All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59
Perhaps Nell has read this and is now working herself into a lather! "Eh up lads, I just can't choose - it's evens in the burping competition and your farting is coming on nicely after those mushy peas - what is a good northern girl to do?"
I HATE mushy peas...........
Helloooooo ? Anyone there ??
Light week of running for me as in NYC again. Managed a couple of early morning Central Park loops (practice for November ). Relay reccying on Sunday as South Downs Way 100m relay next weekend and don't want to get lost.........
But looks are not everything, so I'm told!
Just as well for some of us.........
I have started cycling to work again to get extra cardio work out. Nearly came a cropper yesterday, I was going down a hill with traffic lights at the bottom. A car coming the other way was waiting for one in front of me to clear the lights. There was enough of a gap for him to go and I knew he was going to, but the car behind him followed him and I had to take evasive action so as not to be hit by him. It's quite hard to alter direction and brake when you are going at speed. He saw me at the last second and managed to stop. Then he looked at me as if it was my fault to$$3r.
Had my MRI yesterday and my ACL is................snapped............bugger. Operation booked for June 19th. Ski season 2012/13 also cancelled. Doh!
Viking, if you think the driving is bad in the UK then you need to come to the Haute Savoie for a bit, it's comical here. Indicators are optional and random, it's not allowed to leave a gap between you and the car in front, speed limits are a minimum, and on no account should you ever think ahead!
Viking - I can't see me ever cycling in the City. It's too dangerous
AdyP - bugger.
Mr P - some of those youtube cycling vids are indeed scary, however I do think that lots of cyclists remove their brains before putting on their helmets. Just like a car you should be able to stop in what you can see and above all ride defensively. I've got a mate who's a serious semi pro cyclist who was time trial training last year when a pedestrian stepped out in front of him. He went over the bars and headbutted a concrete post and is very lucky not to be dead or paralysed. I asked him why he hadn't slowed down a bit when he saw the distracted woman carrying 2 shopping bags looking to cross the road! Only good thing to come out of it is that he's banned from cycling for a couple of years and decided to sell all his bikes so he wouldn't be tempted, so i got to buy a very nice Trek ex9 at a good price! When I did my motorbike license we did a few days of "how not to die" training which was all about defensive riding and anticipation of danger.
I'm now into serious pre op knee "pre-hab" trying to build up flexibilty and strength to make the long post-op period easier. I can just about cycle so I do an hour of turbo (bike looks great in the lounge!) in the mornings then go outdoors early eve.
Daz - bugger indeed but "it is what it is" and I've got not choice but to get on with it. At least there'll be less ski waxing and edging in my garage at -20 degrees this winter!
Completed my 100th marathon yesterday - just love the South Downs. Despite the westerly wind was going well until halfway when my lack of training slowed me down. Finished in 4.44 and felt fine at the end. Great to see so many friends and acquaintaces there.
Well done SDM, on a great an achievement and OG on your effort as well. Really would have liked to have been there but up to yet I'm having a very quiet set of nights. Fly out to Cyprus on Wednesday for a holiday.
Catch you all later.
*cue riot on Tuesday night*
Just got in from an 8 mile run walk around the surrounding countryside, I tried to follow the ancient river Gowy but I struggled in some parts.
Legs are bright red with nettle stings but feeling very exhilarated.
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