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Hooray, it's Monday!* ๐Ÿ˜Š Weekly Chat September 3rd to September 9th

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator
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*We all know it's booooooo really. But there's coffee to help with that! Coffee and a chat, what better way to stave off Monday woes. How's your weekend been? Plans for the week ahead? Tell us all the gossip!

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week. Please join in the discussion :)

If you're new or a lurker this is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Have a great week, and enjoy your runs :)

Ju-Ju, Roseabi, and Sqkr

XXX

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misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Mornin ๐Ÿ™‚

Just chillin with coffee after having walked the dogs twice already

Funny week. Got stung repeatedly by irate wasps but fine now and it didn't effect my running. Still working through my half marathon/marathon plan and ticking runs off So far, so good Not been to the gym for two weeks though

Got another 5k jog today after a 12k yesterday as per plan, which is ok usually but not when iโ€™m Clocking up dog walking miles too. Wonโ€™t be clear of dogs til next Monday. Oh well itโ€™s free cross training ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™‚

Have a good week folks ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to misswobble

I feel I should clarify I 'liked' the fact you'd been out dogwalking twice already (twice!), not that you got accosted by wasps!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

I got attacked by a lavender bush on my run today. Nature...

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

That cup of coffee is so happy! Mine is in front of my keyboard as I type, and it just has a sort of bemused expression ๐Ÿ˜Š

My week was quieter due to resting after the 55k, but I'm trying to get (gently) back on it this week - especially strength training which I have now missed two weeks in a row. Have been feeling a bit fed up about a few things that are stressing me out, but it's my birthday on Wednesday - yay! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Am considering some hill repeats for the birthday run - is that weird?

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to roseabi

It is very cheerful, but also a bit grubby looking. Much like my own coffee, which isn't cheerful but which seems to have gone cold already. ๐Ÿ˜‘

BIRTHDAY WEEK! Yes! I love a hill so I don't find it weird at all. Though I mostly like stopping at the top and breathing it in, then pelting down the other side, and I fear with repeats the point is to spend more time doing the less fun bit!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

Chuck it in the microwave ๐Ÿ˜Š

Ah good, a vote for hill repeats from you is more than good enough for me xx

benwill
benwillMarathon in reply to roseabi

Happy birthday, that means new trainers, watch or something running or tri related!

and sorry to hear things are getting you down hope it's all good for your special Wednesday day!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to benwill

Thanks Ben! Feeling much better today ๐Ÿ˜Š

I've ordered myself a box of double espresso gels, so I could be buzzing on Wednesday!!

benwill
benwillMarathon in reply to roseabi

I tried double espresso gels once, it was not a nice experience 10 minutes later.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to benwill

Oof! :(

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

Hope you had a happy hill repeat birthday Abi! And some cake ๐Ÿฐ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker!! xx

Yes, all went to plan! And the cake had a firework on it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ฅ

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to roseabi

Very nice! You canโ€™t beat a nice firework!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

I'm still tapering (well, conveniently giving my leg a break!) so did a small run yesterday. It was horrid as we had our wrap party on Saturday and I really felt the effects of that... I was very sensible at the time, but a few beers go a long way when it comes to running the day after ๐Ÿ˜ซ My calf is still sore when running, though not when walking or cyclingโ€”I can feel it then but it doesn't cause any problems. I should be OK for the weekend I think, it won't be very comfortable though so may need to revise my target ๐Ÿ˜• Still, a guaranteed PB whatever I do!

Oh yes, and I learnt to Floss at the party so am now cool in the eyes of the kids. ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Maybe.)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sqkr

lol - video!!!

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to roseabi

I'd like to say they don't exist, but WhatsApp delivered plenty on the Sunday! ๐Ÿคฃ One of the series directors was particularly bad and has borne the brunt of the banter ever since. As is only right.

HoagyM
HoagyMHalf Marathon

Morning all, on my way back from Wales after my first ever race (whoop!) yesterday in the Cardiff 10k. Still on a high from that, and this week is planned to be a fairly relaxed one - just some gentle runs ahead of going away on holiday next week, before getting stuck into a HM plan on my return.

So a quiet week this week, albeit with a permanent grin on my face from the 10k ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

First ever 28k done last Friday, in the afternoon, in the heat with no after effects apart from an inability to sleep Fri, Sat, Sun night - why? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ So this week a couple of shorter runs, just about to go for a 5k now the cat has got off my lap ๐Ÿ˜€. Did think about tying him down so I couldnโ€™t go but I find I really want to go so kicked that idea into touch. Gearing up for the next 28k which is possibly this Friday.

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to AnnieW55

Cats and running are a terrible mix ๐Ÿ˜‚ They are so good at getting comfortable, and giving me similar ideas. Curling up on the sofa is always appealing.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to AnnieW55

Well done! I think this canโ€™t sleep thing after long runs is normal. Iโ€™m the same. Our brains are still running long after our legs have stopped ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

AnnieW55
AnnieW55 in reply to misswobble

Seems to have settled now - didnโ€™t hear the alarm this morning and got an extra half hour ๐Ÿ˜€. Good to know itโ€™s not just me though.

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

How many Buffs is too many? Asking for a friend. ๐Ÿ˜ถ

AnnieW55
AnnieW55 in reply to Sqkr

Dunno - Iโ€™ve got 10 but never thought of it as something to go into rehab for, No, No, No ๐Ÿ˜‚

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to AnnieW55

Ten! I have one ๐Ÿ˜ƒA much-loved Jog Derbyshire one ๐Ÿ˜˜. I fancy a new one and thought I would use my Derby Runner voucher

AnnieW55
AnnieW55 in reply to misswobble

Mr Annie got me 6 (2 sets of 3 with tickets to the motorbike show). Iโ€™ve sold my bike now so speed is all in the running, or my car ๐Ÿ˜„. The rest have come with events and Tailwind sent me one with my last order after right a review.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to AnnieW55

Oh well done. Which reminds me I need some more ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to AnnieW55

Aha! So that's what they meant when they emailed to say if I wrote a review they'd make it worth my while ๐Ÿ˜‚ I probably would have anyway, but now I know it might get me a bonus Buff I'm definitely up for it!

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon in reply to Sqkr

I don't know, but I'm thinking I ought to have at least one. If I've lasted all four seasons so far without one, do you think I would use it?

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to Langley-Loper

I can't run without one! I really can't. I do have big flappy hair, so it helps contain that, but there's something so reassuring about wearing one. It keeps me warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and keeps my ears tidy. I enjoy a souvenir buff too. And getting a buff in my finishers pack is pure joy ๐Ÿ˜ I think I have a problem.

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon in reply to Sqkr

There are worse things to be obsessed about...

How does a hygee or however you spell it differ?

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to Langley-Loper

I'm not sure yet, but my original question may have arisen from the fact I succumbed to their buy one get three free offer a bit earlier today ๐Ÿ˜‚

I have an original hygge band, the ones that are more like Alice bands, and I didn't get on with it because it was too narrow and tight and I looked like Bon Jovi. But the new ones seem to be buff sized, so I thought it worth a shot!

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperHalf Marathon in reply to Sqkr

I am getting pestered to buy 1 get 3 free too so will await your hygge report with interest.

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator in reply to Langley-Loper

I'll let you know ๐Ÿ˜

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