WD60 welcome, it's a lot better than lurking Looks like we share a first name as well. Man flu is dreadful, and I will be supported in that by all the blokes on here, so it must be good to be finally to be able to get out and run again. Tell us a bit more about yourself - when were your marathons and other notbale runs and what part of the country are you from? We are pretty widely spread geographically - from New Zealand via Canada and more local Uk spots!!
I'm not running at the moment - awaiting an operation on a nsty herniated disc that is causing some grief but that doesn't stop me joining in on here!!
Mick6 well doe on accessorising the dress so well - you will get bonus points for that Pity you will have to miss the Santa Run - sounded fun. Good news that your lesions were removed under such pleasant circumstances your physio was on the right track with the advice. One of the hardest things is to get the glutes to work fully when running and they seem to switch off with age. My physio, and it is good advice to JJ and anyone else to get the same done, performed a series of resistance tests on gym machines to measure the effectiveness and strength of each muscle group and then produced exercises and stretches to build up the recalterant ones the last time she rebuilt me.
Ceal your singing sounded very enjoyable and got you to new places
Columba A good question - "pain free"?? simply because I block it out. I ran with some level of pain for many years and it just became part of the background noise. Now that my pain level has dropped from the 9 (out of 10 max ) in July to September to around 2-3 it's not a major inhibitor though it does build up a bit toward the end of a walk. the greater concern is that I still cannot get much feedback from my right foot which makes me a bit clumsy. This manifested itself in a most unfrotunate manner yesterday when I was performing my Domestic God duties. I had cleard the mahogony mantlepiece and polished it thoroughly in preparation for Christmas decorations and ws putting back in place various ornaments. As I placed one of a pair of particularly fine Worcester 19th century spill vases back I wasn't as close to he mantlepiece as I thought and missed with the vase!! My normal superb reflexes were not quite sufficient to catch it as it dropped onto the fireplace, getting fingers to it but not catching it. It now lies in a box in about a 100 pieces - useless!!
That mishap may just speed up the Swedish au pair's arrival.........................
5.4 miles walked this morning in mild, breezy conditions in 78:10 (14:38m/m)
1m 15:55 2m 14:10 3m 13:57 (oh yes!!) 4m 15:10 (oh no!) 5m 15:02 had enough really and hurting a bit .4m 4:55
One side effect of the gales - apart from blowing over the barbie, all the garden chairs and statutary - ws to bring down the last of the apples from the very large tree in vast quantities. Huge rosy Bramleys from the upper branches, where they receive masses of sunshine, so I now have another half dozen carrier bags filled with them. Only trouble is that they are so filled with sugars now that they do not keep as well as the green ones so I shall be looking for some good homes for them - the freezer already has more than its fair share!!!