Friday 31st August 2012

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31/08/2012 at 05:51


Todays lyrics:If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man,

Yesterdays lyrics: Paperback Writer by The Beatles.

What:An Easy 4M done.

Why:My legs (calves) are a bit stiff this morning so eased through run.

Dry, cold, no wind. Cracking morning for running.

31/08/2012 at 07:05


Sounds as though you enjoyed your holiday chickadeee.

Blisters - your swimming is really coming on if you can throw in a faster couple of lengths at the end of a mile just for the heck of it.

Tom - your new club seems to suit you.

birkmyre - any idea why?

What:        30 mins easy or nothing
Why:         head vs heart
Last hard:  getting up this morning was hard
Last rest:   29/8

Lyrics - no.

31/08/2012 at 07:13

Morning all.

What: job interview
Why: I don't have one at the moment!!
Last hard: trying to work out if this interview will be in English or German.  If it's the latter I'm screwed before I even start!

Nice 4.5 miler up the hill behind the house with my club (all of 3 people!) last night.  Rain of biblical proportions, couldn't see where we were going at all!  Had to walk up some of the hill, but ran a lot more than last time.  Must be getting better right?  One day I will conquer it.

Kitchen being fitted today, after 3 weeks of microwave cooking the time has finally arrived, and I am so unbelievably excited about it (though they were meant to be here by now...)

Anyway...have a good day all.

31/08/2012 at 07:49

Lyrics: mmm, should have at least recognised yesterdays!
BM: nice bright morning in the far North
steady progress on road back to health
emzap: good luck

What: nothing

Why: Westray Bis Geos run tomorrow and see daughter on boat back to Uni tonight

Last rest: Wednesday

Last Hard: Saturday

31/08/2012 at 08:12


Off to bed but i know the lyrics nice one Birks love this

Run later  it shall be short  but  something of a century to celebrate

31/08/2012 at 08:28

happy friday all,
Lyric - I think so...
Emz - good luck with the i/view, and soon enough the hill will be conquered!
Tom  - club sounds good, a little like my own with the structure/speeds
Blisters - good work in the pool!
OH - good luck tomorrow
Pammie - a celebration?  congratulations?

What - done 2 miles into work although that was a strugglke to get motivated
Why - only chance I have, as its my youngests 11th birthday and I think we're straight out when I get home
Last Rest - a week ago
Last Hard - motivation to run when I got off the train this morning (you're not the only one LmH  !!  )

Blisters    pirate
31/08/2012 at 09:17

Lyrics: again a zero, but yesterdays are obvious now.
Emzap: good luck on the interview. Zey have vays of making you talk.
Pammie: I didn't know you were that old! You look fit on it.
Dustin: I guess that's a JFDI run? 30 mins at lunch? Jog back to the train?

Today for me, Wifey is anticipating that I do my (now) routine Friday swim. I also fancy a run in the autumnal sunshine. It smells like marathon season.

31/08/2012 at 10:03

Lyrics - Yep, takes me back a bit! You win some, you lose some, its all the same to me

What - 1 mile warm up, 4 miles steady with some fast bursts

Why - because its on my schedule

yesterday cycled to work and back (12 miles) as not running


31/08/2012 at 10:42
Morning from the dementia clinic. Not my turn for a few years yet, I hope.
Lyrics: no, but how I didn't get yesterdays I don't know!
What: stretches, exercises
Why: fight the flab and have decided that the next "run" will wait until tomorrow or Sunday.
31/08/2012 at 11:57

Lyrics - Yes. If you like these then you'll also like The Wildhearts, another OTT rock band.

Alehouse: we had similar problems with our parents a few years ago. It's a difficult time, but it made me wonder what I would be like when my time comes.

My what, why's and when are:
What: 5.7 easy miles
Why: Recovery
Last Hard: Yesterday
Last rest: 18th August

I'm finding more recovery benefit from a slow recovery run rather than a complete rest day at present.

