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Its Monday again so its time to have a chat :)


Hello everybody and welcome to Monday.... so lets take the week by the scruff of its neck and dance.

I went a bit OTT with run and gym yesturday, and my sister made me go to Yoga!!!! I tried not to giggle...

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Have a great week, and enjoy your runs :)

Ju-Ju, Roseabi and Rignold,


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Still running and strength-training to the Plan. Had a melt-tastic tempo run yesterday which ended with me putting a kid's chain back on her bike and getting my hands COVERED with oil 😆

I had one really good sea windsurfing session, and then the following day I got stranded on a private beach *embarrassing* 😳

The 5.30 run was as fabulous as last time (bit warm though - phew!!), medal very pretty, and the cherries and Parmesan were lush 🍒

Yoga, huh? So when you say you "tried" not to giggle... ?

ju-ju-Administrator in reply to roseabi

I just cant stay in one position for a long time. There was no music and the man next to me was a v noisy deep breather.

Oh my goodness, on a private beach? Thats hilarious... were there people on it too?

roseabiAdministrator in reply to ju-ju-

Yes, including a man whose fishing line I was horribly close to violating with my sail! I was expecting to get shouted at, but nobody really seemed too bothered actually. The next beach after that is Fatboy Slim's garden, that might have been interesting...


Yoga makes me giggle too 😆 For me it's something to do with the pin-drop quietness and the earnest chat from the instructor about breathing and spirituality. It brings out the primary school child in me, I just can't help it. Mr Squeak does yoga most mornings but I'm banned from going along.

I had the worst weekend of running, I planned to go to parkrun on Saturday with visions of smashing the 5min/km barrier but then woke up with a migraine and just crawled round the house all day waiting for the medication to kick in. Sunday, lovely breakfast in bed and feeling a bit better so thought I'd do my own makeshift parkrun locally—and then bailed out after a measly 2.5k because my legs just stopped working and I crashed. I do get weird and weak after a migraine sometimes but odd that it happened halfway through what started off as a cracking strong run. Ugh feeble humans!

roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

... and the farts... :D

Sorry you had such a grotty week :(

ju-ju-Administrator in reply to Sqkr

Oh I do hope you feel better soon.... thats grim. And yes I am the same, its all a bit serious too isnt it. I was convinced I was going to fart, so most of my time was spent holding it in!!!!!


Terrible HM yesterday... Did you send your heat down south from the UK?

Race ran out of water and yes I did carry a bottle but it was to little to manage the whole distance... Started too fast and faded fast thanks to the lack of water - unable to time my gels the way I wanted and wearing a long sleeve running top under my club colours didn't help much either...

Today I am hitting the road with my MTB and the gym for a swim :) 49 Days till first triathlon!!

ju-ju-Administrator in reply to DiveMonkey

Thats so poor that they ran out of water, you poor thing... How exciting not long till your Tri .....


I lurve yoga 🧘‍♀️ but do it home in front of the telly 🙂

Roseabi it coulda bin worse. The person with the bike chain could have been on the private beach. Imagine that if you will 😎🙈. Nah, best not ☺️

Been dog walking but not much else since Thursday’s race. However, tonight is the first run of marathon training. A 5k jog is first up 🏃‍♀️ The dog has gone home, my tea is going down nicely, so i’ll soon be off.

Oh I did do a run! I forgot! I ran one of the RunkeeperGo challenges. Surges! Wasn’t sure how it went as I couldn’t read my watch and surge 😁

Didn’t think much more about it but got an email saying i’d Done a good job of them and they’d unlocked my next challenge which is “short fartleks” I checked my runkeeper stats today and it showed my pace for the surges (and slow bits) against the target pace set. I understood it too which was a refreshing change 🤪. Looked quite good considering I was going up a pig of a Slope for the return leg

Back to the gym on Thursday to start a new six week stint 💪👍😃🏋️‍♀️

roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

If she'd been on that beach with her dodgy chain she'd have been out of luck I'm afraid 😊


Yeah, it’s not sommat you could tackle with averted eyes 👀

Plenty of places to park a bike though 😁☺️

Langley-LoperHalf Marathon

I'm sort of following a new plan in case I get permission to enter the Rother 10k in Sept. So short fast runs at the moment to improve speed. Fast running and hot weather not a good combo.

And I have a tight knee. It doesn't hurt just feels tight and doesn't bend as much as it used to. I'd better see what sort of stretches Mr Google suggests.

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