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Weekly Chat: March 30th - April 5th πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€β€πŸƒβ€β™‚β€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Hi everybody!

How's it all going? Are you managing to get out running? Are you working out in your garden or in your house? Running a marathon on your balcony? Tell us all about it!! 😊😊😊

If you're missing your long runs or feeling sad about your cancelled event, feel free to vent here!! We understand, we don't judge, and we know it's OK not to feel OK all of the time. We're VRBs and we are here for... us πŸ˜„β€οΈ

I've been working out, and riding my bike, in various parts of my flat; and going for some very short runs outside. My hip rehab is going so well - I really think I've turned the corner now!!! 😎

I have also been having fun trying out a few YouTube workouts and posting about them over on the Strength & Flex community. We're building up a nice little library of online workouts over there, check it out:

healthunlocked.com/strength...

Happy running, working out, rehabbing, and resting!!!

The Marathon Team xxx

If you are planning a virtual race for some time in April, visit the post linked here to let us know about it and we'll try our best to give you a pom pom cheer:

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P.s. Decker will be hosting your chat next week, totally forgot to say yesterday ha 😊

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Joster
JosterHalf Marathon

Hello! We are getting out, all four family members have been running, walking and cycling as best we can. We've discovered a couple of great 5k run routes that are variations on our usual dog walk so we can run, take the dog, and largely have him off the lead! We hardly see anyone and it's easy to divert or move aside to keep out of people's way. My daughter has done a couple of online work outs. We are still sane and no one has lost the plot.... yet.

Well done on hip rehab, that's good news.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Joster

Fabulous! And thank you xxx

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi I’m doing a Covid-19 Run Streak, prompted by Strava. So far I’ve run 14 consecutive days, at least 2km per day. I’m intending to keep it up as long as I canπŸ‘

I’m working from home at mum’s at the moment as she’s recovering from a hip replacement operation. At times like this we need everything we can to keep our spirits up, so the companionship and community here will be invaluableπŸ™‚

Run happy and stay safe everyone!πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Decker
DeckerModerator
in reply to David_G

Great job on your COVID-19 run streak David and best of luck to you and your Mum as she recovers.

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon
in reply to Decker

Thanks Decker

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to David_G

Good for you. Enjoy πŸ˜ƒ

I hope your mum continues to improve πŸ™‚πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to David_G

Awesome!!! xxx

Time_Lord
Time_Lord10 Miles

Hi ! Sorry not been here for ages. I’m self isolating. Had a temperature and a cough last Monday. Temp came down through paracetamol and then it literally felt like the flu. Today it literally feels like a cold snuffly nose, headache and cough. Am due to go back to work a week tomorrow.

I’m itching to go out for a run so as soon as I feel better I will be. Am disappointed the Shakespeare half has been cancelled but at least I know I’ve got a place for next year. Plus I can also do the rescheduled date for the Liverpool RNR half so pleased about that.

Xx

Good to hear you are recovering well.

🌷xxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Time_Lord

Hi there! Get well soon xxx

Decker
DeckerModerator

I’m so happy for you and your hips! That is great news. As for us here, we are not on full lockdown just yet, and solo long runs are still allowed in Toronto. So yesterday I went to a nearby nature reserve and did a 21k run in there on the trails. It was raining, colder than I like and I was literally the only person there, but it was nice to have the chance to be there and chat with the local geese. I stopped far too often to take photos too and take a break :) It is a short set of loops but quite hilly so it was a good workout too. I’ve not done hills like that in awhile and I am feeling it a little today :). Someone in our run group made a virtual run request to all of us for the weekend to send headshots at our runs, then she made a montage of the headshots of all the runners that ran solo, assembled it into a poster and put it up for all to see. It was nice to see what everyone else was up to.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Decker

Thank you! And what a great idea!!! xxx

Hi Abi,

Pleased to hear your hip rehab going well and all your other news and support work,❀️

Staying at home.Trotting in the garden.

My build up plan for April is 25k/30k/35k and βœ… that M box.

