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Aye me too. Just been for a run and now I'm in middle of convincing myself a couple won't do any harm.. But I know what that kind of talk always leads to, haha.

8 pint cans followed by some dark fruits and WKD blues left in the fridge from Xmas? :D

 

.... and a text message sent out saying "you about mate" haha

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Abstinence is overrated

 

Go without Sunday to Thursday if you want to make a point

 

If you're not enjoying it, what's the point

I'm trying to make a point to myself more than anything. If I do a month it will be the longest I've gone without a beer for 17 years.

 

A month is a long time with your conscious mind :D

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Abstinence is overrated

 

Go without Sunday to Thursday if you want to make a point

 

If you're not enjoying it, what's the point

This.

I only drink on Friday and Saturday now.

Feel miles better. Don't miss it during the week but enjoy the beers/wine at the weekend.

Doing a full month of no ale then drinking again seems pointless. May as well stop completely.

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If you want to get a month of no drinking out of the way do February.

 

I did just over 4 weeks without alcohol in October when the 2nd bin lid was born I had a massive headache after my first pint at the match.

Was that because big E was talking scouse/Welsh?
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Generally it's very flat. There are a couple of small sections where you have to take some steps, but of all the local ones it's the flattest so you can get a decent time there.

 

Best one for a quick time is Heaton Park, it's probably the nicest of all the local ones too.

 

Anyway, 25:10 this morning. About 30 secs slower than I was hoping for, but at least I managed to get my arse out of bed. Hopefully back down to around 23 mins within the next few weeks.

Thanks. You'll quickly shake off those couple of minutes with a few more miles over the next few weeks.

 

Yeah I've done Heaton Park when Bolton got iced off one time. Think I'll give Worsley are go next Saturday

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I'm trying to make a point to myself more than anything. If I do a month it will be the longest I've gone without a beer for 17 years.

 

A month is a long time with your conscious mind :D

 

yeah, I tried it 2 years ago

 

knew I wouldn't do the full month as I was off on a jolly on the 27th Jan (a Weds) but thought if I can make it to then, it'd be an achievement and also mean I won't  have smoked

 

made it to the 4th weekend, 23rd/24th and cracked, out of boredom more than anything - was still the longest I'd gone without a beer or cigarette since i was 14, so 24 years

 

the thought of 5 weekends without booze is just too much, 7 days is bad enough

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Dry January = attention seeking.

Pot kettle? Parkrun is one of the biggestest attention seeking behaviours around...

 

I'm tempted to do one, under a nom-de erm run of course, and blow every one of these 'look at me I shaved half a minute off and outrun a pensioner' attention-seekers out of the water (and then quietly retire).

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Pot kettle? Parkrun is one of the biggestest attention seeking behaviours around...

 

aye, given they start at 9am on a Saturday, if you're serious about it, you're staying off the booze on a Friday night, and if you're not, why bother, just go for a jog in your own time

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aye, given they start at 9am on a Saturday, if you're serious about it, you're staying off the booze on a Friday night, and if you're not, why bother, just go for a jog in your own time

I can't see the point in aiming for 'bests' an all that post-40 - because I know I'll never be faster running than I was last year or the year before etc. because of an ageing heart...

 

I can see why folk who are out of shape would use Parkrun as a gauge of their progression when getting fit, I'd just find it depressing, the slide into being slower and more doddery - I'm also a stubborn twat so would probably give myself a coronary trying to beat Father Time.

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I can't see the point in aiming for 'bests' an all that post-40 - because I know I'll never be faster running than I was last year or the year before etc. because of an ageing heart...

 

I can see why folk who are out of shape would use Parkrun as a gauge of their progression when getting fit, I'd just find it depressing, the slide into being slower and more doddery - I'm also a stubborn twat so would probably give myself a coronary trying to beat Father Time.

 

see, for me, if I can  get in shape I can be as fast if not faster than 10-15 years ago (though I could've been faster back then if I didn't smoke so much weed or drink so much ale, or eat so  many kebabs)

 

anyway

 

I'm still capable of getting PBs for a mile based on times from several years ago, and I reckon most folk can still get faster the older they get

 

am just refusing to stop boozing or get up early on Saturdays to achieve it

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aye, given they start at 9am on a Saturday, if you're serious about it, you're staying off the booze on a Friday night, and if you're not, why bother, just go for a jog in your own time

I was serious about it. That's why I left Bunburys's at 10pm on Friday night. Proper dedicated, me.

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I can't see the point in aiming for 'bests' an all that post-40 - because I know I'll never be faster running than I was last year or the year before etc. because of an ageing heart...

 

I can see why folk who are out of shape would use Parkrun as a gauge of their progression when getting fit, I'd just find it depressing, the slide into being slower and more doddery - I'm also a stubborn twat so would probably give myself a coronary trying to beat Father Time.

 

Not always true, I’m quicker now than I have ever been due to running for a year. Times are still getting better even as I approach 40... plus it’s not always about times.

 

Had a weekend off so and got a Runthrough 10k on sat so best get the gear on, bloody pissing down this morning mind.

 

Have to say loved running back in Bolton last week, you lot a really lucky, hills, countryside all a few minutes run away.

 

Anyone who is doing the miles this week - good luck!

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I think he prefers Vespas or Nortons or sommat...

 

I think he prefers Vespas or Nortons or sommat...

 

I think he prefers Vespas or Nortons or sommat...

 

 

Norton's!!!??? My God man - leather fringed jackets with bog chain accoutrements? Fucking diabolical.

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BTW, thanks to a pie and mushy peas day at work on Friday and the resident Manc bringing back all sorts of temptations (humbugs, pear drops, Uncle Joe's etc.) from his Christmas visit to the UK and leaving them in bowls all around these offices, I only dropped 2.5kgs in the first week back on Weight Watchers rather than the usual 3.5kgs.

 

The other 'pommy gannets' in the place have cleaned them all up now so the second week should be another 2.5kgs shed which will put me half way to the target. Those who have done this will know that the rate of loss drops off sharply after that and it will probably take 6-7 weeks to drop the overall 10kgs to get me back to my perfect weight.

 

One massive contributor is Maggi Chicken Noodles (99% fat free jobbies). Only half a point for a full bag. As much broccoli, carrots and peas as I want to shovel in there - all zero points.

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