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Posted: 09/05/2005 at 10:51
Hi all, hope you're all well.

I'm disabling email notification on this as I've started a new job and my mail box is filling up with notifications - you're such a busy lot of bees! :-)

I'll check in from home occasionally to keep up with you all.

Take care
L

working at it slowly

Posted: 22/04/2005 at 13:30
'Ello Peeps,

So sorry I've neglected you all - and this is just a quick post coz LMH keeps telling me off for not posting about the mara!! (Hi LMH)

Anybody racing this weekend? Thinking of you all and sending go faster vibes.

I've had a manic couple of weeks. The weekend before the mara my Dad got taken into hospital for an emergency operation so I charged off to Southend and stayed with Mum until the Tuesday evening. No sleep and knackered. Work Wed n Thurs then back to Mum on Fri. London Sat and the expo and then it was Sunday - what a glorious day. As soon as I opened the curtains Sunday morning i knew i was in trouble. Beautiful blue sky - big yellow sun - who trains in those conditions all through the winter eh??

so 6hrs 1min 18secs went by and then I finally made it to the finish line. I had sunstroke and the sickness didn't pass until 5pm on Monday night!! Only muscle pain was my quads which are ok now but I do have an infection in my big toe which is really really painful. It's all swollen and throbbing! (who's laughing). Finally obeyed LMH's nagging :-) and went to the quack to be told "take these antibiotics for 7 days - if it gets better it's an infection deep in the toe, if it doesn't get better then you've broken it"!! Great eh? Did it at mile 7 when I slipped on a water bottle and stabbed my toe into the ground on recovery.

The atmosphere at FLM is fantastic though and I had a great day. I won't do London again but my goals now are to improve my speed (2hr half would be good - ha! only 28 minutes to lose there then!) and then another mara in about 1 year - aiming to beat the 5 hour mark. Watch this space and we'll see if it happens.

Meldy: It was great to see you at Mile 17 amongst the support crew peeps - you all did a great job and thank you for the Neurofen - they certainly helped.

I will read back and see how everybody else did but not until the weekend so congrats go to CDK and Beanz - i know they finished and had a good, if tiring, race.

Love you all
x

First 1/2 Marathon

Posted: 22/04/2005 at 13:25
Hi everybody, long time no speak - sorry about that, had a few issues to deal with over the last couple of weeks so..... I'm here now albeit briefly.

RHG - you go girl - have a great race and don't leave it as long as i have to report back. Thinking of you.

Who else is racing this weekend? LMH?? Mark?? TB?? anybody else? I haven't had a chance to read back so not sure what's happening but good luck to all racers this weekend - have a great time.

I've had a manic couple of weeks. The weekend before the mara my Dad got taken into hospital for an emergency operation so I charged off to Southend and stayed with Mum until the Tuesday evening. No sleep and knackered. Work Wed n Thurs then back to Mum on Fri. London Sat and the expo and then it was Sunday - what a glorious day. As soon as I opened the curtains Sunday morning i knew i was in trouble. Beautiful blue sky - big yellow sun - who trains in those conditions all through the winter eh??

so 6hrs 1min 18secs went by and then I finally made it to the finish line. I had sunstroke and the sickness didn't pass until 5pm on Monday night!! Only muscle pain was my quads which are ok now but I do have an infection in my big toe which is really really painful (who's laughing). Finally obeyed LMH's nagging :-) and went to the quack to be told "take these antibiotics for 7 days - if it gets better it's an infection deep in the toe, if it doesn't get better then you've broken it"!! Great eh? Did it at mile 7 when I slipped on a water bottle and stabbed my toe into the ground on recovery.

The atmosphere at FLM is fantastic though and I had a great day. I won't do London again but my goals now are to improve my speed (2hr half would be good - ha! only 28 minutes to lose there then!) and then another mara in about 1 year - aiming to beat the 5 hour mark. Watch this space and we'll see if it happens.