Stay safe everyone.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Tbae

Quite a busy day for you Tbae, keep trotting in the garden.

Today when I got out of bed I immediately did a 3-minute plank, listened to the coronavirus news on the radio and then did a 3-minute exercise with my kettlebells.

At 9 am I did a 25-minute workout with Joe Hicks, the body coach on Youtube that everyone is talking about.

After that, I went a short 3K walk, got home and for the first time this year I got on my bike and went a short 8K cycle ride round the same course that I run 5K, so I am keeping fit and healthy as you are as well, enjoy the rest of your day.

Alan.

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to AlMorr

Well done Alan that’s a great day you have put in.I am sure you are in much better shape than me.

Today was a recovery day after my 20k yesterday.I have tried to let the gardening work take care of my strength and my trotting do the rest.

What you are doing is great using all the conventional wisdom and you have done it most of your life.

For myself I did a little for maybe 4 years for health reasons and weight loss before I found C25k and HealthUnlocked just over two years ago.

I guess Pete Magill has perhaps made me think and maybe I have taken some licence. I want to prove to myself that perhaps a trotting regime is sufficient to keep me fit,injury free and maintain my strength at a reasonably healthy weight.A 20k trot at my 🐌pace is a lot of calories burned and without muscle loss.

I am interested to see what results I find in this final build up month.

I will be better placed to see what’s next.

Stay safe Alan.

πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’ͺ

AlMorr
AlMorr
in reply to Tbae

You are doing very well indeed TbaeπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸƒπŸΎ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Tbae

Well done. Keep up the good work TBAE πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Tbae

❀️❀️❀️

You are awesome!!!! xxx

Tbae
Tbae
in reply to roseabi

Thanks to the forum I am beginning to believe I can do this.

It’s ironic Abi, in these tough times the garden sleep/ lower maintenance project is getting done,my marathon trotting build up is taking shape.

I have lighting in the garden and JP has sown a seed of a trotting garden Ultra.

Gosh just imagine a 24 hour/120k garden trot or even multiples of marathons 1.5/12 hours/ 60k.

Now that would be awesome.πŸ’₯β˜„οΈ

Better get my feet back on the ground, focus and get my first trotting M βœ…

Stay safe Abi.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’₯β˜„οΈπŸ’ͺ

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

Glad the hip is improving.

I am trying to keep running three times a week.

Slightly odd to think I should have been in the London Landmarks HM yesterday. Had a weird feeling at the planned start time...

Odder still is that I had an e-mail from my charity two days before the cancelled event saying good luck etc. This had clearly been written before the world changed, and they had forgotten to NOT send it.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Stephen_UK

Thank you Stephen!

It's weird to see these pre-corona artefacts appearing. I find it odd to see adverts on TV for pointless things like perfume, and sometimes when I'm watching a film I get confused by seeing people doing "normal" things like meeting for lunch, or fighting etc. πŸ˜‚

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon
in reply to roseabi

That’s so true. If you watch films you now notice that people are constantly touching their faces and how close everyone is to everyone else.

Joster
JosterHalf Marathon
in reply to Stephen_UK

This oh this so much. Agree with you both. Everything I am watching thinking β€œno, how, that’s so dangerous β€œ!! Conditioned to the new normal so quickly ....

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Joster

😍

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Hi roseabi, so glad your hip is feeling better.

I have bitten off more than I can chew I think! Sandie1961 and I have agreed to try to build up to a sub 60 minute 10k. She only has two and bit minutes to go I think, and I am still in 1:05 territory. But hey, a bit of a challenge helps. Today was an experiment to see how far I could get at sub 60 minute 10k pace. Answer, 5k in 29.52 ☹️. First sub 30 5k for about 6 months though, on a trail and there was a cold northerly wind blowing straight down from the North Pole....end of excuses.