Blisters: Good posts from you on the Middle Ground. Like the "completing rather than competing" viewpoint....I think that's about where I'm getting to as well.
Edited: 31/08/2012 at 12:04
31/08/2012 at 12:25

afternoon all

I actually managed a club run last night, just shy of 4 miles, no calf pain

lmh, hope you are getting better

oh good luck with your run and daughter heading back to uni!

emzap good luck and happy days re kitchen!

wow pammie, a century, nice one!

dustin enjoy the youngsters b'day celebration!

mm hi and welcome, and I still dont know the lyrics!

alehouse youa nd me re fight the flab

what: cycle home 22 miles, cant wait!

why: fight the flab

last hard: last night

last easy: weds

have a great weekend all, off to my first spurs game of the season tomorrow, they have been waiting for me to go!



31/08/2012 at 12:40

Alehouse how did the clinic go?

Blisters    pirate
31/08/2012 at 12:42

Lyrics: Ahhhhh yes, now it makes sense, thanks 'Mum. Call me a ****head.

Tom, when I first started this running and entering HM competitions I was alongside people who had clearly been faster in previous seasons. One chap said that he never trained as such, just turned up on a Sunday and had a 13 miler. The approach made me wonder about the mindset, but he had clearly been there and done that and got enough T shirts. Obviously I didn't understand it, because I was on the rise, but I see it more clearly now.

Today's working from home has involved too much work, and not enough distance from home.

31/08/2012 at 15:55

emzap - didn't you just go through all that with your house here before you left?

OH - busy weekend for you.

Wabo - glad to hear the calf held up.

Happy Birthday to (littlest?) Miss Dustin.

Blisters - I guess a large part depends on why you run. I'd certainly like longevity and accept that at some point that will mean declining times - though I'm not ready for that point yet.

31/08/2012 at 17:13


Yes century today (cheers Blisters)  100 days of running  so quite happy and feel good. Good run despite 6 hours kip

Blisters was worried at your first post as i thought you would get these lyrics

What 3 miles
Why: routine
Last Hard: Monday

31/08/2012 at 18:37


Welcome to Max Mum can't remember if said that before. Yeah you know todays song.

LMH: I think I slightly over did yesterdays session. hence calves being a bit stiff.

Wabo: Glad the calf is pain free

Dustin: Happy Birthday to the youngster.

Pammie: Glad you like it.

I'll explain choice tomorrow.I did like them as a youngster though

Been dreich since about 11am here.


31/08/2012 at 18:53

Evening! Back in the north-west and after a beautiful day in the East Midlands its cold and very wet.

Emzap, and others: the clinic...mum was in for ten minutes... and I was in for nearly an hour! Having said last time that she was too low a priority I think I may now have persuaded them to change their minds and look into some sort of care package at home. Over the last 24 hours I have seen more and more signs of her not coping, both in a physical sense (house not clean, food rotting in fridge...and by the way I pay a cleaner who is about to be replaced) and her mental capacity. For example yesterday we spoke about which would be the best way to drive to the clinic; this morning, I asked mum if she would be ready in half an hour: "why?" and "what clinic"! And she hasn't been taking her tablets (Oh yes I have/Oh no you haven't/Oh yes I have etc), which means her mental capacity will affect her physical capabilities. Anyway I believe progress was made today!

Tom,  or anyone else: all tips on the above are welcome!

And one bit of advice for anyone with a parent over about 58 should take out Lasting Power of Attorney now, just in case its needed. Just trying to work out what age I am now.

31/08/2012 at 19:34

alehouse hope you do get some good help there.  I have a very good friend whose dad has pd (with dementia)and the change in him lately is quite distressing to see at times. 

well I did cycle home all by myself, 20.69 miles a really good ride and all the hills I used to think so tough were so do able

nice chilled night in now, ta ta folks 

31/08/2012 at 19:50

Yes, its not easy at times, Wabo, but I feel the biggest help I can be is to "stay calm and carry on"...trying to organise help, chaotic finances ("I know what I'm doing" etc)!  And enjoy Spurs tomorrow!

31/08/2012 at 20:15

Ale; Glad it seemed to go well

wabo: Sounds a good cycle with your fitness improving.

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