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Wide fitting trail shoes?

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 17:53

Inov8 definitely. I just bought a new pair of roclites and had the trailrocs before them. I have wide flipper feet and these are my favourite shoes by far!

Running shoes

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 13:04

I have innov8 trailroc 226 (size 5) and run similar distances to you each week. I run through muddy fields, woods, gravel paths, hills and find them fantastic. My running partner has more supportive shoes but she tends to find this more of a hindrance on uneven terrain. 


New beginnings ★

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 19:21

Take it slow, run at a pace which you can talk easily at.

Don't worry about distances yet.

It's normal for you muscles to ache, especially on more intense hills - you've only done two runs so you aren't fit for running, even if you do other exercise!

Weight Loss Tips Please

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:59

+1 for Nick Windsor's comment

lack of mucus

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:54

Salut Eric,
Vous respirer avec ton nez, ou avec ta bouche? C'est mieux si vous respirer avec ta bouche quand vous courir.

Si vous respirer avec ton nez et courir dehors, il fait froid en ce moment et ton nez deviènt sechè, je pense. C'est un peu bizarre quand meme!

Qu'est ce que passé avec ton velo?

Je m'excuse ma francais, mais je suis anglaise!

Nike or Garmin

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 18:32

I've had the Nike watch for a few years and have been really happy with it. I know the garmins are better technically speaking, but the Nike suits me and is also less expensive.


Posted: 02/01/2014 at 15:49

another one for M&S knickers - I favour the no VPL multipack - no seams therefore no chaffing!

Any advice? I'm 13 and just starting out...

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 16:31

It's not running advice, but I used to get really terrible migraines at the same age as you and was constantly back and forth to the doctors. In the end I found it was due to the simple fact of not drinking enough water each day so I bought a litre bottle and made sure I drank 2 per day and the headaches disappeared. Worth trying if you haven't already!


Posted: 18/12/2013 at 18:08

Has anything else changed e.g. food patterns, sleep, running route...

Is it possible you have SAD - seasonal affected disorder - and could be affected by the darker days and feel more lethargic etc?


Staying motivated with low energy people around you

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 18:05

I'm in a fairly similar situation, my OH has depression and can be very unmotivated at times, and I get frustrated and angry. He sounds similar to your husband, in that he believes something bad will happen and then seems to start a cycle of self-destruct so it becomes inevitable.

He's not a morning person, and if I wasn't around he would stay up until the early hours of the morning and his body clock would get later and later.I am the opposite and like to get up early to run 2/3 times a week. I do the morning dog walk/run and also have two horses that need feeding and riding. In short, I have to get up in the morning as the animals are dependent on me.

When we first met I adopted his lifestyle of lethargy and late nights, but in the end found much more happiness in doing the things I enjoyed so took up running and horses again. I think it's important to do what makes you happy and you'll find that your positive frame of mind (and routine) will rub off on him, and he may end up wanting to join you in your activities, even if it's just a walk in the fresh air.

We have a much better balance now where I'll get on and do stuff and if he wants to sit about and do his own thing then that's fine. However, we book things in the diary such as day trips or nights out etc so we always have something upcoming to look forward to.

You could also try sharing out the chores at set times e.g. my OH always does the evening dog walk and horse feeds as I work late. That way, he has to get out and self-motivate even when he feels like hiding away at home. I've also found that lots of praise and thanks (not in a patronising way!) really helps to keep his mood up. This year he has just started his own business after years of being employed in a job that he disliked. I know the above sound a bit cheesey and as though I'm incredibly unsympathetic and bossy (maybe I am!) but it's what I found that worked for us!

Your husband is the only person who can fight his depression but you can help him by showing him a positive outlook, good routine and being there for him when he needs it!

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