I have hatched (yet another! ) cunning plan. One intervals session per week, then a run in which I gradually extend my 6:00/k pace to greater distances from 5k (as long as I can sustain it...might be an additional 500m per week) and then my long run. Hopefully the middle run will gradually build into the quicker 10k I am looking for. The one bit of good news was that VO2Max finally went back to 40 for the first time since last summer....won't stay there long of course! I am so lucky to have my running territory on my door step....seems the best thing to do is make the most of it. Well done everyone who is managing to run prodigious distances in their back gardens....real commitment. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Great start Beachcomber66 especially in the windπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Sandie1961

Thanks Sandie..a bit of gap analysis going on today....Maybe a 32 minute 5k welded on to a 28 is the way to go or 33/27 at a push.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon
in reply to Beachcomber66

Knowing me, mine will be the other way round πŸ˜‚ I just don’t know how to pace myself at the start. Negative splits are an unachievable dream!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon
in reply to Sandie1961

So long as it gets done who cares? Today’s run was 2 seconds off negative splits (laps 3 and 4 the wrong way round) and the final lap was a near 1k Pb; ....the more I think about the more I am convinced; 32 minutes first 5k, and 28 the second. I just need to practice them in separate runs for now !

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Beachcomber66

Thanks Beachy! Fabulous challenge, good luck and keep us posted!! xxx

I am lucky enough to have a decent sized garden and with some bendy bits I can get a 100m lap. Did 50 laps this morning so 5k. Normally do 20k+ a week including a 10 so at the moment I am looking at a total 25 in 5 x 5kms, Will see how it goes, if I can cope with the boredom I may push the distance. I am abroad and we are not allowed out for excersise.

I follow up with PE with Joe and Yoga with the lovely Adriene

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Jonno34

I am using my garden too..I am not abroad, but a few daft folk in the local area who are not being completely sensible! Go you... I am hoping to a 5K this weekend! :)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

So pleased you're seeing progress with your hips. I saw someone with a turbo trainer on his smallpatch of front lawn the other day - I reckon that wouldn't be too bad, at least I'd still have fresh air. Needless to say the cheap deal I saw last month is now gone!

I thoroughly enjoyed my virtual HM split into three parts. I will definitely do that again - maybe aim for 21.1k each week, but vary the split distances.

I'm seeing all these tempting free workouts online, but am genuinely struggling to find time to fit everything in at the moment. Maybe I should drop one of the rides from my weekly schedule as it looks unlikely that I will be able to do my virtual 100k at the end of May (it will take me 5-6 hours to do 100k; the long training ride is building up from the 2 and half hours I'm at just now and I don't think that's on at the moment). Will see how it goes - making it all up on the fly at the moment 😍. Take care everyone.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda! Cor, it would be nice to have the TT outside - it does get a bit -er- funky in our flat sometimes πŸ˜‚

Your vHM was wonderful to read about!!!!

Gosh, I feel the same about fitting everything in. It's good to be busy, I suppose!

Take care too xxx

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

That's really good news, roseabi. Like Decker, I have freedom of movement. And judging by the cautious optimism by the Norwegian authorities, I think it's unlikely that we're going to go into full lockdown right now. Let's hope things stay that way!

Some of you might remember the urban orienteering that kept me busy before the winter. Well, parts of Oslo are starting up again on Wednesday. It's a pretty good solitary way of getting exercise. So I figure I might use my long runs to run to areas where I do some 'hunting'. That way I can have my fun while avoiding public transportation.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to C3PO

Sounds like one to explore πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to C3PO

Thanks '3PO! Hope you can continue xxx

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon

I’ve been going out 3 times a week running 5k with hubby. It’s odd but we just like to be out together and he’s not into further than 5k yet. I’m now trying to increase my pace...doing little circuits around Pete as he does run/walk.

I cannot decide if I miss the longer runs or not. But it’s hard to maintain that positive mantra. My mantra was Body and Mind. β€˜The body achieves what the mind believes and my mind believes I can run 26.2 miles in the 26th April 2020’ This has been my daily mantra for months. October 4th just doesn’t have the right ring!! Yet!

Also doing online fitness classes and other stuff online. Lots of interest in Phytosport and the 30 day healthy eating detox programme, so obviously others out there being healthy exercising!!

