The Mad March Tea Party Quest week 2 - Feel free to join,

Hi and welcome to our new Quest please feel free to join.

Hope you all doing well and you working towards your Quest goals.

I've named the Quest Mad March tea party because when I think of names for March when the quest finishes I keep thinking of the Mad March hare from Alice in Wonderland and there are times when I feel I am running around looking at my watch all the time trying to fit it all in, so it seemed apt to me, also I can have some fun with the graphics for the certificate. πŸ˜€.

What the quest is:-

The quest takes six weeks.

You can join any time within that six weeks.

The main aim of the quest is to help you find a focus or goal that you would like to achieve by the end of the Quest period.

I ask that you are a graduate . The main reason I ask this is that while you are doing the program your plan is very structured so I wouldn't want the quest to interfere with that.

Most popular goals are:-

To run three times a week

To slowly increase distance

To train for a specific race

To add In Stretch and strength exercises

As you can see they are personal to yourself and it's totally your own choice.

Every week I will pin a new post where all the members of the quest can talk about how things are going.

So if you wanted to join all you have to do is put

I would like to join the quest, or count me in and then I would like to. ..............

Your name will be added for the duration of the Quest.

Good Luck everybody !

Real Foodie Club, Ju-ju and Pops xxx

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  • I had a good week last week, a 7km at the start and then a hydrotherapy session for my back. I have to say it is the best workout I have had for my glutes and core ever, just half an hour and my muscles felt like they were activating in places that other exercises hadent reached for years, got another one on Friday, so I hope that's as good. Wishing you all a happy healthy week Rfc x.

  • That sounds really interesting RFC

  • Definitely going to be looking at aqua aerobics for the future as the muscles activation in the water is great.

  • Still OIC not a happy bunny... beautiful weather out there, and I'm stuck indoors grrr

  • I'm so sorry, it must be really frustrating. I hope it goes away really soon. Rfc x.

  • Thank you xxx

  • Big hugx

  • Thank you xx

  • I am quite pleased with the way this week went.

    I've kept up with the Meditation Challenge (that ends formally on Wednesday, so I am going to have a think about how I want to take that forward) and clocked up 2 days of 10,000 steps towards my hoped for 6 over the Quest.

    Also fitted in a couple of runs, one my first 5K in ages and a bit different from my usual, and finally made it back in the pool.

  • Sounds like everything is on plan. Well done with getting back to the pool, I just couldn't fit my swim in last week.

  • I'm mad, so count me in! Lol! I would like to run 5k 3 times a week now that I have successfully managed to go the distance twice since coming back to running πŸ˜€

  • I've added you in. Sounds like a good goal. I'm sure you will smash it.

  • 2 runs last week, but had to skip te weekend as I woke up Saturday with a flu' type ache all over (though no temperature and no other symptoms). Anyway took it easy and even had a nap Saturday afternoon, so presumably my body was fighting off some lurgy or other. Tapering for Brighton HM on Sunday and feeling woefully under-prepared despite having followed the training plan to the best of my ability for the last 6 months. The plan wants 2 gentle 5ks and a slightly less gentle 8k this week, so I will do them and hope for the best on Sunday.

  • Your right to rest up, especially with a HM on the horizon. You'll be fine don't worry, it won't even matter if you skip the last Ones, if your body needs it. TLC will do you better than tick boxes right now.

  • Morning All and thankyou to Rfc for doing the Quest xxx

    The hydrotherapy sounds fab !

    Hmm bit of a strange one for me last week . I had a 7k training run planned , which I did, but found it so hard ! I managed to complete it though , Onwards !

    Was supposed to do a long run yesterday , but woke up with a really sore throat :-( Thinking about it though I think I may have been a bit too heavy handed with the Cillit Bang the day before and it has irritated my throat .

    I have a day off tomorrow as Rocky Pug is due his 6 monthly blood test so I will get him settled and then maybe head off .

    Have a good week fellow Questers and lots of soothing, healing vibes to all those on the IC and those going through tough times, hang on in there xxxx

  • Morning Pops, hope the bloods go ok. I always stress Needlessly when my cats have to go to the vets. Maybe your bodies telling you to go easy a bit while it shakes something out of your system. Feel better soon Rfc x.

