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08/03/2013 at 17:36
Well hello weekend. How lovely to see you. Looking forward to meeting your good friend wine o'clock
08/03/2013 at 17:54

Well run XB!

I thought the tiny font was just me. I am not a fan!

08/03/2013 at 17:58

((((((Nogs))))) very gently

Podds, I have the small font thing going on too!!?

Wooo Hooo XB, well runned when/which mara?

It is awful here and has been all day, grey, miserable, foggy, drizzly and I didn't do my 3 miles  I'm cold and I have a sore throat

08/03/2013 at 18:11

I have SFS too (Small Font Syndrome!)

Its been beaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaautiful here, shame I was at work.  MOT done, we now cant eat for a month

Wine O'clock is early today

08/03/2013 at 18:39

Just the one Snaily, remember you're in training!!  

08/03/2013 at 19:12

I've got a small font too - it's all the running. But at least my trousers fit me!

I'm getting a bit agitated as I don't have my OU assignment results back yet ... some from other groups got theirs a bit earlier than expected, I was excpecting mine yesterday (that's the 2 weeks they are meant to get them back by) but still nothing... I don't think it means anything, I just not very patient! Do you think it'll be there if I look on a different computer?

LSR tomorrow - last one. I'm not very good at the midweek ones though ...

08/03/2013 at 20:17

Yay! It's back and pretty good too!!! Wine o'clock here too!!

08/03/2013 at 20:32
Ooh well done Pippi
08/03/2013 at 20:37


09/03/2013 at 01:03

morning just got back on the forum after a big PC hicup, no access then stupid mini fonts .

M...eldy    pirate
09/03/2013 at 01:14

Good morning all

I have SFS as well, I think we have had it before and I cant remember how to get rid of it!

Sorry its taken me so long to get in today, me and the GPO were rudelt awoken at 4pm by the alarm and then I didnt have long before the second of my run technique class ay 6pm.  I duly did my flexibility exercises and did an ice massage as reccommended by the physio and then went to play with cadence 
Lots of really really quick legs and ladder drills and skipping and whatnot .. then we practised by running down hill very very quickly, that with catching up with the rest of the world by paying attention to a better more forward technique I think is the way forwards for me for sure ...
All the strength work with eccentric heel drops has stengthened my calfs in preparation for the transition 

Last night shift tonight and then the rest of the weekend off

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
09/03/2013 at 07:10

morning all

Off to Cardiff and Techniquest with small people today 

09/03/2013 at 07:14


Well done Meldy, are the arms moving now!!?

((((Nogs ribs)))))

Who turned the dial right round on the toaster!? Me bagal's a bit burnt!

It isn't raining! so let's hope it stays that way at least until I get out!!

09/03/2013 at 08:39

Good luck, Spence, it's tipping down here! And weirdly I have the little tiny letters too. I hope they look bigger when this posts!

Meldy, I bow down to you, I really do, You are going to be SO ready for this IM!!!!!

Westie, good to see you back. We were wondering where you'd got to....

Awww, that sounds like a lovely day, Sue, hope you all have a blast 

Pippi, you is the prettiest Queen of Hearts I ever did see! AND a clever girl, judging by that OU assignment. Dog, WAISters are good!!   (And I liked your classical allusion, Phippi ! 

Podds, would you mind managing my life savings for me? It's all of seventeen pounds 13 pence, and with your casino record I reckon you're safer than a bank and a better bet than the stock market! And how pleasing that even work have noticed your superiority---hope it does result in a well-deserved promotion and more money!!!!

XB, whatever mara it is, you are going to be so ready for it. Inspiring stuff. xx

Sluggie, giant vibes here for SB!!! It would be SO good if he and his partner got some security. They are clearly really good at what they do so fingers very crossed! Keep us posted, please.  Had to laugh at your story about the carer who had to go get the zimmer frame---but it's not really funny, of course. My cousin who is nearly 80 is a full time carer for his disabled wife and they were going to cut his four weeks of respite care down to two. It would have killed him. The family would have rallied round and paid for help if it came to it, so he could get away, but how can they even think of doing this? Luckily his MP got involved, and they will actually INCREASE Ian's respie care, but what about people who don't have the courage to complain? 

