Red - re losing posts, do what I do and prepare in Notepad then copy/paste it into RW. Huge congrats on reaching 100 marathons. I hardly ever go out walking these days without my poles - so much easier both uphill and downhill. Mmmm .. chips (but ruined with curry sauce imho ). Good luck with the 52 in 52 challenge.
HS - hadn't realised your fancy phone had fingerprint recognition .. I've only recently got round to adding a security code to my smartphone.
DBI - glad to see my idea that aquabike was like a spin class but with added effort to cope with the water was on the right lines. Re tri club aerobics, I'd wager it's you getting fitter rather than it being easier. Sorry to hear your sad news about one of your tri club ladies.
Columba - glad to hear you were able to run with your club and your knee behaved itself. Uh-oh, just seen your later post where you mentioned it was reproaching you
RF - always good to help celebrate other's birthdays.
Aquarius - good to see you back. I've had orthotics in the past but these days (touch wood) don't need to use them.
My eye test revealed I needed new reading glasses - picked them up at the weekend. I can now use my old ones for outside/garage and the 'old old' ones can be dumped (or shouldn't that be HAVE been dumped!)
I've recently registered with a local dentist - had my first check-up last week and there were no surprises apart from the size of the bill.
I also went to the doctor's as my ears have been getting blocked lately. The nurse checked and sent me away to use olive oil for a couple of weeks to soften the wax. I'm due back there next Tue to get them syringed but the olive oil is already helping.
I mentioned my sore glutes after the over-enthusiastic gardening. That went away and I was able to run with my club last Wed eve. But I've done nothing since then as we've had workers here for several days (scaffolders first, then Anglian to fit new gutters - and carpenters at the same time fitting a cupboard in our en-suite). We had asbestos in our soffits so we also had some specialists here removing it on Fri complete with coveralls, breathing equipment and a portable shower to clean off afterwards.
The gutter men finished late this morning so I've just got back from playing bowls. Playing 9 (18?) holes of golf tomorrow morning and if I have the energy, should be running with the club tomorrow evening.
HS - you would probably love the Ridgeway Run course - a bit of everything and enough changes of terrain to keep you (literally) on your toes. Thankfully no rain this year unlike your mudfest! Hope you get to the bottom of your phone problems. I sometimes get taken back to page 1 of this thread as well - very odd. I keep trying to find re-runs of Star Trek Voyager as I used to watch it regularly but missed the season 7 finale.
Red - you are right of course about 'resistance is futile' being a Borg thing. I was thinking of the Vogon who was marching around carrying Arthur and Ford away to throw them off the spaceship. Good luck with your forthcoming marathons.
DBI - that aquabiking sounds like hard work (in a good way). I'm a SF fan as well by the way - have been enjoying Alastair Reynolds books over recent years. Shame about Nemo showing his age a bit.
Columba - hope your break seeing family in London was enjoyable. Sounds like the 'Huntington Chase' was good fun - chuckled at the men in drag ("My name is Emily Sir and I'm a lay-dee!").
The call to Tesco re my iffy Hudl was 'interesting'. They basically said too bad and no refund will be forthcoming. The 'interesting' part was the explanation of the formula they use (allegedly used by all other retailers). When the 1 year warranty runs out, the device is deemed to be worth 50% of its purchase cost. After 2 years, it is deemed to be worth nothing at all.
No running for me at the moment. I got a bit carried away at the weekend and have had sore glutes. I cut both the lawns, raked them both afterwards, then swept up all the leaves around the house. My own fault for trying to do too much at once and not doing any regular stretching/core work - when will I ever learn! My back is better than it was yesterday so fingers crossed I can go out running with the club on Wed evening.
Off to the opticians in a bit to get my eyes checked - I tried to find the test results from last time (3-4 years ago) but they seem to have been mislaid during the house move.
HS - glad to hear you've surmounted most of your techie problems. Sorry to hear you were 'robbed' of your 1st place at your race.
Columba - my race on Sunday was using chips for the first time and the results do seem to be in that order, rather than gun time.
Red - glad to hear you're managing to keep Mike under control! Re the knitting & stitching show - 'resistance is futile' is cribbed from H2G2 if I'm not mistaken (Hitchhikers Guide ..)
DBI - had a chuckle at you beating John. Re aquabiking, don't blame you attacking the cake afterwards!
Had great weather on Sunday for my Ridgeway Run. No PB this year as the delays at around 1.3mls where we cross the road onto a narrow footpath seemed worse than in the past. I should probably go a bit quicker at the start to not be behind so many, but I always worry I'll blow up and not have enough energy at the end of the race. Anyway, my time of 1:45:24 was only a minute or so slower than my previous best time.
Re techie problems, my 2yr old Tesco Hudl tablet appears to have given up the ghost. The good news was, when I rang Tesco they mentioned an out-of-warranty repair/refund straight away. I had already browsed t'internet and it seems they've had lots of similar problems so fingers crossed I get a good deal from them.
I've been very industrious this afternoon. After not bothering for over a year (since we moved) I've finally (finally!) got round to contacting the local optician and dentist and arranged an eye test and check-up. I also went to the doctor and arranged an appointment to get my ears seen to (keep getting blocked up and self-administered stuff doesn't seem to be working).
I've not updated my blog yet with details of our 'grand tour' or sorted through my photos properly. But while we were on a coast walk between Hunstanton and Holme-next-the-Sea, we came across this carving. Its connected to a story about St Edmund being beheaded and the monks finding his body and then later, finding the head being guarded by a wolf.
DBI - when I saw this carving I immediately thought of you ..