  • Thankyou xxx He normally gets very stressed and has to be sedated before they can even attempt to take any , but last time we saw a new vet and he was like putty in her hands :-) xxx

  • I am a bit late to the party, but this quest I would like to nail a 13 and 15 mile run as I need to get the long runs in for my trail marathon!! Great quest RFC... 😎😎😎

  • No bodies ever late to this party, doors are always open. I'm sure you will nail your long runs, I had to reread your post your talking miles, I thought they were Km's .... wow.

  • Grrr! Not managed to do any runs this week due to chest infection, but had done pilates, yoga and gardening sessions!! Felt better this morning, so will get running this week.

  • Your better to rest up if your ill, it will be worth the rest as you will get better sooner. Take care. Rfcx.

  • Well done on all of that... including not doing anything daft in the running line!

  • Well - I still haven't got over my lurgy, so still no running for me :(

  • Oh no, feel well soon hugs being sent your way Rfc x.

  • Thanks! Feeling much better - but still have a cough, and being asthmatic, don't want to risk anything until it is definitely on the way out!!

  • Ta for organising us RFC πŸ˜€

    I had a good week of running and cracked a really long run yesterday, which I hadn't planned to do but just felt like it. Got a race in March, and it's hilly so need to be fit for that

    Good luck all. Hurry and get off the couch Curly! πŸ˜€

  • I love those runs where it all just comes together. You'll be ready for those Mountains I'm sure. πŸ˜€.

  • Late to the party again (laptop has just been returned - hooray!) and last week seems to have been okay on the running front, with what looks like 3 runs noted on my calendar.

    This week will be interesting - I've done a poddly run yesterday, and now nothing because I have a severe case of Eventitis. I ran on Tuesday morning and all was fine. I came back, entered an event (this Sunday), received the event info from the organisers and have a bad case of sore knee and pulled calf muscle. I suspect it's because the event is a 10k round the worst bits of Carsington Water (the Dark side) and as some of you may know, it scares me silly. The 'injuries' are probably from my knees knocking together.

    I will report on Sunday if I survive.

  • Good luck! And I hope you spot the Great Northern Diver whilst you are at it (eluding me)

  • Thank you! No, it's said to be still there but I haven't seen it yet either. If (when) I get too tired I shall stop and look for it :)

  • I'm sure you will be fine. I think niggles are all part of tapering, even if your brain has just found out about it. πŸ˜€. Let us know how you get on.

  • With the weather as it is, I shall be running in wellies :D It's a bit rough up here, and the tracks don't dry out very quickly there. I will take it nice and easily and post a report afterwards :)

  • Hi everyone well this week i got 2 runs in, despite having yet another cold... got up to 5.3k last night . Thinking of signing up to an 8k run in april as well as the 10k in june so need to work towards that now, but have done a couple of 8 ks . Well done everyone with their quests xx

  • Study commitments, a looooong overdue family reunion, Doris and back problems have conspired to keep me from running for a whole week for the first time in months. I have itchy feet and am aware of a little bit of over-indulgence! Back to it tomorrow.

    Have a good running week, questers!

  • Right...who stole the last couple of weeks??? Give them back NOW :)

    Can I join in please.

    I'll report full progress when tomorrow's new week goes up - then I'll know where I am (possibly!)

  • I've added you. Time really does catch up with us sometimes. The times I get to the end of the week and go Noooooooo I haven't finished yet πŸ˜€.

  • Managed to get 40 minutes about just under 6K run in today early about 8am before forecast rain arrived. Temperature just right and just a slight breeze.

    Studied the 4 week glute challenge which seems a bit daunting increasing to 180 per day. So I will start with a slimmed down version to do 10 a day and build up to 40 for now with 3 rest days. Will save more if do any more than 40 for a future challenge !

    Keep thinking my Runinversary is March/April but think in fact my graduation was about July/August so must must have started C25K about May.

    So will aim to take day off and do Parkrun about May to celebrate.

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