Just A Little Bit Further 2013

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04/02/2013 at 19:27

evening all

franny - well done on getting out in the bad weather, it does feel good when you get back in though

DJ - sorry to hear you are feeling ill, take care

RR - have fun with the weights!

04/02/2013 at 19:27

Goodness Franny! That is quite some weather. But I do understand the feeling.

I have managed my double today. 5 mile run this evening. I think I should get a sticker!

And today my big girl (10) helped me for the first time with my lunchtime Bible club (for 5-7yr olds). She was lovely and I feel strangly emotional that we worked together for the first time.

Byeck & Ecky hope you enjoy your runs.

04/02/2013 at 20:01


 well done chili

lovely that your big girl helped out

04/02/2013 at 20:57

Well done Chilli, yes that sticker is well deserved. Awwww, how lovely that your Big Girl is following in your footsteps. You are bringing them up to be as lovely and caring as you and Mr Chilli are.

Had a really nice little run with the Dance Mums. Two of them are really steaming ahead now which is brilliant. I stayed behind with a lovely lady who has just started running again.

I am so proud of my Big Girl too. They had the opportunity to meet with some newly qualified Paediatricians. She told them all about Cammie and what he had and although they had heard of it they didn't know much about it so she told them. They said that if she puts her experience on applications then it will help her as she has experience first hand. She is working so hard now to get really good grades.

05/02/2013 at 08:48

Morning Crac Towers

5 hilly miles tody as per plan  and we have freezing snow and an icy cold wind...brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Aw Chilli..that is wonderful of your big girl..you must be such a proud mummy.

Hellooooooooooooo everyone else....careful running out there guys

05/02/2013 at 08:50

Oh and you must be aproud mummy  too Ecky.......your girl sounds lovely but wiith a mum like you i am not surpised

05/02/2013 at 09:02

Morning Franny. I must admit I though she had gone off the idea but they seemed to give her a bit more confidence. We have freezing snow too so paths are a bit slippy in places so I may go this afternoon.

Morning everyone.

05/02/2013 at 11:17

ecky - your girl is a credit to you too, you must be so proud, hope she gets the grades she needs when the time comes

woke up with my throat feeling like sandpaper, so haven't done any exercise yet. Got parents evening for my little boy tonight - he does work very hard so it should be a good one

05/02/2013 at 12:41

DJ-Hope you get better soon. I hope you are right as I have a 10k planned 3-4 weeks after my Marathon at Bognor Regis so should be flat.

RR-Enjoy your dumbells! I have some weights in the garage that I should dig out. Mrs AF finds them annoying sitting by the sofa in the sitting room so they haven't been used for ages.

Chilli-Well done on your bike and run yesterday. A duathalon! Both you and Ecky deserve to be proud mummys.

Franny-Good on you in getting out in the elements over the last couple of days. A bit chilli down here,but, no snow thankfully.

Well I went out at 7.40 am and returned just before 10 after running 16.3 miles my longest ever- but, still a long way off a marathon. Seems scary that I would still have had to run another 9.9 miles. 

05/02/2013 at 12:49

Gett better soon MC

AF...wow 16.3 miles..fantastic on your longest ever run...well done....How do you feel ?

Am just about to head off to work...sun has come out here now so the snow on the pavements has melted..thank goodness

Have a good afternoon and evening all

05/02/2013 at 14:16

Franny-A bit achey and worring where I will find the other 10 miles!! My pace was about 8.38 minute miles so need to slow down a tad when I go for "just a little bit further" next week!

05/02/2013 at 14:43

Great running AF! And Franny

Thanks for my sticker MC Hope your throat is better soon.

Ecky - your daughter is a real credit to you.

Forcast here was for snow but none so far. Some lovely sunshine but a really cold high wind.

Swam 1 mile today. Have had my lunch but am still sooooo hungry.

05/02/2013 at 18:16

boss!! thats amazing ! brill! you are gonna be great at the mara !

hi franny sis, hope you arnt too chilly up there in sunny scotland-hope the sun is warm when i get to you for our visit well done on your chilly run!

05/02/2013 at 18:24

Evening all!

Chili - well done on your mile in the pool and it's lovely your big girl can help you at Sunday school.

AF - Wow! Well done on your longest run ever!! I'm sure you'll have no trouble with a marathon, as your weekly mileage is already high.

DJ - get well soon!

Ecky - Hope your daughter gets the grades she needs. It's great she has a such a worthwhile goal to work towards.

 Franny - well done on your cold hilly run.

Hi to everybody else!

I managed 4 surprisingly fairly quick miles this evening without too much spluttering.  Kids went swimming despite their snotty noses (mmm nice!) so I thought I couldn't wimp out.

Anyway, just off for a bit of fruit cake cooked by daughter this afternoon, using an apparently fool-proof recipe.  We shall see......

Have a good evening. x

05/02/2013 at 19:22


Alistair Fitzgerald wrote (see)


RR-Enjoy your dumbells! I have some weights in the garage that I should dig out. Mrs AF finds them annoying sitting by the sofa in the sitting room so they haven't been used for ages.


I wish I had a garage - then all my gym stuff could live in there, and I could get a heavy bag to hang from a beam as well - whacking a heavy bag is a great cardiovascular excercise, and not a bad stress-buster either.

05/02/2013 at 20:06

evening, what a long day. Throat not too bad despite a long day teaching, revision session after school then little one's parents evening, so will get up and turbo in the morning

boss - well done on your run. If you slow down a bit it will be easier to run further

we had quite a bit of snow today but it hasn't settled, even the kids are fed up with it!

05/02/2013 at 20:53

MC - get well soon and well done on surviving your busy day.  Turbo in the morning? Gosh you never stop! Hope you are resting now.

06/02/2013 at 05:50

Morning all

Yet another sunny day in Dubai...

Jude, good to hear you are out and about again.  Chilli, a 1 mile swim is so impressive.  It would take me hours!  Triathalon is out for me.

AF well done on your run; don't worry about the extra 9.9 miles, each one builds on the last.  I found compression socks a huge help with recovery time.  Although not pretty.

Training has almost normalised now post-marathon - after my 45 minutes of  easy 'flyover' running on Monday, managed the whole session of intervals with running club, feeling quite good.  Forgot to list an event I am in on the weekend - it's the Wadi Bih relay.  Teams of 5 run 75k in a dry riverbed in Oman.  I am with the 'Purple Ladies', running for Pancreatic Cancer awareness so I get to run about 14 - 15 dusty kilometres in a tutu .


06/02/2013 at 08:48


Glad your back to post mara running Louise...and good luck with the dusty 15k at the weekend...a very worthy cause indeed.

AF...you are going to be just fine and will manage the extra 10 miles no problem but you are right you do need to slow down just a shade. For long runs you should be aiming to run them at 60 secs-90secs slower than your rplanned race pace. Its to build endurance and do your speedy runs on the shorter,medium runs.You don't want to burn out before the big day

MC..hope you got turbo session in and that your throat has not got worse.

Loula...sis i hope it won't be freezing for when you come to visit but I don't want it boiling hot either...well not on M-day

5 miles planned for me today with my longer one tomorrow of 9...BUT its not bad out there this morning and am swithering whether to do my 9 today and do 5 tomoz.......hmmmmmmmmmmmmm decisions decisions.

Have a good day everyone

06/02/2013 at 08:59
I'd be tempted to do the 9 today in case it's really frosty or cold tomorrow
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