Too fat to run now

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25/01/2005 at 19:56
Wow hippo.

Oh dear the Diclofex affects the stomach. Suffer enough heartburn as it is. Ah well better look up the excercises. Off to make the tea and then watch Celeb Fit Club. Catch you later.
25/01/2005 at 19:59
I know Hippo, doc tells me every time I ask for it. try not to overuse but does calm things down.

Speedy, squats are one of the things. Physio had me leaning against a swiss ball against a wall and gradually rolling the ball down the wall, bringing knees over 2nd toes till knees at 90 degrees. then rolling slowly back up. It's getting at the vmo on the inner side above the knee. burns like hell.

Also bridging - feet/lower legs on the ball and shoulders on the floor, gradually lifting buttocks off the floor and holding for count of 15. helps the bum and abs too to improve general stability.

but the right exercise would prob depend on where your main weakness is.
debbo    pirate
25/01/2005 at 20:09
Hi Speedy - I've just read through this thread. It's great to see you sounding so positive now! I am sure you will manage to lose the weight and keep running now you've got yourself out the door. Anyway, you'll have much more fun at Lochaber running - otherwise you'll have to hang around with all the Mr's doing support duties!!

Keep it up! We could always do a run together next time I'm up your way. Bryan the Snail's mum lives there - (I'm sure you were talking to him at Loch Ness about Fife.)
25/01/2005 at 20:53
Hi Debbo, I have a long long way to go and still feel I can't do this but chatting here is making it easier. I need to loose nearly 6 stone. Its just I am 5 stone heavier than when I ran my best times and that is a long way to go back. I still have this feeling that I should be able to do what I used to and get angry when I can't.

Lochaber will be more of a walk than a run but I will complete it just not sure how slow I will be.

Yep live in North East Fife let me know when you are in this neck of the woods.
25/01/2005 at 20:54
how's it going Speedy?
25/01/2005 at 21:04
dont keep going back t what was
set achievabl goals
a stone weight loss would help enormously-so focus on that first and focus on finishing the marathon
25/01/2005 at 21:05
Hi Sam, Its going not bad. Feeling better and trying to get out the door most nights now. Still have big regrets about putting on all the weight and turning into a couch potato. But have been out 3 nights in a row now.

How's things with you?
26/01/2005 at 08:52
Hi Speedy! I agree what others say about quad strengthening exercises. Leg extensions with light weights (or none at all to start with) are good. Don't forget to do your hamstrings too as these are opposing muscles to the quads and you need to keep them balanced and equally as strong as your quads.

Mava62, I'm used to injuries (I have leg length discrepancy and overpronate mainly on left foot)popping up occasionally but I just substitute a run with a gym session and avoid the sore area for a while. Thank goodness for elliptical trainers and steppers etc!!! I'm still trying to get 50 mins for a 10K but I don't think I'm built for speed. I'm less of a greyhound and more of a labrador!!!
26/01/2005 at 12:59
Roz, know what you mean about not a greyhound, but I'd say I'm more of a Great Dane! Too tall really for long distance (and also distinctly wonky) but struggle on anyway! I keep telling myself it's not about speed (with a 10k PB of 62 minutes that's just as well) but about enjoying myself.

Speedy, just keep focusing on what you're achieving now, not what you used to achieve. You're fitter & lighter now than you were a month ago and will be fitter and lighter in another month. And you can't say you're a couch potato now!

Keep going.
26/01/2005 at 18:33
Hi folks, having my rest night tonight but might go on the cross trainer for 30 mins. Trying hard to stick to the healthy eating plan. It works ok during the day its when I get home it falls to bits. Must try harder.

Unfortunately I am working all this weekend which puts paid to a long plod and my day off is Friday but the whole day is taken up as I am playing is a 10 Pin Bowling tournament, so what with travel time, practice time and playing time the day is gone.
26/01/2005 at 19:07
'ello me dear. I had an unscheduled rest day today - meant to be weights but didn't much fancy it. guess I'll have to do it on Friday instead. Threshold session tomorrow - moving up to 15 mins at 80-85% effort twice with only 3 mins recovery in between. Hate it.

I find I pick at rubbish less in the evenings when I'm sitting here at the computer but if I do have to pick I make it dried fruit, nuts, apples, grapes. I DO NOT buy chocolate, or crisps! My weakness is alcohol. I've made a half hearted committment to not drink until at least after the Reading Half, but not sure I'll manage not to drink at the Trailplus weekend if everyone else is.

Friday sounds like a laugh, and it certainly ain't being a couch potato!

I'm really going to have to be motivated for my long plod this weekend as my training partner is racing so I'll have to get my rear out the door without the push of having someone waiting for me.
26/01/2005 at 19:13
Hi mava

Friday should be good although tends to be a bit serious. As it is for work we are getting time to practice tomorrow. So I will be bowling for 3 hours tomorrow and I play with a 14lb ball then approx 4 hours for practice and the game on Friday. Muscles in one arm I think by the end of the match.

Off to see the doctor about this blood clotting abnormality tomorrow. Not worried about it but may end up back on warfarin again.

Hubby has just handed me a Bailleys - now I don't think that is on the diet but guess what I have drunk half of it before I realised.

Really need to get the long plod in. Day off again next Wednesday so should manage it then.