Take care everyone and stay safe. Keeeeeep running πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

tiggs1
tiggs1Metric Marathon

Glad you are managing to get some exercise :)

I’ve been getting out for my runs doing 2 x 5km during the week and a 10km on the weekend. I would like to keep this up but if the exercise restrictions happen and we are limited on time outdoors then I will probably go to exercising more frequently but less distance.

Stay safe everyone x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to tiggs1

Fabulous! xxx

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Hello Roseabi, so glad to hear that your hip is getting better. I am trying to be patient, 4 weeks after my ski injury, but the physio confirmed I was on the right track for recovery during our FaceTime consultation. My exercise plan is on an app so I can see a video of the exercises performed correctly; so much better than the sketch pictures usually handed out.

We are missing our parkrun get togethers, so we have occasional coffee breaks on skype with Mr & Mrs Coddfish and Oldgirlruns . I think the social thing is the hardest to cope with during this time, but a little bit of technology can help keep in touch.

I’m also getting cappuccino withdrawal symptoms and I am now doing research on coffee makers to keep me going. β˜•οΈ πŸ˜›. We are safe and healthy so far, so that is the most important thing.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

Neat espresso from an aero press is the way forward. Nice zingy hit.

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Coddfish

I’ve just had a double. Off out to run now 😁πŸŒͺπŸ”₯πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to misswobble

Turbo charged 🏎

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Dexy5

Hopefully. Off I go. I was waiting for bits of gear to dry on the radiator 😁

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Dexy5

I got a nespresso Citiz, which I like. Then my husband was given a big, posh Miele machine😳. Hardly used πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ So, we have his n hers 😁. His does beans and ground and has a Huge water tank and coffee tank Too much coffee being consumed though I fear ☺️ The chap who gave him the machine was having an in-built one in his new kitchen ooooooh 😁

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to misswobble

I’ve declined to buy one previously because we are regulars at a few local coffee shops and cafes who make a great coffee . But I am now missing my frothy cappuccino. It sounds like you are well set up now. β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Dexy5

I can’t afford to go out for coffee. Most of it is just froth innit πŸ€·β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Would you like marshmallows and almonds on that? 😁. My husband was asked that. He honestly had no idea that it was even a thing He politely replied, β€œno I’d like coffee” πŸ™‚.

My son came back from the US a few weeks back and he brought me some coffee back to try. Peet’s Big Bang 😁

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to misswobble

Marshmallows and almonds! I’ve heard of that on hot chocolate, but coffee? πŸ€ͺ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Dexy5

I’ve been offered iced coffee which I thought was knickerbocker glory 😁

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy, and good luck with your continuing rehab and coffee machine research! xxx

mrrun
mrrunMarathon

Cool that you're getting better! πŸ‘I'm still managing 5 weekly runs and two cross training sessions, don't ask me how. Where l run in south London mostly, l barely see a soul so I'm not posing threat to anyone and nobody is posing any threat to me, but you never know with this virus....The police see me often but never stopped me. Yet.

A few days ago a friend told me there was a shop selling killer pomegranates towards where our own Sadie-runs lives. I never before ran 12k to buy three pomegranates but, boy, where they worth the effort.... πŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to mrrun

Thank you sir! xxx Killer pomegranates????? Eek! πŸ˜†

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsHalf Marathon
in reply to mrrun

Oh I love a pomegranate - and sounds like they are within easy running distance to me?! Bonus! (Where?) I must say the phrase killer pomegranates conjured up a vision of a fruit with a flick knife. πŸ˜‚

mrrun
mrrunMarathon
in reply to Sadie-runs

Anerley, main road corner shop near small Tesco opposite Crystal Palace Sports centre. Go get 'em before I empty all his stash! ;)

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsHalf Marathon
in reply to mrrun

Cheers mrrun! *laces up running shoes* πŸ‘πŸ˜‚

mrrun
mrrunMarathon
in reply to Sadie-runs

Lol. My running blog will be active online soon and you'll be able to find all sorts of good stuff. Will keep you all posted. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsHalf Marathon
in reply to mrrun

