helloo everyone. Have been meaning to pop in for aaaaages - weeks - but then knowing Ikle had done her amazing feat on Saturday had to come and see how she got on. Amazing effort. Hope the inspecting thing's going ok.
Sorry to read about all the lurgies. I'm lurgied at the mo - managed somehow to get my 4 Jantastic runs done last week (although one run was 1.5 miles...) but god knows how I'll manage it this week. Want to insert a green smiley but cant...
Running is still soooo hard. Think it must be all in my head. Have been on HRT for almost two months now - haven't really noticed any difference in my running/aching/general decrepitude.
Susan - JAck did three jumps this weekend in the end. Loves it.Says he's more or less stopped worrying about jumping out of a plane and is now starting to concentrate on doing a good drop. And he's loving zapping around in a plane. The £££ scares me... Easy for xmas presents though.
Smeags - sorry about your knees. Know what you mean about treasuring the knees you have though.
RWTW - Lakes are usually colder than the sea at this time of year. The sea today was 7.8 which means when I swam yesterday it was around that... No wonder it was a bit chilly.
Smeags - don't give up yet. Just take a step back, maybe consolidate a bit more at shorter distances, am sure you're not doing any sessions yet... but if you are, they may be the culprit.
Howard - so glad - sounds like you've had a little boost of endorphin! Lovely jubbly.
RunWTW - interesting re your swimming and thanks for sharing a bit of your history. It's so tricky to get the training/eating etc right if you're a keen, focussed, committed teenager. Tricky balance. Hope you manage to find a good physio/gym to sort out your dodgy bits.
I did a lot of OW swimming because of triathlon then last summer started swimming in the sea with a group of lovely people, discovered the 'delights' of winter swimming, ended up doing a Channel relay this summer. Said I wouldn't swim through the winter again - not without a wetsuit, anyway - and here I am in November, still swimming in the sea without a wetsuit! This year it seems a bit easier - must be more acclimatised, am fatter, not anxious about how foul it's going to feel and there's no pressure to push myself. We spend a lot of time laughing and doing handstands in the current calm weather. When it's rock 'n' roll we're just bouching up and down a bit and still laughing. What's not to like!?