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06/01/2013 at 19:56

Hi all .  I am desperately wanting to get back into running . Was on here years ago as a not too bad runner but years later and a weight increase of 7stone made me very unhealthy and unfit . Last year I lost 3st but a lot to get rid of yet . 

What I wanted to ask is there any one on here who lives in Fife around the Cupar/Glenrothes area who would be willing to meet up and help me get back to running?  I can't do any running at the moment so it would be a kinda shuffle/walk . 

I am now a 59 (well in 4 weeks) grandma who wants to be slim and fit and running well by this time next year . I don't want to be a fat unhealthy 60 year old woman . 

Thanks for reading . 

06/01/2013 at 20:14

Evening

Welcome back Speedy G.

Good running UTC's bf and MrsMac and Elspeth .

Nice day yesterday, I needed 12.5 for a 70m week, so I did 14.2 just to be on the safe side .

Today I finally got out on the bike as planned, good Winter 50m route, very very windy, but luckily behind me on the way back. Met some time triallers over A77 route then turned off and did a circuit of the moors, they are expanding the windfarm yet further () and had totally trashed the single track road and surroundings over Darvill moor to the extent that you couldnt tell which was the road and which was the moor - no wonder I was the only cyclist up there . Anyway, that road is closed tomorrow when they restart the work, until end of March now  so I'm going to have to find somewhere else to cycle.....very disappointing, but at least I got todays in.

UTC - not so much the rain you will have to worry about - more the wind in Durness - I have seen people set up camp on that site and two days later they have all left  (and that included the camper vans!!) Still, the site owner has plenty of spare ropes for tying down tents, and if that doesnt work, there is always the youth hostel .

Waiting to see if my entry for Devil of Highlands has been accepted , its amazing what some expensive wine and a good Christmas dinner will do when it comes to recruiting a support crew !

06/01/2013 at 20:17

Evening

Welcome back Speedy G.

Good running UTC's bf and MrsMac and Elspeth .

Nice day yesterday, I needed 12.5 for a 70m week, so I did 14.2 just to be on the safe side .

Today I finally got out on the bike as planned, good Winter 50m route, very very windy, but luckily behind me on the way back. Met some time triallers over A77 route then turned off and did a circuit of the moors, they are expanding the windfarm yet further () and had totally trashed the single track road and surroundings over Darvill moor to the extent that you couldnt tell which was the road and which was the moor - no wonder I was the only cyclist up there . Anyway, that road is closed tomorrow when they restart the work, until end of March now  so I'm going to have to find somewhere else to cycle.....very disappointing, but at least I got todays in.

UTC - not so much the rain you will have to worry about - more the wind in Durness - I have seen people set up camp on that site and two days later they have all left  (and that included the camper vans!!) Still, the site owner has plenty of spare ropes for tying down tents, and if that doesnt work, there is always the youth hostel .

Waiting to see if my entry for Devil of Highlands has been accepted , its amazing what some expensive wine and a good Christmas dinner will do when it comes to recruiting a support crew !

06/01/2013 at 22:51

Did you suddenly start hating smilies TP? Nice mileage to start the year on bike and foot.

Jealous of Mrs Mac's run, no so much Elspeth's (I have bad memories of Kirkwall to St Margaret's Hope into a 'stiff' southerly!).

Re Scottish camping, I once only kept a tent up on the Moray coast by pulling the car up on the windward side and attaching most of the guy lines to the vehicle. And that was on a June weekend with pleasant weather other than the 'breeze'.

Welcome back Speedy G, hope you find some help in your quest.

06/01/2013 at 23:11

entry in for loch katrine. quite a forum meet . better start running some then....

07/01/2013 at 06:28

Morning and 3 Easy Miles. First run in over 2 weeks, due to taht cold/lurgy I had.

Speedy: Welcome back

Need to catch uop now.

Back to work today too...

07/01/2013 at 06:52

morning BM

run tonight with club for me. (hill reps).

1st day of marathon/half IM plan.

swim after run with club.

1 more week then off for a week.... cant wait!!

welcome back Speedy G.

07/01/2013 at 08:39

Morning all, yes Loch katrine will be quite a forum meet. UTC, I had not thought about a bike marshall for the lead runners, I was more worried about the 'tail end Charlies'. But you are right, cos if any of them get into trouble they will need a bike marshall. Happy for your OH to help out, but equally happy for him to enter, don't want to deprive him of a race  Thanks for passing on the link.

Welcome back Speedy G  Sorry, can't help as based in Glasgow.

 

07/01/2013 at 09:36

FFB I suspect I'll be bring up the rear by default!

 

07/01/2013 at 10:24

Ooooops! Sorry about the double posting - internet was playing up, and I actually didnt think it had posted at all  How odd.....

Rest day today.

After attempting to hold my tent down with massive stones in Stromness in 2008 I swore I would never camp again ! The tent has not been back out of the bag since .

07/01/2013 at 16:20
07/01/2013 at 16:24

Did intend camping at on Durness Highland Games day as we passed though but thought of having no where to dry off (after "Hill Race") on a very wet day put us off and we found B+B.
We also arrived on the Sunday before the Cape Wrath Running Week when we measured wind speed at Balnakiel at 50kts. A few guys sought shelter away from the campsite that night.

Edited: 07/01/2013 at 16:26
07/01/2013 at 19:09

That's great mileage TP. I've never been near that in a week. You deserved a rest day

Nice bit of retail therapy there UTC

Hey Speedy, great to hear you're still around the forums and into this running lark

I don't mind the weather when camping in Scotland as much as the midgies.

Did a Kettlebell circuit tonight so no doubt I'll be in agony tomorrow

07/01/2013 at 19:58

You are right MrsMac. A gale does keep the midges down.

I have had a couple of lovely nights camping at Stromness, and what a view in the morning. I was just lucky!

 

08/01/2013 at 06:23

Morning

3 easy miles in smiry rain.

Mornng Tri

Right catch up properly now.

Midges !!!!!!!!!!

08/01/2013 at 06:44

morning BM

reps with club last night, wasnt the best session, struggled.

turbo this morning then run and swim tonight.

hoping the wind keeps the midges away yes, the midges on Jura last year were shocking

yes mrsmac, money all spent... just waiting on my shoes now

right, turbo time!

08/01/2013 at 08:56

Morning all, 26.5km on the soin bike last night. Run and some core and/or weights this evening. Good to be getting back into a routine.

08/01/2013 at 18:45

Midges are EVIL 

Agreed FFB, nice to get back to 'normal'

5 miles tonight and I was right, serious DOMS after the Kettlebells last night

08/01/2013 at 19:34

Really busy at work today.

I think Skye is the Midge Capital of Scotland.

08/01/2013 at 19:35

That was serious shopping UTC.

Anyone ever done the 'Run Garioch' half marathon or 10k? Thinking of doing the 10k this year.

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