Evening Hello catch up time again had a quick read through
TS Banbury you hounding all the places I know have family there Will you run there that place has hills
NZC I remember a school trip to I think was the natural history museum in London. They had an earthquake room which simulated what an earthquake was like
I have been doing a bit of running bit late getting restarted had a confidence crisis but getting there now and some cycling
In Oxford all day yesterday with grandchildren and went to a school concert to see the 9 y.o. perform. awsI have donned my pedantry hat and in respect of the "will you" "won't you" conundrum I would agree that they are both positive but there is an implied meaning in each that is different. "Will you" implies that you are expecting the person to say yes. "Won't you" implies that you aren't sure about the response but are begging the recipient to say yes.Nice run btw (modern grammar).TraceyVersistent consistent miling. You must have judged the effort into the wind very accurately.PammieI was wondering this afternoon where you had got to. No need for any crisis of confidence in relation to running. You've been there and done that many times.
CealIn real terms it doesn't matter whether the tear was verticle, horizontal or diagonal. If it's an achilles tendon tear it's always going to be a long healing process.JJ
Nice runs Torque Steer and Tracey.
Pammie - you not doing your marathon now? What happened?
We went to Wellington to see Taj Mahal and Joan Armatrading - she is just great. We had beautiful weather - unusual for Wellington where it is usually very windy.
Had a nice 9km run around the waterfront - very nice.
Impey - mackerel and beetroot - sounds incredibly healthy. Impressed at your local children, shouting out multiplication tables while they play!
Ceal - I shall be in London the week after Easter. Will bear the Manet in mind. Is it advisable to book in advance to avoid queuing for hours? (I queued for hours to get into Van Goch, and didn't even attempt Leonardo).
Pammie - glad you're back, and glad you've overcome the confidence crisis.
Been swimming, - last lesson until mid-April. Got advice about breathing and positioning of head. Apparently I should breathe out through both mouth and nose, and breathe in through nose only. I did a lot of spluttering.
JJ - I was just doing a bit of point scoring. I do of course completely agree with your fuller assessment.
How about this then: valuable means worth a lot, invaluable means worth a lot. Compare. (Marks out of 10.)
7M; 1:32:08.4; 13:13/M; 2°C
Extra mile and pleased I could maintain the pace.
Impey - good one.
NZC after my fall I did sort of get back but then had a confidence crisis but back again. Marathon is still on not till Oct, though I know it will still come
JJ I know cheers
Weather is foul here left bike at work this morn as me and friend went to have breakfast this morning after a few hours sleep walked back to pick bike up horrible wind and definitely something in the air
Ceal - what about the "in through the nose only" bit?
Puzzled as to what exactly John B is bringing you in his car.
Thanks for Manet advice.
Another question (I'm sure Ceal will have the answer). After I've been running, especially if it was long or hard, my right knee aches on the inside. It never hurts while I'm running. This has been the case for years, and I've ignored it since it isn't very bad and, as I say, does not occur while running. However, I've been doing some of those exercises which involve standing on the edge of a box or step, so that one foot is aligned with the edge and the other overhangs the edge; then lowering the overhanging foot to the ground by bending the knee, then raising it again. When the knee doing the bending is the left knee, I stay reasonably steady; when it's the right knee, I wobble. I did it in front of a mirror and sure enough the left knee "tracks" forward and back but the right knee wavers from side to side.
And my question is: what do I do about it?
Well, it's the last cross-country race of the season tomorrow. A challenging course but one I always look forward to. While I'm grateful for small mercies in that we seem to have escaped the snow, it's going to be bitterly cold. Barely above freezing and with a strong easterly wind. The start/finish area is exposed at the top of a hill. Doesn't sound too inviting does it?
I sometimes wonder about the pros and cons of weather forecasts. They're generally so accurate these days, often a week or so ahead. That's good for making plans but it also removes all hope that an improvement is just round the corner in the next day or two. At least in the NE it's going to stay like this until Easter weekend at the earliest.
I suppose all you can do is to promise yourself to appreciate and make the most of the nicer days we do have. And be grateful not to be flooded out like some are in the SW yet again.
Climate change? You can flipping keep it!
Tracey, it has to be better by then, surely? Could be too hot on the day, knowing our mad climate!
Bitterly cold wind today. It caused face-ache when doodle walking.awsValuable means "of high value". Invaluable means too valuable to put a price on so it's also of high value and is therefore more or less a synonym not an opposite.ImpeyInflammable comes from the verb "to inflame" - set fire to. Flammable comes from the noun "flame". Two different sources with the same meaning.Pedant or what?
Feeding time. Back later.JJ
wow a totpic at last
JJ - I like it ( and agree of course) . My point was that at first glance they sound like opposites ( how's that for mixed metaphors or summat?) as coherent and incoherent.
CealMadness is good value. Not quite bStatus Quo level but they'll do.Miranda tries to do everything properly and almost always succeeds. She's about to audition for a part in a film of Swallows and Amazons.awsVery precise painting. Alan Shelley is an unusual name for a fuchsia variety. Looks more like Mrs. Popple.JJ
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