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      Roddenberry
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      Reply #2025: Jun 30, 2018 12:10:27 pm
      I'm a fat f**ker, make no mistake, but since last August I've dropped 94lbs, since joining Slimming World in November, I've lost 10% of my joining weight. I'm walk-jogging a minimum of 5 miles a day and it's finally becoming more jogging than walking. I'm exercising with weights six days a week.

      I'm waiting for medical clearance for my cycling though. Had 3 blackouts last year, two with memory loss and one where I cycled into a parked lorry. Dented it with my head, no memory of it, just a ten minute blank, either side of it. Taking my exercise mat on holiday, got some bodyweight resistance and aerobic sessions downloaded from youtube.

      The thing I'm enjoying most is yoga, struggle with some of the transitions, but are already noticing a difference as its helped no end with my back issues.
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      Reply #2026: Jun 30, 2018 01:47:59 pm
      I'm a fat f**ker, make no mistake, but since last August I've dropped 94lbs, since joining Slimming World in November, I've lost 10% of my joining weight. I'm walk-jogging a minimum of 5 miles a day and it's finally becoming more jogging than walking. I'm exercising with weights six days a week.

      I'm waiting for medical clearance for my cycling though. Had 3 blackouts last year, two with memory loss and one where I cycled into a parked lorry. Dented it with my head, no memory of it, just a ten minute blank, either side of it. Taking my exercise mat on holiday, got some bodyweight resistance and aerobic sessions downloaded from youtube.

      The thing I'm enjoying most is yoga, struggle with some of the transitions, but are already noticing a difference as its helped no end with my back issues.

      Great effort Rodders - will make a helluva difference in the longer term ✊
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      Reply #2027: Jun 30, 2018 02:17:46 pm
      I've done f**k all of any workouts in the past 4 months... Been to busy with house work which I guess has been my workout..

      I'm a fat f**ker, make no mistake, but since last August I've dropped 94lbs, since joining Slimming World in November, I've lost 10% of my joining weight. I'm walk-jogging a minimum of 5 miles a day and it's finally becoming more jogging than walking. I'm exercising with weights six days a week.

      I'm waiting for medical clearance for my cycling though. Had 3 blackouts last year, two with memory loss and one where I cycled into a parked lorry. Dented it with my head, no memory of it, just a ten minute blank, either side of it. Taking my exercise mat on holiday, got some bodyweight resistance and aerobic sessions downloaded from youtube.

      The thing I'm enjoying most is yoga, struggle with some of the transitions, but are already noticing a difference as its helped no end with my back issues.

      That's some serious effort mate, well done..

      Cheers mate. Was out this morning a lot fresher and without an injured foot; managed 10.2km with a pace of 4’53. Goddam hot though.

      You ex military by any chance?..

      Love to do those times & distances..
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      Reply #2028: Jun 30, 2018 03:21:32 pm
      You ex military by any chance?..

      Love to do those times & distances..
      Haha not a chance Shabs. It was 4’53 per Km rather than per mile.
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      Reply #2029: Jun 30, 2018 04:01:37 pm
      Haha not a chance Shabs. It was 4’53 per Km rather than per mile.

      Ahh... Still good though mate.. I've been puffingike a chimney lately & I can't stop drinking the non Alcho Bavaria larger!.. ;D
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      Reply #2030: Jul 01, 2018 09:26:13 am
      Rest day yesterday and back on the interval cardio in an hour.....7km in 30 mins or near as damn it. Then onto weights for an hour......

      Loving the new gym.....
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      Reply #2031: Jul 01, 2018 11:04:12 am
      Just missed it......6.8km with 4:28 avg......gym 27deg already
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      Reply #2032: Jul 03, 2018 07:59:19 pm
      Another split session today. 5km interval run this morning in 22 mins and hours weights tonight.

      #wiped

      7 more days till Tenefife ❤️
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      Reply #2033: Jul 04, 2018 12:23:43 am
      After two and a half days, exercising when under the weather, tonight all I could face was a hot toddy, paracetamol and a long, hot bath. Tomorrow was a rest day, but I'll do what I planned to do tonight, tomorrow, albeit in a different country.
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      Reply #2034: Jul 04, 2018 01:43:37 am
      Going to do a 5k tomorrow with the family. Hoping to finish 2nd in my family, but that might be pushing it. :D

      I'd love to break 24 but not expecting it. Still need to lose a few lbs to get some of my "speed" back.

