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23/01/2013 at 21:59

ha ha - brilliant.  i've been away and still am, with work on training. its at a de vere hotel in middle of nowhere with only some dark lanes to run on or full on main roads.  I did a really boring route up and down one road 4 times the other evening but it was snowing quite heavy and it was dark so it was not ideal.

Tomorrow i go home again and then on sunday I have a race (only a little un) but the forecast is..... heavy rain. beejeezus! talk about manky weather. I don't mind rain, snow is pretty but in future, can it only land on the grass and not on pavements or roads - far too treacherous.


24/01/2013 at 20:20

Hi all,

Just got home from job interview, find out outcome next week hopefully.  Train disruptions haven't made it feel good.

Still no running, but back at physio tomorrow.  Hoping that I might be able to do Port Sunlight 10k in May again, be good comeback since was not long after that I did my knee in

Good luck with your running guys, sounds like you are getting on.

How are the men doing, they seem to be quiet!

24/01/2013 at 22:15
Hi All. Haven't been on in a while so hope you all keeping well. Lots been happening with work and things.

Big news is I need glasses - yes managed to make it to almost 43 without them but now I've had to admit I need help. Taken ages to choose some too but finally did it. Not without arguing with Mrs S about what suits me best though. HaHa! Only we could have a domestic in Boots on a Sat afternoon!

New office manager started at work and guess what she's a mad keen runner which is always good. She is running Silverstone too.

My boy scored a couple in the u9s quarter final last week to help the team through to the semis. It was a brilliant game and the Dads all got a bit excited on the touch line. Better than the champions league final for entertainment!

We are at England Brazil game in 2 weeks and then it's our annual pilgrimage to Anfield to watch Swansea. Can't wait. Seats in Kop this time Stripes so may see you there!

As for running well I'm back on it and feeling keener than ever! Tready runs every night for last week until i came down with a heavy cold yesterday. I may even run outside next week. It'll be the first time in months but I can't wait. Next I'm going to enter a half - possibly Reading again with a few of the running Dads.

Anyway hope you are all well, happy and healthy.

Oh Booey need to talk to you about arthritis! My fingers and thumbs have been terrible for weeks now and I don't know what to do about it?!? Didn't you find some magic tabs?
24/01/2013 at 22:16
Blimey that was a long one!
26/01/2013 at 10:46

Silver - glad to hear you are getting on well.

Depends on the type of arthritis as to what treatment, and also how bad. I suggest you see a Dr x

27/01/2013 at 12:04
It's aching fingers that are really stiff in the morning Maam. I can't grip stuff properly until my hands are warmed up. Sometimes when I wake in the night my hands are throbbing too. Reckon I do need to see a doc as I've had it a few months now. I never trust GPs on these things though. If you look healthy and your life's not in danger they are just not bothered.

How are you feeling now? Is the knee healing? I still haven't caught up so I'm not sure what everyone's been up to!
27/01/2013 at 14:11

Did a five mile race today - chatted all the way round and really enjoyed the social aspect of this one....

84 for the month so behind on schedule but what with the treacherous conditions, i'm not beating myself up about it....

Good to hear your news Silver - made me laugh about the domestic in boots - well done!  Where is stripes?  is he ok?


27/01/2013 at 15:57

Well done on the run Em

Silver - def go see Dr, problem with arthritis is that they can't always fully tell.  Blood test negative but can still have etc. That is what I went through, symptoms can be quite simular too. My aunt has rhumatoid, but dad and I have osteo and we struggle in the same ways, just the treatment and longer term outlook can be different due to different area of joint affected. Best to get properly looked at and is likely to end up with referal to specialist.

As for my knee, it isn't doing great at the moment, it is locking again without fully straightening. Physio cautious about it, but I'm doing what I can. Can't wait to run and more so where heals again, just bought some new boots! As for the rest of me, wrist still giving me grief, but not quite as bad thankfully, but over use of left hand is bringing back my RSI.  I'm planning on trip to Dr on Wed to discuss my meds and see if anything can be done.

Keeping chin up but it is hard when always feeling knocked back. Not even diving a the moment so feeling flat, but you know me, keep smiling and plodding on

Have a great weekend everyone xxx

30/01/2013 at 10:38

Hi everyone, for those still out there,

tumble weed.............

Dr has told me hand still not fixed, boiler guy out fixing boiler (again) after a CO scare yesterday. Got stonger painkillers which are also mild sedatives.

