Latest posts by Juliefrazz

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The Long Way Home

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 21:07

My first job was a 45 minute commute, and it crept up with each subsequent job.

I've worked for the same company now for 12 years, but the office has moved 4 times, from a 1hr 15min journey, to sometimes over 2hours if I catch the traffic badly.

Luckily times and technology have changed, so I can work from home most of the time and just go into the office once a week... I got used to the long commute when I had to do it, but really couldn't go back to that much time out of my day now. (I just spend longer hours working now, instead of driving, but at least it's more productive!).


Best hate songs

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:55
Cal Jones wrote (see)

Ah, I remember dancing to Vengeance at the Alt Music Soc disco at uni.


CJ, I was dancing to Vengeance at Nottingham Rock City just this Saturday (amazing gig ).


Best hate songs

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:53
Mr Puffy wrote (see)

Vengeance; New Model Army, if you like getting the bastard.

I was just typing this, then noticed Puffy beat me to it

You know you are old when ....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:39

Shops in Germany generally still have half day closing on Saturdays.

You know you are old when ....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:12
Millster wrote (see)

When you can remember everyone having a black and white TV.

When you realise that you've been working for more years than some of your colleagues have been alive.

When all shops (except one or two corner shops) were closed on Sundays.



Or is it just me...........................................?

And you can remember half day closing on Thursdays.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 14:01

Dads... if they're your own children, it is not 'babysitting'.


Calf Muscle tear - anyone had this 4 weeks away from marathon

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:35

+1 for all those suggesting you don't attempt to run again until completely healed, and then keep the mileage low.

I have a similar injury at the moment - I rested for 10 days; the calf felt absolutely fine after just 7, but on my first run out it popped again after only a mile.

I'm now giving it another 10 days to 2 weeks before running on it again.

Better to get to the start line, if a little less prepared than you'd like, than be out injured all together.

Best of luck!



ponytail hats

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 11:42

I also have a Nike beanie with a hole for ponytail.

It was a christmas present a couple of years ago, so no idea where it was bought from, but google turns up a few options.

Do you love pink running kit?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:54

I think I have just one pink top.

The rest of my kit is mostly black running shorts or tights, and tops in various colours - black, orange, green, read, blue, fluro yellow... All from women's ranges, so I've never felt constrained to pink.

Maybe it depends what ranges you buy from; mine tend to be Nike or Adidas but, as it happens, my one pink top is New Balance.

Running at 'ridiculous' times of night

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 17:08

I often run very late, for the same kind of reasons as you Nell3 - Quite common for me to run in the evenings at 9.30 or so.

And next week I'll be in America with work... 'tummy troubles' (if you know what I mean), make it difficult to run early morning before my meetings; then in the evenings I'll have to go and eat with colleagues, meaning I can't get my run in early in the evening as I'd prefer... so I expect to be running at 10pm or later. My body clock will be all over the place!

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