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Where do I start?!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 22:10

That's great.  Best of luck 

Where do I start?!

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 18:19

Hi Julie, well done on starting - the first step is always the hardest.

There are lots of different beginner's plans to choose from.  On this site there are a some training plans to follow - click on the red 'Training'  tab at the top of the page and then find the beginners plans.  A really popular and successful plan is the C25K which stands for Couch to 5k.  It's a progressive walk/run progamme and is very easy to follow.  There are several versions available online - just google c25k - the NHS do one.  For the basic plan you don't need to pay anything but some people like to download an app for a few quid.  Good luck and I look forward to reading that you've completed your first 5k in 12 weeks or so 


Giving up the booze

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:16

Parkrun is an excellent idea Sinbad - you don't have to socialise with anyone if you don't want to.  Just go to the website, register and print off your personal barcode then turn up at any parkrun you fancy.  If you want to chat and people seem friendly then chat - and if you don't want to chat then just loiter and don't chat.  Lots of people just stand around waiting for the start without talking to anyone.  

Open water swimming Soupy - you're brrrrrraver than me   I love swimming but have never braved a lake or river yet.

Hope you enjoyed the wedding BWF, I know what you mean about getting bored as the evening wears on - it's usually just about the time everyone is really sozzled and suddenly thinks they're really entertaining and funny....

I was tempted to do a local off road 10k this morning but in my heart I know I need complete rest or I'll go back downhill again.  I've felt like I've been teetering on the edge of proper clinical fatigue all this week again so it would be beyond stupid to do a 10k the second I feel I've got a tiny bit of energy back.  

My friend has spent the past two days running in the Ultra Trail- Mount Fuji in Japan.  I've been watching the live camera feed and following his progress on the tracking system.  He didn't make it to the end as he was timed at at Check Point 9 but he still did almost 80 miles with some brutal ascents - the last one was a 2000 metre climb .  Following it for 2 days has given me such itchy feet but I must be sensible......................

Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday - I was about to take the dogs for a walk in the woods and find the rope swing someone told me has been put up there but i't just about to pour down with rain again so I might leave it a bit.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 18:18

Funny that BWF, Allen Carr said the same in his give up smoking book - I didn't give up smoking for ages and never finished the book either.  Did it on my own in the end - about 18 months fag free now 

Glad to say I'm feeling a bit better today, still full of snot and no energy but not unwell 

Hope everyone else is feeling good today


Giving up the booze

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:53

Hi Dongato and good luck   Sounds to me like you're well on the way to kicking the habit.

Hello Crazziefeet, nice to meet you too.  

I've been really unwell again since last week, on the mend a bit now but still feeling a bit rough and wiped out so no running since last Tuesday.  It's normal to get a bit of a cold or bug after a long run or lots of training but unfortunately when I get it I tend to get it bad due to the crohns wiping out my immune system   Hopefully I'll  be better by the weekend and can get a run in at last.

I've won a runner up prize in a competition with Extreme Energy - the people who organise the Pilgrims Challenge that I ran with HT.  First prize was a free entry into the Pony Express - another 2 day 60 miler.  I didn't get that but I've got a runner up prize instead - don't know what it is yet - how exciting 

Hope everyone's ok

Serious Heartburn-like symptoms

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:34

Yes I have though for me it gets worse the longer I run then continues later that day and into the night.  Turns out I've got lots of gallstones.  Things that help are:


Mint tea, not lying down in bed, the pink double strength Gaviscon.  It did get very bad and after one long run I ended up in hospital on morphine for the pain.  

Try excluding most of the additional fat from you diet - i.e not the intrinsic fat in meat or avocados but butter/spread, oil cream.  The more fat you can eliminate the better, get the fat you need from nuts, seeds and oily fruits like olives and avocado.

It may not be that but if it's heartburn it could be the start of it - I had heartburn fort a few years before it got bad.  Obviously don't know how old you are but it's more prevalent in females and more likely the older you get.  

Giving up the booze

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 13:35

Hope you had a good party Trigger and your son enjoyed his birthday

Did you find something on the menu you liked BWF.

I didn't see the RW support group at Mudchute at all Soupy - I completely missed you all 

I'm still laid up with this bloody virus so no running for me at all.  I felt really ill thursday and yesterday - spent most of it resting or in bed.  Didn't help that my foster daughter had a bit of an outburst on thursday and I was too unwell to cope with it.  I called hubby and he came home then took  her to work with him - he might be a miserable old git but he's got a lovely side to him too.

Hello everone

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:32

Hi Tommygun - I've been awol from RW too for ages but popped back about a month ago.  I did THE marathon but it wasn't so crowded where I was near the back either.  We're doing some of the same races later this year aren't we.....

I need a little assistance please!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:53

Hi Wilkie, I've only just seen this.  So glad to hear you're on the mend.  Look after yourself.  

A hairy story...

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:25

Yuk Yuk can't stand them

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