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24/02/2004 at 09:34
Mornin all,
Bottled out of my pre-work run today. Alarm went off at 5:45 and as I heard the rain splattering against my window I thought 'nah, another hour's sleep and I promise I'll go out tonight.'

So haven't been out plodding since friday and actually feeling desperate for a run now, but sruck in work, bah!

T1 - am feeling much better today. I had glandular fever too, and I think it can bu99er up your glands for a very long time, years and years for some people - mine seem to swell up at the slightest provocation.
Hope yours are under control today.

Gaz - well done for keeping at it, you never know, you might not even realise how much you're subconsciously enjoying the running...or maybe you're just not in to this torture malarkey like the rest of us seem to be ;-)
24/02/2004 at 09:47

I did go for a run in the rain this morning. But I didn't know that it was raining until I was on my way out the door. If I'd known it was raining I might have just been tempted to do some prone stretching!!

Hope all are well, fag free and have minimum hassle from plodettes

24/02/2004 at 10:38
Morning all - back from working too much!

Hi T1 - I was much further south than you in EA as I was near Colchester yesterday but I did use to live in Norwich and was at school there for a couple of years and I do live in a very easterly place now (albeit East Kent and not EA) - in fact go east from my house and you're in the sea. Does this qualify me to be an honorary Eastern member?? The London crowd seem a bit scary reading about their socials!

Haven't run properly for ages now and a bit cheesed off about it but just so tired at moment. Did 1.5 miles fartlek with muppets Friday night and that's it for the last 10 days... :o(
24/02/2004 at 10:41
Oh btw caren had to laugh at your loo problem - we had the opposite problem on the train home last night. People went into the loos and just as they were in full whatever the door would open exposing them to half the carriage.....
kept squashed sardines (sorry the passengers) greatly amused for an hour - assume it continued after I changed trains

and yes I know it's cruel but given the train problems imposed on us, we passengers were not in a kind mood...sorry!
24/02/2004 at 14:32
Glad you're starting to feel better T1. Our twice-weekly lunch-hour beginners group started today ..... only it was yours truly with 2 marathon runners training for the FLM & another chap who'd been running for 10 years (ulp!!) - ah well, can't do me any harm ..... can it? (Why do these guys look like they're just jogging along, chatting away, while I'm running at full pelt at max HR behind them? Ah well, one of life's mysteries.....) Roll on Thursday! (wibble)
24/02/2004 at 14:39
errr, no, absolutely not, no chance whatsoever T1 - 11.54 min miling today over 1/2 hour, that's my version of flat out!! Blinking half killed me but tried to stay dignified (wheeze). Looooong ways to go, I'll be here for some time yet, which suits me just fine! I think these guys will leave me for dust very shortly - I'll stick with them for as long as I can & just hope that some real beginners turn up soon to keep me company!
24/02/2004 at 14:53
Did a lovely 6.5 mile run on Sunday (it took an hour and a half - proudly a plodder I feel), went to run today got out the door and realised down the road that I was running without the correct support (if you get my drift), what a pain in the proverbial (literally). Didn't have time to go home, change and turn around so did tiny 24 minute plod (mostly walking). I am sure that there is a moral to this story, not quite sure what though
24/02/2004 at 15:07
Hi everyone,
pouring with rain here all day so dressed in smart new kit and went to gym for 3 mile plod on treadmill. I know I'm a coward but I can't help it!
Carold and Trinty1 - my son had glandular fever (he's 17) two years ago and he still gets relapses, swollen glands and sore throat and tiredness if he does too much sometimes. Make sure you get time to rest just in case it could be that. Usually a couple of days resting does the trick but if he keeps burning the candle at both ends symptoms can last quite a while. Take it easy.
24/02/2004 at 15:53
Hi everyone -
Feel you lot are exactly what I'm looking for. I'm a newbie and a plodder. Just returning to running after birth of baby No 2 and finding it real hard - just managing 3-4 milers 3 times a week, must admit time restraints and lack of motovation not helping but you guys have been inspiring me over the last week or so, been logging on and reading all about you - a bit scared to say hello as I feel like the new girl. It's snowing here glad I changed my rest day yesterday for a run, now I can stay cozy inside tonight.
Anybody else out there with young ones? How do you fit it all in? and not feel guilty?
24/02/2004 at 15:54
hello jammie
24/02/2004 at 15:55
Hi Hippo - hear you're a real star!
24/02/2004 at 15:56



Proud to be a plodder though!
24/02/2004 at 15:58
Yeh me too - it's quite cool!
Any snow with you - it's baltic up north!
24/02/2004 at 16:01
no snow i the midlands

back to work
catch you later
24/02/2004 at 16:01
Hi Jammie
Look out for Trinity when she comes back - she's up to her ears and beyond with a teething little one and a toddler at the moment and really struggling - you can swap sympathetic ears and shoulders!
No kids here - prefer 4 legs to 2 and far too selfish to have kids - also idea of mini-me does not bear thinking about!
Anyway good luck with the comeback - you're running more than I am at the moment already!
24/02/2004 at 16:02
oops crossed posts - trinity were your ears burning??
24/02/2004 at 16:06
Hi trinity - snap. Child 1 is 4years going on 23! and baby is 10months. I'm about same in running mode got back after 12weeks even joined running club - all guys super fit - no beginners way out of my league so drifted back to running on tod where and when could fit it in with kids, work and hubbie but demanded as of new year new me and all that hubbie had to give me, me time seems fair I thought but I'm really enjoying it but need encouragement and a goal been thinking of signing up for something but not sure. Need to lose some weight - that would really help!
Sorry to hear about baby not sleeping - no 2 has just started this last week scared to jinx it and no 1 son still has his sleepless nights!
24/02/2004 at 16:10
Colchester went quite well I think - I was giving a training seminar and the folk seemed quite interested.
Just struggling a bit today as I also spent all Saturday giving a training day, got home quite late last night and don't sleep at all well at the best of times even though I don't have a decent excuse like you do!
It's cold and wet and grey outside and I feel quite like that myself - hence the foruming, it always cheers me up a bit!
I gather you've managed to get out a bit in the last couple of days? Good for you - I don't know how you manage with 2 smalls - I couldn't cope with one!
24/02/2004 at 16:13
How about the Race 4 Life 5Ks - not too long, not so much training required so can be fitted in around smalls and there are always loads of hubbies and kids around on the day to cheer mum on.
Great atmosphere and you might find other forumites lurking around at them
Any chance you guys live near a common venue?
24/02/2004 at 16:15
Name down for R4L in June, really fancy trying something longer but nerves getting the better of me. Never done anything longer than a 5k before.
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