New and Enthusiastic
Just thought I would drop by and say hello, new to the site, logged five runs in my quest to be... I will say happy but not sure what that is. Had a rough time of it for a long time and just wanted to add a little something to my running experience by being here.
I will start by making you all a promise: I will not use this forum as a whinging place, yes i suffer from Depression but so do many others, if you want the details then I will tell but not on here. I want to keep things positive and hopefully amusing.
I look forward to contributing to the running community in whatever form that may be. A bonus would be to develop friendships.
Welcome to the site, enjoy it!
Every stitch is like a little hug
Thank you , I will.
Thanks for dropping by.
I am new to this site too, in fact I only joined about an hour ago! It looks very good and informative.
Hope your running is going well, are you training for a race? If so, good luck.
Hope you have a great 2012, nice to meet another newbie.
Running has stalled a little after yesterdays 40min run I have an achilles strain for about the fifth time in the last year, I am currently looking for a yoga class in my local area.
I am not particularly training for any race, I just want to run for the benefits its gives me, mentally and physically. Although, I would like to be able to run for hours at a time and would love to do a triathlon or off road ultramarathon in a few years time.
This site is a great resource for fitness related stuff and is a nice and friendly place to interact with people. Mind you I still haven't given up Facebook or Twitter yet, but weening myself off gently. LOL
Thanks for getting in touch, keep up with the running, let me know what you are planning and maybe we can push each other on when we need to.
Welcome Ian, this website is definitely a great site if you want encouragement and friendly members
Sorry to hear about the achilles strain, I hope that won't stop you running for long as you were enjoying it so much. Any luck with the yoga class? I have never tried yoga but I do like pilates and always feel great after a class.
I must admit to doing my running on a treadmill at the moment and I know that isn't ideal. In the summer I ran outside with a girl who worked at the gym I go to. She very kindly ran at my slow pace! She has left now and it sounds ridiculous but I haven't worked up the courage to go outside and run on my own.
So I have decided I will have to get my act together and enter a race, running for a charity, so that I have to get out there. It will be an animal charity and when I doubt myself I will have to think of all the cats and dogs I can be helping. I'll keep you posted.
Don't worry about facebook and twitter.......only a problem if you are using your phone as you run.
Off to the gym in the morning for a circuits class and er.....more running on the treadmill! All the best for 2012.
Firstly, nice to hear from you. Secondly, lets think about your running on a treadmill.... er you are running!!!! Which sadly is more than I am doing . Just remember that running outside is harder because you are propelling yourself forward not the treadmill. It is always hard for beginner runners like us to get outside for the first time and run, I know it's probably worse for ladies, but MAMIL's suffer too! Do you know what a MAMIL is?
Middle Age Man In Lycra! in case you didn't know.
With regards to the Yoga, I haven't found a class yet but Body in Balance channel on Sky has beginner programmes so I am attempting that! Mind you I haven't completed a single pose yet... May have something to do with being as flexible as a stiff thing thats just won first prize in The World's Stiffest Thing Competition. Never mind will keep trying, also swimming and biking but really miss my running.
Have you considered a Parkrun? its a free 5k run on a Saturday at 9am, all abilities and a nice way to meet other runners, I have to stress it isn't just for whippets and there tends to be a social aspect afterwards, you can volunteer first to get into the swing of things then, run yourself when you have made a few new friends. Its a national thing so there will be one near you.
Animal charities always welcome fundraisers and its a very worthy cause, good luck with race choice and just remember to be realistic with distance of the race so you don't stress too much about having to push too hard.
Have a great year, speak soon?? Or is that type soon?? anyway, you know what I mean.
Take care on the tready, and Enjoy it
Firstly sorry I have taken so long to reply to your last message. I hope you are well and the yoga is getting a bit easier!
Thank you for all the advice, much apreciated. Unfortunately when I checked out the Park Runs I found the nearest is about 12 miles away and I would have to get a train. Not a problem though and I think I will give it a go when I feel a bit more confident. Also I think I will wait for the weather to get a bit nicer as wel! The only thing that worries me is getting a train home afterwards.....all sweaty and red faced. We do have a lovely ( though not very big ) park here in Crewe and I was a bit disappointed to see there were no park runs there, although I will keep checking in case that changes. Thanks for your advice on entering a race and it will be later rather than sooner. I have to be sensible and patient, and as I would like to run for a charity I would hate to enter something too soon, not get time to train properly and potentially let them down. I am usually one of those people who get an idea and rush in, then wonder why it didn't go to plan.....this will be something I do properly! I work quite long hours too and have to be realistic about how much time I get to train.
I have done a little bit of running outside and as usual in the gym on the treadmill since my last message. The running outside is usually on a quiet bit of road on the way back from the gym, but yesterday I had to get a train and I was late so I had no option but to run like mad and I got the train with about a minute to spare a bit impressed as I wasn't puffed out!! To be honest I am not enjoying the gym much at the moment, it's not very inspiring. I turn up for a class and it has been cancelled yet the usual instructor is behind the reception desk etc. It's like they can't be bothered and yet we are just into the new year when I would expect them to be motivating people to join up.
Are you able to run again yet? I hope the injury has improved enough for you to get back out there but it is good that you have kept up with cycling etc. Thanks for the info on MAMILS!! I see quite a few on my way to work!
Bye for now, Ange
Hello and apologies for my tardiness and lack of response to your post, I have had a month of turmoil and disappointment, sadly not only connected to running. Keeping it on a running vane injury has visited and is hanging around like the last uncle at a Christmas party.
I have torn my achilles tendon, more specifically it has stripped away from the calf muscle on my left leg, (sorry to be too graphic), as ever this happened while I was 5 miles away from home, no mobile phone, cash or anything ( I do have a Cram Alert bracelet, great scheme and a Christmas present from my boys). I hobbled for three miles until a neighbour drove by and offered me transport home. At this point, if I were a committed runner, the words from my mouth should have been, 'No thanks John, I have to finish my run, i will go to 10 min miles instead of 8'! Instead wiping away tears of unbelievable pain I dove through the rear door of his car into the back seat. What a wuss!
So its been 3 weeks since my last run and I am missing it so much! Feel very unfit, sadly the fridge is all too accessible at the moment and for some reason, calls me to relieve some of the weight from its shelves, on a regular basis, its like I am living in it. Ho Hum- anyway the other stuff away from running has been traumatic but here isn't the forum to talk about it so won't go there.
I hope you are still running, have set a goal and are motoring towards it one step at a time, no matter how small or lofty they may be. Please don't use me as the example for injury prevention and management. LOL I did bring the injury on myself and I have to accept the consequences.
I have to go, I have had to open the door to get a light to come on so I could post this, I can also confirm that the light on the fridge definately goes out when you close the fridge door! Just in case anyone was wondering, (as I did as a child). Not much room in here tonight after our Friday big shop!
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