Follow the progress of Hashette live in the forums as she prepares to run a sub-4:30 marathon under the guidance of mentor Liz Yelling
Hey ho the snow is back
Aw..... thanks everyone, you lot are lovely. I'm at work, so can only get on here between 1 and 2.
Well done on your time Rio, and at least you got it in before the snow came down again. They're threatening it here as well, and I'm so hoping it doesn't happen, I'm terrified of driving in it..
The cold is going great guns, which is a bit of a shame as there's only me trying to answer all the incoming calls. Not that there's very many of them, but I'm trying not to cough and deafen the person on the other end. Still, on the plus side it makes them get off the phone quickly!
Just had a panicky phone call from Blouse's mum, who works for the NHS and has spoken to one of the physios there. He reckons that ihis foot shouldn't still be huge, his toes shouldn't be black, and he should be able to put weight on the ankle after a week, so it sounds like they've missed something. It looks like I might have to drop him back at A&E to get it x-rayed again. If it was a three hour wait on the Monday before Christmas, gawd knows how bad it will be today. Probably best he has some lunch first.
We're such a healthy pair
oh gosh Hash you really are having a time of it.
Sounds like you do have to vist A&E again mind.
I worked last Christmas and hated it as it was so boring, but I did get some runs in
I know this makes me a bad person, but being on my own doing all the phones has its compensations - I'd have to drop him off and get back to work
There's not many things that make writing a risk assessment and listening to the public moan seem like a better option, but sitting in A&E is definitely one of them!
Hi and welcome along Diana.
Good news - Blouse doesn't have a fracture, but he does have the most severe category of sprain. The hospital doctor told him off royally for attempting to go to work with it and he's been signed off for a fortnight. FANTASTIC! With my worried wife head on, it means he will now finally rest it and put it up, with my selfish head on it means that when I have my week's leave from work next week, I won't have to drive there and back twice a day to be his taxi.
Other good news. I don't know if it came across in what I wrote yesterday, but I must admit I read all the concerned messages at lunchtime and wondered if it had. The reason I ran a crap time at Buntingford yesterday was that I got a sharp pain in my right knee at mile 8, just after slipping slightly on an icy patch. This morning my knee hurt under the kneecap, I was pretty sure it was only runner's knee, but didn't know for certain. I didn't want to put it on the forum in case I seemed like some pathetic hypochondriac, what with the ankle, the cold, Blouse's ankle, blah blah blah.
Anyway, thanks to the fabulous fizz Gary Smith in Letchworth (shameless plug, he deserves it) I know it is only runner's knee, no major harm done, I'm just on the injury bench until training starts on 4th January. Oh, and ironically I have some exercises to do that involve a wine bottle - where will I get one of those? He was fabulous, squeezed me in for an instant appointment, grinned his head off when I told him about the super six thing, and didn't slap me when the first question I asked when he'd confirmed what it was was "so when can I run next?"
Hash! What are you like! Glad BB is Ok-ish
So les see
Me - cough cold thing lasting since the shortlistingSpinks - cold bug lurgy lasting since the shortlistingAndy - has a head coldHash - cold and iffy kneeJbfar - is kicking herself and causing bruised calvesanyone know what Richard has done!!???
Lets just hope we are all getting the crappy stuff done now before the training starts!
postive thinking Hash (before Rich shouts at us!)
we'll all be fine after 4th Jan! That's when the healthy runners fairy will be about! Either that or the Lucozade team will be sending us lots of vitamins and stuff too!!
The Gods of Running will be merciful upon us, of that I am positive.
I know what you mean about putting stuff out publicly, Hash.
Ooooh, just seen advert for Galaxy chocolate probiotic drink (64 cals) - surely this can be used in conjunction with lucozade products? pleeeeeease?
Absolutely, especailly after I've got it on the physio's advice that a bottle of red wine is what's needed to sort my knee out.
And lift, and hold and quaff and lower and rest and lift....
I'm sure that's what he said
Pix, altogether now
Sadly "rest" in my case doesn't preclude sitting at a desk getting grief for 8 hours, so I suspect Blouse might be favourite in the climbing the walls stakes.
I'll advertise for bored scrabble players to keep him busy. Metal heads especially welcome Sprinks, as he's one too
Well, I cannot confess to being a metal head - I was more of a goth/indie 'back in the day' but I just like any sort of music these days. Mr Spinkle just likes to poke fun at me, because before he met me he didn't really bother with music but now he's forced to. However, I find his leanings towards Chris de Bleurgh and Phil Collins highly alarming
My 5 year old, on the other hand, is highly discerning. Prefers Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian and Franz Ferdinand to kiddie music. He's always been most definite in his tastes *shrugs*
I'm rubbish at scrabble, I'd be useless. I can only do the numbers stuff on Countdown.
Morning!It's wet and cold here today
How's the wine I mean how is the niggle Hash??
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