Wednesday 5th December 2012

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05/12/2012 at 06:10

Morning you lot

Todays lyrics: Young teacher, the subject. Of schoolgirl fantasy

Yesterdays lyrics: Happy Birthday' by Altered Images. Just had to be as it was MrsBs birthday yesterday.

What:5M on the snow. Freezing again. Slippy on the pathways so ran most on the grass.

Why: Love running in snow, being careful though. Great to hear feet crunching through snow. Okay so I'm like  abig kid at times re this !

Cakes: MissB made her mum a choccy birthday cake for yesterday and it was 100% Delicious and its all eaten.

Back later

Have a good one.

05/12/2012 at 06:53


That was a lovely thought from Miss B.

Blisters/Alehouse - I've been told to leave my cakes for a week between marzipan and icing, is that not necessary? Any tips for getting the icing flat? I'm using royal with a little glycerin.

Unexpected day off today. Could do with getting a long bike/turbo in but I did an hour on the turbo yesterday (before I knew) and am a little tired so the day will mostly be taken up with xmas prep I think.

What:              swim set
Why:               I'm only doing one a week as it is
Last hard:       2/12
Last rest:         1/12

Lyrics - yes.

05/12/2012 at 06:55

Morning LMH: it sure was. She's into baking now which is nice. Her scones are cracking

05/12/2012 at 07:52

morning all...
cakes cakes and cakes, if anyone needs a taster, I'm happy to help! I used to be a bit of a baker back in the day, don't really get as much time now unfortunately...
Didn't make the club session yesterday (youngest had schools sportsfixture, so no car), so opted for a 7m tempo instead. Reasonably zippy in 49:40.
today - something easy
why - recovery
last rest - friday
last hard - yesterday
lyric - think so...

05/12/2012 at 08:02
Morning! Brrr

Lyrics: yes
Cake: I leave marzipan for a week before icing.

What: walk to Christie Hospital
Why: see radiologist re possible treatment

I must have done quite a bit of cross training when decorating yesterday: legs, as and shoulders tell me I did.
05/12/2012 at 09:28

morning all

happy birthday to mrs b yesterday

birkmyre I am with you about running on snow! It enables me to do an off road run on a winter night which I love!

alehouse hope it goes well

What: see above, will do one of them later

why: I love it

last hard: short fast run last night with the club

last easy: last thursday maybe?

have a good day all

05/12/2012 at 10:45

Morning again!

Saw radiology team: need more tests before a decision whether I am suitable for a type of radiation called brachytherapy. The other option remains a prostatectomy. Positive meeting!

Would be able to run on snow: two problems though...there isn't any and I can't run yet!

More cross training coming up later (wallpapering etc).

05/12/2012 at 10:49

oh lyrics yes!

nice one alehouse

05/12/2012 at 11:17
Good morning....reporting in;

Alehouse: good to hear your consultation was positive...when will you be having the additional tests.

Lyrics: Yes, but i think we've had them recently. I think someone should be policing the thread to stop this sort of thing happening.

Christmas cakes: we're advocates of warm apricot jam twixt cake and marzipan. If you want a really flat top to your cake - level the top as best you can with a bread knife, then turn it upside down on the cake board before applying marzipan. In recent years we've not bothered with icing chosing coloured marzipaned decorations.

Running: As far as I can manage at a comfortable pace before hamstring starts to tighten...this morning it was 5.8M. On that basis I've managed to run every day for the bast seven days - total mileage being 30M. Good signs but still aways away from any type of speedwork.
05/12/2012 at 12:31

Good news Alehouse.

Speedwork is overrated Tom - being able to run is the main thing. It was more how to get a level surface on my icing that I was interested in - though I have a feeling I may end up going for the 'snow scene' look.

2.1k swum and even though I'm only doing one session a week at the moment I do feel as though it's starting to get a little better. Not back to where it was and not good but ok and, mostly, enjoyable.

05/12/2012 at 12:33
Tom: without speaking too soon, generally good news on the hamstring! LOTS of stretching!
Re prostate, have to wait for a phone call or letter for next tests, but it is supposed to be prior to 14th.
05/12/2012 at 12:50
LMH - smooth icing: palet knife dipped in hot water works for us. Cheat is to buy pre-rolled icing.

Ale - yes, lots of stretching and strength work also.
05/12/2012 at 13:11

AH..good news methinks.
Tom...I aspire to where you are
Lyrics...yes and hope Tom's pun was unintentional
What: 5k last night with core session before work, tkd tonight
Why: Because I could and because I have to.
Last Hard?Rest as per Tuesday
Hoped to get away early then notified of conference call, followed by board, followed by work Secret Santa...It's tough

05/12/2012 at 13:48

LMH humm I think you're right about jam between the cake and marzipan, but I think I also put it between the marzipan and icing.  Maybe this is unconventional, but it seemed to work last time!
Ale good news.  Hope you hear soon.

No news from my doctor, tried to ring him, but he closed at 12...I hope he rings tomorrow, I'm in quite a bit of pain!

What: something small outside
Why: it's sunny so I need to make the most of it, but I'm in pain, so we'll see how much running I can tolerate!
Last hard: trying to work out how to see a German doctor!

Highs of 0 for tomorrow and highs of -5 predicted for the weekend...I think I may hibernate soon!

Have a good one all.

05/12/2012 at 13:52

5m on the moving belt.


Off to see Johnny Fingers later.


05/12/2012 at 13:56
Dustin wrote (see)

Am I the only one without a garmin/HRM/GPS?

I'm temporarily Garmin-less since my tumble destroyed it. I should get a replacement hopefully this week though.

emzap wrote (see)
What: trying to work out how to see a doctor in Germany...
Why: that bite I had 2 years ago that flared up again last year, has flared up again...doc thinks it may be leishmaniasis (I don't want a parasite )
Last hard: hearing that I may have a nasty parasite!

Ugh emzap that sounds nasty! I hope you can get it sorted sooner rather than later.

alehouse: some good news at last.

That cake talk makes my mouth water. I have no idea what you are on about though. I presume it's some traditional English Christmas cake? Germans tend to bake loads of different cookies for Christmas ("Plätzchen"). Some are gingerbread, others iced, many are chocolate-covered and contain plenty of nuts or almonds. Generally they have about a million calories per piece . And strangely they taste better the longer they rest. So baking them now for Christmas would be right. Of course they never last that long ...

what: 10 miles in the cold
why: I wanted to
last hard: trying to stay upright - there was plenty of ice
last rest: Monday
lyrics: yes

05/12/2012 at 14:39

So I managed 2 miles outside before the pain made me retreat.  Then did 15 mins of strength and core so about 30 mins in total, not a complete waste!
Chick I have discovered Leberkuchen.  They are amazing, but you're right they have about a million calories each but they're so good you can eat the whole packet in one sitting...

05/12/2012 at 16:03

emzap - not exactly warm here either. Hope you can sort the doctor. Are you at the stage where a visit to and A&E department would be indicated?

chickadeee - traditional English xmas cake, a very rich, moist fruit cake covered with marzipan and then icing. Made a few weeks or months in advance then fed until it's time to marzipan, left for a week before icing.

Thanks Tom - I'm going for home made icing.

05/12/2012 at 16:40

what do you feed a cake, LMH ?  I'm having horror visions of a mahoosive cake sitting in pantry going "feed me, feed me".  A bit like Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors

05/12/2012 at 17:04

Chicka he he he.  Brandy or whiskey usually!
LMH nothing A&E could do.  need to just wait and bear the pain   It's not so bad unless I run, or sit/lie on it.  Fingers crossed I'll hear tomorrow though

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