Just A Little Bit Further 2013

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04/01/2013 at 10:52

morning! Just about to head out with a couple of girlies for a bike ride.

04/01/2013 at 10:53

thanks franny - he seems to be fine today, I have only let him eat a piece of toast though. Just hand washed his duvet in the bath becauuse it wouldn't fit in the machine - they get really heavy when they are full of water! No need for weights at the gym now

04/01/2013 at 10:59

Disappointing evening.  Was going to be out to the gym, but couldn't go.  Need to build up strength in my left knee following my op.  Think i may have to get the turbo training out and try that.  

Achilles is also really really tight following my ankle injury on the ridgeway (yes, that long ago).  Any suggestions as to how to loosen it?  I stretch it out loads, but it refuses to get better.

04/01/2013 at 12:07

DJ-My thoughts are with you and your family. We are all here for you. Hopefully, you are able to get out for a run some time soon.

RR-Sounds like you have a good plan and are working up a good pace. Have you any races lined up at the moment?  

MC-Hope your son is recovery.

Well I have been good and haven't gone on my club run this morning.Taking it easy and icing my achilles. It feels like it is getting better so I may be OK for tomorrow or fingers crossed Sunday. I am not going to do anything stupid,but, will be gutted if I fail to do my 20 mile week.So close to that elusive 100 consective weeks!! Only need to do 4.6 miles for week 99 so remain optomistic! What I don't want to do is any long term damage.

Hi Franny,LLB,Chilli,Byeck,Ecky,Louise etc etc  

04/01/2013 at 12:10

Hi AF - no races lined up yet.  I keep meaning to get one going, and then some injury or other issue crops up.  This year, I definitely intend to break my racing duck at some point! 

04/01/2013 at 13:38


Managed to get myself out the door and did 4.1miles along the canal...very very mild out there. Time for a cuppa now and then a Chico walk.

AF...boss...I am pleased that you are being a good boy and resting that ankle.... me and Loula have our beady eye on you to make  sure you are not tempted..we do not want our speedy star of Crac towers to have any long term damage either  a few days rest now will save you in the long run....

04/01/2013 at 16:11

had a relatively good afternoon - got both kids' hair cut - looks loads better (new hairdresser - last one left them looking terrible) but they don't like it!! then on to shoe buying - little one needed trainers and school shoes - didn't manage the school shoes but got some trainers

04/01/2013 at 16:25
Found this quote today... Anyone who has ever run will identify with this......
'There are no tricks. Run because you have to. Run because you love it. Run because you want to be fast. Run because you want to be skinny. Run to find some quiet time. Run to sweat. Run to eat. Run to hear your heart pound in your ears. Run because you're a runner. Run because you gotta keep the streak. Run because y...ou don't know why the hellyou're running. Run because you fought with your partner. Run because your job is shitty. Run because you got no money. Run for the sunrise. Run for a race. Run because it's impossible. Run because it's easy. Run instead of doing the laundry. Run instead of watching TV. Run because no one else understands. Run because the cool kids do it. Run because you're tired of talking. Run for numbers. Run for feel. Run to prove something. Run because it hurts. Or don't run. If you got something better to do' JEFF EDMONDS
04/01/2013 at 17:00

Wow - that sums it up perfectly!  What a great quote.

04/01/2013 at 17:23

Franny-Great quote and so accourate.

I am still being good and am remaining optomistic that I will get out if not tomorrow Sunday. 

04/01/2013 at 17:54

great quote franny

going to have an early night and set my alarm clock so I get up for parkrun! could do with the practice of getting up anyway ready for going back to work

04/01/2013 at 18:04

Just done HIIT torture session - that's the third (and last) of the week!  Hope it bloody works!

04/01/2013 at 18:48


Great quote Franny! I like that Well done on your run.

And RR for your torture session.

I went out with two of my daughters for a bike ride and was lovely. Am so thrilled that they seem to enjoy it so much too. As long as I take a sarny and we stop for a break in the middle. It's very slow riding and only 14 miles.... at some point I'm going to have to build up the distance. Bit worried about that since I'm so slow.

04/01/2013 at 18:53

chili - at this point it is fine to be slow and that distance is also ok - I am doing all mine on the turbo at the moment, so you are ahead of me already by getting outside! You are lucky that the kids are happy to be going out with you - mine just want to play computer games all the time! I don't let them and do insist on them getting out though. Mind you, today's trip was to the hairdresser and it wasn't exactly appreciated!

04/01/2013 at 23:39
Franny sis- love that quote!!!!!!
Glad you got a run thts good. Hope Chico better- he hasn't been raiding the choc box has he???
DJ, so sorry to hear abt your mum- we are all thinking of you and the situation you are in. Feel free to offload here
Rocker, glad you are getting miles in- I too need to start ramping it up. Dyu fancy a ridgeway run anytime soon? Or a waddesdon wander again? Liz may like to see these ere parts of deepest oxfordshire lol
05/01/2013 at 05:31

Morning all!

DJ - thinking of you.  Hope your mum picks up soon.

Franny - I liked the quote.

Just a quickie as I have to work today (and the next 2 Saturdays as well).  This is in spite of them saying that I wouldn't have to work Saturdays, at interview. Since September I will have worked 8! Next week it is middle son's birthday and he has his swimming competition and I'll be stuck at school!

It's getting colder here....snow is on its way......

BFN xx


05/01/2013 at 07:31

morning all

Jude - what a pain about working Saturdays, I wouldn't be too pleased about that either

I don't like the snow, and am enjoying the mild winter we have been having so far. 

I have got up early enough to eat brekki and get myself to parkrun

05/01/2013 at 10:01

Morning all

Have a good day everyone

05/01/2013 at 11:44

MOOOOORNING, Chilli you got mail

Hope everyone is okay.

D.J I have been thinking of you lots.

Franny that is brilliant.

Well this week I have covered 18.5 miles. I am just back from a hilly 4 miles. It was supposed to be 5 but I was tired and my legs felt heavy. I'm down for 10 tomorrow but also discovered its the date of my 10k that was cancelled. They are saying that its very boggy and that we should wear trail shoes. I don't have any and don't want to injure myself. What do you guys think, should I race or give it a miss. I may run to the race as one of our running group is racing so I could support her.


05/01/2013 at 12:10


Franny,that is a great quote.

MC have a good Parkrun.

RR,why not aim to make a Parkrun your first race?They happen every Saturday,so you train for a 5k,and if you have an injury niggle,just postpone until another week.

Jude,sorry to hear you are having to work so many Saturday's.I guess not having to work at weekends, to have more family time, was part of the appeal of the job.So finding out that you have to work them,is a black mark against your employers.I am finding in my job i'm expected to do duties,which aren't in my job description,and i'm physically capable of,and it is frowned upon when i can't do it,despite it not actually being my job.It is frustrating when you find employers have been dishonest at the interview,just to fill a position. 

I've decided that my main running aim for this year is to fit and ready to run the RR10 inter-club trail race series which runs in Hampshire during the Summer.It starts in April,and each race is 4 to 5 miles long.There are 10 races in total with 9 to run,and one to marshall.It is a great little series,and free to enter if you are in one of the 10 clubs that organise it.

Mum has not responded to any treatment,and we have been told she will not recover.Last night we consented to withdrawing treatment and fluids/nutrition,on the consultants advice,and the care switched to keeping her pain free during her last few hours or days.It is now just a case of waiting for the inevitable.I'm feeling very sad about it,but coping ok.

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