Isn't life just great!!!

30/01/2013 at 12:53

Well after all that snow and never ending treadmill runs its great to be running back outdoors. I realised all over again how lovely the fresh air is even in the rain and getting wet feet

Silver - I will try and keep it short - I have Rheumatoid Arthritis - it started in my hands, very stiff in the morning  (no sniggering) aching and difficult to grip and open tops off things.  I then started getting it in my shoulders, very difficult to lift my arms in the air then it started in my knees, getting out of bed and walking down stairs in the morning I was like an 80 year old  not good (common with rheumatoid to jump around the body).  I went to the doctors maybe 3 times over a period of maybe a year, always doing blood tests (its common knowledge that blood tests are highly unlikely to pick it up) eventually I was referrred to the early arthritis clinic at the hospital.  They were great from then on and I had hand scans etc and was properly diagnosed.  I had a steriod injection first to give me instant relief which it did, I dont recommend it though as I still have a massive dent in my bottom from it  dont ask lol then I started meds.  Methotrexate and folic acid tablets once a week and hyroxy every day (all persciption) the methotrex didnt suit me by tablet, I was very nauseous so I started having it injected once a week.  I had to go the hospital for that until now, they have rolled out so people can do their own at home which suits me much better.

Sorry its so long hehe basically the meds have been ace I feel cured and realise how bad I was before BUT I do hate taking any form of meds so taking some getting use to.

Its abit of a long process getting to the end result but if you are struggling then get to your Dr and at least get it on file you are having probs, then keep going until your referred.

If you dont have arthritis ignore the above hahahaahahahahahahaaha

30/01/2013 at 13:16

I've got 5 white hairs.  Does that count?

31/01/2013 at 12:56

Em yes it does, but seek medical advice just to be safe  hahaahahaa

05/02/2013 at 19:29

Hello.... Anyone out there!!!!

05/02/2013 at 22:15

I'm here.  At a work event in Killarney, Ireland and surviving (or not) on 3 hours sleep.... not because i'm a party animal but because we have to share rooms and I could not sleep as the girl i'm sharing with went out last night so no sleep until 3am.  then up at 6 for a run. so so tired.

hotel food not anything I can digest either so i'm surviving on jaffa cakes, bread rolls and cheese twists without any dips.  so miserable - just want to be at home with my man!!!

08/02/2013 at 19:12

mmmm jaffa cakes   Sorry not going great for you, but you'll be home soon and get to catch up on sleep and ... with you OH

I'm plodding along, just wondering how everyone is doing, seems very very very quiet on here!

11/02/2013 at 19:04

Hello all

13/02/2013 at 13:36

Hi Maam - so its a bit quiet round here eh?  I was away in Ireland last week with work and am away for the next fortnight with work (big intensive pass/fail training course) then its the silverstone half marathon.  Next year Maam - we'll all be there next year!!!

Managed 5.5 this morning in the cold after a disappointing run free day yesterday (work got too busy and I didn't make it out).  No pancakes either but I picked up a pancake mix at lunchtime.  I can never make pancakes.  Even with a mix i ballsed it up last year!

So how is everyone.  Do we need to send out a search party?
Booey - how's your training for silverstone coming along?

Tripes / Stewart C - did you two go off somewhere hot together?  and Silver - how's the running with juggling the kids going?

Mal....?  Are you ok?  how's your super hectic life treating you?

Everyone else ok?  I just saw some tumbleweed and there's some western movie music playing...........

13/02/2013 at 14:12

Em - glad to know that there is still life out there.

I'm feeling fed up, physio has now ran out of ideas as to how to get knee going, had steroid injection in wrist which if doesn't work means referal for surgery, oh and to top it off referral to rhumoid arthritis specialst.  Can today get much worse???

Even with all that trying to feel upbeat and walking some more

Search party ordered for our missing folks!!!

13/02/2013 at 16:03

Hello I am here  

Silverstone training going well apart from the stupid weather keep getting in the way, the treadmill has come in mighty handy to be honest although very boring

Hows yours going Em, you looking forward to it....any ideas on time your hoping for....better than last year or a specific time??

Maam - am feeling for you so much, you really are having a rough time ah  and well overdue some luck to get these problems sorted once and for all


13/02/2013 at 16:07

Boo - glad you are ok and that the training is going as well as it can with the weather.

I'm in desperate need of good luck, but time will tell

Good to hear from you xxx

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