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would a spotter help with the confidence?

I was thinking the same thing. I've enlisted Hubs to spot me when I go for a PR next week.

Had a quiet end to the week, exercise wise. Had quite a bit to do around the house so didn't get out for the run I planned today. No matter, I'm quite happy with my activity level this week.

I'm looking forward to next week. It's our wedding anniversary and Avengers: Age of Ultron opens here on Thursday so we are combining the two. Got tickets booked to see the movie on Thursday afternoon and were going for a meal afterwards. Can't wait!

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I was thinking the same thing. I've enlisted Hubs to spot me when I go for a PR next week.

Had a quiet end to the week, exercise wise. Had quite a bit to do around the house so didn't get out for the run I planned today. No matter, I'm quite happy with my activity level this week.

I'm looking forward to next week. It's our wedding anniversary and Avengers: Age of Ultron opens here on Thursday so we are combining the two. Got tickets booked to see the movie on Thursday afternoon and were going for a meal afterwards. Can't wait!

 

man i wanna come on your date night!!!!

 

Down here they are doing a triple special. Avengers, followed by Winter Soldier, followed by midnight screening Age of Ultron . . . i'm tempted

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We've been wanting to see that movie, too. Have fun! (And early Happy Anniversary!)

I feel like I've been waiting forever to see it. So excited to be seeing it on opening day. If it's amazing (which, lets face it, it will be) I'm sure I'll go see it a few times! Thanks! Our actual anniversary is tomorrow. The last 4 years have just flown by, but they've been amazing and I feel so lucky to have shared them with my wonderful guy. Sorry, I've been getting a bit soppy and sentimental the last few days!

 

man i wanna come on your date night!!!!

 

Down here they are doing a triple special. Avengers, followed by Winter Soldier, followed by midnight screening Age of Ultron . . . i'm tempted

 

I'd need a hell of a lot of caffeine to do that tripe bill, but that would be amazing! 

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Sounds like a great week! Have fun on Thursday!

I'm travelling to London Thursday; we are having a long weekend up there.

 

Oh lovely, are you staying in central London? Have you got lots planned while you are here? 

 

Did a strength training session last night but didn't do very much. Some squats, barbel rows and an attempt at some skull crushers and that was about it. Think it didn't help that it was quite late. Must get back into the habit of doing my workouts in the morning. I'll keep my running to the evening's though! Speaking of which, will be running tonight! 

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Update! Had a lovely day yesterday with The Hubs celebrating our anniversary. Avengers: AoU was great, don't worry, no spoilers here! Had a nice meal afterwards and I stuffed myself silly. 

 

Managed to get all my workouts in this week, a run down by the canal on Tuesday evening, avoiding the evil geese. Did a lifting session yesterday morning. I might do a bit of body-weight work tonight and planning on doing Parkrun tomorrow morning and then meet up with a friend I haven't seen in months for a coffee. Good times.

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Did Parkrun this morning. Had a very early night last night so was up at the crack of dawn to....the sound of rain. Very very nearly changed my mind about going but mentally slapped myself round the face, put on my rainproff running jacket and headed out. The rain stopped just before the run started and then the sun came out half way round so spent most of the run peeling off layers. Got to wait for them to text me my time. Think it was probably around 34 mins.

Only one week to go to the big one!

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There's no bad weather, just bad gear.

I like that! My feeling was, if it rains for tough mudder next week, I'll still be doing it, so can't duck out of a 5k because of a little rain.

Got my text with my time and I'm pleasantly surprised.

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Week 2 report.

Everything went as planned during week 2. Did all my runs and strength training sessions. Feeling confident that I've done enough work to get me through the Tough Mudder course next week. I may be dragging my tired, broken body across the finish line, but I'll get that headband dagnamit!

The plan for this week is to take it nice and easy and not push myself too hard. Going to do a couple of weight sessions but I'll drop the weight right down so there's no risk of injury and running is just going to be a slow couple of miles mid week.

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Awesome job Charlie, well done! I can't wait to see you this time next week with your headband :panda:

 

Thanks, hard to believe that in a weeks time it will be over and I'll have my headband and lots and lots of angry looking bruises.

 

We got our start time for Saturday, all of us got 8:40 in the morning except one team member who got 10:40! It's so stupid that they give you individual times instead of one team time.

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At least it's a Bank Holiday next Monday so you'll have an extra day to treat those bruises!

 

It's a shame they give one team member a different time. Not really in the spirit of the team, is it?

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At least it's a Bank Holiday next Monday so you'll have an extra day to treat those bruises!

 

It's a shame they give one team member a different time. Not really in the spirit of the team, is it?

 

Oh yes, I forgot about the Bank Holiday! Awesome! It does seem strange, everyone else got the same time except her. It's no big deal though, they don't really monitor the waves so we can sneak her in!

 

Good luck @ TM. :)

 

Thanks Teros! 

 

Taper week woot! So excited for your Tough Mudder!

 

Me too! I actually couldn't sleep last night as I was so excited about it, even though it's still a few days away! I was mentally planning how to conquer some of the obstacles. Crazy, right?

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At least it's a Bank Holiday next Monday so you'll have an extra day to treat those bruises!

 

It's a shame they give one team member a different time. Not really in the spirit of the team, is it?

Good luck!  I'm in the 10am heat so you'll beat me round.  

I've never had an issue with going in different heats.  The only time I get funny looks is when I go straight back round for another go :)

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Not sure if it was buzz or woody that said it though.

 

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Good luck!  I'm in the 10am heat so you'll beat me round.  

I've never had an issue with going in different heats.  The only time I get funny looks is when I go straight back round for another go :)

 

I'm fairly certain that you'll overtake us on the course. We're not going to be fast! I read somewhere that they want to stop people running twice in one day, but like the wave start times, I'm sure the volunteers won't enforce it! 

 

Good luck! Hope both goes round go well!

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