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Thanks folks. You are all very kind. We've been very busy including venturing into darkest Essex to take Emilia's birth day (literally) present. I set up the tradition many years ago of given a small, permanent memento to each new family child on the day of his/her birth because it's the only true birthday we get. The rest are all anniversaries.JJ
mcsWelcome! Stick around for lots of advice and support. Actually it looks as though you don't need too much help. You're doing quite well.Hamstrings tend to get sore from a lot of uphill running because there's a tendency to lean forward into the hill which stretches the hamstrings more bthan normal running. Do some gentle hamstring stretches to help recovery.JJ
Red - I googled Prudence Mapstone and spent some time admiring some of the beautiful things she's made. They all seem dependent on crochet rather than knitting, or at least as well as knitting, so are beyond me.
Running club run tonight. Warm-up, then various circuits up and down hills in town. 4 times round for the speedy ones, 3 times for most of the rest, twice for me and one other lady. Totally dark by the time we'd finished.
ColumbaHead torch time?JJ
Swimming for us last night - I did 2000m, John did an extra 400m. Felt very sluggish and slow.
Very exciting yesterday and another step nearer to setting up an on-line register of dementia sufferers and their carers. It's taken 3 years from the initial idea being mooted at the Dementia summit I attended at the Royal Society but at least it's moving forward now
Columba, her work is gorgeous isn't it. You can do just the same with knitting as well. In folklore, Michaelmas Day falls at the end of September or beginning of October (can't remember which) and is the day that Satan was banished from Heaven. He apparently landed in a bramble thicket and cursed it and spat on the fruits!!!! As with most old wives' tales it probably came about 'cos blackberries get maggoty later in the season making the blackberries look white, YUK!
OT, he may be moving out but that will just mean more DIY for you at his new place
Treadmill for me soon - a pyramid session.
Columba, sounds like a similar session to ours last night. It had been raining hard all day, and didn't ease up until we were running back to base. We did a pyramid session round a 0.42 mile loop, comprising 1,2,3,3,2,1 loops. My times were :- 3.15, 6.17, 9.43, 9.52,6.23,3.11. This was just over 5 miles of 5k pace efforts, and total mileage was 8.7. We had a 1 minute walk recovery between each pyramid. A very tough session, but guaranteed to spice up the fast twitch fibres and assist endurance.
Bright and sunny this morning and will soon be off for a very slow 4 mile recovery run. Forecast for Sunday is wet and windy, so sounds similar to conditions encountered during the New Forest Half Marathon.
BIW, good that you have been able to keep up your fitness through swimming, and I imagine shouldn't be long before you can start running again?
Red, you are doing great work for the dementia sufferers and their carers, and should have been nominated to carry an Olympic Torch!
TE, I was told 6 months and I'm taking that literally, so I will run again on the 20th of December! The kind of implant I have is designed for sports people, not fixed with screws or cement, the bones, ligaments and muscles have to grow back around it.
TE - that WAS a tough session!
JJ - head torches not necessary, because although "it" was dark, we were running in town where the street lighting was on. Not much of it, but enough.
Red - that story makes perfect sense! It was Michael the archangel who threw Satan out of heaven, so no wonder it was Michaelmas.
Really good about the register of dementia suffers. It should allow a complete overview and facilitate research.
Baby pics Click on pic to enlarge.1. Son in L, MrsJJ and baby, daughter2. Grandaughter Emilia.
Yesterday's treddy session was a slog so today I'm off for a squelchy xc run at some stage; probably when it's started to rain! I'm waiting to see if the farrier gets here before the heaven's open but I'm not hopeful.
TE, thank you, but you are too kind. Your pyramid session sounded jolly tough.
Columba, I'd forgotten about archangel Michael. It all makes sense now
JJ, awwwh, so sweet. Mrs JJ still looks amazing too.
JJ, lovely pictures!
Another horrible rainy day, and another slow 4 miler later this morning. The forecast for Sunday is still wind and rain, and the Club are worried that the field where we park for the race could become waterlogged.
I got very wet and very muddy but amazingly I managed not to fall over on my 4.5 miles of wetness.
TE, your race at the weekend could be a right washout if the forecast is correct. Even if it isn't raining on the day the conditions on grass will be horrid. Is it on roads?
IW, sorry I forgot to say yippee that you can run again before Christmas
Sweet photos, JJ
Thanks Redhead - will be a slow jog/walk sort of thing but at least it will be a start. Planning on alternating minutes of walking interspersed with shorter runs and gradually swapping it over so I run more/walk less. Have already decided to do a nearby Olympic triathlon race on 12th May 2013. Five months should be enough to get me to completing the 40km bike and 10km run even if it's slower than my normal pace, and 1500m swim I can of course already do. Optimism is my middle name!
Nice tri Bionic.........thought about it but cant swim crawl, for love of trying.....breast stroke for me......love cycling but just cant swim. Done 20 plus miles this week and loving it........love the cool weather to run in..........wet, frosty, cold and snow love it.
Red, good that you didn't fall into the mud, as it sounds as if you got muddy enough anyway. I'm quite worried about Sunday, as this afternoon, the rain has been belting down, and more forecast tomorrow. Saturday may escape the rain, but Sunday is forecast to get it big time. I will be so disappointed if it is cancelled, as the New Forest 10 mile was cancelled in July, and I have been training very hard for The Solent Half. The actual course is on roads, except for the start and finish, which are on grass.
mcs - actually I'm not new to triathlon, I've been a triathlete for over 20 years but I had a hip replacement in June so am sidelined for this season. Have completed 45 marathons too. I'm not a good swimmer, my best 1500m is only 36 minutes but I can normally make up time on the bike and run. Hubby is 10 mins faster in the water than me, and the longer the swim the better he is - 3.8km Ironman swim takes him just over an hour, whereas I can't get under 1:45!
Carp day weatherwise.mcsNo such thing as bad weather, only wrong clothes.RedheadMrsJJ is a veggie. She lives mostly on fruit, ryvita and marmite plus some cheese. She never eats a meal unless we dine out. She works out most days. Brilliant cook though.JJ
I've been veggie for about 3 weeks now.
BOIW - your new name, with "optimist" in the middle.
Rained here all day. No running, - been to Aberystwyth, working.
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