Emma Bishop 5

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Posted: 22/06/2012 at 19:46
I am also a blubber!

Majorly bummed out just now- had a bad fall at work yesterday and my neck, shoulder and whole left side of my body has seized up. The running has been put on hold for now.

Isn't it funny how bad you feel when you have to miss a run (or 5)?!

C25k almost finished

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 22:49
Deffo do the park run!

Then if you really liked the c25k then you can find apps that bridge the gap to 10k!

Have fun!

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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 13:35
Richard- so sorry to hear about your ex-wife. I hope she and your boys are doing well.

But what an inspiration you are! I definitely think it helps to have something to run for, be it your own fitness or to raise money for a charity close to your heart.

A huge well done to you, and good luck for the next one!

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Posted: 18/06/2012 at 09:20
That's well more than I've ever run- I'm only up to around 7.5 miles!

I'm thinking of heading down to London to run the fun run with my dad's wife, give her some encouragement too. It defo makes it easier if you have someone cheering you on.

I've been a subscriber to RW for about 8 months now and had only ever replied to one post before starting this thread. I figured that there are thousands of people here that are into the same thing as me, so I should use it. Come on to these forums and boast about your achievements- there will always be someone to cheer you on!

Thanks Saffy!

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Posted: 17/06/2012 at 21:05
Oh no Sarah that's a shame! I have really struggled with my shins, so am easing back in very gently after getting the 10K out the way.

Raneroo, good for you giving up the cigs. Think that is possibly the best thing you could do, and your kids will thank you when you are still here to run around with them in the years to come. Maybe they'll join you for a run in the future. Stick in there! Good luck with the half!!

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Posted: 17/06/2012 at 13:54
Hey guys! I thought it would be nice to hear stories about why we started running, who inspired you, and also hear about anyone you have inspired to run! Here is my little story.... So I am relatively new to running, and recently completed the EMF 10K, which I ran to raise money for Macmillan Cancer. I started to run because of a friendly bet made by my partner. He bet in October last year that I would not be able to run a 10k distance by summer. The next morning after the bet, I got straight on line and signed up for the 10k. I chose Macmillan because I lost my mum to cancer when I was a tiny baby, and always wanted to do something to honour her memory. Next, I trolled through iTunes, and downloaded a walk/run programme onto my iPod, joined a gym, and started toe long, drawn out process of getting my unexcercised body used to running. It was a slow process- I would start off full of enthusiasm, only to be put off the first time I struggled to run the set amount of time I wanted. Or I got a cold. Or there was a good film on, etc etc. I'm sure most beginners know what I mean. I ran the 10k in 1hr 24min 49 secs. It was slow. It was 20+ degrees at 9am, and the first few Kilometers were climbing the beast of a hill that is Arthur's seat in Edinburgh. I had to walk most of that hill. I had to take the odd walking break here or there. I had awful shin splints to contend with too (that I am now getting physio for and rest!). It was tough. But I absolutely loved every second of it! My Dad and his wife came to watch and cheer me on, as did my boyfriend (he who made the bet with me in the first place). They also got caught up in the atmosphere and had a great day out. My boyfriend is now in training for the Tough Mudder in July, spurred on by seeing me run. He has played rugby for years and has always been sporty, so that is fine for him. My step mum, however, has gone the whole hog. She is one of these women who has always been caught up in yo yo dieting to loose a few pounds but never exercises. She thought I was mad to even attempt to run, thinking that it is a boring, taxing sport. The week after my run, I got a text from my dad, telling me that she was up at 5.30 to go for a jog!! Three weeks later, she is still going strong, and is following the same programme I did when starting out. Today they bought a treadmill to put in the house, so she could keep up her training during all this rainy weather. Apparently the next step is a fun run in Autumn, somewhere in London (where they live). I think it is incredible that someone can become so motivated following someone else who has become a runner (I use the term lightly, but have already signed up for a half marathon next year as I am determined to get much better). I thought it would be nice to share this with you guys, and hear your stories too. Sometimes it's a nice way to get motivated again! Do tell! Emma ????


Posted: 22/11/2011 at 12:50
I am quite new to running (currently using a run/walk programme and am now on week 5), and last week in particular I really was struggling on the runs to get in enough air.

I had a little read around the forums and the advice i got was to try to find a rhythm that suits you, allow you to take in as much O2 as possible, and helps you relax.

This week when running, I have been inhaling for 3 steps and exhaling for 4, and quickening this to 2:3 when needed. I have found that this has helped me so much- I haven't struggled for breath, and have actually run over my scheduled run time without realising

You will find something that suit- just don't stress to much about it!
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