Beanz - fantastic race report - well done - it was damned hard work in that heat and I admire your staying power. sorry we didn't meet up over the weekend - had to get back to Dad on the sunday who, incidentally, has started his recovery now so panic over for the moment.

ST - good on ya - sub 5 hours - I'm very jealous :-)

Love to you all - have great weekends and I'll try not to stay away so long.

x

***Runners: your support team is announced

Posted: 12/04/2005 at 21:30
WOW - what busy bees you're been Meerkat and rich. I haven't actually looked at this site for about 3 months properly therefore missed all the organisation going on but huge thanks for all your hard work. (Oh, my previous forum name as Lo Hump). Excellent work - Thank You. x

First 1/2 Marathon

Posted: 06/04/2005 at 12:00
ps
JARS - hear you had a good run at Doncaster - Congratulations and well done. Onwards and upwards eh?

First 1/2 Marathon

Posted: 06/04/2005 at 11:59
Way to go RHG - good on ya.

Morning all (or is it afternoon now).

Hope all are well - catch ya later, gotta run now.

x

working at it slowly

Posted: 06/04/2005 at 11:54
Morning all, flying visit again.

CDK: Join the club - I'm a nervous wreck and a conversational bore at the moment!

I have a little problem at the moment - the underside of my foot is really weird. It sort of hurts and itches but sort of doesn't. I think it might be the nerves have got jangled but can't tell. It's under the ball of my foot and my three middle toes (makes me sound like a 'reject' but hopefully you know what I mean by 'three middle toes' :-)
Anyway, anybody else ever experienced this? got any ideas what I can do about it? FLM getting too close for comfort!

MM - you are completely normal so don't worry - sounds like a good plan to go see someone about the niggles too.

That's all I've read about peeps, sorry but hope everybody else is well and happy.

Luv ya
xx

working at it slowly

Posted: 30/03/2005 at 19:23
Evening all,

Coachy, that was a beautiful description - thank you for sharing with us.

Oh dear, we seem to have a few injuries about again ((((((((HUGS)))))))) to all who need them.

This is another flying visit whilst I wait for the beans to do.

Ima, race on Monday was Faaaaandabeeeeedoooosie - I really enjoyed it and was very very pleased with myself. Knocked 8 minutes off my Lonleat time and finished in 64.22 - triffic stuff. Sprinted over the finish line too (when I saw the lady holding out the choccie button easter egg for me anyway!!).

It was a beautiful race through countryside and the bestest bit was when we passed a field which had sheep in and one little grey lamb (with black legs and ears) had lost his mum. He came gamboling down the hill towards us and ran alongside bleating his little head off. (Can't think which of us smelt like his mummy though!!)

Anyway - off to show me spinach some steam for a minute - catch you all later in the week.

Podds - are you leaving work tomorrow?? Excellent - good luck in your job search but more importantly - make sure you enjoy your new found freedom for a day or two eh?

Nite xxx

working at it slowly

Posted: 30/03/2005 at 12:17
Afternoon WAISTers!!! How I've missed you all and I don;t even have time to read back and see how you all are.

Flying visit but from MM's post I presume some of you are suffering (((((((((HUGS))))))))) to you all - injured or not, coz you all deserve it.

Gotta run - love you and leave you as it were. Take care and if anybody is racing this weekend - have a great time.

Au-revoir (for the moment).

XXX

First 1/2 Marathon

Posted: 29/03/2005 at 22:03
Evening all, this is a flying visit and I've no time to read back so I hope you are all well?

Just wanted to wish our racers for this coming weekend great races - run well and enjoy it. GO RACERS GO!!

Won't have time to check in again this week so I'll try to catch up after the weekend perhaps. If anybody would like to email me a synopsis of how you all are I'd greatly appreciate it as I'm missing you all heaps.

On a final note (just coz I'm still grinning about it and want to share) I did the EAster Bunny 10k at Yeovilton yesterday and knocked 8 mins off my Longleat time (no hills see - apart from one small one) and finished in 64.22 - well pleased.

Love you all - nitey nite. xxx
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