Losing it with Nam and Bear

A weight loss thread for all

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31/12/2007 at 21:06

I'm from the Garw valley and all my family are still there so I could combine a visit to my Mum's and do the Cardiff half.  I live in Kent now.  I really wanted to the Cardiff full marathon but they didn't run it this year 

I'm doing a marathon (my 2nd) on Jan 13th hence the 20 miler - my last LSR  tapering now.  It's all Paul Mckenna's fault - I only started walking 2000 extra steps a day

31/12/2007 at 21:11

is there a BPTT tomorrow?  Didn't know that - might give it a spin

Nam
31/12/2007 at 21:23

*waves to Yvonne*

Another Welshie...  I should have twigged when you said you used to be a 'Jenkins'... LOL

Yes lots of people unhappy about their decision not to run the full mara this year, also no stadium finish.  I was supposed to run Cardiff Half but had to pull out injured and gave my number to a friend...    Looking at that cobbled finish line I was glad really, cos that would have finished me off!!!

31/12/2007 at 21:38

Yes Bear. Always A Christmas day and New Years Day time trial at Bushy park

Check the website to see if there's one at Banstead Woods

31/12/2007 at 21:51

*waves back to Nam* 

The Cardiff half was my very first half and the stadium finish was great - felt like a proper athlete  I thought of doing the half again but without the stadium finish it wouldn't have been the same.  I must do more races in Wales, the only other i've done (twice now) is the Porthcawl Boxing Day Run.  Can you recommend any?  Btw I spent my student days in Cardiff (Physio school), had a flat in Roath

Nam
31/12/2007 at 22:19
Yvonne:  Lots of the Welshies on the Swansea thread.  Llanelli Half (on 2nd of March next year I think) and Llanelli 10k (in June) are really nice races, so is the Swansea 5k series.  A few of the Welsh possee just did Nos Galan tonight.  You just missed the Pembrokeshire Coastal Marathon last month.  Ponty Reverse 10 is in February but nasty hill at the end!!  San Domenico 20 is popular.  My OH marshalls that one. 
31/12/2007 at 22:25

OMG Yvonne, fabulous weight loss!!

I was Yvonne J before marriage too . Both pre and post marriage names were/are Welsh too, but hubby's Irish and dad's family are Lancastrian.

I've got a 10 miler in early Feb to train up for after sh*gging my ankle in September, currently managing 5-6 miles in one go, with 1-2 walk breaks.

Nam
31/12/2007 at 22:29

Whaaaat??? 

You were both Yvonne Jenkins and now you're both Yvonne Meany???????

>>wonders what the statistical likelyhood of that is<<

31/12/2007 at 22:31
No Nam, but my pre surname began with J and married begins with M...tis a wonder meeting any Yvonnes, so I get over excited
Nam
31/12/2007 at 22:32
LOL!
31/12/2007 at 22:34
Of course the vodka won't have helped, I'm having to type most of my posts twice
31/12/2007 at 22:36

it  reminds me of when i hear the name loton (maiden name).  we are a dying breed

watching monty python for first time!  life of brian x  

31/12/2007 at 22:37
so kwilter u doin hoe 10 then?  thought about it just not sure i can do it.  fitness is rubbish!  spose there is time?????
Corker    pirate
31/12/2007 at 22:44
I'm back!  Keeping my fingers crossed that the phone will not ring for the next hour and a half....Must catch up with what has been happening in my absence
Nam
31/12/2007 at 22:45
Hey Sweety.
31/12/2007 at 22:47
yes Pea, I'll post my entry cheque off on Friday. I'm fitter now (endurance wise) than I was last year when I did it just under 2 hours but thought I was dying on the final mile (Stonehouse bridge) Hubby will be doing it with me, and I'll know to take a gel with me in case I need it. We're going to turn up at the Plympton 10k next weekend to see if there's day entries left...will you be there for that one?
Corker    pirate
31/12/2007 at 22:51

Oh. My. God.  Just looked at Yvonne's before and after pictures.  They're incredible!  Might have to root out that Paul McKenna book and CD again.  Used find his voice a bit too soothing though....put me to sleep!  He was my pre-exam relaxation CD a couple of years ago.  Didn't get any skinnier though

Nam
31/12/2007 at 22:55
There's an idea...  If I'm asleep I don't eat... 
31/12/2007 at 22:57

kwilter - money situ meant i couldn't apply for any races pre feb.  now we got paid i cud do hoe 10.  think i will get form off hubbys puter (im not printer capable).

want boypea to do fun run as a confidence building excersise.  so gonna put it in post soon (promise!!) 

31/12/2007 at 22:58

Yvonne is not That common a name, is it Kwilter and my hubby folks are irish too, he was born in london though. I'm on  the red wine myself (prob not the best thing with the 10K tomorrow!)

Thanks for the race info Nam, I've thought about some of the Swansea ones but dates have clashed with other things etc Haven't heard of the  san Domenico before though - will have to google - would like to do a 20 mile race.  i want to do a least 4 marathons in 2008. (I can't believe i just said that  )

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