I would just like to show off a little...

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I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Tosh » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:01 am

I've just ran 22.05 miles, some of it was cross country - wet and very muddy - and about six miles of it was up hill. My software reckons it was the equivalent of running 24 miles on the flat.

I ran it with Mrs Tosh and a sponsee; all of us are running a marathon next month. Mrs Tosh is a proper runner, so often she was far ahead while my sponsee and I had an A.A. meeting on the run. How cool is that?

I'm feeling very tired though, a little bit spaced out, my feet are sore and my legs are tired; but I feel absolutely marvellous; a far cry from feeling like I felt when I had my last drink which was like someone 40 years older than my actual age. I've also stopped smoking and lost nearly two stone (that's 28 lbs for you 'Mericans).

And all on a Saturday morning when traditionally I used to wake up with a wet bed and a hangover that'd kill a normal drinker.

I'm just waiting for Mrs Tosh to get out the bath, I'm going to wash, then spend the rest of the day eating. :mrgreen:

Jus' thought I'd share! I'm feeling rather chuffed! Thanks A.A..
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Tommy-S » Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:58 am

Good Tosh

I remember a Crusty Old SOB who's pet saying was, "Don't listen to the dream killers...bring your dreams to AA".

Today, because of sobriety, I can reach for the stars if I want, but right now now, I'll settle for the Daily Meditation and a 2nd cup of coffee :)

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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby becksdad » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:49 am

Cool, Tosh!! Thanks for sharing that!!! I admire that you have done that!

Me..... if you ever see me running, I strongly suggest that you try to catch up!!!! 'Cause something bad wrong is happening back there!!! :lol:
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Postby PaigeB » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:13 pm

22.05!! But it's the .05 that gets ya! Remember to hydrate my friend!
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Lali » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:32 pm

Wow, that's quite impressive, Mr. Green!
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Marc L » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:36 pm

Britain/Ireland went metric back in the eighties and the 'Stone', unit of measure, was recinded.
Clinging to old ideas are ya'?

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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Mike O » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:26 am

Well done, Tosh. That's pretty impressive stuff there.
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Tosh » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:15 am

Thanks all for the kind words and encouragement!

PaigeB wrote:22.05!! But it's the .05 that gets ya!


I calculated a 22 mile route, but in reality it was about half-a-mile too far, so when my watch beeped '22 miles', I stopped and walked the rest of the way home! :mrgreen:

The sun is shining, here in the UK, and I have a strong sense of gratitude today; it's wonderful. This evening I'm off to listen to my daughter sing carols and then I'm off to a meeting.

Thanks, A.A.; I'm really enjoying the journey.

@Marc, conventionally we still tend to use stones when it comes to how heavy we weigh for some reason. And feet and inches for how tall we are. Everything else is metric, apart from eggs, which are still sold by the half dozen; oh and beer (not the dishwater you 'Mercians claim is beer); that's still sold in pint glasses. :mrgreen:
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby ann2 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:22 am

Thanks I never knew what a stone was! Get some British telly here so useful data.

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Postby Duke » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:41 pm

All my knowledge of British culture is courtesy of Monty Python so I never really got stones. Stoned yes, stones no. But seriously, that's pretty cool Tosh. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Jaywalker Steve » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:15 pm

You should be showing off a lot! Well...maybe Mrs. Tosh should be. :lol: You're inspiring and motivating me even across the pond.
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Postby Marc L » Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:03 pm

Duke wrote:All my knowledge of British culture is courtesy of Monty Python so I never really got stones. Stoned yes, stones no. But seriously, that's pretty cool Tosh. Thanks for sharing.


I liked their special brand of humor. The Silly Walk and SPAM seemed pretty funny to me.

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Postby Duke » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:20 pm

My favorite was the dead parrot on the telly.
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby ann2 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:04 am

I think I had an epiphany when I saw the Monty Python skit spoofing the director Sam Peckinpah -- I just googled it, the title is "Salad Days" and I share this review:
extracts from a BBC viewer's panel's response to the show . . . complaints that this particular sketch was "over the top", "horrific", and "sick".
For me it was a revelation of humor :-) I think I was 12.

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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Postby Squawking Hawk » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:50 am

Tosh,

That is great about your run. Congratulations. One of the things that I like about these forums is the space to share about these sort of important life events and accomplishments.

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