Choked up

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08/01/2003 at 21:19
I was talking about my training with a 'real' runner, and said I was concerned that Watford will be too soon for me; he offered to run round with me!

Talking about FLM to a non-runner who asked how I would get there, as I don't have a partner to ferry me around; he offered to take me there and back safely! Said he'd watched with his family at the finish one year and couldn't help being moved by the sight of so much human spirit.

I never cease to be amazed by simple acts of friendship, and feel quite choked up myself now.
08/01/2003 at 22:09
thats lovely helen
But you ARE a real runner yourself, and dont forget it
08/01/2003 at 22:17
Aaawwww, thanks :-)
08/01/2003 at 22:19

You are a real runner as we all are.

Well I am not too sure about myself but I try.

Whatever we achieve it is a lot better than those who do nothing.

Hope to see you at FLM.

08/01/2003 at 22:23
lol, I'll be the one at the back, but I plan to finish
08/01/2003 at 22:30

I'm amazed sometimes by how little confidence some of you runners have. Remember a positive mind works wonders! You can run, many can't/don't so be proud of what you do. Forget pace, just think I CAN RUN!

Sorry, no offence intended!

I agree there's some great people out there.
08/01/2003 at 22:31
thanks hilly
08/01/2003 at 22:37
Danke hilly
09/01/2003 at 07:41
Great post, Helen. I know what you mean :)
09/01/2003 at 08:25
Is this another "girls only" thread? Can't bring myself to read the messages anymore until I know for certain.
09/01/2003 at 08:49
David, if it is won't it just be more fun for you to lurk?? ;0)

Helen, I'm going to FLM as support and handbag holder for a mate who has been s**t on by the bloke she was meant to go with. Let us know your number so I can keep an eye open and cheer you on! Can't wait to soak up the atmos without having to commit to 26.2m, but have a feeling I'll be after a place for next year.

You go girl! (sorry, came over all American there)
09/01/2003 at 09:54
I'm not that sort of person. Some blokes only start up sore nipple threads to entice the girls to make contributions, I think it's disgraceful myself.

Does anyone else get chaffing on their inner thighs?
09/01/2003 at 11:00
If I wear the wrong shorts I get horrendous chaffing & can hardly walk but if the shorts are lined it doesn't happen
09/01/2003 at 12:32
Piglet, you're beautiful!
Dollie    pirate
09/01/2003 at 12:42
DavidB you make me laugh you're so saucy (said with Frankie Howard voice).

Piglet have you been kissed by a prince or something and been transformed from your former Hammy self into lean, mean athletic human girly?

(Hammy meant to be compliment by the way)
09/01/2003 at 18:03
Great post Helen! Yes there are many super people out there, and a lot of them are on here although some pretend to be a bit tougher!
And I echo the sentiments already expressed - you are definitely a real runner. I'm by no means the world's fastest, but that doesn't matter, what matters is we're out there doing it. And to all those who're not, Ja Boo Hiss.

200 metres from the finish of a triathlon, racing side by side with another woman, suddenly two male clubmates of hers started running with her, one saying over and over 'you got her, she's a snail, just a snail' and that made me so mad, I surged and beat her! Never underestimate the power of the mind Helen.
09/01/2003 at 18:04
Oh and I'm in FLM too - be fun to meet some forumites, I hope to.
09/01/2003 at 19:32
Sassie and Dollie - thank you :-)) Just thought I'd show my face briefly :-)

Ironwolf - extremely cool news!!! I hope to meet you at FLM :-)
09/01/2003 at 19:52
Yea Piglet! I'll look forward to it. We're flying in on the Friday morning so plan to go to registration in the afternoon. Gonna wear some identification.
09/01/2003 at 21:58
Wow piglet, you look great
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