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Posted: Yesterday at 11:29


Impressive weight loss so far - I'm sure the running will help, and will also make you feel great (initiall after the run rather than during, but that will come later).

Good luck!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 11:26

Hi all

Back from holidays - as suspected I didn't run when I was away - not just because of the heat but because I had a chest infection.  Poor hubby had to cope with the kids in the pool while I lay on the lounger for a couple of days, because the (relatively) cold water left me unable to breathe.   I did manage to get in for the last couple of days, but half a length of breaststroke was all I could manage.

Very hot few days in London, then home to much cooler weather here, but I still haven't run (got back on Saturday) due to the washing mountain and being very busy at work.  I may pitch up at parkrun on Saturday to see how the break has affected my times, but probably next week will see me back running regularly again.

Hope everyone is injury free and running well.  Hopefully I'll get a chance to read back later.

Brilliant :)

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 16:09

But what about running, Mutts?

How accurately are Parkruns measured?

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 13:44

I have been for runs using the fitbit app and the runkeeper app *on the same phone* and the distances come up different.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 10:57

Good running everyone! 

KK - fantastic you beat all your times - well done.

Another week of little running for me - work very busy as I'm finishing tonight for holly bags so lots to do and the little one was ill on Friday, so we ended up at the out of hours doctors again.  Much better now, thankfully, but it put a kaibosh on plans for running on Friday night and yesterday morning.

So, since last Sunday's 5.6 miles, my only run was parkrun on Saturday.  Cooler again this week, and drizzling leaving the house, but that had cleared up by the time I got there.  Decided to try to not blast the first lap like the last two weeks, but was only 10 seconds slower when I passed the start line.  However, the next two laps felt harder that previous weeks, with the last half lap feeling like I was running through treacle.  32:14, so still my 4th fastest time, and 6 weeks ago I'd have been delighted with it.  Woke yesterday to a sore throat and RHR up by 4bpm, so probably a touch of the family lurgy.

Probably not much running over the next 2 weeks - a week in Menorca then a few days in London - so probably too hot/too much sangria then lots of sightseeing.  The running kit is coming with me, but I'm not too bothered if I don't do much.


Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 10:10
RicF wrote (see)

Good article by Matthew Syed on the BBC news site. It's about how people routinely twist facts about to suit their original beliefs, even in the face of overwhelming evidence against.

cognitive dissonance

I always wondered what this unhelpful character trait was.

Not much use in a fast changing world. That's a fact. Or maybe it isn't. Depends.

It's based on Blair and the WMD situation.

But can equally apply to Brexit.



Problem is, no-one really knows which bit of "overwhelming evidence" is true (in either WMD or Brexit).  

Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

Labour membership surging - at £3 a pop is anyone sure this isn't Tory members just having a laugh and keeping Corbyn in power?

I like the way you all stereotype so beautifully on here - I don't vote Tory but I actually know our local Tory MP and he is a perfectly normal, thoughtful, caring man (and a runner).

Our local MP is the opposite - a power hungry career politician who loves a sound bite.  His predecessor was fine until he was given a Big Job in the coalition cabinet, then he turned traitor.

Pirifoprmis syndrome

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:31

Sorry to hear that.  Might be worth some foam-rollering to loosen off the hammies and relieve pressure on the tendon.

Hope you heal quickly.

fatigue exortion

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:29

Glad to hear you are on the mend

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:22

I have two working days left until I go on holiday* and about three week's worth of work to get done in that time.  Of course I want to drop everything to do a huge additional job that I've already told you is a waste of time and money.



*official ones - I'll probably be in over the weekend

Are you and "in" or an "out"?

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 10:16

Easy - be a politician.

In the Scotland Devolutuion referendum in 1979, the result was overturned because not enough people turned out to vote, so I guess there is precedent.  But it was written into the referendum legislation - not sure if that is the case for the EU referendum.

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