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9.15pm and I'm ready to go home. Loooooooong day and my kids' (who have a long state school holiday in Jan and Feb: from Xmas to Chinese New Year) were overly hyper in my class today... too many e numbers in the noodles....
Some teachers are to have a quick (s)Hite Beer (local brew - makes yer fart) after work so may have one. Tomorrow's not too busy...
Yes...I am more in the gym and pool than one the pavements. However, I take umbridge (sic) at the accusation of being a gym bunny. I do not wear pink, I do not have fleecy bell-bottomed trakky bums, I do not have mascara, I sweat like a good 'un and I do not have an I-pod....nor do I use a treadmill And.....let's be serious here....am I ever....ever....likely to end up with a perky pony-tail ????
Temperature outside is minus 6 at the moment and pollution level is 5% ....above WHO recommended levels....
Apart from that, things go apace. There is an article being written which'll be sent to the newsletter editor in due course...ie. when I have finished it!
Foster Jnr is indeed arriving shortly. I have to work for a lot of the time she's here but I am sure she'll cheerfully traumatise the locals and we'll see the sights when I'm free. Gonna try and get a trip to the DMZ line with North Korea organised if possible.
Right off to have a portion of 'takgalbi' and biru or two....
Ahh Seoul Man !! (sounds a bit like a like a carry on name) Good to see you are stil lurking around in these forums. You will be pleased to know, I'm sure, that I have convinced a couple of other "nutters" from the club to take part on the Marshside overnighter. I am sure you remember last years with affection.
What on earth is "takgalbi" it sounds like something left on the pavement after a good night out in Ramsgate
Minus 6 eh blimey even I might need to wear a long sleeve running shirt out there
Get your magazine article finished soon as romour has it that there could be a new editor waiting in the wings to take over.
Good to hear from you
Cliff MF etc
I sent a message a couple of hours ago but it seems to have gone missing in cyberspace so if it does arrive now and you think I have lost the plot and am repeating myself that explains it.
I should be doing about 14 by the 2nd so maybe joining up would be a good idea. Biggest problem will be getting back to the car if I do drop out. Where will you guys be starting and in what direction will you be running? If I know that I can have a look at CF's map and work out an exit strategy.
The weekend after that I am away for 5 days so my schedule is likely to fall behind anyway, so doing a bit more on the 2nd might be quite a good idea.
CB most likely we will start at Ramsgate and head out in an anti clockwise direction so following the coastal path to minis bay, approx 12 ish miles I recon, and then cutting in land.
If your worried about distances and or speed maybe you could park your car somewhere on the route and run towards us then when we meet up you turn around and run back to your car at least that way you get some company for half of your run. Just a thought
For the princely sum of £3.45 I can get a day return on the train from Chestfield to Ramsgate, leaving Chestfield at 06.58 and getting into Ramsgate at 07.44. Then if I ran round as far as Birchington which you say is 12 miles or so, I could then decide whether or not to carry on for another mile or two then double back on my own to pick up train home from Birchington. Sorted!
Forgot to say, I will definitely be coming down tonight, hopefully meeting at the swimming pool.
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WHERE ARE YOU ALL
I'm here !
So what did you have them doing last night Mark? Just wondering for when I can make my Thursday night return sometime!
I am here as well.
I looked in today (during my lunchbreak) and wondered where you all were. Anyway, good to know that you are not all on other rival fora? BoBo where is PSC? I am a skier of ill repute and would be interested to know where he is enjoying the white stuff
Welcome Ciders, I hope that the sleep patterns are ok!
Cliff - he is currently in Kitzbuhel, the annual family holiday will be in Champagny en Vanoise last week of March. I have interpreted his silence today as "lots of good skiing and schnapps"
is there somewhere other than RW <shakes head in awe>
skiing and school hols are an expensive nightmare - we have done some very successful Christmas weeks in the past but the snow can be a little patchy early season - we did Feb half term once & never again! - late March/early April (touch wood) we have always been lucky snow- wise. Dependant on when Easter w/c falls we have had to be a little imaginative with start/end of term, but never missed more than 2 days
PSC just "phoned home" - suffice to say he's having a BRILLIANT time.
Bo Bo and Cliff. My eldest is currently repping in Brasov in Romania and they have lots of snow and very cheap beer.
Cinders. I did my first speed session on Thursday and we did 400m reps with 100m recovery, times ten or twelve for the speed merchants.
I have ski envy. Not been for 8 years and don't seem to be able to persuade Mr C he wants to go !!!
Mmm CB, times that by 1 for me then ha ha. Can't do much till get signed off in 4 weeks anyway.
Just put down the phone - PSC has given me a flake by flake account of his day - I refuse to submit to ski envy
CB - will look out for you tomorrow morning, I will probably be a last minute arrival (to avoid abandoning Jnr too long) - I best consider parking options
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