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01/04/2013 at 15:40

Just back from work.

Great result Mrs Mac.

Hope you had a good luch UTC, and hope your bf is ok. Snow caves may be cosy, but I prefer a duvet!

01/04/2013 at 19:57

lovely 18/19 miler from Whiteinch to Milngavie then to Drymen along WHW with a mate on Saturday. beautiful views of the snow covered Campsies. perfect conditions. nice few ales and a beast of a burger at the Pottery to finish off a lovely day. always forget the nasty hills just before Drymen on the Gartness Rd. Fling is fast approaching and I've done nowhere near enough long distance but feel good. maybe have to resign myself to not having any time ambitions and just aim to finish.

02/04/2013 at 07:47


was planning a runn this morning but legs still feel heavy from long run and got velodrome tonight so didnt think it would be best idea. Definitely will run tomorrow.


Bf returned safe and well. Sun burned nose and cheeks though despite sun cream but all well.

Lunch was also lovely yesterday.
Back to the grind for 4 days then off for a week and a half 

Training camp in Mallorca followed by 2 nights in Manchester for P!nk concert!!

Good training Ewan, good luck with the Fling!!

02/04/2013 at 17:20

Great run Mrs Mac. My notifications were not coming through, so I have had quite a bit to catch up on. Glad your legs are feeling stronger Tricialitt.

So, I am now a lady of leisure until I get a new contract. There are good and bad things with that. Good in that I can train for decent periods at a reasonable time of the day and can get on with Antarctic planning, but bad in that we now have no household income.

Great run this morning up to Giffnock and then down and through Pollok park. The farriers were there shoeing the big working horses, so I stopped and watched for a while.

02/04/2013 at 18:41

That sounds great FFB. Its nice to take in the scene while out running and not be clock-watching all the time Hopefully something will turn up on the work front soon.

Thank goodness UTC, did you tell him we were all worried?! Training camp in Mallorca sounds fab!

*Jealous* ewan

3 miles recovery last night so I can happily report my legs are my own again today



03/04/2013 at 08:17

Lots to catch up on I see


03/04/2013 at 10:26

Stiff today so no run which is a pity as it is another glorious day. Been out for a short walk and done some abs. Will do weights and bike and hopefully get out for another walk.

03/04/2013 at 12:43

Latest blog entry: A sensory delight

03/04/2013 at 19:07


had a bit of a crash at the velodrome last night so spent the evening in A+E with a suspected broken shoulder/clavicle/shoulder blade. All ok in the end kept in overnight just because it was so late and because I had been knocked out initially for a minute or 2.

Luckily there were 2 docs on the scene who helped me out and I was taken up to hospital and checked out. Bang to the head meant helmet was smashed but thanks to bf I now have a nice shiny new one.

Recuperating now and starting to feel much better even if still sore. However, I'll not be swimming or cycling for a bit and running for a few days anyway til the swelling goes down.

NOTE to self, do not fall off the banking from the very top. Its a long way, its steep and it hurts....

It wont put me off though... 

We're off to view a house now so that should cheer me up, as does having the rest of the week of work as my arm isn't moving much and is still pretty sore. Doing ok though, will make a full recovery and arm is improving by the hour although it may take a few weeks to completely settle.

Could have been worse... and the velodrome coach has even called to check I am ok... I do love a drama me! 

Nice blog FFB! Kinda gutted I couldnt run today, such a lovely night!!!

03/04/2013 at 19:16

Oh No UTC !!! Take care and recover quickly ! Good luck with the house hunting.

FFB - enjoy the good weather whilst you have time  and good luck with the job hunting too.

10miles again for me today after a rest day yesterday. Definitely good to feel warm again after all this freezing weather. Dunno what was wrong with me yesterday but I went to bed at 8.50pm......and didnt wake up until 8am this morning ! Obviously needed the rest .

03/04/2013 at 21:27

thanks TP, the good thing is Im ok and its just bad bruising on upper arm and shoulder blade... which I have now finally looked at-oh dear!!! But Im eating and feeling more myself so that's all good and the pain is bearable now. Its just the lack of movement, and if I do move it too much THEN its sore...

The flat was nice, definitely no.2 on our list but dont think it quite comes up to the 1 we saw last week which we'll hopefully put an offer in on soon. 

Now that Im off the rest of the week.. I might even be able to sort that out!

Early night tonight I think, as neither of us slept much last night with all the drama. Shattered.

03/04/2013 at 22:53

Ouch UTC. Glad that nothing is broken. It must have been a bit of a scare..

TP - as you say, you must have needed the rest.

Abs weights and bike for me today and then a run tomorrow before a sneaky afternoon trip to the GFT.

04/04/2013 at 08:13

45mins steady off road. On farm fields overlooking Glasgow airport.

Not a bad run. Dry, bit cold.

Tri: On no. Glad you're okay !

Now if Sir Chris himself was to call asking how you were, that would make your day (or year)

Edited: 04/04/2013 at 08:15
04/04/2013 at 09:01

morning all.

ooh stiff this morning and quite sore but I'll be ok. Abs and neck seem stiff but wonder if thats all compensatory or just from the accident and Im only just noticing now because my shoulder has distracted me for now.

Lol BM yeah now that would be nice!! I have met him briefly a couple of times before but a personal call would be something else!

Hopefully get out for a good walk today. 

04/04/2013 at 11:06

Strange weather at present - bush fires on Skye reported today!


04/04/2013 at 15:01

OH: Something I associate with Australia not Skye !

04/04/2013 at 19:36

My goodness UTC, glad you're ok 

Sounds like a nice run bm

Enjoy the GFT FFB

Hope you feel refreshed today after your big sleep TP? Must have needed it!

Booked a week in a cabin up Glenshee for next week. Hoping to get a few Cateran trail runs and some nice walks

04/04/2013 at 20:31

Hope you're less sore UTC; sounds scary.

Good blogging ffb - really enjoyed reading it, and the pictures.

Nice easy run this evening. Sunny here but still cold.

04/04/2013 at 20:42

I was over in Applecross last weekend and the friends who drove up from the south passed 3 fires on the west coast. The local fire brigade arrived late at the Applecross Inn Friday, presumably for some food and a drink after a busy day. Great place to run in clear weather so I put in a 20 miler Friday with great views of Skye and a 10 miler Saturday in a lovely warm sheltered valley. Followed by some restorative beers and seafood at the Inn. It was a little chilly camping Saturday night though.

Rushed back Sunday for a 10k race in Elgin with more fine weather and was rewarded by a one second PB. The race was marred by an idiot driver who pulled too fast around my group in a short out and back section, swerved in to avoid a bigger group on the other side of the road and hit a runner on his own right in the back. No major damage done luckily (though he was kept in hospital overnight just in case) and it was right by some marshals... but it was scary.

Hope you are well on the mend UTC. When I lived near a track in New Zealand my participation involved spectating from the bar, some of the crashes were a bit too intense for my liking.

Loving the late evenings! I have another large dog to look after from tonight for the next week so some long runs in the woods are in order to keep them tired out. Jack actually ran much better with me than Barny usually does (though he loved the trails of Applecross and did all 30 miles) so I might have to steal him. So long as the house is in one piece when I get home from work tomorrow .

One or both will get to scout the east side of Loch Lomond with me this weekend in the final reconnaisance before the Fling. Not bee there in 29 years.

05/04/2013 at 08:04

57.5 Scary stuff indeed. I often wonder how much time each one of life threatening actions actually saves the driver - probably not more than a few seconds in most cases.

Wel done on PB - a PB's a PB

Enjoy Loch Lomond

Lighter evenings are certainly providing more incentment to get out now.

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