Mick n Phil's daily blog

Our daily life and our running

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12/01/2008 at 18:37

I'm going to give it a go, keeping a some-what daily or daily -ish blog of sorts

i don't know if this is the right place or not, so if it is NOT ,  i would appreciate it very much if  some kind person would tell me !!

Most of it i  hope will be pasted as i post on FETCH

12/01/2008 at 18:42
yeah you go ahead mate
12/01/2008 at 18:44

You'll have me in a minute LMAO   !!

i'm so anxiously waiting for this year to get going , we've done a 10 miler, but there's nout on tomorrow, so hoping in HORRENDOUS weather to go do a few laps of Draycote , home of the Feb 17 ? Draycote ultra 35 & Marathon

 there's a whole world of FEEL real good of fitness and mental stamina out there, and i'm 50 soon and i want some more of it

we have a good year planned , possibly up to 4,5, or even 6 marathons , see how it goes, HM's are pure fun runs, FM's are a wee bit different  

12/01/2008 at 18:54
Go for it Mick, I've read a fair bit of your story on Fetch and I think the mainly RW lot like myself, would love reading about your amazing exploits with Phil. You are such an inspiration to us all, who only have ourselves to sort out before and after a race!!
12/01/2008 at 19:15

Hi bungee

many thanks

Yes, looking after ME, is only a small part of it all, even though i have to put myself first to keep myself in prestine condition to be able to cope with Phlilip

Phillip is going on 20 now, he's is very demanding, before and after a race is hard work preparing him, feeding him, changing him according to weather conditions

i still maintain Running really is the EASY .. EASY ... EASY  bit 

12/01/2008 at 20:48

Now that I can only imagine to be true, but from reading all about you both I would tend to agree with you!!! And that's coming from a female who most of you guys would agree do everything from housework, sorting kids, walking dogs, cooking, cleaning, washing etc, etc, etc and we do it very well. That is what makes what you do for and with Phil even more remarkable and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Its just more unusual for a guy to 'cope' with stress in that way... Hope you know what I mean.

Have a great 2008 running guys.... xx

12/01/2008 at 21:02


My Phillip's illness and disability, and my wife's detiorating health has driven me and left me in a state of deep depression and mental health problems

 running is my ONLY release

I being a house husband, have had to learn to adapt,

for example, on one occasion i put Phillip to the toilet, he took longer than what i thought, i was already absolutely busting to go, before he went, and by the time i did get to go, i never recovered after that, i was just so uncomfy  

 A doctor once said Mick " Phillip has a incontinent pad on, it would not have hurt him to wait a few more minutes while you relieved yourself, and got yourself comfortable... then dealt with him, it's not as if he isn't cared for

 so to be cruel to be kind to give him my best attention, i go to the toilet first IF  i need to that is, when i finish running, i don't stay wet and cold , shivering and change him, he's warm etc, i change myself first and get comfy

and it works .. .to give him my very best i have to keep myself in every way in comfortable condition

12/01/2008 at 21:30
Yes Mick, you always look after the horse first, then the rider.
12/01/2008 at 21:39
how Mick n Phil's family survive
What a life it is ahh, all sorts of obstacles in the way ,

no good going for those impossible ones, they drive you mad, but we just strive on day by day, wondering hopelessly, coping,

people say they understand .. truth is , i don't believe they have the first clue

i do still maintain always Running really is the EASY bit

speak to you later
12/01/2008 at 21:47
i now have trouble posting and pasting
12/01/2008 at 21:49
It's been a funny old day
today i did my 3 hours part time job, of letter box distribution, door to door, i must clock up some miles doing that , running around here and there, but i do it to keep some pride and dignity and help keep my head clear and keep my fitness regime going etc and a little extra money

Phillip's coming home from respite tomorrow, how we love him and miss him, he'll be tired tomorrow night,

we'll have a day at Draycote water on Sunday clocking a few miles, as there's nothing on for us at all

His dear Mother , bless her , she got the go ahead to go into hospital next week for two weeks for treatment, we were eagerly awaiting for this to happen ,and when it does it's such a shock

we've ( me and wife ), been to Weatherspoons for a nice meal, had a nice coffee in Asda on way home,

and as for me, well, i keep plugging along really that's all , i have 2 hours letter box distribution tomorrow, then go and collect Phillip and take him for a savoury chinese buffet

life is very much a little tester i suppose, though i am in far better control i believe than what i used to be

running has saved us from extingsion and oblivion , my PC has changed my life so much

