Juliet R

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Posted: 30/03/2011 at 09:34

Hi Folks

My life is going from bad to worse.  My kids have given me a nasty tummy bug which has left me completely knackered!  Lots of walking but no running. Have managed to ride once a week and was very pleased that we managed to jump my highest yesterday at 3ft 6in.  Poor horse had a lardy on his back, but still managed to fly over it!

Going to try to go out next week.  I've got to feel better by then, .  .  .  .  . 

You all seem to be doing really well and I promise next week to say that I've actually done a run!

Enjoy your runs.



Posted: 14/03/2011 at 13:36

Hi CCBear

Well done on the weight loss and two dress sizes.  I really need to get my eating in check and do something.  I'd better get on the scales soon!  I often thought about joining a running club, but I now live in the middle of nowhere, so that idea's finished.  Saying that, there's loads of woodland, just need to wait for it to dry out a bit.  Completely trashed a pair of trainers in the mud!

Walking to kids to school, when it's dry.  It's about a 20 minute walk for four times a day is helping.  Riding tomorrow, then a run on Wednesday.  Will let you all know how I get on. 

I've managed to run for 30 minutes without stopping, so I'm going to try to do longer this week.

Weather is going to get worse towards the end of the week, so enjoy your runs.

Take care folks.


Posted: 13/03/2011 at 20:56

Ho Folks,

Sorry I haven't been around for a while.  My 9 year old has colic, so things a little bonkers! I've managed a four mile run (which nearly killed me!) and a 1.5 mile run.  It's really hilly round here but I run most of it and walked about quarter od the 4 miler.  Riding once a week as well and also getting the kids to walk to school, which is over an hours walking each day.  Haven't weighed myself in ages, as I really can't be bothered, but hey ho!

So pleased this thread has started again. 

Please take comfort that I find running sooooo hard, but the buzz I get when i finish is amazing.  BUPA 10k in London in May and Race for Life in June with my daughter.  Did a cross country half two years ago and I really hope to be able to do it again.  I have an email sitting in my in box saying that I have priority to next years London Marathon.  Ummmm, really not sure what to do.  Would love to do it, BUT, OMG I can hardly manage 4 miles, let alone 26.2!!

Enjoy your running.


Posted: 23/02/2011 at 21:34

Hi Leanne Parker 3

Trust me you are NOT alone.  I started out at 17 st 7lbs (i'm 5ft 7).  I recall my first run.  I honestly thought I was going to die.  BUT, it does get easier.  Try to find a programme that you can stick to.  If you can only run for 30 seconds, that's more than some people can do. Run gently, not too fast and don't be too hard on yourself.  Do one week of 30 second runs and maybe the next you can increase to a minute.  I'm still overweight.  Lots of problems ending in major surgery last Jan.  I'm running the Bupa 10k in London in May and the Race for Life in June.  I haven't started training in earnest yet and must try to get some of this extra weight off, but have to wait till the kids go back next week! 

Your not alone.

Best of luck and let us know how you get on.

x x x x


Posted: 18/02/2011 at 20:59

Hi folks

I have done nothing this week.  I'm so fed up for colds, flu and tummy bugs.  I haven't even been able to ride!  Yesterday, to add insult to injury, whilst cutting up logs wirg an axe (I live in the middle of no-where & we only have the heating on in the mornings) my four year old decided to Boo me.  I'm now sporting a very nasty cut to my finger, which I may need to see someone about as it's turning a rather odd colour. 

I'm so pleased you are all getting out.  It's actually getting lighter in the mornings, which lifts the soul.

Miss_B001, are you doing the Bupa 10k in London.  For some mad reason I'm doing it and I haven't managed to run for more than 30 mins without stopping.  I've also entered the Race for Life in June.  It's a 5k, which I'm doing with my 9 year old daughter.  I'm sure she will do better than me!

Got on the scales this morning and though light thoughts.  14.11lbs, not as bad ad I thought, but need to shift some, which will help with my running. 

I just love this thread.

Enjoy your runs and fingers crossed I manage to get out next week.

Take care


Posted: 08/02/2011 at 20:54

I love running in the woods.  No one to judge me and it's so free!  I live in the middle of nowhere, fields all around, so I have no option.  I also love running in the mornings, sets you up for the whole day and reduces the chance of me saying I'm too tired in the evening. 

How many times do you run a week and how far?

I'm still baking like an old dog, so no running just yet!

Take Care


Posted: 05/02/2011 at 20:32

Hi Flurillo

My lovely son has given me a wonderful chest infection, so no running for me!  Saying that I went out last week for a run in the woods and got totally filthy, so used some of my saving to buy a pair of trail shoes from sportshoedirect.  Got them at a massive discount, now just have to wait for my chest to clear up and the ground to dry up, slightly!

Well done with the weight loss.  I was doing really well and then just blew it.  The one thing I love about running is that it's free.  I just need to make a little bit of time for me to go out!

Let me know how you get on.

Speak to you soon.


Posted: 27/12/2010 at 21:28

Hello Fellow LARFers,

I haven't been around for quite a while, but you were all such a huge support to me, I thought I would return, but where are you all???? 

When I started running I was over 17 and a half stone.  God it was hard at the start, but with the help of running and slimming world, I got down to 12 stone 5.  That was some time ago and before two children, now aged 9 and 4.

Life has been very difficult.  I became very ill last year and had to stop running completely.  Did nothing to help my weight, or help my head space, but what's a girl to do!  Ended up having a hysterectomy in Jan this year.  Best thing I ever did, but hormones all over the place, ha ha!  Next month it will be a year since my op, so I have now given myself enough time to get over the op and time to get my legs working again.

I've put weight on (up to 14 stone 12), but I'm not going to get down about it, I'm just going to start running again, so here I am!  My first race is the BUPA 10K in London in May 2011, so any support you can give me, I would really appreciate.

Look forward to hearing from you. . . .



Posted: 27/05/2009 at 16:51

Many thanks to you all.  I did my best and that's all I can ask of myself!

For those who don't know me, when I started running I weighed 17 and a half stone.  All I want is to be the best Mummy I can be for my two children. 

Running helps me keep fit, clears my head (and I need this more than ever) and gives me a bit of time.  Unfortunately I have had to deal with a few health problems but my weight is currently 12.12lbs so I'm well pleased.  I have recently taken up boxing and circuit training in a boxing club.  I just love this although it hurts more than I did after my XC Half last year!!!!!

This is a wonderful thread full of people who understand what courage it takes to get out there and I am grateful to you all. 

Enjoy your runs


x x x x

PS  I need my ipod to keep me going


Posted: 26/05/2009 at 00:05

Hi All

Managed 1hr 7mins, really slow , felt like death and ran the whole thing!

Saying that, because of illness this the the first 6 miler I have run in 6 months, so I should be really pleased!!!!!

Off to bed as have been painting the kitchen since I got home and totally knackered!


x x x x

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