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08/10/2012 at 08:20
Rustic is the new retro :0)

Leaves huge pot of coffee and some liniment for post 26.2 mile achy bits

My eyes, particularly right one are excruciatingly sore. Been playing up for a while, light sensitivity was bad yesterday, they were streaming for well over an hour :0(

(((( waisters))))
08/10/2012 at 08:30

Morning each.

Well done to you racers and a special thanks for the brilliant race reps.

Hope you get to have an easy few days to recover, although Daffs seems to be off to a stressy start - trains to London are seldom a good way to start the week.

I mentioned the Cycling Weekly list of things bikies should do.  Well, I've done quite a few already and one or two have no interest.  However, one item on the list was to get a book called '100 best climbs UK' and then start to tick the climbs off the list.  I've ordered the book and its sequel to make a start.

Plans for French mountains in 2013 are in hand.

Waister marathoners rock.

08/10/2012 at 09:07

Morning all, Tubbs eyes ((((((((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))))

Noggy if you are doing all the best climbs in the UK you will end up in Scotland sometime

Not making coffee this morning just helping myself to Tubbs coffee pot.

Flu jag day today then a bit of weeding glad i cut the grass earlyer as the frost is with us now all white this morning.

Still havering about buying some new running shoes just may have to leave it for now.

08/10/2012 at 09:29


Dog poo at 0130 in the middle of the lounge does not for a good Monday morning make!! 

(((((Tubs peepers)))))))) how absolutely horrible for you

How are the achey ones this morning?

DL - I am now going to specially invite myself round to your place and spend a lot of time lying on my back admiring your rustic ceiling 

Nog, le rouleur wrote (see)

I mentioned the Cycling Weekly list of things bikies should do.  Well, I've done quite a few already and one or two have no interest.  However, one item on the list was to get a book called '100 best climbs UK' and then start to tick the climbs off the list.  I've ordered the book and its sequel to make a start.

Plans for French mountains in 2013 are in hand.

We have that book Noggy and I was thinking of getting the sequel for Mr P for Chrimbo as he's getting more into his cycling as it doesn't aggravate his knee which looks like it's getting lined up for surgery.....

We also have that edition of CW but have only ticked off 3 of the things I think!  and like you some hold no particular attraction.....

Mr P also hovered over the idea of Mont Ventoux / Alpe d'Huez..........I'd love to go to both places but I'm no climber and wouldn't get up either one on 2 wheels, at least not under my own steam!



08/10/2012 at 10:03

Morning, and a specially deep bow in the direction of the Chester victors. 

Daffs, your race was the most stylish ever run, for sure! And I bet your cycle escort were right proud of you coming in too! Now if only the trains run nicely to time and you get a comfy corner seat all the way to and from London....

Podds, I second everything you've said this morning! (Except possibly the bit about Mont Ventoux/Alpe d'Huez: I would never write a sentence include either of those with the words 'I' and 'cycle' in it at all!

(((((((((((((((((Tubs eyes))))))))))))))

That sounds both annoying and bliddy painful, Tubs! Can you see someone about this pronto? Glad you had such a good outing on Meg, at least. 

And BTW, Melds, glad the vet found nothing more serious than fly strike for the big grey fella (although as someone said, fly strike is nasty enough in itself!). 

Westie, frost already?? No wonder you need coffee! After you've finished the coffee in the pot Tubs so kindly left out you're more than welcome to some of the pot i've just made. 

DL, glad to hear that Dennis has been called in. Ceilings are bliddy hard work, and if you achieved as good a result as 'rustic' you did better than I ever have!

Nogs, you will prolly be WRITING book three of that series before you're through) But I heard a mention of mountains in France: where, exactly, are these fabled peaks, pray tell? Nowhere near here, by any chance???

((((((((((((((Spence and Amandax))))))))))))))

Being wide awake at 2 am is horrid! Hope you both got some good sleep after that. 

Lost of rain last night, but oddly quite warm. It's not raining at the moment so I may do some weeding. Only pulling, though, no more chipping the weeds out of the ground!---made the muscles in my left side so sore I wake up when I turn in bed. Yet more figs made into jam, preserves and spiced figs. The trip to Oz last summer left us somewhat short of cash so everyone I know is getting fig jam for Christmas!

