Slow and Proud (SAP) Club

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Apr 2021
9:17pm, 11 Apr 2021
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Funny you should say that Alpen because I haven’t retired (46) but been working from home for my four days a week. I only go into the office on an ad-hoc basis to deliver a briefing or get updated on my laptop. But - I might be about to quit. Hubby & I commute together as we both work at the same site 50 mins drive from home. He has got a promotion and will be mostly working from home in the future. As I get a lot of fatigue we both know I won’t cope with working back at the office and driving myself (I sleep in the car both ways some days). So this might be an enforced retirement without the pension for now. I’ll look for something local. So, not retired yet, and no pension yet, but I might soon be a 1950s housewife and start darning socks and growing veg. Anyone done anything similar with any tips let me know!
Apr 2021
10:05pm, 11 Apr 2021
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I managed to not work from the age of 42 and managed to survive without a pension. Not sure how now really, I think I took in foreign students (not available at the moment), the odd paying guest and some savings. Getting rid of the mortgage helps greatly too.
Apr 2021
7:20am, 12 Apr 2021
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Wombling Plodder (Welsh Womble)
Thanks to LipGloss for waking up the thread 😍

Sorry to hear of peoples struggles - health, bereavements and Covid. Here’s to lighter and brighter days.

Take care and be kind to yourselves xxx

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star star we are the Slow and Proud Club (formed on 04/02/12) This thread was formerly an offshoot of the Absolute Beginners thread star star

SAP Club - Join here:

Come and join us - we do not judge people on their pace and you will receive lots of encouragement.

We are proud that we are getting off our couches and getting out there, no matter how slow!


*** target events for 2020
*** target distances for 2020
*** target annual mileage for 2020
*** other SAP goals for 2020
[revised 05/10/20]

medal Nutso - half marathon medal

XXX GimmeMedals - Run Your Heart Out 10k (cancelled due to weather)

XXX Lip Gloss - Smokies 10m (DNS due to other events)

XXX Lip Gloss - Declaration of Arbroath 700th Anniversary Half Marathon (11th) POSTPONED
XXX Wazelle - Brighton Marathon (19th) POSTPONED
XXX Alpenrose - M12K 2020 Marnhull (19th) CANCELLED
XXX Mulbs - London Marathon (26th) POSTPONED

XXX Lip Gloss - Chariots of Fire 5k CANCELLED
XXX Womble - Cranleigh Trail Half walk (10th) CANCELLED
XXX Lemon10 - Windermere Marathon (17th) POSTPONED



XXX Lip Gloss - Hatton 10k CANCELLED
XXX Womble - South Coast Challenge [walk first quarter c15 miles] (29th) POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 (NOW SIGNED UP FOR 50KM)

* Wazelle - Brighton Marathon (rescheduled date) VIRTUAL EVENT

XXX GimmeMedals - Great South Run (18th) CANCELLED
XXX Womble - Beachy Head Marathon (DEFERRED TO 2021)
XXX Mulbs - London Marathon (rescheduled date) CANCELLED

XXX Lemon10 - Windermere Marathon (1st - rescheduled date) CANCELLED


Womble's Goals
1) Keep doing my leg exercises and add ankles to the plan
2) Cto5k/10k my way
3) Concentrate on 5k then 10k times
4) Try to get to +300 miles in a year (plus 1000 walking miles)
5) Arrive at the BH marathon start line fit and healthy, and have fun whilst covering the challenge


Mulb's Goals
1) to start building some strength and flexibility work into my week
2) to get back in to walking every day for at least 30 mins
3) to shift some of the extra heft I've gained this year

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[edited Dec 2019]

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