(dusts soapbox carefully and puts back in central position in lounge)

Spence, excellent news for Mr J! Maybe if he has to dump some pounds he will join J and take up running??

DL, after the week you've had you had every right to ee exhauticated! Hope the wine arrived right on time 

Snaily, how good of you to try to set up training for non-experienced people. It's the classic catch 22, we all know it, but these days with money so tight you can't blame employers for needing instant productivity, but it's closing far too many people out of the job market. Hope you get your scheme going!


That's a very gentle hug for the ribs. Hurty ribs is horrid. If you got the photos from the phone onto the computer, posting them is easy. If you get stuck, send me an email cos I've made every mistake going so now I know how!

Businesslike rain here, but we actually need it, it's been cold but dry. Lunch with an old colleague yesterday (lovely to catch up on gossip but not sorry at all to be out of it!) and dinner last night with Mr C's university alumni group, really nice people and huge range of ages and interests. And a modest 16 k of cycling. Now lots of paperwork to do, and maybe a chug if it stops tipping down....

Happy Saturdays, lovely WAISters! xx

09/03/2013 at 08:56

Morning each,

I'm now getting an error message from RW when I try to access my piccies

Not much planned for me today.  HL is off to marlborough for a family get together - a bit of a memorial for her mother who did a year ago.  I'm not going as i don't want to cough and sneeze ove everyone.


09/03/2013 at 09:48

8 miles done in the drizzle, it wasn't much fun!


09/03/2013 at 10:59

Well this is different. I am in a McDonalds. OH is having a haircut and I'm wasting time with a latte. ??1.39 for quite a decent coffee and some very interesting people watching.

((((Noggy's lurgy and ribs)))))

(((((Podds' lurgy))))))

((((Any other WINs, their families, friends, pets or neighbours who are in need))))

Please could someone send me some of their mojo as mine has well and truly gone AWOL. Haven't run for over a month and other than a slight nagging feeling that I should I can't really say I'm missing it. I have reverted to my true state of inertia which I managed to keep at bay by some minor miracle of fooling myslef into joining races and committing myself to them. Can't seem to get the hang of that process any more either. Join a race then just don't bother training or turning up. Maybe it's time for super harribert ?
09/03/2013 at 11:02
Ooh my Blackberry doesn't do pound signs. If only OH was the same!
09/03/2013 at 11:31
*Gives DL a very large slap with a very large fish*
You are required in Shrewsbury else J will be very cross!!!
So get off your big lardy arse and get running!!!!

Said in a lovin', caring way

I'm filling out a "Cosmetovigiance Questionnaire"
09/03/2013 at 12:24

Morning strangers!

Grey and miserable here and when it's like that in a morning I find it hard to decide what to do and get going.  Consequently I am still sat here in my dressing gown snuggled up under a blanket with a warm tubby creature (no, not OH or FP Jnr, it's Evie dog). Thinking about it (if you take the dressing gown out of the equation) Evie could be thinking the same thing!

So how is everyone?  I see Noggy has painful parts and DL is latte-rly people watching.  Spence CBA but the amount she does she deserves a rest.  Chuggy has been catching up on gossip that doesn't involve her any longer (that's the best kind)

As for me in the longer term: I am doing a little cycle ride with some special needs people from the disability cycling club in April (Scarborough to Whitby and back), 1500m open water swim in June and am supporting a disabled man who is hoping to do the 500m swim and Jane Tomlinson 10k in July.  

I really need to get a training plan together for the running.  I can comfortably run on the flat for 30 minutes without a break but have only once pushed myself to 45 minutes with a couple of hill breaks.  Lazy mare!


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