How far are you planning on going on Sunday?
26/01/2005 at 19:24
Would like to do 12 miles or more since I did 12 last Sunday but should do at least 2 hours. I'll be slower without the training partner as she kind of drags me around so slower and boring on my own! Want to keep increasing the mileage. Am absolutely determined to run the whole of London (didn't last time). Plus I've got this half in March and I figure if I've done 13 at least 3 or 4 times before it I'll be OK.

Got nothing better to do all weekend than housework (urggghh) and shopping (urggghhh) so might as well run.

Good luck with the doc. Hope it's good news.

Would love a baileys but I must be strong (hypnotic voice, trying to convince myself). Never could see the point of just one drink <g>

26/01/2005 at 19:31
Ah well he came back with the bottle and I refused a top up. Now how good is that.

Would love to do 12 miles. I used to do that every week and did up to 18b when training for a marathon. Wish I could do that again. Good for you. Never managed to run a full marathon. Would get to 20 and then had to walk. Must have worked though because my best time was 4.33.

Good for you for doing the long runs.

Off to make the dinner now. And watch some telly. 30 mins on the trainer out the window but I have been really good.

Catch you later.
27/01/2005 at 08:28
Well done for resisting the Baileys Speedy! Naughty hubby, coming back with the bottle! Too many calories in Baileys and prob high in cholesterol with the cream!

I also had an unscheduled rest day yesterday. I meant to go to the gym but got caught up shopping, housework etc. I think I must have subconsciously done it as my legs had been sore all day! Got to go out for a run tonight after a friend has been round for me to sign some papers. Guess it will be late so I'll get into running kit before she arrives, to get me in the right mindset. I'll aim for a minimum of 5 miles and see how I feel after that (Hoping to do 10 pressure!!! lol!)

Mava, I'm tall too and am a clumsy devil at times. I've fallen a few times and one time I tripped over my dog while out running and went flying!!!
27/01/2005 at 12:23
Smiley, I always think that resisting/refusing something high calorie should actually burn more calories than if you didn't think about having it. Hope that makes sense!

Roz, don't talk to me about falling over! knocked out one of my front teeth last august tripping on my way back from sainsburys (costing me 2 grand for an implant). I am renowned both at work and in family for being clumsy. My name should be 'whoops' Have ended up in A&E depts regularly over the past three and a half years - falling off bike, tripping, sprained ankle, ruptured tendon...... Sometimes I wonder why I bother getting out of bed.

Did my threshold session this morning. I am cream-crackered. Rest scheduled tomorrow but since I rested yesterday... Am going to work at home tomorrow so may get out for a quick couple of miles.
27/01/2005 at 21:16
Oops the run and the Tai 'Bo went out the window tonight. Played 3 hours of 10 Pin Bowling practice for tomorrows match, then had a doctors appointment then came home and build a kitchen unit which took me longer than expected (not very good with a screw driver). Time just disappeared. However a run is planned tomorrow morning before heading off for the match.
28/01/2005 at 08:27
Hi Speedy, My run went out of the window last night too. Not entirely my fault, my mate who was supposed to be coming round failed to turn up so that wasted time. Plus I thought I'd use the time to load up my car (other half moving into a flat in Milton Keynes today) and hurt my back carrying a telly downstairs (one of those combi ones - didn't realise it was so heavy!)

Back's ok this morning but I doubt whether I'll get a run in today - busy, busy! I'll have to make up for it at the weekend!

Have a lovely day and hope the weather is kind for you at the weekend (lots of loverley running!)

Hi to Mava and the rest of the forumites...I hope you are all keeping fit, well and happy. Need progress report on Monday though! lol!
28/01/2005 at 08:33
Morning all. Did my threshold yesterday morning and it was hard. Do feel good after the effort though. The sessions are getting a bit long to do in the morning (well, if I want to do my hair after!) even with getting up at 5am. Know I'd talk myself out of it if I left it till the evening tho'..

succumbed to a couple of glasses of red wine last night since I knew I didn't have to get up early this morning (do love working at home). will have to try to get out for a run this morning though.

Careful with the furtniture lugging Roz.

Speedy, you having a new kitchen then? had one of those last year and it's wonderful...

Have a nice day.
28/01/2005 at 10:44
Hi everyone, managed to fit in a run this morning. Did 1hr walk/plod think I did about 4.5 miles. Not a lot I know. It is a beautiful morning but my run was awful. Just when I felt I was getting better I go and have a bad 'un. It makes me feel why am I doing this. I know I won't improve that quickly but it is so annoying. Even when I was running well I had bad days but at this early stage in trying to come back I can do without them as it does take any confidence away.

Hi Roz - yes its easy to get carried away doing other mundane things and not fit in a run. Sorry you hurt your back. Be careful. Leave the heavy things to the other half.

Hi mava how are you today? No unfortunately I'm not getting a new kitchen I wish I was. I hate mine it is so tiny. No I bought one of those units on wheels - I think they call them butchers trolleys. The have a tiled top, drawers, baskets, shelfs and the all important wine rack. It came flat packed and therefore had to be built and I couldn't wait until the other half decided to do it so just built it myself.

Ah well must go and shower now and have something to eat then off to my bowling match. Oh dear I hope we do well. 3 games to play and there are 24 teams in the match. The average for the top woman last year wasn't that high so I am hoping to play well and maybe make the final. Will let you know later how it went.

Have a nice day everyone.
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