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26/04/2013 at 19:15

(()) mouse&D hope the day was manageable?

Happy Birthday CJ.  

27/04/2013 at 00:06

We are home from the hospital. D has been poked and prodded and declared unfit. He came home anyway.

Quote of the day goes to NHS Direct in asking 'have you been feeling generally unwell?'

At least I didn't cry.

27/04/2013 at 10:22


NHS direct told me the didnt think a child vomiting and having s really high temperature was anything to worry about. I disagreed and took him to the out of hours. He was admittdd eith dehydration, and a very stubborn chest infection. we left hospital 12 days later

27/04/2013 at 12:16

Silly people. Now they ask you lots of questions, like are you bleeding when all you've got is a headache.

I need to run but I don't really want to but at the same time I quite like the idea of being out in the sun going for a run. i really need to be training for GH but I have a race on Weds so don't want to do anything too hilly. I should just get dressed and go run. A flatish 15 miles would be good.There again, being lazy is good to.


27/04/2013 at 14:54

I forgot what I was going to say.


27/04/2013 at 16:25

Senile moment Mr. P.

I runned, it was goodly but boy are my baby cows sore now. Never had that before. Not stopping me from walking, not seizing just very sore.

I may have caught the sun.

Well done SC mammoth effort.

27/04/2013 at 17:20

Sorry for missing all the brthdays!

Lots of (((((hugs))))) for Mousey

I'm back home now and recovering.  I'll write a blog post about it all, probably tomorrow and post the link if anyone is interested.  But in summary, it all went perfectly and I am really happy with my performance.  Nutrition was spot on, organisation was spot on.  The reason I had to call it a day was du to something outside my control.  There was a heated marquee that we moved base camp to after dark and it was essessential.  Air temperature dropped close to freezing so it was the only place to go to stay warm.

Unfortunatly, someone underestimated how cold it was going to be and therefore how much fuel the heater would require.  Sometime around midnight the fuel ran out and a team were sent out to scour the area for a new source.  By the time I came out from my next mile the tent was warming up, but I had already got too cold and had to accept that although I probably could have struggled through another mile or two, I wasn't going to get to 24 and I wasn't going to enjoy it.  I decided that I had achieved what I set out to do and went off in search of my lovely warm hotel.

In mundane news, we seem to have a hail storm here.

27/04/2013 at 19:10

Amazing stuff Caz,
Hope D is ok Mouse ((()))

I looked round a gym today, didn't join. Felt like i was cheating on my old gym which i loved,

27/04/2013 at 22:13
KatieJane wrote (see)

Amazing stuff Caz,
Hope D is ok Mouse ((()))

I looked round a gym today, didn't join. Felt like i was cheating on my old gym which i loved,


Smileys and quotes work on the iPad 


28/04/2013 at 09:55

Good Morning. 

The sun is shinning, not yet warm enough for shorts and T but i'm sure a trip to the garden centre is called for.

28/04/2013 at 10:14

Morning.  We have half eaten soda bread, trainee granary bread about to hit the oven and a large, brick-like substance which is the sourdough bread I've been preparing since last Monday (if you count making the starter mix), appears to be sulking and looking threatening and whose density is causing the kitchen worktop to bow.  I think I need personal tuition from Paul Hollywood

Yay for Caz's amazing achievement

NHS direct or whatever they're called now are a bunch of twonks really.  The staff may be very caring and well meaning and all that, but ultimately they have to stick to a cock womble of a script.  At least mostly they apologise for asking numpty questions.  "If you thump your head repeatedly against a large, solid object, does it hurt?"

Edited: 28/04/2013 at 10:17
28/04/2013 at 10:19

P.S.  Anyone heard from Lincoln Runner recently?

28/04/2013 at 10:32

I've been getting messages from Lincoln Runner (got one this morning).  I think he is going through a bit of a rough patch with a lot going on in his life so is probably not getting much time to get on here.  I'll let him know you are thinking of him

It is going to rain today.  I've hung my tent up in the garden to dry which is almost as much of a guarantee as cleaning up the barbecue

28/04/2013 at 10:49

Ta Caz and please give him my best.

Okay, this running malarkey.  How does it work, again?  I suspect dressing gown and slippers won't do.

Edited: 28/04/2013 at 10:49
28/04/2013 at 11:27

There were quite a few fast runners at the pool yesterday.  Swimming trunks and hat seemed to be the most common appeal.  The added incentive of wet skin, sub zero air temperature and the promise of a warm tent seemed to help a lot of people achieve PBs

28/04/2013 at 14:42

Blog post about Friday's swim

28/04/2013 at 15:24

Well swimmed Caz

I'm beginning to think running is too bloody hard. I ran myself into the ground this morning to get sub 1:40 at Bracknell Half. Progressively slower year by year since 2010.

And it probably wasn't the most sensible target to chase a week before a Marathon

28/04/2013 at 15:41

Maybe not, but it's a stonking time Chillies, well done.  I know what you mean about slowing down, and it's really not easy to accept.  On the other hand, if you think how many people our age could cycle 13 miles, let alone run it....

Where's the marathon?


28/04/2013 at 19:30

Cheers Hash - Marathon is from Avebury to Stonehenge. They call it the Neolithic Marathon. It's organised by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

On another note, I have to share this and I can't share it on FB or with friends here because Mrs C would be too embarrassed. Bear in mind that she is usually a highly intelligent, well-travelled woman.

I was filling in the ESTA visa waiver forms for the US this afternoon. Put in Las Vegas, called up Nevada from the list of states. Mrs C panicked and said they'd somehow spelt it wrong. She thought Las Vegas was in the state of Nirvana!

We were only there 2 years ago!


29/04/2013 at 05:34

Good morning Mundanies

(((Chillies))) Loving Mrs C's malapropism.

In mundany news today, the VLM ballot is up and running, good luck to everyone wanting a place.


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