How was your day?

Good or bad day today? Rant at the world or tell us how wonderful life is here!

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26/09/2010 at 10:00

After a long lay off from RW threads I am making another start with a view to not getting too sucked in and enjoying the experience. This conicides with a half-arsed attempt to start running again for fun.

Anyway, talking to many, and looking on FB, I thought a thread for generally telling anyone who's in the mood to listen, how good or bad your day has been or is going (whether running related or not) might work.

Just an idea

Edited: 26/09/2010 at 10:12
26/09/2010 at 10:07
Ok so far BB, been out this morning and done just over 10K, lovely morning, hardly anyone around, normally i keep looking at my Garmin for time and distance, but this morning i really relaxed and didnt want the run to end, normally i have to have a fe minutes to relax before i entre back into the house to catch my breathe, but this morning didnt need to,
26/09/2010 at 10:14
Cool Steve...whereas I am still not showered or dressed...have grand plans to go to gym and cycle to work today though so we shall see
26/09/2010 at 11:26
On the glass half empty, it's grey and wet, I've had to turn the heating on, and my legs still ache from a 5K on Thursday.
On the glass half full the 5K was my first run after 3 week off with foot problems, the 2nd fastest I've done, and the injured heel/Achilles feels fine.
Pub opens in 5 minutes too
26/09/2010 at 14:15

Glass 1/2 full:                                                                                                                                                            Did 10 miles on the elliptical trainer in 1 hour 5 minutes and my achilles is fine and dandy.             

Glass 1/2 Empty:                                                                                                                                                             I was going to do the 10k at West Pinchbeck (was going to enter on the day) but decided that it was too wet and windy to drive the 2 hours and run for an feeling a little like I've let myself down

Edited: 26/09/2010 at 14:19
26/09/2010 at 14:20

Life is good, good, good.

Have discovered that running in Autumn is much easier than running in Summer and I am actually less carp than I thought

26/09/2010 at 16:17

Mortimer 10k and a new PB of 41.39.... Today is a good day!

Hamilton could have done better in the GP though...

26/09/2010 at 16:37

Nice idea for a thread BBS and wlcome back

Glass brimming over.  I've had dodgy knee problems (maltracking patella) since January, but on the road to recovery with ups and downs along the way.  It was muttering overnight, I really wanted to do 10 miles today to fit in with the training plan.  I've got a very high profile race next week (in my life!) which the boss is starting and running, along with a load of people from work  who are running their first ever race.  All of us wearing team vests, photo at the start, you get the picture.  I'm the team "expert".  


Translation - the only regular runner in the team who they've been looking to for advice for months, so the thought of DNS or DNF next week is too hideous to contemplate.

The knee mumbled for the first mile this morning, then shut up and behaved beautifully for the other 9.5, all of which were done within a couple of miles of home just in case.  I'm currently sitting here with a bag of peas on it having spent aaaaaages stretching, and all's right with the world.

Here's to the best physio on the planet for her preventative exercises

Edited: 26/09/2010 at 16:39
26/09/2010 at 17:47

Thanks BB for the thread.

Glass half empty:

I have been in training since my fracture in March and today was my first (10k) race this year, Dorney Lake, not good experiance :0(  We got lost finding the event and I only just made the start, so I was crying before the race which was bad, I ended up pulling out at 5k mark. My stomach was all knotted up and felt really uncomfortable, I set off far too quickly and panicked.

Glass half full:

After a long soak (and more tears) in the bath, I have just entered the Dorney 10k for two weeks time and am determined to finish and control my nerves. Feel more positive now.

 Thanks again for all who write on RW forums, it's great to discuss all the highs and lows and feel a bit more human after my cr*p day.


26/09/2010 at 17:55
Sorry to hear about today Sarah, hope everything goes fine for two weeks time, you can borrow my son if you want he has ASD and is a walking satnav.
26/09/2010 at 19:42

Glass half full : Painful foot stopped me running for a week but decided to do a 15 mile LSR anyway.

The sun was shining, blue sky, light winds and cool temperatures (bliddy freezing actually). 

I got round with only a few twinges and it still feels okay now. 

26/09/2010 at 19:53

glass 1/8 full - it's been a lovely day here and I managed a gentle cycle along the prom

glass 7/8 empty - I'm no longer allowed to do much weightbearing exercise (so no running or recreational walking) and sciatica is limiting my cycling. Then some barsteward nicked my bike while we were having lunch. Back to w*rk tomorrow as I can't afford more time off whilst I wait to see the spinal surgeon.

26/09/2010 at 20:37

((( Slugsta )))  That's nasty re the bike also.

Good day, did local 5k despite having to abort running with the jogger due to high winds, just about to sit down with film and pizza

26/09/2010 at 20:47
Cup overflowing.
Beautiful clear sunny day with slight chill in the air, ideal for LSR. Got home had a bath, ate lots of icecream.
26/09/2010 at 22:29

It was alright.

I slept in with the OH this morning, ran 18m in 2.20 which pleased me, ate a load of pasta then went to see my parents who'd brought me back foreign chocolate from holiday.

Then I filled my car up and played 'try to get the digits to stop on a round number' and managed to get 20.00 bang on.

Now I'm sat writing chapter 4 of my novel. 

Edited: 26/09/2010 at 22:29
26/09/2010 at 22:37

40-60 here - did parkrun yesterday in an average time but haven't run for a couple of weeks due to knee probs which sound not unlike Hashs above-  did a wet 6 mile run today with Oh half and little lad on bikes which was lovely.

Said a sad farewell to my mum who went back home up north -I'm in Surrey and rest of my life a bit up and down at mo but at least I can run which is summat

30/09/2010 at 23:52

Oooh some people joined my thread, some people joined my thread  Glad you liked the idea. Mind you, must warn, I find it much easier to come up with glass half empty stuff cos I am a miserable sod who listens to The Smiths all the time these days.

Glass half full:

Have got into cycling to work and back again (22 mile round trip) - and someone told me good to do it in the autumn because more likely to continue through the winter.

Have just eaten a Mint Aero

Glass half empty:

Work = pants. Working all the hours God sends. Huge barney with a client yesterday because I couldn't take any more of his whining. Son asked me the other day (on the phone from work I was) if I had left home.

5 people coming to stay at the weekend and loads of kid's sports stuff, parties etc... so the guests have to "fit in" so CRAZY mad and on auto-pilot.

30/09/2010 at 23:53
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
Then I filled my car up and played 'try to get the digits to stop on a round number' and managed to get 20.00 bang on.

Does everyone do that? Me too.

Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
Now I'm sat writing chapter 4 of my novel. 

Wow - I want to write a novel or a short story - loads of ideas but no time to ever put pen to paper.

01/10/2010 at 07:38

Half empty - I'm in a lot of pain having returned to w*rk this week. the fact that I have to go in for 2-3 hours tomorrow means that I will probably be laid up for the rest of the weekend.

Half full - got my bike back yesterday, slightly damaged but fully functional.

02/10/2010 at 08:47
Hi to everyone
i woke up early today and i trained at 06:30 am with a runner mate of the team. our session training was about 01:15 sunny a bit cool.
good run a nice w/e
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