Off to Bristol shortly to visit Younger Daughter. Will leave the car there and proceed by train to London to visit Middle Son (the PT). Returning Wednesday. The train journey will be fun, as GWR in engaging in strike action, but I'm told that at least 50% of their trains will nevertheless be running.
Knee is not looking very pretty but is clearly healing.
Been toying with the idea of a parkrun in Bristol tomorrow, seems a shame to be so close and not do it, but perhaps better not.
Off to Bristol shortly, to help Younger Daughter celebrate her 27th birthday. Then on to London to visit Middle Son (him wot is the Personal Trainer) in his new place in Greenwich. Back home Wednesday. Loved the story of the peacock, - pity you didn't have a camera / phone handy!
TS - your theory sounds convincing. Does your physio agree? Laughed at your encounter with the old lady. A couple of weeks ago, when I was running round and round the lake, I passed (for the second time) an elderly couple; he was walking with a stick, and on his other arm was supporting her. As I passed for the second time, he called out "You get younger every time you go round!"
WelshPoppy - I've had some really silly readings from my HRM. I very rarely use it now. Hope you've beaten that bug.
Ceal - I don't like wearing things on my head either, but if it's raining hard I wear a cap with a long peak to keep the rain off my glasses, otherwise I can't see. I am feeling a lot better today, thank you, and even went for a very gentle recovery run, just 1 and a half miles.
Absolutely agree about the drug-taking athletes. Once might be youthful stupidity - especially if under pressure from the coach or other "authority" figure; but a second offence should lead to a very long ban, if not a lifetime ban.
Dental flossing I know, but nerve flossing I do not.
RayL, that sounds like a lovely day (as far as it can be, in the circumstances), very supportive family.
I did a great deal of resting yesterday, including sleeping for an hour in the afternoon, and kept my right leg horizontal as far as possible. Today I tried a very gentle recovery run, 1 and a half miles. So far, so good. JJ, I will probably take the plaster off tomorrow and inspect the healing process, but not until I've bought another large plaster in case it looks as though covering it up again would be a good idea.
Taking a couple of days rest, - even PT son has advised it! and keeping right leg horizontal as much as possible, as the knee is still leaking even through the plaster. You could be right about a rib, Ceal; there is nothing to see on the surface, but certain movements (and coughing) hurt.
JJ - not hurting yourself sounds to me like quite a good idea.