Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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03/12/2012 at 21:21
Dannirr wrote (see)
Running Reindeer wrote (see)

Yer_maj - are you sure lying on your back with your feet in the air will realign your pelvis? If so, that's kind of exercise I can do .

Actually, it realigns the pelvis, aids fertility and guarantees it's a boy.

Questions might be asked in the House of Maj....

04/12/2012 at 08:07
yer_maj wrote (see)

...and to counter your Strong Woan routine, NGUG, I have spent the last 40 minutes lying on the floor with my feet in the air, all in the name of realigning my pelvis....

I was just about to say Yer_Maj, sounds like you've been reading "Pain Free" by Pete Egoscue. A highly recommended book for people suffering with issues to do with muscular-skeletal alignment.  For those that remember BrandyB, this was the book she read and proclaimed that it "transformed her life". Anyway, happy leg waving.

As for my own treatment RR, I've not run in two weeks now and will not run before I see the sports doc next week and try to get a bit more advice. DV - am also trying to do what you say, diverting energy elsewhere. Being a skinny dude, biking is really cold and it needs more time for training than running as it is less intense, so this is difficult to do well at this time of year. Need to find a way of making turbo training more fun.

And I'm working on a new project. Deserves a new post.



04/12/2012 at 08:19
ATM and DV have already said it better than I could td - sincerely hope you get a positive outcome.

cold in edinbrrrrr this morning - canal was frozen over in places and slippery underfoot. Just work to survive now.

Also a trip to that fancy London on Friday so probably running in the big smoke at lunch
04/12/2012 at 08:24

"In the Long Run". A campaign to raise money and awareness for the work of the Stop The Traffik organisation, who are campaigning for an end to modern day slavery. The British played an important part in breaking this vile trade in the late 19th century - by organising nations to cooperate to a common standard. Maybe we (all nationalities) can play a part in breaking it down again... using our best assets, our legs!

The idea is to have a team of people running a known people trafficking route, from Bratislava to Brussels. We will meet up in Bratislava (in Slovakia) around Sunday 15th July, start running on the Monday with a possible visit to UN offices in Vienna the same day. Then taking a route that will go through Prague, Frankfurt, Cologne, maybe Liege, Leuven and finishing in Brussels on Monday 22nd July.

Our hope is to have a core group of runners who will go the whole journey, being supplemented with runners who join for several days at a time, including local runners.  So the core team will have a runner set off at 6am and the route will be planned so that running will end before 10pm, with many runner changes during each day.

The team itself will be moved by minibus, so people can sleep in in the mornings and arrive early at the sleeping destination in the evening, so there should be plenty of opportunity for rest and sightseeing along the route. Depending on the size of the team, runners will always be accompanied by one or two cyclists carrying provisions, GPS maps and trackers etc.

The purpose of "In The Long Run" will be to raise awareness of the problems related to the people trafficking insustry and the methods used by organised crime for exploitation. The second objective will be to raise money for the Stop The Traffik (who are not just a campaigning organisation but do valuable work directly with people who have fallen into the trap of being trafficked).

Why am I telling you this? Consider it an invitation for a mad summer running jaunt, possibly with lifetime memories. Anyone fancy a 1,275km run (or a part of it)?!   I'm effectively leading the project at this stage so am open to help, support and suggestions of all sorts. If you have insights, ideas etc please send me a PM. Cheers, TD.

04/12/2012 at 09:03

TD - Sounds like a great plan. Fantastic idea for a very worthy cause.

04/12/2012 at 09:43
TD - I suspect I'd not be up for more than 42.2k of the 1275 but I'll get the week off. Let me know how I can help.
04/12/2012 at 11:39

Just wanted to say" hello everyone, long time no see (or should I say: read)"

04/12/2012 at 11:55

A wee run across Europe? Sounds like quite a jaunt, TD. I can't take part but I'll enjoy the ride. Good luck with all the planning 'n' stuff.

Ice, ice, everywhere. 'Have already seen 2 in ditches...this morning. Pavements are impossible..Where are the gritters?

Dzie?? dobry and welcome back W. Long time no see/read! How are you? And the baby...Well, hardly a baby any more...? What have you been up to ? Are you coming back to Paris with us?
04/12/2012 at 12:25

ATM - It's nothing but ice all over where I stay too. I was sliding all the way down to the train station this morning.

I was thinking of attempting a short jog tonight to see if I can actually manage to do it, but think these conditions are working against me. Trying to run on the injury is bad enough, slipping with it could set me back further.

04/12/2012 at 12:30

ahhh so many things happened. For start we're back to Poland now (figured it would be better for Junior to have grandparents  closer to spoil him). Tigger is 13 months now. Well, actually Adam Alexander but he's one bouncy boy (he took it after his mum). He doesn't walk yet, but boy, can he crawl. At Duracell rabbit's speed if not faster.

I was forced to minimalise my running, first by doctors during pregnancy, then by stupid stepper I bought to keep myself in shape while staying at home with Tigger. Well, all I did was straining my knees. It's bit better now and I'm slowely coming back to running. I was hoping to take part in Warsaw Half Marathon next Spring but my Ortho just looked with a frown on his face and shock his head.  that meant 'no' I guess. 

I'm not soing more than 4k 2-3 time per week plus swimming. Not much but I don't want to hurt my knees again. 

04/12/2012 at 12:49

13 months? Jings..that was fast.   Swimming's goood. You'll be fit for a Tri , when your knees are better.

I'm thinking about going up to the old blaise track in the park, Eggy. This is Day 2 of my grand plan and road running is out already... It's definitely not the day for you to try anything heroic after your lay-off.

04/12/2012 at 13:19

TD - don't think I can join you, but if you need any fliers or posters or whatnot doing, give me a shout.

04/12/2012 at 13:32
It pains me to say it but this sort of weather is what gyms were made for...
04/12/2012 at 15:06

Godson, aged six, says to me: "Does Santa shave his beard off when it's not Christmas?"

04/12/2012 at 15:19

Hey Weedy - Have you created another Xmas ID or is someone masquerading?

I just changed my name (and picture....still waiting for that ) which is why my moniker has changed on all my posts. But you've got 2 on the go.


Edited: 04/12/2012 at 15:21
04/12/2012 at 15:27

Tis I. Didn't know you could just change your name... hang on.

04/12/2012 at 15:35

I give up. Technology's a nightmare. It is I though. And to prove it, ask me something only I would know...

Any tattoos? No.

See, only I would know that

04/12/2012 at 15:41

I knew that..

If you want to change your moniker, log on as your Original self.

Click on My Profile (at the top of the page, by your avatar)

Click on My Details

Amend Nickname

What's your favourite humming noise?

04/12/2012 at 15:46

 My nickname wont be changed now as apparently I can only do that if I subscribe to RW magazine which unfortunately came to an end recently - anyone else found that? 


04/12/2012 at 15:47

Can't change it as the name's already been taken me.

I'm trapped in some sort of Kafkaesque technological nightmare. Okay, maybe that's being a bit over-dramatic.

Favourite humming noise is a kind of low-pitched one. Don't like squeaky, high-pitched noises of any kind. Am I right?

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