner, there are lots of people in here who can offer advice, sounds to me that you're doing we'll running for 3 years :0)

((( sluggie))) do you have to wait long for the appointment?

Well park runned :0)

One glass of wine these days I'm sozzled :0) I'm an economical date :0)

I daren't go outside. Mr Tubs is wielding his log splitter and has had his chainsaw sharpened. I'm not sure if its for the logs or my neck :0)

The little hedgehog died this morning. He was so lively last night, eating his food and enjoying being stroked - they have less prickles round the edges :0) Such a shame, I really thought he was going to make it :0(

((( waisters)))
20/10/2012 at 15:47

ahh Tubbs, you did all you could

Hi Roadrunner

I was third in my age category this morning....not sure how many of us there were and don't intend to look !!

Started reading that stuff on scs came over all unnecessary

Where's DL, need to start nagging

20/10/2012 at 16:02

Hi Roadrunner Do you do all your runs the same speed? If so, might be worth varying a bit - do one a bit slower but longer distance, and another one shorter and a bit faster (if you can't manage faster for a whole run, do 30 secs of speeding up at a time). Bet you'll get faster in no time at all

Aw tubs

(((((((sluggy))))))))) that looks like some contraption! Hope it sorts you out xx

40.07 for my parkrun this morning Under 30 mins by the end of the year do we reckon??

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