Big congrats to Mowzer and Emmy for incredible endurance racing over the weekend. Emmy, that cactus is huge, what have you done with it? I hope Boyska isn't scared of it. Mowzer, why are you decluttering? I need to do that but can't bring myself to get started!
Shades, I really hope the hamstring continues to heal. Sending healing vibes your way. Is Hereford a marathon? Glad you didn't trip over the hedgehog. Haven't seen one in ages, they're such cute animals.
Managed 4 miles last night and 8 today. Achilles seems to be on the mend, although when running feels more of an effort to lift that leg. I'm sure strengthening exercises are needed.
Big G, thinking of you and Mrs G. My neighbour has just had her second child. She told me the name yesterday but I've already forgotten so will have to try and remember before I write the card. It was a name I've never heard before though.
Big, what an exciting time for you! Hope baby G decides to make an appearance soon. It's my birthday on Thursday, so if she can hold on 3 more days that would be perfect (but then you'd need to find a Scottish name for him/her as it's also referendum day!.
Shades, ouch, hope the hamstring is OK. Have you tried taping up the foot yet?
S32, I don't know my exact time from last year and this year (they'll be on the trophy when I get it back) but I know last year's 10k added up to 42:XX whereas this years started with 43:XX. Mamafox, the grass really wasn't that long, I just much prefer concrete and needed an excuse! Did a 13 mile run yesterday morning and felt much better about running after that as it's the longest I've run in a few months. And achilles was fine whilst running and better this morning versus last week.
Mamafox, sorry you had a bad run - I'm sure though that once you have got rid of your cold you'll be back on top form. Could you get some multi vits or extra Vit c to speed up the recovery?
Swimming is a great exercise and you are less likely to injure yourself swimming versus running. But if you really want to start running, don't let the cooler weather put you off. Autumn is my favourite month for running and if you can keep going through winter, you'll find it easier running in Spring. Why not start with one of those NHS couch to 5k programmes where they build up the distance very gradually and I think have you walking and running for a bit. If you find any of the weeks tough you can always repeat a week until you feel ready to go on. If you really want to enjoy running for a long time, the trick is to build up very slowly. And why not set yourself a target of completing a local parkrun in a couple of months?
Shades, OH is doing a 10k at the end of the month but still not really into running. He only goes out once a week as always seems to have a sore ankle from playing football.
Mamafox, club challenge involves two 4k races on grass (one men's and one womens) plus a 2k race for kids. But most people do all 3 to make up a 10k race. Good news is that I have kept my trophies that I won last year for fastest lady but I'm a bit miffed that my time overall is slower than last year. Don't know whether to blame my achilles or the fact that the grass was a bit long but not happy OH says I'm just getting old which doesn't make me feel any better as it's my birthday next week! But on a positive note son 3 won the under 8s 500m (he was about 3 years older than the other competitors!) and also came 2nd in the 8-10 age category for the 2k which is good as he is only 7. He was just chuffed to have beaten a teacher from his school.