Too fat to run now

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28/01/2005 at 10:56
Good luck Speedy with the bowling.

Don't let the bad run get you down. You did a good distance. I regularly have them, usually hormone or alcohol related!

I always have to build things myself, not having an other half. built all my shelves, my chest of drawers and a cupboard thingy in the bathroom. Have to pay people to do anything more complicated!

I've had a new kitchen, new bathroom and new bedroom/living room furniture (live in studio flat) in the last 18 months. Big change was a big factor in helping get me out of my depression. I hated my surroundings so much it was getting me down big time. The kitchen & bathroom are the first time I've had rooms done absolutely to my spec and I love them. My next door neighbour is a builder/decorator and he did them for me. Did a beautiful job (he knew that anything be bodged and I'd be round like a shot!) I'm definitely poorer but definitely happier!

go give 'em hell Speedy!
28/01/2005 at 10:59
Hi Speedy!

Just remember, even a bad run is still a run, and it'll still help train your body to do what you want it to do in the long run, which is run better. Doesn't matter that it felt bad today, it has done you just as much good as it would have if it felt good.

Good luck with the bowling.
28/01/2005 at 17:45
evening all. Well said Nessie. but it's hard to remember that as you stand gasping at the front door!

did 5 miles at lunchtime. one of those weird runs when the HR was lower than normal but it felt harder. a bit of twinge in the achilles too which was a worry.

28/01/2005 at 17:52
Oh dear thought the day couldn't get worst. Bad bowling day as well. None of the team played well. One guy played his last game not bad but it wasn't good enough to do any good. Played very average not nearly good enough. We left before the prize giving as no need to stay.

Well done mava for getting that 5 miles in.

Hi Nessie, it was better than not going out at all. How is your training going.

Well going to go and get some food now. I was very very good at the bowling alley. I had 2 diet cokes and NOTHING to eat. Starving now so catch you all later
28/01/2005 at 22:49

I got stuck in a jam outside your wee town tonight cos of a bad accident. Thought of you and hope you are ok.

29/01/2005 at 07:36
Thank you Sam. I am fine. Didn't know there had been an accident. What time was that. I was home by 6pm and didn't go out again. Which side of the town was it? Hope you disn't have a long wait.
29/01/2005 at 09:30

Ho hum, saturday morning. Ate too much rubbish last night (late night munchie attack), and drank too much wine. Wanted to rest today because of achilles twinge yesterday but feel I ought to get out there and burn some calories! Perhaps a boring cross-training stint at the gym. Or try a truly slow run. PLus I must do some housework as the flat is a tip.

What's everyone else up to today?
29/01/2005 at 09:34
It was a couple of miles short of the town on the Melville Lodge roundabout side Speedy. We were stuck from about 6-6.40 then the police told us it would be best to go back and go another way so we went to Newburgh then Gateside to get back on track.

It looked quite bad. Don't know what happened but there were 2 ambulances and there was a horse badly hurt I think.

Hope it wasn't as bad as it looked (((((((peeps and horses)))))
29/01/2005 at 09:38
Hi Mava

Friday night is munchie nite for me too!! I had (amongst other stuff) a Galaxy Caramel Egg - YUM!!!!!!

Hope your achilles is ok. I snapped mine a few years back while on holiday in Amsterdam and spent the rest of my holiday on crutches!! Take care of yours!!

I'm planning a long run today 'cos I have my first half mara in 5 weeks. Just waiting for my brekkie to settle.
29/01/2005 at 09:39
Yum. A galaxy caramel egg.
29/01/2005 at 09:54
It was yummy Gar

but far too wee

I could've eaten 10
29/01/2005 at 11:49
Sam, I too have ruptured my achilles hence the worry at the twinge. I had the surgical repair so 8 weeks in plaster. Had to have another surgery on it a year later to remove scar tissue.

Yum yum, chocolate. I daren't allow myself any at the moment as I don't think I'd be able to stop at one!

Just done a very slow 5 and a half miles. Forced myself to try to keep HR low. Went OK. Long run tomorrow but solo as training partner racing. It will be boring!

I've got my first half in 5 weeks - Reading. Which is yours Sam?
29/01/2005 at 13:39
Reading too mava - snap!!

29/01/2005 at 16:35
Hopefully I'll have my "Runners' World Forum Tsunami Team" t-shirt by then so look out for it! Do the forumites usually meet up somewhere at these races? I know masses of people are doing Reading.
29/01/2005 at 16:43
Yes, everyone will be meeting up somewhere

don't know how many - but loads!!

Are you aiming for a time?

I'm hoping to do sub 2.
29/01/2005 at 16:49
In my dreams! In theory I should be able to do around 2.15 but I'm not counting on it. It would be nice though as it would give me a boost for FLM.
29/01/2005 at 16:51
I've never done a mara (never done a half yet either!!) - will FLM be your first?
29/01/2005 at 16:59
No, did London in 2001 - very slowly because I didn't train in a consistent or coherent way. Was meant to do Reading that year but it got cancelled becuase of foot & mouth. Then, July after London is when I had my achilles rupture. I'm just getting back to running now after a long slow slog like Speedy is struggling through (you can do it too Speedy!).
29/01/2005 at 17:05
Hopefully I'll meet you at Reading!
29/01/2005 at 17:12
Hope so. Strangely I actually quite looking forward to it. Bad day though - my neice's second birthday plus it seems to be Mothers' Day. Sorry folks, sorry mum, I'm busy that day!
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