Just A Little Bit Further 2013

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26/04/2013 at 18:38

loula - I have switched to just neutral cushioned shoes, and can forefoot strike in them fine, they feel good, and I think the cushioning will help to reduce some of the impact and help protect my knee. 

good luck for your move, hope you and miss llb are really happy in your new home

26/04/2013 at 18:58

LLB & Franny etc -I think we ought to party tonight to cleebrate the marathon finishers and your imminent house move.

My next race is likely to be Sunday week a 1/2 on the Sussex Downs will decide on monday and enter then.  

26/04/2013 at 19:23

Did someone say PAAAAAAARTAY.

Goes off to cause mayhem.

26/04/2013 at 21:00


26/04/2013 at 21:10





   drinky anyone????????????

oo...had my nails done spesh...

26/04/2013 at 21:12


 OOOO MY GOLLY GOSH !!  HOW ON EARTH DID HE GET IN HERE???  ....................


26/04/2013 at 21:13

' my my what a big axe you have there...shall i hold it for you'?

26/04/2013 at 21:32

*Boing! Boing! Boing!* Bounces into CRAC Towers and dives head first for the sofa. Notices Ecky, Franny, Jude, Louise & MC dancing with the fireman, Matt and Loula having a limbo competition. Rocker trying to demonstrate to AF how to run up a vertical wall. Think I might just stay on the sofa - gives Byeck a kiss for the glass of milk and piece of carrot cake she brings me.

I'm home! We made it. Oh it was wonderful. In fact I haven't had so much fun since the 25 miles of the Ridgeway that we did together last summer.

Yesterday the sky was cloudless, sun shone whole time and hubby and I had a fantastic ride. Got a bit lost but didn't matter. It was amazing. Competed the 50 miles to Cambridge by mid afternoon and were in pretty good shape. Stayed in a very friendly B&B.

Set out a bit later this morning and had sun, rain, wind and hail on the way home. Got a bit lost again and (whilst following the correct route) somehow ended up cycling along a stream. So had to find a different way. Arrived home late this afternoon. Very tired and a rather sore bum. But very, very happy. Had a really wonderful time.

Hubby can't run and walks extremely slowly, but we can cycle together . I rode my lovely Raleigh hybrid with 24 gears (but never use that many). Hubby rode is Velorbis sit-up-and-beg bike with 3 gears.

26/04/2013 at 23:15

Oooo la la


Well done Chilli and hubby Sounds like U both had good time and well deserved


Now where is that sis Loula Hmmmm we will find out in the morning I expect







27/04/2013 at 06:27

Gets up from back of Sofa Ouch ma head hurts loula you still with axe man ???

Morning Crac towers Wakey Wakey Rise and shine Lets all go out for a nice run to blow the cobwebs away

What ya waiting for Get them running shoes on NOW



27/04/2013 at 07:55

Sounds like everyone had fun!!!!!

I think Franny is right...........time to run.....

By the way horrible picture of the fireman Loula...surely you can find a nice picture?

27/04/2013 at 08:02


loula - don't listen to boss, that is a great picture

chili - sounds like you had a great time, well done to both of you

spinning and gym this morning - think I will run a bit on the treadmill, then the swimmathon this afternoon, eek why on earth did I sign up for a 5k swim???? hopefully OH will have the dinner ready when I get back - I'll be starving!

27/04/2013 at 08:48

franny, i think he tucked her up with a blanket when she fell asleep in the shoecupboard.

27/04/2013 at 09:59

MC-Not a good picture!!!!!!Enjoy the swimathon- 5k how many lengths?  You are going to be worn out fingers crossed OH is going to cook- perhaps a subtle hint!!

Just back from 6.34 miles so 34 miles run this week....still a tint bit achey and not quite up to the pace I want to be. May go on the treadmill later.

27/04/2013 at 10:12

Morning all.

Well yesterday was very quiet until the evening and then i see mayhem ensued.

Had an awkward moment when my wife thought she saw me looking at pics of semi naked firemen on the net,and i had to explain that you girls liked to post these pics on here.

