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for a bored sunday.. pictures :)

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#2
you can really see a difference hun you look fab x
 
#3
can I ask how tall you are hun ? x
 
#4
i'm 5ft 8in tall. the top is a nike large which is a 14 and the bottoms are ronhill and a size 14 too.
 
#5
i'm 5ft 8in tall. the top is a nike large which is a 14 and the bottoms are ronhill and a size 14 too.
just comparing really - I'm 5ft 7 now 12 st 4 and my goal is 11st 4. You look really really slim I would of said you were more a size 12. x
 

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#6
Looking good!

Well done:happy096:
 

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Slowly but surely x
#7
Omg, you look amazeballs!!!!! I wanna be just like you when I grow down xx
 
#8
just comparing really - I'm 5ft 7 now 12 st 4 and my goal is 11st 4. You look really really slim I would of said you were more a size 12. x

(She probably is Moley; running gear is notorious for small sizing.)

You look fab hon. Is running a new thing for you or something you used to do before?
 
#9
just comparing really - I'm 5ft 7 now 12 st 4 and my goal is 11st 4. You look really really slim I would of said you were more a size 12. x
unfortunately although i'm a size 14 clothes a dress is a 16 as you've prob seen in my new dress thread :( really wanted to get the 14 too!
 
#10
Modern sizings are mad though aren't they? In one shop you are a 12, another a 14 and another 16?

I know Vero Moda is never going to be a shop for me because even at my slimmest their "large" wouldn't fit me across my back and upper arms due to their narrow cut.
 
#11
(She probably is Moley; running gear is notorious for small sizing.)

You look fab hon. Is running a new thing for you or something you used to do before?
i started running a while ago and have done a few 5ks etc. first 5k was in 2005 a RFL, it was the furthest i'd ever ran. then i got pregnant with my daughter so stopped and then after my daughter was born i got back to it. i lost loads on cd in 2008 and started running again and did a 5k, 10k and half marathon that year last 2 pregnant with my son. then this year i've done a 5k, 10k, half marathon and have a 3k santa run lined in for the 5th dec just for fun :D so although i can say i've ran on and off since 2005 it's been more serious since 2008.

i ran until 5mths pregnant with matthew then started again in february on the treadmill back to running for a couple of mins again but soon picked it up to 40 mins. this year i've just got faster so in feb when i ran for 40 mins it was a 12 min mile and i was dead afterwards and now i can run 4 miles in the same time, 40 mins running a 10min mile now. i'd like to drop to a 9 min mile if i can.

my aim is to do a half again this year and then next year aim for a marathon either london or edinburgh. :)
 
#12
i'd like to say that i was rubbish running at school. i was the fat child and no one ever picked me. the teacher always ran with me and i always got stitches. i hated running. now i love it. it clears you mind, keeps you fit and keeps the weight down. i'm really grotty/moody when i've not exercised.
 
#13
That's really interesting. Do you mainly train outside or on the treadmill?

I've signed up for a 10K with a friend in March and then for the Great Manchester Run in May (will fly over and visit with a friend at the same time).

I've mapped a 5km route around town and am starting tomorrow (after getting some suitable running tops today) using the Couch to 5K programme to help me get started. I just need to get my head around the idea of going out even if it's raining.
 
#14
running outside is much nicer and easier than running on the dreadmill :D

i've got just under a 5k route that i do - 2.6 miles with hills. when i get to the top at a certain part it is 2 miles and i can turn round and go backwards and turn it into a 4 mile run. i then have a 5 mile route. after that i extent it to 7 miles and all the way up to 12 miles. i love running outside especially in the summer at 6am. it's quiet and calm with most people in bed and some driving, walking, cycling to work.

c25k is a great programme which i knew nothing about when i was starting off and i ended up doing my own thing.

the key to my running training in the half marathon and 10k was to mix up the running. interval runs, fast runs, slow runs etc. never stick to the same speed. i've a sat nav watch so get a more accurate distance and speed read out. well worth it.

another well worth thing to do is to go to a specialised running shop and get your gait accessed as it makes your running better with proper shoes, less likely to suffer from injury.

i've also seen some sights. saw one woman out running and she was so bend over she looked like a gorilla. so remember stand up tall straight and stick out your chest.
 
#15
p.s there's also nothing wrong with having to walk. i read an article in runners world recently that said even some athletes walk it if means they can run some more.
 
#16
Great. Thanks for the advice :)
 


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