"the way to hell is straight and sure, the way to heaven is long, the way to your heart is never ending, so i just keep moving on" the chorus from an oysterband song, one that i've known since i was very little.
the lyrics remind me that even though this is tough it's good for me (and it got me through the quiet parts of brighton mara yesterday!)
hi guys, sorry i haven't been on in ages - far too busy being a housewife (and getting frustrated cos that job will never be finished )
Seejay - yep, i'm with Great Western Runners. did another XC last sunday, with proper spikes! it was a mentally tough course - 3 laps with a long slow drag up each lap. i think i would have preferred a more interesting course with short sharp uphills. they say the next one is like that..... i'm also doing the tuesday night training sessions with them (speedwork) and they're tough, but i'm sure they're good for me! always finish and think i should have pushed harder though good news that it's not arthritis, and great to hear you've managed to get out for your first run!
Steve - wow! well done to your and your clubmate!
LBB (?) - good luck to Harry for thursday.
ffran - good running, keep up the good work!
nessie - you should know better than to run with a cold! have a rest (if that's possible for you!) and take care of yourself!
i did cross country for the first time since school on saturday. i sort of got talked into it and thought i can't say i don't like it if i've not tried it. it was tough, but good. somehow i was about as quick as i am on roads (not trying hard enough on roads probably!). still not sure if i'll keep going, they told me i had a gentle introduction cos it was (relatively) warm and flat... there's another race next weekend, i'll give that a go.... (this is how it starts isn't it ) i've also started going to training sessions on a tuesday night (efforts) so first week was 'speed' work and last week was hills - my legs were burning so much! hopefully it will all be worth it!
ffran - wow! good on you! wish i could go that fast uphill!
luckily my dog & cat weren't phased by fireworks. my dog was quite happy to go out in the garden when they were going off. my mum's dogs were apparently getting wound up though (but i bet one started and that started the other 2 off...) btw - Nessies & Kev - awwwwwwwwww i want one!
seejay - hope your results are good when you get them
i have now finished my dissertation! just got to get it bound and hand it in tomorrow and then i start marathon training - nice long build up for brighton. I'm meant to be doing a phd application, but getting a little bit distracted . also trying to work out how to get my nice comfy new sofa into the lounge, it's in the conservatory at the mo and just a tiny bit too big to fit through the door (grrr )
I've got a little question. if it gets icy again this winter and it's too dangerous to run outside i'm planning on using my cross trainer. should i aim for about the same amount of time as i would normally run for at about the same intensity?
hope everyone who's injured gets better soon. good luck to everyone racing soon. hope everyone has/had a good run today.