Redhead - sorry to hear about your transport problems pre-VLM. I recorded the VLM coverage and watched it yesterday evening after the grand-daughters had been collected. Saw your interview early on - with that wiggle you gave you could give Fatima Whitbread a run for her money! Congratulations on the new world record. And you ran again this morning? (gasps) Very impressive.
Matsmum - I've never gone further than 13mls so a 20ml run is nothing to be sniffed at, regardless of time. Obviously still getting to know you all but thoughts are with you re recent anniversary of Matthew's accident. Good pace re that 8ml run with fast bits.
Exhausted - hope your run went well too.
Columba - I did try doing without a TV when I was in my thirties as an experiment. Managed 6 months but was missing seeing the news stories as well as hearing about them so got a new license. Obviously wouldn't be such a problem these days now we have the Interweb-thingy available Glad you got the car fixed.
Terence - great result for that 5k time trial and glad to hear boiler is installed, up and running. Re M&S voucher and buying socks - I'm slightly proud of the fact I purposely don't wear matching pairs (all mine seem to be the ones with coloured toes and heels). Shame M&S don't sell running socks too - maybe we should get people to buy is vouchers for our local running shop instead!
DianaD - back is much better now. Seemed to improve over the weekend after much foam-rollering and stretching.
Now that my back is better I can think of re-starting my treadmill runs. I did manage to do a couple of 1.5ml walks on the treadmill last week wearing my new walking boots. I've now decided they are going to be okay but haven't tried them outside 'for real' yet.
Yvonne - glad to hear legs and brain are speaking to each other again. Good luck for Sunday. Will be recording the VLM (all 6 hrs worth) and will be keeping an eye out for you. Will be playing "Where's Yvonne" instead of "Where's Wally". Fingers crossed car passes MOT okay.
No running for me yet but planning to walk on treadmill again after work wearing new walking boots.
Terence - well done re hilly training session and recovery run. Am suitably impressed that a boiler scheduled for delivery (a) did actually arrive (b) arrived at the scheduled time. Re boiler installation and weather now getting warmer - just think of the gas you'll save Hope 5k time trial goes well ..
Matsmum - pssst .. use notepad and copy/paste into RW
Johnny J - back problem is muscular rather than skeletal. Have been using foam roller and it has helped (though getting down onto floor and onto roller was 'interesting' to say the least).
BIW - I see they have 6hrs coverage of the VLM. Will be recording it all in the hope I have time to watch it all. But will also be recording highlights later in the day as it's likely I'll only have time to watch that instead.
Terence - thanks for exercise tip. I've had a skim through the books I re-discovered on my bookshelf ("Tone Yourself", "The Supple Body", "Core Stability" & "The Pilates Body"). As you can see, the thought was there in the past about needing to look after myself better. The books are full of stretching/strengthening exercises targeting particular muscles so I should be able to put together a routine to avoid future problems.
Columba - the physio who treated my calf problem was brilliant. So I have the clinics number handy if needed. The back is feeling better this morning so hopefully should be back to normal in a few more days. That off-road run sounds like fun.
Redhead - I'll be recording the VLM coverage hoping I find time to watch it later. Will look out for your interview.