Fat/fit club Sat 28th

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28/09/2002 at 07:21
Ran for 30 minutes this am
Will eat and drink to excess, another hotel meeting
Have a good weekend ,all
28/09/2002 at 08:07
Have fun, Benz. Remember that the biscuits are NEVER all-butter at these bashes so it's not worth spoiling your coffee by eating them.

I'm envious. I enjoy those training events. Never short of people to talk to as I have a degree of notoriety within my branch of the business...got asked to be an appraiser for the local PCT, so should be able to get to another one soon. So good to have nice food and not have to cook it or wash the dishes, although when I'm running there's never enough of it.

First morning run for aeons is looming, then running around after sprats all day.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
28/09/2002 at 08:17
Damn .. I wanted to be first! Well done you two for being up so bright and early ... enjoy the fresh morning air v-rap. benz I can't believe that at 7.20 you had ALREADY been running ... it's unnatural! (Ok so I was out at 7 this week too so we must both/all be mad!)
Got to take Oliver to town today ... must try to avoid maccy D's as he loves them (don't they all at 5?), also going to feed the ducks down the Thames ... then dunno. Hubby off to watch the horse racing so it's just me and the toad, maybe I can persuade him that a nice walk down the canal is good.
Starting to get worried about tomorrow now, I just can't believe that I am doing a 10k so soon after starting running! A bloke I work with is doing it too ... he wants <45mins I want to finish! Still got mates with me so at least we can laugh!
28/09/2002 at 08:28
Good luck for tomorrow n-EP (non-Evil Pixie!). Got a PCC away-day all day, then doing some visits, so probably won't be around much today. Happy weekend all!
The Evil Pixie    pirate
28/09/2002 at 10:42
thanks Sassie!
V-rap you were right the Slimming world lady didn't bite my head off! She was very nice and helpful!
Feel better now!
Been looking at heart rate monitors this morning ... tempting as I do love gadgets!
WildWill    pirate
28/09/2002 at 12:06
EP - I use a HRM al the time - I also love gadgets :o)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
28/09/2002 at 16:14
WW ... I want one! Just a case of finding out how much I can get away with spending! I like the sound of the Polar M52 especially as it reminds you to exercise! What do you use?
28/09/2002 at 16:18
Hello all,
Just got back from the cruise and I will not be weighing myself this week!!! Too much of a scaredy-cat!!! Didn't manage to do hardly any running around the decks I'm afraid. Tried to last Sunday morning, but got so many tuts and dirty looks from the old 'uns, that I decided to go to the gym. So, I went a total of 5 times in all, which was pretty excellent by my standards!! But, sadly I didn't do much treadmill work as it plays havoc with my shins. Anyway, back to the old routine from tomorrow. I've got a 10K next Sunday...oh dear!!! Hope you're all ok! Have a nice day everyone (what's left of it!).. I'm off to pick up the nutty boys from the cattery.
Love, Michelle x
The Evil Pixie    pirate
28/09/2002 at 16:23
Glad you had a great time Michelle .. my parents just come back from a cruise a wk or 2 ago and they only put on 4lb so don't fear too much! As for thr 10K the break probably did you good!
Hope the nutty ones don't attach you when you collect them ... mum's did! Fluffy pussy cats demanding hugs!
28/09/2002 at 16:59
Thanks EP! Still haven't picked the boys up - the cattery owners are out at a boat show today and are still not back (hope they fed my boys before they went!!!). Clothes are feeling very, very tight I'm afraid. I feel absolutely exhausted - I know it's a cheek, as I've only just got back from lazing about for a week - but I really can't keep my eyes open.. got two suitcases full of washing to do too... so who's going to do that then????? Tomorrow, I've got the M25 slog to visit the parents... need another holiday soon methinks..!!
Michelle x
28/09/2002 at 17:16
Welcome back, Michelle. Glad you had a good cruise. You missed a nice little earthquake.

Been dying to tell you - I'VE GOT TWO CATS!

Hope yours aren't sulking about the cattery holiday.

Cheers, V-rap.
28/09/2002 at 17:25
Hi V-Rap,
FANTASTIC!! Did you get them from the rescue centre? Tell me all about them!! Names/Ages/Colour?? I'm afraid the Mr wouldn't budge on us getting the little deaf white kitten.. I really missed my boys - but they're still not back yet.. the cattery-owners are still out boat-showing or something???!! I did hear about the earthquake - but I haven't read a newspaper all week and feel like I've been in the Twilight Zone.. I love going on holiday - but it's nice to come home.. Early night tonight for me I think... when I finally get my boys home!!
Michelle x
28/09/2002 at 17:54
They're lovely, Michelle. One of the rescue centres put us in contact with a man who was emigrating to Spain at the end of the year and needed a new home for his two cats. They've got really silly names - Tizzy (brown, very fluffy, quite large, likes the top of Angelmouse's wardrobe) and Tinka (ginger tabby with gorgeous markings, green eyes, normal cat size, likes to hide under the dining table). They're both neutered toms (so very cuddly!) and their previous owner's recently deceased wife got them from a rescue centre. We've been told they're both about four years old, although Tizzy has a few white hairs so we think he might be older.

Tizzy has managed to get outdoors a couple of times but came back in voluntarily, so we think they've accepted us.

