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24/02/2004 at 16:19
Hi jammie,
Both my kids older now - 14 and 17yrs - and I didn't run when they were little. hadn't discovered the joys back then. Well done for finding time for yourself. An event would be a good idea. great for motivation.
24/02/2004 at 16:24
Hi larraine,
thinking defo a 10k not M - trinity - too scary just now - couldn't stick to training plan for that just yet, maybe other side of summer when No 1 son goes to school might have a little more time then.
24/02/2004 at 16:27
T1 - teacher training for a homestay languages organisation - I mostly enjoy my job and the people I work with but I guess like everyone it just drags sometimes. I guess the advantage is office to myself and thus chance to hang out around here and a few other threads!
Your hubby's job sounds interesting - does he liaise a lot with the police? I can see how it's hard for you though at home with smalls.

Jammie - we are entering the season of the 10K now which is realistically is the next race distance up from the 5K as 5M is not that common. I am sure that would be a challenge without being excessive. I'm sure there will be something in your area
24/02/2004 at 16:31
You've all spurred me on off to look at events - thanks guys.
24/02/2004 at 23:00
managed to do another 40mins brisk walk today - so slowly getting there
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
25/02/2004 at 07:56
Morning all

No running for me day. Just a massage session with the Marquis then yoga.

My legs are slowly getting better though, so these massages certainly seem to be working.

How's the smoking thing going guys? By my reckoning you could be approaching a 'danger zone' where you convince yourself that you really need to relieve the craving and that if you have gone this long then just one would be ok 'cos you can just stop again.

The physical craving lasts about 10 minutes then it goes..honest. You are now getting into the psychological phase, there's all sorts of stuff about losing something familiar and what do you do for comfort etc etc.

Just keep at it, if you have slipped a little, that's ok, just look at it as a little slip not a failure.

Good luck all
25/02/2004 at 08:25
Just thought I'd share my diary entry with you all ......

One thing I WON'T be giving up for Lent is a nice cup of tea.
Here's what I'm writing after a nice cuppa:-
Treadmill, 2 miles. Would have preferred to do 4 but politely allowed some newcomers to enjoy the delights of gym equipment for the first time. Yoga class cancelled tonight due to snow.

And this is the version BEFORE the cup of tea:-
AAAAAaaarrrrggghhhheeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyiiiiiiiiffffffoooooooossshhhheeeesssshhhhhhuuuugggaa. Intended to do 2 x 2 miles on the treadie. Got away from work a wee bit later than planned, just as traffic was clogging up. Arrived at gym a bit late to see not 3 empty treadmills, not 2 empty treadmills, not even 1 empty treadmill. All taken - one by a bloke I recognise & speak to, one by a woman who looked as though she thought the buttons on the treadmill changed the TV channel, and the other by a particularly precocious-looking brat. There's an age limit of 14 for these machines. Brat clearly under 14. There is also a limit of 20 minutes to avoid queues (big notices posted all over the room). Nose-picking brat could see me waiting to go on, but went well over the time limit, even though its mother (aforesaid woman) suggested it go on the rowing machine instead. Crikey, between them I don't think they had the courtesy of a pair of soggy socks. Hung around for as long as possible to try and get a second stint (for the other 2 planned miles), but gave up when it meant I'd be late for the yoga class. At least yoga would calm me down a bit, wouldn't it?

Got to the building. Locked. Hung around outside with one or two others for 10 minutes in rain, which began to turn to sleet, then flakes of snow. Eventually caretaker turned up. Waited another 10 minutes for everyone else to turn up. Caretaker comes in and says it's cancelled because the yoga teacher can't make it because of snow. I could have stayed at the gym!!!!!!

Om shanti.
25/02/2004 at 08:48
Blimey Coach B, what do you put in your tea.

I must 'fess that the thought of pancakes and burgers last night was too tempting so gave the gym a miss. And then this morning I couldn't be @rsed running so had a gentle stroll with doggy b.

Well done T1; it won't be long before you've regained your pre-viral fitness level. Especially if you spend all day carrying and fetching.

Ho hum work to do...

