pop in for a chat or some home baking , gin served after 6.00pm
My breast stroke is faster than someone I swim with Fly. My breast stroke is almost stationary.
I did a lot of hill work today and set a new pb for getting up the stairs. (to the bathroom in case you were wondering). I have now rehydrated with a beer.
Lifted your finger off the shift key to soon there.
Listens to the echo and watches the tumble weed.
Fires gone out and the coffe is cold. The Cake tin empty and theres a bit of mould.
Hellllooooooooooooooo USB, any news on how it went with MiL?
*refills cake tin and puts the kettle on to boil*
Been a busy day. Had a look at the house that I am going to be looking after and it is lovely. Then had an interview that went ok, and hopefully I will hear tomorrow whether I have been selected for a second interview. Then been for a sea swim. it was a tough swim. The tide turned while we were out there so we were fighting it in both directions. It was a bit windy too, which made it choppy. It was nice and warm though.
Good luck with the interviews SCaz, and as you know, it's better to train hard so you can race easy. Enjoying the sea swim like that is making me jealous. One day I'll be able to do it.
Chocolate biscuit cake anyone? There's only a few pieces left and the wife has counted them. So make sure that you cut a piece in half so that there's the correct number left.
I made lamb curry with the remains from the BBQ butterfly leg of lamb. Rather tasty if I may say so. D-1 also had a portion, but ended up sticking her tongue in a glass of water afterwards!
SOLB - we spent a good hour up there tonight as she ate her soup and sandwich and rabbited for England. Some of it made sense
Read the carer's folder and added our mobile numbers (they only had the landline). Looks as if the focus is on returning her to her previous level of independance in selfcare and feeding herself. No mention of mobility outside but I guess that may be the remit of the Stroke Outreach Team.
Our intention now is to stay clear till Saturday and see how it goes.
It's as much the company as the swimming Blisters. I have a great bunch of people down here to swim with. Today it was me and 'the lads'. We also had a new girl turn up.
Tomorrow I am swimming with the OSS Surrey crowd at lunchtime, then with tri club in the evening, unless Andy pulls his finger out and organises something with the OSS Hampshire lot.
Good evening. I have been informed that the sea temp is a balmy 14oC today. Still way to cold for me unless I take my meds. Haven't tested that one out yet. I may try a dip in the water for a few mins and see if I don't turn too blue. if I do it while it's still warm then i should suffer too much. I will still have to take my heater and hot choccie with me though.
csam, as another who loses all colour from the fingers between September and March I understand where you are coming from. However, I have raced in winter but accepted that it'll take me a while to warm back up. As the heart is asked to pump at elevated rates the net result is that the fingers eventually get warm. I suppose that it works in the sea too, but can't guarantee survival unless you can swim HARD for over an hour. I recall that I've done a couple of cold wet races when it was mile 8/9 before I warmed up. Not bad for a 10 mile race at pb pace.
PS I drink a lot of tea too. Large mugs of it. Partly they are to wrap my hands round to warm up again.
Hot tea is essential after any open water swimming. Its the only time I drink standard tea
helluva couple of days.
looking forward to a V e r y loooooong weekend
in 5 days time I have a day off.
Hello ghost town. It's strawberry season, so don't touch those that wifey has just picked. She counts them you know. I swear she does.
Me no like strawberries, am waiting for raspberries and blueberries.
I love all soft fruit. When it is in season I have it on my cereal or porridge in the mornings, but I can also eat a whole punnet as a snack.
Any ideas where I can get a passport photo and a red swimming hat before 7am tomorrow?
Evening girls and chefsFor some obscure reason it hasn't rained here today (yet). Bike ride with the tri group. I was definitely going out with group 2 today, but an absence of leaders meant that group 2 was divvied up between group 1 and group 3. As one of the G3 riders had a set of F' in heavy panniers on (preparation for some long ride) I was allocated to G1. The route turned out to be around 60 miles at an asphalt burning pace. They didn't bother with gears, just stood up in the pedals and acted like men. 19.1mph average. I'd say I was shgged, but I've not got the energy for that.
Barbecue this evening, We like doing them on charcoal, mostly for the atmosphere if I'm honest, but there is a subtle smokiness added. We'll normally do burgers first, as it adds some fat in the fire. Wifey had bought some beautiful lamb steaks, and marinated them in yoghurt and curry paste. Gorgeous. Skewered mushrroms to accompany.
Hey look! It's just started a bit of rain!
Good going Blisters, Wish I could cycle fast. I'm just a plodder - or whatever the cycling equivalent is.
No rain here either, bath water on the garden again. I have eaten too many chocolate digestives today. Lets face it one is one too many. At least I had a vegetable kebab at work. I think I am feeling more than somewhat bloated today.
Got lucky with my shift tomorrow, was asked to do an early, which means that I can go for my long run tomorrow eve before it gets dark rather than having to get up at the crack of sparrows and fit it in.
Must go I think the cat is breaking the house up.
T Mouse, I disagree. One chocolate digestive is not too many. Two or three are about the right number with a mug of coffee. Chocolate and coffee seem to work better together than chocolate and tea, IMHO.. If you want 4 or 6, just have another mug full!
Good luck with the run, and take an umbrella..
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