MC I have a similar issue with my left knee.About 10 years ago it was very painful when i walked upstairs.I was told the kneecap was permanently damaged due to arthritis,and i would always have problems with it.It came about because my leg muscles on this leg are much weaker than my right,due to severe muscle wastage when i spent a year in plaster 28 years ago.This caused arthritis to set in.I saw a podiatrist who addressed my gait problems and i had physio to strengthen my leg muscles.Since then i have not had too many knee problems,despite there still being an imbalance in my leg strength.I didn't start running until a few years later,but my knee has held up since i started 4 years ago,although it gets a bit niggly sometimes.

Going out for my weekend run tomorrow.I'm really looking forward to it.I have to admit in recent months when i ran,which was very infrequently,it was because i felt i should,not because i wanted to.In the past i always looked forward to running,and i'm glad to have that feeling back.

27/04/2013 at 11:01

*pops head out from behind Fire Engine  and wonder how she got there*

Ouchie, my head hurts .  Ooh thinking of Firemen, I completely forgot to tell you that I got soaked by the dishiest fireman at London. There were a few of them too.

DJ, I am always having to explain to my Hubby why I am laughing. Its better now he has met my CRAC buddies as at least he knows who I am talking about.

Mathschick, Good luck with the Swimmathon. There is no way that I could do that although I may start swimming again as part of my training.

Boss, how are you feeling now after the Marathon. I am trying to take it easy but I just want to get back running again.

Well, after saying I wasn't going to do London again, I have decided to put in for the ballot. Hubby has had a great idea for a costume that will tie in with the Crac theme. I wont say much but its kind of a Dangling Carrot thing . I have also decided to try and get as fit as I possibly can which includes a complete overhaul of diet. I just want to try and be the best I can for a couple of years before my bits start to drop off.


27/04/2013 at 11:19

DJ - that's good to hear about your knee, I am hoping that if I can work up the leg muscles then hopefully I will just come back a stronger runner from it all. The cycling is certainly helping with leg strength I think!

AF - it is 200 lengths, but I will try not to think about it like that. I have also heard that there are loads of people doing it at the session I am at so the lanes will be crowded which isn't the best, but so long as people aren't all pushy and aggressive hopefully it will be a good atmosphere. 

ecky - I think I need to sort my diet out, all the hours excercise I put in and I still weigh the same - well, maybe if I looked back a year or 2 I am probably a couple of stone lighter, but I could do with losing more

27/04/2013 at 12:20

Mathschick, I know I need to sort mine out. I reckon I would have more energy when I run too. I eat good meals but I do snack on lots of biccies and chocolate.

27/04/2013 at 14:55

Hi all!

Looks like a great party was had last night! Somebody said I was dancing with a fireman but I must have drunk too much to remember that!

MC - I'm probably too late but - Good luck with the swimathon!! That's a long way! As for your knee - I'm sure all your exercising is helping with your leg strength and so in turn helping to protect your knees. I think I have / am going to have similar issues with my knees and hips. I had that funny knee accident in the classroom a couple of months back and my knees and hips seem a bit 'strange' and achey a lot of the time. My mum has had 2 knee replacements and 1 hip replacement and her nan had the same so it must be hereditary......

Chili - well done on your bike ride. What an achievement and sounds a lot of fun! Who did you get to take the girls?

By'Eck - well done for getting a run in!

Loula - Good luck with your move.  Not long now. How's the packing going?

DJ - Good you have found your mojo!

AF - well done on your run and weekly mileage!

Ecky - I need to sort out my diet too. I'm afraid I eat too many 'treats' after a bad day at school (ie. most days....)  to try and make myself feel better but I end up feeling guilty...

Hi Franny - been out for your run?

Well it's another gorgeous day here. 30+C Had another mini run this morning while kids were swimming and may even get another one in tomorrow which will be 4 runs this week!!!! (Haven't done that since February). All mini runs but it's better than nothing.

Daughter has changed trainers (but still in the same club) after a top trainer spotted her at the nationals and said that she had great potential but that her training wasn't suitable.  She has 3 months till the next national event so she's hoping to see a difference.

Anyway, off to do some marking on the veranda.



27/04/2013 at 15:25

Jude - you are not too late - I am about to head off - I have had some lazing time on the sofa to recoup some energy

exciting about your daughter getting a new trainer - she is bound to see a difference in 3 months of training, but even more over a year or so I would have thought (not that I know a lot about swimming) she is still young so loads of time. Future olympian?

right better go - have to register at 4 to start at 4:30

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