Chili,so good to hear from you again. We have all missed you a lot,and been very worried.You and your family have had a really tough time of it.I hope you are all ok.It sounds like you are feeling a bit better,and the cycling and Parkruns will have kept you fit.You haven't completely lost it,if you can post a time like that.I hope you enjoy your 100th one.That is a really good achievement.It takes a while to get back into things after illness and injury,but eventually the desire and the strength comes back.Good idea to defer your marathon,and you have a year to build towards it.I hope things are on the up for you and your family,and you get back to enjoying your running again.
I guess when we are injured or ill or just too tired or demotivated to run,paying a visit to Runners World falls by the wayside,and I know I have found that in the past.But I have come to realise that we are more than just a bunch of runners talking about running stuff on this thread.We are a group of friends who have come together through a love of running,but have a bond that goes beyond that.And a love of cake of course.
The original Just A Little Bit Further thread was started by Chili,and it has been a wonderful place to find friendship and support and just hang out.And each year since,Chili has kept it going,and we all meet up here and share a little of our running news and other stuff that is going on in our lives,and support each other,laugh with each other,run with each other(still got to do that),and sometimes hurt with each other.I know it has helped me to come back to running when I have felt like giving up,and it will help me to keep up with my running,just so I can stay in touch with my friends.I really hope on January 1st 2015,there is a Just A Little Bit Further - 2015 thread,with the first post by Chili.
To help recapture a little of the old C.R.A.C Towers magic,I think we need to find the old cake trolley,and get it back in action.Where did Loula leave it? And as of Sunday I will be posting the song of the day again.I'll post in the evening,so you can look it up the next day.
As it is the 1st of a new month,my target for this month is to reach 6 miles in distance,and do my first Parkrun.I know I am still only running slowly,but I think it will be good to run with others again.I have my place in the Brighton Marathon all sorted,and I've got the hotel booked.I will make my final decision as to whether to begin my pre-marathon training,and signing up for a charity,based on meeting this months targets.I feel I need another good month of training to consolidate my comeback from my injury problems.I am considering getting coaching to help improve my form and keep myself injury free in future.
AF,very wise to stay in during a thunderstorm.That said,one of the most exhilarating runs I ever had was when I got caught out in a thunderstorm,5 miles from home.The thunder and lightning crashing around me made it very exciting,and a bit scary.I told myself that lightning is more likely to hit a static target and ran as fast as I could.
Jude,I hope you are enjoying your festivities and being able to eat normally again.
Ecky,lovely to see you back here.I am sure you will find your mojo again.You can count on your friends here to help you get back on track.
MC, Well done on your swim at Outlaw.It sounds like it was a bit yukky in that water.I hope you were all pleased with your performances because it isn't easy doing endurance sports in the summer heat.
Well I'm about to finish a very good month of training tomorrow.I have really enjoyed every run,and I am getting stronger and faster all the time.From having completely lost my mojo, I now find I am looking forward to each run.Roll on next month.
I got some new running shoes today,and some new tops and shorts,so I'm all kitted out and looking very smart.
Hi everyone. Isn't it quiet in here at the moment.Everyone must be enjoying the summer.
Franny,I hope you had a good break in Holland.
MC, Enjoy your new car.
AF,well done on your running,especially 2 runs and boot camp.
Jude,glad you had a nice birthday,but I would buy a very expensive prezzy,on your hubby's credit card to compensate for his forgetfulness.Well done on keeping up some training during Ramazan.Just a week to go and you can celebrate.Nice that your parents will be there.
Very busy trying to set up my photography business.Hopefully I will be ready to sell some of my work fairly soon.Once I have this sorted I can start to go and take some more photos.
My wife is struggling a bit in the hot weather,so not feeling very well,and her MS seems to be worsening,which is a real worry.
On the running front, I have had another good week,and I'm getting stronger all the time.I was going to go out this morning,but it was too hot,so i'll go out this evening.
Franny,I hope you are feeling better after Chico sabotaged your run.It sounds like a lovely place to run.
Well this week I have managed to run every other day,doing a long run,then a short run,with a rest day in between,and on Friday I ran 5 miles for the first time this year,which I'm really happy about.It feels like a proper distance at last.Very slow,but I'm sure the speed will return in time.For now it's all about building my endurance.I did a short 2 mile run this morning.It's probably been my best week of running since 2011,so I am buzzing right now.I have got my Mojo back.
Hi to Tom,Ecky,Loula,and Chili.
I hope Chili comes back soon.I know she was recovering from her operation,and her hubby had just lost his brother,so I hope everything is all right.
Hi everyone.It's been a while since I posted here.I've been very busy with finishing my college work,and I'm setting up various photography pages,the first of which some of you have seen on Facebook.hanks if you liked my page.
I hadn't run for a week and a half before this morning.I ran 4.5 miles a week ago last Wednesday,which is the furthest I have run this year,but I had some pain in my left knee.I eased off the pace and ran through it,and finished the run,but it was sore after,so I gave it some time to recover.Today I ran an undulating 4 miles and my knee felt fine.I did get a lot of aches from my hip flexor muscles though.Never had that before,but it didn't feel like I was going to pull them.They just ached.I'm planning on going for a short run on Wednesday,and then go for 5 miles on Friday.
I hope you are all well.
Franny,glad you had a great hols.
Jude,well done on getting the nectarines picked,and a big well done to Elif.
AF,hope your race went well.
Hi MC,Ecky,Lainey,Tom,Loula,and Chilli. Yes where is Chilli?