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lemongranita

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  1. Perhaps we can put the money saved towards less-but-fancier wine!
  2. I did! Just 30 minutes earlier than usual, but that's enough for a quick strength workout and to sit down for breakfast, rather than having it as I rush about. It was lovely.
  3. Ha! This challenge would make both my physiotherapist and my skating coach very happy.
  4. I know I've missed a week of this one, but the glutes mini challenge has lured me back in. Goals: 1. Make use of more mornings. I know I can get up early when I have a skating lesson before work, so why not other days? Aiming to add at least one extra morning session - either running or strength, every week. 2. Two proper spring expeditions, either hiking or cycling a good distance. 3. Drink less wine. Enjoy one glass, rather than sharing a bottle of an evening. Plus: Still got to get those wills sorted! Starting so late, I don't think awarding myself points is entirely legit. But
  5. Nice work ysabet, Happienumber and Cameron! Copied from my thread: Running has gone okay, although I stopped for the past week to avoid risking sore legs before BAC and I didn't get that much faster (grade C, +1STA +1CON). My one-foot squats are lower and more stable, though I can't do 10 on my weaker side yet. My sit spin wasn't called as points-worthy at the competition on Saturday, (grade B- +2STR) but... I did get a new pb! 9.08, including getting my toe-loop, upright spin and step sequence called. One of the judges really liked my performance/choreography too. (grade A +2
  6. Oops, I haven't been posting much, but I have been getting on with my targets. Running has gone okay, although I stopped for the past week to avoid risking sore legs before BAC and I didn't get that much faster (grade C, +1STA +1CON). My one-foot squats are lower and more stable, though I can't do 10 on my weaker side yet. My sit spin wasn't called as points-worthy on Saturday, (grade B- +2STR) but... I did get a new pb! 9.08, including getting my toe-loop, upright spin and step sequence called. One of the judges really liked my performance/choreography too. (grade A +2CHA +2DEX +1STA)
  7. Week 1 report: I downloaded Zombies, Run! onto my new phone and it's astonishingly motivating when the radio operator shouts at you. Definitely picking up speed. Lots of one-foot squats, down to bum touching my office chair and gradually decreasing the seat height. Also 'two' foot full squats with one foot resting on an unstable ball. My competition programme is coming along okay, I think. The flip is a bit iffy at speed, but the other jumps are promising. Not got the forms for the wills yet.
  8. For yesterday's (also zombie-assisted) run I decided to find out where the mysterious footpath signposted out of the local cinema multiplex car park actually went to. The first 100m is a bit unlovely, going around the back of the cinema, bowling alley etc. hemmed in by fences and past all the fire escapes and air con vents and so on, but then ta-dah... ... it pops out around the back of the rugby club and is a green and lovely spot for a city runner. And there's a mini-woodland to the right, which acts as a screen for the major road that's just beyond it. I'll definitely run this way agai
  9. Thanks Sea Level and drsloomis, it's good to be back! I had a good skate this morning, coach was impressed with my sit spin progress, but it's not yet consistently low enough. She now wants me to try off ice teapot-spirals (the weird skating-world name for what I think are squat arabesques elsewhere). Snow is forecast. That could make running awkward this weekend. Darn.
  10. Sometimes knees just click, but in my case it was poor kneecap tracking and eventually got really painful. If it persists and hurts, I'd see a doctor or sports physio, but there are also some good simple exercises to strengthen the muscles that stabilize the joint. Try googling: patella stabilizing exercises
  11. Winter is eeeeevil. I've been setting off on runs cosily layered up with hoody, hat etc., but then I overheat halfway. Hope you find some good kit!
  12. Good luck! I did C25k on my first challenge and despite struggling with painful calves, the progress was amazing. Hope you find the same.
  13. Thanks Elastigirl! A useful start to #3 - my entry confirmation number has arrived for BAC. I'm committed to competing now!
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