Oh brilliant - do let me know when it goes live! I bet it will be a corking read. πŸ‘

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles

It’s a bit weird out there. My regular running routes are busy, too busy to use at the weekend, as all the people who might otherwise exercise in the gym or get entertained elsewhere flock to them. My sister in law’s dog walking routes are so overrun with non regulars it has been distressing her dog, who bit a runner yesterday, and sadly has been put down today. We are all, obviously, missing proper contact with family and friends. I went for a run this morning, enjoying the sunshine and the sea views but notice I am becoming increasingly anxious and that running isn’t the β€˜fix’ to that that it usually is. Michael Gove saying a half hour run is about right depresses me when I am a slow runner and know I need to run for a longer time than that on at least 1 run a week to keep my fitness. I guess none of this is important at present but I feel the need to unload! Take care everyone.

Oh Coddfish I’m so sorry to hear about your sister in law’s dog. Others have also spoken about all the normal routes being so crowded now but for such a thing to happen is very sad. I think until we’re limited to half hour runs only, we should carry on trotting for longer when we can - I know I really need the exercise! But it will be early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Stay well.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks. She lives on the edge of Sheffield and had been spooked by Derbyshire police’s tweeting into staying in her local park. He was a big and fairly neurotic dog so it’s sort of been coming, but sad all the same.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Coddfish

I'm so sorry to hear about the dog, that's awful!!!!!! xxx

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to roseabi

Thanks

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Coddfish

I didn't hear Gove speaking , but the article I read reported that he said 30 minutes to an hour ,,,, if that helps any?

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to linda9389

I think we all need to use common sense balancing what we need and what is possible in our environment unless and until the guidance changes.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Coddfish

Very true πŸ‘

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM
in reply to Coddfish

Sorry to hear about your sister in law's dog. Because I was so busy a few weeks ago, I started running in the afternoons, and once the restrictions were introduced, I noticed far more runners out there than usual.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to C3PO

Thanks. Oddly today seemed very quiet. Still got police patrols and a lot of our seafront is closed to car traffic (to stop people parking there).

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Coddfish

Oh eck 🀨 that’s awful news about the dog. I’m so sorry to hear that 😧. What an awful thing to happen on top of everything else πŸ™

My ears pricked up at Michael gove too 🀨

I’m running to Lidl to get supplies this morning. Then running home. If I have to queue it could take ages as it’s 9k round trip I didn’t go out yesterday so I need my running fix πŸ™‚ I figure running and shopping in one journey makes sense. Also I don’t buy much as I’ve got to cart it πŸ˜ƒ

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to misswobble

Sounds like a case for a running back pack and a daily route

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Coddfish

I have a lidl cycling rucksack which I got when I had shin splint and OH got me a bike. It’s been an absolute godsend. It was cheap as chips but it seems bombproof. It amazes me how much I can get in it πŸ™„. When it’s on it doesn’t move either

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Coddfish

If I were you, I would drop the "slow runner" label and think about adding some faster intervals into your short runs! Seriously, this will do amazing things for your fitness, I really hope you'll think about it xxxxxxxx

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to roseabi

Thanks, I do sprint intervals as part of my weekly running pattern anyway but as a short 60+ person I am never going to run 5K in anywhere near 30 minutes, whatever I do, and it's important to me that at least 1 of my runs each week is 5K or more.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Coddfish

I'm so sorry, I do realise you were sharing your frustrations rather than asking for advice, I just get carried away sometimes! 😊

I feel this creeping anxiety too, I find that I don't like to go too far away from home, so I'm ending up running circuits around our local Lagoon. It's not so exciting, but at some point this all will pass!!! Are you able to get out early as Oldgirlruns suggests? Since no time limit is being enforced as yet (and may well never will be!) please don't worry - get that weekly 5k done! xxx

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to roseabi

No worries Roseabi, hope you are coping too.

