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Favourite place to run.

Posted: Yesterday at 12:25

I like trees and water.  Today's run will be on some wooded islands then up to the canal bank then back via the nice tree lined river bank.

motivation -what got you going?

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 12:01

My motivation is being an "older" mother wanting to stay sane with 2 small children.  So stress relief, keeping fit and also setting them a good example.

Now lighter than I was pre-pregnancy number 1, and working on getting back to my "racing weight" (it's all relative - racing myself only).

Bloomin' tiring though!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 10:41

Dear Groupon

Perhaps you should set up a deal with Ordnance Survey and buy yourself a fecking map.  Virtually everything you sell is to "UK Mainland only".  Last time I looked, the Highlands are still joined on to the rest of the UK, but no, not according to you.  Heaven knows what you'd have done if Scotland had voted yes.

Mums Running Club

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 10:17

Must be tantrum season.  We had 5 separate meltdowns during lunch out last weekend.  But I suppose they were all major traumas in a 3 year old's mind:

"Ok, do you want pasta, a sandwich or sausages for lunch?"

"I don't want sausages!!!"

"Ok, how about pasta?"

"I......DON'T......WANT.......SAUSAGES!!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*

"You don't have to have sausages - what do you want?"


"I......DON'T......WANT.......SAUSAGES!!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*

(repeat ad nauseam)

Eventually ordered pasta.  Sister had fish fingers.  Fish fingers came on a red plate, pasta on yellow.

"I didn't want yellow. I wanted red"   *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream* etc., etc., etc.

"I didn't want water in a cup, I wanted a bottle!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*.....

"I can get my own fork!  I don't want that fork!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*

"I wanted to sit on the red chair.  YOU sit on the brown chair.  DO IT NOW!!!"  *wail* *howl* *sob* *scream*.......


At least she's consistent.....

Mums Running Club

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:26

The pain is very intermittent JG. It comes on suddenly, lasts for say an hour or so, then reduces and disappears. 

Results should take about a week, so I'll just have to wait and see.

Glasgow Half

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:05

I last ran the Glasgow half in 2007 BC (before children) and used to love it - I ran 8 in a row from 2000.  For me the best bit on the route was the unofficial drinks/oranges/hoses section at 9 miles.  I know the route has changed, but I can't work out if it still passes there.  Anyone done it pre and post route change who can enlighten me?

How long to rest "runners knee"

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:58

Did you Google too Steve?

New member, new to running

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:25

 Sorry, forgot the  

New member, new to running

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:25

GL - to save you having to read CTR's blog, here's one quote:

"It is said weight loss is “80% in kitchen, 20% on the treadmill”"


New member, new to running

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 13:01

Unless you start trying to run 10 milers flat out, it shouldn't be an issue.  Doing the 1 min run/1.5 min walk of the C25K programme is unlikely to cause you any problems for the odd run.  And running outside is so much nicer.

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