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IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 11:40:15

Just for back from a run in the countryside. High as a kite grin and sweaty as a thrash metal drummer.

Crisp, autumn day, mist on the hills, saw a heron, stoat, loads of pheasants. Cyclists, other runners, dog walkers, golfers, just people out enjoying the outdoors.

I only took up running a few years ago and never expected to be this smitten.

It makes me eat well, sleep well, drink less, and I’m a lot more chilled. My chronic lung condition has all but vanished (touch wood). I’ve met loads of lovely people of all ages and walks of life. And all for the price of trainers and some Lycra from Aldi.

If anyone is even thinking about trying running, try it and maybe you’ll end up as head-over-heels as me.

Rant over. Off to have long, hot bath.

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 11:43:27

Ok, so it’s probably winter not autumn...confused

ParadiseCity Sat 11-Nov-17 11:46:53

I really wish I liked it. I just dont. And I get shin splints. Even with stupidly expensive trainers and wanky warm ups. I just hate it. And get grumpier and grumpier esp as it seems to be the sport middle aged mums do because they can afford it and fit it in. Whereas middle aged dads buy expensive bikes and fuck off for days on their hobby. Sorry to piss on your chips! I do genuinely wish I liked it.

BigbreastsBiggerbeard Sat 11-Nov-17 11:47:26

OMG, I am so jealous. I used to run, can't anymore and miss it.

Your run sounds utterly fabulous and I love hearing about other people who've discovered how wonderful running is.

And isn't it incredible how sweaty you can get on a freezing cold day?? grin]

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 11:50:36

*Paradise
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That’s a shame about the shin splints. I had that at the start but luckily it wasn’t persistent. You’re right about the dads and their bikes, dh is a case in point. I tried biking-I liked it but my bum doesn’t after having 4 dcs grin

ownedbySWD Sat 11-Nov-17 11:51:46

Sounds lovely. I've just started up again after having ds, and only on week 1, day 3 of c25k! Looking forward to being able to run for more than a minute or two without gasping. smile

And yes, it is a cheap and easy way to fit in exercise, but my dh doesn't exercise at all so I'm not bitter about that aspect.wink

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 11:51:54

BBB

Yes it was only a few degrees here and the first half hour I thought I should have put gloves on but by the end I’d rolled up my sleeves.

toolonglurking Sat 11-Nov-17 11:54:54

Oh I'm so jealous! It's a beautiful cold crisp day here and I'd love to go for a run, but I'm 6 months pregnant and I don't think I'm fit enough at the moment - will walk the dog this avo though, hopefully that will cheer me up a bit!
Glad you enjoyed your run!

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 11:55:18

*Owned
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I started with C25K too. It’s the hardest bit when you’re starting up, I find the first 20 mins I often have gremlins in my head telling me reasons not to run, I feel all my niggles, need the loo and think of shorter routes. Once I’ve got going I go all positive and bouncy.

MayFayner Sat 11-Nov-17 11:57:05

I agree with everything you've said except for the meeting people bit!

How do you meet people? I go out in the evening, I have headphones in, I run and come home. I never meet anyone, just nod in passing.

namechangedtoday15 Sat 11-Nov-17 11:57:55

Have just done an organised 10k with about 3000 other people through a National Trust property. Mist coming off the mere, little bit of sunshine. It was fab.

CavoliRiscaldati Sat 11-Nov-17 11:59:14

Ice, deep (oh so painful) massages are really good for shin splints.
Stretch your calves properly
Foam rolling
Persevere as well, they do get better. Don't let the fuckers win!

If you hate running, it's fair enough, but that shouldn't stop you finding a "mummy" cycle hobby wink

OP< I hope you inspire a lot of people!

Sirzy Sat 11-Nov-17 11:59:49

Love this thread!

I love running but struggling to find my mojo now!

MayFayner Sat 11-Nov-17 11:59:50

Shin splints- try new trainers too.

LEMtheoriginal Sat 11-Nov-17 12:00:02

YANBU x

Only1scoop Sat 11-Nov-17 12:01:24

Yanbu

Want to take a leaf out of your book

<do my brisk power walks count as runs> blush

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 12:01:55

Mayfayner

Our park run is very sociable with coffee and cake after. Or you could ask on social media I suppose for friends of friends running buddies?

For anyone who doesn’t know about park run they’re on Saturday mornings and free-non competitive 5k.

Our local running club has very reasonable fees, I think about £20/year and they have all abilities.

ComingUpTrumps Sat 11-Nov-17 12:04:23

Ahh love this thread too ❤️ Fellow running fan here smile

jaseyraex Sat 11-Nov-17 12:05:27

Definitely not unreasonable. I love running! It's the only down time I get and it works wonders for my anxiety.

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 12:06:38

Sorry to all who can’t run for any reason, was not trying to break GF.

Only1

A brisk walk is great and prob faster than many beginner runners. You can brisk walk a park run. It’s not about speed.

By the way, I hate it when people think of running as a weight loss torture tool. It puts people off. They don’t say that about tennis, or hockey. I’m thin and people say things like ‘you don’t need to run’ as though that’s the point of it. I want to run because I bloody love it.

MayFayner Sat 11-Nov-17 12:09:38

Oh parkrun, yes, I plan to try that once the DSs are a bit bigger and I can get some time out during the daytimes.

UpsyDaisyluvsIgglePiggle Sat 11-Nov-17 12:11:29

Just to say to pp who mentioned shin splints, I got shin splints loads i think maybe my hip issue caused the problem to worsen. However I started on a 10 week running course 1 night a week. After the 2nd week I don't get shin splints anymore. It was weird but better. That was 3 years ago and ive started running again on couch to 5k. Only on week 1 but im desperate to get a bit fitter.

Elefant1 Sat 11-Nov-17 12:25:07

I did a parkrun this morning, not in such pleasant weather, it was wet and muddy, but I got a pb and came home feeling great. Have just got back into running and am loving it.

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Sat 11-Nov-17 12:28:17

*Elefant
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Well done on pb! It’s great when you run well. I like the age grading results so you can get better as you get older if you stay the same speed!

swampytiggaa Sat 11-Nov-17 12:29:04

I did parkrun this morning 🙂 slow and steady with my friend 🙂

The RD thanked me and another bloke for doing far more than our share of RDing recently as his wife has been ill. Which was nice but totally not necessary 🙂

Love parkrun so much x

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