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      Reply #2035: Jul 05, 2018 08:12:42 am
      Going to do a 5k tomorrow with the family. Hoping to finish 2nd in my family, but that might be pushing it. :D

      I'd love to break 24 but not expecting it. Still need to lose a few lbs to get some of my "speed" back.



      Good luck - let’s know how it goes.
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      Reply #2036: Jul 05, 2018 11:07:57 am
      Good luck - let’s know how it goes.
      We had fun, my youngest set a new personal best at 25:54 (course was actually a little long so he was closer to 25:38 for 5k). I ended up running with him to motivate/coach him so he crossed a second ahead of me (that’s my story :)).

      My oldest didn’t have as good a race as he wanted, finished 11 of 850 entrants ran a 17:56.

      Was a lot of fun though and most of the kids from the XC team I help coach did really well. We leave for camp on Saturday. We are headed to the hills of North Carolina for a week. Weather should perfect and the hills will help our legs, it can get boring running on the flat ground all the time here in SW Florida.
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      Reply #2037: Jul 05, 2018 11:35:50 am
      We had fun, my youngest set a new personal best at 25:54 (course was actually a little long so he was closer to 25:38 for 5k). I ended up running with him to motivate/coach him so he crossed a second ahead of me (that’s my story :)).

      My oldest didn’t have as good a race as he wanted, finished 11 of 850 entrants ran a 17:56.

      Was a lot of fun though and most of the kids from the XC team I help coach did really well. We leave for camp on Saturday. We are headed to the hills of North Carolina for a week. Weather should perfect and the hills will help our legs, it can get boring running on the flat ground all the time here in SW Florida.


      Good stuff all round - would love to have been gifted with the sort of pace your eldest has..........I can crack a 20-21min out at a push now but even in my teens / 20s that’d have been too rich for my blood.

      Would love to see my 17yr old give running a serious go. He knocked out a 12km in 52 mins a while back without any training and after a night out 🙄

      Little sh#t.
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      Reply #2038: Jul 05, 2018 02:21:51 pm
      Good stuff all round - would love to have been gifted with the sort of pace your eldest has..........I can crack a 20-21min out at a push now but even in my teens / 20s that’d have been too rich for my blood.

      Would love to see my 17yr old give running a serious go. He knocked out a 12km in 52 mins a while back without any training and after a night out 🙄

      Little sh#t.

      I would love to be faster, but unfortunately I'm built more for endurance than for speed ;D If I can get back to where I can run a 5k in the 22's I'll be pretty happy (I broke 23 a couple years back before my meniscus injury). My oldest is built to run, kind of excited to see where it will take him. He's only 15 and is looking to break into the 16's early this XC season, his ultimate goal this year is to crack 16 and knock out something in the 15's. He would love to make running a career...not sure if that will ever pan out, but so far he's hit every goal he's ever made for himself so it wouldn't surprise me at this point. I'm just happy he's found something he loves to do. God help him...how anyone can ever love punishing themselves I'll never know :D

      By the way, if you are looking for a good book about running, pick up "Running with the Buffalo's" It's a book about the University of Colorado cross country team. Really insightful and a cool look at how a major college program approaches training and competition.
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      Reply #2039: Jul 05, 2018 03:12:58 pm
      I would love to be faster, but unfortunately I'm built more for endurance than for speed ;D If I can get back to where I can run a 5k in the 22's I'll be pretty happy (I broke 23 a couple years back before my meniscus injury). My oldest is built to run, kind of excited to see where it will take him. He's only 15 and is looking to break into the 16's early this XC season, his ultimate goal this year is to crack 16 and knock out something in the 15's. He would love to make running a career...not sure if that will ever pan out, but so far he's hit every goal he's ever made for himself so it wouldn't surprise me at this point. I'm just happy he's found something he loves to do. God help him...how anyone can ever love punishing themselves I'll never know :D

      By the way, if you are looking for a good book about running, pick up "Running with the Buffalo's" It's a book about the University of Colorado cross country team. Really insightful and a cool look at how a major college program approaches training and competition.

      Will have a look for that.....even a download as I’ll have plenty time to read in Tenerife from next week into August.

      Good luck to you and the boy......I think it’s good to have goals as long as they don’t convert into pressure....
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      Reply #2040: Jul 05, 2018 03:44:25 pm
      Will have a look for that.....even a download as I’ll have plenty time to read in Tenerife from next week into August.

