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Over 60s training.

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 20:45

Ceal - what a relief to get Stewart's eye sorted. No wonder you ran so fast! You are still very speedy!

JJ - I'm sure the doodle enjoyed the walk.

I had a short walk in the rain yesterday - thought I might get a coffee and a muffin on the way, but decided that we would get too cold waiting for the coffee to arrive so no reward for walking in the rain. 

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Posted: 26/07/2015 at 01:57

JJ - yes Valerie Adams is recovering from surgery, but that is an improvement from here last outing.

I ran nearly 9km this morning - very slow, but happy no ill effects from the 5km.

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Posted: 25/07/2015 at 00:26

JJ - good to have you back. Hope recovery goes well.

Good long run from you Ceal!

I did the Cornwall Parkrun this morning. Bit too soon I guess, but great to be able to run again.

Very misty and 7 degrees tried to run within myself so I wouldn't have to walk. 27.40 - 73,25% age grading, so very happy with that!

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Posted: 23/07/2015 at 22:17

Columba - your running is going so well at the moment.

Yes, aqua jogging.It was suggested to me by the doctor at the start of my lay-off, but just couldn't get myself to do it. It is also winter here, so 1. don't like to have to get in the car to go and do any exercise, and 2. getting into togs in the winter and doing something that I had no idea how to do was not really appealing.

I watched a video on u tube to see how it is done, and the pool I went to, had these belt things that you put on. They had a small pool just for water walking/running. So you just go up and down, around in circles. Not sure it if did any good, but I did use my arms quite a bit.

My leg is still not 100% but I'm starting to think it might not ever get back to that.

I had a 2 hr walk on the bush tracks yesterday. Not very far in distance, but lots of mud, uphills, downhills, creek crossing, tree roots etc. Part of the Hilary trail, probably a bit too much downhill, as that seems to hurt my leg a bit more, but great to be out in the bush.

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:27

Tracey - good luck with the move.

Thought it was about time to check in. I actually ran 9km yesterday. Not sure that it was good as my leg doesn't feel that great today.

I have been very good. I ran 5km on Saturday, tried water running on Monday and walked on Tuesday. 

I was going to water run today, but my car is being used, so think I might walk the bushtracks with my husband.

Yesterday's run was the longest that I have done since Rotorua marathon which was in the first week of May!

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Posted: 06/07/2015 at 22:19

Ceal - that sounds nasty! My husband is allergic to wasp stings, and has an injection every month to protect him.

Columba - great long run there!

My doctor's appointment was disappointing. He asked if it was still sore, and I said a little bit, so he said no running just walking for another two weeks, then introduce the running very slowly, walk/run for a few minutes etc.

Afraid I am totally over this, and I am feeling like I will never run again, so I decided to see if I could run. No, I couldn't! Went out for 15 minutes, mostly walking, with the odd 100m run thrown in. It does still hurt, but so does the other knee, so maybe it is just that they don't know what to do now!!

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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 19:51

We saw on television last night, just how hot it is over there. Seems the climate worldwide is changing. 

I remember living in London in 1974 and it was sunny one day, and the girl I worked with said, "well that's your summer - hope you enjoyed it".

We have had some very cold days here this winter especially for Auckland where our temperatures usually don't drop very low.

Everyone seems to have coughs and colds.

School holidays next week, so hope the weather improves by then.

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Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:58

Aws - lovely colours in that painting.

Torque Steer - good to see your smiling face - you all looked like you had a great time together.

Ceal - I think more people would like to be active, but these days there is more pressure on earning the mighty dollar, people work all sorts of crazy hours, the 40 hour week is long gone!

Columba - think the best thing is you seem to be able to stay injury free, so you must be doing something right

Graham - good to have a speedy one still in good shape - good on you!

Mick - glad to hear you are on the come-back trail.

Still no word from JJ!! He will be really ready to go when he gets back.

I feel like a blob at the moment, can't wait to try a jog.

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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:33

Great pics Torque Steer - shame someone didn't take one with you in it too.

Am I right in saying I think it is Pammie on the left and Tracey on the right in the front of the pics?

Looks like you had a great day Ceal even though you couldn't run.

Columba - another good run - you must be very happy.

Well it is one week to go till I go and see the doctor again, and hopefully back running again.

I did walk up to the cafe where my running friends meet after their run on Saturday, and walked home, nothing except cooking for 11 yesterday, and have a dental appointment today.

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Posted: 24/06/2015 at 21:32

Ceal - very disappointing for you, when everything looked like it was coming together really well for you. You'll be wishing now that you didn't do that off-road event. The trouble is we miss out on all the fun stuff if we are sensible

Did a 5km walk with Mae yesterday. Not sure if I'm supposed to be doing this, but I have to do something or I'll go crazy! Or more crazy!

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