one of my best, I think
Hello - hope everyone had a lovely Christmas. We were very busy beforehand, trying to get the conservatory finished, which we did enouigh to use it for our pre-Christmas party. The skirtings still need to be fitted. We are very pleased with it.
I've also been battling with a cold for a good week. Luckily it didn't seem too bad yesterday, but last night I was awake about 10 times, unable to breathe through my nose. It has meant that I've missed the Boxing Day club run, which is a shame, but I only have 8 miles to do to get to my 1000 for the year, so should make that before the New Year.
I received two lovely merino tops for Christmas! A deep pink one from my daughter, and a lovely purple one from my husband, so I really want to get out and christen them.
Glad that Betsy had her op, and that it seems to have gone well, ceal.
Well done on your 1000 miles of cycling Pammie.
I love those waterlilies, aws.
6.04M; 1:18:59.2; 13:04/M; 5°C
No posts yesterday! Where is everybody?
Hi aws- hope you and Angela had a lovely Christmas - and indeed everyone on here.
Dianaaaahhh the dreaded holiday cold - I seem tohave missed out on it this year but everyone else in the family have had it Time to try out the merino tops but it's a bit warm for them just now!!!!!
Emptydefinitely a hint - out you go
W have had the family staying for two days o 4 g'kids to amuse gets a bit wearing but table football, Scaletrix and a mass of plastic eased the job quite a bit. However making pancakes for breakfast for four hungry mouths complete with runs up the kitchen tossing them was very tiring!!
Sipped out for a very tired and heavy legged 3 miles yesterday and 4 miles this morning in 32:17(8:03m/m) and rubbish HR data
1m 8:332m 7:383m 7:414m 8:23 Hipps Hill
Hard work all round - I suspect a few extra pounds may have slipped on - well quite a few extra actually
Back in the land of the living. Had a major cold and cough all over Christmas and spent too much time sitting in M25 traffic jams. A 90 minute journey yesterday took 4 hours.Hope all had a great time.awsThe pic is probably the best you've posted.TSMaybe it's got to the point when we have to consider it could be a rubbish heart rate? JJ
JJoh dear - and I hate the M25!!!Guess who has just got a major project next to Heathrow!!!
.......... or a rubbish heart
I just heard an interview on TV news with some sort of financial advisor talking about the US Fiscal Crisis (caps de rigueur) and he said something that could be (loosely) interpreted as: "Politics is all about who gets the blame" - I like it
Back home this afternoon having had a really good Christmas; saw all the children (though not all together) plus of course grand-daughter, now 15 months, very lively and an absolute delight. Train journeys unaffected by flooding, except that the Swansea-Paddington train on the outward journey was slightly delayed, waiting for passengers from a different and cancelled train who were going to have to reach their destination by a circuitous route.
Reached my 700th mile (in 2012) on Boxing Day, - nearly 6 miles on Wandsworth Common. Loads of runners out, not to mention walkers, cyclists and small children beaming happily on brand new bikes and scooters.
Aws - lovely waterlily picture.
Diana - well done on 1,000 miles, - you did the same last year, I think?
TS - awkward customer neatly side-stepped!
692 miles for the year. I won't reach 700 unless I do 8 on Monday which is highly unlikely. This is the third lowest mileage of all the ten years I've been running and reaching 700 won't change that, only last year and year 1 were less. It's also the third slowest overall - only years 1 & 2 were slower. Looks like I need to pull up a few socks. My AG seems to be around 49%.
Thanks to all who expressed a liking for the picture, comments are always appreciated.
Sounds like a good time had by all with exception of the colds and sniffles etc we wre off 2 days back boxing day
Well done Ceal on the championship
Milage 872 there it will stop not run in December at all but not worried Start again on Tuesday I blogged about my plans for 2013 no real racing plans just to have fun with my running thats all work sundays now so races will be limited
ceal, many congratulations on your six LFOMs in a row. What an achievement. As for mileage, you're just going to beat me! Taking into account my plans for the next 3 days my 2012 total will be 1119.6. With time out for my eye trouble early in the year, and then more for the shoulder injury, I trained for a total of 36 weeks. So an average of 31.1 miles a week.
As well as the very wet Saltwell 10K which I've already commented on, I did another soggy and wet Parkrun on Christmas Day. 21m 15s, so not too bad in the conditions - the half of the course which isn't tarmac was quite muddy in most parts and lots of puddles everywhere.
There's an 11K race I plan to do on New Years Day. It's the replacement for the annual road race on that day from Morpeth to Newcastle (14 miles), which had to be dropped a few years ago because the road closures etc were just getting too expensive.
Back from Lakeside just to meet friend and have pizza
Though TS if i have any resolutions in 2013 it will be eat moe Fish n Chips. Alf Tupper rules ok
Ceal do plan on running more but not getting fiixated on a specific number Will race and hopefully do more lfotm
reporting in after another NRD - and another wet one as well
Photos just received from friends in Switzerland show them perched on their roof with snow covering the house!!!!!
Pammiegood resolution - fish 'n chips!!! The Tough of the Track indeed
Grahaman 11K is a far cry from the 14.1 mile race that used to attract the cream of British runners - and the most runners with a hangover!!
Columbawell done on missing the worst of the weather problems and having an excellent family time
awseven that reduced mileage will still put you in the top 10% for your age group - but socks need pulling for next year
Cealsounds like you had an excellent family time like me - exhausting though isn't it??Congratulations on your LFOTM success again - watch out for trip wires next year!!
I wasn't going to bother to calculate my annual mileage until everyone started posting theirs - there has just been too much down time - but I finally looked at it.A surprising 716 miles to date so I may just keep ahead of aws if I manage to squeeze in another couple of runs. There were a depressing number of weeks with a zero against them and many which scarcely got into double figures so it's another one to write off - time is running out even if I'm not!!
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