Catalin Bond


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Better late than never or not

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 17:50
Maxpower North West wrote (see)

Be honest, kids just don't want to have the oldest parent on the school yard. Also, when you have kids later they are unlikely to have the joy of grandparents.

I would say early 30s is a sweet spot for having kids.

 

When I was a child I was proud to have a mum who was a bit younger than my friend's mums. Now it seems a strange thing to be proud of but I the time I was! I'm now 33 and keep mentally pushing back the age I'd like to have kids by. Now I'm thinking 40 is my limit. This may change as I approach 40! I hope my (imaginary potential) children won't mind having older parents. Possibly I was only proud of my young mum because she was young, and had she been older I'd never have thought about it!

sub 2hr half marathon target

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:33

I do my lon runs at more like 11 min/mile pace (a hang up frm marathon training days when I was going for a 4:30 mara). Possibly as going a bit slow but have managed just under 2:02 for a half this year.

 

What made you smile today?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 16:07
I went for a 45 min run, the sun came out as I started, and I had good encounters with people. The young guy with a vicious looking dog, who shortened its lead as I approached and kept the dog to the side. The woman stood on the path who smiled and stepped out my way as I approached, even though it wouldn't have inconvenienced me to run round her. The man on the narrow path, surrounded by stinging nettles, who moved aside so I could pass. The couple leading two ponies on the same path who smiled and were thankful that I stopped to let them pass. And finally the women trimming their hedge, who stopped as I approached so I wouldn't get covered in little bits of leaf. I often read on here about people meeting selfish twunts on their runs, so was good to have lots of good encounters!

Annoyances when out running

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 23:09
Drunk people who weave in front of you suddenly

Traffic lights that take ages to go green for pedestrians

People who see you running towards them and make no effort to move over.

Car drivers who don't indicate

When a bus gets to the bus stop at the same time as me and a load of people get off slowly and block the pavement, I don't blame them, they're getting off the bus and not thinking about runners, but it is annoying!

Have you ever nearly died?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 23:29

Not really.

Once as a pedestrian I was nearly hit by a drunk driver (they managed to hit a car parked half on the pavement, on a straight bit of road, and flipped their van on it's side!) My boyfriend is convinced if the car hadn't been parked there the van would have hit us and killed us. I think if the car hadn't been parked there the accident wouldn't have happened at all! As it is I ended up showered in glass and a small cut on my little toe!

How many times have you dialled 999 in your life?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:18
One, for a fire on the common opposite my mum's house. There was one summer in the 1990s when there were a lot of fires there. Think the was a local kid with a penchant for lighting fires as it happened for a couple of years then rarely has happened since.

Were you one of the cool kids at school?

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:14
My friends and I was called "the boffin bunch" by others in my class because we didn't muck around, did our homework and did well in exams. We were never bullied though, more ignored by the cooler people in the class/year. There were definitely parties that I wasn't invited to and I suppose the cool kids were the ones who drank, smoked and took drugs, but I was pretty happy as a teen. We were a little gang of 7 and we had each other.

Mystery sore heel that Dr Google can't diagnose!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:45
I think I had something similar. Started hurting in December only recently has it stopped. For me the problem was tightness in calves and into my foot, when u did calf stretches I felt it pulling in the sore spot at back of heel. I did a lot of calf stretching, ankle mobilization (ankle rotation, pointing toes then pulling back towards the ankle, tilting foot from side to side) and rolled the underside of my foot/arch using a spiky massage ball.

I dunno if this will help. Exercises I did are things recommended for plantir fasciitis.

sub 2hr half marathon target

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:35
I'm another person chasing sub 2. My target race isn't til Feb 2015 so got a bit of time. I recently did 2:01:48 on an undulating course. An hoping a flat course will help me make up nearly 2 mins.

Plan for this summer is to find a 10k to target and then just try to maintain fitness. Will be watching how people get on on this thread.

What did you want to grow up to be?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:30

Up to age 11 or so  I wanted to be Prime Minister!

This has not been achieved as I am not David Cameron!

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