      Good luck to you and the boy......I think it’s good to have goals as long as they don’t convert into pressure....

      Agree, one thing I’ve always tried to do is give him room to decide this is what he wants to do. I’ve never pushed him to make this his “thing” although I do tell him if he is going to commit to it, to commit all the way which he’s done. Still doesn’t keep me from getting pretty darn proud of what he’s been able to accomplish but I’m sure as a father you get that. 
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      Reply #2041: Jul 05, 2018 04:07:39 pm
      Agree, one thing I’ve always tried to do is give him room to decide this is what he wants to do. I’ve never pushed him to make this his “thing” although I do tell him if he is going to commit to it, to commit all the way which he’s done. Still doesn’t keep me from getting pretty darn proud of what he’s been able to accomplish but I’m sure as a father you get that. 
      Of course, that’s all you can do.

      I probably over-stepped that a bit when I coached the wee guy. It was very political and I let it irk me me that he’d let himself get p#ssed off at the cliques etc

      He’s not quick but was a force of nature and I pushed him too hard at times and played a part in him chucking it for a while.

      Live and learn.....even as parents we don’t know all the right answers :)
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      Reply #2042: Jul 05, 2018 04:17:37 pm
      Of course, that’s all you can do.

      I probably over-stepped that a bit when I coached the wee guy. It was very political and I let it irk me me that he’d let himself get p#ssed off at the cliques etc

      He’s not quick but was a force of nature and I pushed him too hard at times and played a part in him chucking it for a while.

      Live and learn.....even as parents we don’t know all the right answers :)


      The great thing about a sport like Cross Country or Track is that for the most part there aren't too many of those cliques going on. You'll get out what you put in that's for sure.
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      Reply #2043: Jul 05, 2018 05:28:56 pm
      The great thing about a sport like Cross Country or Track is that for the most part there aren't too many of those cliques going on. You'll get out what you put in that's for sure.

      Very true.

      It’s one of the things I marvel at in great “man managers” - that they know the buttons to press for the individuals and also how to amplify the group gynamic.

      I’ve not seen anybody better at that than Jürgen in my time watching the reds.

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      Reply #2044: Jul 05, 2018 05:36:11 pm
      Very true.

      It’s one of the things I marvel at in great “man managers” - that they know the buttons to press for the individuals and also how to amplify the group gynamic.

      I’ve not seen anybody better at that than Jürgen in my time watching the reds.



      Yea, he makes me want to do my best for him when I watch videos ;D
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      Reply #2045: Jul 05, 2018 07:21:29 pm
      Did my morning exercises this morning, in Cyprus. I usually leave a puddle, today I left a pool. I'm only 7lb off the halfway point of my weight loss goal, getting fitter is a bonus. Did an improvised workout, in the pool, dropped 2 clothe sizes, I would say 3 but, whilst I can get them on, moving, sitting, any movement is severely restricted.
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      Reply #2046: Jul 05, 2018 07:47:04 pm
      Did my morning exercises this morning, in Cyprus. I usually leave a puddle, today I left a pool. I'm only 7lb off the halfway point of my weight loss goal, getting fitter is a bonus. Did an improvised workout, in the pool, dropped 2 clothe sizes, I would say 3 but, whilst I can get them on, moving, sitting, any movement is severely restricted.


      It’s a journey Rodders.......just keep driving forward mate 👍
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      Reply #2047: Jul 09, 2018 09:07:19 am
      Morning mates, can someone explain this? I keep seeing it on the back of different athletes, yet I still don't know what the hell is it...

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      Reply #2048: Jul 09, 2018 11:02:28 am
      Morning mates, can someone explain this? I keep seeing it on the back of different athletes, yet I still don't know what the hell is it...



      It's called cupping... Blood letting..

      I've had it done on top of my head & back of head, back & lower & legs..

      Works wonders..

      I've actually had it where the cups are removed & the the cup area cut with a scalp into small little slashes then re cupped to remove the dark coagulated blood..
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      Reply #2049: Jul 09, 2018 12:01:21 pm
      Morning mates, can someone explain this? I keep seeing it on the back of different athletes, yet I still don't know what the hell is it...



      It’s the straps of a swimming costume mate.

      Traditionally you’d see it only on female aquatic athletes but in this day and age....... :confused-smiley-013:

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