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Scottish Runners

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:24

Its not exactly inspiring weather to go out and do anything at the moment, although I did get out for a short run yesterday between the heavy rain showers.

I was in Pollok park and 3 deer ran right across my path and then stayed slightly ahead of me at the edge of the woods . One adult and two slightly younger, maybe this years fawns .

Having a rest day today, had a couple of quite weak runs this week, but it could just be the weather. Went to the supermarket and bought bananas, apricots, sultanas and sun-dried tomatoes, supposed to boost potassium and energy levels, so will see if that does any good. Basically anything at this time of year is worth a try if it boosts the immune system.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:04

Lol BM - yeah I wouldn't recognise half of them 'clothed' .

Did a nice run this morning, mildest its been for a while. Need to break out a new set of trainers, gait is doing bizarre things, hadn't realised how worn the old ones had become.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:57

Oh goody I was wondering when Loch Katrine would open .

Bedlam out with Christmas shoppers, I only popped out briefly to get a few stamps and some groceries, everywhere was mobbed, took ages. Does no one have work to go to?

BM - you are such an athletics groupie !

Had a decent run yesterday in the rain, slightly warmer and at least it wasn't icy.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 09:17

Well done for staying upright BM.

Very icy around here too. Not been out yet, but the cat was notably reluctant to go out in it after his breakfast!

Welcome to the thread glaw3.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 10:05

Morning BM.

Blizzard outside.... Might have to be a cross trainer session...

Scottish Runners

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:42

I try to avoid ceillidhs as much as possible, usually end up with a bruised arm...although the last one I went to was when I was still training regularly with the Tae Kwon Do club, and a guy I didn't know took me by surprise and grabbed me and tried to throw me across the room (he was pie-eyed drunk)...and well...what can I say the training just kind of 'kicked in'  and I counterbalanced his weight against him and threw him on the floor . He was a big guy so got a bit of a wound to his ahem 'pride' ...

Got caught in the apoca-storm this morning, mad hail and ice, huge thunder, boom boom boom, then down it came. Car alarms going off with the ferocity of the hail, white out in a few minutes. Glad I wasn't wearing running clothes!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 18:23

Bleedin eck its a bit wild out there !

Did a short run earlier whilst it was still daylight, quite warm relatively, but got a soaking on the way home and blown all over the place.

Think I might be staying in tomorrow !

Supposed to be at a work meeting today but got a last minute email saying it was cancelled and could I come on Thursday instead, no reasons given or anything, FFS!! Like just because I'm self employed I can drop everything, its not even like I'm getting paid to go! Anyway luckily I have another meeting already booked for Thursday so have a perfect excuse in place, bloody cheek!

Plotting next years races - Cornwall 3x3day marathons plan is looking good to go !

Would you like a job in running?

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 13:37

I would turn it the other way around and question why the heck you need a degree to flog over-priced running clothes?

Also it sounds more like a self-employment / casual schtick to me than a part time waged job.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 13:39

Well done on the choc win Elspeth .

Got a run in this morning, whilst its mild, think it might be icy tomorrow if forecast is correct.

I think my chocolate feasting is making up for not drinking!

how to wean yourself off snacks and eating crap?

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 13:23

If you bake your own biscuits and cakes you can actually half the amounts of sugar and fat recommended in the recipe and you still get something that tastes nice . Replace some of the flour with oats, and some of the sugar with raisins and you also get a decent snack you can take on long runs instead of using gels.

The manufacturers just bulk out processed food with loads of crap cos its cheap.

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