Shame about the little kitten. I must admit, I had to put my foot down a couple of times in the past when Mr V-rap wanted to add to our feline offspring - ironic considering he hadn't wanted cats until we got one as a wedding present from a friend who breeds orientals and took its littermate for company. My sister and her husband have seven cats.
28/09/2002 at 18:17
Oooh lovely V-Rap!! It's so satisfying when you 'rescue' them too isn't it!! Don't worry about their names - you know my pair have got strange names too - Sassy (real name Scorcese) & Shankley - previous owners must have been fans of Martin & Bill I s'pose! It's great that Tizzy came back when he got out though - it usually takes them a little while to get used to their new homes doesn't it - but yours seem to have settled in right away. When we first got our two (in April), we were told they were about 7-8 years, but we thought Shankley looked a lot older - however, since then he seems to have become a lot younger-looking for some strange reason (wish I knew his secret!). So glad you've got them! How have the children taken to them and they to the children? I've spent most of the afternoon at my neighbours looking for her cats! She has gone away for the weekend and left me her keys to feed her two cats, who are both very timid. I went over there and couldn't find them! Anyway, eventually found the boy UNDERNEATH the quilt in her bedroom - well I assume it was the cat - it was a very large lump in the middle of the bed..!, and the other one, a girl, was in the garden, but took one look at me and legged it over the fence! Guess who's gonna be out all night looking for her!!! Still haven't got my boys home... bloody cattery people still not in.. Grrrrr!!!
Michelle x
28/09/2002 at 18:39
Tizzy and Tinka have taken very well to Kevin and Angelmouse, but are a bit wary of Tinkerbell (who is slightly nervous about them as she's too young to remember when our other cats were young and playful) and Ivor (who is deeply offended). We're more worried that our next-door neighbour's stupid boxers will scare them. They're not unpleasant dogs, and are well fed, but they get shut out in the garden and never seem to get walked, and come through our hedge wanting to play. Mr V-rap has been dithering for weeks about whether a call to the RSPCA would be justified - personally, I think he should knock on the door and offer to walk the dogs!

A friend of mine recently got a kitten and it escaped from the box during the journey home and disappeared through the footwell of her car - she ended up having to call someone from the AA to dismantle her new cabriolet to retrieve the kitten - which was fine, if terrified. I once looked after the same friend's rabbits and they escaped from their run in my garden. I found one, but the other still hadn't reappeared by nightfall. The next morning, after my friend and her children had been very ostentatiously forgiving and were loading the rabbit stuff into their car, a neighbour several doors along came down and asked if we had lost a rabbit - it had spent the night curled up in a pen with her ferret. Strange bedfellows!

Maybe we should rename theis the CAt Club.
28/09/2002 at 19:50
I keep telling you: Sassie isn't a strange name - just descriptive!

Hope the pussies are home Michelle. I bet you can't settle without them.
28/09/2002 at 22:28
Yeah, good idea V-Rap - maybe The Fat Cat Club? Talking of the RSPCA - I'm thinking about calling them too. Up the road to me, there is a beautiful Weinmaraner(sp?)puppy, and the poor thing is left in the garden all day long on it's own - just barking and whining and howling - why the owners are (presumbably) at work all day. It's just not fair is it. Have now located neighbour's missing cat.. when I went back in their house, she was waiting outside the back door. I let her in, went to feed her and noticed that there was a frog sitting in the cats water bowl!! Now, I don't remember seeing it earlier...so where has it come from and, how did it get in? Anyway, I put it outside and it happily hopped away! Also now have my lovely boys back home (I had to leave this half-typed to collect them and am now completing it at 10.20pm). Anyway, they are both fine, although Shankley has lost weight. Anyway, when I got to the cattery, they both pretended that they had never seen me before and shied away from me, struggling to get out of my arms.. lovely welcome! Anyway, once home, they have just strutted round all evening miaowing at the top of their voices as if they are being tortured.. they are still pretending that they don't know me...maybe they have given me the wrong cats.. Anyway, I'm off to bed now after this long, exhausting day! Night-night.
Michelle x
28/09/2002 at 22:34
Sassie - no, Sassie is a lovely name - it's the 'Scorcese' that's odd!!! Can go to bed in peace now my boys are ok!
Michelle x
29/09/2002 at 08:10
The Fit Fat Cat Club?

Glad your neighbour's cats reappeared, Michelle. And I'm sure that by the time you read this your own cats will have stopped sulking and crept into your bed or directed you towards their food bowl.

That's the cat bit. Fat? No, going to do so much today that the fat won't get a chance to settle. Fit - anyone who can run three miles at 7am is fit.

Have a nice Sunday, everyone.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
29/09/2002 at 09:07
Morning all!
So today I tackle my first 10K ... had a really bad nights nervous sleep. Been up for 30 mins now, had cereal and a banana for breakfast (leaving the req'd 2hrs between food and exercise!) and I'm now just sat here thinking "was that a pain? Shall I still do this!?" I am so nervous it's silly! It's a fun run with my mates and are aim is to finish and meet at the pub (which is conveniiently the finish line!)
AAArrrggghhh Silly mooo!
Isn't it the Windsor Half today? see all the good runners will be there! 10K instead of 21k, why am I worried!
So anyway tomorrow I am going to start being sensible about what I eat, have a restfull week then start running more if I can.
Enjoy the cats every one!
Speak later with my time ... aim of about 1.17!
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