RW and FETCH has just made me so so happy, i laugh with some of it,

so, i'll leave you all in peace now ahh
12/01/2008 at 21:50

Would help if i submitted the damned thing

 LMAO  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/01/2008 at 21:52
poor old sods
out on my door to door deliveries this morning.. cold and wet, well drenched in actual fact , i kept thinking of our gale force icey rainy marathons of over 5 hours that we've done

then there's the sad people moving around doing there ( what ever ) saying, oh What weather, i replied.. there are millions across the world who would love this what we have , they must even pray for it

they soon shut up

or is it ( ME ) who's missed something !
12/01/2008 at 21:53

Ah ha

i'm getting here, i'll catch up in a minute

And i was going to train as a typist, thats a laugh !

12/01/2008 at 22:03
9:00pm, Friday 11th January 2008 comment on this entry | edit | delete An almost average Friday !
Today has been fairly ok, i had a real good nights sleep, my wife was supposed to have gone to college this morning for 3 hours, but she felt exhausted and i left her sleep, whil'st she was safely tucked up in bed, i braved the extreme weather to go do my letter box deliveries

this afternoon me and mrs Mick, went to pick Phillip up from respite, and took him for a succulent chinese buffet for tea

now it's evening time, Phillip tucked up in bed, and Me and Mrs Mick are about to get her medication sorted for going to hospital next week

As for me myself , poor old man Mick here,
what can i say, it was almost a normal Friday, it could have been better, but then it could have been a lot lot worse i suppose

i am begining to realise in life, though i should have years ago, but things have taken their toll ,... that people just don't know me at all, they have no idea how i survive, they be-little you, they don't support you at all

i am finding through runners blogs that there is another form a life out there, though i cannot go down some roads towards thier ideas, but it keeps me going in the knowlege that some things work for others

i do realise that some of you must think i come out with the craziest things, and for a chap going on 50 , i must sound like a school child, but this is all a result of being a carer for some one who is sick and disabled, and it sends you into a world of oblivious wilderness, almost practically losing the will to live, re- building those bridges and your life is difficult, the things that people take for granted, the sick and disabled don't, and i'd forgotten how to do something i used to do

i am not sure what 50 will bring, i'd like to cruise down to the canary islands, i'm not quite sure yet

i am looking forward now to a year of running, it has'nt quite taken off yet, but it will, and hopefully then as the spring nights come in, my depression will lift, and life will return for a summer of hopeful exciting things

it will all be day to day, bit at a time, running wise i don't worry much, i 've been there and done it all, it's just waiting for the events to arrive and then go and just do them ,

one thing i do know is that Phillip's happy, people do say to me, you have to come first Mick, so as you can give Phillip your best

i may not have achieved that much in life, but i can hold my head up and say that i have given my family my very ALL
12/01/2008 at 22:03

Go for it  Mick.

I hope to meet up with you 2 again somewhere this year.

12/01/2008 at 22:05
i could be old and decrepid by then Mick
12/01/2008 at 22:07
12/01/2008 at 22:08
10:39am, Saturday 12th January 2008 comment on this entry | edit | delete ok, so far
had a real good night's sleep, that does help an awful lot ...

going to be a real bitty day, but then i expect that to-day

hoping to go to Draycote Water tomorrow to do a bit of running, for those of you who don't know, it's the venue of the draycote ultra 35 & marathon .... it really is a most perfect place, but if it's inclement weather there, you need to wrap up especially in February, plus it lots of laps of the 4.75 mile loop.. laps are not everyone cup of tea..mind you i don't drink tea LOL

it's mild and sunny here at the moment, i'm sat here with black coffee and buttered waffles

so, i suppose it's onwards ahh !!
12/01/2008 at 22:10
2:11pm, Saturday 12th January 2008 comment on this entry | edit | delete Last time we were there
last time we were there, we did 3 laps in 2.20 = 14.25 miles,

people were saying, you'll wear yourself out, i replied, there's the unfit, the fit and the super fit.. guess what ???

But, after saying that , i had to laugh to myself , realising that the poor people did'nt even know or could'nt even comprehend the meaning of being fit probably
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