Hi All, just a quick check in to say that I went for another run this evening. Again, just a short one but I'm just focussing on getting out the door at the moment! So that's a start! I did the same route round the block, just 2.16K but a bit quicker than the other day.
Hi Everyone! Remember me? Just a quickie to let you know that I've just been for a run!!!! First one in AGES! Went out the door aiming to run for 5 mins before having a walk break, but managed 8mins, then 2 mins walk, then 5 mins. Did 2.16K in 15mins altogether. Felt like could have done a bit more possibly but don't want to overdo it and hurt myself, plus started to feel a bit wobbly. Anyway, it's a start! Thinking about doing the 5K race for life in Norwich in May. Need a goal I think.
Just had a very quick scan of this page and saw that your 10K is off Secret Agent. Sorry that you're not very well, hope you get over it quickly and are able to get running again soon. But yes, most important thing is to rest and recover fully.
Will have another more in depth read now to see what I've been missing! Glad to see you're all still around and haven't been slacking like me!
Hi Everyone! Hope you are all doing ok! Sorry for ignoring you for so long! I haven't run since Centerparcs and have been rubbish but I am trying to psyche myself up to start again. You know how it is, when you've left it a while it puts you off going because you 're dreading how rubbish you're going to be, so you don't go and then it gets worse, etc.
Just had a quick read about Cheetah's night time run, sounds great fun! Going to have a read to catch up with everyone else's news.
God it is sooo hideous outside today, I'm saying to myself that as soon as this cold wet spell passes I'm going to get back out there (hopefully this week). Will have to go either early in the morning or at 5.45ish when my hubby gets in, so I'm looking forward to some runs in the park if it's light, I missed those over the winter.
Will try to not leave it so long again til my next post! xxx
First of all, welcome to the thread, Ma’amy, Sparklestar and FlightyRachel! Good luck with your programs, and stick with it even if you have bad days / weeks because you progress so quickly. I remember once I got past running 5 mins continuously, the rate of my improvement started going up much quicker (if that makes sense!). I had to repeat weeks many times because of problems with my shins/knees. In my experience, the best thing was to repeat weeks when my shins were hurting, or have a complete break if it got bad. I really think it was just “teething problems” for me and wasn’t anything serious. I never get those pains any more, even when I have weeks in between runs.
Well I now have a fat black squishy purring moggy installed on my lap as I type, and I have to say it’s lovely and I have missed having one! We picked her up this morning and she seems to be settling in really well. Was a bit wary of my 2 year old daughter, but then I don’t blame her. Though actually my daughter has been really gentle with her I’m pleased to say. Still not sure on a name, but we think that Jemima seems to suit her.
I didn’t get to do another run at Center Parcs unfortunately. My and my daughter’s colds got pretty nasty so I didn’t feel up to it, but am going to try for one around the park tomorrow.
I think I definitely need another challenge to aim for. I would really like to do a 10K this year. Just realised there is a Race for Life 5K and 10K in Norwich in May. Sounds a bit easier-going than the Trowse one. Have any of the Norwich contingency got any plans to do the Race for Life? Oh I think it might be women only though, sorry Secret Agent. You’re sounding pretty positive and the moment. Glad you’re still aiming for the Trowse 10K, and here’s hoping that your knees will behave!
Snails, glad it’s not just me that’s been having a bit of a lazy break! I know what you mean about needing a shove to just get out there!
Gasbill, I know it’s been said before, but definitely, we all have really bad days, just try not to let it get you down and start afresh on the next run. Hope it goes better for you, I’m sure it will.
Norfolklass – well done on doing the 10K, sorry you’ve been having problems with your knees. Would you fancy doing the race for life 10K? Haven’t checked the course yet but I’m hoping it’s less hilly than the Trowse one. Hope the car is OK now, sounded like a bit of a nightmare! I would love one of those 70’s Kenwood mixers. In fact my ex’s mother gave me one, then we split up and she asked for it back saying it was only a loan. Hrummph! Oh and when is your 40th then? How are you planning on celebrating? Oh and by the way, I’ve met you and you didn’t look at all overweight to me!!
Cheetah, is your nocturnal run coming up soon then? Glad your roller seems to be helping. You have turned into a seriously hard core Cheetah! Running really great pace and running through all that pain etc. Just make sure you don’t push it too hard and do yourself a proper injury! How’s the driving going? Have you got your test booked yet?
Right then, better go and do some sewing. Have got lots of projects on at the moment. Latest is a coat for my son, a woodland fairy costume with tutu and 27 juggling bean bags for 2year old's birthday party in a couple of weeks xxx