ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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07/02/2013 at 11:13

Haha this tigger is posing as a pigeon!

Swimming this afternoon 10 miler in the morning lets see how it goes!!

Sun is out here and it's glorious!! nothing like a spot of sun to make you want to head out for a run!

Have you all seen that the the Thunder run is now full!! So excited!! are we all heading on the Friday to camp, what are the chances of getting close pitches? 

 

Edited: 07/02/2013 at 11:16
07/02/2013 at 23:22
No idea where I got that idea from DS2...met so many people at bootcamp...i think I may have got a few peoples careers mixed up....your job sounds quite interesting.

My dad actually took my car in to be repaired so I wouldnt be conned but he came back saying that both springs had to be repaired as they have to be changed in pairs (like tyres). I thought fair enough but I decided to look at my cars 5th service when i had my suspension springs first changed and they had only done the one side (but actually charged me more) so I was just curious. Ive wrote to the council but I doubt I will get anything back.

Malcs, Clive said he would drive, therefore if he doesnt change his mind, I might bring something nice to drink which may help me sleep alittle!

Hey Tigger...good luck with your run in the morning. I dont work fridays so I can get down there on fri if needs be. It almost feels like a festival rather than a race!
08/02/2013 at 08:29

You lot are making me jealous!

Sarah - It's definitely worth writing to the council. Have you taken a picture of the pothole? Usually my job is interesting  and I get to meet lots of really nice people which is the best bit about it. Regulation - that's another matter!!!

 

08/02/2013 at 09:59
Ive sent a claims form in but without a photo. It happened on a country lane which is a 60 mph winding road...I didnt think it was safe to be trying to park up and take a photo and the only times I have been able to do this up until today was when it was dark, so there was no point in risking injury (as there are no street lamps on the road)

I dont think i will get anything back for that reason and because they manage to defend about 80% of the claims but you dont know if you dont ask!

Im glad to hear that you enjoy your job....me too but sometimes it can be very stressful.

Now to google pigeon pose!
Edited: 08/02/2013 at 10:00
08/02/2013 at 17:39

Hey Guys!! Well today's 10 miler kinda got extended..... to 13! Didn't feel overly knackered after, but totally buzzed. So yes Ashby is a goer! Even If I don't train the full 20 miles as long as I get close then I'm sure adrenaline will help with the rest! (and the pull of a new hoody!)

As for the hip, I'v got in for a massage on 18th! Yay.... ouch!!

TR24 - I can do the Friday...may need some help putting up the tent! in fact Friday will probably suit me better as I would only worry about getting the tent up and sorted before 12! I think Lottie will come over on the Saturday morning.

08/02/2013 at 20:27
sarah osborne wrote (see)
Malcs, Clive said he would drive, therefore if he doesnt change his mind, I might bring something nice to drink which may help me sleep alittle!

Oooh - are we talking the alcoholic variety? 

I'd like to get there Friday too. Our friends did that last year and reserved us a patch of ground. However, it wasn't an easy trip up for them - hit bad traffic and it took them about 5 hours! Will have a think nearer the time. 

Well done on your 13 miles Tigger - great to hear you got through it comfortably!

09/02/2013 at 21:35
congratulations Tigger on your 13 miler.

Does the tent come with instructions?

Malcs...we are certainly talking about the alcoholic type....im sure a little tipple wont do us any harm!

Friday traffic is always a bit of a nightmare. It was horrendous that day coming back from boot camp.
10/02/2013 at 10:18

I can put the tent up it is really easy... just need a hand with the poles!

Yay alcoholic drinks and food.... one persons little tipple is another persons pint!

Traffic may be bad but it will be soo worth it guys!! has Clive commented on the Friday yet??

10/02/2013 at 10:38

Anyone fancy Grantham Half on the 11th March?

10/02/2013 at 20:46

Hey guys, hope everyone is alright!

We've got snow here in Essex and it is actually settling - what the hell?? Thought we were done with all that... doubly strange because it has been raining pretty much all day and it was soaking wet out there... so how is the snow settling??

I'm absolutely gutted to say this but I am going to have to bail on the Thunder Run...  That week is the only week even close to then that I can get off of work and take my son on holiday and if I don't go that weekend then I won't be able to go on holiday at all this year... or take my son on holiday!

There really aren't many things more important to me than running right now, but my son is definitely one of very few. So I'm so sorry guys - I am of course still happy to pay my share of the entry fee if there isn't anyone who can take my place...

10/02/2013 at 21:10

Steve, you've just ruined my weekend...possibly even my year. I'm sure we can find someone to step in but you sir are irreplaceable. For a start, who's going to cook the bacon?  

I'm assuming son of bacon won't be sold on a weekend camping holday in Derbyshire - plenty of other playmates and free childcare (from those not under the influence)?

You have your priorities right so don't worry.

Tigger - sorry Grantham is a bit far for me. Also doing Spitfire the week before with Ady, DS2 and A.W. By that I mean I'm at the same race not running alongside them! Well maybe Ady at a push but the other two are too darn quick!

10/02/2013 at 21:33

I've ruined my own weekend Malcs! I actually found out Friday but it's taken me this long to get the balls to post it lol

11/02/2013 at 07:44
No worries Steve. As I said, although I'm sure the rest of the team will be gutted not to have you there, everyone will understand. Unfortunately these things happen and your time with the little fella has to take priority.

There will be other TR24s, so please don't worry about missing this one.
11/02/2013 at 07:47
Forgot to say - its blinking well snowing again here! A few inches already and still coming down. Thought we'd seen the last of it. Anyone else got the white stuff?
11/02/2013 at 22:05
boooo steve, im disappointed in you!!!
11/02/2013 at 22:06
Only kidding, I think youve done right in putting your son first, he should be the focus of your life and not running, you have your priorities right
11/02/2013 at 22:09
I cant believe that its snowing everywhere, its been quite mild in York with no snow. Im hoping we dont see any more of the white stuff until at least my plane sets of to Barcelona and then returns!

I will ask a friend from the RC to see if he wants to do TR 24, he sounded quite interested.

Yay....thats me and tigger up for the drink! Im happy to help with the poles,x
Edited: 11/02/2013 at 22:09
11/02/2013 at 22:23

Haha I know, I'm rubbish

But plenty of other races for us all to meet up!

We had a fair bit over night last night but the worst of it has gone already - it was snowing again when I went out for my run this evening but it wasn't settling so it looks like Essex has escaped the worst of it.

12/02/2013 at 21:10

evening everyone! Missed a few days posting as went to see my daughter in Birmingham. Had a lovely lovely weekend  and still managed to run!

Funny thing happened on this eve run, you know those speed camera thingies that flash up what speed you are doing...I ran up to one and it flashed green 7mph!!!

Tigger -  glad your run went well, Ashby look out!!

 

12/02/2013 at 23:55
Ive managed to set a 5mph speed limit light thing of before when I was walking alittle to fast to work one day....but never one of the green ones...I have a new mission!
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