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  1. skel

    Greetings from Portugal

    Greetings from Japan, Saitama. Our own personal restaurant. 😀
  2. skel

    The Mental Health thread

    Hmmmm.....agree re: mother's day. I don't have children (not by choice, just not able to) and no children in my life around.
  3. skel

    What training did you do today?

    ParkRun TT. Not sure whether to be happy or super happy. 5.06km, 21.27, 4:14 av. Start line seemed to be back a little today....might be why a little longer than normal. 4.06, 4.12, 4.14, 4.18, 4.21 then 15 sec. So is it 21.13 or 21.28 (which is the offical time)????? Pacing felt more even and felt more comfortable, just last 500m was a bit pooped. Anyway, same as what I ran with pace kids few weeks ago (on a different course but that’s was exactly 5km), so at least I can run this time. Next step, bring it down another 10 or so seconds. Just small steps to the biggest prize.
  4. skel

    The Mental Health thread

    So glad to hear your good news update. Been thinking all weekend and hoping it was going better for you both.
  5. skel

    Touristy things to do in Cairns

    Take your sun screen, food / drink and it is a really good chill out for the day. First ferry out and last back. Enjoy.
  6. skel

    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Didn’t he have one already????????? Looks good.
  7. skel

    Port - Right Here, Right Now

    Still one of my favourite songs 🎼
  8. skel

    What training did you do today?

    Lol. This is the ‘younger’ and newer of the groups, hence why I am in it. The older kids and faster group regularly hit under 17min and the younger faster kids, as young as ten, regularly hit under 20. Fastest today low 16’s. The one above, she ran her 5km pb today, same time as me. They are super quick when we do 500’s and sessions. I think I have a bit of an advantage on a straight hard 5km. Jill has such a way with the kids, the repsect and joy for running they have is genuine and not forced. Having a bad day, they really do support each other. They train five days a week, I join in one day. One of the girls is in US on a uni sport scholarship and ran 16.10 for 5km last week......😳 Jillks fastest 10km was 31.08min.....she is a true legend and very, very humble. It is such a privalege to be coached by her. Closest I will ever come to being an Olympian.....just standing next to one. 🤩
  9. skel

    What training did you do today?

    After last weeks not so happy ParkRun. Jill scheduled me to run with the kids today. I thought it was 5km tempo...... No.....a 5km run HARD session. Small groups handicap style. Did 21.26min.....exactly 5km. Much better than last week and my fastest 5km this year. All the kids think this course is harder than the normal ParkRun so happier today. Me hiding up the back and the lovely Jill Boltz counting us in...telling me to run faster than last week....lol
  10. So can any Australian be on that list, from any comp in the world or are there set parameters to get on?
  11. Cairns..... 🤣 WTF.......have they actually been to Cairns.
  12. skel

    What training did you do today?

    ParkRun, 21.41 Very disappointed in myself Have had stomach bug for a few days, was traveling okay in the first 3km, then even though the km pace were similar, my stomach started cramping in the last 2km. No excuse. Will get over being disappointed later. Am heading off for a beginners pilates class soon, so that will be interesting.
  13. skel

    Boston Marathon

    I just spat my coffee out laughing...............
  14. skel

    Boston Marathon

    Also a massive effort.....well done Mrs F 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