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles
in reply to Coddfish

I agree with OGR - as long as we stick to social distancing requirements, I don't see how an hour is a problem. You and Mr C take care too.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to JonathanP

Thanks Jonathan

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

Hi roseabi! Sounds like your hip is behaving which is great news. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

I’m running every other day, but since I was asked politely by a policeman not to use my car to get to my favoured running/dog walking route, as too many non-locals were, it’s cramped my style a bit. I can still walk or run to get there, but without the dog as the road isn’t very safe, or use the gnarly field behind our house (yuk). But today I ran multiple loops up by the airport viewing area - usually packed with plane spotters! Today it was absolutely deserted - just a patrol vehicle inside the perimeter fence which I waved to! It’s quite lovely actually as there are fabulous views over the Bristol Channel. Mighty exposed though, so I won’t be doing that route when it’s windy! πŸ’¨

Of course I have the garden too - but that’s being saved until absolutely needed! πŸ˜…

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I saw 5 different police and local authority patrols whilst running the Southsea parkrun route this morning, meanwhile Derbyshire police’s antics have contributed to my SIL taking the decision to put her stressed pointer down. Very sad. Hope you can find a suitable dog plus running solution.

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Coddfish

Very sad Coddfish, that’s the dog who came to visit at Christmas is it? You sister-in-law must be devastated. But being bitten by a dog as a runner is awful too. I have a friend who bears the scars of a similar occurrence.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

Yes it’s one of the dogs that stayed at Christmas. My niece (SIL’s daughter) also has a pointer, fortunately her dog is generally less nervous and seems to be coping ok (but we don’t know how she will process the sudden loss of the other dog as they would be together most days).

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon
in reply to Dexy5

I got badly bitten by a corgi when I was ten. I still have the scar as it made a hole. I love corgi’s though, and dogs in general That one was not being looked after properly poor thing

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to misswobble

I am generally a bit nervous around dogs and hate the classic "oh he won't hurt you, he's only being friendly" typical owner response. Thankfully I have never been injured, just frightened.

Unfortunately SIL's dog, whilst not a bad dog, was always a somewhat nervous dog and had been very spooked by being confined to parks with lots of people when he usually roams open empty spaces. I think he was probably also picking up on the level of anxiety his owner and indeed other people are carrying. I don't think he would have been safe off lead in the current circumstances and it wouldn't have been possible to get him the level of exercise he needed on a lead (40kg muscular dog). So, without any line of sight on an ending to this, I think SIL took the only decision she could in the best interest of the dog as well as anyone he might have injured.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Coddfish

That’s appalling about your SIL’s dog Coddfish. I’m so sorry. ☹️

The only place I can take Flossie to run with me is in the field behind us. I went up there a few days ago and it’s downright dangerous for the most part as it’s so dry and rutted. I’m going to the Common tomorrow and I’ll see how the road is. Under normal circumstances I wouldn’t walk it if you paid me, but it’s so quiet at the moment it might be ok. I hope so because I’m missing having her with me. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎ

Stay safe guys. πŸ‘

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I guess we are all having to try to find working compromises and are in a better situation than many. Take care Cheeky, hope to see you again soon.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Coddfish

Ashton Court will happen! πŸ€žπŸ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Yay! And Southampton, and QECP. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ. Life will return to normal one day.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
in reply to Dexy5

PR tourism every single weekend! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

πŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

This is the second year on the trot that my parkrun tourism project has been put on hold! Maybe 2021 will be third time lucky 🀣

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

I couldn't help but notice our QE venture was meant to be on Saturday. At least I managed to run the route, give or take the bit that was closed, when we recced it in February.

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Coddfish

I know Coddfish. It would probably be quite nice up there now too. But we will do it. We just don’t know when yet. I’m off for my daily exercise now, a walk around the cemetery maybe.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

I walked the seafront from the Pyramids to the Point and then back through the common this morning. Very quiet out there today, fewer runners, old couples, dog walkers etc than I have seen on previous days. The section of seafront between the D Day and Clarence Pier is closed to cars to stop people parking. Meant you could run on the road just like in the GSR! A few MAMILs on bikes coming through (including Mr C, as that was his chosen exercise today). Hope you are all well today

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Coddfish

MAMILS? ...., in Lycra shorts ?