25/02/2004 at 09:47
Nice one, T1 & Bune. Nnnnnnggghrr Coach B, all the best laid plans, eh? 4 steady miles this morning on the tready in 47 mins so just squished within 12 min miling by the skin of me teeth. Going to play with my gym ball at lunchtime. Oh heck, I've printed off a 10k entry form for April .... wibble.
25/02/2004 at 10:00
Good morning everyone. Glad to see the plods all going well.
Caren - thanks for words of encouragement about the smoking.. 12 days now and havent had one. Came pretty close a couple of times but resisted - just. Cravings not quite so bad now but the toughest times are socialising. Alchohol and ciggies just seem to go together. Enroled on a course, group thingie for giving up smoking but waiting list is 8 weeks - that's run by nhs. think it won't be worth going to it if i can give up for that long by myself. off to asda now for the shopping thing. see y'all later.
25/02/2004 at 10:13
Might still be worth it larraine. Don't get me wrong, it DOES get easier, far easier, but at the same time, sometimes that resolve becomes a bit stale and needs freshening up a bit. It's not just the physical addiction you have to get over, if you've been smoking for years there will probably always be a tiny part of you that misses some aspect of it.

I'm not saying I ever want to start smoking again, it's just that sometimes you need to re-affirm why you gave up, and I reckon these classes would be great for helping you to stick at it.

Haven't been out for a run since Friday. Don't know what's wrong with me, not usually this lazy, but my friend came round last night so instead of going for a run, we went to get pizza. Oh well, deffo go for one tonight (run, not pizza)

Erratic, don't wibble dear, you'll be fine. My first and only race was a 10K and it's probably the perfect race for us snail-pacers - you can concentrate on distances rather than times. xxx
25/02/2004 at 13:11
Been thinking about what you said Carold, and maybe I'll give the group a go when the time comes up. I don't want to slip up and give in again like I have before. It may help and I won't know if I don't give it a try.
Shopping done, lunch over, doggie walking later.
Erratic, don't worry about the 10k. its a good distance to do. not too far and not too short. I find that with shorter distances everyone goes off so fast I have a difficult time pacing myself whereas with a 10k I can get into a good pace and stick with it better. you'll be OK.
25/02/2004 at 13:34
Sniff, sniff .... I've dot a stinking cold! Been up since 3am all bunged up and sweaty, head hurts kids off school because of snow, mother (God Bless her) just arrived to take over so I can put my sore head down for an hour.
Ok moan over - too much snow up here for run tonight, so pilates in the dinning room then.
Erratic I've also signed up for 1st 10k last night!!!!!!!!!!!! and checked last years finishing times! :-0 I've got 11 weeks to get going just printed off RW 8 week training guide and plastered it all over kitchen, dinning room, bedroom, bathroom, kids bedrooms............
Oh boy let me know how you get on. My stomachs churning already.

25/02/2004 at 14:01
Can't beleive this, I thought I'd check my e-mails as I haven't looked at them this week yet. It said you've got 838 e-mails!!!!!! I don't check them very often as nobody often e-mails me, so I couldn't understand how I've got 838. When I looked at them, they're all from RW notifying me that there's been messages on the forums. I did'nt know it did this. I'm completely computer illiterate and I think I've now disabled it but we shall see! I'm still ploughing through deleting them all as I cant seem to delete them all at once, only 25 at a time. Quite exciting from a moment though as I thought I'd suddenly become hugely popular and everyone wanted to send me greetings!! Nevery mind.
25/02/2004 at 14:08
Yup, it's one sure fire way to get new emails every time you check on them!
You can disable them on each tread you post to individually (little box underneath where you write your message), or disable it completely.

25/02/2004 at 14:18
yes, I see that now. Don't know why I haven't noticed it before. I've finally deleted them all. The only one not about the threads was from RW about running a marathon. So nothing any good there! Did run FLM 2002 but no where near up to running long distance any more. Made 1/2 hour without stopping to walk yesterday so improvements are coming slowly. Going for walk with black mad pooch now. Its soooo cold out there.
25/02/2004 at 23:33

bloody hell
26/02/2004 at 08:28
Dont you also mean motivational
26/02/2004 at 09:12
Blimey Trinity 1, I bet you're smiling from ear to there! What a difference a couple of days make.

I only managed a teeny tiny plod this morning but am planning to do my circuit training cost this evening.

Have it good

26/02/2004 at 09:51
Fab Trin!!!!
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