John I was bought a book called "Touching Distance" as a Father's Day present - all about that wonderful, but ultimately unsuccessful period under Keegan. Super read, told as a series of interviews with those involved, the emotion and passion comes through so well
Ceal good to see you treading the thread again Neck pain not good. Is it an old problem flaring up again or indeed is it referred pain from somewhere else? the garden must be getting full of murals!!
Talking of gardens, the summer border plants, geraniums and begonias have had a fantastic late flowering show - better than summer
Mick gardening is normally a good way to b*gger up a run the next day Your arts course introduction was going so well with its language until the last sentence!! Snow ploughs out on the streets - not sure how one practices without snow?
I feel the need for re building my body so we are off to the Lakes tomorrow to stay at the Forest side Hotel where the chef has just gained a Michelin star http://www.theforestside.com/
(don't know what happened lost the rest of my post!!)
.... under 8m/m for 8 miles sorts out a lot of folk!!
WD60 Cognac - now that is a name to savour I guess you were working there if you have accrued benefits in the French system even if they are hard to get at! What were you doing? if you lasted 10 years I guess you found it a good life?
NZC good to have you back. Walking is boring when one is used to running but it does offer more opportunities for a nice break I would say don't do anything daft in your HM but we can always rely upon you to do just that
John you need some more long runs to get ready for that 10 miler - but you know that..... Peat fires - a glow and that's about it!!
Columba a diverter valve opens the boiler output from one supply to another, or to both hot water and heating depending upon demand. The thermostat regulates the demand for heating on the valve. There now plumbing controls explained I imagine a MRI scan would be the next diagnostic tool if an x-ray did not reveal much damage.
Hi Gosh Kierrah is all grown up. Good news on her job and her cycling prowess as well. Enjoy BH
I enjoyed a warm, sunny day on the South coast yesterday - temperatures around 19C!! Flying seemed a good option but I still had to get up at 0515 to catch the plane and it didn't depart until 1930 so it was a long day by the time I got back home. I used to fly into Southampton airport some years back on a regular basis and it hasn't changed -in through one pair of double doors and out through another about 10 paces away - very easy indeed.
Lovely autumn morning here as I meandered 3 miles in 27:45 with avHR of 138 and a max of 155
8:54 130 144 8:34 137 142 10:12 147 155
As I woke up a little later than normal I could not catch Hipps Hill slumbering!!
Achilles still sore when I wake up but at least I am not clutching the furniture to move around on getting out of bed. It feels quite good after running and exercises but then stiffens up as the day goes on
Graham and the Toon look even better after last night's result!! It is beginning to look like the Keegan days all over again - so a wheel is bound to come off soon!! Your pyramid session is coming along nicely and
thanks folks - I celebrated his life with my first run for 4 weeks on the morning of the funeral and then with a short tribute at the service which was hopefully humorous enough ( as requested by his wife and daughter) to raise peoples spirits.
John Good Parkrun effort. Can't believe you were out-dipped at the finish Well I never - run slower, run longer. One day you will tell me that is the way to improvement over shorter distances by maximising one's aerobic efficiency leading to greater stamina and speed I hope it did not aggravate your achilles? the delights of Southern Rail fortunately pass me by. I have to go to Southampton/Portsmouth tomorrow but I am flying down!!
Columba It must be the walk breaks affecting your knee Not a good time for boilers to start packing up although it may be just the diverter valve being stuck if the hot water is working
WD60 Some good runs going on - it is the weather for them just now
MIck Hope Vermont was colourful for you.
I have finally thrown off the flu bug and celebrated with a de-gunk on Friday of 3 miles and then 4 miles on Sunday, which was a mile too far, in 37 minutes
This morning was a more sedate 3 miles in 28 minutes on paths with the first trace of frost on them but with still some beautiful autumn colour in a still and tranquil early morning sunshine. Felt that a tee shirt was perhaps just a bit too little but soon warmed up
Columba sounded great fun apart from H&S issues of flying hooves. Every time I look in a horse eyes I am reminded that it is only controlled by a little bit of steel in its mouth!!
John MIcro breweries are the way to go - they are all over the place here and producing some excellent stuff. We have had several new bars springing up dedicated to selling their output and they are very popular. My hirsute appearance gets me in with no query on my age 2 seconds - you must have cut a corner
Ceal oooohhh, laaaaaaa, aaaahhh - I think I know that song Hope the chiro sorts you out - what is the problem exactly?
Got the sad news that one of my Hash friends died over the weekend. We had run together for 25+ years and he finally succumbed to a brain tumour that was operated on over 20 years ago and which flared up again. He stuck it out almost to the end with fierce determination and went from a guy that was as fast (almost!!) as me back then to be scarcely being able to walk. Very sad but he said he always regarded the years as a bonus and he crammed a lot into them