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to Dexy5

Middle aged men in Lycra. Although Mr C is possibly a little old to be called middle aged now.

Coddfish
Coddfish10 Miles
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I certainly hope so!

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles
in reply to Coddfish

🀣🀣 but he is a young looking oldie.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I've driven on the wrong side of the road twice this week to allow for two different runners who were each social distancing from someone walking on the pavement by running in the road (which I've done several times myself over the last week). Whether your average-couch-residing-white-van-man (sorry to be so stereotypical, but you know what I mean) would have moved over is anyone's guess though, so do take care πŸ˜€

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Coddfish

Oh no! A pointer. Such beautiful dogs. So sad. (I may be a little bit biased as our lovely 11 year old is an orange and white English pointer, we don't see all that many of them).

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks CC xx

3 miles today thanks en route to my 10k.

I hope you're getting out and about too.

What a week, our lockdown is somewhat more formalized here in France, so that rules out any real running off property for me. However, I do have a Cave! so weekend endurance training was a 50km cycle on the Saturday and a half marathon row on Sunday while listening to music, lots of music!! I'm not sure if firewood stacking counts as core training, it should do, but it's meant working outside and getting chores that have idled completed and a sense of achievement into the bargain. Stay positive in uncertain times is the mantra.

TaKe CaRe OuT ThErE peoples

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to windyrider

I think firewood stacking is an awesome workout! xxx

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Mornin all

Up with the larks so just had a strong coffee to revive me as I’m run/ shopping this morning for essentials not a tomato or egg in the house. Eggs eek! In my rucksack 😁. It’s about 9k round trip so best leg it if I’m to complete the job in 30 minutes as per Gove’s dictat. I’d have to be Superwoman πŸŒͺπŸ”₯πŸ’ͺπŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Gotta queue too I expect 🀨

Pleased to hear your hip is getting better Roseabi πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

Keeping fit here. Doing joe Wicks PE, and running every other day as per. Eating healthily and doing a once-a-week virtual WW workshop

We have to keep well to come out the other side of this thing in as good a shape as poss.

Do your best to have a good week everyone πŸ™‚

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to misswobble

Thanks mw xxx

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Good news about your hips Roseabi. It’s always such a relief when we feel things getting better.

After an on/off stint on the IC I was able to do a 5K two days ago, the first pain-free run in over 5 weeks, so I’m very happy. I’m going to stick to short runs for a wee while to get me back in the game but I have a nice 9K village loop which I’d like to do again , especially as there are literally no cars on the road now πŸ™‚

I did a virtual mat Pilates session today which was rather good so I’ll do a couple of those a week and I’m still doing various strength exercises/stretching every day.

Things are still good and I’m pretty content to do what I can do.

Take care everyone and stay safe x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you - and awesome!!!

AliHC
AliHCVirtual Marathon

Hi roseabi ❀️ good to hear your hip is on the mend!

Thank you also to all the members who keep us all going! Whether you're writing about your successes or trials and tribulations or just liking and commenting on other peoples posts, it's comforting and heart warming to know that you're all there! You may be Virtual Running Buddies but your support it VITAL ❀️ So here's to all you VITAL RUNNING BUDDIES πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to AliHC

Thank you! And aw, back at you!!! ❀️❀️❀️

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Glad your hip is behaving Abi! I went out for my first post-quarantine outdoor jaunt today, and ran to the recycling bins with a big box of stuff and then on to Aldi to get some of their reasonably priced oat milk to try. Then ran back, rather lopsided, with my canvas bag full of heavy milk cartons πŸ˜‚ It was 2k out and then 2k back, so not a bad wee run, especially as we're discouraged from doing much more right now. I'm awfully unfit though, I don't think it was just carrying stuff that made it feel a bit hard! 😬

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
in reply to Sqkr

Hey! Glad you're better and getting out jaunting again! Kudos for carrying milk on the run - and that's 2k further than I've been running recently 😊😊😊

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