08/10/2012 at 10:41

Hi, Im new Used to run on a good ol' boring treadmill years ago but i burried that, put on 3 stone and now need to get back in my running shoes again. I have recently in the past few months discovered.....THE GREAT OUTDOORS!!! And love it! I tend to run distance on the weekend and during the week "maintenance" runs. But im restarting/rebuilding my fitness and my first 5k on saturday so im getting there slowly!  Hope everybody is well? Cheers for now 

08/10/2012 at 10:53

Chuggs, my plans are a rehash of ideas in my head for some time.

The CW list mentions Alpe d'Huez and Mont Ventoux.  My goals have always been Ventoux and the Col du Tourmalet although d'Huez would be a close third.

Ventoux is in Provence so can't be a million miles from your summer quarters, the Tourmalet is in the Pyrenees.

The time will be easier for me next year but the money will be a little scarcer.  I'd like to do the two in one trip so will need at least a week.

It's quite rainy here so I've binned any idea of paid work in favour of a soggy bike ride.

08/10/2012 at 10:57

Hi DustyRose, welcome.  

08/10/2012 at 12:44

Hi DustyRose

Chucking it down here too and I've left 2 pairs of running shoes out in the garden "to dry off" and poor old Mr P is on his bike at lunchtime to see if the NV has managed to not disgrace himself further in the bottom department....... 

I would have gone instead by car...........honest..........but I've got those pesky cats still running around with unfinished business..........

08/10/2012 at 13:08


Hello and welcome, DustyRose.

Great race reports from the Chester marathoners. Daffy, I can't even imagine being on my feet for so long - bliddy well done!

It is we and chilly here, I have a polo-neck jumper on for the first time this season. Good job that I have a feline hot-water bottle to keep me comfortable.


WAIST well xxx

08/10/2012 at 13:54

Welcome DustyRose

Colleagues put yesterday into perspective for me and are all very proud  the teacher told the children at register about it and said "Imagine starting running now, and not stopping till afternoon break!" they all looked suitably shocked!

I'm very hungry now, didn't eat much yesterday!

"J" is having a change if heart.....

I'm not thinking of doing Rutland, most certainly not!

08/10/2012 at 13:55

Sorry meant to say (((((((Tubbs))))) I can't imagine how awful that must be

08/10/2012 at 13:56


Daffs, race report was excellent.  and Never say Never!

Welcome Dusty and good luck for your first 5k, let us know how you get on.

DL can you ask Dennis to pop over and do my ceilings...and walls....and lay some laminate  ta muchly

Had a right mare of a monday, got up for a run, it was absoultly pi$$ing it down, the next street is flooded.  So got to work early have an early morning meeting with a load of people I dont know but have spoken to about work issues.  By the time I'd walked to the other site for the meeting I was like a drown rat.  Not the professional image I like to portray

Back in my office now with my shoes on the radiator.  grrrrr

08/10/2012 at 14:10


did someone mention Rutland?

08/10/2012 at 14:58


08/10/2012 at 16:04

Is it bed time yet!?

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08/10/2012 at 16:35


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08/10/2012 at 16:37

Vet bill was £485 !!! Rackhams is going to be busy

Managed to put my back out again this  morning, have done a gentle swim and seen the FGO and am now sat with a hot water bottle to try and prevent it from siezing up any more ..have a night shift to get through yet !

Nice to see Spence has come to her senses and Daffs is talking about doing a Tri 

08/10/2012 at 16:37

Is it that bad Spence?

One wet bike ride done.  A 28 mile sporting circuit on the winter bike mostly in HR zone 2, nice and easy.

Chuggs, had a look at Ventoux on Google earth and it's north of Marseilles so will be a fair distance from you won't it?

08/10/2012 at 16:48





Podds - how exactly did you know it was NV and at 1.30 am???? You're not telling me you're up at that time on a school night? Forget IM and all that stuff - if that's true you is well ard innit. If you weren't up then and have worked it out - you need to change jobs - get yourself down one of those CSI thingies.

Vets bills *shudders* need to take cats for injections - do they really need them do you think????? 

Hello new person - I have the memory of a goldfish and since flicking to this page can no longer remember your name - my goodness I'm scaring myself. |Anyway - hello. Tell us more. The great outdoors is so much better than a treadmill, but running still sucks!

Is it the weekend yet?

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