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

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

Post by Tosh » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:38 am

Thanks, SH, but it's not the running that I'm surprised at being able to do, it's the fact that I've been able to set regular targets, daily targets and actually stick to them. I mean 26.2 miles is a ruddy long way to run and early on I felt it would be near impossible - just like stopping drinking felt in the early days - but all I've had to do is not focus on the end event (running 26.2 miles), just do the next training run that's planned. And not to overdo things so I don't injure myself, yet keep on increasing the distance slowly, and gradually come out of my comfort zone, week by week.

Running and recovery seem to have a lot in common.

But really, I've never been a 'finisher' and I've just about completed my marathon training. Maybe I'm speaking too soon? :mrgreen:

I'll post again here when I've ran the thing; 20 Jan 13!
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” Rumi (No sniggering from the sex addicts)

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Post by Squawking Hawk » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:07 am

Tosh, oh I get it. Setting targets and then meeting the targets. Yes, I too learned how to set and met targets in sobriety. Hawk
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Post by johnd » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:07 am

That is great Tosh,
S :D obriety allows us to do whatever we want. John D.
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Post by Noels » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:29 am

Another good old thread for the new year :D

I wonder how many miles Tosh have covered since 2012. Personally I go with : Me..... if you ever see me running, I strongly suggest that you try to catch up!!!! 'Cause something bad wrong is happening back there!!!

Never a dull moment here :D
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Post by ann2 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:42 am

And I started going to the gym!

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

Post by Noels » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:31 am

Wow Ann that I admire! Jim (gym) and I decided we really don't like each other when I was about 25 or 26 so we agreed to avoid meeting again. So that's not a change I foresee happening anywhere in my near future :D AND I'm a smoker so nope, best I steer clear at this stage.

But well done! Work that body :D

mwah xxx Noels

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Post by Tosh » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:51 am

ann2 wrote:And I started going to the gym!

Ann
Well done, Ann. Lifting weights is great for keeping our biological clocks younger.

Did the gym give you an induction and provide any help with a training program?
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Re: I would just like to show off a little...

Post by Tosh » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:52 am

Wow; this was an old post of mine from five-years-ago.

I'm looking like a Greek Adonis now.

Honest. :lol:
Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” Rumi (No sniggering from the sex addicts)

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Post by Noels » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:47 am

I'm looking like a Greek Adonis now.

:lol: Hey Tosh, stop bragging and prove it. Show us a pic :D

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Post by Tosh » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:25 am

Noels wrote:I'm looking like a Greek Adonis now.

:lol: Hey Tosh, stop bragging and prove it. Show us a pic :D
No! :lol:
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Post by Noels » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:42 am

:( :( :( :lol:

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Post by Lali » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:02 pm

Hi, Ann! I've been missing you!!

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